Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Friday, May 29, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
I birded Harbor Island and East Grand River (Flahive) Park in Grand Haven this morning. There were birds, but few migrants. Water was of course extraordinarily high at both places.
Among the 20 species at Harbor Island were Warbling Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Baltimore Oriole and Black-and-White Warbler. The 17 species at Flahive included Eastern Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Purple Martin, Cedar Waxwing, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole and American Redstart.
Friday, May 22, 2020
On May 16, 2020, our methods were different than the third Saturdays in previous years, but we still conducted a Big Day Count of sorts despite the Covid-19 epidemic and the need for social distancing. We found 137 bird species in Muskegon County that day. Click here for a full report.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The trick to finding the Black-necked Stilt is to find a wet cell. We were first told that it was in Cell D5 and that is where we found it. 45 minutes later that cell was dry and the bird was gone. It was later located in Cell C11. When we first got to the wastewater, Cell C11 was dry.
on the north end of the center dike.
in the "D" cells
photo by Carol DeWitt
We also had Grasshopper Sparrow in the "D" cells and an Eared Grebe in the south east corner of the east lagoon.
- Charlie DeWitt
Monday, May 18, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
May 15 Emails:
“Unusual, but there were two Little Blue Herons at the clay pond at the Wastewater today around 11 a.m. I saw the head only of one there two days ago — was glad for this confirmation.“
- David Holmberg
“11 Whimbrels on the Wastewater center dike this afternoon.”
- Mark Moerdyk
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
These are some of the birds I saw at East End Park, Grand Haven. I also had a Blue-headed Vireo and a Great Crested Flycatcher. At Harbor Island I found a Wilson's Warbler and a Blackburnian Warbler.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
I birded Black Lake Park this cool, beautiful morning. I found 40 bird species the best being a Common Raven flying and "crawking" northbound just above the treetops near the creek.
Other notable species included Sandhill Crane, Red-shouldered Hawk (a pair chasing each other and vocalizing), Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
... Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Wren, Wood Thrush, White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush (both sides of the creek south of the parking lot), Magnolia Warbler (blurry photo of perhaps the same bird as ten days ago?) ...
... Palm Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (several singing, including this male), ...
... and Eastern Kingbird (my 100th Year Bird) on a post on the far side of the parking lot as I was leaving.