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Hooded Vulture,©Barry Kent Mackay

28 Aug Black-bellied Plover - Calhoun County [chippersbirds ]
26 Aug 2 White Pelicans Clare county [Patti Calvert ]
26 Aug Buff breasted sandpiper [Carol Snoek ]
21 Aug Macomb: Red knot continues at LSC Metropark [Ken Sapkowski ]
20 Aug Oakland Co., Blue Grosbeak update [Karl Overman ]
17 Aug Cattle Egret - Allegan County [Tim Cornish ]
16 Aug possible King Rail, Arcadia Marsh, Manistee County [Brian ]
15 Aug Possible King Rail in Manistee Co. Aug 14th [Marc North ]
14 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper not yet 8-14-16 [Rick Brigham ]
13 Aug Caracara -YES [Klein Douglas ]
13 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [C Heidi Grether ]
13 Aug Tricolored Herons, PMSGA, 8-13 [Scott Terry ]
13 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Yes [BOB KINGSBURY ]
13 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper YES 8-13-16 Muskegon [Rick Brigham ]
12 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [James Markham ]
12 Aug Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [t palgut ]
12 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [James Markham ]
12 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [Brian Allen ]
12 Aug Please keep Sharp-tailed Sandpiper reports (positive or negative) coming [larus10 ]
12 Aug Sharp tailed sandpiper [Mary Powers ]
12 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-YES [Kevin Vande Vusse ]
11 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper exact location [Kevin Vande Vusse ]
11 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper -Yes [Kevin Vande Vusse ]
11 Aug Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Muskegon Wastwater [Kevin Vande Vusse ]
10 Aug Caracara ["L. Graf" ]
8 Aug Crested Caracara Alger Co. 8-7-16 [Rick Brigham ]
7 Aug Blue Grosbeaks Oakland County [Karl Overman ]
3 Aug Blue grosbeak YES [philip odum ]
30 Jul CrestedCaracara spotted [Alana Gabriel ]
29 Jul Re: Fwd: No Common Eider this morning 7/29 [Dan Fox ]
29 Jul Fwd: No Common Eider this morning 7/29 [David Dister ]
29 Jul No Common Eider this morning 7/29 [Mark W ]
28 Jul Common Eider at Ludington Harbor - NO [Patrick Wright ]
28 Jul Fwd: Re: Common Eider at Ludington Harbor [Brian ]
28 Jul Eider Species Ludington Harbor 7/28 [Mark W ]
28 Jul Blue Grosbeak -- Washtenaw Co. [Cody Porter ]
25 Jul National Ornithological Society in Michigan [Bruce Cohen ]
22 Jul American Avocets at Ludington Harbor [Mark W ]
22 Jul Avocets, Manistee [Brian ]
21 Jul Crested Caracara in Munising- No 7/21 ["mjhubrr.aol.com via birdnet" ]
21 Jul Crested Caracara in Munising- No 7/21 []
16 Jul Re: Crested caracara still present Fri, 7-15-16, 2:00pm [Mark W ]
16 Jul Re: Crested Caracara 7/14/16 6:45p [Mark W ]
15 Jul Crested caracara still present Fri, 7-15-16, 2:00pm [Tanya Smythe ]
14 Jul Crested Caracara 7/14/16 6:45p [Tom Tanya Smythe ]
11 Jul Crested Caracara seen today AM Monday July 11, 2016. [Robert Pettit ]
10 Jul Created Caracara update 7-10 at 1:00 PM ["Mark Hubinger via birdnet" ]
10 Jul Created Caracara update 7-10 at 1:00 PM [Mark Hubinger ]
09 Jul Crested Caracara Yes! [Warren Whaley ]
8 Jul Re: Delta Slaty-backed Gull? [Gordon Green ]
08 Jul Delta Slaty-backed Gull? [Warren Whaley ]
7 Jul Re: Crested Caracara continues 7/7 [Mary Martin ]
7 Jul Re: Crested Caracara continues 7/7 [Mark Hubinger ]
6 Jul Re: Crested Caracara [Jim VanAllen ]
6 Jul Crested Caracara [Mike Petrucha ]
06 Jul Crested Caracara Alger Co. YES [Marc Miedema ]
5 Jul Created Caracara [Macklin Smith ]
05 Jul Re: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4 [Beth Olson ]
4 Jul Fwd: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4 [Gerald Ziarno ]
4 Jul Caracara, Munising, present 1:19pm, 4 July [Mike Sefton ]
4 Jul Re: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4 [Vikki Jones ]
4 Jul Re: Mich-listers Digest, Vol 3082, Issue 1 []
4 Jul Blue Grosbeak - Monroe Co - 7-4 [Patrick Wright ]
4 Jul Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4 [Rick Brigham ]
3 Jul Crested Caracara: 12:30pm [Elliot Nelson ]
3 Jul Re: Please keep updating on Crested Caracara [Elliot Nelson ]
3 Jul Please keep updating on Crested Caracara [Rick Brigham ]
3 Jul Western Sandpiper -Pte le Barbe [David Powell ]
3 Jul Caracara, continuing [Brian Allen ]
2 Jul Re: Caracara [Jo Willson ]
2 Jul Caracara [Scott Terry ]
02 Jul Western Meadowlark @ Chathum Sewage 7/2 [Marc North ]
2 Jul Crested Caracara - Yes [Samantha Thompson ]
1 Jul Re: CRESTED CARACARA- Alger County 7/1/16 [Mark Hubinger ]
1 Jul Re: CRESTED CARACARA- Alger County 7/1/16 [Mark Hubinger ]
25 Jun Tricolored Heron, Snowy Egret Pointe Mouillee [Karl Overman ]

Subject: Black-bellied Plover - Calhoun County
From: chippersbirds <chippersbirds AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:11:06 -0400
Bird continues this morning at R DR N and 20.5 Mile Road. About 1500 feet from 
road on edge of flooded corn field. 


Gordon Green

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Subject: 2 White Pelicans Clare county
From: Patti Calvert <patjercal AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:26:51 -0400
Ed Smith found 2 white Pelicans at 1pm in a farmers pond on the north side of 
M61 west of Harrison. The pond is between Harding and Bringold road 
approximately 6 miles west of town. 

M61 is closed at business 127 for about mile due to a street fair, so follow 
the detour posted to get back on M61 west. 

Jerry and Patti Calvert viewed both Pelicans with Ed at 2pm, swimming in the 
pond. They have been spending time hidden along shore. Scope recommended. 

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Subject: Buff breasted sandpiper
From: Carol Snoek <chikad.carol AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:39:00 -0400
This morning  AT  8:00 the Ottawa county birding group found a buff breasted
sandpaper in the pier at Holland State park, beyond the elbow, working all
sides.
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Subject: Macomb: Red knot continues at LSC Metropark
From: Ken Sapkowski <ksapkowski51 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:19:01 -0400
2PM Sunday. -  From the south side of the HQ take the cement path right
down to the water.  Bird is right there.

Ken Sapkowsk . /  Allendale
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Subject: Oakland Co., Blue Grosbeak update
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT att.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:25:56 -0400
Here is an update on the Blue Grosbeaks in Oakland County along M-5 south of 14 
Mile Road by Jeff Ouimet: 


The male grosbeak was seen as late as 6:30 yesterday evening. He was just south 
of 14 mile off the path, near the deer crossing sign on M5. It is closer than 
if you went to the nest. You can hear him when the traffic clears. There was no 
sign of the female and fledglings. I hope they survived. The grass and weeds 
near the nest was trampled down much more than when I was there last week. 

 
Regards,
 
Jeff
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Subject: Cattle Egret - Allegan County
From: Tim Cornish <timcornish4470 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:14:30 -0400
Greetings,
Earlier this evening I found a Cattle Egret in Watson Township (between Martin 
and Allegan). 


Below is a detailed explanation I provided to our local birding group to help 
others who might try to re-find this bird. Also attached are links to the two 
checklists associated with it. 


"Hello all,
Here's the scoop on the cattle Egret. I spotted it initially in a wet field 
adjacent to 19th st (just south of M-222 (also known as 116th ave)). An ebird 
list with photos will be posted after giving this update. 


The bird flew south-east (along with the four Great Egrets that were with it). 
It flew to a swamp/marsh that sets back off of the road on the west side of 
16th street (obscured by private property). A home owner was gracious enough to 
allow me to park in their drive and let me walk back through the soybean field 
and look for it. I spotted it in flight and briefly perching with Great Egrets. 
Rick B. later joined me but the CAttle Egret had evidently already retreated 
into heavy foliage to roost. The homeowner said they have seen it not only 
there but also at another location along 16th st. 


If you want to search for it (I believe it should be able to be refound, 
especially as it apparently associates with Great Egrets which are easy to 
spot) there are several key places along a simple country block that are worth 
checking. 

The block boundaries are M-222 (116th Ave) on the north, 16th st on the east, 
114th ave on the south, and 19th st on the east. 

Places to keep an eye on: 
1. The wet field where I originally found it on 19th st. This is just south of 
222 and on the east side of the road. 

2. The plowed wet field on 114th ave just east of 19th st. beyond the corn 
field. This is where I found the Buff Breasted Sandpiper this morning. Some 
Great Egrets were observed here by others so it's likely the Cattle Egret might 
visit there as well. 

3. The swamp that is barely visible from the road (west of 16th st). This is a 
remote possibility since very little of the swamp/pond/marsh is visible from 
the road. I don't think it would be wise to over extend our requests of private 
homeowners to tromp their property. But since this appears to be a current (and 
according to the homeowner a recently consistent) roosting area, keep an eye 
out for flyovers. 

4. "The Pony Swamp" - the homeowner said they have seen the bird here. This is 
a small, really wet swampy field right next to 16th st(west side) just south of 
M-222. This is just beyond the side drive entrance to Watson Bible Church. 
There are often a couple of horses/ponies grazing in this spot. 


Lots of good birds to be found. hope that helps. Because the birds are actively 
moving - at least today- patient birding of this country block (always watching 
for flying birds also) seems likely to yield another sighting for someone. 

Blessed birding!
Tim Cornish "


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31136181

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31136390


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Subject: possible King Rail, Arcadia Marsh, Manistee County
From: Brian <manisteebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:22:36 -0400
As this is out there already I wanted to mention that Carl Freeman and I 
heard a few calls that MAY have been a King Rail, including the 
"kek-kek-kek" and the more booming grunting call.  I am not at all 
confident that this is a King Rail but to both of us it did seem 
different than the Virginia Rails that we are very familiar with.

We have not seen the rail and cannot verify it, this is just a hunch 
that it could be possible.  The call was heard from the footbridge to 
the dike access from the Marsh Preserve parking lot on the east side of 
M-22 just before coming into the south end of the village of Arcadia.

I tried again with calls last night at dusk at the footbridge with no 
luck.  I moved down to the M-22 causeway and heard another of the deeper 
grunting calls in dense cattails just about 50 meters north of the 
bridge construction stop sign.

Will keep trying!

BA

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Subject: Possible King Rail in Manistee Co. Aug 14th
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:18:40 -0400
For what it's worth. A friend of mine came across this in the feeds. Brian 
Allen may have heard a King Rail in the Arcadia Marsh Manistee Co. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31088410

Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper not yet 8-14-16
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:40:07 -0400
Bird has not been refound this morning. Shorebird numbers have increased
dramatically however. 40+ birders looking.
Rick
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Subject: Caracara -YES
From: Klein Douglas <DouglasKlein AT aegislimited.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:49:03 +0000
Crested Caracara still being seen at the Anna river mouth in Munising as of Aug 
13 at 7:30 PM 


Doug &Anne Klein and Maeve

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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
From: C Heidi Grether <chgrether AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:20:26 -0400
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper being seen now at Muskegon WWTP. Refound about 4 pm.

Heidi Grether
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Subject: Tricolored Herons, PMSGA, 8-13
From: Scott Terry <scott__terry AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:30:07 +0000
Good afternoon,

There are two Tricolored Herons in the Humphries Unit at Pointe Mouillee. They 
were in the northeast corner across from Long Pond. 


There was also a Marbled Godwit at the southern most point of Humphries, near 
the Roberts Rd entrance. 


stay classy Michigan,

Scott Terry
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Yes
From: BOB KINGSBURY <kingsbirdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:07:56 -0400
Currently being seen along western edge of western drawn down cell. The
drawn down cell with all the vegetation.
Bob
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper YES 8-13-16 Muskegon
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 07:49:37 -0400
Bird is in view now at same location as previously. 2nd west aeration cell.
Rick
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
From: James Markham <aztecmambo AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:36:52 -0400
The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper is still being seen in the same cell at 7:35pm 
Friday. 


Jim Markham
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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
From: t palgut <tpalgut AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:28:28 +0000
Still being seen at 2:27 in the rain

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 11:38 AM James Markham  wrote:

> We are still getting good views of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at the same
> location (10:42am)
>
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
From: James Markham <aztecmambo AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:42:42 -0400
We are still getting good views of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at the same 
location (10:42am) 


Jim Markham
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
From: Brian Allen <manisteebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:03:54 -0400
Seen well by many birders in the western aeration cell up until at least
10:30.
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Subject: Please keep Sharp-tailed Sandpiper reports (positive or negative) coming
From: larus10 <caleb.putnam AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:02:07 -0400
All:

Many are still chasing today and this weekend and are very interested in all 
positive and negative reports. Please keep posting. 


Thanks,
Caleb Putnam 

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Subject: Sharp tailed sandpiper
From: Mary Powers <mkp1942 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:59:53 -0400
Seen this morning  AT  10:00 am. It was going back & forth from where it was first 
seen to the next cell east! Lots of people there looking! Peregrine falcon had 
been flying around spooking all the birds! 

Gary & Mary K Powers

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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-YES
From: Kevin Vande Vusse <kevinvandevusse AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:31:58 -0400
Currently viewing the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at same location this morning
at 7:30am
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper exact location
From: Kevin Vande Vusse <kevinvandevusse AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:09:42 -0400
Here are the GPS coordinates for the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at the muskegon
wastewater treatment facility.  If you're visiting during the week,
facility workers are used to birders on site and we'd like to keep it that
way!  So let's be curteous to both the bird and the facility staff!  What a
bird!  Still present as of 9:00pm.

Exact location:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B015'33.7%22N+86%C2%B003'10.9%22W/ AT 43.259364,-86.055233,1143m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.259364!4d-86.053039 

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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper -Yes
From: Kevin Vande Vusse <kevinvandevusse AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:17:09 -0400
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper still present at same location.  There is a birding
party currently viewing the bird.
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Muskegon Wastwater
From: Kevin Vande Vusse <kevinvandevusse AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:49:34 -0400
All,

I realize the rarity of this post but had to be certain before I sent out a
note.  I have spent the last 3-4 hrs in touch with shorebird expert Greg
Neise on Facebook and he and others have confirmed my sighting of
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER today at the Muskegon Wastewater Treatment
Facility.  I have photos upon request.  They will be in the ebird checklist
also.  The bird was sighted at about 11:00am today in the westernmost empty
aeration cell.

Good birding!

Kevin Vande Vusse
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Subject: Caracara
From: "L. Graf" <bluethroat AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:59:47 -0400
After searching for the bird on the 9th, it flew past me at 11:45. I searched 
for it again this morning ( the 10th) and did not find it. 


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Subject: Crested Caracara Alger Co. 8-7-16
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 07:11:48 -0400
Greetings,

The Crested Caracara remains at the mouth of the Anna River in Munising,
Alger Co. as of yesterday as per my brother Dave Brigham. Photos obtained.
Thought this might be of interest as there haven't been any posts of
sightings lately.

Good birding!
Rick

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Douglas MI
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Subject: Blue Grosbeaks Oakland County
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 19:44:41 -0400
The nesting pair of Blue Grosbeaks in western Oakland were still very active as 
of 6:15 p.m. Remarkably the species was found yesterday along the bike path on 
the west side of busy M-5 expressway south of 14 Mile Road. The female is 
carrying food. Given the location and the volume of birders/photographers 
likely to visit to site thanks to Facebook, anybody who feels the urge to get 
off either the shoulder of the M-5 (actually illegal and a bad idea anyway) or 
the bike path to try to get a killer photo or to find the nest, should be 
shot—figuratively speaking of course. 


Even at this late hour a steady stream of birders were coming to see the bird. 
The best option is to park at Robert Long Park, cross busy 14 Mile Road and 
then walk east to M-5 and take the bike path south on the west side of the 
road. 


They are very noisy, chipping away at each other so detecting them should be 
easy. 


Karl Overman
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Subject: Blue grosbeak YES
From: philip odum <philsfotos1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 13:48:11 -0400
YES..this morning singing along sharon valley rd.acrossed from parking lot
westside in taller trees. One of the two ladies there this morning dropped
there NIKON.Binos covers.i found them in the road.after you left i have
them..mail me i can drop them off or meet at next birding adventure..
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Subject: CrestedCaracara spotted
From: Alana Gabriel <aggie.101010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:19:41 -0400
The Northern Crested Caracara was seen at 8:50am at the mouth of the Anna
River in Munising. It flew over the park area/fishing dock & was list sight
of at the lake shore area behind the paper mill.

It was also spotted Friday evening at 7:30pm at the same location.

Alana
Subject: Re: Fwd: No Common Eider this morning 7/29
From: Dan Fox <dfoxmi AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:13:48 -0400
There was one in Muskegon two winters ago. It was well reported on ebird. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 29, 2016, at 3:26 PM, David Dister  wrote:
> 
> I also checked Ludington Harbor from 9:15 to 10:15 AM, and then the
> Ludington Pumped Storage Reservoir and outlet area, both without any sign
> of the Common Eider.
> 
> Correction: this bird appears to be the *2nd *LP record, with the 1st
> record of a bird seen in Monroe County (Pte. Mouillee SGA) during the
> summer of 2003.
> 
> Dave Dister
> Ludington
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mark W 
> Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:13 AM
> Subject: [Mich-listers] No Common Eider this morning 7/29
> To: mich-listers AT envirolink.org
> 
> 
> Checked Ludington Harbor for the Common Eider from 7:30 til 8:30 AM with no
> luck.
> 
> Mark Wloch
> Ludington, MI
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Subject: Fwd: No Common Eider this morning 7/29
From: David Dister <david.dister AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:26:50 -0400
I also checked Ludington Harbor from 9:15 to 10:15 AM, and then the
Ludington Pumped Storage Reservoir and outlet area, both without any sign
of the Common Eider.

Correction: this bird appears to be the *2nd *LP record, with the 1st
record of a bird seen in Monroe County (Pte. Mouillee SGA) during the
summer of 2003.

Dave Dister
Ludington


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Subject: [Mich-listers] No Common Eider this morning 7/29
To: mich-listers AT envirolink.org


Checked Ludington Harbor for the Common Eider from 7:30 til 8:30 AM with no
luck.

Mark Wloch
Ludington, MI
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Subject: No Common Eider this morning 7/29
From: Mark W <markwloch72 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:13:25 -0400
Checked Ludington Harbor for the Common Eider from 7:30 til 8:30 AM with no
luck.

Mark Wloch
Ludington, MI
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Subject: Common Eider at Ludington Harbor - NO
From: Patrick Wright <wrigh1pr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:12:46 -0400
Could not relocate just now

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Brian  wrote:

>
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:        Re: Common Eider at Ludington Harbor
> Date:   Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:19:07 -0400
> From:   David Dister >
> To:     Dave Dister >
>
>
>
> P.S. The time last seen was actually about 9:40 a.m.
>
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM, David Dister  
> >> wrote:
>
>     Birders,
>
>     Early this morning around 8:10 a.m. Van Burmeister found and
>     photographed a female or immature *Common Eider *at Ludington
>     Harbor, near the inside bend of the south breakwater. He contacted
>     Mark Wloch who later was able to find the bird off the north end of
>     the south breakwater before it was flushed by a pleasure boat (see
>     photos). The bird was last seen flying over to the north breakwater
>     about 10:40 a.m., and hasn't been re-located yet.
>
>     This appears to be the *first summer record* for this eider in the
>     Lower Peninsula. Note that the head feathering extends down to the
>     nostril, which is diagnostic. Strangely, the much more likely King
>     Eider has yet to be recorded in Mason County.
>
>     Congratulations to Van for his early birding, which proved to be
>     rewarding !
>
>     Dave
>
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Subject: Fwd: Re: Common Eider at Ludington Harbor
From: Brian <manisteebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:46:44 -0400


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Re: Common Eider at Ludington Harbor
Date: 	Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:19:07 -0400
From: 	David Dister 
To: 	Dave Dister 



P.S. The time last seen was actually about 9:40 a.m.

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM, David Dister > wrote:

    Birders,

    Early this morning around 8:10 a.m. Van Burmeister found and
    photographed a female or immature *Common Eider *at Ludington
    Harbor, near the inside bend of the south breakwater. He contacted
    Mark Wloch who later was able to find the bird off the north end of
    the south breakwater before it was flushed by a pleasure boat (see
    photos). The bird was last seen flying over to the north breakwater
    about 10:40 a.m., and hasn't been re-located yet.

    This appears to be the *first summer record* for this eider in the
    Lower Peninsula. Note that the head feathering extends down to the
    nostril, which is diagnostic. Strangely, the much more likely King
    Eider has yet to be recorded in Mason County.

    Congratulations to Van for his early birding, which proved to be
    rewarding !

    Dave


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Subject: Eider Species Ludington Harbor 7/28
From: Mark W <markwloch72 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:12:02 -0400
  Saw and photographed a possible female Common Eider just outside the
south breakwater at Ludington Harbor this morning.  It was spooked by a
pleasure boat and flew to outside the north pier.  Posted photos on my
blog.

http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/2016/07/eider-species-ludington-harbor-72816.html 


   Email me if my ID is incorrect.

Mark Wloch
Ludington, MI
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak -- Washtenaw Co.
From: Cody Porter <empidonaxdvg AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:32:08 -0400
All,

I'm currently enjoying the company of a singing male Blue Grosbeak in the 
Sharonville SGA. Specifically, this bird is in the grassland on Sharon Valley 
Rd. north of Lamb Rd. A small parking lot is just northwest of where Lamb Rd. 
runs into Sharon Valley Rd. 


>From the parking lot, you'll see a large grassland to the east (a few 
Henslow's are still singing here). Walk east across the grassland to a small 
line of trees. The bird (a first summer male) is singing in this line of trees. 


Good birding,
-Cody Porter

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Subject: National Ornithological Society in Michigan
From: Bruce Cohen <brcohen50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:14:02 +0000 (UTC)

Birders, 




I am posting this on behalf of Jen Owen, associate professor at MSU. I have 
received permission from Karl to post this even though there is no rare bird 
information. Thanks Karl 





Bruce Cohen 







Hi MI Birders! Next year at this time we will be hosting the national 
ornithological society meetings here at MSU!!! For that meeting we will have 
organized field trips that may be 1/2, full, or 2 day(s). We want to pick the 
best places for this time of year and we need help over next couple weeks 
getting people out birding at these places and then either reporting via eBird 
or sending us the species list. Here are some of our top sites (we already have 
a KIWA covered). Let us know if there are other places you recommend as well. 
Please email lists to me at owenj AT msu.edu. 


Thank you! 

Pointe Mouillee SGA 
Waterloo State Recreation Area/Pinckney Rec Area 
Whitefish point 
Seney NWR 
Allegan State Game Area 
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 
Shiawassee NWR 
Saginaw Bay 
Au Sable State Forest 
Tawas Point 
Maple River 
Sleeping Bear Dunes 




Jen C. Owen, Ph. D. 

Associate Professor 

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 

13 Natural Resources Bldg 

480 Wilson Road 

Michigan State University 

East Lansing, MI 48824 



Phone: 517.432.4264 (email preferred) 

Fax: 517.432.1699 

Email: owenj AT anr.msu.edu 
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Subject: American Avocets at Ludington Harbor
From: Mark W <markwloch72 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:30:40 -0400
  Dave Dister alerted me to 16 American Avocets at Ludington Harbor this
afternoon.  They were last seen flying south at 5:20 PM.  Photos posted at

http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/2016/07/ludington-avocets-72216.html 


Mark Wloch
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Subject: Avocets, Manistee
From: Brian <manisteebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:32:06 -0400
Just got a call from Linda Scribner that she found a large group of 19 
Avocets now at 5th Ave. Beach in Manistee.

BA

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Subject: Crested Caracara in Munising- No 7/21
From: "mjhubrr.aol.com via birdnet" <birdnet AT upbirders.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:23:35 -0400
Three of our friends tried for an hour and a half this morning, trying to find 
the C. C. with no luck, searching around the Anna River mouth area. I'll be in 
town this afternoon and will give it another look. So, more later. 


Mark & Joanie Hubinger
Subject: Crested Caracara in Munising- No 7/21
From: mjhubrr AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:23:35 -0400
Three of our friends tried for an hour and a half this morning, trying to find 
the C. C. with no luck, searching around the Anna River mouth area. I'll be in 
town this afternoon and will give it another look. So, more later. 


Mark & Joanie Hubinger
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Subject: Re: Crested caracara still present Fri, 7-15-16, 2:00pm
From: Mark W <markwloch72 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:56:16 -0400
The Crested Caracara was present at the boatlaunch at the mouth of the Anna
River from 8:50 to 10:20 this morning, Tried to post from the field but my
phone wanted no part of it,  Posted photos of it and the Gaylord Snowy Owl
on my blog.

http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/2016/07/crested-caracara-and-snowy-owl-7162016.html 


Mark Wloch
Ludington

On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 11:21 PM, Tanya Smythe  wrote:

> We saw the subject bird again today, dismantling what looked like a rabbit
> or hare carcass, from 1:15 to 2:00pm in the mowed field just East of the
> boat launch at the Anna River mouth. Since no one else reported it to the
> list, we thought we should, hence this late post.
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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara 7/14/16 6:45p
From: Mark W <markwloch72 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:23:12 -0400
Caracara present at 9:00 am, 7/16

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Tom Tanya Smythe  wrote:
> Feeding actively in Neenah Paper Factory lawn on west side of river
inside fence.  Easily visible near fire hydrant next to road.
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Subject: Crested caracara still present Fri, 7-15-16, 2:00pm
From: Tanya Smythe <t_smythe AT att.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:21:15 -0400
We saw the subject bird again today, dismantling what looked like a rabbit or 
hare carcass, from 1:15 to 2:00pm in the mowed field just East of the boat 
launch at the Anna River mouth. Since no one else reported it to the list, we 
thought we should, hence this late post. 


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Subject: Crested Caracara 7/14/16 6:45p
From: Tom Tanya Smythe <t_smythe AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:33:29 -0400
Feeding actively in Neenah Paper Factory lawn on west side of river inside 
fence. Easily visible near fire hydrant next to road. 


Thanks.
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Subject: Crested Caracara seen today AM Monday July 11, 2016.
From: Robert Pettit <redknot AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:04:33 -0400
Tom Heatley, Jim Fowler, Andy Parsons, and Bob Pettit saw CRCA from 10 am to 
10:56 am. 

Bird in dead tree nearest main road. Red-wing Blackbird harassing CRCA. It flew 
east and was resighted in tall tree. It returned to dead tree. Now flew 
southeast. Should return. 

Local folks have seen it and are surprised birders are here. Talk with locals 
please. Share photos. 


Cheers,
Bob

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> On Jul 10, 2016, at 1:05 PM, Mark Hubinger  wrote:
> 
> Karl Overman is presently observing the Crested Caracara at the Anna River 
mouth, along the waterfront, east side of Munising city limits. The bird has 
been moving around from inside the Paper Mill fenced area to the east side of 
the cut field (100 yards east of the drive to the Anna River mouth/fishing 
dock). 

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Subject: Created Caracara update 7-10 at 1:00 PM
From: "Mark Hubinger via birdnet" <birdnet AT upbirders.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:05:06 -0400
Karl Overman is presently observing the Crested Caracara at the Anna River 
mouth, along the waterfront, east side of Munising city limits. The bird has 
been moving around from inside the Paper Mill fenced area to the east side of 
the cut field (100 yards east of the drive to the Anna River mouth/fishing 
dock). 


Mark Hubinger 

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Subject: Created Caracara update 7-10 at 1:00 PM
From: Mark Hubinger <mjhubrr AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:05:06 -0400
Karl Overman is presently observing the Crested Caracara at the Anna River 
mouth, along the waterfront, east side of Munising city limits. The bird has 
been moving around from inside the Paper Mill fenced area to the east side of 
the cut field (100 yards east of the drive to the Anna River mouth/fishing 
dock). 


Mark Hubinger 

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Subject: Crested Caracara Yes!
From: Warren Whaley <wrwhaley AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:39:25 -0400
Visible now in bare tree near outhouse.
Warren Whaley

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Subject: Re: Delta Slaty-backed Gull?
From: Gordon Green <chippersbirds AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 19:41:02 -0400
Several on the North American Gulls FB page is calling it a Great Lakes Gull 
(GBBGxHERG). 


https://www.facebook.com/groups/nagulls/?multi_permalinks=1096004027112483¬if_t=group_highlights¬if_id=1468007306602082 



Gordon Green

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> Anyone have info on the Slaty-backed Gull reported on ebird July 5 at Fayette 
State Park? 

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Subject: Delta Slaty-backed Gull?
From: Warren Whaley <wrwhaley AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:31:12 -0400
Anyone have info on the Slaty-backed Gull reported on ebird July 5 at Fayette 
State Park? 


Warren Whaley

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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara continues 7/7
From: Mary Martin <marycharmar AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:23:17 -0400
We just watched the caracara for about a half hour.  It was perched atop a
young elm in the field east of the parking lot at the mouth of the Anna.
It just flew toward the road, but is definitely still here.  Very
impressive bird, indeed.

Mary Martin and Erich Ottem
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> Still present, walking in cut field east of Anna River mouth at 5:00PM in
> a light rain. It's having no problem finding insects in the grass.
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> > The Caracara persists for yet another day in Munising. The bird is
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> fishing dock parking lot.
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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara continues 7/7
From: Mark Hubinger <mjhubrr AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 17:14:24 -0400
Still present, walking in cut field east of Anna River mouth at 5:00PM in a 
light rain. It's having no problem finding insects in the grass. 


Mark & Joanie Hubinger 

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> The Caracara persists for yet another day in Munising. The bird is currently 
perched in a tall dead tree on the south side of the Anna River fishing dock 
parking lot. 

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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara
From: Jim VanAllen <jeva AT live.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:23:37 +0000
There at 1:20pm. In the big dead tree on West bank of the Anna. Easy view from 
the boat ramp driveway. Keeps flying in behind the paper mill and returning to 
the tree every 5 or 10 minutes. 


Jim VanAllen

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> 
> 
> The bird few in to the mowed area just before 10:00 am, and is still feeding 
as of 10:40. 

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Subject: Crested Caracara
From: Mike Petrucha <mepetrucha AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:38:12 -0400
    
The bird few in to the mowed area just before 10:00 am, and is still feeding as 
of 10:40.  

Mike Petrucha Houghton Lake, MI 


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Subject: Crested Caracara Alger Co. YES
From: Marc Miedema <mieds AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:29:26 -0400
Present in same location around 10AM. 
Cheers,
Marc Miedema
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Subject: Created Caracara
From: Macklin Smith <macklins AT umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:50:08 -0400
Viewed by Mike Sefton, Don Brooks, Linda Ar et al. from parking lot, the 
caracara was perched atop a birch tree at the usual location from 11:45 - 
12:30. 


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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
From: Beth Olson <tolson AT chartermi.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:44:23 -0400
Bird on south side of road just west of the Anna's River in a White pine as of 
1:43 PM.Beth Olson 

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------ Original message------From: Rick BrighamDate: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 6:22 
AMTo: mich-listers;Cc: Subject:[Mich-listers] Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4 

Yay, its here! The bird arrived at 5:40am at the previously mentionedlocation. 
It flew in from the hillside woods on the south side of the roadand has mostly 
been perching obscured in trees at the back of the fieldoccasionally feeding in 
the mown grass. There is a path mown into the fieldit has been initially 
preferring at the northwest 
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Subject: Fwd: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
From: Gerald Ziarno <gziarno AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 20:25:27 -0400
Bird was reported at same location late this afternoon. After being here for a 
couple of hours bird finally appeared at 8 PM and perched in smaller tree 
beyond grassy area on lake side. Still in same spot at 8:30 PM. 

Jerry Ziarno

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> From: Vikki Jones 
> Date: July 4, 2016 at 2:01:52 PM EDT
> To: Rick Brigham 
> Cc: mich-listers 
> Subject: Re: [Mich-listers] Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
> 
> Still here at 1:19.  
> 
> Vikki
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jul 4, 2016, at 6:22 AM, Rick Brigham  wrote:
>> 
>> Yay, its here! The bird arrived at 5:40am at the previously mentioned
>> location. It flew in from the hillside woods on the south side of the road
>> and has mostly been perching obscured in trees at the back of the field
>> occasionally feeding in the mown grass. There is a path mown into the field
>> it has been initially preferring at the northwest edge.
>> 
>> Rick
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Subject: Caracara, Munising, present 1:19pm, 4 July
From: Mike Sefton <mseft AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 14:34:02 -0400
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Vikki Jones 
> Date: July 4, 2016 at 2:01:31 PM EDT
> To: Natasha Koss 
> Cc: Joanna Mitchell , Birdnet UP 
> Subject: Re: Rarity
> 
> Present at 1:19. Foraging in the grass and circling overhead. 
> 
> Vikki and Cliff
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jul 4, 2016, at 1:17 PM, Natasha Koss  wrote:
>> 
>> What's more stressful? A few dozen people watching you through binoculars or 
being a thousand miles from home with no idea how you're getting back. 

>> With that said, does anyone know if it's still there?
>> 
>>> On Sunday, July 3, 2016, Joanna Mitchell  wrote:
>>> I, too, drove to Munising to see the caracara, but have had these second 
thoughts about my response multiplied to a larger scale. 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Anyone else prefer the idea of minimizing stress on birds & property 
owners, reducing fuel consumption and emissions? 

>>> 
>>> That would limit my role to:
>>> 
>>> 1. Congratulating the person who sights a rarity,
>>> 
>>> 2. Ensuring someone claims responsibility for documenting an official 
record, 

>>> 
>>> 3. staying home (or biking/walking), and
>>> 
>>> 4. not publicizing a find.
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Just stirring the pot, no criticism intended. I have, after all, chased 
irresistible rarities and am taking in the justifications others voice for 
publicity. 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Joanna Mitchell
>>> 
>>> 1504 Woodland Ave.
>>> 
>>> Marquette, MI 49855
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Subject: Re: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
From: Vikki Jones <vikkijones9 AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 14:01:52 -0400
Still here at 1:19.  

Vikki
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> On Jul 4, 2016, at 6:22 AM, Rick Brigham  wrote:
> 
> Yay, its here! The bird arrived at 5:40am at the previously mentioned
> location. It flew in from the hillside woods on the south side of the road
> and has mostly been perching obscured in trees at the back of the field
> occasionally feeding in the mown grass. There is a path mown into the field
> it has been initially preferring at the northwest edge.
> 
> Rick
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Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 12:54:37 -0400
Where is the caracara? Thank you. I really want to see this but I have no idea 
where it is. 

Deb Harp

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> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:50:48 -0400
> From: David Powell 
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Western Sandpiper -Pte le Barbe
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> Glenn Belyea and I just found a Western Sandpiper at Pte leBarbe. Long 
drooping bill, rufous in scapulars, black legs. Small peep, fresh plumage. Bird 
watched through scope for 7-8 minutes, then flew. Seen at right pullout at tip 
of point 

> 
> Dave Powell 
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> ------------------------------
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 15:08:38 -0400
> From: Rick Brigham 
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Please keep updating on Crested Caracara
> To: mich-listers 
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> 
> Hi Folks,
> 
> Please keep the updates coming on the Crested Caracara. There haven't been
> any posts to this list, UP Birds or Face Book in several hours. Many of us
> are still on our way or planning to come and the status of the bird
> positive or negative would be much appreciated.
> 
> Thanks much!
> Rick
> -- 
> Rick Brigham
> Douglas MI
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:00:38 -0400
> From: Elliot Nelson 
> Subject: Re: [Mich-listers] Please keep updating on Crested Caracara
> To: Rick Brigham 
> Cc: mich-listers 
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>    
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> 
> Make sure to keep checking mich-listers AND UP Birding listserv (
> upbirders.org for info on joining and
> http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/MI05 to view recent emails) That
> listserv has had much more recent updates, the last at 12:30 pm where the
> bird was present.  Also it is very important to maintain a positive
> relationship with locals. Do NOT park on the south side of the road in
> private property lawns and Do NOT walk around on the private paper mill
> property. Park on the North side of the road or park at the nearby public
> boat launch and walk only along the road side. This is best for both public
> relations and seeing the bird which is most often in the mowed lawn and
> trees behind it.
> 
>> On Sunday, July 3, 2016, Rick Brigham  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Folks,
>> 
>> Please keep the updates coming on the Crested Caracara. There haven't been
>> any posts to this list, UP Birds or Face Book in several hours. Many of us
>> are still on our way or planning to come and the status of the bird
>> positive or negative would be much appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks much!
>> Rick
>> --
>> Rick Brigham
>> Douglas MI
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> *c:* 906-322-0353
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:31:34 -0400
> From: Elliot Nelson 
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Crested Caracara: 12:30pm
> To: "mich-listers AT envirolink.org" 
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> 
> Per the UP listserv the bird was last seen at 12:30pm and seems to be
> frequenting the trees and the mowed lawn fairly exclusively.  However,
> birding should only be done from road side and parking is really best at
> nearby public boat launch( do not park on south roadside near
> houses)  Below is a few thoughts on this opportunity, but not on location
> or birding rather people so feel free to ignore.
> 
> Crested Caracara: Persoectives and Oppertunity
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> So exciting that it seems this bird is sticking around for at least a few
> days for us all to enjoy. I couldn't really believe what I was seeing
> yesterday as I was watching it in the morning.
> 
> Just a couple thoughts given the apparent growing animosity/anxiety about
> the nearby property owners and lack of media coverage.
> 
> *Perspective:* The first is to think about perspective. From my perspective
> this is absolutely insane that this bird is here, it could be a once in a
> lifetime opportunity, and I can't see how anyone wouldn't think this is so
> cool. This is a first solid record of this bird in the state and I want
> this thing blowing up on the media because it's so cool!
> But not all of us are birders, and even if you know birds are important,
> you just might not enjoy seeing them the way we birders get nutty over
> them.
> The home owners perspective here is probably that he thinks its
> interesting/amusing, but that this is happening on a holiday weekend when
> his family was hoping to relax, enjoy some lawn games, and in general enjoy
> life. Instead he has all these strangers parking on his lawn, and walking
> around on the land he has permission to mow and use and they do not.
> In addition the media isn't responding because they probably don't know
> about this yet lol. If they do, it is a holiday weekend and they are most
> likely not working too hard to put out more stories.
> 
> *Opportunity:* The vast majority of the birding community in Michigan is
> friendly, positive, and a lot of fun to be a part of. So what can we do, as
> representatives of this community to help foster appreciation for rare
> birds, birders, and positive relationships with those who just aren't into
> birding. We certainly can not change how others act or respond to us. But
> what we are in control of is our own actions and how we respond to others.
> 1) Be responsive, respectful and positive towards the homeowners nearby.
> Park on the north side of the road, or at the nearby boat launch. Keep off
> the lawn, bird from the road, and keep a distance from his family as they
> enjoy the relaxing weekend, heck maybe even bring him some cookies or
> something for maintaining this lawn which the bird has a preference for (I
> know, typically mowing doesn't seem like a thing to promote for birds lol)
> and for putting up with all the birders. How we set a tone in situations
> like this contributes to how likely we are to get opportunities to go on
> private land in the future when rare birds appear.
> 2) Contact your local media! Let your TV station, your news paper, whatever
> know about this. Phone and email was shared already for Munising, but let's
> get this attention out further that birding means business!
> 3) Bring your binoculars around as you get gas, eat food, and contribute
> towards the economy. Let people know you are here for a birds and keep the
> birding passion and impact spreading and brought to the surface!
> 
> I don't mean to come off as preachy, I'm just very excited about this bird
> and hope we can all keep enjoying it and other rare birds in the area for a
> long time to come.
> 
> Bird on!
> 
> Elliot Nelson
> elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> *Elliot Nelson*
> *University of Michigan*
> *MS Natural Resources and the Environment Candidate*
> *UM Water Center Research Assistant *
> *e:* nelsonek AT umich.edu
> *c:* 906-322-0353
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:22:39 -0400
> From: Rick Brigham 
> Subject: [Mich-listers] Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
> To: mich-listers 
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>    
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> 
> Yay, its here! The bird arrived at 5:40am at the previously mentioned
> location. It flew in from the hillside woods on the south side of the road
> and has mostly been perching obscured in trees at the back of the field
> occasionally feeding in the mown grass. There is a path mown into the field
> it has been initially preferring at the northwest edge.
> 
> Rick
> 
> 
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak - Monroe Co - 7-4
From: Patrick Wright <wrigh1pr AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 12:51:02 -0400
Singing male Blue Grosbeak in the same location as last year (Whiteford
Road) in Ottawa Lake. The bird is singing from inside the mine area (off
limits) just south of the main entrance to the mine. The bird is heard best
from the first telephone pole south of the main entrance, and is very near
to a pair of Eastern Kingbirds that are making a lot of racket.
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Subject: Crested Caracara, Munising 7-4
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:22:39 -0400
Yay, its here! The bird arrived at 5:40am at the previously mentioned
location. It flew in from the hillside woods on the south side of the road
and has mostly been perching obscured in trees at the back of the field
occasionally feeding in the mown grass. There is a path mown into the field
it has been initially preferring at the northwest edge.

Rick
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Subject: Crested Caracara: 12:30pm
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:31:34 -0400
Per the UP listserv the bird was last seen at 12:30pm and seems to be
frequenting the trees and the mowed lawn fairly exclusively.  However,
birding should only be done from road side and parking is really best at
nearby public boat launch( do not park on south roadside near
houses)  Below is a few thoughts on this opportunity, but not on location
or birding rather people so feel free to ignore.

Crested Caracara: Persoectives and Oppertunity

Hi all,

So exciting that it seems this bird is sticking around for at least a few
days for us all to enjoy. I couldn't really believe what I was seeing
yesterday as I was watching it in the morning.

Just a couple thoughts given the apparent growing animosity/anxiety about
the nearby property owners and lack of media coverage.

*Perspective:* The first is to think about perspective. From my perspective
this is absolutely insane that this bird is here, it could be a once in a
lifetime opportunity, and I can't see how anyone wouldn't think this is so
cool. This is a first solid record of this bird in the state and I want
this thing blowing up on the media because it's so cool!
 But not all of us are birders, and even if you know birds are important,
you just might not enjoy seeing them the way we birders get nutty over
them.
The home owners perspective here is probably that he thinks its
interesting/amusing, but that this is happening on a holiday weekend when
his family was hoping to relax, enjoy some lawn games, and in general enjoy
life. Instead he has all these strangers parking on his lawn, and walking
around on the land he has permission to mow and use and they do not.
In addition the media isn't responding because they probably don't know
about this yet lol. If they do, it is a holiday weekend and they are most
likely not working too hard to put out more stories.

*Opportunity:* The vast majority of the birding community in Michigan is
friendly, positive, and a lot of fun to be a part of. So what can we do, as
representatives of this community to help foster appreciation for rare
birds, birders, and positive relationships with those who just aren't into
birding. We certainly can not change how others act or respond to us. But
what we are in control of is our own actions and how we respond to others.
1) Be responsive, respectful and positive towards the homeowners nearby.
Park on the north side of the road, or at the nearby boat launch. Keep off
the lawn, bird from the road, and keep a distance from his family as they
enjoy the relaxing weekend, heck maybe even bring him some cookies or
something for maintaining this lawn which the bird has a preference for (I
know, typically mowing doesn't seem like a thing to promote for birds lol)
and for putting up with all the birders. How we set a tone in situations
like this contributes to how likely we are to get opportunities to go on
private land in the future when rare birds appear.
2) Contact your local media! Let your TV station, your news paper, whatever
know about this. Phone and email was shared already for Munising, but let's
get this attention out further that birding means business!
3) Bring your binoculars around as you get gas, eat food, and contribute
towards the economy. Let people know you are here for a birds and keep the
birding passion and impact spreading and brought to the surface!

I don't mean to come off as preachy, I'm just very excited about this bird
and hope we can all keep enjoying it and other rare birds in the area for a
long time to come.

Bird on!

Elliot Nelson
elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com



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Subject: Re: Please keep updating on Crested Caracara
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:00:38 -0400
Make sure to keep checking mich-listers AND UP Birding listserv (
upbirders.org for info on joining and
http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/MI05 to view recent emails) That
listserv has had much more recent updates, the last at 12:30 pm where the
bird was present.  Also it is very important to maintain a positive
relationship with locals. Do NOT park on the south side of the road in
private property lawns and Do NOT walk around on the private paper mill
property. Park on the North side of the road or park at the nearby public
boat launch and walk only along the road side. This is best for both public
relations and seeing the bird which is most often in the mowed lawn and
trees behind it.

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, Rick Brigham  wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> Please keep the updates coming on the Crested Caracara. There haven't been
> any posts to this list, UP Birds or Face Book in several hours. Many of us
> are still on our way or planning to come and the status of the bird
> positive or negative would be much appreciated.
>
> Thanks much!
> Rick
> --
> Rick Brigham
> Douglas MI
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Subject: Please keep updating on Crested Caracara
From: Rick Brigham <brigrick AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 15:08:38 -0400
Hi Folks,

Please keep the updates coming on the Crested Caracara. There haven't been
any posts to this list, UP Birds or Face Book in several hours. Many of us
are still on our way or planning to come and the status of the bird
positive or negative would be much appreciated.

Thanks much!
Rick
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Douglas MI
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Subject: Western Sandpiper -Pte le Barbe
From: David Powell <vireo AT vireos.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:50:48 -0400
Glenn Belyea and I just found a Western Sandpiper at Pte leBarbe. Long drooping 
bill, rufous in scapulars, black legs. Small peep, fresh plumage. Bird watched 
through scope for 7-8 minutes, then flew. Seen at right pullout at tip of point 


Dave Powell 

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Subject: Caracara, continuing
From: Brian Allen <manisteebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 08:35:33 -0400
Still here 8:35am
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Subject: Re: Caracara
From: Jo Willson <j12083 AT outlook.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 17:12:43 +0000
Thanks fir continued posts going to try tomorrow morning. 

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> On Jul 2, 2016, at 12:53 PM, Scott Terry  wrote:
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> The Caracara continues as of 1pm in the previously mentioned area. 
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Subject: Caracara
From: Scott Terry <scott__terry AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 16:52:11 +0000
The Caracara continues as of 1pm in the previously mentioned area. 

Scott Terry
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Subject: Western Meadowlark @ Chathum Sewage 7/2
From: Marc North <northm24 AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:23:44 -0400
Birders,

While you're up here for a Caracara maybe a Western Meadowlark interests you. 
East side in fields. 


Bird hard,

Marc V. North
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Subject: Crested Caracara - Yes
From: Samantha Thompson <thompson.samantha16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:54:46 -0400
Continuing near the Anna River mouth in Munising now (7 am)

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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA- Alger County 7/1/16
From: Mark Hubinger <mjhubrr AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:34:20 -0400
Minor correction: Don't park on the south side of the road by the homes. Park 
on the north side, next to the field. Mark and Joanie Hubinger 


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> On Jul 1, 2016, at 4:25 PM, Mark Hubinger via birdnet  
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> We are observing the Crested Caracara as I write this- at 4:20 PM. Just east 
of the Ana River mouth along the main highway about 100 yards. This river is 
located on the east side of Munising, along the waterfront. Don't park on the 
north side of road. Residence don't like cars parking in their yard. 

> 
> Mark & Joanie Hubinger
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>> On Jul 1, 2016, at 3:17 PM, Skye Haas  wrote:
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>> Hello all, 
>> 
>> There was a Crested Caracara photographed in Munising today. The bird is by 
the Anna River mouth walking around the mowed area near the parking lot east of 
the paper mill. I have little details, but I have seen the photo. Sadly neither 
Scott Hickman or I are in the UP to go look for it, but if you are in the area, 
please do go look and post your results. 

>> 
>> Good luck!
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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA- Alger County 7/1/16
From: Mark Hubinger <mjhubrr AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:25:33 -0400
We are observing the Crested Caracara as I write this- at 4:20 PM. Just east of 
the Ana River mouth along the main highway about 100 yards. This river is 
located on the east side of Munising, along the waterfront. Don't park on the 
north side of road. Residence don't like cars parking in their yard. 


Mark & Joanie Hubinger

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> On Jul 1, 2016, at 3:17 PM, Skye Haas  wrote:
> 
> Hello all, 
> 
> There was a Crested Caracara photographed in Munising today. The bird is by 
the Anna River mouth walking around the mowed area near the parking lot east of 
the paper mill. I have little details, but I have seen the photo. Sadly neither 
Scott Hickman or I are in the UP to go look for it, but if you are in the area, 
please do go look and post your results. 

> 
> Good luck!
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> Skye Haas
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Subject: Tricolored Heron, Snowy Egret Pointe Mouillee
From: Karl Overman <martineoverman AT att.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:19:42 -0400
I scoped Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret from the Banana at the junction of 
cell 3 and 4. The Snowy Egret was on a small island in the Humphrey’s Unit 
that was loaded with Bonaparte’s Gulls and terns. Seeing the Tricolored was a 
fluke. I was scoping egrets at the former heron rookery in the Humprey’s Unit 
when the Tricolored Heron flew into my scope view and landed on the edge of a 
large bank of cattails across a channel behind the rookery island. It was 
visible there for a while before disappearing. 


It is fall already at least according to the shorebird calendar with a dozen 
Lesser Yellowlegs and 3 Short-billed Dowitchers in cell 3. 


Had a male Yellow-headed Blackbird fly from the Humphrey’s Unit into the 
Vermet Unit. 


Cheers,

Karl Overman
Farmington Hills, Michigan

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