A friend who lives along Lake Tamarack sent me a email a few days ago to let me know that scaups were flying around and floating on the lake. And, that he called them “oreo ducks”. I had no idea what a scaup was, but I headed for the lake and, sure enough, there was a large group of interesting looking ducks floating out in the lake. “Oreo ducks” does seem like a perfect name for scaups.
They were a good ways from the dam, so these were the best photos I could get. Click here to link to info about these diving ducks.
February 25, 2020 – Scaups in Bent Tree
On Tuesday evening, several people posted their beautiful sunset photos on the NextDoor website. Evidently, the glowing colors sent a lot of people (including me) scrambling to get a snapshot. Mine didn’t begin to capture how amazing it looked in real life. I really enjoy seeing everyone’s photos from the different views…from those in the highest elevations with the long-range views, to the lower elevations, those along the lake, etc.
February 25, 2020 – Sunset in Bent Tree
The Bent Tree Board meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the Club Tamarack Rec Room. The agenda is available on the official Bent Tree website (login required).
Their feathers are not as bright in the winter, but the goldfinches are still beautiful.
February 22, 2020 – Goldfinches in Bent Tree
Click here to link to the listing information for 114 Briar Vista in Bent Tree. The asking price for the 3 bed, 3 bath home is $239,900.
114 Briar Vista (listing photo)
Through mid-February, at least 12 Bent Tree homes sold. Closing prices ranged from $90,000 to $425,000. As of yesterday, only 48 homes were showing as actively “For Sale”, and 14 more were showing as “Sale Pending”.
The video below gives more background information about the second article linked in yesterday’s post for more information:
This hawk sat on a tree limb, in our backyard, for well over an hour yesterday afternoon. Click here for a post from last summer that also shows a hawk that didn’t seem to mind the rain.
February 18, 2020 – hawk on a rainy day in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)