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...

My first Great Gray Owls (#993)

Last weekend, Tina and I spent a couple of days in Duluth to celebrate our anniversary. As part of the stay, I went to visit the Sax Zim bog for a day of winter birding.  I have really had my heart set on finally seeing a Great Gray Owl and decided to hire a...

Backyard Feeders

It’s been busy at the backyard feeders these past few weeks. Visitors this month include Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, House Finch and Sparrows.  The...