Being a native of Michigan I'm jealous... I haven't lived there in some time but in all my years there never saw one of these magnificent birds. Beautiful detail and combination of full frame and closeups. Must have been a real treat photographing this one.
Mon 11-Mar-13 11:35 AM | edited Mon 11-Mar-13 11:36 AM by cockers
It truly was Peter . . . we went to the UP - Sault Ste Marie, to visit my son and Daughter-in Law and they were our Guides on this adventure. They are totally into the "birder" scene and had the location of this bird fairly nailed down.
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:58 PM | edited Fri 15-Mar-13 07:01 AM by cockers
Believe me Richard I know I'm lucky. Have to thank my son and daughter-in -law for doing the homework on this birds' location. The first and third image are just about full frame as he/she was just off the road in a wood lot. . .perhaps 30 feet away! Thanks also for the nice comments!