It’s always good to get back out to the prairie…and western Minnesota’s Felton Prairie is always a nice escape from the North Woods. Just a few of my favorites from this mid May trip to Clay and Norman Counties. Enjoy! (pssst…We’re off to Florida…I’ll post photos when I get back)
Marbled Godwit Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1484Marbled Godwit…a very large and raucous shorebird that makes its home on medium-grass prairies.

Brewer's Blackbird Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1642 (1)Brewer’s Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1243Brewer’s Blackbird

Upland Sandpiper Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1343Upland Sandpiper

White-tailed Deer near Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1394

Northern Shoverler male near Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1408Northern Shoveler
Wind Turbines Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1381

Marbled Godwit Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1477Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1468Marbled Godwit

Western Meadowlark Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1539Western Meadowlark. Great to hear their melodious song since we get the less melodious Eastern Meadowlark near Wrenshall.

Northern Harrier Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1585Northern Harrier

Yellow Warbler Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1597Yellow Warbler

Swamp Sparrow Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1734Swamp Sparrow

Lark Sparrow Agassiz Dunes SNA Norman Co. MN IMG_1931Lark Sparrow a bit further north, near Agassiz Dunes SNA in Norman County

Sedge Wren Felton Prairie Clay Co MN IMG_1716Sedge Wren

Sedge Wren Felton Prairie Clay Co IMG_1694Sedge Wren

Bank Swallow colony Agassiz Dunes SNA Norman Co. MN IMG_1878Bank Swallow Colony in an old gravel pit…This colony has made this cut its home for many years.

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