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Laughing Kookaburra,©Jan Wilczur

2 Apr Turkey Vultures, Dickinson Co [Phyllis Carlson ]
02 Apr EUP Inland Waterfowl [Elliot Nelson ]
2 Apr FOY birds in Manistique [tony block ]
02 Apr Re: activity in the north shallows - Dead River/Tourist Park lake [Shannon Daniels ]
2 Apr Wisconsin [Brian Naze ]
2 Apr Bald eagles [Jim Jantzen ]
02 Apr FOY Purple finch [Shannon Daniels ]
2 Apr activity in the north shallows - Dead River/Tourist Park lake [Priscilla Burnham ]
2 Apr FOY for our yard [Judi Mouser ]
29 Mar GYRF Chippewa Co. - yes...briefly [Elliot Nelson ]
31 Mar Whitefish Point Sightings Report 24-31 March 2017 [Skye Haas ]
31 Mar curious observation - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
31 Mar Common Grackle, Mourning Dove ["dwelker AT up.net" ]
2 Apr robins and sandhill crane [Dennis Jantzen ]
31 Mar Whitefish Point Sightings Report 24-31 March 2017 [Skye Haas ]
1 Apr Partridge [Anne Okonek ]
1 Apr First Kestrel, Dickinson Co [Phyllis Carlson ]
01 Apr Delta county FOY's [Laurie Johnson ]
1 Apr Gyrfalcon continues- Chippewa CO. 4/1 [Skye Haas ]
01 Apr Dead river/granite bufflehead [Shannon Daniels ]
1 Apr many starlings ["Amy L. Gonigam" ]
1 Apr Spring visitors [Jo Willson ]
02 Apr Falcon big day? ["S.J. Baker" ]
1 Apr Gyrfalcon continues- Chippewa CO. 4/1 [Skye Haas ]
29 Mar Live data stream from Whitefish Point Bird Observatory [Skye Haas ]
28 Mar Re: Dead gull [Alec Lindsay ]
28 Mar early Swamp Sparrow and Virginia's Rail - Escanaba, Delta County; Caracara, no [Joe Kaplan ]
28 Mar Gyrfalcon - Chippewa County [Elliot Nelson ]
28 Mar Gyrfalcon - Chippewa County [Elliot Nelson ]
28 Mar Turkey Vultures Marquette [Shannon Daniels ]
28 Mar Dead gull [Shannon Daniels ]
28 Mar new birds at Oakridge ["MTURVEY.aol.com via birdnet" ]
28 Mar Birds ["Louis Taccolini" ]
28 Mar Snow Geese Gulliver [Jo Willson ]
27 Mar Fwd: Gyrfalcon, Chippewa County [Skye Haas ]
27 Mar Re: MI DNR NRC Sandhill Crane Agenda Item [Shannon Daniels ]
27 Mar female wood duck - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
26 Mar pair of pileateds - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
26 Mar Arnheim Birds ["murphnj AT up.net" ]
26 Mar MI DNR NRC Sandhill Crane Agenda Item ["Nancy Warren" ]
26 Mar Blue Jay's & the usuals [Shannon Daniels ]
22 Mar Crested Caracara - Escanaba continues [Joe Kaplan ]
24 Mar Wigeon at Dead River/Granite street [Shannon Daniels ]
24 Mar Whitefish Point Sightings Report 15-23 March, 2017 [Skye Haas ]
25 Mar More trumpeter swans appear - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
24 Mar Flight-ducks - shovelers - Dead River - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
25 Mar Woodpecker ["Louis Taccolini" ]
20 Mar Killdeer Dickinson Co [Phyllis Carlson ]
19 Mar Garden, Mi ["James Patton" ]
19 Mar Northern Harrier [Roger Harbin ]
19 Mar Hawk Watch Near Rockland ["murphnj AT up.net" ]
19 Mar Caracara spotted again in Escanaba [Kristen Goymerac ]
17 Mar FOY Redwing Blackbird [Phyllis Carlson ]
17 Mar Re: Robins - Dickinson Co [Mary Martin ]
17 Mar FOY robin [Mary Martin ]
17 Mar Robins - Dickinson Co [Phyllis Carlson ]
18 Mar Manistique Boardwalk [tony block ]
18 Mar juvenile bald eagle - Dead River - Marquette [Priscilla Burnham ]
17 Mar Whitefish Point [Skye Haas ]
17 Mar Re: Whitefish Point [Skye Haas ]
17 Mar Birds/Brain talk CANCELLED at NMU this afternoon [Mary Martin ]
17 Mar Eagles [Cindy Deo ]
18 Mar RE: White geese Houghton County ["murphnj AT up.net" ]
17 Mar Whitefish Point Hawk Count [Gary Palmer ]
18 Mar Marquette gulls ["J.D. Phillips" ]
18 Mar No geese & sliding deer [Shannon Daniels ]
19 Mar EUP raptors ["S.J. Baker" ]
18 Mar Male wood duck - Woodland Ave/Dead River, Marquette [Shannon Daniels ]
10 Mar Manistique Geese [tony block ]
11 Mar Marquette Geese ["Paul Nelson via birdnet" ]
11 Mar Bohemian Waxwings Mqt Golf Course ["thylacine701 ." ]
10 Mar Unsubscribe. ["Jamie Inman via birdnet" ]
10 Mar Manistique Geese update 3/10 [Skye Haas ]
10 Mar Snow Geese [Cameron Fuess ]
10 Mar Snow, Ross's, and White-fronted Geese in Marquette [Gary Palmer ]
10 Mar Geese, MQT coutny ["Alec Olivier via birdnet" ]

Subject: Turkey Vultures, Dickinson Co
From: Phyllis Carlson <pcarlson2561 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:26:59 -0500
I saw 2 Turkey Vultures soaring along today.
Quinnesec

Phyllis
Subject: EUP Inland Waterfowl
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:52:43 +0000
Canada Goose has been starting to show up in decent numbers as spring
breaks here in Chippewa County. Around 200-300 birds are amassed in a
handful of flocks around Pickford. A flock tends to hang out on 22mile Rd
just east of the golf course and west of the river on the north side of the
road.  The largest grouping seems to be in the fields at the northeast
corner of Gogomain and Pennington rds with some spread out southeast of the
intersection as well. A blue morph Snow Goose has been seen for the last
few days going between these locations. Today I also found a white morph
Snow Goose was present there.  Last week I had a Greater-White Fronted
goose also in Pickford on 22 Mile. Small numbers of Mallards are mixed in
and just recently American Wigeon have joined in.

The Rudyard Flats and the Centerline/Hantz loop in Rudyard are a bit slower
but a couple of  Tundra Swans along with some Canada Goose and dabblers are
present just a bit northeast of the intersection of centerline Rd and M48.
Today a pair of Northern Pintail were also present there. Also today I
found a flock of 60 or so geese on the east side of Hantz Rd just north of
20mile Rd (Around a pond there) Most interesting were 2 white geese mixed
in. Heat haze and distance made viewing difficult but the birds appeared
quite small and signs pointed towards Ross's or possible hybrid birds.
Anyone around should check the area and let us know what you find.

The Gyrfalcon on 7Mile Rd and Nicolet south of the Soo appears to be
showing well today. Canada Goose, Mallard and American Wigeon along with
Wood Ducks have also all been reported there.

It's a good time to be in the EUP Birding!

Bird on!

Elliot Nelson
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Subject: FOY birds in Manistique
From: tony block <tnyblck AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:59:43 -0400
Hey all,
I had a couple FOY for my yard: common grackle, dark-eyed junco and what I
identified as three first-winter white-crowned sparrows. The lack of wing
bars was puzzling, but quite sure that's what they were. Also had sandhill
cranes and a killdeer along the boardwalk yesterday. Things are starting to
happen!
Tony Block
Manistique
Subject: Re: activity in the north shallows - Dead River/Tourist Park lake
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:01:12 +0000
As an addendum to Pri's inventory, 2 pied-billed grebe have shown up as
well.

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 9:07 AM Priscilla Burnham  wrote:

> common and hooded mergs, the buffleheads spotted by Shannon, about five
> scaups (can't tell the difference between greater and lesser at this
> distance), pair of wood ducks; much dabbling, diving, and courtship
> displays.
> Pair of trumpeters still here, after going missing for most of the day
> yesterday. Number of mallards has dropped - may be nest-building?
> Robins, cardinal pair, pileated pair,  mature eagle, and a large hawk (no
> binos )...
> Sunshine and warmer temps should bring in more migrants today. Yes!
> Pri Burnham
>
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Shannon Daniels
Subject: Wisconsin
From: Brian Naze <bn2346 AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:35:46 -0400
Wife and I returned from Milwaukee today. I 43 fields full of ducks geese 
Sandhills. Lots of turkey buzzards in groups. Lots of hawks and a large flock 
of swans the highlight. B. Naze 49855 


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Subject: Bald eagles
From: Jim Jantzen <honeywumpas AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:55:41 -0400
At 11:20 this morning, there were 3 bald eagles flying around 553, between 
Southgate Rd and Plains St. They were just circling around and around. What a 
beautiful sight! Happy spring everyone! 


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Subject: FOY Purple finch
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:52:08 +0000
4 purple finch just showed up on the platform feeder. 3 females and one
male. 30 plus pine siskins are still around. 3 Blue Jay have shown up to
gorge on peanuts in the shell. A few more goldfinch have shown up (up to
3), the morning dove population had gone from upwards of 50 to 3. The
cardinals and Robins are once again becoming regulars in the yard, and the
mallard pair continues their foraging in the leaves and stream.

South Marquette
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Shannon Daniels
Subject: activity in the north shallows - Dead River/Tourist Park lake
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:07:42 -0400
common and hooded mergs, the buffleheads spotted by Shannon, about five
scaups (can't tell the difference between greater and lesser at this
distance), pair of wood ducks; much dabbling, diving, and courtship
displays.
Pair of trumpeters still here, after going missing for most of the day
yesterday. Number of mallards has dropped - may be nest-building?
Robins, cardinal pair, pileated pair,  mature eagle, and a large hawk (no
binos )...
Sunshine and warmer temps should bring in more migrants today. Yes!
Pri Burnham
Subject: FOY for our yard
From: Judi Mouser <mouserhouse AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 08:08:57 -0400
FOY for our backyard-

A flock of turkeys came cruising through. Haven't seen turkeys in our yard for 
several years. 


The rest of the usual stuff- pair of ducks nesting, geese, robins, pine siskins 
still plentiful, along with an abundance of red breasted nuthatches and 
chickadees. Downy, hairy, pileated woodpeckers. Seems like we have a lot more 
red breasted nuthatches every year. Dog has had his nose in the air sniffing 
the last few mornings, so either deer or bear... 


Judi
Timber Lane, Chocolay River. 
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Subject: GYRF Chippewa Co. - yes...briefly
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:25:27 +0000
Bird was spotted just around 6:00pm at the same location. Dead ash tree
north of 7Mile and east of Nicolet Rd. Same ash tree it was in the last
night. Flew off south west after a bit. The first night it was seen it also
flew off and returned shortly. Others out looking now.
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Subject: Whitefish Point Sightings Report 24-31 March 2017
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:52:57 -0400
Howdy folks,

Here is this weeks sightings report for Whitefish Point. The last few days
have seen some decent pushes of migrating raptors, though the floodgates
have yet to really bust loose.

https://wpbo.org/whitefish-point-sightings-report-march-24-31/

I have received no reports positive or negative since I last saw the
Gyrfalcon on the evening of the 29th in the Soo.

Skye Haas
WPBO Field Ornithologist

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Subject: curious observation - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:50:17 -0400
There has been a lone goose hanging around the pair of trumpeter swans and
just now, the trumpeter pair took off - with the goose taking off in
between them, flying with them in the same direction.  Seems an odd
coincidence.  Any ideas as to what might explain this behavior?
After circling, the trio did end up putting down in the north channel of
the Dead River, near the walking trail, which is opening up and attracting
more waterfowl activity.
Pri Burnham
Subject: Common Grackle, Mourning Dove
From: "dwelker AT up.net" <dwelker@up.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:53:09 -0400 (EDT)
Common Grackle at the feeder here in Atlantic Mine this AM, and the first 
Mourning Dove of the year at the feeder in Alston yesterday afternoon. 

 
 -doug-
Subject: robins and sandhill crane
From: Dennis Jantzen <honeywumpas AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 05:43:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
Four robins showed up here a couple days ago. Saturday evening a lone sandhill 
crane showed up in the field across the road. Maybe it's Hilda from last 
summer? No Sandy with her though. Hope he's ok. Will keep watching for them. 
Other than that, had a grouse show up last week. My husband calls them blow up 
birds because he saw one all puffed up and didn't know what it was at first. 
Lots of crows and pigeons, starlings, hairy and downy woodpeckers, chickadees, 
pine siskins, red and white nuthatches, blue jays, and mourning doves. The deer 
are coming back in too, eating the corn and the peanuts in the shells that I 
put out. That's about it for here on Johnson Lake Rd, in Gwinn. Have a good 
night all. 

Julie Jantzen
Subject: Whitefish Point Sightings Report 24-31 March 2017
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:52:57 -0400
Howdy folks,

Here is this weeks sightings report for Whitefish Point. The last few days
have seen some decent pushes of migrating raptors, though the floodgates
have yet to really bust loose.

https://wpbo.org/whitefish-point-sightings-report-march-24-31/

I have received no reports positive or negative since I last saw the
Gyrfalcon on the evening of the 29th in the Soo.

Skye Haas
WPBO Field Ornithologist

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Subject: Partridge
From: Anne Okonek <aokonek AT chartermi.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:31:44 -0400
Heard my first drumming this morning!  Isn't spring grand??! 
Anne, Cornell 

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Subject: First Kestrel, Dickinson Co
From: Phyllis Carlson <pcarlson2561 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:24:24 -0500
I saw my first Kestrel this morning sitting on a power line.
Lincoln St in Quinnesec, about 3 power poles up from the Animal Shelter.
Phyllis
Subject: Delta county FOY's
From: Laurie Johnson <yooperchic1 AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:30:33 +0000 (GMT)
I did a little lakeshore birding around Gladstone and Escanaba today, and had a 
nice variety of waterfowl and a few others. There has been a large raft of 
ducks at Saunder's Pt. in Gladstone, mostly redheads and scaup, but also some 
canvasbacks (though not today) as well as scattered ring-necked ducks and all 
three merganser spp. I heard my FOY flicker there also. 

At Portage Point I was hoping for a summer sparrow or early warbler with no 
luck, but did see FOY N. harrier and a small group of coots across the marsh. 
Ebird flagged the coots as "rare" so it must be a bit early for them! 


Happy birding!

Laurie in Gladstone
Subject: Gyrfalcon continues- Chippewa CO. 4/1
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:30:19 -0400
Heya all,

Patrick Jakel called me this evening to report that the Gyrfalcon was again
in the large dead ash in at the edge of the woodlot in the NE corner of the
Nicolet & 7 Mile Roads.

~Skye Haas

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Subject: Dead river/granite bufflehead
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:23:02 +0000
The male and female wood duck are still present. Also, saw the first 2
bufflehead of the season - 1 male, 1 female. Did not see the trumpeter
swans.
-- 

Shannon Daniels
Subject: many starlings
From: "Amy L. Gonigam" <amygonigam AT uwalumni.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:36:41 -0400
Many chattering starlings have arrived in Calumet - a new arrival to our
yard after a winter that seemed to consist of goldfinches and chickadees!

Still eagerly awaiting a robin sighting.
Subject: Spring visitors
From: Jo Willson <j12083 AT outlook.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:02:34 +0000
Today we had our first robin and first flicker in the yard and a common 
Goldeneye on the newly thawed lake here in Gulliver. A walk on the Manistique 
boardwalk produced a lot of red wing blackbirds and one song sparrow. Jo 
Gulliver Lake 


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Subject: Falcon big day?
From: "S.J. Baker" <steveandsuebaker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:38:57 +0000
Just occurred to me that  with the current presence of the Gyrfalcon , a UP
 birder with luck and travel could bag a 5 falcon day.  The second ringer
would be the Caracara ( yeah, it is classified as a falcon). Carpe diem.
Steve Baker
Subject: Gyrfalcon continues- Chippewa CO. 4/1
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:30:19 -0400
Heya all,

Patrick Jakel called me this evening to report that the Gyrfalcon was again
in the large dead ash in at the edge of the woodlot in the NE corner of the
Nicolet & 7 Mile Roads.

~Skye Haas

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Subject: Live data stream from Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:59:04 -0400
Greetings from Whitefish Point!

It's a beautiful early spring morning on the Hawk Deck and there are birds
starting to fly after a few lousy weather days. Now what kind of birds you
may ask? Well in an exciting turn of events you can now know what the
counters are observing as they see it! I am happy to announce that WPBO is
collaborating with Dunkadoo, a non-profit that builds tools to allow us to
collect our data electronically in the field and have it not only go
straight into our databases, but to be shared with other groups like
Hawkcount and eBird. Even better is they provide a display platform for the
public to view the incoming data as the field counters record it! There are
several different interactive graphs to explore and see not only what has
been observed today, but for the entire season.

So right now, you can click on the following link to see what WPBO hawk
counter Gary Palmer is seeing right now! It looks like a pair of Bohemain
Waxwings and a small kettle of Red-tails are making an appearance as I type.

https://dunkadoo.org/project/wpbo-hawk-count

Check it out, and use it to whet your appetite for a planning a visit to
Whitefish Point, because the only thing better than watching the data
stream across your computer monitor is to watch the hawks themselves stream
across the lovely Superior blue skies.

Skye Haas
WPBO Field Ornithologist



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Subject: Re: Dead gull
From: Alec Lindsay <alindsay AT nmu.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:53:55 -0400
All~

Just a quick note about dead birds that you might find - we are interested!
The NMU Museum of Zoology has a growing collection of bird skins and
skeletons that we use for both research and teaching, so any unfortunate
bird that leaves a decent carcass behind can still be a benefit to science
and to students.

All one really needs to do is put the carcass in a plastic bag, along with
a piece of paper that has the DATE and LOCATION of the found bird, and then
get that carcass to the Department of Biology at NMU. We have a cadre of
undergraduate students who are engaged in museum collections work and we
get these carcasses prepared and preserved for future use.

Feel free to contact me directly, off list, with any questions or concerns.
(contact info at the bottom of this email)

Cheers~

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Shannon Daniels 
wrote:

> There is a freshly deceased ring-bill ( I think) on the beach at the
> Hawley and lakeshore. I saw it because someone was hanging around it for a
> while taking pictures. I was mildly suspicious after seeing the bird
> because it's feathers are pristine and it is spread out as if in flight.
> Hopefully no foul play involved. Anyways, I don't know if the DNR studies
> gulls, but it is there. I couldn't grab it....can't take a dead gull to
> work.
> --
>
> Shannon Daniels
>



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Subject: early Swamp Sparrow and Virginia's Rail - Escanaba, Delta County; Caracara, no
From: Joe Kaplan <commoncoast AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:06:13 -0400
Though Portage Bay is still mostly iced in I had an early Swamp Sparrow at
my feeder on the 26th and a Virginia Rail calling this evening (28th) -- a
good influx of grackles today as well.

No reports of the previously reported caracara today at Sherry Lofquist
home on 12 Ave.

Joe K.
Subject: Gyrfalcon - Chippewa County
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:12 +0000
Gyrfalcon reported last night  has returned. Fields on north east corner of
Nicolet and 7Mile Rd south of Sault Ste Marie in Chippewa County. Bird is
favoring a dead ash on the east side of the fields. Will buzz over mallards
in field and land in fence posts.
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Subject: Gyrfalcon - Chippewa County
From: Elliot Nelson <elliotkarlnelson AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:12 +0000
Gyrfalcon reported last night  has returned. Fields on north east corner of
Nicolet and 7Mile Rd south of Sault Ste Marie in Chippewa County. Bird is
favoring a dead ash on the east side of the fields. Will buzz over mallards
in field and land in fence posts.
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Subject: Turkey Vultures Marquette
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:35:05 +0000
2 vultures soaring over the dead river, a little west of the 550 trailhead
parking lot.
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Shannon Daniels
Subject: Dead gull
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:43:31 +0000
There is a freshly deceased ring-bill ( I think) on the beach at the Hawley
and lakeshore. I saw it because someone was hanging around it for a while
taking pictures. I was mildly suspicious after seeing the bird because it's
feathers are pristine and it is spread out as if in flight. Hopefully no
foul play involved. Anyways, I don't know if the DNR studies gulls, but it
is there. I couldn't grab it....can't take a dead gull to work.
-- 

Shannon Daniels
Subject: new birds at Oakridge
From: "MTURVEY.aol.com via birdnet" <birdnet AT upbirders.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:25 -0400
A robin and flicker were singing yesterday at Oakridge, near the  
Crossroads, Marquette.
Subject: Birds
From: "Louis Taccolini" <ltaccoli AT nmu.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:12 -0400
 1 pine siskin; 1 common redpoll;  719 W. Ridge St.  Marquette, Michigan


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Subject: Snow Geese Gulliver
From: Jo Willson <j12083 AT outlook.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:18:38 +0000
Yesterday we saw a little over 30 snow geese in a field between Gulliver 
and Manistique just off US 2 on Pawley Road. Two of the geese were dark 
adults. Jo, Gulliver Lake


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Subject: Fwd: Gyrfalcon, Chippewa County
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:12:45 -0400
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From: Joseph Lautenbach 
Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:01 PM
Subject: [Mich-listers] Gyrfalcon, Chippewa County
To: mich-listers 


All,

This evening I observed a gray morph gyrfalcon at the northeast corner of
Nicolet and 7 Mile. There is a small corn field holding many mallards and
Canada geese. I watched the bird for about 45 min as it flew from the tree
line to a fence post in the field. At about 7:20 PM this bird flew north
and disappeared over the tree line. I was unable to relocate this
individual after it left.

Joseph Lautenbach
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Subject: Re: MI DNR NRC Sandhill Crane Agenda Item
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:38:09 +0000
Thanks for the information, Nancy.
If anyone is interested,  below are links for the WI DNR website and MI DNR
email where one can leave feedback about the issue. I find reminding theses
agencies of the potential revenue to be generated from birding is huge.
Maybe keeping them alive is more profitable than killing them.

http://dnr.wi.gov/feedback/
DNR-Wildlife AT michigan.gov

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 1:15 PM Nancy Warren  wrote:

> In Wisconsin, one of the spring hearing questions includes Question 80,
> Sandhill crane hunting season.
> 
http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/Documents/spring_hearing/2017/2017SpringQuestionnaire.pdf 

>
> In Michigan, the Michigan United Conservation Club passed a resolution
> that would:
>     Establish a sandhill crane hunting season
>     Designate mourning dove as a game species
>
> The Natural Resources Commission agenda for 4/9/17 includes  ”Sandhill
> Crane Update”  no other details given
> http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/APRIL_2017_AGENDA_554329_7.pdf
>
> Nancy Warren
>
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Subject: female wood duck - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:09:37 -0400
The male wood duck that has been hanging around by his lonesome for months
has finally been joined by a female this morning - and he's sticking close!
Pri Burnham - North end of Woodland
Subject: pair of pileateds - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:32:58 -0400
after a several-week absence at the suet/peanut butter feeders, they're
back - and active around the base of tree trunks as well; joined by
white-breasted nuthatches finding good things under the bark. Pine siskins
- in smaller numbers - still coming to the feeders.  And dozens of crows -
daily - have been harassing what I  assume to be a G.H. Owl- not sure if
the adult owls are drawing the crows' fire away from the nest/youngster-
yesterday, one of the adults flew out of the pine tree, bringing the crows
with it.
Pri Burnham
Subject: Arnheim Birds
From: "murphnj AT up.net" <murphnj@up.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:57:24 -0400 (EDT)
Heyo,
 
The Sturgeon River Sloughs Wildlife Area - Arnheim section is starting to fill 
up. 

I saw 4 Sandhill Cranes, 8 Mallards, 2 Ring-neck Ducks, about 30 Canada Geese - 
many on frozen territories, 1 male Northern Harrier, lotsa crows. There were 29 
white geese in the main field. Since the Snow and Ross's flock seems to have 
left its field along US 41 I think its quite likely these Arnheim birds are the 
same gang. 

 
The gate is closed so one has to walk in. The first stretch of the walk has 
snow but most everything is bare beyond the 1st 1/4 mile. Virtually all the 
impoundments are still frozen, only the main E/W and N/S ditches are open. 

 
Youngman
Subject: MI DNR NRC Sandhill Crane Agenda Item
From: "Nancy Warren" <nwarren1 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:15:39 -0400
In Wisconsin, one of the spring hearing questions includes Question 80, 
Sandhill crane hunting season. 
http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/Documents/spring_hearing/2017/2017SpringQuestionnaire.pdf 


In Michigan, the Michigan United Conservation Club passed a resolution that 
would: 

    Establish a sandhill crane hunting season 
    Designate mourning dove as a game species 

The Natural Resources Commission agenda for 4/9/17 includes ”Sandhill Crane 
Update” no other details given 

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/APRIL_2017_AGENDA_554329_7.pdf

Nancy Warren
Subject: Blue Jay's & the usuals
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:24:06 -0400
After being absent for 3 months, the first 2017 Blue Jay showed up in the
yard today. The Cardinal count has increased to 2, the Pine siskin
population has dropped from 70 to 30 and I haven't seen a goldfinch in
weeks. The Common redpolll population increased from 1 to 2, both types of
Nuthatch have been seen sporadically, compared to daily. Crows, Mourning
doves, a male and female Downy and Chickadees are always here and now we
have a pair of resident Mallards as well.

I can't wait to see who shows up next!
Subject: Crested Caracara - Escanaba continues
From: Joe Kaplan <commoncoast AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:43:37 -0400
The Esky Caracara is regular again at the home of Sherry and George Lofquist - 
Sherry has seen it at their bait pile for about the past week. I've seen it in 
the morning yesterday and today from the road (12th Ave) perched in a popular. 
12th Ave (an east/west road) is located just south of the Escanaba airport on 
the west side of M-35. Drive 1.6 miles west and look for the caracara in the 
tallest popular just east of the house (blue with a little white picket fence). 


Previous posts provides contact info for the homeowners if you want to give 
them a heads up (or make arrangements to observe from their driveway where you 
can see the bait pile). 


Joe K. 


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Subject: Wigeon at Dead River/Granite street
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:07:05 +0000
There is one male and one female wigeon on the lawn immediately to the
right of the viewing area at the end of granite. The swans are still there
too.
-- 

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Subject: Whitefish Point Sightings Report 15-23 March, 2017
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:52:06 -0400
https://wpbo.org/whitefish-point-sightings-report-march-15-23/

Howdy folks,

Here is the weekly sightings report for Whitefish Point. Birds keep
trickling in though we have yet to see any big pushes of spring migrants so
far. Maybe next week!

Skye Haas
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Subject: More trumpeter swans appear - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:33:48 -0400
Watched the pair of trumpeters that have been hanging around the Dead River
head pump and then take off, flying first east, then circling and flying
west-northwest - followed about twenty minutes later (right now) by 5
trumpeters, including three that appear to be juveniles - should be visible
from north walking trail, Granite and/or Woodland - any birder coming to
our house, please park on the hardpack rather than what passes for
grass/mud...Thanks!
Pri and Lou
Subject: Flight-ducks - shovelers - Dead River - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:32:29 -0400
Just arrived - visible from the walking trail (north side) and
Granite/woodland - middle channel - five males, one or two females.
Striking birds, if you haven't seen them...
Pri and Lou
north end of Woodland
Subject: Woodpecker
From: "Louis Taccolini" <ltaccoli AT nmu.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:24:19 -0400
8:15 A.M.   Red-bellied woodpecker eating suet.
719 W. Ridge St.  Marquette, Michigan


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Subject: Killdeer Dickinson Co
From: Phyllis Carlson <pcarlson2561 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:06:19 -0500
Early this morning before it was light out I was putting my dogs out and I
could hear Killdeer calling overhead.
Happy 1st day of Spring.
Phyllis
Quinnesec
Subject: Garden, Mi
From: "James Patton" <cootsnest AT bbbmi.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:22:54 -0400
Good Evening All.... Pretty slow.....Couple Rough-leggs – Harriers (m) – 
Bald Eagle – few Turkeys (some displaying) and 75 – 80 Canada Geese....The 
high light for today....FOS Turkey Vulture (in downtown Manistique.... 


    Jim and Jody Patton
Subject: Northern Harrier
From: Roger Harbin <harbinparents AT juno.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:11:30 -0400
Saw a female about 4 miles southeast of Little Lake from M-35 about 3 PM today. 
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Subject: Hawk Watch Near Rockland
From: "murphnj AT up.net" <murphnj@up.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400 (EDT)
Heyo,
 
I trekked up on top of South Bluff just south of Rockland today to see what 
raptors moved by there in the nice south wind. 

 
I spent about three hours and saw about 19 Bald Eagles, mostly adults. There 
seemed to be more movement going from east to west with some going west to east 
but never noticed any clearly coming from south to north. 

I did see a single adult Red-tailed Hawk.
 
It sure is a pretty overlook.
 
Youngman
Subject: Caracara spotted again in Escanaba
From: Kristen Goymerac <kgoymerac AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:23:33 -0400
According to my parents living in Ford River, it appears that our caracara
has returned. They've spotted them eating from a deer carcass and some fish
parts in their backyard once again, usually once during mid-morning and
again in the afternoon. His length of stay depends on how long it takes for
the crows to chase him away from his food source - sometimes less than a
minute or as long as 30.

I was hesitant to post this again because our trail cam we set out for him
has been malfunctioning, so I was unable to stop by to confirm 100% that it
was the caracara and not a juvie eagle or some other raptor. However, my
parents saw the bird with me initially, and they are confident that they
can tell the difference. I've asked them to keep notes on his visits, and
according to them, he has been coming in around these times for the last
four days.
Subject: FOY Redwing Blackbird
From: Phyllis Carlson <pcarlson2561 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:42:22 -0500
1 Redwing BB just flew in w/a group of Starlings.
Phyllis
Quinnesec
Subject: Re: Robins - Dickinson Co
From: Mary Martin <marycharmar AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:52:09 -0400
And I forgot to specify that Mangum Rd is in Marquette Co.

Mary

On Mar 17, 2017 11:49 AM, "Phyllis Carlson"  wrote:

> Over the last few days I've seen a few Robins. I haven't heard any though
> and that is usually how I know they are back.
> Phyllis
> Quinnesec
>
Subject: FOY robin
From: Mary Martin <marycharmar AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:39:27 -0400
Just heardthe telltale whinny and saw my FOY Robin on Mangum Rd.

Mary
Subject: Robins - Dickinson Co
From: Phyllis Carlson <pcarlson2561 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:46:53 -0500
Over the last few days I've seen a few Robins. I haven't heard any though
and that is usually how I know they are back.
Phyllis
Quinnesec
Subject: Manistique Boardwalk
From: tony block <tnyblck AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:32:29 -0400
Hey all,
I took a walk along the beach and boardwalk. Didn't see too much: some
common mergansers, a common goldeneye, a couple mallards, lots of common
redpolls and herring gulls, and a few crows.
Tony Block
Manistique
Subject: juvenile bald eagle - Dead River - Marquette
From: Priscilla Burnham <priburnham AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:19:45 -0400
it's been perched continuously on top of a conifer on the west end of one
of the islands between Granite and Woodland since 8 am - initially the
crows called attention to its presence, but they got bored, and the
mallards, goldies and mergs figured out it wasn't much of a threat, so went
back to their normal routines.
Pri Burnham - north end of Woodland
Subject: Whitefish Point
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:05:04 -0400
Howdy all,

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory's spring season kicked off this week.
We'll be updating the listserves with sightings as the season rolls along,
but please visit our website and facebook page for birding reports, photos
and other news.

Here is a quick summery of the first couple days of the count so far.
https://wpbo.org/the-season-has-begun/

More to come!

~Skye Haas
  WPBO Field Ornithologist

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Subject: Re: Whitefish Point
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:14:14 -0400
Sorry, I forgot to add our link to our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/whitefishpoint/
Check it out for current information about the programs here.

And dress warm, despite my claims of it being summery, it's still full on
winter at Whitefish Point. As I type I can hear the lake ice rumbling out
the back window!

Good birding!

~Skye Haas


On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Skye Haas  wrote:

> Howdy all,
>
> Whitefish Point Bird Observatory's spring season kicked off this week.
> We'll be updating the listserves with sightings as the season rolls along,
> but please visit our website and facebook page for birding reports, photos
> and other news.
>
> Here is a quick summery of the first couple days of the count so far.
> https://wpbo.org/the-season-has-begun/
>
> More to come!
>
> ~Skye Haas
>   WPBO Field Ornithologist
>
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Subject: Birds/Brain talk CANCELLED at NMU this afternoon
From: Mary Martin <marycharmar AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:50:56 -0400
Hello all,

Dr. David Bailey's talk "Estrogenic regulation of hippocampal-dependent
learning and memory in songbirds: From behavior to synapse" to be held at
NMU this afternoon is cancelled due to bad weather in Wisconsin.  We are
looking at rescheduling for next month.  Stay tuned!  We apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused.

Mary Martin
NMU Biology Dept.
Subject: Eagles
From: Cindy Deo <cdeo AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:06:20 -0400
About 11:00 this morning we saw an adult and juvenile Bald Eagle on the ice 
near Hayley St and Lakeshore. There was also what seemed to be another juvenile 
farther out on the ice. 


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Subject: RE: White geese Houghton County
From: "murphnj AT up.net" <murphnj@up.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:32:44 -0400 (EDT)
Below is an email posted on the Copper Birding list serv on Friday by Drew 
Meyer of Hancock. 

 
The flock of white geese is still present today, at the same field 4 miles 
South of Chassell where Joe Youngman found them a few days ago. Clearly some 
are coming and going according to the numbers people post, but as of today 
there were 29. We gave the flock a long hard look and determined that 7 are 
definitely Ross's and the rest are probably Snow, unless there's a tricky 
hybrid mixed in. 

These guys have been really cooperative and easy to see. The highway there has 
a nice wide shoulder where you can pull off. 

-Drew Meyer
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Subject: White geese Houghton County



There was a flock of 28 white geese in fields off of highway 41 near s entry 
road in Houghton county. I think there was a few Ross's geese mixed in but will 
double check when I get home. 


Alec Olivier 

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Subject: Whitefish Point Hawk Count
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:12:53 -0400
Even though winter hasn't completely loosened its grip, spring is
officially underway at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and I'm excited to
be the hawk counter this time around! This spring is my first working at
WPBO, though I've been a regular here ever since Dr. Alec Lindsay got me
hooked on the place when I visited as part of his NMU field ornithology
class in spring 2010.

I'm sure I'll update via the listserv from time to time, especially
whenever a rarity pops up, but there are a number of ways you can keep
closer tabs on the migration here at the point as it progresses. We're
doing some new things with our data this spring, and there will be more
news on that to come, but for now you can keep track by following our new WPBO
eBird account , and be
sure to check back regularly for new posts on our blog
 and like WPBO on Facebook
.

Hope to see lots of you here at Whitefish Point throughout the spring!


Gary Palmer
Subject: Marquette gulls
From: "J.D. Phillips" <phillips.jd1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:47:30 -0400
Hi birders,


There was a third cycle Great Black-backed Gull sitting on the ice in front
of Picnic Rocks this afternoon; there were also a few Glaucous Gulls along
the Lakefront. A couple of Bald Eagles kept the gulls churning.


I was out of town, and then busy with work, so this is the first time I’ve
checked the Lakefront in maybe three weeks. It’s nice to have the
Ring-billed Gulls back. I didn’t see the Iceland Gull that had been hanging
around (and giving great looks) for quite awhile earlier this winter.


This is a really fine time of year for gulling in Marquette. There can be
ice or open water; it can be warm or cold; there can be sun, wind or rain.
The light on the ice and clouds and water changes the color of gulls from
moment to moment. One gull is now dark, now light, now perfectly gray. And
the gulls seem almost playful and rollicking with the new season. Most
days, it’s easy to find at least at least three of four gulls species here
in town.  But anything--any species of gull--can blow in at any time, so
it’s always exciting. A great time of year for gulling.


—J.D. Phillips

Marquette
Subject: No geese & sliding deer
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:19:15 +0000
Quick note on our popular birding site at the Dead River mouth. We went
looking for the snow geese around 7 pm. No luck, but all of the Canada
geese and goldeneye were grouped together, which was kinda neat. In
addition, wr learned that the bridge is a busy crossing site in the evening
for the deer. We discovered this when 3 tried to sneak behind us to cross.
The doe slipped, fell and slid for 15 feet, one of the yearlings scooted
safely across the bridge behind her and the third lept off the side of the
bridge and landed down in the rocks! Luckily, all 3 were ok. It was very
surreal.
-- 

Shannon Daniels
Subject: EUP raptors
From: "S.J. Baker" <steveandsuebaker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:35:17 +0000
Grey and foggy weather did not dampen the birding Saturday afternoon as we
travelled around the Rudyard area. With the new staff arriving for spring
season at the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch( two from California, one from
southern Ontario) , all were eager to seek out some Snowy Owls before they
headed north. 25 Snowy Owls on Centerline Rd.were impressive , as were 45
Rough-legged Hawks along Prairie Rd. to the SW of Rudyard. Throw in a flock
of at least 150 Evening Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Purple
Finch, and Snow Buntings, there was a good introduction to winter birding,
and 4 lifers for one of the California guys. Now if only we had some
sunshine!
Subject: Male wood duck - Woodland Ave/Dead River, Marquette
From: Shannon Daniels <roctherocks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:40:14 +0000
There is currently a male wood duck sitting on a log close to Pri's house.
I don't have a camera unfortunately.
-- 

Shannon Daniels
Subject: Manistique Geese
From: tony block <tnyblck AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:35:38 -0500
Hey all,
There are fewer geese in the football field on this blustery day. A few
white-fronted geese and snow geese (not sure about any Ross's as I don't
have my binoculars in my classroom) are hunkered down. Like yesterday, they
come and go throughout the day.
Subject: Marquette Geese
From: "Paul Nelson via birdnet" <birdnet AT upbirders.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:52:51 +0000 (UTC)
This afternoon, after stopping by the prison fields on 545 and getting a couple 
pictures of a Greater White-fronted Goose as they went over before flying out 
of sight, I drove over to the Marquette Golf Course and found the three Ross's 
Geese that had been reported there and photographed them as well.  Images of 
the Greater White-fronted Goose and the Ross's Geese can be found on 


Flickr: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecreatorshandphotos/albums/72157678932099892 

I'm hoping to get back out again.  What I found interesting is the Ross's 
Geese spent most of the time eating laying down, and only got up to move before 
laying down again.  The cold must have been getting to them. 

 Paul Nelson
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Subject: Bohemian Waxwings Mqt Golf Course
From: "thylacine701 ." <thylacine701 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:48:35 -0500
About 30 giving great photo opportunities by the main clubhouse right now.

Josh Forrester
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Subject: Manistique Geese update 3/10
From: Skye Haas <theowlranch AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:31:53 -0500
Howdy folks,

Louie Dombroski stopped by the athletic fields along M-94 in Manistique
earlier this afternoon and had 17 Greater White-fronts, 36 Snows and 8
Ross's Geese.

What an amazing week of goosing. If the Lower Peninsula would like to send
us their Ivory Gull next that would be great!

~Skye Haas

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Subject: Snow Geese
From: Cameron Fuess <camfuess AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:53:40 -0500
At 8:00 this morning there were 4 Snow Geese hunkered down in the field on the 
north side of Green Garden Rd. 


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Subject: Snow, Ross's, and White-fronted Geese in Marquette
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:21:17 -0500
Skye and I took another drive to some likely goose spots throughout
Marquette County this morning and it once again paid off. On Co. Rd. 545 N
in Skandia, around a mile from US-41 in a field on the east side of the
road (map:https://goo.gl/maps/wGfWjPvcWCy), we spotted a single Snow Goose
with at least 21 Greater White-fronted. The White-fronteds in particular
were very tucked-in in the frigid wind and would have been quite easy to
overlook. As the goose flies this spot is under a mile from where we had a
flock 30 White-fronted on Wednesday, so I certainly wouldn't rule out these
being the same birds.

We searched for the Snow Geese reported earlier on Green Garden Rd. and
struck out with them, but did watch a Northern Shrike carry a large prey
item across the road in front of us. We also spotted a Rough-legged Hawk
cruising over fields in the same vicinity.

The three Ross's Geese found on the north side of Grove St. at the
Marquette golf club last night by Scot Stewart were still hanging around
late this morning, blending in well with the snow but still easily visible
from the road.

At the end of Granite St. the Trumpeter Swans continue, and a male
Canvasback has reappeared, but the only dabblers present today were Mallard
and Black Duck.

Finally, upon arriving home I saw my first Common Redpoll for the yard this
winter, part of a growing finch flock consisting mostly of Siskins.


Gary Palmer
Subject: Geese, MQT coutny
From: "Alec Olivier via birdnet" <birdnet AT upbirders.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:27:41 +0000 (UTC)
On the prison fields on county road 545 there was a flock of 24 greater white 
fronted geese with a single snow goose at around 6:40pm last night. I just 
realized i forgot to post after seeing Gary's email. Hopefully they will still 
be there this afternoon.  

Alec Olivier