quick update

by LDFLA Blog Admin

Hi all,

Sally took a paddle around Goshen Dam and Sue W. walked Silver Lake and both nests are still occupied and both had the mates nearby. The folks checking for loonwatch tomorrow have something to look forward to.

I took a trip back in time last weekend and visited with two old (OLD) friends at Lower Lead Mountain pond Me. The best we could remember was that the last time the three of us were together was ’74 and it was at the same place. It’s significant to me because it’s the first place I remember hearing a loon call, probably 10 or so years before that. The guy that lives there says they have had a single most of the last 40 however many years and one did show up just after I took the picture below.

 

Steve N. get the award for paying attention and getting this series

 

of pictures showing

 

our eagle snagging a little breakfast in North Cove.

 

He said it came up with a dead fish. Thank you Steve.

 

 

Happy 4th of July

Hi all,

A report from Nicole C, our newest person on the list, has the Goshen pair doing fine. I haven’t heard from anyone checking the nest at Silver Lake this weekend, hopefully tomorrow.

Today was picture perfect here and mid afternoon we got a high flyby from Lake Dunmore’s own symbol wishing the US a happy b’day.

Early evening we were lucky enough to see it land in a tree just SW of the island. It sat there until I was tired of taking pictures of it.

Early evening we were lucky enough to see it land in a tree just SW of the island. It sat there until I was tired of taking pictures of it.

10 minutes later just before camp, we encountered a loon pair preening as they headed further south

This was the view from the captain’s seat as we wandered back north again at dusk. I sure have a tough job don’t I.

Taking pictures of fireworks from a boat is a fool’s errand but just in case there is someone out there who wanted to see some and couldn’t, boom. Happy 4th to all. Mike

Taking pictures of fireworks from a boat is a fool’s errand but just in case there is someone out there who wanted to see some and couldn’t, boom. Happy 4th to all. Mike

The Last Couple Days

 

The last couple days  by LDFLA Blog Admin

Hi all,

Kathy’s famous azalea in full bloom.

 

Last evening we were coming by the island looking for loons and not finding any. We looked up and could see why.

 

Since we are in chronological order, this is Ashley’s paddle home from the pub last night.

 

This evening we found the pair feeding east of the island on our way north and then again on the NW side on our way back. One was seen in close to the island yesterday, I’m glad we have the signs in place.

Shortly after, the direction to be looking was again up as this osprey passed over. Earlier we had seen several TV’s soaring over Rattlesnake Cliffs too.

 

Leaving the boat, I looked back to catch a moonrise. A very nice day all in all. Mike