Long-tailed Duck at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on December 3, 2018

While out birding some of the Milwaukee lakefront today, the highlight was a female adult Long-tailed Duck. The duck continually dove for food the whole time I was present which was about 15-20 minutes. No other ducks were in the area of this one. Always in search this time of … Continue reading

Wild Turkeys at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 30, 2018

One of my birding stops today was the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. It was a quiet day there birding like most places this time of year. The highlight was a flock of Wild Turkeys back in the woods near a ravine. I stopped on the opposite side of the ravine … Continue reading

Hooded Merganser at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on November 24, 2018

I stopped by the Fox River this morning near the dam in Waukesha to see if anything was going on. There was a male Hooded Merganser present hanging out with Mallards. Could this be the famous “Hollyhood” that was seen last winter? Some believe it is that. I can’t say, … Continue reading

Snow Goose, Blue Morph at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 22, 2018

A Snow Goose, Blue Morph was reported yesterday at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I stopped in at the park late morning and it was still present out near a baseball field. This adult bird was content eating the turfgrass there and was by itself. It was a beautiful day … Continue reading

Cooper’s Hawk bathing at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on October 22, 2018

A stop at Greenfield Park this morning produced a stunning show of a Cooper’s Hawk bathing. It bathed in a grass flooded area at the park for a good 5 minutes. The Cooper’s Hawk did not seem to mind me being there. It was a gorgeous morning with temps in … Continue reading

Dunlins at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 19, 2018

Birding the Milwaukee lakefront this morning the bird species of the day was Dunlin. There were two nonbreeding adults present at the beach area at Lakeshore State Park. They fed up and down the beach area along with some gulls hanging around. Other birds to note along the lakefront this … Continue reading

Sailbirding at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 12, 2018

The third Sailbirding trip of the season was made from the Milwaukee Community in Milwaukee this afternoon. Two sail boats were taken out and it was an exciting time for all! Bird counts in the study area were: 60 Double-crested Cormorants, 29 Ring-billed Gulls, 21 Herring Gulls. Out of the … Continue reading

Cackling Goose at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 5, 2018

One of my birding stops this morning was Veterans Park in Milwaukee. Canada Geese numbers have been increasing there lately. I typically will check them out with my binoculars looking for something different. Today I picked out a Cackling Goose in one of the Canada Geese flocks feeding in the … Continue reading

American Pipits on the Milwaukee Lakefront on October 5, 2018

Birding the Milwaukee lakefront in the rain and mist this morning gave surprising views of American Pipits. Hitting the beaches for the second time I found an American Pipit at the north end of Bradford Beach. Birding Veterans Park near the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center I found 8 American Pipits … Continue reading

Sailbirding at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 28, 2018

The second Sailbirding trip was made from the Milwaukee Community in Milwaukee this afternoon. It was an exciting time for all! Bird counts in the study area were: 1 Ruddy Turnstone being the highlight, 1 Sanderling, 30 Double-crested Cormorants, 40 Ring-billed Gulls, 25 Herring Gulls, 2 Mallards and 2 Sparrow … Continue reading

Red-winged Blackbird Eating Big Blustem Seeds at Lakeshore State Park on September 27, 2018

On a birding walk through Lakeshore State Park one of the highlights was watching a Red-winged Blackbird eating seeds from the native grass Big Bluestem. This female bird did not seem to mind me watching the show. Nothing goes to waste, as it knocked some seeds on a rock below … Continue reading

Black-bellied Plover at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27, 2018

Birding the beach at Lakeshore State Park just after sunrise gave nice views of a Black-bellied Plover. I would call this a juvenile bird. It fed back and forth along the beach area finding things to eat. It was the highlight of the day there. It was a beautiful morning, … Continue reading

Green Darner Dragonfly Migration at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27, 2018

While birding Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning one could not miss the 1000,s of Green Darner Dragonflies that filled the air feeding on small insects. Walking near a woodland edge while birding and having a 100 Green Darner Dragonflies come out at you was quiet impressive, a sight to … Continue reading