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

10 thoughts on “Fall Colors and Fall Loons

    1. 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.

  1. 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.!

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

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

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