Snow Buntings at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 3, 2021

A stop at McKinley Beach this morning gave nice views of Snow Buntings. There were about 15 present and were resting on some of the rocks along the lake or on grassy areas eating seeds. It was a cold morning with temps starting out around 25 degrees but with no wind and sunny skies it was pleasant. Images were taken on November 3, 2021.

The Snow Bunting…

Snow Bunting

Binomial name: Plectrophenax nivalis

Category: Longspurs and Snow Buntings

Size: 6.75” long, 14” wing span

Weight:  1.5 oz

Note: An arctic breeder that winters in the northern US and western Canada

Getting seeds to eat…seed in bill…they really blend in well in their surroundings…

More seeds to eat…

What they eat…

On the rocks….

Beautiful bird…

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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.

5 Responses to Snow Buntings at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 3, 2021

  1. Gisela says:

    Nice photos, as always, Jim. Glad you got to see and photograph these snow buntings. I tried for them last weekend with no success but did see a long-tailed duck. Will try for buntings again tomorrow.

  2. Annie says:

    They are such gorgeous little feathered friends. Thanks for sharing. We actually saw our first one today as well along the east shore of Lake Winnebago

  3. Laura K says:

    Great photos. I have never seen one. I wish I had more time for my hobby. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

  4. Kurt says:

    Nice shots Jim. Love these little avians. Nice to see you posting again.

  5. Jim Hess says:

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful birds Jim! Thanks for sharing them. Last time you shared pictures of these beauties, I saw some a few days later! I ain’t superstitious but…

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