Whitnall Park


The breeding male Wood Duck was photographed in September at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The female Wood Duck was photographed at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The non-breeding male Wood Duck was photographed in September at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The juvenile Wood Ducks were photographed at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The fussy chick Wood Ducks were photographed with the female wood duck at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The male breeding Wood Duck has a highly colored face pattern with sweptback chest, white belly, dark back with dark squared of tail, and all with unique rainbow iridescence. The female Wood Duck is dull colored with a gray crested head with a white-eye patch. The non-breeding male Wood Duck is a brown color with dark head that has a white bridle on the throat. They have a range of south Canada to northeast, and central United States eastward and northwest. They have a habitat of wooded swamps, rivers, and ponds, mainly those surrounded by shading woodlands overhanging the water. They have a diet of mostly seeds of aquatic plants. It has no close relative except for the Mandarin Duck of eastern Asia.

 

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the Great Crested Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Great Crested Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Great Crested Flycatcher is a large sized flycatcher with cinnamon wings and tail, a gray breast, and a yellow belly and with a black beak, eyes, and legs. It is more easily heard than seen, but is impressive when seen. It has a range of South Canada, and eastern and central United States. It feeds on a wide variety of insects.

The Green Heron was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI

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The adult Green Heron has a bluish back, deep chestnut neck, and greenish yellow or orange legs. The immature Green Heron has a streaked neck. It has a habitat of lakes, ponds, marshes, swamps, or streamsides, and ranges on the eastern half of the United States.

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The Chestnut-Sided Warbler was sighted and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The Chestnut-Sided Warbler has a yellow crown with chestnut sides, white below, and yellow black striped above. Habitat is open bushy thickets and briars. Range is upper Northeastern states and Canada. It winters in Central America.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below. The Chestnut-Sided Warbler was sighted this year at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The Canada Warbler was the first warbler that I sited and photographed this year at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The Canada Warbler is known as the “necklaced” warbler, because of the short black stripes around the throat. It is solid gray above, and bright yellow below with the necklace. The female Canada Warbler has fainter coloring. All have yellow “spectacles”. It also lacks any white in the wings and tail. Its habitat is forest undergrowth and shady thickets of which it darts in and out. Its range is from Midwest to the Northeaster States and Canada.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below. The Canada Warbler was the first warbler I sighted this year at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The Blackburnian Warbler was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI

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The male Blackburnian Warbler is black and white with flaming orange on head and throat. The female is paler in color. I saw the male passing through on their spring migration, but did not see a female. Their habitat is normally in conifer trees, but can be found in other woodlands.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below.

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The Black-Throated Green Warbler was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The female is recognized by the yellow face, olive crown and with slight black on throat. The range is mostly the Northeast states and Canada. Their habitat is mainly conifers. I was only able to briefly view the Black-Throated Green Female Warbler as they passed through the area in only a short time. Other bird watchers pointed it out and had previously seen it.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below.

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