A Great Horned Owl has taken over the nesting can at Lake Isabella, and today was the day that I’m going to get it’s picture. Lake Isabella is a Hamilton County Park situated along the Little Miami River. It’s a rather small park at only 77 acres, but it’s claim to fame is it’s 28 acre pay lake. I remember as a boy my brother and I drove out there from Pleasant Ridge and it was an all day adventure. Back then I-275 didn’t exist.
As I pulled up a noticed a women getting back into her car after checking out the Owl, and sure enough it was there.
After taking a few pictures I drove over to the lake to see if anything was swimming around. And lo and behold there was a small group of Hooded Mergansers. So for the next half and hour I took some pictures of the Mergansers till it got too dark.
It’s small breaks like this after a day at work that pays off in the long run. Getting outdoors and breathing some fresh air and viewing the wilds things.
Notable birds for the day include:
- Great Horned Owl
- Pied-billed Grebe
- Hooded merganser
- Belted Kingfisher
- Canada Goose