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 2 years ago April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts 2 years ago Wisconsin Home to Plethora of Birds and Birders 2 years ago Northwoods Splendor - WXPR Photo Series 3 years ago View the discussion thread.