This afternoon I moved my continuing failing quest to see a red-throated loon during their migration back to the Arctic. My birding location was the Milwaukee waterfront which although it did not yield “said loon”, it did yield a new lifer bird, the Black Crowned Night Heron. In addition, Horned Grebes posed for photographs. Will try again tomorrow morning at sunrise.
Black-Crowned Night Heron
This past weekend my wife and I drove down to Milwaukee to visit my son and his fiancee. A great time was had by all, and of course each morning I was out at the crack of dawn keeping up my 365 bird project. On Sunday, I was treated to a Northern Shrike … a first for me and a rare site. Saturday birds were scarce given the autumn storm … just a black-capped chickadee.
Day 282: Black-Capped Chickadee
Day 283: Northern Shrike