An Early Thrush

By , April 21, 2013 12:58 am

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

The weather this afternoon was sunny and mild, at least it was mild for this particular April even if it was quite below normal. We decided to do an afternoon bird run. We saw a Hermit Thrush. This is a bird this is common in Spring, but it is not one that usually stops in your back yard. We were driving along county road 31 not too far from home and we were just lucky enough to see it. This was only the second time I have seen it in Minnesota. Again it isn’t a rare bird, but it doesn’t frequent backyards and you need to look for it.

We saw the usual suspects for Minnesota: Horned Larks, Eastern Meadowlarks, Sandhill Cranes, Trumpeter Swans. We saw our first Osprey. The local lake isn’t open yet, so I wonder where he/she will find his/her dinner.

Osprey

Osprey

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