As seen in this photo, we are not just about eagles. We see all kinds of wild life at The River Nest. Mrs. Dunn caught this fox loping along on the ice out front.
This is a not-so-great picture of otter trails. The footprints are on top of the slide trail they make. There is evidence of several of them in this area. The next picture better shows the slide. They go “step, step, slide——- about 5 to 6 feet”. They tend to be mostly nocturnal, so did not see an otter on this trip.
We have had a good assortment of visitors lately. They range from an MD to a cab driver and a retired policeman and an IT employee. A couple of weeks back, I got a call from the National Eagle Center wondering if I would be willing to take someone eagle viewing. I am generally up to such things. The lady agreed to come to our place on a Friday morning at 8:30 am. As I was having morning coffee we had a flurry of activity around 7:30, so I called her to see if she could come earlier. She got here about 8:15 and of course the activity was pretty much over. We did walk over the tracks and up along the old railroad bed, then down along the rivers edge. We saw over 20 eagles, and stood under a tree with a juvenile right above us. The lady was just thrilled. Turns out she is a retired lawyer and judge from California looking to relocate in the area. Very interesting to visit with. Hope she ends up in Wabasha.
We continue to stay busy, which is good. We are pretty much booked up for February (weekends anyway), and some bookings in March. SOAR is coming to the National Eagle Center the last 4 weekends in March, and they will have many extra activities and programs to enjoy. Check out their web page at www.nationaleaglecenter.org. It makes a great adventure and we have a fantastic place to stay and relax and unwind. We feed you well too! This is a guest taken picture of the Creme Brulee French Toast breakfast with maple sausage links and and egg to your liking, fruit dish with vanilla yogurt, juice and coffee. Desert with this meal is crepes with raspberry filling. The pre-breakfast treat is Carol’s homemade scones with homemade jam (that is served in your suite an hour before breakfast).