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.