“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
~Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
We are in the midst of the bird migration season here in Minnesota. Simply put, birds migrate to move from areas of low or decreasing resources to areas of high or increasing resources. The two primary resources being sought are food and nesting locations. It can be an exciting time for birders and photographers alike as all hope to spot something new and/or different as the birds visit our area.
This is a shot of geese high above a birding “hotspot” near the Cannon River in southeastern Minnesota. (To learn more about birding hotspots, please visit: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/hotspot-explorer/ )