Purple Sandpiper at McKinley Marina in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 1, 2022

It was a nice surprise to hear of a Purple Sandpiper at McKinley Beach this morning on New Year’s Day. When I arrived at the Milwaukee lakefront it was still present feeding along a little sand area just south of the beach. This bird was found by Jessica H, nice find and thank you for getting the word out for others to see. A cold and cloudy morning with good winds off the lake at about 20 degrees. Image were taken on January 1, 2022.

The Purple Sandpiper finding things to eat…

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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.

6 Responses to Purple Sandpiper at McKinley Marina in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 1, 2022

  1. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful way to start the new year. Maybe it’s a good omen.

  2. LuAnne says:

    It was great meeting you this morning. I drove down to the Lakefront to checkout the Sandpiper but it had left the area. Lots of awesome waves though.

  3. Kym George says:

    What a cool looking little guy….great find

  4. Jane Becker says:

    Great pictures of an interesting looking sandpiper!

  5. Clifford Price says:

    Very impressive Jim.

  6. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Great images Jim! Congrats!!

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