Welcome to SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS by J.H.McCoy.  Changes have been made to the format.  More will follow on January 30. The ARCHIVES contain some of my articles from THE MINDEN CITY HERALD. The last two pages are a tribute to my mother, Gloria (Schock) McCoy (1923-2013) - the journal she wrote on our 1977 trip out West can be found in WRITING/GSM.  It is my hope that you will always find something interesting on this website and that you will visit often.  Please sign the guest book, and thank you for stopping by.       
        J.H. (John Herbert) McCoy           
      
                 

       FOUNDED
JANUARY 30, 2015
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SCHOCK MCCOY 
  PRODUCTIONS
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​JOHN MUIR
 (22 minutes) 
***CLICK ON THE NAME FOR A SHORT VIDEO***
E. HEMINGWAY
 (Nobel Speech)
"TEMPUS FUGIT"
*** THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK - WINTER ***
***  With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
    (Click on small "pics" to enlarge)
Canada geese fly by.
TODAY
YESTERDAY
THE "BURN BOSS"  IN THE WHITE HELMET
1621

++ some photos in THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK have been edited ++
"THE QUESTION IS NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT BUT WHAT YOU SEE."

                   HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817 - 1862)

     SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP
                      +++++
   THE THUMB & THE NATION
J.H.MCCOY
+++WINTER 2021+++
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
GRAY PHASE SCREECH OWL IN NEST BOX
NORTHERN CARDINAL - FEMALE
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

NORTHERN CARDINAL

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - JUVENILE
WATCHING OVER THE WINTER BIRDS IN MY "GAME PRESERVE"
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
PINE SISKIN
NEW FEATURES
COMING ON 
JANUARY 30, 2021
THE 1940s ++++ 1619 MAIN STREET, MINDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
           Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
       Auld Lang Syne 
Robert Burns - 1759-1796
THE  2000s +++ 1619 MAIN STREET, MINDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
+++ MORE CHANGES ARE COMING TO SHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS 
       ON THE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEBSITE,  JANUARY 30, 2021, 
       THE B-DAY OF GLORIA (SCHOCK) MCCOY.
SHORT-EARED OWL, PERCHED ON A ROAD SIGN, LIGHT SNOW FALLING
A PAIR OF BALD EAGLES AT THEIR OLD NEST 
SITE IN THE WINTER (SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP)
HOUSE FINCH
WINTER 2014 - WHITE ROCK - 7 YEARS AGO
IN FEBRUARY, A FAMILY CHECKS OUT THE HISTORIC WHITE ROCK.
IN MARCH, IT WAS MY TURN.
SOME HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK.
"GOODBYE" TO THE WHITE ROCK & THE TRACKS OF OTHER VISITORS
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CURRENTLY, THE WHITE ROCK IS ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED BECAUSE OF HIGH LAKE LEVELS.  NO ICE ON THIS PART OF LAKE HURON.  IT'S AN "OPEN WINTER."  
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
WINTER IN THE THUMB 
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause 
for wonder and admiration in winter.”     John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)
MALE CARDINAL AND "THE WATCHER"
WHITE-BREASTED   NUTHATCH
DARK-EYED JUNCO
DOWNY WOODPECKER
SNOW GOOSE IN THE HARBOR - 1/5/21 
                        HARBOR BEACH, MICHIGAN
My Snow Goose sighting has been submitted to eBird, the online database of bird observations (www.ebird.org).  This winter, snow geese have been spotted in area fields, usually mixed in with flocks of Canada geese.  They have also been found at the lake and along the shore.
CAROLINA WREN
2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS (RUSTY UNDER TAIL, LARGE, GRAY) - WESTERN SPECIES
2 CEDAR WAXWINGS (WHITE UNDER TAIL, YELLOWISH) - COMMON / PORT HOPE, MICH.
COOPER'S HAWK IN WINTER
(ADULT - SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP)
"HUNTERS IN THE SNOW" - BRUEGEL - 1565