As we finished hiking the Split Rock River Loop Trail we could see some big waves down by the lake. We drove down for a closer look and did find some big waves crashing into the shore.
It was cold and Dreary this weekend in Duluth. I decided to walk down to Canal Park and see if anything was going on. Not much happening. I was a little surprised at the number of people wandering around given how cold and dreary it was. The shipping season was just getting underway and there wasn’t much activity.
The photo shown below was used by Travel Wisconsin for an article on the Apostle Islands Ice Caves.
Our pet Sharp-skinned Hawk has been absent for a while but last week he returned and spent quite some time flying around my bird feeders before flying at an arborvitae and flushing some birds. I don’t know if the caught any but he did flush a female Northern Cardinal who flew into a window in her panic to escape. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a hawk land on three different perches on a single visit.
For the past year I’ve had a female Northern Cardinal banging on my basement window. I posted a blog about it last spring.
Unfortunately she died in an accident last week. Tony Hawk seen here attempting to flush her out of her hiding place did managed to flush her and in her panic to escape she flew right into a window and was killed instantly. Normally Tony perches on the feeder for a while and then leaves. On this particular day he stayed around perching at three different locations before attempting to flush some birds from an arborvitae. I happened to be standing beside the window as Tony flew at an arborvitae where the female Cardinal hiding.
Since that time a Male Northern Cardinal who I assume was her mate has taken up the role of banging into my basement window.
The last time we drove to Duluth, Minnesota there were 40-50 mph winds blowing so we decided to continue on up the North Shore and see if we could catch some big waves. The winds were blowing from the South East and there were no big waves. We stopped at Gooseberry Falls to check out the conditions.
At the time I thought we should have driven to Grand Marais, Minnesota but we didn’t have time. Paul Sundberg was able to capture the furry of the storm in the harbor.
Miscellaneous items found on the Park Point Beach.