Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cabin Friends

This is my "noisy at night saying peeper, peeper 20,000 times friend."

This is my silent friend who recently got booted from his favorite grassy area by the Loon. He may be angry, but chooses to remain silent.

And this is my spoiled friend who gets his own peanuts every time I'm up at the cabin. And if I forget, he'll stand on my deck and chirp to let me know I'm slacking!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Loon family, mallard family and a winner

George was right! I have a Loon's nest at my cabin! They are building a nest right at the end of our unfinished dock. What's ironic is that Greg and I named our cabin the "Loon's Nest." No, not because I wear crazy pajamas and he sings Mexican polka songs all the time, but I'd understand why you would think that! (P.S. George, I believe I have your address so I will send out your Loon card!)

This photo was taken far away because during nesting season, a Loon will abandon its nest if you disturb them. They are finicky little duckies! But, I will be getting out my tripod for my mac daddy lens as well as a video camera. I'm about to be a Loon mama!

Also, Mrs. Mallard has a big brood. She had 11 babies! I think I'm going to call them the Duggar family....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pure unadulterated joy!

We just got back from the cabin and I had to share this Loon sighting with you! I usually have to go to the neighboring big lake to see the Loons, but now I have my own loons on my little lake heaven. And I haven't told you the best part yet.....

P.S. If someone can guess before midnight tomorrow, I will send you one of my Loon greeting cards as a prize. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a blog. :-)