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Spring Arrivals

If you have an old moose antler in your garden, you might capture a photo like the one above! I got this photo a few years ago. The Fox Sparrow is an early migrant as they make their way back … Continue reading

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Pine Grosbeaks are still here

Some of the other birds that are around now.

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Pine Grosbeaks

Last weekend at the Sax-Zim Bog Birding Festival, there was a Pine Grosbeak that was said to be “xanthocromic”. That term means there are yellow feathers. This Grosbeak has that orangey-yellow feature. The next photo is a normally pigmented male … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl

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The Magpie is back this winter

This beautiful bird has been coming into my feeders this winter.    

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Blueberry picking in Voyageur Country

Check out this brochure for information about Blueberries and where to find them. Oak_Blueberry Brochure  

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Northern Shrike

I was wondering why all the birds took off from the feeders in a flurry, then I looked around outside the window and saw a Northern Shrike. This bird is also known as the Butcher Bird because of their habit … Continue reading

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Ruffed Grouse concerns

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/science-and-nature/4557427-wisconsin-confirms-first-west-nile-grouse?utm_source=DNT+Today+Email&utm_campaign=51b2f3e8c7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_16_03_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_30a195ad60-51b2f3e8c7-234069385

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not just a tree in VNP

http://queticosuperior.org/blog/jack-pine-voyageurs-national-park-crowned-national-champion

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a walk in the woods

The other day it was really nice out, a good day to get out and walk. As I was walking along the road I heard the soft tapping of a woodpecker.  A few years ago at the Detroit Lakes Birding … Continue reading

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