Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Meeting and Field Trip

Vice-president Judy Fleener presided over our meeting on Thursday night April 16. Kathleen Hansen and Barb Jensen presented their program "Ospreys".

Ken Sherburn and Liz Notman led our Saturday April 18 Field Trip at the Upper Macatawa Natural Area.  Several club members and others enjoyed a morning when both the weather and the birding improved as the day went on. 

Bonnie Kott recorded the following list of 40+ bird species seen by the group and Carol Cooper provided the pictures of a baby Painted Turtle, Hermit Thrush and Tree Swallow.

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Virginia Rail
Sandhill Crane
Wilson's Snipe

Gull (species)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Black-and-white Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch