I birded the lakefront in Milwaukee from mid-morning till later afternoon and the highlight were Willets at South Shore Yacht Club. There were 4 Willets and they were feeding just south of the beach area for awhile and then they moved onto a pier to rest. There were a few dog walkers and do not think they will hang around long there. There were 100’s of Bonaparte’s Gulls south of the boat landing there and a few hanging around the beach area. I saw the first Black-crowned Night-Heron of the spring at Veteran’s Park near the lagoon. One Semipalmated Sandpiper and a few Caspian Terns at McKinley Marina and that was about it. I walked what I thought was a good part of Lake Park, not one warbler. Only one Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers to report there. The day ended with some Willets so that made my day. Images were taken on April 29, 2016.
Binomial name: Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Size: 15” long, 26” wing span
Weight: 8 oz
fabulous pics -thanks so much
The willet pics cleared up a sighting I had on Tuesday at Horicon. Horicon was great birding onTuesday by the way.
Lots of Palm warblers in addition to all the shorebirds.
Also an eye level chickadee nest.
Excellent Jim! You have been having a great spring finding wonderful birds! Happy Birding..:)
Isn’t spring migration THE BEST?! As always, fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing.