A Calm Morning on the Lake

Thursday morning, July 5.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.  I am constantly surprised by how quiet Duck Lake can be.  After all, it is the week of 4th of July, we have a state park on the lake, and it is an all-sport lake.  Yet, at 9:00 in the morning there were only a very few fishing boats and two kayaks, ours.  Mind you, I’m not complaining.  Its one of the reasons I like this lake so much.

It is good to see that the water lilies are in full bloom again.

Water Lily

Water Lily

 

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

This eastern kingbird let me get quite close.

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

 

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Saw a few turtles, but this is the only one that posed so nicely.

Turtle

Turtle

This female red-winged blackbird was hunting for breakfast.  She hovered over the water and would snatch bugs off the lily pads.

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

 

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

We were also able to see the mother loon with baby.  They were off at quite a distance and the kayak was rocking, so this is the best shot I got.  Great to see babies on the lake.

Loon with Baby

Loon with Baby

That’s all for now.  I hope to get back out there soon.  Enjoy your holiday week.

Mark

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5 Comments

  1. Eleanor Fry July 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

    As usual I sure enjoy your pics.!!Happy you can go to Duck Lake.

  2. Sandy July 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

    Fabulous photos !!!

  3. Jane Shoup July 6, 2018 at 8:16 am #

    Glad to see you made it back up to the lake. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. We also marvel at how quiet our lake usually is, and that was a big plus when we were looking for a lake home. Looks like today will be a beautiful day to be on the lake again. Enjoy your stay.

    • mfyancey July 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks, Jane. Always great being up here.

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