Waterfowl - Patrick J. Blake Photography
An inlet in the southeastern corner of Serpentine Lake in the Christmas Mountains.  Water flowing downhill from the nearby mountains empties into this small pond, which continues to flow into the much larger Serpentine Lake.  Our research team would often see bald eagles and western osprey fishing the waters of Serpentine Lake.<br />
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Although this pond is very shallow, it is also very tranquil, with a small series of waterfalls just to the left, where the mountain streams empties into the pond.  It takes little imagination to consider putting a cabin near the shore here.<br />
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Photo taken 19 June 2010.

Swan Goose (domestic)
Anser cygnoides
Lake Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
22 March 2008

Swan geese are indigenous to Mongolia and southern Asia; however, domestic varieties are common livestock in many parts of the world. "Domestic" varieties have the characteristic bump on the forehead, whereas a wild swan goose would lack this bump.

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