Entries by Mitchster

Blue Jay Singing a Song of Spring

The Blue Jays have returned as well. Welcome back to Minnesota little one. From Wikipedia: The Blue Jay can be beneficial to other bird species, as it may chase predatory birds, such as hawks and owls, and will scream if it sees a predator within its territory. It has also been known to sound an […]

Northern Shoveler with an Itch

Adventures from the Bass Ponds continue; I saw a Northern Shoveler for the first time years ago in Lake of the Isles, I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me, such a large beak on a duck! That sighting got me into birding and looking for these less common feathered critters. It ended up […]

Juvenile Bald Eagle Overhead

The eagles are returning to the cities! He must have seen me because he flew right towards me and showed off his under feathers. I’m still not sure if he is a first, second or third year. If you can figure it out, please comment and let me know. Thanks to Crystal for taking me […]