I drove out to Jim’s Lake this morning. It’s a small private lake on the eastern side of Hutchinson Co. I hadn’t been there since May and although I have permission from the landowner I still feel a little uncomfortable there There are a couple of families that live around the lake and until last year they were the owners. One of the brothers that owned it died and I guess selling it seemed to be the best way to divide it up.
Anyway, it’s a nice little spring fed pond with cottonwoods and lots of underbrush and smaller trees. There’s always a flock of turkeys near by, and in the winter it’s a good place to see waterfowl.
As usual these are only my guesses and could very well be wrong.
Here’s a Red-headed Woodpecker having a bit of brunch.
This Black Tern was chasing insects over the pond. It’s a crummy picture, but he was fast.
I disturbed this Willow Flycatcher as he was looking for lunch and he flew up onto a wire to fuss at me about it.