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

Down in the Valley

On Tuesday evening, several people posted their beautiful sunset photos on the NextDoor website.  Evidently, the glowing colors sent a lot of people (including me) scrambling to get a snapshot.  Mine didn’t begin to capture how amazing it looked in real life.  I really enjoy seeing everyone’s photos from the different views…from those in the highest elevations with the long-range views, to the lower elevations, those along the lake, etc.

February 25, 2020 - Sunset in Bent Tree

February 25, 2020 – Sunset in Bent Tree