Goose Hangout

The geese have been hanging out in a corner of the lake by the dam. Maybe they were still molting, so unable to fly away when the fireworks went off, and decided to retreat to the furthest corner away from the beach area.

July 7, 2015 - Canada geese in a corner by the dam at Lake Tamarack

July 7, 2015 – Canada geese in a corner by the dam at Lake Tamarack

The duckling is growing like a weed.

Click here to link to a previous post for earlier pictures of the duckling. The photo below was taken less than three weeks after the earlier photos.

July 6, 2015 - female mallard and duckling update

July 6, 2015 – female mallard and duckling update

Fantastic Fireworks

The Bent Tree employees put on a fantastic fireworks show on the 4th of July. There’s something extra special about watching the fireworks in Bent Tree. The reflection on the lake, the echoes of the fireworks booming off the mountains, the background chorus of frogs and cicadas…it’s hard to beat. And, the thunderstorms held off just long enough for the festivities.

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4th of July Doe and Fawn

There are two deer in the first photo below; the fawn in just hard to see. See the second photo below for a good view of the fawn as both deer emerged from the tall vegetation.

July 4, 2015 - doe appear

July 4, 2015 – doe appears

July 4, 2015 - fawn appears

July 4, 2015 – fawn appears