STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Still time to register for Hawk Ridge Birdathon
It isn't too late to register to participate in the 27th annual Hawk Ridge Birdathon, which will be held this Saturday, May 18. The object is to count as many bird species as you can within the 24-hou... Posted on 5/15/13 at 1:06 PM
BACKYARD CHICKEN sorry for no updates - started an egg business!
Hello: My apologies for those who have been reading this blog... I have not been posting for some time because I have started a farm and doing, what else, chickens. Our farm is in Wrenshall and we hav... Posted on 12/8/12 at 7:30 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a... Posted on 3/24/12 at 9:04 AM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB The magic of Harvest Moon birdwatching
Where is the interface between the cosmos and planet Earth? Everywhere. Watching birds fly across the shiny coin of the Harvest Moon last night was but one example. Every September anyone with a tel... Posted on 9/12/11 at 12:47 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY In the Yard
These little birds are so ugly that only a Mama and Papa bird could love them. Far Guy reported a while back that there was a nest with an egg in it near one of the honeysuckle vines that ... Posted on 6/10/11 at 6:12 AM
She is 3 months old, with golden irises in her unblinking eyes. This female sharp-shinned hawk— “my” sharp-shinned hawk, but I know better — is on her way to wintering in Central America. She was born in northern Minnesota or southern Canada, was just netted and banded, and will be released in minutes.
Warm temperatures, a garden that is producing and lots of flowers in bloom — this hardly seems like a time that we might observe migration among the local birds. But it is happening now, as it does every August.
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