Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 5, 2017

A stop at Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning gave nice views of many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. One was cooperative for the camera while preening and hanging out. The Red-headed Woodpeckers are still hanging around near the lighthouse and the FOY Baltimore Oriole sang high up in a tree in that … Continue reading

Sanderling at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 3, 2017

One of my first stops of the morning on the Milwaukee Lakefront gave nice views of a Sanderling at McKinley Beach. Just one hanging around grabbing a few things to eat in between some of the small waves. So few shorebirds this year, maybe they are still coming. Images were … Continue reading

The Bonaparte’s Gull in migration at Grant Park on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on May 1, 2017

I hit Grant Park this morning with hopes to see some shorebirds. There were no shorebirds present but the Bonaparte’s Gull numbers were very impressive way out on the water. Only one time did one land on the beach when I was there. For the most part they were either … Continue reading

Marbled Godwits, Willets, American Avocets, and a Black-bellied Plover at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 30, 2017

On a gloomy morning I decided to head into Milwaukee to check out some of the beaches. My first stop was Lakeshore State Park. Jym M must have had the same idea as we pulled in together. We enjoyed some nice views of 4 American Avocets and 10 Willets. I … Continue reading

Black-crowned Night-Herons at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 14, 2017

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee today, Bruce and I stopped to check out if the Black-crowned Night-Herons were still by the lagoon, as they were yesterday. They were, but only 3 as 4 were seen yesterday. I’m sure the other one is around. One did a little … Continue reading

Eastern Towhee at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 13, 2017

Birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning one of the highlights was a FOY Eastern Towhee, male at Lake Park. It was a pretty gloomy day and cool. Other birds to note, a lot of Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets and still a few Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Images were taken on … Continue reading

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 10, 2017

Lake Park in Milwaukee had some Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today. I probably saw a good half-dozen at the north end of the park. Like usual, if they have some good trees with sap running they return to those trees on and off. Sap looked great today with the warm weather, it … Continue reading

White-throated Sparrow at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 10, 2017

Doing some birding at Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning I came across a stunning White-throated Sparrow. The first of the year for me. I never saw this bright of a yellow on a White-throated Sparrow before. It hung around scratching for food while I was there. Images were taken … Continue reading

Canvasback at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 6, 2017

After doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee I decided to head inland. Few birds were seen along the lake, probably because of the high winds that had started occurring and higher winds were expected for the rest of the day. A first stop at Whitnall Park proved almost … Continue reading