Kayaks and Herons and Loons, Oh My!

We took an evening kayak paddle around Duck Lake last night.  As the sun was going down the lake lay down very quiet as the wind died down and the boats took to shore.  It was the end of a beautiful day.  So relaxing to be on the water at this time of day.  Here’s a sample of the sight we saw.

I did catch a glimpse of the pair of loons.  Unfortunately, there were no young loons with them.

Pair of Loons

Pair of Loons

There were lots of birds along the shore; grackles, red-winged black birds, kingfishers, downy woodpeckers, and more.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Red-winged Black Bird

Red-winged Black Bird

Just a short distance up Horton Creek was a great blue heron.  They are so majestic standing at the edge of the water.  Here are a couple views.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Reflection

Great Blue Heron Reflection

Then, as the sun set, we headed for shore.  The sky turned shades of orange and red with the colors reflected in the water.

Polly Headed Home in the Sunset

Polly Headed Home in the Sunset

Rose Headed Home in the Sunset

Rose Headed Home in the Sunset

It was a great end to a great day.  I hope that you are enjoying your Independence Day celebrations.  Be safe and remember what this holiday is all about.

Mark

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One Comment

  1. Karen July 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    looks like a “bird” day 🙂 love the sunset shots. . . .
    unpredictable staff at Claire’s this weekend so we stayed home.

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