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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.

Killdeer Eating and Preening in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 27, 2020

One of my birding stops in Milwaukee County gave nice looks at a pair of Killdeer. They preened, rested and found things to eat while I was present watching from a distance. These birds poked along in gravelly areas sometimes with some grass mixed in to picking things up to eat. They eat so fast it is hard to see most of the time of what they are eating. I noticed worms were a favorite and some kind of larva maybe were available today. It was a gloomy day, low winds and temps around 40 degrees. Images were taken on March 27, 2020.

A Killdeer preening…

Preening, straightening out those feathers…

Every last one of them…

Just looking pretty…

More preening…

Shaking off…

Grooming…

Something in the bill…

More in the bill…

A worm for something to eat, yummy!

Something else to eat…

Hooded Merganser at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on March 22, 2020

One of my birding stops today was at the Fox River in downtown Waukesha. As I came around the corner in the car standing in front of me in the middle of the road, a Hooded Merganser, a male with a female Mallard. Is this “Hollyhood”?? Before I got parked both ducks were off into the middle of the river being ducks. The Hooded Merganser seemed to be checking out numerous females Mallards and doing some displaying, trying to show off but none of the females seemed to be impressed or interested. After a few minutes, the Hooded Merganser just took off and flew to the north up the river out of sight. It was a cold breezy morning with temps hanging around 32 degrees, with no sun. Images were taken on March 22, 2020.

Hooded Merganser, male, is this Hollyhood?

On shore for a moment…

The back view…

Displaying…

Sees a female Mallard, in a hurry…

 

Northern Harrier in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County Wisconsin on March 21, 2020

Birding out in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County today I had the pleasure of watching a pair of Northern Harriers. As I watched them at a distance they did some serious hunting and maybe captured something to eat on the ground as they all of the sudden they disappeared. Also called Marsh Hawks, I captured only a fraction of the great show they put on as their hunting activities moved to far away for decent photos. It was a cold morning starting out at 21 degrees, even the full sun did not warm things up because of the stiff wind out of the northwest. Images were taken on March 21, 2020.

Northern Harrier…

Coming down to what be something to eat…

Eyes on something…

Getting closer…

Northern Shrike in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on March 17, 2020

Birding along the Menominee River Parkway in Milwaukee County I came across a Northern Shrike. It was fun to watch this bird as it seemed to have recently seen some prey in an area I was in. It perched on top of numerous deciduous trees and came down a few times too, perching near the ground on a log and then on the ground itself, sometimes even hidden. I never saw it leave with anything in it’s bill. Two times I heard it calling perched in some dense bushes. It was a beautiful day with full sun, temps around 40, but there was a breeze that kept things cold. Some miscellaneous shots of the bird today…Images were taken on March 17, 2020.

Northern Shrike, some blood on the bill too…

The Northern Shrike calling…

 

 

Trumpeter Swans at Frame Park in Waukesha Wisconsin on March 4, 2020

At ​Frame Park today in Waukesha along the Fox River a couple of Trumpeter Swans had come in since my morning visit. ​Sometimes it pays to check places out twice in one day! ​Always nice to see something different as everyone is anxious for the start of spring migration. These 2 – 1st summer birds floated down the middle of the river when I arrived. After some distance they stopped and did some feeding. Canada Geese joined them in the area as food must have been plentiful. They did not do much other than a little preening and the feeding. A bright sunny day finally with not much wind and temps around 40 degrees. Images were taken on March 4, 2020.

Trumpeter Swans the pair…

Just up from something to eat…

Some preening…

Both underwater getting something to eat, aquatic plants…

Looking pretty…

Just a nice look…

The close-up…

More preening…

I would call this a short scoot…

Just up from eating some aquatic plants…

Another view…

Trumpeter Swans the pair…

Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County Wisconsin on February 27, 2020

While birding out in Waukesha County I came across some Sandhill Cranes on the Bark River. They were just hanging out doing some preening and catching food too. Temperature was 9 degrees so it makes sense this is a place they could spend some time in a flowing river. A couple of the cranes worked a river bank probing in the mud finding things to eat. A couple of times I also watched them probe and grab things to eat right out of the middle of the flowing river. Interesting to see their heads go completely under water just like a heron species. There were 4 cranes present and then a 5th one arrived. Seconds before the 5th one arrived, 2 of the cranes started their bugling call and it was looking like the 5th one was not really welcome with the group. I would guess that it was a territorial thing. The 5th one stayed off doing its own thing. A very cold morning to start at about 8 degrees a good wind, made it feel like the 1st of January. Images were taken on February 27, 2020.

Sandhill Cranes

Shaking off…

Shaking off…

Head under water, getting something to eat…

Comes up with something to eat in the middle of the river…

Sandhill Crane closeup…

Sandhill Cranes giving a loud, rattling bugle call…

Posing…

Sandhill Crane walking along the muddy river bank finding things to eat…

Probing in the mud for things to eat…

Preening…

Just up from being under the water…

A different kind of walk I saw more than once…

Swallowing water from a drink…

Going into the water…

Head under, getting something to eat…

Getting up on the ice…

I seriously think they are looking at the marsh area thinking, to early for building a nest huh??

Eastern Screech-Owl, red morph in the backyard in Waukesha County Wisconsin on February 27, 2020

After birding the morning in Waukesha County, it was a nice surprise to come home to a Eastern Screech-Owl in the backyard. I stayed about 100 feet away and took a couple of photos from the house. I put up 2 houses 3 years ago, finally there is a house guest in one of them. Hope it hangs around. A cold day with highs of only 23 degrees out here in Waukesha County, sun has been out most of the afternoon, with some wind. Images were taken on February 27, 2020.

Eastern Screech-Owl, red morph catching some sunshine…

At a distance, the owl stays perched watching…

Doing a chore in the yard the Eastern Screech Owl watches me, stayed perched here into the dark…

Redhead Duck Survives a Fishing Line Snag at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on February 16, 2020

One of my birding stops this morning was at the Fox River in Waukesha. Some unexpected and unwanted drama occurred. 6 Redheads were present, one female. The ducks starting feeding after a slow start and when one took a dive for some aquatic plants it came fighting some fishing line around its body. It did this action for about 2-3 minutes before taking a break on the ice ledge near the dam, it had to have been exhausted. It went back into the water after a break, I could still see the fishing line and it did some more action in the water to try to get rid of the line. I was instantly trying to think of resources that might be able to help but it was Sunday! The duck in the middle of the river sitting on thin ice with open water inches away in need of help. On the ice, the duck did some biting on the double line, unbelievably the line broke off and fell in the river. What I felt had happened, the duck had grabbed a bill full of aquatic plants and swallowed it along with the line that was free, laying in some of the plants under water. In a couple of minutes the duck seemed fine and it was resting. It seemed like a miracle took place. The 100’s of other ducks and Canada Geese present remained almost motionless during the event, amazing! Images were taken on February 16, 2020.

Redhead, the struggle with the fishing line, I saw the line once in and around the wings…

Most images show the fishing line…

Image shows a double fishing line, the Redhead grabbed some aquatic plant material in the middle of a broken fishing line, ate the plant material, the line stayed in, the exposed fishing line fell into the water, hopefully the line will pass though this duck…

Image of the duck as the fishing line just fell into the water…

After a short rest on the ice and biting the line, the Redhead floats in the river…

Moments later it appears its eyes might be closed…

What was a bustling area, the river full of swimming ducks and geese immediately came to a halt, as they all knew there was trouble…

Redhead Ducks at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on February 10, 2020

I made a stop at the Fox River early morning in Waukesha to see if anything was going on. 9 Redheads, 5 males and 4 females were present, all resting near the dam. That area was the only part of the river that was not froze over with temps starting out at 10 degrees in the morning. A couple of quick dives and one stretch was the only excitement I saw while I was there for a few minutes. With the main river froze over, I’m sure the ducks were conserving energy by not being active. The river was probably open by noon with the warm sun shinning. Stunning ducks in their breeding plumage. The full sun made for a nice morning out! Images were taken on February 10, 2019.

Redhead, male

Both male and female just finishing up a drink…

A resting male…

Redhead, female

A close up…

Stretching…

More stretching…

A pair…

Incoming…

Some of the gang…

White-tailed Deer in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on February 9, 2020

White-tailed Deer, 1 of 7 in this herd...

A late birding run this morning produced very few birds but some nice White-tailed Deer. I enjoyed watching 7 nice buck with the antlers for a couple of minutes before the herd drifted into a thicket. Bird of the day was a nice Red-tailed Hawk stashed away in a wooded area. A snowy and beautiful morning out there with light snow falling on and off with temps around 28 degrees. Images were taken on February 9, 2020.

White-tailed Deer, 1 of 7 in this herd…

Out into the prairie grass and they did a little munching out there…

A look at me…

In some wildflowers here…

Thinking about what is ahead here…

Long-eared Owl in SE Wisconsin on February 4, 2020

Today while out birding I stumbled across a Long-eared Owl. It always comes as a big surprise even if you are looking for them. As always, during the slow times of winter birding I spend many days just looking for owls in places off the wall, in places you would not think they would be. It was nice day, mostly cloudy with a slight wind out of the NE, temps around 30 degrees. This owl found in SE Wisconsin. Image was taken on February 4, 2020.

A Long-eared Owl looking like they always do…

Long-eared Owl

Binomial name: Asio otus

Category: Typical Owls

Size: 15” long, 36” wing span

Weight: 9 oz

Note: A proficient hunter, the Long-eared Owl catches mice in complete darkness by using sound to locate its prey!

Redhead Duck, juvenile drake at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on February 2, 2020

Ducks along the Fox River in Waukesha this morning had the common suspects, a 100 plus Mallards other than one duck that stood out, a Redhead, and juvenile drake. Not a stunning duck but still beautiful in it’s own way. It was nice to see something different. Also, a couple of 100 Canada Geese made for some noise along the river. It was a beautiful morning for the time I was out with sunny skies, low winds and temps at 45 plus degrees. Images were taken on February 2, 2020.

Redhead, juvenile drake…

Perched on a rock resting…

Up and looking around….

A turn to the right…a nice look at this duck…

Just cruising along looking pretty…

 

Head up!

Just moving around on the river in between the Mallards…

Hooded Merganser on the Fox River in Waukesha County on January 24, 2020

One of my birding stops today provided nice views of a male Hooded Merganser. It was hanging out with some Mallards along the Fox River in Waukesha. A few times it dove for something to eat and came up with a crayfish. The weather was misty with a few flurries mixed in, mild temps around 35 degrees with no wind. Images were taken on January 24, 2020.

Mr. Good Looking!

Cruising around off the ice…

Duck talk!

Up from a dive has a crayfish…

Tosses it around the get the right end to go down first…

Looking at me I guess…

A nice pose…

Harris’s Sparrow at the Mequon Nature Preserve in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on January 22, 2020

With not much going on bird wise I decided to try for the visiting Harris’s Sparrow that has been reported at the Mequon Nature Preserve. Normal range for the species is Minnesota west and south. After about 15 minutes the stunning male Harris’s Sparrow showed up with a small flock of American Tree Sparrows on the west end of the nature center. That viewing did not last long as all the birds were flushed by a vehicle coming through the parking lot. After about 30 minutes the birds returned briefly to an area on the south side of the nature center near a feeder. Not a life bird for the state for me but still an exciting bird to see. It was partly cloudy with mild temps around 25 degrees with no wind, a pleasant morning out. Images were taken on January 22, 2020.

The Harris’s Sparrow, male

Cedar Waxwings eating berries at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 21, 2020

One of my birding stops today was Greenfield Park in Milwaukee. I came across a flock of Cedar Waxwings high in a tree. I noticed what was taking place, the Cedar Waxwings would take turns coming down to what I think were Buckthorn berries and eating just a couple of them. After a couple of berries for each bird, a short rest would take place high up in the tree, then they would repeat the feeding. Probably were getting the food down in them during the rest period. The Cedar Waxwings would pick through the berries and if they were not ripe, they would spit them out. The birds put on a nice show for the few minutes I watched then on a nice sunny day, low winds and temps around 23 degrees. Images were taken on January 21, 2020.

White-tailed Deer in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 2, 2020

White out birding I came across a nice White-tailed Deer, buck. It was just roaming around in the woods picking at a few things to eat. I took a couple shots of it and then it bedded down near a doe. Nice to see these big ones around. Cloudy morning but pleasant temps around 35 degrees. Images were taken on January 2, 2019.

White-tailed Deer, buck…

White-tailed Deer, doe near by…

The White-tailed Deer, buck taking a break near the doe…

Coyote at the Milwaukee Lakefront on December 31, 2019

While birding the Milwaukee lakefront I came across a Coyote. The Coyote was on to a couple of little critters, maybe field mice/voles under the snow but never captured one to eat. It roamed out of the area it was in out of sight. A breezy morning with temps around 30 degrees, cloudy skies, it felt like winter. Images were taken on December 31, 2019.

What a beautiful canine, the Coyote…

Maybe hears something, it is sniffing too.

Working its way towards me as it must hear or smell something…

On to something maybe a mouse or vole…

Just looking…

Turns around and off it goes, then out of sight…

Wisconsin birding, the year in review 2019. 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 2019. 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 2019. It was a very exciting year with the birds and also birding with some old birding friends and meeting some new ones, too. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. When putting this post together, once again, it amazes me what birds were seen this year here in Wisconsin!

Hooded Merganser, male Fox River Waukesha County January 1, 2019

Hooded Merganser, male Fox River Waukesha County January 1, 2019

American Robin in Milwaukee County January 10, 2019

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Wisconsin January 12, 2019

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Wisconsin January 12, 2019

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Wisconsin January 12, 2019

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Wisconsin January 12, 2019

Great Horned Owls in Milwaukee County January 20, 2019

Dark-eyed Junco Lake Park Milwaukee County January 26, 2019

Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin February 6, 2019

Long-eared Owl in Wisconsin February 6, 2019

Great Horned Owl, female tucked away on the nest in Milwaukee County February 14, 2019

Blue Jay in Marquette County February 16, 2019

Herring Gull with breakfast on the Fox River in Waukesha County February 20, 2019

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph soaking up some sun in Milwaukee County February 21, 2019

Eastern Screech Owl, red morph in Milwaukee County February 21, 2019

Cooper’s Hawk at the Schlitz Audubon in Milwaukee County February 22, 2019

American Tree Sparrow in Milwaukee County February 24, 2019

Distant shot of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow eating weed seeds (Center right) in Lafayette County February 25, 2019

Lapland Longspur in Lafayette County February 25, 2019

Great Tit at Indian Mound Park in Sheboygan March 3, 2019

Bald Eagle, juvenile on the Fox River in Waukesha County March 3, 2019

Townsend’s Solitaire at Port Washington in Ozaukee County March 8, 2019

Townsend’s Solitaire turns on a dime in search of insects at Port Washington in Ozaukee County March 8, 2019

Barred Owl, male resting in Milwaukee County March 11, 2019

Mute Swan at the Fox River in Waukesha County March 11, 2019

Mute Swan being shy at the Fox River in Waukesha County March 11, 2019

Red-breasted Merganser, male Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Greater Scaup, female Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Common Goldeneye, male Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Common Goldeneye, male Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Greater Scaup, male Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Greater Scaup, female Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Common Goldeneye, female Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County March 17, 2019

Red-breasted Merganser, female at the Fox River Waukesha County March 19, 2019

Red-breasted Merganser, female with a bullhead at the Fox River Waukesha County March 19, 2019

Killdeer at the Lake Express in Milwaukee County March 22, 2019

Redhead on the Fox River in Waukesha County March 22, 2019

Red-winged Blackbird at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County March 22, 2019

Red-winged Blackbird at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County March 24, 2019

Red-breasted Merganser, male at Lakeshore State Park March 24, 2019

Mourning Dove carrying nesting material to the nest in Waukesha County March 25, 2019

Common Loon coming in for a landing on the Fox River in Waukesha County March 29, 2019

Common Loon taking off on the Fox River in Waukesha County March 29, 2019

American Robin leucistic at the Schultz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 1, 2019

American Robin leucistic at the Schultz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 1, 2019

Dark-eyed Junco, Oregon at Grant Park in Milwaukee County April 3, 2019

Golden-crowned Kinglets at Veterans and Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 5, 2019

Golden-crowned Kinglets at Veterans and Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 5, 2019

Yellow-rumped Warbler going for a gnat at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 9, 2019

Yellow-rumped Warbler at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 9, 2019

Winter Wren at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 9, 2019

Winter Wren, just how they stand at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County April 9, 2019

Eastern Towhee, male at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center April 12, 2019

Eastern Towhee, male at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center April 12, 2019

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, female at Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 12, 2019

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, female-left, male-right at Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 12, 2019

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male at Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 12, 2019

Eastern Towhee, female at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center April 15, 2019

Bonaparte’s Gull, adult at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Count April 15, 2019

Bonaparte’s Gull with something in the bill at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County April 15, 2019

Wild Turkey at Schlitz Audubon in Milwaukee County April 19, 2019

Red-bellied Woodpecker, male at Lake Park in Milwaukee County April 19, 2019

Brown Thrasher at Schlitz Audubon in Milwaukee County April 25, 2019

Northern Shoveler at the Fox River in Waukesha County April 25, 2019

Say….Ahh….Northern Shoveler at the Fox River in Waukesha County April 25, 2019

Yellow Warbler, male at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Palm Warbler, male singing at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Yellow-rumped Warbler male at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

American Avocet at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

American Avocets with a few Willets at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

American Avocets returning to the beach area at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

Willet left and Marbled Godwit right at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

Willets in coming at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

Willets with a Marbled Godwit in the middle at Lakeshore State Park May 1, 2019

Cape May Warbler, male at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Cape May Warbler, male at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Black-throated Blue Warbler, male at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Yellow Warbler, male at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

Common Yellowthroat, male at Whitnall Park Milwaukee County May 6, 2019

White-eyed Vireo at Lake Park Milwaukee County May 9, 2019

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 11, 2019

Pine Warbler, male in the yard in Waukesha County May 12, 2019

Hooded Warbler, male at Lake Park in Milwaukee County May 13, 2019

Hooded Warbler, male at Lake Park in Milwaukee County May 13, 2019

Summer Tanager, female at Wehr Nature Center Milwaukee County May 13, 2019

Summer Tanager, female squishing a bee at Wehr Nature Center Milwaukee County May 13, 2019

Yellow-throated Warbler at the Fox River Parkway Waukesha County May 15, 2019

Scarlet Tanager, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Common Yellowthroat, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Blackpoll Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Mourning Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

American Redstart, male singing at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Canada Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Magnolia Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Black-throated Green Warbler at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee Count May 16, 2019

Blackburnian Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Bay-breasted Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Wilson’s Warbler, male at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 16, 2019

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Lake Park in Milwaukee County May 17, 2019

Prothonotary Warbler, female at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County May 19, 2019

Painted Bunting in Douglas County May 21, 2019

Painted Bunting in Douglas County May 21, 2019

Painted Bunting in Douglas County May 21, 2019

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County May 28, 2019

Canada Geese, goslings at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County May 28, 2019

Green Herons on the nest with an egg in Milwaukee County May 29, 2019

Green Heron on the nest with an egg in Milwaukee County May 29, 2019

Sanderling with something in the bill at Sheboygan May 31, 2019

Ruddy Turnstone, a male finding things to eat at Sheboygan May 31, 2019

Fight for the “Rock”, American White Pelicans at Sheboygan May 31, 2019

American White Pelican at Sheboygan May 31, 2019

American White Pelican at Sheboygan May 31, 2019

Eastern Kingbird at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County June 3, 2019

Great Crested Flycatcher with nesting material on a Screech Owl house in the yard Waukesha County June 6, 2019

Great Crested Flycatcher in the yard Waukesha County June 6, 2019

Great Crested Flycatcher bringing in nesting material in the yard in Waukesha County June 6, 2019

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County June 10, 2019

Sandhill Crane with a colt watching the adult probe for food in Waukesha County June 12, 2019

Sandhill Crane with a colt getting a grub from the adult in Waukesha County June 12, 2019

Sandhill Crane colt grabbing a worm the adult pulled from the ground in Waukesha County June 12, 2019

Sandhill Crane colt in Waukesha County on June 12, 2019

Common Merganser, male at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee June 20, 2019

Indigo Bunting, male eating Spiderwort seeds in the yard June 21, 2019

Great Horned Owl owlet found on an island while fishing, must be looking in the direction of the “Mom” in Sawyer County June 28, 2019

Great Horned Owl owlet found on an island while fishing in Sawyer County June 28, 2019

Great Horned Owl owlets found on an island while fishing in Sawyer County June 28, 2019

Common Loon with chick eating a minnow the adult just brought up in Sawyer County June 31, 2019

Common Loon with chick in Sawyer County June 31, 2019

Common Loon chick in Sawyer County June 31, 2019

Common Loon stretching in Sawyer County June 31, 2019

Red-winged Blackbird chick at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County July 3, 2019

Ospreys, juvenile in Ozaukee County July 14, 2019

Bobolink, male at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha County July 8, 2019

Killdeer chick at the Milwaukee lakefront August 3, 2019

Osprey with a catch at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County August 17, 2019

Mississippi Kite in Wisconsin August 16, 2019

Mississippi Kite in Wisconsin August 16, 2019

Mississippi Kite in Wisconsin August 16, 2019

Mississippi Kite in Wisconsin August 16, 2019

Green Heron at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County August 18, 2019

Broad-winged Hawk, juvenile in Forest County August 19, 2019

Double-crested Cormorants, juveniles seen while Sailbirding on the Milwaukee lakefront August 21, 2019

Caspian Terns, juveniles while Sailbirding in Milwaukee County on August 21, 2019

Red Knot, juvenile at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Red Knot, juvenile at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Red Knot, juvenile at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Sanderling finding things to eat at McKinley Beach Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Sanderling at McKinley Beach Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Sanderling with something in the bill at McKinley Beach Milwaukee County September 3, 2019

Sora, juvenile at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 5, 2019

Sora, juvenile with food in the bill at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 5, 2019

Sora, juvenile slithering through the leaves of a wildflower at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 5, 2019

Spotted Sandpiper at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County on September 9, 2019

Spotted Sandpiper at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County on September 9, 2019

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Catchfly in the yard in Waukesha County August 9, 2019

Semipalmated Plover at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee County September 10, 2019

Sanderling with food in the bill at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee County September 10, 2019

Black-crowned Night-Heron, juvenile at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee County September 20, 2019

Chukar in Racine County September 27, 2019

Chukar looking for seeds in Racine County September 26, 2019

Marsh Wren at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County September 27, 2019

Snow Goose at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County September 30, 2019

Snow Goose with a Canada Goose at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County September 30, 2019

Pied-billed Grebe at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County October 1, 2019

American Pipit at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County November 1, 2019

Horned Lark one of two present at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County November 1, 2019

Horned Lark at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County November 1, 2019

Cedar Waxwing at Port Washington in Ozaukee County November 13, 2019

Hooded Merganser, male in Waukesha County November 20, 2019

Hooded Merganser, male in Waukesha County November 20, 2019

Ruddy Duck, female at the Fox River in Waukesha County November 22, 2019

Snowy Owl in Milwaukee County lakefront December 2, 2019

Snowy Owl at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County December 3, 2019

Snowy Owl at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee County December 3, 2019

Red-tailed Hawk during the Christmas Bird Count at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County December15, 2019

Townsend’s Solitaire at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee County December 16, 2019