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.
The 1st Day of Spring did not disappoint. WHAT A DAY!!
Stu and I headed down our trail this morning while everything was still crisp! What a ride. We stopped at a spot, turned off the machines and listened. In addition to the scurrying of the squirrels and the swish from a Grey Jay flying over; we heard the Swans calling. I have not seen them yet but we have had reports of them up by Rainbow Falls and on the Winnipeg River by Otter Falls. A sure sign of spring.
The Otter was out on the River but to far down to get a picture... except for a black mark on the ice. He was fun to watch though. He would run really quickly along the ice and then slide to the next open hole.
This afternoon we headed out to where Krsita, Ken and their friend Riley were fishing. As you can see a lot of lazing in the sun. Not much fishing.
Perfect way to spend the afternoon.
The Parks Department have done a great job of grooming the Ski trails all winter so they are well set to sustain a few warmer days.
If you are snowmobiling: stick to the trails. There is a bit of slush on the lakes.
I hope all enjoyed the gorgeous 1st day of Spring