Great Egrets and more at the Horicon Marsh in Dodge County Wisconsin on August 5, 2016

I went up to Horicon Marsh early this morning to see what was going on. Lots of Great Egrets as what has been reported there. Some of the other birds seen to note, Black-necked Stilts, Dowitchers, Black-crowned Night Herons, Sora, Great Blue Herons, Black Terns and a American Bittern, a long awaited life bird for me. I did not get a shot of this bird as it flew in front of me as I was just pulling up on the shoulder on Hwy 49. As I talked with a couple of birders on the Hwy moments later, they too had seen the American Bittern. Lots of juvenile birds seen today, too many to list. It was a beautiful day at the marsh with a cool breeze and mostly sun. Most images are of the Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons, some of the other birds were in the harsh sunlight to the south of Hwy 49, no images taken. Images were taken on August 5, 2016

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Great Egrets

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Sora

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Sora

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Sora

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Sora

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Sora

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Black-necked Stilt

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile just resting

Pied-billed Grebe, juvenile just resting

American Coot, juvenile

American Coot, juvenile

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egret

Great Egret with the catch

Great Egret

Great Egret, the catch!

Great Egret, with the catch

Great Egret, with the catch

Great Egret, the gulp!

Great Egret, the gulp!

Great Egret

Great Egret fishing

Great Egret

Great Egret with the catch

Great Egret, a little preening going on

Great Egret, a little preening going on

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret fishing

Great Egret a miss!

Great Egret fishing

Great Egret fishing

Great Egret just looking around

Great Egret just looking around

Great Egret in the tree

Great Egret in the tree

Great Blue Heron juvenile

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

Great Blue Heron juvenile

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

Great Blue Heron juvenile

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

Great Blue Heron juvenile

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

Great Blue Heron juvenile, not sure what this is all about when it shakes it's head as if it has a bee in the month which I don't think is what is going on.

Great Blue Heron, juvenile, not sure what this is all about when it shakes it’s head as if it has a bee in the month which I don’t think is what is going on

Great Blue Heron juvenile, not sure what this is all about when it shakes it's head as if it has a bee in the month which I don't think is what is going on

Great Blue Heron, juvenile, not sure what this is all about when it shakes it’s head as if it has a bee in the month which I don’t think is what is going on

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

Great Blue Heron, juvenile

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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.

8 Responses to Great Egrets and more at the Horicon Marsh in Dodge County Wisconsin on August 5, 2016

  1. Marci Lanois says:

    Absolutely wonderful images, Jim!

  2. Mark Madaus says:

    Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    What really lovely photos Jim! Love many, but especially the very first one!

  4. Annie says:

    Awesome! The stilt is my favorite. Thanks Jim, as always.

  5. Julie Woodcock says:

    Such enjoyable and entertaining pictures you bring to this site! Thank-you for sharing.

  6. Mark Morse says:

    Thanks for the pictures!

  7. Wonderful. I shared with all the folks on the Bird City Wisconsin Facebook page; they are inspirational!

  8. Gerald Haiar says:

    Aren’t those bitterns hard to find when you need them for a life bird !?!?!? I went for years then was driving around the Horicon auto tour and here were two standing in the road. I was barely moving but instead of continuing they froze and went into their reed impersonation right in the middle of the road. So I turned off the car and sat there and they eventually walked into the reeds.

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