Long-tailed Duck

2 Artic Birds in the same week!!!  Tuesday, I watched the Snow Buntings and yesterday I followed a MOU post over to Vadnais Lake and saw my first male Long-tailed Duck.  Linda W and I viewed a female Long-tail in Prescott last winter, but this was a first...

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Snow Buntings

I experienced my first up close look at a Snow Bunting this past week.  I have seen these guys before in fast moving flocks but this was a first to watch them walk on the ground and peck at food.  Very beautiful bird. The Snow Bunting is a bird of the high...

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Tim & Pat Visit

Our good friends Tim & Pat came for a weekend visit and we all had a great time.  We ate and drank a bit too much, went sightseeing in the old mill district of Minneapolis, met old friends for dinner, went dancing in an old road house bar in Golden Valley and...

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View from Rattle Snake Point

Spent the weekend in Frontenac at a Yoga retreat with my wife and some friends.  On Sunday afternoon, we hiked up to Rattle Snake Point at the far north end of Frontenac State Park.  Fall colors were awesome, the weather was summer like and we hiked with our...

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Izzy checking out the sailboat

Izzy got her first look at Marcel’s boat today.  We stopped by White Bear Boat Works to see the boat and make arrangements to pull it out of storage.  Current plans are to possibly donate it to the Boy Scouts for a training boat at Tomahawk Scout Camp. ...

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Sailboat For Sale

1982 MacGregor 25’ A 2000 inductee into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame, this well-maintained MacGregor 25 is easy to rig and sail. A swing keel makes trailering and launching simple, and the spacious cabin provides ample room for all your sailing necessities....

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White-throated Sparrow arrives

Now that the leaves are dropping, it’s time to look for seasonal birds in the back yard.  One of our favorites is the White-throated Sparrow.  The black-and-white-striped head is augmented by a bright white throat and yellow between the eye and the bill,...

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