Karl Overman: Birds and more

 
 

Adam Byrne has been the premier birder in Michigan for essentially his entire adult life. He is passionate about many listing categories and when he cares about a list, he dominates it --total Michigan birds, Big Day by each month, Chippewa County list, Monroe County list are examples.  Another category he is very keen on is Michigan monthly lists.  With that in mind, when I found a Green Heron at the unlikely time and place of December 9th and in Harbor Beach on the outer tip of Michigan’s Thumb, I called Adam as I knew this would be a new December bird for him.  Needless to say Adam found his way to Harbor Beach that December and the Green Heron obliged by hanging in there long enough for Adam to see it.

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Modified March 7, 2022