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  • The Mourning Dove
    Interesting Bird Encounter at The Big House

    Had an interesting bird encounter Saturday at The Big House with a strange Mourning Dove that landed in the end zone and tried to hide in the blue paint for some reason I’ll never know!

  • Cooper's Hawk from the front on our brush pile 640x480-20161122-39
    Attack of the Cooper’s Hawk!

    Another Cooper’s Hawk attack witnessed on November 22 out our back window. The young, but good-sized Cooper’s Hawk swooped in missing in the initial attack and then landed on the nearby brush

  • Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe at Stony Creek Metropark mg640-dscn0539
    Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe

    Camera guy Mark Gomez sent in this picture of a juvenile Pied-billed Grebe from Stony Creek Metropark.

  • Two female Purple Finches visit our feeders with some male House Finches 640-20161021-50
    First ever Purple Finch

    They were females but that’s okay. We can be absolutely sure they were Purple Finches that way instead of more of our very numerous and common House Finches!!

  • Dark-eyed Junco looks around to make sure the coast is clear 640-20161028-35
    First Junco of Fall 2016

    There are official signs of fall and one of them is the arrival of the first Dark-eyed Junco! I thought I saw one a couple evenings ago but wasn’t sure.

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker going for corn on our back deck 640-20161006-27
    Red-bellied Woodpecker eating corn

    A new observation at our backyard feeders. Red-bellied Woodpeckers had been gone from our backyard for a few months but one male recently returned to our feeders and is doing something unseen before – eating whole corn kernels off the deck!


Michigan Bird Pictures

Some of our Photo Galleries
Cooper's Hawk from the front on our brush pile 640x480-20161122-39
Cooper’s Hawk Attack!
Juvenile Northern Cardinal peaking in through the window at me 640-20160930-3
Juvenile Northern Cardinals
A friendly Pine Siskin in our pine tree out back 20141115-1118-171
Pine Siskins in Pine
Male House Finch eating safflower seeds from the overflow tray 640-20141204-1205-126
The Male House Finch
Big Harry the Hairy Woodpecker on peanuts 640-20140918hbw7-23
Downy versus Hairy Woodpecker
Dark-eyed Junco male slate-colored 640-20141025-26
A Harbinger of Fall

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