A Little Bird Told Me…

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…that there is a Lake & Wildlife Partner meeting this morning at 9:30 (at Club Tamarack).

The scheduled program is “Birds and Birdbaths”; all Bent Tree property owners and residents are welcome to attend.  The photos below are just some of the bird pictures I’ve taken in Bent Tree over the last few years.  It’s a  wildlife watcher’s paradise here.

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New Board Member

An official Bent Tree Bullet was sent out yesterday including the news that the Board of Directors selected a new member to replace the resignee. The new director is the wife of a former director (he served a three year term that just ended in December). The new director has been serving as Secretary of the Lake & Wildlife Standing Committee and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Tennis Standing Committee, but she will have to step down from both committees. According to the Bent Tree Rules and Regulations, “Board members will not serve as members of a Standing Committee. The sole exception being, the President of the Board will appoint a Board member to be the Chairperson of the Golf & Greens Committee.”

Slurping Algae Like Spaghetti

While watching the goldfinches in the spillway the other day (see yesterday’s post), I realized they weren’t there to drink the water. A closer look showed that all three birds were eating long strands of algae, slurping them up like spaghetti noodles. And, they were eating a lot.

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These Rules are for the Birds

The following two photos were taken four days apart, in two different areas around Lake Tamarack. Who doesn’t like a little irony?

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July 2, 2014 - Belted Kingfisher on the Fishing Rules sign at the boat dock area

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July 6, 2014 - Belted Kingfisher on the "No Animals" sign at the beach