Harris’s Sparrow at Lake Park in Milwaukee County on October 2, 2020

One of my birding stops this morning along the lake was Lake Park. There were a few birds there, but it was spotty. Looking at the feeder on the south end of the park my eye caught a sparrow near the feeder that just looked different. I only got a couple of photos and it headed into the Yews that it was feeding by. I hung around for about 10 minutes and it never came back out. I thought Harris’s Sparrow on the spot but with the glare on my camera, I really did not want to call it. I saw some white on the throat there was a chance it was a White-throated as there were very many in the area. A lady birder that was close by just said, that would be a surprise, she did not see the bird. With having a busy day I did not look at my images till evening. At that time I could really tell, a juvenile Harris’s Sparrow. A beautiful day out, but cold on the lake, sunny skies and a brisk wind. Image was taken on October 2, 2020.

The beautiful Harris’s Sparrow…

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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.

3 Responses to Harris’s Sparrow at Lake Park in Milwaukee County on October 2, 2020

  1. John M says:

    Nice capture, Jim!

  2. Bonnie Becker says:

    I am so happy I joined this group. I just bought the third edition of Birds of Wisconsin that was updated in 2020 and am looking up the different kind of sparrows. I thought a sparrow was just a sparrow.

    • Peggy Lison says:

      Ha ha Bonnie -have fun with the sparrows. You are in for some good times:)) At least it isn’t the epidimax flycatchers !! Greetings and welcome from Peggy in Madiosna:)

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