By: Jennifer Bateman | Saturday, May 21, 2016
Wildlife sightings have been plentiful this past week, and that's what's so great about staying at a Minnesota resort. Between the mammals and the fish and the birds, every day brings something new! Here is a list of what guests and neighbors have been seeing in the Two Inlets Lake area and also Itasca State Park--
Loons -- As in past summers, Two Inlets Lake is home to four nesting pairs of loons, three on manmade nests and one natural. The loons on our side of the lake have laid two eggs that will hatch around the first or second week of June. Some guests took a picture of the natural nest and the loon looked quite content, so I'm guessing she has laid some eggs.
Walleye -- I don't know if you can call this a true "wildlife sighting", but a guest from Omaha caught a 26" walleye off the dock on Thursday. That's exciting! It was released.
Birds -- The hummingbirds are back and I'm starting to get the feeders up. The bald eagles get the loons excited daily, and yesterday I saw one catch a large fish in front of the resort and carry it off into the grassy inlets. The trumpeter swans have moved on, and some Canadian geese have been swimming past the resort with their new babies.
Coyote -- A neighbor hit one with her car in broad daylight! That's sad, and rare. I've never heard of anyone doing that before.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Two Inlets Resort sits right on the shore of Two Inlets Lake, making bird watching and wildlife viewing easy. Just north of Park Rapids, MN, it is located close to Itasca State Park and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge.