Photos of the Week - Lake Calhoun views

April 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I was out at Lake Calhoun a couple of weeks ago.  This is a good time of year for that (although now towards then end) because of all the migrating waterfowl.  Here are some examples:

Common MergansersCommon Mergansers

Here's a small example of what I mean.  This is a small flock of common mergansers (a bit far off shore, which is why I had to crop it so much).  There were lots of others around.

Minneapolis and cootsMinneapolis and coots

For instance, you can see lots of American coots in this shot, all over the lake in the foreground (note that I have a better one from last year if you look in the Minnesota folder).

American CootAmerican CootClick to Purchase

Here's a nice close-up of one of the coots.  It's nice that they come close enough to the shore to be able to capture detail.

Lesser Scaup pairLesser Scaup pair

This is a pair (female is the reddish/brownish one) of Lesser Scaups.  They were swimming amongst the coots, but got close enough (with a bit of cropping) for me to isolate them in a shot.

Easter BikerEaster Biker

And finally, because it happened to be Easter Sunday, a typically Minnesotan approach to celebrating a holiday.


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