Documenting a walk along the Grand River, MI, USA and the wildlife found along the way

Weekend Nature Walk: Feathered Friends in Flight

By tych0_21 | MyMiscellaneousBlog | 26 Apr 2021


Today, I took a walk along the Grand River in Michigan, USA to see what wildlife I could find along the water. My walk began in the meadows above the river's floodplain, but soon I had made my way into the shade of the forests that line the riverbanks.

Attached are a few photos of my walk along with a few of the birds and other wildlife I encountered while on my walk. Enjoy!

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Apparently these are the only other species around that the swans have any respect for; this heron was able to strut right by a pair of nesting mute swans. I wouldn't mess with a bird with a spearpoint attached to its face either.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias):
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The Canadian geese tend to get a much less friendly reaction from the swans...

Canadian goose (Branta canadensis):

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Northern yellow-shafted flicker (Colaptes auratus ssp. luteus):
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Hawk (Family Accipitridae):

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A few other feathered friends who weren't in flight when I captured pictures of them.

Mute swan (Cygnus olor):

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos):

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American goldfinch (Spinus tristis):

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White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis):

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American robin (Turdus migratorus):

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Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum):

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Other friends of the non-feathered variety:

Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger):

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Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta):

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Mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa):

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Thank you for walking with me.
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