Birds and Turtles (for Barb)

We got out on the lake a week ago (sorry I’m slow at posting these) and saw more birds and turtles, no snakes.

It was a good morning to see turtles.  These were on the point across from OCC.

Turtles

Turtles

These were at the south end of the lake near the Horton Creek inlet.  I think this is a personal record, 18 turtles in one image.

18 Turtles

18 Turtles

It was a good morning for birds, too.

Grackle

Grackle

 

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Please note:  The following 2 pictures were taken with a long lens from a safe distance and were cropped to appear larger.  I did not encroach on the loon’s nest and ask that you do not get close, either.  It is amazing how flat the adult gets to protect the eggs.  

Loon on Nest

Loon on Nest

 

Loon on Nest

Loon on Nest

 

2nd Loon

2nd Loon

So, there you have it.  Another great paddle on the lake.

Mark

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4 Comments

  1. Vito Valella June 17, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    Great photos, Mark. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jane Shoup June 17, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi Mark, so glad to see that the mama loon is on her nest. We looked for her during the Memorial Day week and could not find her. I headed down that way today, since the sun was FINALLY shining, but there was a pontoon boat near the entrance to that little bay, so I did not go in. We did see a pair of swans and four cygnets. I will see if any of my pictures taken from afar using my zoom turned out at all. It seems to be a banner year for turtles! We have seen dozens at that point across from you, as well as at the end of our bay near the road. Ron reports that the fishing is excellent so far!

  3. Eleanor Fry June 17, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

    I loved seeing all your pics,remarkable photography.!!!!Thanks again for sharing Mark.Happy you and Rose can do these beautiful things now.

  4. Barbara Seta Thompson June 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    Thank you, Mark. Love the turtles and absence of snakes.

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