American Avocets at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 24, 2024

Word was out that American Avocets were moving north along the Milwaukee Lakefront. They had made very brief stops, just for moments at Grant Park, South Shore Yacht Club, Pebble Beach and finally taking a rest and doing some feeding at Bradford Beach. It was very cold, 37 degree, windy and cloudy too. I heard 37 birds were present and they all hung out in one area. The gulls were constantly in their faces so for the most part they were a tight group. Images were taken on April 24, 2024.

Some of the group of the American Avocets…

Such beautiful birds!!!

One here with something to eat in the bill…

Finding things to eat…

Some up, some down…

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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.

13 Responses to American Avocets at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 24, 2024

  1. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Super photos of a beautiful Advocate.

  2. Carol Moerke says:

    Absolutely love these pictures!
    Thank you!

  3. Kym George says:

    As always phenomenal shots. I was at south shore yesterday and didn’t see them. Today I was all the way out by Racine beach when I heard so I didn’t get a chance to go see them. Wonder if they would be there tomorrow. Well I did see a few Terns though which was nice. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous shots.

  4. Bob Matyas says:

    Outstanding Photos Jeremy! Surprised they stayed that long in such an active area.

  5. Bob Matyas says:

    Outstanding Photos Jim! My bad, Jeremy post on these guys was right next to yours. You both take Excellent photos!

  6. Diane Harvey says:

    Seeing such awe-inspiring photos brings joy to my heart. They are all stunning, but I especially enjoyed the photo, 4th up from the bottom, of the tight-knit group pretty much all facing the same direction. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Chris Carlson says:

    Love these birds! Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Lynne says:

    Wow! I could happily gaze at these beautiul birds for hours…. gorgeous shots.

  9. Marilyn Runge says:

    A group of avocets is called a stand; you can see why. Once again you caught their beauty while they are standing there.

  10. Laura says:

    What an exquisitely beautiful bird! Thank you for capturing them in these beautiful photographs. They are amazing, and so are you.

  11. ANDREW J BURISH says:

    So nice , thank for the pics!

  12. Cheryl says:

    Quite possibly one of my favorite birds. Thank you.

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