Ring-billed Gulls are common birds found along Minnesota’s North Shore. This one is a juvenile and has exceptionally nice looking plumage. I took this photo in Grand Marais.
I saw many Horned Larks migrating south during our trip. This photo was also taken in Grand Marais. This particular view shows you why “horned” lark is a very appropriate name
This female Common Merganser was hanging around the boat landing at the resort where we stayed in Little Marais.
Here’s a close-up of the Merganser. This photo shows you how they got their nickname of “sawbill”. Mergansers are diving ducks that catch a lot of small fish. The serrated edge of the bill helps them hold on to the slippery fish.
Here’s another of my mug shot photos.
Swainson’s Thrushes were also migrating. I found them feasting on berries along a Cook County road near Grand Marais. Notice how this one is using its tongue to help position the berry for eating.
This Magnolia Warbler was also found along the same road as the Swainson’s Thrushes.