Saturday, February 16, 2013

Birding Sax-Zim Bog

Eric writes:

While in Duluth we were able to spend half of a day birding the Sax-Zim Bog.  After the snowstorm that had passed the day before we were ready to get out there and see some birds.  When we arrived, many of the roads through the bog had lots of snow but all were passable with some clearance and 4WD.  As with most places as far north as the bog there aren't many birds but almost every bird is exciting; from redpolls to grosbeaks, you never know what you'll see next.  

Blue Spruce Road Feeders-the flock of grosbeaks coming to these feeders were a blast to watch!

Common Redpolls are always a blast to watch.  As we were watching the
Admiral Road feeders a flock of 50 or so redpolls dropped in.

Just another Common Redpoll.

A female Hoary Redpoll-the few of these mixed in would just not sit still.

Pine Grosbeak-a male that was waiting to come down to the feeders.

One male and three female Pine Grosbeaks.

Pine and Evening Grosbeaks.

Three male Evening Grosbeaks.

A Boreal Chickadee.

The most common bird throughout, a Black-capped Chickadee.

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