COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Rare bird visitor to UMC marks a first for Polk County
The University of Minnesota-Crookston reported this morning that a Eurasian tree sparrow made a stop on the campus this week.
According to a UMC news release, the sighting of the bird in the Nature... Posted on 4/16/14 at 11:47 AM
THE WANNABE BIRDER -30-
"-30-" is the way we old-school journalists used to let our editors know we were at the end of our story. We wrote our stories on these curious devices known as "typewriters."
They were pretty neat. ... Posted on 11/20/13 at 5:23 PM
I guess it's only fair. I have acquired a few life birds "in the mail," as it is said, I suppose it's only fitting that some would be taken away in the same fashion.
The posting on the ABA's blog two... Posted on 5/7/13 at 3:00 PM
IT'S GOOD TO BE IN N.D. With weather like this, we need a happy thought
Between the blizzards and the wind, it's easy to get downhearted. So here's a picture to cheer you up.
For a bit more about events out by Chase Lake, read on.
President Theodore Roosevelt will b... Posted on 3/13/11 at 3:16 PM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Big day at Hawk Ridge; another coming?
Just a quick heads-up. More than 5,000 raptors were counted at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Monday, according to Debbie Waters, education director at Hawk Ridge. That's by far the largest count of t... Posted on 9/13/10 at 8:14 PM
DULUTH, Minn. — There he is, sitting on the elevated hawk-counting platform at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. He wears his Swarovski 10-by-42 EL binoculars, but he is not an official counter. He's on nobody's payroll. He wears no name tag, bears no official title.
Kevin Skoog of West Fargo photographed this eastern screech owl in September. “The picture was taken right before desk in the backyard of my home,” Skoog wrote. “I was able to sneak up on it. The picture captures its reaction once it spotted me.”
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