Two scenes taken yesterday from the lake’s opposite poles.

From a pier at the north end looking due south:

Standing on a northern pier at the lake looking due south

Mostly what you see are American coots (Fulica americana) along with a few ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) in the distance.  With no clouds and no wind, an ozone haze lay heavily on the surface.  That’s what you see on the horizon.

From the spillway at the southwest end looking northeast:

Standing on the spillway at the southwest end of the look looking northwest across the water

The white specks in the middle of the water and on the left are American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos).

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