Tag Archives: Turtles

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Bald Eagle and Red Headed Woodpeckers

It was a bright, sunny morning on the lake.  We had no more than started heading toward the south end of the lake when we spotted the bald eagle in a tall pine tree along the shore.  Unfortunately, it didn’t stay put very long, and I was a ways off when it flew.  I did manage to get a couple photos.   A bit further […]

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Beautifiul Morning on the Lake

Another great morning on the lake.  It wasn’t too choppy and the sun was shining. There were lots of birds around the water this morning.  The kingfishers were noisy and in constant motion, so no photos of them.  Here are a few of the others.       The water lilies were in full bloom, bright in the sunlight.           However, […]

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An Evening and Morning Paddle

I was out on the lake Sunday evening and again Monday morning.  Both times of day are wonderful and have their own attraction.  Unfortunately, the water was a bit choppy both times.  However, there was plenty to see on the lake. We did catch another look at the loon family.  It seems that they are all doing well.  I couldn’t get any decent pictures due […]

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Scenes from the Kayak

I’ve been out a few times in the kayak in Duck Lake.  Every year brings things that are familiar and things that are different.  This looks like a year with a bumper crop of turtles.  I’ve seen many more this year than last year.  Here are a few. This poor guy looks like his shell is peeling and the flies won’t leave him alone. I […]

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Spring on the Lake

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful up here.  Down state it was raining and 45 degrees.  Up here the sun was shining, the winds were calm, and the temperature was in the low to mid 60s.  What a difference!  What an afternoon to be on the lake! There wasn’t much activity on the lake.  I did see a couple pairs of mallard ducks, one male hooded merganser, […]

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Ducks on Duck Lake

Again, I’m more than a week behind, but I did get out on the lake during our last trip north.  There were lots of ducks on the water.  Here’s a few examples.       This is a good time to venture up Horton Creek since the weeds are not growing and the water is plenty high.  It was a very calm paddle up stream […]

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More scenes from the kayak

I haven’t posted any kayak images in a while, so here is a long collection of them from the last few weeks.  Not much commentary, but I’ve tried to label each image with the contents. I’ve also seen a pair of otters and a muskrat at the south end of the lake near Horton Creek, but couldn’t get a photo due to the wind.  I […]

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Morning on Duck Lake

Saturday was another beautiful morning on Duck Lake in a kayak.  There was almost no wind and the lake was very flat.  There was a paddle-board and a couple other kayaks out there along with a few fishermen.  Oh, and there were these as well. We also saw a single loon and a lone otter, but I didn’t get to photograph them. I have been […]

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Quiet Morning on the Lake

Just got back from a morning kayak on Duck Lake.  It was a very quiet morning.  There wasn’t much moving around out there. The waters were pretty calm, just enough of a ripple to provide some nice reflections of the reeds. There were several kingfishers looking for breakfast. There was a pair of green herons on the far side of the lake (the east side). […]

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Herons

Another great kayak paddle this morning.  Not a lot of action on the lake, but I did see a couple herons, one just around the first point south of OCC, and the other at the very southern bay at the inlet.  There were, as usual, a few turtles as well, but not so many.  Enjoy the pictures. I hope you enjoy the lovely weekend. Mark

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