Locke Lake in Fridley, Minnesota was the site of a train derailment this past July.  The train was carrying corn and dumped tons of grain into the lake. Now the lake has been invaded by thousands of ducks and geese, far more than the usual dozen or so birds.  But are the birds there because of the corn or because of the mild winter that has left the lake open and the waterfowl reluctant to head south?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.