One of the best predators I know, Mr. Mink.
Baltimore Oriole arrives in Northern Michigan in the first part of May, usually marking the start the the Sulphur Hatch.
Snapping Turtle in the middle of the road, had to stop and make sure he made it across.
In the "Eye of the Toad"
Yellow Rump Warbler along the river banks for Northern Michigan
Great Blue Heron on the hunt.
Cedar Waxwing along the banks for the Manistee River.
Fall Blue Heron
Heron hunting along the Manistee River in search of any food, as November doesn't have as much food running around as summer. I'm sure this blue heron is starving.
Michigan Bald Eagle
Bald eagle soaring along the Manistee River in Northern Michigan.
Golden eyes flying over the Manistee River in early spring.
Low flying object
Common Merganser flying low along the river's edge.
Female Golden Eye
Common Goldeneye or "Whistlers"
A Northern Parula hanging out along the Manistee River
This is one of the characteristic birds of the southern swamplands, where its bright plumage is conspicuous in the gloomy, cypress-lined bayous. it is unusual among warblers in that it nests in holes in the trees.
Michigan Bobcat on the prowl
A Michigan Bobcat came to visit the river as we floated down the Manistee on this spring day.