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06/18/2022 07:17AM  
Trumpeter Swans
Robins
Sea Gull
Flickers
Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers
Harry Woodpecker
Crow
Loons (not many) :-(
Cedar Wax wings (love these birds)
Blue Jays
Turkey Buzzard
Ruby Throat Hummingbird
Pine Siskin
White Throat Sparrows (Favorite up north Bird)
Bald Eagle
Red Wing Black Bird
I'm sure there is more but this is off the top of my head.

 
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06/18/2022 02:14PM  
The loons and white throated sparrows supposedly winter near us in Texas, but I've never heard them vocalize while they are here. :( Too bad you didn't see Larry Woodpecker, he's the pretty one. (Jk)
 
07/21/2022 10:34AM  
airmorse: "Trumpeter Swans
Robins
Sea Gull
Flickers
Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers
Harry Woodpecker
Crow
Loons (not many) :-(
Cedar Wax wings (love these birds)
Blue Jays
Turkey Buzzard
Ruby Throat Hummingbird
Pine Siskin
White Throat Sparrows (Favorite up north Bird)
Bald Eagle
Red Wing Black Bird
I'm sure there is more but this is off the top of my head.


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The crow was more likely a Raven. Crows usually do not live that far north.
 
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07/21/2022 03:28PM  
Big Tent: "airmorse: "Trumpeter Swans
Robins
Sea Gull
Flickers
Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers
Harry Woodpecker
Crow
Loons (not many) :-(
Cedar Wax wings (love these birds)
Blue Jays
Turkey Buzzard
Ruby Throat Hummingbird
Pine Siskin
White Throat Sparrows (Favorite up north Bird)
Bald Eagle
Red Wing Black Bird
I'm sure there is more but this is off the top of my head.



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The crow was more likely a Raven. Crows usually do not live that far north. "


While not as frequent in far northern Minnesota as year-round residents of the boreal as are their larger Corvid cousins, crows do breed and nest throughout the northern regions, reaching far into northern Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Given the time of Airmorse’s trip, it is possible the sighting was a crow. Or a raven, depending on Airmorse’s skill set in differentiation.

Which brings me to a funny joke:
What do you call several crows sitting on the power line in -17C weather?
A murder in the 1st degree.

Great list, Airmorse.
 
07/26/2022 12:04PM  
Thanks JP. I guess they could have been Ravens, but I'm thinking Crows.

The birds on that small list the Robins were actually the mostly interesting to watch while I was at camp.

They were hunting grubs buried in the ground. Not sure how they found them whether they smelled them or were able to hear them. But once they located a grub the robins would dig them up by scratching the dirt away with their feet and beaks.





You can see the one Robin with a damaged beak.
 
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