2012-03-15 / Outdoors

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPEN WATER



With Houghton Lake’s ice shrinking by the hour, a group of waterfowl took advantage of Tuesday’s warm weather to take a dip in the expanding open water near Prudenville’s Denton Creek. The photo, captured by Prudenville’s George Wylie, was taken around noon from his Eastbay porch. “The spring ice breakup and its migratory bird follow-up is always a good time to have the spotting scope and camera out,” Wylie said. In addition to this Canada Goose surrounded by common mergansers, Wylie also spotted mature and immature American bald eagles and buffleheads. (Photo by George Wylie) With Houghton Lake’s ice shrinking by the hour, a group of waterfowl took advantage of Tuesday’s warm weather to take a dip in the expanding open water near Prudenville’s Denton Creek. The photo, captured by Prudenville’s George Wylie, was taken around noon from his Eastbay porch. “The spring ice breakup and its migratory bird follow-up is always a good time to have the spotting scope and camera out,” Wylie said. In addition to this Canada Goose surrounded by common mergansers, Wylie also spotted mature and immature American bald eagles and buffleheads. (Photo by George Wylie)

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