Tag Archives: Birds

Latest additions to Crane Lake fauna

The Trumpeter Swans on the Voyageur Statue beaver pond have had a successful hatching of 4 tiny Cygnets!   The restored Trumpeter Swan is thriving in Minnesota. Trumpeters were nearly extirpated in the continental U.S. in the early 20th century. Only a tiny population … Continue reading

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Horned Larks moving through

It was a good birdy day yesterday. Migration is in full swing and new birds are moving through every day. I went for a walk in the Lake Jeanette area. This immature Horned Lark was foraging in the short grasses … Continue reading

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Trip to Sioux Falls

Not Sioux Falls South Dakota, but a daytrip via canoe up the Little Indian Sioux River. I say “up” because the river flows north and by travelling south we were going upstream. This part of the river is lined with bog on … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems

Singing from their favored habitat: dense patches of the shrub Mountain Maple. It’s as if he is saying “I challenge you”! It even looks like he has little horns. And further on, tucked in the dense stands of the Balsam … Continue reading

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what was that pile of feathers?

The other day I was heading down the Echo Trail on my way back from a morning of birding, when I came around a curve and there appeared, quite suddenly, a family of Woodcocks! One adult and at least 4 babies. … Continue reading

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Dove stops by for a visit

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kufFoyYDg[/youtube] Today there was a Mourning Dove under the bird feeder. It’s curious how the bird takes the sunflower seed and swallows it whole, without cracking it open.

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Spring Cleaning

Yes, Spring will eventually return to Crane Lake! The change of seasons has been pretty slow up until now, Winter refuses to loosen its icey grip. In the next few days it is supposed to warm up and all that pesky … Continue reading

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