By: Jennifer Bateman | Sunday, November 22, 2015
If you like birds of northern Minnesota, whether they are part of the spring migration or the fall migration, Two Inlets Lake and Itasca State Park are great places for bird watching. Heck! They are both good for wildlife viewing in general.
Trumpeter swans make an appearance in late fall or early winter. If you follow us on Facebook, you know that this year I saw them for the first time on November 13. They typically spend most of their time in the water by the two inlets, but yesterday they hung out on the ice right in front of our house for nearly three hours. This gave me an excellent opportunity to photograph them at close range. Here are a few shots. Enjoy!
These swans lounged in front of our house for three hours.
Activities included walking, sitting, talking and grooming...........
And wondering what in the world I was doing!
The synchronized swim team got in a little practice..................
As well as the synchronized sleepers!
These four preferred to stick together.
This guy seemed to be in charge (or certainly acted like he was)!
Most were adults, but there were a couple juveniles, too.
Wow, what a large wing span!
If you've never stayed with us before and are into bird watching or wildlife photography, you might want to consider renting a cabin either the last two weeks in May or the first two weeks in June. I promise some good action!
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Jennifer enjoys wildlife viewing, birding and wildlife photography. Two Inlets Resort is convenient lodging for visitors to Itasca State Park.