Monday, September 4, 2017

September 4, 2017 - Lake Pelham

Today was a beautiful day, sun shining, warm but not hot, breezy but not windy, every environmental parameter seemed to be set to the ideal labor day weather.  I drove out to Mountain Run Lake, but there were so many people I ditched to Lake Pelham.

The town has constructed a new ramp and has kayak/paddleboat/canoe rentals, and consequently, there were a lot of people there as well.  It's understandable that the Lake Pelham regulars are pissed off about the change.  However, if you take the optimistic view, theoretically by having more people enjoy the lake, the overall well-being of the community will increase, and therefore there will be fewer jackasses ruining life for the rest of us.

Yeah, I don't believe it either.

Regardless, there was still some wildlife to photograph, like this sandpiper:

And these egrets:
I also got some pictures of a bald eagle, but they didn't turn out too good.  None of the pictures are that great, actually, mostly because I'm using a 500mm focal length mirror lens, which has pretty limited depth of field, from a canoe, with a monopod.

But there didn't seem to be much hope for fish at Pelham, so I took out, ate some dinner, and went over to Mountain Run Lake.

I caught three crappie on curly tails, and a few bass, a couple of which were ~10 inches.  

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 - Mountain Run Lake

Put in at Mountain Run Lake to fish, but I took my camera along in the event there was anything worth photographing.  And there was!

Green heron
 Cedar Waxwing
 Immature bald eagle

Fishing was slow though, caught nothing on a curly tail, caught some small bluegills on poppers.