|Turkey Vulture over the Wisconsin River from the bluff at Wyalusing|
We arrived in Wisconsin on Easter Sunday in the southwest corner of the state checking out a rare bird in Cuba City; a Band-tailed Pigeon. We camped at Wyalusing and just the first Spring migrants had arrived.
We camped at Yellowstone Lake State Park and had the whole campground to ourselves. Then moved to DeForest and birded around Dane and Columbia Counties.
|Snow Geese at the DM / I ponds near Madison|
|Ring-necked Pheasant near Goose Pond|
|Sandhill Crane sounds off|
Parked at Lake Farm Park in Madison while on a trip to Costa Rica - check out the last three blogs for details of that great adventure.
When we returned, we spent time at Madison, Horicon and Sheboygan before our 17 day stay in Green Bay.
|Prothonotary Warbler at 9 Springs in Madison|
|Red-winged Blackbird on deck at Van Patten Road|
Almost every morning we walked the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary trails in search for every warbler, vireo and thrush and every other Spring migrant. Notice we are all in coats and gloves, just a little chilly!!
|Northern Parula checks out the birders|
|Black-throated Green Warbler|
|Baltimore Oriole in the Crabapple Blossoms|
|Scarlet Tanager gives everyone a great look|
|Red-tailed Hawk has snake breakfast|
We had many interesting experiences and also many wonderful visits with friends. Not easy trying to fit everyone into a tight schedule of birding. If we missed seeing you this year we will try again on our next stop back into Wisconsin.
We had a very cold trip north even with some snow (just in case we missed Wisconsin winters) and enjoyed a Bay Area Bird Club field trip to Buena Vista Grasslands.
|Short-eared Owl at Buena Vista|
|Whooping Crane at Horicon Marsh|
A few more stops in Wisconsin and then it's on to more adventures. Heading west to the Rockies then to Texas for the winter. (Hey, not so fast!) Summer hasn't even begun in Wisconsin yet.
God Bless you all on your own adventures, make each day count!
Love & Prayers, Ida & Ty