Horned Lark at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 18, 2017

Birding some of the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning it was basically quiet. On my second run to McKinley Beach I got a text from Mike W. He had seen a Horned Lark. I arrived seconds later and it was still present in the beach area. It fed along the beach area sorta hanging with a Sanderling. I feel this bird is a adult male in non-breeding plumage. It hung around for a while and I did some other birding in the area. I checked later and the bird had left. I would think the bird is in the area. The only other bird there as mentioned was the one lone Sanderling. It was just a gorgeous day with full sun, warm temps and a nice breeze to keep things cool. Images were taken on October 18, 2017

Horned Lark

Horned Lark

Binomial name: Eremophila alpestri

Category: Chickadees and Titmice

Size: 7.25” long, 12” wing span

Weight:  1.1 oz

Horned Lark just working the beach for food

Horned Lark in search for food…

Horned Lark with possibly something to eat…

Horned Lark just standing pretty…

Horned Lark looking..

Horned Lark digging around for something to eat…

Horned Lark on the move…

The close up…

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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.
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4 Responses to Horned Lark at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 18, 2017

  1. Patty Collura says:

    Hi I just recently found your web site I love your photography and your descriptions. I went to Newfoundland 2 years ago and photographed horned larks when visiting A wildlife preserve Cape St. Mary’s ecological reserve wth thousands of mating gannets it was amazing I read we have horned larks but didn’t realize so close to home thanks for sharing your beautiful photography I’m a fan of your beautiful photography!

  2. Thomas Wood says:

    Your beautiful photography reveals details that I have never seen in the field, like the yellow lower mandible on this bird.
    I can’t remember seeing Horned Larks along the Milwaukee Lakefront before. Glad Mike was able to get the news to you so you could get these great images.

  3. Kathi L Johnson Rock says:

    Jim, what wonderful images of a bird I’m not very familiar with. Thanks for what you do for all of us!! Kathi

  4. Chuck Petters says:

    Wonderful images of a beautiful bird Jim.

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