Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Michigan Listers

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Friday, October 31 at 04:17 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Pallass Leaf Warblers,©BirdQuest

31 Oct Gray Kingbird YES [Allen Chartier ]
31 Oct Gray kingbird has returned ["Myles F. McNally" ]
31 Oct Gray Kingbird no sightings since 12:40 [Allen Chartier ]
31 Oct Re: Wildlife Drive - Gray Kingbird - Little Gull [Mike Sefton ]
31 Oct Gray Kingbird - just took off [Marc North ]
31 Oct Gray Kingbird at Shiawassee NWR at 11:30 [Gerald Urquhart ]
31 Oct Gray Kingbird. Yes [Marc North ]
31 Oct Shiawassee NWR gate is open ["larus10 ." ]
30 Oct Little Gull Huron County [Karl Overman ]
30 Oct Snowy Owl on South Breakwall of Ludington Harbor []
30 Oct Gray Kingbird @ Shiawassee NWR - Oct 30th [Joseph Soehnel ]
30 Oct Cattle Egret at LSCMP [Allen Chartier ]
30 Oct Cattle Egret at LSCMP [Allen Chartier ]
30 Oct Black vulture - Macomb co [Gerald Hince ]
30 Oct Greater White-fronted Geese continuing [Marc North ]
29 Oct Little Gull (1st winter) - Shiawassee NWR - Oct 29th [Joseph Soehnel ]
29 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Ludington - YES [David Dister ]
29 Oct From: james law ["james law" ]
28 Oct Scissor tailed flycatcher [demeester ]
27 Oct Surf Scoter - Wexford Co [Chris Schumacher ]
27 Oct Lark Bunting NO Allegan Co. 10-27-14 [Rick Brigham ]
27 Oct (no subject) [Gerald Ziarno ]
27 Oct Lark Bunting, NO (10/27), Allegan Co. ["larus10 ." ]
27 Oct Re: -- LONG -- 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14 [Sean Williams ]
26 Oct Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 10-26 [Chace Scholten ]
26 Oct Re: Townsend's Solitaire - Macomb Co continues [Clifford Jones ]
26 Oct Re: -- LONG -- 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14 [Tony Leukering ]
26 Oct Townsend's Solitaire - Macomb Co continues [Steve Santner ]
26 Oct Scissor Tailed Flycatcher - YES [Jeff Kunitzer ]
25 Oct Townsend's Solitaire Macomb Co. continues [Karl Overman ]
25 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Yes [Stan Lilley ]
25 Oct Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still present 10/25 noon []
25 Oct Northern Hawk Owl, Chippewa Co. 10-25-14 (2nd hand report) [Rick Brigham ]
25 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co. 10-25-14 (2nd hand report) [Rick Brigham ]
25 Oct Re: 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14 [Tony leukering ]
24 Oct 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14 [Sean Williams ]
24 Oct scissor-tailed flycatcher mason Co. NO []
24 Oct Townsends solitaire - macomb [Tom Hince ]
23 Oct Re: Scissor-tail Flycatcher - Ludington [Chris Mccreedy ]
23 Oct Scissor-tail Flycatcher - Ludington [Laurence Burke ]
22 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still present 10/22 []
22 Oct Franklin's Gull - Eaton Co [Steve Santner ]
22 Oct Franklin's Gull - Olivet Sewage, 10/22 [Marc North ]
22 Oct Ross's Goose, Allegan St. Gm. Area 10-22-14 [Rick Brigham ]
21 Oct Fwd: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington [David Dister ]
21 Oct Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington [Tdg734 ]
21 Oct Adult California gull macomb co [Tom Hince ]
20 Oct Bohemian Waxwing Huron County [Karl Overman ]
20 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington [David Dister ]
19 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, No [Stan Lilley ]
18 Oct Re: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher [Curtis ]
18 Oct Re: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher [Jeff Kunitzer ]
18 Oct Scissor Tailed Flycatcher ["Joseph H. LePard" ]
18 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continues Saturday 10/18/2014 9:00am [Zachary DeBruine ]
17 Oct Fwd: [Mich-chat] Wrong date should be Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington 10/17/14 [Rick Brigham ]
17 Oct Fwd: posting to Mich-listers of parasitic jaeger at 11AM at boat launch [Karl Overman ]
16 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington Still present 3:30PM 10/16/14 []
16 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason [Brian ]
16 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co. [Brian ]
16 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co. [Brian ]
16 Oct Scissortail Coninues in Mason thru 12:15pm [Scott Jennex ]
16 Oct Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington [Rick Brigham ]
15 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington []
15 Oct Parasitic Jaeger Macomb Co CLARIFICATION [Gerald Hince ]
15 Oct Parasitic jaeger macomb co [Tom Hince ]
10 Oct Presumed Franklins x ring billed hybrid Macomb [Tom Hince ]
10 Oct Harris's Sparrow, Galien River County Park, Berrien Co. [Love Creek ]
9 Oct Rufous Hummingbird clarification [Allen Chartier ]
9 Oct Harris's Sparrow - Berrien Co - Oct 9 []
8 Oct Potential addition to Saugatuck Dunes State Park [Rick Brigham ]
8 Oct Franklin's Gull, Lake Lansing, 10/8 [Sean Williams ]
8 Oct Rufous Hummingbird continues near Romeo [Allen Chartier ]
8 Oct Rufous Hummingbird continues near Romeo [Allen Chartier ]
7 Oct American Avocet, Midland County, 10/7/14 [Ryan Dziedzic ]
6 Oct Re: Ottawa County Red Phalarope [Chace Scholten ]
6 Oct Ottawa County Red Phalarope [Michlisters ]

Subject: Gray Kingbird YES
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:49:24 -0400
The Gray Kingbird at Shiawassee NWR returned to its favored area at 3:35
p.m. and was continuously in view until I left at 4:30.

Allen T. Chartier
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail..com
Hummer website: www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet
Photos: www.amazilia.net
Blog: www.mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
Sent from my Droid
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray kingbird has returned
From: "Myles F. McNally" <mcnally AT alma.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:16:41 -0400 (EDT)
Here now
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray Kingbird no sightings since 12:40
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:41:08 -0400
A group of birders is camped out at the corner east of the Grefe Tower at
Shiawassee NWR waiting for the bird. It has been 2 hours since the last
sighting. Rain and snow is blowing hard from the NE.

Allen T. Chartier
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail..com
Hummer website: www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet
Photos: www.amazilia.net
Blog: www.mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
Sent from my Droid
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Wildlife Drive - Gray Kingbird - Little Gull
From: Mike Sefton <mseft AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:40:37 -0400
Birders,
 Bird still present at location below at about 11:45am. Bird disappears for 10 
to 30 minutes at a time per Brad Murphy, who was present longer at thesite, 
then shows again for a few minutes at a time. 

   Bird showing un-nicely but identifiably due to rain and high winds.
   Only other state record was October 1984.
   Mucho thanks to Roger Eriksson for finding the bird and to Steve Kahl for
opening the refuge early.
Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 31, 2014, at 9:30 AM, Mike Sefton  wrote:

> Thanks, Steve! Without a doubt, you run the most user friendly NWR in the 
country! 

> Best,
> Mike
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Oct 31, 2014, at 8:52 AM, "Kahl, Steve"  wrote:
> 
>> FYI
>> 
>> Steven F. Kahl
>> Refuge Manager
>> Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
>> 6975 Mower Rd.
>> Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
>> P (989) 777-5930 ext 16
>> http://www.fws.gov/midwest/shiawassee/
>> Find Us On Facebook!
>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Kahl, Steve 
>> Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM
>> Subject: Wildlife Drive - Gray Kingbird - Little Gull
>> To: mich-chat AT envirolink.org
>> 
>> Birders - Just a quick note that the Wildlife Drive usually does not open 
until 1pm. However, we opened it at sunrise today to accommodate those who 
would like to see the Gray Kingbird. The entrance gate will close 1 hr before 
sunset and visitors must be off the refuge by 1/2 hr after sunset. 

>> 
>> The bird was seen this morning east of Grefe Observation Platform where the 
road turns sharply right. 

>> 
>> An immature Little Gull has been seen along the Shiawassee River among 
hundreds of Herring and Ring-billed Gulls and scores of Bonaparte's Gulls. 

>> 
>> The Wildlife Drive will be closed for the season after today.
>> 
>> Steven F. Kahl
>> Refuge Manager
>> Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
>> 6975 Mower Rd.
>> Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
>> P (989) 777-5930 ext 16
>> http://www.fws.gov/midwest/shiawassee/
>> Find Us On Facebook!
>> 
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray Kingbird - just took off
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:37:28 -0400
The bird ate some berries and headed east and pretty high and far. Looks to 
have taken off but the corner (last loop) is worth camping. 


Bird hard,

Marc V. North
northm24 AT gmail.com
northm24 AT me.com
989-928-4551
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray Kingbird at Shiawassee NWR at 11:30
From: Gerald Urquhart <urquhart AT msu.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:26:04 -0400
The Gray Kingbird was being seen about every half hour as of 11:30. It is about 
5 miles into the wildlife drive at the location Joe Soehnel described. 


Thanks to Roger Eriksson for sharing such a great find. 

Jerry Urquhart

_____________________________
Gerald R. Urquhart Ph.D.

Sent from my mobile device. 
Email: urquhart AT msu.edu

Assistant Professor
Lyman Briggs College
 and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
919 E. Shaw Lane
Holmes Hall Rm 35E
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48825
Phone: 517-353-1759 W

Email:  urquhart AT msu.edu
Homepage: http://www.msu.edu/user/urquhart
Research: http://www.globalchange.msu.edu/nicaragua
Study Abroad in Nicaragua: http://www.msu.edu/user/urquhart/nicaragua
Lyman Briggs Homepage: http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu
Virtual Rainforest: http://www.msu.edu/user/urquhart/rainforest
______________________________



_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray Kingbird. Yes
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:13:54 -0400
Bird is on site. Same corner of drive.

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
northm24 AT gmail.com
northm24 AT me.com
989-928-4551
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Shiawassee NWR gate is open
From: "larus10 ." <caleb.putnam AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:53:44 -0400
All

Word from Shiawassee NWR is that the gate was opened by personnel at dawn
and that birders are able to enter. 8 AM. 10/31

Caleb Putnam
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Little Gull Huron County
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:37:22 -0400
This afternoon Paul Berrigan and I found an adult Little Gull in the channel at 
the parking area for the break wall at Caseville on Saginaw Bay. A Red-necked 
Grebe was also in the channel at one point but then drifted out into the Bay. 



Karl Overman
Farmington Hills, Michigan
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Snowy Owl on South Breakwall of Ludington Harbor
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:55:18 -0400
At 3:20 this afternoon I saw and photographed a Snowy Owl near the  end of 
the south breakwater at Ludington Harbor.  I immediately sent an  email to a 
local birder and when I hit send I looked up and the bird was  gone. I 
later found out that the birders looking for the Scissor-tailed  Flycatcher on 
S. Lakeshore saw the Owl fly by. I posted photos of the Snowy  Owl on my 
blog.  http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/ 
  By the way they hadn't seen the Scissortail  by the time I  left.
 
Mark Wloch
 
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Gray Kingbird @ Shiawassee NWR - Oct 30th
From: Joseph Soehnel <soehnelj AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:19 -0400
Roger Eriksson just called me to say that he found a Gray Kingbird on the
Shiawassee NWR auto tour drive this late afternoon.  It was flying back and
forth between two deciduous trees just before the last curve of the
wildlife drive that goes south to the exit.  It would be east of Grefe
Tower on the drive, just before the curve to the south.

Roger photographed the bird and will send me photos to put on
www.saginawbaybirding.org as soon as he gets home and can email them to
me.  Expect them on some time after 10:00PM.

The *Little Gull *was re-found by Steve Gasser today as well that I had
found   yesterday (Oct 29th) on the Shiawassee River.

*HEADS UP:*  The wildlife drive will be OPEN tomorrow (Oct 31st) from
1:00PM until sunset.  This will be the *LAST *day that it will be open
before it closes for the season.

Birders......Start your engines!

Joe Soehnel
www.saginawbaybirding.org
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Cattle Egret at LSCMP
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:14 -0400
John Bieganowski and I saw a Cattle Egret at Lake St. Clair Metropark this
afternoon at 4 p.m. It was still there at 4:30. It was on the left side of
the island to the left of the boat launch at the north marsh.

Paul's Snow Goose from yesterday was not anywhere to be found, so remains a
gap on my park list.

Allen T. Chartier
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail..com
Hummer website: www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet
Photos: www.amazilia.net
Blog: www.mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
Sent from my Droid


To unsubscribe or change your user settings go to
http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/se-mi-birdlist/

To subscribe or resubscribe go to
http://www.great-lakes.net/forms/subscribe.html?listname=se-mi-birdlist

To search the archive:
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/se-mi-birdlist/

SE-MI-BIRDLIST is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network
(GLIN), http://www.great-lakes.net/ 
Subject: Cattle Egret at LSCMP
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:14 -0400
John Bieganowski and I saw a Cattle Egret at Lake St. Clair Metropark this
afternoon at 4 p.m. It was still there at 4:30. It was on the left side of
the island to the left of the boat launch at the north marsh.

Paul's Snow Goose from yesterday was not anywhere to be found, so remains a
gap on my park list.

Allen T. Chartier
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail..com
Hummer website: www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet
Photos: www.amazilia.net
Blog: www.mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
Sent from my Droid
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Black vulture - Macomb co
From: Gerald Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:04:42 -0400
At 1 pm today I had brief but diagnostic views of a black vulture at wetzel 
state recreation area in Macomb county. Unfortunately others present only saw 
the bird gliding away and into clouds out of sight. This is mostly a heads up 
that this bird may appear at a site like the Erie hawk watch later today or 
tomorrow. There was a small flight of Tvs, red tails and red shoulders and bald 
eagle and kestrel at the same location. 

Good birding! 
Tom

Sent from my iPad
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese continuing
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:13:46 -0400
Still present at Potterville Sewage.

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
northm24 AT gmail.com
northm24 AT me.com
989-928-4551
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Little Gull (1st winter) - Shiawassee NWR - Oct 29th
From: Joseph Soehnel <soehnelj AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:39:49 -0400
I found a first winter Little Gull at Shiawassee NWR while conducting my
weekly IWMMP survey today, Oct 29th at 3:30PM.  It was originally loafing
in the company of Bonaparte's Gulls on the Shiawassee River.  It was just
west of the triangle pool at the northeast corner of the wildlife drive.
There is a channel inside a narrow island in the river where Pied-billed
Grebe, Great Egret, and Great Blue Heron are found in small numbers.  Its
bold black carpal bar while at rest was very noticeable.  It then flew off
to the west along the river to feed.  The black bold M pattern on its upper
parts was impressive.

An incredible influx of gulls came in along the river and Pool 1A late in
the later afternoon but I couldn't spend any time on them.  It would be
worth it for any 'gullers' to get out there to look for the LIGU but then
 who knows what else drifted in at the end of the day.  Of course,
waterfowl numbers are very high right now as well.

Keep in mind that the Shiawassee NWR wildlife drive opens at 1:00PM and is
open for just two more days.

Good birding,

Joe Soehnel
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Ludington - YES
From: David Dister <david.dister AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:51:17 -0400
Birders,

Around 3:30 p.m. today I saw the *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher* on electrical
wires near Mailbox 611 along South Lakeshore Drive, south of Ludington
Harbor. The bird then flew northward along the east edge of the peninsula
and out-of-sight. As Friday and Saturday are predicted to be very cold and
windy, tomorrow may be the last chance to see this amazing bird.

Dave Dister
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: From: james law
From: "james law" <lawjim AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:04:50 +0100
Hiya Birdingonthenet



http://5organicdinners.com/listen.php?region=rt38sxr8tfqx3hznqc





lawjim AT hotmail.com


Sent from my iPhone
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor tailed flycatcher
From: demeester <demeester AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:42:02 -0400
10/28 scissor tailed flycatcher still at S Lakeshore drive, Ludington 12:30pm

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Surf Scoter - Wexford Co
From: Chris Schumacher <chrisschumacher AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:58:38 -0400
This afternoon I observed an immature surf scoter on Lake Cadillac, Wexford 
County, mixed in with a raft of scaup, redheads, etc. The bird could be 
observed easily from the road on the south side of the lake. Observed for 15 
minutes as it dove frequently. Bird had overall dark body, no visible white in 
the wing as it swam, dove, preened, and one time flapped its wings. Head had 
the two white spots, larger one in the rear. Bill was heavy looking with very 
little if any sloping noticed on the top edge. Likely that it has been here for 
several days as I saw it also a few days ago in same general area but at 
farther distance. 

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Lark Bunting NO Allegan Co. 10-27-14
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:37:19 -0400
Greetings,

Well, the title speaks for itself. Several of us worked about 3 miles of
lakefront from the north trail to the north breakwall of the Kalamazoo
River looking for Chace Scholten's Lark Bunting today between 7:45am & 3pm
without success. We stationed ourselves at the original location and worked
the immediate surroundings for the first two hours. Birds of honorary
mention were a Short-eared Owl flushed twice from the edge of the scarp;
220+ Pine Siskin flying over in some huge flocks; Lapland Longspur in
several small flocks; a few Snow Bunting and a Merlin.

Just to round out the day I will be back at the same time as Chace had the
bird last evening. I will post again ONLY if the bird is refound.

Good birding,
Rick Brigham
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: (no subject)
From: Gerald Ziarno <gziarno AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:01:26 -0400
At 11:15 am today Scissor-tailed Flycatcher appeared at usual location near 611 
S. Lakeshore Dr. South of Ludington south break wall. Present for about 30 
minutes. 


Jerry Ziarno


Sent from my iPhone
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Lark Bunting, NO (10/27), Allegan Co.
From: "larus10 ." <caleb.putnam AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:39:01 -0400
All-

Curtis Dykstra and Rick Brigham have searched since sunrise (covering both
the foredune and beach) from the swim area to the north trail and have been
unable to refind Chace Scholten's Lark Bunting as of 9:30AM. I'll update
immediately if they refind the bird.

Good Birding,
Caleb Putnam

On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Chace Scholten 
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Shortly before sunset tonight (October 26), I found a Lark Bunting at
> Saugatuck Dunes State Park. I initially saw the bird walking through the
> beachgrass in the foredune, then it moved onto the beach right by the shore
> of Lake Michigan. It was last seen returning to the foredune, just a few
> yards into the beginning of the beachgrass.
>
> Photos are in my eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20346561
>
> This bird was roughly halfway between the end of the Beach Trail and North
> Trail (see map linked below). This also shows the location of the parking
> area.
> http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/saugatuck/images/bigmap_saugatuck3.gif
>
> Approximate GPS coordinates are here. These can be plugged into
> maps.google.com
>
> 42.706454, -86.206910
>
> Thanks,
> Chace Scholten
>
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "Allegan & Ottawa Listers" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to alleganottawalisters+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com.
> To post to this group, send email to alleganottawalisters AT googlegroups.com
> .
> To view this discussion on the web visit
> 
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/alleganottawalisters/CAAcpX4Nk9cjCKp7y074wMW5Sx9U%2BZCrgcxo0GR-q30%3D-95bLFQ%40mail.gmail.com 

> 
 

> .
> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
>



-- 
Caleb G. Putnam
Kentwood, MI
caleb.putnam AT gmail.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: -- LONG -- 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:17:03 -0400
Hi Tony and all,

Thank you so much for the long and very informative email. The list of
references alone is a valuable resource. I agree that if I did not note
extensive pale rufous washing on the flanks and the amount of white in the
tail, then perhaps it is best to stay conservative on this ID.

However, I have to disagree with your comments about the black lores. I
feel compelled to mention that I have seen juncos, as you mentioned, that
can appear dark-lored in the field at certain angles. I think it's because
the lores are sloping inward from the side of the forehead to the lower jaw
bone, causing a shadow in that region, especially noticeable in overcast
conditions. I was careful about this pitfall when viewing the lores, but
they always appeared contrastingly black from every angle. We even saw the
bird briefly in the sun, and they still appeared black. See these photos,
two of which show eyeshine in the eyes, indicating that the eyes, and
therefore the lores, are in the sun. Again, the lores are still black, just
like what we saw in the field.


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/L9xOzH56Ju7M4h8WlKr5MdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DkZCctxmVOEpUkPqu8itJdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/E3yB5V3dRMjh0kB8mIS32dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


I see how in the third photo in my eBird checklist, the lores may not look
as contrastingly dark, but this is the worst quality photo of the lores. I
think this photo was overexposed, causing an overall loss of contrast in
the photo. Every other photo I have (I have several more, but they wouldn't
fit into eBird) shows black lores, and all four observers present noted the
strikingly contrasting black lores from all angles. I had read Pyle's
comments about simillimus, and since he did not mention that subspecies
having contrastingly black lores, I ruled that subspecies out. Like I said,
a subspecific designation may not be possible based on my observations and
photos. Thanks for the discussion. I'm learning a ton thanks to comments
from you and others. I look forward to any further comments on this bird,
and the next atypical junco discussion this winter.

Best,
Sean

On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Tony Leukering 
wrote:

>  Hi all:
>
> After consultation with a Colorado friend and at the behest of several
> folks and because I intended to, anyway, below are further thoughts on the
> junco noted by Sean Williams.
>
>  First off, the genus *Junco* is a wonderful and amazing example of rapid
> divergence following range expansion and provides a great laboratory for
> study of speciation, founder effects, and other most interesting
> phenomena.  Unfortunately, ornithology has only trully realized this,
> having virtually ignored the genus for the past 40 years.  Unfortunately,
> because ornithology and, particularly, the American Ornithologists' Union
> has considered the various forms of "dark-eyed" juncos to be referable to
> just a single species, birders have also paid scant attention to most of
> the interesting facets of distribution and occurrence patterns in this
> taxon.  Though the AOU has reversed itself on many of the lumps perpetrated
> on the ABA-area birding community in the 1970s-1980s (e. g., Rufous-sided
> Towhee and Northern Oriole), this change in acceptance of hybridization as
> not a factor by itself to demand lumping species has not stretched to the
> *Junco*.  That lack of change is due to the lack of work by ornithology
> to determine what is actually going on in this diverse taxon.
>
> Miller's incredible thesis (1941;
> http://www.buteobooks.com/product/R1406101.html) is the basis for all
> work on this group.  Very recent efforts have started telling the junco
> story more completely (Ferree 2013, Mila et al. 2007).  While I don't see
> any strong groundswell for splitting the Dark-eyed Junco, the fact that
> each of the subspecies groups (*Slate-colored* [2 subsp.], *Oregon* [gobs
> of subsp.], *Red-backed* [Red-backed and Gray-headed subsp.], *Pink-sided*,
> and *White-winged*) occupies distinct breeding-season ranges and
> overlapping winter ranges makes for some exciting winter birding in places
> like Colorado, where all groups occur at that season.  Also, while
> hybridization (past and/or present) is known at virtually all boundaries
> between subspecies groups, that hybridization is of fairly rare occurrence;
> certainly, no more frequent (and possibly less than) that between Spotted
> and Eastern towhees and Baltimore and Bullock's orioles.  So, even though
> there has been little apparent genetic differentiation of the groups
> reported in such studies, there is obviously strong assortative mating
> enabling retention of current isolating mechanisms and, perhaps, further
> differentiation of the groups.
>
> The above paragraph is simply a round-about way to say that birders REALLY
> ought to be paying more attention to juncos, and I applaud Sean for not
> ignoring an "off" junco.
>
> The prelude to the following is that in 14 years in Colorado, I have
> carefully studied 1000s of individual juncos in the field, and many, many
> hundreds in the hand.  Much of what I present below draws from that
> experience.  Also, note that some junco ID is present in a couple recent
> birder-oriented papers, including Jon Dunn's treatise on Pink-sided Junco
> (2002) and Robb Hamilton and Peter Gaede's short note (2005) on
> hybridization of Gray-headed and Pink-sided juncos.  *More importantly,
> though, Peter Pyle's two-volume Identification Guide to North American
> Birds (1997, 2008) is a must-have publication for serious birders.*
> Though intended for banders, there is a mass of juicy information useable
> by field birders.
>
>
> Oregon Junco -- Just 2 or 3 forms of Oregon Junco occur at all regularly east
> of the Intermountain West, all being northerly-breeding migrants; most
> other forms are either resident of only slightly migratory.  Additionally,
> as is typical, northerly-breeding birds tend to be longer-distance
> migrants, thus they have more migration length to play with in going off
> course.  The most common subspecies in eastern Colorado is *shufeldti*,
> in which adult males have medium-dark heads and females have medium to
> darkish heads.  Sean's junco is NOT referable to this subspecies.  The
> subspecies *thurberi* winters to New Mexico, but I'm not very familiar
> with that one, but it is a fairly dark-headed form.  However, *simillimus*
> has females with pale to medium-gray heads, and that form seems to be
> regular in small numbers in eastern Colorado (pers. obs.).  This is the
> form that is mostly likely to be mistaken for Pink-sided Junco (though see
> Hamilton and Gaede 2005).  Oregon Juncos are typically amongst the smallest
> of Dark-eyed Juncos with about the least white in the tail (at most, two
> rectrices per side mostly white).
>
> Pink-sided Junco, though (as I noted yesterday) considered for decades to
> be part of the Oregon group, is quite distinct, and Pyle (1997) rightfully
> treats it so.  Except for the back and underparts coloration, this form
> would be exceedingly hard to separate from White-winged Junco, matching
> that form's pale gray head, distinct black loral patch, large body size,
> and extensively white tail (as many as four rectrices per side mostly
> white).  Like many Rockies-breeding forms (e. g., Plumbeous Vireo, Western
> Bluebird, Cassin's Finch), Pink-sided Junco seems able to not wind up as a
> vagrant to the east.  This is partly due to the form's relatively  short
> migration distance, but, perhaps more importantly, it's more southerly
> breeding range.  For whatever reasons, Pink-sided is very rare east of
> central Nebraska and central Kansas.  (As an aside, I have serious doubts
> about many/most of the eastern US records noted in eBird -- www.ebird.org.
> Most eastern birders are not familiar with Pink-sided Junco and are not at
> all cognizant of *simillimus* Oregon Junco.)
>
> So, to deal with the Sleepy Hollow junco's ID, we need to assess the
> bird's characters carefully.  The bird's head is certainly pale enough to
> be that of a Pink-sided Junco, and the black loral patch exhibited in two
> of the photos also suggest that form.
> I cannot discern the extent of white in the tail of the bird from Sean's
> pictures; we would need at least a somewhat-spread tail for that.
>
> However, I have a problem with the apparent loral patch of this bird.
> That is because the loral patch in juncos and in many other species is
> something assessed with great care in a profile situation.  That is because
> when an observer is looking head-on at the bird, the loral area
> often/nearly always looks contrastingly dark.  I don't know if that is due
> to how the loral feather lie, but, in my experience, it is very easy to
> make this mistake.  One can test this by looking at any paler-headed junco
> from the front -- the lores will probably contrast darker from that angle,
> even if they don't from the side.
>
> When looking at Sean's pictures in his eBird checklist, three pictures
> show the loral area.  In two of these (the upper two), the bird exhibits a
> strong black loral patch.  In the third picture, however, which shows a
> good profile of the bird, that obvious dark loral patch pales to
> insignificance.  Combining this with the bird's too-orangey back and the
> side/flank coloration being too orangey and not extensive enough to be
> typical of Pink-sided, makes me question whether an ID of Pink-sided is
> correct.  Personally, I lean to *simillimus* Oregon Junco, but admit that
> it is possibly a Oregon x Pink-sided hybrid/intergrade, as suggested by
> Steve Mlodinow (a resident CO birder with exxtensive junco experience, who
> agreed with me about the back and flank features).
>
> So, that's my take.  I certainly welcome further discussion of this bird,
> even if others' opinions differ from mine.
>
> *Lit Cited*
>
> Dunn, J. L. 2002. The identification of Pink-sided Juncos. Birding
> 34:432-433.
>
> Ferree, E. D. 2013. Geographic variation in morphology of Dark-eyed Juncos
> and implications for population divergence. The Wilson J. of Ornith.
> 125:454-470.
>
> Hamilton, R. A. and P. A. Gaede. 2005. Pink-sided x Gray-headed Juncos.
> Western Birds 36:150-152.
>
> Mila, B., J. E. MacCormack, G. Casteñeda, R. K. Wayne, and T. B. Smith.
> 2007. Recent postglacial range expansion drives the rapid diversification
> of a songbird lineage in the genus *Junco*. Proceedings of the Royal
> Society 274:2653–2660.
>
> Pyle, P. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds, part I. Slate
> Creek Press, Bolinas, CA.
>
> Pyle, P. 2008. Identification Guide to North American Birds, part II.
> Slate Creek Press, Bolinas, CA.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Tony
>
>    Tony Leukering
> currently Mayville, MI
>  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony_leukering/
> http://aba.org/photoquiz/
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Williams 
> To: midmichiganbirders ; mich-listers
> 
> Sent: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:50 pm
> Subject: [Mich-listers] 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14
>
>  Hello all,
>
> At 4 pm this afternoon, Zak Pohlen, Callie Gesmundo, Chloe Williams, and I
> viewed a junco of the Oreganus group at Sleepy Hollow. At this point I
> think it matches Pink-sided Junco better than anything else, but I am not
> certain of any identification right now due to a need of further self
> education. The exact location on Google Maps is here- 42.930434,-84.405991.
> It flew northeast along the north side of the road before we lost it. It
> was with other juncos. More details and photos can be viewed 
here-http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326598 

>
> According to the AOU, the Oreganus group is composed of eight subspecies,
> including Junco hyemalis oreganus (Oregon Junco) and J. h. mearnsi
> (Pink-sided Junco). Junco taxonomy is a mess, having not been revised by
> the AOU since 1957 despite prevalent confusion among ornithologists and
> birders alike, which is in part due to the lack of scientific studies on
> identification of subspecies. Therefore, I personally am not certain about
> the identity of this bird, and will need to extensively review
> identification materials before putting a label on this bird, whether it be
> simply Dark-eyed Junco, or something subspecific. Best of luck to those who
> look for this bird.
>
> Good birding,
> Sean
>
>
> --
> Sean M. Williams
> PhD Candidate
> Dept. of Zoology
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824seanbirder AT gmail.comwww.msu.edu/~will2424
> _______________________________________________
>
> Mich-listers mailing listMich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options 
at:http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers 

> delivered to: greatgrayowl AT aol.com
>
>


-- 
Sean M. Williams
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
seanbirder AT gmail.com
www.msu.edu/~will2424
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Lark Bunting, Allegan Co. 10-26
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:08:09 -0400
Hello,

Shortly before sunset tonight (October 26), I found a Lark Bunting at
Saugatuck Dunes State Park. I initially saw the bird walking through the
beachgrass in the foredune, then it moved onto the beach right by the shore
of Lake Michigan. It was last seen returning to the foredune, just a few
yards into the beginning of the beachgrass.

Photos are in my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20346561

This bird was roughly halfway between the end of the Beach Trail and North
Trail (see map linked below). This also shows the location of the parking
area.
http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/saugatuck/images/bigmap_saugatuck3.gif

Approximate GPS coordinates are here. These can be plugged into
maps.google.com

42.706454, -86.206910

Thanks,
Chace Scholten
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Townsend's Solitaire - Macomb Co continues
From: Clifford Jones <cjones9 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:29:50 -0400
Very brief appearance at 6:15.  Seen by 6 of us!!!

Vikki Jones
Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 26, 2014, at 10:16 AM, Steve Santner  wrote:
> 
> This morning I saw the Townsend's Solitaire briefly at 8:30 AM and much
> better at 9:30.  It was eating grapes just past the sign about the dam at
> Wolcott Mill Metropark.
> 
> Steve Santner
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: cjones9 AT sbcglobal.net
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: -- LONG -- 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14
From: Tony Leukering <greatgrayowl AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:02:07 -0400
Hi all:

After consultation with a Colorado friend and at the behest of several folks 
and because I intended to, anyway, below are further thoughts on the junco 
noted by Sean Williams. 



 First off, the genus Junco is a wonderful and amazing example of rapid 
divergence following range expansion and provides a great laboratory for study 
of speciation, founder effects, and other most interesting phenomena. 
Unfortunately, ornithology has only trully realized this, having virtually 
ignored the genus for the past 40 years. Unfortunately, because ornithology 
and, particularly, the American Ornithologists' Union has considered the 
various forms of "dark-eyed" juncos to be referable to just a single species, 
birders have also paid scant attention to most of the interesting facets of 
distribution and occurrence patterns in this taxon. Though the AOU has reversed 
itself on many of the lumps perpetrated on the ABA-area birding community in 
the 1970s-1980s (e. g., Rufous-sided Towhee and Northern Oriole), this change 
in acceptance of hybridization as not a factor by itself to demand lumping 
species has not stretched to the Junco. That lack of change is due to the lack 
of work by ornithology to determine what is actually going on in this diverse 
taxon. 


Miller's incredible thesis (1941; 
http://www.buteobooks.com/product/R1406101.html) is the basis for all work on 
this group. Very recent efforts have started telling the junco story more 
completely (Ferree 2013, Mila et al. 2007). While I don't see any strong 
groundswell for splitting the Dark-eyed Junco, the fact that each of the 
subspecies groups (Slate-colored [2 subsp.], Oregon [gobs of subsp.], 
Red-backed [Red-backed and Gray-headed subsp.], Pink-sided, and White-winged) 
occupies distinct breeding-season ranges and overlapping winter ranges makes 
for some exciting winter birding in places like Colorado, where all groups 
occur at that season. Also, while hybridization (past and/or present) is known 
at virtually all boundaries between subspecies groups, that hybridization is of 
fairly rare occurrence; certainly, no more frequent (and possibly less than) 
that between Spotted and Eastern towhees and Baltimore and Bullock's orioles. 
So, even though there has been little apparent genetic differentiation of the 
groups reported in such studies, there is obviously strong assortative mating 
enabling retention of current isolating mechanisms and, perhaps, further 
differentiation of the groups. 


The above paragraph is simply a round-about way to say that birders REALLY 
ought to be paying more attention to juncos, and I applaud Sean for not 
ignoring an "off" junco. 


The prelude to the following is that in 14 years in Colorado, I have carefully 
studied 1000s of individual juncos in the field, and many, many hundreds in the 
hand. Much of what I present below draws from that experience. Also, note that 
some junco ID is present in a couple recent birder-oriented papers, including 
Jon Dunn's treatise on Pink-sided Junco (2002) and Robb Hamilton and Peter 
Gaede's short note (2005) on hybridization of Gray-headed and Pink-sided 
juncos. More importantly, though, Peter Pyle's two-volume Identification Guide 
to North American Birds (1997, 2008) is a must-have publication for serious 
birders. Though intended for banders, there is a mass of juicy information 
useable by field birders. 





Oregon Junco -- Just 2 or 3 forms of Oregon Junco occur at all regularly east 
of the Intermountain West, all being northerly-breeding migrants; most other 
forms are either resident of only slightly migratory. Additionally, as is 
typical, northerly-breeding birds tend to be longer-distance migrants, thus 
they have more migration length to play with in going off course. The most 
common subspecies in eastern Colorado is shufeldti, in which adult males have 
medium-dark heads and females have medium to darkish heads. Sean's junco is NOT 
referable to this subspecies. The subspecies thurberi winters to New Mexico, 
but I'm not very familiar with that one, but it is a fairly dark-headed form. 
However, simillimus has females with pale to medium-gray heads, and that form 
seems to be regular in small numbers in eastern Colorado (pers. obs.). This is 
the form that is mostly likely to be mistaken for Pink-sided Junco (though see 
Hamilton and Gaede 2005). Oregon Juncos are typically amongst the smallest of 
Dark-eyed Juncos with about the least white in the tail (at most, two rectrices 
per side mostly white). 


Pink-sided Junco, though (as I noted yesterday) considered for decades to be 
part of the Oregon group, is quite distinct, and Pyle (1997) rightfully treats 
it so. Except for the back and underparts coloration, this form would be 
exceedingly hard to separate from White-winged Junco, matching that form's pale 
gray head, distinct black loral patch, large body size, and extensively white 
tail (as many as four rectrices per side mostly white). Like many 
Rockies-breeding forms (e. g., Plumbeous Vireo, Western Bluebird, Cassin's 
Finch), Pink-sided Junco seems able to not wind up as a vagrant to the east. 
This is partly due to the form's relatively short migration distance, but, 
perhaps more importantly, it's more southerly breeding range. For whatever 
reasons, Pink-sided is very rare east of central Nebraska and central Kansas. 
(As an aside, I have serious doubts about many/most of the eastern US records 
noted in eBird -- www.ebird.org. Most eastern birders are not familiar with 
Pink-sided Junco and are not at all cognizant of simillimus Oregon Junco.) 


So, to deal with the Sleepy Hollow junco's ID, we need to assess the bird's 
characters carefully. The bird's head is certainly pale enough to be that of a 
Pink-sided Junco, and the black loral patch exhibited in two of the photos also 
suggest that form. 

I cannot discern the extent of white in the tail of the bird from Sean's 
pictures; we would need at least a somewhat-spread tail for that. 


However, I have a problem with the apparent loral patch of this bird. That is 
because the loral patch in juncos and in many other species is something 
assessed with great care in a profile situation. That is because when an 
observer is looking head-on at the bird, the loral area often/nearly always 
looks contrastingly dark. I don't know if that is due to how the loral feather 
lie, but, in my experience, it is very easy to make this mistake. One can test 
this by looking at any paler-headed junco from the front -- the lores will 
probably contrast darker from that angle, even if they don't from the side. 


When looking at Sean's pictures in his eBird checklist, three pictures show the 
loral area. In two of these (the upper two), the bird exhibits a strong black 
loral patch. In the third picture, however, which shows a good profile of the 
bird, that obvious dark loral patch pales to insignificance. Combining this 
with the bird's too-orangey back and the side/flank coloration being too 
orangey and not extensive enough to be typical of Pink-sided, makes me question 
whether an ID of Pink-sided is correct. Personally, I lean to simillimus Oregon 
Junco, but admit that it is possibly a Oregon x Pink-sided hybrid/intergrade, 
as suggested by Steve Mlodinow (a resident CO birder with exxtensive junco 
experience, who agreed with me about the back and flank features). 


So, that's my take. I certainly welcome further discussion of this bird, even 
if others' opinions differ from mine. 


Lit Cited

Dunn, J. L. 2002. The identification of Pink-sided Juncos. Birding 34:432-433.

Ferree, E. D. 2013. Geographic variation in morphology of Dark-eyed Juncos and 
implications for population divergence. The Wilson J. of Ornith. 125:454-470. 


Hamilton, R. A. and P. A. Gaede. 2005. Pink-sided x Gray-headed Juncos. Western 
Birds 36:150-152. 


Mila, B., J. E. MacCormack, G. Casteñeda, R. K. Wayne, and T. B. Smith. 2007. 
Recent postglacial range expansion drives the rapid diversification of a 
songbird lineage in the genus Junco. Proceedings of the Royal Society 
274:2653–2660. 


Pyle, P. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds, part I. Slate 
Creek Press, Bolinas, CA. 


 

Pyle, P. 2008. Identification Guide to North American Birds, part II. Slate 
Creek Press, Bolinas, CA. 


Respectfully,

Tony


 

Tony Leukering
currently Mayville, MI

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony_leukering/

http://aba.org/photoquiz/

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Williams 
To: midmichiganbirders ; mich-listers 
 

Sent: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:50 pm
Subject: [Mich-listers] 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14


Hello all,

At 4 pm this afternoon, Zak Pohlen, Callie Gesmundo, Chloe Williams, and I
viewed a junco of the Oreganus group at Sleepy Hollow. At this point I
think it matches Pink-sided Junco better than anything else, but I am not
certain of any identification right now due to a need of further self
education. The exact location on Google Maps is here- 42.930434,-84.405991.
It flew northeast along the north side of the road before we lost it. It
was with other juncos. More details and photos can be viewed here-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326598

According to the AOU, the Oreganus group is composed of eight subspecies,
including Junco hyemalis oreganus (Oregon Junco) and J. h. mearnsi
(Pink-sided Junco). Junco taxonomy is a mess, having not been revised by
the AOU since 1957 despite prevalent confusion among ornithologists and
birders alike, which is in part due to the lack of scientific studies on
identification of subspecies. Therefore, I personally am not certain about
the identity of this bird, and will need to extensively review
identification materials before putting a label on this bird, whether it be
simply Dark-eyed Junco, or something subspecific. Best of luck to those who
look for this bird.

Good birding,
Sean


-- 
Sean M. Williams
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
seanbirder AT gmail.com
www.msu.edu/~will2424
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: greatgrayowl AT aol.com

 

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Macomb Co continues
From: Steve Santner <sjsantner10 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:16:25 -0700
This morning I saw the Townsend's Solitaire briefly at 8:30 AM and much
better at 9:30.  It was eating grapes just past the sign about the dam at
Wolcott Mill Metropark.

Steve Santner
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher - YES
From: Jeff Kunitzer <jeffkunitzer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:05:06 -0400
At 9:55am today, observed the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in front of house
611 for about 5 minutes with Joe Lipar. Got great views on a beautiful
sunny morning.  Long tail and rosy sides were prominent. Lifer #487!
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire Macomb Co. continues
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:06 -0400
I didn't see a post to mich-listers on this today but the Townsend's Solitaire 
found yesterday isstill present at Wolcott Mills Metropark on Mill Race Trail 
at far end by old dam. Near the sign that explains the control dam history. 
Myself and a number of others saw the bird around 9:30 am though it didn't stay 
more than 2 minutes in the area, the same area where it was seen three times 
yesterday. 


Karl Overman
Farmington Hills, Michigan
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Yes
From: Stan Lilley <spadefoot16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:44:04 -0400
At 10:25 am on Saturday, October 25th, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher showed
up in the same general area south of the south Ludington breakwall. It was
one mailbox south of the polka dot mail box, at 611 Lakeshore Drive. I
waited patiently for 2 1/2 hours before it put in an appearance.
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still present 10/25 noon
From: markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:10:46 -0400
Still present 671 South Lakeshore



-----Original Message-----
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
To: mich-listers 
Sent: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still present 10/22



The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was still present on S. Lakeshore in 
Ludington from 3 PM until I left at 5 PM

Mark Wloch

http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Northern Hawk Owl, Chippewa Co. 10-25-14 (2nd hand report)
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:45:54 -0400
Hi again,
Tom Wheeker reports a Northern Hawk Owl at Whitefish Point at 1:15pm today.
Go get 'em!
Rick Brigham
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co. 10-25-14 (2nd hand report)
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:27:09 -0400
All,
Bob Kingsbury reports that the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was on site at
11:30am this morning at the usual spot at 611 Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.
Good birding,
Rick Brigham
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14
From: Tony leukering <greatgrayowl AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:20:29 -0400
Hi Sean et al.:

Very interesting bird and definitely not a Slate-colored. The bird looks to me 
like the pale-headed subspecies of Oregon Junco (ORJU), which name escapes me 
now, as the sides/flanks are too orangey and that color does not extend 
laterally toward the mid-belly enough for a Pink-sided. 


Note that oreganus is the type form of ORJU, so, by default, it is an Oregon 
Junco. Additionally, Pink-sided (PSJU) was unfortunately long included as a 
form of ORJU, despite that it is much more similar to White-winged Junco (WWJU) 
than it is to ORJU. PSJU is very similar to WWJU in call note, tail pattern, 
head coloration and pattern, and size, all features in which it differs from 
ORJU. 


Enjoy,

Tony

Tony Leukering
currently Mayville, MI
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony_leukering/
http://www.aba.org/photoquiz/

> On Oct 24, 2014, at 9:50 PM, Sean Williams  wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> At 4 pm this afternoon, Zak Pohlen, Callie Gesmundo, Chloe Williams, and I
> viewed a junco of the Oreganus group at Sleepy Hollow. At this point I
> think it matches Pink-sided Junco better than anything else, but I am not
> certain of any identification right now due to a need of further self
> education. The exact location on Google Maps is here- 42.930434,-84.405991.
> It flew northeast along the north side of the road before we lost it. It
> was with other juncos. More details and photos can be viewed here-
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326598
> 
> According to the AOU, the Oreganus group is composed of eight subspecies,
> including Junco hyemalis oreganus (Oregon Junco) and J. h. mearnsi
> (Pink-sided Junco). Junco taxonomy is a mess, having not been revised by
> the AOU since 1957 despite prevalent confusion among ornithologists and
> birders alike, which is in part due to the lack of scientific studies on
> identification of subspecies. Therefore, I personally am not certain about
> the identity of this bird, and will need to extensively review
> identification materials before putting a label on this bird, whether it be
> simply Dark-eyed Junco, or something subspecific. Best of luck to those who
> look for this bird.
> 
> Good birding,
> Sean
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sean M. Williams
> PhD Candidate
> Dept. of Zoology
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824
> seanbirder AT gmail.com
> www.msu.edu/~will2424
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: greatgrayowl AT aol.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: 'Oreganus group' junco at Sleepy Hollow, 10/24/14
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:50:19 -0400
Hello all,

At 4 pm this afternoon, Zak Pohlen, Callie Gesmundo, Chloe Williams, and I
viewed a junco of the Oreganus group at Sleepy Hollow. At this point I
think it matches Pink-sided Junco better than anything else, but I am not
certain of any identification right now due to a need of further self
education. The exact location on Google Maps is here- 42.930434,-84.405991.
It flew northeast along the north side of the road before we lost it. It
was with other juncos. More details and photos can be viewed here-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326598

According to the AOU, the Oreganus group is composed of eight subspecies,
including Junco hyemalis oreganus (Oregon Junco) and J. h. mearnsi
(Pink-sided Junco). Junco taxonomy is a mess, having not been revised by
the AOU since 1957 despite prevalent confusion among ornithologists and
birders alike, which is in part due to the lack of scientific studies on
identification of subspecies. Therefore, I personally am not certain about
the identity of this bird, and will need to extensively review
identification materials before putting a label on this bird, whether it be
simply Dark-eyed Junco, or something subspecific. Best of luck to those who
look for this bird.

Good birding,
Sean


-- 
Sean M. Williams
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
seanbirder AT gmail.com
www.msu.edu/~will2424
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: scissor-tailed flycatcher mason Co. NO
From: francke AT charter.net
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:08:23 -0400 (EDT)
several birders, including myself, searched for the previousely reported 
flycatcher for a couple hours this morning and for another hour in the 
afternoon.  As of 2 p.m., the bird was not seen.  It was cool and 
heavily overcast, so the bird may have been present but inactive.

Chip Francke
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Townsends solitaire - macomb
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:22:14 -0400
Found this am by Todd butkowski and still present at wolcott mills metro park 
on mill race trail at far end by old dam. Near the sign that explains the 
control dam history. Photos by many Including Paul Poronto, Tom Heatley, Kathi 
and Tom Hince, Brian McGee and Jeff steinmetz. 5:15 pm 


Tom Hince
PO Box 281
Wheatley, ON
Canada
N0P 2P0
peleetom AT netcore.ca

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor-tail Flycatcher - Ludington
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:47 -0400
Thank you for your post, Laurence. Still present and quite tame.

McCreedy
Ann Arbor

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 11:38, Laurence Burke  wrote:
> 
> 
> I'm now looking at the Scissor-tail Flycatcher at the same location on S. 
Lakeshore in Ludington. It's a few yards south of the white garage with the 
polka dots. 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: cristofolos AT gmail.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tail Flycatcher - Ludington
From: Laurence Burke <lmburke49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:38:41 -0400
I'm now looking at the Scissor-tail Flycatcher at the same location on S. 
Lakeshore in Ludington. It's a few yards south of the white garage with the 
polka dots. 


Sent from my iPhone
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still present 10/22
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:23:45 -0400
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was still present on S. Lakeshore in  
Ludington from 3 PM until I left at 5 PM
 
Mark Wloch
 
http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Franklin's Gull - Eaton Co
From: Steve Santner <sjsantner10 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:14:15 -0700
The Franklin's Gull first reported by Marc North is still here as of 5:00PM.

Steve Santner
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Franklin's Gull - Olivet Sewage, 10/22
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:12:15 -0400
Birders,

There is a Franklin's Gull at Olivet Sewage in Eaton County.

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
northm24 AT gmail.com
northm24 AT me.com
989-928-4551
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Ross's Goose, Allegan St. Gm. Area 10-22-14
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:31 -0400
Greetings,

A Ross's Goose was present this morning along 116th Ave 1/8 mile west of
the intersection of 62nd St. at the Farm Unit of the Allegan State Game
Area. It is with a white Snow Goose and several hundred Canada Geese.
Probably the same birds were near this location at dusk last night, but
darkness and distance prevented certain ID. Check the surrounding fields,
of course, if you do not find them at this location.

Also, 5 Cackling Geese were on the south side of 116th Ave. furter east
mixed with a couple hundred Canada's.

Additionally, there is a sparrow flock residing on 59th St. a few hundred
feet south of the corner of 117th Ave. I did not have as much time as I
would have liked to study the variety, but Field, Song, White-crowned,
White-throated and Junco were all easily seen.  I suspect someone sitting
there patiently might come up with something more interesting. A week ago
there was a Clay-colored mixed in this flock.

Good Birding,
Rick

-- 
Rick Brigham
Douglas MI
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Fwd: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington
From: David Dister <david.dister AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:44:32 -0400
To add to the location info, I also saw the bird today (around 2:45 - 3:00
p.m.). It was about 1/3 mile south of the parking lot (to the south
breakwater at the harbor). The bird was on various electrical wires between
a *white garage with* *colorful polka-dots* and a *gravel turn-around loop*
on the *east* side of the road.

Dave Dister


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tdg734 
Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Mich-listers] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at
Ludington
To: David Dister 
Cc: Mich-listers 


Present again now on wires at 611 Lakeshore Dr 5:10 PM

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 20, 2014, at 9:34 PM, David Dister  wrote:
>
> Dear Birders,
>
> I have been informed that the *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *was seen by Van
> Burmeister today around 2:30 p.m. (for 10 minutes) near a gravel
> turn-around opposite the parking lot at the north end of South Lakeshore
> Drive. I have (ironically) been out-of-state the last four days (sorry for
> the tardy posting), so its great that the bird is still here.
>
> Dave Dister
> Ludington
> (231) 845-7574
> _______________________________________________
>
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: tdg734 AT yahoo.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington
From: Tdg734 <tdg734 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:14:49 -0400
Present again now on wires at 611 Lakeshore Dr 5:10 PM

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 20, 2014, at 9:34 PM, David Dister  wrote:
> 
> Dear Birders,
> 
> I have been informed that the *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *was seen by Van
> Burmeister today around 2:30 p.m. (for 10 minutes) near a gravel
> turn-around opposite the parking lot at the north end of South Lakeshore
> Drive. I have (ironically) been out-of-state the last four days (sorry for
> the tardy posting), so its great that the bird is still here.
> 
> Dave Dister
> Ludington
> (231) 845-7574
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: tdg734 AT yahoo.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Adult California gull macomb co
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:48:09 -0400
At 12:35 pm at Walter and Mary Burke park in downtown new Baltimore. With 
herring and lesser black backed near pickings to left of fishing pier. Still 
present. Tom Hince and Erik Weyhrauch 


Tom Hince
PO Box 281
Wheatley, ON
Canada
N0P 2P0
peleetom AT netcore.ca

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Bohemian Waxwing Huron County
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:53:41 -0400
Today Paul Berrigan and I found a Bohemian Waxwing in a flock of 40 Cedar 
Waxwings near the tip of the Thumb. This is very early to have the species in 
southern/central Michigan. The bird was on M-25 south of New River Road at a 
small brick building for a company called "Century Link". We watched the 
waxwing flock fly off but I think there is a chance they will return to that 
area as there was a large number of Robins in the area as well indicating a 
good fruit crop. 


The other significant avian event for us was a major movement of Pine Siskins 
along the Lake Huron shoreline from Port Huron to the tip of the Thumb. The 
siskins were moving in flocks of 30 or more all along the shoreline. 


We also had a late Red-eyed Vireo at Grindstone City at the tip of the Thumb.

Cheers,

Karl Overman
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen Oct. 20th at Ludington
From: David Dister <david.dister AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:34:37 -0400
Dear Birders,

I have been informed that the *Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *was seen by Van
Burmeister today around 2:30 p.m. (for 10 minutes) near a gravel
turn-around opposite the parking lot at the north end of South Lakeshore
Drive. I have (ironically) been out-of-state the last four days (sorry for
the tardy posting), so its great that the bird is still here.

Dave Dister
Ludington
(231) 845-7574
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, No
From: Stan Lilley <spadefoot16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:35:03 -0400
I searched for the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on Sunday from 10 - 12:30
without success. Did not encounter anyone else who had seen it either.

Sorry for the late reporting. I tried to send this earlier in the day, but
apparently used an old email address.
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher
From: Curtis <curtisdykstra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:41:26 -0400
I was there from about 5:40 till 7pm with no bird. Others I ran into had not 
seen the bird either (some having made several trips through the day) making 
the 9:30am report potentially the last sighting. 

Please keep in mind how important negative reports are for those traveling 
longer distances to chase as would have been nice to have updates earlier. 

Thanks.
Curtis Dykstra

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 18, 2014, at 1:42 PM, "Joseph H. LePard"  wrote:
> 
> After Zach left the bird showed itself periodically for about 3 minutes at 
same place. This was 9:30-35. 

> 
> Went back at 11:15-30 but couldn't relocate it.
> 
> Joe LePard
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: curtisdykstra AT gmail.com
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher
From: Jeff Kunitzer <jeffkunitzer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:05:27 -0400
Anybody see the bird after Zach? Anybody go after Joe to try to find?
Trying to decide if it will be worth the time and effort to drive up from
GR on Sunday morning.  Any advice will be much appreciated.
Regards
JK
On Oct 18, 2014 1:42 PM, "Joseph H. LePard"  wrote:

> After Zach left the bird showed itself periodically for about 3 minutes at
> same place.  This was 9:30-35.
>
> Went back at 11:15-30 but couldn't relocate it.
>
> Joe LePard
> _______________________________________________
>
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: jeffkunitzer AT gmail.com
>
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher
From: "Joseph H. LePard" <jlepard AT fhps.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:42:26 -0400
After Zach left the bird showed itself periodically for about 3 minutes at same 
place. This was 9:30-35. 


Went back at 11:15-30 but couldn't relocate it.

Joe LePard
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continues Saturday 10/18/2014 9:00am
From: Zachary DeBruine <zacharydebruine AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:16:07 -0400
I had the bird at 8:35 and then again from 8:55-9:05.  It's cold, gusty,
and drizzly.  For more information, see my eBird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20264747

Good birding,
Zach DeBruine
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Fwd: [Mich-chat] Wrong date should be Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington 10/17/14
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:48:23 -0400
Sorry, I thought this was being cross posted to mich-listers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rick Brigham 
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Mich-chat] Wrong date should be Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Ludington 10/17/14
To: Ken Sapkowski 
Cc: mich-chat 


Chace Scholten reports that the Scissor-tailed was still being viewed at
its original location when he left at 3pm today. Please continue to post
the status of this bird as people are inquiring about it especially with
the weekend at hand.
Thanks,
Rick

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Ken Sapkowski 
wrote:

> Friday:
>
> My wife Glenda headed up north with a friend this morning.  She reports
> that the bird is still at 611 S. Lakeshore Dr as of 11:50 AM.
> _______________________________________________
> Mich-chat mailing list
> Mich-chat AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-chat
> this message was delivered to:
> brigrick AT gmail.com
>



-- 
Rick Brigham
Douglas MI



-- 
Rick Brigham
Douglas MI
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Fwd: posting to Mich-listers of parasitic jaeger at 11AM at boat launch
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:49:35 -0400

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Norwood, Greg" 
> Subject: Fwd: posting to Mich-listers of parasitic jaeger at 11AM at boat 
launch 

> Date: October 17, 2014 11:39:59 AM EDT
> To: 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Could this message on a parasitic jaeger please be posted to Mich-listers at 
your convenience? 

> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Greg
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Norwood, Greg 
> Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM
> Subject: posting to Mich-listers of parasitic jaeger at 11AM at boat launch
> To: bbowman99 AT comcast.net, Paul Cypher , Allen 
Chartier  

> 
> 
> Hi guys, 
> 
> Could one of you please post this to mich-listers if you are able?
> 
> I need to get back on the list-serve, sorry.
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Greg
> 
> subject: parasitic jaeger, Wayne Co., Lake Erie Metropark Boat Launch, 17 
Oct. 2014, 11AM 

> 
> 
> 
> All,
> 
> Jonathan Stein reports a juv. parasitic jaeger at Lake Erie Metropark Boat 
Launch at approximately 11AM on Friday, October 17th. The bird headed inland 
and has not been seen since. 

> 
> Greg
> 
> -- 
> Greg Norwood, wildlife biologist
> Detroit River IWR
> 9311 Groh Rd.
> Grosse Ile, MI 48138
> Office: 734-692-7611
> Mobile: 734-341-3858
> Fax: 734-692-7603
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Greg Norwood, wildlife biologist
> Detroit River IWR
> 9311 Groh Rd.
> Grosse Ile, MI 48138
> Office: 734-692-7611
> Mobile: 734-341-3858
> Fax: 734-692-7603

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington Still present 3:30PM 10/16/14
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:10:46 -0400
posted new photos to blog http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
In a message dated 10/16/2014 8:14:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
cds51 AT allstate.com writes:

 
Wow!!!!!!  Amazing.  
 
 
From:  birders-bounces AT great-lakes.net 
[mailto:birders-bounces AT great-lakes.net] On  Behalf Of Markwlo AT aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:05  PM
To: birders AT great-lakes.net
Subject: [birders]  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington

 
This  is kind of out of the birders area but I  found a Scissor-tailed 
Flycatcher on S.Lakeshore Drive in Ludington.  The  bird was a couple hundred 
yards south of the parking lot that leads to the  south pier of Ludington 
Harbor. I figure some of you county listers may want that one on you're Mason 

County list.   I posted photos on  my blog  
http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
 

 

 

 
Mark  Wloch
 
To unsubscribe or change your user settings go to
http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/
 
To subscribe/resubscribe go to
http://www.great-lakes.net/forms/subscribe.html?listname=rders
 
To search the archive: http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/
 
BIRDERS is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN),
http://www.great-lakes.net/


_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:13:45 -0400
still there at 5:00PM  fide Joe Maloney

BA
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co.
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:00:58 -0400
still present at 2:15PM  fide Jean Siesener at same location.

BA
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mason Co.
From: Brian <tanager AT manistee.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:15:55 -0400
The Scissor-tailed Flaycatcher was seen and photographed by many at 
around 11:00 at the spot on Lakeshore Rd. just south of the parking lot 
for the south pier (about 5 houses south)  The bird put on quite an 
agility show catching high flying moths.  It was still present at 1:00PM.

Brian Allen
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissortail Coninues in Mason thru 12:15pm
From: Scott Jennex <cccta AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:46:31 -0400
At prevous location 

Jennex, Santner

Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:43:25 -0400
The bird is still present. However, it flew east over the harbor and went
down in trees out of sight. It originated in the area it was seen in
yesterday, so still worth searching the epicenter.
Rick
On Oct 15, 2014 8:22 PM,  wrote:

> After leaving the parking lot of Ludington Harbor's south pier, I  spotted
> a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the electical wires near the road  (S.
> Lakeshore Drive) about 3 or 4 houses south of the parking lot.   Posted
> photos on
> my blog..  http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
>
> Mark Wloch
> _______________________________________________
>
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: brigrick AT gmail.com
>
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Ludington
From: Markwlo AT aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:01:46 -0400
After leaving the parking lot of Ludington Harbor's south pier, I  spotted 
a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the electical wires near the road  (S. 
Lakeshore Drive) about 3 or 4 houses south of the parking lot. Posted photos on 

my blog..  http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/
 
Mark Wloch
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Parasitic Jaeger Macomb Co CLARIFICATION
From: Gerald Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:08:36 -0400
First my apologies for the garbled post earlier. Old eyes trying to keep an eye 
on the bird while texting in bright sunlight is a lethal combo! 


Parasitic Jaeger juvenile has been present on the water off Ruedisale Rd on the 
nw corner of St Clair county in Macomb County for several hours. The bird was 
watched close to shore feeding on a dead gull for about an hour and then flew 
offshore where it landed. It has been well seen by about six observers. Notably 
this was a milestone 300th county bird for Tom Heatley! Congrats to Tom on 
achieving this impressive total. 

At 4:25 pm the bird was visible with scope directly off the pier from Walter 
and Mary Burke park in downtown new Baltimore (seen by Paul Poronto). 

Tom

Sent from my iPad
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Parasitic jaeger macomb co
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:20:48 -0400
Watching juv eat dead gull visible west of ruedisale Ed on lake at Clair at 
border if macomb and at Clair do 



Tom Hince
PO Box 281
Wheatley, ON
Canada
N0P 2P0
peleetom AT netcore.ca

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Presumed Franklins x ring billed hybrid Macomb
From: Tom Hince <peleetom AT primus.ca>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:01:03 -0400
Not a countable rarity but noteworthy and a cautionary note. At 9 am this 
morning I had an adult gull on the nw of lake at Clair that I tentatively 
identified as a hybrid Franklins x Ring-billed Gull. The bird flew nw with 
other gulls likely heading to the 29 mile rd landfill. It was only slightly 
smaller and slightly darker than rbg with the head pattern of a winter adult 
franklins and a brighter orange yellow bill with a dark smudge. The folded 
primaries showed a distinct row of spots. A very neat bird indeed! 

Good birding!
Tom

Tom Hince
PO Box 281
Wheatley, ON
Canada
N0P 2P0
peleetom AT primus.ca

_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Harris's Sparrow, Galien River County Park, Berrien Co.
From: Love Creek <lovecreek AT berriencounty.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
Birders,

The Harris's Sparrow is still present at Galien River County Park this morning. 
I put more seed in a few locations on south side of brushy parking lot island 
and it has been feeding with other sparrows. 


Good birding,

Kip Miller
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird clarification
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:13:20 -0400
I apologize for this slightly off-topic post, but Tom Hince pointed out
that a typo in my last message about the Rufous Hummingbird in Romeo
completely changed my meaning. That bird is NOW thoroughly confirmed.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Harris's Sparrow - Berrien Co - Oct 9
From: matthysell AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 20:54:23 +0000 (UTC)
This afternoon there was a first fall Harris's Sparrow at Galien River County 
Park.  Some seed has been spread along the front open edge of the little 
brushy wooded island in the parking lot which it was coming into along with a 
bunch of White-crowned and other sparrows. 

  
Galien River County Park is located on Red Arrow Highway in New Buffalo 
Township, just north of the intersection with US-12 (which can be reached via 
exit 4 off of I 94). The entrance is located directly across the road from the 
New Buffalo Township Hall. The park address is 17424 Red Arrow Highway, New 
Buffalo 

  
pics up later 
  
Matt 
www.berrienbirder.blogspot.com 
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Potential addition to Saugatuck Dunes State Park
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 23:38:42 -0400
Greetings,

I am sending this with the blessings of the list administrator.

There is an opportunity for the state of Michigan to add this fabulous
stretch of lakeshore dune land to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park and save
it from imminent development. Please send a copy of the letter linked below
(or better yet write one of your own) encouraging the state to procure this
natural area.

>From a birding standpoint, the grassy fore dunes, the interdunal wetlands
and the forested back dunes serve as superb habitat for numerous bird
species. Resident species of importance include Prairie Warbler,
Blackburnian Warbler, Canada Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cerulean
Warbler and Acadian Flycatcher to name just a few. In addition to this
phenomenal ecology, there is also the opportunity to gain quick access to
the mouth of the Kalamazoo River on the north side, which has never been
possible and is usually a 4 mile hike. The breakwall here allows for an
advantageous lakewatch of Lake Michigan where seabirds stream by on good
days towards the Douglas shoals just to the south. Western Grebe, Brown
Pelican, Purple Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Piping Plover,
Red-necked Phalarope, Harlequin Duck, Little Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake
and Laughing Gull are some of the rarities seen at the river mouth. Letters
to preserve this property are needed quickly. Please send yours today:


http://hq-statevoices.salsalabs.com/o/79/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=860 


Thanks,
Rick
-- 
Rick Brigham
Douglas MI
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Franklin's Gull, Lake Lansing, 10/8
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:08:23 -0400
Hello all,

Zak Pohlen, Callie Gesmundo, Kirby Adams and I viewed a Franklin's Gull at
Lake Lansing, Ingham County tonight. It was at the southern end of the
lake. More details and a photo can be viewed at this eBird checklist-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20174705

No Lesser Black-backed Gulls were found despite exhaustive searches by all
four of us.

Good birding,
Sean

-- 
Sean M. Williams
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
seanbirder AT gmail.com
www.msu.edu/~will2424
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird continues near Romeo
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:48:47 -0400
Birders,

I have asked the homeowners hosting the adult male Rufous Hummingbird (not
thoroughly confirmed) in Macomb County to let me know as soon as they are
no longer seeing the bird. It was still there today. I will periodically
check in with them, but if you hear nothing then it is safe to assume the
bird is still present. Again, the contact is Mark Allen (markallen12 AT att.net
).

Another Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird (an immature male, never confirmed to
species) near Clio, Genesee County since September 10, was apparently last
seen on September 29. Permission for birder access was not granted at this
site.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


To unsubscribe or change your user settings go to
http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/se-mi-birdlist/

To subscribe or resubscribe go to
http://www.great-lakes.net/forms/subscribe.html?listname=se-mi-birdlist

To search the archive:
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/se-mi-birdlist/

SE-MI-BIRDLIST is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network
(GLIN), http://www.great-lakes.net/ 
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird continues near Romeo
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:48:47 -0400
Birders,

I have asked the homeowners hosting the adult male Rufous Hummingbird (not
thoroughly confirmed) in Macomb County to let me know as soon as they are
no longer seeing the bird. It was still there today. I will periodically
check in with them, but if you hear nothing then it is safe to assume the
bird is still present. Again, the contact is Mark Allen (markallen12 AT att.net
).

Another Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird (an immature male, never confirmed to
species) near Clio, Genesee County since September 10, was apparently last
seen on September 29. Permission for birder access was not granted at this
site.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: American Avocet, Midland County, 10/7/14
From: Ryan Dziedzic <ryan.dziedzic AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:28:36 -0400
Mich-listers:

  A basic-plumaged AMERICAN AVOCET was observed at Dow Ponds/Whiting
Overlook Park throughout the day (initially found by Monica
Essenmacher) and this evening as late as 6 PM.  The bird alternated between
the sand spit and sliver island of the north pool.  Just a note, when the
bird is on the sand spit, it can easily be obscured when on the backside so
patience is urged.

  As well, 10 American White Pelicans continue to frequent the ponds,
having first been observed August 28th.

Good birding,

Ryan Dziedzic
Oil City, Midland Co.
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Re: Ottawa County Red Phalarope
From: Chace Scholten <chace.scholten AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:03:26 -0400
Mich-list,
Red Phalarope is still inside the north breakwall as of 2:00 PM. Really
easy to view from the NOAA building at the base of the pier.

Chace Scholten
On Oct 6, 2014 11:40 AM, "Michlisters"  wrote:

> A Red phalarope at holland State Park seen from north pier. Thicker bill
> with small red spot at base of bill. mostly white underwing. Molting
> juvenile plumage. Seen at 9:30, still present now at 11:30.
>
> Carl Manning
> Holland
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> _______________________________________________
>
> Mich-listers mailing list
> Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
> http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
> delivered to: chace.scholten AT gmail.com
>
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net
Subject: Ottawa County Red Phalarope
From: Michlisters <birds03 AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:38:28 -0400
A Red phalarope at holland State Park seen from north pier. Thicker bill with 
small red spot at base of bill. mostly white underwing. Molting juvenile 
plumage. Seen at 9:30, still present now at 11:30. 


Carl Manning
Holland 

Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone
_______________________________________________

Mich-listers mailing list
Mich-listers AT envirolink.org
You can unsubscribe or change your options at:
http://lists.envirolink.org/mailman/listinfo/mich-listers
delivered to: jsiler AT birdingonthe.net