Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wayne County 2010 Sightings

12 Feb & 15 Feb
Crosswinds Marsh, Pt. Moo HQ, LEMP, Grace Lake, French Landing
Took an interested cousin out to find his first Eagle and stopped in to see the nest at Crosswinds first.
Snow Bunting flyover was a decent trade off.

Point Moo HQ was great and the Wayne Co. roadside park was open which is unusual for winter.
American Pipit was a yes.
Good sparrows at the fence line including: Song Sp., Fox Sp., Swamp Sp., Tree Sp., RW Blackbirds
Harrier flew over Point Moo
~6 Eagles there and ~10 more at LEMP
LEMP has been reporting good birds like RS Hawk, RL Hawk, Merlin, and Goshawk. I was hoping for at least one of them and found the Goshawk. Lower Peninsula first for me.
The usual high quantity of ducks and swans were found.
My little cousin was quoted as saying, "This is one of the best days of my life."
Might have a repeat customer!

Grace Lake and French Landing (15 Feb) didn't produce as I hoped. Mostly Herring Gulls, no rarities were found except for one Gr. Black Backed Gull at French Landing.

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