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Location
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 4 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Louie Dombroski , Whitefish Point List
Comments:
N/A
Species
19 species total
2
Canada Goose
1
Ruffed Grouse
1
Spruce Grouse

Spotted along Whitefish Point Road, about 30 feet before the Harbor of Refuge as I was heading away from the point. My views were much better than that captured in this poor quality photo. I could see that the bird's tail was broadly tipped with buffy orange, especially prominent when the bird flew, which was just a few seconds after this photo was taken.

© Louie Dombroski

Average Quality

No, not the bird standing on the snowbank -- that's a Ruffed Grouse. The Spruce Grouse is on the ground in the lower left corner of the image. Not a great photo, but I wanted to get both grouse species in the same image. I'm not sure I've ever seen these so close together.

© Louie Dombroski

This bird's shape and dark throat provide hints to its identity, which I was able to confirm with better looks.

2
Mourning Dove
6
Herring Gull
2
Northern Goshawk

Adults, seen flying together, first from the hawk deck, later from the beach near the waterbird shack.

3
Bald Eagle
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
7
American Crow
2
Common Raven
10
Black-capped Chickadee
1
American Robin
5
European Starling
65
Common Redpoll
3
Red Crossbill
1
White-winged Crossbill
4
Snow Bunting
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes