A red fox has been seen in Walden Cluster over the past month or so, and during the recent snow, it was photographed near the cluster dock. Here are some of the pictures taken. You can click on either of the pictures to get a better view.
Typically, red foxes range from 12 to 18 pounds. They primarily feed on small rodents (8 pounds or less), but they will also eat plants. They’re most active at dusk and dawn. (The pictures above were taken in early morning.) If you have any concerns about a fox being in the neighborhood, there is an informative article about foxes published by The Humane Society in the link below.
Humane Society Article: What To Do About Foxes
Here are a couple of pictures from the Walden Cluster annual meeting, and a reminder of what a beautiful place we have to live.
Thanks to Kathryn for taking these pictures!
Today, a friend of the Walden Cluster from Chadds Ford, an adjacent cluster, spotted a bald eagle in a tree at 2003 Swans Neck Way, near Lake Thoreau. There is a link to the picture below.
Bald Eagle on Lake Thoreau
A bald eagle was also seen on Lake Thoreau a year or two ago, but it only stayed in the area for a few days. You may want to keep your eye out for this eagle, as he probably won’t be here long.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released this video on Reston lakes. Much of the footage is of Lake Thoreau. Also, the landscaper interviewed has also been the Walden Cluster landscaper for many years.
All Walden Cluster residents, including Mo the cat, get to enjoy Lake Thoreau!
This is just for fun. The link below is a YouTube video taken from a remote-controlled airplane that took off and landed at South Lakes Shopping Center. It flies over both Lake Thoreau and Lake Audubon. The townhomes in Walden Cluster can be first seen at around the 1:30 mark of the video, as well as later in the video. For best viewing, click the bottom right corner to get a full screen display.