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Backwoods Savage Posted By Backwoods Savage, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    These things migrate along the Pacific coast but one got mixed up somehow and flew along the eastern Lake Michigan coast. Arctic tern spotted at Ludington, MI yesterday.

    Arctic_tern.jpg
     
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  2. fossil

    fossil
    Accidental Moderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    10,537
    2,416
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
  3. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 31, 2010
    1,587
    545
    Loc:
    Blue Ridge Mountains NC
    Cool! Terns migrate very far and are commonly uncommon vagrants
     
  4. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 6, 2011
    788
    357
    Loc:
    Central Arkansas
    Every now and then I see a Sea Gull or two...boy are they lost...ha
     
  5. andybaker

    andybaker
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 31, 2008
    391
    87
    Loc:
    Northwest OH
    I planted a Service Berry in the front yard and in the spring try to catch a sight of the Cedar Wax Wings as they pass through. What is it about watching birds?
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Andy, we are blessed with seeing those beautiful birds from time to time. I'll never forget one time out west when we saw hundreds of them.
     
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  7. wishlist

    wishlist
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 28, 2011
    540
    343
    Loc:
    Corunna, Michigan
    Dennis , you may not believe this but 2 years ago at Frankfort as I was coming in from the morning salmon fishing there was a pelican in betsie bay. Fortunately, I have witnesses to verify this! I have heard since that they occasionally will be seen on Saginaw bay as well.
     
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I do believe it as I've also seen some.
     
  9. wishlist

    wishlist
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 28, 2011
    540
    343
    Loc:
    Corunna, Michigan
    Not in your neck of the woods?
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    No, not here. lol If memory serves me it was when we lived at Gaylord.
     
  11. wishlist

    wishlist
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 28, 2011
    540
    343
    Loc:
    Corunna, Michigan
    That makes more sense Dennis. Have you noticed how many more sandhill cranes are around?
     
  12. lukem

    lukem
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 12, 2010
    3,687
    1,518
    Loc:
    Indiana
    Wonder if it got blown in by Sandy?
     
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Strange that we see the cranes in the spring and they've tried to nest not too far from us but seem to move out. We've seen several around Marion Springs. Wife saw 4 just south of us today. Lots of them south of M-21 and around Laingsburg.
     
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I doubt it. Here we had a strong west wind but Sandy came from the east.
     
  15. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 6, 2011
    788
    357
    Loc:
    Central Arkansas
    I have been seeing lots of Painted and Indigo Buntings in the past few years...never had them here when growing up.
    PB.jpg
     
  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    We see a lot of indigo buntings in the spring but not later so they all must be just passing through. We do get a few bluebirds and I saw some yet while bow hunting earlier in the month.
     

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