Beaver Family at Lake Artemesia.

The weather man was making dire predictions, but I headed for Artemesia anyway, and found decent weather rather than the predicted rain. I read years ago that you could flip a coin and get it right as often as the weather folks.

Wood Ducks made a good showing, as well as geese, but no interesting migrants came along.

I also stopped at Buddy Attick on the way back, but found nothing of note in an hour. That’s unusual for that location.

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Wood Duck 2019-53

Several Wood Ducks were foraging near shore.

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Barn Swallows have begun nest building.

Song Sparrow 2019-8

Song Sparrow 2019-9

This Song Sparrow was singing out loudly.

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Cardinals could be heard all around the lake.

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Cardinal 2019-2

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The full moon added color to the water, making these Mallards look good.

Canada Goose 2019-23

This Canada Goose also benefited from the reflected colors.


This Deer greeted me early on.

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I was hoping to get a good look at the Beaver’s tail.

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At least 5 Beavers seemed to be having a family outing.

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This appears to be a family outing of Beavers.

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I often photograph this Willow tree.


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