Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Birds of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Filling the Feeders at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Filling the Feeders at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Filling the bird feeders is a very integral part of the upkeep at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. We want our guests to be able to experience as much nature and wildlife as possible during their visit. To accomplish this we place as many bird feeders and gardens around the perimeter of the yard as possible. Every couple days, Dennis replenishes the feeders in order to draw the largest variety of birds to the yard.

Last week we had this leucistic House Finch at the feeder.

Leucistic House Finch at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Leucistic House Finch at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

We were also very fortunate to be able to view from the yard, these magnificent Bald Eagles.

Bald Eagles Visiting Roberts' Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Bald Eagles Visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Juvenile Bald Eagle Visiting Roberts' Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Juvenile Bald Eagle Visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Almost everyday you can see the Red-tailed Hawks flying over Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House and hear them calling to each other. This photo of two Red-tailed Hawks was taken on January 11th, 2015.

Red-tail Hawks

Red-tail Hawks

If you love nature and wildlife please visit us at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. Book your stay now!

Connie Zink

Proprietor

 

Enter in 2015 to Win a Free Two Night Stay in 2016!!!! Register Now!!!!

Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Win a free two night stay for 1 to 4  people during 2016 at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House in Savanna, Illinois. (Dates are subject to availability, must be two consecutive nights, and must be used in 2016). Value up to $299.00. Winner will be randomly chosen by Contest Hopper. Prize is transferable to winner’s family and friends.

Please visit Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House to register!!!

Bald Eagle Viewing Time Is Here At Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House!!!!!

Bald Eagles Visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

It’s that time of year! The Bald Eagles have arrived in our area. The numbers of Bald Eagles in the surrounding area around Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House will vary from day to day according to the weather conditions. As the Mississippi River freezes and the fish supply gets smaller, the Bald Eagles that don’t move farther south down the river, will move inland looking for food sources. On January 11th, we had six Bald Eagles within a 1/4 mile of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House searching for food. The two photos I have included here were taken from the Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House front yard.

Juvenile Bald Eagle Visiting Roberts' Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Juvenile Bald Eagle Visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House January 11th 2015

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House is conveniently located to many prime Bald Eagle viewing areas. Lock and Dam 12 in Bellevue, Iowa and Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Illinois are within a 20 to 30 minute drive. Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is only 7 miles north of Savanna and provides many close up views of Bald Eagles. Sabula, Iowa (the Island City) across the river from Savanna, often in the winter months has many opportunities for Bald Eagle Viewing.

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House has a $99.00 a night rate for overnight stays for 1 to 2 people for Bald Eagle Viewing . Please click on the link for complete information and the dates that apply.

Here are a couple more photos taken in the area:

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

Bald Eagle eating Fish at Sabula, Iowa

Bald Eagle eating Fish at Sabula, Iowa

Bald Eagles in Sabula Iowa

Bald Eagles in Sabula Iowa

If you are looking for a chance to see our nations national symbol, please visit us at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Connie Zink

Proprietor

 

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter has arrived at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House in Savanna, Illinois. Looking for a private, cozy place to stay after a day of skiing at Chestnut Mountain Lodge outside of Galena, or a day of Bald Eagle watching on the Mississippi River? If you love bird-watching you will love Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. We have bird feeders around the entire perimeter of the yard that provides an abundance of birds to view such as Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinch, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers . Red-tailed Hawks and an occasional Bald Eagle soar over the valley adjacent to Roberts’ Roost. White-tailed deer can be spotted on the hillside with an occasional visit to the yard, for the shelled corn set out for the squirrels.

Inside, stay warm and cozy with a good book, a board game, or 150 channel TV. Hot chocolate and popcorn await your visit. Reservations (with 48 hours advance notice) will also have chocolate chip cookies upon arrival. Book now for your private winter getaway! Call 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542 or email:  RobertsRoostCountryGuestHouse@gmail.com

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Filling the Bird Feeders at Roberts' Roost

Filling the Bird Feeders at Roberts’ Roost

 

Winner Of The Free Two Night Stay in 2015!!!!!

Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

And The Winner Is………… Vickie Zinanni!!!!!  Vickie, you have won the free two night stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House for 2015. Your stay is good for two consecutive nights, anytime during the calendar year 2015. (Dates are subject to availability so please book your stay early). You must use your free stay in 2015, the offer expires December 31st, 2015 Happy New Year!!!! Vickie, we are looking forward to meeting you in 2015.

Connie and Dennis Zink