Monday, May 19, 2014

Golden-winged warbler

 What a great bird to encounter this past week - second year male golden winged warbler.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

More May Goodies

Mourning doves

Hermit thrush
The species just keep tallying.  And sitting nicely for photos!
Tree swallow

Great and snowy egrets

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mid-May Goodies

Clay colored sparrow
This past weekend was quite a convergence of birds.  Still species like White-throated sparrows around, in addition to the warblers and others who are just arriving.
Olive sided flycatcher


Northern shoveler

Baltimore orioles
Magnolia warbler

Northern parula

Monday, May 5, 2014

Early May in MN

Black-capped Chickadee
Spring is trying to get here to Minnesota.  We have a few waterfowl, few shorebirds, sparrows, and the start of some warblers.  Sounds like many species still trying to make their way north.  The census from this past weekend "feels" more like late April, so hope we still get to see some of the migrants before they reach their breeding grounds to our north.
Blue-winged Teal

Field Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Northern Flicker

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ring-necked Duck

Swamp Sparrow

Wood Duck

White-throated Sparrow