During our brief early February “summer” our Mississippi River big birds made their move to the North. Sandhill Cranes, in. Tundra Swans migrating north overhead in huge flocks… check. Bald Eagles are currently everywhere… 17 on the edge of the … Continue reading
Thank you to my favorite photographer for his first Tundra Swan alert: “After a long and arduous wait the Tundra Swans have finally arrived in number on Pool 8 of the Mississippi River. (Usually I am busy photographing along … Continue reading
Reports of perhaps 1000 Swans resting off the Brownsville, MN, overlook. Saw about a dozen south of Goose Island at the overlook. Large numbers of Pelicans as well! Naturalists were available with spotting scopes. Thanks, folks!
A few days ago, my Tundra Swan search on the Mississippi River south of La Crosse came up empty. Today, small groups are out there south of Goose Island and most likely Brownsville, MN, as well. If you spot Swans, … Continue reading
Just updating viewers that swans are abundant this weekend just beyond rice beds south of Goose Island on Wisconsin. Hwy 35.
Anyone out to enjoy the last vestiges of fall color along the Upper Mississippi River might enjoy keeping a pair of binocs handy. Some of our larger raptors and waterfowl are on the verge of departing the area and it … Continue reading
My observation this year is that the spring migration of Tundra Swans represented a truly significant population moving north up the river. Viewing from the Wisconsin side of the river, swans were visible in great numbers against the Minnesota bluffs. … Continue reading
Guess what?! Studied a group of Pelicans south of Goose Island and above Stoddard and saw several swans scattered among them. So look closely! More on Swans coming soon! Or search greatriver.com for past features. Please report in comments, below … Continue reading
Swans are also crowding a small swath of open water near the 2nd wayside south of Goose Island, Hwy 35 So. out of La Crosse. With so little open water on the river, the Swans are more abundant this spring, … Continue reading
I spent some time searching out information on the Ojibwa “Healing the River” walk yesterday. Thought it might interest others, so I’ve included my links in the next entry. Contemplating their walk prompted me to have a look at the … Continue reading