Ruddiman Resident

Muskegon was jumping this morning.

A highly inefficient route to a packed Farmer’s Market was shared with a cross country tournament, a charity run, and a bike race. Best of all was a gorgeous hawk in the trees between Ruddiman Lagoon and Addison Street.

Ruddiman Lagoon Hawk, September 6, 2014

It was very satisfying to find Bike Trail Jim, who made last year’s initial siting of the bear swimming from North Muskegon. I assumed my hawk encounter would at least slightly rebalance the wildlife spotting score.

Bad assumption.

“You only saw one?” It seems that four of these beauties have taken up long term residence around our lagoon!