Nature Walks – Our Latest Walk Around the Lakes

One of the few good things coming out of all this current craziness is that we are doing our daily walks around our lakes.  I always take my camera with me.  Sometimes I see some really cool things, and other days I don’t see anything at all, but I always have my camera at the ready, just in case.

We are so blessed to have so many cool birds, turtles, prairie dogs, rabbits, fish, etc, etc., etc. right in our own backyard.  I have yet to see any coyotes or foxes this season, although we do hear the coyotes nightly.  Coyotes and foxes tend to come out more at dusk rather than daylight.  Here are the pictures from our latest walk-about.

A Townsend Solitaire, perched up high, literally, in a tree in our backyard.


A dove on the deck.


In the 13 years we have lived here, this is the first actual fish we’ve seen come out of our lakes.  He was a pretty good sized fish too.  Our lakes are catch and release.


But then … we saw this huge catfish come out of the same lake.  He was about 20-25 lbs.  The young fisherman was so proud of his big catch.


At one of the other lakes, we saw medium sized turtle out for a leisurely swim …


Followed by a larger, different kind of turtle.  This one is a snapping turtle.


We always have a few birds socializing around the lakes.  This is a red-winged blackbird.


He decided we were OK and invited a couple of friends over, including a sprague.  We kept it under the social distancing limit of 10 and under.


A curious oriole hiding in the reeds.


But the best sighting of the day was a family of geese out for a swim.  These are our first goslings of the season.  They are just so darn cute.  They are just a couple of days old.









So when life gets you down, just remember, there is so much to be thankful for.  Let the little things into your life.  Little things really do matter.  Little things make life a lot better.





Stay safe and stay well Everyone!  ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Nature Walks – Our Latest Walk Around the Lakes”

  1. The dove looks like a friend of mine. I’ve been spending more time on our porch, playing the guitar and singing. Two nights ago a dove perched on the top of the power pole and stayed there the whole time. Last night I started to play, and it was back. ❤

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