Our neighborhood Belted Kingfisher

It looks like it's fishing. Last year, it found a mate here.

Black-crowned Night-Herons

May 24
Black-crowned Night-Herons
Photographed at sunset in Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge

It's a Marbled Godwit breeding battle

May 22
It's a Marbled Godwit breeding battle
Two males were fighting for territory
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May 19

25 Wood Duck ducklings in one batch

More than one hen involved, most likely
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May 18

Gulls follow tractors for an easy insect meal

Spring plowing often attracts a crowd
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May 12

Curent atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) numbers

Numbers from web site CO2.earth
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May 12

Wondering what happens inside the egg

Conservationists have high hopes for high-tech egg
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May 9

Can you feed dog chow to birds? Yes, but mushy

According to experts who use it in zoos and for research birds
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May 2

Golden-winged Warblers Unlimited: Want to join?

It's Like Ducks Unlimited, only hunting with camera and binoculars
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April 30

Wilson's Phalarope males fight for breeding rights

The object of their affections kept well out of the way
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April 27

Big mistake -- the mealworm store is ALL-SEASONS

It's where I shop -- I really do know better
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April 26

Find the duck. See the swans. Where's the goose?

Photos of three waterfowl nests
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April 22

Cooper's Hawk kills, plucks, and eats woodpecker

All that remained of the flicker was a spread of feathers
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April 18

Tom turkey colors are extravagant at this time of year

The lone hen here, however, is not yet impressed
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April 18

It was a two-owl day

One in a tree, the other on an arm
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April 17

Carbon dioxide reading exceeded 410 ppm on April 13

Parts per million as atmospheric content
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April 16

Sandhill Cranes have a very varied diet

This bird, at Crex Meadows in Wisconsin, was eating snail
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April 15

Live mealworms are very popular at our feeder

An experiment, to see how it works. It works well.
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April 13

Sandhill Cranes at Crex are in the mood

Well, at least most of them
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April 10

"The Kiskadee of Death," new birder murder mystery

Seventh in series by former Minnesotan Jan Dunlap
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April 7

Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere on April 5: 406.45 ppm

Over 400 ppm is way too high
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April 4

Quick, squeeze me before the predators arrive

Wood Frogs are already singing mating songs
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April 2

Millions of migrant birds come to Minnesota via Mississippi flyway

It is one of four major migration routes north to south