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It was a duck gathering on Lower Kaubashine this morning.  I spotted these and about 30 others gathering a still Lower Kaubashine this morning.  I know there is a duck guru out there that knows what kind they are.  Without looking them up I believe they are Merganzers?


They were all camera shy and took off to the other side of the lake.  You can see in this pic how still the lake was


Everything out and lake shore ready for winter


My favorite shot of the snag showing bare trees and quiet late fall on Lower Kaubashine

I am starting to put together the 2010 calendar they are going to be 20 a piece.  If you are interested send me an email at with how many you would like so I get an idea of how many I am ordering.  I hope to put them in the mail after Thanksgiving or the 1st week in December so they will be in plenty of time for being under the tree


Sunrise and I headed to the lake to find these interlopers loitering on the raft.  Looked like a late night drinking party that lasted a little too long


Hey nothing happened last night… we are innocent really… hiccup hiccup


Hey guys lets get our stories straight… we took a boat out to the raft and Ed stole it and left us all out here all night.  No hiccuping or we are busted..  Anyone got some mouth wash….


This picture is also begging for a caption.  My caption is “Hey Ethal I think it is your mom walking down the beach steps wondering where you slept last night… Oppps you were supposed to head up at sunrise we are soo busted”


1, 2, 3 jump in..  think we can swim straight


Race across the lake, watch out for the Muskie’s and Ethal’s mom….  Those are not police lights I see coming after underage drinking party on the raft… swim fast and don’t look back…. look normal and swim straight maybe they will pass by