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 near the parking area. Cars coming and going had them flushed all over the place but I did manage a few images before they starting moving south out of that area. All birds I observed appeared to be eating well, moths, gnats and other insects. It was a rainy misty morning that never let up up, temps were chilly with a stiff wind of Lake Michigan. Images were taken on October 5, 2018.
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