Saturday, May 16, 2009
The long weekend finally arrived and there is a rainy start. The previous week has been glorious and has allowed us to go kayaking and sit out on the dock enjoying the sunshine. We have been observing a hooded merganser pair flying around the house and fishing in the water. We finally saw the female trying to get into a hole about 50 feet high in a tree off of our Muskoka room. I actually thought she was stuck there, the hole being pretty small. She managed to get out and has been back many times. I guess this is her nest, so we hope to see the baby mergansers emerging in about four weeks! The blackflies have not been too bad so far!