Congregation

The ducks are here today, gone tomorrow.  Fun to watch.

Ducks And Ice

A thin sheet of ice is forming along the shallow edges of the lake where the weeds grow, forcing the ducks to search for food in deeper water.

Duck Invasion

Bald Eagle Sentry

A Bald Eagle has taken to the top of our Spruce tree along the edge of the lake, a good place to spot errant fish and small critters for a meal.

Mom Of Eight

There are three families of Mallard ducks nesting along the shore of our lake, they come up onto the lawn several times a day to eat the cracked corn that I put out. The babies are adorable!

Male and Female Mallard

These two have been showing up on the lawn regularly, I have a feeling that some babies will be trailing along soon.

Barrow’s Goldeneye

This male and female Goldeneye stopped briefly this morning to feed in the cove. They are gorgeous ducks.

The Grebes are back!

The pair of Red Necked Grebes that nest here every summer have returned. Last year they hatched eight babies.

My Mallards have returned

Every year this pair of Mallards make a nest in my yard down by the lake, last year they had 8 babies! It is fun to watch them feeding and swimming. They come up on the lawn and I put some cracked corn out for them to feed.

Snow Birds

The other day during the snow storm a flock of tiny birds swarmed my trees.

Ring Neck Pheasant Visitor

Yesterday I caught a glimpse of an unusual bird walking in the woods alongside our front lawn. I grabbed my camera and got a couple of shots before the Pheasant disappeared into the brush. I wonder if he is domestic, pheasants are not normally seen in this part of Alaska.

Duck Migration

The ducks are migrating south, they stop here for a little rest on the lawn, then take off all together and continue their journey.

Turkey Day

We will be eating within the hour. Looks and smells good!

Duck Tracks

Looks like there is still one duck in Alaska, I see the tracks where it landed and walked over to the bird feeder, ate sunflower seeds before walked away and flew off.

Bald Eagle

A week ago this huge Bald Eagle landed on a tree next to the frozen lake. The next day our neighbors reported that their cat was missing. You think???

Bald Eagle

Yesterday there were no ducks along shore, and that seemed a bit strange. Maybe they all flew south at once. Then I spotted the reason, a Bald Eagle was sitting in a tree posted like a sentry watching for something to eat. Smart ducks!

Over 60 Ducks in the Cove!

This morning I was surprised to see more than 60 ducks swimming in our cove, some came up onto the lawn but most stayed in the water feeding and preening. By noon they were all gone! I think we are being considered as a “hot spot” for the duck migration. I stopped putting out cracked […]

Ducks Gone

Most of the ducks are gone, we have just one family of 10 that still visit every morning and evening. They’d better get headed south, it’s going to get cold very soon!

Lawn Ducks

This is ridiculous, time to fly south! Get going, it was 38 degrees this morning!

Walking on Thin Ice

Thin ice is beginning to form along the edges of the lake and the Mallards are using it to rest out of the water.

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