Photos from the MAS 2004 Fall Campout

On the weekend of October 8'th, 9'th and 10'th an intrepid band of Macomb Audubon members haded for the Pinery for our annual Fall Campout. As always, we stayed in The Pinery's meeting center right in the park, enjoying comfortable rooms and wonderful food. In keeping with Macomb Audubon tradition there was great camaraderie and there were plenty of great birds to be seen. In particular abundance this year were the Winter Wrens, which were practically dropping from the trees on Sunday.

Carolyn Harrington has graciously shared some of her photos with us. Below are a few of the highlights of the weekend. Thanks Carolyn, and sorry it took me so long!


Here's the entire group at the Meeting Center

Here's the entire group at the Meeting Center. Carolyn used a delayed timer so that she could get into the picture too. That's me with my eyes closed.


The gardens in Grand Bend              The elusive white squirrel, finally!

Above are a couple of thumbnail images. On Saturday part of the group headed into Grand Bend to visit the gardens and to track down the elusive white squirrels. These are Easter Grey Squirrels which are totally white. Not albinos, just white squirrels. Above are a few photos from that trip, including the object of the hunt on the right!

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Where are those birds?              Pass the bird book please.              I guess we do spend a lot of time yapping.              The old channel of the Au Sable.

We went for several hikes that weekend. These photos are from the hike we took Saturday morning along the old channel of the Au Sable River.

Again, click on the small thumbnail photo to see the full sized image.


On the trail, photo #1.              On the trail, photo #2.              On the trail, photo #3.              On the trail, photo #41.              On the trail, photo #5.

On Sunday we all went for a hike on one of the trails in the park. Much to our shock the Winter Wrens were everywhere - so many, in fact, that it eventually became a joke. Not a lot of other birds out, just the Winter Wrens. The photos above are from that hike. It was a good afternoon.

Again, click on the small thumbnail photo to see the full sized image.


The stunned thrush.

While we were at the Visitor Center Sunday a Hermit Thrush stunned itself against the glass near the feeders. Here it is on the hand of one of the staff members. It was released soon afterward and we believe it was okay.


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