With the wind and the cooler temperatures over night the river froze over, in most spots. This morning the Swans looked very
forlorn. (the white on grey on grey offered a interesting shot)
On a lighter side, the Otter came out onto the ice to eat
. and then headed down river to the next open spot. Just as it started it’s slide across the ice, the wind picked up and sent the Otter flying down the ice.
A bit faster slide then anticipated.
Wishing all a great weekend ahead!
These graceful creatures can be spotted from the River Trail and the Amisk Hiking Trail where it comes down to the River.
Trail Conditions: Hiking trails can be soft where the sun gets through the trees.
Parks closed the Snowmobile Trails this week.... but we had 12 weeks of riding this year.
Ski Trails are still tracked; where they have not been disrupted by wildlife taking advantage of the packed trails. Weather is suggesting cooler temperatures this weekend which may offer one last ski???
We have some opening in our Chalets for Spring Break
When we opened the blinds this morning, we were greeted by this beautiful immature Bold Eagle sitting in a tree not far from the deck.
Then we spotted the Otter out on the ice having breakfast. Once the Otter was done and dove back down into the water; the immature flew to the spot and started to enjoy the morsels the Otter had left to share.
In the tree on the point a mature Bald Eagle kept protective watch while the young-in was eating.
A second mature joined the family circle; landing in the tree with its mat.
To add to the mix two Swans flew toward us, heading up river to the falls. We could hear, they were greeted with a frenzy of Geese chatter. The Swans must have decide it was too crowded at the falls; as they circled right back and headed down river.
So much activity and all before breakfast.