It's much prettier and nicer here than I thought it would be. There are lots of good places to park right by the water. I planned to stay for a few days, but it's so nice I'm going to stay longer.
The picture below is the view out my front windshield - can you see the Great Blue Heron on the hill - he's looking left. From the center of the photo, he's about at 10:00.
This afternoon I got more photos of the heron - right in the water ahead of us. He ducked in a couple of times and got his outer feathers wet.
This structure is behind The Palms - the water winds around land areas, and right here it comes through the hill, I guess, to the canal alongside us. It looks like something that was built a long time ago.
This was my view in my first site, the main lake, then I moved to the other side of the parking area, where I was closer to the water in a canal. The lake view was nice, but I like my present site better, mostly because the water is much closer.
This is the path to the main lake area where the dumpsters are. When it's hot, and it's been hot every afternoon, we always take this way back to get a little shade.
This photo below is the main part of the lake - with the mountains in the distance, the palm trees and the other trees, bushes and reeds, it's just beautiful.
Not a great photo in this light, but this Snowy Egret was perched on a rock by the lake. I love these guys with their big yellow feet:
This beautiful Great Egret was hanging out in one of the canals along the road going toward Mittry Lake. They are so regal looking. There were two American Coots there with him.
One of the hummers at Jim and Gayle's hummingbird feeder:
Hummingbird shadow at the feeder through my curtain in the afternoon:
My friends said a vulture comes and roosts every night in one of the trees near me. Here he is our first evening as the sun was setting.
There are two birds in the water in front of The Palms every day fishing for food - a male and a female Lesser Scaup. This is a new bird sighting for me. Here is the male:
There is good Internet through my Verizon hotspot and good TV channels. Jeanne has no AT&T phone service, and my Verizon phone calls haven't been great unless I put the phone in the Wilson Sleek. Then the calls will go through and hold until I hang up.
Mittry Lake is a very pleasant surprise, and I'm sure I'll be coming back again.
From me and Katie, have a great Saturday, everyone! :)