Day 262: South Wind Equals Resting Migratory Birds

Lake Superior is a BIG barrier to the migration of birds. Most birds hate to fly over large bodies of water, and thus they work their way down the north shore of Lake Superior over hundreds of miles to avoid flying out over the lake. With a headwind out of the south, most birds will rest and wait for better flight conditions. Such was the case with today’s two birds. In one instance, the snow goose had obviously been blown way off course from the rest of its flock and ended up with some Canadian Geese.

Bald Eagle


Snow Goose (juvenile)


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