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Monarchs and other flying creatures

The Monarchs are back. I spotted the first on Flag Day (14 June) — a full 11 days later than my first spotting last year. It was in the lower meadow and took me by surprise when I flushed it. 598 more words

Northern Cardinals

Blue Grosbeaks and a few other birds

Blue grosbeaks were all over Fort Desoto during spring migration back in late April.  The all blue ones are males and the blue and brown one is a juvenile male that will eventually be all blue. 47 more words

Bird Photography

Happy First Day of Summer! (13 photos)

As summer begins, the birds sure are busy at Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Loons, Orioles, Hummingbirds, Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier and more.

Enjoy! 59 more words


First Rose Breasted Grosbeak


I love watching week by week as all the different bird species return from wherever they spend the cold winter months. Today, the sky is overcast, the new spring leaves persist in shining with yellow green perfection, grass is growing profusely, flowers are blooming, and I am doing housework. 107 more words

Magic Moments

Extra rose-breasted grosbeak shot

Here’s an extra shot of the male rose-breasted grosbeak I saw at the feeder last month. This was the perch he took before flying over to the feeder to join a female rose-breasted grosbeak that was already on the feeder. 42 more words

Backyard Birding

Monthly Journal – May, 2017

May’s journal focuses on activity in and around backyard feeders one afternoon on the north end of the neighborhood.  We were invited over to see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks who had been showing up to recharge on good food in a wonderful wooded setting before continuing on their migration.  49 more words

Monthly Journal

Good spring for rose-breasted grosbeaks

I didn’t see my first one until May 17, but since then I’ve seen a good number of rose-breasted grosbeaks — always a welcomed sighting in the spring. 219 more words

Backyard Birding