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  1. Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped Chickadee

    Near the Mississippi River late in the evening.
  2. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    Different view.
  3. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    Not too concerned about my proximity.
  4. Northern Cardinal

    Northern Cardinal

    Down by the Mississippi River scrounging for seeds.
  5. Ruddy Duck

    Ruddy Duck

    Second lifer today along with the Greater Scaup. Resting before they head further north.
  6. Greater Scaup

    Greater Scaup

    One of several pair on a pond this cool April morning
  7. Mallard


    Floating downstream on the Mississippi River.
  8. Mallards


    Sun came out at just the right time this morning. Rest of the day has been cloudy.
  9. Baltimore Oriole, immature-3

    Baltimore Oriole, immature-3

    Singing his little heart out.
  10. Baltimore Oriole, immature-2

    Baltimore Oriole, immature-2

    A little preening.
  11. Baltimore Oriole_immature

    Baltimore Oriole_immature

    Daughter took these yesterday for me. I haven't seen one until today in the front yard.
  12. Great Blue Heron - 4

    Great Blue Heron - 4

    Not too wary of me yet.
  13. Great Blue Heron - 5

    Great Blue Heron - 5

    About to land.
  14. Great Blue Heron - 6

    Great Blue Heron - 6

    Moving out into slightly deeper water.
  15. Mallard pair-2

    Mallard pair-2

    Just a slightly different angle.
  16. Mallard pair-1

    Mallard pair-1

    Near the edge of the pond this morning with common goldeneyes in the distance.
  17. Ice shelf in retreat on the Mississippi

    Ice shelf in retreat on the Mississippi

    Warmer temps have opened up the river again and leaves this behind on the shore.
  18. Remnants of three seasons

    Remnants of three seasons

    Ice shelf remaining after river opened up again.
  19. Black capped chickadee

    Black capped chickadee

    Things are looking up!
  20. Black capped chickadee

    Black capped chickadee

    Sunning near the Mississippi