On New Years Day I photographed this ruffed grouse silhouetted against the afterglow. It was feeding on crab apples while ice and snow from the recent storm still clung to the branches and fruit.
More from Star Tribune
More from Bill Marchel
Camouflaged great gray owl.
Deer takes icy plunge.
Gray wolf and deer tracks.
Image of great gray owl wins award.
Ruffed Grouse Silhouette
Recommended For You
Vikings lineman Alex Boone said his former 49ers teammate "probably would have had a problem on the sideline" during Friday's game if the two were still teammates.
The Vikings are looking to trade veteran center John Sullivan, an NFL source confirmed to the Star Tribune. Sullivan, 31, has practiced in full and…
The team will keep the Minnesota United FC name and logo when it joins the top league of U.S. soccer in 2017.
Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.
Let's not recklessly lose sight of the vulnerable people it serves. Don't shut it down. Find a middle ground.