Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23 Ottawa County Field Trip

Fifteen of us followed Feller DeWitt on our monthly field trip this morning.  Highlights included Peregrine Falcons and Wood Ducks seen from Chinook Pier in Grand Haven, a Red-throated Loon further west in the Grand River, and Great Black-backed Gulls and an Eared Grebe swimming in Lake Michigan offshore from the State Park.

At Pigeon lake we observed a Turkey Vulture and Belted Kingfisher.

Holland State Park produced Snow Buntings and several duck species including White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed's and a Ring-necked Duck.

Feeder birds at Hemlock Crossing upped our total species for the morning to 44.  (This is an amended number after Charlie DeWitt emailed that in checking his photographs from the field trip he found the image below of a Canvasback at Holland State Park.)