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Sax-Zim Bog Birding Trip - Fall/Winter 2012/2013/2014

Here are just some of the beautiful spectacles of scenery, birds & more that can be seen throughout the northwoods of Minnesota and Wisconsin! All of the photos in this gallery were taken while I was leading my own birding tours. Enjoy!

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Merlin at sunrise
Merlin at sunrise
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl with fluffy legs & feet!
Great Gray Owl with fluffy legs & feet!
Where is the Great Gray Owl?
Where is the Great Gray Owl?
Great Gray Owl and a Hairy Woodpecker
Great Gray Owl and a Hairy Woodpecker
Great Gray Owl... what are you doing over there, woodpecker?
Great Gray Owl... what are you doing over there, woodpecker?
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Harrier (adult male)
Northern Harrier (adult male)
Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Scenic fall view in Sax-Zim Bog
Scenic fall view in Sax-Zim Bog
Tamaracks and spruces
Tamaracks and spruces
Creek cutting through the bog
Creek cutting through the bog
Bald Eagle on the ice
Bald Eagle on the ice
Common Redpolls
Common Redpolls
Hoary Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Rough-legged Hawk flying through the snow
Rough-legged Hawk flying through the snow
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Female Wood Duck
Female Wood Duck
Snowing in the bog
Snowing in the bog
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Adult Herring Gull, soaring over Park Point one morning before hittin' up the bog.
Adult Herring Gull, soaring over Park Point one morning before hittin' up the bog.
Canal Park lighthouse, just before leaving for Sax-Zim Bog
Canal Park lighthouse, just before leaving for Sax-Zim Bog
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Black-billed Magpies
Black-billed Magpies
Black-capped Chickadee. Knock knock!
Black-capped Chickadee. Knock knock!
Common Redpollat a Friends of Sax-Zim Bog feeder!
Common Redpollat a Friends of Sax-Zim Bog feeder!
Common Redpolls at a Friends of Sax-Zim Bog feeder!
Common Redpolls at a Friends of Sax-Zim Bog feeder!
Gray Jay
Gray Jay
Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike
Tundra Swans
Tundra Swans
Snow Falling
Snow Falling
Close-up Spruce
Close-up Spruce
Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Sunrise at -4F
Sunrise at -4F
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Common Redpoll taking off
Common Redpoll taking off
Adult Great Black-backed Gull
Adult Great Black-backed Gull
Pine Grosbeak field goal
Pine Grosbeak field goal
Pine Grosbeak flying away
Pine Grosbeak flying away
Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull in front of an Adult Herring Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull in front of an Adult Herring Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull landing
Adult Thayer's Gull landing
Adult Thayer's Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull
Adult Thayer's Gull
Sunset at Hawk Ridge
Sunset at Hawk Ridge
Annmarie with the Great Gray Owl
Annmarie with the Great Gray Owl
Annmarie with Great Gray Owl
Annmarie with Great Gray Owl
Annmarie releasing Great Gray Owl
Annmarie releasing Great Gray Owl
Northern Goshawk - can you find him?
Northern Goshawk - can you find him?
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Adult male Northern Goshawk
Adult male Northern Goshawk
Male Pine Grosbeak at the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog birdfeeder
Male Pine Grosbeak at the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog birdfeeder
White-winged Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Hanging out with Bob and Joyce after a fun day of birding in the bog. We all had a great time!
Hanging out with Bob and Joyce after a fun day of birding in the bog. We all had a great time!
Pussy Willow... already open and it's only late November!
Pussy Willow... already open and it's only late November!
Very cold spider atop the snow
Very cold spider atop the snow
Adult Bald Eagle taking off
Adult Bald Eagle taking off
The thrill of watching a lifer Northern Shrike :)
The thrill of watching a lifer Northern Shrike :)
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog, balancing on the stump
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog, balancing on the stump
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog, close up
Great Gray Owl through the dense fog, close up
Common Redpoll on the left, Hoary Redpoll on the right
Common Redpoll on the left, Hoary Redpoll on the right
Hoary Redpoll lookin' at the Camera
Hoary Redpoll lookin' at the Camera
Hoary Redpoll on top, with another pale redpoll below
Hoary Redpoll on top, with another pale redpoll below
Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse taking off
Ruffed Grouse taking off
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl with a wild vole!
Boreal Owl with a wild vole!
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Hoary Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Hawk-Owl
Northern Goshawk
Northern Goshawk
Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Boreal Chickadee at the birdfeeders
Boreal Chickadee at the birdfeeders
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Magpie
Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Raspberry Frost
Raspberry Frost
Swans
Swans
Tamarack
Tamarack
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Gray Jay
Gray Jay
Gray Jay
Gray Jay
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Evening Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak
Northern Hawk Owl eating wild rodent, across distant field
Northern Hawk Owl eating wild rodent, across distant field
Distant Northern Hawk Owl flying by
Distant Northern Hawk Owl flying by
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Evening Grosbeka
Evening Grosbeka
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
This is a set of Great Gray Owl footprints through a foot of snow, after a successful hunt!!
This is a set of Great Gray Owl footprints through a foot of snow, after a successful hunt!!
Harlequin Duck
Harlequin Duck
Moose
Moose
Moose
Moose
Kite in a tree!
Kite in a tree!
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Spruce Grouse
Spruce Grouse
Snow and Frost along the edge of the Superior National Forest
Snow and Frost along the edge of the Superior National Forest
Moss n' Lichens n' Snow
Moss n' Lichens n' Snow
Snow in the Superior National Forest
Snow in the Superior National Forest
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Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Moose
Moose
Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl
Spruce at Sunset
Spruce at Sunset
Sunset along Lake Superior (in Grand Marais)
Sunset along Lake Superior (in Grand Marais)
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Birding in Sax-Zim Bog, after a wonderful two-days of birding with birders from Ohio! They were so much fun!
Birding in Sax-Zim Bog, after a wonderful two-days of birding with birders from Ohio! They were so much fun!
Birding in Two Harbors, with birders from Grand Marais & New Jersey
Birding in Two Harbors, with birders from Grand Marais & New Jersey
Confused Gray Jay harassing a confused Northern Hawk Owl
Confused Gray Jay harassing a confused Northern Hawk Owl
Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Two Owls. One Field.
Two Owls. One Field.