Starting about the middle of October, whitetail bucks will begin to rub and scrape in earnest in preparation for the upcoming peak of the rut in early November.
Male wood ducks are the most colorful of all North American waterfowl.
Adult birds are busy feeding hungry youngsters. This male eastern bluebird is bringing a katydid to its nesting cavity.
No, this is not as it appears. The ducklings are actually mallards, and the mallard hen is barely out of the photo. The drake wood duck just happened to have been swimming past.
Warblers are migrating through Minnesota right now, among them the colorful American Redstart. Redstarts do nest in the state.