Another first-ever visitor to our feeders and 40-foot tall white
spruce this morning -- a red-headed woodpecker. (On Tuesday it was
the yellow-headed blackbird.)
This has been a very exciting spring at our feeders in Pomroy
Township, Kanabec County. The sparrows are abundant -- Harris's,
white crowned, field, chipping, song, clay-colored, and savannah --
as are the brown-headed cowbirds, gold finches, mourning doves, and
red-wing blackbirds. A lone male hummer and a male red-breasted
grosbeak arrived this week, and bluebirds are nesting in the woods
and tree swallows in the bluebird houses. The bobolinks and
meadowlarks are enjoying the hay field and a belted kingfisher
perches above the South Fork of the Grindstone River across the road.
We've been hearing Wilson's snipe winnowing to each other for a month now.
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