Category Archives: Birds

Sandhill Cranes, Part 2

Was it only a week ago I was watching cranes at sunrise? Feels longer–intense week! Anyway, once the first edges of light crept across the lake, we could see the cranes out there: It’s not often I look at my … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Part 1

On Sunday, I got to do something I’ve been wanting to do for years–photograph the Sandhill Crane migration. Someday, I’d like to go to the Platte River in Nebraska to see the spring migration, but that’s a bigger trip than … Continue reading

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Raptor Release

I love going to the bird releases for the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center for many reasons. First, it’s such a joyous occasion, seeing magnificent birds released into the wild again after overcoming injury. Second, it’s a wonderful way to … Continue reading

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A Couple of Pictures

Gardening and home improvement season is upon us. This always conflicts with what I consider to be prime photography season. I like getting out there during migration, before the trees leaf out, and before the birds establish territories and nests. You … Continue reading

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Finding Spring

It’s been a long, hard winter here in Minnesota. I long to move freely without slogging through snow. We’re almost there, and I needed to get out and away from the city today, so I went to a park to … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl Irruption

There is an irruption of Snowy Owls across much of the country this year, including in Minnesota. What is an irruption, you ask? About once a decade, an unusual number of Snowy Owls push south into the US from their … Continue reading

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Minnesota Zoo

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Joleen and I went to the zoo with her sons (hi all!). I hadn’t been all year, so it was fun to get out and see the critters with some good peeps along … Continue reading

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Amadeus

Alicia has an African Grey parrot named Amadeus. Amadeus has never shown much, if any, interest in me. So I was rather surprised on my last visit when he came walking up to me. Not only did he walk up … Continue reading

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Spring is Here!

Spring felt like it would never come to Minnesota this year. It kept snowing, and snowing, and snowing, long after I thought I would go crazy if I saw a single flake more. So when the forecast called for 70s … Continue reading

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Introducing Sparrowhawk

Bought a new budgie this past weekend, and have named her Sparrowhawk. Here are a couple of pictures of her. Will get better ones on a sunny morning sometime, but these will do to start!

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