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April 2011

Great Horned Owls

About a month or two ago I started hearing a deep throated “hoot hoot” in the early morning hours. After a couple of days, there was an echo. I should have realized that this was the mating game. A couple of weeks ago Mama found an old squirrels nest and decided to make it home. […]

Lake Elmo Hooded Mergansers

It warmed up this week, finally! The ice went out on a couple of nearby ponds and the migrators came out of the woodwork. These were among the first waterfowl I saw. These Hooded Mergansers were amazing to watch. They clung close together, spent most of their time diving and looking for food. It is […]