Ancient Murrelet at George Pinney County Park in Door County Wisconsin on November 21, 2023

It was 12 noon and I saw a message of a Ancient Murrelet in Door County! The exact location was George Pinney County Park. It looked like a 3 hour drive and it looked like I had enough daylight to get there with some time to look for it. Wow, what a great bird and rare bird for the state. They winter on the California coast and breed on the west coast from Canada thru Alaska. When I arrived there were a group of birders on the bird which was about 75-100 feet from shore. It was diving often and gave nice looks when up. Wow again on this bird! A big thank you to the person who found this bird and got the word out for others to see it. I hope it hangs around for a while. My Wisconsin life bird #375. Another Ancient Murrelet was also seen in Ashland County Wisconsin just yesterday. It was a cloudy day with a light breeze out of the north. Images were taken on November 21, 2023

The Ancient Murrelet…

The Ancient Murrelet did a lot of diving while I was there…

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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 Ancient Murrelet at George Pinney County Park in Door County Wisconsin on November 21, 2023

  1. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Unreal. The only places I have seen them is N West Coast and Alaska. Glad you made a long drive.

  2. Annie says:

    Great find, Jim. I was thinking and wondering if you were going to head north. Awesome and so glad you had enough daylight to see and share your great photos.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  3. Karen Weiss says:

    Very cool and very happy you got to add another Wisconsin life bird to your list. Very impressive number!

  4. Pam Skaar says:

    Wow is right. Glad you got to see and photograph it.

  5. Joy Banyas says:

    So cool that you got to see it, Jim. I appreciate your descriptions as well as photos.

  6. KAREN JOHNSON says:

    Wow! Terrific photos Jim!
    Thanks for sharing since I won’t be able to get over there for a few days.

  7. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    How great to get images of this special bird Jim!!

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