July Notes from The River Nest Bed and Breakfast

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:

The last of tonight's sunset.

The last of tonight's sunset.

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.

About Carol

Carol Dunn and her husband BIll Dunn own the River Nest Bed and Breakfast, snuggled right in Read's Landing between the Lake Pepin and Wabasha Minnesota's strip of the Mississippi River.
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