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A Slow Start to May

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Due to a very annoying weather hold of northerly winds, migrants have been rather sparse this late April/early May. Here are some photos from the birds that I have managed to see, though, on the bird walks and surveys around Oak Park:

Male WOOD DUCK roosting:
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Male WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
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TURKEY VULTURE:
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BROAD-WINGED HAWK:
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ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER:
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Male YELLOW WARBLER:
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Male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER:
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Male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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Male NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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Flowers in Taylor Park:
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RED-TAILED HAWK soaring:
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Male HOUSE FINCH:
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Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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Male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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MOURNING DOVE:
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Immature COOPER'S HAWK:
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Adult COOPER'S HAWK on nest:
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CHIPPING SPARROW:
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More migrants to come! I just wish these darned northerly winds would shift!

Henry
World Life List: 929 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 19:27 Archived in USA

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Just saw a striking Scarlet Tanager here in Evanston. Going to Magic Hedge soon? I'd like to join you when you do!

by Nathaniel Hale

Hi- Male Baltimore orioles, towhees and rose-breasted grosbeaks are back here in SW Wisconsin, staking out their claims. Nesting hummers should be here soon! Thanks for your great pictures! Liz C

by Liz Cifani

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