Our first-of-the-year Rose-Breasted Grosbeak showed up on the feeder before breakfast today:
After breakfast I spent the morning birding the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve. Wow, have they ever chopped out a lot of habitat in the SW quadrant! Palm Warblers were plentiful (I saw six and heard others).
I heard a Northern Parula and was finally able to find it south of the pavilion.
I added six Year Birds among 31 species which included Blue-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Green Heron, Hairy Woodpecker, House and Marsh Wrens, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, plus White-throated and Swamp Sparrows.