Whew! How did I miss June and half of July? They’ve been fabulous in Reads Landing, and business has been thriving here at The River Nest!
First, the bird report:
- A few eagles are nesting in our area, and we are seeing the adolescents watching for fish nearby along the water’s edge .
- The blue herons stand in our cove every day now.
- We sighted what I thought were several egrets (but are white blue herons) on our drive over to Alma, Wisconsin, last week.
- The wrens decided the tops of the new “topsy-turvy” tomato planters looked like perfect nesting spots.
- Orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks are staying longer this year than ever before.
- A guest from Florida asked about “that beautiful bird” she saw that was “all black with just a bit of color on the wings.” Sometimes we forget that a common red-winged blackbird has beauty!
Transitioning with “beauty,” I caught the sunset from the suite deck this evening. Let’s see if I can upload it:
Sadly, between the time I first noticed the red sky and the time I took the photo, it took a while to locate the camera and switch the settings!
We have Riverboat Days coming up this weekend in Wabasha. Planned activities include races, fishing contests, events “under the bridge,” and a parade. Check it out at our Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce link!
Of course, anytime is a great time to visit our area, and we’d love to host you at The River Nest.