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May 2, 2019
 This Eastern Phoebe was photographed in 
Wright County. Flickr photo by Robert Badger
Eastern phoebes are always a welcome sight
May 2, 2019 - 11:09pm
April 28, 2019
Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Photo by Nate Rathbun/USFWS.
Ruby-crowned kinglet: A surprisingly beautiful song
April 28, 2019 - 9:28am
April 21, 2019
As long as he gets some food of his own, Sammy the squirrel leaves the birdfeeder alone. Flickr photo by Tracy.
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
April 21, 2019 - 12:24am
April 10, 2019
An American robin nest will contain three to five eggs. Robins may raise one to three broods throughout the summer! Flickr photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Column: Robins have special significance in Minnesota
April 10, 2019 - 1:40am
March 31, 2019
Eastern bluebird perching at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS.
Column: Bluebirds should be arriving soon
March 31, 2019 - 8:38pm
March 24, 2019
This red-bellied woodpecker was photographed visiting a feeder at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Flickr photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Red-bellied woodpecker moving into northwestern Minnesota
March 24, 2019 - 3:22pm
March 17, 2019
A weasel in its winter coat on the hunt. Flickr photo by Admitter
Always on the hunt, weasels are fascinating to watch
March 17, 2019 - 2:18pm
March 11, 2019
A sedge wren perches on wildflowers at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS Midwest Region
Four wren species love Minnesota in the summertime
March 11, 2019 - 12:38am
February 25, 2019
This Clark's Nutcracker was spotted at Rocky Mountain National Park. Flickr photo by Jacob W. Frank
This little bird has planted more trees than Johnny Appleseed
February 25, 2019 - 12:59am
February 17, 2019
A Eurasian collared dove peers around. Flickr photo by M.Shattock
Klemek column: Some 'non-native' birds have been here 150 years
February 17, 2019 - 6:38am
February 5, 2019
A blue jay feeds in heavy snows. Flickr photo by NatureFarmingham
Blue jays add much-needed color to our winter landscape
February 5, 2019 - 6:49pm
December 22, 2018
This sleepy-looking great horned owl was photographed at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Photo by Debbie Koenigs/USFWS.
Great horned owls: One wing on Earth and the other in the spirit realm?
December 22, 2018 - 4:13pm
December 15, 2018
Sharptail grouse "dancing" south of Willard, MT early morning on April 4, 2008. Flickr photo by Montana Natural Resource Conservation Service
Fascinating courtship rituals of the sharp-tailed grouse
December 15, 2018 - 4:17pm
December 13, 2018
This piebald deer was photographed and posted on Flickr by the Center for Wildlife Education in North Carolina.
Column: Piebald deer are a fluke of nature
December 13, 2018 - 4:09pm
December 9, 2018
A little chickadee peeking at me: 
After the rains stopped, this little chickadee was soaking up the sun rays in an apple tree. Photo by DaPuglet/Flickr
The loveable chickadee is named for its alarm call
December 9, 2018 - 1:48am
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