More Migrants

Northern Parula

Cape May Warbler

Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Northern Parula

Cape May Warbler

 

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Fall migration has begun

Cape May Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

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Unusual wildflower

double black-eyed susan

“double” Black-eyed Susan

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Baby Season!

American Robin on nest

mallards

Mallard Ducks

Barn Swallow nestlings

hummingbird nest

Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest

grouse,rugged-chick

Ruffed Grouse chick

woodpecker, black-backed

Black-backed Woodpecker

Red-eyed Vireo, fledgling

Red-eyed Vireo, fledgling

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Jewels of the Forest

warbler magnolia

Magnolia Warbler

magnolia warbler

Magnolia Warbler

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Boreal forest fauna and flora

Twin Flower
Linnaea Borealis

twin flower

Twin Flower

Clintonia or Blue Bead Lilly

Moccasin Flower (also known as Stemless Lady Slipper)

can you see the frog?

Spring Peeper Frog

And flowers growing out of rock boulders!

bunchberry

Bunchberry

Scary!!!

and look out for really BIG fauna!

 

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Resident Birds

chickadee, boreal

Boreal Chickadee

This special little Chickadee is different than the more numerous “Black-capped” Chickadees. This is a Boreal Chickadee and they sport a brown cap. This Chickadee would be considered a specialty of our northeastern boreal forest. Birdwatchers travel from other parts of the country and world to add this bird to their life list.

The Boreal Chickadee is a year round resident here in northern Minnesota and they are busy with nesting now.

 

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singing…

cape may warbler

Cape May Warbler

This warbler wouldn’t quit singing! He was flycatching insects and singing profusely every time he came back to the branch.

white shoulders on the Cape May Warbler

The white feathers on the shoulders of the Cape May Warbler is a really good field mark. You can see those feathers from quite a distance.

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More Warblers

cape may warbler

Cape May Warbler

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Warbler Wave

warbler, blackpoll

Blackpoll Warbler

warbler, blackpoll

Blackpoll Warbler

I’m not a Black-capped Chickadee!

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Blackpoll Warbler

I only migrate through Minnesota on my way to my breeding grounds in Canada. Look at my pretty bright orange feet and legs – that’s a distinctive field mark in the spring. Next fall I will look completely different…

Blackpoll Warbler in basic plumage

You can still see my feet are a orangey color even though they have faded.

Blackpoll Warbler

 

 

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