Out this week with Steve and John from Florida.
Today we were in Lake County for the morning.
4 Spruce Grouse (2 male, 2 female)— on Hwy 1 at milepost 301.3 at 7:30am. All on the road until passing cars spooked them into the trees. They hung around near the road in the trees for a while...Male half displaying for a female.
4 Black-backed Woodpeckers (2 male, 2 female)—in a burn along Hwy 1 just east of Ely. Pull off highway at the easternmost Cordwood Ln. (there is another entrance to Cordwood Ln closer to Ely). Courtship displays, drumming and chasing Hairy Woodpeckers away. Also Downy Woodpeckers here. [Thanks to the Ely Field Naturalists for this location!]
Private property along this road so don't trespass. And note that this is a busy road at times!
2515 Garthus Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
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