Troutbirder II

Troutbirder II
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eagle Quiz

Mrs T and I will be participating in something very interesting on Jan. 16th, through the National Eagle Center in Wabasha Minnesota. More on that later. For now, see if you can correctly answer the following question

Come on now. Don't be shy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Neighbors Woods

It's not always easy to find places where a large and rambunctious dog can safely run free. Yes, I know people walking their dogs should have then well trained enough to stay at heel. Well, truth to tell, I have had neither the will nor the ambition to do that. All my Lab and Chesapeake hunting dogs were rigorously trained to hunt under control. They were also well behaved with friends, family and even visiting strangers. Baron is spoiled rotten. He has the basics of being housebroken, doesn’t jump on people, chase deer and tolerates the cat. Otherwise, I like and encourage his independent nature. Thus we head off to public places like State Parks or Wildlife Management Areas, only if the season and timing is right i.e. it’s deserted. Wildlife Management Areas (W.M.A's also qualify year round. Bike trails do not qualify for this list though.
The best places to go in the busy spring and summer seasons are some woodlots adjacent to our neighbors farms. Dick and Sharon, Rick and Gina have graciously granted permission for the Troutbirders to walk their overgrown puppy through the woods. Here is a short list of some of the wild (mostly birds) and not so wild creatures we have seen.

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Blue Jay

White Throated Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Female Cardinal

Red Headed Woodpecker

Wild Turkey


Myrtle Warbler a.k.a. "butterbutt"

Other birds seen: Swainsons Thrush, Black& White Warbler, Northern Harrier (Marsh Hawk), Troutfarm Eagle, American Redstart, House Wren, Tree Swallow, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Meadowlark, and Baltimore Oriole.

Whitetail Deer Fawn

Dangerous Woods Creatures