Grand Traverse Audubon Club

This Month’s Featured Photos

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Bald Eagle on the corner of Clous and Schneider Rd., by Scott Sneed

Tundra, Trumpeter and Mute swans on Boardman Lake, by Kim & David Stringer

Female Snowy Owl, by Don Ehrenberger

Male Buffleheads and male Goldeneye, by Don Ehrenberger

Trumpeter Swans and Herring Gulls at Boardman Lake, by Don Ehrenberger

Female Buffleheads, by Don Ehrenberger

A very white Snowy Owl, by Gerri Erickson

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail on the South side of Angell Road just north of the Yuba Natural Area, by Scott Sneed

Limpkin in railing

Limpkin, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

Black bellied whistling ducks

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Great Blue Heron, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Great Blue Heron (White Form), Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Snowy Egret and juvenile Reddish Egret, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Black-crowned Night-Heron, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Marbled Godwit and Willets, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Sora, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

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Tricolored Heron, Wakulla County, Florida by Sam Bodjack

Ring-necked duck

Ring-necked Duck with bill prosthesis by Ed Kaminski

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For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. The study finds broad similarity in the routes used by specific groups of species—vividly demonstrated by animated maps showing patterns of movement across the annual cycle. The results of these analyses were published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Western Grebe, Leelanau County, county record by Alice Van Zoeren

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American Bald Eagles of various ages at the north end of Long Lake by Don Ehrenberger.

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American Bald Eagles of various ages at the north end of Long Lake by Don Ehrenberger.

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American Bald Eagles of various ages at the north end of Long Lake by Don Ehrenberger.

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Cedar Waxwing, Governmental Center by Joe Brooks

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Blue Jay, Governmental Center by Joe Brooks

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull, Clinch Park by Joe Brooks

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Bohemian Waxwing, Petoskey, Michigan by Scott Sneed

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Bohemian Waxwing, Petoskey, Michigan by Scott Sneed

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Goshawk north of Atwood, Michigan by Scott Sneed

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Pileated Woodpecker, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

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Roseate Spoonbill, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

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Willet, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

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Anhinga, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

Virginia rail. Sanibel FL

Virginia Rail, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

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Osprey, Sanibel, Florida by Bob Clement

Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle near Margaret and Gerri’s house. by Gerri Erickson

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Common Loons on North Long Lake photo taken Oct.12. by Don Ehrenberger

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Common Loons on North Long Lake photo taken Oct.12. by Don Ehrenberger

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Common Loons on North Long Lake photo taken Oct.12. by Don Ehrenberger

Moose

Heather Peyton photographed a Moose on the club trip to Seney.

Butterfly migration

Monarch Butterflies feeding on Joe-pye Weed nectar during fall migration.  by Tom Ford

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Monarch Butterflies feeding on Joe-pye Weed nectar during fall migration.  by Tom Ford

A Bald Eagle landed near Curt & Kathy Hofer’s cottage in  Antrim county.

Ruddy Turnstone, On my car, Clinch Marina

A very tame Ruddy Turnstone at Clinch Park Marina. by Scott Sneed

Ruddy Turnstone, On my car at Clinch Marina

A very tame Ruddy Turnstone at Clinch Park Marina. by Scott Sneed

Ruddy Turnstone

A juvenile Ruddy Turnstone at Clinch Park Marina. by Ron Harp

Yellow-headed Blackbird

An adult Yellow-headed Blackbird in Deb Harp’s yard. by Deb Harp

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An adult Yellow-headed Blackbird in Deb Harp’s yard. by Deb Harp

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Recently fledged juvenile Northern Goshawk taken this past weekend at Grass River Natural Area.  Note one of the last remaining downy feathers right in the middle of the breast. by Curt Hofer

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Common Loons by Don Ehrenberger

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting by Ed Kaminski

Aurora

Aurora and Big Dipper by Ed Kaminski

Chipping Sparrow feeding young

Chipping Sparrows by Ed Kaminski

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White-throated Sparrow by Ed Kaminski

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American Bittern by Ed Kaminski

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Nesting Loon  by Don  Ehrenberger

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Pair of Loons with chicks by Don  Ehrenberger

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Pair of Loons with chicks by Don  Ehrenberger

Chickadees 15 days old

Fifteen day old Chickadees by Tom Ford

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle by Sandy (Sam) Bodjack

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Golden Eagle by Sandy (Sam) Bodjack

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Golden Eagle by Sandy (Sam) Bodjack

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Pine Warbler by Don Ehrenberger

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Pine Warbler by Don Ehrenberger

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Pine Warbler by Don Ehrenberger

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Eastern Meadowlark by Ed Kaminski

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Three generations of birders by Sam Bodjack

Snow Geese

Snow Geese by Sam Bodjack

Lake Mich overlook

Lake Michigan overlook by Sam Bodjack

Duck resting on Muskrat house-HDR

Mallard resting on muskrat lodge by Sam Bodjack

Birders lookin toward the dunes

Birders looking toward the dunes by Sam Bodjack

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Golden-crowned Kinglet by Ed Kaminski

Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill by Sam Bodjack

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret by Sam Bodjack

Pelicans

Brown Pelicans by Sam Bodjack

Panited bunting

Panited Bunting by Sam Bodjack

Little Blue

Little Blue Heron by Sam Bodjack

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Limpkin by Sam Bodjack

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Least Bittern by Sam Bodjack

Avocets

American Avocets by Sam Bodjack

American Bittern

American Bittern by Sam Bodjack

Akiapola'au

 Akiapola’au.  It uses its lower beak like a woodpecker and its upper beak to pull grubs out of the holes it creates. 500-1000 left in the wild – by Kean Oh

Palila

Palila.  Closest relative to the original eurasian rose finch that radiated into the many Hawaiian honey creepers.  2000 remaining in critically endangered habitat.  Most at risk. by Kean Oh

Akepa

Akepa (Akakane).  Hawaii’s crossbill.  Endangered as well.  Had to visit a restricted access wildlife refuge to see it. by Kean Oh

Hawaiian Goose Nene

Hawaiian Goose (Nene): Cannot propagate in wild any longer due to mongoose and feral cat predation. by Kean Oh

I'iwi

I’iwi.  Not endangered as long as mosquito line stays below 4500 ft.  On islands where there are no forests below that level, it has been extirpated.  Climate change is pushing the mosquito line upwards. by Kean Oh

Pueo short eared owl

Pueo – Hawaiian Short eared owl.  Subspecies of N. American short eared owl. by Kean Oh

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Osprey taken in the Everglades by Dale Schmidtendorff

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Eastern Screeh-Owl — Gray Morph (Charlevoix Co., MI) by Curt Hofer

Snowy Owl Gerri Erickson

Pure white Snowy Owl taken at The Crown by Gerri Erickson

Greater and Lesser Scaup

Greater and Lesser Scaup by Scott Sneed

Greater Scaup, drake

Greater Scaup, drake by Scott Sneed

Lesser Scaup, drake

Lesser Scaup, drake by Scott Sneed

Gray Jay-Peshekee Grade, MI

Gray Jay-Peshekee Grade, MI by Scott Sneed

Boreal Chickadee-Peshekee Grade, MI

Boreal Chickadee-Peshekee Grade, MI by Scott Sneed

Wood Duck-Marquette, MI

Wood Duck-Marquette, MI by Scott Sneed

Cooper's Hawk Scott Sneed

Scott Sneed took this photo of a Cooper’s Hawk in his front yard on Monday.

Snowy Owl Deb Harp

Snowy Owl at Incredible Mo’s by Deb Harp

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Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings at GT Resort by Ed Kaminski

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Screech Owl in Tom Ford’s backyard.

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Golden-crowned Kinglet on Deadstream Rd. by Ed Kaminski

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Northern Shrike on Secor Rd. by Ed Kaminski

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Common Redpolls on Yuba Rd. by Ed Kaminski

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Snowy Owl along route 31 in Grawn by Vicki Olsen

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A Red-shouldered Hawk near mega-church on Secor Rd. by Ed Kaminski

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A Hoary Redpoll along Angell Rd. by Scott Sneed

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Red-tailed Hawk and falconer by Scott Sneed

Bird Jeopardy

Bird Jeopardy game show moderators Leonard Graf and Missy Rassel

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl by Gerri Erickson

cooper's hawk Don Ehernberger

Female Cooper’s at Long Lake by Don Ehernberger

The next nine photos were taken on a trip by Kean Oh and family to Kure Beach, NC. All pictures taken by his daughter.

Ruddy Turnstone & Willet

Ruddy Turnstone & Willet

Marbled Godwit Black-bellied Plover

Marbled Godwit, with Black-bellied Plover in background, and Dowitchers, Dunlins, Willets, and Sandpipers

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Marbled Godwit

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

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First winter Prairie Warbler with eye-ring, black dot on neck, streaking, and fading yellow wing bars

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Saltmarsh or Nelson's Sparrow

Saltmarsh or Nelson’s Sparrow – leaning toward Nelson’s for i.d. Any input?

Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

 

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Snowy Owl on Team Elmer’s Christmas tree by Ed Kaminski

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Gerri Erickson

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Gerri Erickson

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Gerri Erickson

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Ed Kaminski

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Ed Kaminski

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Ed Kaminski

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Cooper’s Hawk at Boardman Lake by Ed Kaminski

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Snowy Owl at Chum’s Corner by Ed Kaminski

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Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) at Boardman Lake by Ed Kaminski

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Northern Cardinal at Boardman Lake by Ed Kaminski

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Costa’s Hummingbird at Onekama by Ed Kaminski

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Costa’s Hummingbird at Onekama by Ed Kaminski

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Costa’s Hummingbird at Onekama by Ed Kaminski

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Costa’s Hummingbird at Onekama by Ed Kaminski

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Scissor-tail Flycatcher at Ludington by Ed Kaminski

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American Coot at Boardman Lake by Ed Kaminski

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Ten male Cardinals in Deb Harp’s backyard

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse – by Ed Kaminski

Black Tern

Curt Hofer says this Black Tern is channeling Marilyn Monroe.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flyhcatcher – by Joe Brooks

American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover – by Joe Brooks

Bobolink - by Gerri Erickson

Bobolink – by Gerri Erickson

Bobolink (female) - by Gerri Erickson

Bobolink (female) – by Gerri Erickson

Canada Warbler - by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Canada Warbler – by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Canada Warbler 1 - by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Canada Warbler – by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Prothonatary Warbler - by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Prothonatary Warbler – by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Ovenbird 1 - by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Ovenbird – by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Ovenbird - by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

Ovenbird – by Chris Van Lonkhuyzen

St‎ilt Sandpiper

St‎ilt-Sandpiper – by Joe Brooks

Cedar Waxwing Kean

Cedar Waxwing – by Kean Oh

Rufous Hummingbird female Kean

Rufous Hummingbird-female – by Kean Oh

Weatern Tanager Kean

Western Tanager – by Kean Oh

Yellow-breasted Chat Kean

Yellow-breasted Chat by- Kean Oh

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Northern Cardinal – Kensington Metropark (Oakland Co., MI) – by Curt Hofer

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Horned Grebe – by Ed Kaminski

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American Bittern – by Ed Kaminski

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Yellowlegs – by Ed Kaminski

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Baltimore Oriole – by Sam Bodjack

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak – by Sam Bodjack

American Bittern

American Bittern – by Sam Bodjack

Canada Wabler Sam

Canada Warbler – by Sam Bodjack

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Mourning Warbler – by Sam Bodjack

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Golden-winged Warbler – by Sam Bodjack

Bald Eagle Don Ehrenberger

 Bald Eagle (immature) – by Don Ehrenberger

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Northern Flicker – by Don Ehrenberger

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Trumpeter Swans – by Don Ehrenberger

Ovenbird Jjohn Mesh

Ovenbird – by John Mesh

Carol Groves nest

Nest made of plastic – by Carol Groves


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