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21 Dec Barrow's goldeneye, Higgins Lake []
19 Dec Lester black backed gull Calhoun [Gordon ]
17 Dec Project SNOWstorm comes to Michigan [Allen Chartier ]
15 Dec Snowy Owl ["Roth" ]
15 Dec Re: Western Grebe, Holland SP North Pier, 12-15-14 [Chace Scholten ]
15 Dec Western Grebe, Holland SP North Pier, 12-15-14 [Nathan DeBruine ]
13 Dec Chippeea County - Northern Hawk Owl - Yes [Darrell Lawson ]
12 Dec Snowy Owl in Eaton Co. 12/12 [Marc North ]
9 Dec Northern Hawk Owl, Chippewa Co., 12/09/2014 [Chris Lipps ]
8 Dec Peregtine Falcons, Midland []
6 Dec Cackling Geese Calhoun County [Gordon ]
1 Dec Re: Slaty-backed Gull reporting ["C or M Johnstone" ]
30 Nov Searching for Slaty-backed Gull 11/30 [Marc North ]
28 Nov Ross's Goose, Luna Pier, Monroe Co. [Karl Overman ]
28 Nov Townsend's Solitaire - Berrien Co. - 11/28 [Love Creek ]
28 Nov Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park ["mcganser AT aol.com" ]
28 Nov Pacific Loon, Berrien Co. 11-28 [Chace Scholten ]
28 Nov Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park ["mcganser AT aol.com" ]
28 Nov Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park ["mcganser AT aol.com" ]
27 Nov red-necked grebe Jordan Lake, Ionia county, Thanksgiving day ["brambling AT juno.com" ]
27 Nov Ross's goose Eaton county, thanksgiving day [Kevin Thomas ]
27 Nov Ross's Goose @ Luna Pier [Allen Chartier ]
27 Nov Ross's Goose @ Luna Pier [Allen Chartier ]
23 Nov gsniderman@aol.com [Gerald Sniderman ]
22 Nov Administrative issue--bounced messages [Karl Overman ]
20 Nov Costa's Humminbird, no, Manistee County [Brian ]
18 Nov Re: Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee County [Allen Chartier ]
18 Nov Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee County [Brian ]
16 Nov Re: Mich-listers Digest, Vol 2760, Issue 1 [Edward Lewandowski ]
15 Nov Exotic Goose at Port Austin [Gerald Ziarno ]
15 Nov Bean Goose (Domestic or escapee?) [Gerald Ziarno ]
14 Nov Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee Co. still there [Brian ]
11 Nov Re: Costa's Hummingbird. YES! 11-11-14 [Chris Mccreedy ]
11 Nov Costa's Hummingbird. YES! 11-11-14 [Tom Smythe ]
11 Nov Berrien Co Red Phalarope 11.11 [Scott Jennex ]
11 Nov deadline for MBRC applicants [Scott Terry ]
11 Nov Request for future MBRC members [Scott Terry ]
11 Nov Re: Red Phalarope New Buffalo Sunday []
10 Nov Re: Costa's [Karen Sitts ]
11 Nov Red Phalarope New Buffalo Sunday [Karl Overman ]
10 Nov Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Jeremy Joswick ]
9 Nov Fwd: Re: [BBCBirds] Red Phalarope&Franklin's Gull-3 oaks ["Myles F. McNally" ]
08 Nov Pacific Loon ~ from yesterday [Marc North ]
8 Nov Tern at Lake St. Clair metro park 11/8 [Sean Williams ]
08 Nov message from Shiawassee NWR [Adam Byrne ]
7 Nov Pacific Loon - Macomb County - Yes [Brian McGee ]
07 Nov Gray Kingbird is OFF LIMITS - please respect the refuge rules!!! [Adam Byrne ]
7 Nov Gray Kingbird at Shiawassee []
7 Nov Costa's Hummingbird [Laurence Burke ]
7 Nov Pacific loon macomb [Tom Hince ]
07 Nov Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee Co. [Brian ]
6 Nov Re: Pomarine jaeger Macomb now [Tom Hince ]
6 Nov Pomarine jaeger Macomb now [Tom Hince ]
6 Nov Costa's continues [John Lowry ]
6 Nov Re: Lark sparrow --NO []
5 Nov Correction Snow Geese. Roscommon County [Greg Bodker ]
5 Nov Ross' Goose-roscommon County [Greg Bodker ]
5 Nov Greater White-fronted Goose - Shiawassee Co [Steve Santner ]
5 Nov Lark sparrow yes [Tom Hince ]
5 Nov Costa's Hummingbird [Thomas Wheeker ]
4 Nov Costa's Hummingbird was still present this afternoon, 11/4/14 []
4 Nov Re: Costa's Hummingbird still present in Onekama. [Mike Petrucha ]
04 Nov Macomb. Lark sparrow continues 12:30 pm [Scott Jennex ]
04 Nov Costa's Hummingbird still present in Onekama. [Kevin Thomas ]
4 Nov Lark sparrow macomb 10 am [Tom Hince ]
04 Nov Costa's Hummingbird, Little Gull, Manistee County [Brian ]
4 Nov Lark sparrow [Tom Hince ]
3 Nov Way too many inappropriate messages on mich-listers [Karl Overman ]
4 Nov Re: Shiawassee: "Many people hunting in there, " but folks with binoculars excluded? (EOM) [Klein Douglas ]
3 Nov Shiawassee: "Many people hunting in there, " but folks with binoculars excluded? (EOM) [Hoganson Jerome ]
3 Nov Scissor -tailed Flycatcher [Larry Abraham ]
3 Nov Re: Costa's [Allen Chartier ]
3 Nov Costa's [Brian Allen ]
3 Nov Costa's Hummingbird [Gerald Ziarno ]
3 Nov Shiawassee National Wildlife trail schedule closure schedule [Larry Abraham ]
3 Nov Costa's Hummingbird - Monday 7:10 Yes [Andy Dettling ]

Subject: Barrow's goldeneye, Higgins Lake
From: andigena AT aol.com
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:54:03 -0500
An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found at Higgins Lake on the local 
Christmas count, Dec. 20. The bird was found in the late PM in a small patch of 
open water along the south shore of the north lobe of the lake. We viewed it 
from Sam-o-set Rd. which hugs the south shoreline of the lake. If you plan to 
chase, be forewarned that there is almost no open water on the lake and it 
could be completely frozen by the time I write this. That being said, the only 
other spot in the lake that had open water on Dec 20 was in the NW corner, so 
that could be checked. 


Tom Kemp
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Subject: Lester black backed gull Calhoun
From: Gordon <chippersbirds AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:26:05 -0500
Looked good for a Lesser Black-backed Gull on Duck Lake. Much darker back and 
slightly smaller than nearby Herrings. Long way off and getting fairly dark 
out. It disappeared when the hundreds of Gulls on the lake took off, flying 
around like a "Gull vortex". 


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Subject: Project SNOWstorm comes to Michigan
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:06:53 -0500
Posted with permission of the listowner. I apologize for cross-posting.


Last winter, Snowy Owls moved south in numbers greater than they had in
perhaps 50 years. A group of researchers in the northeastern U.S. saw an
opportunity to study these birds better than they had been studied before,
and quickly put together Project SNOWstorm (http://www.projectsnowstorm.org/).
They raised funds to purchase satellite transmitters, which were attached
to 22 Snowy Owls from Minnesota to Massachusetts. Daily movements of these
birds could be tracked on their website, which provided researchers with a
wealth of information on daily movements, hunting patterns, prey
preferences, and many other things. Another objective was to track these
birds back north at the end of the winter and, with great luck, the hope
was perhaps one would be tracked coming back south in the next irruption in
maybe 3-5 years. Snowy Owls nest well north of cell phone coverage, which
is what is used to download the location data from their satellite
transmitters. So it has been a wonderful surprise that two of the owls
tagged last winter have already returned! And, with the large number of
owls once again evident in the northeast and Great Lakes, the project is
gearing up once again.



Last winter, Project SNOWstorm wanted to tag owls from across their range,
including Michigan. But efforts to get qualified researchers involved were
not successful. This year, things are different, and efforts are already
underway to gather together qualified teams of banders to attach satellite
transmitters to as many Michigan Snowy Owls as possible. The key to making
this work is funding. The researchers who are doing this in several states
are entirely volunteer, so the only expense is the transmitters themselves,
which the manufacturer is making available at cost ($3000 each). Project
SNOWstorm will accept donations from individuals on their website, but in
order to make sure that funds are directed to tagging a Michigan owl, both
the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Alma College have pledged funds nearly
sufficient to purchase two transmitters. And, Michigan Audubon/WPBO has
committed to raising funds to purchase at least one transmitter. Last year,
organizations in Wisconsin stepped up and purchased four transmitters. We
can do better!



Use this link for making online donations via the Michigan Audubon website:


https://michiganaudubonorg.presencehost.net/support/donate.html

There is a form field that reads "If you would like to make a gift to a
specific sanctuary or program, please indicate in the field below." Please
enter "Project SNOWstorm Michigan" in this line, so they can track those
gifts.

Otherwise, checks can be made out to Michigan Audubon with "Project
SNOWstorm Michigan" in the memo line and mailed to:

Michigan Audubon
PO Box 15249
Lansing, MI 48901



Please feel free to forward this message to any individuals, organizations,
corporations, or chat groups that you think might be interested.


Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
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Subject: Snowy Owl
From: "Roth" <wigwambayguy AT VeiOnline.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:34:28 -0500
A Snowy Owl was present on the north side pier perched on the hand railing 
along the mouth of the Au Gres River, Au Gres this morning at 11.30 am...I got 
with 20 yards as I walking my dog..No pictures as the fog was terrible...It 
glided to the south breakwater as I approached...William Roth, Alger 


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Subject: Re: Western Grebe, Holland SP North Pier, 12-15-14
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:12:00 -0500
Nathan and all,

Thanks for forwarding this info to the listserv. The grebe is still here at
2 PM to the north of the north pier. Calm conditions allow for good viewing
through a scope (and it's been heard calling), but there is a fog obscuring
birds farther out.

Chace
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Subject: Western Grebe, Holland SP North Pier, 12-15-14
From: Nathan DeBruine <nathandebruine AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:48:43 -0500
Hi all,

I am posting this information for those who may not follow the
Mich-Lister's facebook page, post by Simon Kiacz:

"As of 11am 12-15-14 at Holland SP North Pier there is a WESTERN GREBE; was
around 50m at its closest point and its a bit foggy, a scope would be
beneficial. Also an EARED GREBE at the Boardwalk West area where Black Lake
enters the channel into Lake Michigan."

He posted photos as well and they look good for Western Grebe.

Good birding!
Nathan DeBruine
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Subject: Chippeea County - Northern Hawk Owl - Yes
From: Darrell Lawson <lawsodw AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:36:56 -0500
Another birder and I have been watching the Hawk Owl previously reported by
Sky Haas on the southeast corner of M129 and 10 mile. We watched it
successfully hunt and right now it is back up and hunting again.
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Subject: Snowy Owl in Eaton Co. 12/12
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:25:30 -0500
Birders,

There is a Snowy at the intersection of Round Lake Rd. and Gresham Hwy. in 
Vermontville. 


Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Northern Hawk Owl, Chippewa Co., 12/09/2014
From: Chris Lipps <birdlipps AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:51:15 -0500
Hi all,
 
I had a northern hawk owl this evening at 4:30 pm on the east side of I-129, 
about .5 mi north of 10 Mile Rd. 

 
Copy and paste the coordinates below into a google maps search for the exact 
location (basically in someone's front yard). I didn't linger long. 

 
46.368645,-84.362297
 
Take care,
Chris Lipps
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Peregtine Falcons, Midland
From: gziarno AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:20:22 -0500
Today at 12:30 pm, two Peregrine Falcons were flying and at rest at the Dow 
Ponds off Poseyville Rd. in Midland County. Birds may be viewed from the 
Whiting Overlook Park, entrance on Poseyville Rd. These may be two of the birds 
from the pair that nested at the neighboring Midland Cogeneration Facility this 
past Spring. 


Jerry Ziarno
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Subject: Cackling Geese Calhoun County
From: Gordon <chippersbirds AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:15:35 -0500
4 what look to me like Cackling Geese just out from the boat ramp at Duck Lake. 
Finally they show up here. 

http://flic.kr/p/pnDB5D


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Subject: Re: Slaty-backed Gull reporting
From: "C or M Johnstone" <anhinga AT tm.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:21:31 -0500
The post below indicates that this bird had been previously reported, but 
Marc's post is the first I've seen of it on Mich-listers (I probably won't 
chase it, but thanks for posting).  I've been concerned that mich-listers 
and chat are being replaced by small texting groups or other more exclusive 
and less widespread information networks.  The number of posts, in general, 
seems to have declined over the past couple of years.
Mich-listers and chat seem like good resources for the birding community, 
and especially for the many folks who don't maintain a wireless device as an 
appendage to their brain.  I hope that competitive birding and listomania 
(my apologies to Ken Russell) aren't destroying the cooperation and 
usefulness of listers/chat.
I'd guess if there are any responses to this they should go to chat or just 
me and not on listers.  Matt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc North" 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:46 PM
Subject: [Mich-listers] Searching for Slaty-backed Gull 11/30


> Today Sean Bachman and I gave our best attempts to relocate the possible 
> Slaty-backed. We started at Ford Lake and had no success but had a little 
> more promise at Grace Lake (Visteon Pond) where across the expressway on 
> top of the Coca-Cola building were hundreds of gulls roosting. We had two 
> dark mantled birds one we confirmed had yellow legs the other was never 
> confirmed. If anyone searches tomorrow for this bird this is a potential 
> roost that we weren't expecting.
>
> Bird hard,
>
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Subject: Searching for Slaty-backed Gull 11/30
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:46:14 -0500
Today Sean Bachman and I gave our best attempts to relocate the possible 
Slaty-backed. We started at Ford Lake and had no success but had a little more 
promise at Grace Lake (Visteon Pond) where across the expressway on top of the 
Coca-Cola building were hundreds of gulls roosting. We had two dark mantled 
birds one we confirmed had yellow legs the other was never confirmed. If anyone 
searches tomorrow for this bird this is a potential roost that we weren't 
expecting. 


Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Ross's Goose, Luna Pier, Monroe Co.
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:29:37 -0500
Two days ago I saw a small white goose at Luna Pier north of the break wall in 
with a mass of Canada Geese. It was too far away for me to see details on the 
bill so I entered it in ebird as a Snow/Ross's Goose. Yesterday Allen Chartier 
birded Luna Pier and identified the bird as a Ross's Goose so today I went back 
to Luna Pier. Viewing it with a scope this time and closer and I concurred that 
it was a Ross's Goose. Here is a link to a photo of the bird I took today. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/93345010 AT N08/15900823312/


Cheers,

Karl Overman
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Berrien Co. - 11/28
From: Love Creek <lovecreek AT berriencounty.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:26:29 -0500 (EST)
Birders,

For the third consecutive winter a Townsend's Solitaire is present in the same 
location within Warren Dunes State Park in Berrien County. Brad Anderson first 
located it a few days ago and I was able to relocte it this morning with a 
Berrien Birding Club group. 


It has been present in the large, open dune area just to the west of the Picnic 
Shelter parking lot. 


Turn right at the Park entry gate and drive past the Park Office in the 
direction of the campground. Before reaching the campgound entrance watch for a 
parking area and picnic shelter on the left. Park here and follow trail to the 
west into the open area. 


Brad found the bird in the vicinity of four old concrete posts just a short 
distance into the open area, but we found it in the far, southwest part of the 
open area feeding on juniper berries in a large juniper at the base of the 
dunes that has many (blue) berries. (Same tree it was often seen feeding on in 
previous years.) A good strategy seems to be to wait in the area of this tree 
and wait for it to return to feed. It sometimes perches in the top of nearby 
trees just before or after feeding. 


Good birding,

Kip Miller
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Subject: Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park
From: "mcganser AT aol.com" <mcganser@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:18:07 -0500

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park
From: mcganser AT aol.com
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I observed a peregrine falcon standing on the ice in front of park headquarters 
from 9 - 9:30 AM this morning.  This bird seemed in no hurry to leave the area 
since it did not take flight even as a group of duck hunters passed nearby it 
in their boat. 



Fred McDonald

St. Clair Shores

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Subject: Pacific Loon, Berrien Co. 11-28
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:16:29 -0500
All,

Tim Baerwald and I had a Pacific Loon land right off the end of a very icy
pier at Tiscornia Park at 2:30pm. After a couple minutes on the water it
flew north and hasn't been sighted again.

Chace
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Subject: Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park
From: "mcganser AT aol.com" <mcganser@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:59:05 -0500
I observed a peregrine falcon standing on the ice in front of park headquarters 
from 9 - 9:30 AM this morning. This bird seemed in no hurry to leave the area 
since it did not take flight even as a group of duck hunters passed nearby it 
in their boat. 


Fred McDonald
St. Clair Shores
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Allen Chartier  wrote:

>Monroe Co. Go to north end of pier and scan flock of Canada Geese along
>shore to the north. 6 Cackling Geese also there. Offshore were 2 Black
>Scoters.
>
>11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls  AT  Whiting Plant earlier this a.m. 10 were
>adult type.
>
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Subject: Peregrine Falcon Lake St. Clair Shores Metro Park
From: "mcganser AT aol.com" <mcganser@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:59:05 -0500
I observed a peregrine falcon standing on the ice in front of park headquarters 
from 9 - 9:30 AM this morning. This bird seemed in no hurry to leave the area 
since it did not take flight even as a group of duck hunters passed nearby it 
in their boat. 


Fred McDonald
St. Clair Shores
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

Allen Chartier  wrote:

>Monroe Co. Go to north end of pier and scan flock of Canada Geese along
>shore to the north. 6 Cackling Geese also there. Offshore were 2 Black
>Scoters.
>
>11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls  AT  Whiting Plant earlier this a.m. 10 were
>adult type.
>
>Allen T. Chartier
>Email: amazilia3 AT gmail..com
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Subject: red-necked grebe Jordan Lake, Ionia county, Thanksgiving day
From: "brambling AT juno.com" <brambling@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:21:32 GMT
After leaving the Ross's Goose spot on M43, I went to Jordan Lake to check for 
ducks. Not much variety but I did locate a Red-necked Grebe on the north end of 
the lake in Ionia county. It was visible from the War Memorial directly across 
from the McDonalds in Lake Odessa. There were also many geese there and more 
coming in from the east. Wouldn't suprise me if the Ross's Goose also ended up 
here roosting for the night as it is only 4 miles away from the field in Eaton 
county it was feeding in. Good luck. Kevin Thomas 

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Subject: Ross's goose Eaton county, thanksgiving day
From: Kevin Thomas <brambling AT juno.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:49:05 -0500
I am currently looking at a Ross's goose in a corn stubble field south of m43 
and east of m66. It is with a large flock of Canada geese and mallards. I'm 
viewing the bird from the shoulder of m43. It is about 1/4 mile east of m66. 
Good luck.  

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Subject: Ross's Goose @ Luna Pier
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:54:56 -0500
Monroe Co. Go to north end of pier and scan flock of Canada Geese along
shore to the north. 6 Cackling Geese also there. Offshore were 2 Black
Scoters.

11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls  AT  Whiting Plant earlier this a.m. 10 were
adult type.

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Subject: Ross's Goose @ Luna Pier
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:54:56 -0500
Monroe Co. Go to north end of pier and scan flock of Canada Geese along
shore to the north. 6 Cackling Geese also there. Offshore were 2 Black
Scoters.

11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls  AT  Whiting Plant earlier this a.m. 10 were
adult type.

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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:42:28 -0500

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Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:45:31 -0500
This morning I have been inundated with messages of people being unsubscribed 
from mich-chat and mich-listers for bounced messages--163 of them. Most were 
aol and yahoo subscribers but I noticed a few others as well. I will be in 
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Subject: Costa's Humminbird, no, Manistee County
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:22:41 -0500
The Costa's Hummingbird apparently has had enough of the Great Lake 
Effect State and has moved on.  I was able to spend about a half hour 
watching for it over the noon hour and did not see it.  I checked 
several of it's favorite perches and did not see it and fortunately did 
not find its body either at the perching and roost sites or near the feeder.

I will have some other local birders check for it today and if it is 
seen will post.

BA
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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee County
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:46:46 -0500
Just FYI, a Costa's in Grand Junction, Colorado has already gone through a
night of 4 degrees (F) and at least one heavy snowfall. I would imagine
this bird will depart soon, as breeding season in its normal range usually
starts about a month from now.

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On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Brian  wrote:

> still there today, survived temps in the teens last night.  actively
> attending feeder which is now just inside a deer blind at the edge of
> the deck in the back yard.  The bird is still visible from standing in
> the driveway and lands on a young maple tree next to the tent like
> blind.  The feeder has heat tape on it and will continue to be attended to.
>
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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee County
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:42:59 -0500
still there today, survived temps in the teens last night.  actively 
attending feeder which is now just inside a deer blind at the edge of 
the deck in the back yard.  The bird is still visible from standing in 
the driveway and lands on a young maple tree next to the tent like 
blind.  The feeder has heat tape on it and will continue to be attended to.

BA
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Subject: Re: Mich-listers Digest, Vol 2760, Issue 1
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:20:56 -0500
The Chinese Goose at Port Austin has been hanging out in the harbor for quite 
some time at least as long ago as early October. 

Ed Lewandowski 

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> Have been observing for past 30 minutes or so at Port Austin Harbor a Bean 
type goose. Not pinioned, can fly quite strongly. No white on face. No black 
barring on chest/belly. Bill dark but hint of orange/yellow like young bird. 
Legs bright orange. Only field guide with me is Nat. Geo so have to check 
European Guides when I return home Unless local birders know about this bird it 
may be worth a look by others. 

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> After sending photos to Adam Byrne, it was determined this is a Chinese 
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Subject: Exotic Goose at Port Austin
From: Gerald Ziarno <gziarno AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:26:17 -0500
After sending photos to Adam Byrne, it was determined this is a Chinese Goose, 
an exotic and probable escaped bird. 


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Subject: Bean Goose (Domestic or escapee?)
From: Gerald Ziarno <gziarno AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:59:33 -0500
Have been observing for past 30 minutes or so at Port Austin Harbor a Bean type 
goose. Not pinioned, can fly quite strongly. No white on face. No black barring 
on chest/belly. Bill dark but hint of orange/yellow like young bird. Legs 
bright orange. Only field guide with me is Nat. Geo so have to check European 
Guides when I return home Unless local birders know about this bird it may be 
worth a look by others. 


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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee Co. still there
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:01:06 -0500
The Costa's was feeding at 11:00 today when I talked to Jan. Yesterday 
when the sun came out it appeared to be fly-catching for about an hour.

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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird. YES! 11-11-14
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:13:00 -0500
Zinging like a champ in the palo verde in the front yard at 39F, 3PM. Thank you 
for sharing, Jan. 


McCreedy
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> This am at same location. 10am to 11am. Feeding at both feeders every 8 to 10 
minutes. 

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird. YES! 11-11-14
From: Tom Smythe <t_smythe AT att.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:27:11 -0500
This am at same location. 10am to 11am. Feeding at both feeders every 8 to 10 
minutes. 


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Subject: Berrien Co Red Phalarope 11.11
From: Scott Jennex <cccta AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:22:14 -0500
Red Phalarope ans 2 Franklins Gulls continue at Three Oaks Sewage today at 
11:00 in the rain 


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Subject: deadline for MBRC applicants
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:06:57 -0500
Greetings, 
My apologies for having to send another message. Anyone interested in serving 
on the MBRC, please send your letter to me by December 1st 2014. 

Again sorry for the extra message.
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Subject: Request for future MBRC members
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:04:35 -0500
Good morning,
The Michigan Bird Records Committee is again seeking people who are interested 
in serving. Due to previous bylaws changes there will be four openings. Per the 
bylaws, an applicant "shall include skill in identification of Michigan bird 
species or species likely to occur in Michigan and knowledge of the occurrence 
of birds in Michigan." 

A term on the committee lasts three years, starting the first year as a regular 
member. Since there are four openings, two new members will begin as regular 
members while the other two will start as alternate members. 

If you are interested in serving on the MBRC write a letter explaining why you 
feel you meet the qualifications stated above. Please send this letter directly 
to me at scott__terry AT hotmail.com (two underscores in a row). The membership 
decisions will take place at our winter meeting in December and you will be 
informed shortly after. 

Please spread this message through other email lists and social media. We hope 
to hear back from many of you, we know there are a lot of highly skilled 
birders in Michigan. If you have any questions please email me privately. 

Thank you for your time.  
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Subject: Re: Red Phalarope New Buffalo Sunday
From: matthysell AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:14:00 +0000 (UTC)
the phalaropes in New Buffalo harbor were gone yesterday but the one (along 
with 2 Franklins Gulls) at 3 Oaks (Schwark Rd) water treatment ponds was still 
there yesterday 

  
Matt 

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John Kendall relayed to me the message that Mike Bourdan photographed a Red 
Phalarope at New Buffalo in Berrien County on Sunday November 9th and posted on 
the photos on Facebook. 


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Subject: Re: Costa's
From: Karen Sitts <ados100000 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:19:30 -0500
Jeremy, the Costa's was reported on Nov. 9th still at the same address in 
Onekama. 


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Subject: Red Phalarope New Buffalo Sunday
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:48:10 -0500
John Kendall relayed to me the message that Mike Bourdan photographed a Red 
Phalarope at New Buffalo in Berrien County on Sunday November 9th and posted on 
the photos on Facebook. 


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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Jeremy Joswick <jeremy.joswick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:41:39 -0500
I finally got a weekend off from work!  Does anyone know if the Costa's
Hummingbird is still around in Onekama?  Any responses would be greatly
appreciated.

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Subject: Fwd: Re: [BBCBirds] Red Phalarope&Franklin's Gull-3 oaks
From: "Myles F. McNally" <mcnally AT alma.edu>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:15:58 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Re: [BBCBirds] Red Phalarope&Franklin's Gull-3 oaks

Both present now.

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Subject: [BBCBirds] Red Phalarope&Franklin's Gull-3 oaks

Birders, 
Andre Moncrieff just called me to report a Red Phalarope as well as a 
Franklin's Gull at 3 oaks sewage ponds this evening. 

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Subject: Pacific Loon ~ from yesterday
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:31:42 -0500
Yesterday Elliot Nelson and I observed the small loon for about a half hour 
that was probably the Pacific Loon reported by Tom Hince early that day. I'm 
not convinced that this is a Pacific Loon, here are my field observations: 


Small loon compared to the numerous COLO seen all over the lake, seen within 
two feet of RBGU and COGO for good size analysis. Bird was either a juvenile or 
non-breeding plumage. Bird had a dark slender bill, dark back of the head and 
back of the neck, dark back that contained some (not so obvious) white 
speckling. Bird had extensive white flanks at rest. Bird did have a very faint 
and somewhat unconvincing "chin strap". This bird's plumage was smudgy and very 
transitional looking. I did not notice any smokey gray, cobra head, or obvious 
chin strap on this bird. 

Elliot's field notes can corroborate these observations I'm sure. It would be 
very beneficial to try to relocate the bird and get some decent pictures. It 
was over by the north cattail area viewed from Eastwood beach looking north. I 
can't get back over there until Tuesday. 


I'm not saying it's not a PALO it's just not an ez ID in my opinion.

Bird hard,

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Subject: Tern at Lake St. Clair metro park 11/8
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:25:05 -0500
Pam Rasmussen just called to say she was looking at a tern flying around over 
the water, seen from the shelter between the playground area and golf course. 
The tern had a mostly dark cap, extending onto the back of the head, a small, 
black bill and a rounded head. She did say it had a darker line near the wrist 
area of the upperwing, but I'm not sure exactly where she said and how dark it 
was. She said the primaries were noticeably darker than the secondaries, but 
wasn't sure if the trailing edge of the secondaries was white. 


Also one Little Gull was present with the Bonaparte's. 

Good luck,
Sean


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Subject: message from Shiawassee NWR
From: Adam Byrne <byrnea AT msu.edu>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 08:39:40 -0500
>"Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge does not allow public access on 
>the Auto Tour/Wildlife Drive route once the drive is posted closed 
>for the season.  This means it is also closed to hikers and bikers 
>during the closed season.  Refuge access is by hiking trails 
>only.  Hikers are reminded they must stay on the trails.  Ambrose 
>Road is not a legal access site to the refuge, with the exception of 
>deer hunters with a refuge permit."
>
>Failure to abide by posted signs will lead to a federal 
>citation.  Questions can be directed to Refuge Headquarters at 6975 
>Mower Road, Saginaw MI 48601 or by calling the office at (989) 777-5930."
>
>
>Thank you, let me know if you have any questions.
>
>[]
>
>Ryan Pauly
>Federal Wildlife Officer
>United States Fish and Wildlife Service
>6975 Mower Road
>Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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Subject: Pacific Loon - Macomb County - Yes
From: Brian McGee <kingbird18 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:25:28 -0500
The Pacific Loon was still present on Stony Creek Lake at 5:30 PM between
Eastwood Beach and the South dam.

Brian McGee
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Subject: Gray Kingbird is OFF LIMITS - please respect the refuge rules!!!
From: Adam Byrne <byrnea AT msu.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:04:58 -0500
Birders,

Apparently there remains confusion regarding birding options at 
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.  Let's try to end the confusion 
right now and not enter areas of the refuge that are closed.

The Ferguson Bayou trail is open, on occasion, but that does not get 
one to the area where the Gray Kingbird can be found.  That trail 
ends at the Grefe Tower, but the kingbird can't be seen from 
there.  To do get to the kingbird, one needs to be on the auto drive, 
which is officially closed to all use.  Individuals are not allowed 
to walk, bike, or drive on the auto tour when it is closed.  Here's 
an email I just received from Eric Dunton, the refuge biologist 
mentioned earlier:


"There obviously was confusion from the individual I talked to 
yesterday. I told her that when the auto tour is open you can walk on 
it. For example, park at grefe tour and walk on the Ferguson bayou. 
The individual I talked to yesterday acknowledged that. But I did say 
the auto tour is closed and it is not a hiking trail when the drive 
is closed. Would it help if I had our law enforcement officer write 
an email that could be posted on the list serve related to access to 
the refuge? Those who are hiking/birding/biking right now are in 
violation and can be cited."


Please carefully note the portion that states 
"hiking/birding/biking....are in violation and can be cited".  The 
efforts of those to point this out previously were done to avoid 
having birders violate the refuge rules.  After this email, I surely 
hope nobody is looking for gray areas to these rules - THERE ARE NO 
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ALLOW ANY USE OF THE AUTO TOUR.

Tomorrow, one of the enforcement officers plans to send me an email 
to post to the listserves, I'll post it as soon as I can.  In the 
meantime, please do not violate these rules, either innocently or 
intentionally!

Good birding,

Adam M. Byrne


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Subject: Gray Kingbird at Shiawassee
From: suzwright2 AT aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 17:11:19 -0500
Just returned from looking at the Gray Kingbird this afternoon. After looking 
at the website for Shiawassee NWR and checking out their closure dates and 
times, I called yesterday and spoke with Eric in their office to confirm that 
it WAS open today and he confirmed that. So Mary Trombley and I arrived at the 
same location that it was seen last week about 1:15 pm and located it right 
away. After watching and photographing it for a while, we went on to the tower 
and checked out the ducks. The kingbird was still in the area when we left 
about 2:30 pm. It appears in good shape, and is doing a lot of flycatching 
forays. 


According to Eric, and their website, this session of deer hunting is over 
until later in the month. The goose hunt is still going on, but it is until 
1:00 on Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun. Otherwise, the area is accessible. 


Sue Wright
Milford, MI
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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Laurence Burke <lmburke49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:46:52 -0500
The bird is still present at 8160 5th St. in Onekama.

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Subject: Pacific loon macomb
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:45:19 -0500
At stony lake in middle of lake preening. This is a metro park
Tom

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird, Manistee Co.
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:36:03 -0500
The Costa's Hummingbird is presently at the feeders at the Joslyn's 
house on 5th St. in Onekama.  Jan said it seems to have increased its' 
activity in the last two days.

BA
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Subject: Re: Pomarine jaeger Macomb now
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:12:45 -0500
Tom Heatley Brandon Aho and I just watched the bird for about twenty minutes 
until in flew inland to the west at height. I'm guessing it's almost certainly 
gone. 


Tom Hince
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> On Nov 6, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Tom Hince  wrote:
> 
> Off pier at Brandenburg park
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Subject: Pomarine jaeger Macomb now
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:00:11 -0500
Off pier at Brandenburg park

Tom Hince
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Wheatley, ON
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Subject: Costa's continues
From: John Lowry <john AT kingbird.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:07:43 -0500
Just saw and photographed at stakeout feeder in Onekama.  Awesome. 

John Lowry
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Subject: Re: Lark sparrow --NO
From: birdeland AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:31:55 +0000 (UTC)
Sorry to say Brandenburg Park was "closed temporarily" today PM when we 
arrived. Looks like they were blacktopping the parking area. Sigh! another 
Macomb county bird I missed out on .:( 


Russ Emmons, St. Clair county. 

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Sent: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 11:47:00 AM 
Subject: [Mich-listers] Lark sparrow yes 

Just heard that the bird is still present at Brandenburg this morning. Now in 
small cluster of three or four pines north of playground. Still spending lots 
of time just sitting quietly. 

Tom 

Tom Hince 
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Canada 
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Subject: Correction Snow Geese. Roscommon County
From: Greg Bodker <lbodker AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:46:37 +0000
Correction.   Snow geese.   Sorry for the confusion.
 On Houghton Lake near shore. Lakeview Park. M55 and Tower Hill Rd. One blue 
and one white morph. 1235 pm. 5-Nov. 




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> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:40:31 +0000
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Ross' Goose-roscommon County
> 
> On Houghton Lake near shore. Lakeview Park. M55 and Tower Hill Rd. One blue 
and one white morph. 1235 pm. 5-Nov. 

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> Note- tried mich-chat first. Email bounced.  
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> Greg Bodker. 
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Subject: Ross' Goose-roscommon County
From: Greg Bodker <lbodker AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:40:31 +0000
On Houghton Lake near shore. Lakeview Park. M55 and Tower Hill Rd. One blue and 
one white morph. 1235 pm. 5-Nov. 


Note- tried mich-chat first. Email bounced.  

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Houghton Lake
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose - Shiawassee Co
From: Steve Santner <sjsantner10 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:15:06 -0800
There is a Greater White-fronted Goose on the pond at the corner of
Garrison and Leland Rds.  It was with about 50 Canada Geese.  This spot is
near Laingsburg in the western part of the county.

Steve Santner
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Subject: Lark sparrow yes
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:47:00 -0500
Just heard that the bird is still present at Brandenburg this morning. Now in 
small cluster of three or four pines north of playground. Still spending lots 
of time just sitting quietly. 

Tom

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Thomas Wheeker <tom.wheeker AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:38:34 -0500
Still there 11:30 on November 5. 

Tom Wheeker

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird was still present this afternoon, 11/4/14
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 18:12:09 -0500
The Costa's Hummingbird was still visiting the feeders in Onekama  today.  
Photos posted at http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
 
Mark Wloch
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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird still present in Onekama.
From: Mike Petrucha <mepetrucha AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:19:11 -0500
The bird was last seen about 2:15 pm.

Mike Petrucha


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-------- Original message --------
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Date:11/04/2014  11:18 AM  (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [Mich-listers] Costa's Hummingbird still present in Onekama.


Bird is still there. Coming to feeder about every 10 minutes. Last seen about 
11:00 am. 


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Subject: Macomb. Lark sparrow continues 12:30 pm
From: Scott Jennex <cccta AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:35:28 -0500
Park across the road and walk in. Bird is feeding on ground by picnic shelter 
and splashpad 


Jennex
Hoch
Poronto


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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird still present in Onekama.
From: Kevin Thomas <brambling AT juno.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:17:38 -0500
Bird is still there. Coming to feeder about every 10 minutes. Last seen about 
11:00 am.  


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Subject: Lark sparrow macomb 10 am
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:12:04 -0500
Bird sill present just before 10 am. Spends long periods of time sitting 
quietly high in two large exotic pines on west side of tennis courts. Hanging 
with a female house finch. Comes down periodically. 

Tom

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird, Little Gull, Manistee County
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:38:06 -0500
Just heard that the Costa's Hummingbird is back at the feeder in Onekama 
this morning following yesterdays' banding.

Linda Scribner just had an adult Little Gull at 5th Ave. beach in 
Manistee, the second Little Gull of the week here after the first cycle 
bird seen last Sunday.

BA
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Subject: Lark sparrow
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:00:39 -0500
Now Brandenburg park macomb co by tennis court north side. Please stay well 
away from ongoing construction. 

Tom

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Subject: Way too many inappropriate messages on mich-listers
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:15:30 -0500
Mich-listers is not a chat site. If you have complaints about the conduct of 
other birders say it on Face Book or your blog and not here. Mich-listers is 
about reporting--not inquiring about--rare and uncommon birds in Michigan. Even 
mentioning that Shiawassee was closed is borderline to me for this site but 
given the inevitable interest in such a mega rarity as the Gray Kingbird, it 
seemed appropriate to me. Given the cascade of inappropriate comments that 
followed from that thread maybe even that post should not have been allowed. If 
you want to inquire about whether a particular bird is around you could use 
mich-chat but not mich-listers. If you want to post something that is not 
reporting an appropriately rare/uncommon bird, clear it through me first. I 
have made exceptions in the past and I will surely make exceptions in the 
future. 


No more about Shiawassee closure issues.

Karl Overman
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Subject: Re: Shiawassee: "Many people hunting in there, " but folks with binoculars excluded? (EOM)
From: Klein Douglas <DouglasKlein AT aegislimited.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:01:52 +0000
Yes, Jerome,

To everything there is a season. A time to bird, and a time to hunt. Give the 
hunters use of the refuge a few weeks out of the year. You can bird there most 
of the year. 


Doug Klein
Hastings

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[mailto:mich-listers-bounces AT envirolink.org] On Behalf Of Hoganson Jerome 

Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 6:28 PM
To: Marc North
Cc: mich-listers AT envirolink.org
Subject: [Mich-listers] Shiawassee: "Many people hunting in there, " but folks 
with binoculars excluded? (EOM) 



Jerome Hoganson
Arlington, VA



On Nov 2, 2014, at 9:04 PM, Marc North wrote:

> Birders,
> 
> The morning of Oct. 31 Adam, Caleb, and myself met Steve at the Gray Kingbird 
location and talked to him in great detail on both the hours/days of operation 
and the rules of the trails and auto tour. 

> 
> The auto tour is officially closed as of Oct. 31. The link below shows the 
end date of Oct. 25 so obviously they flexed it a little at the end of season 
(lucky us). 

> http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/WildlifeDriveFAQ_2013_wmap(3).pdf
> 
> The rules for the auto tour if it was open (It is NOT) but if it were:
> 
> "After the gate is open you can walk on the road of the auto tour."
> 
> The trails are open as follows:
> http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/trail_closure_14.pdf
> 
> This however does not benefit you in the slightest to find this bird because 
since the auto tour is closed, the only way to see this bird as of Oct. 31 is 
to break the rules and regulations of the refuge. 

> 
> Besides giving the community of birders a bad name there is a greater reason 
to not do this, Safety, as of November 1, 2014 there are many people hunting in 
there. I assure you that this is pretty much from Steve directly. Thanks 

> 
> Bird hard,
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Subject: Shiawassee: "Many people hunting in there, " but folks with binoculars excluded? (EOM)
From: Hoganson Jerome <barbnjerry AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:28:07 -0500
Jerome Hoganson
Arlington, VA



On Nov 2, 2014, at 9:04 PM, Marc North wrote:

> Birders,
> 
> The morning of Oct. 31 Adam, Caleb, and myself met Steve at the Gray Kingbird 
location and talked to him in great detail on both the hours/days of operation 
and the rules of the trails and auto tour. 

> 
> The auto tour is officially closed as of Oct. 31. The link below shows the 
end date of Oct. 25 so obviously they flexed it a little at the end of season 
(lucky us). 

> http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/WildlifeDriveFAQ_2013_wmap(3).pdf
> 
> The rules for the auto tour if it was open (It is NOT) but if it were:
> 
> "After the gate is open you can walk on the road of the auto tour."
> 
> The trails are open as follows:
> http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/trail_closure_14.pdf
> 
> This however does not benefit you in the slightest to find this bird because 
since the auto tour is closed, the only way to see this bird as of Oct. 31 is 
to break the rules and regulations of the refuge. 

> 
> Besides giving the community of birders a bad name there is a greater reason 
to not do this, Safety, as of November 1, 2014 there are many people hunting in 
there. I assure you that this is pretty much from Steve directly. Thanks 

> 
> Bird hard,
> 
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Subject: Scissor -tailed Flycatcher
From: Larry Abraham <larrysvas AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:22:06 -0500
We are trying for the Hummer tomorrow.   BUT, has anyone seen the
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher recently?   We want to try for that one as well
since we will be in the area.  Thanks for any info on it.
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Subject: Re: Costa's
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:57:35 -0500
All measurements were consistent with pure Costa's. Four crown feathers
were dull red and almost certainly first cycle vs. most of the other gorget
feathers which were clearly growing in. Adult tail was completely
consistent with Costa's, and were adult type. The bird returned to the
feeder within minutes of release and has resumed its previous feeding
schedule.

Allen T. Chartier
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On Nov 3, 2014 12:47 PM, "Brian Allen"  wrote:

> Confirmed as Costa's , not a hybrid according to Allen Chartier just
> banded!
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Subject: Costa's
From: Brian Allen <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:47:41 -0500
Confirmed as Costa's , not a hybrid according to Allen Chartier just banded!

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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Gerald Ziarno <gziarno AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:54:17 -0500
Still being seen this morning at 10:30 am about every 10 minutes at same 
Onekema location in Manistee County. 


Jerry Ziarno

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Subject: Shiawassee National Wildlife trail schedule closure schedule
From: Larry Abraham <larrysvas AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:47:03 -0500
HI all......

  The Ferguson Bayou Tail at SNWR  is CLOSED with the following schedule.
This is on their website.   It is also POSTED on signs at the beginning of
the trail in the parking lot.  This sign has been there for 2 weeks now.
The Ferguson Bayou Trail leads out to  the Grefe Tower and back only.


Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014

Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 24, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

Dec 06, 2014 -Dec 19, 2014

Dec 23, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird - Monday 7:10 Yes
From: Andy Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:10:49 -0500
Present

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> On Nov 1, 2014, at 8:19 PM, Brian Allen  wrote:
> 
> To view the Costa's Hummingbird in Onekama from M-22 park at the village 
library on the east end of Portage Lake. The library is right across the road 
from the EZMart Marathon gas station on the corner of 5th St. And M-22. Walk up 
5th St. 4 houses up (east). The hummer is at Ron and Jan Joslyn's house 8160 
5th St. The house is stone sided, on the north or left side of the street and 
has an asphalt driveway. View the only feeder and the water bath on the deck 
and the back yard from there. Keep distance between you and the feeders so the 
bird is not discouraged from feeding. Please sign the guest log book on the 
table next to the house and thank the Joslyns for letting us view and enjoy 
this rare bird. 

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