This American Pipit has been wintering here at Pt. Mouillee HQ, Wayne Co., MI since November 2009. It is most easily found by the stand of spruce trees next to the boat launch feeding on the ground or roosting in the trees.
This weekend was the Birding on Ice outing, and visitors were treated to this not-so-common wintering bird. This may be the first record of an American Pipit seen in Jan/Feb in Michigan.
I digiscoped it from all over, but the sun finally popped just after noon, and the bird posed for several frames.