I was able to get in a lot of kayaking over the 4th of July holiday. Saturday I went back to Newfound Lake to explore more of the Hebron Bay and Cockermouth River area.
This time I came prepared with the Pentax and 300mm lens.
By drifting very slowly and quietly I was able to get very close to this duck. From the color of the ducks head, and especially the eye band, I would say this is a Black Duck. However I noticed some green colored feathers like you might see on a Mallard. This could be one of the hybrid Mallard and Black Duck that I had read about.
I expected to find some turtles getting a little sun and I was not disappointed.
I spotted what appeared to be a couple otters swimming at the mouth of the Cockermouth River. I tried to snap a photo but of course it came out blurry.
I missed several opportunities to photograph a Great Blue Heron before I drifted by this one. I am amazed how tall this heron is.
I left the duck and headed out towards the lake on my way to the Audubon Center. Next thing I know a family of Canadian Geese swam by.
The photo below is one of my favorites since I got both of the adults together.