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Lots going on

Spring is just starting to show itself in Crane Lake. First of Year birds that have arrived include Herring Gulls, and Trumpeter Swans. Turkey Vultures also come back really early. Not a handsome bird, but one vital to keeping the … Continue reading

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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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