Roseate Spoonbill in MI - 17 Jul 2021

Yesterday a Roseate Spoonbill was found in the Koch Drain next to Wilderness Park in Saline, MI. Despite the heavy rains and dark skies numerous birders flocked to see Michigan's First Record for this species.  Robin and I had just driven 11 hrs. from New York so I was in no mood to chase it. That changed after a night's sleep.

I decided to go look for it this afternoon. Unfortunately, I hit a rut on the way and got a flat tire. That didn't stop me from joining several dozen people crowding the road that gave only a glimpse of the bird roosting 100 yds away. I digiscoped it at 3600mm and got some record shots. Others got nicer images; you only need to visit the Birding Michigan page on Facebook.


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