Seven of us found 25 bird species at four locations this morning. The day started with breakfast at the Cherokee restaurant.
It was windy and cold at the Muskegon Channel where we found 17 species including Long-tailed Duck, Common and Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye.
A quick stop at Lakeside Cemetary earned us our target bird: a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker.
The trails at Lake Harbor Park had dangerous slick spots so we stayed less than a half hour finding seven of the usual species.
The DeWitt property by the airport yielded ten species including Brown Creeper, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Wild Turkey and this male Hairy Woodpecker.
It was a beautiful morning with temperatures in the 40's, and the birds we found made it all the better.