Crappy Pictures


Back in Big Bend, knowing that we'd exhausted most of our spring break travel possibilities, at least as far as finding new life birds in warm-weather areas goes, Dad suggested that we consider summer trips as well. Thus, with a few days free at the end of June/start of July, I suggested a quick trip to a northern state I'd never visited and a bird that is seen only there.

From a birding standpoint, our four-and-a-half day blitz of Michigan was entirely successful, as we logged the bird we were after: the endangered (only about 2000 exist in the whole world) and extremely local (nesting only in the jack pine forests of northern Michigan) Kirtland's Warbler. As a bonus, I also got my first Clay-colored Sparrow.

But from a photographic standpoint... eh, not so great.

Behold my only photo of a Kirtland's Warbler:

100_3117.JPGAnd now my slightly (but only slightly) better photograph of a Clay-colored Sparrow:

100_3124.JPGAnd this is something out in the jack pines. Your guess is as good as mine:

100_3127.JPGI've said many times that it's always great traveling with Dad, and it's always great to see new places and new birds, but based on the photos I took on this trip, I think you're going to have to take my word for it.

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