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January 26, 2024

Frozen flight feathers cause barrage of birds to fall from the sky in central Pennsylvania

On the morning of Jan. 16 the phone at Centre Wildlife Care in Port Matilda, Pa., was ringing off the hook, according to Robyn Graboski, who has been in wildlife rehabilitation for 35 years.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” she said. “My phone has been lit up all morning with calls about grounded grebes.”
It appears the culprit for the “fallout” was a jet stream of arctic air that froze moisture on the bird’s flight feathers during their nocturnal migration. Unable to remain airborne, a barrage of birds fell from the sky.

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Outdoor Insights: Interesting observations from the 2024 Minnesota DNR Roundtable

The most interesting session I witnessed at the 2024 Minnesota DNR Roundtable was Technology for Fishing and Hunting, where chatter focused on forward-facing sonar. We learned the DNR has a technology stakeholder workgroup that has met once and will be meeting again. In opening comments, Jeremy Smith from Lindner Media made a case for how the rapid growth of FFS could affect fisheries and the fishing industry at large.

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Just off I-35, Minnesota’s Clear Lake is a clear choice for multi-species anglers

Located just off the bumper-to-bumper traffic along Interstate Highway 35 near Forest Lake, you’ll find one of the more popular fishing destinations in Washington County: Clear Lake.
This 429-acre lake might not be given a thought by most folks as they fly by it during rush-hour travels, but local anglers are well aware of its reputation as an excellent multi-species fishery.

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Nature Smart: Better understand the All-American Badger

It’s funny, but I believe the average person knows more about the honey badger (Mellivora capensis), a critter of Africa and Southwest Asia than they do about the American badger in our region. Social media has a lot to do with the honey badger phenomena.
All of this was swirling through my head recently while photographing an adult male American badger (Taxidea taxus).

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Backyard and Beyond: A black-capped chickadee feeds in hand

Jane Birr has spent a number of years sitting near her bird feeders with seeds in her hands to attract one of the most intrepid little sprites in the bird world, the black-capped chickadee. Her photo documents a rewarding moment, as a ’dee lands on her hand for sunflower seeds.

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