The spring migration of birds is well underway, and many of them have recently caught the eye of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
At Red Oak House we are birders. And foodies. And frugal. On Monday at dawn I heard a bird strike a window just as I was stepping out to the patio to sip coffee and quietly read the morning newspaper. The signs of autumn migration are all around and we have a small birdbath that is critical water for the …
A family of loons caught the eye of Grand Forks photograph Michael Bogert during a recent sojourn into Minnesota lake country.
An avid birdwatcher would do well to follow Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
Photographer Jeff Olson of Fort Collins, Colo., recently spent some time in Monterey, located on the south side of Monterey Bay along California’s Central Coast. Here are some of the sights he took in while on morning walks.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Minnesota lake country paradise. And in that paradise live many different types of birds. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently captured these images of just a few of them.
Hummingbirds going about their business of feeding is a sight to behold, as these images from Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert can attest.
Grand Forks photographer loves to snap shot of bald eagles. Here’s what he’s seen this past month, along with a couple of other species that caught his eye. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
Each year, when our time permits, Jim and I try to participate in an area Christmas Bird Count. Friday, we traveled to festive Medora, N.D., for a dusk drive through the national park, some Comet Wirtanen and Geminid meteor shower viewing in the dark Park and a good night’s sleep in the Rough Rider Hotel. And Saturday, we participated in …
LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Garden Notes No. 41 — Cutworms Get Broccoli, Grill Goes On Fritz
Every gardener experiences successes and failures and must learn to go with the flow. Here at Red Oak House, the cutworms killed the heretofore vigorous broccoli. Mr. Green Jeans has replanted broccoli and protected the plants this time with milk cartons. On the bright side, the tomatoes look terrific, as does the rest of the vegetable garden. And for now, …
Photographer Michael Bogert found this assortment of wildlife on a recent visit to Minnesota lake country.
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.)
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).
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.
I never imagined when my family left El Paso, Texas, in 1970, that it would take me almost 50 years to return for a visit, but it did. I was an Army brat, and my father’s last posting was Fort Bliss, in El Paso, a gritty city in extreme west Texas. Since then, I’ve been very near to El Paso …
Monday’s West Texas expedition was to the Davis Mountains area in search of Montezuma quails. The Davis Mountains are what is known as a “Sky Island,” rising high above the Chihuahuan Desert and are one of the most beautiful places in Texas. In addition to birding, our destination was the famous McDonald Observatory. On my last visit to Texas, we …
I am in Texas at the invitation of my friend, Valerie, who has a house here near the Davis Mountains. I have been a birder for more than 40 years, and she and I greatly enjoy birding together whenever we get the chance. Here we birded together five years ago, but it was February, so I jumped at the chance …
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 …
Grand Forks photography recently took a stroll along the English Coulee in Grand Forks a day after a storm rolled through and captured these spectacular shots.
Here are some of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s latest outdoor shots, taken over the past week or so.
There isn’t a better time of the year than spring for bird watchers in the Northland. Not only are the migrants returning home after wintering down South, they are also raising new families. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert shares these recent shots taken in the Red River Valley.
Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons is becoming quite well-known for his spectacular sports shots. But recently, he decided to take a ride into the countryside, since there were no action sports that night, so he could practice his action shooting. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Check out his latest collection of images of the outdoors, taken the past couple of weeks at various locations in the Red River Valley and Minnesota lake country.
It is such a busy time at Red Oak House. So much is happening in the garden. More on that later. But first, this past weekend was filled with the gift of family. My sister, Sarah, brought my daughter, Rachel, from Dickinson, N.D., for the weekend. Sunday, my day started with brunch with my daughters and husband. They presented me …
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If …
Bald eagles are majestic birds, as is evidenced by these spectacular images shot by Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
You don’t have to go to western North Dakota to catch a good glimpse of wildlife. Just ask Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert, who never seems to come up empty when searching his favorite Red River Valley haunts — including Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge — for watchable wildlife.
Birds, birds, birds! That’s what Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons exclaimed while working west of Grand Forks recently. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
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 …
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.
Here are some of the images caught the eye of Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland in the last month of 2016.
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.
The hummingbirds were out in force recently and put on quite a display for photographer Mike Bogert at Fox Lake in northwestern Minnesota.
This spring, Michael Bogert just can’t stay away from the English Coulee, where there always seems be an abundance of birds to photograph.
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.
I caught some early spring residents (actually, some of them tough it out all winter) while I was wandering around Mercer (N.D.) County one pleasant Saturday afternoon. They include a horned lark, meadowlark, ring-billed gull and Canada goose.