Looking for Spring: Meadowlarks to Mergansers!

Even with the snow flurries and 30+ mph winds screaming in off Lake Superior, there is hope that spring may actually be around the corner. This morning I started with a hike out Minnesota Point, and although I enjoyed the woods and solitude, not many birds put in an appearance. Instead, I needed to find the snow melt open water of Miller Creek at 27th Avenue West by WLSSD to find waterfowl. Right in the creek itself I found hooded and common mergansers, some with love on their mind.

Spring was easier to find 175 miles further south over the weekend in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Sunrise found Eastern Meadowlarks singing to the morning from the tops of the few trees that graced the meadows. Now if we could only get some warm weather with south winds, this migration might really get going!

Eastern Meadowlark Singing to the Sunrise (my thanks to Adam Roesch for helping me with the ID … western vs eastern)
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Hooded Mergansers with Love on their Minds!
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3 thoughts on “Looking for Spring: Meadowlarks to Mergansers!

    1. Thanks! Will make the ID change. Given I had only seen one Meadowlark in my life, I definitely am not able to tell the difference!

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