Horned Grebe’s on Long Lake

Thanks to a phone call from friend Judy Mikolai, we counted 40+ Common Loons and over 60 Horned Grebes on Long Lake Saturday.  Most were quite far out on the water, but several Grebes came near shore for a quick photo.

More fun in the Backyard

With colder than normal temps, lingering snow cover and spring migration in full swing, the backyard feeders have been quite busy over the past several weeks. Even our first Warbler!

Winter birds in April

Pine Siskin and (Hoary) Redpoll With a prediction for one last spit of snow this evening, winter still lingers in Minnesota.  The backyard and feeders are still full of our winter guests including Juncos, Pine Siskins and Redpolls.  (The redpoll on the right...

Yellow-headed Blackbird (#998)

For several years I have tried to view the Yellow-headed Blackbird.  This past weekend in the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas, we came across a large flock of Red-winged blackbirds.  Noticing flashes of white whenever the flock would lift...

Boreal Owl (#994)

While we were birding in the bog Saturday, Erik received reports of Boreal Owl sightings in Two Harbors. At least 3 different birds had been reported during the day.  We drove back thru Duluth picking up Tina and hurried up the north shore.  Driving through...