Caspian Terns and Bonaparte’s Gulls at Grant Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 14, 2016

One of my birding stops today was Grant Park in Milwaukee County. One of the highlights was a steady stream of Bonaparte’s Gulls heading south. Another highlight was a small flock of Caspian Terns on the beach. The first ones of the year are always so cool to see. The Caspian Terns were hanging out with Ring-billed Gulls and a couple of Bonaparte’s Gulls on the beach until some beach folks came along and then the terns flew south. Also flying by were a couple good size flocks of first of the year Double-crested Cormorants. A fun day out with lots of new birds for the year! Images were taken on April 14, 2016.

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Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern, I see a band on this one…..I’ll have to look into that.

Caspian Terns

Caspian Terns

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

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Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern hanging out with Ring-billed Gulls and Bonaparte's Gulls

Caspian Terns hanging out with Ring-billed Gulls and a Bonaparte’s Gull

Caspian Terns

Caspian Terns

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte's Gull, not sure what this was, was it picking off a bug?

Bonaparte’s Gull, not sure what this was, was it picking off a bug?

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Bonaparte's Gull incoming

Bonaparte’s Gulls all heading south today!

Bonaparte's Gull hanging out in the water

Bonaparte’s Gull hanging out in the water

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Double-crested Cormorants

Double-crested Cormorants

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

 

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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.

3 Responses to Caspian Terns and Bonaparte’s Gulls at Grant Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 14, 2016

  1. Nan Wisherd says:

    All I can say is…spectacular!

  2. Annie says:

    Awesome pics Jim. We did see many Bonaparte’s in the past few days as well. They are awesome but the Caspian is very handsome, for a gull. I can’t say we’ve ever seen Caspians in our area.

  3. Laura Wentz says:

    Caspian Terns? How cool. I don’t know how I missed this one. They always make me think of the ocean and warm breezes. Love the gulls & cormorants too.

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