Dunlins and a Sanderling at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 27, 2016

I made a run to the lakefront early this morning to see what was going on. McKinley Beach had 2 Dunlins and a Sanderling. I hung out there for awhile as the feed along the beach, preened, etc. After a while it just looked like these birds were ready for a nap. They moved up to a log on the beach, preened and then 2 were sleeping when out of the corner of my eye a pedestrian was coming, the birds flushed out over the water and I could not see where they were headed. I checked back awhile later after doing the Magic Hedge and all 3 birds were no where to be seen. It was a nice show they put on for the time I was there. Another species new today were ~25 Greater Scaups at the Petroleum Pier. It was a gloomy day with low winds and mild temps for this time of year. Images were taken on October 27, 2016.

Dunlin

Dunlin

Dunlin

Binomial name: Calidris alpina

Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Size: 8.5” long, 17” wing span

Weight: 2.1 oz

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The pair

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Feeding

Feeding

Feeding

Feeding

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Was feeding

Sanderling

Sanderling

Feedinig

Feedinig

Feeding

Feeding

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Sanderling

Sanderling with a wave in the background

Feeding

Feeding

The pair

The pair

Feeding

Feeding

Preening

Preening

Up at the log they are preening

Up at the log they are preening and getting ready for a snooze!

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

2 of 3 are sleeping

2 of 3 are snoozing

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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 Dunlins and a Sanderling at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 27, 2016

  1. Ed Means says:

    Nice Pics. Thanks

    Ed

  2. Diane Berry says:

    Very beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  3. Annie says:

    Looks like a birds eye view. Very nice close ups. Thanks Jim

  4. Peggy Lison says:

    Priceless Jim!!! These shots just are so beautiful!

    Cheers from Peggy in Madison
    BTW where were these?

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