Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I saw clouds.

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Today at the AHATS Wildlife Viewing Area, I saw clouds. Not many birds yet. I did see two trumpeter swans flyby, but they didn't stop. The lake is still frozen. Saw four chickadees, two downy or hairy woodpeckers, one crow and a couple mallards.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Chickadees

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Today at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area, I saw black-capped chickadees. I put some seed out on the bridge and a lone chickadee came by to enjoy my generosity.  I also saw some crows, Canada geese, mallards and a goldfinch.  Heard some downey/hairy woodpeckers.

Here's a video of it thanking me:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Eagles and a Coyote

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Today at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area, I saw a bald eagle. Within just a few minutes of getting setup this young bald eagle flew over head.

Shortly after that, I saw a coyote walking on the ice.

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And then another eagle landed on a dirt pile on the ice:

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I also saw a half a dozen crows, about 20 mallards flying over, a downy/hairy woodpecker and some chickadees.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I had a bunch of firsts

Today at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area, I saw my first indigo bunting at the site.  I also got my first photo on an indigo bunting anywhere. 

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I have lots of osprey photos but this is the first photo with a northern pike.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Goats Beard

I caught the goat's beard open this morning at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area.  The butterfly weed and black-eyed susans are about to bloom.  I also saw 5 common loons, a flycatcher of some sort, one female eastern bluebird, 6+ tree swallows (think most were recent fledglings), one northern flicker, a wood duck, a trumpeter swan and heard a gray catbird yapping away. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw an Osprey

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This osprey flew over with a fish...missed that shot. It ate it in a dead tree and then flew over me on its way back to Turtle Lake.  It was moderately windy with cool storm clouds tonight. 

What else I saw:  6 turkey vultures, 3 loons, 1 eastern bluebird, song sparrow, 3 or 4 barn swallows about a half a dozen tree swallows, crows, red-winged blackbirds and one trumpeter swan. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Sumac...and Clouds

Saw the bluebird pair and some crows today along with the sumac. The sumac trees are really taking over. Oh and the lupine is blooming!

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Here are some clouds:

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