Monday, May 4, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Bald Eagle

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Today a young bald eagle flew over my head at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area. I also saw: a pileated woodpecker, an eastern bluebird, some chickadees, heard some song sparrows, saw my first of the year yellow-rumped warbler, two common loons, one trumpeter swan, four goldfinches, four blue jays, a crow and lots of red-winged blackbirds.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Swan Fight

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Tonight I saw a swan fight at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area. They chased each other around the lake and one managed to pull some feather out. It was dark and high ISO but I got the action.

Also saw: two osprey gathering sticks from a nearby tree, tree sparrow mating, a pair of eastern blue birds, four talkative blue jays and some ducks and Canada geese.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Today at the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area, I saw a sunset. I also saw a couple common loons, an eastern bluebird, a couple black-capped chickadees, only a couple Canada geese and lots of red-winged blackbirds.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Toady at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Clouds and Birds

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Today at the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area, I saw clouds and a plane. Actually, I saw 6 or 8 airplanes. I also saw a pair of bluebirds, about 8 tree swallows, 1 Cooper's hawk, 1 turkey vulture, 1 pileated woodpecker, 1 song sparrow and a bunch of ducks and Canada geese and Red-winged blackbirds.

The first for the day was seeing a downy woodpecker inside one of the bluebird cans.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Clouds

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Storms rolling into tonight at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Bald Eagle

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Today at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area, I saw a bald eagle.  Well, I may have seen two or this one twice.  I heard my first of the year song sparrow but didn't see it.  I also saw Mr. and Mrs. Northern Harrier.  Nothing quiets the red-winged blackbirds as quickly as a harrier fly-over.  Saw a Mr. Cardinal signing, some chickadees, goldfinches and lots of Canada geese and unidentified ducks on lake Marsden.

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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