Scaups

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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

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