Macomb county sure is getting its share of rare ones lately! The past several days A Townsends Solitaire has been seen & photographed by several in Wolcott Mills Metropark, Ray Twp. Macomb county, near the Grist mill off one of the nature trails. We don't live far from there so decided to buzz over to see if we could find it. We didn't. There were scads of people there for the excellent weather. We saw no birders by the time we got there. MANY photographers with huge lenses taking family portraits, fall colors to even fashion modeling on the lawns!
Excellent photos of this bird can be seen on various FB & I Think "Flicker" pages. One being "Birding Michigan" Facebook page.
Townsends Solitaire is a western North American resident. Now & Then one is sighted in the UP of MI but one seen in Macomb county is amazing!