Redhead Ducks at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on February 10, 2020

I made a stop at the Fox River early morning in Waukesha to see if anything was going on. 9 Redheads, 5 males and 4 females were present, all resting near the dam. That area was the only part of the river that was not froze over with temps starting out at 10 degrees in the morning. A couple of quick dives and one stretch was the only excitement I saw while I was there for a few minutes. With the main river froze over, I’m sure the ducks were conserving energy by not being active. The river was probably open by noon with the warm sun shinning. Stunning ducks in their breeding plumage. The full sun made for a nice morning out! Images were taken on February 10, 2019.

Redhead, male

Both male and female just finishing up a drink…

A resting male…

Redhead, female

A close up…


More stretching…

A pair…


Some of the gang…

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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.

7 Responses to Redhead Ducks at the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on February 10, 2020

  1. Patsy says:


  2. Peggy says:

    Love that beautiful breeding pair Jim !!!

  3. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Lovely series of photos Jim! Thank you!!

  4. Marilyn Runge says:

    More amazing photos

  5. Genie Ogden says:

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos!

  6. Joan Schrinner says:


  7. Thomas Wood says:

    Beautiful birds and sharp, clear amazing images. Thanks, Jim.

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