Tag: Osprey

My Name is Chloe and I Have the Punxsutawney Blues

My name is Chloe and I have the Punxsutawney Blues.  Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Monday, predicting six more weeks of winter and none of us are happy about it. That means no boat rides for a while. . . Basking in the sunshine. . . Or enjoying the wind in our ears. No bird watching for a…

Blue Sky and Boat Time

After two very wet months and a total of 15 inches of rain, we’re enjoying some  blue sky, sunshine, and little boat time! To everyone west of the Mississippi under  drought conditions, I wish we could share. . . We don’t know what to make of all this water~ We were ready to board two-by-two. . . And our…

Identifying Birds & A Winner!

I spotted Audubon’s Masterpieces, like a rare bird, hidden in a clearance stack of books for $9.99~ Complete with 150 prints of John James Audubon’s beautiful and scientific renderings~ Fun to compare his artistic illustrations with our bird sightings at the lake~ Where we often see Osprey, Herons, and occasionally the rare Blackhawk. . . And are…

Osprey, Heron, Geese and Blackhawks

It’s usually pretty quiet in our corner of the lake until boating season kicks off Memorial Day, continuing through Labor Day~ for the most part, just us and the birds. Herons are here year round~ we have a permanent resident in our cove ~you can see the one in my header, strolling down our dock.…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . . Plans are under way. . . While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . . Others have already begun enjoying the weather &…

Birds of a Feather

 A few bird sightings while boating over the weekend. . .     Herons are very patient fishermen :-) Read more about Blue Herons Here.   This island on the lake is restricted for nesting April thru August– there are over 100 nesting Blue Herons during this time.  We only spotted a couple in the tree tops while…