Spring is full of great sights and sounds. The song birds are singing their hearts out for us to enjoy. The loons are calling. the woodpeckers are pecking. The frogs are so loud they sound like birds chirping. And there was the sound of a lonely bagpipe in the woods. But, since I can’t share all these sounds with you here, I’ll stick with the sights in these photos.
I got to spend some time on the lake in the kayak over the last couple days. I have heard the loon(s) out on the lake and finally had one pop up in front of me and pose for a photo.
There were some signs of beaver activity just south of OCC and again in Horton Creek (the inlet). Why a beaver would take down a tree this size into open water, I don’t know. A couple of the branches were gnawed off just above the water level. I did venture up Horton Creek only to be stopped by a beaver dam.
Yesterday I ventured to the north end of the lake, something I don’t do very often. I found a pair of young eagles that stayed just ahead of me, flying from tree to tree. So great to see them on the lake.
Of course, there was a variety of other shore water birds including martins, redwing blackbirds, terns, and grackles.
The waters were, for the most part, quite calm, resulting in some very nice reflections.
There were very few turtles out this early. There were a few, especially in Horton Creek, but not many.
I encourage you to get out and explore the sights and sounds of spring.