American Flamingos, 3 adults and 2 juveniles at South Beach at Port Washington in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on September 22, 2023

Are you kidding me? 5 American Flamingos giving great views  at South Beach at Port Washington in Ozaukee County this afternoon. I got a text message and I asked myself, are you kidding me? Within 5 minutes we were on the road headed to Port Washington. Arriving at the beach area, next to impossible to get a parking spot but did. Moments later at the beach area it was amazing to see 5 American Flamingos standing 40 feet off of shore resting. 3 Adults and 2 to juveniles have wandered out of their normal range which is the southern tip of Florida, Cuba and South American. This was so exciting!!! They rested the time I was there from probably a long flight. Life bird for Wisconsin #375! A sunny day with a nice breeze and mild temps. Images were taken on September 22, 2023.

American Flamingos, 2 adults and 1 juvenile.

American Flamingo, adult

The 5 of them…

American Flamingo, juvenile…

American Flamingo preening…

American Flamingo adult…

American Flamingos…

American Flamingo, adult…

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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.

11 Responses to American Flamingos, 3 adults and 2 juveniles at South Beach at Port Washington in Ozaukee County Wisconsin on September 22, 2023

  1. Kym George says:

    These are some phenomenal shots.

  2. Donna Miller says:

    Wow! Beautiful pics!

  3. Annie says:

    Wasn’t that amazing? And unbelievable? I called our 90+ birding friends to tell them and they said “let’s go”….and we were off. Paul would be so thrilled too.

  4. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Wonderful captures Jim!! This is an amazing record for Wisconsin, but what will they do when it gets cold? Congrats on seeing these in person and taking these great photos!

  5. Chris Carlson says:

    Isn’t this crazy? Glad you got to see them. Great photos.

  6. Lynne says:

    Wow!! What an exciting experience! When I saw the JS article about the flamingos, I expected you’d soon be sharing amazing photos and your personal account with us all! 🙂 Thank you!!!

  7. Joan Peterson says:

    So crazy! I wonder if they could be escapees from a zoo. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Mary says:

    The iconic flamingo showing up in an unexpected place…so glad you were able to see them! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kurt says:

    Jim, I thought I was joking 2 weeks ago when I asked if you had seen any flamingoes. Amazing.

  10. Alice Chaney says:

    Is it sad? How will they get home?

  11. Clifford J Price says:

    Very Cool!!!

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