Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Eastern U P February 24-25 2014

 Took a quick trip to the UP of Michigan.  Saw a few good birds despite no owls or hawks.

Red Crossbill along 123 between Newberry and Tahquamenon Falls

Picking sand off the road?

Pine Siskin same location as Red Crosbills

Red-necked Grebe at Sugar Island Ferry Dock

Sharp-tailed Grouse Nine Mile at Nicolet

Rough Grouse (photo taken 15 minutes before sunrise at ISO 12500)

Purple Finches at Dunbar Feeders

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Black-capped Chickadee on Basnau Rd.

Porcupine in a tree along M-28 east of Newberry

Eating buds


  1. Awesome Pics Mark.The Ruffed Grouse turned out pretty good considering the light.You must have had a pretty good guide to find you all those great birds in spite of it being very slow in the U.P this year.What a Guy!

  2. Just don't wreck your shoulder patting yourself on the back.

    1. I think he just needs to brush up on his Raptors........