Pied-billed Grebe at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 19, 2017
One of my last birding stops of the day was at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee. Not a whole lot going on there but a Pied-billed Grebe gave some nice views. There were a few others present but they stayed farther out in the lagoon. The Pied-billed Grebe was fishing and getting something to eat too on a very gloomy day with temps in the low 50’s. Images were taken on April 19, 2017.
Binomial name: Podilymbus podiceps
Size: 13” long, 16” wing span
Weight: 1 lb
Brown Thrasher Sheridan Park
Great Egret, one of 6 on Pennsylvania Ave out in a flooded field
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.
Although all these Pied-billed Grebe images are excellent, I particularly like the one that shows the front of the face. That is unique.
Interesting that egrets are finding fish in a flooded field. Maybe the flooding is overflow from a pond or stream. Nice work, Jim!
Yes look at the difference of the front facing eyes of grebes compared to side facing of the thrasher.
the front facing would give the grebe better binoc. vision for chasing fish under the water I would think.
Wonderful shots Jim. Thanks so much.
I love the front facing grebe. It looks like one of Jim Henson’s muppets!