White-crowned Sparrows on the Milwaukee Lakefront on September 30, 2015

Birding on the Milwaukee lakefront this morning was quiet. The only birds to note were some White-crowned Sparrows, adults and 1st winter birds and I also saw a few small flocks of Dark-eyed Juncos. The White-crowned Sparrows were feeding near a tall grass area and jumped out once in awhile for some weed seeds. I came across a few other birders and results were the same, a slow morning. With the strong northeast winds bringing in the colder temps I thought there might have been a couple of surprise birds this morning. Images of the White-crowned Sparrows were taken on September 30, 2015.

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White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow

Binomial name: Zonotrichia leucophrys

Category: Emberizids

Size: 7” long, 9.5” wing span

Weight: 1 oz

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter, being alert and standing tall something alarmed it

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter eating weed seeds but
became being alert after it heard something

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter, eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, adult eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter, eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, 1st winter, eating weed seeds

White-crowned Sparrow, adult

White-crowned Sparrow, adult

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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.

2 Responses to White-crowned Sparrows on the Milwaukee Lakefront on September 30, 2015

  1. Ed Means says:

    As always you take great photos. Thanks

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