Birding at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 4, 2015

I birded Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning for a couple of hours.  Some of the highlights for the morning were a Hermit Thrush, Winter Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Cooper’s Hawk, Brown Creeper and more. The Hermit Thrush was a eating sumac berries and gave nice views near the statue. The Winter Wren was busy hopping around looking for and finding something to eat under leaves on the round in a ravine. Feeders were busy, a place to look for the wanted bird today, the European Goldfinch that was reported yesterday by Tom W. There was no sign of it by anyone today. I stopped at Bradford Beach a couple times and a 2nd winter Great Black-backed Gull was the highlight. This gull like most Great Black-backed Gull I’ve come across are very skittish as once you put your foot on the beach they take off out into the lake. It was a very windy morning at the park and cold temps early. I did some short term birding at the park with Karen G, Judith and Bruce,  it made for a fun morning birding. Images were taken on April 4, 2015.

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush on Sumac

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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

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Hermit Thrush with a Sumac berry

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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush getting berries

Hermit Thrush getting berries on the Sumac

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren in search of food in a ravine

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren in search of food in a ravine

Winter Wren with food

Winter Wren with a seed

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren with a seed

Winter Wren pursuing its food under the leaf

Winter Wren pursuing its food under the leaf

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren in search of food in a ravine

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren in search of food in a ravine

Winter Wren pursuing its food

Winter Wren in search of food in a ravine

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker, male

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker, male

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker, female

Sharp-shinned Hawk at a distance fly by

Cooper’s Hawk at a distance flyby

Sharp-shinned Hawk at a distance flyby

Cooper’s Hawk at a distance flyby

Sharp-shinned Hawk at a distance flyby

Cooper’s Hawk at a distance flyby

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter taking flight

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd winter taking flight

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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.

4 Responses to Birding at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 4, 2015

  1. Teddy says:

    nice pics, nice to see some of these birds closer. I like the 1st pic of the Cooper’s Hawk the best.

  2. Gerald Haiar says:

    Just keep it up Jim. Your posts are a godsend for many.

  3. Joan Schrinner says:

    Awesome photos, as usual, Jim. Thank you for posting them for all of us to enjoy!

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    Gorgeous photos! I love the clarity of your photos that bring out so much detail in the birds. I am always amazed at the beauty of the yellow-bellied sapsucker. Thanks for sharing!

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