Week 30: We return to Summer Lake

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Right, smack dad in the middle of Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge. During the course of our time at Summer Lake, we saw a couple of dozen Sora’s. In the last few years, there have been more and more White-faced Ibis now calling Summer Lake home.

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Lake Indoon

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After arranging to meet up with my sister and her family in Kalbarri earlier this year we had looked for a suitable camping area in between Geraldton and Perth and came across the Shire of Carnamah’s website that had information on Lake Indoon. Water on the far side of Lake Indoon.

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Week 29: The birds of Crater Lake National Park

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The first part of this week finds us in south central Oregon, at one of the nation’s true gems, Crater Lake National park. While driving all the way around the lake, we crested several very high points, one of which was over 7400 feet in elevation! o Maximum lake width: 6.02

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The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

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The Kerkini Lake. Too short-tailed to be a kestrel, it’s a Merlin and the species #400 in barely more than an hour on my first morning at the Kerkini lake! Lake Kerkini National Park lies at 35 m / 115 ft a.s.l. With only a few more days left, 2017 was coming to a close.

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A visit to Dog Lake

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On the final leg of my “Old Home Week”, I travel out to Dog Lake, a pristine high mountain lake, surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines. With shore side access limited to the northern end of the lake, that protection allows for a large population of water based birds.

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Birding Beyond Lake Yojoa and Panacam Lodge

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We spent two blissful days exploring both the waders and wildlife of Lake Yojoa and the tropical splendor of PANACAM Lodge. A new, reliable spot for Honduran Emerald has just recently been discovered within an hour of Lake Yojoa, along with some staggering side targets.

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The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

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So, I wrote to my friend Giorgos Spiridakis, a bird guide living by Kerkini Lake , further east, if he could help me with this elusive woodpecker. I opt for the bird richest section of the lake, visible from the eastern dyke. Trips eagles Europe geese Greece Kerkini Lake woodpeckers

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Butte Valley Wildlife Area and Meiss Lake

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On the way up we stopped about 20 miles south of the wildlife area at the Grass Lake rest stop on highway 97 where we spotted some unexpected birds. Birding Destinations Butte Valley Wildlife Area California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Meiss Lake

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Lake Miranda

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There is a lake system called Lake Miranda about 37 kilometres/ 23 miles before you get to Leinster and although it is very large lake system there is no guarantee that there will be any water in it at all. Many of the lakes and rivers in Western Australia only contain water after significant rainfall and it may not happen every year! Lake Violet is located at 26 39 11. 41 east for those of you who want to see a dry lake!

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A return visit to Summer Lake Refuge

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The first stop, Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge in central Oregon is without a doubt one of the most important stop overs for migrating birds on the west coats, no matter the species. I dipped on those, but there were everywhere here in the marshes of Summer Lake.

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Painted Redstart at Irvine Lake

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Fortunately, a Painted Redstart was frequenting Irvine Lake, a mere fifteen minutes from my in-laws house, in December. (In It would be an easy twitch, as the bird was very reliably foraging in the trees behind the bait-and-tackle store by the entrance to the lake. Painted Redstart at Irvine Lake. Several birders were already present and once I paid my $5 entrance fee to the lake I joined them and struggled to get decent digiscoped images of the fast-moving bird.

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Lake Argyle

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On our recent trip to Kununurra we did a day trip to Lake Argyle. It is about an hour’s drive to Lake Argyle, which is Australia’s largest artificial lake by volume.

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What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

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There should be thousands of birds at this time of the year, Dimitris Michalakis from the Karla Lake management authority told me. In early August this year, I saw 77 species here (69 on the lake, plus 8 more in the surrounding areas) but barely more than a thousand individuals.

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Week 24: Nisqually NWR, Bradley Lake, and a Twitch

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My wife and I needed to go back into the town of Puyallup, where her father lives, so I excused myself, and spent some time at nearby Bradley Lake. The area is a fair sized city park, with a large fishing lake in the middle of it.

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Snail Kites at East Lake Toho

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Cloud’s Lakefront Park on East Lake Tohopekaliga, was fruitful and I got to watch two different Snail Kites looking for snails. Snail Kites flying over the marshes at East Lake Toho. My understanding is that the population at East Lake Toho is very carefully monitored which only makes sense considering that the Snail Kite is in decline in Florida though it is a Species of Least Concern internationally. Birds East Lake Toho raptors Snail Kite

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Birding North Lake State Park

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Just like we did last year my family spent this past weekend camping at North Lake State Park, up in New York’s gorgeous Catskill Mountains. There were very few rocks along the lake shore where our campsite was so Desi had to walk about thirty feet to fill up his bucket with rocks to throw in the lake. New to me at North Lake State Park was a family of Eastern Kingbirds that were a joy to watch, what with their aggression, constant chittering, and aerial acrobatics.

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Herdsman Lake birding trails

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It is easy to get to the city on a public bus and then get onto a train on the Joondalup line going north to go the few kilometres to Herdsman Lake. Our last visit to Herdsman Lake was in winter in June 2011 and last Sunday was a beautiful hot summer day and most people appeared to be inside as we spent several hours circumnavigating the lake system. Another raptor present on this visit was the Australian Hobby and we observed three of them on the south side of the lake.

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Sanctuary Lakes, Palmerston

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There have been some new developments since we lived here in the late 1990′s and the new housing area in the suburb of Gunn has a lake system called Sanctuary Lakes. It is a downhill bike ride over the escarpment from the city centre to the lake system, but I do travel slowly because there are often surprises at the drains. There is a path around Sanctuary Lakes and a car-park, but it can easily be reached from all the surrounding area along footpaths.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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Birds at Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

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When I am at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, I try to get to Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in order to see the aforementioned species and also Brown-headed Nuthatch , which for this New Yorker is a pretty cool bird to see. In 2012 I was successful, with the help of Doug Gochfeld, in finding all of those species in and around Three Lakes , and I hoped for a repeat performance but with better views of Bachmann’s Sparrow. Trips Florida Three Lakes WMA

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Broome’s lake

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For at least 12 years now there has been a lake in Broome. If we don’t get a good look as they fly over we go and see what is at the lake.

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Lake Apopka – Florida’s Inland Rarity Hotspot

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Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Lake County Florida is fast-becoming one of the best bird magnets in all of Florida. Situated pretty much slap-bang in the center of the state north of Lake Okeechobee, this massive wetland was once the Florida’s most polluted body of water. John’s River Water Management District, the fifty square-mile lake is cleaning up its act. Lake Apopka is going through its latest transformation…for the better.

Lake Bindegolly National Park

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One of these was Lake Bindegolly National Park , which is located about 1000kms-620 miles from the coast. Most people have heard of Lake Eyre , which is well-known for the variety of bird life on years that it floods. It appeared that Lake Bindegolly National Park could also offer us the same birding opportunities if there was water present. They confirmed there was water in the lake system, so we planned to head out the following morning. Mussels at Lake Bindegolly.

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Iran’s devastated Lake Urmia wins recognition

Green Prophet

Like Israel and Jordan’s Dead Sea, Iran has it’s own inland salty lake called Lake Urmia. Lake Urmia before in 1998, taken by NASA. Lake Urmia in 2011, taken by NASA. Yazdani won the prize for capturing The Salt Lake Urmia in Iran.

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A Great (Lake) Meal

Environmental Economics

We spent the last couple of days on South Bass Island in Lake Erie ( Put-In-Bay ).    Put-In-Bay is known as the launch port for the Battle of Lake Erie--a turning point in the War of 1812, and also known as a cheap spring break type hangout for mid-westerners. 

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Durack Lakes, Palmerston

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I have been able to cycle around the various lakes and lagoons during the day and in the late evening Grant has been able to join me to observe the birds that I have found. My regular cycling to Marlow Lagoon and Sanctuary Lakes during our stay has been productive and varied for birds as the water levels change. I have also spent time cycling and walking around the Durack Lakes. They also use the ramp on the edge of the lake for bathing.

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Pelican Lake (Greece): Magic Revisited

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The sun rises over the village of Chrysochorafa, by Kerkini Lake in the north of Greece, not far from the triple border with Bulgaria and FYRO Macedonia. The origin of the lake dates back to the 1920s, when the River Strymonas was dammed for irrigation purposes. The shallows at the place where the river enters the lake – the „delta“, quickly become a heaven for birds. After the bridge, we continue along the northern shore of the lake. Early September morning.

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Kutras Lake and the California Gull

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Kutras Lake and Turtle Bay in Redding California are a couple of the best places to find both gulls and shorebirds in the area. The four most common gull species seen at Kutras Lake are Ring-billed, Herring, first-year Glaucous-winged, and California; less common are Western, Thayer’s, and Mew gulls. So I’m at Kutras Lake and I see this nondescript brownish gull. Birds Destinations California California Gull gulls Kutras Lake Ring-billed Gull Sacramento River

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Birding Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

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Our first stop, in the early morning, was Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, south of Kissimmee in the town of Osceola, where we hoped to find the species associated with open stands of Longleaf Pine – namely, Bachmann’s Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

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Lakes ‘Round the World

Wend Magazine

Whether you ski, knee board, tube or just like to roast marshmallows by a late-night lakeside campfire, going to the lake each summer seems to be a tradition for most of the people I know. So why don’t you sit back, relax and enjoy this visual journey of Lakes, ‘Round the World.

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Birding Kaliga Park, East Lake Toho

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You can read the first one, about our time at Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, here , and the second, about birding Joe Overstreet Road and Kissimmee Lake, here. Trips East Lake Toho Florida Kaliga Park space coast

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Birding Herdsman Lake

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Having shown you all the beautiful ducks at Herdsman Lake in Perth, Western Australia, last week I thought I should show you some more of the birds that we saw on June 25th. Purple Swamphen The Western Australian bird emblem is the Black Swan and there were several pairs at Herdsman Lake.

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Goliath Herons at Lake Panic

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The evocatively named Lake Panic is overlooked by a thatched, rustic style hide in one of the most delicious settings that a birder is ever likely to encounter. Lake Panic is a glorious place to spend an afternoon, just sitting, just watching, just enjoying.

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Local Specialties at Lake Junin

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The Ancient Lake Junin has its own flightless grebe, rail, and frog. After Lake Titicaca, Lake Junin is the second largest and the highest large lake in Peru. Located at an altitude of 4078 m Lake Junin draws water from an approximately 1800 km2 catchment area of the puna zone of Junin Province in central Peru. The lake is about 28 km long and 13 km wide at its broadest point, but rather shallow. The best time to visit the lake is outside the wet season.

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Ducks of Herdsman Lake

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Last Saturday we spent the day at Herdsman Lake in Perth due to a sudden work trip for Grant, which got extended over the weekend and I was able to join him. Australian Shovelers We continued on around the lake and there were Eurasian Coot everywhere, so they must have bred well.

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Crater Lake, Under the Stars

Wend Magazine

The video comes to us from star photographer Ben Canales (by ‘star’ we do, in fact, mean ‘fixed luminous point in the sky’) and friend Chip McAlpine who visited Crater Lake National Park to, in short, film stars. Click here to view the embedded video. If you’re somewhere in the world experiencing the heat of long summer days, this video might be just what you need to cool off.

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Field Research: Checking Lake Erie for Algal Blooms

Environmental Economics

No signs of algal blooms yet.  I think I'll stay for a while and make sure

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Roadside Birding and Flathead Lake

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So when I got a chance to go to a weekend writer’s retreat on Flathead Lake, I was excited. Flathead Lake is huge – the largest natural freshwater lake in the western contiguous US – and relatively pristine for its size.

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Lake Illawarra-New South Wales

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We had a really good day on the coast visiting Bass Point Reserve and we then dropped by Lake Illawarra on our way back to the Southern Highlands. Lake Illawarra is located in between the Pacific Ocean and the escarpment and it is approximately 9.5 Around Whyjuck Bay on the south side of the lake we encountered shallow mudflats and a huge variety of birds feeding in the late afternoon light. Views from the bird hide of Lake Illawarra.

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Did Ricki Lake Just Go Vegan?

Eccorazzi

Former talk show host Ricky Lake might be transitioning over to a vegan diet. Read More The post Did Ricki Lake Just Go Vegan? Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan ricky lakeappeared first on Ecorazzi.

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