Glaucous and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Johnson Creek in Jefferson County Wisconsin on January 18, 2018

I went out to Johnson Creek, just north of the Kohl’s store out lots to check out a few gulls. Lots of gulls present, could have been ~300. Two gulls I could ID were the Glaucous Gull and a Lesser Black-blacked Gull. The Glaucous Gull, what I think is a … Continue reading

Greater Scaup at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 14, 2018

A stop at Lakeshore State Park this morning provided a couple of nice views of some Greater Scaup. For the most part everything is frozen but there are a couple of spots still with open water. These ducks were diving for mussels on occasion for something to eat. It was … Continue reading

Common Redpolls at Grant Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 6, 2018

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning, the highlight was the Common Redpolls at Grant Park. I stopped by this morning where the feeder was present last year, and that is where Common Redpolls were. The Common Redpolls in numbers of 2-4 showed up for short periods … Continue reading

Wisconsin birding, the year in review 2017. Includes vagrants, special visitors or just the beautiful birds that either nest here or migrate through the state of Wisconsin.

I have put together a collection of some of the Wisconsin birding moments from the year 2017. The collection includes vagrants, special visitors, or just the beautiful birds that nest here or migrate through the state of Wisconsin. All images were taken in 2017. It was a very exciting year … Continue reading

Long-tailed Ducks at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on December 15, 2017

Early this morning I found 12 Long-tailed Ducks feeding at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee. The last couple of days I had found groups of first 6 then 9 yesterday, now 12! They all appear to be immature or females. I have not studied them close as of yet. They … Continue reading

Snow Bunting at Mckinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on December 3, 2017

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning the highlight was a lone Snow Bunting.  Finding it on the rocks at McKinley Beach, it then moved to a stony area with little grass on high ground. It fed continually while I was there eating grass and weed seeds … Continue reading

Snowy Owl at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 28, 2017

Starting out birding at Lakeshore State Park in the morning provided great views of a not only the beautiful Purple Sandpiper I recently reported, but also a stunning Snowy Owl. Walking the paths at the park the Snowy Owl was found sitting in a large rock area between some rocks. … Continue reading

Purple Sandpiper at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 28, 2017

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I came across a stunning Purple Sandpiper. I have been looking hard all fall along the lake for this species and it finally happened. As it was, I was at Lakeshore State Park on the east end of the island … Continue reading

Red-tailed Hawk eating its prey at the Lake Express Ferry in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 17, 2017

One of the highlights this morning along the lakefront in Milwaukee was watching a Red-tailed Hawk capture its prey, a vole and then consuming it. It was a cold morning with cloudy skies and some good winds but pretty good for this time of year. Images were taken at the … Continue reading