Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

A regular visitor is rare.

"Mom your turkeys are running through our sled tracks and ruining them again!"

What I think is a Cooper's Hawk. Reading "Status: special concern. Uncommon winter resident." instills a slight amount of doubt. When the hawk flies in the songbirds scatter almost violently.

....and for the summer picture when the sun shows up... a seagull nest on the shores of Lake Michigan.


4 responses

  1. hve

    Great photos, Melissa! I love that your kids call them “your turkeys” :) Coopers or Sharp-shinned maybe? Very well-spotted!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Helen. I was thinking perhaps a Sharp-shinned, but it moves so quickly and keeps too much distance to be sure. It is so fast!

      January 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  2. i like ur imagination and pics :)

    January 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks for visiting!

      January 22, 2011 at 6:44 am


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