Eagle’s Brunch on Ice

Eagle’s Brunch on Ice

An observant eagle spotted a morsel on the ice, and came in for a second look.  But nearby crows also had an interest and had been picking at it.  They backed away as the eagle approached, but not without some pushback.  The eagle checked out the...
Fox on Ice

Fox on Ice

Along with a host of fishermen, skaters, and others exploring the lake, this fox walked across the ice at 5 pm today (Sunday).  It’s not often you see a fox out in the open.  What drove it to take this trek?  A a Google check suggests that foxes...
Eagles among Us

Eagles among Us

The payoff for keeping an eye on the sky is catching eagles in action.  Clark Lake has had its share of sightings, including this one from today.  Cody King captured this eagle’s rendezvous with ducks and geese today.  Other than a few wing flaps...
Dig Reveals a Surprise

Dig Reveals a Surprise

As Bill Bendele dug, he expected no surprise–just the usual Clark Lake soil and sand at this Lakeview West location.  But then, this.  He found 3 tiny turtles crawling out of their shells.  How do turtles nest?  According to Britannica.com,...
Saturday’s Eagle

Saturday’s Eagle

If you were looking for sights on the lake this afternoon, you wouldn’t be disappointed.  A Clark Lake eagle swooped by the Eagle Point shoreline this afternoon (Sat 8/29).  Here’s the evidence. photos: Rick Belcher   Hobies had a natural...
Clark Lake’s Foxes

Clark Lake’s Foxes

Clark Lake has its share of wildlife.  That includes foxes who appear to thrive here and don’t seem to mind being around people.  David Nichols has positioned a camera that snaps photos when it senses motion. He then downloads the photos.  It...
Clark Lake’s Family of Eight

Clark Lake’s Family of Eight

This is Part 2 of the Mother Goose story.  As previously reported in Natural Encounters, a goose had nested at the tip of Eagle Point this spring.  Geese are plentiful at Clark Lake, sometimes too plentiful.  So, the focus of the story was how geese are...
Mother Goose

Mother Goose

This is no fairy tale.  It’s real life at Clark Lake.  Geese are plentiful at Clark Lake.  Some will say too plentiful.  But what’s happening right now at Eagle Point garners a bit more respect for the species.  A female has laid...
Eagle Sighting

Eagle Sighting

Clark Lake is ever changing.  Just watch and it’s one scene after another. The first slide show reveals one of Clark Lake’s eagles.  The first photo is from yesterday and the rest from about 6 pm today.  In today’s visit, the eagle had...
Two Natural Encounters

Two Natural Encounters

Over the last 24 hours, there were two eye-catching, but very different, natural encounters.  First, an eagle was spotted sitting in a tree at Kentucky Point yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.  Upon noticing some human activity, the eagle spread its wing and...
Eagle on Clark Lake Ice

Eagle on Clark Lake Ice

On Saturday afternoon, an eagle spent some quality time on Clark Lake’s newly formed ice in Pierces Bay.  Though not visible in the photo, the eagle appeared to be enjoying a snack of something it found or caught.  Upon deciding it was time to leave,...
Clark Lake’s Unusual Visitor

Clark Lake’s Unusual Visitor

Ask around “when was the last time you saw a pelican at Clark Lake?”  Most will answer “never.”  That changed recently when Mike McKay and others at the lake spotted this visitor at the east end of the lake. Chris Kudner took the...