Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 5, 2017

A stop at Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning gave nice views of many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. One was cooperative for the camera while preening and hanging out. The Red-headed Woodpeckers are still hanging around near the lighthouse and the FOY Baltimore Oriole sang high up in a tree in that area too, to mention a few highlights. A few Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers were also seen. A Wild Turkey also hung out near the bird feeder. Pretty quiet for the beginning of May but it felt like winter weather with a stiff wind off the with 41 degrees early in the day. Images were taken on May 5, 2017.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Binomial name: Polioptila caerulea

Category: Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens

Size: 4.5” long, 6” wing span

Weight: .21 oz




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Wild Turkey near the bird feeder

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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.

4 Responses to Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 5, 2017

  1. Annie says:

    Awesome Jim. The only one I’ve ever seen was at the canopy in the woods edge. Nearly standing on my head to se it.. Your pics are awesome. Thanks.

  2. Gerald Haiar says:

    One of my favorite birds and these shots are super.

  3. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    What precious photos of a beautiful bird Jim! Love them. Through your talent and lens, I get to see all of those birds I will never have the opportunity to experience. Thank you!

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    The gnatcatcher looks like it’s ready to fly out of my monitor. Great photos!

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