Whenever a remarkable fish is brought to Clark Lake’s surface, it’s an occasion for cameras to begin clicking to record the moment for history. Over the years, there are probably hundreds, maybe more, photos of fishermen displaying their proud catch.
Fishing was likely Clark Lake’s first sport. Some people will remember opening day early in… Read more »
Keeping an eye on the DamCam, even on a forlorn winter day, has its rewards. Just ask John Deming. Today he spotted two swans looking for a bite to eat at the dam. Although visibility was low due to weather conditions, you could see the swans as they maneuvered within the DamCam’s view. Most of… Read more »
Read the story of the Eagle vs Coot, but first the latest photo. Both the story and photos are by John Deming:
The Friday after Thanksgiving, a sheet of ice covered the lake but there were a few open areas. In one of them, a group of coot were swimming around. They had apparently decided… Read more »
There is a special connection between Clark Lake and eagles. Just ask anyone the name of the point that is midway between east and west and juts to the north! Clark Lake is receiving semi-regular visits by at least one eagle. But to get a photo, you must be armed with camera and ready for… Read more »
Diane Deming spotted three mute swans flying around the east end of the lake this morning looking for a place to land. As you can see, the dark colored juvenile was with them, perhaps learning how to take off and land on ice.
For those not at the lake right now, here’s a quick update. … Read more »
It looks as if they do take a rest now and then. Becky Consonni caught this hummingbird napping, or resting, today.
Here are more photos of a hummingbird taking it easy. Clip or tap to enlarge; repeat, to reduce.
Today Becky Consonni was in her car on Hyde Road with her camera by her side. She describes what happened next:
“I looked over in the clouds and there was the eagle! It was soaring high above Hyde Road on the other side of Jefferson. I drove over there and saw that it had changed… Read more »
In response to our recent stories about sightings of the Clark Lake eagle, Judi Blackmur posed the question “Any idea what this eagle will do/eat during the winter months?”
John Deming responds:
“Eagles eat mostly fish, an occasional duck and carrion. Once there is ice on the lake, a river would be the logical open… Read more »
Photos and text by Diane Deming (Some photos are at full screen–scroll down to continue reading the entire story. Click or tap any photo to enlarge; repeat, to reduce)
Those of us who feed hummingbirds throughout the spring and summer often wonder when we should take our feeders down in the fall. Will they… Read more »
It’s unusual this late in the season. This mother duck just hatched 9. Check out the photos from today. Click or tap to enlarge; to reduce, repeat.