Townsend’s Warbler at Kewaunee in Kewaunee County Wisconsin on December 9, 2016


I made the trip up to Kewaunee this morning with hopes to see the very rare visitor to Wisconsin, the Townsend’s Warbler. It has been visiting a feeder in a yard there for at least a week now. It is not seen often but visits daily. The host Pam S. … Continue reading

Anna’s Hummingbird continues day 42 in Wauwatosa Wisconsin on December 7, 2016


I got a email late morning from Jennifer the homeowner of the rare Anna’s Hummingbird that was reported in Wauwatosa the earlier part of November. It was still present today December 7th she said, wow! That would make at least 42 day there. Jennifer first saw the bird on October … Continue reading

American Kestrel at the Milwaukee Lakefront on November 30, 2016


Birding along Milwaukee’s lakefront this morning, the highlight was an adult male American Kestrel coming in for a landing to a tree. The rest of the lakefront was very quiet with only a few winter ducks. The King Eider was still being seen off of Northpoint but very far out. … Continue reading

Anna’s Hummingbird at Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 15, 2016


I got an email from a friend Kathi R. that a Anna’s Hummingbird was visiting her friend Jennifer’s yard in Wauwatosa Wisconsin. This rare visiting bird is a young male. Jennifer wanted images of the bird and asked me to try for some. Jennifer for many reasons could not have … Continue reading

Mute Swans at Bay View in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 10, 2016


3 Mute Swans have been hanging around along the lake shore on Lake Michigan in Bay View the last few days. I actually stumbled across them feeding while birding today. Took a few shots to share as not much else was going on today along the lake. This exotic species … Continue reading

Dunlins and a Sanderling at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 27, 2016


I made a run to the lakefront early this morning to see what was going on. McKinley Beach had 2 Dunlins and a Sanderling. I hung out there for awhile as the feed along the beach, preened, etc. After a while it just looked like these birds were ready for … Continue reading

Western Grebe in the Milwaukee Harbor at Veterans Park on October 21, 2016


I had wanted to see the Western Grebe that was recently reported on Milwaukee’s Lakefront but was tied up until today. I went down to the lakefront early this morning and found the Western Grebe northeast of the Art Museum. The normal range for this bird is the dakotas and … Continue reading

Purple Gallinule at Mauston in Juneau County Wisconsin on October 13, 2016


The beautiful adult Purple Gallinule was present when I arrived in Mauston this morning. The normal range for this bird is Florida, so very rare for Wisconsin. Someone said, was it the recent hurricane? The Purple Gallinule hung with a couple of Mallard Ducks and an Indian Runner Duck. At … Continue reading

Great Egrets at Echo Park in Burlington Wisconsin on September 29, 2016

A fluffed up!

I made a couple of stops out at Echo Park in Burlington Wisconsin as some Great Egrets were being reported there at the dam. Nice numbers of 10-15 were present when I was there. I think numbers are down from a few days ago. These birds put on an amazing … Continue reading

Parasitic Jaegers at Wisconsin Point prior to Jaegerfest Weekend in Superior Wisconsin on September 21, 2016

Parasitic Jaeger

I made the run up with Bill G and Ryan S to Wisconsin Point in Superior Wisconsin for a taste of what Jaegerfest, the coming weekend was all about. It was a great time watching at least 4 Parasitic Jaegers chase gulls for the food they were carrying. After leaving … Continue reading

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage in Waukesha County Wisconsin on September 16, 2016

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds hanging around the yard here in Waukesha County. The hummers have favored the Scarlet Sage and Zinna plants for the most part but often frequent the nectar feeders too. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Binomial name: Archilochus colubris Category: Hummingbirds Description: Metallic green feathers on back, grayish-white on … Continue reading

White-tailed Deer Swimming at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 12, 2016


When I arrived at Greenfield Park in the early morning a group of 5 White-tailed Deer had just finished gathering around a watering hole at the park. Some feeding was done there, splashing around some and then they headed for the lake. Arriving at the lake they lined up and … Continue reading

Greater White-fronted Goose on the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on September 14, 2016


I was on my way home from birding the quiet lakefront this morning in Milwaukee when I got a text from Dan Wutkowski. The text was of a Greater White-fronted Goose that had just landed on the Fox River in downtown Waukesha. Thank you Dan! It had just landed in … Continue reading

Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding a chick on the nest in Walworth County Wisconsin on September 4, 2016

The feeding continues...

I was fortunate to get the opportunity to photograph a Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the nest feeding a chick and did not pass it up. Running into Anne Morretti out birding, she mentioned 2 of her birding friends Joann and Monica had an active bird nest. I followed the excitement of … Continue reading

Green Herons at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 30, 2016


With a slower time of the year for birding, Greenfield Park in Milwaukee always seems to have something going on. I stopped in there this morning and watched a few of the Green Herons present doing their thing, fishing, preening or just hanging out. While observing the Green Herons today … Continue reading

White-winged Dove at Argyle in Lafayette County Wisconsin on July 17, 2016


I decided to try for the rare White-winged Dove that was reported a while back, late June in Lafayette County County. With some complied information I tried my luck and the bird was found. The location of this bird was not revealed at the time because of the location. With … Continue reading

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron Catching Fish at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 14, 2016


I checked out Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County this morning to see what was happening. Surprisingly the park seems to always have something happening with birds. There have been a couple of juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons hanging around. Today when I was present one of the Black-crowned Night-Herons gave nice views … Continue reading

American White Pelicans at Lake Sinissippi in Dodge County Wisconsin on August 10, 2016

Going with the fish in pouch

I checked out a birding spot coming home from Horicon Marsh and found some American White Pelicans on Lake Sinnissippi. These appeared to be mostly juveniles but not 100% certain. They were fishing in groups which pelicans typically do and missed fish on most occasions under the water. A few … Continue reading