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Monday, June 2, 2008

Bluegills in Central Park

The bluegills are nesting in Iroquois Lake in Central Park. My son and I went up to soak up a bit of sun and enjoy the aquatic life. The fish carefully fan all the silt off the bottom to prepare for their egg laying. They are very protective of these nests, and aggressively chase off intruders.

Also in (and on) the lake were smallmouth bass, a variety of frogs, Canada geese and mallard ducks.

Several people were trying their luck at fishing, but they didn't seem to be having much in the way of luck. Well, that's lucky for the fish anyway!

This was taken at the fishing deck west of the Casino.


  1. Welcome to the DP community. Have fun - it's addictive!!

  2. Hey Buck,
    Welcome to the City Daily Photo Blog family!
    I remember going fishing with my folks and thinking I had a really big fish on my line, only to pull up a lovely little blue gill and throw it back ;^). It's nice to read about them and see them in their environment.
    Hope to enjoy lots more views of Schenectady through your lens!
    Seattle Daily Photo


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