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.

Sandhill Cranes

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By , September 10, 2011 2:16 pm

Sandhill Cranes Sept 18, 2010

One of my favorite birds to see here in MN is the Sandhill Crane. They are beautiful and fun to watch. While we have heard them all summer, they have become very vocal. Over the past few weeks, we have been hearing them call in the fields across from us. Often you can see them while driving through the countryside, in fields. I love the way they fly and the sounds they make. I am sure they will be migrating soon and will miss them. They have to be one of the most beautiful larger birds we get here during summer. Never can get enough of them!

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