Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marsh Wren - doing the splits....

Took a quick run to Metrobeach to see what I could see along the beach... there is an area near the point where they have allowed the reeds and weeds to grow to form a barrier between the lake and the grass... its near the rocks.... I found a group of Marsh Wrens that were hanging out and resting as I am sure they were migrating... they were extremely curious and popped up to take a look at me.... I also spotted a Palm Warbler in the same area...... only shorebirds spotted were a Spotted Sandpiper... yes, I typed spotted a spotted sandpiper... I thought it was funny... :)      click on photo to enlarge
Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Palm Warbler
View from Metrobeach of Detroit

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wetzel State Park

Took a quick run by Wetzel State Park today.... Ponds were empty for the most part... Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Pied-billed Grebes and a couple of Kingfishers... 3 Solitary Sandpipers flushed from pond nearest New Haven Rd.... 1 Double-crested Cormorant sunning itself on a stump...... word of caution.... Goose hunters in a couple locations....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Metrobeach

Took a quick trip to Metrobeach before work this morning to see if there was anything on the beach... Nothing on the main beach but as I moved toward the rocky area on the way to the point there was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper working the beach and grass area... I almost scared him off until Tom Heatly waved his arms and pointed him out.... Thanks Tom!!!   Got a few pictures.... click to enlarge....

Preened for a few minutes while I sneaked up on him