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Labor Day Weekend

So, is summer over?  Or, is this just a day on the calendar like any other?  With the weather over the weekend, I’d say summer is here for a while. I got out for a kayak paddle around Duck Lake again on Sunday morning.  It was a quiet morning, not much in the way of wildlife.  Here are some of the “keepers” from the morning. […]

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Another Lovely Evening Kayak

Last night was some of the nicest paddling I’ve done in a while.  The water was smooth and the company good.  Five of us formed a flotilla that headed off to the south end of the lake. It was a beautiful evening. Mark

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Morning Kayak – 8 July 2015

Another beautiful morning on the lake.  As always, the turtles were lined up.  I’ve had ants on a log, but never turtles on a log. There was a tern hunting for breakfast, diving into the water and coming up empty.  Here it is soaring. It is well past the full moon, but I couldn’t help but think of Polly when i saw this from the […]

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4th of July Paddle

It’s the morning of Independence Day, 2015.  The sun is up and the wind is calm.  Great time to put the kayaks in the water.  I’ve got lots of pictures to share. This was the first of the white water lilies that I have seen this year. I found a bird that I didn’t recognize.  Some time with “Birds of Michigan” by Stan Tekiela has […]

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Winter Morning

It has been far too long since we’ve been up to Duck Lake.  Last time was to see some of the spectacular fall color.  Now, it is winter.  There is about 6″ of snow on the ground and it hangs on every tree.  There is a rim of ice on the quiet bays of the lake, but waves keep breaking it up further out.  These […]

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A late start

Got out on the lake a bit later than usual today.  I also haven’t posted the photos I took last week, but I guess I’m running late all around.     Anybody know what these are?

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Hawks Have Moved In

Our yard has recently  become a playground for several hawks.  We have 3 or 4 of these large birds living in our trees, swooping from tree to tree, terrorizing the other birds and small animals.  They are beautiful, though.  Does any one know what kind they are? Mark

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More from the Lake

Back in the kayak over the last couple days.  I wanted to share some more photos.  There is always something interesting to see on the lake.  Enjoy.         Enjoy Mark

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And the Evening was Just as Nice

Here are some of the sights from an evening kayak. Another beautiful evening on the lake. Mark

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The Morning on the Lake was For the Birds

A beautiful morning on the lake in the kayak.  No wind, bright sunshine, cool temperatures, and even the jet skis were being polite.  I didn’t see many turtles today, but I made up for that with the variety of birds.  I hope you enjoy the photos. This little guy kept flitting out in front me. I’ve seen the kingfishers before, but none had sat still […]

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