In and Around Lake Thoreau, Reston, Virginia

Watershed: 375 Acres       Surface: 40 Acres       Depth: 38 Feet       Volume: 26.5M Gallons

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Western Greebe

Western Greebe

Canadian Goose

Mallard Duck

Western Greebe


  • The Western Grebe above was witnessed on Lake Thoreau for the last two weeks of May '98. A bird watcher visiting the lake declared it to be only the 13th state (VA) sighting. I even got a letter from the Virginia Society of Ornithology!

  • Other medium- to large-sized birds on the lake: Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Double-Crested Cormorant, Mute Swan, American Coot, Ring-Billed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead, Ring-Necked Duck

  • The sailboat at right is a remote controlled, Kyosho Seawind 1-meter racing yatch which stands 6 feet high. You can usually find the author sailing it on Lake Thoreau during windy weekend days. (image courtesy of Kyosho)

  • Below is the author's latest addition, the 2.5' long Kyosho Streamliner (image courtesy of Kyosho).

Author: Robert H'obbes' Zakon,
Hobbes' New Boat