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Bald Eagle (Young) flying over Lake Harriet   
Harriet湖の上を飛ぶ 若い白頭ワシ

Black-crowned Night Heron

Bufflehead (male)

Male Cardinal in spring: 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Connecticut Warbler
Fox (Red Fox) - We saw a Red Fox at close range.

1  Horned Grebe  |  2a  /  2b  Horned Grebe Dives  

Young Red-tailed Hawk eating its prey  Naturalist Steve kindly pointed at this hawk eating the bird for us.

Common Loon
Young Loon  若い(多分、一才位)Loon

2a / 2b  Ruby-crowned Kinglet drinks form sap wells

Mallard Ducklings:  4a / 4b (Up-Close) Mom with Her Ducklings

Eastern Phoebe

Hermit Thrush  

Deer Coat Photo:  1  Three Deer begin to shed their winter (gray) coats  |  2a / 2b (Up-Close) Begins to wear her summer (reddish brown) coat    鹿の衣替え始まる:赤茶色の夏(毛)服と灰色の冬(毛)服

Mom and her Twin Fawns: 1  |  2    Aug. 29, 2015

Squirrel is busy feeding on elm seeds   


Inchworm   尺取虫  
June bug

10366 151028  Fall Foliage - Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, October 25, 2015
Fall Foliage Map 2015 & Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast
Fall Colors photos

Invasive Plant Removal:
環境問題:外来種、BuckthornGarlic Mustard の除去は、よく行われます
Buckthorn Removal Photo:  1a / 1b (Up-Close)  Buckthorn Removal
Garlic Mustard Removal Photo:  1  Garlic Mustard Removal  |  2a / 2b (Up-Close)  Garlic Mustard 

Morel Mushrooms*   1  |  
*  These morel mushrooms were not collected here, in Roberts Bird Sanctuary.

5662 140415  We're done with taxes. One of our staff members took a half day off to join Kris, a naturalist for her birding walk in Minneapolis.
Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Nature Notes: Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
2a  |  2b  - one is drinking from sap wells, Yellow-rumpted Warbler, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Robin, Crow, Mallard, Canada Goose, Blue Heron, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blackbird?
Red-tailed Hawk,
Red Fox, Gray Squirrel, Dead Mole on the trail
Maple Flowers?

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Sap wells cause kinglet's curious behavior  (, Marcia Davis, 01/21/2012)

Annual Spring Bird Walks led by Steve Greenfield, a naturalist, on Saturdays: usually from the last Sat. in April through the last Sat. in May,
Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN
Free Guided Bird Walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary during Spring Migration « Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary Facebook

Saturday Morning Walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary – Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis -
Walks will start at 8:00 at the visitor’s shelter on the east end of the sanctuary, every Saturday from April 23 through May 28, 2016.

Good News: "It looks like the sewer repairs are done."  May 2015
Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Project Update 11/5/14, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)
Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary | Management Plan

Roberts Bird Sanctuary Revitalization

10053 150829  Nature Notes  August 29, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cloudy -> Sunny
Fall Migration
Bird walks by Steve at Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, on August 29 and September 5 and 12. Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary | Facebook
Crows, Canada Warblers, Magnolia Warblers, Redstarts, Downy Woodpeckers, Catbird calls,
a Deer family; mom and her twin fawns, two Does, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks
a Red-tailed Hawk, some Sparrows (unidentified),
a Monarch butterfly, Bumblebees
Blooming: Spotted Touch-Me-Not, Pale Touch-Me-Not, Smartweed
Fruiting: Mountain Ash
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper
Minnesota Wildflowers  
Birds  |  Wildlife  |  Plants  
Nature Notes 2015    

10101 150906  Nature Notes September 5, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rainy, on Steve's Walk at Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Fall Migration 
a Magnolia Warbler, Redstarts, a Black-and-White Warbler, a Canada Warbler, a Chickadee, a Cardinal, an Ovenbird (calls), a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female or immature), a Raptor flying overhead, a Downy Woodpecker (male), Gull calls
Gray Squirrels
many Monarch butterflies
Fish in a stream
a Green Darner pair eaten by a fish on the stream surface
Mushroom: White mushrooms with white gills growing in the tree bark
Blooming: Jewelweed, Partridge Pea, Wild Cucumber, White Snake Root
Fruiting: Curley Dock, Milkweed, Thistle, European Mountain Ash, Chokeberry, Mysterious black berries?
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper,

Minnesota Wildflowers  
Birds  |  Wildlife  |  Plants  
Nature Notes 2015    

modified: Oct. 2015
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