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Wildlife & Nature on a Sunrise Walk at Lake Elkhorn

Continuing with my theme of observing the wildlife I encounter in my daily routines, as long as I pause long enough to observe it — here are a few sightings during a sunrise walk around Lake Elkhorn in Columbia. First I’ll start with a pic of the lake because I was happy to capture the reflection:

My walk started with a heron:

Later on, as I made it around to the other side, I could catch a pair of them way off on the other side:

I was startled by this beaver emerging. I wasn’t sure what was coming out of the water or how big it would be:

There are always plenty of ducks on the lake:

 

I also saw a hawk! I did not get a picture of it, but I did manage not to fall in the lake as I kept backing up to get a good view of it.

Some blooms and buds to round out the morning’s pics:

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. That you for bringing the rest of us along on your walk, I certainly did enjoy it!

    May 12, 2012
  2. Gorgeous reflecting lake capture Neita!

    May 18, 2012
    • Thank you – I really liked it too.

      May 21, 2012
  3. A lovely sequence of photos, I feel like I’ve been outside without my feet leaving the ground. Stunning shots! đŸ™‚ ♥

    May 21, 2012
    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      May 21, 2012

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