Killdeer at the Lake Express in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 17, 2015

I birded the Milwaukee lakefront late morning and it was pretty quiet. The highlight was my FOY Killdeer at the Lake Express. There were 2 present late morning. This is a typical place to find them in spring. The open water had some ducks in some places but they were still the common species that have been recently reported. 1-White-winged Scoter was far out at the lighthouse. I stopped at Bradford Beach, it had a few of the Scaups and Ring-billed Gulls. What surprised me was the ~8 foot wall of ice that went the length of the beach that was there last week was just about gone from the recent warmup and wave action. It is ready for shorebirds, an algae mat would be a plus. Images were taken on March 17, 2015.

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Killdeer

Binomial name: Charadrius vociferus

Category: Lapwings and Plovers

Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span

Weight: 3.3 oz

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For a few moments this one appeared to be working on a scrap for a possible nest site?

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Killdeer young at Lake Express in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 1, 2012

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Partial display of the “broken wing distraction” to keep the unwanted away from the nest or nest area.

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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.

2 Responses to Killdeer at the Lake Express in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 17, 2015

  1. Teddy says:

    miss this bird, they used to nest by me. nice pics again.

  2. Annie says:

    Awesome. I’ve heard them but have not actually seen one yet this spring.

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