All About Birds: A small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes, the Sora is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. Its distinctive descending whinny call can be easily heard from the depths of the cattails, but actually seeing the little...

Some that got away

Two of birds that were fun to see, were the Kentucky Warbler and the Inca Dove. Sadly, these 2 birds were not very helpful once the binoculars were put away and the camera came out.

Long-tailed Duck

One of my favorite birds of 2010 was this male Long-tailed Duck that hung out on Vadnais Lake for much of November with the Common Goldeneye’s and other fall migrants.  I just wish he’d have come a bit closer for his picture.