This month I am going to talk about Myre-Big Island State Park, near Albert Lea. We camped there over MEA break this past fall and we loved this little park. Some of the park highlights are spring and fall migrations, bird watching, a glacial esker, canoeing and hiking. I highly recommend going in the spring or fall to see an abundance of migrating birds.
We had fun exploring the trails and seeing all the different migrating birds, especially a group of white pelicans (one of Minnesota's largest birds) which is becoming a more common sight on Albert Lea Lake. I went back to the same spot (the great marsh) just after sunrise the next morning hoping they would return. I was lucky enough not only to see them again, but the group was larger this time. I captured this image with my Canon 7d and Sigma 150-500 mm lens from the far shoreline to avoid disturbing them while they had their breakfast. It was so peaceful, I really enjoyed observing these large birds.
Later that day we hiked by that area again hoping they would be there, and we got to see them take off and land on the water as a group, it was a cool sight.