Rough-legged Hawk on Teller Rd

I took a quick run down Teller Rd between 28 mi and 27mi tonight right before dusk… There was a nice looking light phase Rough-legged Hawk perched in a tree along the roadside… It saw my car and took off and soared over my car… Too damn cold outside so I photographed it through the sunroof on my Jeep…   There was also a flock of Snow Buntings numbering about 50, 2 Lapland Longspurs and 4 Horned Larks in a farm field south of 27mi Rd and East of Broughton….

Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Greater White-fronted Goose at Nicholson Nature Center

Eric Domurat found a Greater White-fronted Goose at Nicholson Nature Center today… its actually in a pond behind CJ Barrymore, but there is active construction in the fields leading up to the pond.. However, the area can be viewed by the second bridge in the back of Nicholson… It was a long way off and managed a couple of cropped shots…

Greater White fronted Goose

Greater White fronted Goose

By the way Tom Hince was just saying this weekend that we all needed to keep and eye open for this species.. I am beginning to think he is a good luck charm for the county birders!!  Thanks Eric for finding it and thanks Tom for using your birding magical powers to draw it in… LOLOL!!

Northern Saw Whet Owl recording in Macomb County

This was given to me from a friend who recorded it on his phone… Its the third known location in Macomb County this year for Saw Whet Owls and unfortunatly this one is on private land not accessible to the public… still very cool that we have a few of these hanging around this winter. Turn up the volume… You will hear a car first and then the owl tooting in the background…