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Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby Cvc » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:30 pm

Walking the beach in Sleeping Bear Dunes along Platte Bay looking for lingering Piping Plovers (which we did not find). We had been seeing many Common Terns, but when we looked closer at a group of gulls, we found both Caspian and Royal among them.
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Re: Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby SandyLee » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:49 pm

We spent Thursday all around Sleeping Bear.... but didn't make it to Platte Bay.... should have gone there! All we saw was one Ring-billed Gull and a Vireo.
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Re: Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby Cvc » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:22 pm

This photo was taken on Saturday the 25th, but we spent the whole week in the area. On Thursday we were on the beach at Good Harbor Bay at the North end of the park. No Piping Plovers there either, but there was an area roped off for them and a cage over an old nest site. Sorry you missed the terns, but what a beautiful day to be in the dunes and on the beach. We did not see many woodland birds because the mosquitoes kept us mostly out on the beach.
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Re: Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby SandyLee » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:13 pm

Good thing you didn't plan to visit Sleeping Bear this week! Incredible damage due to the storm this past Sunday... most everything is closed till further notice. Sleeping Bear canceled the Port Oneida fair that was scheduled for this coming weekend too.
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Re: Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby Cvc » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:01 pm

Yikes! Just checked out some of the online photos. Looks like we dodged a bullet. This is what The Bear treated us to.
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Re: Sleeping Bear Dune National Park

Postby SandyLee » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:48 pm

STUNNING image, Cvc!
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