A stop at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee along the lakefront provided views of 2 American Pipits. Thinking these are 1st winter birds…They fed along the beach clutter along the shore finding things to eat. Ring-billed Gulls were in the same area and slightly harassed the pipits on occasion flushing them. Nice to see something different for a change. Images were taken on November 1, 2019.
Binomial name: Anthus rubescens
Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Size: 6.5” long, 10.5” wing span
Weight: .74 Oz.
Note: Pipits are found on all continents, except Antarctica