Natural Encounters

Clark Lake’s Eagle Returns!

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 »

Swan Family Teaching Moment?

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 »

Are Hummingbirds Always Active?

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.

Clark Lake Eagle Update

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 »

When Clark Lake Freezes, What Happens to the Eagle?

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 »

Hummingbirds at Clark Lake

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 »

Nine New Clark Lake Residents

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.

Eagle Sighting Near Mud Point

Ron and Beth June tell of the most recent eagle sighting:

At 2:40PM on August 18th, we saw the eagle circling over Mud Point…getting closer and closer to the water…..then down to the water, it snatched a fish in its claws and flew away over the trees. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my camera quickly enough… Read more »

Another Eagle Sighting

John Deming reports  he saw “an eagle fly over the house and circle over the water in front” this evening.  He describes it as a “mature bird with white tail and head. Just as soon as it was here, it was gone.”  He suspect boat traffic on the lake caused it to take off.  This… Read more »

Putting the Eagle Back into Eagle Point

John Stewart caught this magnificent predator in action along Eagle Point. John says the “eagle landed in the tree along Eagle Point [Wednesday] night with a bluegill.”  John was able to capture the moment as the eagle flew off to the west where it landed near Eagle Point Marina.

Eagles are sometimes seen on the… Read more »