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This collection is an offshoot of my Central Minnesota set and doesn't contain most duplicates. The northern edge of that region got a little to far from home, and I'm spending more time on the North Shore these days, so it warrants its own set. More importantly, the ecology of the two regions varies quite a bit. Many of the species in Minnesota's "arrowhead" do not occur in the central region except during migration.

The majority of these shots were made with a Canon 7D (original or Mark II), the Canon 100-400L II, and the first or second gen Tamron 150-600mm, or with Canon's 70-200 f/4L. More recently I've carried a Sony RX10iv as a travel camera.

Bird identification can be a challenge, since individuals can vary and I'm new to the game. If you have corrections, please let me know. Scientific names are linked for more information.

See a timeline of typical local occurance for seasonal species* by clicking the icons. See the Exif data for images in the popup view by clicking the icon.

Black-backed Woodpecker

Picoides arcticus

black backed woodpecker th 1 black backed woodpeckerth 2

Bohemian Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus

bohemian-waxwing th 1 bohemian-waxwing th 2

Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus

boreal chickadee th 1 boreal chickadee th 2

Canada Warbler

Cardellina canadensis

canada warbler th 1 canada warbler th 2

Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

common redpoll th 1 common redpoll th 2

Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

evening-grosbeak th 1 evening-grosbeak th 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet th 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet th 2

Great Gray Owl

Strix nebulosa

great horned owl th 1 great horned owl th 2

Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

horned grebeth 1

Northern Hawk Owl

Surnia ulula

northern hawk owl th 1 northern hawk owl th 2

Pine Grosbeak

Pinicola enucleator

pine grosbeakth 1 pine grosbeakth 2

Pine Siskin

Spinus pinus

pine siskin th 1 pine siskin th 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

red breasted nuthatch th 1 red breasted nuthatch th 2

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

ring billed gull th 1 ring billed gull th 2

Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo lagopus

rough legged hawk th 1 rough legged hawk th 2

Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus

ruffed grouse th 1 ruffed grouse th 2

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Tympanuchus phasianellus

sharp tailed grouse th 1 sharp tailed grouse th 2

White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

white-crowned sparrow th 1 white-crowned sparrow th 2

White-winged Crossbill

Loxia leucoptera

wild turkey th 1 wild turkey th 2

Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

wild turkey th 3 wild turkey th 2 wild turkey th 1

* Data courtesy of eBird. Data not available for some seasonal species.