Sanderling at South Shore Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on May 10, 2021

Hitting a few beaches along the Milwaukee lakefront produced one Sanderling at South Shore Park. The bird was looking beautiful going into its breeding plumage. The bird fed up and down the beach shoreline and sometimes being flushed by walkers which use this beach. It was a cold day out with good winds coming off the lake at 40 degree temps, I did not see the sun till later in the day. Images were taken on May 10, 2021.

The Sanderling flying out over the water and then back to the beach as walkers came by…

Waiting for something to eat…

Getting something…

Something small in the bill to eat…

Looking for something to eat here…

Something in the bill…they eat sand crabs, amphipods, isopods, insects, marine worms, small mollusks…

Moving up onto the shore after a wave came in and goes back out…

More food in the bill…they like to watch for food in the sand after a wave comes in…

And more food…

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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.

2 Responses to Sanderling at South Shore Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on May 10, 2021

  1. ANDREW BURISH says:

    Beautiful pics. What level of zoom lens do you typically use?

  2. Ariella says:

    I just LOVE your site. Honestly one of my faves. I hope this is okay – another on my favorite list is called Ostdrossel, which is a blog run by a German woman in Michigan who has trail cams to show the birds she gets at her feeders. It is delightful (in a different way – your photos are professional and hers are fortuitous) but I thought you might enjoy it. Not linking it here just in case you’d object to it, but you can search for it on Google and it’ll pop up. 🙂

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