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  1. Summer sunrise

    Summer sunrise

    Beams through the clouds reminding me of the Creator.
  2. Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped Chickadee

    Hiding out under the bench in our front garden.
  3. American Robin with supper

    American Robin with supper

    Near sunset complete with balancing act.
  4. Giant Swallowtail butterfly

    Giant Swallowtail butterfly

    Didn't mind me around a bit.
  5. White-tailed deer alone

    White-tailed deer alone

    These two keep showing up at dusk and dawn alone. Display peculiar behavior. Don't think the one on the right has a wound on it's leg.
  6. What dragonflies eat

    What dragonflies eat

    Dot-tailed whiteface
  7. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    Was later joined by mate at sunset.
  8. Sandhill Crane family

    Sandhill Crane family

    Out for a stroll in the field.
  9. Common Loon - Pair

    Common Loon - Pair

    Towards sunset on Lake Vermillion
  10. Ozprey1

    Northern Parula

    Heard this bird for the first time today in Bear Head Lake State Park, Ely, Minnesota, USA! What a beautiful and unusual song.
  11. Black-capped Chickadee

    Black-capped Chickadee

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

    Bald Eagle

    Different view.
  13. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    Not too concerned about my proximity.
  14. Indigo Bunting

    Indigo Bunting

    Spotted this guy on the feeding station for just a second and he flew for cover up into the red oaks in our front yard. Went out to get a couple shots and this was the "best" of the three. A LIFER for me and thankful to have seen such beauty of creation.
  15. Daddy Drake-Mallard

    Daddy Drake-Mallard

    Daughter spotted this wary drake near the Mississippi River.
  16. Northern Cardinal

    Northern Cardinal

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

    Ruddy Duck

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

    Greater Scaup

    One of several pair on a pond this cool April morning
  19. Sandhill Crane-struttin' my stuff

    Sandhill Crane-struttin' my stuff

    These guys came back expecting more open water on the lakes which are still frozen. One of the pair who was foraging in a stream.
  20. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    Display to keeps crows away
  21. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

    Just a couple more months before turning bright yellow again.
  22. Trumpeter swans

    Trumpeter swans

    Heading up-river.
  23. Common goldeneye

    Common goldeneye

    One of a group of about 12 feeding on the river.
  24. Trumpeter swans

    Trumpeter swans

    One of several pair on the river this morning.
  25. Black-capped chickadee-2

    Black-capped chickadee-2

    Keeping warm in the sunny part of the tree.