The Great Blue Heron is the largest bird on the lake.
They spend most of their time wading in the shallow waters along shore, feeding primarily on small fish.
Click on the picture to hear the Great Blue Heron. This is what they sound like when alarmed or threatened.
See a Video Clip of the Great Blue Heron
The Great Egret is slightly smaller than the Heron,
and they don't get along too well. The Egret tends to be alone, whereas the Herons
sometimes "gang up" on him. Click on the picture to hear the Great Egret.
The female Mallard is not as colorful as her mate,
but makes up for it with her loud voice. Click on the picture to hear it.
The Mallards are the most prolific waterfowl on the lake, and the fly in from all around to swin in the
lake after dark. The males tend to be somewhat quieter. Click on the picture to hear him.
The Common Loon is only around in the spring
and fall. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, sometimes staying under water for over a minute!
Click on the picture to hear the forlorn call of the Common Loon.
Canada Geese can be quite a
nuicense, and there are lot of them around at times. However, when they have little
ones in the spring, they can be a lot of fun to watch. Click on the picture to hear them.