Slideshow: Spring Birds in the Northwoods By Mitch Mode • Apr 24, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 3 A great blue heron has taken a fish. Mitch Mode WXPR News VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 3 Sandhill cranes return to nest in marshy areas. Mitch Mode WXPR News VIEW SLIDESHOW 3 of 3 Yellowlegs forage in shallow water. Mitch Mode WXPR News On an early April morning north of Rhinelander, WXPR Contributor Mitch Mode captured images of several bird species returning to the Northwoods this spring. Tags: birdsbirding Related Content Listening for Early Morning Calls 11 months ago April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts 1 year ago Wisconsin Home to Plethora of Birds and Birders 1 year ago Northwoods Splendor - WXPR Photo Series 1 year ago View the discussion thread.