It’s one of my favorite times of year – the temperatures are warming up, the early spring plants are just starting to peak out of the ground, the lakes are finally opening up, and the birds are migrating north! It’s always a treat, and a challenge, to see as many species as possible as they make their way from their wintering habitats to their summer spots. I’ve only been out a couple times to take photos of birds this spring, but,  I was really happy to have the chance to head down to Lake Pepin on a recent evening to see the pelicans!

Lucy Hawthorne