Great Day Birding at Grey Eagle Wildlife Management Area

By , May 18, 2012 9:26 pm

Jerry and I have been searching for new and lesser known areas to go birding.  Today we visited the Grey Eagle Wildlife Management Area.  It’s about 30 miles from where we live and it wasn’t too hard to find.  We walked in a field with scattered trees and suddenly heard Field Sparrows calling.  There is nothing like the sound of Field Sparrows!  Their haunting call sent chills up and down our spines.  There were several of them calling back and forth.  We also heard Yellow and Common Yellowthroat Warblers, along with spotting a Great Blue Heron fleeing from us.  We heard a Golden-winged Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow and Great-Crested Flycatcher, along with some other more common birds.  This habitat was a mix of fields and woods; there was a small lake at one end of the area as well.   The weather was very warm and windy for a Spring day; it was beautiful there.  We plan on returning to this area soon and exploring it further.

2 Responses to “Great Day Birding at Grey Eagle Wildlife Management Area”

  1. Jerry says:

    This was the first time either of us had seen this bird in Minnesota. Most birders regard the songs of the Thrushes (in particular the Hermit Thrush) as the most beautiful of bird songs. I would put the song of the Field Sparrow in the same category.

  2. Shawnne says:

    You sure have that right!

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