|Peregrine chasing Rock Pigeons|
Lakeshore State Park was fairly birdy with much migrant activity in the trees bordering Harbor Drive as well as in the prairie plantings at the park entrance. Golden-crowned Kinglets were the predominate bird among an odd assortment of birds including Palm Warbler, Brown Creeper and Red-breasted Nuthatch. The weary migrants made for easy photography opportunities allowing me to approach most birds within a few feet. Most amazing was the diversity of species we saw in a small narrow prairie planting approaching the park which included the following: Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Tree Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Downy Woodpecker and Song Sparrow.
|This little puff ball is a Golden-crowned Kinglet trying to warm|
|American Tree Sparrow|
|Finally my first of the year WI Orange-crowned Warbler|