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March 9, 2016
Dave Lambeth of Grand Forks took this photo of Marv (bottom), a male peregrine that first showed up in Grand Forks in 2014, and an unidentified female this week at the UND water tower. Lambeth and local raptor expert Tim Driscoll identified Marv by the bird's black and red leg band. The female also is banded, but Lambeth wasn't able get a clear photo of the band due to cloudy conditions. The female isn't Terminator, a peregrine that has nested in Grand Forks since 2008.
New female falcon in town may mean a Terminator turf war over Marv and the nest box
March 9, 2016 - 1:53pm
March 6, 2016
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Hawks come in many kinds
March 6, 2016 - 6:00am
February 16, 2016
Del Olson drops some food for "Fred" the grouse underneath a row of mailboxes along Gold Coast Road last week. (Jillian Gandsey | Forum News Service)
Ruffed grouse (of many names) adopts rural Minnesota neighborhood as his own
February 16, 2016 - 3:45pm
February 14, 2016
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
IN SEASON: Horned larks lead migration into the valley
February 14, 2016 - 6:30am
January 28, 2016
Angel, a bald eagle found with a broken wing in northwestern Wisconsin in 1999, is one of the National Eagle Center’s first ambassadors. The center houses permanently injured birds unable to survive in the wild. Behind her is Columbia, named in honor of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)
National Eagle Center welcomes newest resident
January 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
January 21, 2016
An ivory gull casts a sideways glance at photographers who gathered at the Duluth Ship Canal mid-day on Jan. 6. Bob King / Forum News Service
Arctic gull still drawing visitors to Duluth
January 21, 2016 - 8:45pm
January 6, 2016
This ivory gull, native to the Arctic Ocean, was first observed in Duluth on Dec. 30 and had been seen daily since Jan. 1 in the Canal Park area before being found dead this week. The species is a rare visitor to the Lower 48 states. Photo by Laura Erickson
Second rare ivory gull sighted in Duluth; first one has died
January 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
January 2, 2016
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bold and beautiful blue jays brighten winter landscape
January 2, 2016 - 10:53pm
December 20, 2015
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Crossbills are among the bird species that qualify as Christmas symbols
December 20, 2015 - 6:45am
November 24, 2015
Dozens of animals rescued from fire, but should anyone have so many pets?
November 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
November 16, 2015
Graphic by Carli Greninger/Grand Forks Herald
THE TREND: 30 dogs rescued; fatal fireworks accident; UND hockey; rare bird sighting; Sibshops in Grand Forks
November 16, 2015 - 8:34am
November 15, 2015
A Vermilion Flycatcher nesting near Richwood in Becker County. The species hasn't been seen in Minnesota for 21 years. Submitted photo.
Rare bird spotted in Minnesota, last sighting reported 21 years ago
November 15, 2015 - 7:45pm
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Snow geese present a range of paradoxes
November 15, 2015 - 5:00am
November 4, 2015
Mindy Kleeb submitted this photo of a snowy owl on Tuesday seen in Pinewood, Minn, near Bemidji. Submitted photo.
Owl irruption: Snowy owls swoop into Bemidji area
November 4, 2015 - 7:30am
October 30, 2015
Feather-dust print left on a window by a bird who has collided with it. (Photo by Michael Furtman, michaelfurtman.com.)
How to stop birds from killing themselves on your windows
October 30, 2015 - 5:30pm