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This past week the early spring birds started returning to our area.

 Sandhill Cranes are migrating through the area. Large numbers of them can be found along the Red Cedar Trail. The spring Midwest Crane Count will be taking place on April 12th. They are looking for volunteers to count cranes.

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

 

Red-wing Blackbirds are starting to show up in the marshy areas.

Redwing Blackbird

Redwing Blackbird

 

A few Turkey Vultures can be seen circulating.

Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures

 

I’ve had a few song sparrows around my feeder although they seem to be migrating through.Song-Sparrow-13-5-_0213

I think some of the birds will be surprised by the blizzard that is on its way.

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Redwing Blackbird

This is my favorite time on the trail. The brown of winter/spring is giving way to the green grass and flowers. The foliage on the trees is a wide array of reds and greens. Some of the first wildflowers are just about gone now and the next group of wildflowers is appearing along the trail. The ferns are starting to unfold. The frogs are in full song as you travel along the trail. I had a chance to watch the Redwing Blackbirds courting along the wetlands.

More spring shots at my website