Category Archives: Birds of Crane Lake
Although there are still patches of snow around, I found this Salamander in the snow. I put it on the birch bark for the photo. Here are some of the comments I received: Nice find!!! It was probably sun bathing … Continue reading
Red-winged Blackbirds arrive back up north before the ponds are ice free. This is when they will come in to feeders and eat sunflower seeds. It’s cold out and he is keeping his red feathers hidden for the most part. … Continue reading
It’s been a long time coming, but spring is teasing us with warmer temperatures. Some of the early arrivers include: Ever notice how the Grackle flies with their tail held diagonally? That is a breeding display and the males only … Continue reading
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
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
Some of the other birds that are around now.
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
This beautiful bird has been coming into my feeders this winter.