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BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, FARMINGTON HILLS, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 19 OCTOBER 2019

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While I stood on the grass between the curb and pond just north of 24558 El Marco in Farmington Hills, the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck swam up to me with accompanying domestic ducks--dumpy over-sized Mallards having curly feathers above the tail, but with patches of white on the head, neck, breast or anywhere else, some simply being dusky throughout. Since I had no handouts for the ducks, they swam to the aforementioned address, walked up the sloping lawn then to the driveway and waited near the doorway. I am aware a wild duck can learn new feeding habits from its domestic associates. Nevertheless, suspicious thoughts of its provenance arose. For the rest see: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157711442865752

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Hudsonian Godwit, San Mateo, California, Tunitas Creek Beach, 16 October 2019

More images.
First county record. Present since 14 October.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
© Joe Morlan USA
Bar-tailed Godwit, San Mateo, California, Tunitas Creek Beach, 16 October 2019

More images.
Hudsonian Godwit also present.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
© Joe Morlan USA
WHOOPING CRANE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

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The following is quoted from The International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, at Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Antillean Palm-Swift, Monroe, FL, Sombrero Country Club, Marathon, 10/4/19


Probably same bird found on Grassy Key in July.

Roberto Torres

Amateur photographer

© Roberto Torres
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

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A rare bird in Michigan with casual appearances in unexpected locations such as backyard lawns, urban gardens and zoo grounds. On 26 September 2019: “Efforts to rescue the heron for the Howell Nature Center were thwarted although Alan bushwhacked through mud, phragmites, cattails and deepening water to drive the bird towards Sherri Smith's nets and block its retreat; the bird did not go in the anticipated direction; it circumscribed Alan's location and followed the channel westward until it was no longer visible in the vegetation.”

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

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A rare bird in Michigan with irregular sightings often in unexpected places such as backyards, urban gardens and zoo grounds. On 26 September 2019: “Efforts to rescue the heron for the Howell Nature Center were thwarted although Alan bushwhacked through mud, phragmites, cattails and deepening water to drive the bird towards Sherri Smith’s nets as well as block its retreat; the bird did not go in the anticipated direction; it circumscribed Alan’s location and followed the channel westward until it was no longer visible in the vegetation.”

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Sabine's Gull, Sanders, Montana, USA, Thompson Falls, on lake, 17 Sept 2019


Reflection of same bird as below, but about 10 minutes earlier, before it headed westerly again. Both photos made with Nikon D70 and Sigma 400 macro, f6.3, 1/640 and below 1/500, ISO [I think] 400

Jim Greaves

Professional photographer
http://blackfoot.net/~larkwick/
lbviman@blackfoot.net
© Jim Greaves USA
Sabine's Gull, Sanders, Montana, USA, Thompson Falls, on lake, 17 Sept 2019


Continuing bird, day 6. Photo made from east end of lake, looking to west. Bird nearly a mile from the dam depicted here.

Jim Greaves

Professional photographer
http://blackfoot.net/~larkwick/
lbviman@blackfoot.net
© Jim Greaves USA
BLUE GROSBEAK, BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 15 AUGUST 2019

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See: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157710843100772 Click on photo, scroll below photo and read my comment.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
BLUE GROSBEAK, BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 15 AUGUST 2019

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Will history repeat itself? See: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157710843100772

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Sabine's Gull, Sanders, Montana USA, Thompson Falls City, lake, 12 September 2019


First record west of Flathead Valley in MT?

Jim Greaves

Professional photographer
http://blackfoot.net/~larkwick/
lbviman@blackfoot.net
© Jim Greaves USA
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