North American Scarce Birds Gallery

WHIMBREL, LAKE SAINT CLAIR METROPARK, MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 8 SEPTEMBER 20168

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Alan Ryff

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Red Knot (Calidris canutus), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA, Milford, 7 September 2018

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Two juveniles rest on a shell beach during southbound migration.

Frank Mantlik

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I'm an avid birder and photographer, based in CT. A retired Postal Carrier, I'm in the field daily, birding or leading bird tours for Sunrise Birding LLC or local bird clubs. Many photo credits. I also give photo-illustrated presentations. I'm a past President of CT Ornithological Association (COA), and serve on its Rare Bird Committee (ARCC).
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OSPREY, BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 26 APRIL 2018

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Alan Ryff

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BLUE-WINGED TEAL, BROWNSTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 26 APRIL 2018

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Alan Ryff

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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, SCIO TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 13 MAY 2018

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Alan Ryff

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MOURNING DOVE, SCIO TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 13 MAY 2018

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Alan Ryff

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA, Essex, 13 August 2018

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*First state record*. Essex, in a rain pool on a large lawn. Seen by many after first reported by Bill Meyers.

Frank Mantlik

Professional photographer
http://frankmantlik.zenfolio.com
I'm an avid birder and photographer, based in CT. A retired Postal Carrier, I'm in the field daily, birding or leading bird tours for Sunrise Birding LLC or local bird clubs. Many photo credits. I also give photo-illustrated presentations. I'm a past President of CT Ornithological Association (COA), and serve on its Rare Bird Committee (ARCC).
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Atlantic Puffin, Canada, Spillars Cove, 21 July 2018

Paul O'Toole

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SANDHILL CRANE, LIMA TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 5 AUGUST 2018

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Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

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YELLOW WARBLER, DEXTER TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 14 MAY 2018

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The male was perched in the same tree a couple feet above her. They copulated.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

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ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, SCIO TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 13 MAY 2018

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A spring-time grosbeak with faded-brown remiges--being the secondaries, primaries, inner greater coverts, primary coverts and alula--is a juvenile grosbeak, a first-cycle bird in its second-calendar year. The disheveled fresh feathers of the head and mantle are due to an ongoing prealternate molt. Concerning the flight feathers, two of the tertials are a result of preformative molt (having occurred sometime during June--December 2017 and perhaps later into winter 2018). Despite the worn condition of the tertials, their black coloration is in stark contrast with the older, faded-brown juvenile remiges. Thanks to the somewhat drooping position of the wing in photo number 1, the camera caught something noteworthy: the black contrast of the outer primaries (P7-P9). They too are a result of preformative molt. As Howell wrote, preformative molts have not been well studied, . . . but sometimes include tertials . . . but not other flight feathers. So I hope this photo has contributed its two bits to the ongoing unknowns of Rose-breasted Grosbeak molt.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

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INDIGO BUNTING , WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 30 MAY 2018

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Alan Ryff

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