Thursday, April 26, 2012

Migration on hold...

North winds have put the brakes on bird migration for more than a week and it looks like this may change on Monday when winds the expected to shift to the south - pushing our American Tree Sparrows, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings northwards while sweeping in a new wave of sparrows and perhaps the first neotropical migrants. I can't wait!

I encountered this fearless Spruce Grouse at the mouth of the Pic River this morning.

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  1. Lovely! Most of Minnesota is too far south for this bird; I have not had the pleasure of seeing one.

  2. Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.