Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Quick Draw

I've been blogging for almost 7 years now.  One thing I've learned is that it pays to be quick on the camera draw.  Two quick examples:

Here's a gentleman in a blue Chevy [?] full size pick up at about 5:25pm on 4/1/2013 (sadly not an April Fool's joke) dumping a sheet of plywood on the Shrub Oak Lake Estates beach.  That deserves a "boo, you suck."  I heard the sheet drop, saw him scurry to his truck and zoom off.  He didn't count on me a) being there and b) being so quick on the draw.  Do you recognize this truck? [Update 4/2/13: someone came by with a van and cleaned up the plywood.  Good on you.]

He's literally driving off in this pic, quickly.  That's the plywood he dumped, right center.
The second item, my friends, is an osprey I caught with my lens on Sunday morning .  It was huge, much bigger than the hawks I've seen around here.   Anyway, here's the video where it catches my eye. For reference, it mostly stays in the center or the frame.  You may need to replay it to see the whole flight; it ends landing on a branch where it eats a fish it had in its talons!  Apparently it's diet is almost exclusively fish. 


The next video is of the osprey eating its prey on the branch. Mohegan Lake is a pretty amazing place. Lots of fish in its waters, as we--and this osprey--know.

Below are some highly enlarged and zoomed in on photos.  I'm still excited about them though.  You can still see what a regal raptor the osprey is. 

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