We finally got back on the lake this morning. It is going to be a warm day, so we wanted to get out early. We had beautiful sunshine and a bit of breeze that turned our flat-water start to seeing some white caps by the time we were back.
The white water lilies are starting to bloom. They are in the typical places, but still not so many. I hope to see more as the season progresses.
There were several tree swallows zooming around. This one was kind enough to pose before entering its next box.
The grackle kept hopping from branch to branch deep in the underbrush, but finally came out so I could get a photo.
Off in the distance, a beautiful eagle soared overhead. I apologize for the quality of the photos, but this was the best I could do with the eagle being so far away. The images are heavily cropped.
I saw several kingfishers, but they kept flying just out of sight as we got close. This one was hunting for breakfast. It dove into the water several times. I was able to get close enough for these photos.
There is still a swan patrolling the bay at the south end of the lake (Horton Creek Inlet). We only saw the one swan this trip.
There were a few turtles sunning themselves. They were pretty skittish and didn’t stay on the logs very long.
It was so good to be back out on the lake.