Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19 Field Trip Report

Six hardy souls birded several Ottawa County locations this morning tallying 47 bird species along the way.

Scoping the Great Black-backed Gull at Grand Haven.

Highlights included Rough-legged Hawk, Pied-billed Grebe, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck and American Coot at Harbor Island; Cedar Waxwing in Grand Haven; Song Sparrow and Great Black-backed Gull at City Beach; and Brown-headed Cowbird, Fox Sparrow and Pine Siskin at the feeders at Hemlock Crossing.

Female Red-bellied and Male Downy Woodpeckers.

Aberrant-colored Male House Finch at Hemlock Crossing.

All photos by Carol Cooper.