Friday, September 2, 2011

Birds at Blue Fish Bay, Minnesota

Morning clouds over Lk. Superior, Blue Fish Bay, MN; 8/12/2011
On our way back south from the Boundary Waters, we made few stops that looked promising for some early morning Lake photos. One of the stops was Blue Fish Bay (Above), where the sun was rising over a cloudy Lake Superior horizon.  While taking in the view, I noticed a sparrow rummaging around the grass near the beach. Everything pointed to it as being a Vesper Sparrow (below); the only trait I wasn't sure about was its bill seemd too dark.

Vesper Sparrow, Blue Fish Bay, MN; 8/12/2011.

Mist over the coast of lake Superior, MN; 8/12/2011.
A bit later we found an overlook (Above) which gave us a great view of the mist rising over the Lake Superior coast. There was a nice little hike through a forest to get to the overlook, which was teeming with White-throated Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows (Below), Cedar Waxwings and a Downy Woodpecker.

Swamp Sparrow; 8/12/2011

A Cedar Waxwing and its young; 8/12/2011.

I am not sure what she was saying to her young one, but it sure took off quickly; 8/12/2011.
Sunset of the Day
Sunset at Miner's castle, Lake Superior, Upper Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; 5/25/2007.

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