Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rare Songbirds from Western MN: June 1 & 2

With the sombering news over the weekend about fellow storm chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young dying in what they did best: Storm chasing; we took a break and headed west and reflected our time with Nature.

We were able to capture some amazing rare birds! Some were at Amanda's parent's bird feeders, and others were along groves and woods. Below are some pictures of are rare birds we spotted that day.

American Pelican


 Merganser Momma with babies (Lac Qui Parle State Park)

Whitetail Deer

Baltimore Oriole

 Ringneck Pheasant

 Yellow Head Blackbird doing its call

 Yellow Head Blackbird in flight

Yellow Head Blackbird

 Teal sitting on the nest. I thought this shot was awesome with the reflection in the water.

 A healthy brood of goslings! Papa on the left, Momma on the right. The goslings this year have been a more rare sight to see.

Scarlet Tanager

Cat Bird

American Robin

Yellow Finch

Female Grosbeak

Johnny Jump Ups growing at my parent's place

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