The fall season is on us here at the lake. With the milder temperatures, the various wildlife are slowly migrating to our backyard.

These photos below were taken in the last week. I see the two mule deer siblings early every morning. The ears are so prominent and very funny to see on these small deer.

On a rainy morning last week, I shot the photo of the red tailed hawk. There are many birds of prey at the lake including the red tailed hawk, osprey, peregrine, and even a golden eagle was spotted out here last year.

The "spike" white tail deer was spotted down below the dam. There are many birds that are beginning to show up this time of year.

I took the photo of the American egret near the beach the other day. I got lucky and the reflection makes for an interesting portrait.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. It gets better as the different species of ducks, birds, and deer start heading to the Oasis in the Wild West, Buffalo Springs Lake. If you enjoy wildlife photography, hiking among the animals and birds, camping under the stars, and fishing for that big bass, then head on out to the lake!

Jim Madewell, General Manager