First up - North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis. Don't let the proximity to I-94 fool you - it is sandwiched between the river and the freeway, and has some real gems. The nature center is wonderful. They also have an open area that will attract Eastern Kingbirds, Eastern Phoebes and other flycatchers. Northern Flickers and other woodpeckers love it, too. This was the first spot this year that I heard and saw Song Sparrows (first two pics). It also features a large Great Blue Heron Rookery (next four pics).