White-winged Crossbills at Stute Springs in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County January 25, 2022

I took a ride in the South Kettle Moraine in the afternoon and found some White-winged Crossbills at Stute Springs. There were roughly 20-25 birds very high up feeding on cone seeds and moving around plenty from tree to tree. After a few minutes they circled the area a few times and headed west. The photos are a little fuzzy as the birds were high up and far away. I have stopped here other times this winter and never saw a crossbill, pretty much hit and miss with this species at this location. It was a cold day with a pretty good breeze out of the north and a high temperature of 6 degrees for the day. Sunny skies did give some relief out of the wind. Images were taken on January 25, 2022.

White-winged Crossbill, male

White-winged Crossbill, female

White-winged Crossbill, male

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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.

3 Responses to White-winged Crossbills at Stute Springs in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County January 25, 2022

  1. Clifford Price says:

    Amazing Jim!

  2. John Fischer says:

    Nice pictures under some tough conditions for sure Jim. Your pain (fingers) is our gain in seeing this bird we normally would not have seen.

  3. Kym George says:

    love these birds…nice capture

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