Zoo


The common large Gull, often called “seagull”, since it is seen around large bodies of water.

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Herring Gull

Select this link to see information on the Milwaukee County Zoo where the above photo was taken.

The Herring Gull is the most common of the Gulls. I had taken photos of the immature Herring Gull one year earlier, and had not been able to find a mature one until I was taking some pictures at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and noticed a large Gull eying the food of a polar bear. I still did not know which Gull it was until I reviewed the picture and was pleasantly surprised that is a Herring Gull. The immature Herring Gulls were found at the Little Muskego Lake in Muskego, Wisconsin. They appeared to be on their second winter from the coloring.

Select this link to see panoramic photos of the Milwaukee County Zoo when the Herring Gull photos were taken

Photo taken at the Wisconsin State Fair WE Energies Birds of Prey Show

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Barn Owl

Owls are one of the oddest birds to photograph-their appearance photographed appears so smooth that the look is unreal. I have never seen a Barn Owl in its natural habitat, so I took the opportunity to see the WE Energies Birds of Prey show. Barn Owls can be found in woodlands, farms, barns, towns, belfries, and cliffs. It preys mostly on rodents.

Photo taken at the Wisconsin State fair WE Engeries Birds of Prey Show

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Bald Eagle

I have seen about 3 Bald Eagles in the natural environment, but have never been able to photograph one. My chances are slim. The Bald Eagle habitats around coasts, rivers, and lakes. I have seen them in trees near lakes while driving.

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