Scaups

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

February 25, 2020 – Scaups in Bent Tree

“…perfect for the weekender, a full time home or as a rental investment.”

Villa #121 in Bent Tree just hit the market with an asking price of $124,900.  The mountain views are beautiful.

One of the listing photos struck me as a perfect example of one of the great aspects of the Bent Tree community.  It’s a shot of two people traveling on the road over the dam…one person is on horseback, the other is in a golf cart. Where else but Bent Tree?

Click here to link to the listing information for 200 Villa Road #121 or click here to link to a virtual tour.

 

This Could Be Your “Sunset Over the Lake” View

Sunset over Lake Tamarack as seen from 158 Lakeview Trace in Bent Tree

Sunset over Lake Tamarack as seen from 158 Lakeview Trace in Bent Tree

158 Lakeview Trace in Bent Tree is “For Sale By Owner”.   The winter sunset views are amazing. See more photos below, including one that shows the phone number to call for more information.  Energy efficiency features include:

  1. Energy efficient premium Pella windows and doors with inside blinds and UV protect throughout.
  2. Dual Rinnai tankless water heaters using 40% less gas
  3. Multi fuel energy efficient heat and air
  4. Dense 6 inch insulation
  5. Hard wired backup power generation (80%)
  6. Average annual LP gas consumption 250 gallons (H/AC, hot water, grilling, fire place, power gen).
  7. Monthly electric bill range $100-195 (H/AC, lighting, fans, TV/Sound/IOT, alarm system)

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Bluebird Hangout

October 20, 2019 - Bluebird sitting on a boat stored in the racks

October 20, 2019 – Bluebird sitting on a boat stored in the racks

There were a lot of bluebirds hanging out at the boat ramp area late yesterday afternoon.  The photos above and below show two of them that stayed still long enough for me to snap pictures.

October 20, 2019 - Bluebird at Lake Tamarack

October 20, 2019 – Bluebird at Lake Tamarack