Vagrants and rare bird sightings in Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana

In the last couple of years I have chased a few vagrants or rare birds in Wisconsin and even the midwest. Some are already on my blog, some are not. These are some that are not. Listed below are a few images with species, locations and dates. In some cases doc shots were taken.

Tricolored Heron Findley Jefferson County Wisconsin June 18, 2013

Tricolored Heron at Findley Road VPA in Jefferson County Wisconsin on June 18, 2013

California Gull Johnson Creek Landfill Jefferson County Wisconsin February 23, 2012

California Gull, middle standing, gray legs, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin February 23, 2012

Ross's Gull Red Cliff Iowa December 7, 2013

Ross’s Gull at Lake Red Rock in Iowa on December 7, 2013. Bird is in upper portion of image with wings up in the middle, not will flock of gulls in middle of image. Bird was viewed for about 7 days, this being the last reported date. Bird remained a distance of 3/4 to 1 mile from the closest vantage point, that is the reason for the very distant shot.  A couple 100 birders were present to see this spectacular bird that day.

Spotted Redshank Goose Pond Indiana March 29, 2013

Spotted Redshank at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Indiana on March 29, 2013. This bird drew 1,000’s of visitors from throughout the US. After our arrival at 8:00 am we stood patiently along a dike waiting for the bird to come into a pond in front of us as it has a few mornings in the past. After a 15 minute wait, the Spotted Redshank came in an landed in the large pond in front of us as expected but remained a long was away from the dike while viewing. That is the reason for the distant shot.

Tricolored Heron in Manitowac Coounty Wisconsin on May 5, 2013

Tricolored Heron in Manitowac County Wisconsin on May 5, 2013

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Vermilian Flycatcher at Stebbinsville and Wallen Roads in Rock County Wisconsin on November 7, 2011

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Western Grebe at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 10, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Cave Swallow at South Metro in Oak Creek Wisconsin on November 22, 2010

Slaty-backed Gull at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Slaty-backed Gull, middle, at Johnson Creek Landfill in Jefferson County Wisconsin on December 22, 2012

Cinnamon Teal with Blue-winged Teals at the Vernon Marsh in Waukesha County Wisconsin on April 29, 2012

Cinnamon Teal, male with Blue-winged Teals, males at the Vernon Marsh in Waukesha County Wisconsin on April 29, 2012

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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.

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