Archive for January, 2016

24
Jan
16

Sax-Zim Bog 2016 and Duluth Harbor

This winter’s trip failed to reveal any owls, unlike the past two winter trips where there were multiple sightings of Snowy, Great Grey and Hawk owls. But there was still a lot of sublime sightings amid the mostly overcast and snow-flurried skies. The last photograph is from Canal Park in Duluth’s harbor where a first-year Ivory Gull, a bird more at home on the arctic pack ice, has been drawing quite a bit of attention. NOTE: You can enlarge any image on the blog simply by clicking on the image.

Gray JayGrey Jay 1 WEB

Pine Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak WEB

Snowshoe HareSnowshoe Hare WEB

Pine Grosbeak (female)
Pine Grosebeak (F) WEB

PorcupinePorcupine WEB

Black-capped ChickadeesBlack-capped chickadees WEB

Evening GrosbeakEvening Grosbeak (M) WEB

Common RedpollRedpoll in flight WEB

Gray JayGrey Jay WEB

Ivory GullIvory Gull 3 WEB

 

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20
Jan
16

Not-so-common visitors

The Pileated woodpecker and Red-bellied woodpecker are not-so-common visitors to my urban feeders in the city of St. Paul.  They are more common in wooded areas like those around the St. Croix River near Stillwater, Minnesota where these were photographed.

Pileated Woodpecker 1 Feb 2016 WEB

 

Red-bellied woodpecker WEB

11
Jan
16

birch detail

This is an image I introduced later in the 2015 season from the area of Fort Snelling State Park.

Birch Pano WEB