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Common Redpolls

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Sitting in an Elm while others are . . .

Feasting in a Pin Cherry

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Waxwing Flock

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General

Cedar Waxwings

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Birding

Redbellied

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Biking, General, Nature, Outdoor Activities

Spring Marches On

Last year, we had 20 inches of snow during April. It was a very cold and snowy one. This year, April is a delight. I’m sure this has something to do with how horrendous the winter of 2013-14 has been. Snow is now only present in old piles, drifts on low deeply shaded areas.

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Snow on North side of pole barn.

Vultures, grackles and flickers are now here. Chorus frogs are occasionally active but not yet vocal.

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These guys were quite common in one part of a low field.

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The pussywillow-like buds of the aspens are puffing.

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This woodchuck was on a sun-warmed hillside above the St. Croix River at Wild River State Park, where I rode my bike on the roads as the paved trails were still snow or ice packed a few days ago.

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