Posts Tagged ‘wood duck’

Monday Morning Musings

Monday, April 12th, 2010
  • Had a great weekend of weather, with highs in the 60’s.  It was a perfect time to start putting in the docks, which we did.  We have all the sections of the docks in the water, with the exceptions of the wings.  A special “thank you” goes out to our friend Luke Rasmussen for helping us out with the docks this weekend.
  • Also had a chance to get a boat in the water and go for a ride on the lake.  Water temps on the surface of the main lake basin were around 44 degrees, while Stiner’s Bay surface temp was about 50 degrees.  Didn’t see a whole lot of action anywhere in terms of panfish.  I still think it just might be a little bit early yet.  If you remember last year, the crappie bite took off on Memorial Day weekend (May 24th) when mid-lake water surface temps were in the mid-50’s.  We are still a little ways off on that.  With weather forecasted in the mid 70’s this week, the water temps may improve pretty rapidly.  We will keep you updated on the water temps and any fishing reports we come by.
  • All the waterfowl have made their way back to Thunder Lake.  The otters have been active around the lake and we also heard our first loon call last night at sunset.  Still waiting for a resident to take us up on our wood duck house.
  • The telephone has been ringing quite a bit lately for reservations on fishing opener weekend and Memorial Day Weekend.  We still have availability for those dates.  Call now to make your reservation.  You can also check out our current deals and specials.

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Wood Duck Hatch!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

In the spring of 2008, we built and put up a wood duck house on the red pine in front of Cottage #7 & Cottage #8.  However, we didn’t get any nesting takers.  This spring, I went up and put in new bedding in the house with hopes it would attract a female wood duck for nesting.  After a few days, we began to see activity in the house and soon thereafter, there were 9 eggs.

Two days ago, I checked to see if they had hatched again and they hadn’t.  Today, our guests notified us that the chicks had jumped out of the house and walked down to the water.  We ran outside to try get good pictures, but they had already made their way down the shoreline.

According to wikipedia, wood duck chicks jump from the house a day after they hatch and are immediately able to swim and get food on their own.  It’s pretty amazing how well-developed they are following the hatching from the egg.

“See You At The Lake”