Been a rainy past few days but it didn't mean some productive birding couldn't be accomplished. On Wednesday I added the 87th species to my yard list when this Fox Sparrow was observed kicking leaves under a spruce tree.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
A single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull was spotted among the Herring and Ring-billed Gulls at Stearns Park by Dave Dister on Thursday afternoon.
Out on the South breakwater the only shorebirds were three Dunlins and three Sanderlings.
Back at home a Pileated Woodpecker did some damage to the suet cake that the smaller bird politely nibble on,
The Red-headed Woodpecker below was at Ludington State Park on Monday.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
An Orange-crowned Warbler is still hanging around the south parking lot at the stoner disc golf course at Buttersville Park.
|American Tree Sparrow|
Sunday, October 18, 2015
|First winter Lapland Longspur|
When I got to the end of the pier I scanned Lake Michigan and found a single Long-tailed Duck.
|Catch of the day|
|Taking it to a more suitable location|
|Does this Carp make my neck look fat?|
Saturday, October 17, 2015
|Flock of Redheads|
|Lesser Scaup to the upper right|
|Great Blue Heron|
Photos from earlier in the week
|Orange-crowned Warbler at Buttersville Park|
...more specifically FDR's ear as it appears on a US dime.
This one is on the rim of one of my tires.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
The dawn meeting between the thin crescent moon and innermost planet Mercury once again drew me to the scenic overlook at my work-site. I'll get to the celestial event later as I'm contractually obligated to lead with the bird content.
After sunrise I was able to photograph a Horned Lark and an American Pipit.
|Mercury and Moon over wind farm|
|Greater magnification makes Mercury much easier to see|
Friday morning saw a 3 Bald Eagles circling over the shoreline on the road leading to Ludington State Park.
At the south pier of Ludington Harbor only saw a couple of birds.
After work on Saturday morning drove to a scenic overlook to view 4 planets and the Moon in the eastern sky.
Mercury is actually also in the photo above, but it doesn't show up in the compressed file that this website supports. It is a little easier to see to the lower left of the Moon in the photo below.
On my way down from the scenic overlook after sunrise I spotted a few Lapland Longspurs.
|Bald Eagles sizing each other up|
|Moon and Mercury|