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Images of Birds in Minneapolis ~ World Migratory Bird Day

As a scuba diver for almost ten years, I learned and have seen marine animals that have migrated from sea to sea, from ocean to another ocean. And of course, we should not forget the birds. If we are talking about the real travelers, we perhaps should consider these animals. Some birds amazingly have an impressive migration route. Following the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day this weekend, I would like to celebrate it with the images of the birds in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA). These birds were not seen during the winter time but nowadays as from the spring until the fall seasons, they can be easily seen around the city.

 

Brewer’s Blackbird

These birds can fly up to 1,500 miles to the southern U.S. and southern Mexico.

Brewer’s Blackbird

 

Canada Goose

Some are resident and some have become long-distance migrant. They will fly to the southern United States for the winter and return to the northern part of America as the temperature gets warmer for nesting. Looks like this family has chosen Minneapolis to raise their goslings on this spring season.

 

 

House Sparrow

House sparrows do not generally migrate but may become nomadic. I have never seen these birds during the harsh winter in Minneapolis, but these birds are everywhere now.

House Sparrow

 

Red-winged Blackbird

They are short-distance migrants. Some of these birds become permanent residents in the Southern part of America. They are temporary residents in Minneapolis from the spring to summer seasons. They could be very loud when calling for mating.

 

 

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

 

Wood Duck

I find they are as the prettiest couple of all waterfowl that I have ever seen. The female has white teardrop around her eyes while the male has gorgeous striking colors and markings on his body. They are native to North America and migrate to southern regions of North America, such as the Bahamas, Cuba, and Mexico to escape the winter in the northern part of America. It makes sense, even myself, I wish I could spend every winter season somewhere in the Bahamas or some Caribbean’s islands 🙂

 

 

 

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