My wife and I recently took a 3 day weekend in the Great Northwoods for some well deserved downtime. We rented a newly remodeled vacation property from Adventure Rentals in Eagle River and the location couldn't have been more perfect! Our criteria for the weekend was to find someplace remote with a hot tub, sauna and of course, wildlife to enjoy and photograph. This property advertised the first three criteria and mother nature provided the rest.
March weather in Wisconsin is always a crap shoot. The first day we had overcast skies, occasional flurries and below freezing temps with a howling wind racing up the river. It didn't stop us from spending some quality time overlooking the river and watching the eagles and other wildlife though.
That evening, my wife and I beat the cold by enjoying both the outdoor sauna and hot tub on the deck overlooking the river while the eagles watched on from the trees above. It wouldn't take much to get used to that!
Day two brought a little nicer weather. The temp eventually broke 40 degrees and the sun made an appearance to brighten things up some as well. Our feathered friends and a few relatives where enjoying the nicer weather as well.
Here's a shot of a juvenile bald eagle soaring high overhead. Just as big as the nesting pair, this guy/gal is still working on the white plumage which won't appear until sexual maturity at approximately 4 or 5 years of age.
This fisher appeared out of nowhere skirting the open edge of the river.