Black-throated Gray Warbler along the Menominee River in Wauwatosa Wisconsin on May 6, 2020

The report of a Black-throated Gray being seen in Wauwatosa Wisconsin sounded spectacular! I made the run in to try for this rare warbler to the state late afternoon on May 5th with no results after a 3 hour wait. It had been seen earlier in the day. It was getting dark and thought I would try first thing in the morning. I arrived the next morning just after sunrise and after 30 minutes, the bird just appeared. I only had looks for about 2 minutes, it was preening, must have just bathed. I grabbed a few shots and then it went out of sight. This western US visitor was stunning, my image does not look like much but it was across the river with low light. A big thank you to all who kept reports coming and the finder of this amazing bird, thank you too! A cool morning starting at 40 degrees, the early sun warmed things up. Bird #350 for the state of Wisconsin. Image was taken on May 6, 2020.

The Black-throated Gray Warbler

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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.

6 Responses to Black-throated Gray Warbler along the Menominee River in Wauwatosa Wisconsin on May 6, 2020

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Great find Jim !!

  2. Thomas Wood says:

    Congratulations on your new “state bird”, Jim.
    Persistence paid off for you again. Even in low light you captured the field marks. This spring has been full of wonderful surprises to help us get away from the sad world situation for a while.

  3. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Congrats Jim! Striking bird. We are so lucky to have it here and I appreciate that you shared it with all of us!

  4. Carl Schwartz says:

    Great bird and I much appreciated your alert to its return on May 6th; I, too, had failed to see on the 5th and it took two visits yesterday to finally see it; we followed it for about a minute or two before it again vanished

  5. Laura krasinski says:

    Great photo!! I’ve never seen one before!

  6. Sr. Mary Jo Selinsky says:

    I’ve never seen a Black Throated Grey Warbler. Thank you for the picture and for sharing your passion for Wildlife here in WI.

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