Dispatches from Esko, Park Rapids

Jim and Sue Jensen live on Koski Road on the north side of Esko. About 5 p.m. on Sunday, they noticed what Jim thinks is an immature northern goshawk had taken a cottontail rabbit by the house.
Jim got this picture from inside the house:

Not satisfied with that, Jim set up a trail camera. On Monday, it came up with this:

Tuesday night, a fox took its turn …

So much for the goshawk’s snack.

Meanwhile, John Boland of Park Rapids caught this red crossbill on his thistle feeder on Monday:

This picture shows the bill beautifully.
They’ve been seeing red crossbills for a while, John writes, but this was his first opportunity to get a good picture.

Thanks for sharing!

Your bird photos and stories are always welcome at jlundy@duluthnews.com.

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