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18 Apr Re: Marbled Godwit -- Ashton, Dane Co. [Nolan Pope ]
17 Apr Little Gull (gone?), Washtenaw, 17 Apr., 9;20am [Mike Sefton ]
26 Mar Announcing the Team eBird Michigan blog ["larus10 ." ]
14 Feb Re: Optics [Lynn Ott ]
17 Dec Re: Harlequin Ducks -- Rock River/Ft. Atkinson [Shawn Miller ]
2 Dec Fall 2013 banding summary - Metro Beach banding station, MI [Allen Chartier ]
26 Nov Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird [Allen Chartier ]
26 Nov Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird [Allen Chartier ]
27 Oct Re: Bolivian Snake ["Frederico A.A. Lencioni" ]
19 Oct Metro Beach banding station report - October 3-17, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
5 Oct Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond []
5 Oct Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond [Chris Mccreedy ]
1 Oct Metro Beach banding station report - September 19-29, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
18 Sep Metro Beach banding station report - September 4-15, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
9 Sep Blog update - late summer hummingbirds [Allen Chartier ]
6 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [james law ]
5 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [zgwenithz ]
5 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [Lathe Claflin ]
4 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [Gregg Perez ]
23 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
22 Jun Spring hummingbird arrival map update [Allen Chartier ]
22 Jun Spring hummingbird arrival map update [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jun Announcement #4 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun Announcement #4 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun ADMIN - moving to GLIN - Announcement #3 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun Carolina Wrens [Michael Parow ]
21 Jun Acadian fllycatcher [GreenStreet ]
21 Jun Henslow's Sparrow Genesee County [Paul Poronto ]
21 Jun Stony Creek 6-19-2013 [Joy Barron ]
21 Jun OAS Field Trip to Lansing Area Take 3 [Edward Lewandowski ]
21 Jun Did field trip info go out? [Edward Lewandowski ]
20 Jun (OT) Last Call for the Wine & Cheese Get-together - Friday, 7:00 pm [Jack Smiley ]
20 Jun Dickcissels [Elvera Shappirio ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle [Dan Thiry ]
20 Jun Guess who was on NPR tonight? [Denise ]
20 Jun 3 YB Chats Crosswinds Marsh ["Daryl Aspery" ]
20 Jun Wastenaw Cty Dickcissel & BGBY update [Andrew Dettling ]
20 Jun Prairie Warbler [Andrew Dettling ]
20 Jun Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some [Heidi Dodson ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle ["Pam Moyer" ]
20 Jun Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some ["Juliet Berger" ]
20 Jun Lindley Road update [John Gannon ]
20 Jun RE: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18 ["Sue & Warren Faust" ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle ["LaHaie, Ivan" ]
20 Jun Re: OT Turtle []
20 Jun Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some [Catherine Carroll ]
20 Jun 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (3 of 3) [Karen Markey ]
19 Jun Bald eagle takes a sea lamprey -- Benzie County [Bill Rapai ]
19 Jun Hummingbird banding on NPR [Allen Chartier ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle []
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle [Stevie ]
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle [CJ McDonald ]
19 Jun Sleeping Bear Birding Trail headquarters [Paul Poronto ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle [Allen Chartier ]
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle [Suzanne ]
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle ["Sue & Warren Faust" ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle [Deaver Armstrong ]
19 Jun Pontiac Peregrine Falcons [Christine Becher ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle [michael wells ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle [curt powell ]
19 Jun OT Turtle [Jan Berry ]
19 Jun FYI: eBird is down until 2pm EDT. [Heidi Dodson ]
19 Jun Tonight: Birding A to Z is free Washtenaw Audubon event, Wed., 19 June, all invited [Mike Sefton ]
19 Jun 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (2 of 3) [Karen Markey ]
18 Jun Re: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18 [Rick Neubig ]
18 Jun UM Falcons [Phyllis Voorheis ]
18 Jun Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18 ["Dan Sparks-Jackson" ]
18 Jun singing wrens [Sherri Smith ]
18 Jun 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (1 of 3) [Karen Markey ]
18 Jun Re: Bluebirds 2nd attempt [Brucemac1 ]
18 Jun Re: ADMIN - Don't touch that dial - Announcement #2 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
18 Jun Re: OT prints available at the AA Aviary Exhibition [Philip Painter ]
18 Jun OT prints available at the AA Aviary Exhibition [Philip Painter ]
18 Jun ADMIN - Don't touch that dial - Announcement #2 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]

Subject: Re: Marbled Godwit -- Ashton, Dane Co.
From: Nolan Pope <npope49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:46:48 -0500
About 7:39am this morning,  I and a couple others were scanning for the
Godwit or a Franklin's Gull.   We could not find either one.
Nolan Pope
Madison/Dane



On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM, Sunil Gopalan  wrote:

> The Marbled Godwit reported earlier at the Ashton/K pond in Dane Co. hung
> around till sunset (at least) and gave some great views.
> It didn't seem to be lacking for food and was kept company by several
> Wilson's Snipe among others.
>
> Images here: http://www.sunilsimages.com/Other/Marbled-Godwit/n-h7tLp/
>
> Sunil Gopalan - Madison - Dane Co.
>
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Subject: Little Gull (gone?), Washtenaw, 17 Apr., 9;20am
From: Mike Sefton <mseft AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:05:12 -0400
Birders,
 Sean Bachman called to report a Little Gull at Whitmore Lake, directly across 
from the post office in a large group of Bonies. He lost the bird when he went 
to get his scope from the car, but is attempting to relocate it. I believe this 
is a first county record. 

Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor
www.washtenawaudubon.org

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Subject: Announcing the Team eBird Michigan blog
From: "larus10 ." <caleb.putnam AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:04:15 -0400
All-

[usual apologies for cross posting; please forward/share]

I am very happy to announce the official Team eBird Michigan blog, now live
at this link:

http://teamebirdmichigan.wordpress.com/

Although Michigan doesn't have an eBird portal, Adam and I have received
the go-ahead from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to proceed with this blog.
We will be providing periodic content relating to how to properly use
eBird, ID conundrums, eBird filters, Team eBird Michigan membership
changes, and all things eBird in Michigan generally. We look very forward
to an increased level of outreach and engagement with all eBird users, and
we really hope to see big increases in usership, esp. in under-eBirded
counties in the UP and northern lower peninsula.

This blog has been a long time coming, and I hope you will bookmark it and
check in regularly. You can expect updates on Michigan filters and upcoming
additions to the review team over the next month. We hope you like it!

Good Birding,

Caleb Putnam
Team eBird Michigan

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Subject: Re: Optics
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Subject: Re: Harlequin Ducks -- Rock River/Ft. Atkinson
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:22:17 -0600
Good morning 
The pair are still on the river At 10 AM, they were preening on the ice
shelf Between Highway 89 bridge, and Highway 26 bridge Mixed with mallards

  Shawn Miller
Dane County


On Monday, December 16, 2013, Sunil Gopalan wrote:

> Hello --
> I caught up with the Harlequin Ducks in Ft. Atkinson this morning. A
> beautiful male/female pair hung back from and sometimes mixed with a number
> of Mallards.
>
> They were seen actively diving under the bridge and preening while on the
> ice shelf.
>
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>
> Sunil Gopalan -- Madison/Dane Co.
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Subject: Fall 2013 banding summary - Metro Beach banding station, MI
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:35:59 -0500
Birders and banders,

I have posted a brief summary of this fall's banding results to my blog. It
was a great season, as you will see. It was a good season for wrens and
sparrows, not so good for thrushes, vireos, flycatchers, and warblers.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

A more detailed report will be completed probably late this winter and
posted to my website at: www.amazilia.net/MetroBeachBanding/

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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:14:22 -0500
Birders,

Daniel Rios' neighbor, Bruce Loughry, has just emailed to let me know that
birders are welcome to enter his property to view the Rufous Hummingbird
visiting feeders at both homes. He is at 2865 Whippoorwill Lane, Ann Arbor.


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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:14:22 -0500
Birders,

Daniel Rios' neighbor, Bruce Loughry, has just emailed to let me know that
birders are welcome to enter his property to view the Rufous Hummingbird
visiting feeders at both homes. He is at 2865 Whippoorwill Lane, Ann Arbor.


-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
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Subject: Re: Bolivian Snake
From: "Frederico A.A. Lencioni" <odonata970 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0200
Ethan,


I think you are right.

Fred Lencioni


Em 26/10/2013, (s) 02:51, Ethan Bright  escreveu:

> Id venture its a species of whiptail snake (Chironius spp.), perhaps the 
Emerald whiptail (Chironius monticola) (Colubridae). 

> Hate to be a bird near that thing.
> Cheers, Ethan
>  
> From: odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu 
[mailto:odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Johnson 

> Sent: Friday, October 25, 2013 3:34 PM
> To: odonata-l AT listhost.ups.edu
> Subject: [Odonata-l] Bolivian Snake
>  
> Hi Fred,
>  
> I have been going through some old photos and I have these of you with a big 
green snake in Bolivia. Do you know which species that is? 

>  
> I hope you and your family are doing well.
>  
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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - October 3-17, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:48:20 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have posted results and highlights from four days of banding between
October 3-17 at the Metro Beach banding station, Lake St. Clair Metropark,
Macomb Co., Michigan. Warblers are done for the most part, but sparrows
have arrived in abundance, along with a few unusual captures. Read all
about it on my blog at:

http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond
From: outfresh AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:44:59 -0400 (EDT)
I have received confirmation just now from Adam Byrne that the bird is indeed a 
RED phalarope! 



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From: Chris Mccreedy 
To: ddarm ddarm ; mich-listers 
Cc: birders 
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 9:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Mich-listers] [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond


I believer that there is a possibility that Cathy's phalarope could have
been a Red Phalarope, will be looking at pics and references tonight.
I have only seen one Red, and it was in breeding plumage.  I have not seen
a Red-necked since the spring, in CA.  But the shape and size
of this bird's bill, its underwing tones, and other plumage characters have
me double-thinking a Red-necked call.  Thanks to Sean Bachmann
for really arguing persuasively on the bill, so that I kept looking into it.

Check out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brennecke/1387696531/in/faves-69515167 AT N03/

To me the bird at Schneider was very similar, if not the same in
appearance.  The krill-colored chin was not apparent
on the Schneider bird, but I did feel like I could see that rusty hue on
occasion, at certain angles.

McCreedy
Ann Arbor


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> Cathy Theisen called to report a Phalarope at Schneider Road Pond ,
> Just north of Pleasant lake and Schneider Road.
> Possible Red-necked
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Subject: Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:09:04 -0400
I believer that there is a possibility that Cathy's phalarope could have
been a Red Phalarope, will be looking at pics and references tonight.
I have only seen one Red, and it was in breeding plumage.  I have not seen
a Red-necked since the spring, in CA.  But the shape and size
of this bird's bill, its underwing tones, and other plumage characters have
me double-thinking a Red-necked call.  Thanks to Sean Bachmann
for really arguing persuasively on the bill, so that I kept looking into it.

Check out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brennecke/1387696531/in/faves-69515167 AT N03/

To me the bird at Schneider was very similar, if not the same in
appearance.  The krill-colored chin was not apparent
on the Schneider bird, but I did feel like I could see that rusty hue on
occasion, at certain angles.

McCreedy
Ann Arbor


On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM, ddarm ddarm  wrote:

> Cathy Theisen called to report a Phalarope at Schneider Road Pond ,
> Just north of Pleasant lake and Schneider Road.
> Possible Red-necked
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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - September 19-29, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:44:07 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have updated my blog with results and photo highlights from four days of
banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan during the last
half of September. Warblers and thrushes were sparse, but sparrows have
started coming in. And there were some unexpected captures.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - September 4-15, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:29:50 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just completed a rather lengthy update to my blog covering
highlights of 5 banding days in the first half of September at Lake St.
Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan. In addition to many photo highlights
of uncommon birds banded, there was yet another new species added to the
stations list of birds banded. And for those with broader interests, there
are some insect highlights from most days.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
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Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
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Subject: Blog update - late summer hummingbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:51:43 -0400
Hummingbird enthusiasts,

I have just updated my blog with some experiences and thoughts about late
summer hummingbirds and hummingbird banding in Michigan this year. There is
a short discussion of molt, the issue of "orange" gorgets in Ruby-throats,
and a couple unusual orange bellied Ruby-throats captured this summer.

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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: james law <lawjim AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:59:39 -0400

Mary Wise  wrote:

Lathe, it has all of the above.  I believe they've been reporting it (the
folks who have taken pictures).


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Lathe Claflin wrote:

> This bird should have colored bands above the tibiatarsal joint and
> possibly a transmitter.  Has anyone recorded the bands?  When you do please
> report them to the National Crane Fndtion
> Lathe
>
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise  wrote:
>
>> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not
>> on the listserves.  Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills
>> at Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs.  Since then,
>> several peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard
>> whether anyone saw it today or not.
>>
>> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE
>> corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the
>> atlas.  Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left
>> on Medina Rd. (gravel).  Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first
>> WPA parking area is just before the curve.  It has been seen the most in
>> the cut field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others
>> have had it in other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that
>> field, where there conveniently was another WPA parking area.  You may have
>> to walk down the trail a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison
>> ivy abounds on this trail; don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not
>> allergic to it (like I'm not)). Otherwise, just check nearby fields.
>>
>> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed
>> it wasn't going around the listserves...
>>
>> Mary
>>
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>>
>
>
> --
> Lathe Claflin
> eastern Jackson County
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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: zgwenithz <zgwenithz AT prodigy.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
On Thursday, the whooping crane sighting was reported to USWFG using their 
online whooping crane reporting form and listed the colors and order of the 
bands on both legs. The very next day, 8/2, a representative from USWFG was on 
site with equipment designed to pick up the birds transmitter signal. 


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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:43:30 -0400
This bird should have colored bands above the tibiatarsal joint and
possibly a transmitter.  Has anyone recorded the bands?  When you do please
report them to the National Crane Fndtion
Lathe

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise  wrote:

> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not
> on the listserves.  Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills
> at Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs.  Since then,
> several peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard
> whether anyone saw it today or not.
>
> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE
> corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the
> atlas.  Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left
> on Medina Rd. (gravel).  Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first
> WPA parking area is just before the curve.  It has been seen the most in
> the cut field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others
> have had it in other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that
> field, where there conveniently was another WPA parking area.  You may have
> to walk down the trail a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison
> ivy abounds on this trail; don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not
> allergic to it (like I'm not)). Otherwise, just check nearby fields.
>
> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed it
> wasn't going around the listserves...
>
> Mary
>
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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: Gregg Perez <pajarogoyo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:54:14 -0400
I saw it Friday and today. The local residents (people not birds) told me it 
has been there for two weeks. 


Gregg
Tecumseh, MI


On Aug 4, 2013, at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise wrote:

> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not on 
the listserves. Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills at 
Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs. Since then, several 
peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard whether 
anyone saw it today or not. 

> 
> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE 
corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the 
atlas. Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left on 
Medina Rd. (gravel). Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first WPA 
parking area is just before the curve. It has been seen the most in the cut 
field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others have had it in 
other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that field, where there 
conveniently was another WPA parking area. You may have to walk down the trail 
a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison ivy abounds on this trail; 
don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not allergic to it (like I'm not)). 
Otherwise, just check nearby fields. 

> 
> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed it 
wasn't going around the listserves... 

> 
> Mary
> 
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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:11:02 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:30:38 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:30:38 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: Spring hummingbird arrival map update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:35:29 -0400
Birders,

In early May a family health issue, now resolved with a positive outcome,
halted my ability to update my hummingbird arrival map and table. I have
now waded through the backlog of 500+ emails and posted a final version of
the map and data table. It can be viewed here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2013.htm.

Thank you for your patience.

For anyone interested, check out my schedule of hummingbird programs here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/2013_Programs.htm

And soon I will be caught up with getting the 2012 hummingbird banding
report posted on-line, where it will be found at:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Newsletters.htm

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Website: www.amazilia.net
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Subject: Spring hummingbird arrival map update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:35:29 -0400
Birders,

In early May a family health issue, now resolved with a positive outcome,
halted my ability to update my hummingbird arrival map and table. I have
now waded through the backlog of 500+ emails and posted a final version of
the map and data table. It can be viewed here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2013.htm.

Thank you for your patience.

For anyone interested, check out my schedule of hummingbird programs here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/2013_Programs.htm

And soon I will be caught up with getting the 2012 hummingbird banding
report posted on-line, where it will be found at:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Newsletters.htm

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Website: www.amazilia.net
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Subject: Announcement #4
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:52:31 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #4

                      It's a go (I think)


                        9:45pm, June 21




The four email lists

         birders, se-mi-birdlist, jax-birds, enviro-semich

have now been installed on the Mailman listserver at the 
Great Lakes Information Network.  The Lyris subscription lists of 
this date have been brought over to the Mailman lists.  The four 
lists have 1016, 316, 65, and 184 subscribers, respectively.  
List options settings have been made almost identical 
to Lyris list settings. 

Over the coming weeks I will occasionally post information about 
list and email options that you can use to customize your 
subscriptions.  Here I will repeat some information given in 
Announcement #3 and elaborate a little.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

"YOU'VE (NOT) GOT MAIL!?"

If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the NEW 
list, read item 10 of Announcement #3 and see if there could be 
an explanation there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If 
you still are not receiving mail from the new list, email me: 

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.


TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR USER SETTINGS

Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

Except for unsubscribing you are required to enter your password 
for this list if you want to change settings.  Initially you do 
not have a password, so a list-specific password will be sent to 
your subscription email address.  Get the assigned password, enter 
it where indicated, and make the desired changes to user settings, 
etc.  You can also reset the password assigned to you by Mailman. 


WHERE TO FIND THE SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE                       

To access the searchable archive for this list go to 
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/

The archive for this list is presently Private, which means that 
only list subscribers have access.  Entry of your list-specific 
password is required.  (See the item above regarding changing 
user settings, which also requires a password.)

There is presently no limit on the size of the archive.


DIGEST MAIL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Digest, the setting for once-per-day, midnight delivery, has not 
yet been tested.  Formatting types available are MIME and PLAIN.

====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   





To unsubscribe or change your user settings, go to
http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/

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/
Subject: Announcement #4
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:52:31 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #4

                      It's a go (I think)


                        9:45pm, June 21




The four email lists

         birders, se-mi-birdlist, jax-birds, enviro-semich

have now been installed on the Mailman listserver at the 
Great Lakes Information Network.  The Lyris subscription lists of 
this date have been brought over to the Mailman lists.  The four 
lists have 1016, 316, 65, and 184 subscribers, respectively.  
List options settings have been made almost identical 
to Lyris list settings. 

Over the coming weeks I will occasionally post information about 
list and email options that you can use to customize your 
subscriptions.  Here I will repeat some information given in 
Announcement #3 and elaborate a little.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

"YOU'VE (NOT) GOT MAIL!?"

If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the NEW 
list, read item 10 of Announcement #3 and see if there could be 
an explanation there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If 
you still are not receiving mail from the new list, email me: 

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.


TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR USER SETTINGS

Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

Except for unsubscribing you are required to enter your password 
for this list if you want to change settings.  Initially you do 
not have a password, so a list-specific password will be sent to 
your subscription email address.  Get the assigned password, enter 
it where indicated, and make the desired changes to user settings, 
etc.  You can also reset the password assigned to you by Mailman. 


WHERE TO FIND THE SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE                       

To access the searchable archive for this list go to 
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/

The archive for this list is presently Private, which means that 
only list subscribers have access.  Entry of your list-specific 
password is required.  (See the item above regarding changing 
user settings, which also requires a password.)

There is presently no limit on the size of the archive.


DIGEST MAIL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Digest, the setting for once-per-day, midnight delivery, has not 
yet been tested.  Formatting types available are MIME and PLAIN.

====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   






---
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* To unsubscribe from birders AT umich.edu send a blank message to
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resubscribe use SUBSCRIBE BIRDERS Your Name. 
Subject: ADMIN - moving to GLIN - Announcement #3
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:05:20 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   

------------------------------------
Bruce M. Bowman                     
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA             
Washtenaw Co., southeast Michigan   
bbowman99 AT comcast.net               
http://www.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds 



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Subject: Carolina Wrens
From: Michael Parow <mlparow AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:02:00 -0400
Hello. I've been seeing two Carolina Wrens in my yard this week. I first 
spotted them on my serviceberry (almost no berries left), but I've also seen 
them go through the latticework surrounding the underside of my screened porch. 
Is it possible that they've taken up residence there? There's a rather large 
space under that along with an aluminum canoe and a stack of firewood. Thanks. 
--mike 


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Subject: Acadian fllycatcher
From: GreenStreet <greenstreet AT mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:27:57 -0400
I just realized that the loud bird in the woods behind my house has to be an 
Acadian flycatcher. I always knew it was a flycatcher but I never tried to ID 
it further until just now. Being lazy and ignorant, I had assumed it had to be 
a willow or alder, and since it didn't sound like either, I never pursued it 
further. Live and learn. 

- Guerin in Chelsea 
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow Genesee County
From: Paul Poronto <pporonto AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:44:37 -0400
I got a chance to get up to Genesee County and see and photograph Henslow's
Sparrows at Flushing Twp Nature Park off of Mckinely Rd.... This bird has
eluded me for many years... mainly because I am not a chaser and I have
never bumped into them... I loved getting out there first thing in the
morning and hearing them sing as I got closer to them... Very cool Life
Bird!!

http://porontosbirdingmacomb.com/henslows-sparrow/

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Subject: Stony Creek 6-19-2013
From: Joy Barron <coolsweetjoy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:51:27 -0400
Greetings Birders,

On Wednesday I went birding out to Stony Creek in Washington Twp.  I had
seen the Bald Eagle's nest on Saturday, June 15th.  At that time it
appeared to be empty ~ no bald eagles in sight while I was there.  However,
on Wednesday I caught the nestling standing up and practicing wing flaps.
I don't think it will be too long before she takes flight!!

Other birds of note:  3 Wild turkeys as I was driving into the park on the
side of the road.  2 adult Osprey with 1 nestling on the tower on the
Inwood Trail.  2 Adult Sandhill Crane across the pond to the left of the BE
nest on the Inwood Trail.

Since photoshop changed, I am now using Dropbox for my pics.  Hope these
links work for you.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jo2xs7q3m614t0k/be%20nestling.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/77hy2y29e7rh3ze/DSCF4291%20%283%29.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wd083o0p7toyvpy/DSCF4296%20%282%29.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hhb52oaxhkhc21l/DSCF4284%20%282%29.jpg

BTW Osprey DO NOT prefer blondes!!  Walking out on the Inwood Trail on
Saturday I spotted 1 of the adult OS flying in with a fish.  After dropping
off lunch, he started soaring around the nest and towards my way.  I
thought "this will make a great pic"!!  As I was raising my cam I heard the
Osprey start to sqawk.  Then realized he was coming AT me!!  I dunked and
he flew back towards the nest.  Fortunately for me the couple walking
behind weren't able to take a pic fast enough for the whole scene otherwise
I'd be all over youtube now!  I wore a cap on Saturday and didn't have to
run from the Osprey.

Joy Barron
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Subject: OAS Field Trip to Lansing Area Take 3
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:22:11 -0400
Hello and sorry not sure if my first post went through.
I am meeting on Sunday at Great Lakes Crossing Bed Bath and Beyond by
the service drive at 7am.
Looking to bird with anyone interested in finding summer breeders of
the north and south. I will be stopping at spots that offer both.
Gratiot-Saginaw SGA, Maple River, Rose Lake, Van Atta Grasslands and
Dansville SGA.
Bring basic birding stuff, repellent, sun screen. Will be making a
stop for lunch somewhere but bring a lunch if you like for picnic or
tailgate type dining.
Hope to see you.
Contact me for your interest or any comments/questions.

Ed Lewandowski
OAS Field Trip Coordinator


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Subject: Did field trip info go out?
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:42:59 -0400
I sent an email last night about OAS trip to the Lansing Area. Wanted
to see if it went out. I didn't see a return message.

Ed Lewandowski
OAS Field Trip Coordinator

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Subject: (OT) Last Call for the Wine & Cheese Get-together - Friday, 7:00 pm
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:56:51 -0400
Last Call for the *Summer Solstice Wine & Cheese Get-together*!

It looks like we'll have a good turnout as 40 people have indicated that
they will attend.  Come on out and meet-and-greet your fellow birders.

For you last-minute decision makers, there's still time to plan to attend.
Please shoot me an email if you can, or if you're really last minute, just
show up.

Attendees should plan to park on the north side of Vreeland Road in front
of the farm house and barn.  Walk up the driveway and go beyond the
buildings.  The garden and tent area should be easy to see.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow!

Jack Smiley
----------------------------------------------------------
Birders:

Plan to attend the *Summer Solstice Wine & Cheese Get-together* being
co-sponsored by Washtenaw Audubon and Detroit Audubon Society! The event is
being hosted by the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy at the Conservancy
Farm.

*When:* Friday, June 21st, 7:00 p.m. to sunset

*Where: * Conservancy Farm, 8383 Vreeland Road, Superior Township, MI 48198
- east of Prospect Road
(under a tent at the Community Organic Garden)

*Who's Invited?: * All birders, Audubon members, family and friends

*What to Bring: * Your favorite wine or other beverage; a small dish
appropriate for a wine & cheese event if you please. (Plates, glasses, etc.
will be provided.)
Some seating is available; lawn chairs are recommended. Binoculars and
spotting scopes are welcome.

*Dress:* Casual

*Reservations are requested* in order to plan for this event. Please
contact Jack Smiley at jackrsmiley AT gmail.com if you haven't already
indicated your interest in attending.

See you on the Summer Solstice!


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Subject: Dickcissels
From: Elvera Shappirio <eshap AT umich.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:52:42 -0400
This evening around 9:00 there were at least two Dickcissels singing along 
Steinbach Rd. They were across the grassy field which is across from 6071 
Steinbach. They were in small trees near a couple of buildings. 

This location is not too far from the Steinbach/Weber location mentioned by 
others, though we didn't hear any there tonight. 

Three Meadow Larks were singing in that location.
Ellie
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: Dan Thiry <avianscout AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:03:08 -0400
I had a box turtle in my parents yard 2 late springs ago. Southern Livingston 
co, hamburg township, where the Huron river leaves Strawberry Lk. 

Dan Thiry


On Jun 20, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Pam Moyer wrote:

> That is so good of you being kind to the turtles, I love them!
>  
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: LaHaie, Ivan
> To: birders AT umich.edu
> Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:39 AM
> Subject: [birders] RE: OT Turtle
> 
> I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 

>  
> I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 

>  
> Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.
>  
> Ivan
>  
> From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
> Subject: RE: OT Turtle
>  
> Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years 
ago. :) 

> 
> Stevie
> 
> On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
> A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings 
Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged 
plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 

>  
> In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box 
Turtle in SE Michigan. 

>  
> Jim McDonald
> Ypsilanti
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:
> 
> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 

>  
> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 

> 
> Suzanne
> Sent from my phone. 
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  
wrote: 

> 
> NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

>  
> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
> From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
> To: birders AT umich.edu
> Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
>  
> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 

>  
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: Guess who was on NPR tonight?
From: Denise <denise_b337 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:02:45 -0700 (PDT)
Great story tonight featuring Allen Chartier and banding hummers.
Here is the link to the story:


http://www.michiganradio.org/post/meet-only-three-michiganders-who-band-hummingbirds 



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Subject: 3 YB Chats Crosswinds Marsh
From: "Daryl Aspery" <daspery1 AT wowway.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:01:15 -0400
I drove down Martinsville rd and heard a YB Chat calling from over the fence
line in Crosswinds Marsh. There was also one calling just north of the
stabilized Creek bed and a third calling north of the powerlines on the
horse trail. I also heard one Clay-colored Sparrow between those 2
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Subject: Wastenaw Cty Dickcissel & BGBY update
From: Andrew Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:24:12 -0400
Birders,

An early morning ride was productive for two singing Dickcissels on Stienback 
just north of Weber. The birds have set up on a territory on the east and west 
side. Both birds sang continuously at 7am. If you don't hear them right away, 
just wait. I saw both birds after 1/2 hour. 


My BIg Green Big Year or BGBY is coming along well. This year I took on the 
challenge of Washtenaw Cty to ride my bike and find as many species as 
possible. Jacco set the record in 2011 with 228 species. I knew this was a good 
record but I can only now appreciate how hard Jacco worked in 2011. I have had 
to ride like a mad man to try and keep up with Jacco. 


May was crazy with almost daily rides of 30 - 70 miles. Start time was between 
2 and 5 am each day. I was a zombie by the end of May. 


Today I put in an 80 mile ride to try for the Dickcissel and my nemesis bird 
this year, RS Hawk. Everyone and their brother has seen one but me. So I 
decided to take ashore in the dark and ride to the NW corner of the county, 
where it appears there are at least one breeding pair. I fully intended on not 
finding one as the forested area is huge. Luckily enough, one of the side 
streets I picked as good habitat had a perched RS Hawk just off the road! 


With that I have found 216 species this year. Only 12 to go to tie, easy right? 
Wrong! Even though I have a entire half a year to go, there are very few birds 
that I missed in the first half. It will all come down to what shorebirds show 
up in the fall and Gulls on the one day at the dump that we get each year. I 
have almost no room for missed birds. It's going to be a nail biter! But for 
now I can catch up on sleep till August when shorebirds start to move ..... Or 
that next rare bird shows up! 


Andy Dettling

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Subject: Prairie Warbler
From: Andrew Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:07:55 -0400
Birders,

The Hankred and North Lake Prairie Warbler continues. It was singing loudly 
from the roadside. The song today was more like a field sparrow without the 
bounce. I got great looks to confirm. 


Hankred Rd isN of N Territorial in Washtenaw Cty.

Andy Dettling 

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Subject: Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: Heidi Dodson <heidi.dodson AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:42:30 -0400
All, 
I second that. I have never been made to feel as though I was anything less 
than respected by any birders on the list. Many have answered a litany of 
questions and taught me a great deal. 


Heidi Dodson
Ann Arbor

On Jun 20, 2013, at 3:20 PM, "Juliet  Berger"  wrote:

> This article should be of interest to all.  Sexism isn't just a woman's
> problem. It is everyone's.  Thanks for sharing this info!  And, I might
> say, I have not experienced any of this problem in the Washtenaw group!! 
> Everyone has been fabulously welcoming and respectful of my birding
> skills.
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: "Pam Moyer" <silvereagle AT airadvantage.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:24:45 -0400
That is so good of you being kind to the turtles, I love them!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: LaHaie, Ivan 
  To: birders AT umich.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:39 AM
  Subject: [birders] RE: OT Turtle


 I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 


   

 I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 


   

  Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.

   

  Ivan

   

  From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net] 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
  Subject: RE: OT Turtle

   

 Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years 
ago. :) 


  Stevie

  On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:

 A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings 
Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged 
plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


     

 In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


     

    Jim McDonald

    Ypsilanti


    On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:

 I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 


       

 I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 


      Suzanne 

      Sent from my phone. 


 On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  wrote: 


        NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history. 

 In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 


         

        Warren Faust, Ann Arbor

        From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
        Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
        To: birders AT umich.edu
        Subject: [birders] OT Turtle

         

 My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


         

        Jan B

        Superior Township

        Washtenaw County

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Subject: Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: "Juliet Berger" <juliet.berger AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:20:36 -0400
This article should be of interest to all.  Sexism isn't just a woman's
problem. It is everyone's.  Thanks for sharing this info!  And, I might
say, I have not experienced any of this problem in the Washtenaw group!! 
Everyone has been fabulously welcoming and respectful of my birding
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Subject: Lindley Road update
From: John Gannon <johnegannon AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:27:35 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks to Joe for the tip on the Lindley Rd site. Was there yesterday (Wed) 
from 3-5 pm. Best views were right in the parking area. Hooded and 
chestnut-sided warblers took baths in plain sight in the rain puddles in the 
parking area. Good views also in the trees and shrubs edging the parking area 
of Amer. redstarts and blue-winged warblers. 

Tried this morning for cerulean warbler at the Embury Rd site without success.
John
Dexter Twp.



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe_Mumau 
To: birders 
Sent: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 10:00 am
Subject: [birders] Lindley Road, Embury Road (Washtenaw County) and Maybury 
State Park (Wayne County) - Saturday 



The Hooded Warblers are still fairly numerous on Lindley Road. There were at 
least 3 males singing an identical but odd variation of the common Hooded song 
near the parking lot. The best views were at the parking lot itself, where a 
Scarlet Tanager and various other birds were congregating around the mud puddle 
at the base of the big tree at the east end of the lot. A Blue-winged Warbler 
was making an odd call, a long trill that ended in what can only be called a 
"twang." It seems to be the danger call they make during nesting season. He 
kept it up for a while, but once he decided we were no threat, he eventually 
showed up at the puddle too. A Yellow-throated Vireo was calling, but never 
showed itself. 


The Cerulean Warblers were still calling on Embury Road, even though we didn't 
get there until later in the day (around 5:00). We got a good look at one 
cooperative male north of the lot that is mostly mud puddle. As usual, they are 
easiest to find when they are feeding in the trees directly above the road. 
South of the lot, a Hooded Warbler was singing a barely recognize able song to 
the west of the road, completely different from what the Lindley Road Hoodeds 
were singing. We heard one Blue-winged Warbler on Embury Road. 


We checked the field east of the eastern-most lot of the eight mile road 
entrance to Maybury State Park. Last year there were at least two Henslow's 
Sparrows in the field just over the little rise at the beginning of the trail. 
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Subject: RE: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18
From: "Sue & Warren Faust" <wsfaust AT prodigy.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:15:32 -0400
This morning we searched for Dickcissels at the location described by Dan
Sparks Jackson.  We were there at least 30min and 2 cars with other birders
showed up during that time.  My impression is that neither of us saw or
heard the bird.  We returned later, at 11am, and the bird was singing along
the road.  It then flew to a small tree beneath the power line described by
Dan and sang constantly for 20 minutes.  Finally it took off on a long
flight heading to the east of Steinbach Road.

Warren & Sue Faust


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Sparks-Jackson [mailto:sparksjackson AT aol.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:17 PM
To: birders AT umich.edu
Subject: [birders] Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw
Co. 6/18

At long last, a couple of Dickcissels have finally turned up in one of the
habitats I've had them in summers past:  South Steinbach Road ~0.1 mile
north of the intersection with Weber Road.  One male was perched and singing
to the west, atop the utility line that crosses Steinbach.  The other was
more distant to the east, downslope in the CREP field.  They were either mum
or absent when I drove through the area last week. 
Perhaps the species is still trickling in to our area?

DSJ

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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: "LaHaie, Ivan" <ilahaie AT integrity-apps.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:39:04 +0000
I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 


I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 


Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.

Ivan

From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
Subject: RE: OT Turtle

Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and throat, 
as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years ago. :) 


Stevie

On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings Turtles 
are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged plastron -- 
and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


Jim McDonald
Ypsilanti

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne 
> wrote: 

I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 


I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 


Suzanne
Sent from my phone.

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust" 
> wrote: 

NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 


Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
To: birders AT umich.edu
Subject: [birders] OT Turtle

My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


Jan B
Superior Township
Washtenaw County
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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: rongamble AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:26:33 +0000 (UTC)


In the past 7 years, Eastern Box Turtle have occasionally been observed at/near 
the Leonard Preserve (a Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation managed property 
near Manchester ) 


http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation 



Ron Gamble 

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Subject: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow AT wowway.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
Hi birders, 


Not everyone will want to read this [long] 06/12/2013 ABA Open Mic essay - but 
it may be interesting especially to birders who are women. 




http://blog.aba.org/2013/06/open-mic-the-field-glass-ceiling-women-mcdonald.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+aba-blog+%28ABA+Blog%29 



All the best, 
Cathy 





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Subject: 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (3 of 3)
From: Karen Markey <ylime AT umich.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 06:29:48 -0400
Here is the third installment that is a daily account of my experiences on
the 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census:



Day 4 (Thursday, June 13), BIG CREEK/ELDORADO again

I am paired with Stuart, a retired tax attorney. We have worked together
several times in the past, and because he likes navigation, he takes charge
of it. We have two transects, about 3 kilometers total. We are back on the
Hughes Lake Burn where we are assigned natural regeneration in a combined
Red pine and Jack pine forest. Downed trees are everywhere. Sometimes they
cover wide areas on our transect. To navigate this mess, we mimic the
Michigan Marching Band's high stepping. I rest momentarily atop a hill and
take a panorama snapshot of the gently rolling countryside around me that I
can enjoy later when I catch my breath. Resuming our march, we stop on a
sandy two-track -- my eye catches a big black rock that turns out to be a
snapping turtle, maybe 2-feet long from nose to the tip of his tail -- I am
NOT turning the turtle over to see if he is a she.



We count 19 KWs and catch momentary glances of 2 because our focus is on
keeping our balance. I come close to impaling my shin on a rotting pine
branch. (My shin is still tender and black and blue today, a week later.)
My attention is diverted to Clay-colored sparrows singing here and there.
Whew! We are glad to be done with our first transect.



Our second transect is again on the burn. We high step through stands of
young aspens, red pine, and jack pine. Unfortunately, jack pine trees are
few and far between. We count 0 KWs. The highlight of the transect is a
lone male Common nighthawk flying high above, calling "peent" over and over
again and making 90-degree dives straight down to earth. When the Nighthawk
transitions from dive to upswing, a "booming" sound is produced by a rush
of air through his primary feathers. Very cool! (Play this Youtube movie to
experience this phenomena for yourself,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qpsyjmda5Q.) We hitch a ride back into town
with other census-takers. Getting into the van, Don catches sight of an
Upland sandpiper perched on a dead snag right in front of us. Double cool!



After a quick lunch at the Paddle Inn, I return to Wakeley Lake. The loons
are calling and I catch sight of them across the lake. Two juvenile Bald
eagles are perched on the nest, bouncing up and down with outstretched
wings. I have watched the juvenile Decorah Bald eagles on UStreamTV
exercise their wings in the same way -- our Wakeley juvies should taking
their first flight very soon. Not far from the nest, mom or dad Bald eagle
does an imitation of a Great blue heron, wading in the marsh below the nest
and looking for fish. I meander onto a trail deeper into the forest where a
Barred owl calls out, "Who cooks for you?"



Wakeley Lake is an amazing place but I cannot linger any longer. I motor
into town, shower, and dine at O'Briens with Don and Larry, MSU professors.
They tell me about their summer plans to teach MSU's introductory forestry
class online for the first time.





Day 5 (Thursday, June 14), MACK LAKE again



We census-takers have finished counting KWs on federal land. Only a few
small areas remain here and there. Phil drives Don and me to separate
transects and he motors to a third farther away. I am on my own on this
picture perfect morning, cool, dry, with nary a cloud in the sky. This will
be a test of my GPS navigation skills because if I get lost, I have to find
the way out of the forest on my own.



As we walk to our starting point, a singing KW relocates from Don's
transect on the south side of the dirt road to mine on the north. The bird
is singing so close but I cannot see him. He must be perched low and deep
inside a jack pine where they seem to disappear into thin air. I get
started on my transect, walk 200 meters north, hear a KW and catch a sight
of him at the same time he flies from treetop to earth. I walk two
200-meter segments west. A KW is nearby. There he is, perched atop a jack
pine, singing his heart out. A second sings farther away -- I scan with my
binoculars and low and behold, I bring his brilliant yellow breast into
focus on a far-off tree. I know this is the KW I am hearing because his
body beats to the rhythm of his song.



My final 3 points take me north again. I stop on the first 200-meter
segment below a bare tree trunk. A KW is perched on top. He throws back his
head, arches his back, rips off his distinctive "
choo-choo-chee-chee-wee-wee" song, his entire body quivering in sync with
his song. I stand and watch. Repeatedly he gives song. Suddenly a Bluebird
emerges from a hole in the tree trunk, flies to the top and brushes past
the singing KW. Startled, the KW flies to the foot of a jack pine and
disappears into the brush. I finish my transect and walk the wood margin to
the road. This final transect has yielded 7 KWs and I have seen 4!



Don has a much longer transect so I wait patiently by the side of the road.
Hearing the familiar "peent" of the Common nighthawk, I catch sight of two
Nighthawks flying above the countryside in unison. I watch their aerial
display  -- they seem to be playing tag, one bird in the lead and the other
giving chase close behind. The only other sounds are singing KWs, Brown
thrashers, Lincoln's sparrows, and Bluebirds. The sun is shining, the sky
is deep blue above me, the air is cool and motionless. At this moment, I am
comfortable, satisfied, and at peace.





Total KWs Seen and/or Heard



My Magee Marsh subtotal A = 2
My personal subtotal B (male KWs heard only) = 70
My personal subtotal C (male KWs seen) = 13
My personal subtotal D (female KWs seen) = 1
My personal KW TOTAL = 86





Here is a list of the birds I saw or heard during my trip north.



KEY:
k = birds that share the jack pine forests with KWs
m = birds on the wooded margins of jack pine forests
W = Wakeley Lake
H = Hartwick Pines
r = roadside
h = heard only



Common loon W
Ring-billed gulls r
Killdeer r
Upland sandpiper k
Spotted sandpiper W
Ruffed grouse hk
Wild turkeys r
Red-tailed hawk r
Northern goshawk h
Broad-winged hawk W

 Bald eagle W
Osprey r (US-23 cell phone towers north of Brighton)
Turkey vulture k
American kestrel r
Barred owl hW
Mourning dove k
Black-billed cuckoo hWH
Yellow-billed cuckoo hW
Common nighthawk k
Kingfisher hW

 Red-bellied woodpecker W
Red-headed woodpecker hk
Hairy woodpecker W
Downy woodpecker r
Yellow-bellied sapsucker WH
Pileated woodpecker r (flyover on road to Lewiston)
Northern flicker k
Eastern kingbird kW
Eastern phoebe hrW
Eastern wood-pewee mHW

 Yellow-bellied flycatcher h?
Tree swallow W
Barn swallow r
American crow r
Northern raven k
Blue jay k
Black-capped chickadee kHW
Brown creeper hH
White-breasted nuthatch mW
Red-breasted nuthatch m

 House wren r
Winter wren H
Brown thrasher (k, very common in Jack pines)
American robin rmHW
Hermit thrush (k, very common in jack pines, HW)
Red-eyed vireo mHW
Blue-headed vireo H
Black-throated green warbler H
Black-and-white warbler H
Yellow-rumped warbler mH

 Kirtland's warbler
Canada warblers hH
American redstart r
Pine warblers mHW
Nashville warblers (k, very common in jack pines, HW)
Mourning warbler m
Northern waterthrush H
Ovenbird (k, typical in older jack pine, HW)
Common yellowthroat mW
Brown-headed cowbird k

 Red-winged blackbird mW
European starling k
Baltimore oriole W
Scarlet tanager mHW
Dark-eyed junco k
American goldfinch k
Indigo bunting m
Rose-breasted grosbeak mH
Evening grosbeak hH
Eastern towhee k

 White-throated sparrow hW
Chipping sparrow k
Swamp sparrow W
Song sparrow mW
Lincoln's sparrow k
Clay-colored sparrow k
Field sparrow k



My 11th year as a census volunteer is now complete. I leave renewed from my
sojourn to the northern LP, thankful to the many volunteers and federal and
state workers who care for the Kirtland's warbler and its unique habitat
year in and year out.

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
Email: ylime AT umich.edu
Web: http://ylime.people.si.umich.edu/


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Subject: Bald eagle takes a sea lamprey -- Benzie County
From: Bill Rapai <brapai AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:01:55 -0400 (EDT)
Birders:


I spent this morning observing workers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
doing sea lamprey control on the Betsie River near Benzonia. 



While the agency people were working above the Homestead Dam, a different kind 
of sea lamprey control had already taken place downstream. As I stood there 
talking with one of the agency's workers, a bald eagle flew over with a sea 
lamprey wiggling in its talons. 



The troops on the ground didn't call for air support, but they were grateful 
for it anyway. 



Bill Rapai
Grosse Pointe


Author of "The Kirtland's Warbler: The Story of a Bird's Fight Against 
Extinction and the People Who Saved It," named a Michigan Notable Book for 2013 
by the Library of Michigan. 



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Subject: Hummingbird banding on NPR
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:39:29 -0400
Birders,

Tomorrow (Thursday) the Environment Report by Rebecca Williams will air an
interview with all three currently licensed hummingbird banders in
Michigan. It will be on Michigan Radio (91.7 FM) and will air at 8:50 a.m.
and 5:45 p.m. The story can be read, and listened to, on-line at
www.michiganradio.org.

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: silvereagle AT airadvantage.net
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:35:31 -0400 (EDT)
> I have seen more turtles this year than any other year in my 57 years
crossing roads.  Some have been hit beyond repair but my faith got a bit
restored when last weekend I escorted the largest Blandings I have ever
seen until today another even larger Blandings, my hand hardly fit over
it to pick it up!  I sure wish they would all stop crossing roads!  No
Box turtles yet for me.


My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one
> is
> a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: Stevie <stevie19 AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:04 -0400
Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a 
million years ago.  :)

Stevie

On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
> A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. 
> Blandings Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because 
> of their hinged plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, 
> and larger.
>
> In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a 
> Box Turtle in SE Michigan.
>
> Jim McDonald
> Ypsilanti
>
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  > wrote:
>
>> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very 
>> nice size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper 
>> a few weeks ago.
>>
>> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and 
>> brought home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take 
>> them all back out. It was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That 
>> was in the late 70's and in sw Michigan.
>>
>> Suzanne
>> Sent from my phone.
>>
>> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust" 
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> NOTE: This report should be regarded as ancient history.
>>>
>>> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron 
>>> Parkway a bit north of Washtenaw Ave.  Someone I spoke with at the 
>>> time indicated that there were a few known to live in that area at 
>>> that time. Unfortunately it is/was a dangerous area in which to be a 
>>> terrestrial turtle.
>>>
>>> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
>>>
>>> *From:*Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu]
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
>>> *To:* birders AT umich.edu 
>>> *Subject:* [birders] OT Turtle
>>>
>>> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in 
>>> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this 
>>> one is a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>>>
>>> Jan B
>>>
>>> Superior Township
>>>
>>> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: CJ McDonald <cjmcd77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:29:59 -0400
A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings Turtles 
are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged plastron -- 
and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


Jim McDonald
Ypsilanti

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:

> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 

> 
> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 

> 
> Suzanne
> Sent from my phone. 
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  
wrote: 

> 
>> NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
>> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a 
bit north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that 
there were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it 
is/was a dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

>>  
>> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
>> From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
>> To: birders AT umich.edu
>> Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
>>  
>> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in 
Superior Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a 
first for him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 

>>  
>> Jan B
>> Superior Township
>> Washtenaw County
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Subject: Sleeping Bear Birding Trail headquarters
From: Paul Poronto <pporonto AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:16:10 -0400
Birders,

If you are heading up north to the NW Lower Peninsula area, stop in Glen
Arbor and check out the headquarters for the new Sleeping Bear Birding
Trail.... it opened today and they had 20 birders come in.... Very cool
project...  Great birding area...

http://sleepingbearbirdingtrail.org/trail-headquarters-now-open

-- 
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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:33:36 -0400
I saw one at Nan Weston Preserve in 2008 (photos here:
http://www.amazilia.net/images/Herps/Turtles/Terrapene_carolina_carolina.htm
).

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



On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM, curt powell  wrote:

> Cool!  I have not seen one on this side of the State.
>
>    *From:* Jan Berry 
> *To:* birders AT umich.edu
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:25 PM
> *Subject:* [birders] OT Turtle
>
> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is
> a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: Suzanne <suzeev AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:24:54 -0400
I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 


I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 


Suzanne
Sent from my phone. 

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  wrote:

> NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

>  
> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
> From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
> To: birders AT umich.edu
> Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
>  
> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 

>  
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: "Sue & Warren Faust" <wsfaust AT prodigy.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:11:34 -0400
NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history. 

In the early 1980's I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit
north of Washtenaw Ave.  Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that
there were a few known to live in that area at that time.  Unfortunately it
is/was a dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

 

Warren Faust, Ann Arbor

From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
To: birders AT umich.edu
Subject: [birders] OT Turtle

 

My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is
a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??

 

Jan B

Superior Township

Washtenaw County

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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: Deaver Armstrong <ddarm AT umich.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:31:49 -0400
For those who wish to record their turtle or other herpetofaunal sightings,
see

http://www.miherpatlas.org/

Dea


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> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is
> a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Natural Area Preservation Unit
City of Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Subject: Pontiac Peregrine Falcons
From: Christine Becher <becherchristine AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:19:22 -0400
Birders,
The pair of peregrine falcons, Screech and Zeus, nesting at the AT&T tower in 
Pontiac 

have produced two young this year, a male and a female. The chicks have not 
been banded. They will be fledging any day now. They can be viewed very easily 
from the roof of the parking structure next to the McLaren hospital. There is a 
fee for the parking structure. Hospital security routinely monitors the parking 
structure. If anyone checks it out, please let us know what you see. Christine 
Becher 

and Barb Baldinger

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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: michael wells <imwells99 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:51:05 -0700 (PDT)
I also rescued an E.Box Turtle several years ago here in Springfield Township, 
northern Oakland County. One and only I have ever seen in the wild. 



Best of Regards, Michael Wells
 

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 From: curt powell 
To: birders AT umich.edu 
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:36 PM
Subject: [birders] Re: OT Turtle
  


Cool! I have not seen one on this side of the State. 
 

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 From: Jan Berry 
To: birders AT umich.edu 
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:25 PM
Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
  


My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


Jan B
Superior Township
Washtenaw County
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From: curt powell <curt.curt AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:36:15 -0700 (PDT)
Cool! I have not seen one on this side of the State. 
 

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To: birders AT umich.edu 
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Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
  


My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


Jan B
Superior Township
Washtenaw County
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From: Jan Berry <jeberry AT umich.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:25:31 -0400
My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is
a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??

Jan B
Superior Township
Washtenaw County


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Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:32:52 -0400
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Subject: Tonight: Birding A to Z is free Washtenaw Audubon event, Wed., 19 June, all invited
From: Mike Sefton <mseft AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:14:57 -0700 (PDT)
Birders
and friends,

 
Please
join us tonight for the following free program. 
You do not have to be a member to attend.
 
Wednesday,
June 19, 7:30pm
 
Birding
A to Z with Don “The Man” Chalfant
 
Join
birding ace and noted raconteur Don “The Man” Chalfant in an entertaining
program about our favorite pastime.  While he escapes the snows of Ann Arbor 
in 

sunny Florida for half the year, Don works tirelessly on his innovative
programs for Washtenaw Audubon, in the time he can spare from augmenting his
enormous Florida life list, then returns to Ann Arbor with the hummingbirds to
work on his enormous Washtenaw County life list.  Don “The Man” is a 
retired school teacher, keen birder, bird photographer, and field trip leader. 

 
This program is free and open to the public.  Membership is not required, 
though we would 

welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational
activities.  Washtenaw Audubon programs
are held at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Rd., Ann
Arbor.  Call 994-3569 if you need more
information about the program. 
Directions to the Botanical Gardens: 
 
http://washtenawaudubon.org/programs.php
 
In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter
sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program.
 
Hope to see you there.

Mike Sefton
Washtenaw Audubon
www.washtenawaudubon.org

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Subject: 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (2 of 3)
From: Karen Markey <ylime AT umich.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:40:22 -0400
Here is the second installment that is a daily account of my experiences on
the 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census:



Day 2 (Tuesday, June 11), BIG CREEK/ELDORADO



I get to sleep an extra 15 minutes this morning. It is cool and overcast. I
don my new Cabela gaiters because the dew is always thick in the morning.



The KW census crew splits up between BIG CREEK and ELDORADO, southwest of
Mio. Whew! I am paired with Lauren again and she is happy to navigate. We
are walking through a forest that has regenerated since the 2006 Hughes
Lake Burn. The fire was started by a homeowner burning debris.



Our first transect passes through trees 3 to 4 1/2 feet high. We are
careful not to trip over fallen timber but for the most part, this is "a
walk in the park." I doubt that we will hear or see KWs because the trees
are so short. In fact, we hear 5 KWs but they are far away.



Our second transect also features short young trees. The only sounds are
Indigo buntings, Lincoln's sparrows, and Eastern bluebirds. But wait! I
hear a promising song. We get closer ... it is a singing MOURNING WARBLER!
Unfortunately it is singing on private land and the undergrowth is so
dense, that I do not dare to venture much farther. Of course, I saw plenty
of MOURNINGS at Magee Marsh and heard them in the Arb but it is always a
pleasure to catch sight of these beauties.



We census-takers motor to the Paddle Inn in Mio for lunch. Despite our
numbers, the kitchen is really quick and my Monte Cristo arrives in record
time -- I rarely see this old-fashioned sandwich on the froufrou menus of
Ann Arbor restaurants. I chow down and race back to the motel to change
into lighter clothes. I head to the unmarked Valley Road prairie on federal
land south southwest of Mio. The clouds have given way to brilliant
sunshine and warmth. This will be a hot one!



I am never sure where the prairie's trail begins so I head north through
the field. I find the trail but it is hardly different from the field. Due
to the sun and heat, I try my best to hug the wooded margins where there is
shade here and there. Despite my best efforts searching for Purple finches,
Uppies, and Clay-colored sparrows, I must settle on Lincoln's, Chipping,
and Field sparrows, and the usual bunting-bluebird-thrasher gangs.



Reaching the car, I am really hot, and I motor away slowly hoping to catch
sight of Uppies. While I drive, my eye catches a moving dot on my arm. Oh
no! Ticks! I scan my shirt and slacks. I am covered with ticks! They are
even crawling on the car seat. I hit the brake and stop the car. I get out
and pluck ticks -- one, two ... five, six. I check the car where I find
seven, eight, and nine. I want to strip off my clothes and get into the
shower right now but my motel is almost 20 miles away! I speed down Valley
Road and when I reach MI-33, I pick off ten and eleven. In downtown Mio, I
pluck twelve from my arm -- these things are like tiny bits of moving
Velcro!



I reach my motel, take off everything except my outside layer and dash
behind the door where I take off everything else, open the door and throw
it outside, lock the door, and run into the shower. I lather up and take a
long, deliberate shower, but even afterwards, I feel scratchy and every
twitch, tug, and itch produces ticks in my mind's eye. After I dress in
clean clothes, I check my car and the clothes I left outside the door and
find twelve to sixteen. Seventeen and eighteen are marching up the step
into my motel room. How do they know I'm in there?



I tell Dave about the ticks. He does not want to get into my car so he
drives us to the Lewiston Lodge for dinner where we meet Phil Huber, USFS
wildlife biologist, his family, and 3 KW volunteers from various Michigan
zoos. I position myself so I can survey lovely East Twin Lake through the
big picture window. I order the Michigan salad with cherries and homemade
maple vinaigrette dressing and broiled walleye for a mere $16.95 -- I love
the prices up here!





Day 3 (Wednesday, June 13), MACK LAKE, No Pablo Burn



My alarm rings at 4 am. Gathering my senses, I scratch my head. Oh no!
Another tick! I dislodge nineteen from my scalp. This is the definition of
a rude awakening!



At 5 am, we pile into the trucks and drive to Mack Lake. Phil assigns us
transects in the "No Pablo Burn." Named for Pablo, a veteran fire crewman
who was unable to fight the wildfire that burned this area in 2000, this
forest features natural regeneration. I have censused this area several
times but I have always been on the woods' margins. Today I am assigned a
transect smack dab through the middle of forest so I am hopeful that we
will have big numbers. Walking a dirt road surrounded by mature conifers to
our starting point, I hear the "querr" call of a Red-headed woodpecker and
"delete" song of a Yellow-bellied flycatcher. I check Thayer's Field Guide
and note that Yellow-bellies are farther north -- I heard many such
Flycatchers in the Adirondacks last June so I am confident of my
identification.



Tim, a volunteer and zookeeper from Grand Rapids, joins me. He prefers to
mark the birds, not navigate. Ugh! I have to apply myself to the navigation
task. Because we are walking due west, it is simple for me to mark our
starting point on the GPS and "walk away from the point" by watching the
gauges on the GPS and stopping every 200 meters-- this is really easy.



We easily navigate large open areas but are cautious in forested areas due
to fallen timber, animal burrows, and hilly terrain. This is a 13-year old
burn so most of the fallen timber is rotten and pliable under my boots. At
various times, two birds are right on our transect, and because they are
tucked inside the jack pines, we are lucky to catch sight of them. A third
bird sings nearby and I leave the transect to find him. My eye catches
sight of a yellow-and-grey bird flying in between jack pines hardly 6
inches above the ground. Momentarily I catch sight of the bird in my
binoculars. Wow! It is a female because she has neither black lores nor
broken eye-ring. I haven't caught sight of a female KW on territory for
several years. I high tail myself out of there because I know she is
nesting nearby on the ground and I do not want to step on adult birds or
eggs.



Our first transect sums to 23 KWs. We finish early and wait for our ride to
the second transect. Veteran forester Taren picks us up and joins us on our
second transect because he doesn't have one. Taren works in the Cadillac
USFS office, is a long-time census veteran, and IMHO one of the best KW
census-takers on the team.



We arrive at "the Vortex," a young jack pine forest that has regenerated
from a burn. It is an area about 3/4-mile wide and 1 kilometer long. Tim
and Taren plot the birds, and I navigate. Taren gives me pointers on GPS
navigation. Our long walk produces only 2 KWs.



Back at the Paddle Inn, we compare our birds with the team that walked
parallel to us. Even Phil is surprised how few birds are in "the Vortex"
because it is prime KW habitat.



Eating lunch, I mention to one of the Wittenberg interns my plan to visit
Wakeley Lake that afternoon. She tells me her professor was walking there
yesterday and was harassed by a nesting female Northern Goshawk. I ask her
for the bird's location so I can be on the lookout it.



I motor to Wakeley Lake, on MI-72 a few miles east of Grayling. As soon as
I hit the trail, I hear the NORTHERN GOSHAWK screaming her alarm call. I do
not want to meet her -- Phil told me a story several years ago about a USFS
worker assigned to check a nesting Goshawk. The Goshawk plucked the
worker's eyeball out! (True story, I do not make this stuff up.)



I catch up with Professor Phillips and his Wittenberg ecology class who are
walking the woods. I introduce myself, and he invites me to join them. They
navigate the forest slowly, and he queries students about concepts they
have learned in class. The students are inquisitive, asking this and that,
finding interesting flora and fauna, and discussing them. Professor
Phillips find a turtle and shows us how to distinguish males from females
by turning the turtle over and checking his belly to determine if it
concave (thus making for a better fit).



I point out the birds we hear -- Red-eyed vireos, Pine warblers, and
Ovenbirds. The students are more impressed with the birds they see --
Scarlet tanager, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Baltimore oriole, Eastern
kingbird, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, and Eastern wood-pewee. We come upon
a furry of Yellow-bellied sapsucker activity -- this must be a young family
on the move. We hear a soaring raptor that Professor Phillips identifies as
a Broad-winged hawk. Very cool! Pileated woodpecker evidence is everywhere
but no birds are in sight.



We peer across the lake at the huge Bald eagle nest. Everyone but Jasmine
sees it. I describe its location three different ways and finally Jasmine
lets out a "Wow!" Yep, she sees it. How many times has this happened to me?
Everyone sees something big and conspicuous and I totally miss it until
voila! There it is and how did I miss it?



It is late and I leave the group. I dine alone at O'Briens at the Songbird
Motel. I would eat here every night but it is open for dinner only
Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I start with rolls and
three different butters (the cinnamon-butter is my favorite), then a
generous relish tray which is too way much for even two people, and finally
my entree -- broiled walleye and Dan's tasty taters. Before tip, the bill
comes to $22. I would pay 3 times this price or more in Ann Arbor.



Tomorrow, I will continue this 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Diary with days 4
and 5 and lists of KWs and all birds seen and heard.



* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
Email: ylime AT umich.edu
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Subject: Re: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18
From: Rick Neubig <rneubig AT umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:21:04 -0400
Yeah global warming - oops - did I say that ;)

On 6/18/2013 2:16 PM, Dan Sparks-Jackson wrote:
> At long last, a couple of Dickcissels have finally turned up in one of the
> habitats I've had them in summers past:  South Steinbach Road ~0.1 mile
> north of the intersection with Weber Road.  One male was perched and
> singing to the west, atop the utility line that crosses Steinbach.  The
> other was more distant to the east, downslope in the CREP field.  They
> were either mum or absent when I drove through the area last week.
> Perhaps the species is still trickling in to our area?
>
> DSJ
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Subject: UM Falcons
From: Phyllis Voorheis <phyllisvoorheis AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:29:54 -0700 (PDT)
I was observing all the chicks fledging beginning on June 4 as my hubby was in 
ICU for 9 days. Saw one get rescued from the courtyard by Einstein bagels. 
Saw one which had hit a window and sat for 3-1/2 hours near the hospital 
building being guarded by an officer until DNR could arrive - heard it flew 
away before being rescued.  Noticed the other 2 disappear. Spoke with DNR, 
understood one chick has passed away. 


The third stayed the longest on the roof, then came down to the children's 
playhouse by Old Mott Hospital on June 13. Then it went to the wall where a 
rescuer came but was unable to rescue due to no access to a high ledge where it 
sat. That evening, the youngster perched about 10-15' up in a tree at the east 
end of the hospital with both parents above on rooftops and occasionally 
calling. Mid day the next day (14th), all three were on top of the West 
elevator shaft and I watched the parents demonstrate flying. The next day (15) 
I did not see or hear any of the 3. The next day (16th), the parents were 
back calling, and I could not locate the chick high or low. The next day 17th 
all three were present and my hubby was discharged and we came home. 


I have posted some pics and videos on facebook with more to come.

The nest box is on top of the East Elevator shaft with a square perch sticking 
out. The father spends most of his time on the perch. The baby on the roof 
and the mom many places including vent shafts on the side of the building 
opposite the west Elevator shaft. Great viewing from inside the elevator 
lobbies - especially the 14th floor. 


I feel blessed by this opportunity that helped me pass the 12 days my hubby was 
in the hospital! 


Phyllis

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Subject: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18
From: "Dan Sparks-Jackson" <sparksjackson AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:16:30 -0400
At long last, a couple of Dickcissels have finally turned up in one of the
habitats I've had them in summers past:  South Steinbach Road ~0.1 mile
north of the intersection with Weber Road.  One male was perched and
singing to the west, atop the utility line that crosses Steinbach.  The
other was more distant to the east, downslope in the CREP field.  They
were either mum or absent when I drove through the area last week. 
Perhaps the species is still trickling in to our area?

DSJ

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Subject: singing wrens
From: Sherri Smith <grackle AT umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:22:02 -0400
Laurent,
I think that the wrens stop singing when the babies fledge and have to be fed 
and supervised on the ground until they fly well. The parents don't want to 
draw any attention to them at this time, is my guess. 

Sherri Smith
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Subject: 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (1 of 3)
From: Karen Markey <ylime AT umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:53:20 -0400
I am reporting my participation in the Kirtland's Warbler (KW) Census. This
is my 11th year as a volunteer on the Mio team that is made up of United
States Forest Service (USFS) staff, Fish and Wildlife (USFW) staff and
dedicated citizen volunteers. Every year in early June, the team surveys
federal and state jack pine forests. Some people volunteer for a few days,
others, like me, volunteer for the full week.



Here is the first installment that is a daily account of my experiences on
the 2013 census:



Day 0 (Sunday, June 9), Drive to MIO

I leave Ann Arbor at 5:30 am for a visit to Hartwick Pines State Park
northeast of Grayling.



Traffic is very light. Taking exit 259 on I-75, I pull into Hartwick Pines
at 8:30 am. At this early hour, I am the lone visitor on the Old Growth
Forest trail. If you are traveling north on I-75, you owe it to yourself to
detour into Hartwick and walk this trail, imagining a northern Michigan
covered with these majestic and awe-inspiring trees. Take insect repellent
-- the hum of the mosquitoes almost drowns out the pervasive songs of
Black-throated green and Pine warblers, Pewees, Red-eyed vireos, and Brown
creepers. I follow up with walks on the Park's Au Sable River and Mertz
Grade Trails where I enjoy singing Canada warblers, Northern waterthrushes,
Blue-headed vireos, and chirping Evening grosbeaks. Pileated woodpecker
evidence is everywhere but no birds are in sight.



I drive from Grayling to Mio, stopping at a state-owned jack pine
plantation on MI-72 where the trees are just right. Despite the noise of
passing vehicles, I hear the distinctive and unmistakable
"choo-choo-chee-chee-wee-wee" songs of KWs emanating from the plantation. I
think to myself, "My, it's gonna be a great week!"



I arrive at the Holiday Motor-In in late afternoon and take a much-needed
shower. Long-time KW volunteer Dave joins me for dinner at the Lost Creek
Sky Ranch, a sports bar west of Mio, not my favorite restaurant genre but
one of the few places open on a Sunday night where we can dine and order
beer and wine.



Day 1 (Monday, June 10), PINE RIVER

Surprisingly I awaken before my three alarm clocks go off but it feels like
the middle of the night. Oh no, it is pouring rain outside. I check weather
radar and rain covers most of the northern lower peninsula.



About 20 other team members pile into vehicles at the Mio Ranger Station
for the 50-minute drive to PINE RIVER. I fall asleep and awaken to overcast
skies and a few sprinkles. I keep my rain gear on just in case, plus it is
chilly and the trees will be wet with dew.



Along with the Huron Shores team, our teams number about 3 dozen
census-takers. A few are summer interns from Wittenberg University in
Springfield, Ohio. I am assigned Lauren, a college junior at the University
of St. Thomas in Minnesota. It takes one quick GPS tutorial from Phil to
transform Lauren into a GPS maven -- she negotiates the woods with ease.
Despite the overcast and threat of rain, the morning is cool and
comfortable. Our first one-mile transect features jack pines 10- to 12-feet
high, and all 7 KWs we hear are far away. Trees at our second transect are
only 5- to 8-feet high and loaded with 22 KWs. I see 3 KWs but they are all
far away. I have already seen 2 KWs at Magee Marsh this spring so I am
primed and ready for more.



It is almost noon when we join other census-takers at the Chat 'n Chew in
nearby Glennie. Truly, there is nothing healthy on the menu. I am really
hungry so I order an omelet and gobble it down.



When I return to Mio, USFS forest biologist Phil gives me a 5-minute
refresher course in GPS navigation. The GPS unit is a maze of switches,
buttons, menus, and icons. Phil does not have an extra GPS unit for me to
practice so I hope I do not quickly forget what he shows me.



I shed my raingear at my motel and motor to unmarked federal land on
Mischler Road where I have seen Golden-winged, Mourning, Redstart, and
Chestnut-sided warblers in the past. Unfortunately, the field is
transitioning to woods so I am not surprised that I punt on all 4 birds --
no flycatchers calling from the adjacent marsh either. It is late in the
afternoon too.



Dave joins me again at Sky Ranch for dinner. My cobb salad is huge and
delicious.


< < < | > > >



For readers unfamiliar with the KW census, let me quickly review how we
census the jack pine forests. The KW Census Coordinator assigns a KW
Section Leader maps through which are drawn 2 to 5 parallel transects
(transect = a path that cuts through the forest) separated by about a
quarter mile. Two- to three-person teams walk parallel transects at the
same time. When we are done, we compare the locations of singing KWs with
adjacent teams. We decide which birds are "duplicates" and one of the teams
omits the "duplicate" bird from their map. The Section Leader then
consolidates bird locations onto one map and returns it to the Census
Coordinators.



A transect is not a road, trail, or two-track; it is just a line drawn on a
map through a jack pine forest. Census teams navigate with map, compass,
and GPS in hand. We stop at 200-meter (1/8 of a mile) intervals to listen
for singing male KWs and use a compass to triangulate the location of a
singing KW on the map. Minus strong prevailing winds, singing KWs are
audible a little beyond 1/8 of a mile.



If we catch glimpses of a singing KW, we look at its legs for bands. I
resist leaving the transect to search for a singing KW because KWs nest on
the ground and I do not want to step on a nest.



Tomorrow, I will continue this 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Diary with days 2
and 3.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
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Subject: Re: Bluebirds 2nd attempt
From: Brucemac1 <brucemac1 AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:45:11 -0400 (EDT)
Our 'Home' BB pair produced a 2nd batch of (5) eggs that Momma began incubating 
on June 4th. 

Three of the eggs hatched on June 16th.
All appears well.  ....no more problems with Racoons,        ....so far...!!

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Subject: Re: ADMIN - Don't touch that dial - Announcement #2
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:14:49 -0400
> Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an
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>

Please note the above from Announcement #2.  I'll let you know when 
you can begin posting to the new list.

You can post to the old list through Friday.

Bruce

From:           	"Bruce M. Bowman" 
To:             	birders AT umich.edu
Date sent:      	Tue, 18 Jun 2013 02:05:38 -0400
Subject:        	[birders] ADMIN - Don't touch that dial - Announcement #2
Send reply to:  	"Bruce M. Bowman" 

> 
> ====================================================================
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>                     ANNOUNCEMENT #2
> 
>         birders is moving!  But don't do a thing.
> 
> Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin
> receiving your birders list email from a different server, a Mailman
> server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of the one
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> Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue receiving birders
> mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back and relax.  
> 
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> the first address below, not the second one:  
> 
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> 
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> be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new
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> subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE
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> 
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>                       ANNOUNCEMENT #1
> 
> Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
> HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
> University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
> this move is offered by your list administrators.
> 
> birding lists
>   birders           Bruce Bowman 
>   se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
>   jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 
> 
> enviro list
>   enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
>                     John Lowry (co-admin) 
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> 
> On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good.
> This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we found
> a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The Great
> Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great Lakes
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> and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our special thanks
> to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  a2wildones--for
> telling us about GLIN/GLC.)   
> 
> GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the email
> list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference between
> Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, unsubscribing, turning
> off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the same way.   
> 
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> a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu Lyris
> subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST
> MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old
> list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive
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> Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only
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Subject: Re: OT prints available at the AA Aviary Exhibition
From: Philip Painter <cerebruminc AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:46:12 -0400
I'm not sure FB is required to view the information or not, so I've
included it below.

LIFT OFF is our monthly celebration of local artists & performers. On the
final Friday (or Saturday) of every month, we showcase the talent of Ann
Arbor and the surrounding areas with an artist's gallery, performers of all
kinds (usually the instructors of upcoming workshops at the A2 Aviary),
local products to eat and drink, an open bar, and dance party.

Special feature this month: Bird Call Gallery

Curated by Lizzie Lottman, the show includes art work inspired by birds,
wings, feathers, and flight by numerous local artists:

Sophia Fenby

Carol Hannah

B.P. LeGualt

Sherri Lemire

Rick Lieder

Ted Lottman

Molly Marden clever9design

Arian Monceaux

Margaret Mosey

Philip Painter

Get there early, there will be a lot to see, and if you still have those
wings you got for a Halloween costume and never wore again, now is the time
to bust 'em out.

Gallery viewing opens at 8pm.
Performances begin at 9:30pm.

Then stay for more snacks, drinks, and a dance dance party party with our
resident dance facilitator DJ Discordelia.

$10 for art, food, booze, music, AND a show!

*If you are interested in performing, showing, or donating products/time
any LIFT OFF event, please email us at contact AT a2aviary.com

The Ann Arbor Aviary 
4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Philip Painter wrote:

> A couple of my photographs were selected for exhibition at the Ann Arbor
> Aviary Lift Off event on June 28. The even details can be viewed here:
> https://www.facebook.com/events/278387802305350/?fref=ts
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Subject: OT prints available at the AA Aviary Exhibition
From: Philip Painter <cerebruminc AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:31:34 -0400
A couple of my photographs were selected for exhibition at the Ann Arbor
Aviary Lift Off event on June 28. The even details can be viewed here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/278387802305350/?fref=ts


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Subject: ADMIN - Don't touch that dial - Announcement #2
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 02:05:38 -0400
====================================================================

                    ANNOUNCEMENT #2

        birders is moving!  But don't do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 
receiving your birders list email from a different server, a Mailman 
server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of the one 
we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the University of 
Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue receiving 
birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back and relax.  

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:  

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES!
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not
looking).

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)   

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 
same way.   

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week
a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST
MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.  

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected
to the new list.

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At
that time you may begin posting to the new list at
birders AT xxxxxxxxxx

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.   

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.   

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(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
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