Mckinley Park


The Greater White-Fronted Goose was photographed at McKinley Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Greater White-Fronted Goose is a gray goose with a white patch on the front of the face, a pink bill, speckled belly, white flank line, and orange feet. It has a range of the Arctic circumpolar. It has a habitat of marshes, prairies, fields, lakes, bays, and tundra, and mostly in open country. It feeds mostly on plant material.

 

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These Barn Swallows were photographed at the McKinley Park Beach on lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Barn Swallow is blue-black above with cinnamon-buff below and with a darker throat. The only swallow that is truly swallow-tailed. The wings are pulled back at the end of the stroke and have little gliding. The range covers most of the United States and Canada, except for the southeast US. It has a habitat in open or semi-open land, farms, fields, marshes, lakes, and wires. It usually nests on beams inside of barns or buildings. It feeds on a wide variety of flying insects.