We have some guests who arrived yesterday that came to our area to bird watch. They are from Hilton Head in S. Carolina.
Last night, they left about 7:30 p.m. to head to Seney Wildlife Refuge to join in a group tour in search of the yellow rail. THE TOUR GOES FROM 9 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT. I love birds, but I just can't imagine trying to see birds that time of night, especially since you can't take any decent pictures. But it DOES sound like fun though! I hope the bugs weren't bad.
The man told me that they "hunted down" the black rail (I think this was in Florida) with another group of birders. It too is a night owl (no, not really an OWL, that is a phrase not the bird), but it is black and about the size of a mouse! I'm gonna have to look these birds up online.
Don't know if you have heard but there was a 777 acre wildfire over by Ishpeming. 500 people were evacuated. You can read info about it here;
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!
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