Sora at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 5, 2019

While birding Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee this morning it was a nice surprise to see a Sora. This juvenile bird was feeding along the rocks and in the water at one of the detention ponds. It gave nice views for a few minutes and then a gull flew over head just above the cattails and the Sora darted into the cattails a couple of feet away. The gull was probably just looking for crayfish. I could just see the Sora standing in there on a little flat stick. One safe haven in the whole area of cattails for this little one to rest and sit out of sight. It remained in there for minutes just looking around, preening and I left. It was a beautiful morning out with perfect temps with a slight breeze, partly cloudy. No other birds to note at the park. Images were taken on September 5, 2019.

Sora, juvenile

Food in the bill…

Getting things to eat…

Slipping through the leaves of a wildflower looking for things to eat…

Grabbing something here to eat…

Picking something off the algae to eat…

The Sora sits out of sight after the gull spooks it…

Looking pretty…

Closeup…

Something in the bill to eat…

Another nice look…

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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 Sora at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 5, 2019

  1. Don Adams says:

    Great images

  2. Karen Weiss says:

    Beautiful amazing pictures , what talent you have ! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Nan Wisherd says:

    Fantastic photos, Jim!

  4. REINE says:

    GREAT IMAGES

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