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8/20/18 9:56 am Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/20/18 2:48 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Upcoming Oakland Audubon Society Events
8/19/18 1:03 pm 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] LaRue “Tex” Wells obituary
8/18/18 3:53 pm Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy...> Re: [birders] Tex Wells
8/18/18 7:24 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
8/18/18 5:57 am 'Kathryn McDonald' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
8/18/18 4:46 am Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...> Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/18/18 2:31 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Reminder: OAS Field Trip - Sunday, August 19
8/17/18 7:46 pm Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...> [birders] Re: Washtenaw Audubon and City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Swift Nights Out Report
8/17/18 6:48 pm Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...> [birders] Washtenaw Audubon and City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Swift Nights Out Report
8/17/18 6:09 pm Mark W <markwloch72...> Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/17/18 11:43 am <jpst51...> <jpst51...> Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
8/17/18 9:38 am Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...> Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
8/17/18 8:34 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
8/16/18 7:15 pm Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...> Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/16/18 6:49 pm Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...> Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/16/18 5:06 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Blog update - Day 3 of July Peru trip
8/16/18 12:40 pm John Lowry <jlowry...> Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
8/16/18 12:24 pm madxofaa <madxofaa...> Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
8/16/18 11:58 am Curt Hofer <curthofer...> Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/16/18 10:36 am Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...> [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
8/16/18 10:04 am 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Re: [se-mi-birdlist] Fwd: From the Newsletter: Tex Wells (from May/June 2017)
8/16/18 9:29 am Larry Nooden <ldnum...> Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/16/18 9:08 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Another birdsong ID
8/16/18 8:55 am 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Fwd: From the Newsletter: Tex Wells (from May/June 2017)
8/16/18 7:39 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] Tex Wells
8/16/18 6:42 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Tex Wells
8/16/18 6:35 am 'Parula100' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Tex Wells
8/16/18 6:02 am Jerry Jourdan <jerry.jourdan...> Re: [birders] Tex Wells
8/16/18 6:01 am <dsbachman...> [birders] Tex Wells
8/15/18 1:00 pm Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/15/18 11:09 am Johannes Postma <jpst51...> Re: [birders] Another birdsong ID
8/15/18 11:05 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> [birders] Another birdsong ID
8/15/18 8:50 am Larry Nooden <ldnum...> Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/15/18 5:32 am <baikalteal13...> <baikalteal13...> [birders] 7th Annual Nuthatch Open - Looking for Teams
8/14/18 9:21 pm Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> [birders] Thanks for info about deceased birds
8/14/18 7:58 pm WayneF <waynef...> [birders] Screech Owl name
8/14/18 6:15 pm Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/14/18 6:11 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
8/14/18 5:36 pm Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
8/14/18 4:00 pm Deaver Armstrong <ddarm...> Re: [birders] OT: birds for skins
8/14/18 2:44 pm Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> [birders] OT: birds for skins
8/14/18 2:21 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
8/14/18 2:17 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
8/14/18 1:14 pm Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
8/14/18 12:44 pm Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> RE: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/14/18 12:35 pm Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/14/18 10:25 am NAPBirds <NAPBirds...> Re: [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/14/18 8:44 am Eric Arnold <eba...> Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 6:07 pm Johannes <jpst51...> Re: [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
8/13/18 12:48 pm Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
8/13/18 11:37 am John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 11:33 am Scott Smith <painless...> Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 11:01 am Eric Arnold <eba...> Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 10:17 am John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 10:02 am Johannes P. <jpst51...> RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 9:50 am Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...> [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
8/13/18 9:13 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip - Sunday, August 19
8/13/18 6:08 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/13/18 6:05 am William Niemczyk <billczyk...> [birders] Wildwing Lake is in Livingston County
8/12/18 7:04 pm Mag Tait <magtait1...> Re: [birders] Re: Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/12/18 5:12 pm <ylime...> [birders] Re: Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/12/18 4:39 pm Karen Markey <ylime...> [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
8/11/18 3:29 pm <juliet.berger...> Re: [birders] What is it?
8/11/18 2:55 pm Angela Cobas <angnix...> Re: [birders] What is it?
8/11/18 2:52 pm Merrily Hart <merrilyhart...> [birders] What is it?
8/11/18 11:33 am Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...> [birders] Least Bittern/Kensington MP
8/10/18 7:30 pm ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
8/10/18 5:37 pm Terry Hoenle <terry_hoenle...> [birders] Pine Siskins
8/10/18 11:59 am 'michael wells' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
8/10/18 8:41 am 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Fwd: Michigan Audubon August eNews
8/9/18 7:24 am Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
8/8/18 12:21 pm 'Toni Spears' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
8/7/18 7:32 am Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed--No but Henslow's
8/6/18 9:27 am Diane Pruden <dianepruden...> Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
8/6/18 9:00 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/6/18 5:09 am 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
8/5/18 8:32 pm 'Barb B' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 6:54 pm Dan Ezekiel <dan.ezekiel24...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 6:53 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
8/5/18 6:44 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 6:37 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
8/5/18 6:05 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 12:07 pm 'George Hammond' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 11:47 am 'Thomas Hodgson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 10:19 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
8/5/18 9:30 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 9:26 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 8:56 am marys1000 <marys1000...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 8:02 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 6:33 am Dody <dody...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/5/18 5:38 am John Lowry <jlowry...> Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
8/4/18 4:00 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/4/18 2:37 pm madxofaa <madxofaa...> [birders] eBird App Issues
8/4/18 9:02 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/4/18 6:49 am jangrich1 via Birders <birders...> [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
8/2/18 4:42 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Blog update - Day 2 of Peru trip
8/2/18 3:14 pm <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
8/2/18 3:08 pm <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
8/2/18 11:03 am Alan Ryff <alryff...> Re: [birders] Yellow Rail: Marys 1000
8/2/18 9:07 am Alan Ryff <alryff...> [birders] Yellow Rail: Marys 1000
8/2/18 5:13 am marys1000 <marys1000...> Re: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
8/1/18 12:21 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
8/1/18 11:26 am Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
8/1/18 6:37 am Dody <dody...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
8/1/18 6:27 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> RE: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
8/1/18 1:46 am 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
7/31/18 5:07 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
7/31/18 3:47 pm 'Janet Damian' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
7/31/18 3:26 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
7/31/18 3:11 pm Ann Alvarez <annra.new...> Re: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
7/31/18 2:50 pm Alan Ryff <alryff...> [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
7/31/18 10:31 am Susan Horvath <shorvath...> [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
7/31/18 7:55 am <fkaluza...> Fw: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
7/31/18 3:41 am George Reasoner <ruddyduck37...> [birders] Injured Turkey
7/30/18 7:19 pm John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> (OT?)?RE: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
7/30/18 7:17 pm John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> (OT?)?RE: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
7/30/18 4:08 pm 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
7/30/18 3:46 pm <fkaluza...> [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
7/30/18 1:55 pm Alice Elliott <alelliot...> Re: [birders] Injured Turkey
7/30/18 9:01 am 'Melissa Pappas' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Injured Turkey
7/30/18 8:21 am Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...> Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??
7/30/18 7:43 am NAPBirds <NAPBirds...> RE: [birders] White Pelicans
7/30/18 7:21 am Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> [birders] Tuttle Marsh
7/30/18 7:02 am John Lowry <jlowry...> Re: [birders] 4 mile lake scope?
7/30/18 7:00 am Alice Elliott <alelliot...> [birders] 4 mile lake scope?
7/30/18 6:44 am NAPBirds <NAPBirds...> RE: [birders] black and whit warbler??
7/30/18 5:32 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
7/29/18 5:10 pm Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...> Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??
7/29/18 8:08 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
7/29/18 7:42 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> [birders] black and whit warbler??
7/29/18 5:03 am baikalteal13 <baikalteal13...> [birders] White Pelicans
7/29/18 4:35 am Rosann Kovalcik <rosannkovalcik...> Re: [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
7/29/18 4:15 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
7/28/18 5:04 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Blog update - Northern Peru hummingbird trip
7/28/18 12:15 pm RUSSELL EMMONS <birdeland...> Re: [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
7/28/18 10:16 am 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
7/27/18 8:03 am 'Melissa Pappas' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Cedar Wax Wings who think they are swallows
7/27/18 7:28 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] Cedar Wax Wings who think they are swallows
7/27/18 7:17 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> [birders] Cedar Wax Wings who think they are swallows
7/27/18 2:21 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Reminder: OAS Field Trip Saturday July 28
7/26/18 6:17 am <fkaluza...> <fkaluza...> [birders] Watch "german ducks stop on red light an go on green lights Enten Saarbrücken" on YouTube
7/26/18 6:03 am 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Mama Merganser made today's NY Times
7/25/18 2:26 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] The Joys of Destruction
7/25/18 11:35 am Abernethy, Bill <bill...> Re: [birders] Mockingbird
7/25/18 10:35 am Caren <caren.shoemaker...> [birders] Bluebirds
7/25/18 9:30 am Dody <dody...> [birders] Mockingbird
7/25/18 9:07 am Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> RE: [birders] FW: Bergman's Cormorant Relief Act Passes Natural Resources Committee
7/25/18 8:41 am 'Penny' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] FW: Bergman's Cormorant Relief Act Passes Natural ResourcesCommittee
7/25/18 6:04 am Janet Hinshaw <jhinshaw...> Re: [birders] FW: Bergman's Cormorant Relief Act Passes Natural ResourcesCommittee
7/25/18 5:40 am Karen <kjser...> Re: [birders] FW: Bergman's Cormorant Relief Act Passes Natural ResourcesCommittee
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7/24/18 11:16 am Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] (OT) 2018 Bat Count Results
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7/24/18 5:11 am Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> [birders] (OT) 2018 Bat Count Results
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7/23/18 8:21 pm Barbara Lucas <blgreensource...> [birders] National Audubon supports Republican-sponsored climate proposal
7/23/18 5:08 pm Rosann Kovalcik <rosannkovalcik...> Re: [birders] OT Squirrel
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7/23/18 6:56 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Blog post about my Peru hummingbird photo trip
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7/23/18 6:17 am Dan Ezekiel <dan.ezekiel24...> Re: [birders] Emu in Pinckney
7/23/18 5:59 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> [birders] Emu in Pinckney
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Date: 8/20/18 9:56 am
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
Thank you to all who responded to my Mulberry tree birding post this past
week, both on and off-list. It’s always nice to get feedback from other
birders.


Thanks, too, to Larry for reminding us about the importance of using native
plantings in our landscapes. I almost mentioned something about that in my
post but neglected to do so. Unfortunately, with all of the hybridization,
I’m not sure that I’d recognize a native Mulberry tree if I saw one. At
least the non-native Mulberry trees aren’t as invasive as, say, buckthorn,
autumn olive or phragmites. Still, I’m sure that they have an impact.


Thanks, again, and keep on birding!


Jack Smiley

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM, Larry Nooden <ldnum...> wrote:

> Sally has picked up on an important point that I missed.
>
> Just enjoying the beauty and wonder of wildlife even if it is not 100%
> natural (is there any of this left?). It is too easy to get buried in the
> science (which I also find a wonder in itself) and lose track of the
> spiritual.
>
> Nonetheless, it is important to try to preserve/restore what we can of the
> natural web of life, and Jack has accomplished more of that than any of us
> can hope to do.
>
> For my part, In the process of doing a native oak savanna restoration, I
> have had to deal with conservation genetics and the web of life, but I now
> see that all the interactions are beyond the capacity of the human mind to
> integrate simultaneously. Still, there is a beauty in it.
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Sally K. Scheer <
> <winerat...> wrote:
>
>> Oh Jack his was wonderful to read. Your lawn is just like mine I think,.
>> And we have a huge mulberry tree that is also very popular with the birds.
>> Who cares if it’s messy?? No gasoline is wasted and not fumes are generated
>> and many birds are fed because we don’t mow the side or back yards at all.
>> Thank goodness Bridgewater Township doesn’t come around measuring the
>> height of our grass and demanding that we but it.
>>
>> The flock of turkeys that used to show up every so often has moved to
>> deeper cover in our wild land out back by the river. We once had what
>> someone on this list said was the Washtenaw County record count of wild
>> turkeys at 106. I counted them all as they paraded across our cropland
>> toward another wild section that is now part of the Washtenaw County
>> Riverbend
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Jack Smiley [mailto:<jackrsmiley...>]
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:36 PM
>> *To:* birders Birders
>> *Subject:* [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
>>
>>
>>
>> Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m
>> surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I
>> have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special
>> local genotype. : )
>>
>>
>>
>> Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired
>> by earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of
>> the various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be
>> a very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees
>> on my property—they are very good at attracting birds!
>>
>>
>>
>> I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th
>> when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent
>> birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch
>> to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many
>> flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my
>> trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house,
>> unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings
>> and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches
>> which allowed for some very good looks.
>>
>>
>>
>> Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They
>> would oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch
>> to grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed
>> an insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to
>> another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they
>> would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.
>>
>>
>>
>> The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days
>> were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents
>> this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the
>> fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their
>> healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.
>>
>>
>>
>> All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the
>> Mulberry trees, including:
>>
>>
>>
>> E. Kingbird
>>
>> Downy Woodpecker
>>
>> E. Towhee
>>
>> Am. Robin
>>
>> E. Bluebird
>>
>> Goldfinch
>>
>> Blue Jay
>>
>> N. Cardinal
>>
>> Cedar Waxwing
>>
>> N. Catbird
>>
>> Baltimore Oriole
>>
>> Black-capped Chickadee
>>
>> N. Flicker
>>
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker
>>
>> Red-breasted Grosbeak
>>
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
>>
>>
>>
>> I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see
>> them in the trees eating berries. I’m 80% sure that an Indigo Bunting flew
>> out of one of the trees—back into the woods behind them—but I didn’t count
>> that as I wasn’t 100% sure due to the poor lighting. However, I did see
>> one fly to the base of the trees, as did Song and Chipping Sparrows, but
>> since my lawn is not of the manicured variety, I couldn’t see if they were
>> eating berries on the ground from my vantage point.
>>
>>
>>
>> Other birds heard and seen nearby included House and Carolina Wrens,
>> White-breasted Nuthatches, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wild Turkeys. I had
>> hoped, with no luck, to see them land in the trees. The flock of Wild
>> Turkeys noisily roosted in the trees right behind the Mulberry trees this
>> past Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting quietly in
>> the back yard closer to the trees, 14 of them (mostly juvenile) marched in
>> a straight line by the Mulberry trees. I was hoping that they’d stop for a
>> meal, but one of them saw me and an alert was sounded. They kept on
>> marching, crouched low to the ground, back into the woods.
>>
>>
>>
>> It was nice to confirm that at least 16 species enjoyed a meal in my
>> Mulberry trees. I think I’ll do this again next year.
>>
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>> Jack Smiley
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Date: 8/20/18 2:48 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Upcoming Oakland Audubon Society Events
Summer Night Symphony Walk Bald Mountain. Friday, August 24, 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm. Leader: Kathleen Dougherty (<kad8186...>)
Investigate the sounds of summer that grow louder as the sun sets. Insect
populations peek near the end of the summer as katydids, crickets and
grasshoppers create the unique sounds that we hear. Take an evening hike as
the sun sets to see some of the often-unseen members of the summer night
symphony. Meet at the Bald Mountain Parking lot on Kern Road in Lake Orion.
A Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required. A great event for
young birders as well. For further details contact Kathleen Dougherty at
<kad8186...>

Highland Oaks. Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:00am-12:00pm. Leader: Dave
Frye (<kestrel11dcf...>)
Meet in the north parking area (Milford Road, one mile north of White Lake
Road) and explore Highland Oaks County Park (an Oakland County car pass
will be needed). The park is an interesting area with several distinct
habitats.

Nuthatch Open. Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:00am-4:00pm. Leader: Jeff
Stacey (<jdstacey...>)
Oakland Audubon’s annual competitive birding event. Find as many species as
possible anywhere in Oakland County until 4:00 PM and then meet at Indian
Springs Metropark for an awards presentation and a cookout. An entrance fee
and Metroparks pass is required. Proceeds go to our young birders program.
See our website for a registration form and additional information.

Please see our website for details about upcoming events. You do not have
to be a member to participate. http://www.oaklandaudubon.org/

Thank you,
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Date: 8/19/18 1:03 pm
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] LaRue “Tex” Wells obituary
Birders,
See the link below to Tex Wells obituary, written by his good friend Glenn Belyea.
A note regarding Tex’s World War Two service. He told several of us that he flew a C-47 towing a glider filled with troops across the English Channel the night before the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944.
A great birder, and a member of the greatest generation.
Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor

http://mobileobits.mlive.com/obituaries/annarbor/obituary.aspx?n=larue-tex-wells&pid=189976957&referrer=0&preview=false

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Date: 8/18/18 3:53 pm
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Tex Wells
No Service.

Be nice to have a birders get together though at a fall birding location to honor and appreciate him.
Great man, I just heard the news. Sorry to hear of his passing. Always kind, always helpful, a real pioneer and ambassador of the what we enjoy in the field.

Ed Lewandowski


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> On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:35 AM, 'Parula100' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
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> Very sad news. He was one of a kind.
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>> On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:02 AM, Jerry Jourdan <jerry.jourdan...> wrote:
>>
>> Sad to hear. Michigan has lost a legend. Rest in Peace, Tex.
>>
>> Jerry
>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:01 AM <dsbachman...> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed. He was 96. His ashes are to be spread in one of his favorite birding spots, Sabine Woods, TX. No service is being held.
>>> Take care, Sean
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Date: 8/18/18 7:24 am
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
Thanks to all! I'll see if I can find comparable Carolina or house wren
sounds.

On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 8:57 AM Kathryn McDonald <kathy_mcdonald...>
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> Possibly a wren—Carolina Wrens make many odd sounds and there’s a definite
> wren-like sound in there.
>
> On Aug 17, 2018, at 2:43 PM, <jpst51...> wrote:
>
> The high pitched sound is definitely a red squirrel, the chattering sounds
> like a house wren. Intermittently in the background is a wood pewee.
>
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> On 8/17/2018 12:38 PM, Jeannine Morrison wrote:
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> The high pitched sound at the beginning sounds like a red squirrel. I
> have several coming to my yard for sunflower seeds and peanuts.
> Jeannine Morrison, northeast Ann Arbor.
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> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
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>> I recorded this sound today by Gregory State Game Area, in an area of
>> oak-maple woods full of drips from last night's rain.
>>
>> At the beginning of the file you'll hear very high-pitched twittering
>> along with rattle-y sounds like a squirrel. The twittering goes away and
>> the rattle-y sounds become more birdlike, reminding me of the rattle of a
>> catbird but without the mewing that a catbird would usually do along with
>> it.
>>
>> Here's the URL:
>> https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT
>>
>> Anybody recognize this?
>>
>> By the way, just for the record, I'm only looking for help on about 10%
>> of my recordings these days. I'm trainable!
>>
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Date: 8/18/18 5:57 am
From: 'Kathryn McDonald' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
Possibly a wren—Carolina Wrens make many odd sounds and there’s a definite wren-like sound in there.

> On Aug 17, 2018, at 2:43 PM, <jpst51...> wrote:
>
> The high pitched sound is definitely a red squirrel, the chattering sounds like a house wren. Intermittently in the background is a wood pewee.
>
> Johannes Postma
> On 8/17/2018 12:38 PM, Jeannine Morrison wrote:
>> The high pitched sound at the beginning sounds like a red squirrel. I have several coming to my yard for sunflower seeds and peanuts.
>> Jeannine Morrison, northeast Ann Arbor.
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> <mailto:<bobbethune...>> wrote:
>> I recorded this sound today by Gregory State Game Area, in an area of oak-maple woods full of drips from last night's rain.
>>
>> At the beginning of the file you'll hear very high-pitched twittering along with rattle-y sounds like a squirrel. The twittering goes away and the rattle-y sounds become more birdlike, reminding me of the rattle of a catbird but without the mewing that a catbird would usually do along with it.
>>
>> Here's the URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT <https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT>
>>
>> Anybody recognize this?
>>
>> By the way, just for the record, I'm only looking for help on about 10% of my recordings these days. I'm trainable!
>>
>> Bob
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Date: 8/18/18 4:46 am
From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...>
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
Another Tex to a T! Thanks Mark.

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From: "Mark W" <markwloch72...>
To: "Juliet Berger" <juliet.berger...>
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Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 9:09:00 PM
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR

I'm not one to save posts to birders in an archive folder, in fact I only have one saved post from the past. It was Tex's brief report of a Washtenaw County Rufous Hummingbird. It gave me a chuckle at the time.... .


-----Original Message-----
From: texwells < <texwells...> >
To: birders < <birders...> >
Sent: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 7:25 pm
Subject: [birders] Rufous Hummer, Ann Arbor-yes

I arrived at ------- Whippoorwill Lane at 2:43 pm today and the bird showed up at the feeder at the house next door at 3:27 pm. It fed for perhaps a minute, then disappeared. I disappeared a couple of minutes later.

Tex Wells

Mark Wloch


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 1:36 PM, Juliet Berger < <juliet.berger...> > wrote:



Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a somewhat humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing silly reports about birding outings, without cracking a smile. Below is an example of his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty, cold trip to Magee Marsh, then known as Crane Creek. We mourn our oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death today. We'll miss you, Tex!

Juliet Berger
President, Washtenaw Audubon Society


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Date: 8/18/18 2:31 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Reminder: OAS Field Trip - Sunday, August 19
August 19, 2018 - Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Ottawa NWR. Leader: Jim Koppin (
<jimmykoppin...>)
We will drive the auto-tour through the refuge and explore other locations
in this bird rich area of northern Ohio. Shorebirds and waders will be our
targets. Meet at the MDOT lot in the northwest corner of the Meijer parking
lot at 8 mile and Haggerty. We will carpool from there at 7 AM sharp.
Everyone is welcome.

Please see our website for details about upcoming events. You do not have
to be a member to participate. http://www.oaklandaudubon.org/

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society - Celebrating 60 Years!

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Date: 8/17/18 7:46 pm
From: Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
Subject: [birders] Re: Washtenaw Audubon and City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Swift Nights Out Report
ps Chimney Swifts are a common species in steep decline due to habitat loss
and
other issues.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 9:48 PM Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
wrote:

> Birders,
> Many of us are counting Chimney Swifts this weekend in Washtenaw County.
> If you know of a roost in your area, you can count them at dusk and report
> them to me at <NAPbirds...> or
> <president...> eBird your results, too.
> After I've gathered the count results, I'll share them with Michigan
> Audubon, who are keeping track of Chimney Swift roosts in the State.
> You can also sign up, using this Signup Genius, if you need suggestions
> about where to go to count.
> If you are already signed up, be sure to report your birds to me!!
> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4fa5a72ca75-swift1
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Juliet Berger
>
> *Juliet Berger *| *Ornithologist *| <napbirds...>
> <https://mail.a2gov.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=3XPyy7fmz8gOL-gaLO_LyVhelYDzMrKp8XdPHFY6MMv8EeZHrATWCA..&URL=mailto%<3anapbirds...>
> *Ci**t*
> *y of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation*3875 E. Huron River Drive | Ann
> Arbor | Michigan | 48104 | 734.794.6627
> *Office*http://www.a2gov.org/NAP
> <https://mail.a2gov.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=4AAmRzHVJy12Uras5ZcACv3e50Y8R8j_PXiXDkO0xZ_8EeZHrATWCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.a2gov.org%2fNAP>
> | http://www.facebook.com/ann.arbor.NAP
> <https://mail.a2gov.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=t3Y6kh_qcUa_Ih2CweYwgb1jC9Gk4NwNcauI8_xDW9D8EeZHrATWCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.facebook.com%2fann.arbor.NAP>
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>
> and Washtenaw Audubon Society
>
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Date: 8/17/18 6:48 pm
From: Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
Subject: [birders] Washtenaw Audubon and City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Swift Nights Out Report
Birders,
Many of us are counting Chimney Swifts this weekend in Washtenaw County.
If you know of a roost in your area, you can count them at dusk and report
them to me at <NAPbirds...> or
<president...> eBird your results, too.
After I've gathered the count results, I'll share them with Michigan
Audubon, who are keeping track of Chimney Swift roosts in the State.
You can also sign up, using this Signup Genius, if you need suggestions
about where to go to count.
If you are already signed up, be sure to report your birds to me!!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4fa5a72ca75-swift1

Thanks and good birding,

Juliet Berger

*Juliet Berger *| *Ornithologist *| <napbirds...>
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*Ci**t*
*y of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation*3875 E. Huron River Drive | Ann
Arbor | Michigan | 48104 | 734.794.6627
*Office*http://www.a2gov.org/NAP
<https://mail.a2gov.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=4AAmRzHVJy12Uras5ZcACv3e50Y8R8j_PXiXDkO0xZ_8EeZHrATWCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.a2gov.org%2fNAP>
| http://www.facebook.com/ann.arbor.NAP
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Date: 8/17/18 6:09 pm
From: Mark W <markwloch72...>
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
I'm not one to save posts to birders in an archive folder, in fact I
only have one saved post from the past. It was Tex's brief report of a
Washtenaw County Rufous Hummingbird. It gave me a chuckle at the time.....


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From: texwells <texwells...>
To: birders <birders...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 7:25 pm
Subject: [birders] Rufous Hummer, Ann Arbor-yes

I arrived at ------- Whippoorwill Lane at 2:43 pm today and the bird showed
up at the feeder at the house next door at 3:27 pm. It fed for perhaps a
minute, then disappeared. I disappeared a couple of minutes later.

Tex Wells

Mark Wloch


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 1:36 PM, Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
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> Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a somewhat
> humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing silly reports
> about birding outings, without cracking a smile. Below is an example of
> his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty, cold trip to Magee Marsh, then
> known as Crane Creek. We mourn our oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death
> today. We'll miss you, Tex!
>
> Juliet Berger
> President, Washtenaw Audubon Society
>
>
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Date: 8/17/18 11:43 am
From: <jpst51...> <jpst51...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
The high pitched sound is definitely a red squirrel, the chattering
sounds like a house wren.  Intermittently in the background is a wood
pewee.


Johannes Postma

On 8/17/2018 12:38 PM, Jeannine Morrison wrote:
> The high pitched sound at the beginning sounds like a red squirrel.  I
> have several coming to my yard for sunflower seeds and peanuts.
> Jeannine Morrison, northeast Ann Arbor.
>
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
> <mailto:<bobbethune...>> wrote:
>
> I recorded this sound today by Gregory State Game Area, in an area
> of oak-maple woods full of drips from last night's rain.
>
> At the beginning of the file you'll hear very high-pitched
> twittering along with rattle-y sounds like a squirrel. The
> twittering goes away and the rattle-y sounds become more birdlike,
> reminding me of the rattle of a catbird but without the mewing
> that a catbird would usually do along with it.
>
> Here's the URL:
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT
> <https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT>
>
> Anybody recognize this?
>
> By the way, just for the record, I'm only looking for help on
> about 10% of my recordings these days. I'm trainable!
>
> Bob
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Date: 8/17/18 9:38 am
From: Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
The high pitched sound at the beginning sounds like a red squirrel. I have
several coming to my yard for sunflower seeds and peanuts.
Jeannine Morrison, northeast Ann Arbor.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:

> I recorded this sound today by Gregory State Game Area, in an area of
> oak-maple woods full of drips from last night's rain.
>
> At the beginning of the file you'll hear very high-pitched twittering
> along with rattle-y sounds like a squirrel. The twittering goes away and
> the rattle-y sounds become more birdlike, reminding me of the rattle of a
> catbird but without the mewing that a catbird would usually do along with
> it.
>
> Here's the URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-
> 6b8VgqeOzHtvLT
>
> Anybody recognize this?
>
> By the way, just for the record, I'm only looking for help on about 10% of
> my recordings these days. I'm trainable!
>
> Bob
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Date: 8/17/18 8:34 am
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: [birders] Birdsound ID - fledge? Odd catbird?
I recorded this sound today by Gregory State Game Area, in an area of
oak-maple woods full of drips from last night's rain.

At the beginning of the file you'll hear very high-pitched twittering along
with rattle-y sounds like a squirrel. The twittering goes away and the
rattle-y sounds become more birdlike, reminding me of the rattle of a
catbird but without the mewing that a catbird would usually do along with
it.

Here's the URL:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16wVDwo4bULx8TwSMk-6b8VgqeOzHtvLT

Anybody recognize this?

By the way, just for the record, I'm only looking for help on about 10% of
my recordings these days. I'm trainable!

Bob

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Date: 8/16/18 7:15 pm
From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...>
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
After I made that last reply I thought of a Tex memory that I hope I'll never forget. I didn't know Tex nearly as well as many reading this list, but there was a brief period of time - maybe about 9-10 years ago so he would have been around 86 or 87 then - when I got to hang out with him occasionally and got to know him a little.

Tex wanted to get a good start on his Michigan year list ("seen birds only; no heard birds" because he couldn't hear) and he had several targets in mind that could be seen on Lathe Claflin's and Gary Siegrist's February Soo trip that year. He didn't feel he could make the drive all the way to the Soo and back by himself so he enlisted me as the driver of his car for the trip. "Don't worry, I'll pay for the gas, the motel, everything." When I protested that he didn't need to pay for my motel room, etc., he replied, "Why not? After all, I'm not saving for the future anymore." I cracked up.

That droll, wicked, spontaneous sense of humor was classic Tex - just as was his 1975 field trip report.

Cathy Carroll

----- Original Message -----

From: "Juliet Berger" <juliet.berger...>
To: <birders...>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:36:37 PM
Subject: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR

Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a somewhat humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing silly reports about birding outings, without cracking a smile. Below is an example of his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty, cold trip to Magee Marsh, then known as Crane Creek. We mourn our oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death today. We'll miss you, Tex!

Juliet Berger
President, Washtenaw Audubon Society











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Date: 8/16/18 6:49 pm
From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...>
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
Wow, Tex Wells to a T!

----- Original Message -----

From: "Juliet Berger" <juliet.berger...>
To: <birders...>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:36:37 PM
Subject: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR

Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a somewhat humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing silly reports about birding outings, without cracking a smile. Below is an example of his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty, cold trip to Magee Marsh, then known as Crane Creek. We mourn our oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death today. We'll miss you, Tex!

Juliet Berger
President, Washtenaw Audubon Society












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Date: 8/16/18 5:06 pm
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] Blog update - Day 3 of July Peru trip
For those who are interested, I have gotten through the 1000+ photos I took
on July 10, and have posted highlights (75 photos) and narrative from the
3rd day of the hummingbird photography tour I took last month.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Date: 8/16/18 12:40 pm
From: John Lowry <jlowry...>
Subject: Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
I think you probably just had some incredibly ironic timing. Your reinstallation and new checklist coincided with their massive annual checklist update, so there were data oddities everywhere in the world (and some still occurring). It’s an annual update to conform with new taxonomic pronouncements and involves their computer server running data analysis routines on tens of millions of records, and likely having multiple steps.

The good part of it is that once it’s done, there’s very little the end user needs to do. Until all the routines are finished eBird web and mobile may have some odd behavior, but it’s a small price to pay to keep up with taxonomic changes, I think.

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> On Aug 16, 2018, at 3:24 PM, madxofaa <madxofaa...> wrote:
>
> This is a follow-up to what appeared to be the force field around Oakland County for my eBird checklists.
>
> On August 3rd, after creating, populating and submitting a checklist in my home county of Washtenaw, I made a rare trip to Oakland County. Over 4 hot-spots in the county I could select the hot-spot in eBird and set the starting time, but as soon as I hit start the phone app would shut down. Upon reopening I could see the empty checklist in my lists as "not submitted"; but selecting it would again shut down the app.
> However, and this is where it really becomes intriguing, at my last destination I could successfully create, populate and submit a checklist for Kensington Metropark (Livingston Co.), but not for the Kensington Metropark Nature Center in Oakland Co, even though they use the same parking lot and you can have one foot in Livingston and the other foot in Oakland County!!!!!
> Back at home over the following week, I tested other hot-spots in Oakland County only to be shut-out. I was able to successfully do checklists for Washtenaw and Jackson Counties.
>
> On August 14th I downloaded a routine eBird update for bug fixes that was in my Apple Store folder. Later that night I tried to open the empty checklists on my phone, and was successful. I was then able to enter the bird sightings and submit for the one remaining hot-spot that I did not load via laptop.
>
> I have asked the eBird technical team about this anomaly for Oakland County that apparently only I had. Perhaps they can use this as an exam question for programer applicants.
>
> Thought you might get a kick out of this Twilight Zone episode of mine.
> ..Bob Maddox
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> <mailto:<bobbethune...>> wrote:
> Before you uninstall and reinstall the app, go onto the website with a real computer and make sure your personal locations list is the way you want it. The app will re-download that after you reinstall it. All of your checklists will still be accesible on the eBird website. The only checklists stored locally on a phone are copies of the checklists submitted from that phone. All of those checklists, plus any checklists submitted by any other means, are on the bird website.
>
>
> On Saturday, August 4, 2018, madxofaa <madxofaa...> <mailto:<madxofaa...>> wrote:
> Has anyone had problems with the eBird app on their phone?
> Starting yesterday (08/03), after successfully creating and entering birds in a checklist, I was no longer able to make checklists (with one exception).
> I could select a Hotspot or personal location and designate the starting time, but as soon as I clicked on "Start New Checklist" the app shuts down.
> By re-opening the app I can see the checklists in My Checklists as "Not Submitted"; but if I select one the app shuts down again.
> Though I have been able to successfully create 2 checklists, I had several more attempts fail as I described above.
> I sent a note to the eBird app team but have yet to hear back.
> Rebooting the phone did not fix the problem.
> I don't know if removing and re-downloading the app on my phone removes the history that the phone app has.
> Looking for guidance.
> ..Bob Maddox
>
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Date: 8/16/18 12:24 pm
From: madxofaa <madxofaa...>
Subject: Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
This is a follow-up to what appeared to be the force field around Oakland
County for my eBird checklists.

On August 3rd, after creating, populating and submitting a checklist in my
home county of Washtenaw, I made a rare trip to Oakland County. Over 4
hot-spots in the county I could select the hot-spot in eBird and set the
starting time, but as soon as I hit start the phone app would shut down.
Upon reopening I could see the empty checklist in my lists as "not
submitted"; but selecting it would again shut down the app.
However, and this is where it really becomes intriguing, at my last
destination I could successfully create, populate and submit a checklist
for Kensington Metropark (Livingston Co.), but *not* for the Kensington
Metropark Nature Center in Oakland Co, even though they use the same
parking lot and you can have one foot in Livingston and the other foot in
Oakland County!!!!!
Back at home over the following week, I tested other hot-spots in Oakland
County only to be shut-out. I was able to successfully do checklists for
Washtenaw and Jackson Counties.

On August 14th I downloaded a routine eBird update for bug fixes that was
in my Apple Store folder. Later that night I tried to open the empty
checklists on my phone, and was successful. I was then able to enter the
bird sightings and submit for the one remaining hot-spot that I did not
load via laptop.

I have asked the eBird technical team about this anomaly for Oakland County
that apparently only I had. Perhaps they can use this as an exam question
for programer applicants.

Thought you might get a kick out of this Twilight Zone episode of mine.
..Bob Maddox


On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:

> Before you uninstall and reinstall the app, go onto the website with a
> real computer and make sure your personal locations list is the way you
> want it. The app will re-download that after you reinstall it. All of your
> checklists will still be accesible on the eBird website. The only
> checklists stored locally on a phone are copies of the checklists submitted
> from that phone. All of those checklists, plus any checklists submitted by
> any other means, are on the bird website.
>
>
> On Saturday, August 4, 2018, madxofaa <madxofaa...> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone had problems with the eBird app on their phone?
>> Starting yesterday (08/03), after successfully creating and entering
>> birds in a checklist, I was no longer able to make checklists (with one
>> exception).
>> I could select a Hotspot or personal location and designate the starting
>> time, but as soon as I clicked on "Start New Checklist" the app shuts down.
>> By re-opening the app I can see the checklists in My Checklists as "Not
>> Submitted"; but if I select one the app shuts down again.
>> Though I have been able to successfully create 2 checklists, I had
>> several more attempts fail as I described above.
>> I sent a note to the eBird app team but have yet to hear back.
>> Rebooting the phone did not fix the problem.
>> I don't know if removing and re-downloading the app on my phone removes
>> the history that the phone app has.
>> Looking for guidance.
>> ..Bob Maddox
>>
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Date: 8/16/18 11:58 am
From: Curt Hofer <curthofer...>
Subject: Re: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
Thanks for sharing that gem, Juliet. That is the best trip report I have
ever seen. Tex will be missed!

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From: Juliet Berger
Sent: Aug 16, 2018 1:36 PM
To: "<birders...>"
Subject: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane
Creek--Ottawa NWR

Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a
somewhat humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing
silly reports about birding outings, without cracking a smile.
Below is an example of his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty,
cold trip to Magee Marsh, then known as Crane Creek. We mourn our
oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death today. We'll miss you,
Tex!

Juliet BergerPresident, Washtenaw Audubon Society


[IMAGE][IMAGE]


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Date: 8/16/18 10:36 am
From: Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
Subject: [birders] The late Tex's March 1975 Trip Report to Crane Creek--Ottawa NWR
Birders are known for our dry sense of humor about birding, a somewhat
humorous hobby. Tex was masterful at the art of writing silly reports
about birding outings, without cracking a smile. Below is an example of
his writing, circa 1975, after a nasty, cold trip to Magee Marsh, then
known as Crane Creek. We mourn our oldest Washtenaw Audubon member's death
today. We'll miss you, Tex!

Juliet Berger
President, Washtenaw Audubon Society

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Date: 8/16/18 10:04 am
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Re: [se-mi-birdlist] Fwd: From the Newsletter: Tex Wells (from May/June 2017)
Birders,
The article on Tex Wells by Cathy Theisen from the Washtenaw Audubon Newsletter that I posted to Birders and the SE-Mich listservs contained two photos that may cause some confusion. The first photo shows a smiling, geezerly figure in an orange shirt walking towards the camera. That is Roger Wykes of Washtenaw Audubon, who is, thankfully, still very much alive and birding vigorously, being well beyond 200 species on his Washtenaw annual list for the year. The fuzzy figure in the background is, I believe, Tex. The second photo shows Tex on the left, with Lyle Hamilton and Loree Chalfant to his right.
Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor

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> On Aug 16, 2018, at 11:55 AM, 'Mike Sefton' via se-mi-birdlist <se-mi-birdlist...> wrote:
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Nancy Davis <nancyellendavis...>
>>
>> Meet the Flock: Tex Wells
>> Tex Wells grew up as the oldest child in a family of three boys and one girl in Texas. Sadly, all of his siblings have pre-deceased him. He attended the University of Minnesota for both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in fisheries biology. He went on to study fish in the Great Lakes region, under the employ of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he served for 36 years. He retired in 1998.
>>
>> He first became interested in birding after taking an Ornithology class at the University of Minnesota. He was an avid hunter, especially grouse, and made the natural transition into birding. He became active in Washtenaw Audubon Society over 50 years ago, upon the encouragement of a former Junior High School teacher (Vaden Miles). Vaden and University of Minnesota retired professor Dwayne Warner were his early mentors. At that time, birding was not yet a major hobby, so he is primarily self-taught—just heading out into the field with a guide to listen and learn. Pointe Pelee was a frequent destination for him then.
>>
>> While he has had many memorable birding experiences, he distinctly remembers marveling at all the tropical species on his first visit to Panama. His world life list now sits at 4237, and his ABA Area list is at 759.
>>
>> Here in Michigan, Tex holds the only state record accepted by the Michigan Bird Records Committee (MBRC) for a Reddish Egret, which was seen at Pointe Mouillee on August 3, 1981. He can also claim the Greater Prairie-Chicken for his state list, which was sadly extirpated in Michigan around 1981.
>>
>> When he was initially interviewed, Tex stated that he would love to get his State Bird #400, but he thought that was unlikely, due to his age (95 years young). Amazingly, in March 2017, he joined many other birders who made the journey to Flint, Michigan, for the Ivory Gull. We have only two other birders in Michigan who have achieved this 400 bird milestone. Adam Byrne was the first, and he now holds the state record of 409 species. One of Tex’s best birding buddies, Glenn Belyea, is next, with 405 species seen. Predictably, Tex’s most wanted birding experience is now bird #401 for his state list!
>>
>> His favorite birding spots are in Monroe County, especially Pte. Mouillee. His Monroe County list sits at 308.
>>
>> Tex feels the most pressing conservation issue for birds is habitat loss. He is a strong supporter of funding habitat restoration programs, and most recently contributed to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory property expansion.
>>
>> He advises new birders to join birding groups, attend as many field trips as possible, and get involved. We all know birders are friendly folk eager to welcome others and share their knowledge.
>>
>>
>> <Tex looking at White Pelicans.JPG><Photo of Tex Wells.jpg>
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Date: 8/16/18 9:29 am
From: Larry Nooden <ldnum...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
Sally has picked up on an important point that I missed.

Just enjoying the beauty and wonder of wildlife even if it is not 100%
natural (is there any of this left?). It is too easy to get buried in the
science (which I also find a wonder in itself) and lose track of the
spiritual.

Nonetheless, it is important to try to preserve/restore what we can of the
natural web of life, and Jack has accomplished more of that than any of us
can hope to do.

For my part, In the process of doing a native oak savanna restoration, I
have had to deal with conservation genetics and the web of life, but I now
see that all the interactions are beyond the capacity of the human mind to
integrate simultaneously. Still, there is a beauty in it.


On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
wrote:

> Oh Jack his was wonderful to read. Your lawn is just like mine I think,.
> And we have a huge mulberry tree that is also very popular with the birds.
> Who cares if it’s messy?? No gasoline is wasted and not fumes are generated
> and many birds are fed because we don’t mow the side or back yards at all.
> Thank goodness Bridgewater Township doesn’t come around measuring the
> height of our grass and demanding that we but it.
>
> The flock of turkeys that used to show up every so often has moved to
> deeper cover in our wild land out back by the river. We once had what
> someone on this list said was the Washtenaw County record count of wild
> turkeys at 106. I counted them all as they paraded across our cropland
> toward another wild section that is now part of the Washtenaw County
> Riverbend
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Jack Smiley [mailto:<jackrsmiley...>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:36 PM
> *To:* birders Birders
> *Subject:* [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
>
>
>
> Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m
> surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I
> have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special
> local genotype. : )
>
>
>
> Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired
> by earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of
> the various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be
> a very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees
> on my property—they are very good at attracting birds!
>
>
>
> I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th
> when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent
> birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch
> to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many
> flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my
> trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house,
> unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings
> and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches
> which allowed for some very good looks.
>
>
>
> Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They
> would oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch
> to grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed
> an insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to
> another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they
> would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.
>
>
>
> The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days
> were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents
> this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the
> fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their
> healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.
>
>
>
> All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the
> Mulberry trees, including:
>
>
>
> E. Kingbird
>
> Downy Woodpecker
>
> E. Towhee
>
> Am. Robin
>
> E. Bluebird
>
> Goldfinch
>
> Blue Jay
>
> N. Cardinal
>
> Cedar Waxwing
>
> N. Catbird
>
> Baltimore Oriole
>
> Black-capped Chickadee
>
> N. Flicker
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
>
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> I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see
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Date: 8/16/18 9:08 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Another birdsong ID
Yes, of course. I knew there was a good reason to be mad at my memory!
Thanks.

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:09 PM Johannes Postma <jpst51...> wrote:

> Hi Bob,
> this is without a doubt a northern flicker.
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> On Aug 15, 2018, at 14:05, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:
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> The sound I'm interested in is the "kweel" call. I'm mad at my memory
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> There are three instances of the sound I'm trying to figure out, one at
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Date: 8/16/18 8:55 am
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Subject: [birders] Fwd: From the Newsletter: Tex Wells (from May/June 2017)
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> From: Nancy Davis <nancyellendavis...>
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> Meet the Flock: Tex Wells
> Tex Wells grew up as the oldest child in a family of three boys and one girl in Texas. Sadly, all of his siblings have pre-deceased him. He attended the University of Minnesota for both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in fisheries biology. He went on to study fish in the Great Lakes region, under the employ of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he served for 36 years. He retired in 1998.
>
> He first became interested in birding after taking an Ornithology class at the University of Minnesota. He was an avid hunter, especially grouse, and made the natural transition into birding. He became active in Washtenaw Audubon Society over 50 years ago, upon the encouragement of a former Junior High School teacher (Vaden Miles). Vaden and University of Minnesota retired professor Dwayne Warner were his early mentors. At that time, birding was not yet a major hobby, so he is primarily self-taught—just heading out into the field with a guide to listen and learn. Pointe Pelee was a frequent destination for him then.
>
> While he has had many memorable birding experiences, he distinctly remembers marveling at all the tropical species on his first visit to Panama. His world life list now sits at 4237, and his ABA Area list is at 759.
>
> Here in Michigan, Tex holds the only state record accepted by the Michigan Bird Records Committee (MBRC) for a Reddish Egret, which was seen at Pointe Mouillee on August 3, 1981. He can also claim the Greater Prairie-Chicken for his state list, which was sadly extirpated in Michigan around 1981.
>
> When he was initially interviewed, Tex stated that he would love to get his State Bird #400, but he thought that was unlikely, due to his age (95 years young). Amazingly, in March 2017, he joined many other birders who made the journey to Flint, Michigan, for the Ivory Gull. We have only two other birders in Michigan who have achieved this 400 bird milestone. Adam Byrne was the first, and he now holds the state record of 409 species. One of Tex’s best birding buddies, Glenn Belyea, is next, with 405 species seen. Predictably, Tex’s most wanted birding experience is now bird #401 for his state list!
>
> His favorite birding spots are in Monroe County, especially Pte. Mouillee. His Monroe County list sits at 308.
>
> Tex feels the most pressing conservation issue for birds is habitat loss. He is a strong supporter of funding habitat restoration programs, and most recently contributed to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory property expansion.
>
> He advises new birders to join birding groups, attend as many field trips as possible, and get involved. We all know birders are friendly folk eager to welcome others and share their knowledge.
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Date: 8/16/18 7:39 am
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Tex Wells
I did not know him, but every time a special person dies, a little bit of that person is left behind in all who were touched by that life. A fitting place for a birder’s memorial is indeed at Pte Mouillee but I would suggest that a monument is not as useful as a FUND that can be replenished in his name now and in the future would be more fitting and useful. I don’t know if a memorial fun already exists but surely others on this list would know.





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Subject: Re: [birders] Tex Wells



Very sad to hear. I will miss his dry wit, which he still possessed last spring, which is the last time I saw him. Maybe we should look into some kind of memorial to him? Maybe at Pte. Mouillee?

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On Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 9:35 AM 'Parula100' via Birders <birders...> wrote:

Very sad news. He was one of a kind.



Darlene Friedman

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On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:02 AM, Jerry Jourdan <jerry.jourdan...> wrote:

Sad to hear. Michigan has lost a legend. Rest in Peace, Tex.



Jerry



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All,
Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed. He was 96. His ashes are to be spread in one of his favorite birding spots, Sabine Woods, TX. No service is being held.
Take care, Sean

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Date: 8/16/18 6:42 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Tex Wells
Very sad to hear. I will miss his dry wit, which he still possessed last
spring, which is the last time I saw him. Maybe we should look into some
kind of memorial to him? Maybe at Pte. Mouillee?

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> Sad to hear. Michigan has lost a legend. Rest in Peace, Tex.
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> Jerry
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> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:01 AM <dsbachman...> wrote:
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>> All,
>> Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed.
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Date: 8/16/18 6:35 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Tex Wells
Very sad news. He was one of a kind.

Darlene Friedman

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> On Aug 16, 2018, at 9:02 AM, Jerry Jourdan <jerry.jourdan...> wrote:
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> Sad to hear. Michigan has lost a legend. Rest in Peace, Tex.
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> Jerry
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>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:01 AM <dsbachman...> wrote:
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>> Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed. He was 96. His ashes are to be spread in one of his favorite birding spots, Sabine Woods, TX. No service is being held.
>> Take care, Sean
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Date: 8/16/18 6:02 am
From: Jerry Jourdan <jerry.jourdan...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Tex Wells
Sad to hear. Michigan has lost a legend. Rest in Peace, Tex.

Jerry

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> Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed.
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> Sabine Woods, TX. No service is being held.
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Date: 8/16/18 6:01 am
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Subject: [birders] Tex Wells
All,
Long time Washtenaw Co. Resident and avid birder Tex Wells has passed. He was 96. His ashes are to be spread in one of his favorite birding spots, Sabine Woods, TX. No service is being held.
Take care, Sean

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Date: 8/15/18 1:00 pm
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Subject: RE: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
Oh Jack his was wonderful to read. Your lawn is just like mine I think,. And we have a huge mulberry tree that is also very popular with the birds. Who cares if it’s messy?? No gasoline is wasted and not fumes are generated and many birds are fed because we don’t mow the side or back yards at all. Thank goodness Bridgewater Township doesn’t come around measuring the height of our grass and demanding that we but it.

The flock of turkeys that used to show up every so often has moved to deeper cover in our wild land out back by the river. We once had what someone on this list said was the Washtenaw County record count of wild turkeys at 106. I counted them all as they paraded across our cropland toward another wild section that is now part of the Washtenaw County Riverbend





From: Jack Smiley [mailto:<jackrsmiley...>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:36 PM
To: birders Birders
Subject: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)



Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special local genotype. : )



Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired by earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of the various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be a very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees on my property—they are very good at attracting birds!



I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house, unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches which allowed for some very good looks.



Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They would oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch to grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed an insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.



The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.



All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the Mulberry trees, including:



E. Kingbird

Downy Woodpecker

E. Towhee

Am. Robin

E. Bluebird

Goldfinch

Blue Jay

N. Cardinal

Cedar Waxwing

N. Catbird

Baltimore Oriole

Black-capped Chickadee

N. Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Grosbeak

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see them in the trees eating berries. I’m 80% sure that an Indigo Bunting flew out of one of the trees—back into the woods behind them—but I didn’t count that as I wasn’t 100% sure due to the poor lighting. However, I did see one fly to the base of the trees, as did Song and Chipping Sparrows, but since my lawn is not of the manicured variety, I couldn’t see if they were eating berries on the ground from my vantage point.



Other birds heard and seen nearby included House and Carolina Wrens, White-breasted Nuthatches, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wild Turkeys. I had hoped, with no luck, to see them land in the trees. The flock of Wild Turkeys noisily roosted in the trees right behind the Mulberry trees this past Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting quietly in the back yard closer to the trees, 14 of them (mostly juvenile) marched in a straight line by the Mulberry trees. I was hoping that they’d stop for a meal, but one of them saw me and an alert was sounded. They kept on marching, crouched low to the ground, back into the woods.



It was nice to confirm that at least 16 species enjoyed a meal in my Mulberry trees. I think I’ll do this again next year.



Jack Smiley






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Date: 8/15/18 11:09 am
From: Johannes Postma <jpst51...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Another birdsong ID
Hi Bob,
this is without a doubt a northern flicker.

Johannes Postma

> On Aug 15, 2018, at 14:05, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:
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> The sound I'm interested in is the "kweel" call. I'm mad at my memory because I know I've ID'd this sound before.
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> There are three instances of the sound I'm trying to figure out, one at the beginning, one at the middle, and one at the end.
>
> You'll also hear blue jay and northern cardinal in the background.
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Date: 8/15/18 11:05 am
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Subject: [birders] Another birdsong ID
The sound I'm interested in is the "kweel" call. I'm mad at my memory
because I know I've ID'd this sound before.

There are three instances of the sound I'm trying to figure out, one at the
beginning, one at the middle, and one at the end.

You'll also hear blue jay and northern cardinal in the background.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D9Se3wlzknMq7Yo4GNzgd9-7gUX8ksCq

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Date: 8/15/18 8:50 am
From: Larry Nooden <ldnum...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
The usual mulberry trees that pop up in disturbed areas around us are
invasive white mulberry trees (*Morus alba*):
https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/
northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/white-mulberry.xml
https://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subject.html?sub=6050

In many ways, the white mulberry story is comparable to autumn olive (Elaeagnus
umbellata)
although autumn olive is worse (partly because it fixes its own nitrogen).
https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/
northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/autumn-olive.xml
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/autmnolive.shtml

I recall that in the mid1970s farmers and conservationists were encouraged
to plant autumn olive, because the birds love it.
Farmers resisted, because the same voices had encouraged planting
multiflora rose (*Rosa multiflora*) a few years earlier.

In both cases, free plants were available.

Guess what happened? I watched all of the above become nuisances and have
spent a lot of time removing them.

There are 2 other aspects of white mulberry that warrant mention here:

1.) It is leading the extinction of red mulbeery (Morus rubra) though
introgressive hybridization (genetic swamping).

More about red mulberry:
https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/explorer/species.cfm?id=14431
https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/abstracts/botany/Morus_rubra.pdf
Distinguishing red and white mulberry:
https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr_237.pdf

2.) Is there any harm in giving the birds what they love?
One could argue that it parallels the ongoing human healthcares discussion
about high sugar drinks.
I would say that it probably does cause an ecological imbalance

Is there a solution or compromise?

For those who must, I believe there are sterile (seedless) varieties of
white mulberry.
Does anyone know? :)




On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 9:15 PM, Tait, Mag <mtait...> wrote:

> Jack, thank you so much for sharing this. Birds have planted two mulberry
> trees in my yard which I have let grow. I have had several people tell me
> that I need to get rid of them because they are messy. Like you, I don’t
> have a manicured nor want to have a manicured yard.
> I am excited to have more plants in my yard that are good for wildlife.
> Your account has me looking forward to the trees growing!
> Mag
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 14, 2018, at 8:36 PM, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:
>
> Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m
> surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I
> have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special
> local genotype. : )
>
>
> Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired
> by earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of
> the various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be
> a very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees
> on my property—they are very good at attracting birds!
>
>
> I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th
> when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent
> birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch
> to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many
> flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my
> trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house,
> unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings
> and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches
> which allowed for some very good looks.
>
>
> Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They
> would oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch
> to grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed
> an insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to
> another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they
> would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.
>
>
> The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days
> were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents
> this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the
> fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their
> healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.
>
>
> All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the
> Mulberry trees, including:
>
>
> E. Kingbird
>
> Downy Woodpecker
>
> E. Towhee
>
> Am. Robin
>
> E. Bluebird
>
> Goldfinch
>
> Blue Jay
>
> N. Cardinal
>
> Cedar Waxwing
>
> N. Catbird
>
> Baltimore Oriole
>
> Black-capped Chickadee
>
> N. Flicker
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
>
> Red-breasted Grosbeak
>
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
>
>
> I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see
> them in the trees eating berries. I’m 80% sure that an Indigo Bunting flew
> out of one of the trees—back into the woods behind them—but I didn’t count
> that as I wasn’t 100% sure due to the poor lighting. However, I did see
> one fly to the base of the trees, as did Song and Chipping Sparrows, but
> since my lawn is not of the manicured variety, I couldn’t see if they were
> eating berries on the ground from my vantage point.
>
>
> Other birds heard and seen nearby included House and Carolina Wrens,
> White-breasted Nuthatches, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wild Turkeys. I had
> hoped, with no luck, to see them land in the trees. The flock of Wild
> Turkeys noisily roosted in the trees right behind the Mulberry trees this
> past Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting quietly in
> the back yard closer to the trees, 14 of them (mostly juvenile) marched in
> a straight line by the Mulberry trees. I was hoping that they’d stop for a
> meal, but one of them saw me and an alert was sounded. They kept on
> marching, crouched low to the ground, back into the woods.
>
>
> It was nice to confirm that at least 16 species enjoyed a meal in my
> Mulberry trees. I think I’ll do this again next year.
>
>
> Jack Smiley
>
>
>
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Date: 8/15/18 5:32 am
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Subject: [birders] 7th Annual Nuthatch Open - Looking for Teams
Folks, Oakland Audubon will conduct its 7th Annual Nuthatch Open, a competitive (sort of) birding event on Saturday, September 8th. This event is a competition to see which team can see more species in one day in Oakland County. There are two divisions, Open and Youth. Details for the event are on the attached flyer/form. The main reason for this event is to raise funds in support of our Young Birders Club. The deadline for registration is September 6th. For some of us, it's an excuse to bird all day and then have a cookout at the end. For others, it's an outlet for birding at a high level. Overall, it's a fun event. And it's a fundraiser. Please consider participating. We usually get most teams from Oakland County but there are others that have entered from outside the county and have done very well. Take the challenge. It doesn't take much eBird research to know where the hotspots are. I hope to see some new teams this year, especially from surrounding counties. Thanks. Don Burlett
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Date: 8/14/18 9:21 pm
From: Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...>
Subject: [birders] Thanks for info about deceased birds
We have been informed that St. Clair County Community College in Port
Huron will take them as will Pine River Nature Center (close to Port
Huron in Goodells). However, I am going to make a list of the contacts
that I was generously sent and distribute them to our Blue Water
Audubon members.
Thank you all!
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Date: 8/14/18 7:58 pm
From: WayneF <waynef...>
Subject: [birders] Screech Owl name
How did screech owls get their name? The obvious answer would be "because they screech". But they don't. They whinny and trill. Both sounds are much to pleasant to be called a screech, and you have to be really close to them to hear them at all.

One source said that screech owl is also an old name for a barn owl. Now they screech.

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Date: 8/14/18 6:15 pm
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
Jack, thank you so much for sharing this. Birds have planted two mulberry trees in my yard which I have let grow. I have had several people tell me that I need to get rid of them because they are messy. Like you, I don’t have a manicured nor want to have a manicured yard.
I am excited to have more plants in my yard that are good for wildlife. Your account has me looking forward to the trees growing!
Mag
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 14, 2018, at 8:36 PM, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...><mailto:<jackrsmiley...>> wrote:


Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special local genotype. : )


Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired by earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of the various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be a very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees on my property—they are very good at attracting birds!


I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house, unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches which allowed for some very good looks.


Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They would oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch to grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed an insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.


The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.


All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the Mulberry trees, including:


E. Kingbird

Downy Woodpecker

E. Towhee

Am. Robin

E. Bluebird

Goldfinch

Blue Jay

N. Cardinal

Cedar Waxwing

N. Catbird

Baltimore Oriole

Black-capped Chickadee

N. Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Grosbeak

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see them in the trees eating berries. I’m 80% sure that an Indigo Bunting flew out of one of the trees—back into the woods behind them—but I didn’t count that as I wasn’t 100% sure due to the poor lighting. However, I did see one fly to the base of the trees, as did Song and Chipping Sparrows, but since my lawn is not of the manicured variety, I couldn’t see if they were eating berries on the ground from my vantage point.


Other birds heard and seen nearby included House and Carolina Wrens, White-breasted Nuthatches, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wild Turkeys. I had hoped, with no luck, to see them land in the trees. The flock of Wild Turkeys noisily roosted in the trees right behind the Mulberry trees this past Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting quietly in the back yard closer to the trees, 14 of them (mostly juvenile) marched in a straight line by the Mulberry trees. I was hoping that they’d stop for a meal, but one of them saw me and an alert was sounded. They kept on marching, crouched low to the ground, back into the woods.


It was nice to confirm that at least 16 species enjoyed a meal in my Mulberry trees. I think I’ll do this again next year.


Jack Smiley



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Date: 8/14/18 6:11 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
Thanks, Roger. It’s nice to get a positive ID.
Penny

> On Aug 14, 2018, at 5:21 PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> wrote:
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> Yes Penny you have a nice male Black Swallowtail there. The female Black Swallowtail is a little more obscure and can be confused with the Spicebush Swallowtail when not seen well.
>
> Roger Kuhlman
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> From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:17 PM
> To: birders
> Subject: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
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> I had a hard time identifying this
> similar one. There is some red on the underside of the left hind wing. I think it’s a black swallowtail.
> Penny
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Date: 8/14/18 5:36 pm
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: [birders] Mulberry Trees Revisited (Mulberry Redux)
Only a few berries remain on the two Mulberry trees in my back yard. I’m
surprised that they lasted this long as most of the Mulberry trees that I
have seen elsewhere lost their berries long ago. Perhaps I have a special
local genotype. : )


Like the berries, the birds are now few and far between. I was inspired by
earlier posts to this list (what a great idea!) to try to keep track of the
various species which visited my two Mulberry trees. I found it to be a
very interesting experience and am inclined to plant more Mulberry trees on
my property—they are very good at attracting birds!


I started paying more attention to the Mulberry trees back on July 18th
when the trees were full of ripe berries. Robins were the most prevalent
birds and they were easy to spot as they rather clumsily hopped from branch
to swaying branch. Others birds were more difficult to observe since many
flew into the trees before I had a chance to really see them. Since my
trees are over half the length of a football field away from my house,
unless I was watching the trees directly it was easy to miss the comings
and goings of some birds. Still, a few did venture to the outer branches
which allowed for some very good looks.


Eastern Kingbirds tended to put on the most acrobatic displays. They would
oftentimes sit on a lower branch and then fly up to a higher branch to
grasp a berry, only to return to their perch as if they had just grabbed an
insect out of the air. Sometimes they would fly off with their prize to
another location and at other times, seemingly with practice over, they
would simply sit on a branch and grab the berries nearest to them.


The last birds to regularly visit the Mulberry trees these past few days
were Bluebirds and Goldfinches. The Bluebirds have been very good parents
this year as they’re now raising their second brood. I suppose the
fledglings appreciated a sweet treat every now and then in between their
healthy helpings of grasshoppers, katydids and other insects.


All in all, it was a very colorful array of birds which visited the
Mulberry trees, including:


E. Kingbird

Downy Woodpecker

E. Towhee

Am. Robin

E. Bluebird

Goldfinch

Blue Jay

N. Cardinal

Cedar Waxwing

N. Catbird

Baltimore Oriole

Black-capped Chickadee

N. Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Grosbeak

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


I also had a number of birds which were nearby, but I didn’t actually see
them in the trees eating berries. I’m 80% sure that an Indigo Bunting flew
out of one of the trees—back into the woods behind them—but I didn’t count
that as I wasn’t 100% sure due to the poor lighting. However, I did see
one fly to the base of the trees, as did Song and Chipping Sparrows, but
since my lawn is not of the manicured variety, I couldn’t see if they were
eating berries on the ground from my vantage point.


Other birds heard and seen nearby included House and Carolina Wrens,
White-breasted Nuthatches, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Wild Turkeys. I had
hoped, with no luck, to see them land in the trees. The flock of Wild
Turkeys noisily roosted in the trees right behind the Mulberry trees this
past Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting quietly in
the back yard closer to the trees, 14 of them (mostly juvenile) marched in
a straight line by the Mulberry trees. I was hoping that they’d stop for a
meal, but one of them saw me and an alert was sounded. They kept on
marching, crouched low to the ground, back into the woods.


It was nice to confirm that at least 16 species enjoyed a meal in my
Mulberry trees. I think I’ll do this again next year.


Jack Smiley



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Date: 8/14/18 4:00 pm
From: Deaver Armstrong <ddarm...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: birds for skins
While not close to Port Huron, University of Michigan’s Bird Museum would likely be interested. Perhaps you could freeze it until you get down this way? Or I would be happy to pick it up in October sometime when I head up your way for some fall birding.
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> On Aug 14, 2018, at 5:44 PM, Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> wrote:
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> I seem to remember that someone or an organization or school or
> wildlife center would take the bodies of birds, particularly
> songbirds, as long as they were intact and in good condition. I would
> appreciate it if someone could let me know the closest place to Port
> Huron that might be interested.
> Thank you.
> Pat Burden
> Melvin & Yale, MI
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Date: 8/14/18 2:44 pm
From: Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...>
Subject: [birders] OT: birds for skins
I seem to remember that someone or an organization or school or
wildlife center would take the bodies of birds, particularly
songbirds, as long as they were intact and in good condition. I would
appreciate it if someone could let me know the closest place to Port
Huron that might be interested.
Thank you.
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Melvin & Yale, MI

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Date: 8/14/18 2:21 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
Yes Penny you have a nice male Black Swallowtail there. The female Black Swallowtail is a little more obscure and can be confused with the Spicebush Swallowtail when not seen well.


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Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:17 PM
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Subject: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.

I had a hard time identifying this
similar one. There is some red on the underside of the left hind wing. I think it’s a black swallowtail.
Penny

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Date: 8/14/18 2:17 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Any opinions on this butterfly.
I had a hard time identifying this
similar one. There is some red on the underside of the left hind wing. I think it’s a black swallowtail.
Penny

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Date: 8/14/18 1:14 pm
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
Count on a titmouse to figure out yet another way to keep me guessing.
Compare to https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/110596131. The match isn't
perfect but the similarity is good, both to the ear and to the eye on the
spectrogram. Fortunately, I didn't have to go through all 1,020 recordings
of tufted titmice to find this.

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> I know it’s not it’s typical song but couldn’t this be a chickadee?
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> This audio file has a very soft recording of a tiny little buzzy birdcall
> that I can't figure out. It reminds me of cedar waxwings and of savannah
> sparrows. Can anybody ID it?
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Date: 8/14/18 12:44 pm
From: Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...>
Subject: RE: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
Yes Sherri is terrific! She’s willing to share her passion, gets out and counts migrating Sandhills, and shares her bird haven in addition to saving wildlife. Hooray for Sherri!



Bev Wolf



From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:36 PM
To: 'Karen Markey' <ylime...>; <birders...>; 'Sherri Smith' <grackle...>
Subject: RE: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help



I’m not a Bible quoter on most occasions, but there’s an applicable sentiment having to do with charity works: something like “the right hand should not know what the left hand is doing”. Sherri is quite obviously dedicated to doing this good work and doing it without fanfare. How wonderful it would be if we could CLONE her or duplicate her dedication and skills for others to take a piece of it along with their own good qualities.



I suspect Sherri is too busy DOING to worry about garnering praise. We can but thank her for the birds.



Sally Scheer





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To: P. swanson
Cc: Karen Markey; <birders...> <mailto:<birders...> ; Sherri Smith
Subject: Re: [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help



Yes! Sherri is the best. She helps so many birds and we only hear about a small fraction of what she does.

Juliet Berger

Washtenaw Audubon



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On Aug 13, 2018, at 9:08 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> <mailto:<birders...> > wrote:

Hooray!


On Aug 12, 2018, at 7:39 PM, Karen Markey <ylime...> <mailto:<ylime...> > wrote:

My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter Swans has taken up residence. Laura noticed one of the cygnet's wings looked unnatural and sent me a photo. Concerned, I contacted Sherri Smith, and she arrived at Geddes Lake early this morning. Sherri scooped up the cygnet in a net while Laura held a second net, keeping Dad Trumpeter at bay so that Sherri could put the cygnet in a cage.



Sherri diagnosed the problem as Angel Wing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wing> (click on the link to see the Wikipedia entry about this malady). Angel Wing is due to a high-calorie diet, particularly one high in proteins. Wikipedia says, "Angel wing is occasionally observed in waterfowl residing near humans ... and the disease can sometimes be observed in areas where geese or ducks are excessively fed bread."



Let's spread the message to friends, neighbors, and family about the dangers of feeding bread to our feathered friends.



Sherri will evaluate the cygnet at the Bird Center, and, possibly, transport him to the Howell Nature Center for in-depth treatment. Big heaps of gratitude to Sherri who responded so quickly to our request for help and is making sure this cygnet gets help. Hip hip hooray for Sherri!


* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
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Date: 8/14/18 12:35 pm
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: RE: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
I’m not a Bible quoter on most occasions, but there’s an applicable sentiment having to do with charity works: something like “the right hand should not know what the left hand is doing”. Sherri is quite obviously dedicated to doing this good work and doing it without fanfare. How wonderful it would be if we could CLONE her or duplicate her dedication and skills for others to take a piece of it along with their own good qualities.



I suspect Sherri is too busy DOING to worry about garnering praise. We can but thank her for the birds.



Sally Scheer





From: NAPBirds [mailto:<NAPBirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:25 PM
To: P. swanson
Cc: Karen Markey; <birders...>; Sherri Smith
Subject: Re: [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help



Yes! Sherri is the best. She helps so many birds and we only hear about a small fraction of what she does.

Juliet Berger

Washtenaw Audubon



Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 13, 2018, at 9:08 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:

Hooray!


On Aug 12, 2018, at 7:39 PM, Karen Markey <ylime...> wrote:

My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter Swans has taken up residence. Laura noticed one of the cygnet's wings looked unnatural and sent me a photo. Concerned, I contacted Sherri Smith, and she arrived at Geddes Lake early this morning. Sherri scooped up the cygnet in a net while Laura held a second net, keeping Dad Trumpeter at bay so that Sherri could put the cygnet in a cage.



Sherri diagnosed the problem as Angel Wing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wing> (click on the link to see the Wikipedia entry about this malady). Angel Wing is due to a high-calorie diet, particularly one high in proteins. Wikipedia says, "Angel wing is occasionally observed in waterfowl residing near humans ... and the disease can sometimes be observed in areas where geese or ducks are excessively fed bread."



Let's spread the message to friends, neighbors, and family about the dangers of feeding bread to our feathered friends.



Sherri will evaluate the cygnet at the Bird Center, and, possibly, transport him to the Howell Nature Center for in-depth treatment. Big heaps of gratitude to Sherri who responded so quickly to our request for help and is making sure this cygnet gets help. Hip hip hooray for Sherri!


* * * * * * * * * * * *
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Date: 8/14/18 10:25 am
From: NAPBirds <NAPBirds...>
Subject: Re: [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
Yes! Sherri is the best. She helps so many birds and we only hear about a small fraction of what she does.
Juliet Berger
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Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 13, 2018, at 9:08 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:

Hooray!

On Aug 12, 2018, at 7:39 PM, Karen Markey <ylime...><mailto:<ylime...>> wrote:

My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter Swans has taken up residence. Laura noticed one of the cygnet's wings looked unnatural and sent me a photo. Concerned, I contacted Sherri Smith, and she arrived at Geddes Lake early this morning. Sherri scooped up the cygnet in a net while Laura held a second net, keeping Dad Trumpeter at bay so that Sherri could put the cygnet in a cage.

Sherri diagnosed the problem as Angel Wing<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wing> (click on the link to see the Wikipedia entry about this malady). Angel Wing is due to a high-calorie diet, particularly one high in proteins. Wikipedia says, "Angel wing is occasionally observed in waterfowl residing near humans ... and the disease can sometimes be observed in areas where geese or ducks are excessively fed bread."

Let's spread the message to friends, neighbors, and family about the dangers of feeding bread to our feathered friends.

Sherri will evaluate the cygnet at the Bird Center, and, possibly, transport him to the Howell Nature Center for in-depth treatment. Big heaps of gratitude to Sherri who responded so quickly to our request for help and is making sure this cygnet gets help. Hip hip hooray for Sherri!

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
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Date: 8/14/18 8:44 am
From: Eric Arnold <eba...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
John, that is a fascinating site you found! Out of 329 pages with 24
images per page (I didn't check all of the pages to see if they all had
that many) and the range map, I noticed that Michigan was poorly
represented; therefore:

Linda: putting in a report of your sighting would be, in my opinion, a very
worthwhile addition to this information. I hope the information on the
site that John referred to is sufficient to let you find out how to do
that. I have not explored that branch myself, so I don't have any wistom
to offer in that regard, but I hope you will see what you can do to get
your find into the record.

No idea at all where this might be headed, but it's one of the things that
makes the pursuit of these critters interesting for me.

Good luck!

Eric Arnold

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 2:37 PM, John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> wrote:

> A closer look at Linda's photos and at my copy of Glassberg led me to
> agree with Eric's ID. Then I began an online check and found several sites
> that suggest there has been a revision of classification around the
> strikingly different phenotypes of what were once known as the Red-spotted
> Purple and the White Admiral (also once called the Banded Purple in the now
> coverless edition of The Golden Nature Guide to the Insects that was my
> formal introduction to entomology when I was a kid). I haven't yet located
> the current definitive status of the species (pl.) or species (sing.), but
> here <https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Limenitis-arthemis> is
> a good account from a seemingly reliable source, and it has good pics of
> some of the varied forms.
>
>
>
> JF
>
>
>
> *From:* Eric Arnold <eba...>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 13, 2018 2:01 PM
> *To:* John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
> *Cc:* Johannes P. <jpst51...>; Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>;
> <birders...>
> *Subject:* Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
>
>
> The guide that I find helpful for butterfly ID is :Butterflies through
> Binoculars — The East" by Jeffery Glassberg, published by Oxford U.P.,
> which suggests a range of hybridization in our area between the red-spotted
> purple and the white admiral. It seems to me that this might be a good
> candidate for that possibility.
>
>
>
> Eric Arnold
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:17 PM, John Farmer <ajf-jlf@sbcglobalnet
> <ajf-jlf...>> wrote:
>
> I second that ID.
>
>
>
> JF
>
>
>
> *From:* Johannes P. <jpst51...>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 13, 2018 1:02 PM
> *To:* Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>; <birders...>
> *Subject:* RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
>
>
> I would say it’s a red spotted purple
>
>
>
> Johannes Postma
>
>
>
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>
> *From: *Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>
> *Sent: *Monday, August 13, 2018 12:50 PM
> *To: *<birders...>
> *Subject: *[birders] Non-bird, but insect id..
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects
> too.
>
> I can't identify this butterfly.
>
> Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up,
> and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine
> swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant
> markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess.
>
> Thanx in advance for your help!
>
> Linda Kaluza
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/13/18 6:07 pm
From: Johannes <jpst51...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
I know it’s not it’s typical song but couldn’t this be a chickadee?

Johannes Postma

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> This audio file has a very soft recording of a tiny little buzzy birdcall that I can't figure out. It reminds me of cedar waxwings and of savannah sparrows. Can anybody ID it?
>
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Date: 8/13/18 12:48 pm
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Subject: [birders] Tiny little buzzy birdcall
This audio file has a very soft recording of a tiny little buzzy birdcall
that I can't figure out. It reminds me of cedar waxwings and of savannah
sparrows. Can anybody ID it?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wQ94aAsv7kl-G-OeQekMxiLD7d6otVbx

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Date: 8/13/18 11:37 am
From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
A closer look at Linda's photos and at my copy of Glassberg led me to agree with Eric's ID. Then I began an online check and found several sites that suggest there has been a revision of classification around the strikingly different phenotypes of what were once known as the Red-spotted Purple and the White Admiral (also once called the Banded Purple in the now coverless edition of The Golden Nature Guide to the Insects that was my formal introduction to entomology when I was a kid). I haven't yet located the current definitive status of the species (pl.) or species (sing.), but here <https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Limenitis-arthemis> is a good account from a seemingly reliable source, and it has good pics of some of the varied forms.



JF



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Subject: Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...



The guide that I find helpful for butterfly ID is :Butterflies through Binoculars — The East" by Jeffery Glassberg, published by Oxford U.P., which suggests a range of hybridization in our area between the red-spotted purple and the white admiral. It seems to me that this might be a good candidate for that possibility.



Eric Arnold



On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:17 PM, John Farmer <ajf-jlf@sbcglobalnet <mailto:<ajf-jlf...> > wrote:

I second that ID.



JF



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I would say it’s a red spotted purple



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Subject: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id..



Hi,

I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects too.

I can't identify this butterfly.

Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up, and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess.

Thanx in advance for your help!

Linda Kaluza





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Date: 8/13/18 11:33 am
From: Scott Smith <painless...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
John Farmer wrote:
>
> I second that ID.
>
> JF
>
> *From:* Johannes P. <jpst51...>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 13, 2018 1:02 PM
> *To:* Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>; <birders...>
> *Subject:* RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
> I would say it’s a red spotted purple
>
> Johannes Postma
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> *From: *Linda Kaluza <mailto:<navyfhd...>
> *Sent: *Monday, August 13, 2018 12:50 PM
> *To: *<birders...> <mailto:<birders...>
> *Subject: *[birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at
> insects too.
>
> I can't identify this butterfly.
>
> Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it
> up, and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral,
> pipevine swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the
> significant markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't
> possess.
>
> Thanx in advance for your help!
>
> Linda Kaluza
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If you would all look at photos on any web site you will see that the
red spotted purple has 5 orange/red spots on the top of each wing.
Linda's have no red spots.
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Date: 8/13/18 11:01 am
From: Eric Arnold <eba...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
The guide that I find helpful for butterfly ID is :Butterflies through
Binoculars — The East" by Jeffery Glassberg, published by Oxford U.P.,
which suggests a range of hybridization in our area between the red-spotted
purple and the white admiral. It seems to me that this might be a good
candidate for that possibility.

Eric Arnold

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:17 PM, John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> wrote:

> I second that ID.
>
>
>
> JF
>
>
>
> *From:* Johannes P. <jpst51...>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 13, 2018 1:02 PM
> *To:* Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>; <birders...>
> *Subject:* RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
>
>
> I would say it’s a red spotted purple
>
>
>
> Johannes Postma
>
>
>
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>
>
>
> *From: *Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>
> *Sent: *Monday, August 13, 2018 12:50 PM
> *To: *<birders...>
> *Subject: *[birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects
> too.
>
> I can't identify this butterfly.
>
> Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up,
> and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine
> swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant
> markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess.
>
> Thanx in advance for your help!
>
> Linda Kaluza
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/13/18 10:17 am
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I second that ID.



JF



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I would say it’s a red spotted purple



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Subject: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...



Hi,

I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects too.

I can't identify this butterfly.

Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up, and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess.

Thanx in advance for your help!

Linda Kaluza





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Date: 8/13/18 10:02 am
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Subject: RE: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
I would say it’s a red spotted purple

Johannes Postma

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From: Linda Kaluza
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Subject: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...

Hi,
I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects too.
I can't identify this butterfly.
Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up, and its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess. 
Thanx in advance for your help!
Linda Kaluza 


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Date: 8/13/18 9:50 am
From: Linda Kaluza <navyfhd...>
Subject: [birders] Non-bird, but insect id...
Hi,
I'm new at on the list. My husband says that you guys are good at insects
too.
I can't identify this butterfly.
Its in Northern Lower Michigan, mixed deciduous forest. I looked it up, and
its 'close' to black swallowtail, red-spotted purple admiral, pipevine
swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail. I am stumped, all the significant
markings that the guides mention this butterfly doesn't possess.
Thanx in advance for your help!
Linda Kaluza

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Date: 8/13/18 9:13 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip - Sunday, August 19
August 19, 2018 - Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Ottawa NWR. Leader: Jim Koppin (
<jimmykoppin...>)
We will drive the auto-tour through the refuge and explore other locations
in this bird rich area of northern Ohio. Shorebirds and waders will be our
targets. Meet at the MDOT lot in the northwest corner of the Meijer parking
lot at 8 mile and Haggerty. We will carpool from there at 7 AM sharp.

Please see our website for details about upcoming events. You do not have
to be a member to participate. http://www.oaklandaudubon.org/

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society - Celebrating 60 Years!

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Date: 8/13/18 6:08 am
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
Hooray!

> On Aug 12, 2018, at 7:39 PM, Karen Markey <ylime...> wrote:
>
> My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter Swans has taken up residence. Laura noticed one of the cygnet's wings looked unnatural and sent me a photo. Concerned, I contacted Sherri Smith, and she arrived at Geddes Lake early this morning. Sherri scooped up the cygnet in a net while Laura held a second net, keeping Dad Trumpeter at bay so that Sherri could put the cygnet in a cage.
>
> Sherri diagnosed the problem as Angel Wing (click on the link to see the Wikipedia entry about this malady). Angel Wing is due to a high-calorie diet, particularly one high in proteins. Wikipedia says, "Angel wing is occasionally observed in waterfowl residing near humans ... and the disease can sometimes be observed in areas where geese or ducks are excessively fed bread."
>
> Let's spread the message to friends, neighbors, and family about the dangers of feeding bread to our feathered friends.
>
> Sherri will evaluate the cygnet at the Bird Center, and, possibly, transport him to the Howell Nature Center for in-depth treatment. Big heaps of gratitude to Sherri who responded so quickly to our request for help and is making sure this cygnet gets help. Hip hip hooray for Sherri!
>
> * * * * * * * * * * * *
> Karen Markey
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Date: 8/13/18 6:05 am
From: William Niemczyk <billczyk...>
Subject: [birders] Wildwing Lake is in Livingston County
Hello birders,

Someone reported a king rail in Oakland county from the path around
Wildwing Lake at Kensington Metropark. Willdwing Lake is actually in
Livingston county. The gravel road west of the nature center that runs
North-South is the county line.

FYI

Bill Niemczyk
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Date: 8/12/18 7:04 pm
From: Mag Tait <magtait1...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Re: Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
Sherri is pretty awesome!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 12, 2018, at 8:12 PM, <ylime...> wrote:
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> Oops. I forgot to add my friend's photo of the cygnet.
> KM
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>> On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:39:50 PM UTC-4, Karen Markey wrote:
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Date: 8/12/18 5:12 pm
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Subject: [birders] Re: Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
Oops. I forgot to add my friend's photo of the cygnet.
KM

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> My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter
> Swans ... <http://ylime.people.si.umich.edu/>
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Date: 8/12/18 4:39 pm
From: Karen Markey <ylime...>
Subject: [birders] Thanks to Hero Sherri Smith for getting Trumpeter cygnet veterinary help
My friend Laura lives at Geddes Lake Condos where a family of Trumpeter
Swans has taken up residence. Laura noticed one of the cygnet's wings
looked unnatural and sent me a photo. Concerned, I contacted Sherri Smith,
and she arrived at Geddes Lake early this morning. Sherri scooped up the
cygnet in a net while Laura held a second net, keeping Dad Trumpeter at bay
so that Sherri could put the cygnet in a cage.

Sherri diagnosed the problem as Angel Wing
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wing> (click on the link to see the
Wikipedia entry about this malady). Angel Wing is due to a high-calorie
diet, particularly one high in proteins. Wikipedia says, "Angel wing is
occasionally observed in waterfowl residing near humans ... and the disease
can sometimes be observed in areas where geese or ducks are excessively fed
bread."

Let's spread the message to friends, neighbors, and family about the
dangers of feeding bread to our feathered friends.

Sherri will evaluate the cygnet at the Bird Center, and, possibly,
transport him to the Howell Nature Center for in-depth treatment. Big heaps
of gratitude to Sherri who responded so quickly to our request for help and
is making sure this cygnet gets help. Hip hip hooray for Sherri!

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
Email: <ylime...>
Web: http://ylime.people.si.umich.edu/

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Date: 8/11/18 3:29 pm
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Subject: Re: [birders] What is it?
The reason that’s a tough one, Merrily, is that it’s a juvenile Northern Flicker, without some of the usual markings.
Good birding
Juliet


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> A Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted race)
>
> Angela Cobas
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Date: 8/11/18 2:55 pm
From: Angela Cobas <angnix...>
Subject: Re: [birders] What is it?
A Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted race)

Angela Cobas

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Date: 8/11/18 2:52 pm
From: Merrily Hart <merrilyhart...>
Subject: [birders] What is it?
A friend keeps sending me pictures of birds I can’t quite identify . So I ask the experts —what is this bird he spotted in AnnArbor?

Merrily Hart

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Date: 8/11/18 11:33 am
From: Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...>
Subject: [birders] Least Bittern/Kensington MP
I had not seen the Kensington MP Least Bittern posted on ebird for the last
few days. Finally had a chance to try and see it today. We waited on the
Wildwing Lake boardwalk for about 45 minutes and and it finally flew in to
the cattails about 30 feet from the boardwalk about halfway between the first
two bench areas about 9:30 AM. Got a couple pictures before it disappeared

Tom Shehan
Hamburg Township
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Date: 8/10/18 7:30 pm
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
See the latest.....

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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: August 10, 2018 at 1:04:07 PM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Trumpeter Swan (1 Lenawee, 1 Mecosta)
> Ruddy Duck (1 Houghton)
> Broad-winged Hawk (1 St. Clair)
> Whooping Crane (2 Barry, 1 Lenawee)
> Upland Sandpiper (1 Genesee)
> Red Knot (7 Berrien)
> Wilson's Phalarope (4 Roscommon)
> Bonaparte's Gull (1 Saginaw)
> Great Black-backed Gull (1 Benzie)
> Snowy Owl (1 Allegan, 1 Arenac, 1 Midland, 1 Saginaw)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Lenawee)
> Acadian Flycatcher (1 Allegan)
> White-eyed Vireo (1 Lenawee)
> Carolina Wren (3 Alcona)
> Nashville Warbler (1 Huron)
> Cape May Warbler (1 Alcona, 1 Iosco)
> Northern Parula (1 Alcona)
> Bay-breasted Warbler (1 Iosco, 2 Keweenaw)
> Blackburnian Warbler (1 Montcalm)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (1 Saginaw)
> Dickcissel (1 Houghton)
> Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Berrien)
> Pine Siskin (1 Otsego)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Michigan Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Michigan. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35641
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (4)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 09:14 by Jeff Kunitzer
> - 5 Mile Rd. marsh, Mecosta, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5410709,-85.1927837&ll=43.5410709,-85.1927837
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759029
> - Comments: "All black bill, wedge shaped. Not pinched at the eyes, no yellow in the lores."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (7) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 13:00 by Richard Fanning
> - Schoonover WPA, Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8087486,-84.2113638&ll=41.8087486,-84.2113638
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47749301
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "2 adult with 5 young from a successful nest on site"
>
> Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) (22)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 17:00 by Lauren Vaughn
> - Calumet Sewage Lagoons, Houghton, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.2449205,-88.5005164&ll=47.2449205,-88.5005164
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47754118
> - Comments: "Small, stiff tailed ducks. Markings consistent with non-breeding Ruddys."
>
> Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 06:35 by Gary Grant
> - Algonac SP, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6499388,-82.521431&ll=42.6499388,-82.521431
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47753742
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Light morph juvenile. Many light bands on tail, dark trailing edge to wings."
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 19:41 by Gayle Bachert
> - 7375–7459 Lacey Rd, Bellevue US-MI (42.4938,-85.1452), Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.493819,-85.145159&ll=42.493819,-85.145159
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47751514
> - Comments: "Have photos and recording to post. Continuing bird. "
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 20:00 by Douglas Klein
> - 7402 Lacey Rd, Bellevue US-MI (42.4935,-85.1440), Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.493453,-85.144026&ll=42.493453,-85.144026
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47751527
> - Comments: "Continuing bird found by Jack. Wykoff"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 08, 2018 17:00 by Kirk Ludman
> - S.E. of intersection of M-156 and Packard Rd., Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7789135,-84.2260972&ll=41.7789135,-84.2260972
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744632
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Feeding in wheat stubble."
>
> Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 08, 2018 19:00 by Jeff Buecking
> - Bishop International Airport, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9679798,-83.7395096&ll=42.9679798,-83.7395096
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47743775
> - Comments: "Seen annually in August at this location. An expected species. Yellowlegs-sized shorebird with longish neck and small head in relation to body size. Shoert, straight bill. Entirely tawny brown."
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 06:59 by Andy Belt
> - New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8007831,-86.7489052&ll=41.8007831,-86.7489052
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47757117
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 19:15 by Andy Belt
> - New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8007831,-86.7489052&ll=41.8007831,-86.7489052
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47750732
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing. Large shorebird with gray and rust-colored plumage. Have pictures."
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 16:26 by Leah Dodd
> - New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8007831,-86.7489052&ll=41.8007831,-86.7489052
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47748195
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 15:10 by David Lawrence
> - New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8007831,-86.7489052&ll=41.8007831,-86.7489052
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47747882
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Photos to follow"
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:39 by Steve Minard
> - New Buffalo Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7987419,-86.7485125&ll=41.7987419,-86.7485125
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47758221
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 12:29 by Theresa Moore
> - New Buffalo Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7987419,-86.7485125&ll=41.7987419,-86.7485125
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744937
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing and very cooperative. Despite a beach full of people it foraged up and down the beach on the north side of the channel, just beyond the parking lot, totally unperturbed. Before I could set up my scope it was too close to use it, and it just meandered up and down the beach. Beautiful bird in transitional plumage."
>
> Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 10:45 by Joan Campbell
> - New Buffalo Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7987419,-86.7485125&ll=41.7987419,-86.7485125
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47746756
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Lifer! Continuing rarity. Cooperative and fast moving bird in transitional plumage. Just beyond the parking lot, feeding on duckweed. Photos attached."
>
> Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:24 by Jeff Pavlik
> - Houghton Lake Sewage Ponds, Roscommon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3129628,-84.7989039&ll=44.3129628,-84.7989039
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47758572
> - Comments: "Continuing in largest north west pond, south west corner. "
>
> Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 11:40 by Parks Marion
> - Houghton Lake Sewage Ponds, Roscommon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3129628,-84.7989039&ll=44.3129628,-84.7989039
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744191
> - Comments: "Continuing, found by Edward Lewandowski. Pics"
>
> Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 08:46 by Cindy Ward
> - Houghton Lake Sewage Ponds, Roscommon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3129628,-84.7989039&ll=44.3129628,-84.7989039
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744964
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Posted yesterday by at least 4 others"
>
> Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 08:43 by Tim Ward
> - Houghton Lake Sewage Ponds, Roscommon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3129628,-84.7989039&ll=44.3129628,-84.7989039
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744867
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (4)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 12:35 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Tittabawassee Twp. Sewage Ponds, Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.512736,-84.1057169&ll=43.512736,-84.1057169
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47753959
> - Comments: "Three juveniles (some brown feathers on dorsum and black ear patch) and one adult in full breeding plumage (full black hood and eye arcs)"
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 20:22 by Nate Crane
> - Platte Point, Benzie, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7321317,-86.1551285&ll=44.7321317,-86.1551285
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47752607
> - Comments: "Appeared to be 2nd year bird. Superficially similar to juvenile HEGU nearby but noticeably larger. Large black bill with a pale tip. Pinkish around base of bill. Pink legs. R/O HEGU and RBGU by direct comparison on the beach. "
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 20:00 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - 2–152 Redstone Rd, Merrill US-MI (43.4806,-84.3702), Midland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.480626,-84.370248&ll=43.480626,-84.370248
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47751055
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing all summer!"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 07:00 by Michael Stoner
> - I-75 & M-61 interchange, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9819164,-84.0133989&ll=43.9819164,-84.0133989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47753549
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 07:20 by Kelly Zanzarella
> - Lightpost on I-675 S near Tittabawassee Exit, Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4814658,-83.9583621&ll=43.4814658,-83.9583621
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47748034
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Snowy Owl on light post"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 17:18 by Mike Krzciok
> - West Michigan Regional Airport, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7448549,-86.1159629&ll=42.7448549,-86.1159629
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47755784
> - Comments: "Large white owl observed on the ground while mowing the airfield."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 14:00 by Richard Fanning
> - Oak Grove Cemetary, Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7318994,-84.2232943&ll=41.7318994,-84.2232943
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47749451
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) (2)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 07:41 by Adam Byrne
> - Allegan SGA--Swan Creek at 116th Ave, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.52973,-85.97707&ll=42.52973,-85.97707
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47758453
> - Comments: "2 Singing - “peet zee”"
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 11:30 by Richard Fanning
> - Lake Hudson SRA, Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8281304,-84.249773&ll=41.8281304,-84.249773
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47749020
> - Comments: "Heard singing fragmented song from the dark sky area ( same area it has frequented for the last 3 years during nesting season )"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 09:25 by Thomas Heatley
> - Harrisville SP, Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6420327,-83.2979965&ll=44.6420327,-83.2979965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759368
> - Comments: "Found by Thomas Heatley! Heard singing tea kettle tea kettle tea kettle. Also seen!"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 09:25 by C Brackett
> - Harrisville SP, Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6420327,-83.2979965&ll=44.6420327,-83.2979965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47758942
> - Comments: "Found by Thomas Heatley! Heard singing tea kettle tea kettle tea kettle. Also seen!"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:15 by Thomas Heatley
> - Harrisville SP, Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6420327,-83.2979965&ll=44.6420327,-83.2979965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759053
> - Comments: "Rufous Brown bird with long white eye stripe"
>
> Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:53 by Monica Essenmacher
> - Rush Lake, Huron, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9701792,-83.1698728&ll=43.9701792,-83.1698728
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47758410
> - Comments: "“First-year” Bird. White eye ring, greenish wings, pale yellow breast (paler throat, yellow undertail coverts. Uncommon but regular summer resident in county. PCSP most reliable spot. "
>
> Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (2)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:15 by Thomas Heatley
> - Harrisville SP, Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6420327,-83.2979965&ll=44.6420327,-83.2979965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759053
> - Comments: "Dull fall plumage"
>
> Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 10:06 by Roger Eriksson
> - Tawas Point SP, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2569829,-83.4456809&ll=44.2569829,-83.4456809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47760491
> - Comments: "Photos - will confirm with Merlin"
>
> Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (2)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 08:15 by Thomas Heatley
> - Harrisville SP, Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6420327,-83.2979965&ll=44.6420327,-83.2979965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759053
> - Comments: "Bluish color white wing bars olive patch on back"
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 08, 2018 18:00 by Matthew Hegwood
> - 5700 Alvin Road, Oscoda Township, Michigan, US (44.445, -83.441), Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4454742,-83.4409507&ll=44.4454742,-83.4409507
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47748393
> - Comments: "Easily identifiable"
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 11:00 by Nancy Auer
> - Seven Mile Point, Keweenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.3702583,-88.4190416&ll=47.3702583,-88.4190416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47760845
> - Comments: "Early migrant. Fall adult male. Reddish/chestnut flanks, white wing bars, green mantle with darker streaking, pale neck sides and undertail coverts, dark eye line."
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 11:00 by Tom Auer
> - Seven Mile Point, Keweenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.3702583,-88.4190416&ll=47.3702583,-88.4190416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47760844
> - Comments: "Early migrant. Fall adult male. Reddish/chestnut flanks, white wing bars, green mantle with darker streaking, pale neck sides and undertail coverts, dark eye line."
>
> Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 06:45 by Jeff Kunitzer
> - Great Lakes Adventist Academy, Montcalm, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3994935,-84.9752526&ll=43.3994935,-84.9752526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47757479
> - Comments: "Female. Orange-yellow throat and surrounding dark gray ear patch. Some streaking on flanks. Whitish belly and white wing bars. Maybe a 2nd bird was present but had a hard time tracking it through the leaves."
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 18:10 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - 7000 Venoy Rd, Saginaw US-MI (43.5160,-83.9349), Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.515981,-83.934945&ll=43.515981,-83.934945
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47749377
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Molting adult; pics"
>
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 12:10 by Jim Zervos
> - Lake Linden Sewage Ponds, Houghton, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.1859793,-88.4002876&ll=47.1859793,-88.4002876
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47744496
> - Comments: "Correct patterns, large beak, white submalar stripe, yellow chest. "
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 10, 2018 11:11 by Andy Belt
> - New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8007831,-86.7489052&ll=41.8007831,-86.7489052
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759873
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Have pictures. Unmistakeable. Seen on the jetty from the public beach."
>
> Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 09, 2018 08:20 by Kris Horton
> - 6275 Theisen Road, Otsego, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.0865528,-84.8017186&ll=45.0865528,-84.8017186
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47749813
> - Comments: "One Pine Siskin perched with finches around 5:45 pm"
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Date: 8/10/18 5:37 pm
From: Terry Hoenle <terry_hoenle...>
Subject: [birders] Pine Siskins
Like many others, I had far more Pine Siskins this spring, many of whom stayed weeks longer than usual. Is it possible to tell from these photos (taken through a window) if this is a fledgling/juvenile? It was May 5th, so maybe too early for a young Siskin?


This bird is the first Siskin I've seen to completely immerse itself in the birdbath & it also seemed to have difficulty figuring out the sunflower chip tube feeder, just like young Goldfinches do. The gape seems to be pronounced, although possibly due to the wet feathers?


Just wondering & thanks in advance for any comments,

Terry H.

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Date: 8/10/18 11:59 am
From: 'michael wells' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
While at Indian Springs Metropark on Tuesday at 4:30 PM, I  was searching for any leftover Bobolinks in the field directly East of the Meadowlark Picnic shelters.  For 34 years I have checked this field and found nesting Boblinks, Henslow Sparrow's, and E. Meadowlark's especially earlier in the season.  Did NOT see or hear any of these species Tuesday.  I realize it was not prime time of day, but was hopeful the Boblink's had not begun migration. 

Immediately I noticed 20ft. wide swaths of field recently mowed over which has never been done during my years at the park.  Mind you the area mowed is directly within the nesting area of all 3 mentioned species.  During past decades this access trail or cross country ski trail has only been maybe 8-10  ft. in width which is not as invasive as 20ft. widths!   I left Ryan Colliton, Metroparks Natural Resource Manager a voicemail Tuesday at 5:00 PM to ask WHY a need for a wide and invasive trail and why in early August when late active nests may just possibly still be around.  I have had no reply from him yet?  And I see no reference to it in the project listing in his email list to Birders. Best of Regards,  Michael Wells, LIC
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Date: 8/10/18 8:41 am
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: Michigan Audubon August eNews
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> As Summer Ends We Turn our Attention to Chimney Swifts
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> Enjoying birds doesn't always mean heading to the woods or shoreline. As we move toward fall, Michigan Audubon will highlight Chimney Swifts, an aerial insectivore that is attracted to urban areas with high human population densities. This species has suffered steep declines over recent decades throughout their range possibly due to loss of man-made nesting and roosting structures, insecticide use, and habitat loss on the wintering grounds in South America.
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> Once nesting concludes, Chimney Swifts begin to roost in large numbers usually in chimneys. After spending their day flying (eating and bathing mid-flight), they return to the roost near sunset creating a tornado-like funnel of birds that flies in increasingly smaller circles until they drop into the chimney in rapid succession. It's an amazing sight to see!
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> More data are needed on Chimney Swifts and many citizen science enthusiasts will take part in the Swift Night Out surveys that traditionally happen the second weekends in August and September. Seek out Chimney Swift events in your community or join Michigan Audubon for the Chimney Swift volunteer and event opportunities below.
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> Michigan Audubon is looking for Chimney Swift roost monitors. Chimney swifts are easy for anyone to identify and monitor – no experience is required and it’s fun for all ages. More data are needed about roosting chimney locations and numbers of swifts in Michigan. Consider taking some time to look for swifts and report your observations to us. You can find more information about monitoring on our website.
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> Join Michigan Audubon on August 22 at 7:30 p.m. for "Swifts in the City," a general overview of Chimney Swifts featuring causes for their declining population, ways you can help, citizen science projects, and more at the MA Office. Following the presentation, we will caravan to a nearby roost, where you can observe hundreds of Chimney Swifts flocking together in a tornado-like formation before dropping into the chimney for the night.
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> Enjoy a Swift Night Out with Michigan Audubon on September 11 and celebrate urban wildlife while sipping on lemonade and watching Chimney Swifts come in to roost.
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> This free family-friendly event begins at 7:30 p.m. with the most Chimney Swift activity taking place 15 minutes before and after sunset. Please meet at the Smith Floral & Greenhouses’ parking lot at 1124 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910.
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> Window collisions kill up to 1 billion birds a year making it the second largest threat to bird populations in the United States. The good news is that bird-window collisions are preventable when a few simple steps are taken and this can begin by gathering data.
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> Starting in Spring 2018, Michigan Audubon worked with volunteers in the downtown Capital area and Michigan State University to monitor for bird-window collisions. With fall migration upon us, we are looking for volunteers to continue these efforts. If interested, please join us for a volunteer training session on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. We will meet at the MSU Museum (409 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824). Volunteers are needed to walk collision monitoring routes from Aug. 15 to Oct. 31, surveying each assigned building 2–3 times per week.
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> Across Michigan, several other local efforts to survey for bird-window collisions have emerged. Washtenaw Safe Passage, Detroit Audubon, and Audubon Society of Kalamazoo are all involved in measuring and/or preventing bird-window collisions. Please contact your local Audubon chapter or university to find out if a local effort exists or how to start one. Contact us if you would like assistance in starting a new monitoring program.
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> Safe Passage and Window Collisions with Heidi Trudell
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> Hundreds of millions of healthy birds are killed each year when they collide with glass at residences and office buildings. This is a serious problem. Bird populations are facing steep declines, and aside from habitat loss and cats, glass is the leading cause of death. Join Heidi in exploring the myriad solutions that can save birds, starting right at home. Sessions take place on the second Monday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Michigan Audubon office located at 2310 Science Parkway, Okemos MI 48864.
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> WPBO Owl Banding and Waterbird Count
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Date: 8/9/18 7:24 am
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
Why do the Huron-Clinton Metroparks remind me of token postage stamps on a vast sea of suburban sprawl. I guess better than nothing but perhaps a good way to accommodating us to nothing.


Roger


________________________________
From: 'Toni Spears' via Birders <birders...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 3:17 PM
To: Birders UM; Enviro-semich; A2WildOnes Chapter
Cc: Ryan Colliton
Subject: [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List

fyi,
Metroparks Natural Resources Chief Ryan Colliton would like to share the NR project list in the link below:


----- Forwarded Message -----
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To: Toni Spears <t_spears2000...>
Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎8‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎59‎:‎02‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT
Subject: Natural Resources Project List


Toni:



Would you be willing to post/share the link below with any conservation groups or listserves you are a member of?



https://www.metroparks.com/get-involved/about-natural-resources/#9

Natural Resources - Huron-Clinton Metroparks<https://www.metroparks.com/get-involved/about-natural-resources/#9>
www.metroparks.com
Encompassing about 25,000 acres across five counties in southeast Michigan, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks contains some of the largest and most diverse greenspac







Ryan J. Colliton | Chief of Natural Resources and Regulatory Compliance

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI 48114-9058 | office (810) 494-6052

www.metroparks.com



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Date: 8/8/18 12:21 pm
From: 'Toni Spears' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Metroparks Natural Resources Project List
fyi,Metroparks Natural Resources Chief Ryan Colliton would like to share the NR project list in the link below:

----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Ryan Colliton <Ryan.Colliton...>To: Toni Spears <t_spears2000...>Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎8‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎59‎:‎02‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDTSubject: Natural Resources Project List

Toni:

 

Would you be willing to post/share the link below with any conservation groups or listserves you are a member of?  

 

https://www.metroparks.com/get-involved/about-natural-resources/#9

 

 

Ryan J. Colliton | Chief of Natural Resources and Regulatory Compliance

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI 48114-9058 | office (810) 494-6052

www.metroparks.com

 



 

 



 

 


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Date: 8/7/18 7:32 am
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed--No but Henslow's

There were good numbers of Henslow's sparrows at the State Game Area off of Sharon Valley road in southwest Washtenaw county when I recently went butterflying there on August 2. If you know their song, you can easily track them down and see them now if you have some patience.
Roger Kuhlman

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From: Dan Ezekiel <dan.ezekiel24...>
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:54 PM
To: Roger Kuhlman
Cc: Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

Ok, so I'm slightly hijacking this topic, but--following someone's tip (I'm sorry but I deleted it, and I can't remember who it was now), I went to Watkins Lake to see if I could hear Henslow's sparrows near the main parking lot. At 7 a.m. there were several calling lustily. I also enjoyed a N mockingbird and a very active Belted kingfisher and hundreds of Tree swallows. I went for a little bike ride, then when I returned to see if the Henslow was still calling (it was), it cooperatively flew to the top of a milkweed and continued calling for 10 minutes. The first Henslow's sparrow I've ever actually seen! And I found it by myself! Too excited to notice if there were also any monarchs on the milkweed, though...

DE

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:44 PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...><mailto:<rkuhlman...>> wrote:


Blooming Swamp milkweed in a rich diverse habitat of good size is a potent attractor of many species of butterflies for nectaring. When you are out looking for butterflies it is definitely one of the first places to look for a variety of species.

Roger Kuhlman

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Cc: marys1000; <birders...><mailto:<birders...>

Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

Obviously swamp milkweed likes moist sites, but grows well in well maintained and watered gardens. I have found monarch eggs on both common and swamp milkweeds, and butterfly weed.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 5, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...><mailto:<winerat...>> wrote:
>
> Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant SOMETHING rather than nothing!
>
> Sally Scheer
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: marys1000 [mailto:<marys1000...>]
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:57 AM
> To: <birders...><mailto:<birders...>
> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
>
> I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
> How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
> difference?
> If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
> it better to
> plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
> plant them together in a clump?
>
> Marie
>
>
>> On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
>> Excellent!
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...><mailto:<dody...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>>
>>> Dody
>>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>>
>>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:
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>>>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/6/18 9:27 am
From: Diane Pruden <dianepruden...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
There is a large population of non-migratory monarchs in New Zealand. The
host plant there, Gomphocarpus physocarpus is native to southeastern
Africa. Common name there is "Swan Plant." You can read more about NZ
monarchs at:
https://www.monarch.org.nz/species/plants-2/monarch-host-plants/milkweed/

In southeastern Michigan as well as much of the upper mid-west, this has
been an outstanding year for monarchs. In my 18 years of studying them, I
have never seen so many adults, caterpillars and eggs. Butterflies from
the eggs being deposited now will be migrating to Mexico.

I will be conducting a monarch release/tagging event around the end of
August or early September for the Sierra Club Crossroads Group. If you
might be interested, please contact me off-list (<dianepruden...>). I
will let you know the date and time when that is established. I am a
Monarch Conservation Specialist for the non-profit, MonarchWatch.org.

Diane Pruden
Milford Michigan



On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:09 AM, 'C Rickards' via Birders <
<birders...> wrote:

> Peruvian Monarchs are a different species, Danaus erippus.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaus_erippus
>
> There other non-migratory subspecies of D plexippus throughout the Central
> America but not South of the Amazon.
>
> The first Australian and NZ Monarchs were most likely ship assisted, as
> are Northern European ones today, although a hurricane lifts some genuine
> vagrants.
> The resident population in the Canary Isles and coastal Spain and Portugal
> had to be ship assisted at some point.
> There is no native hostplant in Europe or Australia.
> Asclepias seeds were used to stuff sailors pillows and so the plant became
> established allowing the butterflies to survive.
>
> If anyone ever sees a white monarch, (f. nervosus). It worth catching it
> to breed a white strain for butterfly displays.
>
> Chris Rickards
>
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 8/6/18, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:
>
> Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
> To: "Birders UM" <birders...>
> Date: Monday, August 6, 2018, 3:53 AM
>
> I believe
> that I read, a long time ago, that the Australian Monarchs
> are descended from natural vagrants...most likely from west
> coast migratory populations.
>
> Allen
> T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: <amazilia3...>
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:37
> PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> It would be
> interesting to learn if those Peruvian Monarchs got there
> naturally or not. There are non-migratory populations of
> Monarchs that are perfectly natural I just do not know if
> this Peruvian population is one
> of them or not. I hear that Monarchs are also in Australia
> and I would think their presence there is artificial. What
> is threatened with extinction is not the Monarch species
> itself but long-distance migratory populations into eastern
> and western United States
> and Canada. The long-term prospects of continued existence
> at the present time are not good in either breeding areas or
> over-wintering grounds.
>
>
>
> Roger Kuhlman
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
>
> Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:05 PM
>
> To: Dody
>
> Cc: birders
>
> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp
> milkweed
>
>
>
>
> I saw several Monarchs in northern Peru last
> month, which really surprised me...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email:
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> Photos:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/
> mihummingbirdguy/collections/
>
> Website:
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> Blog:
> http://mihummingbirdguy. blogspot.com/
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On
> Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...>
> wrote:
>
>
> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a
> Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>
>
>
>
> Dody
>
>
>
> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via
> Birders <birders...>
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>
>
> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common
> milkweed.
>
>
>
> > On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders
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> >
>
> > First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/6/18 9:00 am
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Now I really have to get some swamp milkweed to plant in my back field near the vernal pond. That makes the decision easy. Thanks for the information Roger.

Sally Scheer





From: Roger Kuhlman [mailto:<rkuhlman...>]
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 9:44 PM
To: Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed





Blooming Swamp milkweed in a rich diverse habitat of good size is a potent attractor of many species of butterflies for nectaring. When you are out looking for butterflies it is definitely one of the first places to look for a variety of species.



Roger Kuhlman



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From: 'Thomas Hodgson' via Birders <birders...>
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed



Obviously swamp milkweed likes moist sites, but grows well in well maintained and watered gardens. I have found monarch eggs on both common and swamp milkweeds, and butterfly weed.

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> On Aug 5, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> wrote:
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> Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant SOMETHING rather than nothing!
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> Sally Scheer
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> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
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> I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
> How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
> difference?
> If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
> it better to
> plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
> plant them together in a clump?
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> Marie
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>> Excellent!
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
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>>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>>
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Date: 8/6/18 5:09 am
From: 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
Peruvian Monarchs are a different species, Danaus erippus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaus_erippus

There other non-migratory subspecies of D plexippus throughout the Central America but not South of the Amazon.

The first Australian and NZ Monarchs were most likely ship assisted, as are Northern European ones today, although a hurricane lifts some genuine vagrants.
The resident population in the Canary Isles and coastal Spain and Portugal had to be ship assisted at some point.
There is no native hostplant in Europe or Australia.
Asclepias seeds were used to stuff sailors pillows and so the plant became established allowing the butterflies to survive.

If anyone ever sees a white monarch, (f. nervosus). It worth catching it to breed a white strain for butterfly displays.

Chris Rickards


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On Mon, 8/6/18, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
To: "Birders UM" <birders...>
Date: Monday, August 6, 2018, 3:53 AM

I believe
that I read, a long time ago, that the Australian Monarchs
are descended from natural vagrants...most likely from west
coast migratory populations.

Allen
T. Chartier
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On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:37
PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
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It would be
interesting to learn if those Peruvian Monarchs got there
naturally or not. There are non-migratory populations of
Monarchs that are perfectly natural I just do not know if
this Peruvian population is one
of them or not. I hear that Monarchs are also in Australia
and I would think their presence there is artificial. What
is threatened with extinction is not the Monarch species
itself but long-distance migratory populations into eastern
and western United States
and Canada. The long-term prospects of continued existence
at the present time are not good in either breeding areas or
over-wintering grounds.



Roger Kuhlman






From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>

Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:05 PM

To: Dody

Cc: birders

Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp
milkweed
 



I saw several Monarchs in northern Peru last
month, which really surprised me...











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We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a
Monarch.  First I’ve seen up here! 




Dody



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Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common
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Date: 8/5/18 8:32 pm
From: 'Barb B' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
I have a very limited space. My common milkweed patch in the border of my condo patio is only 1' x 4'. However, from the eggs and tiny caterpillars on these plants, I have raised and released 14 Monarch butterflies so far this season and have 26 more to go. Every little bit helps!
Barb BaldingerClinton Township, MI
On Sunday, August 5, 2018, 11:56:54 AM EDT, marys1000 <marys1000...> wrote:

I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
difference?
If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
it better to
plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
plant them together in a clump?

Marie


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> Excellent!
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>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
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>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch.  First I’ve seen up here!
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>> Dody
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>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
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>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
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Date: 8/5/18 6:54 pm
From: Dan Ezekiel <dan.ezekiel24...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Ok, so I'm slightly hijacking this topic, but--following someone's tip (I'm
sorry but I deleted it, and I can't remember who it was now), I went to
Watkins Lake to see if I could hear Henslow's sparrows near the main
parking lot. At 7 a.m. there were several calling lustily. I also enjoyed
a N mockingbird and a very active Belted kingfisher and hundreds of Tree
swallows. I went for a little bike ride, then when I returned to see if
the Henslow was still calling (it was), it cooperatively flew to the top of
a milkweed and continued calling for 10 minutes. The first Henslow's
sparrow I've ever actually seen! And I found it by myself! Too excited
to notice if there were also any monarchs on the milkweed, though...

DE

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:44 PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> wrote:

>
> Blooming Swamp milkweed in a rich diverse habitat of good size is a potent
> attractor of many species of butterflies for nectaring. When you are out
> looking for butterflies it is definitely one of the first places to look
> for a variety of species.
>
> Roger Kuhlman
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* 'Thomas Hodgson' via Birders <birders...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:47 PM
> *To:* <winerat...>
> *Cc:* marys1000; <birders...>
>
> *Subject:* Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
>
> Obviously swamp milkweed likes moist sites, but grows well in well
> maintained and watered gardens. I have found monarch eggs on both common
> and swamp milkweeds, and butterfly weed.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 5, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple
> different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they
> like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant
> SOMETHING rather than nothing!
> >
> > Sally Scheer
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: marys1000 [mailto:<marys1000...> <marys1000...>]
> > Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:57 AM
> > To: <birders...>
> > Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
> >
> > I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than
> general.
> > How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
> > difference?
> > If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
> > it better to
> > plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
> > plant them together in a clump?
> >
> > Marie
> >
> >
> >> On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
> >> Excellent!
> >>
> >>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch.
> First I’ve seen up here!
> >>>
> >>> Dody
> >>>
> >>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <
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> >>>
> >>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
> >>>
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Date: 8/5/18 6:53 pm
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
I believe that I read, a long time ago, that the Australian Monarchs are
descended from natural vagrants...most likely from west coast migratory
populations.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:37 PM, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> wrote:

> It would be interesting to learn if those Peruvian Monarchs got there
> naturally or not. There are non-migratory populations of Monarchs that are
> perfectly natural I just do not know if this Peruvian population is one of
> them or not. I hear that Monarchs are also in Australia and I would think
> their presence there is artificial. What is threatened with extinction is
> not the Monarch species itself but long-distance migratory populations into
> eastern and western United States and Canada. The long-term prospects of
> continued existence at the present time are not good in either breeding
> areas or over-wintering grounds.
>
>
> Roger Kuhlman
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:05 PM
> *To:* Dody
> *Cc:* birders
> *Subject:* Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
>
> I saw several Monarchs in northern Peru last month, which really surprised
> me...
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
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>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>
> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First
> I’ve seen up here!
>
> Dody
>
> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <
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> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>
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Date: 8/5/18 6:44 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

Blooming Swamp milkweed in a rich diverse habitat of good size is a potent attractor of many species of butterflies for nectaring. When you are out looking for butterflies it is definitely one of the first places to look for a variety of species.

Roger Kuhlman

________________________________
From: 'Thomas Hodgson' via Birders <birders...>
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:47 PM
To: <winerat...>
Cc: marys1000; <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

Obviously swamp milkweed likes moist sites, but grows well in well maintained and watered gardens. I have found monarch eggs on both common and swamp milkweeds, and butterfly weed.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 5, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> wrote:
>
> Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant SOMETHING rather than nothing!
>
> Sally Scheer
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: marys1000 [mailto:<marys1000...>]
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:57 AM
> To: <birders...>
> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
>
> I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
> How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
> difference?
> If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
> it better to
> plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
> plant them together in a clump?
>
> Marie
>
>
>> On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
>> Excellent!
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>>>
>>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>>
>>> Dody
>>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>>
>>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
>>>>
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Date: 8/5/18 6:37 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Peruvian Monarchs
It would be interesting to learn if those Peruvian Monarchs got there naturally or not. There are non-migratory populations of Monarchs that are perfectly natural I just do not know if this Peruvian population is one of them or not. I hear that Monarchs are also in Australia and I would think their presence there is artificial. What is threatened with extinction is not the Monarch species itself but long-distance migratory populations into eastern and western United States and Canada. The long-term prospects of continued existence at the present time are not good in either breeding areas or over-wintering grounds.


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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

I saw several Monarchs in northern Peru last month, which really surprised me...

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...><mailto:<dody...>> wrote:
We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!

Dody

On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:

Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.

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Date: 8/5/18 6:05 pm
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
I saw several Monarchs in northern Peru last month, which really surprised
me...

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> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First
> I’ve seen up here!
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Date: 8/5/18 12:07 pm
From: 'George Hammond' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
In the short-term, and from the monarch’s point of view, I think it’s best to have the plants next to each other (though not so crowded that they interfere with each other). A single larger group of plants is easier for the females to scent than a few scattered individuals. Also, having plants next to each other gives caterpillars the chance to move to an adjacent plant if the one they hatch on is becomes deficient in some way (gets a disease, is eaten by deer, is swarmed by aphids, etc). You’ll also get more successful pollination when all the flowers are in a patch.

In the longer term, planting them more widely might allow them to fill a larger space faster, but that’s assuming they do spread (they certainly can), and you won’t be supporting the butterflies as well in the mean time.
Even if you can only plant one or a few plants, you can harvest the seed pods and distribute the seeds to other places.

Of course it is important to use local genotypes, so the plants are co-evolved for the local climate and the local butterflies. Native plant nurseries are good sources:
https://www.mnppa.org/

There is a group called Monarch Watch that has a Monarch Waystation Program. They sell kits with seeds and instructions for growing milkweed in a garden.
https://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/index.html

The Journey North organization has maps that track the migration north in the spring and south in the fall. Here’s the 2017 map, animated, so you can see how sightings occur over the fall:
https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?map=monarch-adult-fall&year=2017


George


> On Aug 5, 2018, at 11:56 AM, marys1000 <marys1000...> wrote:
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> I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
> How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a difference?
> If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is it better to
> plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or plant them together in a clump?
>
> Marie
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> On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
>> Excellent!
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
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>>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>>
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>>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
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>>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
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Date: 8/5/18 11:47 am
From: 'Thomas Hodgson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Obviously swamp milkweed likes moist sites, but grows well in well maintained and watered gardens. I have found monarch eggs on both common and swamp milkweeds, and butterfly weed.

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> On Aug 5, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> wrote:
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> Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant SOMETHING rather than nothing!
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> I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
> How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
> difference?
> If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
> it better to
> plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
> plant them together in a clump?
>
> Marie
>
>
>> On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
>> Excellent!
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>>>
>>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>>
>>> Dody
>>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>>
>>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders <birders...> wrote:
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>>>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/5/18 10:19 am
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
Before you uninstall and reinstall the app, go onto the website with a real
computer and make sure your personal locations list is the way you want it.
The app will re-download that after you reinstall it. All of your
checklists will still be accesible on the eBird website. The only
checklists stored locally on a phone are copies of the checklists submitted
from that phone. All of those checklists, plus any checklists submitted by
any other means, are on the bird website.

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, madxofaa <madxofaa...> wrote:

> Has anyone had problems with the eBird app on their phone?
> Starting yesterday (08/03), after successfully creating and entering birds
> in a checklist, I was no longer able to make checklists (with one
> exception).
> I could select a Hotspot or personal location and designate the starting
> time, but as soon as I clicked on "Start New Checklist" the app shuts down.
> By re-opening the app I can see the checklists in My Checklists as "Not
> Submitted"; but if I select one the app shuts down again.
> Though I have been able to successfully create 2 checklists, I had several
> more attempts fail as I described above.
> I sent a note to the eBird app team but have yet to hear back.
> Rebooting the phone did not fix the problem.
> I don't know if removing and re-downloading the app on my phone removes
> the history that the phone app has.
> Looking for guidance.
> ..Bob Maddox
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Date: 8/5/18 9:30 am
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Just my amateur opinion, but I'd plant two together is a couple different parts of your half acre and let nature take its course. If they like what they find, the two will multiply and spread. Better to plant SOMETHING rather than nothing!

Sally Scheer


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From: marys1000 [mailto:<marys1000...>]
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
difference?
If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
it better to
plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
plant them together in a clump?

Marie


On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
> Excellent!
>
>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>>
>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>
>> Dody
>>
>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>
>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>
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>>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/5/18 9:26 am
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
My sister in the UP near Brimley posted pictures of a hatching monarch on her milkweed That's a lot further south and east than the Keweenaw so your sighting is particularly encouraging..
Yay Dody!

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Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:02 AM
To: Dody
Cc: birders
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed

Excellent!

> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>
> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>
> Dody
>
> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>
> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>
>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders <birders...> wrote:
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>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/5/18 8:56 am
From: marys1000 <marys1000...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
I have wondered but find specific information harder to find than general.
How many milkweed plants would one need to plant in order to.....make a
difference?
If you have very limited space (urban garden or 1/2 acre rural lot) is
it better to
plant one or two here and there sort of spaced out among other things or
plant them together in a clump?

Marie


On 8/5/2018 11:01 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
> Excellent!
>
>> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>>
>> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>>
>> Dody
>>
>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>
>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 9:49 AM, jangrich1 via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>>
>>> First time I saw a monarch in our garden.
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Date: 8/5/18 8:02 am
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Excellent!

> On Aug 5, 2018, at 9:33 AM, Dody <dody...> wrote:
>
> We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!
>
> Dody
>
> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>
> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>
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Date: 8/5/18 6:33 am
From: Dody <dody...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
We are currently in the Keweenaw Peninsula and just saw a Monarch. First I’ve seen up here!

Dody

On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:

Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.

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Date: 8/5/18 5:38 am
From: John Lowry <jlowry...>
Subject: Re: [birders] eBird App Issues
Yes, deleting and reinstalling (re downloading ) the app is likely going to be the fix for your problem, and yes you will lose any local data, including offline checklists and history.

Since the data is being wiped, you could manually (via screen shots?) transcribe any offline checklists for re-entry later, once you’ve reinstalled the app. The other history (trip reports, ytd stuff) will be wiped and isn’t on the eBird server as far as I can tell. It simply is local data.

If you’re using Apple, and sync your phone with your computer (not iCloud), there is one potential way to save your local data for possible later reloading onto your phone. I have not done this with eBird, but with other iPhone apps the data set can be directed to back up to your computer (as part of a backup file). Once you’ve reinstalled the app you could restore the data from the backup.

I do wish that phone history was synced with the eBird server, but my wish list for eBird has some much higher priority items! (Some of which I hope will be coming soon!)

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> On Aug 4, 2018, at 5:36 PM, madxofaa <madxofaa...> wrote:
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> Has anyone had problems with the eBird app on their phone?
> Starting yesterday (08/03), after successfully creating and entering birds in a checklist, I was no longer able to make checklists (with one exception).
> I could select a Hotspot or personal location and designate the starting time, but as soon as I clicked on "Start New Checklist" the app shuts down.
> By re-opening the app I can see the checklists in My Checklists as "Not Submitted"; but if I select one the app shuts down again.
> Though I have been able to successfully create 2 checklists, I had several more attempts fail as I described above.
> I sent a note to the eBird app team but have yet to hear back.
> Rebooting the phone did not fix the problem.
> I don't know if removing and re-downloading the app on my phone removes the history that the phone app has.
> Looking for guidance.
> ..Bob Maddox
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Date: 8/4/18 4:00 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Definitely would have been nice to know, Sally. We have lots of pods. Going to cut some of them off this year. You can round up the seedlings in spring and put them in one place.
Penny

> On Aug 4, 2018, at 2:52 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...> wrote:
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> According to my sister, it was not necessary to dig the whole root out. A
> portion of it would have been enough to transplant and the root that was
> left in the vacant lot would also grow a new plant the next year.
> NOW she tells me!!
> Sally
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> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
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> We got some common milkweed from a vacant lot in Detroit, which grew well,
> and reproduced. We dug long roots out but they are tough to get out.
>
>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 12:56 PM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
> wrote:
>>
>> My sister in the UP says she has had great success transplanting milkweed.
> She says if you leave part of the root in the ground when you dig out a
> plant, both the plant you dig out and the root you leave behind will grow.
> She says there are some very large tracts of milkweed in her area (five
> miles from the shore of Lake Superior just west of the Soo). Both of my
> younger sisters have been having success with monarchs this year. The other
> sister is also in the north near Alpena on Lake Huron.
>>
>> Sally Scher
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>>
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>> From: 'P. swanson' via Birders [mailto:<birders...>]
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>> To: <jangrich1...>; birders
>> Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
>>
>> Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.
>>
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Date: 8/4/18 2:37 pm
From: madxofaa <madxofaa...>
Subject: [birders] eBird App Issues
Has anyone had problems with the eBird app on their phone?
Starting yesterday (08/03), after successfully creating and entering birds
in a checklist, I was no longer able to make checklists (with one
exception).
I could select a Hotspot or personal location and designate the starting
time, but as soon as I clicked on "Start New Checklist" the app shuts down.
By re-opening the app I can see the checklists in My Checklists as "Not
Submitted"; but if I select one the app shuts down again.
Though I have been able to successfully create 2 checklists, I had several
more attempts fail as I described above.
I sent a note to the eBird app team but have yet to hear back.
Rebooting the phone did not fix the problem.
I don't know if removing and re-downloading the app on my phone removes the
history that the phone app has.
Looking for guidance.
..Bob Maddox

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Date: 8/4/18 9:02 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
Their flowers have a beautiful scent, as does common milkweed.

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Date: 8/4/18 6:49 am
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Subject: [birders] Monarch on swamp milkweed
First time I saw a monarch in our garden.

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Date: 8/2/18 4:42 pm
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] Blog update - Day 2 of Peru trip
For those who are interested, I have posted another bunch of photos from my
July 2018 Peru trip, with some narrative, to my blog.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

Allen T. Chartier
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Date: 8/2/18 3:14 pm
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Subject: Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
Actually, perhaps we’re talking about different places.  The area is comprised of several tracts owned by different organizations as well as private owners.  It’s rather strange.  One thing that fascinated me years ago is that I’d heard the last bison or wood buffalo in Michigan was shot and killed around the turn of the last century on some part of the Sibley Prairie preserve but...darned if I can find any mention of that anywhere now.


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Fred does anything remain of Sibley Prairie preserve in Brownstone township. It used to be an excellent butterflying area but then housing and condo development arrived on the scene and I have not been back there recently.




Roger


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Subject: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly 

It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday.  I also have a short video if anyone wants it.  I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.



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Date: 8/2/18 3:08 pm
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Subject: Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
Well yes Roger, it remains but probably only as a shadow of its former self.  We arrived by car and parked in a small lot on the north side of the road.  You have to leave the lot and walk about 150 feet east on the shoulder of the road to the trail head.  Yes, there were several species of butterflies present   The parcel did seem squeezed from east to west but runs n to s for maybe 1/2 mile.  There are several raised deer blinds plainly visible on the parcels immediately adjacent.


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Fred does anything remain of Sibley Prairie preserve in Brownstone township. It used to be an excellent butterflying area but then housing and condo development arrived on the scene and I have not been back there recently.




Roger


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It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday.  I also have a short video if anyone wants it.  I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.



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Date: 8/2/18 11:03 am
From: Alan Ryff <alryff...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Yellow Rail: Marys 1000
Mea maxima culpa: I gave incorrect information about how small a rallid the Yellow Rail is.   Therefore I must restate, if you use Sibley as a reference, a Yellow Rail at 7.25" is only 90% the length of a Rose-breasted Grosebeak's 8 inches. The rail's weight is a hefty1.8 oz (50 g) versus the grosbeak's 1.6 oz (45 g).  Not too big.Only the Black Rail is smaller at 6 inches and 1.1 oz (30 g).
Concerning ticks.  We didn't see a one and had no bites--just lucky, I guess.
Alan   

On Thursday, August 2, 2018 12:07 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...> wrote:


I know, the photo makes this rail look like an over sized chicken.  Well, if you use Sibley as a reference, it is shorter than a Carolina Wren by a quarter of an inch but is  about 2.5 times heavier.  That's not too big for a rallid.
Maggie's reference to a winter wren or mouse is an accurate account of its behavior as she experienced it--popping out of a hole like a mouse and and giving a fleeting look of itself like that of an elusive Winter Wren.  Now you see it and now you don't. 
Neos are waterproof/insulated over shoes.  Google it.
Alan



That is great!  Can't tell how big (or small it is), they are quite small right?  You mention winter wren, mouse - they aren't that small are they?  

Also, tick phobe here, what was the tick situation?  (You are very brave). Last, what are Neo's?

Thank you, 

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Date: 8/2/18 9:07 am
From: Alan Ryff <alryff...>
Subject: [birders] Yellow Rail: Marys 1000
I know, the photo makes this rail look like an over sized chicken.  Well, if you use Sibley as a reference, it is shorter than a Carolina Wren by a quarter of an inch but is  about 2.5 times heavier.  That's not too big for a rallid.
Maggie's reference to a winter wren or mouse is an accurate account of its behavior as she experienced it--popping out of a hole like a mouse and and giving a fleeting look of itself like that of an elusive Winter Wren.  Now you see it and now you don't. 
Neos are waterproof/insulated over shoes.  Google it.
Alan



That is great!  Can't tell how big (or small it is), they are quite small right?  You mention winter wren, mouse - they aren't that small are they?  

Also, tick phobe here, what was the tick situation?  (You are very brave). Last, what are Neo's?

Thank you, 

Marie Schatz
Albion

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Date: 8/2/18 5:13 am
From: marys1000 <marys1000...>
Subject: Re: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
That is great!  Can't tell how big (or small it is), they are quite
small right?  You mention winter wren, mouse - they aren't that small
are they?

Also, tick phobe here, what was the tick situation?  (You are very
brave). Last, what are Neo's?

Thank you,

Marie Schatz
Albion

>
> On Jul 31, 2018, at 5:48 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...>
> <mailto:<alryff...>> wrote:
>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157698051574471
>> or
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/
>>
>> Hearing Yellow Rails on territory can be done.
>> Seeing a Yellow Rail is a bit of a feat.
>> But photographing a free Yellow Rail is an experience onto itself.
>> And this is our expereince.
>>
>> Maggie's ears have an exceptionally long reach.  "Stop," she says.  I
>> hear a Yellow Rail clicking."
>> "I can't hear it."
>> "It's out there.  Get out of the car and you will."
>> I did.  "Wow!  How far out do you think it is?"
>> "Oh, where that Sedge Wren and Swamp Sparrow is singing."
>> "Let's put on our Neos.  Maybe we'll get close enough to see it.  If
>> the place is crawling with ticks, the hell with them."
>>
>> I know a thing or two about Yellow Rails actually having seen them as
>> breeders (Michigan), as migrants (New Jersey and Ontario) and as
>> winter birds  (Texas and Florida)--over a span of 47 years.
>>
>> I didn't bother to take my camera.  Who photographs a calling Yellow
>> Rail?  Well, it turned out that the bird kept calling from beneath a
>> mixed matting of last year's prostrate sedge and emerging springtime
>> grass.  At times it was  practically next to our feet.  How could I
>> resist?
>>
>> I went back to the car for my camera.  If we did see this bird, it
>> wouldn't be giving much of a chance for a shot.  I preset the
>> camera.  Patience is a virtue.  We stood stark still, maybe for an
>> hour, until we went numb from our feet to our knees.   (We're not
>> spring chickens.)   The photos testify that the little bit of pain
>> paid off.
>>
>> Let Maggie's words take over: "This is a VS FMO sighting - which
>> stands for Very Special Found My Own! Unexpectedly heard the
>> click-click, click-click-click of two pebbles knocking mid-afternoon.
>> Thank you to Alan, who upon hearing it himself, insisted we had to
>> get closer. With infinite patience, we got so close to this invisible
>> skulker, I feared that taking a step might crush him. Had no idea
>> until he popped out a few feet away that yellow rails either create
>> tunnels beneath the sedge mat or use tunnels created by other small
>> mammals. This fellow popped out like a mouse or a winter wren for a
>> few seconds, took one look at us and disappeared. Appreciating the
>> great honor bestowed upon us, actual visibility in broad daylight, we
>> retreated."
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Date: 8/1/18 12:21 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
Fred does anything remain of Sibley Prairie preserve in Brownstone township. It used to be an excellent butterflying area but then housing and condo development arrived on the scene and I have not been back there recently.


Roger


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Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 6:46 PM
To: Birders UM
Subject: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly


It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday. I also have a short video if anyone wants it. I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.[Inline image]




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Date: 8/1/18 11:26 am
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
Indeed Dody. Monarchs in our area are showing good numbers this butterfly season--much much better than the past recent few years. I do not know if this trend will continue into the future or go the other way since Milkweeds in the Southeast Michigan area are greatly reduced as compared to 10 or 15 years particularly on agricultural lands. I would say the Monarch's future as a long-distance migrant remains quite tenuous over the next 100 years. It could quite easily go extinct.


Roger Kuhlman

Greater Washtenaw County Butterfly Survey

Ann Arbor, Michigan


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From: Dody <dody...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:37 AM
To: C Rickards
Cc: Janet Damian; P. swanson; Susan Horvath; Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5

As a side note, we have many more Monarchs this year than we’ve had in the last umpteen years. We have a fair amount of wild milkweed in our small field, but not really more than in the past. It’s been a delight to have so many this year!

Hoping this is a trend that will continue!

Dody Wyman
Manchester



On Aug 1, 2018, at 4:46 AM, 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...> wrote:



Some Milkweeds are better than others. If you devote a patch in the garden to Asclepias syriaca and lots of it, you will have success encouraging Monarchs.
Butterflies need a chemical free environment, so no treatments of any kind. Even Spot-ons for pets can and will affect ova and larvae in all stages.
You should use potted plants for successfully rearing Monarchs with kids. Pop-up nylon cages are available at very little cost.
Raising those Painted ladies on artificial diet is educational but not a great idea for boosting wild numbers. The resulting butterflies are physically and genetically weak.

Nectar sources such as Buddleja and host plants will encourage a large number of "garden" butterflies.
Fennel is an easy larval plant for Black Swallowtail. Rue and other Rutaceae especially Ptelea for Giant Swallowtail.
Every butterfly has it's own host plant choices.
Speak to Greg at Ann Arbor Farmers Market for lots of native plant ideas for butterflies.
A hackberry tree is a long term investment that will encourage Emperor butterflies.

Try leaving out a bowl of damp fermenting fruit, apples, bananas etc mixed with sugar and beer. You'll get a good variety of Nymphalids visiting especially in hot weather.

C Rickards



There is lots of info out there when it comes to gardening for butterflies. Follow a few simple rules and it's possible to see a huge difference on your own patch.
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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
To: "Janet Damian" <jdamianlapko...>
Cc: "Susan Horvath" <shorvath...>, "Birders UM" <birders...>
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:07 AM

It’s possible but I think you
would have seen the aphids. Did u keep them inside on the
leaf they were laid on? Try putting them in an aquarium with
a screened top in your house so nothing can get to them. I
think they are still egg laying.
Penny

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:47
PM, Janet Damian <jdamianlapko...>
wrote:
>
> I’ve
collected eggs right after I saw them being laid on
milkweed. I collected about a dozen, only 1 ever
hatched. wondering if there were aphids or something
else on the leaves?
>
> janet
>
>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:26 PM, 'P.
swanson' via Birders <birders...>
wrote:
>>
>> My
daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7
years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and
hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting - indoors (to
protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still
come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year
old does the egg spotting. They are tiny. I recommend this
experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even
more butterfly species. She started out with mail order
painted ladies and silk worms.
>>
>> Penny
>>
>>
>>> On Jul
31, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Susan Horvath <shorvath...>
wrote:
>>>
>>> This morning on Michigan
Radio's Environment Report:
>>>
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz
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You can join scientists on a monarch butterfly blitz<http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz>
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Date: 8/1/18 6:37 am
From: Dody <dody...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
As a side note, we have many more Monarchs this year than we’ve had in the last umpteen years. We have a fair amount of wild milkweed in our small field, but not really more than in the past. It’s been a delight to have so many this year!

Hoping this is a trend that will continue!

Dody Wyman
Manchester



On Aug 1, 2018, at 4:46 AM, 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...> wrote:



Some Milkweeds are better than others. If you devote a patch in the garden to Asclepias syriaca and lots of it, you will have success encouraging Monarchs.
Butterflies need a chemical free environment, so no treatments of any kind. Even Spot-ons for pets can and will affect ova and larvae in all stages.
You should use potted plants for successfully rearing Monarchs with kids. Pop-up nylon cages are available at very little cost.
Raising those Painted ladies on artificial diet is educational but not a great idea for boosting wild numbers. The resulting butterflies are physically and genetically weak.

Nectar sources such as Buddleja and host plants will encourage a large number of "garden" butterflies.
Fennel is an easy larval plant for Black Swallowtail. Rue and other Rutaceae especially Ptelea for Giant Swallowtail.
Every butterfly has it's own host plant choices.
Speak to Greg at Ann Arbor Farmers Market for lots of native plant ideas for butterflies.
A hackberry tree is a long term investment that will encourage Emperor butterflies.

Try leaving out a bowl of damp fermenting fruit, apples, bananas etc mixed with sugar and beer. You'll get a good variety of Nymphalids visiting especially in hot weather.

C Rickards



There is lots of info out there when it comes to gardening for butterflies. Follow a few simple rules and it's possible to see a huge difference on your own patch.
--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 8/1/18, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
To: "Janet Damian" <jdamianlapko...>
Cc: "Susan Horvath" <shorvath...>, "Birders UM" <birders...>
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:07 AM

It’s possible but I think you
would have seen the aphids. Did u keep them inside on the
leaf they were laid on? Try putting them in an aquarium with
a screened top in your house so nothing can get to them. I
think they are still egg laying.
Penny

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:47
PM, Janet Damian <jdamianlapko...>
wrote:
>
> I’ve
collected eggs right after I saw them being laid on
milkweed. I collected about a dozen, only 1 ever
hatched. wondering if there were aphids or something
else on the leaves?
>
> janet
>
>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:26 PM, 'P.
swanson' via Birders <birders...>
wrote:
>>
>> My
daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7
years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and
hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting - indoors (to
protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still
come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year
old does the egg spotting. They are tiny. I recommend this
experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even
more butterfly species. She started out with mail order
painted ladies and silk worms.
>>
>> Penny
>>
>>
>>> On Jul
31, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Susan Horvath <shorvath...>
wrote:
>>>
>>> This morning on Michigan
Radio's Environment Report:
>>>
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz
>>>
>>> Our
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Date: 8/1/18 6:27 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: RE: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
Wow!

From: Ann Alvarez <annra.new...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:11 PM
To: Alan Ryff <alryff...>
Cc: Birders UM <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County

Congratulations!
And thanks for a great story and stunning documentation!
Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 31, 2018, at 5:48 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...><mailto:<alryff...>> wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157698051574471
or
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Hearing Yellow Rails on territory can be done.
Seeing a Yellow Rail is a bit of a feat.
But photographing a free Yellow Rail is an experience onto itself.
And this is our expereince.

Maggie's ears have an exceptionally long reach. "Stop," she says. I hear a Yellow Rail clicking."
"I can't hear it."
"It's out there. Get out of the car and you will."
I did. "Wow! How far out do you think it is?"
"Oh, where that Sedge Wren and Swamp Sparrow is singing."
"Let's put on our Neos. Maybe we'll get close enough to see it. If the place is crawling with ticks, the hell with them."

I know a thing or two about Yellow Rails actually having seen them as breeders (Michigan), as migrants (New Jersey and Ontario) and as winter birds (Texas and Florida)--over a span of 47 years.

I didn't bother to take my camera. Who photographs a calling Yellow Rail? Well, it turned out that the bird kept calling from beneath a mixed matting of last year's prostrate sedge and emerging springtime grass. At times it was practically next to our feet. How could I resist?

I went back to the car for my camera. If we did see this bird, it wouldn't be giving much of a chance for a shot. I preset the camera. Patience is a virtue. We stood stark still, maybe for an hour, until we went numb from our feet to our knees. (We're not spring chickens.) The photos testify that the little bit of pain paid off.

Let Maggie's words take over: "This is a VS FMO sighting - which stands for Very Special Found My Own! Unexpectedly heard the click-click, click-click-click of two pebbles knocking mid-afternoon. Thank you to Alan, who upon hearing it himself, insisted we had to get closer. With infinite patience, we got so close to this invisible skulker, I feared that taking a step might crush him. Had no idea until he popped out a few feet away that yellow rails either create tunnels beneath the sedge mat or use tunnels created by other small mammals. This fellow popped out like a mouse or a winter wren for a few seconds, took one look at us and disappeared. Appreciating the great honor bestowed upon us, actual visibility in broad daylight, we retreated."
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Date: 8/1/18 1:46 am
From: 'C Rickards' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5


Some Milkweeds are better than others. If you devote a patch in the garden to Asclepias syriaca and lots of it, you will have success encouraging Monarchs.
Butterflies need a chemical free environment, so no treatments of any kind. Even Spot-ons for pets can and will affect ova and larvae in all stages.
You should use potted plants for successfully rearing Monarchs with kids. Pop-up nylon cages are available at very little cost.
Raising those Painted ladies on artificial diet is educational but not a great idea for boosting wild numbers. The resulting butterflies are physically and genetically weak.

Nectar sources such as Buddleja and host plants will encourage a large number of "garden" butterflies.
Fennel is an easy larval plant for Black Swallowtail. Rue and other Rutaceae especially Ptelea for Giant Swallowtail.
Every butterfly has it's own host plant choices.
Speak to Greg at Ann Arbor Farmers Market for lots of native plant ideas for butterflies.
A hackberry tree is a long term investment that will encourage Emperor butterflies.

Try leaving out a bowl of damp fermenting fruit, apples, bananas etc mixed with sugar and beer. You'll get a good variety of Nymphalids visiting especially in hot weather.

C Rickards



There is lots of info out there when it comes to gardening for butterflies. Follow a few simple rules and it's possible to see a huge difference on your own patch.
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Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
To: "Janet Damian" <jdamianlapko...>
Cc: "Susan Horvath" <shorvath...>, "Birders UM" <birders...>
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:07 AM

It’s possible but I think you
would have seen the aphids. Did u keep them inside on the
leaf they were laid on? Try putting them in an aquarium with
a screened top in your house so nothing can get to them. I
think they are still egg laying.
Penny

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:47
PM, Janet Damian <jdamianlapko...>
wrote:
>
> I’ve
collected eggs right after I saw them being laid on
milkweed.  I collected about a dozen, only 1 ever
hatched.    wondering if there were aphids or something
else on the leaves?
>
> janet
>
>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:26 PM, 'P.
swanson' via Birders <birders...>
wrote:
>>
>> My
daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7
years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and
hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting -  indoors (to
protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still
come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year
old does the egg spotting. They are tiny.  I recommend this
experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even
more butterfly species. She started out with mail order
painted ladies and silk worms.
>>
>> Penny
>>
>>
>>> On Jul
31, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Susan Horvath <shorvath...>
wrote:
>>>
>>> This morning on Michigan
Radio's Environment Report:
>>>
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz
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Date: 7/31/18 5:07 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
It’s possible but I think you would have seen the aphids. Did u keep them inside on the leaf they were laid on? Try putting them in an aquarium with a screened top in your house so nothing can get to them. I think they are still egg laying.
Penny

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:47 PM, Janet Damian <jdamianlapko...> wrote:
>
> I’ve collected eggs right after I saw them being laid on milkweed. I collected about a dozen, only 1 ever hatched. wondering if there were aphids or something else on the leaves?
>
> janet
>
>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:26 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>
>> My daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7 years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting - indoors (to protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year old does the egg spotting. They are tiny. I recommend this experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even more butterfly species. She started out with mail order painted ladies and silk worms.
>>
>> Penny
>>
>>
>>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Susan Horvath <shorvath...> wrote:
>>>
>>> This morning on Michigan Radio's Environment Report:
>>> http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz
>>>
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Date: 7/31/18 3:47 pm
From: 'Janet Damian' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
I’ve collected eggs right after I saw them being laid on milkweed. I collected about a dozen, only 1 ever hatched. wondering if there were aphids or something else on the leaves?

janet

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:26 PM, 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>
> My daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7 years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting - indoors (to protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year old does the egg spotting. They are tiny. I recommend this experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even more butterfly species. She started out with mail order painted ladies and silk worms.
>
> Penny
>
>
>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Susan Horvath <shorvath...> wrote:
>>
>> This morning on Michigan Radio's Environment Report:
>> http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz
>>
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Date: 7/31/18 3:26 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
My daughter has been growing various milkweed for at least 7 years. This year she collected eggs again and raised and hatched about 70 monarchs - and counting - indoors (to protect eggs and caterpillars from predators). They still come back to her yard where she released them. Her 10 year old does the egg spotting. They are tiny. I recommend this experience to everyone. Only I think we should focus on even more butterfly species. She started out with mail order painted ladies and silk worms.

Penny


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>
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>
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Date: 7/31/18 3:11 pm
From: Ann Alvarez <annra.new...>
Subject: Re: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
Congratulations!
And thanks for a great story and stunning documentation!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 5:48 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...> wrote:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157698051574471
> or
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/
>
> Hearing Yellow Rails on territory can be done.
> Seeing a Yellow Rail is a bit of a feat.
> But photographing a free Yellow Rail is an experience onto itself.
> And this is our expereince.
>
> Maggie's ears have an exceptionally long reach. "Stop," she says. I hear a Yellow Rail clicking."
> "I can't hear it."
> "It's out there. Get out of the car and you will."
> I did. "Wow! How far out do you think it is?"
> "Oh, where that Sedge Wren and Swamp Sparrow is singing."
> "Let's put on our Neos. Maybe we'll get close enough to see it. If the place is crawling with ticks, the hell with them."
>
> I know a thing or two about Yellow Rails actually having seen them as breeders (Michigan), as migrants (New Jersey and Ontario) and as winter birds (Texas and Florida)--over a span of 47 years.
>
> I didn't bother to take my camera. Who photographs a calling Yellow Rail? Well, it turned out that the bird kept calling from beneath a mixed matting of last year's prostrate sedge and emerging springtime grass. At times it was practically next to our feet. How could I resist?
>
> I went back to the car for my camera. If we did see this bird, it wouldn't be giving much of a chance for a shot. I preset the camera. Patience is a virtue. We stood stark still, maybe for an hour, until we went numb from our feet to our knees. (We're not spring chickens.) The photos testify that the little bit of pain paid off.
>
> Let Maggie's words take over: "This is a VS FMO sighting - which stands for Very Special Found My Own! Unexpectedly heard the click-click, click-click-click of two pebbles knocking mid-afternoon. Thank you to Alan, who upon hearing it himself, insisted we had to get closer. With infinite patience, we got so close to this invisible skulker, I feared that taking a step might crush him. Had no idea until he popped out a few feet away that yellow rails either create tunnels beneath the sedge mat or use tunnels created by other small mammals. This fellow popped out like a mouse or a winter wren for a few seconds, took one look at us and disappeared. Appreciating the great honor bestowed upon us, actual visibility in broad daylight, we retreated."
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Date: 7/31/18 2:50 pm
From: Alan Ryff <alryff...>
Subject: [birders] A Yellow Rail, Chippewa County
https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157698051574471
orhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/

Hearing Yellow Rails on territory can be done.
Seeing a Yellow Rail is a bit of a feat. 
But photographing a free Yellow Rail is an experience onto itself.
And this is our expereince.
Maggie's ears have an exceptionally long reach.  "Stop," she says.  I hear a Yellow Rail clicking."  
"I can't hear it."
"It's out there.  Get out of the car and you will."               
I did.  "Wow!  How far out do you think it is?"              
"Oh, where that Sedge Wren and Swamp Sparrow is  singing."
"Let's put on our Neos.  Maybe we'll get close enough to see it.  If the place is crawling with ticks, the hell with them."
I know a thing or two about Yellow Rails actually having seen them as breeders (Michigan), as migrants (New Jersey and Ontario) and as winter birds  (Texas and Florida)--over a span of 47 years.
I didn't bother to take my camera.  Who photographs a calling Yellow Rail?  Well, it turned out that  the bird kept calling from beneath a mixed matting of last year's prostrate sedge and emerging springtime grass.  At times it was  practically next to our feet.  How could I resist?
I went back to the car for my camera.  If we did see this bird, it wouldn't be giving much of a chance for a shot.  I preset the camera.  Patience is a virtue.  We stood stark still, maybe for an hour, until we went numb from our feet to our knees.   (We're not spring chickens.)   The photos testify that the little bit of pain paid off.

Let Maggie's words take over: "This is a VS FMO sighting - which stands for Very Special Found My Own! Unexpectedly heard the click-click, click-click-click of two pebbles knocking mid-afternoon. Thank you to Alan, who upon hearing it himself, insisted we had to get closer. With infinite patience, we got so close to this invisible skulker, I feared that taking a step might crush him. Had no idea until he popped out a few feet away that yellow rails either create tunnels beneath the sedge mat or use tunnels created by other small mammals. This fellow popped out like a mouse or a winter wren for a few seconds, took one look at us and disappeared. Appreciating the great honor bestowed upon us, actual visibility in broad daylight, we retreated."

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Date: 7/31/18 10:31 am
From: Susan Horvath <shorvath...>
Subject: [birders] Monarch Butterfly Blitz through Sunday Aug 5
This morning on Michigan Radio's Environment Report:
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/you-can-join-scientists-monarch-butterfly-blitz

Our chance to contribute to citizen science!

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Date: 7/31/18 7:55 am
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Agreed!  Thanks for the info folks.  It’s clear that those with the attention and drive to suss-out birds are not limited to just one aspect of the world around us.  Birders (by their very nature) seem to be studious, attentive, patient and curious folk.  All admirable qualities I should say.


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Once again, ask the group a question and you get back an answer. You guys all ROCK!
Sally Scheer

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That is a Nicrophorus sp. probably N. defodiens

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Subject: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
To: "Birders UM" <birders...>
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:46 AM




It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on
the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown
Township Michigan last Tuesday.  I also have a short
video if anyone wants it.  I assume it’s a burying
beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find
anything on the internet that looks like it.



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Date: 7/31/18 3:41 am
From: George Reasoner <ruddyduck37...>
Subject: [birders] Injured Turkey
A friend of mine who is a raptor rehabbers suggests to try and get hold of Wildside Rehab in Eaton Rapids. (517) 663-6153
She does lots of different animals and would hopefully be able to help you out.

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Date: 7/30/18 7:19 pm
From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
Subject: (OT?)?RE: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
All,

I hope everyone who has seen Fred's post and C's tentative ID of the beetle has by now found more information on this rare and interesting genus of insects. If not, below are several links that I encourage you to check out.

These beetles are also called Sexton Beetles. At least one endangered "cousin", The American Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus americanus) has a really involved life cycle well worth reading about. One good summary may be found here <https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7124.html> . See the USFWS's fact sheet about it here <https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/abb_fact.html> . The U of M Zoology Museum's Animal Diversity Web also has a good summary of it here <http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Nicrophorus_americanus/> . And to compare the several species of the genus, BugGuide does a good job here <https://bugguide.net/node/view/4954> .

I've seen only two individuals from the genus, and unfortunately was unable to identify either to species. I collected the first for a 4-H insect collection 65 years ago in my then home area of Cass County, MI. I had no idea of the species' possible future status as an endangered species at the time and thus had no compunction about dropping it into my cyanide jar. The other was last summer on the edge of a rural road a half mile from my home west of Milan, MI, in Washtenaw County. I didn't have my camera with me, but knowing about its possible status, I left it on the dead animal it had found (I believe it was a least shrew, but don't have time to ferret out that note right now). I didn't have a chance to get back to it that evening, and by the next morning I was unable to find either the carcass or the beetle again, but assume the dead mammal had been transported off the packed gravel to the nearby ditch and buried. An online source that I read at that time but have been unable to find again tonight said that an N. americanus pair will often team up to crawl underneath the carcass, then turn onto their backs and in concert move their treasure to a place suitable for burial.

Thanks much, Fred, for sharing your rare find!

John

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It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday. I also have a short video if anyone wants it. I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.




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Date: 7/30/18 7:17 pm
From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
Subject: (OT?)?RE: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
All,

I hope everyone who has seen Fred's post and C's tentative ID of the beetle has by now found more information on this rare and interesting genus of insects. If not, below are several links that I encourage you to check out.

These beetles are also called Sexton Beetles. At least one endangered "cousin", The American Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus americanus) has a really involved life cycle well worth reading about. One good summary may be found here <https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7124.html> . See the USFWS's fact sheet about it here <https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/abb_fact.html> . The U of M Zoology Museum's Animal Diversity Web also has a good summary of it here <http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Nicrophorus_americanus/> . And to compare the several species of the genus, BugGuide does a good job here <https://bugguide.net/node/view/4954> .

I've seen only two individuals from the genus, and unfortunately was unable to identify either to species. I collected the first for a 4-H insect collection 65 years ago in my then home area of Cass County, MI. I had no idea of the species' possible future status as an endangered species at the time and thus had no compunction about dropping it into my cyanide jar. The other was last summer on the edge of a rural road a half mile from my home west of Milan, MI, in Washtenaw County. I didn't have my camera with me, but knowing about its possible status, I left it on the dead animal it had found (I believe it was a least shrew, but don't have time to ferret out that note right now). I didn't have a chance to get back to it that evening, and by the next morning I was unable to find either the carcass or the beetle again, but assume the dead mammal had been transported off the packed gravel to the nearby ditch and buried. An online source that I read at that time but have been unable to find again tonight said that an N. americanus pair will often team up to crawl underneath the carcass, then turn onto their backs and in concert move their treasure to a place suitable for burial.

Thanks much, Fred, for sharing your rare find!

John

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It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday. I also have a short video if anyone wants it. I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.




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Date: 7/30/18 4:08 pm
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Subject: Re: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
That is a Nicrophorus sp. probably N. defodiens

C Rickards



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Subject: [birders] This insect is not a butterfly
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It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on
the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown
Township Michigan last Tuesday.  I also have a short
video if anyone wants it.  I assume it’s a burying
beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find
anything on the internet that looks like it.



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It was raking through the fur of a recently deceased mole on the trail at the Sibley Prairie Preserve in Brownstown Township Michigan last Tuesday.  I also have a short video if anyone wants it.  I assume it’s a burying beetle or carrion beetle of some kind but can’t find anything on the internet that looks like it.



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Date: 7/30/18 1:55 pm
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Injured Turkey
Howells website says that they are full as well.

As far as I know, there are are no rehabbers in Wayne that can take a
federally protected bird like a turkey. I work at the Bird Center of
Washtenaw County, and when we get calls like that from Wayne folks, we have
to refer people to Howell. If Howell is closed, there may be no other
option. You could try to contact the local Humane Society to see if they
can help at all. Otherwise there's not a lot that can be done, as far as I
know...

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> A friend of mine posted this to Facebook. If you can help, please contact
> me and I will include your information in a private message to my friend,
> Pam.
>
> Does anyone know ANYONE that can help an injured wild turkey? He has been
> limping around for over a week at 6 Mile and Northville Road. He or She has
> been hanging out under trees and limping up and down the side of the road.
> I don't want to see him smashed in the road. I have tried the DNR and am
> getting no where. I have tried the Howell Nature Center and just keep
> getting a recording that they are full. Any idea how to get them to answer
> the phone, or any other ideas would be appreciated.
>
>
> *Melissa Pappas*
> *Hamburg Township, Livingston County, MI*
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Date: 7/30/18 9:01 am
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Subject: [birders] Injured Turkey
A friend of mine posted this to Facebook. If you can help, please contact me and I will include your information in a private message to my friend, Pam.

Does anyone know ANYONE that can help an injured wild turkey? He has been limping around for over a week at 6 Mile and Northville Road. He or She has been hanging out under trees and limping up and down the side of the road. I don't want to see him smashed in the road. I have tried the DNR and am getting no where. I have tried the Howell Nature Center and just keep getting a recording that they are full. Any idea how to get them to answer the phone, or any other ideas would be appreciated.

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Date: 7/30/18 8:21 am
From: Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...>
Subject: Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??
Good point Juliet. I was at Whitefish Point last Tues. and there were huge
numbers of Red-breasted Nuthatches there with many young birds, the most I
have ever seen at one time, so they are definitely moving back south
already.

Tom Shehan

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 9:44 AM, NAPBirds <NAPBirds...> wrote:

> Also, young/hatch year female Red-breasted Nuthatches can have very little
> to no red on their breast. I’ve seen individuals in this plumage, in
> post-breeding dispersal, even in Southeast Michigan. So, your bird may be
> a Red-breasted Nuthatch after all!
>
> Good birding,
>
> Juliet Berger
>
>
>
> *From:* Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:10 PM
> *To:* <winerat...>
> *Cc:* birders <birders...>
> *Subject:* Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??
>
>
>
> I've seen several birds that normally eat insects peck at suet blocks
> occasionally. Bluebirds and Pine Warblers most often at my feeders.
>
>
>
> Tom Shehan
>
> Pinckney, MI
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 10:42 AM, Sally K. Scheer <
> <winerat...> wrote:
>
> I’ve been seeing a nuthatch sized bird with black and white striped head
> at the black sunflower feeder I hang from my porch light on the deck. It’s
> a very quick visit usually and too close to my seat at the computer to get
> a binocular to focus on it for details. My camera also has trouble with
> focus with a window pane in the way.
>
> The bird doesn’t seem happy with the seeds in the feeder and often goes
> instead to the smaller seed studded suet block on the same “station”. I
> thought it was a red breasted nuthatch (pretty common up here north of
> Rogers City on the shore of Lake Huron). HOWEVER, I never could see much in
> the way of a “red” breast. White breasted nuthatches don’t have the same
> head coloration and are less common up here too.
>
> The bird stayed at the feeder just a bit longer this morning and my
> curiosity was a bit stronger. I don’t know what made me think of
> warbler as a possible ID, but I browsed thru the warbler section of Sibley
> and hit on the black and white warbler picture with its description of “creeps
> like a nuthatch”
>
> Is it likely that a black and white warbler would visit a suet feeder
> studded with small seeds and / or a oil sunflower seed feeder hanging on a
> porch light??
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> Sally Scheer
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Date: 7/30/18 7:43 am
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Subject: RE: [birders] White Pelicans
Great yard bird, Don!! I’m going to remember to look up!
Now, to find some in Washtenaw….
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Subject: [birders] White Pelicans


Just had four American White Pelicans flying high just west of my home headed south. Wow!

Don Burlett
Oxford, MI


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Date: 7/30/18 7:21 am
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: [birders] Tuttle Marsh
Yesterday afternoon, I saw the usual dozens of wading birds, but there were
also four Trumpeter Swans, a half-dozen or so Northern Pintails, a Caspian
Tern and an Osprey sitting on a nest. The Osprey was on the nesting
platform at the southern end of the marsh. There wasn't much movement in
the nest and I couldn't tell if young were in there, too.

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Date: 7/30/18 7:02 am
From: John Lowry <jlowry...>
Subject: Re: [birders] 4 mile lake scope?
If seeing avocet is important to you, you should go quickly. In fact, I’m not sure they’re still there, but two days would be a very long time for avocets to stay in one spot in migration.

Scope will be better, but since they have that distinctive bill shape you’d probably be able to identify them even at a distance with binoculars. But yeah, shorebirds are always better with a scope.

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> On Jul 30, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Alice Elliott <alelliot...> wrote:
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> Do you need a scope to see most of the stuff at Chelsea SGA 4mile lake? I'd like to go chase the avocet in a day or two but don't have a scope. Is it possible to see it just with binoculars?
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Date: 7/30/18 7:00 am
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Subject: [birders] 4 mile lake scope?
Do you need a scope to see most of the stuff at Chelsea SGA 4mile lake? I'd
like to go chase the avocet in a day or two but don't have a scope. Is it
possible to see it just with binoculars?

Thanks!

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Date: 7/30/18 6:44 am
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Subject: RE: [birders] black and whit warbler??
Also, young/hatch year female Red-breasted Nuthatches can have very little to no red on their breast. I’ve seen individuals in this plumage, in post-breeding dispersal, even in Southeast Michigan. So, your bird may be a Red-breasted Nuthatch after all!
Good birding,
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Subject: Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??

I've seen several birds that normally eat insects peck at suet blocks occasionally. Bluebirds and Pine Warblers most often at my feeders.

Tom Shehan
Pinckney, MI

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 10:42 AM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...><mailto:<winerat...>> wrote:

I’ve been seeing a nuthatch sized bird with black and white striped head at the black sunflower feeder I hang from my porch light on the deck. It’s a very quick visit usually and too close to my seat at the computer to get a binocular to focus on it for details. My camera also has trouble with focus with a window pane in the way.

The bird doesn’t seem happy with the seeds in the feeder and often goes instead to the smaller seed studded suet block on the same “station”. I thought it was a red breasted nuthatch (pretty common up here north of Rogers City on the shore of Lake Huron). HOWEVER, I never could see much in the way of a “red” breast. White breasted nuthatches don’t have the same head coloration and are less common up here too.

The bird stayed at the feeder just a bit longer this morning and my curiosity was a bit stronger. I don’t know what made me think of warbler as a possible ID, but I browsed thru the warbler section of Sibley and hit on the black and white warbler picture with its description of “creeps like a nuthatch”

Is it likely that a black and white warbler would visit a suet feeder studded with small seeds and / or a oil sunflower seed feeder hanging on a porch light??

Sally Scheer

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Date: 7/30/18 5:32 am
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Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
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> Date: July 30, 2018 at 3:12:12 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Trumpeter Swan (1 Livingston)
> Common Goldeneye (2 Alpena)
> American White Pelican (1 Lapeer)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 Genesee, 1 Grand Traverse)
> King Rail (1 Monroe)
> American Avocet (6 Washtenaw)
> Whimbrel (3 Bay, 1 Benzie, 2 Monroe)
> Stilt Sandpiper (13 Grand Traverse, 2 Hillsdale)
> Baird's Sandpiper (4 Barry)
> Greater Yellowlegs (1 Chippewa)
> Great Black-backed Gull (1 Berrien)
> Snowy Owl (2 Arenac)
> Boreal Owl (1 Livingston)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (5 Arenac, 1 Monroe)
> White-eyed Vireo (3 Barry)
> Common Raven (1 Bay)
> Boreal Chickadee (2 Iron, 1 Keweenaw)
> Redwing (1 Benzie)
> Tennessee Warbler (1 Ogemaw)
> Blackburnian Warbler (1 Arenac)
> Henslow's Sparrow (3 Berrien, 1 Calhoun, 2 St. Joseph)
> Dickcissel (1 Monroe)
> Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Tuscola)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Michigan Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Michigan. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35641
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 13:52 by Adam Byrne
> - Millpond Trail, Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5335242,-83.784163&ll=42.5335242,-83.784163
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47522168
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (3)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:13 by Kaley Genther
> - Isaacson Bay, Alpena, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.0767868,-83.3764964&ll=45.0767868,-83.3764964
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47530734
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photos"
>
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (3)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:13 by Lindsey Adams
> - Isaacson Bay, Alpena, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.0767868,-83.3764964&ll=45.0767868,-83.3764964
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47530733
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photos"
>
> American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:00 by Don Burlett
> - 3655 Brauer Road, Hadley Township, Michigan, US (42.896, -83.362), Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8956747,-83.3623041&ll=42.8956747,-83.3623041
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47514145
> - Comments: "Flying over headed south; large and white with black wingtips"
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 10:58 by Jake Hill
> - Mott Lake (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1092077,-83.6118364&ll=43.1092077,-83.6118364
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47517943
> - Comments: "Immature "
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 20:35 by Carole Groves
> - Racquet Club Dr, Traverse City US-MI (44.7311,-85.6172), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7311,-85.617178&ll=44.7311,-85.617178
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47534231
> - Comments: "Picture on camera. Broader bill. Darker head. Intense streaking. Lighter around eye. "
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 09:50 by R Green
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529383
> - Comments: "Continuing juvenile in Long Pond. Photos."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 18:16 by linda ar
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47530836
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 15:25 by Bob Maddox
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47533504
> - Comments: "Continuing, sported by several past 2 days. Off west shore. Buff-colored head, face and neck."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:57 by Ben Lucking
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521702
> - Comments: "Continuing, photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:42 by Daniel Blower
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47522681
> - Comments: "First reported by Len Sanders. Long, decurved bill, light face, buffy head & neck, dark wings with white bar, grey legs."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:30 by Benjamin Hack
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47526799
> - Comments: "Continuing. Two found a few minutes earlier by Len Sander, another located by us on arrival. Distinctive tall shorebirds, exactly where they were two weeks ago. Some poor photos."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:30 by Matty Hack
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47526879
> - Comments: "Continuing. Two found a few minutes earlier by Len Sander, another located by us on arrival. Distinctive tall shorebirds, exactly where they were two weeks ago. Some poor photos."
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:00 by Brendan Klick
> - Bay City SRA, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6700032,-83.9116268&ll=43.6700032,-83.9116268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47531580
> - Comments: "Continuing on far East side of park. I saw far down the beach and then it quickly disappeared. Large brown shorebird with decurved bill."
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:14 by Cindy Ward
> - Bay City SRA, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6700032,-83.9116268&ll=43.6700032,-83.9116268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47522262
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Largish shore bird with definite down-turned beak. Dark bill. Dark line through eye. Small Black part on end of tail. Picture later"
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:14 by Tim Ward
> - Bay City SRA, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6700032,-83.9116268&ll=43.6700032,-83.9116268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47522261
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Large shore bird with down curved black bill and dark line through eye"
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 17:00 by Julie Youmans
> - Lake Michigan, Pt. Betsie shore, Benzie, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.686389,-86.2567695&ll=44.686389,-86.2567695
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521346
> - Comments: "Lone bird, watching water, not feeding, long decurved bill, pale eye line"
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 09:50 by R Green
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529383
> - Comments: "Continuing along middle dike. Eventually flew toward cattails in Humphries. T. Palgut may have gotten photos as they flew off."
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 06:47 by Carl Drife
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47518352
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "2 flew out of tall marsh grass. South of the long pond unit"
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:11 by Heather Peyton
> - 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City US-MI (44.7060,-85.6224), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.705956,-85.622447&ll=44.705956,-85.622447
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47530247
> - Comments: "Continuing bird. Irregular probing."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 18:23 by Nate Crane
> - Boardman River Nature Center, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7076395,-85.6250395&ll=44.7076395,-85.6250395
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47485421
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Initially identified as SBDO. Later correctly identified by Lauren Vaughn and Andrew G. Photos confirmed by Scott Sneed."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:00 by Kay Beerthuis
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47534184
> - Comments: "Ongoing....found by Matt Winkler"
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 19:00 by Carole Groves
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47534312
> - Comments: "As seen by others. "
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 18:20 by Matthew Winkler
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47531373
> - Comments: "Continuing. Found by Matt W. seen by many at this point."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 18:20 by Giuseppe 'Joe' Cesolini
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47531066
> - Comments: "Continuing. Found by Matt W. seen by many at this point."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 16:30 by Scott Sneed
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47528348
> - Comments: "Continuing bird found by Matt Winkler. Best seen from the viewing platform. Feeding on the far side of the river."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 13:30 by Ken Gregory
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47532029
> - Comments: "continuing, Thanks Lauren!"
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:58 by Leonard Graf
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47527519
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 10:30 by Matthew Winkler
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47517136
> - Comments: "Heavily barred undersides, slightly down curved bill. Feedeling with rapid probing motion. Same bird continuing."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 18:30 by D. Smyth
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47508559
> - Comments: "After seeing photos of the same bird, feel confident in the ID. Long, slightly downcurved, black bill. Long legs that were fairly yellowish. Was feeding in sewing machine motion reminiscent of dowitchers. Heavy barring underneath on breast and underparts. White eyeline with just a touch of rufous color on cap."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 18:00 by Matthew Winkler
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47485137
> - Comments: "Heavily barred undersides with slightly down curved bill. First thought to be SBDO. On closer inspection correctly identified as Stilt SP. Seen by multiple birders."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 12:00 by Ed Kaminski
> - Sabin Pond/Nature Center, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7071269,-85.6233611&ll=44.7071269,-85.6233611
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47530800
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 15:33 by Bruce Matasick
> - Woodbridge Rd at Camden Rd Pond, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7513393,-84.6504248&ll=41.7513393,-84.6504248
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529782
> - Comments: "Continuing bird "
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 17:03 by Scott Jennex
> - Woodbridge Rd pond, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7492873,-84.6494865&ll=41.7492873,-84.6494865
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47514165
> - Comments: "Continuing. Documentation pics "
>
> Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 18:41 by Jack Wykoff
> - Paul Henry Thornapple Trail--Middleville, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7081733,-85.4590416&ll=42.7081733,-85.4590416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47533784
> - Comments: "Continuing, discovered earlier today by the Dodds. Sandpiper larger than LESA and SESA but smaller than PESA or SPSA. Pair feeding together associating with other shorebirds but tended to hang out away from the others. Dark bill and legs. Dark spot below the eye. Buffy throat extended up towards the side of the face. Light Buffy breast band. Long wings extending back over the tail. Black spots edged in white on the upper wings extending up to the back giving a scalloped appearance."
>
> Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:34 by Beverly Dodd
> - Paul Henry Thornapple Trail--Middleville, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7081733,-85.4590416&ll=42.7081733,-85.4590416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47525849
> - Comments: "Slightly larger than the LESA and SPSA. Wingtips extend to the end of the tail, dark area between the base of the bill and the eye, a rather plain face, pale but complete breast band. Slightly smaller than the PESA. Feeding on the algae mat."
>
> Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:34 by Eldon Dodd
> - Paul Henry Thornapple Trail--Middleville, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7081733,-85.4590416&ll=42.7081733,-85.4590416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47525298
> - Comments: "Slightly larger than the LESA and SPSA. Wingtips extend to the end of the tail, dark area between the base of the bill and the eye, a rather plain face, pale but complete breast band. Slightly smaller than the PESA. Feeding on the algae mat."
>
> Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:34 by Leah Dodd
> - Paul Henry Thornapple Trail--Middleville, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7081733,-85.4590416&ll=42.7081733,-85.4590416
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47525851
> - Comments: "Slightly larger than the LESA and SPSA. Wingtips extend to the end of the tail, dark area between the base of the bill and the eye, a rather plain face, pale but complete breast band. Slightly smaller than the PESA. Feeding on the algae mat."
>
> Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) (3)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 14:47 by Cindy Venus
> - Whitefish Point, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.769001,-84.9530029&ll=46.769001,-84.9530029
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47533455
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "3 birds were observed. They had extensive barring on their flanks."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:05 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Tiscornia Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1151557,-86.4894291&ll=42.1151557,-86.4894291
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521639
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "3rd Cycle perhaps. Resting on beach with other gulls. Photo."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 20:30 by Michael Stoner
> - I-75 & M-61 interchange, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9819164,-84.0133989&ll=43.9819164,-84.0133989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47533811
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 09:15 by Michael Stoner
> - I-75 & M-61 interchange, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9819164,-84.0133989&ll=43.9819164,-84.0133989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47533750
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 22:30 by tara droz
> - Howell mi, Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.607199,-83.8334253&ll=42.607199,-83.8334253
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47535621
> - Comments: "Hooting in woods never heard one before except in winter"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 11:11 by Travis Parker
> - West County Park, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9626534,-83.6320227&ll=41.9626534,-83.6320227
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47524130
> - Comments: "patterned in solid black, white, and red, with big white wing patches."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 06:30 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513977
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing 2 adult 2 Juvenile"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 26, 2018 17:30 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513872
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 26, 2018 06:30 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513791
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 25, 2018 06:45 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513586
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing ,1 Adult 2 Juvenile"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 24, 2018 19:00 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513378
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "2 Adults-3 Juvenile,"
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:16 by Eldon Dodd
> - Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5951833,-85.4170597&ll=42.5951833,-85.4170597
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47517369
> - Comments: "Continuing. Seen and heard. "
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:16 by Leah Dodd
> - Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5951833,-85.4170597&ll=42.5951833,-85.4170597
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47515971
> - Comments: "Continuing. Seen and heard. "
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:16 by Beverly Dodd
> - Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5951833,-85.4170597&ll=42.5951833,-85.4170597
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47517367
> - Comments: "Continuing. Seen and heard. "
>
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 10:41 by David Starzacher
> - 2150–2234 M 61, Bentley US-MI (43.9842,-84.1322), Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.98425,-84.132199&ll=43.98425,-84.132199
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47516885
> - Comments: "Larger than crow thick bill"
>
> Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 14:20 by Zach Gayk
> - Bete Grise, Keweenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.3873093,-87.9577446&ll=47.3873093,-87.9577446
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47534125
> - Comments: "wheezy, nasal chick-a-zee zeee chick-a-zee zeee call heard 5-6 times in the yard here; I then spotted the bird in flight as it flew into the top of a large balsam fir; I was able to poorly see the brown cap as opped to the black cap on a BCCH, the gray auricular area, and the dull olive back. I do not remember seeing much of a cinnamon flank and this appeared to be an individual with worn plumage. I have only seen BOCH one other time here in the yard."
>
> Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:15 by Sarah Toner
> - Cable Lake Rd, Crystal Falls US-MI (46.3876,-88.5122), Iron, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.387576,-88.512204&ll=46.387576,-88.512204
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521601
> - Comments: "Husky chick-a-zlee call coming from almost the same spot where I had one yesterday. Just like yesterday, it didn’t seem to be associating with the larger chickadee flock west of the road bend and moved quickly off to the north, following the easternmost spruces before the river. "
>
> Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 07:51 by Sarah Toner
> - Cable Lake Rd, Crystal Falls US-MI (46.3915,-88.5315), Iron, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.391454,-88.53148&ll=46.391454,-88.53148
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521562
> - Comments: "I stopped at the clearing to check on some activity (two Canadas and a Nashville family) and heard the husky “chick – a –zlee “ call coming from the same set of trees on the edge of the bog. The bird was quite silent, only calling twice in 15 minutes. Despite this, I was able to get on it and observe it foraging in top of a spruce—brown cap, brighter flank color than Black-capped. This is likely a different bird from the one I had yesterday given the distance and the presence of another BOCH at yesterday’s spot today. This bird didn’t seem to be associating with any flock in particular—there were no other Black-caps around and the Nashville family, Canadas, and Red-breasted Nuthatches stuck around even after I lost the BOCH and couldn’t refind it. I couldn’t locate any other BOCH in the immediate vicinity. "
>
> Redwing (Turdus iliacus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 07:00 by Sarah Warnez
> - 7883 Washtenaw Dr, Thompsonville, Benzie, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5160184,-85.9928395&ll=44.5160184,-85.9928395
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47514396
> - Comments: "Redwing landed on the deck of the cottage near where I was sitting. Broad white eyebrow and heavily streaked chest. Rusty wing lingings visible in flight. The cottage has a wooded backyard and is located near the golf course at crystal mountain resort."
>
> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:30 by Al Turner
> - Rifle River Trail yard, Ogemaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2554843,-84.0673725&ll=44.2554843,-84.0673725
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47525193
> - Comments: "warbler, gray head and underparts, greenish back, faint eyeline"
>
> Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 25, 2018 06:45 by Mary Pratt
> - Wilderness Resort, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0537911,-83.9540219&ll=44.0537911,-83.9540219
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47513586
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo blurry, Small warbler seen at treetops ,Orange throat,face,white wing patch"
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 17:28 by Kiehl Smith
> - Brooks Nature Area, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.240525,-84.9387352&ll=42.240525,-84.9387352
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529070
> - Media: 1 Audio
> - Comments: "Song is heard at seconds 16, 22, and 30 in recording bellow. Made insect like, short song. Filter may need adjustment, I have been seeing and hearing these birds in Hillsdale County and again here. In suitable tall grass prairie habitat."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 08:57 by David Lawrence
> - Chikaming Township Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8348296,-86.6514013&ll=41.8348296,-86.6514013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47517360
> - Media: 4 Photos, 1 Audio
> - Comments: "Photos and audio will be added later - First located on 07/27/18 by Bradley Anderson"
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 07:56 by Dan Lory
> - Chikaming Township Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8348296,-86.6514013&ll=41.8348296,-86.6514013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47524458
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. We were able to distinguish 4 distinct individuals, but there may have been more."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 07:56 by Harumi Lory
> - Chikaming Township Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8348296,-86.6514013&ll=41.8348296,-86.6514013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47531494
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. We were able to distinguish 4 distinct individuals, but there may have been more."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (6) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 09:20 by John Cassady
> - Plumb Lake Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8126056,-85.3808069&ll=41.8126056,-85.3808069
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47520763
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Got a call from my friend Karen Brown about this nice find by Zach Frieben. Heard at least six and had good looks at several (see photos)."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (4)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 14:18 by Zachary Frieben
> - Plumb Lake Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8126056,-85.3808069&ll=41.8126056,-85.3808069
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529665
> - Comments: "Hearing their distinctive song got our attention, then we saw two and heard two more. This is an amazing discovery!"
>
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 29, 2018 09:50 by R Green
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47529383
> - Comments: "Continuing singing males north of Long Pond."
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 26, 2018 20:09 by Monica Essenmacher
> - Fish Point SWA, Tuscola, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.7009792,-83.5168562&ll=43.7009792,-83.5168562
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521891
> - Comments: "Female foraging in refuge area by tower. This species has been noted here in recent years. "
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Date: 7/29/18 5:10 pm
From: Thomas Shehan <shehant1971...>
Subject: Re: [birders] black and whit warbler??
I've seen several birds that normally eat insects peck at suet blocks
occasionally. Bluebirds and Pine Warblers most often at my feeders.

Tom Shehan
Pinckney, MI

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 10:42 AM, Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
> wrote:

> I’ve been seeing a nuthatch sized bird with black and white striped head
> at the black sunflower feeder I hang from my porch light on the deck. It’s
> a very quick visit usually and too close to my seat at the computer to
> get a binocular to focus on it for details. My camera also has trouble
> with focus with a window pane in the way.
>
> The bird doesn’t seem happy with the seeds in the feeder and often goes
> instead to the smaller seed studded suet block on the same “station”. I
> thought it was a red breasted nuthatch (pretty common up here north of
> Rogers City on the shore of Lake Huron). HOWEVER, I never could see much
> in the way of a “red” breast. White breasted nuthatches don’t have the
> same head coloration and are less common up here too.
>
> The bird stayed at the feeder just a bit longer this morning and my
> curiosity was a bit stronger. I don’t know what made me think of
> warbler as a possible ID, but I browsed thru the warbler section of Sibley
> and hit on the black and white warbler picture with its description of “creeps
> like a nuthatch”
>
> Is it likely that a black and white warbler would visit a suet feeder
> studded with small seeds and / or a oil sunflower seed feeder hanging on a
> porch light??
>
> Sally Scheer
>
> Temporarily on the shore of Lake Huron north of Rogers City
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Date: 7/29/18 8:08 am
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
I think there was a frigate bird reported at Lake St. Clair Metropark a couple of years ago. I remember being on the beach one day when I thought I saw one. I disregarded it because of it being unlikely and 2 days later someone else reported seeing it. They are very distinctive-looking.
Penny S.

> On Jul 29, 2018, at 7:35 AM, Rosann Kovalcik <rosannkovalcik...> wrote:
>
> Why wasn’t I with you ? Darn.
>
>> On Jul 28, 2018, at 1:16 PM, 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>>
>> Birders:
>>
>> Just a few minutes ago I saw a possible frigatebird high over Lake St Clair near Grosse Pointe. It was headed north.
>>
>> Bill Rapai
>> On a boat in Lake St. Clair
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Date: 7/29/18 7:42 am
From: Sally K. Scheer <winerat...>
Subject: [birders] black and whit warbler??
I've been seeing a nuthatch sized bird with black and white striped head at
the black sunflower feeder I hang from my porch light on the deck. It's a
very quick visit usually and too close to my seat at the computer to get a
binocular to focus on it for details. My camera also has trouble with focus
with a window pane in the way.

The bird doesn't seem happy with the seeds in the feeder and often goes
instead to the smaller seed studded suet block on the same "station". I
thought it was a red breasted nuthatch (pretty common up here north of
Rogers City on the shore of Lake Huron). HOWEVER, I never could see much in
the way of a "red" breast. White breasted nuthatches don't have the same
head coloration and are less common up here too.

The bird stayed at the feeder just a bit longer this morning and my
curiosity was a bit stronger. I don't know what made me think of warbler
as a possible ID, but I browsed thru the warbler section of Sibley and hit
on the black and white warbler picture with its description of "creeps like
a nuthatch"

Is it likely that a black and white warbler would visit a suet feeder
studded with small seeds and / or a oil sunflower seed feeder hanging on a
porch light??

Sally Scheer
Temporarily on the shore of Lake Huron north of Rogers City


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Date: 7/29/18 5:03 am
From: baikalteal13 <baikalteal13...>
Subject: [birders] White Pelicans

Just had four American White Pelicans flying high just west of my home headed south.  Wow!
Don Burlett Oxford, MI

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Date: 7/29/18 4:35 am
From: Rosann Kovalcik <rosannkovalcik...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Possible Frigatebird, Lake St Clair
Why wasn’t I with you ? Darn.

> On Jul 28, 2018, at 1:16 PM, 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
>
> Birders:
>
> Just a few minutes ago I saw a possible frigatebird high over Lake St Clair near Grosse Pointe. It was headed north.
>
> Bill Rapai
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Date: 7/29/18 4:15 am
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
The latest from eBird.
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: July 29, 2018 at 3:02:23 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Northern Pintail (3 Monroe)
> Redhead (1 Grand Traverse)
> Ring-necked Duck (1 Grand Traverse)
> Lesser Scaup (1 Grand Traverse)
> White-winged Scoter (1 Charlevoix)
> Common Goldeneye (1 Van Buren)
> Red-breasted Merganser (1 Monroe)
> Northern Bobwhite (1 Ottawa, 1 Van Buren)
> American White Pelican (1 Saginaw)
> American Bittern (1 Monroe)
> King Rail (8 Monroe)
> Common Gallinule (1 Kalamazoo)
> Whooping Crane (1 Lenawee)
> Piping Plover (1 Muskegon)
> Whimbrel (Hudsonian) (1 Monroe)
> Whimbrel (7 Monroe)
> Ruddy Turnstone (1 Monroe)
> Stilt Sandpiper (2 Grand Traverse, 3 Hillsdale, 2 Washtenaw)
> Western Sandpiper (1 Kalamazoo)
> Bonaparte's Gull (1 Alger)
> Great Black-backed Gull (1 Berrien)
> Snowy Owl (1 Arenac)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Ingham)
> White-eyed Vireo (2 Barry)
> Red-eyed Vireo (3 Monroe)
> Boreal Chickadee (1 Iron)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Ingham, 1 Lenawee)
> Tennessee Warbler (1 Iosco)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (2 Presque Isle)
> Cape May Warbler (1 Iosco, 1 Washtenaw)
> Northern Parula (1 Iosco)
> Bay-breasted Warbler (1 Alger)
> Henslow's Sparrow (2 Berrien, 1 Hillsdale, 1 Oakland, 1 St. Joseph)
> Dickcissel (7 Monroe)
> Western Meadowlark (1 Kalamazoo)
>
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by linda ar
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499921
> - Comments: "One imm/female type, pic"
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Vikki Jones
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497361
> - Comments: "One imm/female type, pic"
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Mary Trombley
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497341
> - Comments: "One imm/female type, pic"
>
> Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 15:15 by Gerri Erickson
> - Boardman Lake--Logans Landing, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7351727,-85.6166455&ll=44.7351727,-85.6166455
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505879
> - Comments: "Continuing male."
>
> Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 15:15 by Gerri Erickson
> - Boardman Lake--Logans Landing, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7351727,-85.6166455&ll=44.7351727,-85.6166455
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505879
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 15:15 by Gerri Erickson
> - Boardman Lake--Logans Landing, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7351727,-85.6166455&ll=44.7351727,-85.6166455
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505879
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 10:32 by thomas sell
> - Kuebler Trail, Charlevoix, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.7075,-85.57019&ll=45.7075,-85.57019
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47500183
> - Comments: "Dead on beach. Have a photo."
>
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 12:10 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Briggs Pond, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2147085,-85.898205&ll=42.2147085,-85.898205
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505556
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing drake. Now in nonbreeding plumage. Photo"
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 06:48 by Theresa Moore
> - Sterling State Park, Monroe US-MI (41.9033,-83.3360), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.903317,-83.336049&ll=41.903317,-83.336049
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47491533
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Will attach photo."
>
> Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 16:55 by Kenneth Bishop
> - 28th Ave near Van Kal, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3183535,-85.7680327&ll=42.3183535,-85.7680327
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47492123
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Unexpected find while heading to a family gathering. On south side of 28th Ave near the clearing where the power lines cross the street. It appeared as though they wanted to cross the road, but were hesitant to do so, at least with me present. Perhaps a brood was hidden in the weeds? Small mottled birds with buffy face markings on female and white facemarkings on Male. Stopped, took a few photos and continued on my way."
>
> Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (3)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 18:54 by John VanOrman
> - Grand Haven SGA--Bruce Bayou--129th St., Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.04761,-86.108014&ll=43.04761,-86.108014
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47506648
> - Comments: "Continuing. Heard and seen. Probably From nearby game bird hunting preserve."
>
> American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (40)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:00 by Steven Gasser
> - Crow Island State Game Area, Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5080363,-83.9047551&ll=43.5080363,-83.9047551
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47495179
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Accurate count. Photos to,follow"
>
> American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:40 by Bill Johnson
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47502653
> - Comments: "Heard only, between bloody run and long pond."
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 09:07 by Theresa Moore
> - Pointe Mouille State Game Area, South Rockwood US-MI (42.0388,-83.2127), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.038758,-83.212733&ll=42.038758,-83.212733
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47500241
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (3)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:16 by Lyle Hamilton
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47498920
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Two adults, one juvenile continuing"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (3)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:16 by Kristy Reske
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499281
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Two adults, one juvenile continuing "
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:06 by Robert Irwin
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47493237
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "northeast corner of Long pond"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Mary Trombley
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497341
> - Comments: "One in Walpatich, One past pump house in fuddle"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Vikki Jones
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497361
> - Comments: "One in Walpatich, One past pump house in fuddle"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by linda ar
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499921
> - Comments: "One in Walpatich, One past pump house in fuddle"
>
> King Rail (Rallus elegans) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 06:59 by Mike Mencotti
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47495276
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. In a wet ditch near the zone 6 and Zone 10 signs. In Long Pond. Thanks, Lyle Hamilton and Kristy Reske for pointing them out to me in both areas.)"
>
> Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (6)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 13:32 by Scott Jennex
> - W W Ave. marsh, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.11407,-85.610075&ll=42.11407,-85.610075
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499052
> - Comments: "Two adults with four fuzzy very young chicks. Clearly a different brood than the one photographed on July 8"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:15 by Tom Moxley
> - Cananadaigua & Brown roads wheat field, Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7938824,-84.2276603&ll=41.7938824,-84.2276603
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497023
> - Media: 3 Photos
>
> Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 14:40 by R Green
> - Muskegon SP, Muskegon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.2360791,-86.3402653&ll=43.2360791,-86.3402653
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47509113
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Photos."
>
> Whimbrel (Hudsonian) (Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 14:00 by Brendan Klick
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505789
> - Comments: "Photos. Saw brown rump so definitely not Eurasian subspecies."
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:40 by Bill Johnson
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47502653
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Long Pond area. Phone photo attached."
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:16 by Kristy Reske
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499281
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: " Photos "
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:16 by Lyle Hamilton
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47498920
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Photos"
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Vikki Jones
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497361
> - Comments: "Main dike, between Humphries and Vermet "
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Mary Trombley
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497341
> - Comments: "Main dike, between Humphries and Vermet "
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by linda ar
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499921
> - Comments: "Main dike, between Humphries and Vermet "
>
> Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 06:59 by Mike Mencotti
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47495276
> - Comments: "On Middle Causeway. Large shorebird with long downward-curved bill. All buffy. Seen by 6 observers, and one of them took photos."
>
> Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 19:20 by Brendan Klick
> - Erie Marsh Preserve (Gun Club), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7673429,-83.4563971&ll=41.7673429,-83.4563971
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47511018
> - Comments: "Still mostly in breeding plumage. Reddish back and black harlequin pattern on the upper breast and face."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 16:30 by Lil’ Gavia immer
> - Camden and Woodbridge Pond, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7499917,-84.6486282&ll=41.7499917,-84.6486282
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47509780
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 16:30 by Deb Johnson
> - Camden and Woodbridge Pond, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7499917,-84.6486282&ll=41.7499917,-84.6486282
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47503439
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 16:22 by Juliet Berger
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47503557
> - Comments: "Continuing east side of spit in tall reeds. Emerged briefly."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 09:00 by Thomas Shehan
> - Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3291717,-83.9686775&ll=42.3291717,-83.9686775
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47493319
> - Comments: "Seen at this location in the past week. Thicker bill than Yellow-Legs and slightly drooped at end, greenish-yellow legs, submerged head completely when probing for food."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 10:05 by Lauren Vaughn
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505093
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Heavily barred underside, almost straight, dark bill, longer than head, slight downturn at end. Photos are not great but close-up shows the bill and part of the underside. Other photo shows size comparison with Kildeer. SP is slightly smaller."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 11:30 by Andrew G
> - Sabin Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7038428,-85.6214406&ll=44.7038428,-85.6214406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47476632
> - Comments: "I spent several minutes watching this bird at a long distance through my scope. Initial thought was Pectoral but the barring on underside and longer bill seemed off. Slight droop of the bill tip was apparent. Size comparison next to Killdeer and bill length seemed too small for Dowitcher."
>
> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 14:41 by Bruce Matasick
> - Woodbridge Rd at Camden Rd pond Michigan, US (41.751, -84.648), Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7511036,-84.6504707&ll=41.7511036,-84.6504707
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47503873
> - Comments: "Continuing bird seen and photographed yesterday. Large sandpiper, dark with downturned bill."
>
> Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:05 by Scott Jennex
> - Kellogg Farm, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4130015,-85.3798199&ll=42.4130015,-85.3798199
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47496032
> - Comments: "Likely continuing bird from earlier this season, singing distinctive Western song once"
>
> Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 10:26 by Scott Hickman
> - Au Train--Beach, Alger, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.4340712,-86.8383408&ll=46.4340712,-86.8383408
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47506291
> - Comments: "Small gull relative to adjacent Ring-billed Gulls, black head, white eye crescents, slim black bill. The eye crescents exclude Little Gull and the bill was too small for Black-headed Gull."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:37 by Chirpin Sher
> - Tiscornia Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1151557,-86.4894291&ll=42.1151557,-86.4894291
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47495009
> - Comments: "Black primary tips. Bill larger than Herring. White-edged wing feathers -- I think secondaries. About sise of Hearing. Bill darker at tip, slightly lighter at base."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:20 by Michael Stoner
> - I-75 & M-61 interchange, Arenac, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9819164,-84.0133989&ll=43.9819164,-84.0133989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47507584
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Perched on very tall light pole at I-75 & M-61"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:10 by Matt Bohan
> - Holt HS, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6373053,-84.5776463&ll=42.6373053,-84.5776463
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47498805
> - Comments: "Continuing. Only one seen during a VERY brief pass by the ponds."
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 06:52 by Daryl Bernard
> - Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5951833,-85.4170597&ll=42.5951833,-85.4170597
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47491091
> - Comments: "Continuing; known location; juvenile bird seen at close range. "
>
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 06:52 by John Porath
> - Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5951833,-85.4170597&ll=42.5951833,-85.4170597
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47500213
> - Comments: "Continuing; known location; juvenile bird seen at close range. "
>
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by linda ar
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47499921
> - Comments: "Calling in woods along Bad Creek"
>
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Mary Trombley
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497341
> - Comments: "Calling in woods along Bad Creek"
>
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 07:04 by Vikki Jones
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497361
> - Comments: "Calling in woods along Bad Creek"
>
> Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 08:34 by Sarah Toner
> - Cable Lake Rd, Crystal Falls US-MI (46.3877,-88.4939), Iron, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.387711,-88.493916&ll=46.387711,-88.493916
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47508252
> - Comments: "At (46.3863071,-88.5056029). Stepped out of car and immediately heard distinctive “chick-a-zlee”. Successfully saw it after the BWHAs cleared out (~20min) and confirmed brown head, rufousy flanks. Very dull-colored individual; couldn’t determine age, although tail feathers were oddly misshapen and graduated. Flocking with one Black-capped (also with graduated tail feathers) in the spruces immediately on the west side of the river; moved off to the north. Only had the one bird. Recording obtained, will upload soon. "
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 12:05 by George Reasoner
> - 732 Waskin Drive, Tecumseh, Michigan, US (41.995, -83.952), Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9945277,-83.9516055&ll=41.9945277,-83.9516055
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47496293
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing; foraging at suet feeder"
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 12:53 by Jim Keller
> - Lake Lansing Park North, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7665328,-84.3889368&ll=42.7665328,-84.3889368
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47500004
> - Comments: "Continuing, I believe they nest here."
>
> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 07:33 by Brad Biggerstaff
> - Tawas Point SP, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2569829,-83.4456809&ll=44.2569829,-83.4456809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47509137
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo"
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 18:12 by Kaley Genther
> - Hagensville Rd. marsh, Presque Isle, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2749997,-83.7701297&ll=45.2749997,-83.7701297
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47506379
> - Comments: "Photos to be added"
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 18:12 by Lindsey Adams
> - Hagensville Rd. marsh, Presque Isle, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2749997,-83.7701297&ll=45.2749997,-83.7701297
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47506378
> - Comments: "Photos to be added"
>
> Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (2)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 07:33 by Brad Biggerstaff
> - Tawas Point SP, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2569829,-83.4456809&ll=44.2569829,-83.4456809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47509137
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Photo"
>
> Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:03 by Darrin O'Brien
> - Washtenaw - Prairie Oaks Ecological Station (private), Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2514963,-83.8662332&ll=42.2514963,-83.8662332
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47495591
> - Comments: "Surprise at pond and perched in 2 nearby trees approximately 30 feet away. Looked to be a Heavy molting adult female. Streaked chest and flanks. . Some White in wing coverts. Yellowish rump. Yellowish patch curving from behind ear to under cheek. "
>
> Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 07:33 by Brad Biggerstaff
> - Tawas Point SP, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2569829,-83.4456809&ll=44.2569829,-83.4456809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47509137
> - Comments: "Olive back, silver-blue otherwise on top, broken white eyering, yellow throat and breast with orange and black necklace"
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
> - Reported Jul 25, 2018 08:25 by Scott Hickman
> - Pictured Rocks NL - Sand Point, Alger, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.4946915,-86.5505934&ll=46.4946915,-86.5505934
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47451153
> - Comments: "This was either a female or a male that had molted into basic plumage. It had wing bars and a band of rusty wash along the lateral breast, sides, and flanks. Its face was rather plain with a faint supercilium. A Chestnut-sided Warbler in basic plumage would be the primary "species of confusion", but this bird did not have a yellow crown, its warm band was too wide, and it did not have an eye ring."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 11:30 by Dan Lory
> - Chikaming Township Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8348296,-86.6514013&ll=41.8348296,-86.6514013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505205
> - Comments: "In prairie, just south of the interpretive signage. First ID’d by its song, an unmistakeable short, crisp chureep. Then we spotted in on a low stem. It sang steadily for the 10 minutes we watched it. Small sparrow with large head and large finch-like beak. Soft yellowish face and slightly brighter yellow patch just above eye. Dark strip down center of crown, one dark streak trailing back from eye, one from beak, and one steak down each side of throat. Clean white throat with a bib of soft streaks high on chest and down the flanks. Buffy white belly. Will attach photos when able to access my computer tomorrow."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2018 08:53 by Bradley Anderson
> - Chikaming Township Park, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8348296,-86.6514013&ll=41.8348296,-86.6514013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47475204
> - Comments: "The “tsezlik” song was heard coming from the prairie grasses nearby, although the bird was not initially seen. The bird was seen a while later with an insect in its bill as it dove into cover. It had dark crown stripes, olive tones on the face, dark mustache stripes, buffy underside with dark streaks on the breast and flanks. The back was streaked with rufous on the wings."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 17:32 by Kiehl Smith
> - Hayden Park, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9356107,-84.6183515&ll=41.9356107,-84.6183515
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47505967
> - Comments: "Continuing breeder here."
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 10:16 by Bill Niemczyk
> - Indian Springs Metropark, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7060067,-83.4974515&ll=42.7060067,-83.4974515
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47498423
> - Comments: "Heard twice"
>
> Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) (7)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 09:30 by Karen E. Brown
> - Plumb Lake Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8126056,-85.3808069&ll=41.8126056,-85.3808069
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47497053
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "At least 7 singing males. Got good looks at three of them. Being that they are so particular about habitat, this is an exciting find for St. Joseph County. The prairie habitat at the park is perfect for them."
>
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (3)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 09:07 by Theresa Moore
> - Pointe Mouille State Game Area, South Rockwood US-MI (42.0388,-83.2127), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.038758,-83.212733&ll=42.038758,-83.212733
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47500241
> - Comments: "Seen, heard, photographed and recorded."
>
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (2)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2018 14:00 by Brendan Klick
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: