kris brantner wrote:Pet peeve of mine. Northern birds are no bigger or no more plumaged out than local birds. Of course the birds your seeing now are more plumaged out than the birds two weeks ago. Duh.
Almost all species shot here in MN also nest here in MN.
Im not saying I'm the expert or anything.
But I have seen Goldeneyes (one of the last to leave) on Leech lake in june and july. I have also seen them opening weekend near St Cloud. Hell, I shot a banded drake that was banded in MN during the summer.