Horned Grebe and Northern Shovelers at the Fox River in Waukesha on April 1, 2018

I stopped at the Fox River in Waukesha late morning to see if anything new had come in since yesterday. A stunning Horned Grebe almost in full breeding plumage gave nice views for a couple of minutes and then moved north on the river. Another new species present were a pair of Northern Shovelers, male and female. The male shovelers are so beautiful this time of year. As walkers and joggers started to appear, they all moved to the middle of the river which is the norm there. Another cold day with temps starting out at 19 degrees with a pretty good wind at times, felt like January. The sun was out but I did not feel much heat coming down from it. Images were taken on April 1, 2018.

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe

Northern Shovelers, female front, male back

Northern Shoveler, male

Northern Shoveler, female

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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.

6 Responses to Horned Grebe and Northern Shovelers at the Fox River in Waukesha on April 1, 2018

  1. Jeanine Campbell says:


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  3. Nan Wisherd says:

    What a great way to spend Easter! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Jim.

  4. Chuck Petters says:

    Great photos Jim. Love the Horned Grebe.

  5. Ron Spitz says:

    Thanks so much. I love these “backyard” photos!

  6. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks for putting up with the cold and getting great pictures.

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