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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

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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

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The Worst Meal

The video included in this post was originally titled “Lunch Is On Joe” and was posted here a couple years back. However, to accompany my Red Sky Stage Radio program, Planet Michigan, and this segment (airing 3-11-14), I am bringing … Continue reading

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Avian River

When filming Sandhill Cranes near Jackson, Michigan, I watched and filmed as songbirds streamed into the marsh at dusk for well over half an hour. Hundreds of thousands of birds flowed into the safe confines of this vast marsh in … Continue reading

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Cruising For Round Lake Chicks

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First, sorry to everyone who came here expecting something else, but don’t go away just yet. Sure, the video below is a little long (9 minutes thereabouts), largely unedited, and falls short of the type of “chick” some might have … Continue reading

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Lunch Is On Joe

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This week, I helped biologist Joe Kaplan by piloting the boat on a loon capture/banding excursion to Round Lake just outside Petoskey in Northern Michigan. We easily captured and tagged the male of the pair, left the chicks for now, … Continue reading

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From The Wilderness Lake To The Kitchen Table

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  While filming loons one season, I noticed that birds and animals very unlike us in so many ways, share what I see as common behaviors. The instinct to feed offspring, no matter how capable of feeding themselves, remains strong, … Continue reading