Monday, April 30, 2018

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Three males and one female showed up for the first time this morning.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hepatica.  Hepatica and Skunk Cabbage are almost always the first two woodland wildflowers to bloom in Forestville State Park.  The Ravine trail S.E. of the Historic Forestville parking lot has south facing slopes which warm up fast in the spring and helps the flowers along.


Bloodroot on south facing slopes of the Ravine trail in Forestville State Park.  Not many Bloodroot blooming yet but Bobbie had to work hard to photograph these on the steep south facing slopes.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Skunk Cabbage are now blooming in the seeps of Forestville State Park.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Greater Yellowlegs(11 in. tall).  Even some farm field puddles had Yellowlegs yesterday.

Male Shoveler.

Bald Eagle.  The head on this one is not quite full white yet.  Not quite a 4 year old adult yet.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  A thumb sized bird that marks the first real signs of the spring migration.  The snow is mostly gone and it appears that spring has now arrived.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Fox Sparrow.  The snow has forced several dozen Fox Sparrows out of our weedy habitat and up to our feeders.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hermit Thrush, Lake Louise St. Park, Leroy, Mn

This Tom outside our kitchen window thinks it is spring!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Junco after our 7+ inch April snow.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Song Sparrow in our John Deere feeder.  They prefer weed patches to our feeders, but the snow has forced them to eat wherever they can.

Fox Sparrow.  We have many Fox Sparrows that use our weedy habitats as a stopover in during the spring and fall migrations.