[wisb] Re: Milwaukee cormorants?

  • From: Rita Marie Wiskowski <dona_rita@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wisbirdn <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:20:00 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Bernie,
It would not be too uncommon to see DC Cormorants by Veterans Park. There are a 
dozen or so cormorants hanging out on and around Petroleum Pier (under the Hoan 
Bridge, just north of the Coast Guard Impoundment) everyday during the summer. 
I 
see them on my way to work. That probably isn't more than a couple of miles 
south of Veterans Park. 


Keep watching over there. I work at the Milwaukee Art Museum and find it 
worthwhile to regularly check out the shoreline and the Veteran's Park lagoon. 
Last year, in April, I was leaving work and found 16 Avocets swimming along 
Lake 
Michigan near Veterans Park. 


Rita Flores Wiskowski
South Milwaukee, WI
taking the Hoan Bridge to work downtown



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From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan2@xxxxxxxxx>
To: wisbirdn <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sun, August 1, 2010 6:50:26 PM
Subject: [wisb] Milwaukee cormorants?

 
I was sitting on my balcony yesterday evening doing a little urban birdwatching 
(mostly gulls and swifts). 

 
While I was enjoying my limited view of Lake Michigan I saw a small flock of 
8-10 birds fly by above the shore along Veterans Park. I sort of nonchalantly 
thought "Oh, Double-crested Cormorants". If I had been near one of the lakes in 
my old Indiana stomping grounds there would have been no doubt in my mind that 
they were cormorants. 

 
But then I stopped and wondered...how common are cormorants along the Milwaukee 
lakefront?
 
Bernie Sloan
Milwaukee

      
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