Golden-winged Warbler

Coffee on the deck watching a very active back yard.  A flash in the crab apple gets our attention. On closer look, we find not one but two Golden-winged Warbler peek a boo high in the crab apple resting from long flight resting from long flight eating crab apple...

Exploring Vadnais Lake Trails

Entering east trails view south to lake cattail marsh incoming stream east road disappointing sign mature pines wetlands 4 Trumpeter Swans Back of new home Tina and I hiked 5 miles today, exploring some of the trails surrounding Vadnais Lake.  We also detoured thru...

Fall Ducks arriving

Yesterday on a bike ride, I spun around Vadnais Lake to see if any of the fall flocks had started to arrive.  The south end of the lake at a couple of hundred ducks, but without binocs, I was unable to tell if it was more than Mallards.  

Christmas Bird Count 2014

Today was the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count.  St. Paul Audubon Society has been actively participating for decades and this was my 4th or 5th year.  After a cold morning exploring our ‘circle’ of parks and open spaces in St. Paul, I decided to add in a...

Birding in Kenya

In July, Tina and I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya for a photo safari with our family.  I have about 4,000 images to sort through, but here are a few images shots from the trip. More images posted at http://www.bnwilson.net/. Purple Grenadier Lilac-breasted...

Kentucky Warbler

1st identified by Julian Sellers on June 11th, I ventured to Battle Creek Park quite early this morning on the chance of seeing a Kentucky Warbler.  The bird and several birders were exactly where Julian had 1st found him.  I was able to watch the bird for...