An Eagle Eye on the Eagle

An Eagle Eye on the Eagle

A Clark Lake eagle eye spotted something worth noting about yesterday’s eagle sighting (Wednesday, April 11).  Upon viewing the photos, John Deming noticed the eagle had something in its talons–a small bluegill.  You can see the eagle’s prize in two...
Eagle Along Eagle Point

Eagle Along Eagle Point

The eagle, in its flight over the lake, landed in a tree in front of the June’s, near where Eagle Point Road and Lakeview Drive meet.  The eagle had not gone unnoticed by some crows that were doing some fishing of their own.  The crows had apparently decided...
Eagle at East End Bay

Eagle at East End Bay

Steve Tackett’s phone was charged and ready for action as this eagle visited the east end bay off Virginia Court this morning. According to Steve, the eagle shows up every so often, and this morning it was looking for...
Defining October 1st

Defining October 1st

by John Deming Today is the Day. It happens each year around the 1st of October. The seasons are changing from summer to winter with times in between called spring and fall. In the fall along with the reduced light and colder temperatures, we have the various trees...
Housecleaning for the Birds

Housecleaning for the Birds

by John Deming Each fall the birdhouses around our house must be cleaned, so next spring the new tenants will have a nice clean place for their summer at Clark Lake. Some are easier to clean than others. The McKay downhill ski model  is easy–unscrew the top,...
A Theme Is Developing

A Theme Is Developing

In human history, there is the reoccurring theme of biting off more than you can chew.  It also happens with Clark Lake’s natural encounters.  Today, Steve Lambert and his wife, Lauri, were aboard their kayak at the west end of the lake when they witnessed...
An Encounter to Avoid

An Encounter to Avoid

On Sunday, a couple, new to Clark Lake, was walking the Spirit Trail.  What the two spotted on Lakeview West just around the bend from Eagle Point was a surprise.  According to them, this snake had emerged from the swamp and was headed across the road.   To some who...
New Residents

New Residents

by Bill Leutz A new family of five has taken up residence in the ladder on the side of Ann Swain’s garage. Mother is keeping track of the home while father is grocery shopping. The three children are still sleeping in their warm...
Clark Lake Critters

Clark Lake Critters

Clark Lake wildlife is showing itself.  On a lazy, sunny Thursday afternoon, these turtles spotted a boat lift without a boat.  What to do?  Starting sunning! The turtles were sunning themselves at the east end of the lake.  Not far from the turtles, this swan family...
Great Blue Heron at Clark Lake

Great Blue Heron at Clark Lake

Great Blue Herons regularly visit Clark Lake.  But to watch them, you must be very still.  Like most birds, their vision is acute and can detect movement over a substantial distance.  Yesterday, this heron patrolled the shores of Eagle Point, west end.  When it...
Clark Lake’s Eagles

Clark Lake’s Eagles

Recently two Clark Lake eagles visited and stayed long enough to put on an amazing show.  BJ Lyons caught them in action with his Eagle Spirit One drone.  Andrew Lajdziak edited the videos and brought it to life with a musical soundtrack.  The eagles’...
A New Swan in Charge

A New Swan in Charge

by John Deming Swans have been using Clark Lake as a rookery for many years. I cannot remember when they didn’t attempt to nest at one of two locations at the east end. The east end has three areas that have at times been used by the swans for nesting purposes....