Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20 Field Trip Report

Nature Preserve Sunrise by Carol Cooper

Eleven people birded the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve and Snug Harbor this morning; five continued for an additional hour on the Lost Lake Trail.  We recorded 22 bird species for the morning.

photo by Carol Cooper

The 12 species at the preserve included a Belted Kingfisher -- and now we can add #13, a Snowy Owl! -- see Charlie's photographs on our Recent Sightings page.  ...

photo by Carol Cooper

-- eight species at Snug Harbor included Pileated Woodpecker and Bald Eagle, and 12 species on the Lost Lake Trail included a mixed flock of American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls plus a dozen Cedar Waxwings.

Three Common Redpolls high above the Lost Lake Trail

One and a quarter Cedar Waxwings