Fishing

Yesterday, this female Belted Kingfisher swooped down in Lake Tamarack and came back up with a fish in her mouth.  She headed to the top of a wood duck box and sat there for a few minutes before flying off again (with the fish still in her mouth).  The belted kingfisher is one of the few species of birds where the female is more colorful than the male.  Click here for more information.

May 14, 2019 - Belted Kingfisher with fish in Bent Tree

May 14, 2019 – Belted Kingfisher with fish in Bent Tree (click photo for larger image)

True and False

Solomon’s Seal and False Solomon’s Seal have been blooming in Bent Tree this month.  Both plants are native in Georgia and have similar leaves, but have very different flowers (see photos below).

May 2, 2019 - Solomon's Seal growing in Bent Tree

May 2, 2019 – Solomon’s Seal in Bent Tree (usually has

 

May 4, 2019 - False Solomon's Seal in Bent Tree

May 4, 2019 – False Solomon’s Seal in Bent Tree

Sunbathing

A couple of weeks ago, some turkey vultures were hanging out in trees along the edge of Lake Tamarack. It was mostly cloudy, but everytime the sun peeked out, the turkey vultures would spread their wings (second photo below). As soon as the sun disappeared, the wings would go back down.

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April 28, 2019 - Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree

April 28, 2019 – Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree

 

Overlooking the Green on 18

46 Golf View Court in Bent Tree just hit the market with an asking price of $325,000.  This home should have spectacular views of the golf course and good views of the lake and mountains.  Click here to link to the listing information for the 4 bed, 4½ bath golf course home that sits on 2.44 acres.  At the time of this post, there were only three pictures included with the listing, but I’m sure more will be added soon.

The photo below was taken yesterday evening from the cart path on Hole 10, looking across the golf course towards the house which overlooks the green on Hole 18.

May 11, 2019 - Looking across the golf course towards 46 Golf View Court in Bent Tree

May 11, 2019 – Looking across the golf course towards 46 Golf View Court in Bent Tree