And flowers growing out of rock boulders!
and look out for really BIG fauna!
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.
This warbler wouldn’t quit singing! He was flycatching insects and singing profusely every time he came back to the branch.
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.
I’m not a Black-capped Chickadee!
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…
You can still see my feet are a orangey color even though they have faded.