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

 

Mountain and Lake Views and Serene Privacy

The asking price for this custom built home at 29 Long Swamp Drive is $480,000. Click here for listing information. Click the photo below to link to high definition photos.

29 Long Swamp Drive in Bent Tree.

29 Long Swamp Drive in Bent Tree.

The Geese are Still Here

It looks like there was no “Goose Roundup” in Bent Tree this year. On Tuesday, the geese found a quiet area of Lake Tamarack, away from the Pot Luck Dinner crowd at the beach. The geese may still be in the molting process. If so, they are unable to fly right now. If they are through with the process of losing old flight feathers and growing new ones, it’s possible that tomorrow’s fireworks will scare them away. Click here for more information.

June 30, 2015 - Canada Geese swimming in a quiet part of Lake Tamarack

June 30, 2015 – Canada Geese swimming in a quiet part of Lake Tamarack