Killdeer at the Lakefront in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 4, 2018

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I came across my FOY Killdeer. Always nice to see these as it seems like winter is behind us. Usually I hear the distinct call from this species before I seeing it, today I saw the bird first. This bird stayed in one small area and did some calling which is typical. A beautiful morning out with temps starting at about 32F, mostly sunny skies with low winds. Images were taken on March 4, 2018.


Binomial name: Charadrius vociferus

Category: Lapwings and Plovers

Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span

Weight: 3.3 oz


The closeup…

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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 Killdeer at the Lakefront in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 4, 2018

  1. sue holcomb says:

    You take the most beautiful pictures. Thank you so very much for sharing with us.

  2. Nan Wisherd says:

    Gorgeous photos of another FOY. Thanks, Jim!

  3. Joanie says:

    Beautiful photos. I heard the killdeer 10 days ago in Hartford, then saw it fly in the distance. One of my favorite birds.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Joan Sshrinner says:

    I’ll be listening for that FOY. They seem to frequent the farm fields in my area. Did not realize they have a red eye! Wonderful photos, as always.

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