Sunday, September 9, 2012

Out on the Lake

Judy and I took the dog out in the canoe onto Neklason Lake yesterday evening for the late evening sunset.  The fall colors are just starting to kick into gear.

The grebe family's youngsters are still rather small, but beginning their flight training.  For the first time since their five cygnets were born, Judy and I were able to come very close to the Trumpeter swan family.  This is the first year since we moved to the lake in 1995, that a Trumpeter swan couple has raised their brood in the large marsh at the lake's western side.

The cygnets have grown quite large in the few months they have been alive.  Fortunately, Strider, our dog, didn't do anything to spook the birds, so we got close.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate on Sunday morn to be at the airport at 7am to watch five or more groups of Sandhills converge overhead and all meld to one big flock of 60-80 heading towards the sunrise. Many others joined me as i stood there looking up and marveled in this clear stellar morn. AKjah.