Michigan Birds

iaustin on June 5th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan FlyCatcher Phoebe, Kingbirds and Willows, Oh My! Sayornis Phoebe     FlyCatcher Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland The Flying Insect Flycatcher Late one humid summer afternoon in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw small olive green-ish, yellowish bird land on a dead, moss covered tree branch; under […]

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iaustin on September 24th, 2014

Wood Duck – Michigan, Nature Photography Aix Sponsa   The question is answered…     Wood Ducks and Creation If Creation were racist—as all religions on Lower Earth secretly hope—the plumage of this Wood Duck would be all one solid color. Instead; there are colors of brown, beige, blue and teal, speckles of burgundy, red, […]

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iaustin on October 27th, 2013

Michigan Bald Eagle – Flying High Bald Eagle – Soaring High     Caught this Eagle flying high, soaring majestically overhead, cruising through  a light early morning fog following the lakeshore outline.  See more photos here… Michigan Bald Eagles.  

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iaustin on August 30th, 2013

Nature Photography – Mallard Duck Michigan One Bright Sunny Winter Morning in a Michigan Wetland – The Fat Wobbly Waddler Arrives Anus Platyrhynchos       What’s the old saying… “if it walks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quack like a duck, it’s a duck!” Off in the distance, slowly heading in […]

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iaustin on July 8th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Flicker Flicker the Bird – Speckled, Multi-Colored, Michigan Wetland – Brown, White, Red, Black and Tan Colaptes auratus Michigan Northern Flicker – Gold Finger The Michigan Flicker is a true multi-colored, patterned bird. The Norther Flicker has a dash of red on the back of the head, a swatch of black […]

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Nature Photography  – Michigan Black Crowned Night Heron On many an Early Morning in a Michigan Wetland – Wetland Habitats Nycticorax nycticorax Black Crowned Night Heron I saw a rather strange looking bird. This bird wore a black thicket of slicked back feathers on top of it’s crown. A large red eye ball with a […]

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iaustin on February 24th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Red Cardinal One Early Morning in a Secluded Michigan Wetland – 100 Shades of Red Cardinalis Cardinalis     I saw one hundred shades of red sitting on a frosted frozen branch.  This Cardinal was red on red, in red on black. No, no, it was red, on black, on red, […]

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iaustin on February 9th, 2013

Michigan Birds Michigan Birds  –  Many Shapes, sizes, colors and groups.  Many Coats of Colors Michigan Birds; there are Michigan reds, blues and white birds of color. Grey birds, green birds and orange ones too. Yellow birds, yellow and black, yellow birds with blue. There are blue birds with blue wings, some others with blue […]

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iaustin on January 20th, 2013

Raptor Bird of Prey – The Redest RedTail Buto Jamaicensis The Redest RedTail Hawk Talons looks more like natures version of Automatic Knives for this large raptor bird of prey. The Red tailed hawk is one of Michigan’s favorite bird of prey hawks.  The mature redtail looks almost powerful. the chest can appear protruded & robust and if you […]

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iaustin on January 12th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Belted KingFisher – The Blue Streaker Megaceryle Alcyon – to grieve Every Michigander should make seeing a Belted KingFisher in action a 2013 commitment.  Observing their fishing activity is both therapeutic and interesting to watch.  Firstly, the KingFisher quickly sends out a rapid machine gun like voice (KingFisher Call) to signal […]

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