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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Christmas Bird Count Season At Hand

The season for Christmas bird counts is at hand, and there are several opportunities for birdwatchers in the region to participate throughout the holiday season. The Christmas Bird Count season officially begins Friday and continues through Jan. 5. This year’s Christmas Bird Count will be the 113th annual. The National Audubon Society coordinates the program…
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Kestrel Chicks To Be Banded Thursday

Five kestrels have hatched in a nesting box at the Agassiz Valley Water Resources Management Project near Warren, Minn. PKM Electric Cooperative installed 10 of the nesting boxes this spring. Heidi Hughes, manager of the adjacent Audubon Center of the Red River Valley, said this morning in an email that the kestrel chicks will be…
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Not A Peregrine, But A Notable Sighting Just The Same

Gary Olson of Grand Forks sent me a photo he took last week of a raptor in his backyard. The bird had bands on its legs, and he wondered if it could be one of the peregrine falcons that have been making news around town again this spring. Roosevelt and Terminator are back, and they…
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