Wilson’s Phalarope, American White Pelicans, Great Egrets and more at the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin on April 30, 2015

I made the first trip up to Horicon Marsh this spring early morning today. I was there at sun up and it was a beautiful morning. I stopped on Hwy 49 and there was nothing special going on that I could see. I hit the auto tour next a couple of times and it provided some nice views of American White Pelicans, Great Egrets  and a few Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Mixed in with the yellowlegs was a beautiful male Wilson’s Phalarope. Other than that common ducks that have been reported, Sandhill Cranes, Double-crested Cormorants, etc. I hit Dike Road and it was pretty quiet, all I could come up with was a Great Blue Heron for something special. Nice morning to be out with 38 degrees to start with sun, but after a couple of hours the clouds rolled in and I headed south. Images were taken in the early morning sun on April 30, 2015.

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Binomial name: Phalaropus tricolor

Category: Sandpipers and Phalaropes and Allies

Size: 9.25” long, 17” wing span

Weight: 2.1 oz

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelican preening

American White Pelican preening

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American White Pelicans

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans resting

American White Pelican

American White Pelican

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egret preening

Great Egret preening

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Great Egret

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

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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.

7 Responses to Wilson’s Phalarope, American White Pelicans, Great Egrets and more at the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin on April 30, 2015

  1. nancy nabak says:

    Totally brill, once again! Jim, these are sweet! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

  2. Janet Flynn says:

    Thank you Jim. Greg and I were there yesterday and did not see the phalarope but probably didn’t know what we were looking at. Your photos are so appreciated. I do hope to meet you at the wso convention this year.
    Janet Flynn

  3. Dawn christenson says:

    Nice pictures

  4. Annie says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jim. We took a drive Sunday to Horicon and the White Pelicans put on a spectacular display/show for us.

  5. Elaine Swanson says:

    Not sure what makes these images so breathtaking, Jim. That delicate little Phalarope even creates a beautiful reflection in the water that holds her. What a contrast to the American Pelicans w/stocky bodies..but then they become graceful and elegant when airborne. I feel like I’m right there – at the marsh – early morning. I would have missed it all if not for your trip, camera, and generosity!

  6. Chuck Petters says:

    Great series of photos Jim…Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

  7. Patrick Dean says:

    awesome egret pictures, Jim – beautiful light, beautifully caught. Nice work! And thanx for sharing your time and talents.

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