Happy First Day of Summer! (13 photos)

As summer begins, the birds sure are busy at Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Loons, Orioles, Hummingbirds, Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier and more.

Enjoy!

 

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
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Red-Breasted Nuthatch
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Oriole
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Oriole
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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (female)
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Loon hiding on a nest where there are two eggs.
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Loon flapping its wings on the pond.
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Loon nest. Look closely and you can see two eggs!
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White-Breasted Nuthatch
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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (male)
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Northern Harrier
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Two Sandhill Cranes in a field with white Birch trees in the background.

Happy Mother’s Day…

…to all mom’s and future mom’s out there!

Here’s a photo of a future Osprey mom trying to hide behind the branches of her nest. She should have chicks soon!

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Trumpeter Swan (video)

This past weekend I went to Monticello, Minnesota, to photograph the Trumpeter Swans that gather along the Mississippi River.

Trumpeter swans are the largest water bird in North America. They gather along the Mississippi River in winter, thanks to balmy waters created from the nuclear power-generating plant just upstream from Monticello, Minnesota.

Love the trumpet sounds they make!!

Enjoy!

Cute Polar Bear Butts!

What better way to start your weekend off than with cute Polar Bear butts!

Enjoy your weekend!

#polarbear #cub #butts

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A Polar Bear Family Portrait

One of my favorite photos from Polar Bear Point just outside of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada this past October.

Mom and her two cubs standing on the edge of a Tundra Pond.

#polarbear #cubs

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A Bite to Eat (5 photos)

Our Polar Bear cubs get a bite to eat (not sure what they are eating) while mom watches closely over them.

#PolarBear #cubs

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Keeping Her Cubs Close (3 photos)

Our Polar Bear mom with one little cub in tow (shown in the first two photos), continues to follow her other antsy cub who took off looking for food.

In the photo at the bottom, you can see our Polar Bear mom keeps both cubs close.

#PolarBear #cubs

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Mom with a Cub in Tow (2 photos)

Our Polar Bear mom walking on the ice with one of her cubs right next to her.

#PolarBear #cub

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Happy Polar Bear Cub (3 photos)

Finally with mom following, this little Polar Bear cub starts walking toward our Tundra buggy.

I love the happy face this little Polar Bear cub has on its face while walking on the ice.

#polarbear #cub

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Waiting for Mom & Cub Close Ups! (3 photos)

Polar Bear mom finally gets up to follow her antsy little cub with her second cub close behind as she walks on the ice.

Two super cute close photos of the little Polar Bear cub waiting for its mom.

#polarbear #cubs

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