It wouldn’t be March in Minnesota if we didn’t get a sloppy snowstorm before the month was over. I won’t complain about the snow in my backyard (because there wasn’t any), but there was significant (6-10 inches) of the wet, white stuff starting just a few miles south of us. I always wonder how early spring migrants tolerate the sudden change in temperature and disappearance of a not-so-reliable food source.
So, here’s a happy Red-winged Blackbird on the day before the storm at a local marsh.
And here is the scene the next morning…
But that’s spring…a time of ups and downs.
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