Feathered Friends

     Feathered friends are flocked and flying about the Gunflint Trail and the Boundary Waters.  Our resident eagles have returned to their perch on Saganaga Lake and the snow buntings line the Gunflint Trail.  The bird feeder at Voyageur continues to be busy with redpolls, nuthatches, chickadees and more. 

     The grouse have been out sunning themselves and the woodpeckers are busily pecking on the trees.  Hairy, downy, pileated and black backed woodpeckers surround the neighborhood and make their presence known by their pounding.  Grey jays continue to fly about while we have yet to hear a white throated sparrow or see a robin.

     If you’re a birder then you should visit the Gunflint Trail.  I don’t think there are too many places that offer the up close and personal experience with birds.  Soon there will be more and our loons are the ones I anxiously await.