The Birds are Coming Back

20 02 2010

Since last weekend, I have been feeding the birds again.  It’s so much fun to see them dancing around in the feeders and chirping away.

Black-capped chickadees, White-breasted Nuthhatches, and Pine siskins, and Common redpolls are the most numerous.

I hope to get a few Downy Woodpeckers, Bluejays, and Grosebeaks today ot tomorrow.

Oz, one of our Belgian Tervurens, is outside barking at the deer as they run through the yard.

This is definitely a fishing day!  Wish me luck and have a fantastic day!

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Fishing for Valentines

14 02 2010

Well, the ice is 26″ thick and the weather was perfect 27f.  One would think the fish would cooperate.  Not!  They’re probably watching the Olympics.  Still a fantastic day on the lake. 

I put the bird feeder up, so I can update you on the types of birds in the area.  I expect Redpolls and Chickadees.   Probably some Nut hatches too and woodpeckers.

I’ll take some photos Sunday.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all…





February 9, 2010 Wolf Sightings!

10 02 2010

Our neighbor spotted 4  TIMBERWOLVES yesterday walking along the shoreline on the north side of the lake.  Another neighbor reported fresh wolf tracks (two sets) just down the road yesterday as well.  It is that time of year, when wolves become active, hunting in packs for food.  What a sight!

I went ice fishing Sunday.  I was on the east end of the lake in about 15′ of water between 1:00 and 5:00 PM.  I didn’t get a bite.  Apparently, even the fishkies were watching the Super Bowl!

Norhtern Minnesota is great this tme of year.  Winter brings about a whole new vision of nature at its best.  I expect fishing to pick up in the next couple of weeks as the weather mellows to 0-30f above zero consistenly.  The snow is perfect for skiing, snowmobiling and fun!

Pelican Lake is quiet now.  We seldom see people on the lake.  It’s peaceful and serene.  When the moon is bright late night skiing is fantastic!

The ice is between 24″-36″ thick.  Last year, we had 36″-48″ of ice at the end of the season.  I don’t think it will get that thick this year.  That will lead to an earlier “ice out”.  I’ll keep you posted.

Stay tuned for updates now on a daily or weekly basis from here to the opener!…just 95 days away!!!!!

John…





Winter Storm March 10th Pelican Lake Orr, MN.

11 03 2009
Winter Storm March 10th on Pelican Lake Orr, MN

Winter Storm March 10th on Pelican Lake Orr, MN

March 10th Pelican Lake Storm
March 10th Pelican Lake Storm




Pelican Lake Orr MN Weather Report for 3-11-09

11 03 2009

Wow!  Another 10-12″ blanket of snow.  Temps. dropped from the mid 20’s to minus 1-5 this am.  Schools are delayed 2 hours, due to blowing and drifting snow.  By the weekend we expect 30-40 degree temps. and lots of melting.  Needless to say, the lake level should be high this spring.

Bundle up today and stay warm.  Winds should die down by noon. 

Put on the coffee pot and enjoy the winter wonderland.  Thanks Grubby, for plowing me out this morning.  He reported that drifts were up to two feet on Pelican Road this am.

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Pelican Lake, Orr, MN Weather Report & Animal Sightings

8 03 2009

Today looks like a  slightly overcast day with mild winds and temps in the 10-20 degree range.  Just right for frolicking in the snow; skiing, sledding, fishing.

Deer are becoming more active and Carol spotted a large Timberwolf yesterday crossing HWY 23 on her way to town.  The warmer temps have a positive affect on everybody and everything!

The birds have been very active for the past two months, downy woodpeckers, redpolls, pine siskins, bluejays, nuthatches, black-capped chickadees, pine grosebeaks, american tree sparrows, finches and lumberjacks are most common.  I have also seen our resident pilliated woodpecker couple as well.  Carol has spotted a box owl or two along the ski trails behind the lodge.  Birdwatching has been fun…We average between 1-20 birds + two squirrels at the feeders at a time.

Neighbors report that they have not seen any wolves on the lake this winter.  Perhaps this soon will change as well.  The lake had quite a bit of slush on it this year, due to the heavy layer of snowcover.  We will keep our eyes peeled.

Enjoy…John…

Grey Wolf Lodge  greywolflodge.com  4411 pelican road orr, mn 55771 800-840-wolf (9653)