Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw the Bridge

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Today at the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area, I saw the bridge, a few birds and some interesting clouds.

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Kind of a cruddy photo but I don't think I've posted many shots of a northern flicker at the WOA.

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I also saw a squirrel...he/she probably won't last long with all the predators around that area. Saw one osprey. Doesn't look like they're nesting on the Marsden Lake pole, however.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Song Sparrow

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Saw my first Song Sparrow of the year at the AHATS Wildlife Viewing Area.  I also heard a pheasant rooster and saw some robins and a cedar waxwing.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yesterday at the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Sunset

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Last night, I saw the sunset at the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area. It had been awhile since my last visit. It was nearly 60F.

There is still some deep snow around but most of the bridge was clear.  I saw a number of birds:  black-capped chickadee, American crow, mallards, Canada geese, both a male and female northern harrier, heard a red-tailed hawk, some gulls (probably ring-billed), couple downy woodpeckers, heard a pileated and a great blue heron flew by.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Today at the AHATS WOA, I Saw Sunrise

I trudged out to the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area this morning. It was about 3F with a 5-10mph wind. Cold. The snow was pretty deep and the hard-ish crust made it tricky to navigate on the snowshoes.

I heard a bunch of chickadees, saw one downy/hairy woodpecker and a half a dozen crows. No animal tracks within the observation area.

Here is an HDR of the sunrise.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Yesterday Near the AHATS WOA, I Saw One Less Squirrel

The parking lot at the Arden Hills Army Training Site Wildlife Observation Area was cleared on Friday!

I didn't make it out with my snowshoes yet but I did notice I have one less squirrel in my backyard.

(I saw a bald eagle in a tree near the WOA on Saturday.)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Yesterday Nowhere Near the AHATS WOA, I Saw a Heron and a Pelican on Ice

I visited the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. I've detailed my exploits and have a slideshow on my other blog here.