A few weeks ago we got two bird feeders for the backyard. I had no idea we would attract so many cool birds… and other wildlife. We got a Birds of Minnesota book and I’ve been trying to keep track of all the birds we’re getting. Our backyard is a pretty happening place.

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Not pictured: Robin, Chickadee, Hummingbird

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