Piping Plovers at North Beach, Racine Wisconsin. Photographs taken on April 30, 2013
An Inca Dove was found at Concordia University in Mequon Wisconsin. This bird was actually found by a instructor of ornithology at the campus taking one of his classes out for a morning bird walk. This bird hung around for awhile and was viewed by many birders state wide as … Continue reading
At least a couple of nesting pairs of Dickcissels were present in the Scuppernong Prairie area in Waukesha County Wisconsin. When I was there I watched adults bringing food to the young in the nests. The nests were in short growing brush vegetation in the open prairies. Images were taken … Continue reading
While enjoying the spring warbler migration at Lake Park a Northern Mockingbird had been spotted on the golf course. Images were taken on May 15, 2013. Northern Mockingbird Binomial name: Mimus polglottos Category: Mockingbirds and Thrashers Size: 10” long, 14” wing span Weight: 1.7 oz
A Lark Sparrow was found by a local birder on the oval running track at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin. It is a place I check often now as birds obviously stop at this location. The Lark Sparrow not common at all here is found on rare occasions during spring … Continue reading
This Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow was found by local birders during spring migration at Lake Park. The exact location of this bird was at the east end of the “Magic Hedge”. The Magic Hedge is a line of deciduous trees running perpendicular with Lake Michigan just south of the Milwaukee Water … Continue reading
The uncommon sightings of Prairie Warblers here in Wisconsin. The location of one was found as has been reported in the South Kettle Moraine State Forest in Waukesha County on July 10, 2010. The other Prairie Warbler was only viewed by me as I birded Lake Park on September 5, … Continue reading
The report of Yellow-breasted Chats in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County drew my attention both times. Not a common bird for this area, some years there are reports, others not. I headed out and with some other birders at the reported location reported off of Wilton Road, the … Continue reading
Horned Lark Waukesha County WI. Photographs taken on January 18, 2012
A flock of 37 American Avocets had spent the day at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 1, 2012. Within the flock was one lone Willet that just mixed right in with the Avocets as they feed and rested for the day. Willet Binomial name: Tringa semipalmata Category: Sandpipers, … Continue reading
Lesser Yellowlegs at Horicon Marsh and Hustisford Wisconsin. Photographs taken May 12, 2012
Grey Fox Lakeshore State Park and Grey Fox kits Sawyer County WI. Photographs taken in 2010 and 2011.
Bonaparte’s Gull photographed at South Metro, Oak Creek WI. on November 8, 2010 and at North Point in Sheboygan WI. June 17, 2013.
Doing some birding on the lakefront in Milwaukee today I came across a gull just a little smaller than the rest. A hatch year Ring-billed Gull along with it some adult Ring-billed Gulls and Herring Gulls too. Some images from today at the beach. Images were taken on December 3, … Continue reading
Golden-crowned Kinglet Binomial name: Regulus satrapa Category: Kinglets Size: 4” long, 7” wing span Weight: 0.21 oz
Lapland Longspur Binomial name: Calcarius lapponicus Category: Longspurs and Snow Buntings Size: 6.25” long, 11.5” wing span Weight: 0.95 oz
Rusty Blackbird Binomial name: Euphagus carolinus Category: Blackbirds Size: 9” long, 14” wing span Weight: 2.1 oz
(FYI, An old bird sighting I added to my blog since a Cinnamon Teal has been in the birding news) On a birding run this morning I was rewarded with a Cinnamon Teal, male. It was on the southwest corner of the figure 8 ponds on the western side of … Continue reading
I discovered a roost in Pewaukee Wisconsin back in 2009. I followed it for a couple months. During that time I watch some of the nest building, adults sitting on eggs and feeding the young. I found out adults bring sticks and branches to the nest as maintenance continues on … Continue reading
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