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2/21/19 4:46 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
2/20/19 8:49 am 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Tonight: Hummingbirds is free Washtenaw Audubon program, Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ann Arbor, all invited
2/19/19 10:52 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Fw: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 10:51 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> [birders] Re: Re. First Red-winged Blackbird of the year seen in our yard
2/19/19 9:10 pm Alice Elliott <alelliot...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 7:15 pm Sherri Smith <grackle...> [birders] Fwd: birding in AA
2/19/19 6:01 pm 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Hummingbirds is free Washtenaw Audubon program, Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ann Arbor, all invited
2/19/19 3:57 pm 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 12:04 pm JOHN PARKER <parkerj15...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 10:59 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip, Saturday, February 23, Shiawassee NWR
2/19/19 10:38 am Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 10:01 am Curt Hofer <curthofer...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/19/19 2:13 am Bruce Bowman <brucebowman99...> [birders] Re. First Red-winged Blackbird of the year seen in our yard
2/18/19 12:41 pm Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/18/19 11:08 am Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/18/19 10:55 am Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
2/18/19 8:09 am Alice Elliott <alelliot...> [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
2/18/19 7:06 am Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...> RE: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
2/17/19 2:11 pm Scott R Smith <painless...> [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
2/17/19 12:42 pm Curt Hofer <curthofer...> Re: [birders] Dark Morph Red-Tailed Hawk on M14
2/17/19 12:07 pm Connie Bank <cbankina2...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/17/19 11:52 am Curt Powell <curt.curtp...> [birders] Dark Morph Red-Tailed Hawk on M14
2/17/19 10:12 am <parkerj15...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/17/19 7:42 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/17/19 7:35 am Terry Hoenle <terry_hoenle...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/17/19 7:18 am Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/17/19 7:08 am Ron Gamble <rongamble...> [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
2/16/19 6:27 am 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Off topic - Obit for the man who saved the Peregrine Falcon
2/15/19 5:41 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] OAS Field Trip Saturday February 16
2/14/19 1:59 pm Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...> Re: [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
2/14/19 11:17 am Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> [birders] Pileated Woodpecker - Plymouth Township, Wayne County
2/14/19 9:46 am <parkerj15...> Re: [birders] Cardinal
2/14/19 8:01 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Cardinal
2/14/19 7:51 am John Lowry <jlowry...> Re: [birders] Cardinal
2/14/19 7:45 am Kristina Harris <khiceland...> [birders] Cardinal
2/14/19 7:11 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
2/14/19 6:30 am Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...> [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
2/13/19 3:46 pm Deaver Armstrong <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
2/13/19 3:06 pm Dan Fox <dfoxmi...> [birders] Half male/half female (gynandromorph) Cardinal
2/12/19 7:06 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Meeting/Program will still take place tonight at 7:00 PM
2/11/19 8:06 pm Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> [birders] Apologies if The was sent before.
2/11/19 1:23 pm birds891357 via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/11/19 11:29 am Sherri Smith <grackle...> [birders] owl food
2/11/19 10:08 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Reminder: OAS Meeting/Program Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM
2/11/19 6:39 am Daniel Blower <dfblower...> [birders] Ross's goose at Ford Lake bridge dam
2/10/19 2:27 pm lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> [birders] Peterson/Kid Friendly Field Guides, other tools to learn bird ID
2/10/19 1:18 pm Janet Hinshaw <jhinshaw...> [birders] Cooper's hawk
2/10/19 12:02 pm Michael Parow <mlparow...> [birders] Pileated Woodpecker
2/10/19 10:57 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> FW: [birders] "feeding" the birds - barred owls....
2/9/19 9:18 pm 'George Hammond' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/9/19 7:46 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Identification help, please
2/9/19 11:58 am Robert Lyons <boblyons...> Re: [birders] Identification help, please
2/9/19 11:44 am Robert Lyons <boblyons...> Re: [birders] Identification help, please
2/9/19 11:38 am Robert Lyons <boblyons...> [birders] Identification help, please
2/9/19 11:21 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/9/19 10:42 am Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/9/19 10:42 am Josh Haas <josh...> [birders] Taft and Woodbridge Rds. Raptors???
2/9/19 10:38 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Upcoming Meeting/Program and Field Trips
2/9/19 10:12 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/9/19 9:24 am Faye Stoner <faye.stoner...> [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
2/9/19 8:50 am 'Suzanne (Moses) Vedder' via Birders <birders...> [birders] From the hand
2/9/19 7:23 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
2/9/19 7:19 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
2/9/19 7:17 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
2/9/19 7:04 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
2/9/19 4:27 am 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/8/19 9:20 pm ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
2/8/19 8:15 am Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/7/19 12:48 pm Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...> RE: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 5:23 pm Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> RE: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 10:41 am Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 10:39 am Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 10:27 am 'seschulze' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 10:12 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 9:53 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 9:49 am Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...> Re: [birders] Crows
2/6/19 9:43 am Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> [birders] Crows
2/5/19 6:09 pm John Lowry <jlowry...> Re: [birders] hawk id
2/5/19 5:41 pm Dr. Shannan McNair <mcnair...> [birders] hawk id
2/5/19 4:46 pm avianscout via Birders <birders...> Re: Re: [birders] Huron River at Strawberry Lake outlet 1/31/19 Livingston Co.
2/5/19 2:15 pm 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Screech owl in box - injured? False Alarm!!
2/5/19 2:03 pm Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> Re: [birders] Screech owl in box - injured? False Alarm!!
2/5/19 1:43 pm Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> [birders] Screech owl in box - injured?
2/5/19 11:33 am Daniel Blower <dfblower...> [birders] OT: Mink seen from Furstenburg
2/4/19 5:13 pm 'Maryse Brouwers' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella | Audubon
2/3/19 8:24 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] OT: Looking for Brendan Klick
2/3/19 7:55 am thewdata_sa via Birders <birders...> [birders] harbingers of spring
2/3/19 6:57 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
2/2/19 5:27 pm Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] OAS Field Trip Participants, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
2/2/19 2:30 am Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Reminder: OAS Field Trip, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
2/1/19 10:34 pm Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson...> [birders] EUP Winter Birding Round Up: January
2/1/19 3:05 pm Eve Wilson <evew...> [birders] Bald Eagle Ann Arbor
2/1/19 5:23 am Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/31/19 5:28 pm 'Dan Thiry' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Huron River at Strawberry Lake outlet 1/31/19 Livingston Co.
1/31/19 7:57 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/30/19 8:32 pm Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> [birders] heated birdbaths
1/30/19 7:23 pm Anna <awmtngal...> Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/30/19 5:37 pm Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/30/19 1:02 pm WayneF <waynef...> Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/30/19 11:57 am lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
1/30/19 8:13 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
1/30/19 8:10 am Elizabeth Riggs <elizabethriggs.a2...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/30/19 7:45 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] 2018 Peru birding trip - one last post
1/30/19 3:38 am thegarlicks <thegarlicks...> Re: [birders] GHO Hoots
1/29/19 12:17 pm Phil Bugosh <peb729...> [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
1/29/19 12:10 pm Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/29/19 10:54 am Anna <awmtngal...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 10:28 am Sherri Smith <grackle...> [birders] GHO Hoots
1/29/19 10:21 am Su Clift <coffeebeansu...> Re: [birders] More cold-weather Questions
1/29/19 8:08 am Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 6:49 am Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...> RE: [birders] More cold-weather Questions
1/29/19 6:34 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> [birders] Bald eagle
1/29/19 6:18 am 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 6:13 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 5:58 am Dody <dody...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 5:48 am 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/29/19 4:38 am Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> [birders] More cold-weather Questions
1/29/19 4:35 am Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
1/28/19 2:56 pm Michael Parow <mlparow...> Re: [birders] Turkey vultures
1/28/19 2:01 pm Ron Gamble <rongamble...> RE: [birders] Turkey vultures - there last week too
1/28/19 1:28 pm Kris Parnicky <krisparnicky...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/28/19 12:34 pm John Grucelski <john.grucelski...> Re: [birders] Turkey vultures
1/28/19 12:28 pm Dody <dody...> [birders] Tree Sparrow
1/28/19 12:02 pm Sherri Smith <grackle...> [birders] Turkey vultures
1/28/19 10:32 am Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/28/19 10:07 am JOHN PARKER <parkerj15...> Re: [birders] Great Horned Owl calling...
1/28/19 7:53 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] 2018 banding reports available
1/28/19 7:46 am Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Great Horned Owl calling...
1/28/19 7:35 am LaHaie, Ivan <ilahaie...> [birders] Blue Birds
1/28/19 7:17 am 'bill butler' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/28/19 5:53 am 'John Gannon' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] OT Increase in Accipitor hawks at bird feeders
1/27/19 11:17 am ddarm ddarm <ddarm...> [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
1/26/19 10:47 am Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/26/19 7:15 am Tait, Mag <mtait...> Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
1/26/19 6:08 am Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> [birders] White throated sparrows
1/25/19 10:03 am Karen Markey <ylime...> [birders] Swainson’s Thrush verified in the Arb on 1/24
1/25/19 4:18 am Susan Falcone <sfalcone...> Re: [birders] dead mouse
1/24/19 7:29 pm Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/24/19 6:48 pm Sherri Smith <grackle...> [birders] dead mouse
1/23/19 3:00 pm 'Suzanne (Moses) Vedder' via Birders <birders...> Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/23/19 1:29 pm lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/22/19 12:54 pm Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> [birders] Lens cap found at Rufous Hummingbird
1/22/19 12:31 pm John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/22/19 9:13 am John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/22/19 7:09 am Ann Hancock <annhancock9...> Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
1/22/19 6:17 am <fkaluza...> <fkaluza...> Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
 
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Date: 2/21/19 4:46 am
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
Have a look at the list of recent rare bird sightings in Michigan as reported on ebird.

Deaver D. Armstrong
<ddarm...>

Let's go birding......

A New Field Ornithology Class will start in APRIL of 2019
To register or learn more please go to
http://www.miavianexperience.org/
Enter site, then go to Programs via the menu, then select Field Classes


Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: February 21, 2019 at 4:33:06 AM CST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ross's Goose (2 Allegan)
> Greater White-fronted Goose (2 Allegan, 1 Monroe)
> Trumpeter Swan (3 Jackson, 1 Oakland)
> Tundra Swan (2 Calhoun, 2 Macomb)
> Wood Duck (1 Kent, 5 Macomb, 2 Washtenaw)
> American Wigeon (1 Grand Traverse)
> Northern Pintail (1 Midland)
> Greater Scaup (3 Calhoun, 2 Ingham, 2 Kent)
> Lesser Scaup (2 Grand Traverse, 1 Oakland, 1 Washtenaw)
> Long-tailed Duck (1 Kent)
> Barrow's Goldeneye (2 Manistee)
> Red-breasted Merganser (1 Kent, 3 Ottawa)
> Horned Grebe (1 Allegan, 1 Manistee, 1 Ottawa)
> Common Loon (1 Manistee)
> Golden Eagle (1 Grand Traverse)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Genesee, 1 Lapeer, 3 St. Clair)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1 Berrien)
> Snowy Owl (5 Grand Traverse, 1 Missaukee, 1 Osceola)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Cass, 1 Grand Traverse, 1 Iosco, 2 Washtenaw)
> Northern Flicker (1 Barry, 1 Berrien, 1 Calhoun, 1 Huron, 1 Ingham, 1 Jackson, 3 Washtenaw)
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 Isabella, 1 Oakland, 1 Ottawa, 2 Washtenaw)
> Merlin (1 Eaton, 1 Washtenaw)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Oakland)
> Carolina Wren (1 Barry, 3 Calhoun, 2 Ingham, 2 Kalamazoo, 1 Kent)
> Hermit Thrush (1 Ingham)
> Bohemian Waxwing (3 Iosco, 1 Manistee)
> Purple Finch (1 Barry)
> Common Redpoll (1 Kent, 1 Macomb)
> Hoary Redpoll (1 Chippewa)
> Snow Bunting (1 Keweenaw)
> Fox Sparrow (1 Oakland, 3 Washtenaw)
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (1 Oakland)
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Calhoun)
> White-crowned Sparrow (3 Berrien)
> White-throated Sparrow (1 Barry, 1 Lapeer)
> Song Sparrow (1 Ingham, 1 Kent, 1 Macomb, 3 Ottawa)
> Eastern Towhee (1 Ingham)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (1 Branch, 1 Jackson, 2 Livingston, 1 Oakland)
> Rusty Blackbird (3 St. Clair)
> Common Grackle (3 St. Clair)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (4)
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 09:30 by Karen Warner
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957871
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Small white goose with short orange bill. Blue wartiness at base. Black wing tips. See photos."
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (4)
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 09:30 by Michael Warner
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52956965
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Small white goose with short orange bill. Blue wartiness at base. Black wing tips. See photos."
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 17:42 by Rob Jamieson
> - 110 Cabelas Boulevard East, Dundee, Michigan, US (41.966, -83.676), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9664748,-83.6755054&ll=41.9664748,-83.6755054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976785
> - Comments: "Seen well as they took off with CANG. Orange bill with white on face, barred belly, black and white banded tail. Slightly smaller than CANG. "
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (8)
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 09:30 by Michael Warner
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52956965
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "White face with orange bill and feet. See photos."
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (8)
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 09:30 by Karen Warner
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957871
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "White face with orange bill and feet. See photos."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (6)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:55 by Karl Overman
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52971042
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "a black billed swan, no yellow in lores, large straight bill."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:49 by Koryn Wilenius
> - Concord Millpond, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1804441,-84.633007&ll=42.1804441,-84.633007
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957152
> - Comments: "Large swan with all black bill. Flyover."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:49 by Kayla Smith
> - Concord Millpond, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1804441,-84.633007&ll=42.1804441,-84.633007
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958878
> - Comments: "Large swan with all black bill. Flyover."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:49 by Dale Kennedy
> - Concord Millpond, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1804441,-84.633007&ll=42.1804441,-84.633007
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52956004
> - Comments: "Large swan with all black bill. Flyover."
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:17 by Dale Kennedy
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52956008
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:17 by Koryn Wilenius
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957147
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (8)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:10 by Brandon Aho
> - Harley Ensign Memorial Boating Access Site, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.592648,-82.7715111&ll=42.592648,-82.7715111
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52968603
> - Comments: "Smaller than Mutes. Concave bills and yellow spots before eye."
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (8)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 11:50 by Eric Domurat
> - Harley Ensign Memorial Boating Access Site, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.592648,-82.7715111&ll=42.592648,-82.7715111
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52965770
> - Comments: "Smaller, thin-necked swans resting on the ice. Noticeably less bulky than Mute Swans present. Black bills, any yellow would be too far with binoculars to see."
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:30 by Vikki Jones
> - 240 N River Rd Rd, Mount Clemens US-MI (42.5975,-82.8628), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.597529,-82.862849&ll=42.597529,-82.862849
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969558
> - Comments: "Continuing. Small duck, male, multi colored head. "
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 17:30 by Brian McGee
> - 240 N River Rd, Mount Clemens US-MI (42.5976,-82.8627), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.597598,-82.862684&ll=42.597598,-82.862684
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976227
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 10:30 by James Trombley
> - 240 N River Rd, Mount Clemens US-MI (42.5977,-82.8628), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.597713,-82.862826&ll=42.597713,-82.862826
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52966274
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic"
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:29 by Brandon Aho
> - 29668 Old North River Rd, Harrison Township US-MI (42.5974,-82.8165), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.59739,-82.816458&ll=42.59739,-82.816458
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969495
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 11:30 by Eric Domurat
> - Clinton River along N River Rd, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5959517,-82.8355322&ll=42.5959517,-82.8355322
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52965493
> - Comments: "Found by V Singh yesterday, a continuing nicely plumaged drake."
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (2)
> - Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:30 by Tom Leggett
> - Tom Leggetts, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8734962,-85.6365066&ll=42.8734962,-85.6365066
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52985440
> - Comments: "Male and female in stream feeding off power line trail. Male in bright breeding plumage."
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:07 by Dominick Fenech
> - Waterworks Park, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2353968,-83.6075771&ll=42.2353968,-83.6075771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52967026
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing female"
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:33 by JK Petrie
> - Waterworks Park, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2353968,-83.6075771&ll=42.2353968,-83.6075771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958004
> - Comments: "Continuing female seen yesterday with pictures. Brown with white eye ring, blue feathers on wing."
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:30 by Gerri Erickson
> - Kids Creek Watershed, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7470228,-85.6422257&ll=44.7470228,-85.6422257
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980444
> - Comments: "Brook Drive.
> As previously seen and photographed by Scott Sneed."
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 17:56 by Keith Tollenaere
> - 3000–3098 W Isabella Rd, Shepherd US-MI (43.6115,-84.4885), Midland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.611542,-84.488455&ll=43.611542,-84.488455
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52982425
> - Comments: "Male pintail along side of road. Still alive but had likely been hit by car. Died shortly thereafter. "
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:27 by Kiehl Smith
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969564
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:17 by Dale Kennedy
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52956008
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 13:17 by Koryn Wilenius
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957147
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (14) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:38 by Caleb Putnam
> - Grand River--Canal Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.980932,-85.6723309&ll=42.980932,-85.6723309
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959737
> - Comments: "Rounded heads. Large bill nails. Large jowls. No smaller birds mixed in. "
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:30 by Sarah Higgins
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52967722
> - Comments: "No head bump. "
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 09:08 by Jeff Pavlik
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52814539
> - Comments: "ID after careful observation and discussion."
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:14 by Caleb Putnam
> - Riverside Park--South, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9995627,-85.6716871&ll=42.9995627,-85.6716871
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959011
> - Comments: "Two males two females. Rounded head. Huge bill nail. "
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (3)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:44 by James Howell
> - 321 E Front St, Traverse City US-MI (44.7642,-85.6170), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.764174,-85.617036&ll=44.764174,-85.617036
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52973626
> - Comments: "Boardman river 1/4 mile about mouth, blue bill with black tip, course barring on back with some barring on sides, yellow eye. "
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (3)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:52 by Anonymous eBirder
> - 343 E Front St, Traverse City US-MI (44.7642,-85.6162), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.764187,-85.616211&ll=44.764187,-85.616211
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52974005
> - Comments: "Have photo. In Boardman river. Blue gray bill black tip, yellow eye, coarse barring on back"
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (8)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:15 by Malorie Evens
> - Barton Pond, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3126558,-83.7561071&ll=42.3126558,-83.7561071
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52982860
> - Comments: "Diving duck with all light blue bill, all black head and front breast. Solid white on bottom, black and white stripey pattern on back. Differs from greater scaup in the head shape. Instead of all rounded head, these ducks had a bit of a peak to their head, with a tuft of feathers sticking up."
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (5)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:55 by Karl Overman
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52971042
> - Comments: "a scaup with a slightly angular head."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:38 by Caleb Putnam
> - Grand River--Canal Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.980932,-85.6723309&ll=42.980932,-85.6723309
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959737
> - Comments: "One continuing female type "
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:22 by Matthew McConnell
> - 47 Lake St, Manistee US-MI (44.2491,-86.3136), Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.249092,-86.313551&ll=44.249092,-86.313551
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52965071
> - Comments: "Continuing bird "
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:20 by Edward Lewandowski
> - Manistee Lake, Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2504959,-86.3070965&ll=44.2504959,-86.3070965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52984432
> - Comments: "Was with a female Common Goldeneye right at the waters edge in the bubbler area"
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (15)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:05 by Lisa Casler
> - Grand Haven Channel--at the marina, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.066505,-86.2338996&ll=43.066505,-86.2338996
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52973229
> - Comments: "Continuing. Counted by ones."
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (12) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:38 by Caleb Putnam
> - Grand River--Canal Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.980932,-85.6723309&ll=42.980932,-85.6723309
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959737
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (15)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:00 by Michael Warner
> - Holland SP, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7753544,-86.2095236&ll=42.7753544,-86.2095236
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52965151
> - Comments: "Mixed among Scaups and Redheads. "
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (15)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:00 by Karen Warner
> - Holland SP, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7753544,-86.2095236&ll=42.7753544,-86.2095236
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969941
> - Comments: "Mixed among Scaups and Redheads. "
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:05 by Lisa Casler
> - Grand Haven Channel--at the marina, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.066505,-86.2338996&ll=43.066505,-86.2338996
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52973229
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:07 by Matthew McConnell
> - Manistee Riverwalk, Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2472588,-86.3322186&ll=44.2472588,-86.3322186
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969259
> - Comments: "Gray overall with black cap. Foraging near the boardwalk."
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:34 by Tim Cornish
> - Otsego Municipal Park, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4624732,-85.6941533&ll=42.4624732,-85.6941533
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957386
> - Comments: "Continuing - small grebe with short white neck and face, white on flanks, dark back and crown of head, tiny bill."
>
> Common Loon (Gavia immer) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:07 by Matthew McConnell
> - Manistee Riverwalk, Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2472588,-86.3322186&ll=44.2472588,-86.3322186
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969259
> - Comments: "Large immature loon. White patch on throat. Larger then RTLO."
>
> Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) (1)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 15:30 by Mary Peters
> - Neahtawanta, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.8956389,-85.5464172&ll=44.8956389,-85.5464172
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969007
> - Comments: ""playing (swooping) w 2 bald eagles, larger than female (bigger bald eagle); saw band on underside of tail, doesn't look like an immature bald eagle; I heard from birder 5 miles north of me that Golden was seen a week ago."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 15:39 by Andy W. Weinrauch
> - Flushing Township Nature Park, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1254817,-83.8590288&ll=43.1254817,-83.8590288
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52898944
> - Comments: "Small accipiter with squared tall perched near parking lot. "
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Jude Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976246
> - Comments: "Small accipiter. Narrow barred tail with more squared tip."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Matt Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976247
> - Comments: "Small accipiter. Narrow barred tail with more squared tip."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Robert Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976244
> - Comments: "Small accipiter. Narrow barred tail with more squared tip."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:39 by Anita Spencer
> - Lapeer home, Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.042138,-83.301889&ll=43.042138,-83.301889
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52967874
> - Comments: "Heard “kik-kik-kik” call and looked up in time to see two Sharp-shunned hawks chase through my yard. I have seen one first-year bird scoping out the feeders in the past couple of weeks. Both of these hawks exhibited banded, squarish tails, relatively small heads, and quick wing-beats as the flew right above me. Both birds appeared fairly light underneath; possibly both first-year birds?"
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:00 by Clinton Mcintyre
> - xpo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8182883,-86.3832329&ll=41.8182883,-86.3832329
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980288
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "daily hunting rounds, moving from low perch to low perch, occasionally disappearing in the brush"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 13:30 by Mary Peters
> - Center Road Barn, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.8767772,-85.5145735&ll=44.8767772,-85.5145735
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970169
> - Comments: "On top of barn; Snowy owl(s) seen by friends on occasion in farming areas on north Old Mission Peninsula over last two years"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 15:30 by Kay Beerthuis
> - Chums Corner Area, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6795172,-85.6663227&ll=44.6795172,-85.6663227
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972436
> - Comments: "Ongoing sighting......on wire near tower , fenced in communication area"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:45 by Gerri Erickson
> - Chums Corners area, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6765419,-85.6630397&ll=44.6765419,-85.6630397
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980364
> - Comments: "Continuing.
> One on each side of highway."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:45 by Gerri Erickson
> - Green Hill/The Crown, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7265522,-85.6797338&ll=44.7265522,-85.6797338
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980552
> - Comments: "Continuing.
> Four Owls this hour."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:38 by Roger Hagerman
> - M66 & Calvin ChristenReformed Church, Missaukee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.1807883,-85.1528835&ll=44.1807883,-85.1528835
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959743
> - Comments: "Continuing large white owl"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:34 by Roger Hagerman
> - Osceola-Missaukee Grasslands SGA Unit 1, Osceola, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.1508659,-85.1381636&ll=44.1508659,-85.1381636
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959717
> - Comments: "Continuing large white owl"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:05 by Gerri Erickson
> - Secor Road, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7169623,-85.7091522&ll=44.7169623,-85.7091522
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980606
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:21 by Alicea Howell
> - 200 Rogers Rd, Interlochen US-MI (44.6845,-85.7579), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.684525,-85.757895&ll=44.684525,-85.757895
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52966907
> - Comments: "At my feeder "
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 19:55 by Malorie Evens
> - Crooked Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3218186,-84.1148043&ll=42.3218186,-84.1148043
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980310
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "First 2019 appearance at the suet feeders. We have a year-round continuing resident here, however, I’m inclined to say this is a different bird! Our usual red headed is an adult, who’s head is completely bright red. Today’s visitor had the plumage of a first year juvenile. The black and white body was present. The head was a rusty brown, with bits of red starting to show. Horrible pics through binos."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 09:33 by Malorie Evens
> - Crooked Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3218186,-84.1148043&ll=42.3218186,-84.1148043
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52982691
> - Comments: "Cont."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 16, 2019 15:45 by Patsy Mortimer
> - Loon Lake 1, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4048319,-83.8236545&ll=44.4048319,-83.8236545
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976691
> - Comments: "On suet: totally dark red head, black & white body. We waited until two of us could confirm three different sightings. First RHWO during the winter in 5 years. Regular visitors during the summer."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 14, 2019 10:26 by Heidi Gray
> - S. River Rd. & Idlewilde, Cass, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7729,-85.7931&ll=41.7729,-85.7931
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52963669
> - Comments: "Saw in a tree in backyard of home at this location. Noticed white back and black tail and then caught the red head."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:30 by Edgar Otto
> - -Home Arella Blvd, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2676551,-83.7658596&ll=42.2676551,-83.7658596
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52977859
> - Comments: "Male Flicker at bird feeder (suet)."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:32 by Karen Markey
> - 2150 Yorktown Dr, Ann Arbor US-MI (42.3060,-83.6980), Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.305997,-83.697957&ll=42.305997,-83.697957
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957852
> - Comments: "Male. Regular visitor. "
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:05 by Michael Bowen
> - Bowen's, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3338751,-84.0555167&ll=42.3338751,-84.0555167
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52960562
> - Comments: "Continuing, a weekly +/- visitor to our suet. Spotted belly, black-barred brown back, yellow on tail."
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:50 by John Mitchell
> - Bruder Farms, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.580231,-84.8726463&ll=43.580231,-84.8726463
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52963563
> - Comments: "continuing in neighborhood yellow underwings, medium sized woodpecker, generally brown"
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:40 by Lorelei Darling
> - Home, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3226561,-85.1098877&ll=42.3226561,-85.1098877
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52963176
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:43 by Agnes Karas
> - Karas Homestead, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6174401,-85.3093448&ll=42.6174401,-85.3093448
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52973523
> - Comments: "Continuing bird"
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:00 by Elizabeth Bergman
> - Private Location, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8329824,-85.8009639&ll=42.8329824,-85.8009639
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972033
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "We have a pair that is here all the time"
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:46 by Brian Hicks
> - Red Oaks Nature Center (Friendship Woods), Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5152589,-83.0938911&ll=42.5152589,-83.0938911
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52964469
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "In trees by nature center pond. Photos taken."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:10 by David Parsons
> - Riverside / Willoway / Arbor Ln Neighborhood, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.218338,-84.5066535&ll=42.218338,-84.5066535
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52968801
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Four distinct flickers taking turns at the suet. Observed perched side by side in front yard tree."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 11:15 by Remco and Alexa
> - Sander Farm Preserved Natural Area, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7048536,-84.4122505&ll=42.7048536,-84.4122505
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970471
> - Comments: "Large woodpecker with spots and black halve moon on chest. Grey head with red nape and black whiskers. Yellow shafts under tail."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 09:00 by John McCoy
> - Verona State Game Area, Huron, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.7809254,-82.8394198&ll=43.7809254,-82.8394198
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959245
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "on a branch, at a distance. Identified by shape and photo (shows red mark on back of head)"
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:07 by Joe Prochaska
> - Vreeland Rd., Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2910722,-83.5701871&ll=42.2910722,-83.5701871
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958875
> - Comments: "Large brownish spotted woodpecker, red crescent on nape. Black malar stripes."
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:48 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/S52971497
> - Comments: "Male. Present for weeks. "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:00 by Clinton Mcintyre
> - xpo, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8182883,-86.3832329&ll=41.8182883,-86.3832329
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980288
> - Comments: "flew over, unmistakable gold under wings and tail feathers"
>
> Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:47 by Kirby Adams
> - Charlotte Meijer, Eaton, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.55471,-84.81409&ll=42.55471,-84.81409
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980851
> - Comments: "Continuing bird that winters at this spot for the last few years. In top of conifer across the street. "
>
> Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:07 by Joe Prochaska
> - Vreeland Rd., Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2910722,-83.5701871&ll=42.2910722,-83.5701871
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958875
> - Comments: "Seen twice, .3 miles west of Leforge Rd right on Vreeland and later south of Vreeland in woods across from near 6661 Vreeland. Photo later."
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:40 by Scott Jennex
> - Detroit Zoo, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4763714,-83.1535819&ll=42.4763714,-83.1535819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958819
> - Comments: "perched on light on southwest side of water tower"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:00 by Amy Hoyt
> - 7606 Fase St SE, Ada MI 49301, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9498929,-85.4817857&ll=42.9498929,-85.4817857
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52979482
> - Comments: "These are new to my feeder in just the past month. I’ve been at this address four years."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:27 by Kiehl Smith
> - Barnes Park, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2325947,-84.7586337&ll=42.2325947,-84.7586337
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52969564
> - Comments: "Brown Wren with long tail and white eye stripe. "
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:50 by Thomas Koffel
> - Duck Lake, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.408637,-85.381978&ll=42.408637,-85.381978
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958287
> - Comments: "Has been coming to the suet fairly regularly this winter."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 15, 2019 16:00 by Lorelei Darling
> - Home, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3226561,-85.1098877&ll=42.3226561,-85.1098877
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52962678
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Eating seed and meal worms. Goes between my tray feeder and the ground."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 11:48 by Tim Cornish
> - RBM Ministries, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3465556,-85.6558728&ll=42.3465556,-85.6558728
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52966349
> - Media: 1 Audio
> - Comments: "Vocalizing from woods with oft repeated trilling “Cheer-call” as in Sibley App’s “cheer calls_FL”"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:27 by Gordon Green
> - US-MI-Battle Creek-8154-8532 E Dr N, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.282059,-85.129699&ll=42.282059,-85.129699
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52982731
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 10:00 by Diane Waswick
> - Wildwood Rd. Shelbyville, MI USA, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5775444,-85.5124283&ll=42.5775444,-85.5124283
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52980586
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Visits suet feeders regularly"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:40 by Priscilla Wood
> - Yard, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6830269,-84.4068164&ll=42.6830269,-84.4068164
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52977723
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:15 by Remco and Alexa
> - Yard, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7029619,-84.3996173&ll=42.7029619,-84.3996173
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970528
> - Comments: "Feeding on suet"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:48 by Shawn Loewen
> - Turner & Meridian Roads, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7019606,-84.3600655&ll=42.7019606,-84.3600655
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52974285
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (5)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 10:03 by Philip Odum
> - 103 Court Street, Tawas City, Michigan, US (44.273, -83.512), Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2728095,-83.5120543&ll=44.2728095,-83.5120543
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52960545
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 14:10 by Philip Odum
> - 220 South State Street, Oscoda Township, Michigan, US (44.419, -83.331), Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.418892,-83.3311163&ll=44.418892,-83.3311163
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970476
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Orange undertail coverts larger than cedar waxwings"
>
> Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 11:32 by Matthew McConnell
> - 3000–3098 Switalski Rd, Manistee US-MI (44.2914,-86.2697), Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.291361,-86.269719&ll=44.291361,-86.269719
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52963196
> - Comments: "Continuing bird. No photos. Perched atop large tree next to the White House. Large waxwing with orange under tail. "
>
> Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (3)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:17 by Philip Odum
> - 542 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, Michigan, US (44.263, -83.439), Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2630335,-83.4394529&ll=44.2630335,-83.4394529
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52964898
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Pics"
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 09:05 by Lois Robbins
> - **14720 North Ave Bellevue Michigan, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.438735,-85.1820594&ll=42.438735,-85.1820594
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52959440
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (20)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:39 by Paul Berrigan
> - 29 Mile and Omo Rds. mitigated wetlands, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7610768,-82.8568697&ll=42.7610768,-82.8568697
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970172
> - Comments: "Continuing flock"
>
> Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (5)
> - Reported Feb 15, 2019 14:00 by Tom Leggett
> - Tom Leggetts, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8734962,-85.6365066&ll=42.8734962,-85.6365066
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52985138
> - Comments: "Yellow bill. dark lores. red forecrown. brown-streaked. Males pinkish breasts. feeding in weedy and thickets along powerline trail beside creek."
>
> Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:52 by Kathy Kaczynski
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52968255
> - Comments: "Continuing. More later. "
>
> Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (11)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 12:30 by Sherry Middlemis-Brown
> - Sherman Twp, Keweenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.2182798,-88.2344265&ll=47.2182798,-88.2344265
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52966536
> - Comments: "Estimate was made on the wing. Possibly consuming grit on the road. Although rare, we do see them this time of year and they are most commonly on the road [artifact of my habits or theirs is uncertain]. Most often we see them in very late fall."
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 09:15 by Susan Horvath
> - 8285 Pinecross, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2719222,-83.8932109&ll=42.2719222,-83.8932109
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52975649
> - Comments: "Like song sparrow but larger, rusty, yellow beak"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2)
> - Reported Feb 16, 2019 09:00 by Susan Horvath
> - 8285 Pinecross, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2719222,-83.8932109&ll=42.2719222,-83.8932109
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52974899
> - Comments: "Like song sparrow (which breeds on our property) but larger, redder with yellow beak. Have seen occasionally in past but never at this time of year! Do not have photo proof... sigh"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:42 by Robert Bochenek
> - Danbrooke, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5315082,-83.4196615&ll=42.5315082,-83.4196615
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958175
> - Comments: "Continuing. Thick reddish striping underneath. Reddish and gray tones on head pattern and back."
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 10:44 by Cathy Theisen
> - Loch Highland, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.318996,-83.852844&ll=42.318996,-83.852844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52977564
> - Comments: "cont. since 1/9"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group]) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:42 by Robert Bochenek
> - Danbrooke, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5315082,-83.4196615&ll=42.5315082,-83.4196615
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958175
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "Always at the edge of feeding Slate-colored Dark-eyed Juncos."
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:27 by Gordon Green
> - US-MI-Battle Creek-8154-8532 E Dr N, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.282059,-85.129699&ll=42.282059,-85.129699
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52982731
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (5)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 17:15 by Marilyn Sowder
> - Berrien County/Niles, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8184082,-86.2742615&ll=41.8184082,-86.2742615
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52975413
> - Comments: "the adult has bold black and white stripes on their crown and the immature have brown and beige stripes on their crown."
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (4)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 07:45 by Marilyn Sowder
> - Berrien County/Niles, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8184082,-86.2742615&ll=41.8184082,-86.2742615
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52975060
> - Comments: "The adults have bold black and white stripes on their crown and the immature have brown a beige stripes on their crown"
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (3)
> - Reported Feb 17, 2019 10:40 by Marilyn Sowder
> - Berrien County/Niles, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8184082,-86.2742615&ll=41.8184082,-86.2742615
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52974649
> - Comments: "The adult has broad black and white stripes on its crown and the immature have brown and beige stripes on their crown."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:01 by Agnes Karas
> - Karas Homestead, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6174401,-85.3093448&ll=42.6174401,-85.3093448
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52966945
> - Comments: "Sparrow larger than nearby ATSPs with white throat and white stripes on cap. "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:04 by Daryl Bernard
> - Seven Ponds Nature Center, Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9275199,-83.1893885&ll=42.9275199,-83.1893885
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52957546
> - Comments: "Continuing at feeders, previously reported with pics"
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (2)
> - Reported Feb 19, 2019 10:05 by Hank Veldman
> - Fennessy Lake Yard, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9535735,-85.7938795&ll=42.9535735,-85.7938795
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972141
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 18, 2019 10:00 by Hank Veldman
> - Fennessy Lake Yard, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9535735,-85.7938795&ll=42.9535735,-85.7938795
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972121
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:35 by Brandon Aho
> - Galway Bird Preserve, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.660565,-82.935815&ll=42.660565,-82.935815
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972668
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:00 by James Harding
> - Neighborhood, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7240564,-84.3749142&ll=42.7240564,-84.3749142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52967984
> - Comments: "1 adult at feeder"
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:00 by Elizabeth Bergman
> - Private Location, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8329824,-85.8009639&ll=42.8329824,-85.8009639
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52972033
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "It likes being in the Christmas tree we have laying down in the yard next to the feeder."
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:30 by Tom Leggett
> - Tom Leggetts, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8734962,-85.6365066&ll=42.8734962,-85.6365066
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52985440
> - Comments: "Streaked with breast spot. reddish in wings. rounded tail. round head and stout bill. throat stripe. weedy and brushy area along stream."
>
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 07:00 by James Harding
> - Neighborhood, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7240564,-84.3749142&ll=42.7240564,-84.3749142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52967984
> - Comments: "Same bird seen last several weeks"
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 15:58 by Fred Zilch
> - 1259 Haight Rd, Branch, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.788635,-84.8326269&ll=41.788635,-84.8326269
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52978679
> - Comments: "Male black shiny body with dark brown head. "
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:41 by Briana Fisher
> - 4001–4999 Lamb Lake Rd, Linden US-MI (42.7494,-83.8669), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.749444,-83.866851&ll=42.749444,-83.866851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52975441
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo to follow. This one is different had brown body and black wings. Size of robin. Ground feeding in the late afternoon."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (3)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:12 by Lyle Hamilton
> - Buno Road Feeder (private residence), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5470102,-83.6771965&ll=42.5470102,-83.6771965
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52965989
> - Comments: "Counted. Three males, one female. Male slightly smaller than Red-wing on same feeder and was all black with the exception of brown head. "
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 08:45 by Joyce Peterson
> - East Fowler Rd, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1296572,-84.5343442&ll=42.1296572,-84.5343442
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52958395
> - Comments: "Male and female"
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 13:39 by Darlene Friedman
> - Gale Road, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6753101,-83.4727665&ll=42.6753101,-83.4727665
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52978113
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Robert Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976244
> - Comments: "Mixed in with large flock of red winged blackbirds and starlings."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Jude Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976246
> - Comments: "Mixed in with large flock of red winged blackbirds and starlings."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Matt Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976247
> - Comments: "Mixed in with large flock of red winged blackbirds and starlings."
>
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Jude Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976246
> - Comments: "Larger then rest of flock. Iridescent blue head."
>
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Robert Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976244
> - Comments: "Larger then rest of flock. Iridescent blue head."
>
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) (2)
> - Reported Feb 20, 2019 16:15 by Matt Salisbury
> - Harsens Island, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5844331,-82.5924683&ll=42.5844331,-82.5924683
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52976247
> - Comments: "Larger then rest of flock. Iridescent blue head."
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Date: 2/20/19 8:49 am
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Subject: [birders] Tonight: Hummingbirds is free Washtenaw Audubon program, Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ann Arbor, all invited
Birders and friends,

Please join us tonight for the free Washtenaw Audubon program described below. You don’t need to be a Washtenaw Audubon member to attend.

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30pm

Michigan Hummingbirds

Join Allen Chartier for a program on his study of hummingbirds in Michigan and the Great Lakes area. Allen founded the Great Lakes HummerNet in 2001. Sightings of these birds are reported to Allen by volunteers, and Allen also catches and bands birds. Besides Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, the 15 vagrant hummingbird species are also studied. Learn how you can participate in this study, and how to attract and feed hummingbirds. Allen birds all over the world, and conducts seasonal bird banding at various sites in Michigan.

This program is free and open to the public. Membership is not required, though we would welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational activities. Washtenaw Audubon programs are held at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor. In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program. For more information on free Washtenaw Audubon programs and field trips, go to
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Hope to see you there.

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Date: 2/19/19 10:52 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Fw: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15


________________________________
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:37 AM
To: Alice Elliott
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15


Talking about Climate action without doing anything about Human Population is just idlily posturing the right way but not doing anything of substance. Population control is not necessarily tied in any way with eugenics. That is a false defamatory argument against our species responsibly controlling its reproductive actions to be in line with ecological restraints of the World.


Sincerely,

Roger Kuhlman

Ann Arbor


________________________________
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:02 AM
To: Fred Kaluza
Cc: Marta Manildi; Curt Hofer; Roger Kuhlman
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15

Hey all,
I appreciate this conversation but I did not intend for my post on an upcoming climate action to derail into a discussion about population control. That's not what the action is about, in large part because population control is often tied to eugenics.

I am happy to talk with people off-list about human population issues, but I would prefer that people use this thread for questions about the strike/rally, but that's it. (Apologies to Bruce Bowman if I am stepping on his toes at all, I just didn't want this thread to derail any further.)

Thanks!

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 11:07 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...><mailto:<fkaluza...>> wrote:
Better change the definition of “safari” to what you can see under a microscope because anything larger than a flea is bound to be on someone’s plate over there going forward. Very sad and disrespectful to all the other life on Earth.


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On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 18:57, 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:

The largest burgeoning population is in Sub-Saharan Africa - Niger, Angola, Mali, Burundi, Somalia, and more, with birth rates from about 5 to 6.5! Some of those governments are seriously trying to bring birth rates down. The single biggest factor seems to be improved education for girls. I am not aware that the US government is providing much meaningful support for these efforts.
Marta

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 19, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Curt Hofer <curthofer...><mailto:<curthofer...>> wrote:

Roger,

It appears the women of America are heeding your advice. Per CNN...

Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women, according to the report.

-- Curt Hofer
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From: Roger Kuhlman
Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15

And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So naïve. So ignorant.

Sincerely,
Roger Kuhlman
Ann Arbor

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Date: 2/19/19 10:51 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: [birders] Re: Re. First Red-winged Blackbird of the year seen in our yard
But is also true that Red-winged Blackbirds often overwinter in small number in our region and I have regularly seen them in January in habitats along Lake Erie. It is easier to say which butterflies are the harbingers of Spring--the Morning Cloak and the Eastern Comma and formerly Milbert's Tortoise Shell.

Roger Kuhlman

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From: Bruce Bowman <brucebowman99...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:12 AM
To: Roger Kuhlman; birders
Subject: Re. First Red-winged Blackbird of the year seen in our yard

Killdeer and American Woodcock are both good choices. However, Killdeer are sometimes seen (or heard) in winter. Small numbers overwinter here in southern lower Michigan. I have never heard of American Woodcock overwintering. They show up dependably in early to mid March.

So I would choose American Woodcock over Killdeer as the first spring bird.. On the otherhand, woodcock don't announce their arrival widely. You have to go find them. Red-winged Blackbirds are seen and heard everywhere soon after the first ones show up, so Red-winged Blackbird might be a better choice than woodcock if what we are looking for is the bird that tells us that spring is here (or almost).

Bruce


On February 18, 2019 3:41:17 PM Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> wrote:

I go with the Killdeer or the American Woodcock as a better first bird of Spring than the RWB.

Roger
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Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08 AM
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Subject: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019


On suet/seed block, mature male.



I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season buddy…



Ron G.

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Date: 2/19/19 9:10 pm
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
Hey all,
I appreciate this conversation but I did not intend for my post on an
upcoming climate action to turn into a discussion about population control.
That's not what the strike is about, in large part because population
control is often tied to eugenics.

I am happy to talk with people off-list about human population issues, but
I would prefer that people use this thread for questions about the
strike/rally, but that's it. (Apologies to Bruce Bowman if I am stepping on
his toes at all, I just didn't want this thread to derail any further.)

Thanks!

On Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 12:02 AM Alice Elliott <alelliot...> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I appreciate this conversation but I did not intend for my post on an
> upcoming climate action to derail into a discussion about population
> control. That's not what the action is about, in large part because
> population control is often tied to eugenics.
>
> I am happy to talk with people off-list about human population issues, but
> I would prefer that people use this thread for questions about the
> strike/rally, but that's it. (Apologies to Bruce Bowman if I am stepping on
> his toes at all, I just didn't want this thread to derail any further.)
>
> Thanks!
>
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 11:07 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:
>
>> Better change the definition of “safari” to what you can see under a
>> microscope because anything larger than a flea is bound to be on someone’s
>> plate over there going forward. Very sad and disrespectful to all the
>> other life on Earth.
>>
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>> <https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/?.src=iOS>
>>
>> On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 18:57, 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <
>> <birders...> wrote:
>>
>> The largest burgeoning population is in Sub-Saharan Africa - Niger,
>> Angola, Mali, Burundi, Somalia, and more, with birth rates from about 5 to
>> 6.5! Some of those governments are seriously trying to bring birth rates
>> down. The single biggest factor seems to be improved education for girls. I
>> am not aware that the US government is providing much meaningful support
>> for these efforts.
>> Marta
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 19, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Curt Hofer <curthofer...> wrote:
>>
>> Roger,
>>
>> It appears the women of America are heeding your advice. Per CNN...
>>
>> Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was
>> 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level
>> needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women,
>> according to the report.
>>
>> -- Curt Hofer
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Roger Kuhlman
>> Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
>> To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
>> Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
>>
>> And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human
>> Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and
>> the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So
>> naïve. So ignorant.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Roger Kuhlman
>> Ann Arbor
>>
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Date: 2/19/19 7:15 pm
From: Sherri Smith <grackle...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: birding in AA
Can some of you who are out there birding please reply to her?
Thanks,
Sherri

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: judy koenig <judyboulder...>
> Subject: birding in AA
> Date: February 19, 2019 at 5:48:28 PM EST
> To: <grackle...>
>
> Hi!
> I currently live in Boulder, CO and will be visiting Ann Arbor this weekend
> I’m a Wolverine from many years ago and we are returning for the basketball game as my son played in the late 80s
> I’m curious as to some tips for winter birding sites in the area.
> Any suggestions you can offer would be much appreciated
> Thanks,
> Judy
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Date: 2/19/19 6:01 pm
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Subject: [birders] Hummingbirds is free Washtenaw Audubon program, Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ann Arbor, all invited
Birders and friends,

Please join us for the free Washtenaw Audubon program described below. You don’t need to be a Washtenaw Audubon member to attend.

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30pm

Michigan Hummingbirds

Join Allen Chartier for a program on his study of hummingbirds in Michigan and the Great Lakes area. Allen founded the Great Lakes HummerNet in 2001. Sightings of these birds are reported to Allen by volunteers, and Allen also catches and bands birds. Besides Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, the 15 vagrant hummingbird species are also studied. Learn how you can participate in this study, and how to attract and feed hummingbirds. Allen birds all over the world, and conducts seasonal bird banding at various sites in Michigan.

This program is free and open to the public. Membership is not required, though we would welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational activities. Washtenaw Audubon programs are held at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor. In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program. For more information on free Washtenaw Audubon programs and field trips, go to
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Date: 2/19/19 3:57 pm
From: 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
The largest burgeoning population is in Sub-Saharan Africa - Niger, Angola, Mali, Burundi, Somalia, and more, with birth rates from about 5 to 6.5! Some of those governments are seriously trying to bring birth rates down. The single biggest factor seems to be improved education for girls. I am not aware that the US government is providing much meaningful support for these efforts.
Marta

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> On Feb 19, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Curt Hofer <curthofer...> wrote:
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> Roger,
>
> It appears the women of America are heeding your advice. Per CNN...
>
> Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women, according to the report.
>
> -- Curt Hofer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Kuhlman
> Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
> To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
> Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
>
> And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So naïve. So ignorant.
>
> Sincerely,
> Roger Kuhlman
> Ann Arbor
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Date: 2/19/19 12:04 pm
From: JOHN PARKER <parkerj15...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
What does it matter? We'll all be dead in twelve years.
Eat, drink, bird, and sleep.
John Parker
Waterford, MI


> On February 19, 2019 at 1:37 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:
>
> Maybe that’s the same as saying the average woman needs to crank out 2.1 children instead of the present 1.765 for ZPG. Well, despite the best efforts of American women (and men), the total population here seems to be (magically) rising nonetheless. Hmmmm.
>
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>
>
> On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 13:01, Curt Hofer <curthofer...> wrote:
>
> > > Roger,
> >
> > It appears the women of America are heeding your advice. Per CNN...
> >
> > Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women, according to the report.
> >
> > -- Curt Hofer
> >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Roger Kuhlman
> > > Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
> > > To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
> > > Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
> > >
> > > And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So naïve. So ignorant.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Roger Kuhlman
> > > Ann Arbor
> > >
> > > > >
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Date: 2/19/19 10:59 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip, Saturday, February 23, Shiawassee NWR
Saturday, February 23, 2019. 3:00 - 6:30 PM - Short-eared Owl field trip -
Shiawassee NWR. Leader: Don Burlett (<baikalteal13...>)
We'll meet in the parking lot off Curtis Road at Shiawassee NWR. We'll try
birding a few spots before watching over the fields to the south of the
Reserve. This has been unkind to us the past two years but SEOW's have been
seen there recently. The weather forecast is for mild temps but be
prepared. Plan to do a little walking on the Ferguson Bayou trail before
dusk. Dinner afterwards at Cracker Barrel for those interested. I look
forward to seeing the brave-at-heart there.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society

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Date: 2/19/19 10:38 am
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
Maybe that’s the same as saying the average woman needs to crank out 2.1 children instead of the present 1.765 for ZPG.  Well, despite the best efforts of American women (and men), the total population here seems to be (magically) rising nonetheless.  Hmmmm.

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<!--#yiv1463424613 DIV {margin:0px;}-->Roger, 
It appears the women of America are heeding your advice.  Per CNN...
Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per 1,000 women, according to the report.

-- Curt Hofer

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Kuhlman
Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15

#yiv1463424613 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So naïve. So ignorant.
Sincerely,Roger KuhlmanAnn Arbor


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Date: 2/19/19 10:01 am
From: Curt Hofer <curthofer...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
Roger,
It appears the women of America are heeding your advice. Per CNN...
Overall, the total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 was
1,765.5 per 1,000 women, which was 16% below what is considered the
level needed for a population to replace itself: 2,100 births per
1,000 women, according to the report.

-- Curt Hofer

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Kuhlman
Sent: Feb 18, 2019 2:08 PM
To: Alice Elliott , Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15

And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human
Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming
and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems.
So naïve. So ignorant.
Sincerely,Roger KuhlmanAnn Arbor

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Date: 2/19/19 2:13 am
From: Bruce Bowman <brucebowman99...>
Subject: [birders] Re. First Red-winged Blackbird of the year seen in our yard
Killdeer and American Woodcock are both good choices. However, Killdeer are
sometimes seen (or heard) in winter. Small numbers overwinter here in
southern lower Michigan. I have never heard of American Woodcock
overwintering. They show up dependably in early to mid March.

So I would choose American Woodcock over Killdeer as the first spring
bird.. On the otherhand, woodcock don't announce their arrival widely.
You have to go find them. Red-winged Blackbirds are seen and heard
everywhere soon after the first ones show up, so Red-winged Blackbird might
be a better choice than woodcock if what we are looking for is the bird
that tells us that spring is here (or almost).

Bruce

On February 18, 2019 3:41:17 PM Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> wrote:
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> I go with the Killdeer or the American Woodcock as a better first bird of
> Spring than the RWB.
>
> Roger
> From: Ron Gamble <rongamble...>
> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08 AM
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> Subject: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard,
> 17Feb2019
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> On suet/seed block, mature male.
>
> I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season
> buddy…
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Date: 2/18/19 12:41 pm
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019

I go with the Killdeer or the American Woodcock as a better first bird of Spring than the RWB.

Roger
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Subject: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019


On suet/seed block, mature male.



I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season buddy…



Ron G.

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Date: 2/18/19 11:08 am
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
And of course not a single word will be spoken here about Human Overpopulation and its crucial role in giving us both Global Warming and the destruction of the World's biodiversity and native ecosystems. So naïve. So ignorant.

Sincerely,
Roger Kuhlman
Ann Arbor

________________________________
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 11:09 AM
To: <birders...>
Subject: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15

Good morning, friends,

This isn't directly related to birds, but it is related to climate change-- which, of course, does directly impact birds.

A coalition of activists and groups have decided to join Greta Thunberg’s movement and take action. Students and workers around the world are striking on March 15th. Join Washtenaw County residents as we walk out from our schools and jobs on 11:11-- the number of years we have left to mitigate climate change.

Business as usual is no longer sustainable; we cannot continue to work and learn when the fate of our world is at stake. We are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction; the past few years were some of the warmest on record, and ecological collapse is imminent. We urge you to walk out with us, and to join us on the Diag at noon to hear from students and other speakers about why they are striking for climate action. RSVP to our Facebook event here!<https://www.facebook.com/events/557913254722538/>

If you'd like to get more directly involved, or organize a walk-out at your place of work, feel free to email us at <climatestrikewc...><mailto:<climatestrikewc...>, or message our Facebook account. Otherwise, please forward this email to your colleagues, and spread the word by sharing our social media posts on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ClimateStrikeWC/>, Twitter<https://twitter.com/climatestrikewc>, and Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/climatestrikewc/>!

Don't hesitate to email me too, if you have any further questions. Hope to see you at the Diag on the 15th!

-Alice


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Date: 2/18/19 10:55 am
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
eBird records show that red-wing blackbirds are resident, at least in small
numbers, year-round in southern lower Michigan. There is no month of the
year without at least some sightings.



On Sunday, February 17, 2019, Scott R Smith <painless...> wrote:

> While driving towards the Ohio line Friday I saw a flock of about 50 Red
> Wings. Very early I thought.
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Date: 2/18/19 8:09 am
From: Alice Elliott <alelliot...>
Subject: [birders] OT: Climate Strike 3/15
Good morning, friends,

This isn't directly related to birds, but it *is *related to climate
change-- which, of course, does directly impact birds.

A coalition of activists and groups have decided to join Greta Thunberg’s
movement and take action. Students and workers around the world are
striking on *March 15th.* Join Washtenaw County residents as we walk out
from our schools and jobs on *11:11*-- the number of years we have left to
mitigate climate change.

Business as usual is no longer sustainable; we cannot continue to work and
learn when the fate of our world is at stake. We are in the midst of a
sixth mass extinction; the past few years were some of the warmest on
record, and ecological collapse is imminent. We urge you to walk out with
us, and to join us on the *Diag at noon* to hear from students and other
speakers about why they are striking for climate action. RSVP to our
Facebook event here! <https://www.facebook.com/events/557913254722538/>

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message our Facebook account. Otherwise, please forward this email to your
colleagues, and spread the word by sharing our social media posts on
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Don't hesitate to email me too, if you have any further questions. Hope to
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Date: 2/18/19 7:06 am
From: Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
I had a female RWB on my deck on Friday in northern lapeer county!!! I thought I heard a robin also but have not officially seen a robin. I think it is early also considering the very bitterly cold weather and much snow we have in this area!



Pam in Northern Lapeer County, MI



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Subject: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds



While driving towards the Ohio line Friday I saw a flock of about 50 Red Wings. Very early I thought.



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Date: 2/17/19 2:11 pm
From: Scott R Smith <painless...>
Subject: [birders] Red Winged Blackbirds
While driving towards the Ohio line Friday I saw a flock of about 50 Red Wings. Very early I thought.

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Date: 2/17/19 12:42 pm
From: Curt Hofer <curthofer...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Dark Morph Red-Tailed Hawk on M14
Perhaps the two bird theory applies in this case but we observed a Red-Shouldered Hawk in that location last weekend.

Curt Hofer via iPhone


> On Feb 17, 2019, at 2:51 PM, Curt Powell <curt.curtp...> wrote:
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> Hi
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> Sorry, keep forgetting to mention that I saw this on Thursday. Cool bird for my MI 70 mph list. Can't say as I studied it in detail, but it was perched in a tree right along the highway. Pretty sure the id is correct (ie., not a rough-legged), by shape and that the tail looked un-banded. The bird was quite black. It was about 1.5 mi East of Gotfredson Rd on the North side of the road - definitely worth keeping an eye out for if you're driving on M14.
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Date: 2/17/19 12:07 pm
From: Connie Bank <cbankina2...>
Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
At least four at my suet feeders this week...too early for Red- wings! My finches are already yellowing too, is this normal?
Thanks, Connie Bank

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> On suet/seed block, mature male.
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> I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season buddy…
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Date: 2/17/19 11:52 am
From: Curt Powell <curt.curtp...>
Subject: [birders] Dark Morph Red-Tailed Hawk on M14
Hi

Sorry, keep forgetting to mention that I saw this on Thursday. Cool bird
for my MI 70 mph list. Can't say as I studied it in detail, but it
was perched in a tree right along the highway. Pretty sure the id is
correct (ie., not a rough-legged), by shape and that the tail looked
un-banded. The bird was quite black. It was about 1.5 mi East of
Gotfredson Rd on the North side of the road - definitely worth keeping an
eye out for if you're driving on M14.

Curt

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Date: 2/17/19 10:12 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
 

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Date: 2/17/19 7:42 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
I had a male Red-winged Blackbird in my backyard yesterday, singing (sort
of), and I too consider them a better sign of spring than some others. I
see robins fly over all winter long, for example, and there aren't any
bluebirds here in my mostly urban environment. The groundhog in my backyard
didn't even come out of his burrow on Groundhog Day. He doesn't care when
winter ends :-). But I think this is close to the earliest I've had a
Red-wing too. February 25-28 is about the normal first arrival for them.

Allen T. Chartier
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> On suet/seed block, mature male.
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> I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season
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Date: 2/17/19 7:35 am
From: Terry Hoenle <terry_hoenle...>
Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
Would love to have those RWBBs for my GBBC!!

Is this an indication of the future that we will be seeing them year round like the flocks of Robins??

Terry H

On Feb 17, 2019 10:17 AM, Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> wrote:
Saw one at my feeders a few weeks ago, around the cold spell. What?
Checked ebird and there were a few other sightings, 20 miles away spread
over time. Don't know if this one bird has been flying around Jackson and
Calhoun county or if there are more than one crazy RWBB out there!

Marie, Calhoun/Jackson county line


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On suet/seed block, mature male.



I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you’re pushing the season buddy…



Ron G.

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Date: 2/17/19 7:18 am
From: Marie Schatz <marieschatz...>
Subject: Re: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
Saw one at my feeders a few weeks ago, around the cold spell.  What?
Checked ebird and there were a few other sightings, 20 miles away spread
over time.  Don't know if this one bird has been flying around Jackson and
Calhoun county or if there are more than one crazy RWBB out there!

Marie, Calhoun/Jackson county line


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> I like it as first sign of spring; but  I think you’re pushing the
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Date: 2/17/19 7:08 am
From: Ron Gamble <rongamble...>
Subject: [birders] First Red-winged Blackbird of year seen in our yard, 17Feb2019
On suet/seed block, mature male.



I like it as first sign of spring; but I think you're pushing the season
buddy.



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Date: 2/16/19 6:27 am
From: 'Bill Rapai' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Off topic - Obit for the man who saved the Peregrine Falcon
Birders:
There's an obituary for Tom Cade in today's New York Times. Tom is credited with being the leader of the effort to save the Peregrine Falcon from extinction because of DDT. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/obituaries/tom-cade-dead.html
In a 1980 interview with the Times, Cade gave his explanation for his mission to save the peregrine: "No one who sees a peregrine falcon fly can ever forget the beauty and thrill of that flight."
Bill RapaiGrosse Pointe

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Date: 2/15/19 5:41 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] OAS Field Trip Saturday February 16
Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:30am-11:30am. Great Backyard Bird Count.
Leader: Kathleen Dougherty (<kad8186...>)
This event is intended for Young Birders as well as adults. The Great
Backyard Bird Count is one of the largest bird counts in the world. In
2017, 100 countries participated, and more than 180,000 checklists were
submitted. Start at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center observing birds at their
feeders and on the trails. After that we will go to Beaudette Park (786
Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341) along the Clinton River Trail to
search for waterfowl and other urban birds. Dress for the weather and bring
your binoculars. Meet at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd.,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society

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Date: 2/14/19 1:59 pm
From: Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
Thanks for the response Allen. I have tried to get pics of it near others. I wouldn’t say I can look at the group and point it out by naked eye. I was hoping I could find some pics showing one in a mixed flock, but no luck yet. I know how improbable it would be. It seems to fall on that overlap area of the two, at least based on these two characteristics. I would definitely need to show a size difference before I’d even try to justify as a White-winged. Maybe it will stick around still this weekend and I can observe it some more.

Gordon Green

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> On Feb 14, 2019, at 10:11 AM, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:
>
> Gordon,
>
> Interesting bird. I have been banding juncos mainly in my yard (sometimes I catch them other places) for the past 15 years, and have been taking bill measurements and assessing percentages of white in each of the tail feathers, precisely because we don't know much about how these characters relate to the age and sex of them. In my experience, the number of juncos with the white dots on the secondary coverts, like the bird in your photo, is maybe 5-10%. I think that most of them that I have banded have been young birds, in their first winter, and that it is likely individuals retaining their juvenile coverts. Check out this photo of a juvenile; the spots on the coverts look just like those on the ones I have seen, and looks a lot like your bird too.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/56509109@N04/5861596125
>
> Regarding white in the tail, juncos have 12 tail feathers and in our Slate-colored Juncos, numbered from the central pair outward, and there is white on the outer 3. Almost all of them I have banded have 100% white on the outermost (r6), and many have most or all white (90-100%) on the next one (r5). The greatest variation is in the amount of white on r4, which can range from a maximum of 60% in what I think are adult males, and some adult females, to 0% in young of both sexes (or unknown sex). Your bird has a lot more white on r4 than I've seen...it may be dark at the base so could be 80% white or more. And, I can't remember seeing any white on r3 on those I've banded, as on your bird, which I would estimate as 20% white on the right r3, and 10% white on the left r3. Off the top of my head, I know that other subspecies of junco have white on r3, and it may not be just White-winged that shows this. I would not use this single character, though, to indicate anything.
>
> White-winged is the largest subspecies of junco, and a "pure" one (there are many intergrades) should be easy to distinguish if it is with Slate-colored, by size. Also, White-winged have more extensive white tips (not dots) on the greater secondary coverts AND on the median secondary coverts. According to the "Pyle Guide", which is used by bird banders as well as birders, the wing chord of White-winged is 78-88 in females and 82-92 in males. Slate-colored (hyemalis ssp) wing cords are 69-77 in females and 73-82 in males. So, there is some overlap depending on the sex of the bird.
>
> Pyle, Peter. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds. Part 1 (Columbidae to Ploceidae). Slate Creek Press. Bolinas, CA.
>
>
> Allen T. Chartier
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>
>
>> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...> wrote:
>> Can anyone speak to probability of Slate-colored Junco with faint white wing-bars and 3+ white tail feathers? I know the wing-bar percentage is between 1-2%, but cannot find anything related to extent of white in retrices. I can’t find much showing real-life side by side comparison of size, bill or color between slate and white-winged.
>>
>> I assumed, last week, this was a slate-colored with wing-bars but the 3 solid white tail feathers and 4th with 10-25% white at least lead me to ask for further expertise. Thank you in advance.
>>
>> https://www.balancethechaos.com/birding/interesting-junco-ssp-popping-up-at-the-feeder
>>
>> Gordon Green
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 2/14/19 11:17 am
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: [birders] Pileated Woodpecker - Plymouth Township, Wayne County
I saw a Pileated Woodpecker the other day near the corner of Ridge Road and
Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township. I know that they've been reported at
other areas in Wayne County, but this was the first one that I have seen in
Wayne County.

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Date: 2/14/19 8:01 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Cardinal
House Finches and Carolina Wren singing this morning in Inkster.

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> What a welcome sound!
>
> You all may find this new blog post (first in a series, by Ted Floyd) to
> be of interest. It’s about the simple joy of this song, and more…
>
>
> http://blog.aba.org/2019/02/how-to-know-the-birds-no-1-on-hearing-the-first-cardinal-in-spring.html
>
> John Lowry
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>
> On Feb 14, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Kristina Harris <khiceland...>
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> I heard a cardinal singing his beautiful song in Plymouth township today!
> Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Date: 2/14/19 7:51 am
From: John Lowry <jlowry...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Cardinal
What a welcome sound!

You all may find this new blog post (first in a series, by Ted Floyd) to be of interest. It’s about the simple joy of this song, and more…

http://blog.aba.org/2019/02/how-to-know-the-birds-no-1-on-hearing-the-first-cardinal-in-spring.html

John Lowry




> On Feb 14, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Kristina Harris <khiceland...> wrote:
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> I heard a cardinal singing his beautiful song in Plymouth township today!
> Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Date: 2/14/19 7:45 am
From: Kristina Harris <khiceland...>
Subject: [birders] Cardinal
I heard a cardinal singing his beautiful song in Plymouth township today!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kristina Harris

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Date: 2/14/19 7:11 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
Gordon,

Interesting bird. I have been banding juncos mainly in my yard (sometimes I
catch them other places) for the past 15 years, and have been taking bill
measurements and assessing percentages of white in each of the tail
feathers, precisely because we don't know much about how these characters
relate to the age and sex of them. In my experience, the number of juncos
with the white dots on the secondary coverts, like the bird in your photo,
is maybe 5-10%. I think that most of them that I have banded have been
young birds, in their first winter, and that it is likely individuals
retaining their juvenile coverts. Check out this photo of a juvenile; the
spots on the coverts look just like those on the ones I have seen, and
looks a lot like your bird too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56509109@N04/5861596125

Regarding white in the tail, juncos have 12 tail feathers and in our
Slate-colored Juncos, numbered from the central pair outward, and there is
white on the outer 3. Almost all of them I have banded have 100% white on
the outermost (r6), and many have most or all white (90-100%) on the next
one (r5). The greatest variation is in the amount of white on r4, which can
range from a maximum of 60% in what I think are adult males, and some adult
females, to 0% in young of both sexes (or unknown sex). Your bird has a lot
more white on r4 than I've seen...it may be dark at the base so could be
80% white or more. And, I can't remember seeing any white on r3 on those
I've banded, as on your bird, which I would estimate as 20% white on the
right r3, and 10% white on the left r3. Off the top of my head, I know that
other subspecies of junco have white on r3, and it may not be just
White-winged that shows this. I would not use this single character,
though, to indicate anything.

White-winged is the largest subspecies of junco, and a "pure" one (there
are many intergrades) should be easy to distinguish if it is with
Slate-colored, by size. Also, White-winged have more extensive white tips
(not dots) on the greater secondary coverts AND on the median secondary
coverts. According to the "Pyle Guide", which is used by bird banders as
well as birders, the wing chord of White-winged is 78-88 in females and
82-92 in males. Slate-colored (hyemalis ssp) wing cords are 69-77 in
females and 73-82 in males. So, there is some overlap depending on the sex
of the bird.

Pyle, Peter. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds. Part 1
(Columbidae to Ploceidae). Slate Creek Press. Bolinas, CA.


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On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...>
wrote:

> Can anyone speak to probability of Slate-colored Junco with faint white
> wing-bars and 3+ white tail feathers? I know the wing-bar percentage is
> between 1-2%, but cannot find anything related to extent of white in
> retrices. I can’t find much showing real-life side by side comparison of
> size, bill or color between slate and white-winged.
>
> I assumed, last week, this was a slate-colored with wing-bars but the 3
> solid white tail feathers and 4th with 10-25% white at least lead me to ask
> for further expertise. Thank you in advance.
>
>
> https://www.balancethechaos.com/birding/interesting-junco-ssp-popping-up-at-the-feeder
>
> Gordon Green
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Date: 2/14/19 6:30 am
From: Chipperatl10 <chipperatl10...>
Subject: [birders] Junco wing-bar and 3+ white tail probability
Can anyone speak to probability of Slate-colored Junco with faint white wing-bars and 3+ white tail feathers? I know the wing-bar percentage is between 1-2%, but cannot find anything related to extent of white in retrices. I can’t find much showing real-life side by side comparison of size, bill or color between slate and white-winged.

I assumed, last week, this was a slate-colored with wing-bars but the 3 solid white tail feathers and 4th with 10-25% white at least lead me to ask for further expertise. Thank you in advance.

https://www.balancethechaos.com/birding/interesting-junco-ssp-popping-up-at-the-feeder

Gordon Green

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Date: 2/13/19 3:46 pm
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Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
EBird’s most recent rare bird alert is below.
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> Date: February 13, 2019 at 2:13:49 AM PST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Ross's Goose (1 Allegan)
> Trumpeter Swan (2 Genesee)
> Greater Scaup (1 Genesee)
> Lesser Scaup (2 Ingham)
> Long-tailed Duck (2 Kent)
> Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Manistee)
> Red-breasted Merganser (3 St. Clair)
> Horned Grebe (1 Genesee, 2 Macomb)
> Common Loon (1 Manistee)
> American Bittern (2 Kalamazoo)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1 Livingston, 1 Midland)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Saginaw, 1 Washtenaw)
> Northern Flicker (1 Jackson, 1 Montcalm, 1 Oakland, 1 Ottawa, 4 Washtenaw)
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 Ionia)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Ingham, 1 Oakland)
> Common Raven (1 Livingston)
> Carolina Wren (1 Barry, 2 Calhoun, 1 Ingham, 1 Kalamazoo, 1 Ottawa, 2 Washtenaw, 1 Wayne)
> Hermit Thrush (2 Kalamazoo)
> Gray Catbird (1 Barry)
> Bohemian Waxwing (1 Antrim)
> Evening Grosbeak (1 Alpena)
> Purple Finch (1 Barry)
> Common Redpoll (1 Ionia)
> Lapland Longspur (1 Genesee)
> Field Sparrow (1 Oakland)
> Fox Sparrow (1 Lapeer, 1 Washtenaw)
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (1 Barry)
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Calhoun)
> White-crowned Sparrow (1 Calhoun, 1 Ionia, 2 Oakland)
> White-throated Sparrow (1 Crawford, 1 Lapeer)
> Song Sparrow (1 Ingham, 1 Kalamazoo, 1 Macomb, 2 Oakland)
> Swamp Sparrow (2 Kalamazoo)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (1 Barry, 1 Hillsdale, 1 Jackson, 1 Midland, 1 Oakland)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 Lenawee)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
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> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
> - Reported Feb 09, 2019 09:05 by David Cross
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52520528
> - Comments: "Small white goose with black wing tips. Small bill with straight feathering line by bill and blue marking on bill near face. Much smaller than nearby Canada Goose and larger than Mallards."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:23 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/S52630076
> - Comments: "Continuing. Brief trumpeting heard."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (6)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:50 by Wade Wines II
> - Ripley Rd from bridge, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.820226,-83.7683809&ll=42.820226,-83.7683809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52637354
> - Comments: "Continues. 4 more than usual"
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:23 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/S52630076
> - Comments: "Continuing male. Flat head, not peaked like Lesser. Bright white sides."
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:24 by Jeff Pavlik
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630372
> - Comments: "Previously reported."
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:02 by John Grettenberger
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632465
> - Comments: "Dark head, gray body, white flanks, peak on rear of crown."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:39 by David Whitehouse
> - Grand River--Canal Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.980932,-85.6723309&ll=42.980932,-85.6723309
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630924
> - Comments: "Continuing. Female on river near COGOs"
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:07 by Rob Keys
> - Versluis Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.06006,-85.57819&ll=43.06006,-85.57819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52623465
> - Comments: "continuing bird"
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:30 by Brian Allen
> - Sengs Marina (restricted access), Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.249569,-86.314198&ll=44.249569,-86.314198
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632191
> - Comments: "at the east docks today, continuing"
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 17:00 by Kristine Griffor
> - Desmond Landing, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9715094,-82.4207521&ll=42.9715094,-82.4207521
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635402
> - Comments: "Common at this location"
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 17:00 by Robert Salisbury
> - Desmond Landing, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9715094,-82.4207521&ll=42.9715094,-82.4207521
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635401
> - Comments: "Common at this location"
>
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 17:00 by Matt Salisbury
> - Desmond Landing, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9715094,-82.4207521&ll=42.9715094,-82.4207521
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635403
> - Comments: "Common at this location"
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:41 by James Trombley
> - Harley Ensign Memorial Boating Access Site, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.592648,-82.7715111&ll=42.592648,-82.7715111
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632303
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Pic"
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:53 by Brandon Aho
> - Harley Ensign Memorial Boating Access Site, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.592648,-82.7715111&ll=42.592648,-82.7715111
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630338
> - Comments: "Obvious Grebe shape with a dark cap, white face and darker body with black stripe going up the back of the neck. Diving continuously. "
>
> Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:03 by Thomas Baumgart
> - 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/S52628216
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "continuing - Foy"
>
> Common Loon (Gavia immer) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:10 by Brian Allen
> - First St. pier, Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2476584,-86.3456726&ll=44.2476584,-86.3456726
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632119
> - Comments: "One, continuing"
>
> American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:34 by Todd Alfes
> - Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2817877,-85.5783302&ll=42.2817877,-85.5783302
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635130
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:34 by Sandy Roethler
> - Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2817877,-85.5783302&ll=42.2817877,-85.5783302
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635132
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 10:45 by Chris Swaffield
> - My Backyard, Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4935907,-83.8787109&ll=42.4935907,-83.8787109
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52624782
> - Comments: "Observed perched in backyard for a few minutes before it flew off. Similar in size to a Cooper's. Deep orange bars across breast, overall dark head. White speckling over dark brown wing coverts."
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:00 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Oil City - Home, Midland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5814055,-84.588266&ll=43.5814055,-84.588266
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52627283
> - Comments: "Adult; occasional visitor to yard all winter"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 11, 2019 11:15 by Paul Roose
> - 12633 Beaver Road, Saint Charles, Michigan, US (43.315, -84.164), Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3146781,-84.1638244&ll=43.3146781,-84.1638244
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52625994
> - Comments: "Mature"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 11, 2019 07:53 by Malorie Evens
> - Crooked Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3218186,-84.1148043&ll=42.3218186,-84.1148043
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52622470
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 10:45 by Karen Markey
> - 2150 Yorktown Dr, Ann Arbor US-MI (42.3060,-83.6980), Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.305997,-83.697957&ll=42.305997,-83.697957
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629948
> - Comments: "Large woodpecker. Spotted breast. Long beak slightly decurved. Red nape, grey crown turning to tan toward the beak, and black mustache for the male. Female with the same but tan for the mustache (or malar). One of each arriving within seconds of the other leaving the feeder. Didn’t expect this to be rare. They’ve been coming to my suet feeder all winter. "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 10:30 by Anonymous eBirder
> - 22887 West Wood Lake Road, Pierson, Michigan, US (43.344, -85.54), Montcalm, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3443944,-85.5396083&ll=43.3443944,-85.5396083
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52623996
> - Comments: "Male at duet feeder"
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:00 by Kevin Thomas
> - Home Yard, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.946645,-84.9959139&ll=42.946645,-84.9959139
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52641137
> - Comments: "still wintering in yard"
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:45 by Janet Hug
> - J. Hug - Cooley Lake, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6128962,-83.4539509&ll=42.6128962,-83.4539509
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629265
> - Comments: "Continuing bird - visits the suet feeder on a daily basis. "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:08 by Karen Coupland
> - Our yard on Mt. Vernon Ave., Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2721386,-83.7622386&ll=42.2721386,-83.7622386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52627680
> - Comments: "Black bib, red nape, could see yellow shaft on tail feathers "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:45 by R Green
> - Stony Lake Rd. / Benton Rd. Intersection, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1597133,-84.3074083&ll=42.1597133,-84.3074083
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52639375
> - Comments: "Continuing male that has been coming to the feeders all winter."
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:59 by Anonymous eBirder
> - US-MI-Scio-911 Marshall Ct - 42.3032x-83.8645, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.303228,-83.864481&ll=42.303228,-83.864481
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52626385
> - Comments: "@ suet feeder "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 10:35 by Elizabeth Notman
> - Upper Macatawa Natural Area, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.805392,-85.9740163&ll=42.805392,-85.9740163
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52627801
> - Comments: "Large woodpecker with speckled breast, black bib, white rump and yellow underwings "
>
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:02 by Joe Prochaska
> - Webster Township, Joe's Home, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3640651,-83.8597406&ll=42.3640651,-83.8597406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629777
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:08 by Scott Jennex
> - Detroit Zoo, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4763714,-83.1535819&ll=42.4763714,-83.1535819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52637972
> - Comments: "Continuing, perched on the West side of water tower"
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:02 by John Grettenberger
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632465
> - Comments: "Large falcon perched high on power plant. Second individual chasing rock pigeons."
>
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) (2)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 08:37 by Paulette Hummel
> - 10516 Jayne Valley Ln, Fenton US-MI (42.7678,-83.6992), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.767819,-83.699206&ll=42.767819,-83.699206
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52621265
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Picture to follow submission"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:04 by Laura Nielsen
> - 1521 Hatcher Crescent, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US (42.295, -83.775), Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2953182,-83.7754613&ll=42.2953182,-83.7754613
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52624766
> - Comments: "Hopping and chattering"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:20 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Amaze! (Private), Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.846343,-86.2037604&ll=42.846343,-86.2037604
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52632470
> - Comments: "Warm brown wren, longer bill, white eye line and larger than a house wren. Has been in the yard for a couple months"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:45 by Thomas Koffel
> - Duck Lake, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.408637,-85.381978&ll=42.408637,-85.381978
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52620994
> - Comments: "Came to feeder. Buffy underpart, warm-brown back, white supercilium, long tail and curvy beak."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 08:00 by Robert Bates
> - Rolling Woods Feeders, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.411983,-83.505236&ll=42.411983,-83.505236
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52639530
> - Comments: "At least 1 Carolina Wren has over wintered at the house and surrounding woods. Large, heavy bodied wren, reddish/brown coloration, bold white eye stripe, larger than the AMGO & PISI."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:20 by Gordon Green
> - US-MI-Battle Creek-8154-8532 E Dr N, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.282059,-85.129699&ll=42.282059,-85.129699
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636402
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:02 by Joe Prochaska
> - Webster Township, Joe's Home, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3640651,-83.8597406&ll=42.3640651,-83.8597406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629777
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:35 by Mckenzie Bush
> - Whitehouse Nature Center, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2426647,-84.735674&ll=42.2426647,-84.735674
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52634274
> - Comments: "One individual at the bird feeders"
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:00 by Diane Waswick
> - Wildwood Rd. Shelbyville, MI USA, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5775444,-85.5124283&ll=42.5775444,-85.5124283
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52639575
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Visits suet feeders very regularly. Had one visit last winter as well."
>
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:15 by Priscilla Wood
> - Yard, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6830269,-84.4068164&ll=42.6830269,-84.4068164
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636617
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:03 by Andrew Staufer
> - At Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52637622
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:45 by Andrew Staufer
> - At Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52637602
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:00 by Rita Wells
> - 9950 West Pine Lake Road, Delton, Michigan, US (42.509, -85.483), Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5087827,-85.4828481&ll=42.5087827,-85.4828481
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630524
> - Comments: "Slate Gray body, Black Cap and Tail, long beak, long tail, shaped like a Thrasher.
> It drank water, picked at the ground feeder for a second and was gone. I did get my glasses on it.
> Had a Catbird same day 6 years ago -that one stayed for 4 weeks. Maybe he will be back."
>
> Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (50)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:13 by Theresa Moore
> - 4830 S M 88 Hwy, Bellaire US-MI (44.9632,-85.1994), Antrim, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.963229,-85.199355&ll=44.963229,-85.199355
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52633853
> - Comments: "Very large flock (I have likely underestimated the quantity here) of waxwings in a distant tree. While I was unable to see details, such as undertail coverts, I was able to hear their distinct trilling. A nearby red tailed hawk kept disturbing the flock, and when they flew up, they separated into two groups. The larger flock of birds were also larger in size. The smaller flock, while also waxwings, were smaller sized birds, which is how I settled on cedar waxwings. "
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (17) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:51 by Dana Howard
> - 6511 Leer Rd, Alpena, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.1374927,-83.7206268&ll=45.1374927,-83.7206268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630416
> - Comments: "continuing. Yesterday only at Hawthorne trees, today only at sunflower feeders."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:41 by Agnes Karas
> - Karas Homestead, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6174401,-85.3093448&ll=42.6174401,-85.3093448
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52633075
> - Comments: "Female, continuing bird previously reported. "
>
> Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:00 by Kevin Thomas
> - Home Yard, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.946645,-84.9959139&ll=42.946645,-84.9959139
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52641137
> - Comments: "continuing bird with goldfinches"
>
> Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:34 by Jake Hill
> - Wilson Rd. grasslands, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.165456,-83.620686&ll=43.165456,-83.620686
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629889
> - Comments: "5"
>
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:55 by John Parker
> - backyard, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.63378,-83.43627&ll=42.63378,-83.43627
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52623896
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Took yet another photo of White-Crowned Sparrow, on feeder. Figured the bird on the left to be one of several American Field Sparrows present. While reviewing pictures, the bill color screamed for a reassessment.
> Added photo later in the day that shows well, the sparrow is equivalent in size to American Goldfinch."
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 08:49 by Don Burlett
> - 3655 Brauer Road, Hadley Township, Michigan, US (42.895, -83.363), Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.895429,-83.362551&ll=42.895429,-83.362551
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52620989
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Iliaca race, photos taken through windows"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:38 by Cathy Theisen
> - Loch Highland, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.318996,-83.852844&ll=42.318996,-83.852844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636625
> - Comments: "continuing sice 1/9"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group]) (1)
> - Reported Feb 08, 2019 14:30 by Marisa Kronenwetter
> - Backyard and Front Yard, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5732103,-85.2861142&ll=42.5732103,-85.2861142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629835
> - Comments: "Continuing. Dark gray hood, brown mantle and buffy sides."
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:20 by Gordon Green
> - US-MI-Battle Creek-8154-8532 E Dr N, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.282059,-85.129699&ll=42.282059,-85.129699
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636402
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:00 by Kevin Thomas
> - Home Yard, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.946645,-84.9959139&ll=42.946645,-84.9959139
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52641137
> - Comments: "continuing bird wintering in yard"
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:20 by Gordon Green
> - US-MI-Battle Creek-8154-8532 E Dr N, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.282059,-85.129699&ll=42.282059,-85.129699
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636402
> - Comments: "Continuing- pics"
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (2)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:58 by John Parker
> - backyard, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.63378,-83.43627&ll=42.63378,-83.43627
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52631845
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Now noticing a 1st winter bird with the adult."
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:55 by John Parker
> - backyard, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.63378,-83.43627&ll=42.63378,-83.43627
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52623896
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:50 by Daryl Bernard
> - Director's residence @ Seven Ponds Nature Center , Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.929191,-83.188075&ll=42.929191,-83.188075
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52620266
> - Comments: "Continuing at feeder"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 09, 2019 09:14 by Alison Vilag
> - Recreation Fishing Club (PRIVATE!), Crawford, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6657991,-84.5179725&ll=44.6657991,-84.5179725
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52631627
> - Comments: "Visiting feeders; initially "seeping" out-of-sight; when pished into view white throat obvious. Seen on several occasions. "
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:20 by Priscilla Wood
> - Fenner Nature Center, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7094222,-84.5194056&ll=42.7094222,-84.5194056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636380
> - Comments: "Sparrow with heavy dark streaks and central dark spot on breast. Feeding on ground under feeder. Was not expecting this."
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 15:39 by Brandon Aho
> - Galway Bird Preserve, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.660565,-82.935815&ll=42.660565,-82.935815
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52633783
> - Comments: "Continuing at this location."
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:15 by Janet Hug
> - J. Hug - Cooley Lake, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6128962,-83.4539509&ll=42.6128962,-83.4539509
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636938
> - Comments: "Photos taken. I spotted this bird feeding among the House Sparrows at the bird feeder. Noted the long tail, malar stripes, heavily streaked breast, rusty plumage. "
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:59 by Richard Keith
> - Pitsfield Banding Station (park 200' before house), Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1700705,-85.5181326&ll=42.1700705,-85.5181326
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52626675
> - Comments: "Streaked sides, central breast spot. This bird has been present for several weeks"
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:55 by John Parker
> - backyard, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.63378,-83.43627&ll=42.63378,-83.43627
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52623896
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Seen occasionally here in the snowy months. Two were present simultaneously."
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:34 by Sandy Roethler
> - Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2817877,-85.5783302&ll=42.2817877,-85.5783302
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635132
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 16:34 by Todd Alfes
> - Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2817877,-85.5783302&ll=42.2817877,-85.5783302
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52635130
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:01 by Deb Johnson
> - 11785 Cambria Road, Hillsdale, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7551463,-84.6668673&ll=41.7551463,-84.6668673
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52622648
> - Comments: "Blackbird with brown head. "
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
> - Reported Feb 11, 2019 08:25 by Marisa Kronenwetter
> - Backyard and Front Yard, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5732103,-85.2861142&ll=42.5732103,-85.2861142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52630248
> - Comments: "Around the size of a cardinal. Very dark body and equally dark brown head."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:45 by Janet Hug
> - J. Hug - Cooley Lake, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6128962,-83.4539509&ll=42.6128962,-83.4539509
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52629265
> - Comments: "I was very surprised to see an adult female visiting the birdfeeder. Gray brown plumage overall with slight variation in plumage on neck, a thick black bill. "
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:00 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Oil City - Home, Midland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5814055,-84.588266&ll=43.5814055,-84.588266
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52627283
> - Comments: "Female-type at feeders; brown overall, but slightly lighter on breast; dark eye; short conical icterid bill"
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (4)
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 09:45 by R Green
> - Stony Lake Rd. / Benton Rd. Intersection, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1597133,-84.3074083&ll=42.1597133,-84.3074083
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52639375
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Two male and two female."
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 07:51 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=41.9945142,-83.9516772&ll=41.9945142,-83.9516772
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52619857
> - Comments: "Continuing"
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Date: 2/13/19 3:06 pm
From: Dan Fox <dfoxmi...>
Subject: [birders] Half male/half female (gynandromorph) Cardinal
Apparently this happens in birds, insects and crustaceans.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/half-male-half-female-cardinal-pennsylvania/?fbclid=IwAR3U-X0QEl-RkvZOna8wPuNHcwimJmeIMFkYXGNES9g8y8x5fMGprdoQ40M

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Date: 2/12/19 7:06 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Meeting/Program will still take place tonight at 7:00 PM
It is supposed to warm up above freezing this afternoon and evening so we
do plan to meet tonight. The church will be open. Please take your time and
drive carefully.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. Join us for the Oakland Audubon
Society's monthly meeting and a program titled "A Passage to South India"
presented by Dorothy McLeer. When Dorothy McLeer visited South India she
saw some marvelous wildlife - and also the result of a tsunami that had hit
the area a few days earlier.
Join us for an unusual presentation. Meetings are held at the First United
Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Enter the
building from the rear main entrance. Everyone is welcome to attend this
free program. Refreshments will be served.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society

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Date: 2/11/19 8:06 pm
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: [birders] Apologies if The was sent before.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000006321699/how-the-hummingbird-bill-evolved-for-battle.html
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Date: 2/11/19 1:23 pm
From: birds891357 via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
I saw a Cooper’s hawk get a young Norway rat.

Mark O’Keefe






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Since Norwsy are not part of our native ecosystems here in the US, does anyone know if they are regularly preyed on? Being mostly night creatures, I’m thinking that owls should be interested but...wouldn’t they be quite a bit larger than normal Owl prey? Even House Cats normally take things smaller than rats. I can see where poisoned rats laying out in the open would attract anything that eats squirrels or musk rats but Norway Rats at night? Maybe Great Horned Owls looking for skunks or house cats? I don’t know.


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On Saturday, February 9, 2019, 13:12, Tait, Mag <mtait...> wrote:



Quite a story. Thank you for sharing. My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats. She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.


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Birders,

Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.





This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter.





I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.





Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.




What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.




So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon.





This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!




Faye Stoner/Ron Gamble
































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Date: 2/11/19 11:29 am
From: Sherri Smith <grackle...>
Subject: [birders] owl food
From my rehab experience, Rats might be too big for barred owls, Great horned owls would eat them right up. They would eat the barred owls too if possible. If I were in her situation, I would try it. I had eight pigeons feeding on my platform when a chipmunk climbed to it. When he poked his head over the rim, the pigeons departed in a panic, like a bunch of victorian ladies.
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Date: 2/11/19 10:08 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Reminder: OAS Meeting/Program Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. Join us for the Oakland Audubon
Society's monthly meeting and a program titled "A Passage to South India"
presented by Dorothy McLeer. When Dorothy McLeer visited South India she
saw some marvelous wildlife - and also the result of a tsunami that had hit
the area a few days earlier.
Join us for an unusual presentation. Meetings are held at the First United
Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Enter the
building from the rear main entrance. Everyone is welcome to attend this
free program. Refreshments will be served.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
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Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society

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Date: 2/11/19 6:39 am
From: Daniel Blower <dfblower...>
Subject: [birders] Ross's goose at Ford Lake bridge dam
At the risk of excessive scrupulosity, let me correct the record slightly. I may have been the initial reporter of the bird, but it was pointed out to me by another birder. I think I now know her name, but I'll let her speak for herself.

It took me a while to accept that goose as a Ross's. When I first saw it from the bank of the river, I thought Snow goose. Checked the bill but didn't see much in the way of bluish, though the first time it was at some distance. There was a hint of blue through my binocs, but this would be a lifer for me and I always fear my wishes will color my vision. I went up on the road on the dam, where there was a woman scoping the waterfowl. There were some redheads and canvasbacks in the river, and I wanted to confirm my identification of those birds with her, since she had a scope. At that point, she asked me if I had seen the Ross's goose, mentioning that she had seen some bluish at the base of the bill.

I thought, damn. Possibly too hasty. The goose had drifted closer to the riverside walkway at Hydro Park, so I hotfooted it back down there. The bird drifted back toward the other bank, (naturally) but I glassed it and took some pictures with my inadequate camera. After I got home, I went through my bird books and some online photos, and persuaded myself that it was indeed a Ross's, based mostly on the size & shape of the bill, lack of grin patch (now I'm thinking grrr patch is more like it), and the blush of bluish at the base of the bill. In many of the photos I checked online, that color is not all that well-marked.

So, actual credit for finding the bird goes to the unknown birder.

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Date: 2/10/19 2:27 pm
From: lisalk lisalk <lisalk...>
Subject: [birders] Peterson/Kid Friendly Field Guides, other tools to learn bird ID
Hi, Birders,

I'm posting for a friend...Contact her: <lisamurray14...>

I am coaching a group of elementary students in Ypsilanti for the Washtenaw
County Science Olympiad. Our Feathered Friends team is in need of Peterson
field guides. If you’ve got an old one you’d be willing to donate, it would
be greatly appreciated! I’d be happy to pick it up or it could be left in
my mailbox. Thanks!
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Date: 2/10/19 1:18 pm
From: Janet Hinshaw <jhinshaw...>
Subject: [birders] Cooper's hawk
We've had a Cooper's hawk make a half dozen passes at our bird feeders today, but no success.

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Date: 2/10/19 12:02 pm
From: Michael Parow <mlparow...>
Subject: [birders] Pileated Woodpecker
At around 2pm, I had a Pileated Woodpecker fly over Wagner Road and land in a tree on the west side of the road just south of Miller Road in Ann Arbor. —mike

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Date: 2/10/19 10:57 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: FW: [birders] "feeding" the birds - barred owls....
From my daughter in response to rats maybe being too large for regular barred owl food.
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Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:42 PM
To: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)

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So it’s inconclusive! I am thinking of this photo of a barred owl:

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Date: February 10, 2019 at 12:18:36 AM EST
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Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
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I took a look in Birds of North America:

Barred owls eat all kinds of small animals (even reported to wade in water after crayfish) but mostly things smaller than an adult rat. They do eat lots of small mammals, and take birds as a large as ruffed grouse though…

Great Horned Owls are generalists, and tend to feed most on the prey that is most abundant. Rabbits and large rodents make up most of their diet in most places, so Rattus norvegicus (now generally called brown rats, since they never had anything to do with Norway) would fit well within their prey size range. They’re your best bet for an owl predator of Rattus in North America.

Barn owls mainly eat voles and other mammals that size or smaller. Adult brown rats would be a bit big. Juveniles they could, and do, manage, but the studies cited in BNA found Rattus to be a pretty small part of their diet. This might be a function of study location rather than particular owl preference.

Short-eared owls and long-eared owls have both been reported to take juvenile Rattus, but not often. They mostly eat smaller mammals.

Great gray owls look bigger than great horned owls, but that’s just plumage, they actually weigh a little less, and tend to take smaller prey than GHOs. No mention of them taking Rattus

Spotted owls of the west mostly eat flying squirrels, and in the southern part of their range, native woodrats (Neotoma), which are at least as big as juvenile brown rats, but maybe not as big as adults. No mention of them preying on Rattus. Like great grays, this may be a function of non-overlapping habitat preferences.

cheers,

George




On Feb 9, 2019, at 1:42 PM, Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...><mailto:<fkaluza...>> wrote:

Since Norwsy are not part of our native ecosystems here in the US, does anyone know if they are regularly preyed on? Being mostly night creatures, I’m thinking that owls should be interested but...wouldn’t they be quite a bit larger than normal Owl prey? Even House Cats normally take things smaller than rats. I can see where poisoned rats laying out in the open would attract anything that eats squirrels or musk rats but Norway Rats at night? Maybe Great Horned Owls looking for skunks or house cats? I don’t know.


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On Saturday, February 9, 2019, 13:12, Tait, Mag <mtait...><mailto:<mtait...>> wrote:
Quite a story. Thank you for sharing. My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats. She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.
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On Feb 9, 2019, at 12:24 PM, Faye Stoner <faye.stoner...><mailto:<faye.stoner...>> wrote:
Birders,
Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.

This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter.

I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.

Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.

What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.

So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon.

This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!

Faye Stoner/Ron Gamble
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Date: 2/9/19 9:18 pm
From: 'George Hammond' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
I took a look in Birds of North America:

Barred owls eat all kinds of small animals (even reported to wade in water after crayfish) but mostly things smaller than an adult rat. They do eat lots of small mammals, and take birds as a large as ruffed grouse though…

Great Horned Owls are generalists, and tend to feed most on the prey that is most abundant. Rabbits and large rodents make up most of their diet in most places, so Rattus norvegicus (now generally called brown rats, since they never had anything to do with Norway) would fit well within their prey size range. They’re your best bet for an owl predator of Rattus in North America.

Barn owls mainly eat voles and other mammals that size or smaller. Adult brown rats would be a bit big. Juveniles they could, and do, manage, but the studies cited in BNA found Rattus to be a pretty small part of their diet. This might be a function of study location rather than particular owl preference.

Short-eared owls and long-eared owls have both been reported to take juvenile Rattus, but not often. They mostly eat smaller mammals.

Great gray owls look bigger than great horned owls, but that’s just plumage, they actually weigh a little less, and tend to take smaller prey than GHOs. No mention of them taking Rattus

Spotted owls of the west mostly eat flying squirrels, and in the southern part of their range, native woodrats (Neotoma), which are at least as big as juvenile brown rats, but maybe not as big as adults. No mention of them preying on Rattus. Like great grays, this may be a function of non-overlapping habitat preferences.

cheers,

George




> On Feb 9, 2019, at 1:42 PM, Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:
>
> Since Norwsy are not part of our native ecosystems here in the US, does anyone know if they are regularly preyed on? Being mostly night creatures, I’m thinking that owls should be interested but...wouldn’t they be quite a bit larger than normal Owl prey? Even House Cats normally take things smaller than rats. I can see where poisoned rats laying out in the open would attract anything that eats squirrels or musk rats but Norway Rats at night? Maybe Great Horned Owls looking for skunks or house cats? I don’t know.
>
>
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> On Saturday, February 9, 2019, 13:12, Tait, Mag <mtait...> wrote:
>
> Quite a story. Thank you for sharing. My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats. She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 9, 2019, at 12:24 PM, Faye Stoner <faye.stoner...> <mailto:<faye.stoner...>> wrote:
>
>> Birders,
>>
>> Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.
>>
>> This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter.
>>
>> I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.
>>
>> Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.
>>
>> What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.
>>
>> So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon.
>>
>> This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!
>>
>> Faye Stoner/Ron Gamble

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Date: 2/9/19 7:46 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Identification help, please
The behavior you describe of solitary diving also coincides with the goldeneyes I have seen in my cove near Metro Beach. We had 4 females a few weeks ago before the lake froze but they didn’t feed close together, followed by a few males at a later date, who also didn’t flock. Sometimes it would just be one bird all day.
I keep meaning to post the photos I took. The females usually have just a white line on the wings (sometimes just on one wing) rather than the males’ white and black pattern.
Penny

> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:58 PM, Robert Lyons <boblyons...> wrote:
>
> Y’know, Ron, the more I think about it, the more likely it seems to me that you are correct. Most of the observed markings fit the female Common Goldeneye. The only real problem was my perception of the black-and-white blocking on it’s back. In fact, I found some pictures online that showed female CG’s with stark white markings on their backs, against brown, and the harsh lighting may have made the contrast seem more pronounced to me. Everything else fits - wing pattern, belly color, head color (including white neck ring), head shape, bill color, eye color. I think you got it. Thanks!
>
> - Bob
>
>
>
>> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:44 PM, Robert Lyons <boblyons...> wrote:
>>
>> Yeah, I looked at that, especially since I had seen (my first!) Common Goldeneye earlier today. However, the black-and-white on my mystery bird was much more stark, and the white belly came well up on the sides. Probably not a female Common Goldeneye. Maybe a juvie of some sort?
>>
>> - Bob
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Ron Gamble <rongamble...> wrote:
>>>
>>> How about female goldeneye...?
>>> Ron G.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Robert Lyons [mailto:<boblyons...>]
>>> Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 2:38 PM
>>> To: <birders...>
>>> Subject: [birders] Identification help, please
>>>
>>> Hi, Y’all -
>>>
>>> I spotted a duck on the Huron River today near Superior Road (Superior Twp) that has me baffled. I suspect I’m missing something obvious, but at least this isn’t one of the common denizens of this stretch of river. The lighting was harsh, with full sunlight reflecting off the river, so a photo was not attempted, and good visualization was difficult.
>>>
>>> Description:
>>>
>>> Smallish diving duck, solitary, avoids the throngs of Redheads Brown head to mid-neck, then white (neck ring? not sure).
>>> The head was rounded, with a small duck’s bill (i.e. not a Merganser) White belly clearly visible when s/he rolled over.
>>> Black and white blocking on top, but I couldn’t tell whether wings or back.
>>> I think I saw light-colored eyes. Yellow?
>>> I think I saw a dark bill with perhaps a lighter tip or maybe a tip-ring.
>>> When it flew, the outer half of the wing was dark - probably black - while the inner wing flashed white.
>>>
>>> The combination of brown head and black-and-white back in a diving duck seems to preclude most ID’s I could come up with. It was not, for example, a Redhead, or Canvasback or Scaup or Merganser.
>>>
>>> Suggestions?
>>>
>>> - Bob
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Robert Lyons, Ph.D.
>>> Retired Director, UM DNA Sequencing Core
>>>
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Date: 2/9/19 11:58 am
From: Robert Lyons <boblyons...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Identification help, please
Y’know, Ron, the more I think about it, the more likely it seems to me that you are correct. Most of the observed markings fit the female Common Goldeneye. The only real problem was my perception of the black-and-white blocking on it’s back. In fact, I found some pictures online that showed female CG’s with stark white markings on their backs, against brown, and the harsh lighting may have made the contrast seem more pronounced to me. Everything else fits - wing pattern, belly color, head color (including white neck ring), head shape, bill color, eye color. I think you got it. Thanks!

- Bob



> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:44 PM, Robert Lyons <boblyons...> wrote:
>
> Yeah, I looked at that, especially since I had seen (my first!) Common Goldeneye earlier today. However, the black-and-white on my mystery bird was much more stark, and the white belly came well up on the sides. Probably not a female Common Goldeneye. Maybe a juvie of some sort?
>
> - Bob
>
>
>
>> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Ron Gamble <rongamble...> wrote:
>>
>> How about female goldeneye...?
>> Ron G.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert Lyons [mailto:<boblyons...>]
>> Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 2:38 PM
>> To: <birders...>
>> Subject: [birders] Identification help, please
>>
>> Hi, Y’all -
>>
>> I spotted a duck on the Huron River today near Superior Road (Superior Twp) that has me baffled. I suspect I’m missing something obvious, but at least this isn’t one of the common denizens of this stretch of river. The lighting was harsh, with full sunlight reflecting off the river, so a photo was not attempted, and good visualization was difficult.
>>
>> Description:
>>
>> Smallish diving duck, solitary, avoids the throngs of Redheads Brown head to mid-neck, then white (neck ring? not sure).
>> The head was rounded, with a small duck’s bill (i.e. not a Merganser) White belly clearly visible when s/he rolled over.
>> Black and white blocking on top, but I couldn’t tell whether wings or back.
>> I think I saw light-colored eyes. Yellow?
>> I think I saw a dark bill with perhaps a lighter tip or maybe a tip-ring.
>> When it flew, the outer half of the wing was dark - probably black - while the inner wing flashed white.
>>
>> The combination of brown head and black-and-white back in a diving duck seems to preclude most ID’s I could come up with. It was not, for example, a Redhead, or Canvasback or Scaup or Merganser.
>>
>> Suggestions?
>>
>> - Bob
>>
>>
>>
>> Robert Lyons, Ph.D.
>> Retired Director, UM DNA Sequencing Core
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 2/9/19 11:44 am
From: Robert Lyons <boblyons...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Identification help, please
Yeah, I looked at that, especially since I had seen (my first!) Common Goldeneye earlier today. However, the black-and-white on my mystery bird was much more stark, and the white belly came well up on the sides. Probably not a female Common Goldeneye. Maybe a juvie of some sort?

- Bob



> On Feb 9, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Ron Gamble <rongamble...> wrote:
>
> How about female goldeneye...?
> Ron G.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Lyons [mailto:<boblyons...>]
> Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 2:38 PM
> To: <birders...>
> Subject: [birders] Identification help, please
>
> Hi, Y’all -
>
> I spotted a duck on the Huron River today near Superior Road (Superior Twp) that has me baffled. I suspect I’m missing something obvious, but at least this isn’t one of the common denizens of this stretch of river. The lighting was harsh, with full sunlight reflecting off the river, so a photo was not attempted, and good visualization was difficult.
>
> Description:
>
> Smallish diving duck, solitary, avoids the throngs of Redheads Brown head to mid-neck, then white (neck ring? not sure).
> The head was rounded, with a small duck’s bill (i.e. not a Merganser) White belly clearly visible when s/he rolled over.
> Black and white blocking on top, but I couldn’t tell whether wings or back.
> I think I saw light-colored eyes. Yellow?
> I think I saw a dark bill with perhaps a lighter tip or maybe a tip-ring.
> When it flew, the outer half of the wing was dark - probably black - while the inner wing flashed white.
>
> The combination of brown head and black-and-white back in a diving duck seems to preclude most ID’s I could come up with. It was not, for example, a Redhead, or Canvasback or Scaup or Merganser.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> - Bob
>
>
>
> Robert Lyons, Ph.D.
> Retired Director, UM DNA Sequencing Core
>
>
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Date: 2/9/19 11:38 am
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Subject: [birders] Identification help, please
Hi, Y’all -

I spotted a duck on the Huron River today near Superior Road (Superior Twp) that has me baffled. I suspect I’m missing something obvious, but at least this isn’t one of the common denizens of this stretch of river. The lighting was harsh, with full sunlight reflecting off the river, so a photo was not attempted, and good visualization was difficult.

Description:

Smallish diving duck, solitary, avoids the throngs of Redheads
Brown head to mid-neck, then white (neck ring? not sure).
The head was rounded, with a small duck’s bill (i.e. not a Merganser)
White belly clearly visible when s/he rolled over.
Black and white blocking on top, but I couldn’t tell whether wings or back.
I think I saw light-colored eyes. Yellow?
I think I saw a dark bill with perhaps a lighter tip or maybe a tip-ring.
When it flew, the outer half of the wing was dark - probably black - while the inner wing flashed white.

The combination of brown head and black-and-white back in a diving duck seems to preclude most ID’s I could come up with. It was not, for example, a Redhead, or Canvasback or Scaup or Merganser.

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Date: 2/9/19 11:21 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
I don’t know, either, but her chickens aren’t native and the owls are certainly interested in them! If she tries it, I will definitely let you know how it goes.
It’s interesting that she uses the Cayanne pepper suet cakes because the squirrels were eating them and avoid those. She has sent me several pictures of rats happily munching on those suet cakes.
Mag
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Since Norwsy are not part of our native ecosystems here in the US, does anyone know if they are regularly preyed on? Being mostly night creatures, I’m thinking that owls should be interested but...wouldn’t they be quite a bit larger than normal Owl prey? Even House Cats normally take things smaller than rats. I can see where poisoned rats laying out in the open would attract anything that eats squirrels or musk rats but Norway Rats at night? Maybe Great Horned Owls looking for skunks or house cats? I don’t know.


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Quite a story. Thank you for sharing. My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats. She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.

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Birders,
Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.

This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter.

I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.

Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.

What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.

So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon.

This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!

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Date: 2/9/19 10:42 am
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
Since Norwsy are not part of our native ecosystems here in the US,  does anyone know if they are regularly preyed on?  Being mostly night creatures, I’m thinking that owls should be interested but...wouldn’t they be quite a bit larger than normal Owl prey?  Even House Cats normally take things smaller than rats.  I can see where poisoned rats laying out in the open would attract anything that eats squirrels or musk rats but Norway Rats at night?   Maybe Great Horned Owls looking for skunks or house cats?  I don’t know.


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Quite a story.  Thank you for sharing.  My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats.  She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.   

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Birders,Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood.  Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner. 

This year we put out something much more.  We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume.  We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter. 

I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out.  We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time,  We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.

Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard.  When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.
What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish.  Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg.  That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.
So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something  from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon. 

This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes,  either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!
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Date: 2/9/19 10:42 am
From: Josh Haas <josh...>
Subject: [birders] Taft and Woodbridge Rds. Raptors???
Anyone been up north of Saint Johns after Short-eared Owls or any diurnal raptors lately? eBird looks pretty void of sightings this season but curious if anyone has ventured over there recently.


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Date: 2/9/19 10:38 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Upcoming Meeting/Program and Field Trips
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. Join us for the Oakland Audubon
Society's monthly meeting and a program titled "A Passage to South India"
presented by Dorothy McLeer. When Dorothy McLeer visited South India she
saw some marvelous wildlife - and also the result of a tsunami that had hit
the area a few days earlier.
Join us for an unusual presentation. Meetings are held at the First United
Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Enter the
building from the rear main entrance. Everyone is welcome to attend this
free program. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm. Great Backyard Bird Count.
Leader: Kathleen Dougherty (<kad8186...>)
This event is intended for Young Birders as well as adults. The Great
Backyard Bird Count is one of the largest bird counts in the world. In
2017, 100 countries participated, and more than 180,000 checklists were
submitted. Start at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center observing birds at their
feeders and on the trails. After that we will go to Beaudette Park (786
Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341) along the Clinton River Trail to
search for waterfowl and other urban birds. Nature Center staff will host
the first stop and the Friends of the Clinton River Trail will host the
second stop celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Trail. Dress for the
weather and bring your binoculars. Meet at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center,
3325 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:00pm-6:00pm. Short-eared Owls. Leader: Don
Burlett (<baikalteal13...>)
The exact location of this trip will be determined during the week before
the trip (from scouting several locations). Watch for more details,
including meeting location.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
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Date: 2/9/19 10:12 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
Quite a story. Thank you for sharing. My daughter in Seattle has a pair of barred owls that frequent her yard. They also have many rats. She has seriously considered mounting a platform with seeds as an owl feeder, reasoning the rats would feed on it and be prime targets for the owls.

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Birders,
Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.

This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other critters later in winter.

I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs, once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times, and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.

Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.

What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over our yard.

So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence made for an exciting and fun afternoon.

This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't looking!

Faye Stoner/Ron Gamble











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Date: 2/9/19 9:24 am
From: Faye Stoner <faye.stoner...>
Subject: [birders] "feeding" the birds - bald eagle over our yard (a bit north of Dexter)
Birders,
Sherri Smith has written about feeding mice to the crows in her
neighborhood. Our neighborhood crows often visit our compost pile to
search for food and in snowy weather, they look for food we put out closer
to our house, like skin from salmon we had for dinner.

This year we put out something much more. We had a deer die in our yard
this past October, after getting hit by a car we assume. We did get the
needed DNR permit, we harvested some meat for ourselves and then I also put
parts of the deer in the big freezer to feed to the crows and other
critters later in winter.

I put out a deer leg during that deep cold spell we had recently; that was
the second leg I had put out. We have had crows come often to the legs,
once 5 visiting at one time, We have had two red-tails come several times,
and once we had 3 red-tails out there at one time.

Last week we had a bald eagle visit our yard. When we saw the mature
eagle, it was flying already and we watched it land in a large tree just
north of our property. With my scope I watched it eat what it had carried
to the tree. It stayed put for several minutes........ much of the time a
red-tail sat several feet above it in the same tree.

What we did not see, but we learned later our neighbors had, was that the
bald eagle and a red-tail had had an aerial skirmish. Our neighbor saw the
hawk and eagle "fighting" in the air, not many yards away from the deer
leg. That must have happened seconds before Ron saw the eagle flying over
our yard.

So, we can't say with certainty that the eagle was actually eating
something from our "bird feeding" area, since we didn't actually see it at
the deer leg, but even without knowing that for sure, the eagle's presence
made for an exciting and fun afternoon.

This experience made me wonder how many interesting things we humans might
miss seeing at our homes, either because we aren't home or we just aren't
looking!

Faye Stoner/Ron Gamble

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Date: 2/9/19 8:50 am
From: 'Suzanne (Moses) Vedder' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] From the hand
I filled my bird feeders this morning. I took a suet cake out with me to one set of feeders. I stopped about 4 feet away and held out my hand with the suet cake. Within a minute a male Downy was eating from my hand. Then numerous Chickadees in and out, a female Downy and a male Red-bellied - I could even see the reddish tint in his eye. Such a great experience, even having banded birds. Made my day!
Suzanne in Big Rapids

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Date: 2/9/19 7:23 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
Cool.

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Inkster, Michigan
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On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 10:19 AM Tait, Mag <mtait...> wrote:

> Leah saw a female taking lint out of her dryer vent last week. It seems
> likely that was for a nest building.
>
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> On Feb 9, 2019, at 10:17 AM, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:
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> Mag,
>
> Thanks. Seattle is definitely not the northernmost outpost for permanent
> resident Anna's Hummingbirds these days. I remember the first Anna's I ever
> saw, in 1982, when the species was almost entirely restricted to California
> with some post-breeding dispersal to the southeast to Arizona. So, in 40
> years or so, they have perhaps doubled their breeding range (they are
> breeding in the Alaska panhandle). And a bander in Texas just sent out
> photos of the 4th nesting record of Anna's for the state, in Big Bend NP.
> In southern California, Anna's start nesting in February and March, with
> young fledged by May. I'm curious if they keep to such an early schedule in
> Seattle...
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: <amazilia3...>
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
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>> My daughter lives in Lake Forest Park just above Seattle. She has been
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>> overwintering hummingbirds.
>> Allen, the FAQ on your website really gave her comfort that they were
>> winter hardy down to the teens.
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Date: 2/9/19 7:19 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
Leah saw a female taking lint out of her dryer vent last week. It seems likely that was for a nest building.

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On Feb 9, 2019, at 10:17 AM, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...><mailto:<amazilia3...>> wrote:

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Mag,

Thanks. Seattle is definitely not the northernmost outpost for permanent resident Anna's Hummingbirds these days. I remember the first Anna's I ever saw, in 1982, when the species was almost entirely restricted to California with some post-breeding dispersal to the southeast to Arizona. So, in 40 years or so, they have perhaps doubled their breeding range (they are breeding in the Alaska panhandle). And a bander in Texas just sent out photos of the 4th nesting record of Anna's for the state, in Big Bend NP. In southern California, Anna's start nesting in February and March, with young fledged by May. I'm curious if they keep to such an early schedule in Seattle...

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My daughter lives in Lake Forest Park just above Seattle. She has been diligently keeping her hummingbird feeder’s thawed and full for the overwintering hummingbirds.
Allen, the FAQ on your website really gave her comfort that they were winter hardy down to the teens.

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Date: 2/9/19 7:17 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
Mag,

Thanks. Seattle is definitely not the northernmost outpost for permanent
resident Anna's Hummingbirds these days. I remember the first Anna's I ever
saw, in 1982, when the species was almost entirely restricted to California
with some post-breeding dispersal to the southeast to Arizona. So, in 40
years or so, they have perhaps doubled their breeding range (they are
breeding in the Alaska panhandle). And a bander in Texas just sent out
photos of the 4th nesting record of Anna's for the state, in Big Bend NP.
In southern California, Anna's start nesting in February and March, with
young fledged by May. I'm curious if they keep to such an early schedule in
Seattle...

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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> My daughter lives in Lake Forest Park just above Seattle. She has been
> diligently keeping her hummingbird feeder’s thawed and full for the
> overwintering hummingbirds.
> Allen, the FAQ on your website really gave her comfort that they were
> winter hardy down to the teens.
>
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Date: 2/9/19 7:04 am
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Subject: [birders] OT Anna’s Hummingbirds in Seattle
My daughter lives in Lake Forest Park just above Seattle. She has been diligently keeping her hummingbird feeder’s thawed and full for the overwintering hummingbirds.
Allen, the FAQ on your website really gave her comfort that they were winter hardy down to the teens.

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Date: 2/9/19 4:27 am
From: 'Marta Manildi' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
Lovely. May birds and a sense of humor save us all! 😄

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> On Feb 8, 2019, at 11:15 AM, Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> wrote:
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> I am currently in New Jersey, spending time with family in advance of funeral services for my cousin's wife who recently died of early onset Alzheimers. The wake is today and the funeral is tomorrow. Yesterday was my recently widowed cousin's birthday so there were 14 of us gathered at his home, having dinner together. Included in this group were his two adult daughters. The conversation was getting political - not a good thing when there were many diverse opinions at the table that had been reinforced by quite a bit of wine drinking. So I piped up and said "wait, I have to read this to you. And I read the "crow joke." As I went along, and mentioned the study, someone said "oh I wonder how many taxpayer dollars went to that" and there were other muttered remarks. I just kept going. They all know me to be the one in the family serious about her birds. So when I got to the punchline, the table erupted in laughter. I was anointed the best storyteller of the night. And with that, the heatedness of the political discussions was over, we all got up and cleared the table and other jokes were told.
> So thanks, Fred.
> And guess what - I love crows too. But it was a joke.
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Date: 2/8/19 9:20 pm
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Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
See the most recent eBird rare bird alert below
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> Date: February 8, 2019 at 1:59:04 AM PST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
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> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (1 Allegan)
> Trumpeter Swan (2 Genesee)
> Northern Pintail (2 Genesee)
> Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Manistee)
> Sandhill Crane (1 Ingham)
> Snowy Owl (1 Kent)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (2 Oakland, 2 Ottawa)
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (1 Barry)
> White-crowned Sparrow (1 Oakland)
> White-throated Sparrow (1 Barry, 1 Ionia, 1 Iosco, 1 Isabella)
> Song Sparrow (1 Isabella)
> Eastern Towhee (1 Ingham)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (1 Calhoun)
>
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> 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
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (6) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 09:00 by Bob McAlear
> - Allegan SGA--Farm Unit, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5499821,-86.1178436&ll=42.5499821,-86.1178436
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52476380
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "North Bound"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:57 by Karl Overman
> - Linden Millpond, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8195886,-83.7714761&ll=42.8195886,-83.7714761
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52466675
> - Comments: "identified by voice"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 15:50 by Wade Wines II
> - Ripley Rd from bridge, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.820226,-83.7683809&ll=42.820226,-83.7683809
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52475338
> - Comments: "Continues"
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:56 by Thomas Baumgart
> - 12200–12398 Rolston Rd, Byron US-MI (42.8248,-83.9128), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.824848,-83.912816&ll=42.824848,-83.912816
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52464253
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "drake - pics"
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 15:58 by Wade Wines II
> - 7300–7468 W Rolston Rd, Linden US-MI (42.8249,-83.8238), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.824877,-83.823773&ll=42.824877,-83.823773
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52474444
> - Comments: "Continuing drake found by Tom Baumgart earlier today. "
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Feb 06, 2019 11:47 by R Green
> - Seng's Marina (access with permission), Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2487418,-86.3136093&ll=44.2487418,-86.3136093
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52480976
> - Comments: "Continuing adult male. Photos and video to be added."
>
> Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 09:09 by Brenda Wineman
> - (42.444, -84.585), Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4437902,-84.5853409&ll=42.4437902,-84.5853409
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52471574
> - Comments: "No mistaking this long legged long necked grey crane"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 18:23 by Zachary DeBruine
> - Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids US-MI (42.8788,-85.5384), Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.878789,-85.538433&ll=42.878789,-85.538433
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52472610
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Very surprised to see this bird perched right along the taxi strip on my flight out! Even more surprised to manage a quick snap. Marker reflects the exact location. The bird will likely not be visible from Kraft overlook if it remains at this location due to piles of moved snow obstructing the view. Conditions were very foggy."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 10:35 by Karl Overman
> - Great Lakes National Cemetery, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.855141,-83.6210632&ll=42.855141,-83.6210632
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52467183
> - Comments: "resident at this location"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 10:30 by Jerry Rogers
> - Great Lakes National Cemetery, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.855141,-83.6210632&ll=42.855141,-83.6210632
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52462585
> - Comments: "Continuing. All red head. White bar across back. "
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 13:24 by Elizabeth Miller
> - Palm Drive snags, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1159613,-86.2499034&ll=43.1159613,-86.2499034
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52466907
> - Comments: "in the same spot as viewed this morning around 8:20 a.m."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:22 by Elizabeth Miller
> - Palm Drive snags, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1159613,-86.2499034&ll=43.1159613,-86.2499034
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52459182
> - Comments: "Adult on usual tree. First time I've seen it in 3 wks."
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group]) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 06, 2019 08:30 by Marisa Kronenwetter
> - Backyard and Front Yard, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5732103,-85.2861142&ll=42.5732103,-85.2861142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52462580
> - Comments: "Continuing. Dark gray hood, brown mantle and buffy sides."
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 09:40 by John Parker
> - backyard, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.63378,-83.43627&ll=42.63378,-83.43627
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52460952
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Prominently black-and-white-striped head. Gray breast and throat. A surprise visitor."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:00 by Larry Chapin
> - Home, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8606128,-84.8481878&ll=42.8606128,-84.8481878
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52463747
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:45 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52465944
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. The scruffy looking immature previously reported."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:50 by Philip Odum
> - 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/S52465121
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 16:24 by Jack Wykoff
> - Wykoff Home Property, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4908336,-85.2532196&ll=42.4908336,-85.2532196
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52478513
> - Comments: "Continuing winter visitor at the feeding station. "
>
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 11:45 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52465944
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Have picture."
>
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 15:15 by Priscilla Wood
> - Fenner Nature Center, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7094222,-84.5194056&ll=42.7094222,-84.5194056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52474655
> - Comments: "Continuing in feeder area. Flew to trees/brush behind Visitor Center. Have bad pics."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (15)
> - Reported Feb 07, 2019 13:34 by Kiehl Smith
> - 11857 Van Wert Road, Litchfield, Michigan, US (42.088, -84.711), Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0877606,-84.7111083&ll=42.0877606,-84.7111083
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52466818
> - Comments: "Blackbirds with brown heads. Estimate."
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Date: 2/8/19 8:15 am
From: Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
I am currently in New Jersey, spending time with family in advance of
funeral services for my cousin's wife who recently died of early onset
Alzheimers. The wake is today and the funeral is tomorrow. Yesterday was my
recently widowed cousin's birthday so there were 14 of us gathered at his
home, having dinner together. Included in this group were his two adult
daughters. The conversation was getting political - not a good thing when
there were many diverse opinions at the table that had been reinforced by
quite a bit of wine drinking. So I piped up and said "wait, I have to read
this to you. And I read the "crow joke." As I went along, and mentioned the
study, someone said "oh I wonder how many taxpayer dollars went to that"
and there were other muttered remarks. I just kept going. They all know me
to be the one in the family serious about her birds. So when I got to the
punchline, the table erupted in laughter. I was anointed the best
storyteller of the night. And with that, the heatedness of the political
discussions was over, we all got up and cleared the table and other jokes
were told.
So thanks, Fred.
And guess what - I love crows too. But it was a joke.
Pat Burden
Melvin & Yale, MI


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Date: 2/7/19 12:48 pm
From: Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Crows
Agreed! Although I do get a bit perturbed when they rob the nests in the spring but I chase them off when I spot their rampage. I love all birds.



Pam in Northern Lapeer County



From: Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:49 PM
To: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
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Subject: Re: [birders] Crows



I love crows. I don't find this the least bit funny.



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:43 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> <mailto:<fkaluza...> > wrote:

It’s been slow...



Crows





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Date: 2/6/19 5:23 pm
From: Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Crows
Thanks for the great laugh! I needed that!

Bev Wolf



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It’s been slow...



Crows





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Date: 2/6/19 10:41 am
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
Okay...😀


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 13:12, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:

We'll get even with you for this some day...
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 12:43 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:

It’s been slow...




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Date: 2/6/19 10:39 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
I like Crows too and yes...the photos may be disturbing to some but...life goes on.  Don’t get too tweaked.  I’m sorry if you took it as hurtful as it’s not meant to be.


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I love crows.  I don't find this the least bit funny.
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It’s been slow...




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Date: 2/6/19 10:27 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
Me too, Mag Tait!


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Subject: Re: [birders] Crows

Well, I started out being horrified but cracked up at the end.

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I love crows.  I don't find this the least bit funny.
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It’s been slow...




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Date: 2/6/19 10:12 am
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We'll get even with you for this some day...

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Date: 2/6/19 9:53 am
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Well, I started out being horrified but cracked up at the end.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 6, 2019, at 12:49 PM, Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...><mailto:<meadowlark1949...>> wrote:

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I love crows. I don't find this the least bit funny.

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:43 PM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...><mailto:<fkaluza...>> wrote:
It’s been slow...


Crows


[http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/936748/84610379.jpg]


[http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/936748/84610380.jpg]


[http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/936748/84610381.jpg]


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[http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/936748/84610383.jpg]


[http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/936748/84610384.jpg]


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Date: 2/6/19 9:49 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Crows
I love crows. I don't find this the least bit funny.

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Date: 2/6/19 9:43 am
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: [birders] Crows
It’s been slow...




Crows


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Date: 2/5/19 6:09 pm
From: John Lowry <jlowry...>
Subject: Re: [birders] hawk id
Ah, it’s not a hawk at all, it’s a falcon! Peregrine Falcon!

John Lowry
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> On Feb 5, 2019, at 8:41 PM, Dr. Shannan McNair <mcnair...> wrote:
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> what kind of hawk is this?
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Date: 2/5/19 5:41 pm
From: Dr. Shannan McNair <mcnair...>
Subject: [birders] hawk id
what kind of hawk is this?

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Date: 2/5/19 4:46 pm
From: avianscout via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: Re: [birders] Huron River at Strawberry Lake outlet 1/31/19 Livingston Co.

Hi. I’m glad you were able to visit.Unfortunately not everyone responds to the birds as we do.A man from down river has been paddle boarding up river and scaring all the waterfowl away, daily as of the last 4 days.You’d think the guy(jerk in my vocabulary) might consider what the place means to the wildlife.It’s absolutely maddening!Dan
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Sent: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 06:38 PM
Subject: Re: [birders] Huron River at Strawberry Lake outlet 1/31/19 Livingston Co.


Dan,  I finally made it to Strawberry Lake today.  I parked at those rocks and observed from my car.  Much quieter today, but still a pleasant view.Thanks,..Bob
On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 10:16 PM madxofaa <madxofaa...> wrote:

Wow, thank you very much.  I'll try to get over there...Bob
On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 8:22 PM Dan Thiry <avianscout...> wrote:

Hi,my folks address is 4859 Gallagher,  down the hill to the end.  If you pull up to the large rocks on the left at the driveway entrance to my folks you will be sitting right at the edge of the river,  and you'll have a great view from your vehicle.Hope that helps.Enjoy,Dan

On Feb 1, 2019, at 10:20 AM, madxofaa wrote:

Hello Dan,  is there public access or a place to park and walk to where the birds are?..Bob Maddox
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:28 PM 'Dan Thiry' via Birders <birders...> wrote:

This cold weather has created quite the waterfowl gathering here.  The current is strong and keeps quite a bit of the river open,  enough to draw lots of birds when other areas are frozen over.  And there is still lots of shallow areas for feeding and roosting.

This morning there were -

Sandhill Crane- 68
(the most I have seen here, multiple cranes had fairly large ice balls hanging on there wing tips, and unable to fly.  They are roosting in water deeper than normal,  I assume to keep their legs out of the frigid air,  the water is warmer so they're going deep,  but their tail and back wingtips are touching the water.)

Trumpeter Swan- 20
(looks like 4 groups 3 with young of last season, 9, 6, 3, and a pair)

Mute Swan- 43
(boo!)

Canada Geese- 251

Mallard- 198

American Black duck- 15

Common Goldeneye- 32

Redhead-39

Common Merganser- 5

Bald Eagle- 1
(I spent an hour watching this first year bird repeatedly fly low over the birds in the water scattering the ducks and making the rest nervous. I was waiting for it to go for a crane that was heavy with ice but that didn't happen.)

Also at feeders-

Flicker-2

Red-bellied WP

Red-headed WP
(consistently here daily at suet, we've had 4 at once earlier in december.)

Blue birds- 5
(at neighbors feeder full of mealworms)

and all the other usuals, have not seen 1 Tree Sparrow though,  usually many during the winter.

It all made for a very fun morning of birding!

Dan Thiry


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Date: 2/5/19 2:15 pm
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Screech owl in box - injured? False Alarm!!
That’s what happened with me when I put up a flicker box. First the starlings and then the squirrels took it over.
The added height doesn’t make it easy to get up there.
Penny

> On Feb 5, 2019, at 5:03 PM, Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> wrote:
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> Unearthed my best bins and went outside. Leaves!!!! Dang squirrels!!!
> Not sure I can get back up there to unstuff.
>
> Sorry.
>
> Marie, Calhoun County
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>> On 2/5/2019 4:43 PM, Marie Schatz wrote:
>> Woo hoo, there is a first time screech owl in the box I put up this fall. (noticed around 415)
>>
>> Not so woo hoo I know it wasn't there earlier today because I check all the time and the reason
>>
>> I checked with binoculars when I did was I saw a "smudge or something" below the hole. Well its a big long feather.
>>
>> The face is at the hole but sort of back in the shadow, not out a bit like you sometimes see in pictures.
>>
>> Its not sunny so maybe that's why I don't know.
>>
>> Anyway, I was initially excited but then......why would it show up at this time of day + the long feather
>>
>> maybe equals something wrong? IDK. What do I look for? How do I determine?
>>
>> Marie, Calhoun County
>>
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Date: 2/5/19 2:03 pm
From: Marie Schatz <marieschatz...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Screech owl in box - injured? False Alarm!!
Unearthed my best bins and went outside.   Leaves!!!! Dang squirrels!!!
Not sure I can get back up there to unstuff.

Sorry.

Marie, Calhoun County


On 2/5/2019 4:43 PM, Marie Schatz wrote:
> Woo hoo, there is a first time screech owl in the box I put up this
> fall. (noticed around 415)
>
> Not so woo hoo I know it wasn't there earlier today because I check
> all the time and the reason
>
> I checked with binoculars  when I did was I saw a "smudge or
> something" below the hole.  Well its a big long feather.
>
> The face is at the hole but sort of back in the shadow, not out a bit
> like you sometimes see in pictures.
>
> Its not sunny so maybe that's why I don't know.
>
> Anyway, I was initially excited but then......why would it show up at
> this time of day + the long feather
>
> maybe equals something wrong?  IDK.  What do I look for?  How do I
> determine?
>
> Marie, Calhoun County
>

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Date: 2/5/19 1:43 pm
From: Marie Schatz <marieschatz...>
Subject: [birders] Screech owl in box - injured?
Woo hoo, there is a first time screech owl in the box I put up this
fall.  (noticed around 415)

Not so woo hoo I know it wasn't there earlier today because I check all
the time and the reason

I checked with binoculars  when I did was I saw a "smudge or something"
below the hole.  Well its a big long feather.

The face is at the hole but sort of back in the shadow, not out a bit
like you sometimes see in pictures.

Its not sunny so maybe that's why I don't know.

Anyway, I was initially excited but then......why would it show up at
this time of day + the long feather

maybe equals something wrong?  IDK.  What do I look for?  How do I
determine?

Marie, Calhoun County

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Date: 2/5/19 11:33 am
From: Daniel Blower <dfblower...>
Subject: [birders] OT: Mink seen from Furstenburg
While birding along the Huron River at Furstenberg Park, I saw a mink across the river exploring on a patch of snow. I was almost to the benches along the river at Furstenberg, starting from Gallup. My lucky day!

The good fowl there included common mergansers, hooded mergansers, bufflehead, goldeneye, and trumpeter swans. A pair of the mallards were doing the head-bobbing thing and one goldeneye was doing his call to the female nearby.

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Date: 2/4/19 5:13 pm
From: 'Maryse Brouwers' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella | Audubon

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Date: 2/3/19 8:24 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] OT: Looking for Brendan Klick
Birders,

Sorry for the off topic post. If Brendan Klick is subscribed to this list,
can you please contact me privately?

Thanks!

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Date: 2/3/19 7:55 am
From: thewdata_sa via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] harbingers of spring
There is still much winter to be endured, but at least a few birds are contemplating spring. Friday, Feb 1 I heard an abbreviated chorus from a Northern Cardinal and the jumbled notes of a House Finch the following day. Tentative and welcome changes from the winter silence.

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Date: 2/3/19 6:57 am
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
Go check out these rare birds..... and perhaps you know someone who would like to take our field ornithology class that begins in April. Info for that is below as well.
Dea

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A New Field Ornithology Class will start in APRIL of 2019
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: February 3, 2019 at 2:40:08 AM MST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (3 Ingham)
> Trumpeter Swan (4 Macomb, 6 Oakland, 7 Ottawa, 2 Wayne)
> Tundra Swan (1 Bay, 1 Leelanau)
> Blue-winged Teal (3 Van Buren)
> American Wigeon (2 Grand Traverse, 2 Jackson)
> Northern Pintail (1 Kalamazoo)
> Canvasback (1 Bay)
> Harlequin Duck (5 Ottawa)
> Long-tailed Duck (9 Ingham, 5 Kent, 1 Muskegon)
> Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Manistee)
> Iceland Gull (1 St. Clair)
> Great Blue Heron (3 Bay)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 Wayne)
> Osprey (1 Grand Traverse)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Clinton, 2 Washtenaw, 2 Wayne)
> Snowy Owl (2 Allegan, 1 Kent, 1 Lenawee, 2 Wayne)
> Short-eared Owl (1 Tuscola)
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3 Berrien, 1 Genesee)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (2 Manistee, 1 Ottawa, 1 Saginaw, 1 Washtenaw)
> Peregrine Falcon (1 Oakland)
> Hermit Thrush (1 Kalamazoo, 1 Midland)
> Gray Catbird (1 Ottawa)
> Brown Thrasher (1 Monroe)
> Evening Grosbeak (1 Alpena)
> Field Sparrow (1 Macomb)
> Fox Sparrow (2 Oakland)
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Jackson, 3 Ottawa)
> White-crowned Sparrow (4 Berrien)
> White-throated Sparrow (2 Barry, 1 Iosco, 1 Isabella, 1 Kent, 1 Montcalm)
> Swamp Sparrow (2 Wayne)
> Red-winged Blackbird (3 Chippewa)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (1 Kalamazoo)
> Common Grackle (1 Calhoun)
>
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:04 by Brendan Klick
> - Potter Park Zoo, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173645,-84.5319705&ll=42.7173645,-84.5319705
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52294778
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
> - Reported Jan 31, 2019 15:00 by Thomas Shehan
> - Potter Park Zoo, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173645,-84.5319705&ll=42.7173645,-84.5319705
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318655
> - Comments: "Continuing bird in river near last parking lot."
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:23 by David Ewert
> - Shubel Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7137159,-84.5298459&ll=42.7137159,-84.5298459
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295453
> - Comments: "Continuing. Sitting on ice at the edge of the river with Canada Geese."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (11) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:25 by Eddie Hicks
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52308430
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (5) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:50 by Bill Johnson
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295102
> - Comments: "Similar in size to nearby Mute Swans, also heard two calling as they flew over."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (13) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:48 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295085
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (6) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:00 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Cass Lake--Lake Level Control Outflow, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6178022,-83.3505614&ll=42.6178022,-83.3505614
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52293312
> - Comments: "Group of five (family group - two adults, three juveniles) and a single; sloped upper mandible with ‘v’ where upper mandible meets forehead; no yellow in lores "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Jan 27, 2019 17:00 by Phyllis Voorheis
> - Crystal Lake, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6746429,-83.0907091&ll=42.6746429,-83.0907091
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52129817
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "black bill black feet feeding on underwater grass"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (9) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:57 by Rob Jamieson
> - Kensington Metropark--Dawson Rd. bridge, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5651239,-83.6253762&ll=42.5651239,-83.6253762
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52311008
> - Comments: "Calling. Attempted to come into roost, but all water south of the bridge is frozen"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:30 by Jeff Stacey
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299044
> - Comments: "Straight all black bill, larger than mutes"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:30 by Matthew Gasperoni
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299043
> - Comments: "Straight all black bill, larger than mutes"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Karen Warner
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318223
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Eric Gustafson
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303352
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303353
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Jeff Kunitzer
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304396
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Emily Tornga
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304405
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Michael Warner
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318132
> - Comments: "Same group 7 mature 1 immature seen nearby in county"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (6)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:05 by Elizabeth Notman
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299266
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (10) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:47 by Ryan Dziedzic
> - Schoolhouse Lake, Waterford, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6882,-83.356392&ll=42.6882,-83.356392
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52296859
> - Comments: "Bugling; sloped upper mandibles; at least two family groups"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:28 by Paul Poronto
> - Stony Creek Metropark, North Dam, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.737053,-83.071979&ll=42.737053,-83.071979
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52310321
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:27 by Brian McGee
> - Stony Creek Metropark--south (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7224105,-83.0819054&ll=42.7224105,-83.0819054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295168
> - Comments: "Continuing at North Dam"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:27 by Marie McGee
> - Stony Creek Metropark--south (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7224105,-83.0819054&ll=42.7224105,-83.0819054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52292017
> - Comments: "Continuing at North Dam"
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:05 by Louie Dombroski
> - Jones Rd. boat launch, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6347966,-83.8162248&ll=43.6347966,-83.8162248
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52313094
> - Comments: "A group of three swans among the Mute Swans that were significantly smaller and had all-black bills."
>
> Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (4)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:01 by Giuseppe 'Joe' Cesolini
> - Sleeping Bear Dunes NL--Glen Haven, Leelanau, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.9041498,-86.0257612&ll=44.9041498,-86.0257612
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52313156
> - Comments: "Viewed close to shore right by the cannery. 4 medium sized pale white Swans with visible yellow lores which R/O MUSW and TRSW. They ended up flying west, landing by the lighthouse museum."
>
> Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:55 by Mike Cook
> - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2934372,-85.7855415&ll=42.2934372,-85.7855415
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52297096
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing female."
>
> Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:30 by Amy Lyyski
> - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2934372,-85.7855415&ll=42.2934372,-85.7855415
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52296116
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:15 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2934372,-85.7855415&ll=42.2934372,-85.7855415
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52300478
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing female."
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:23 by Scott Sneed
> - 3829 Brook Dr, Traverse City US-MI (44.7422,-85.6474), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.74221,-85.64739&ll=44.74221,-85.64739
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52311129
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Female"
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (3)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:15 by Nate Crane
> - Brown Bridge Road, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6567182,-85.4371407&ll=44.6567182,-85.4371407
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52309301
> - Comments: "Females. All three in view at the same time. Smaller and thinner framed than surrounding Mallards. Overall brown with chestnut colored sides. Sooty smear near eye. Bill coloration gray/blue with black tip. Several AMWI have been reported in the area all winter."
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:47 by Don Henise
> - Springbrook Rd. pond/Mercedes Lake, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1617493,-84.4523764&ll=42.1617493,-84.4523764
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303849
> - Comments: "Continuing adult male - has been reported off and on at this location since December. "
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:47 by Robyn Henise
> - Springbrook Rd. pond/Mercedes Lake, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1617493,-84.4523764&ll=42.1617493,-84.4523764
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303850
> - Comments: "Continuing adult male - has been reported off and on at this location since December. "
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (6)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:55 by Tim Winslow
> - Al Sabo Preserve, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2248946,-85.6670523&ll=42.2248946,-85.6670523
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306304
> - Comments: "Chocolate brown head. White streak up back of head on males. Females buffy brown overall. Regular wintering spot for them. Swam out of range before I could get pictures."
>
> Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:05 by Louie Dombroski
> - Jones Rd. boat launch, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6347966,-83.8162248&ll=43.6347966,-83.8162248
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52313094
> - Comments: "Male. Dark red head and long black bill with distinctive sloped profile. Chest black. Back whitish."
>
> Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Michael Warner
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318132
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic"
>
> Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Emily Tornga
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304405
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic"
>
> Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303353
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic "
>
> Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Eric Gustafson
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303352
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic "
>
> Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:25 by Karen Warner
> - Port Sheldon--Pigeon Lake, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9018574,-86.2004578&ll=42.9018574,-86.2004578
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318223
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pic "
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:30 by Larry Chapin
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52319738
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing - east of the pedestrian bridge near the Island Ave bridge. Small duck (drake) with white head and darkened face with darker cheek patches, small black and pink bill, white back with dark under layer, and long thin tail."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:43 by Deborah Edwards-Onoro
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52300869
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Whitish bird with black cheek, brownish-black back, short bill with pink band. In the water, easily viewed from pedestrian bridge that crosses the river."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:45 by Remco and Alexa
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52302508
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:45 by Brendan Klick
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52294912
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:40 by David Ewert
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295790
> - Comments: "Male. Continuing."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:34 by Zack Pitman
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52292226
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:46 by Jeff Pavlik
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52291687
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:21 by Jim Keller
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52291623
> - Comments: "Continuing by the pedestrian bridge."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 01, 2019 14:52 by Meg Sanders
> - Moores Park, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7173014,-84.5608954&ll=42.7173014,-84.5608954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306890
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:34 by Dave Sandahl
> - Muskegon Wastewater System, Muskegon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.2511023,-86.037524&ll=43.2511023,-86.037524
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52307305
> - Comments: "Adult winter plumage, white face with dark crown and cheek patches; alone. "
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:16 by Jill Henemyer
> - Roselle Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.98109,-85.53528&ll=42.98109,-85.53528
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52313475
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "small duck with short neck and short bill. white face with black patch below auriculars. grayish back. photos."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:26 by Clinton S. Boyd
> - Versluis Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.06006,-85.57819&ll=43.06006,-85.57819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303995
> - Comments: "Continuing. Have photos. "
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:50 by Jill Henemyer
> - Versluis Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.06006,-85.57819&ll=43.06006,-85.57819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52312895
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "continuing female. photos."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:41 by Caleb Putnam
> - Versluis Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.06006,-85.57819&ll=43.06006,-85.57819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52298735
> - Comments: "Continuing hen "
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:41 by Julie Pedreros
> - Versluis Park, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.06006,-85.57819&ll=43.06006,-85.57819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52298754
> - Comments: "Continuing hen "
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Feb 01, 2019 12:35 by Scott Smith
> - 47 Lake Street, Manistee, Michigan, US (44.249, -86.314), Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2487569,-86.3135951&ll=44.2487569,-86.3135951
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52288963
> - Comments: "One male continuing seen by myself and Linda and Chuck Scribner. Photo by Linda Scribner. The bird was pro
> tecting a female Common GoldenEye and had drawn her away from the larger group of GoldenEye. "
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:51 by Kirby Adams
> - Blue Water River Walk, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9661613,-82.4217081&ll=42.9661613,-82.4217081
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304965
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "White-winged gull with relative small black bill. Slightly smaller than HERG, ruling out GLGU for this bird."
>
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 15:45 by Louie Dombroski
> - Bay City--Middlegrounds, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5746704,-83.9032745&ll=43.5746704,-83.9032745
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52312144
> - Comments: "Presumably the same bird I saw on 30 January continuing. Standing on ice at edge of water at close range."
>
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:55 by Valerie Trabucchi
> - Bay City--Middlegrounds, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5746704,-83.9032745&ll=43.5746704,-83.9032745
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52310597
> - Comments: "Large blue gray heron, long neck, white on face/throat, first seen flying then landed on edge of water. Huge wing span in flight. Pics to follow."
>
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:55 by Lisa Sinke
> - Bay City--Middlegrounds, Bay, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5746704,-83.9032745&ll=43.5746704,-83.9032745
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52305306
> - Comments: "Large blue gray heron, long neck, white on face/throat, first seen flying then landed on edge of water. Huge wing span in flight. Pics to follow."
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:45 by Thomas Gass
> - Rouge River, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2948977,-83.1488063&ll=42.2948977,-83.1488063
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304432
> - Comments: "Continuing, see pin drop for location where seen"
>
> Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:30 by Mary Ellen Newport
> - Clous and Schneider Rds. wetlands, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5995352,-85.6155968&ll=44.5995352,-85.6155968
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52315729
> - Comments: "Clear "wrist patches" seen during flight. When the bird perched, I was able to see horizontal face markings."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:08 by Kathy Telfer
> - HOME, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3743478,-83.5058543&ll=42.3743478,-83.5058543
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52294567
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Adult plumage. Short tail. Bright yellow cere, eyes large compared to overall head size. Body size was between a Blue Jay and Mourning Dove. Sat in privet and forsythia hedges - one attempt at prey failed- finally left after about 50 minutes. Only saw one chickadee during time Hawk was hunting. Came back 2 more times today- approx. 3PM and 5 PM, perched in tree just above where photos were taken this morning. Afternoon bird had same white tips on scapulars as in image 1740."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:00 by Mike O'Leary
> - Huroc Park Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0985626,-83.2954967&ll=42.0985626,-83.2954967
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52319497
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:01 by Jeff Pavlik
> - Rose Lake SWA, Clinton, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7998288,-84.3863505&ll=42.7998288,-84.3863505
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52293251
> - Comments: "Blue Jay size accipiter."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:59 by JK Petrie
> - Superior Twp. Roads, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2922212,-83.6031482&ll=42.2922212,-83.6031482
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306956
> - Comments: "Solid grayish back, long barred tail. Bigger than kestral, smaller than coopers. Took a snow bunting or longspur as we were watching."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:45 by Joe Prochaska
> - Webster Township, Joe's Home, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3640651,-83.8597406&ll=42.3640651,-83.8597406
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52292895
> - Comments: "Sitting in tree close to feeders for 30 seconds. Small accipiter, Mourning Dove size, square tail, smallish head, very quick wing beats in flight."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:20 by Chace Scholten
> - 43rd St & 142nd Ave, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7248215,-85.9682214&ll=42.7248215,-85.9682214
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52320212
> - Comments: "Surprised even to see 2 SNOW between Hamilton and Zeeland today, considering how tough they are to get here this winter (especially compared to ~5 out of the last 6 winters)"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:05 by Chace Scholten
> - 44th St & 139th Ave, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7031146,-85.9769601&ll=42.7031146,-85.9769601
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52320237
> - Comments: "Whiter bird SW of intersection on irrigation rig"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:15 by Mark Moerdyk
> - Gerald R. Ford Airport (s. Kraft Ave. access), Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8763415,-85.5267137&ll=42.8763415,-85.5267137
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52312866
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 15:55 by Thomas Gass
> - Holloway Rd, Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9351718,-83.825579&ll=41.9351718,-83.825579
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52316529
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:15 by Jeff Stacey
> - Willow Run Airport (restricted access), Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.232688,-83.5077989&ll=42.232688,-83.5077989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301905
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Adult male - very white "
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 13:15 by Matthew Gasperoni
> - Willow Run Airport (restricted access), Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.232688,-83.5077989&ll=42.232688,-83.5077989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52301904
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Adult male - very white"
>
> Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 01, 2019 17:05 by Jim VanAllen
> - Tuscola County-Grasslands at Dickerson and Jacob, Tuscola, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6135057,-83.3147197&ll=43.6135057,-83.3147197
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52289830
> - Comments: "Watching over the grassland from the antenna on a nearby house."
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 31, 2019 10:30 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304105
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 30, 2019 10:00 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303805
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 27, 2019 12:00 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303429
> - Comments: "at suet feeder"
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:45 by Thomas Baumgart
> - Richfield Township Park, Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1031763,-83.541584&ll=43.1031763,-83.541584
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295895
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "not unusual to find one here in winter. I will attach photos."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:57 by Benjamin Hack
> - Crooked Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3218186,-84.1148043&ll=42.3218186,-84.1148043
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52315424
> - Comments: "Continuing. Glad to see it made it through the cold."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:10 by Elizabeth Miller
> - Palm Drive snags, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1159613,-86.2499034&ll=43.1159613,-86.2499034
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52296478
> - Comments: "darted across the road in front of our car, appeared it was being chased by the a Red-Headed woodpecker"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:11 by John Koon
> - Prairie Farm Area, Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.2812982,-84.0284586&ll=43.2812982,-84.0284586
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52309978
> - Comments: "Seen flying into row of trees by Fry Road. Will attach really crummy but IDable photo soon."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:45 by Gaylee Dean
> - S Tippy Dam Rd., Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.222019,-85.9450393&ll=44.222019,-85.9450393
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303902
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "One adult, one juvenile."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 14:45 by Richard Dean
> - S Tippy Dam Rd., Manistee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.222019,-85.9450393&ll=44.222019,-85.9450393
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304053
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "One adult, one juvenile."
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 15:49 by Scott Jennex
> - Detroit Zoo, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4763714,-83.1535819&ll=42.4763714,-83.1535819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306552
> - Comments: "Continuing perched on southside of water Tower"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:55 by Tim Winslow
> - Al Sabo Preserve, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2248946,-85.6670523&ll=42.2248946,-85.6670523
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306304
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Pics. Audio isn't very good and not definitive. Spotted Thrush with circular spots, white underneath, brown above, seemed uniform brown, no buffyness. Didn't get a view of the tail."
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:00 by Nolan Fisher
> - Dow Gardens, Midland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.621241,-84.251371&ll=43.621241,-84.251371
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52298546
> - Comments: "Still continues"
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 01, 2019 10:00 by Hank Veldman
> - Fennessy Lake Yard, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9535735,-85.7938795&ll=42.9535735,-85.7938795
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52292205
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:07 by Jan Wagner
> - 326 Wooded Place, Monroe, Michigan, US (41.927, -83.397), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9265929,-83.3973651&ll=41.9265929,-83.3973651
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52297160
> - Comments: "Continued"
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (32) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:08 by Dana Howard
> - 6511 Leer Rd, Alpena, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.1374927,-83.7206268&ll=45.1374927,-83.7206268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299755
>
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 17:30 by Edward Lewandowski
> - Rochester-Utica RA, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6632817,-83.0895013&ll=42.6632817,-83.0895013
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52313316
> - Comments: "At the end of Yates Cider Mill trail and to the cedar trail off to the left a small group of mixed sparrows was feeding in the creek area. One of the sparrows turned out to be a Field Sparrow. Pink bill, white eye ring, one white wing bar, no chest streaks. "
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:21 by Kathryn McDonald
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52307554
> - Comments: "Rufous streaks and sides, larger than other nearby sparrows, continuing bird"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:00 by Blanche Wicke
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52309438
> - Comments: "Continuing bird, on the ground near the feeders."
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:27 by Brenda Wineman
> - (42.257, -84.678), Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2573705,-84.6781594&ll=42.2573705,-84.6781594
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52310871
> - Comments: "Contributing"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:37 by Michael Warner
> - Hemlock Crossing Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9147104,-86.1564674&ll=42.9147104,-86.1564674
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52318130
> - Comments: "Junco with complete dark hood. Lack of orange flanks rules out Oregon. "
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:37 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Hemlock Crossing Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9147104,-86.1564674&ll=42.9147104,-86.1564674
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52294409
> - Comments: "Junco with complete dark hood. Lack of orange flanks rules out Oregon. "
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 09:30 by Curtis Dykstra
> - Hemlock Crossing Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9147104,-86.1564674&ll=42.9147104,-86.1564674
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299117
> - Comments: "Junco with complete dark hood. Lack of orange flanks rules out Oregon. "
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:00 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304410
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Jan 31, 2019 13:30 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304295
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Jan 31, 2019 10:30 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52304105
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Jan 30, 2019 10:00 by Ryan Postema
> - Home, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8146065,-86.4751276&ll=41.8146065,-86.4751276
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52303805
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:14 by Lois Robbins
> - **14720 North Ave Bellevue Michigan, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.438735,-85.1820594&ll=42.438735,-85.1820594
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52292391
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:37 by Roger Eriksson
> - Alabaster, Rempert and Keystone, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.17939,-83.58105&ll=44.17939,-83.58105
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52294327
> - Comments: "Brown striped morph"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 10:30 by Myles McNally
> - McNally Yard, Montcalm, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4158733,-84.8488095&ll=43.4158733,-84.8488095
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52311346
> - Comments: "Continuing at feeders."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:44 by John & Kathy Keagle
> - Noonan Backyard, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4245233,-85.3956856&ll=42.4245233,-85.3956856
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52290579
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing. Pictures"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 18:11 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52311867
> - Comments: "Continuing. One tan stripe adult and one immature."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 17:19 by Theresa Nickels
> - T's, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.0075707,-85.6614793&ll=43.0075707,-85.6614793
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52310905
> - Comments: "Our resident pair... see previous counts and pictures "
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:30 by Matthew Gasperoni
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299043
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 11:30 by Jeff Stacey
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52299044
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:53 by Rob Routledge
> - Dunbar Forest, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.3199038,-84.2263842&ll=46.3199038,-84.2263842
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52309050
> - Comments: "Small black birds, with red and yellow patch on wing"
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (2)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:53 by Nathan Earle
> - Dunbar Forest, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.3199038,-84.2263842&ll=46.3199038,-84.2263842
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52306662
> - Comments: "Small black birds, with red and yellow patch on wing"
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 15:00 by Joe Kwasniewski
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52311335
> - Comments: "Female at the feeders."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 08:15 by Andrew Staufer
> - Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52312907
> - Comments: "A solitary, black, mid-sized bird with a thick bill and the telltale dark brown head showed up at the birdfeeders this morning. Unmistakable. Clearly a male cowbird. I scrambled to get the camera but it flew off just before I could get a shot at it."
>
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) (3)
> - Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:45 by Amy Lyyski
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Date: 2/2/19 5:27 pm
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] OAS Field Trip Participants, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
For those who are attending tomorrow's field trip along the St Clair River
please bring walkie-talkies if you have them. We will be driving along the
St Clair River. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Phil Bugosh
Oakland Audubon Society
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Date: 2/2/19 2:30 am
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Reminder: OAS Field Trip, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 8:00am-12:00pm. Leader: Don Burlett (
<baikalteal13...>)

We will meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center at Lake St. Clair
Metropark. After a quick owl check, we’ll carpool north along the St. Clair
River looking for ducks and other birds. We will conclude in a couple of
parks in Port Huron. An optional lunch will then take place before heading
back to the Metropark to pickup cars and disburse. There will be stops
along the way for breaks. Scopes are useful but optional. A Metropark
annual pass or daily fee is required.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
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Date: 2/1/19 10:34 pm
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson...>
Subject: [birders] EUP Winter Birding Round Up: January
Hello All,



Well January came in like a roaring lion and went out like a frigid ice
cold lion.



So once again I am sending out another Eastern UP winter bird happenings
email. This updates is what I gather from personal birding trips, info from
other birders and locals up here, facebook and ebird. This is both a
personal interest of mine, and a service that I provide on behalf of
Michigan Sea Grant, a program of MSU Extension and the University of
Michigan. A reminder, most locations mentioned are found on the EUP Winter
Birding Map at www.northhuronbirding.com.



As a side note, before we dive in, I have been notified that there have
been some issues with litter and trash on Basnau Road, or the area more
commonly known as Hulbert bog. Please note leaving any sort of feeding
station on state lands requires a permit, and leaving plastics and other
non-biodegradables is known as littering. I myself stopped by there and
picked up suet netting bags and plastic string that was left behind.
Please don’t leave any plastic netting, bird feeders, or non-biodigradables
behind.



Also, if you have not yet read the December round up, you may want to
review it first for reference:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mSYbhZKXRR_IOFnNiZ6vGKDLVGQ2aksspsy4WxxTFIE/edit?usp=sharing



*OWLS AND OTHER RAPTORS: *

A number of Owls and Raptors continue to delight across the region.
However, two of the rarities found in early January seem to have become
much more difficult to find.



The *Northern Hawk Owl *that has been present since late December continues
to be consistently seen. The last confirmed siting was on 1/31 at 1pm, and
it has been seen by almost everyone who searches for it. The bird is
located on Mackinac Trail near the Chippewa Animal Control center. This is
about .7 miles south of the roundabout on 3mile/I-75 Business spur. You can
park in the Animal Control center parking lot and view the bird from near
the dog park there. Staff have been very kind and accommodating, but please
park wisely and don't block any other cars in the lot. The bird has been
seen on various trees around the large gravel pit to the west of the animal
control center, and sometimes along the powerlines and telephone poles
directly on Mackinac Trail. It is typically very active, and it can
sometimes take a while to track it down given it moves frequently.



*Snowy Owls *continue to be abundant being found throughout Rudyard and
Pickford, with reports coming in of 10-40 birds being found in a days trip.
The density of Snowy Owls is truly remarkable this year, with almost
nowhere else in the lower 48 US states having such high numbers. Daryl
Bernard even photographed 3 SNOW all on the same barn, something nearly
unheard of in the deep winter months when the birds tend to be territorial.
The usual haunts like the Rudyard Loop (Centerline and Hantz and 48),
Rudyard Flats (Around Tilson Rd), The Pickford Loop (Hancock and 22 Mile
Rd) and Pennington Road near the Munuscong Potholes are all locations they
have been found. Unlike the last few winters, there also appear to be a
number of Snowy Owls in the Soo Township fields just south of Sault Ste.
Marie. 15 were recorded on the Sault CBC far more than any previous years,
and I found 3 birds on Riverside drive between 8 and 3 mile roads just
yesterday (1/31). The number of Snowies in this area is truly remarkable.



A juvenile* Northern Goshawk *has been buzzing the private feeders on
Kinross Rd near Mackinac Trail throughout this month. Again check
www.northhuronbirding.com winter birding map for the location. While a
quick stop might not reveal this bird, walking around for a while you may
see this bird fly over the feeders behind the house, and if you are luck
you may see it land where it can be easily viewed.



*Rough-legged Hawk* light and intermediate morphs continue to be regularly
seen along the Rudyard Loop, south of Pickford on M48 East between M129 and
Pennington Rd, and most commonly on Riverside Drive between 13 mile road
and 11 mile road.



For a brief period of time, a *Great Gray Owl *excited a number of birders
between 1/5-1/12, being sited on 13 mile road, just .5 mile east of
Riverside Drive. Despite extensive searching, this bird has not been seen
since, with no confirmed sightings since 1/12. However, know that these
birds are extremely elusive. Unlike Hawk and Snowy owls, these birds do not
stick out like a sore thumb on top of prominent perches. They move around
extensively in thicker forest habitat, and are extremely adapt at blending
into the bark of the trees they perch on. They also tend to be nocturnal in
general, and cover large territories. All that to say that to say, don’t
expect to show up and just find these birds, and also search beyond the
single point where someone else saw them. eBird shows that there have been
January sightings somewhere near Sugar and Neebish Islands, as well as the
area between Pickford and Detour somewhere along M48 east or Gogomain road.



A *Gyrfalcon *was also seen on 1/12 and again briefly on 1/13 on Riverside
between 13 mile road and 8 mile road. It was not seen again, although I did
receive two unconfirmed second had reports. One was from 1/17 of the bird
being seen on 1/17 at the Sugar Island ferry dock in a tree across from the
golf course. The other was a possible bird on Mackinac trail near 6 mile
road on 1/20. This species roams even farther the Great Gray Owls, so know
it can be tough to find.



*Bald Eagles *are numerous in the area, and there around well over 25 birds
at the Dafter Landfill. Beware 3rd year birds that can sometimes have
nearly all white bellies and oddly colored patterns such as bright white
superciliums and brown bibs.





*WINTER FINCHES AND WAXWINGS: *

It's a good one this year! *Pine Grosbeaks *are being found in small flocks
almost everywhere throughout Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. Most feeders
and forests with some conifers have a few birds flying around. A feeder on
Riverside Drive at the intersection of 20 Mile Rd had a nice flock of
around 20, and the Dafter Post Office has had around 20 birds as well.
Downtown Pickford is also a consistent location. *Bohemian Waxwings *aren't
quite as common, and have been moving around quite a bit this month. There
are often 2-10 birds at the Dafter Post Office. There have also been 1-10
birds in downtown Pickford. In addition a flock of 80 was recently on the
campus of Lake Superior State University, with 11 birds being seen on 2/1
near the Administration building. The intersection of Maple and Elm Street
in Sault Ste Marie has also housed a flock of around 40 birds this
month. *Common
Redpolls *are a bit more sparse this year than last, but small flocks are
being seen at various feeders across the area. The downtown Pickford area
has had a small flock, as has the Dunbar forest. *A Hoary Redpoll *was seen
in mid January at the Kinross Road feeders, and one was also seen briefly
in downtown Pickford. *Evening Grosbeaks *are of course irrupting this
year. They appeared to have moved through the EUP in good numbers in
November, with many of those birds obviously moving on and popping up in
southern states. A few flocks still remain in the area, but are quite
nomadic and infrequent. Check the downtown and residential areas of
Pickford and Rudyard, with Pickford being the most consistent of late. Also
20 mile road and Riverside has had a sizable flock of late. As expected *Red
Crossbill *have been around the Paradise and Tahquamenon Falls area on M123
as well as Farm Truck Trail and Vermillion Road, but in no large flocks to
date. Otherwise Crossbill sightings are sparse with no White-winged
Crossbill records this month.



*GROUSE: Sharp-tailed Grouse *have been a bit more dispersed then normal,
and may be fewer in numbers then past winters. Birds have been seen most
often on Riverside Drive near 9 mile and 8 mile roads. Also some have been
seen at the Dafter Post Office, and on Kinross Road south of 10 mile
road. *Ruffed
Grouse *are frequently flushed in young early succession forests throughout
the area, and at the Dunbar feeders you can often find one in the small
patch of pine between the feeders and the boat launch. No Spruce Grouse
reports as of yet, but as always check Farm Truck Trail in the early
morning hours as well as Dick Rd in Raco. Ring-necked Pheasant have been
seen regularly at the Munuscong Potholes and a few other areas, but these
birds are most likely captive raised birds and not part of a wild
population as this is considered too far north to sustain a wild
population. However the reports are interesting and it will be interesting
to see what will happen over time.



*GULLS: *The Dafter Landfill is open for gull viewing from 8:30-4, Mon-Fri.
However as of last week (1/31) there was not a single gull at the landfill.
This was my first experience ever not seeing a single gull species there.
This may be due to the extreme cold freezing up their roosting grounds and
pushing the birds farther south.



*WATERFOWL: * Almost all open water is now frozen. The power cannel in
Sault Ste. Marie along with a small amount of water near the Coverland
power plant and the Sugar Island ferry is open. Only a few Common
Goldeneyes and Common Mergansers along with small flock of mallards are
sticking out the cold. Who know though what other rarities might get pushed
into these open waters as the big lakes freeze over.



*OTHER NOTABLES: *

*Northern Shrike *have been numerous this winter, seen in many locations
with young aspen or woody shrubs*. *Munuscong Potholes in Pickford is one
of the most reliable places.* Snow Bunting *have been present on M48 near
the I-75 bridge in Rudyard (Rudyard Loop)*. *I have not heard any reports
of Canada Jay (Gray Jay) at Hulbert Bog this year. Try checking the Soo
Junction Road (Luce County) just west of there if you strike out.



Well that's all for now folks. Expect another report near the end of the
month. Updates and sightings are always appreciated. Report them to eBird
if you are so inclined, but always feel free to reach out to me directly as
well. If you are planning a trip up here and need any extra advice on
lodging, food, or birding just give me a shout out via email or phone.



Bird on!

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Date: 2/1/19 3:05 pm
From: Eve Wilson <evew...>
Subject: [birders] Bald Eagle Ann Arbor
A bald eagle was flying SW from the Scarlet Woods area today around 1:45.
Eve Wilson

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Date: 2/1/19 5:23 am
From: Marie Schatz <marieschatz...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
Are we talking  8 x 32s?  I have a Dec 2010 Birders digest with a mid
size binocular round up.
Top to bottom
Swarovski
Zeiss
Leica
Nikon EDG
Meopta Meostar with a 4.44
Vortex Viper 4.37
Alpen Ranier
Vortex Fury
Leopold Yosemite

A recommendation I saw on birding.com



Sightron SIIBL832 8x32 Binocular (Green)
<https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MFBSL4/?coliid=I36MGV02V9JKQ6&colid=1GKGTY976HJHW&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it>

/4.7 out of 5 stars/
<https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1GKGTY976HJHW/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist#>(20)
<https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B004MFBSL4/?colid=1GKGTY976HJHW&coliid=I36MGV02V9JKQ6&showViewpoints=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_pr_rc>
$208.42$208.42
Mary, Calhoun County


On 1/31/2019 10:57 AM, 'P. swanson' via Birders wrote:
> Hi Lisa . Weight is also a consideration for me. I have 10 X 42 Zeiss
> and they get heavy after staring out the window after a short time.
> Penny
>
> On Jan 30, 2019, at 10:23 PM, Anna <awmtngal...>
> <mailto:<awmtngal...>> wrote:
>
>> Hi Lisa,
>> Yes I can tell a difference with the Razor - more detail and better
>> in low light.  But this does not take away from how good a binocular
>> the Viper is for the money.  You cannot go wrong with either one. I
>> also never keep my binoculars in a case - I wear them on every walk
>> and put them through a lot.  They never let me down.
>> Good luck and happy birding.
>> Anna
>> Hartland
>>
>>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 8:37 PM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
>>> <mailto:<bobbethune...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> We picked Vortex Razor after spending quite some time comparing
>>> high-end binoculars. We liked the sharpness, contrast and color
>>> fidelity and we found that our aging eyes didn’t benefit from the
>>> more expensive brands such as Leica or Swaroski. In particular, we
>>> spent time peering into shadowy corners. Any good binocular will do
>>> well in good light. Bad light is the teal test.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, lisalk lisalk <lisalk...>
>>> <mailto:<lisalk...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi, Birders,
>>>
>>> I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me.  Since
>>> you were so helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner,
>>> I'm again asking for your thoughts and suggestions.   For many
>>> years I've used a pair of Eagle Optics 8x42 Rangers.  I don't
>>> keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in their case.  I want
>>> to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!
>>>
>>> That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.
>>>
>>> Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair.  A strong
>>> recommendation has been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor.
>>> Another very experienced birder has recommended Nikon.
>>>
>>> What sayeth you all?  Sure would appreciate your thoughts.
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Lisa Lava-Kellar
>>> Ann Arbor
>>>
>>>
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Date: 1/31/19 5:28 pm
From: 'Dan Thiry' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Huron River at Strawberry Lake outlet 1/31/19 Livingston Co.
This cold weather has created quite the waterfowl gathering here. The current is strong and keeps quite a bit of the river open, enough to draw lots of birds when other areas are frozen over. And there is still lots of shallow areas for feeding and roosting.

This morning there were -

Sandhill Crane- 68
(the most I have seen here, multiple cranes had fairly large ice balls hanging on there wing tips, and unable to fly. They are roosting in water deeper than normal, I assume to keep their legs out of the frigid air, the water is warmer so they're going deep, but their tail and back wingtips are touching the water.)

Trumpeter Swan- 20
(looks like 4 groups 3 with young of last season, 9, 6, 3, and a pair)

Mute Swan- 43
(boo!)

Canada Geese- 251

Mallard- 198

American Black duck- 15

Common Goldeneye- 32

Redhead-39

Common Merganser- 5

Bald Eagle- 1
(I spent an hour watching this first year bird repeatedly fly low over the birds in the water scattering the ducks and making the rest nervous. I was waiting for it to go for a crane that was heavy with ice but that didn't happen.)

Also at feeders-

Flicker-2

Red-bellied WP

Red-headed WP
(consistently here daily at suet, we've had 4 at once earlier in december.)

Blue birds- 5
(at neighbors feeder full of mealworms)

and all the other usuals, have not seen 1 Tree Sparrow though, usually many during the winter.

It all made for a very fun morning of birding!

Dan Thiry


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Date: 1/31/19 7:57 am
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
Hi Lisa . Weight is also a consideration for me. I have 10 X 42 Zeiss and they get heavy after staring out the window after a short time.
Penny

> On Jan 30, 2019, at 10:23 PM, Anna <awmtngal...> wrote:
>
> Hi Lisa,
> Yes I can tell a difference with the Razor - more detail and better in low light. But this does not take away from how good a binocular the Viper is for the money. You cannot go wrong with either one. I also never keep my binoculars in a case - I wear them on every walk and put them through a lot. They never let me down.
> Good luck and happy birding.
> Anna
> Hartland
>
>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 8:37 PM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:
>>
>> We picked Vortex Razor after spending quite some time comparing high-end binoculars. We liked the sharpness, contrast and color fidelity and we found that our aging eyes didn’t benefit from the more expensive brands such as Leica or Swaroski. In particular, we spent time peering into shadowy corners. Any good binocular will do well in good light. Bad light is the teal test.
>>
>>
>>> On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> wrote:
>>> Hi, Birders,
>>>
>>> I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me. Since you were so helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner, I'm again asking for your thoughts and suggestions. For many years I've used a pair of Eagle Optics 8x42 Rangers. I don't keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in their case. I want to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!
>>>
>>> That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.
>>>
>>> Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair. A strong recommendation has been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor. Another very experienced birder has recommended Nikon.
>>>
>>> What sayeth you all? Sure would appreciate your thoughts.
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Lisa Lava-Kellar
>>> Ann Arbor
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 1/30/19 8:32 pm
From: Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...>
Subject: [birders] heated birdbaths
I have had a heater in my birdbath in the winter for 25+ years. I have
never seen a bird take a bath in it when the weather is very cold. It
gets constant use for drinking though. It is a typical cement
birdbath. I do have some large rocks in it, but most of the time, the
birds (all kinds from the woodpeckers to the goldfinch) sit on the
edge and drink. I think we have to give the birds the benefit of the
doubt when it comes to providing water for them. It is better they
have water than have them eat snow. I think removing their drinking
water source is more dangerous than some wet feathers.
Pat Burden
Melvin & Yale, MI

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Date: 1/30/19 7:23 pm
From: Anna <awmtngal...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
Hi Lisa,
Yes I can tell a difference with the Razor - more detail and better in low light. But this does not take away from how good a binocular the Viper is for the money. You cannot go wrong with either one. I also never keep my binoculars in a case - I wear them on every walk and put them through a lot. They never let me down.
Good luck and happy birding.
Anna
Hartland

> On Jan 30, 2019, at 8:37 PM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:
>
> We picked Vortex Razor after spending quite some time comparing high-end binoculars. We liked the sharpness, contrast and color fidelity and we found that our aging eyes didn’t benefit from the more expensive brands such as Leica or Swaroski. In particular, we spent time peering into shadowy corners. Any good binocular will do well in good light. Bad light is the teal test.
>
>
> On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> <mailto:<lisalk...>> wrote:
> Hi, Birders,
>
> I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me. Since you were so helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner, I'm again asking for your thoughts and suggestions. For many years I've used a pair of Eagle Optics 8x42 Rangers. I don't keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in their case. I want to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!
>
> That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.
>
> Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair. A strong recommendation has been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor. Another very experienced birder has recommended Nikon.
>
> What sayeth you all? Sure would appreciate your thoughts.
>
> Many thanks,
> Lisa Lava-Kellar
> Ann Arbor
>
>
>
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Date: 1/30/19 5:37 pm
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
We picked Vortex Razor after spending quite some time comparing high-end
binoculars. We liked the sharpness, contrast and color fidelity and we
found that our aging eyes didn’t benefit from the more expensive brands
such as Leica or Swaroski. In particular, we spent time peering into
shadowy corners. Any good binocular will do well in good light. Bad light
is the teal test.


On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> wrote:

> Hi, Birders,
>
> I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me. Since you were
> so helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner, I'm again asking for
> your thoughts and suggestions. For many years I've used a pair of Eagle
> Optics 8x42 Rangers. I don't keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in
> their case. I want to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!
>
> That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.
>
> Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair. A strong recommendation has
> been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor. Another very experienced
> birder has recommended Nikon.
>
> What sayeth you all? Sure would appreciate your thoughts.
>
> Many thanks,
> Lisa Lava-Kellar
> Ann Arbor
>
>
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Date: 1/30/19 1:02 pm
From: WayneF <waynef...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
Hi Lisa,

My wife has a pair of Zeiss Conquests, which are in the same price range as the Razors. We are happy with them.

I tried the Razors in a store a few years ago, and they seemed good.

One of the things that matters is how they fit in your hands, and no-one else can tell you that.

Wayne

> On Jan 30, 2019, at 2:56 PM, lisalk lisalk <lisalk...> wrote:
>
> Hi, Birders,
>
> I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me. Since you were so helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner, I'm again asking for your thoughts and suggestions. For many years I've used a pair of Eagle Optics 8x42 Rangers. I don't keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in their case. I want to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!
>
> That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.
>
> Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair. A strong recommendation has been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor. Another very experienced birder has recommended Nikon.
>
> What sayeth you all? Sure would appreciate your thoughts.
>
> Many thanks,
> Lisa Lava-Kellar
> Ann Arbor
>
>
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Date: 1/30/19 11:57 am
From: lisalk lisalk <lisalk...>
Subject: [birders] Vortex bins: Razors?
Hi, Birders,

I'm in search of another pair of bins, this time for me. Since you were so
helpful in my recent search of bins for my partner, I'm again asking for
your thoughts and suggestions. For many years I've used a pair of Eagle
Optics 8x42 Rangers. I don't keep the lens caps on nor do I keep them in
their case. I want to be able to whip them out when I see a bird!

That's important info. before you recommend a pair to me.

Now I'm looking to upgrade to a better pair. A strong recommendation has
been made for Vortex, either Viper or Razor. Another very experienced
birder has recommended Nikon.

What sayeth you all? Sure would appreciate your thoughts.

Many thanks,
Lisa Lava-Kellar
Ann Arbor

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Date: 1/30/19 8:13 am
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
For your birding pleasure....

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Let's go birding......

A New Field Ornithology Class will start in APRIL of 2019
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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: January 30, 2019 at 2:15:48 AM MST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Trumpeter Swan (1 Oakland)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Antrim)
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 Berrien, 1 Kalamazoo)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Washtenaw)
> Eastern Phoebe (1 Berrien)
> Hermit Thrush (1 Kalamazoo)
> Chipping Sparrow (1 Iosco)
> Fox Sparrow (1 Oakland)
> White-throated Sparrow (2 Barry, 1 Kent)
> Savannah Sparrow (1 Berrien)
> Swamp Sparrow (1 Van Buren)
> Red-winged Blackbird (1 Chippewa)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (1 Lenawee, 1 St. Joseph)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> 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) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 16:53 by Edward Lewandowski
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52184544
> - Comments: "Present at first opening. Long sloping bill, rusty headed. Annual winter visitors. "
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 15:48 by Theresa Moore
> - The Backyard , Antrim, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.901684,-85.143137&ll=44.901684,-85.143137
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52186922
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Small adult accipiter. Squared, possibly notched tail. Snappy wing beats. Bug-eyed appearance. Will attach photos. It’s been tormenting my feeder birds. Finally got a good look at it."
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 09:23 by Chirpin Sher
> - Berrien Springs Walking Route, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9504263,-86.3403511&ll=41.9504263,-86.3403511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52168116
> - Comments: "Flew in at 7:45 this morning and hung pout a good while. "
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 08:15 by Andrew Staufer
> - Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52188321
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 09:45 by Malorie Evens
> - Crooked Lake, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3218186,-84.1148043&ll=42.3218186,-84.1148043
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52169664
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing. Nesting in snag/frequenting nearby suet feeder"
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 09:00 by Valerie Anderson
> - Garr Rd., Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9342158,-86.3982115&ll=41.9342158,-86.3982115
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52166084
> - Comments: "We had hoped he flew south yesterday, but it showed up again this morning"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 08:15 by Andrew Staufer
> - Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52188321
> - Media: 10 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 07:53 by Samuel Burckhardt
> - Sanctuary, Wilber Township, Iosco County, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3671906,-83.5215104&ll=44.3671906,-83.5215104
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52165258
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 16:00 by Edward Lewandowski
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52184407
> - Comments: "Found in the parking lot heading for the feeders from the creek side with an influx of Cardinals moving in after the coast was clear from passing Coopers Hawk."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 15:07 by Lois Robbins
> - **14720 North Ave Bellevue Michigan, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.438735,-85.1820594&ll=42.438735,-85.1820594
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52182388
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 08:22 by Lois Robbins
> - **14720 North Ave Bellevue Michigan, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.438735,-85.1820594&ll=42.438735,-85.1820594
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52166770
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 28, 2019 08:30 by David Whitehouse
> - Beechwood Dr SE, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9395695,-85.5960488&ll=42.9395695,-85.5960488
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52192223
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 17:15 by Bradley Anderson
> - Beechnut Street (residence), Bridgman, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9408431,-86.5712142&ll=41.9408431,-86.5712142
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52172652
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "This heavily streaked sparrow had a buffy eyebrow with a yellow supraloral area, a thin white median crown stripe and a thin light colored bill. It had a dark eye-line behind the eye, dark mustache stripe, white throat, short tail, white under-tail coverts and white underbelly.
> Similar song sparrow has a heavier darker colored bill and has a longer tail. Similar sized Lincoln’s sparrow has finer streaks on the breast on a buffy background."
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 28, 2019 15:30 by Ezekiel Van
> - Kendall cornfields, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3675539,-85.7743535&ll=42.3675539,-85.7743535
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52154600
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "It was down by a marsh in the cold weather. My guess is that it was there to find water and food. The sparrow was on the ice and dipped its beak into the unfrozen part of the water. Black stripes down its brown back. Whitish throat. Yellowish chest and gray belly. pic"
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:45 by Spencer Vanderhoof
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52190197
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing bird. A morning that started out at -16 isn't considered ideal habitat for a RWBL, but here she is. The availability of seed at this location may have something to do with this bird holding over."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 09:00 by Richard Fanning
> - 15944 Rome Rd., Lenawee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9431248,-84.3043131&ll=41.9431248,-84.3043131
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52184002
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "2 females eating seed at feeding station/ flew into pines and proceeded to eat snow."
>
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (4)
> - Reported Jan 29, 2019 08:05 by John Cassady
> - Roundtree Ln., St. Joseph, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8922467,-85.4594278&ll=41.8922467,-85.4594278
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52186943
> - Comments: "4 female (or immature) cowbirds at the feeders this morning. Small, grayish-brown blackbirds with short tails and stout bills."
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Date: 1/30/19 8:10 am
From: Elizabeth Riggs <elizabethriggs.a2...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
Thank you for sharing this information. We've kept our heated birdbath on
during the cold because we want the birds and small mammals to have an easy
hydration source. I had not considered the dangers of how the extreme cold
could impact them.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:54:45 PM UTC-5, A. W. wrote:
>
> I’ve put my heated birdbath away for now - I read that in extreme cold, if
> feathers touch the water and freeze, it will cause real problems for the
> birds. One solution was putting large rocks in the heated birdbath so the
> birds could perch on the rocks and reach down to the water. But the next
> few days I decided to play it safe and put the birdbath away.
> Anna
> Hartland
>
> On Jan 29, 2019, at 11:08 AM, Carol Furtado <carolf......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
> I wonder if I took it off it’s
> stand and put it on my porch so the birds wouldn’t have to Perch on the
> rim but could stand on the deck would that make it safer for them not
> getting their feathers in the water. The doves have already gotten their
> feathers in the water When they turned around to take off.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 29, 2019, at 9:17 AM, Marta Manildi <mama......> <javascript:>>
> wrote:
>
> I got a heated birdbath last winter because the Audubon society
> recommended it, saying it helped the birds save energy they would spend
> looking for accesible water. Mind has a built in heater and I use an
> outdoor rated extension cord - I got it at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2208 S.
> Main, Ann Arbor.
> Marta
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolf......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
> Hello
> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the
> birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember
> in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 1/30/19 7:45 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] 2018 Peru birding trip - one last post
Everyone,

After finally getting through reviewing all my photos, and having time to
work on some unresolved identifications (mainly of insects), I have posted
some of these identifications to my blog. Visit my blog here:

Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
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Date: 1/30/19 3:38 am
From: thegarlicks <thegarlicks...>
Subject: Re: [birders] GHO Hoots
Lol, thanks for the best autocorrect/voice-correct glitches I've read since someone reported 2 Longbilled Dowagers and a Least Sandpaper from Berrien County...

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Subject: [birders] GHO Hoots

Allen,
Actually the email Owls have high sissy hoots compared to the males, in spite of their greater size. It’s supposed to be the case that the females repeat they calls more than the males, say 7 times rather than five. You should hear the difference in Eurasian Eagle out hoots by sex!
Sherri Smith

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Date: 1/29/19 12:17 pm
From: Phil Bugosh <peb729...>
Subject: [birders] Oakland Audubon Society Field Trip, St. Clair River, Sunday February 3
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 8:00am-12:00pm. Leader: Don Burlett (
<baikalteal13...>)

We will meet at the parking lot of the Nature Center at Lake St. Clair
Metropark. After a quick owl check, we’ll carpool north along the St. Clair
River looking for ducks and other birds. We will conclude in a couple of
parks in Port Huron. An optional lunch will then take place before heading
back to the Metropark to pickup cars and disburse. There will be stops
along the way for breaks. Scopes are useful but optional.

Please see our website (http://www.oaklandaudubon.org) for details about
upcoming field trips, meetings and the Young Birder's Club. You do not have
to be a member to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
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Date: 1/29/19 12:10 pm
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
I primarily just have out black oiler sunflower seeds.

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 4:28 PM Kris Parnicky <krisparnicky...>
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> Hi Jack
>
> What are they feeding on?
>
> Kris
>
> On Jan 28, 2019, at 13:32, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:
>
> I've had two White-throated Sparrows showing up at my feeders every day
> for the past couple of weeks. I'm in Superior Township, Washtenaw County.
>
> Jack
>
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 9:08 AM Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> wrote:
>
>> I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have
>> some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine
>> Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows. I think
>> I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked ebird and
>> recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in
>> Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a little further
>> south in bigger numbers?
>> Calhoun County,
>> Marie
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Date: 1/29/19 10:54 am
From: Anna <awmtngal...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
I’ve put my heated birdbath away for now - I read that in extreme cold, if feathers touch the water and freeze, it will cause real problems for the birds. One solution was putting large rocks in the heated birdbath so the birds could perch on the rocks and reach down to the water. But the next few days I decided to play it safe and put the birdbath away.
Anna
Hartland

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 11:08 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:
>
> I wonder if I took it off it’s
> stand and put it on my porch so the birds wouldn’t have to Perch on the rim but could stand on the deck would that make it safer for them not getting their feathers in the water. The doves have already gotten their feathers in the water When they turned around to take off.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 29, 2019, at 9:17 AM, Marta Manildi <mamanildi...> <mailto:<mamanildi...>> wrote:
>
>> I got a heated birdbath last winter because the Audubon society recommended it, saying it helped the birds save energy they would spend looking for accesible water. Mind has a built in heater and I use an outdoor rated extension cord - I got it at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2208 S. Main, Ann Arbor.
>> Marta
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> <mailto:<carolfurtado2...>> wrote:
>>
>> Hello
>> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
>> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 1/29/19 10:28 am
From: Sherri Smith <grackle...>
Subject: [birders] GHO Hoots
Allen,
Actually the email Owls have high sissy hoots compared to the males, in spite of their greater size. It’s supposed to be the case that the females repeat they calls more than the males, say 7 times rather than five. You should hear the difference in Eurasian Eagle out hoots by sex!
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Date: 1/29/19 10:21 am
From: Su Clift <coffeebeansu...>
Subject: Re: [birders] More cold-weather Questions
I think those are good things to do. If they haven’t found the new stash of food in protected areas, I’d make a path of seed from the old reliable place to the new places to help them discover them

Su in Adrian

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 9:49 AM, Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...> wrote:
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> Was wondering same. Anyone?
>
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> I have been sprinkling seeds in protected areas around my house and putting out extra suet I wonder if anyone has ideas that will help the birds through these next few days.
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Date: 1/29/19 8:08 am
From: Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
I wonder if I took it off it’s
stand and put it on my porch so the birds wouldn’t have to Perch on the rim but could stand on the deck would that make it safer for them not getting their feathers in the water. The doves have already gotten their feathers in the water When they turned around to take off.

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> I got a heated birdbath last winter because the Audubon society recommended it, saying it helped the birds save energy they would spend looking for accesible water. Mind has a built in heater and I use an outdoor rated extension cord - I got it at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2208 S. Main, Ann Arbor.
> Marta
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> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:
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> Hello
> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
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Date: 1/29/19 6:49 am
From: Pamela Moyer <silvereagle...>
Subject: RE: [birders] More cold-weather Questions
Was wondering same. Anyone?

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I have been sprinkling seeds in protected areas around my house and putting out extra suet I wonder if anyone has ideas that will help the birds through these next few days.

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Date: 1/29/19 6:34 am
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Subject: [birders] Bald eagle
Adult bald eagle in the cottonwoods on Lake St. Clair this morning. Lake is pretty much frozen.

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Date: 1/29/19 6:18 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
I got a heated birdbath last winter because the Audubon society recommended it, saying it helped the birds save energy they would spend looking for accesible water. Mind has a built in heater and I use an outdoor rated extension cord - I got it at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2208 S. Main, Ann Arbor.
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On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:

Hello
I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point

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Date: 1/29/19 6:13 am
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
The heater was the shiny flat kind, not the birdbath!

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 8:48 AM, P. swanson <jumpthroughhoops...> wrote:
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> I used to have a low plastic birdbath (about 2 inches high) that I kept on the ground of my cement patio. It was the shiny flat kind with a cord that was kept out of the water. It drew all types of birds. I never had a problem with it, having replaced it over the years when necessary. I just had to scrape the algae off it sometime during the season of use. I remember robins lining up to wait their turn to use it, with sometimes 2 at a time in the bath. The biggest problem was trying to keep it filled. Definitely worth having.
>
>> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:
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>> Hello
>> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
>> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
>>
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Date: 1/29/19 5:58 am
From: Dody <dody...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
Our heated birdbath that sits on our deck railing draws a lot of birds. In the winter, bluebirds are probably the most prevalent.

I also have started putting dried mealworms in with the sunflower seeds which brings the bluebirds in.

Dody
Manchester

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I used to have a low plastic birdbath (about 2 inches high) that I kept on the ground of my cement patio. It was the shiny flat kind with a cord that was kept out of the water. It drew all types of birds. I never had a problem with it, having replaced it over the years when necessary. I just had to scrape the algae off it sometime during the season of use. I remember robins lining up to wait their turn to use it, with sometimes 2 at a time in the bath. The biggest problem was trying to keep it filled. Definitely worth having.

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:
>
> Hello
> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
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Date: 1/29/19 5:48 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
I used to have a low plastic birdbath (about 2 inches high) that I kept on the ground of my cement patio. It was the shiny flat kind with a cord that was kept out of the water. It drew all types of birds. I never had a problem with it, having replaced it over the years when necessary. I just had to scrape the algae off it sometime during the season of use. I remember robins lining up to wait their turn to use it, with sometimes 2 at a time in the bath. The biggest problem was trying to keep it filled. Definitely worth having.

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...> wrote:
>
> Hello
> I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
> I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point
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Date: 1/29/19 4:38 am
From: Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...>
Subject: [birders] More cold-weather Questions
I have been sprinkling seeds in protected areas around my house and putting out extra suet
I wonder if anyone has ideas that will help the birds through these next few days.

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Date: 1/29/19 4:35 am
From: Carol Furtado <carolfurtado2...>
Subject: [birders] Water. /And juncoS?
Hello
I have a heated birdbath and I am wondering if there is any danger to the birds using that in this upcoming cold weather.
I did not have Juncos for a while But now they are back but I do remember in the past having so many more. I think I had a little flock at one point

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/28/19 2:56 pm
From: Michael Parow <mlparow...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Turkey vultures
Me too. It was in the pumpkin field east of Zeeb and south of Dexter. I was surprised how many there were.

> On Jan 28, 2019, at 3:34 PM, John Grucelski <john.grucelski...> wrote:
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> I have seen up to six turkey vultures at a time, over the last week or so, feeding on a deer carcass at that location.
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>> On Jan 28, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Sherri Smith <grackle...> wrote:
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>> Yesterday I saw 4 turkey vultures eating probably a road killed deer on Miller Road east of Zeeb. Washtenaw County. they weren’t pleased to see me so close.
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Date: 1/28/19 2:01 pm
From: Ron Gamble <rongamble...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Turkey vultures - there last week too
I saw three turkey vultures there on Friday of last week, just as you described the location Sherri, and then two more flying nearby. Thanks Sherri, for reminder, I forgot to ebird them.

I drive that route often and yes, your guess of road killed deer is correct.

Faye Stoner

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Yesterday I saw 4 turkey vultures eating probably a road killed deer on Miller Road east of Zeeb. Washtenaw County. they weren’t pleased to see me so close.
Sherri Smith

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Date: 1/28/19 1:28 pm
From: Kris Parnicky <krisparnicky...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
Hi Jack

What are they feeding on?

Kris

> On Jan 28, 2019, at 13:32, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:
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> I've had two White-throated Sparrows showing up at my feeders every day for the past couple of weeks. I'm in Superior Township, Washtenaw County.
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>> On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 9:08 AM Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> wrote:
>> I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows. I think I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked ebird and recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a little further south in bigger numbers?
>> Calhoun County,
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Date: 1/28/19 12:34 pm
From: John Grucelski <john.grucelski...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Turkey vultures

I have seen up to six turkey vultures at a time, over the last week or so, feeding on a deer carcass at that location.

John Grucelski


> On Jan 28, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Sherri Smith <grackle...> wrote:
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> Yesterday I saw 4 turkey vultures eating probably a road killed deer on Miller Road east of Zeeb. Washtenaw County. they weren’t pleased to see me so close.
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Date: 1/28/19 12:28 pm
From: Dody <dody...>
Subject: [birders] Tree Sparrow
We had one American Tree Sparrow at our feeder this morning along with numerous House Finches.

Dody Wyman
between Manchester & Clinton

On Jan 28, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Sherri Smith <grackle...> wrote:

Yesterday I saw 4 turkey vultures eating probably a road killed deer on Miller Road east of Zeeb. Washtenaw County. they weren’t pleased to see me so close.
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Date: 1/28/19 12:02 pm
From: Sherri Smith <grackle...>
Subject: [birders] Turkey vultures
Yesterday I saw 4 turkey vultures eating probably a road killed deer on Miller Road east of Zeeb. Washtenaw County. they weren’t pleased to see me so close.
Sherri Smith

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Date: 1/28/19 10:32 am
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
I've had two White-throated Sparrows showing up at my feeders every day for
the past couple of weeks. I'm in Superior Township, Washtenaw County.

Jack

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> I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have
> some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine
> Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows. I think
> I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked ebird and
> recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in
> Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a little further
> south in bigger numbers?
> Calhoun County,
> Marie
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Date: 1/28/19 10:07 am
From: JOHN PARKER <parkerj15...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Great Horned Owl calling...
There is a breeding pair of Great Horned Owls behind my house annually. I can hear the calls with windows closed, even if the television is playing. Sometimes it seems as if the windows are reverberating, especially with the lower-pitched call of the pair.

First noted adult call this season was December 18, and the last time I noted a juvenile calling was the next day. The first day I noted adult male and female exchanging calls was January 16.

John Parker

Waterford, MI

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> Last night, round 8:30 p.m. and continuing until at least 11:00 p.m., there was a Great Horned Owl calling from the ravine in front of our house here in Inkster (Wayne Co.). Despite the very cold temperatures right now, it is time for them to begin courtship and nesting, as they typically lay eggs in February. I was surprised to hear this owl, though, since we have not had one very often in the 35 years we've been here (screech-owls are heard almost annually), and also that I could hear it from inside the house with all the windows and doors closed. To me, it sounded like a female as it was giving lower-pitched hoots.
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Date: 1/28/19 7:53 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] 2018 banding reports available
Birders and banders,

I have caught up and finally finished my spring and fall bird banding
reports for 2018 at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan. I have
posted them to a new page on my blog, where PDF versions can be viewed and
downloaded. Hopefully, I have done everything right and the links work
properly, but if not, please let me know and I'll fix it. Here is the link:

http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_27.html

You can also get there from my main blog page by clicking on the "Banding
Reports" link at the top of that page.

I am working on the 2018 hummingbird banding report next, which I hope to
have uploaded to this same page very soon.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Date: 1/28/19 7:46 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] Great Horned Owl calling...
Last night, round 8:30 p.m. and continuing until at least 11:00 p.m., there
was a Great Horned Owl calling from the ravine in front of our house here
in Inkster (Wayne Co.). Despite the very cold temperatures right now, it is
time for them to begin courtship and nesting, as they typically lay eggs in
February. I was surprised to hear this owl, though, since we have not had
one very often in the 35 years we've been here (screech-owls are heard
almost annually), and also that I could hear it from inside the house with
all the windows and doors closed. To me, it sounded like a female as it was
giving lower-pitched hoots.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Date: 1/28/19 7:35 am
From: LaHaie, Ivan <ilahaie...>
Subject: [birders] Blue Birds
For the last couple of weeks we've had 10 or so blue birds at our bird bath. They show up pretty much every year.

Ivan
Prospect Hill S. of Easudes

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Date: 1/28/19 7:17 am
From: 'bill butler' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
This past weekend brought an influx to our feeders here in Lapeer County along with the season's 1st American Tree Sparrow. I suspect the snow and colder temps are a factor.

Happy shoveling.
Bill
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Subject: [birders] White throated sparrows
To: <birders...>
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:08 PM






I left the state in 2004 so its
my first winter here in awhile. I have some Junco's, a
couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine
Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated
Sparrows. I think I heard one a couple of days ago but
haven't seen any. I checked ebird and recent sightings
seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in Ohio.
Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a
little further south in bigger numbers?

Calhoun County,

Marie









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Date: 1/28/19 5:53 am
From: 'John Gannon' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT Increase in Accipitor hawks at bird feeders
 FYI, an interesting article on the increase in sharp-shinned and Cooper's hawks at bird feeders.  Another example of citizen science monitoring providing useful data to the scientific community. Curiously, the article includes a photo of a red-shouldered hawk that is mostly a mammal predator.JohnDexter Twp. https://blog.nature.org/science/2018/12/31/why-youre-seeing-more-hawks-at-your-birdfeeder/





 


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Date: 1/27/19 11:17 am
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
FYI

Deaver D. Armstrong
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Let's go birding......

A New Field Ornithology Class will start in APRIL of 2019
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> Date: January 27, 2019 at 1:42:34 AM MST
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (1 Alcona)
> Trumpeter Swan (4 Macomb, 2 Oakland, 3 St. Clair, 1 Wayne)
> Blue-winged Teal (1 Van Buren)
> American Wigeon (1 Grand Traverse)
> Lesser Scaup (1 Grand Traverse)
> Long-tailed Duck (1 Muskegon)
> Sandhill Crane (1 Van Buren)
> Iceland Gull (4 Macomb, 1 Monroe, 1 Ottawa)
> Glaucous Gull (1 Oakland)
> Double-crested Cormorant (2 Ottawa)
> Turkey Vulture (1 Wayne)
> Golden Eagle (1 Lapeer)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (2 Ingham, 2 Kalamazoo)
> Snowy Owl (1 Allegan, 2 Ingham, 3 Wayne)
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 Barry, 1 Berrien, 2 Jackson, 2 Kalamazoo, 2 Washtenaw)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Ottawa)
> Peregrine Falcon (3 Oakland)
> Eastern Phoebe (1 Tuscola)
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2 Wayne)
> Swainson's Thrush (3 Washtenaw)
> Hermit Thrush (1 Kalamazoo)
> Gray Catbird (1 Ottawa)
> Northern Mockingbird (3 Grand Traverse)
> Evening Grosbeak (1 Alpena)
> Chipping Sparrow (2 Iosco)
> Fox Sparrow (2 Oakland)
> Fox Sparrow (Red) (2 Oakland)
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Allegan)
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (1 Isabella)
> White-crowned Sparrow (1 Ionia, 1 Isabella)
> White-throated Sparrow (1 Barry, 5 Chippewa, 1 Iosco, 1 Isabella, 1 Kent, 1 Ogemaw)
> Swamp Sparrow (1 Allegan, 1 Ottawa)
> Eastern Towhee (1 Ingham, 1 Oceana)
> Red-winged Blackbird (3 Chippewa)
>
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> 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
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 25, 2019 11:59 by Lindsey Adams
> - Michigan 72, Harrisville, Michigan, US (44.656, -83.366), Alcona, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6563782,-83.3661411&ll=44.6563782,-83.3661411
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52078774
> - Comments: "Continuing immature."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (4)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 16:06 by Robert Bochenek
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52067714
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:43 by Mike Mencotti
> - Beaudette Park, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6253704,-83.3188534&ll=42.6253704,-83.3188534
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52050478
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (8)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:10 by Eddie Hicks
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071010
> - Comments: "Larger swans with triangle beaks, also some heard"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:25 by Tom Hince
> - Marysville Municipal Park, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9116805,-82.4681211&ll=42.9116805,-82.4681211
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52065553
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photos."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:25 by Kathi Hince
> - Marysville Municipal Park, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9116805,-82.4681211&ll=42.9116805,-82.4681211
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52068584
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Photos."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:11 by Ethan Urban
> - Marysville Municipal Park, St. Clair, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9116805,-82.4681211&ll=42.9116805,-82.4681211
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52064846
> - Comments: "Large white bird with all black bill. Reported here 10 minutes earlier."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 23, 2019 11:32 by Kathi Hince
> - Stony Creek Metropark--north (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7606883,-83.0727124&ll=42.7606883,-83.0727124
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51966409
> - Comments: "continuing birds"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 23, 2019 11:32 by Tom Hince
> - Stony Creek Metropark--north (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7606883,-83.0727124&ll=42.7606883,-83.0727124
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51963430
> - Comments: "Continuing birds"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:40 by Carole Rolph
> - Stony Creek Metropark--south (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7224105,-83.0819054&ll=42.7224105,-83.0819054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057273
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Pics. "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:40 by Vikki Jones
> - Stony Creek Metropark--south (Macomb Co.), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7224105,-83.0819054&ll=42.7224105,-83.0819054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057272
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Pics."
>
> Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:45 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2934372,-85.7855415&ll=42.2934372,-85.7855415
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52069219
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing. Photo"
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:04 by Scott Sneed
> - Meijer's Parking Lot Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.741388,-85.644021&ll=44.741388,-85.644021
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071964
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Female"
>
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:35 by Scott Sneed
> - Boardman River at 8th St., Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.7602036,-85.617485&ll=44.7602036,-85.617485
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071955
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Male. Peaked purple head."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (24)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:30 by Chip Francke
> - Muskegon Wastewater System, Muskegon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.2511023,-86.037524&ll=43.2511023,-86.037524
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52068333
> - Comments: "One flew directly in front of my car then joined the other long-taileds in a tight flock in one of the cement cells where there was open water. Close views. Small ducks, some with long tails. Mostly white heads with black cheek mark. Unmistakable."
>
> Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (2)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:30 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Maple Lake, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.228136,-85.8900404&ll=42.228136,-85.8900404
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52069558
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Tall gray cranes with red caps. Mixed in with Canada Geese flock. Photos."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:30 by Thomas Heatley
> - 35497 28 Mile Road, New Haven, Michigan, US (42.75, -82.754), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7499618,-82.7538721&ll=42.7499618,-82.7538721
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053015
> - Comments: "Continuing bird"
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:33 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Howard B. Dunton Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7960934,-86.1175454&ll=42.7960934,-86.1175454
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053378
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Slightly smaller than HERG, all dark bill, pale primaries, body creamy tan. See photos."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 20, 2019 15:55 by More Mudflats
> - Luna Pier (town), Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8081728,-83.4427071&ll=41.8081728,-83.4427071
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52050203
> - Comments: "Huge numbers of gulls sitting on the ice and in the air over the lake. After about 40 minutes searching located one white-winged gull in flight. An adult Kumlien's Gull. Limited grey (not black) outer webs on the P10 and P9. About 15 percent smaller than the HEGUs."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:32 by Brandon Aho
> - Pine Tree Acres Landfill, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.749748,-82.770515&ll=42.749748,-82.770515
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52060697
> - Comments: "First cycle. Entirely white gull harassed by larger Glaucous Gull in flight. Slender, black bill."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:00 by James Trombley
> - US-MI-Lenox-34099-34199 28 Mile Rd - 42.7500x-82.7552, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.749971,-82.755212&ll=42.749971,-82.755212
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52058142
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:00 by Mary Trombley
> - US-MI-Lenox-34099-34199 28 Mile Rd - 42.7500x-82.7552, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.749971,-82.755212&ll=42.749971,-82.755212
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52058141
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Pic"
>
> Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:00 by Brendan Klick
> - Eagle Valley landfill (restricted access), Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.722671,-83.253828&ll=42.722671,-83.253828
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52056908
> - Comments: "Continuing adult and 1st cycle. Seen in circling over landfill for 10 min."
>
> Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:10 by R Green
> - Howard B. Dunton Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7960934,-86.1175454&ll=42.7960934,-86.1175454
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52079236
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:33 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Howard B. Dunton Park, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7960934,-86.1175454&ll=42.7960934,-86.1175454
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053378
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Large dark water bird with pale breast, long orangish bill. See photos."
>
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:24 by Jeff Stacey
> - 344 West Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, Michigan, US (42.167, -83.172), Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1670943,-83.1716762&ll=42.1670943,-83.1716762
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057663
> - Comments: "Soaring northward. Large black bird with steep wing angle during glide. Lighter pattern on trailing edge of wings."
>
> Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:30 by Brendan Klick
> - Seven Ponds Nature Center, Lapeer, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9275199,-83.1893885&ll=42.9275199,-83.1893885
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52066837
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Flyover, appears to be subadult"
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:06 by Meg Sanders
> - Fenner Nature Center, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7094222,-84.5194056&ll=42.7094222,-84.5194056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52052411
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Small hawk. Blunted with squat head close to body."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:06 by Frank Schroyer
> - Fenner Nature Center, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7094222,-84.5194056&ll=42.7094222,-84.5194056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52051377
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Small hawk. Blunted with squat head close to body."
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:22 by Sandy Roethler
> - Kalamazoo Nature Center--Visitors Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3600899,-85.5826035&ll=42.3600899,-85.5826035
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52067923
> - Comments: "Small-headed accipiter w dark crown continuing down nape. Outer tail feathers the same length as those adjacent. "
>
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:22 by Todd Alfes
> - Kalamazoo Nature Center--Visitors Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3600899,-85.5826035&ll=42.3600899,-85.5826035
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52067922
> - Comments: "Small-headed accipiter w dark crown continuing down nape. Outer tail feathers the same length as those adjacent. "
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 16:30 by Chace Scholten
> - 44th St & 139th Ave, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7031146,-85.9769601&ll=42.7031146,-85.9769601
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52076053
> - Comments: "Dark bird feeding on small mammal, on barn at second property east of 44th. Naturally the homeowner pulled into the driveway right after I had pulled over to take a picture of the bird, and gave me a confused look."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:00 by Bill VanderMolen
> - Airport Rd, Willow Run Airport, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2316315,-83.5227656&ll=42.2316315,-83.5227656
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52068445
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Spotted several hundred yards north of where the service road bends from north/south to east/west. Possibly male."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:47 by Jim Keller
> - Dennis Road, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.615469,-84.280212&ll=42.615469,-84.280212
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52064446
> - Comments: "Large White Owl on the ground in corn stubble. On the north side of the road. I have pics."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 25, 2019 17:15 by Jay Strader
> - Sorg Rd -- Williamston (private land), Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6506336,-84.2938954&ll=42.6506336,-84.2938954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52061666
> - Comments: "perched on a power line pole on this private road. flew to west as we drove by, did not return. large white owl; unmistakable."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:50 by Thomas Gass
> - Willow Run Airport (restricted access), Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.232688,-83.5077989&ll=42.232688,-83.5077989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077251
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:46 by t palgut
> - Willow Run Airport (restricted access), Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.232688,-83.5077989&ll=42.232688,-83.5077989
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52078621
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:41 by Leah Dodd
> - Bowens Mill Rd feeders, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.653166,-85.455263&ll=42.653166,-85.455263
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52066501
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:20 by Andrew Staufer
> - Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52068607
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing from yesterday. Showed up many times today at the suet feeder."
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 16:34 by Mike Cook
> - Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3957628,-85.3832531&ll=42.3957628,-85.3832531
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52070068
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Heard nasal “meow” call above me. Able to get good look and photo before it flew off. Photo added later."
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:35 by Thomas Gass
> - Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2813095,-83.7221074&ll=42.2813095,-83.7221074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077167
> - Comments: "Ladder back pattern, nasal meow call"
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:05 by Adam Byrne
> - Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2813095,-83.7221074&ll=42.2813095,-83.7221074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52050598
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Pics"
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:11 by Chirpin Sher
> - Sherry's Shalet, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9430631,-86.3378488&ll=41.9430631,-86.3378488
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52049400
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:25 by Robyn Henise
> - Siegrist Farm - Waterloo Recreation Area, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3364597,-84.1990245&ll=42.3364597,-84.1990245
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52054615
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:25 by Don Henise
> - Siegrist Farm - Waterloo Recreation Area, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3364597,-84.1990245&ll=42.3364597,-84.1990245
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52054614
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:00 by Elizabeth Miller
> - Palm Drive snags, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1159613,-86.2499034&ll=43.1159613,-86.2499034
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52081588
> - Comments: "Adult seen on usual tree while driving by"
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (2)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:47 by Scott Jennex
> - Detroit Zoo, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4763714,-83.1535819&ll=42.4763714,-83.1535819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52074006
> - Comments: "continuing - perched on east side of water tower"
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:30 by Brendan Klick
> - Detroit Zoo, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4763714,-83.1535819&ll=42.4763714,-83.1535819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52054189
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:05 by Ethan Urban
> - Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak US-MI (42.4760,-83.1484), Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.47596,-83.148364&ll=42.47596,-83.148364
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52052090
> - Comments: "Continuing north side of tower"
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 20, 2019 14:30 by Thad Landwerlen
> - Fish Point Wildlife Refuge, Tuscola, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.710662,-83.530452&ll=43.710662,-83.530452
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51869756
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Medium size bird with a flycatcher profile. Dark cap that fades to a light breast. We did not hear the bird vocalize...it was very windy at the time. Both the upper and lower mandible are completely black...there was not yellow coloration on the lower mandible."
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:10 by Eddie Hicks
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071010
> - Comments: "Pretty sure 2 actually, continuing probably. Strong eye ring, no crown striping."
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:30 by Jeff Stacey
> - Lake Erie Metropark, Wayne, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0691986,-83.1941986&ll=42.0691986,-83.1941986
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52056415
> - Comments: "Small, chunky bird with a thin, dark bill; feeding low with chickadees. Exaggerated eye ring. Ruby crest not observed. "
>
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:35 by Thomas Gass
> - Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2813095,-83.7221074&ll=42.2813095,-83.7221074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077167
> - Comments: "Continuing, low in brush just north of south boardwalk, pics"
>
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:35 by Dominick Fenech
> - Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2813095,-83.7221074&ll=42.2813095,-83.7221074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057191
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continues, photos."
>
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:05 by Adam Byrne
> - Nichols Arboretum, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2813095,-83.7221074&ll=42.2813095,-83.7221074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52050598
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing along south end of boardwalk. Pics"
>
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:20 by Andrew Staufer
> - Home, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3457356,-85.5208844&ll=42.3457356,-85.5208844
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52068607
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing. Showed up many times to eat berries."
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:00 by Hank Veldman
> - Fennessy Lake Yard, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9535735,-85.7938795&ll=42.9535735,-85.7938795
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52073421
> - Comments: "Continuing "
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:04 by Janet Smigielski
> - 326 Farmstead Ln, Traverse City US-MI (44.6817,-85.6704), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.681671,-85.67044&ll=44.681671,-85.67044
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053995
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:04 by Giuseppe 'Joe' Cesolini
> - 326 Farmstead Ln, Traverse City US-MI (44.6817,-85.6704), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.681671,-85.67044&ll=44.681671,-85.67044
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053931
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 10:04 by Theresa Moore
> - 326 Farmstead Ln, Traverse City US-MI (44.6817,-85.6704), Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.681671,-85.67044&ll=44.681671,-85.67044
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52053932
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (8) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:34 by Dana Howard
> - 6511 Leer Rd, Alpena, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.1374927,-83.7206268&ll=45.1374927,-83.7206268
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52051410
> - Comments: "Most of this species seen at one time at this place (feeders) in 20 years. True this entire winter, more often and more. This group appears to be different than the flock three days ago. Have seen groups of 3, 5 and 6 in previous sightings since Nov."
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 07:44 by Samuel Burckhardt
> - Sanctuary, Wilber Township, Iosco County, Iosco, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3671906,-83.5215104&ll=44.3671906,-83.5215104
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52048854
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:21 by Philip Odum
> - 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/S52062913
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:32 by Bill Johnson
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52060981
> - Comments: "Continuing at feeders. Have phone photo and video"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:26 by Ethan Urban
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52059161
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing at feeders."
>
> Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:13 by Penguin Iceberg
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52059260
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing and also seen by others. Photos obtained. Life bird!"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:13 by Dragon Memories
> - E. L. Johnson Nature Center, Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.591678,-83.2864107&ll=42.591678,-83.2864107
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52059262
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing and also seen by others. Photos obtained. Life bird!"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:16 by Rick Brigham
> - Home, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6420724,-86.2109613&ll=42.6420724,-86.2109613
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52065504
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group]) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:10 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071073
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Will add pics"
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:00 by Kevin Thomas
> - Home Yard, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.946645,-84.9959139&ll=42.946645,-84.9959139
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52070031
> - Comments: "continuing waiting in the -10 temps about 10 feet away this morning for me to fill the feeder"
>
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:10 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071073
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Apparent adult. Will add pic."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:23 by gavin awerbuch
> - (46.1588,-84.3650), Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.158752,-84.364996&ll=46.158752,-84.364996
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077653
> - Comments: "At feeder in Pickford Photos"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:30 by David Whitehouse
> - Beechwood Dr SE, Kent, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9395695,-85.5960488&ll=42.9395695,-85.5960488
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52075903
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:30 by Katrina Moilanen
> - Feeder E Elmo St, Pickford US-MI, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.159557,-84.360926&ll=46.159557,-84.360926
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52081146
> - Comments: "Brilliant white throat and supercilium, yellow lores, grey throat and auriculars. Brown back and tail. Have pic will add later. "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:36 by John & Kathy Keagle
> - Noonan Backyard, Barry, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.4245233,-85.3956856&ll=42.4245233,-85.3956856
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52061260
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:15 by Daryl Bernard
> - Pickford (Chippewa Co.), Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.1617941,-84.3565798&ll=46.1617941,-84.3565798
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52065454
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "White throated sparrow, yellow lores, seen well by 14 birders, pics"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:15 by Anita Spencer
> - Pickford (Chippewa Co.), Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.1617941,-84.3565798&ll=46.1617941,-84.3565798
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52079775
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "White throated sparrow, yellow lores, seen well by 14 birders, pics"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:15 by Seven Ponds
> - Pickford (Chippewa Co.), Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.1617941,-84.3565798&ll=46.1617941,-84.3565798
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52078404
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "White throated sparrow, yellow lores, seen well by 14 birders, pics forthcoming "
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:05 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/S52065427
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:10 by Stan Lilley
> - Stan's New House, Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6118323,-84.8788851&ll=43.6118323,-84.8788851
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071073
> - Media: 4 Photos
> - Comments: "One scruffy individual has appeared sporadically for weeks. A second, more classic tan-striped morph also showed up today. Will add through-window pics."
>
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:21 by Philip Odum
> - 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/S52062913
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (4)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:33 by Elizabeth Notman
> - Upper Macatawa Natural Area, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.805392,-85.9740163&ll=42.805392,-85.9740163
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52069487
> - Comments: "Continuing along river "
>
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:33 by Ed DeVries
> - Yard, Laketown, Terravita Circle, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.76,-86.15216&ll=42.76,-86.15216
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52063420
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing bird, observed daily. Photos"
>
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:42 by Pam Rasmussen
> - Fenner Nature Center, Ingham, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.7094222,-84.5194056&ll=42.7094222,-84.5194056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52058506
> - Comments: "Continuing; pix of both together "
>
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 12:41 by Jan Martin
> - Huron-Manistee National Forest, Walkerville US-MI (43.7369,-86.1318), Oceana, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.736876,-86.131791&ll=43.736876,-86.131791
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52058319
> - Comments: "Male. Very uncomfortable by other birds. It’s very cold, negative degrees this AM. Will eat seeds for on ground."
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:31 by Don Burlett
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52055318
> - Comments: "Female at feeders , photos may follow later."
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:30 by Jerry Rogers
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52080455
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (1)
> - Reported Jan 26, 2019 11:20 by Larry Urbanski
> - Kinross Rd. private feeders, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2910411,-84.5107526&ll=46.2910411,-84.5107526
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52071125
> - Comments: "Heavy streaking underneath, yellow lore. At bird feeder."
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Date: 1/26/19 10:47 am
From: Jeannine Morrison <meadowlark1949...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
I've been pleased to see one or two white-throated sparrows this winter,
but only at dusk. They join the cardinals for some bedtime snacks.
I haven't seen any tree sparrows for several years. The juncos are much
less numerous than they were in the past.
In past years I've had lots of goldfinches at the niger feeder, but not
this year. I wonder where they went?
I saw some pine siskins late in the fall, but not recently. But the
red-breasted nuthatches are back, after being gone for a few years.
For a three week period in December/January, all of a sudden my feeders
were deserted. I figured that the hawk I saw in the area was the reason.
This week, numbers of birds have picked up, so perhaps the hawk has moved
on.
Jeannine in northeast Ann Arbor

On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 10:15 AM Tait, Mag <mtait...> wrote:

> I have three or so juncos this year. I normally have at least a dozen. One
> Pine Siskin, an occasional tree sparrow and two Red Breasted Nuthatches
> here in Hamburg Township.
>
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> On Jan 26, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Marie Schatz <marieschatz...> wrote:
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> I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have
> some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine
> Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows. I think
> I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked ebird and
> recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in
> Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a little further
> south in bigger numbers?
> Calhoun County,
> Marie
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Date: 1/26/19 7:15 am
From: Tait, Mag <mtait...>
Subject: Re: [birders] White throated sparrows
I have three or so juncos this year. I normally have at least a dozen. One Pine Siskin, an occasional tree sparrow and two Red Breasted Nuthatches here in Hamburg Township.

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On Jan 26, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Marie Schatz <marieschatz...><mailto:<marieschatz...>> wrote:

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I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of Pine Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows. I think I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked ebird and recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem more in Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a little further south in bigger numbers?
Calhoun County,
Marie


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Date: 1/26/19 6:08 am
From: Marie Schatz <marieschatz...>
Subject: [birders] White throated sparrows
I left the state in 2004 so its my first winter here in awhile. I have
some Junco's, a couple of American Tree Sparrows. Even had a couple of
Pine Siskins for a few days awhile back. But no White Throated Sparrows.
I think I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen any. I checked
ebird and recent sightings seem thin. But that may be normal, there seem
more in Ohio. Is that normal anyone know? Do they typically winter a
little further south in bigger numbers?
Calhoun County,
Marie


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Date: 1/25/19 10:03 am
From: Karen Markey <ylime...>
Subject: [birders] Swainson’s Thrush verified in the Arb on 1/24
Kudos to Dominic Fenech who verified the Swainson’s Thrush in the Arb
on 1/24 with stunning photos posted on eBird. I assume the Thrush is
still being seen along the stream that meanders through the central
strip of vegetation that borders the two main north-south roads that
stretchfrom the Huron River to Geddes Rd. Before the snowfall and
deep freeze, I saw it on the far south end of the boardwalk that opens
into the green (or white snowy) valley. Where the boardwalk ends on
this south end, turn to your left or east and there can be open water.
This is where I saw the Thrush and it’s where birds gather to drink
and forage.

Karen Markey
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Date: 1/25/19 4:18 am
From: Susan Falcone <sfalcone...>
Subject: Re: [birders] dead mouse
Years ago I did watch blue jays snacking off a colony of escaped white mice that were on a vine-covered chimney...

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> On Jan 24, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Sherri Smith <grackle...> wrote:
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> Lisa,
> that mouse was long dead, and thawed for my crows or a hawk. The jay didn’t kill it, but being frozen doesn’t often make a mouse prettier.
> Sherri smith
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Date: 1/24/19 7:29 pm
From: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
Within limits—every species has some dietary limitations of whatever
sort—every wild creature is by necessity an opportunivore.


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> Maybe that Jay is just a Shrike Wannabe! 😉
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> On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 4:29 PM, lisalk lisalk
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> Beverly, that is an amazing photo! It actually looks as if the mouse is
> crying out in pain, pardon the anthropomorphizing. I, too, find it odd. I
> consider bluejays the ones who eat seeds, eggs, baby birds...okay, so maybe
> it isn't so odd.
>
> Lisa Lava-Kellar
> Ann Arbor
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> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:53 PM Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...>
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> I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came
> across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and
> eating a mouse.
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Date: 1/24/19 6:48 pm
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Subject: [birders] dead mouse
Lisa,
that mouse was long dead, and thawed for my crows or a hawk. The jay didn’t kill it, but being frozen doesn’t often make a mouse prettier.
Sherri smith

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Date: 1/23/19 3:00 pm
From: 'Suzanne (Moses) Vedder' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
Maybe that Jay is just a Shrike Wannabe! 😉

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On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 4:29 PM, lisalk lisalk<lisalk...> wrote: Beverly, that is an amazing photo!  It actually looks as if the mouse is crying out in pain, pardon the anthropomorphizing.  I, too, find it odd.  I consider bluejays the ones who eat seeds, eggs, baby birds...okay, so maybe it isn't so odd.
Lisa Lava-KellarAnn Arbor
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:53 PM Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> wrote:


I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and eating a mouse.

 

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Date: 1/23/19 1:29 pm
From: lisalk lisalk <lisalk...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
Beverly, that is an amazing photo! It actually looks as if the mouse is
crying out in pain, pardon the anthropomorphizing. I, too, find it odd. I
consider bluejays the ones who eat seeds, eggs, baby birds...okay, so maybe
it isn't so odd.

Lisa Lava-Kellar
Ann Arbor

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:53 PM Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> wrote:

> I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came
> across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and
> eating a mouse.
>
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Date: 1/22/19 12:54 pm
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Subject: [birders] Lens cap found at Rufous Hummingbird
Birders,

Sorry for the off-topic message The homeowners who were hosting the Rufous
Hummingbird near Howell (now gone) have found a lens cap in one of their
flower barrels, for a Nikon (LC-CP29). Carol will be happy to mail it to
whoever lost it. Contact me and I'll put you in touch with her. Thanks.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Date: 1/22/19 12:31 pm
From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
Thanks Beverly for pointing out the oversight!



A senior moment is to blame for that omission. It was a Gray Squirrel (Black morph) that carried off and stashed the Goldfinch. BTW, I'd welcome an authoritative explanation of the current use of "morph," "phase," "form," and related terms in reference to variants among different classes of vertebrates. http://www.wildlifewindow.com/A_Naturalist_s_Words.html offers an extensive discussion of historical and current use of terminology that is applicable to birds, in particular, but I'm curious as to which term the mammalogists are using now for cases like Gray Squirrel color morphs.



JF



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Subject: RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse



Did you see what took it to the tree?





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Subject: RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse



And in the same vein as Ann Hancock's report of a rodent/dead bird interaction, I've attached my photo of a dead American Goldfinch (apparent victim of a window strike) that I saw taken from the ground and stashed in the tree. I never saw the ultimate disposal of the carcass.



John Farmer

Milan, MI



From: Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> <mailto:<Bev_Wolf...> >
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 10:53 PM
To: birders list <birders...> <mailto:<birders...> >
Subject: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse



I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and eating a mouse.



Bev Wolf

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Date: 1/22/19 9:13 am
From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...>
Subject: RE: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
And in the same vein as Ann Hancock's report of a rodent/dead bird interaction, I've attached my photo of a dead American Goldfinch (apparent victim of a window strike) that I saw taken from the ground and stashed in the tree. I never saw the ultimate disposal of the carcass.



John Farmer

Milan, MI



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Subject: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse



I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and eating a mouse.



Bev Wolf

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Date: 1/22/19 7:09 am
From: Ann Hancock <annhancock9...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
To add to the list of stories of who eats what: last year my sister in law saw a chickadee hit the window. She ran outside to try to help it, and got there just as a chipmunk grabbed the chickadee and ran off with it.
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> Why so odd? Not much of a leap from eating insects to spiders to worms to reptiles. Maybe the strangeness is when we think of mammals being eaten by non mammals? Generally, I suspect we feel the only thing that should be eating mammals is other mammals. Spider eating mouse...creepy. Yes...there seems to be an "acceptable order" in terms of what eats what "at the macro level anyway". An interesting topic of discussion.
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> I've seen Northern Mockingbird catching and pecking a small mouse once. For what it's worth. -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama
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> On Monday, January 21, 2019, 9:53:31 PM CST, Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> wrote:
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> I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and eating a mouse.
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Date: 1/22/19 6:17 am
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Subject: Re: [birders] Blue Jay w Mouse
Why so odd?  Not much of a leap from eating insects to spiders to worms to reptiles.  Maybe the strangeness is when we think of mammals being eaten by non mammals?  Generally, I suspect we feel the only thing that should be eating mammals is other mammals.  Spider eating mouse...creepy.   Yes...there seems to be an "acceptable order" in terms of what eats what "at the macro level anyway".  An interesting topic of discussion. 
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On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 11:39 PM, G M ARCHAMBAULT<gm72125...> wrote:
I've seen  Northern Mockingbird catching and pecking a small mouse once.  For what it's worth.  -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama
On Monday, January 21, 2019, 9:53:31 PM CST, Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> wrote:

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I shot this a couple of years ago in Sherri Smith’s backyard. I came across it tonight, and still find it odd that a Blue Jay is taking and eating a mouse.

 

Bev Wolf


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