Park Point / Minnesota Point Playing Fields

The rains returned to northeast Minnesota, and with the drenching rain the puddles / ponds reappeared on the playing fields at the end of Park Point. This combination plus the NE winds insured that at this time of year migrating shorebirds made an appearance to feed. Here are a few photos I took during yesterday morning’s blustery and foggy conditions.

I’ve also added two owl photos I took just prior to the start of this project / web site. Both owl photos were taken late winter 2013 within 800 yards of my home on Amity Creek.

Post Update on August 22nd: I’ve updated this entry to correctly identify one of the birds as a Lesser Yellows. Please see the comments for this blog post, as Adam and Dan helped with the ID and provided useful information.

Great Yellowlegs


Lesser & Great Yellowlegs on the hunt!


Barred Owl (archive photo)


Boreal Owl (archive photo)


3 thoughts on “Park Point / Minnesota Point Playing Fields

  1. Hi. I think your “Solitary Sandpiper” (SOSA) with the Greater Yellowlegs (GRYE) is a Lesser Yellowlegs (LEYE).
    Note the yellow legs, larger white spots on the back feathers than a SOSA would have, and size relative to the GRYE. SOSA should be about 60% as long as a GRYE, LEYE should be 75% as long as GRYE.

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