American Avocets and Willets at North Beach in Racine Wisconsin on April 28, 2021

Word was out that American Avocets were in Racine.  I made the run down there and they were, along with cool Willets. They were at North Beach on Lake Michigan. Probably my favorite bird and bird to photograph as they are so beautiful! Birders are very lucky if they get to lay their eyes on this species once every spring. They put on a nice show just standing around, feeding and taking a couple of times to the sky. These birds are known as one day wonders, typically seen one day and not the next. It was another cool morning with wins out of the northeast, temps in the mid 40’s and overcast. Images were taken on April 28, 2021.

The American Avocets…

They typically face into the wind, being ready for takeoff…I think I counted 26 birds!

Coming in for a landing…

American Avocets and Willets in flight…

Willets at waters edge…some were feeding…

American Avocet…

American Avocets at waters edge…


Willet getting something to eat…

Waiting for something to eat…

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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 American Avocets and Willets at North Beach in Racine Wisconsin on April 28, 2021

  1. Peggy says:

    These are great fotos Jim thanks from Peggy in Madison:)

  2. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Excellent as usual.

  3. Joy Banyas says:

    Nice photos, Jim. I especially like the one of the 2 avocets in flight.

  4. Jill Hagen Smith says:

    Strikingly beautiful

  5. Darrell R Schiffman says:

    What’s left to say but Wow!

  6. Marilyn Runge says:

    Another collection of stunning images of beautiful birds.
    Thanks for sharing

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