In April 2017 I was surprised to find a Cinnamon Teal, rare in this part of the country, in my small neighborhood natural area. It stayed around for about 5 days and because I reported it through the birding app eBird, hundreds of people flocked to the location and were able to see him. Opened up my eyes to the world of the "county lister" - such a treat to find and share. (Stillwater MN - April 14-19, 2017). So much video ... preening and also doing this interesting backward
No, not eating food in Nashville but a Nashville Warbler foraging among plum blossoms - how idyllic. One of my favorite warblers - the understated yet stunning Nashville. I love that little patch of white on their belly - doesn't seem like it would be a good field mark but for how often you look at warblers from below it turns out to be helpful! (Stillwater MN - 5/10/2018 at 6:15pm).
Early one morning I came upon this incredible spectacle - a huge flock of chilly tree swallows huddling together in a lakeside snag - it's hard and perilous to be a migrating bird (Stillwater MN - 4/8/2016 at 7:15am).
Black-capped chickadee have so many skills! They are known to be able to remember the locations of 100s of cached seeds - including, I suppose, the ones they cram into dried crabapples on the tree in winter (Stillwater MN - 12/30/2015)
Canada Geese ferrying 27 goslings. The largest Canada Goose family I've ever seen... typical clutch size is 2-8 with an average of 5. They will adopt goslings that are of roughly the same age but this still seems like a lot... not sure what's going on here but it was a highlight of our day (Park Point, Duluth MN 5/28/2020 3:30pm). Reference: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canada_Goose/lifehistory