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Postby Rick Baetsen » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:23 pm

I learned this week that a recording I made of a female spruce grouse's territorial cackle will be included in the new edition of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds, Eastern United States. I made the recording using my homemade parabolic dish and a cassette recorder back in May of 1991 on the Hiawatha National Forest, near Trout Lake in Chippewa County.

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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby MikeW » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Hey congratulations Rick! That is really cool.
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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby SandyLee » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:22 pm

Cool! Congrats, Rick!

(now you REALLY have to get started on that Grouse Book!)
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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby Rick Baetsen » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:35 pm

I have started the Grouse Book, Sandy. It is finishing it that seems to be the problem.
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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby deadstream guy » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:34 pm

I want to buy an autographed copy when that book is done Rick! I'll put it with my old copy of Andy Ammann's book. I actually knew old Andy way back when, and if anyone asks, I'm telling them I know you too....when you autograph the book you can write "To my numb-skull taxidermy pal" and I'll exclaim to anyone that notices...."Oh that Rick, he's such a kidder!"
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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby Rick Baetsen » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Deadstream Guy, I knew Andy Ammann too. I have had two of his line of English Setter dogs. The first one Chloe came from his dog Patches, famous in its own right. I had wanted a Setter for years and at one of our Michigan Sharp-tailed Grouse Assoc. meetings/field trips talked with Andy about getting one of his dogs. It worked out the following spring, that in 1991. At that meeting I got Andy to sign my copy of The Prairie Grouse of Michigan, 1957 and consider it one of my favorite books, right up there with my signed copy of Harry Chapins Poem book I got from him at a concert. Our second Setter from Andy's line of dogs is sleeping on the couch in the living room as usual.

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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby Dale » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:09 am

Congratulations Rick. That is a great recognition of your work with these birds.

And I must add my voice to those who are saying finish that book! I have been
waiting years for my copy, and I don't have many left. You have a long winter
ahead and that should give you the time you need.

Looking forward to some good bird and orchid hunting with you next season.

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Re: Peterson Audio Bird Guide

Postby deadstream guy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:47 pm

Cool story Rick! I knew Andy only through a pal of mine that lives in Montcalm co. Andy used to bird hunt his land and the neighboring farm. This would have been back in the mid-to-late '70's.
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