Merlins, also called pigeon hawks, breed in the northern Holarctic, with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical regions in winter. In recent decades, merlin populations in North America have been significantly increasing, with some merlins becoming so well adapted to city life that they forgo migration. Swift fliers and skilled hunters, merlins specialize in preying on small birds. If you have seen them in your neighborhood, it …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has discovered that it’s not unusual in the springtime to find waterfowl in flooded fields, sloughs and ponds in northeastern North Dakota
Springtime is when migratory birds return north to their nesting grounds after wintering down South. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert shares these images of some those aviators that have arrived back home in the Red River Valley.
Peregrine falcons have been showing up in Grand Forks since 2005. This is one of the falcons that is nesting in the water tower on the campus of the University of North Dakota. It could be Marv, the patriarch of Grand Forks’ peregrine clan the past couple of years. Named after Marv Bossart, a Fargo TV personality who died in 2013, …
A good indicator that spring has arrived is the appearance of animals that have either gone south in the fall or the emergency of those that have made themselves scarce during the long winter. Canada geese are among the former and moose the latter. Bald eagles, however, can be counted in both groups. Some winter along the Red River of the North, while …
Photographer Michael Bogert’s recent travels took him up and down the Red River, where he captured these images of bald eagles, our national bird.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took advantage of the above-average temperatures in February and early this month to capture these upper Red River Valley scenes. From old farmsteads, long-since-used automobiles and farm equipment, beautiful sunsets and wildlife, Bogert’s snapshots will make viewers yearn for a ride in the country, too.
Often all that remains of once-thriving farm operations are abandoned buildings such as barns and farmhouses. Farming has always been a tough way to make a living, and it wasn’t for everyone. Perhaps the original owners of these farmsteads couldn’t make a go of it — or just simply left, looking for a better life elsewhere. Grand Forks photographer recently snapped …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took these nice shots recently before the January thaw the area has been experiencing the past few days.
For one reason or another, not everyone gets to enjoy the beauty of nature in the wintertime. All some people have left is their imagination. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert isn’t one of them, as evidenced by these images he caught during some recent outings in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
The Red River State Recreation Area, located in East Grand Forks, is part of the Greater Grand Forks Greenway and is located on the banks of the Red River of the North and the Red Lake River. The area, owned and managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, came about as the result of a grass-roots effort after the Flood of 1997 that devastated …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert loves to take pictures of wildlife. Birds are among his favorite. Here are some of the visitors he’s had to his backyard recently.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert offers some early and colorful signs of autumn from a recent outing in northwestern Minnesota.
Take a stroll in Minnesota lake country, and you’ll soon discover there is a lot more out there than meets the eye. These images from photographer Michael Bogert are a case in point.
Grand Forks photographer Michael keeps his eyes open for wildlife while in Minnesota lake country. Here are some of the images he’s seen the past couple of weeks.
Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red wrapped up its 10th season Saturday night as Left Wing Bourbon Soul Band from Eau Claire, Wis., and Chicago’s Studebaker John & the Hawks put on a show before an overflowing crowd in Town Square in downtown Grand Forks. Photographer Michael Bogert took in the fourth and final concert of the summer and offers these …
Lighthouse have been around for a few thousand years, guiding mariners at sea and inland waterways, marking dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals and reefs, providing safe entries to harbors. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and use of electronic navigational systems. Several are still being used on the Great Lakes. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert and his …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert and his wife, Mary, recently returned from a trip to the Great Lakes area. Among their stops was Mackinac Island, which covers 3.8 square miles in land area in the state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert and his wife, Mary, recently returned from a trip to the Great Lakes area. Here is a sampling of the images he took. Look for more in days to come.
If you weren’t able to make it to downtown Grand Forks or East Grand Forks on Monday night to catch the fireworks display — or if you were and want to see them again — photographer Mike Bogert gives you a front-row seat with these spectacular images.
“Crossing The Border: A Public Art Installation,” which could be seen Saturday along both sides of the Red River near the Sorlie Bridge in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, depicted the trials and tribulations of immigration, as symbolized by local artist Guillermo Guardia. Guardia, himself an immigrant from Peru in 2002, said the 300-figurine project took four months to complete. Grand Forks …
Grand Forks photographer Mike Bogert recently took an overnighter to go and check on the “Loon Family” on Fox Lake in northwestern Minnesota. He reports that they seem to be doing just fine.
Grand Forks photographer Mike Bogert took in Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks this past weekend. Here are some of the images that caught his eye.
Photographer Mike Bogert was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., at the bottom of the Red River Valley. The Red River was his backyard, and yes, he could see Minnesota from there. He was obsessed with photographing the mountains in and around Alamogordo, N.M., on a recent trip. Here is a small sampling of the multitude of pictures Mike took while there.
The hummingbirds were out in force recently and put on quite a display for photographer Mike Bogert at Fox Lake in northwestern Minnesota.
Most people are suckers for baby ducks. The sight of ducklings can lift hearts and put smiles on faces. Grand Forks photographer Mike Bogert will do just that with this collection of images taken on the English Coulee near the University of North Dakota. Some of these ducklings may have been the ones rescued from a drain sewer recently by UND police.
A pair of loons and one of mallards, a great blue heron and an eagle caught the attention of photographer Mike Bogert on a recent trip to Fox Lake in northwestern Minnesota. Fox is located on a chain of lakes connected by the Turtle River. Other lakes on the chain include Lake Beltrami, Big Turtle Lake, Movil Lake and Little Turtle Lake.
The first day at the lake in the spring is always an exciting time, and Mike Bogert’s photos taken this past week will attest to that. The birds were abundant, and the photo opportunities numerous on this northwestern Minnesota lake, making one quickly forget about the lack of television service.
The Three Rivers Petroglyph Site is one of the few locations in the Southwest set aside solely because of its rock art. Photographer Mike Bogert, who took a trip across the southwest part of the county, recently visited the site. The Three Rivers site is also one of the few sites giving visitors such direct access to petroglyphs. The number and concentration …
Photographer Mike Bogert recently took a trip across the southwest part of the county. This, the fourth of several galleries that may be viewed on The Fish in the upcoming days, featured the White Sands National Monument.
Here are some more images from photographer Mike Bogert, who recently took a trip across the southwest part of the county. These photos were from a visit to Las Cruces, N.M., and it suburb, Mesilla. This is the third of several galleries that will be featured on The Fish in the upcoming days.
Photographer Mike Bogert recently took a trip across the southwest part of the county. This is the second of several galleries that will be featured on The Fish in the upcoming days.
Photographer Mike Bogert recently took a trip across the county. This is the first of several galleries that will be featured on The Fish in the upcoming days.
The Shrine Circus returned to Grand Forks this past weekend, and photographer Michael Bogert was in Ralph Engelstad Arena to capture the action.
This spring, Michael Bogert just can’t stay away from the English Coulee, where there always seems be an abundance of birds to photograph.
Michael Bogert is a freelance photographer whose first interest in photography started in the mid 1970s after taking a course at Grand Forks Central High School. Despite a detour of many years, Bogert never lost interest in shooting and recently rejoined the digital age of photography. Mike enjoys trying to any of life’s moments from sunrise to sunset — the …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has had an eye for the birds this spring, capturing these images in his backyard and along the English Coulee in Grand Forks.