I don’t usually kayak in the evening, but rather early in the morning. However, it was such a nice evening that I decided to venture out. At first, I was disappointed by all the boat traffic. Far more boats than in the morning. But the traffic got lighter and I started seeing some wildlife.
Couldn’t tell what kind of bird this was, but I liked the silhouette.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a muskrat on Duck Lake. No reason they wouldn’t be here, but I hadn’t seen one until this evening. It paid no attention to me as I floated by.
I’ve always liked this stump, but with the evening sun, it had a glow that I hadn’t noticed in the morning. The turtle was an added bonus.
I caught a glimpse of this loon and just sat and waited. We drifted closer together. I had the privilege of being able to watch and listen to it call. They are such a beautiful animal.
The evening sun shone on these cat tails and made them glow. This is a panorama stitched together from 7 individual photos. It is hard to get the proper perspective. If you click on the image, you will get a much larger version (probably much too large) that will take some time to download.
Something caught my eye, flying low along the water’s edge. I paddled slowly in that direction and finally saw this heron. As I drifted closer, it was focused on finding dinner.
While watching the heron, Polly, a neighbor in OCC floated up. I pointed out the heron and we watched together for a short while before turning and leaving the heron to its dinner.
Just before we pulled to shore, the sun was setting. I think there will be many more evening kayak adventures in my future.