Tuesday, July 10, 2012
More of Peaches's ducklings
Peaches was missing a duckling today, so now she has 6.
Peaches and her family are staying close to Peaches' mother, Fish Food Mama and her ducklings. Here are the four that are always together.
Indy was off doing his own thing. I think this is either him or one of his brother:
Poor Neo, I think he's been fighting and he's not three months old, yet. He was chased away by Peaches just after this photo was taken:
This little coot has been on his own, I don't know where he came from and I don't know where his parents are. There is a bigger coot trying to attack him, but he runs up to me for protection.
This little Anna's hummingbird is very aggressive! I thought he was a Costa's, at first, because he's so small and has white under his gorget. But, I'm pretty sure it's an Anna's.
Lot's of Nuttall's woodpeckers today.
A reminder to people who like to run their dogs along the lakeshore. It is not allowed and dogs have been known to kill wildlife even at this lake. There are baby killdeer and ducklings around the area where you are letting your dogs loose and some have gone missing. Also, swimming is not allowed and even if you don't think you're hurting anyone by swimming, it is not appreciated by lake staff, city law enforcement, and many other people. There is an entire ocean to swim in about ten miles away if you want to, as well as several dog beaches where you pooch can run leash free, legally. Plus, who knows what fishing equipment (hooks, lines, etc) are laying off shore. Letting your dog run loose and swimming in the lake can carry hefty fines if you are caught.
Plus, ewww, I don't want to be drinking your sunscreen, sun tan lotion, perfume, make-up, deodorant, laundry detergent, shampoo, and sweat that washes off your body in my drinking water.
Remember, using the lakeshore and reservoir road is a privilege, not a right. The city doesn't have to allow people to be in these areas at all.