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This lake lies to the east of Lake Law . In general the water levels for this lake are more stable than Lake Law and it rarely produces much in the way of shorebird habitat. It is, however, good for gulls and waterfowl, though in general it is less productive than its western neighbor. Some of the more notable species seen on this lake are Neotropic Cormorant (1989), Common Loon, Franklin's Gull (1996), Thayer's Gull (2005), Lesser Black-backed Gull (2001, 2005), Glaucous Gull, and Common Tern (2000). It is also one of the better locations for finding Ospreys. A drought in 2005 caused this lake to all but dry out, producing excellent shorebird habitat just in time for the fall migration. Consequently, an impressive list of rarities was recorded there through the season. Some the highlights were: Little Blue Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Willet, Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Sanderling, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, and American Avocet.

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