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My birding adventures in the Twin Cities and beyond (also a little bit about being a park ranger and beekeeper).

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: birds, bird watching, bird feeding, birding, beekeeping, national park service, bird banding, travel, bees

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Birdchick Podcast #95: More Snowy Owl News! And As Always, Birders Are Nuts on Feb 7, 2012 in Birdchick Podcast, Podcast, UncategorizedI’ve heard this story in rumor but here’s an official report: The first Snowy Owl recorded in ever in Hawaii was shot at the Honolulu Airport by a USDA official.  From the article: Dan Meisenzahl told Civil Beat, “USDA officials ...



Altimira Oriole At Black Oil Sunflower Feeder on Feb 6, 2012 in bentsen-rio grande valley state park, Bird Feeding, TexasOrioles are not birds that one typically associate with being seed eaters but this Altimira oriole at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park certainly seemed to dig them.  Most of us think of orioles as nectar, fruit and jelly feeder birds but I’ve see...



PowerPoint Karaoke on Feb 6, 2012 in UncategorizedIf you’ve ever wondered what Non Birding Bill looks like, you can see him in this demo video for PowerPoint Karaoke: I’ll be hosting the next one Tuesday, February 7 at the Bryan Lake Bowl. Frequent Birds and Beers attendee Duck Washingto...



Drive By Cooting on Feb 3, 2012 in TexasDuring my South Texas break, we stopped at Santa Ana NWR for a bit.  It ended up being too mosquito-ish for my taste and we didn’t last long there but got some great looks at least grebe.  These always look like they just heard the most shock...



Bentsen Rio Grande State Park Birds via iPhone on Jan 31, 2012 in bentsen-rio grande valley state park, digiscoping, digivideo, Texas, iPhone, iPhonescopingSouth Texas, as always was SO much fun.  Even if you choose to do some casual birding you can still hit all the specialties.  I took a mini break down there over the weekend to hang with a girlfriend and since we had both been there, each day we sl...



Birdchick Podcast #94: Scott’s Wild Bird Food Fined For Selling Contaminated Birdseed on Jan 31, 2012 in Birdchick Podcast, PodcastWhoa! Scott’s Wild Bird Food was fined $4.5 MILLION for 2 incidents that go back to 2008.  One is for selling bird seed contaminated with pesticides that their own staff ornithologist warned was toxic to birds and wildlife, the other was for s...