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Baby Season!

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Jewels of the Forest

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Boreal forest fauna and flora

And flowers growing out of rock boulders! and look out for really BIG fauna!  

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Resident Birds

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 … Continue reading

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singing…

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 … Continue reading

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More Warblers

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Warbler Wave

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 … Continue reading

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returning migrants

The songbirds are coming back in droves now! The White-throated Sparrows showed up yesterday, and this morning, the air is filled with their beautiful song. I like to say that this bird is ubiquitous to Crane Lake – they are … Continue reading

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The first Flycatcher

The Eastern Phoebe is the first “flycatcher” to arrive at Crane Lake. The flycatcher family is a large one and as their name indicates, they mainly eat insects. Phoebes are pretty common at Crane Lake and they stay for the … Continue reading

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Another Sparrow arrives

Right behind the Fox Sparrows and Juncos, the Song Sparrow makes an appearance. They have a pretty little song, and in my opinion, a good name! The Song Sparrow has a highly variable song that depends on their location – … Continue reading

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