Shorebirds at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 23, 2017

Stopping at a few locations this morning along the lake, Lakeshore State Park was the highlight with some beautiful shorebirds. The beach there gave nice views of the birds as they fed. Birds included a Least Sandpiper, mostly Semipalmated Sandpipers, a couple Semipalmated Plovers and a Sanderling. Images were taken on August 23, 2017.

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover feeding

Least Sandpiper on the move…

Semipalmated Sandpiper, walk don’t run…

Semipalmated Sandpiper in search of food…

Semipalmated Sandpiper feeding

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper with the feathers blowing in the wind…

Semipalmated Sandpiper on the move…

Semipalmated Sandpiper feeding

Semipalmated Sandpiper feeding…

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper feeding with a Semipalmated Plover behind…

Semipalmated Sandpiper feeding with a Semipalmated Plover behind…

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Sandpiper looking for food…

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper looking for food…

Semipalmated Sandpiper with the feathers blowing in the wind…

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sanderling on the move

Sanderling with a gnat in the bill

Sanderling taking to the air…

Semipalmated Plover with the itch!

 

Shorebirds at Bradford Beach Milwaukee Wisconsin August 15, 2014

I made an early morning run to Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s Lakefront with hopes in seeing some shorebirds. There is a nice algae bed forming on the south end. Just some of the more common shorebirds were feeding there. Species present were Semipalmated Plovers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Killdeer. Images were taken on August 15, 2014.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Semipalmated Plover, Juv.

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper scratching

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper scratching

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper feeding

Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper with corophium volutator, what they eat.

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper feeding

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Juv.

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Juv.