Date: 10/10/17 12:17 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Lapland Longspur - McKinley Beach MKE Co. 10/10/17, some images...
Hi all,
A stop at McKinley Beach this morning in Milwaukee provided nice views of a
Lapland Longspur. It seemed to be hanging with a couple of Killdeer. It
continually feed in a short grass near the beach area eating seeds and then
moved to a parking area. That is where the Killdeer went and so did it. The
Killdeer just acted like it was a bitter cold day and did nothing, just
stood there. The Lapland Longspur feed still eating seeds along cracks in
the parking area and where weeds grown in cracks that held presumably a
seed bank. A nice surprise to see this bird this morning but then we do see
them this time of year along the lake, just once in awhile. No other
unusual birds to note this morning along that part of the lakefront. A cold
morning out with stiff winds from the northwest, very little sun with temps
around 50. Interesting, first saw them last year at Lakeshore State Park on
October 15. FOF winter hat, winter coat along with a scarf!

A few images from this morning at the link below of the Lapland Longspur
feeding if you care to view:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/lapland-longspur-mckinley-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-october-10-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/lapland-longspur-mckinley-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-october-10-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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