Horned Lark at McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 18, 2017

Birding some of the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning it was basically quiet. On my second run to McKinley Beach I got a text from Mike W. He had seen a Horned Lark. I arrived seconds later and it was still present in the beach area. It fed along the beach area sorta hanging with a Sanderling. I feel this bird is a adult male in non-breeding plumage. It hung around for a while and I did some other birding in the area. I checked later and the bird had left. I would think the bird is in the area. The only other bird there as mentioned was the one lone Sanderling. It was just a gorgeous day with full sun, warm temps and a nice breeze to keep things cool. Images were taken on October 18, 2017

Horned Lark

Horned Lark

Binomial name: Eremophila alpestri

Category: Chickadees and Titmice

Size: 7.25” long, 12” wing span

Weight:  1.1 oz

Horned Lark just working the beach for food

Horned Lark in search for food…

Horned Lark with possibly something to eat…

Horned Lark just standing pretty…

Horned Lark looking..

Horned Lark digging around for something to eat…

Horned Lark on the move…

The close up…

Horned Larks at Johnson Creek in Jefferson County Wisconsin on February 11, 2016

1 of a few Horned Larks at Johnson Creek on February 11, 2016. Cool birds that are typically found in small and large flocks on the roadside shoulders or in open fields eating weed seeds this time of year. Images were taken on February 11, 2016.

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Horned Lark

Binomial name: Eremophila alpestri

Category: Chickadees and Titmice

Size: 7.25” long, 12” wing span

Weight:  1.1 oz

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