Fall Colors and Fall Loons

Finally, we have decent fall color at the lake.  Got out in the kayak this morning and were not disappointed.  Although not at its peak, the color is very nice.  Here are some examples.

Rose Kayaking in the Color

Rose Kayaking in the Color

At the south end of the lake, just to the west of Horton Creek.

Reflections of Color

Reflections of Color

Point just south of OCC

Colorful Point

Colorful Point

The  OCC Shoreline.

OCC Shoreline

OCC Shoreline

In addition to the fall color, we three loons.  At first I didn’t know what they were because the color was all wrong.  They had white heads instead of black.

Loon with Winter Plumage

Loon with Winter Plumage

 

Yes, there were three of them

Yes, there were three of them

 

Another Autumn Loon Up Close

Another Autumn Loon Up Close

 

Another Autumn Loon

Another Autumn Loon

They were the right shape for a loon, but the white head confused me.  Then, one let out a call and I knew they were loons.  It turns out, these have already developed their winter plumage.  I had never seen that.  I’m not sure how long they will stay on the lake, but I’m glad I got to see them when I did.

Mark

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10 Comments

  1. Karen Burns October 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

    got your winter plumage? love the pic with the reflections 🙂
    it rained a bit last night ~ it was so nice.

    • mfyancey October 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

      Yes, I’ve got my winter plumage. How about you?

  2. Barb October 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm #

    Beautiful!! We walked down to lake before we left but didn’t capture any pics. Thank you.

    • mfyancey October 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

      Glad you got to see some color. It was near peak this weekend all around us.

  3. Sandy October 21, 2017 at 12:21 am #

    Fabulous. Love them all, but Horton Creek is fantastic!

    • mfyancey October 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks, Sandy. The color was quite late this year, but finally was beautiful.

  4. Eleanor Fry October 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    As always Mark your pictures are very beautiful.!!I especially loved the reflections in the lake=====WOW!!
    the colors are so beautiful now.
    Thank you for making mu day.!

    • mfyancey October 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks, Eleanor. Glad to see we have some color around home, too. I hope the rain doesn’t wash all the leaves away.

  5. Mara October 24, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    Beautiful photos, Mark. You may have caught the last nice days for awhile.

    • mfyancey October 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Thanks, Mara. We got up Thursday late and left for home Monday morning. Friday and Saturday were just beautiful. Sunday and Monday not so. We did hit the peak color, I think.

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