Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Horned Lark.  Saw Horned Larks, two flocks of Blue Geese, Two large flocks of Canada Geese(one of which included some Snow Geese), four Killdeer, and five Robins at our place yesterday.  Hard not to get spring fever.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Cardinal, female

Cardinal, male

Purple Finch, male

Blue Jay

Goldfinch(not much color this time of year)

White-breasted Nuthatch


Tree Sparrow

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Six photos of the ice from Feb. 18,19,20 of 2018 at our place.  The driveway is a mess, but the ice also brings an unusual beauty.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trumpeter Swans Whitewater Reserve, N. of St. Charles, Mn.  Saw 20 Trumpeters today.

Bald Eagles are setting up shop for nesting.  Saw three nests today with one or more Eagle in them.  Hard to say if they have laid eggs or are just doing nest prep.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Red-breasted Nuthatch.  This species come south to us in the winter.  Some years we see them off and on during the winter, but this one has spent the who winter with us.

Fox Sparrow.  If you look closely at the color of this bird one can see how they come up with the name "Fox Sparrow".

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Masonic county Park.  Masonic Park shows the Bluff Country cliffs that are typical of Fillmore County. This park is about 4 miles N.E. of Spring Valley, Mn.

Cliffs just upstream from previous photo.

Our feeder today.  Cold day(high 3 degrees), and the sunflower feeder is busy.  This photo shows a Cardinal, Junco(back left), Goldfinch head, several female Purple Finches, and a Redpoll(back right).

Redpoll.  The Redpoll likes to hang around with Goldfinches at our feeder.  The red patch on the top of the head is a clear indication that you have a Redpoll.  We have only had one at a time this winter.