Sally Murwin spotted this red-throated loon along the south shore of Lake Minocqua. This is a very rare sighting in our area.
The most exciting, albeit brief bird sighting so far this winter occurred on Feb. 18 when Sally Murwin spotted a loon-like bird on a patch of water kept open by a neighbor’s aerator along the south shore of Lake Minocqua. The bird was actively diving and fishing, and appeared quite healthy, but it was smaller than the common loons that frequent our area during the breeding season.
The following is the Lakeland area weather report for today through Monday, Feb. 3, according to the National Weather Service in Green Bay and local observations: (View comments) Friday, January 31, 2014
Wisconsin’s growing bald eagle population – a record number of breeding pairs and occupied nests were recorded in 2013 – and a hard, early freeze are combining to create fantastic viewing opportunities this winter for the nation’s symbol in many parts of Wisconsin, state eagle experts say.
It’s -40°F this morning (Jan. 6) in Manitowish. This is the actual temperature and not the wind chill.
Call me crazy, as I’m sure you will, but I’m quite happy to see this extreme low temperature. Not happy from a personal comfort standpoint, mind you, but from a “this is the way it’s supposed to be in Northern Wisconsin” standpoint.