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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3120 on: April 17, 2018, 09:54:18 AM »

There can't be that many loons this far south can there?  I always thought they kind of stayed in Canada and maybe the northern part of Michigan.  Perhaps there are so many now they have to look for new lakes.  I've always been told there is only one pair on a lake, unless it's a really large one.
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« Reply #3121 on: April 17, 2018, 10:24:23 AM »

For the first time in years I have a loon visiting in my lake. I was at the computer and heard the distinctive call of a loon. I have been watching it for the last hour. Hoping the geese won't chase it away.

I'm thinking maybe all the onshore wind over the weekend pushed it in from the migration flyway along the lake. 

There can't be that many loons this far south can there?  I always thought they kind of stayed in Canada and maybe the northern part of Michigan.  Perhaps there are so many now they have to look for new lakes.  I've always been told there is only one pair on a lake, unless it's a really large one.

We've been watching a couple of dozen swans down at the Erie Refuge just north of Point Place.  I can see some ducks of some sort out in the area where the swans are but can't get close enough to see what they are.  I've wondered if they were maybe loons. 

We were down there Saturday afternoon late during the beginning of the storm and most of the swans were visible but I didn't see the ducks. 
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3122 on: April 17, 2018, 10:31:50 AM »

There's a Great Lakes Loons semi pro baseball team that plays their home games in Midland. 

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t456

If you're not familiar with a loon's call here's a video of the distinctive call Mav is talking about:

Common Loon Calls (Northern Michigan)
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« Reply #3123 on: April 17, 2018, 11:09:09 AM »

Oh yeah.  There was always a pair on the lake we stayed at on Manitoulin Island.
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« Reply #3124 on: April 17, 2018, 11:12:36 AM »

Our friends in Maine are loaded with loons.

From what I see around here, there are a bunch of human loons running around.
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3125 on: April 17, 2018, 11:44:51 AM »

and yet another snow squall :( :( :(
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« Reply #3126 on: April 17, 2018, 12:07:39 PM »

and yet another snow squall :( :( :(

It looked like a snow globe a couple minutes ago
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3127 on: April 17, 2018, 12:20:09 PM »

One thermometer at 33 and the other at 34.  They're usually the same so not sure what is going on there. 
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3128 on: April 18, 2018, 09:04:39 AM »

A gloomy morning.

The lawn is really greening up but I'm still hearing predictions of a few more snow flurries in the next couple of days!
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« Reply #3129 on: April 18, 2018, 09:48:39 AM »

A gloomy morning.

The lawn is really greening up but I'm still hearing predictions of a few more snow flurries in the next couple of days!

1" accumulation tonight.  We have semi frozen mud out front.  Looks like chocolate ice cream with lumps (gravel) in it.  Non digestable Rocky Road I guess.
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3130 on: April 18, 2018, 01:42:07 PM »

Seeing some blue skies right now
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3131 on: April 19, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »

Seeing some blue skies right now

We have just a few very small and very high puffy clouds and S U N S H I N E !

We've seen three deer already out in the field beside the house.  They were on an out and out run but I didn't see anything chasing them. 

Last night around 7 pm we had one lone turkey walk down through our garden and go out by the road.  Finally it flew across the road and landed out in the big open field across the road.  It poked around over there for 20 minutes or so and finally wandered off.

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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3132 on: April 19, 2018, 09:20:56 AM »

looks like the weather person is off a little.  I'm not complaining about missing the measurable snow that they predicted..
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3133 on: April 19, 2018, 12:23:37 PM »

I had to run outside to get something out of the car.  I didn't put on a jacket so I was moving pretty quick.  As I was heading for the car I saw a lone turkey standing about 30 feet from me and looking very surprised.  Glad I didn't take the dog out with me.

The turkey ran back out behind the barn and into the brush.  Maybe it will show up on the trailcam later!
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3134 on: April 19, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »

Pine pollen blowing through the Carolina pine trees.
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