American White Pelicans, Ruddy Turnstones and more at Sheboygan Wisconsin on May 31, 2019

I made a run up to Sheboygan on Lake Michigan to see what birds are hanging out. North Point had a few American White Pelicans on the rock, all that remains of the once large rock point. A few pelicans also loafed on some of the jetties at North Point there along with gulls. Some gulls were present but nothing odd that I could come up with other than Bonaparte’s Gulls. Probably 1,000 gulls were present out on the South Pier Boardwalk way out, but with just the bins, nothing seemed interesting. The Deland Park pier surprisingly had 3 Ruddy Turnstones and 10 Sanderlings feeding off the pier and rocks present. For the most part the pelicans were just hanging out, I did not see much feeding or interaction going on with them. It was a gorgeous day out, full sun and a nice breeze. Images were taken on May 31, 2019.

Ruddy Turnstones, 2 males…

American White Pelican at takeoff…

Fighting for the “Rock”, the American White Pelicans..

Ruddy Turnstone, a male finding things to eat on the rocks…

The closeup

Sanderling, transitioning to breeding plumage feeding on the pier with something in the bill…

Sanderling, adult breeding plumage

Then there was one…

Takeoff time…

Just flying by North Point…

Coming in for a landing…

Floating around looking for food…

Takeoff…

Bonaparte’s Gull, adult nonbreeding

Bonaparte’s Gull, adult nonbreeding

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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