Spruce Grouse display flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHYfxu-7Yk

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Gray Jay just out of the nest

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juvenile Gray Jay

This morning, this young Gray Jay was out foraging with its parents.

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Gray Jay juvenile

This angle shows the primary and tail feathers that are not fully developed. Gray Jays start nesting in the late winter and their young fledge in early May.

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Park Newspaper

Follow the link to the Rendezvous, Voyageurs National Park’s newspaper. Lots of good information for the visitor.

https://www.nps.gov/voya/learn/news/upload/VOYA_web_2017-Rendezvous-compressed-3.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Volunteer opportunities in the north woods

http://mnnvc.org/

 

 

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Fox Sparrow

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Fox Sparrow

A very cold Fox Sparrow on this snowy day at the end of April.

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Improving Blueberry Habitat

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd539683.pdf

 

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Merlin casts pellet

Merlin casts pellet

I was looking back at some of the old posts and I came across this one that was interesting.

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There she is

Spruce Grouse, female, taking a dust bath

Spruce Grouse, female, taking a dust bath

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Spotted Grouse?

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Spotted Grouse

That’s what John James Audubon called them back in the 1800’s. I can see where he got the descriptive name. The modern name is Spruce Grouse.

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Another rare (regular) bird

American Three-toed Woodpecker

American Three-toed Woodpecker

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