The Northern Crested Caracara was photographed at the Minnesota State Fair with a demonstration by Falconer and Veterinary Technician John Karger.

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A large, long legged, long necked dark bird often seen feeding with vultures. It has a white chest, black belly, head top, and wings, orange-red face, yellow feet, and whitish dark tipped tail. It has a range of southwestern United States, to Florida, and to South America. It has a habitat of prairies, and range-land. It feeds on carrion, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, fish, and small animals.

Falconer and veterinary technician John Karger, and founder of “Last Chance Forever” The Bird of Prey Conservancy headed the presentation of the Northern Crested Caracara.

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The male Baltimore Orioles were photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin or in Muskego, Wisconsin.

The female Baltimore Oriole. It looks considerably different from the male.

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The male Baltimore Oriole is flame-orange and black with a solid black head. The female and immature are olive-brown above and burnt orange-yellow below. They range from southern Canada to most of the United States. The habitat is open woods, riverside groves, and shade trees. The diet is mostly insects, berries, and nectar. They are commonly seen shooting through trees during their migration and nesting periods.

The Northern Rough-Winged Swallow was photographed in Lake Park north of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, wosconsin.

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The Northern Roughed-Winged Swallow is a brown backed Swallow with a dusky throat. The Rough-Winged is a solitary Swallow and is usually seen alone or in small groups. It feeds on a variety of flying insects, and moths, caterpillars, spiders and mayflies. It has a range from Southern Canada to Argentina. The habitat is near streams, lakes, or rivers and nests in vertical dirt banks.

The Northern Waterthrush is an aberrant Warbler spiecies that is brown-backed with a pale creamy yellow eyebrow stripe; under parts are often yellowish striped.

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The Northern Waterthrush is brown-backed with a pale yellow or creamy eyebrow stripe; under parts striped often yellowish. Often walks at the waters edge in a teetering manner. Habitats are swampy, wet woods, stream sides, lake shores, and thickets. My sighting saw the Northern Waterthrush beside the stream and feeding on insects under the logjam. Needless to say, this made it difficult to photograph.

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The Northern Mockingbird can be found in almost all of the eastern half of the states

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My experience with photographing the Northern Mockingbird is that it is fairly easy. Once I am in an area it seems to want to follow me and stop in the top of a tree or bush, and then attract my attention. Being able to get fairly close, and because it is a large bird makes for a fairly good photo.