Marsh Wrens at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27, 2019

While birding Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee the highlight of the walk were 3 Marsh Wrens at the small detention ponds. There are a few areas of cattails there and the Marsh Wrens were in and out of each area every couple minutes getting insects. They were quick up and down in the cattails getting things to eat. I was impossible to keep track of where they were most of the time as they pretty much stayed out of sight. One juvenile was seen. On a few occasions they briefly showed themselves and I got a couple of shots. They are considered “Secretive birds”, I know why.  It was a gloomy morning with cool temps, a good breeze, it was fall coat weather. Images were taken on September 27, 2019.

One of 3 Marsh Wrens…

Marsh Wren always looking for the next insect to eat…

Marsh Wren, how they typically perch in the cattails…

The juvenile Marsh Wren, once seen on a rock…it did pick a few insects off the rocks too but usually was in the cattails.

Looking around for insects…

Marsh Wren looking for things to eat…

Getting a spider…

Just perched pretty and looking…

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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.

5 Responses to Marsh Wrens at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27, 2019

  1. Kathy Grahek says:

    Terrific! Great sequence of one of my favorite birds! I just park my car and wait at the edge of the road through the marsh and you can hear the scurrying through the leaves. Love to watch them.

  2. Marilyn A Runge says:

    Again, brilliant capturing of a dear little bird.

  3. Cheryl Murphy says:

    Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  4. John Rock says:

    Beautiful shots! Amazing color designs. Definitely a bird good a yoga!

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