Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sax-Zim Bog. Sax-Zim Bust!

Alligator Snapping Turtle
Our first day in Minnesota was not as successful as we had hoped. With only four new birds; half of them we got at a rest area and other other at Sax-Zim Bog.

To start our day we decided to head to the Sax-Zim Bog. Well, its all roadside birding and there are no trails and no public bird feeders so we didn't do very well there. We saw a Gray Jay fly by and calling and as we were leaving we saw a Bobolink hovering over some grass and then dived into the grass. So, we were unable to get a photo of both of those.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

We were headed back to our hotel room in Eveleth, when we saw a rest area. There were feeders there, no activity when we arrived, but soon a Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived. There was a hummingbird feeders and three seed feeders. The next visitor was to the seed feeder; a female finch of some kind, but I wasn't sure until it's mate arrived and perched on top of the feeder. There he was in all his beautiful red colors,; Purple Finch. What a great find and addition to our list.

Purple Finch
Purple Finch

 We added four to our list for the year and still have a few unidentified and added three to our lifer list!!

Happy Birding!!!

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