By: Jennifer Bateman | Monday, May 19, 2014
Minnesota's fishing opener was last week and I wish I had a fishing report for you. But I don't. Well I guess I do. The report is that the fish aren't biting. The water temperature is still too cold in most of the Park Rapids area lakes, not just Two Inlets Lake. This week's weather should help to change that. I'll write about fishing when it gets a little more exciting.
On a different subject, do you remember the Facebook post that I made with a picture of what we believe to be an active fox den? Well, my neighbor let me borrow his trail camera for a few days to help get some evidence. I was excited to see the first picture below, then laughed when I saw the second one! The available evidence makes our theory inconclusive.
A fox is returning to his home. Just what I thought!
No wait! A skunk is returning to his home. I'm so confused!
Other wildlife news includes the bird migration. We are seeing several different warblers as they move through, along with a variety of ducks. We have two wood duck boxes on the resort and we know for sure that a wood duck pair is nesting in one of the boxes. We're not as sure that the second box has a family. Shortly after Bob changed out the nesting material, he found the remains of a bird and some blood at the base of the tree. It's unclear exactly what happened. I suppose it's possible that some animal nabbed the bird out of the box? Whatever the story, I'm sorry I slept through it all!
The remains of some type of bird. Maybe a duck?
Our loons that live on the east side of the lake have laid one egg, which should hatch around June 11th. We hear a barred owl almost nightly behind cabin #4, but it doesn't appear to be nesting in the box that it's called a temporary home a couple times in the past few years. The hummingbirds are back, so the feeders are going up this week! The trumpeter swans left shortly after the ice went out, and we see and hear the bald eagles daily.
It seems every day is a surprise around here when it comes to wildlife.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Two Inlets Resort is on Two Inlets Lake in the Park Rapids, MN area. Wildlife viewing is one activity that resort guests enjoy during their Minnesota family vacation.