[wisb] Milwaukee Lakefront - one new BIGBY species!
- From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan2@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: wisbirdn <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:51:06 -0800 (PST)
I've been scouting the Milwaukee lakefront over the past few days in preparation for Saturday's Christmas Bird Count. Kinda quiet, but some interesting birds...Snowy Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, Harlequin Duck. But my favorite bird was a Green-winged Teal hanging out with some Mallards. My first sighting of this species this year. Milwaukee walking BIGBY species #207 for the year!! And here's a little photo essay from my wanderings of the past few days: * The oddest historical marker I have ever seen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513465187/in/photostream * Here's where Milwaukee's picnic tables go to spend the winter! :-) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513450193/in/photostream * This gull repeatedly dunked this item in the water, apparently trying to soften it up for consumption?? http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513452171/in/photostream * This Goldenrod plant is struggling to bloom in mid-December! http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513460177/in/photostream * Even though it's been relatively warm, Milwaukee's Veterans Park lagoon has been iced over off and on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513462529/in/photostream * An abandoned potted Geranium inside a locked area at McKinley Marina in mid-December. This plant has survived several Wisconsin cold snaps! http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6514238995/in/photostream * The sands of Milwaukee's McKinley Beach are trying to overtake the nearby lawn. The boundary of the lawn used to be at the sidewalk on the right: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6517242149/in/photostream * Bird feeder in Milwaukee's Lake Park (just north of Erastus Wolcott statue). Took this photo from the park bench dedicated to Paul Hunter's parents. In winter there are quite a few interesting winter sparrows under the feeder: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/6513466419/in/photostream Bernie Sloan Milwaukee #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
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