Wild Bird in backyard
Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:41 AM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:53 AM
Michigan List: 278
Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:56 AM
New for 2013 - Northern Goshawk, house wren, Macgillivray's warbler
Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:45 AM
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Life list 279. Latest: Brown Creeper, Mute Swan, Surf Scoter, Sabine's Gull, Solitary Sandpiper, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black Tern, Ruddy Turnstone, Snowy Plover
Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:15 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:43 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:15 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:45 AM
From your description and the location, it was probably recently released from a local hunting club.
Wrong time of year for hunting. Maybe was someone's pet that they got tired of and let go in the nearest patch of woods.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:44 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:53 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:03 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:42 PM
many fish and game and wildlife groups and hunting clubs imported millions of them and spread them out on BLM and Forest Service lands to take the place of natives species then they beame popular around petting zoos and kids parks and golf courses and Bed and Breakfasts and now they are available from most of the commercial hatcherys that carry baby chicks and ducks and Geese Ect. and many landowners with small acerages keeping them for pets. when we still lived at the farm we kept guinias and chuckars and rare breeds of ducks and geese for pets and food. I had a electric incubater in the root cellar and hatched out untold numbers of both domestic birds and exotics just for fun and also to trade and swap. It is very common anymore to see escapees in many rural areas and even in the suburbs. they are great to keep down insects and to eat almost any kind of grass and weed seeds and most are tasty too.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:12 PM
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