One of the strangest things I have ever seen--this eagle swam across the Muskegon River
Not a Wet dog
This beaver was ringing itself out, just like a dog, on a very cold winter day
This is what he looks like after shaking himself off...
Uncommon visitor to the Muskegon River near Pine Street
An eagle raises a foot in a tree
White Winged Scoter, Female
This is a bird typically found in Lake Michigan. When it is really cold, they will visit the river.
Just checkin us out!
Red Necked Grebe
Beautiful winter visitor that usually does not come this far south
This is a northern shrike. They are an uncommon predatory bird that visits this region. They are called a butcher bird because they hang their prey on thorn bushes.
Osprey with Prey
Ospreys typically bite the head off fish before taking them back to their nest
I came across several ospreys fighting over a nesting area early in the spring
Ospreys Fighting 2
This heron was preying on salmon fry
Loon on the Pond
Croton Pond, and impoundment on the Muskegon River, is home to several loons
Leaping Off a Tree
Bald eagle takes flight
Eagle in Flight
This eagle had been tagged
Kinglet Eating Midges
During the coldest part of winter, these tiny birds were feeding on midges
Wet Eagle 2
One of the strangest things I have ever seen on the river: This eagle had crash landed in the river and swam to shore with its wings