Monday, June 30, 2008


Since last Wednesday I've published a number of posts about a wonderful area near the new Service Center/Library just south of Forest Lake. I want to mention again that housing developments there are putting in danger the Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Bobolinks, and other birds that are difficult to find in the metro area. I'm not sure what, if anything, can be done to save this little corner of nature. Holly, whose email post led me to the place, may try to publicize the area's plight. Does anyone have any other ideas?
Below is a Red-winged Blackbird on a stake marking a building lot.

I'm worried that the Wetland Boundary/Buffer will not be sufficient to keep these Yellow-heads coming back.

"I like it here!"
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