Observations

Warbler Arrivals

Location: 
West County Road 7
Date: 
05/14/2006
Description: 

Recent Arrivals: Cape May Warbler, Palm Warbler, Ovenbird, Black-throated Green Warbler.

Fifth Grade Class Report - Warblers and More

Location: 
Caribou Trail to Jonvick Creek
Date: 
05/11/2006
Description: 
My fifth grade class and I hiked on the Superior Hiking Trail today from
the Caribou Trail to Jonvick Creek. We started the morning looking at a
loon on a nest. Although the woods were very quiet to start, we later had a
nice warbler wave, and more birds throughout the day. The kids heard or saw:

ovenbird
black-throated green
black and white
yellow rumped
possible parula
white throated sparrow
song sparrow
swamp sparrow
ruffed grouse
wood peewee
chickadee
redbreasted nuthatch
raven
and an unidentified hawk flying through the fog who obviously had his
talons full of something good to eat

I think this puts our class list for the year at over 100 now...and we
still the rest of May and into June!

Ann Russ

Woodcock in the brush

Location: 
Fall River Road, Grand Marais
Date: 
05/05/2006
Description: 

We spotted our first woodcock of the season in the brush along the driveway this evening.

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Seagull Lake

Location: 
Seagull Lake, Cook County
Date: 
05/06/2006
Description: 

A pair of Wood Duck on Seagull Lake, sighted 5/5/06.  Magnolia Warbler have returned, White-throated Sparrow are singing, Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Goldeneye, Mallard, Common and Hooded Merganser, all very active.

Black Bear, Broad-winged Hawk, Bloodroot

Location: 
West of Grand Marais
Date: 
05/04/2006
Description: 

The black bear are out; time to take in those vulnerable bird feeders.  Lots of Broad-winged Hawk migrating through, or into the County, as well as Merlin, Kestril, numerous sparrow species, kinglets, and the first warblers.  Bloodroot, violets, and Virginia Bluebells  coming up in the woods. Also, Yellow-head Blackbird spotted in Grand Marais on May 2.

Website for hummingbirds

Location: 
Grand Marais
Date: 
05/01/2006
Description: 

Thanks to Sue McDonnell for pointing out this link which tracks the annual migration of hummingbirds. Remember to post your first sighting here on boreal's new phenology forum!

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

Danna