Red-breasted Mergansers at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 17, 2017

I did some birding along the lakefront this morning in Milwaukee. Many diving ducks were present in the harbor and a few Red-breasted Mergansers were within lens range. Other ducks and 100’s of them were Greater Scaup and Common Goldeneyes. Ice just left the harbor in the last day or so with rain that moved in so ducks were very active feeding on mussles. It was a dark gloomy day and temps were around 33-34 degrees. A light wind made it feel winter like. Images were taken on January 17, 2017

Red-breasted Merganser, male, shaking off!

Red-breasted Merganser, male, shaking off!

Red-breasted Merganser

Binomial name: Mergus serrator

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 23” long, 30” wing span

Weight: 2.3 lb

Red-breasted Merganser, female

Red-breasted Merganser, female

Red-breasted Merganser, male

Red-breasted Merganser, male

Red-breasted Merganser, male, partial stretch

Red-breasted Merganser, male, partial stretch

Red-breasted Merganser, male

Red-breasted Merganser, male

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Red-breasted Merganser, female

Red-breasted Merganser, male at takeoff!

Red-breasted Merganser, male at takeoff!

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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.

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