Category Archives: Field Notes


Loon + Presentation For Eagle Eyes

On Tuesday November 10, from 4-5:30, I’ll be presenting my various wildlife videos to the Eagle Eyes youth group at the Little Traverse Conservancy office on Powell Rd off M-119. I’ll be showing some loon stuff, crane chick videos and … Continue reading


Sandhill Cranes

Article by John Lehman, LoonCorps There is a pair of nesting sandhill cranes near the south end of Round Lake—the one midway between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. They can sometimes be observed with binoculars from the Alanson bike trail where … Continue reading


Darwin, Me, And The Black Fly Factor

Unless you’ve never heard this program before…or unless you have a memory such as mine with a retention capability of a couple days…it will come as no surprise to you that I dabble in common loon research now and then…In … Continue reading


Mother Nature Likes My Motorcycle Best

Today on Red Sky Stage Radio’s…Planet Michigan…I call this one, “Mother Earth likes my motorcycle best”…at least my Yamaha…I’ll explain why in a sec…music, of course, by the Right and Honourable…Kevin MacLeod…….You know I usually am a stickler for proper … Continue reading


LoonCorps Scout Of 2014

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Brad Hersey checking the loon raft on Crooked Lake in late May 2014.     Brad is the newest Scout for the LoonCorps Project, which monitors, preserves and protects loon breeding lakes in Northern Michigan. Brad has been scouting Crooked, … Continue reading


Mackinac Hawk Count Doubles Previous Record

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  Written by Kathy Bricker Hawks migrating north through the Straits of Mackinac reached a record count this spring of 43,191 birds, including more than 800 eagles. Since the 1960s, nature observers have realized that the Straits concentrates north-bound birds … Continue reading


Three Lakes, Three New Loon Rafts

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Our work installing loon rafts this season began with Ron and Lori Pool of Petoskey. We installed a new one on Munro Lake, re-installed one on Lancaster along with two buoys; and replaced one that got away on Round with … Continue reading