Fun Wildlife Photos Brighten A Gray Monday Morning In Grand Forks

Some fun wildlife shots were in my email inbox this morning, and they’re too good not to share. My favorite of the batch comes from Gary Lund, who shared this photo of a sharp-tailed grouse perched on the deck of his house east of Roseau, Minn., earlier this morning. The Santa bear Christmas ornament adds…
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Grand Forks Homeowner Makes Pleasant Discovery Of A Cardinal Nest In Her Yard

Cardinals are becoming more abundant in Grand Forks and across the region, and Joanna Pearson was pleasantly surprised  Saturday to discover a pair nesting in the bottom branch of an evergreen tree in her yard on Ninth Avenue North. Pearson says she found the nest trimming her pine trees and was  able to get photos…
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Leg-Band Photo Confirms It: Marv The Peregrine Is Back In Grand Forks

It’s official: The peregrine falcon that flew into town last week is Marv, the patriarch of Grand Forks’ peregrine clan the past couple of years. Named after Marv Bossart, a Fargo TV personality who died in 2013, Marv was hatched that same year in Fargo and showed up in Grand Forks to mate the next…
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Geese On A Barn Roof

Here’s something  you don’t see every day. Ralph Kingsbury of Grafton, N.D., shared this photo of two Canada geese sitting on a barn roof near Grafton. I’ve only heard of this on one other occasion, and that was a barn roof near Malung, Minn., in Roseau County. Here’s Kingsbury’s account of his barn geese encounter:…
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News And Notes From The Outdoors

A few odds and ends for this Wednesday in early January: The federal Bureau of Land Management recently released a policy document showing migratory bird deaths at oil and gas operation waste pits have been reduced by 50 percent to 75 percent in the past 15 years, saving 1 million to 1½ million birds. According…
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