Monday, July 10, 2006

Lessons Learned in the North Woods

I spent most of last week in the U.P., and today I'm back again in Marquette, Michigan. Wish I had a bit more time to bird, but I'm working, so no Kirtland's Warblers for me on this trip.

These are two photos of one of the large ore docks that are found in many ports on the upper Great Lakes. This one is right in Marquette, and it had Song Sparrows, Barn Swallows, and Northern Rough-winged Swallows nesting in it.

I guess I was hoping for scoters in the harbor or something, but no such luck.

I have learned two new things during my time here in the U.P.: Pasties are a great, healthy food, and if you turn one of those foam Packers Cheese-head hats upside-down, they double as a drink holder.

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