Upland Sandpiper at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 24, 2016

I birded some of the beaches in Milwaukee early morning with not much going on. I ran into Rita F in the parking lot of the Magic Hedge and asked what she was after. She mentioned Mark K’s post of the Upland Sandpiper being there. I was not aware of it as Mark posted after I left the house. We located the bird in a couple minutes but it was very skittish and when it saw us, it pretty much flew north onto the water treatment property. I got a couple of distant quick doc shots with poor lighting, that is the way it goes. It remained there until we left and was out of sight when we left. A life bird for me and a big thank you to Mark K for finding the bird and getting the word out for others to see. Hopefully it will hang around a while. Other birds to note on the lakefront, 1 Purple Martin checking out the house at Lakeshore State Park, 2 Caspian Terns and a couple of Ruddy Ducks were also present there. A cloudy gloomy day with a few light drizzles at times and still cold out there! Images were taken on April 24, 2016.

Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Binomial name: Bartramia longicuda

Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Size: 12” long, 26” wing span

Weight: 6 oz

Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper with roof of treatment plant in background

Upland Sandpiper with roof of treatment plant in background

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Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

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Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house

Purple Martin checking out the house, bird appears to be banded

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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.

One Response to Upland Sandpiper at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 24, 2016

  1. Rita Flores Wiskowski says:

    Nice! It was fun getting this lifer with you today. Glad we both were able to get us some doc shots.

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