Sunday, February 12, 2012

Goldeneye are Back

These are some great-looking ducks. Every year they pass through Manitou--spending a few weeks at the lake. They are extremely shy, and easily spooked. When they fly off, they make a high trilling sound in time with their beating wings--one of the great sounds of winter. We have around a dozen bouncing in the water around the front of the island. They are diving frequently, so there's food of some kind in the freezing water.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Cold but pretty. Honeymoon Island Right, and Big Island Left