I saw two male juncos in this spot. They seemed to be unafraid of me. They were also fluffing their feathers to stay warm. The two males also reacted when a played a recording of a male dark eye junco on my itouch. They first fly to my left and then behind me.
I heard this bird while walking back to the Dairy Barn. When I saw able to spot it with some binoculars I noticed the red patch on it's head and the black patch on it's breast.
I saw these tracks on a log in a fire wood pile next to the park office. The naturalist I was with said it was a mouse track.
I saw this toad around the milk house. It was a light color.
We had a camper find this walking stick along the one of the paths at Bloomer Park.
I saw this caterpillar on the plant of my coworker. I saw it's orange antenna.
I saw this female grazing while I was driving home. The weather was in the 70s with little humidity. This sighting also took place around 7:30 pm.
Saw 3 snails. 2 adults, 1 young
I saw on eating along the main trail
I heard multiple frogs calling. At least 4 frogs were calling.
It was hawking for insects.
I saw this painted turtle along the trails at Riverbend Park in Rochester Hills.
This green frog started as a tadpole with legs when it was brought to my work. It was collected at Riverbend Park in Rochester Hills. The frog still has a part of it's tail left.
This little chick fell from it's nest in the calf barn. It is most likely a house sparrow because those have been the most frequently seen bird flying into the barn.
I found this snail crossing the parking lot of the museum. The snail shell was roughly the size of my thumb's figure nail.
I saw this green frog around the gazebo. It the frog had a small external eardrum and prominent dorsolateral.
I saw this toad hopping along the stone fence near the pond where the tadpoles were found.
I found these tadpole in one of the ponds on the property. They were about the size of a pea.
I saw this chipmunk in the tree. It had a piece of hay on his head. I first saw the chipmunk around the gazebo and then around this tree.
I saw this frog on the stones around the pond in the farmhouse backyard.
I saw one maybe two deer. The time was roughly early evening and it was near Paint Creek.
I heard one red-winged blackbird calling from a tree while I was walking
I saw 3 robins on the lawn.
I saw one mourning dove while I was walking on the trails at Riverbend Park in Shelby.
I saw a chickadee while I was walking in Riverbend Park in Shelby.
I saw 2 chickadees in this field.
I heard 3 blue jays calling at this location. I saw 2 jays fly west after I played the blue jay call on my Audubon app.
I believe the hawk in these pictures is a Copper's hawk. The light color chest feathers and dark gray to brown back feathers are what made me think it was a Cooper's hawk.
I believe the hawk in the two photos are a Cooper's hawk. The light brown coloring on the chest and the dark gray to brown feathers on the back made me think it was this type of hawk.
I saw 4 male cardinals at the bend in the stony creek. I first tried to call the first one I saw, but got no response. When I tried the encounter call, I think I had one of the other ones respond.