Saturday, January 16, 2010

And 2010 is off with a bang!

And will likely peak out here. After an extended stay visiting family in the big(er) city, I came home to the UP only to have a Yellow-billed Loon discovered (by Don Martin- thanks!) in Sault Ste Marie, MI. After all, its not chasing if its less then 3 hours away right? Matter of fact, it was so good, I went back for seconds the next day with a bunch of friends. It was less cooperative, much, much colder, but what a great way to start the new year. After all in the sort-of Greek household I grew up in, New Years Day is an important one to spent with friends and family doing what you enjoy.

And how can one not enjoy this cool bird!
Yellow-billed Loon- 31 December, St. Mary's River, Chippewa Co.
1st State Record!

Birding will likely peak out here for the winter, finches are not around this year in any kind of number. But thats Ok, I've got enough desk work to keep me busy right now.

Friends, Frigid cold & First State Records- who needs more?!

Greg Bolker from Michigan Audubon took this shot of the UPunkbirders

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