Call of the Sand Cranes

When I started walking up the road away from the river this evening, Sand Hill Cranes called in the distance. I waited, but they stayed away. Just teased me with their calls.

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Migratory bird celebration

Now is the time of year for migratory birds to be flying to their summer homes. Many stay in Minnesota. Tropical Wings has migratory bird celebration activities scheduled over the next couple of days. I submitted a poem to the their poetry contest and won first place! I titled my poem ‘Waiting for Spring’. same as my last blog post. You know what was on my mind after Minnesota winter. We went to a reception/program last night at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson where I read my poem. The St. Croix River national riverway has several sister parks in Costa Rica. One of the visiting Costa Rica park rangers gave a presentation on birds that migrate between Costa Rica and Minnesota. Many migratory birds spend the winters in and near Costa Rica.
Baltimore Oriole The Baltimore Oriole feasting on grape jelly in my backyard on this cold spring morning has flown over two thousand miles to be here.

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

The Scarlet Tanager spends the summer in Minnesota. They can be spotted as bright flash of red in the trees.

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Waiting for Spring

The ground was covered in a white blanket of snow this morning. Spring is struggling to overcome winter.
Last Saturday I visited the Dallas Arboretum. SpringtimeinDallas

SpringTulips
Spring flowers bloomed everywhere. Helped me forget about the cold weather up north.

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Winter has arrived

Today is the first really cold day of winter with sub-freezing wind chills. Woodpeckers, black-capped chickadees, red and white-breasted nuthatch, dark-eyed junco and others have been visiting the feeders.

Pileated Woodpecker  visit

Pileated Woodpecker visit

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A new year, new updates

With the new year, it’s time to expand my site which includes photos and more…

Watch for more to be added soon.

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RIP Tribute to Johnny (aka John David Nelson) with Paranoid Floyd

RIP Tribute to “Johnny” aka John David Nelson (1960-2015)

Memorial tribute to the fun memories of and with Johnny aka John David Nelson of Stillwater in and around the St. Croix area.


Music performed by Paranoid Floyd Performing “Brain Damage” and “Eclipse”

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