They’re Back!

They’re Back!

Another sign of spring is in the air, or perhaps evident on your windows, siding or boat lift.  Mayflies are making their appearance, though there have not been reports of a massive hatching. According to Wikipedia they live in fresh water “where their presence...
Getting Skunked

Getting Skunked

When Laurie LaZebnik recently let her dogs out one last time at night, she expected that five minutes later all would be inside, comfortably tucked in.  Instead her dogs got skunked.  Says Laurie “I wrote my one sentence story while in a swoon of skunk...
Coyotes at Clark Lake

Coyotes at Clark Lake

Are there coyotes at Clark Lake?  Yes, according to at least two residents.  Late Tuesday (1:30 am Wednesday 4/27), Cara King let her dog, Stella, out on a leash in her backyard.  As she waited for Stella to finish, a coyote leisurely strolled through the yard. ...
Duck Weather

Duck Weather

Today’s rainy weather did not discourage waterfowl at Clark Lake.  In fact they seemed to enjoy it. Bill Leutz reports that beside the half-dozen Buffleheads that have been feeding offshore for a week or so, today brought a solitary Loon and a pair of Common...
Buffleheads

Buffleheads

As our clocks “spring forward”, the little Bufflehead Ducks fly north.  But not before stopping off at Clark Lake on their way.  Bill Leutz reports swans, mallards, and Canadian geese are also evident.
The Eagle

The Eagle

As anyone who has attempted to photograph an eagle knows, it’s not easy.  Eagles are somewhat rare and don’t appear in front of you on any sort of schedule.  If and when you do spot an eagle, they usually refuse to pose.  That means you have to be ready...
The Swans

The Swans

There are at least two swans hanging out at Clark Lake.  The most recent evidence is captured in this photo taken today (Sunday, 2/21) by Bill Leutz.  The perspective is from the area along Eagle Point Road looking toward Mud Point. Earlier this winter, Carl Noechel...
Swans Caught Napping

Swans Caught Napping

Two swans were caught napping near the boat launch at the head-of-the-lake around noon today (Thursday 1/7/16).  Carl Noechel did the “catching” with his camera as he stood near the launch looking east. Not all swans come away unscathed from a nap on the...
Eagle vs Duck Video

Eagle vs Duck Video

If you’ve been following this website, you know that over the last couple years more than one eagle has visited Clark Lake.  About a week ago, an eagle, just short of adulthood, tried to feast on ducks at both Eagle Point and the west end of the lake near the...
Sitting Ducks

Sitting Ducks

An eagle, just short of adulthood, has been going after some of Clark Lake’s sitting ducks.  Today the eagle was doing its best to grab a meal not far from the Pointe Bar and Grill.  According to an eyewitness the ducks did their best to thwart that objective by...
Found at Clark Lake

Found at Clark Lake

What is it? You’re looking at something found on fence post today at Clark Lake.  Jill Bentley took the photo of what is known as an “owl pellet”.  In their nightly hunts, owls eat rodents and other small creatures.  As they eat they don’t...
Clark Lake Eagles Dine In

Clark Lake Eagles Dine In

Brian and Elise Fish report two eagles, an adult and an immature one, enjoyed their repast at the east end of the lake today (Wednesday 11/11). Brian describes it this way.  He had just let the dogs outside at their home on Florida.  The dogs took off and a few...