Killdeer in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County Wisconsin on February 22, 2017

Doing some birding in Waukesha County today I came across 3 Killdeer. They appeared to be finding something to eat in the short grasses. They also did some calling and that is what got my attention to start with. Their visit was short lived after one spent a couple minutes at some water, they left the area and I did not see them around after that. Must be just be moving on through. Images were taken on February 22, 2017.

On the move!

On the move!

Killdeer

Binomial name: Charadrius vociferus

Category: Lapwings and Plovers

Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span

Weight: 3.3 oz

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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 in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County Wisconsin on February 22, 2017

  1. Nan Wisherd says:

    Thanks for giving us in the north woods a taste of what’s coming our way. Great photos!

  2. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    What wonderful photos Jim. I love the first few in particular. I saw a Killdeer in the park down the street one year and I used to see them at the pond in front of my dental office in Fitchburg (now the area is built up so much that all of the great birds have moved out of that area! Too bad!!)

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