Wow, that’s a lot of birds crashing into your windows. I have a few windows they seldom hit, I bought like 5 packs of the ultraviolet leaves clings, aNd now I hardy get any.Wow nice pix and birdwhisperer? How'd you do that?
We live in a rural area in the upper part of Michigan's lower peninsula.
We have birds constantly crashing into the windows. When the bird is
unresponsive or disoriented to the point of not being able to stand,
we will pick the bird up and try to get it to grip one of our fingers.
One can feel the strength coming back into their grip as they come around.
We will try to talk softly to it from behind , slightly from one side and
then the other, paying close attention to the movement of the head. What we
are looking for is movement in both directions from the bird to let us know
the neck is not broke.
All the while, softly stroking the bird with a finger along the grain of the
feather. Head to tail. It sometimes just takes a few minutes, but we have
had them for over a half hour before they finally flew off. It's a great
feeling to see them leave. My wife has done this much more than I but it's
wonderful to see them fly off. I call her the bird whisperer.
More pics of these successful releases after hitting a window.
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Is that all duck weed on the creek? Cause that would sure be a lot!I took my annual autumn camping trip recently. It was pretty cold this year. I didn't do as much hiking as I normally do, nor as much photography, but I had a good time. I did do an 8 mile hike on the beach one day, as well as a short hike on the Ice Age Trail a day earlier.
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It's pretty interesting to see how Molash Creek has changed over the last couple of years. You can use the pines as a point of reference.
Here it is in 2018. It was flowing parallel with the beach for a short stretch before flowing into Lake Michigan
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and 2019. High lake water levels changes the creek, and it turned much quicker toward the lake.
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and this year. The creek doesn't even reach the lake. It stops at the beach.
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Yes! Duckweed grows really well in the creek. Usually you wouldn't see it at this part of the creek because there would be a steady flow right out into the lake, but with it backed up, it's all stuck in there.Is that all duck weed on the creek? Cause that would sure be a lot!
I did a search on google maps. Looks like a neat little creek!"Yes! Duckweed grows really well in the creek. Usually you wouldn't see it at this part of the creek because there would be a steady flow right out into the lake, but with it backed up, it's all stuck in there. "
It reminds me of a small creek we have on our side of the pond. Stoney creek. It too has altered it's path to
Lake Michigan, and occasionally gets blocked off from a big blow. Very similar.
Stoney creek is about a half hour north of Muskegon.
Cant people leave anywhere undeveloped, just because there is an open plot of land does not mean there has to be buildings on it.I hiked through Campus Park today, which is a yet-to-be developed park.
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I've always thought this would be a perfect location for a prairie restoration. It's attached to another park that has woodlands, wetlands, and a small prairie restoration, and would've been a huge benefit for wildlife in the area. Instead, the plan is for it to be heavily focused on sports and events. It does appear in that some habitat will be created, which will be really good.
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Just to the north is Smolenski park, which is the evergreen woodland you can see in the second and third photos above. Further to the north of that woodland is the small prairie restoration I've shared a few times this year. This is the first year of restoration after being seeded last winter. I didn't notice many native plants this year, so I'm hoping to see changes next year, though it'll take at least a few years and a few burns to really establish.
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