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...

Pel’s Fishing Owl, Botswana summer 2012

The Pel’s Fishing Owl is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is classified as threatened in South Africa – where its numbers have dwindled due to loss of habitat and pollution – and is uncommon and localized elsewhere. The Okavango Delta of Botswana, however, provides one...

Clark’s Nutcracker (#992)

First found on 30 October by Tammy Holmer, this third Clark’s Nutcracker of the 2012 fall season has been very cooperative and easy to observe along County Road I, about 500 feet west of Hodgson Road.  ‘Accidental’ in Minnesota – First...

Warblers in the backyard

We have had several warbler species through the back yard this month as fall migration flies south.  her are a couple of shots of a young female Chestnut-sided Warbler playing in Tina’s fountain.

Hunting for Dickcissels

Word had it that Dickcissels had been seen in Mounds View.  I grabbed the camera and made it to an empty field at the NW corner of at 694 and 35-W.  I not only found Dickcissels but also Savannah Sparrow and 36 other species.  Great morning!!