Nature Notes  2018             Nature

14100 180320  Nature Notes: March 20, 2018, cloudy and sometimes snowing  The channel connecting Lake Phalen with Keller Lake has open waters, at least near Lake Pahlen. Many Mallards and some Canada Geese enjoy floating on the water. Glad to see birds coming back to the channel.
Crows, a Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeons, no Red-winged Blackbird calls
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14097 180319  Nature Notes: March 18, 2018  a female Cardinal (calls), a Chickadee, Crows, a Blue Jay, Red-winged Blackbird calls, Red-tailed Hawks, Rock Pigeons, a mysterious large black bird flying overhead while we're driving, Canada Geese, Mallards,
a Red Squirrel, a Gray Squirrel,
a Muskrat lodge covered with snow, Squirrel nests,
No Western Chorus Frog calls in a small wetland where the frogs sing loud around this time of year, probably because the wetland is sill covered with snow.
Ice in lakes and ponds begins to melt.

Nature Notes  2018

"Migratory Birds begin to arrive in Minnesota."
14088 180317  Nature Notes on Craig's Bird Walk at Bass Ponds, March 17, 2018, 8-10 a.m.
Cardinals (spring calls), Blue Jay calls, Chickadee’s spring calls, Crows, a Gull, Common Mergansers, Hooded Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaups, Sandhill Cranes (at least nine cranes), Trumpeter Swans, Mallards, Canada Geese, Robins, Downy Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, Brown Creepers, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls),  
"Craig, thank you so much for the great walk."
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March 17, 2018  several Red-tailed Hawks, Red-winged Blackbird calls, Cardinal calls,
a Gray Squirrel

14066 180313  Nature Notes
March 13, 2018  Red-tailed Hawks, Crows, Rock Pigeons, A parent Bald Eagle incubating the eggs on the nest; have you ever wondered how bald eagle parents protect their eggs from a snowstorm? Snow Covered Bald Eagle Shakes Snow off of Wings. Amazing! - YouTube , Canada Goose tracks in snow,
Bright yellow - weeping willow twigs and Red dogwood twigs are impressive around this time of year.
Lake Phalen: There is no open water, and no waterfowl, accordingly.
March 12, 2018  Two House Sparrow nests
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14060 180311  Nature Notes
Chickadees, Northern Cardinals (our first spring calls of the season), Crows, Crow mobbing (most likely chasing an Owl), a Canada Goose pair flying overhead,
a Gray Squirrel, a Deer
a Snowman (our 2nd one of the season), Tapping a Maple Tree,  

Nature Notes  2018

Opossums (info from Julie)  We've only seen roadkill opossum (or possum). .
Feb. 27, 2018  Arboretum: Vernal Witch Hazel - no flowers yet, two cute young Gray (?) Squirrels chase each other in the tree, a live fly on the snow, Chickadee calls,  Visited the Bee Center,

Red-tailed Hawks, a Bald Eagle, Downy Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Cardinals, Rock Pigeons, Crows, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, House Sparrows,

White-tailed Deer, Gray Squirrels, Cottontail Rabbit poop,
Coyotes (some people often spotted)

Rime (or Hoarfrost) on Trees     late January 2018

Window Frost - Nature's Graffiti

13951 180212  Meet California's newest bald eagles Two chicks hatch in two days near Big Bear Lake  Feb. 2018, LA Times
Florida Eagle Cam shows hatching of two eaglets - YouTube  Dec. 2017
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