Today, though the ice went out several days ago, was my first early morning kayak on Lake Five, and it was like a float through my Birds of Minnesota Field Guide book.
It was sunny and the lake was calm, though I was out very early as there are wind warnings out for later today.
Some, but not all of todays sightings include trumpeter swans, geese, loons (within 15 feet of my kayak, content as could be), osprey, bald eagles, great blue heron, buffleheads, wood ducks, mallards, and more.
I heard but did not see the barred owl and sand hill crane.
Now is an interesting time to be here…not for fishing but for birding and wildlife viewing. Come join me on this quiet lake, with the only noise being the calls of the loons, swans and owls.
Slip away for a few days of peace and quiet and we’ll meet early morning on glassy Lake Five with our paddles and a steamy mug of coffee.
Lake Five Lisa