Fall Sunset

Last evening the view from our back yard. Gorgeous!

Beautiful Fall Day

What a stunning Fall day, the lake is flat calm and the sun is shining.

Loud Air Boat

Even though air boats are banned on our lake, someone still manages to roar around on one. They are so loud and leave a huge wake disturbing nesting ducks. Why do some people think rules don’t apply to them? We were glad when they finally took this nuisance off our lake.

Retrieving the Kayak

We’ve had some pretty strong winds lately, my lawn is littered with broken tree branches and leaves. Checking out the window on the lake side of the house I was stunned to see only one kayak on the dock. We store two there. Grabbing the binoculars I scanned the opposite shore and sure enough I […]

Six Visitors

We are down to six visitors now, after a whopping total of 32 a few days ago. They have pretty much eaten up all the corn that was spread on the lawn, now they are after the sunflower seeds that have fallen from the bird feeder. I’ve got to have a talk with Bobs caregiver […]

Duck Invasion

While I was away traveling in Seward Bobs caregiver decided to feed the ducks. There were over 32 ducks on the lawn when I returned and they have taken over the dock. I have a note on the bucket of cracked corn now saying “Please Do Not Feed the Ducks”. Lots of poop everywhere.

Common Loon

Last night as I gazed out the window before going to bed I spotted this beautiful Loon quietly swimming and feeding in our cove. These are such majestic birds, I love watching them.

Two Big Duck Families

Lots of ducks on the lake right now. The babies are almost as large as their parents.

4th Of July Boat Parade

It has been a few years since we stayed home on the 4th of July and we were pleasantly surprised by the fun parade of boats complete with American flags that motored by our yard. Fun day.

Mamma With Seven

There are about three or four families of ducks that frequent our yard now. Some of the babies have grown quite large, this is a new hatch.

Baby Mallards

This mamma Mallard has quite a brood to care for.

Two Swans

The other day I looked out the window at the lake and saw these two beautiful swans swimming in our cove. They stayed awhile, fed and rested, then took off for the breeding grounds a bit further north.

Cinnamon Teal?

This beautiful cinnamon colored duck swam by yesterday with a brood of ten babies! I looked her up in the Sibleys Guide to Northwestern Birds and she seems to fit the description of a Cinnamon Teal. Thoughts anyone?

Curious Common Loons

All morning these loons circled the nesting Rednecked Grebe. I wondered if they were going to try to oust her from the nest and eat the eggs. But, as of tonight, they are gone and the Grebe is still sitting on the nest.

Duck at Brunch

Mosquito Hatch

We have had a wet, cool Spring, thus a giant hatch of mosquitoes have invaded. Today I fired up two Mosquito Magnets and soon their mesh bags will be full of the bodies of dead mosquitoes! Yay!!

Nesting Sign Sinking

Ooops! The Rednecked Grebes have built a nest on the support braces of our Bird Nesting sign, and it is ready to sink. In this photo I can see one egg, but I’m sure there are several more. The Grebes won’t let us get near the nest to make repairs, so what will be, will […]

Immature Bald Eagle Eying Potential Lunch

This juvenile Bald Eagle hung around watching the lake and then eying Princess. We took Princess inside for safety. Her outdoor kennel has a wire mesh roof for just this very situation.

Quiet Hours on the Lake Start at 11:00PM

Another idiot, where are their brains? This is a residential lake with homes all along the shore. Do they think we love hearing loud speed boats while we try to sleep? Troopers will be called if it happens again.

Nesting Area Do Not Disturb

I hired a helper for the yard and one of his jobs was to put the floating sign out at the edge of our cove. It was produced by Alaska Fish and Game and warns that this is a nesting area and do not disturb. It works very well, the boats stay away and we […]

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