This is a very cool duck that migrates through West Michigan in large numbers
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Those Naughty Toads
I just like the aesthetics of this photo.
Yellow Warbler Warbling
Beautiful and often fearless small bird
Osprey with Crappie
The osprey on the Muskegon River spend much of their time hunting the ponds and eating warm water fish.
Warbler in Flight
It's very hard to get a small bird in flight and in focus.
American Redstart in Song
A colorful but reclusive bird often found around heavy shoreline cover on our rivers
This is a pied billed grebe eating a northern pike. The resolution isn't the greatest on this one but I like it as a food chain photo.
This is a grouse from the Upper Peninsula. Grouse are beautiful birds that are often not very smart.
Red Necked Grebe
I added this photo only because it is an extremely rare bird to find in Michigan, as this one was. Usually these are a bird of the North.
Loon after the Attack
This photo was taken moments after this common loon brutal attacked the red necked grebe in the previous photo.
Sandhill Crane 1
I spent a couple of days in Seney NWR in the U.P. in between musky fishing.
Sandhill Crane 2
Sandhill Crane 3
Bald Eagle in Fall Splendor
Immature Wood Duck
Love these birds all the time
wood duck in flight
These birds are amazingly maneuverable, flying through heavy cover and landing on a dime.
A bird of late fall, these can be seen along the Muskegon in groups of three or four
Harriers are a bird that most bird watchers love to see. They live in marsh and swampland and can feed day and night.
Gliding Water Snake
A Water Snake slides through the surface of the water
Osprey Soars with Prey
Osprey caught this large crappie at a local lake but returned to its nest on the Muskegon River
Very Blue Heron
This heron had striking plumage