[Mich-listers] triangular bill / Re: [birders] WAIT -- Re: ATLANTIC PUFFIN - Livingston Co., Bishop Lake
Bruce M. Bowman
bbowman99 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 8 14:31:56 EST 2012
More re. bill description. Theresa said the bill was triangular in
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 at comcast.net>
To: birders at umich.edu
Date sent: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:14:31 -0500
Subject: [birders] WAIT -- Re: ATLANTIC PUFFIN - Livingston Co., Bishop Lake
Send reply to: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 at comcast.net>
> I suggest WAITING for more information before heading out to get the
> puffin. Ideally, Chris Kargel at Brighton State Park would go over and
> find the bird, but I have not been able to reach Chris or anyone else at
> the state park. I have gotten the word to four other Livingston County
> birders. I do not know yet if any of them will be able to go for a look
> earlier than late afternoon. I want to repeat that the bird has not been
> seen today. I talked with Theresa on the phone again a few minutes ago
> regarding IDing the bird. She said that the bird was NOT near but that
> she and her sisters studied the bird through binoculars and had good looks
> at it. The bird was diving there most of the day. They had a bird field
> guide with them to study. Their bird's bill was bright orange, almost
> red. Their bird was definitely not a Surf Scoter, she said-- another bird
> with an orange bill. Their bird had a white face, and the top of the head
> was black. The black went down the back of the head and across the front
> under the chin. She said the bird was "small." It sounds right for
> Atlantic Puffin, but it hasn't yet been seen by a birder.
> I'll post new information as I get it.
> From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 at comcast.net>
> To: birders at umich.edu
> Date sent: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:09:59 -0500
> Subject: [birders] ATLANTIC PUFFIN - Livingston Co., Bishop Lake
> Send reply to: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 at comcast.net>
> > I just had a call from Theresa Arrington about a bird she saw yesterday
> > on Bishop Lake in Livingston County--an ATLANTIC PUFFIN. Bishop Lake is
> > at Brighton State Park. (I believe this is also called Brighton State
> > Recreation Area.) She looked for it briefly this morning but did not
> > find it. She has not been back to look again.
> > Theresa saw the puffin from the close range on Bishop Lake. It was near
> > the trailor park, toward the right-hand side.
> > Again, the puffin was seen yesterday but not yet today.
> > Bruce
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