Friday, September 30, 2016

Looking at Wilde Lake

A few recent scenes around the other lake in the neighborhood. Not photographed, but as I approached the lake on foot last Friday, I caught sight of a pair of pileated woodpeckers flying into the trees over the dam and heard one of them give that famous wild cry.

An osprey which I had been observing at Lake Kittamaqundi had not been seen for a while, and I thought the bird had departed on its southward migration. This week, however, an osprey was found fishing at Wilde Lake. It could be the same bird.

Local photographers and birdwatchers have been noticing the young heron fishing in the pool below the dam. It's visible on the edge of the pool in the view above, then my camera caught it making a successful catch....