Monday, August 31, 2015

More Wildlife on Beaver Lake

I think these are American cliff swallow nests. Margot spotted them from the kayak as she paddled around an island.

Before we got to the lake we spotted this Cooper's hawk on a neighbor's fence.

Not sure why he (or she) puffed up when we drove by.


So the kayak went for it's first boat ride today. We intended to go a little farther but we end up on the opposite side of the lake near the cove we are on.

Margot paddled around the island behind her while I spend some time cleaning the boat.

Pretty clear to me who had the most fun.

There are a bunch of great blue heron's on the lake - we saw 3 or 4 today.

This turkey vulture was eye-ballin' us from a cliff as we slowly passed by. I'm not sure if they were nesting here or just resting.

That's the island in question with the red arrow.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beaver Lake in Margot's Kayak

Great Blue Heron on Beaver Lake

This evening I took Margot's new kayak (Happy Birthday!) out on the lake. My objective was to see if I could confirm the location of the Corps of Engineers boundary marker locations on our property in preparation for cutting some trees. That was a bust but I did see this Great Blue Heron.

Here is the general scene where our lot comes down to the lake. It is quite steep and pretty dense vegetation. I did spot one marker on the neighbor's lot so I have a pretty good idea where they are.

Dragonflies on Beaver Lake in Arkansas

I guess this is some sort of dragonfly orgy.

Click to enlarge.

Little Green Heron on Beaver Lake in Arkansas

This Little Green Heron was hanging around the boat dock when I got back.