Swainson’s Hawk in Oak Creek Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 29, 2024

I got a report this morning that a Swainson’s Hawk was just found in Oak Creek. The Swainson’s Hawks normal range is the Dakota’s south to Texas and west. A bird I needed for my life list so I had to try my luck to see if it was still there. After the 45 minute drive I arrived at the location. No bird in sight but heard it flew into a wooded area there. After what seemed to be a long wait the bird came out of the wooded area and perched in a dead tree. It gave good looks for a long time. A big thank you to Brad B for finding the awesome rare bird for Wisconsin and getting the word out for others to see it. Wisconsin life bird #378. It was a cloudy morning with stiff winds but warm temps. Image was taken on April 29, 2024.

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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 Swainson’s Hawk in Oak Creek Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 29, 2024

  1. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Nice capture Jim. Congrats on seeing and photographing this out of range bird!!

  2. Hi Jim. Great image. What are the identifying marks to separate this from a Red-tailed Hawk? Thanks.
    Good birding.
    Ken & Barb Wardius

  3. Kym George says:

    Well congratulations…your patience paid off!! How cool to add to your list!!

    Nice to have people that inform you right away…..rarely do I hear about anything . Only one who will call is Todd once and awhile. 😞

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