Category Archives: Birds of Crane Lake

Warblers are returning to Crane Lake

One of the most beautiful of warblers is the Blackburnian Warlber, and this morning one has returned to my backyard. An amazing little bundle of joy, this Warbler has taken the treacherous trip all the way from South America to … Continue reading

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Where are the Finches?

This winter has seen an obvious lack of winter finches like the Pine Grosbeak that usually invade our northern bird feeders this time of year. The main reason being that there is a hardy crop of cones and berries up … Continue reading

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Vintage ad with the Voyageur Statue at the top

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Perfect camouflage

can you see the bird? There really was one there! This cryptic little bird is a rarely seen resident in Minnesota.  

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Sapsucker

Minnesota has only one species of Sapsucker, the yellow-bellied. The Sapsucker in the above photo is a juvenile, he lacks the red cap and red throat of the adult male. This photo shows why the bird gets the name yellow-bellied … Continue reading

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Birding at Crane Lake

Crane Lake is an outpost so to speak, it is the jumping off point for many fishing and canoe trips to the BWCAW, Quetico Provincial Park, and Canada. It was once noted as the busiest seaplane base in the world. … Continue reading

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Fall Warblers

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It’s a Sparrow invasion!

Yes, Juncos are Sparrows.  

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Junco(s)

Feed me now!

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Beavers

I didn’t know that Beavers liked Wild Rice, but they do! He was munching away on the tender shoots of the plant.

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