May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Light rain. Small tree down across the path next to the creek. Great blue heron close to the southern shore, standing in the water and then on a low tree branch. Mallards scattered around the shore, swallows flying above the water. Egret close to shore near the southeast inlet. Muskrat pushing a large twig with a few leaves towards shore. Two geese and six large goslings trimming the grass off the western shore. Yellow yarrow starting to bloom in the northeast marsh; blue flags blooming near the western outlet.Four mallards on the rising creek; large, orange shelf fungus on a tree stump; fisherman trying the creek pool.

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May 25, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rough cloud cover, cool breeze gathering from the southwest. A few mallards along the eastern shore, including a duckling trio. White canoe in the middle of the lake. Paths busy.

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May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Light rain. Virginia waterleaf blooming abundantly along the creek; mallard standing on the wet path. Swallow over the lake; canoe with two fishermen.

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May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Several large fish idling in the subsiding creek near the bridge. Blue sky, a few wisps of cloud, a few white caps forming on the water under the northwest wind. Strings of green algae on milfoil off the southern shore. Fishermen on the southwestern dock; two geese and six goslings on the grass off the western shore. Paths moderately busy.

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May 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Creek low, large fish in the pool near the bridge. Thinning scrim of cloud; sunlight; variable breeze. Swallows in the air over the lake. Female mallard and six half-grown ducklings close to the southern shore. Half a dozen fishermen on the southwestern dock. Call of red-winged blackbird. Pair of geese and six goslings on the western shore. Painter at his easel on the north shore, several finished paintings leaning on the bank. Two fishing boats on the water, two fishermen in each.

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May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blue sky, scattered flat cumulus clouds, breeze from the northwest. A few mallards close to the western shore; fisherman in a green canoe; swallows over the water.

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May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mallard swimming upstream on the creek; a few fish dimpling the pool. Gray sky, breeze from the northwest.

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May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Drizzle. Swallows patrolling over the surface of the water. Fisherman on the southwest dock. Solitary coot and three mallards close to the western shore. Two geese resting on the grass there, one covering a clutch of goslings with her wing. Pair of wood ducks off the northeastern shore. Nonbreeding loon off the southeastern shore.

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May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A couple of mallards on the subsiding creek. Sun, blue sky, dissipating flat cumulus clouds; breeze from the north. Solitary sandpiper pecking at the shore line at the southwestern beach. Fisherman in small wherry, fisherman in small canoe, another on the northern dock; three sailboats on the water. Two geese and six goslings close to the water on the western shore. Loud cardinal call. Paths fairly busy.

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May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Half a dozen large fish moving about in the shallow creek pool by the bridge. Several mallards on the stream. Gray, thickening and thinning mist, breeze from the southwest. Swallows active over the surface of the lake. Pair of wood ducks off the southwest fishing dock. Pair of geese and six goslings trimming the grass on the western shore. About a dozen sailboats at anchor. Bread and Pickle open for business; one customer. Fisherman on the northern dock. Half a dozen coots close to the western shore.

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May 7, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A few mallards on the creek; abundant violet bloom. Overcast after rain; breeze from the southwest. Dozens of coots hugging the western shore.

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April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A few fishers on the dwindling creek. Blue sky, sun, no clouds, little breeze. Hundreds of coots scattered off the shore around the lake, mixed in with a few mallards and horned grebes. Large muskrat off the western shore, two geese close to shore. Paths very busy.

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April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Four mallards paddling upstream in a row. Blue sky, sun, few clouds; breeze from the northeast. Coots and mergansers scattered around the lake; a few eared grebes off the south shore, a group of four off the western shore; a pod of coots off the north shore. Red-wing blackbirds calling from the brush off the southwest shore; dock secured at the southwest inlet. Two kayaks on the water. Young bald eagle flying low overhead; loon heard but not seen; two gulls on and over the water. Paths busy.

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April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Creek-side greening up. Gray sky, breeze from the west. Many hundreds of coots around the lake; a dozen of mergansers off the southern shore. Three geese near the western shore; scores of horned grebes farther out; three loons; more horned grebes off the northern shore; a few gulls on the plastic dock at the northern shore. Wooden dock still adrift to the west.

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April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A couple of mallards on the creek. Gray sky with some blue showing through; breeze from the northeast. Coots and mallards around the lake; pair of geese near the southwest inlet; another pair on the western shore; a few gulls in the air; painter at his easel on the northern shore. Paths busy.

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