I have moved my Blog... My new address is http://porontosbirdingmacomb.com/ I hope you will join me on the new blog as I will update it frequently as I come across interesting Bird sightings or whatever cool wildlife I bump into as I travel thru Macomb County and Beyond......
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Took a quick trip at dawn to Lk St. Clair Metropark to scope the beach.... Nothing new... There were a scattering of Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper and Spotted Sandpipers.... There were a few Caspian Terns buzzing along the shore at times... I heard a report of a Common Tern sitting within the Ring-billed Gulls the other day, but I had no such luck today.... A very large flock of Swallows near the parking lot.... estimate at least 200... Mostly Barn and Bank..... click on photos to enlarge
Posted by Paul Poronto at 10:00 AM
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I finally got to see one of the Common Nighthawks (214) that have nested near Eppler Junior High in Utica.... Kevin Rysiewski found them in the spring... I have known that they were there all summer but I just haven't got my butt into my car to get over there and see them.... I pulled into the parking lot of the school at 845 and I had them with in 10 minutes flying high over the rooftop.... They love to nest on flat roof tops, so I suspect that they nested at Eppler this year....
Posted by Paul Poronto at 9:26 PM
I got an email from my friend Mick today... He had the fortune of guarding a Piping Plover nest in an undisclosed location near Glen Arbor... people are taking turns watching over the nest and making sure no predators like Merlins and Humans get to the chicks.... Mick is a new photographer so to have the opportunity to guard the nest and photograph these amazing little birds, was a chance he could not pass up.... I cant wait to see his photos.... He sent me one teaser..... click to enlarge...
Posted by Paul Poronto at 6:47 PM
I took a run to Wetzel State Park today... It was 90 degrees out and I had my back pack on and carrying my tripod and scope... whooo!! that was a work out... Least Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpipers (4), Lesser Yellowlegs (8), Spotted Sandpipers and a million Killdeer.... I saw one Osprey soaring over the ponds north of 27 mile rd... Several Bobolinks in Fall Plumage throughout the park.... a couple of Green Heron....
Posted by Paul Poronto at 6:43 PM