Pied-billed Grebe at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 1, 2019

On a walk this morning at Lakeshore State Park I noticed a Pied-billed Grebe feeding along the cattails. It did its normal feeding routine of diving for 15-30 seconds presumably getting something to eat and then resurfacing for a longer time. A fairly quiet day at the park other than … Continue reading

Semipalmated Plover and Sanderlings at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 10, 2019

With some light rain falling this morning, I decided to check a few beaches on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Bradford Beach had 1 Sempalmated Plover and 21 Sanderlings. I took a few shots when the rain let up. Always so cute to see the Sanderlings running up and down the beach, in … Continue reading

Spotted Sandpiper Feeding at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 5, 2019

Birding Lakeshore State Park I came across a juvenile Spotted Sandpiper that was feeding on the rocks on the big lake. Watching this bird for about 15 minutes, it never stopped feeding, catching very small insects and eating them. It bounced from rock to rock, back and forth putting on … Continue reading

Sanderlings at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 3, 2019

After photographing the Red Knot at Lakeshore State Park I headed over to McKinley Beach. 3 Sanderlings were present and they were feeding along the beach area at waters edge finding things to eat. It was a beautiful day and exciting to see the first Sanderlings of the fall migration. … Continue reading

Sailbirding at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 21, 2019

Another opportunity came up for me to get on a Sailbirding adventure at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and I did not pass it up.  It was a beautiful day, low winds to start with mostly sunny skies. Sailor Carl Eisenberg lead the group with excellent birders Jennifer Ambrose and … Continue reading

Canada Jay, Red Crossbills, Broad-winged Hawks and more in Forest County on August 19, 2019

I saw a recent report of the Canada Jay and Boreal Chickadee species in Forest County Wisconsin. I had the urge to try for these species once again to get them on my Wisconsin life list.  An earlier winter trip a couple of years ago for these species was a … Continue reading

Grey and Black Squirrels Debugging themselves in the yard in Waukesha County Wisconsin on August 3, 2019

When first observed through the window at home in a tree I assumed this was some unseen before grooming being done by 3 different squirrels. 2 Grey and 1 Black squirrels were doing what I thought was grooming for about 20 minutes. Black Squirrels have been seen in the yard … Continue reading