Notes From The Field

Lake Isabella Park

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.

As you can tell the only part we’re going to be allowed to view is it’s head.

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.

Some of the girlfriends.

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:

  1. Great Horned Owl
  2. Pied-billed Grebe
  3. Mallard
  4. Hooded merganser
  5. Belted Kingfisher
  6. Canada Goose
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5 responses to “Notes From The Field

  1. Not fair with the mergansers- how did I miss them?! I swear that they hate me…

  2. Nice photos. You are becoming a good photographer.

  3. Wyatt, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

  4. I agree with you Les Houser, these small breaks help us get away from this fast paced world to get a breath of fresh air, and enjoy the wonderful nature around us.

  5. Great pictures! The Mergansers were cooperative if the owl was a little standoffish 🙂

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