MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery —Feathered Friends At The Lake

Photographer Michael Bogert found this assortment of wildlife on a recent visit to Minnesota lake country.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Eye For The Eagles

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons has an eye for bald eagles. If you don’t believe it, these images will go a long way to disprove your skepticism. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Mission Accomplished

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently happened upon this bald eagle nest near Lake Bemidji in northwestern Minnesota, just in time to see the male fly off to find something for dinner for its mate and little one(s).

DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — Sights Of Spring

Spring has finally sprung in the Midwest, as Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland’s most recent images show. But it hasn’t been like that since its start March 20, when the landscape was snow-filled and trees were bare.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons spent this past weekend in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, and here is what he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Wonderful Wildlife

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons has an eye for wildlife, and these images provide the proof. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Springing Into Action

Spring is a great time of the year to view wildlife, whether it’s migrating waterfowl or year-round resident bald eagles, and Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert knows just where to look.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — The Eagles Have Landed

 

 

With the arrival of spring, there are a lot of birds beginning to start their migration north, including bald eagles, which also happen to live year-round in parts of the Northland, including the Red River Valley. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was fortunate on a couple of occasions recently to come across a few of these majestic birds and here shares some spectacular images. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Midwinter Snapshots

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has braved the recent spate of cold weather to capture these wildlife and landscape in rural Grand Forks County.

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — My Favorite Bird

I’ve been hearing northern Cardinals but had not seen one close up until Saturday. They don’t migrate — one of the handful of species that live in Minnesota all year.

I photographed this female (above) under one of our feeders in Bloomington.

We’ll soon be hearing more of them. Both the males and females sing in earnest in March and April to establish territories and attract mates. They are the opera stars of the bird world — each individual has 10 to 12 unique song types, although some diva cardinals can sing more than 25.

It’s music to my ears.

According to my guide book, to maintain contact, males and females also give short nonmusical, metallic sounding “chip notes” singly or in a series. The frequency and volume of these calls increase with the level of agitation.