Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Georgia on my mind

Spending the winter in Georgia. Had large numbers of robins and bluebirds pass through over the past couple weeks, finches and a few warblers seem to be coming now. Pictured: Bluebird, Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pine Warbler and Red-headed Woodpecker. Don Neumann




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today's Field Trip


Thirteen of us found 30 bird species on our February field trip in Ottawa County today; details on the homepage.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kingfisher Along White Road



Larry Houseman photographed this male Belted Kingfisher along White Road near the Administration driveway on Tuesday.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Snow Geese Friday at the Wastewater





Larry Houseman emailed these photos that he took of Snow Geese at the Wastewater on Friday, February 11.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pileated Woodpecker Visiting the Neighbors



Larry Houseman sends this photo of a Pileated Woodpecker in his neighbor's tree.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Nothing Unusual at the Wastewater



After renewing my pass and seeing Anita Friend about some club business, I drove around the Wastewater properties this morning.  I found nothing unusual: this male Common Goldeneye, a few hundred Canada Geese, several dozen Mallards, a few Gadwall, plus the usual crows, gulls and starlings.

- Ric

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Common Winter Birds at the Preserve Today


After snapping some site-photos at Muskegon State Park this morning, I drove back to the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve, threw seed on the pavilion feeders, and watched the usual suspects come in for breakfast.   

 American Tree Sparrows

Blue Jays

Black-capped Chickadee (one of Brian's)

Tree Sparrows out-numbered all others, and there were plenty of chickadees, cardinals and jays plus some doves, nuthatches, juncos, titmice and House Sparrows.

- Ric

Friday, February 3, 2017

Red-shouldered Hawk




I saw this Red-shouldered Hawk while I was driving on Moorland Road.

- Charlie DeWitt

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday Morning at the Wastewater


 Gadwall

Ross's Goose

Greater White-fronted Geese

 Red Fox
In the middle of the East Lagoon
 
 Lapland Longspur mixed in with 100 Snow Buntings

 Mourning Dove

American Tree Sparrow

- Charlie DeWitt

Another Golden Eagle and Good Geese


Yesterday (Feb. 1) Ken Sapkowski saw an immature Golden Eagle flying east to west above the pines north of the Wastewater entrance road.  White markings on its wings and tail indicated this was not the Golden Eagle reported by Myles McNally (see Jan. 17 post below).  

Ken also mentioned a report of Greater White-fronted Geese in Rapid Filtration Cell E5 yesterday and a white-morph Snow Goose in the same general area.