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American Kestrel,©Barry Kent Mackay

30 Jul Ruff (Pte. Mouillee) -- yes 7/30 [Zak Pohlen ]
21 Jul Black-bellied whistling ducks - Wayne co [Tom Hince ]
13 Jul Tricolored Heron - Continues, Tawas Point State Park 7/13 [Marc North ]
12 Jul White-winged Dove - No, St. Joseph Co. 7-12 [Chace Scholten ]
12 Jul Frigatebird Berrien Co. YES 12 JUL 2015 [Marc Miedema ]
11 Jul Re: Frigatebird [Andy Dettling ]
11 Jul Re: Frigatebird [Jim VanAllen ]
11 Jul White-winged Dove in Three Rivers [Zachary Frieben ]
11 Jul Frigatebird ["Myles F. McNally" ]
10 Jul Frigatebird at St Joseph at 5:00 [Adam Byrne ]
10 Jul Fwd: Frigatebird - St. Joseph - Berrien Co. [Jeff Kunitzer ]
10 Jul Frigatebird - St. Joseph - Berrien Co. ["Love Creek Nature Center" ]
10 Jul Possible Frigatebird in Southwest Michigan ["Love Creek Nature Center" ]
6 Jul Calhoun County Painted Bunting [Karen ]
4 Jul American Avocet @ Muskegon Wastewater - YES [Kevin Vande Vusse ]
4 Jul Monroe Blue Grosbeak [David Powell ]
2 Jul Pelicans VanBuren County []
1 Jul American Avocet at Dow Ponds [Allen Chartier ]
1 Jul Snowy Egret at Shiawassee NWR [Allen Chartier ]
01 Jul Tricolor ed heron Tawas point -yes [t palgut ]
30 Jun Fwd: [BBCChat] Van buren white pelicans update 8 pm [Dixie Burkhart ]
30 Jun American White Pelicans van buren county [Dixie Burkhart ]
30 Jun American White Pelicans Van Buren County [Dixie Burkhart ]
25 Jun Blue Grosbeak -yes [Tdg734 ]
23 Jun Re: Lark Bunting new location, Allegan Co. 6-23 [Rick Brigham ]
23 Jun Lark Bunting new location, Allegan Co. 6-23 [Chace Scholten ]
20 Jun Berrien Co. Sightings [David Powell ]
20 Jun Allegan lark bunting continues 6/20 [matthysell ]
19 Jun Re: Mich-listers Digest, Vol 2886, Issue 1 [Jeff ]
19 Jun Re: Lark Bunting [Rick Brigham ]
19 Jun Re: Lark Bunting [Gordon Green ]
19 Jun Re: Lark Bunting [Chace Scholten ]
19 Jun Lark Bunting [Sheldon Kirsch ]
16 Jun Lark Bunting Search etiquette [Rick Brigham ]
16 Jun King rail ["Myles F. McNally" ]
16 Jun Allegan Lark Bunting Yes 6-16 [Warren Whaley ]
16 Jun Lark Bunting, Allegan County, 6-15 - Yes [Jim Dawe ]
16 Jun King Rail, Bay County, 6-15 [Jim Dawe ]
15 Jun Birding the Former Ann Arbor Landfill site for American WHite Pelicans or otehr birds [Deaver Armstrong ]
15 Jun Lark Bunting continues Allegan Co. 6-15-15 [Rick Brigham ]
14 Jun Re: Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 6-14-15 [Rick Brigham ]
14 Jun Lark Bunting- Yes [Marc North ]
14 Jun Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 6-14-15 [Rick Brigham ]
13 Jun Little Blue Heron continues [BOB KINGSBURY ]
12 Jun Little Blue Heron 6/12 [Marc North ]
11 Jun Re: Little Blue Heron, Washtenaw Co. 6-11-15 [Allen Chartier ]
11 Jun Little Blue Heron, Washtenaw Co. 6-11-15 [Rick Brigham ]
10 Jun Re: Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park [Cody Porter ]
10 Jun Re: Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park [Ed Tiede ]
10 Jun Fwd: [Mich-chat] Little Blue Heron @ Lillie Park [Marc North ]
09 Jun Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park [Marc North ]
9 Jun Re: Potential Little Blue Heron in Washtenaw Co. [ddarm ddarm ]
09 Jun Potential Little Blue Heron in Washtenaw Co. [Marc North ]
8 Jun Re: [birders] Black-headed Gull at Pte. Mouillee May 29 [Allen Chartier ]
6 Jun Eurasian Wigeon, Muskegon Co. 6-6-15 [Rick Brigham ]
6 Jun Eurasian Wigeon, Muskegon County [Richard Pedler ]
5 Jun Lost African Grey [Nancy French ]
3 Jun Eurasian Wigeon - No, Muskegon Co. 6/3 [Chace Scholten ]
3 Jun Eurasian Wigeon at Muskegon WW, 6/3/15 [Curtis ]
30 May Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA [Curt Powell ]
29 May Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA [Jerry Jourdan ]
29 May Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA [Curt Powell ]
29 May Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA []
29 May Black-headed Gull at Pte. Mouillee May 29 [Allen Chartier ]
28 May Lark Bunting - No, Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Yes [Marc North ]
28 May Lark Bunting, Eurasian Tree Sparrow cont. Chippewa Co. 5-27-15 [Rick Brigham ]
27 May Black Vulture - Barry County [Klein Douglas ]
26 May Re: PMSGA, 5/25 [Roger Kuhlman ]
26 May Lark Bunting, Chippewa Co. continues 5-26-15 [Rick Brigham ]
25 May PMSGA, 5/25 [Scott ]
24 May Re: Loggerhead Shrike - Yes 5/23 late [Kathy McDonald ]
23 May Loggerhead Shrike - Yes 5/23 late [Marc North ]
23 May Probable Loggerhead Shrike. Iosco County, 5/23/15 [Ryan Dziedzic ]
22 May Eurasian Wigeon at Pte. Mouillee [Allen Chartier ]
22 May Pointe Mouillee - Cell 3 - Yesterday [Ed Tiede ]
22 May BBWD [Sheldon Kirsch ]

Subject: Ruff (Pte. Mouillee) -- yes 7/30
From: Zak Pohlen <zpohlen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:48:06 -0400
Ruff still present in western most corner of Vermet when I left at 1:50pm.
This is the corner where Vermet, Long Pond, and Humpheries meet.

Cheers,
Zak Pohlen
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Subject: Black-bellied whistling ducks - Wayne co
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:33:37 -0400
Just before 6 am I had a flock of ten Black-bellied whistling ducks flying 
north over Lee Rd by the Lake Erie metro park golf course. They dropped down 
out of sight and appeared to be landing. Presumably these are the same group 
seen earlier this spring. Not sure how far this is from the other sightings. 

Good birding.
Tom

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Subject: Tricolored Heron - Continues, Tawas Point State Park 7/13
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:07:07 -0400
Tricolored Heron continues along Sandy Hook.

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: White-winged Dove - No, St. Joseph Co. 7-12
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11:29:18 -0400
All,

Rick Brigham, Dave Powell, and I tried for the White-winged Dove near Three
Rivers this morning without success. (No lack of Mourning Doves of course).

In addition to searching from the road, we went to the Pine View Golf Club
and they were very kind to allow us to walk on the course as long as we
were mindful of golfers. We did this and walked a ways down to the
indicated house.

Thanks to Zachary Frieben for the nice find and the info!

Good birding,
Chace Scholten
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Subject: Frigatebird Berrien Co. YES 12 JUL 2015
From: Marc Miedema <mieds AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:50:44 -0400
Frigatebird spotted at the river mouth  AT 8:45AM

Marc Miedema
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Subject: Re: Frigatebird
From: Andy Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:34:01 -0400
All, just want to provide some more info for those that are searching tomorrow. 
It's my birthday and I decided to take the whole family "to the beach". We 
arrived at 11:30 and the bird was not seen till 4:30. It appears that midday 
might not be a good time to look for the bird. Also, it appears to be spending 
time inland up the river, so driving the river might be a good idea. 


Also, Silver Lake Beach is a total mad house on the weekend, took a half an 
hour just get get into the parking lot. 


The best birthday gift!

Andy Dettling

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> On Jul 11, 2015, at 5:10 PM, Jim VanAllen  wrote:
> 
> It just came gliding down the river and turned north over Tiscornia, then 
circled back inland. 5:05 

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> Jim VanAllen
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>> On Jul 11, 2015, at 9:14 AM, Myles F. McNally  wrote:
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>> 
>> Seen by many this morning at 8:30 at Tiscornia park in St. Joseph flying 
lazy circles over the river mouth. 

>> 
>> - Myles
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Subject: Re: Frigatebird
From: Jim VanAllen <jeva AT live.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:10:29 -0400
It just came gliding down the river and turned north over Tiscornia, then 
circled back inland. 5:05 


Jim VanAllen

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> On Jul 11, 2015, at 9:14 AM, Myles F. McNally  wrote:
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> 
> Seen by many this morning at 8:30 at Tiscornia park in St. Joseph flying lazy 
circles over the river mouth. 

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Subject: White-winged Dove in Three Rivers
From: Zachary Frieben <zackfriebjas AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:57:20 +0000 (UTC)
Birders, 
I just sighted a beautiful adult White-winged Dove on Pulver Road in Three 
Rivers, MI. I was busy so I didn't really have time to do much, but I got a 
crappy pic with my phone. It sang, and I couldn't believe my ears, and then I 
saw it atop a satellite dish at 52779 Pulver Road, Three Rivers, MI.  

If you decide to come here, you can try seeing it from the road, or you can 
knock on the door at 52779 and let them know that "Someone reported seeing a 
rare bird around here." She is nice but I'm not sure how she reacts to 
strangers. Be aware of that. For more info, you can call me at 269-203-5822.  

This could be the same White-winged Dove that was sighted in Middlebury, IN 
about a month ago.  

Good luck! 
Zachary Frieben
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Subject: Frigatebird
From: "Myles F. McNally" <mcnally AT alma.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:13:24 +0000
Seen by many this morning at 8:30 at Tiscornia park in St. Joseph flying lazy 
circles over the river mouth. 


- Myles
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Subject: Frigatebird at St Joseph at 5:00
From: Adam Byrne <byrnea AT msu.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:13:20 -0400
Greetings,

Marc north and I just had the frigatebird circling over the river and then 
heading out into Lake Michigan. 


Good birding,

Adam 

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Subject: Fwd: Frigatebird - St. Joseph - Berrien Co.
From: Jeff Kunitzer <jeffkunitzer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:13:05 -0400
Birders
Arrived at Tiscornia Park at 5:03pm and saw the Frigatebird flying upriver
towards town as I was walking across the parking lot.  Will stick around
for awhile to see if I can get more looks.
JK

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Subject: [Mich-listers] Frigatebird - St. Joseph - Berrien Co.
To: "mich-listers AT envirolink.org" , "
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7/10/15

Birders,

Tim Baerwald just called to report a Frigatebird is currently present at the
mouth of the St. Joe River in Berrien County. He also said a couple of local
fisherman told him they've been seeing it for a couple of days.

The river mouth is accessible from Silver Beach County Park and the south
pier on the south and from Tiscornia Beach Park on the north. The north pier
is currently closed for construction/repair.  Both parks are fee areas.  Tim
also found Willets and Marbled Godwits on the beach north of the river -
almost to Jean Klock Park at last sighting.

Good birding,

Kip Miller

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Subject: Frigatebird - St. Joseph - Berrien Co.
From: "Love Creek Nature Center" <lovecreek AT berriencounty.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:51:06 -0400
7/10/15

Birders,

Tim Baerwald just called to report a Frigatebird is currently present at the
mouth of the St. Joe River in Berrien County. He also said a couple of local
fisherman told him they've been seeing it for a couple of days.

The river mouth is accessible from Silver Beach County Park and the south
pier on the south and from Tiscornia Beach Park on the north. The north pier
is currently closed for construction/repair.  Both parks are fee areas.  Tim
also found Willets and Marbled Godwits on the beach north of the river -
almost to Jean Klock Park at last sighting.

Good birding,

Kip Miller

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Subject: Possible Frigatebird in Southwest Michigan
From: "Love Creek Nature Center" <lovecreek AT berriencounty.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:54:33 -0400
7/10/15

Birders,

Last evening a co-worker sent me message describing a large black bird with
a forked tail, long pointed wings and white head circling over the mouth of
the St. Joseph River in St. Joseph, Berrien County. (Silver Beach County
Park is on the south side of river mouth, Tiscornia Beach Park is on the
north side.) He noted it was larger than any gulls and did little flapping.

Seemed like a decent description of an immature/sub adult frigatebird to me
and I've since learned there was a sighting of a frigatebird in Chicago on
Wednesday, last seen flying north.   

Good birding,

Kip Miller

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Subject: Calhoun County Painted Bunting
From: Karen <britzotgirl AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:13:44 +0000 (UTC)
Curious if anyone knows more about this?  I saw via the eBird Michigan rare 
bird alert that one has recently been visiting feeders at a residence in 
Calhoun County. 

Myself and I'm sure lots of other birders would love to see it -- if it is 
indeed what the person claims it is.  Are there any previous records of a 
Painted Bunting in Michigan? 

Karen BrownSturgis, MI


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Subject: American Avocet @ Muskegon Wastewater - YES
From: Kevin Vande Vusse <kevinvandevusse AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 08:46:30 -0400
The American Avocet previously reported at the Muskegon Wastewater
continues this morning as of 8:00 am.  Same location, middle drainage cell.

Also, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs were present.

Good birding,

Kevin Vande Vusse
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Subject: Monroe Blue Grosbeak
From: David Powell <vireo AT vireos.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 07:19:22 -0400
Seen and heard at 6:50 at top of the first tree left of second gate to quarry. 
Present for about 5 minutes. 


This is along Whiteford Road off Stern Road across from Whiteford Township 
Park. 


Dave Powell, along with Glenn Belyea and Tex Wells

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Subject: Pelicans VanBuren County
From: Volleys2 AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:40:12 -0400
The 8 Pelicans at the south end of Maple Lake flew off 11am yesterday. They 
were charged by a male mute swan and haven't returned as of 10 am this morning. 


Mike Cook
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Subject: American Avocet at Dow Ponds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:28:48 -0400
Birders,

I think this is a continuing bird; an American Avocet was at the Dow Ponds
(viewed from Whiting Overlook Park), Midland County, early this afternoon.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Snowy Egret at Shiawassee NWR
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:26:24 -0400
Birders,

This morning, between 9 and 10 a.m., I drove the wildlife drive at
Shiawassee NWR, and found a Snowy Egret. It was in a pond on the right side
perhaps 1/4 mile past the "Mile 3.0" sign.

Allen T. Chartier
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Subject: Tricolor ed heron Tawas point -yes
From: t palgut <tpalgut AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:14:49 +0000
Got good looks at the TCHE as it circled about a quarter of the way out to
the point. It flew out of sight towards the north part of the bay. I
searched the light house area and Sandy hook but did not relocate.
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Subject: Fwd: [BBCChat] Van buren white pelicans update 8 pm
From: Dixie Burkhart <dixieburk AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:41:21 -0400
So if they were still there at eight, maybe they will spend the night. Thanks, 
Anne, for the update. 


Dixie Burkhart

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> From: Anne Pancella 
> Date: June 30, 2015 at 8:44:03 PM EDT
> To: "dixieburk AT aol.com" , Bbc Chat 
 

> Subject: Re: [BBCChat] Van buren white pelicans
> Reply-To: Anne Pancella 
> 
> Thanks for letting us know. They were still there (8 pelicans) as of 8 p.m. 
tonight, resting and grooming. Here is a photo: 

> 
> . 

> Anne
> From: Dixie Burkhart 
> To: Bbc Chat  
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:09 PM
> Subject: [BBCChat] Van buren white pelicans
> 
> Jean Ketchum and I are currently watching seven white pelicans on the south 
end of maple lake in paw paw. 

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Subject: American White Pelicans van buren county
From: Dixie Burkhart <dixieburk AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:50:41 -0400
I tried to post this earlier, but it seems it didn't go through.

This afternoon about 2:45 pm, Jean Ketchum phoned me to report pelicans at the 
south end of Maple Lake in Paw Paw. This is where Red Arrow Highway crosses 
over the lake. I was able to get there in the few minutes. There were seven 
birds, in all, with some fairly wide variation in size. Several had the grayish 
heads consistent with what Sibley and Nat Geo refer to as the "Chick-feeding 
plumage." I didn't have my camera with me, but was able to get some ok shots 
through my scope with my phone. Jean reported a little while ago that when she 
went back to town at 6PM, the birds were still present. 

    Below is a link to one of the photos I posted on my FB page. 

https://www.facebook.com/dixie.burkhart.9/posts/910638638977958:0

Dixie Burkhart
Arlington Township, Van Buren County

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Subject: American White Pelicans Van Buren County
From: Dixie Burkhart <dixieburk AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:12:38 -0400
Just got home from Maple Lake in Paw Paw, where Jean Ketchum and I enjoyed 
great views of seven American White Pelicans. This is the south end of Maple 
Lake, visible from Red Arrow Highway. Be warned there is construction and road 
closures going on around here that make it a challenge to get to this location. 


Link to lousy iphone thru the scope pic below. 

https://www.facebook.com/dixie.burkhart.9/posts/910638638977958:0

This species is on the Van Buren County checklist, but interestingly, I don't 
see any ebird entries at all. (Other than the one I am about to make. ) 



Dixie Burkhart
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak -yes
From: Tdg734 <tdg734 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:28:20 -0400
Singing actively now in the trees behind the dirt piles - Monroe County - 
Whiteford Township Park 


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Subject: Re: Lark Bunting new location, Allegan Co. 6-23
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:36:04 -0400
Birders,

The Lark Bunting was on its new territory, mentioned earlier by Chace,
until I left it at 8pm this evening. It hugs the far west edge of the
prairie strip along 58th St. across from the red gate. Although it is
perhaps further from the road than it was in its former location the bird
is much more consistently visible singing atop mullein stalks and
performing its wonderful display flight. It has now been present for 10
days.

I would like to express my appreciation to those who have continually
followed the stipulations set forth by the state game area staff. Abiding
by these requisites has maintained access to this rarity and other great
grassland birds. Please continue to comply with their guidelines:

Do not go off road into the prairie habitat. This is breeding season and
the majority of grassland birds here are ground dwellers whose nests can
easily be trampled. The views from the roads are plenty adequate for
birders and photographers alike.

Do not block gates with vehicles. This is especially true for the red gate
on 58th St.

Do not block the road with your vehicle. There is plenty of shoulder along
paved 58th St. to park on. In the case of 59th St., where the bunting
originally was found, park in the grassy lot at the south end and walk the
short distance down the gravel road to view.

Thank you and good birding!

Rick Brigham


On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Chace Scholten 
wrote:

> All,
>
> The Allegan SGA Lark Bunting continues this morning. It is now singing and
> displaying on the west side of 58th (fifty-eighth) between 117th and 116th,
> perching on the mullein stalks. Just to the north of the red gate along
> 58th. This is the field that Clay-colored Sparrow frequents. We originally
> watched this bird fly here from its original territory west of 59th
> (fifty-ninth) street.
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Subject: Lark Bunting new location, Allegan Co. 6-23
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:54:08 -0400
All,

The Allegan SGA Lark Bunting continues this morning. It is now singing and
displaying on the west side of 58th (fifty-eighth) between 117th and 116th,
perching on the mullein stalks. Just to the north of the red gate along
58th. This is the field that Clay-colored Sparrow frequents. We originally
watched this bird fly here from its original territory west of 59th
(fifty-ninth) street.

Chace Scholten
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Subject: Berrien Co. Sightings
From: David Powell <vireo AT vireos.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:42:23 -0400
Birders,

Glenn Belyea and I found a lone Fish Crow among the numerous American Crows 
along the south side of the Forest Lawn Landfill at the southern edge of the 
county. We spent about 45 minutes in the early afternoon before we heard a Fish 
Crow giving its distinctive call. 


About 4:30 we found two Eurasian Collared-Doves along Date Road about 1/4 mile 
S of Snow Road. They were on the phone wires in from of the farm at 11281 Date 
Rd. They flushed from this location and flew into a large cottonwood across the 
road where they essentially disappeared. 


Good birding,
Dave

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Subject: Allegan lark bunting continues 6/20
From: matthysell <matthysell AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:15:55 -0400
    
Not showing well, but popping up over the horizon of the hill in song flight at 
timesMattwww.berrienbirder.blogspot.com  



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Subject: Re: Mich-listers Digest, Vol 2886, Issue 1
From: Jeff <michbirds AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:10:31 -0400
The Lark bunting was seen at 840am
Thanks Jeff Pavlik

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> Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see 
> the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
> Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc 
> ... would be appreciated.
> 
> Thanks, Sheldon Kirsch
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> Sheldon and all,
> Unfortunately the Lark Bunting in Allegan was NOT seen this morning by
> several observers as of 8:25am. Others may have more recent information.
> 
> Thanks for not walking into the protected habitat to search for this bird
> under any circumstances.
> 
> Chace Scholten
> 
>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Sheldon Kirsch  wrote:
>> 
>> Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see
>> the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
>> Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc
>> ... would be appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks, Sheldon Kirsch
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Subject: Re: Lark Bunting
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:29:08 -0400
The bunting started performing at 8:40am this morning.
Rick Brigham
On Jun 19, 2015 12:14 PM, "Gordon Green"  wrote:

> Lark Bunting was present 9:30-10 this morning.
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> Sheldon and all,
> Unfortunately the Lark Bunting in Allegan was NOT seen this morning by
> several observers as of 8:25am. Others may have more recent information.
>
> Thanks for not walking into the protected habitat to search for this bird
> under any circumstances.
>
> Chace Scholten
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> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Sheldon Kirsch  wrote:
>
> > Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see
> > the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
> > Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc
> > ... would be appreciated.
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Subject: Re: Lark Bunting
From: Gordon Green <chippersbirds AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:13:42 +0000 (UTC)
Lark Bunting was present 9:30-10 this morning.  

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On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:11 AM -0700, "Chace Scholten" 
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Sheldon and all,
Unfortunately the Lark Bunting in Allegan was NOT seen this morning by
several observers as of 8:25am. Others may have more recent information.

Thanks for not walking into the protected habitat to search for this bird
under any circumstances.

Chace Scholten

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> Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see
> the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
> Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc
> ... would be appreciated.
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> Thanks, Sheldon Kirsch
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Subject: Re: Lark Bunting
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:10:19 -0400
Sheldon and all,
Unfortunately the Lark Bunting in Allegan was NOT seen this morning by
several observers as of 8:25am. Others may have more recent information.

Thanks for not walking into the protected habitat to search for this bird
under any circumstances.

Chace Scholten

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Sheldon Kirsch  wrote:

> Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see
> the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
> Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc
> ... would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks, Sheldon Kirsch
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Subject: Lark Bunting
From: Sheldon Kirsch <skirsch AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:27:27 -0400
Me and a friend are planning to take the long ride in an attempt to see 
the Lark Bunting.  Can anyone confirm that it is still there?
Also, the location of European Collared Doves, Chuck-Will's Widow, etc 
... would be appreciated.

Thanks, Sheldon Kirsch
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Subject: Lark Bunting Search etiquette
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:52:07 -0400
All -

Please stay on the gravel road (59th st.) when searching for Lark Bunting
in Allegan Co. We run the risk of 59th St. being CLOSED if we do not. I
have had personal communication from the biologist in charge that this will
happen if they see any detrimental activity along this road. The staff at
the state game area have put in many years of hard work creating this
unusual prairie habitat. When you walk through it you are disrupting the
nesting habitat of many ground nesters. PLEASE STAY ON 59TH ST!! Also,
please park in the lot at the south end of the road. Please pass this info
along and be proactive telling others these stipulations as well.

Thank you and good birding.
Rick Brigham
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Subject: King rail
From: "Myles F. McNally" <mcnally AT alma.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:11:20 +0000
As reported by the Jim Dawe, the king rail continues at nayanqin point. Just 
east of the location he gave. Calling for an hour now, but I have yet to see 
it. 


- Myles

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Subject: Allegan Lark Bunting Yes 6-16
From: Warren Whaley <wrwhaley AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:43:42 -0400
The Lark Bunting continues to display and the weather is beautiful for a 
change. 

Warren Whaley

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Subject: Lark Bunting, Allegan County, 6-15 - Yes
From: Jim Dawe <jimdawe AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:00:08 +0000
Mich-listers:
The Allegan County Lark Bunting was seen today at about 4:30 PM in the 
previously mentioned location on the hilltop on the west side of 59th street in 
the Allegan SGA. The bird was not singing (at least as far as I could hear) but 
was clearly visible about 50 meters to the west of the road. There are also 
several Dickcissels at this site - a treat for a northern Michigan birder such 
as myself. 

Good birding,
Jim Dawe
 		 	   		  
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Subject: King Rail, Bay County, 6-15
From: Jim Dawe <jimdawe AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 01:54:17 +0000
Mich-listers:
I found a King Rail today at Nayanquing SWA in Bay County. The bird was 
identified by sound and sight, all at close range, in the south marsh. To reach 
this area, park in the lot at the end of Tower Beach Road and proceed south 
from there on the two-track leading to the south marsh. This two-track ends at 
a "T"; turn left (east) here and go about 100 meters to where there has been 
some recent bulldozer work on the dike. The King Rail was calling (almost 
continuously) on both sides of the dike at this location in dense cattails. 

Good birding,
Jim Dawe
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Birding the Former Ann Arbor Landfill site for American WHite Pelicans or otehr birds
From: Deaver Armstrong <ddarm AT umich.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:41:21 -0400
Dear Birders,
If the American White Pelicans are still at the Wheeler Service Center
(former Ann Arbor landfill) please read below if you plan to visit the
site( or if you have figured out that it can be a great site to bird
and plan to go anytime!).

We have a wonderful relationship with the folks at the Ann Arbor
Landfill. Please take time to review the rules they have set out
for us to follow when we visit so that we can maintain the
relationship. NAP volunteers have some special access privileges
but all other visitors should first check in at the scale house and
park only in designated spots at the MRF.

SITE 
MAP:http://www.ecocenter.org/sites/default/files/pictures/01-Wheeler-Site-Map-2013.pdf 



LANDFILL ACCESS Regulations:

A. All site visitors should first check-in at the Materials
Recovery Facility (MRF) Scalehouse each time they are on site. YOU may
carefully turn around at the end of the scale to return to the main
road.

B. *The site access hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday,* on non-holiday weeks. Closed on holidays. All
visitors must be off the site before 4 p.m. The front gate at
4120 Platt Road will be locked at all other times. The site may
be open on some Saturday mornings until noon.

C. Visitors must drive only on *PAVED* roads and park only in
designated parking lots or pre-approved areas. DO NOT DRIVE OR
PARK ON THE SHOULDERS OF PAVED ROADS except for the dirt parking area
on the southeast side of the large pond. (see map link above) Please
be very careful when pulling into and exiting this locations and avoid
making u-turns there.

D. No open fires, smoking or hunting are allowed at any time.

E. No dumping or removal of items, including vegetation or
compost are allowed.

F.*Visitors must demonstrate extreme caution around
equipment and operations at all times. Do not touch or obstruct
equipment or otherwise interfere with site operators. *


Thanks for following these rules and keeping the landfill staff
happy with those of us who enjoy birding out there. _Dea

*Deaver Armstrong *| *City Ornithologist *| ddarm AT umich.edu

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Subject: Lark Bunting continues Allegan Co. 6-15-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:05:41 -0400
Mike Overway reports that he and Myles McNally are currently watching the
Lark Bunting at the previously posted location in the Allegan State Game
Area.

Rick Brigham
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Subject: Re: Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 6-14-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:27:17 -0400
The Lark Bunting was seen actively displaying and singing as late as 9:20pm
tonight.



*NOTE: you must park in the tree covered grassy lot on the right just
beyond this spot and walk back down the road to the location. The farm
managers don't want people parking along the road as it blocks farm
machinery trying to get by.*For those familiar, this is the same location
where the Blue Grosbeak has been for several summers now. That bird has not
been observed here yet this year, so be observant for it as well. For those
who need directions, 59th St. is an unmarked gravel road 1/4 mile west of
58th St. heading south off of 118th Ave. Turn on 59th St. and go up the
hill. The bird is displaying at the top of the hill about 100 yrds to the
west.

Good birding!
Rick Brigham
Douglas MI

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Rick Brigham  wrote:

> Currently a Lark Bunting displaying and singing in the Allegan State Game
> Area. It is at the top of the hill on 59th St. just south of 118th Ave. in
> the field on the west side of the road.
> Rick Brigham
>



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Douglas MI
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Subject: Lark Bunting- Yes
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:41:46 -0400
Still singing and displaying at same location.

Bird hard,

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Subject: Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 6-14-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:42:21 -0400
Currently a Lark Bunting displaying and singing in the Allegan State Game
Area. It is at the top of the hill on 59th St. just south of 118th Ave. in
the field on the west side of the road.
Rick Brigham
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Subject: Little Blue Heron continues
From: BOB KINGSBURY <kingsbirdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:27:13 -0400
We viewed the bird in the Duck Potato pond from 11:45 until 12:15. It was
preening in a small snag on the left side of a small island, out east from
the post with the 9 on it.

Good birding, Bob and Sue
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Subject: Little Blue Heron 6/12
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:24:23 -0400
Continues today. Via other birders.

Bird hard,

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Subject: Re: Little Blue Heron, Washtenaw Co. 6-11-15
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:39:55 -0400
Still there at 10:30 a.m.

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On Jun 11, 2015 7:59 AM, "Rick Brigham"  wrote:

> We are currently viewing the Little Blue Heron on Duck Potato Pond in
> Lillie Park. 7:50am.
>
> Good birding,
> Chace Scholten
> Rick Brigham
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Subject: Little Blue Heron, Washtenaw Co. 6-11-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:59:24 -0400
We are currently viewing the Little Blue Heron on Duck Potato Pond in
Lillie Park. 7:50am.

Good birding,
Chace Scholten
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Subject: Re: Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park
From: Cody Porter <empidonaxdvg AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:48:20 -0400
The bird just flew in to the Turtle Rock Pond from the west.

Good birding,
-Cody Porter

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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 2:45 PM, Ed Tiede  wrote:
> 
> The Little Blue Heron was still present as of 12:15pm at the "Turtle Rock 
Pond," but I also saw it earlier at the "Duck Potato Pond." Turtle Rock Pond is 
the north pond and Duck Potato Pond is the southern pond. Several people saw 
the heron this morning. 

> 
> Cheers, 
> 
> Edward Tiede
>      From: Marc North 
> To: mich-listers AT envirolink.org 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 3:55 PM
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Little Blue Heron - Yes  AT  Lillie Park
> 
> Birders,
> 
> I viewed the bird on the south pond that contained a boardwalk running 
through the middle of it. It was to the northeast in the marshy habitat. Very 
difficult to see at times. 4pm~ 

> 
> I'd recommend parking at the south portion of the park.
> 
> Bird hard,
> 
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Subject: Re: Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park
From: Ed Tiede <edtavian AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:45:17 +0000 (UTC)
The Little Blue Heron was still present as of 12:15pm at the "Turtle Rock 
Pond," but I also saw it earlier at the "Duck Potato Pond."  Turtle Rock Pond 
is the north pond and Duck Potato Pond is the southern pond. Several people saw 
the heron this morning. 


Cheers, 

Edward Tiede
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 Subject: [Mich-listers] Little Blue Heron - Yes  AT  Lillie Park
   
Birders,

I viewed the bird on the south pond that contained a boardwalk running through 
the middle of it. It was to the northeast in the marshy habitat. Very difficult 
to see at times. 4pm~ 


I'd recommend parking at the south portion of the park.

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Fwd: [Mich-chat] Little Blue Heron @ Lillie Park
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:19:16 -0400
> From: John Munro 
> Date: June 10, 2015 at 10:17:43 AM EDT
> To: "mich-chat AT envirolink.org" 
> Subject: [Mich-chat] Little Blue Heron  AT  Lillie Park
> 
> Little Blue Heron seen at Turtle Rock Pond at Lillie Park SE of Ann Arbor. 
Wading and feeding until about 1000 when it flew over the ridge in the 
direction of Duck Potato Pond. See maps posted near trailheads. 

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Subject: Little Blue Heron - Yes @ Lillie Park
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:55:31 -0400
Birders,

I viewed the bird on the south pond that contained a boardwalk running through 
the middle of it. It was to the northeast in the marshy habitat. Very difficult 
to see at times. 4pm~ 


I'd recommend parking at the south portion of the park.

Bird hard,

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Subject: Re: Potential Little Blue Heron in Washtenaw Co.
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm AT umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 12:22:18 -0400
Now back at Turtle Rock pond at the Lillie Park SOUTH, south of
boardwalk. Adult.
Go get it.
Dea Armstrong




> On Jun 9, 2015, at 11:36 AM, Marc North  wrote:
>
> I received a call that a possible Little Blue Heron is at Lillie Park in 
Washtenaw Co. I will chase it later and keep people posted if no one else does. 
It was posted on those smaller Co. list sites. 

>
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Subject: Potential Little Blue Heron in Washtenaw Co.
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:35:52 -0400
I received a call that a possible Little Blue Heron is at Lillie Park in 
Washtenaw Co. I will chase it later and keep people posted if no one else does. 
It was posted on those smaller Co. list sites. 


Bird hard,

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Subject: Re: [birders] Black-headed Gull at Pte. Mouillee May 29
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:04:14 -0400
Jochen,

Good to hear from you. What you've said is essentially the same as what was
told to me by Dick Fliby, who is the operator of the UK Bird Alert, who
happened to be visiting Michigan last week.

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On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 6:15 AM, jochen roeder  wrote:

>
>
>
>   Allen Chartier  schrieb am 20:39 Freitag, 29.Mai
> 2015:
>  Hello Allen, hello Birders!
> I had a good look at Allen's photos of the Black-headed Gull on his flickr
> account.
> The bill colouration of adult Black-headed Gulls varies through the year,
> and the bills are darkest now, during June, at the height of the breeding
> season. It is not too unusual now to see adult Black-headed Gulls with
> almost black bills, like the one at Pt. Moo. The same is true for the
> legs. On a first summer bird, one would indeed expect a brighter bill base
> and legs, as both are usually bright orange or red during the preceeding
> winter. The bare part colouration is therefore indeed unusual. I must
> confess though that I never payed too much attention to the bare part
> colouration of immature Black-headed Gulls during this time of year, since
> birders here in Germany are more occupied with visiting breeding colonies
> to find Mediterranean Gulls amongst the thousnds of Black-headeds. On a
> North American bird, such an unuual colouration of course immediately
> raises the question of a possibly hybrid with Bonaparte's. I am however not
> sure hybrids have ever been documented, and since nothing else (plumage,
> proportions, size etc.) would even remotely suggest a hybrid, I am quite
> confident that the dark bare parts can be attributed to individual
> variation and do not rule out a pure Black-headed Gull.
>
> Cheers, and with warm greetings from Germany,
> Jochen Roeder
>
>
> Birders,
>
> This morning I found a first summer Black-headed Gull in Cell 3 at Pte.
> Mouillee SGA, Monroe County. More appropriately, it found me as I was
> attempting (unsuccessfully) to photograph a Little Gull on the outer dike
> of Cell 3 and it basically landed on the pier right in front of me. I did
> not post earlier because I had some doubts about the ID until I got home,
> and took a close look at my photos and reference material. I will embed
> photos in my eBird checklist later this afternoon. As expected, it looks
> like a Bonaparte's Gull but was larger, with blackish on the undersides of
> some primaries, and a white wedge on the upperside of the primaries. It
> also has worn brown coverts in the wing, typical of a first summer bird.
> What was confusing me is that the bird appears to have a completely black
> bill and black legs. Olsen and Larsson (2004) indicate that the bill in
> Black-headed Gull can be very dark maroon or blackish until it brightens to
> red later in summer. A couple of my photos, with the bird's bill open, show
> some red at the very base of the lower mandible, which is not visible when
> the bird's bill is closed. Very dark maroon or blackish legs are also known
> in Black-headed Gull, and close examination of my photos show some
> maroon-ish in a couple of photos. I watched the bird from about 9:40 -
> 9:50, when a Coast Guard helicopter flushed ALL the gulls and I lost track
> of it. It may have flown out into the lake, or may be on the mudflats in
> Cell 3 with all the other gulls (more than 400 Bonaparte's this morning).
>
> Good luck!
>
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon, Muskegon Co. 6-6-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 21:22:47 -0400
Chace Scholten just notified me that he refound the previously reported
Eurasian Wigeon at the Muskegon Waste Water Facility at 9pm tonight. It was
along the west side of the closed center dike about half way down with some
Mallard and a N. Pintail. He scoped it from the north end of that dike.

Good luck if you go for it!
Rick Brigham
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon, Muskegon County
From: Richard Pedler <oakridge35 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 15:50:25 +0000 (UTC)
Mike Boston re-found the previously-reported Eurasian Wigeon at the Muskegon 
Wastewater this morning.  At 7:00 the bird was at the east end of the large 
east lagoon.  Soon afterward it flew west and was not seen after that. 

- Ric Pedler
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Subject: Lost African Grey
From: Nancy French <nfrench AT umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:18:32 -0400
African Gray parrot named Neo flew away in Union City, MI while vacationing. No 
one has "heard" him. We are offering a $100.00 reward if someone turns him 
in...a Vet. Shelter, the Union City Sheriff, or calls us to come get him. 
734.807.1253. 

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon - No, Muskegon Co. 6/3
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 22:54:52 -0400
Hello,

The search for the Eurasian Wigeon at Muskegon Wastewater this evening was
unsuccessful. The bird was last seen earlier today on the east shore of the
large east lagoon.

Two Eared Grebe and a Black Scoter were along the north side of the east
lagoon.

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Chace Scholten
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Muskegon WW, 6/3/15
From: Curtis <curtisdykstra AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:40:54 -0400
I found this bird reported today on the bird sightings blog of the Muskegon Co. 
Nature Club. See the link below. There's not currently detail on where it was 
found. 

Good birding,
Curtis


http://muskegonbirdblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/eurasian-wigeon-at-wastewater.html?m=1 



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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA
From: Curt Powell <curt.curtp AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 18:38:39 -0400
Saturday, saw several Little Gulls, 2 Black-Necked Stilts, 2 White-Faced
Ibis, 2 Red-Necked Phalaropes, 2 Wilson's Phalaropes, 1 Red Knot, 1
White-Rumped Sandpiper, 30 or so Black-Bellied Plovers.  The Glossy Ibis
was seen by others.  Note that the Ibis are in the NE corner of the
Lautenschlager unit.  They were difficult to see in the vegetation, in fact
I was very lucky.  I easily could have passed them by.  All locations are
as above.

Here is a link to some photos from today if you care to look,
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12965973 AT N06/sets/72157653734214685

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:44 PM,  wrote:

>  Greetings,
>
> The Black-headed Gull found earlier by Allen Chartier continues in Cell 3
> as of 3:35 pm.
>
> Other highlights include:
>
> 2 Tricolored Herons (Vermet and Humphries units)
> 2 White-faced Ibis and 1 Glossy Ibis in Lautenschlager
> 2 Black-necked Stilts in Long Pond
> 2 Little Gulls and 1 Franklin's Gull in Cell 3
>
> Good birding - Adam M. Byrne and Phil Chu
>
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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA
From: Jerry Jourdan <jourdaj AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 19:43:13 -0400
Curt,
If you travel east along the Middle Causeway from the Mouillee Creek
entrance past the Walpatich Unit and the pumphouse the Lautenschlager Unit
is the patch on the left before the Bloody Run Unit.
Jerry

On Friday, May 29, 2015, Curt Powell  wrote:

> Which is the Lautenschlager?
>
> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:44 PM, > wrote:
>
> >  Greetings,
> >
> > The Black-headed Gull found earlier by Allen Chartier continues in Cell 3
> > as of 3:35 pm.
> >
> > Other highlights include:
> >
> > 2 Tricolored Herons (Vermet and Humphries units)
> > 2 White-faced Ibis and 1 Glossy Ibis in Lautenschlager
> > 2 Black-necked Stilts in Long Pond
> > 2 Little Gulls and 1 Franklin's Gull in Cell 3
> >
> > Good birding - Adam M. Byrne and Phil Chu
> >
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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA
From: Curt Powell <curt.curtp AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 16:20:27 -0400
Which is the Lautenschlager?

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:44 PM,  wrote:

>  Greetings,
>
> The Black-headed Gull found earlier by Allen Chartier continues in Cell 3
> as of 3:35 pm.
>
> Other highlights include:
>
> 2 Tricolored Herons (Vermet and Humphries units)
> 2 White-faced Ibis and 1 Glossy Ibis in Lautenschlager
> 2 Black-necked Stilts in Long Pond
> 2 Little Gulls and 1 Franklin's Gull in Cell 3
>
> Good birding - Adam M. Byrne and Phil Chu
>
> adam
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Subject: Black-headed Gull continues in Cell 3 at Pointe Mouillee SGA
From: byrnea AT msu.edu
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 15:44:28 -0400
Greetings,

The Black-headed Gull found earlier by Allen Chartier continues in Cell 3 as of 
3:35 pm. 


Other highlights include:

2 Tricolored Herons (Vermet and Humphries units)
2 White-faced Ibis and 1 Glossy Ibis in Lautenschlager
2 Black-necked Stilts in Long Pond
2 Little Gulls and 1 Franklin's Gull in Cell 3

Good birding - Adam M. Byrne and Phil Chu

adam
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Subject: Black-headed Gull at Pte. Mouillee May 29
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 14:23:59 -0400
Birders,

This morning I found a first summer Black-headed Gull in Cell 3 at Pte.
Mouillee SGA, Monroe County. More appropriately, it found me as I was
attempting (unsuccessfully) to photograph a Little Gull on the outer dike
of Cell 3 and it basically landed on the pier right in front of me. I did
not post earlier because I had some doubts about the ID until I got home,
and took a close look at my photos and reference material. I will embed
photos in my eBird checklist later this afternoon. As expected, it looks
like a Bonaparte's Gull but was larger, with blackish on the undersides of
some primaries, and a white wedge on the upperside of the primaries. It
also has worn brown coverts in the wing, typical of a first summer bird.
What was confusing me is that the bird appears to have a completely black
bill and black legs. Olsen and Larsson (2004) indicate that the bill in
Black-headed Gull can be very dark maroon or blackish until it brightens to
red later in summer. A couple of my photos, with the bird's bill open, show
some red at the very base of the lower mandible, which is not visible when
the bird's bill is closed. Very dark maroon or blackish legs are also known
in Black-headed Gull, and close examination of my photos show some
maroon-ish in a couple of photos. I watched the bird from about 9:40 -
9:50, when a Coast Guard helicopter flushed ALL the gulls and I lost track
of it. It may have flown out into the lake, or may be on the mudflats in
Cell 3 with all the other gulls (more than 400 Bonaparte's this morning).

Good luck!

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Lark Bunting - No, Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Yes
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 18:38:48 -0400
 AT  Whitefish Point if this is new info for anyone. 5/28

Bird hard,

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Subject: Lark Bunting, Eurasian Tree Sparrow cont. Chippewa Co. 5-27-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 00:30:08 -0400
Hello again,

The female Lark Bunting and pair of Eurasian Tree Sparrows continue at and
around the Whitefish Point feeders behind the Owls Roost Gift Shop. A
Clay-colored Sparrow and Red-headed Woodpecker were also at the feeders. A
warbler fallout occurred today, as well, with 20 species of over 100
individuals seen in the span of two hours. This has been a spectacular week
so far at the Point despite waterbird watching nearly being shut down due
to heavy fog and rain.

Good birding!
Rick Brigham
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Subject: Black Vulture - Barry County
From: Klein Douglas <DouglasKlein AT aegislimited.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:41:02 +0000
Matt Galbraith had a Black Vulture this morning around 7:25 AM just southwest 
of Hastings along M-43 between Anders and Goodwill Roads. He said it was 
accompanied by a pair of Turkey Vultures and was headed southwest. This is the 
second Barry County record of Black Vulture, the previous record coming in 
April, 1996. 






Good birding,

Doug Klein

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Subject: Re: PMSGA, 5/25
From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 07:59:10 -0400
I believe I had a Ruff on the mudflats at cell 3 Memorial day. The bird was 
about the size of a Black-bellied Plover with a longish bill and very dark 
overall. It had molting patches of black on the upper breast and belly. 

 
Besides the Ruff I saw at least four White Pelicans in the reserve, over 40 
Whimberel and a Yellow-headed Blackbird at the junction of east and west dikes 
where the bird has been seen in the past. Despite basically cloudy conditions I 
found more than 75 Red Admirals along the dikes. Most of them were nectaring on 
the few flowering Autumn Olive trees along the dike. If it had been sunny when 
I was there I bet I would have seen five times that number Red Admirals. It is 
definitely a big Red Admiral migration year--they have moved into our area in 
very large numbers. 

 
Roger Kuhlman
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
> From: scott__terry AT hotmail.com
> Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 15:40:17 -0400
> To: mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> Subject: [Mich-listers] PMSGA, 5/25
> 
> Good afternoon,
> 
> Adam Byrne and I birded Pointe Mouillee and had the following highlights:
> Cell 1: 1 Willet, 4 Red-necked Phalaropes
> Cell 3: 4 Little Gull
>            1 Laughing Gull
> Humphries: Tricolored Heron
> Lautenslager: 3 Glossy Ibis
>                        2 White-faced Ibis
>                        1 Eurasian Wigeon
> Long Pond: 2 Black-necked Stilt 
> 
> Good birding. Take care. 
> 
> Scott Terry 
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Subject: Lark Bunting, Chippewa Co. continues 5-26-15
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 08:47:04 -0400
Greetings,

The female Lark Bunting originally found at the Whitefish Point feeders
yesterday morning returned at 8am today. Also present behind the gift shop
and around the parking lot are singles of Gray Jay, N. Mockingbird and the
continuing Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

Good birding!
Rick Brigham
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Subject: PMSGA, 5/25
From: Scott <scott__terry AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 15:40:17 -0400
Good afternoon,

Adam Byrne and I birded Pointe Mouillee and had the following highlights:
Cell 1: 1 Willet, 4 Red-necked Phalaropes
Cell 3: 4 Little Gull
           1 Laughing Gull
Humphries: Tricolored Heron
Lautenslager: 3 Glossy Ibis
                       2 White-faced Ibis
                       1 Eurasian Wigeon
Long Pond: 2 Black-necked Stilt 

Good birding. Take care. 

Scott Terry 


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Subject: Re: Loggerhead Shrike - Yes 5/23 late
From: Kathy McDonald <kathy_mcdonald AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 09:33:58 -0400
A location would be helpful. Thanks. 

Kathy McDonald

> On May 23, 2015, at 11:15 PM, Marc North  wrote:
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> Birders,
> 
> After a long search the Shrike was relocated about 200 yards past the large 
annoying rocks in the main trail. It was on the west side (coastal) up on the 
small hill overlooking the beach. This was at ~8:00pm, good odds it's there in 
the morning. 

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> Bird hard,
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Subject: Loggerhead Shrike - Yes 5/23 late
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 23:15:41 -0400
Birders,

After a long search the Shrike was relocated about 200 yards past the large 
annoying rocks in the main trail. It was on the west side (coastal) up on the 
small hill overlooking the beach. This was at ~8:00pm, good odds it's there in 
the morning. 


Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Probable Loggerhead Shrike. Iosco County, 5/23/15
From: Ryan Dziedzic <ryan.dziedzic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 12:45:33 -0400
Mich-listers:

  I have received a second-hand report from Val Trabucchi, Jim Law, and Pat
Jakel of a probable LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at Tawas Point State Park near the
tip on the bayside.  Pictures have been obtained.  The bird was seen
initially at 9:30 AM and has been seen by others.

Good birding,

Ryan Dziedzic
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Pte. Mouillee
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 11:48:08 -0400
Birders,

I found a male Eurasian Wigeon this morning in the NE portion of the
Humphries unit of Pte. Mouillee. (9:45 - 10:30 a.m.). It was with 4
American Wigeons and flushed with them when 2 Bald Eagles flew over,
returning to their original position. He is generally east of the "heron
island" in the northeast part of the Humphries (formerly Lead) unit.

BTW, the Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks were not there when I checked at
6:45 am. Good to see they're back.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Pointe Mouillee - Cell 3 - Yesterday
From: Ed Tiede <edtavian AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:08:48 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday afternoon atPointe Mouillee SGA, Cell 3 Unit was very alive.  
Highlights were: 98 Black-bellied plovers, 52Whimbrel, 1 female Wilson’s 
Phalarope, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 11 Short-billedDowitcher, 5 Ruddy 
Turnstones, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers, 9 SemipalmatedPlovers, 1500 Dunlin, and 
a handful of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Therewere 3 White Pelicans in 
Cell 3, and 2 in Humphries Unit.  Also there were a number of waterfowl in 
Cell3 including 2 White-winged Scoters, a male and female.  I did see the 
continuing Little Gull, but didnot see the Hudsonian Godwit(s) that have been 
recently reported.  It looks like the weather is supposed to bevery 
cooperative over the next few days if you have a chance to get out there. 
 Edward Tiede 

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Subject: BBWD
From: Sheldon Kirsch <skirsch AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 11:03:41 -0400
The Black-bellied whistling ducks (11) were there at 9:15 am when I got 
there.  I left at 10 and they seemed to have no intention of leaving soon.
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