KenCam - Central Lake, Michigan
Latitude 45° 3' 55.2" N, Longitude 85° 15' 5.9" W

This is the live web cam shot of my back yard on Intermediate Lake Road in Central Lake.  Besides the birds, you can occasionally see deer, rabbits, skunks, opossums, squirrels, and raccoons feeding on the ground.  In winter I have a snow depth gauge installed.    The picture is updated every six seconds during daylight hours until I turn the camera off around sunset.  You can email me with any questions or comments.

(5/25/15)  We received over an inch of much-needed rain overnight.  The lake level went up a couple of inches, but it should be back down to normal fairly quickly.

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(5/9/15)  I caught a shot of one of the early hummingbirds from my desk this afternoon.  There have been several, so it's looking like a good summer for them.  Click the thumbnail to enlarge.
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(5/9/15)  A pair of mallards have been hanging around my bird feeders.  This is unusual, being two blocks from the lake.  Click the thumbnail to enlarge.
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(4/9/15)  For those of you who want to get an early start on boat launching, click the thumbnail to see the conditions at the Thurston Park launch ramp.  There is some broken, floating ice around the docks, but you should be able to push through to the clear areas to the south and the north.  Because of the shallow water, the island area south of the Openo ramp is still frozen.  (Update: The ice was gone by the 15th.)
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(2/28/15)  Here are day and night shots of downtown San Francisco and the Bay from the place that I'm house sitting in California, including the Carnival Miracle arriving for two weeks' dry dock just down the hill on March 8th.  The highs are ranging in the 60s and 70s, which is quite an improvement over Central Lake.  Hopefully spring will be just around the corner when I get back.  Click to enlarge.
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(1/13/15)  This is a typical group of birds that winters in the unfrozen area south of the Central Lake bridge.  In addition to the usual mallards and swans, there are black and white waterbirds such as buffleheads and goldeneyes.  Click to enlarge.
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(3/24/15)   Now that spring is here the ice has thinned, but should still be with us well into April.  Click here to see changes over the seasons.

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