We all know about the tornado devastation in Joplin. But there was also a bad tornado in my hometown that same day. And it was very destructive to the North East of Minneapolis. I was sad for the people's homes. But I never even thought about the animals. That is until an unfortunate article in the Star. Around 180 Blue Herons were killed in a rookery near North Mississippi Regional park. So this post is for the birds. Here are some of my favorite bird photos taken during our Winter trips this year. You might not recognize the Aracari in the first 2 photos. They are a relative of the Toucan.