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August 20, 2017
The red-tailed hawk is a bird of open country. It is a “sit-and-wait” predator, set to pounce on passing prey, mostly ground lovers such as small mammals, snakes, grassland birds and even insects. Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: To ID hawks, eliminate the red-tail
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August 18, 2017
A rose-breasted grosbeak. (Wikipedia)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
August 18, 2017 - 4:31am
August 13, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Hummingbirds appear in the garden
August 13, 2017 - 7:15am
August 11, 2017
(Source: WikiCommons photo)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
August 11, 2017 - 9:53am
August 4, 2017
Eastern Bluebird. (Wikimedia Commons)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The beloved bluebirds of Minnesota
August 4, 2017 - 8:02am
July 28, 2017
A brown thrasher in Minnesota. (WikiCommons photo)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The brown thrasher is rich with song
July 28, 2017 - 8:15am
July 21, 2017
Gray jay or a Canada jay. (WikiCommons)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Smart and friendly: Meet the gray jays
July 21, 2017 - 7:55am
July 9, 2017
Upland sandpiper. Illustration by Mike Jacobs.
Always in Season: Sandpiper whistle attracts attention
July 9, 2017 - 1:20pm
July 2, 2017
Always in season/ Mike Jacobs: Wrens work their way into folklore
July 2, 2017 - 7:57am
June 29, 2017
A female American Redstart. Photo by Mike's Birds via Wikimedia Commons.
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: American redstarts are definitely upstarts
June 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 25, 2017
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
June 25, 2017 - 4:55pm
June 23, 2017
Blane Klemek
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
June 23, 2017 - 7:00am
June 18, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON: A wily heron moves north to nest
June 18, 2017 - 9:20am
June 12, 2017
Erika Kolbow, left, of Turtle River State Park and licensed bander and raptor expert Tim Driscoll of Grand Forks handle peregrine falcon chicks during Monday afternoon's banding event below the University of North Dakota water tower. Kolbow and Driscoll banded the three chicks -- two males and one female -- and climbers then returned the young peregrines to their nest box atop the UND water tower. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Three chicks and a band draw a large crowd in Grand Forks
June 12, 2017 - 6:08pm
June 9, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Black-billed cuckoos love the caterpillar cuisine
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am