Thursday 11 May 2017 63 °F
After much delay due to northerly winds, migration is finally in full swing here in Oak Park! Enjoy the photos!
Male WOOD THRUSH:
Male, then female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS:
Male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
Male YELLOW WARBLER:
Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
Male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
Male BLUE-HEADED VIREO:
Late male RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, a big surprise!
Male MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
Male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER:
Pair of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES:
The two rarest birds of this migration so far showed up this morning! This is a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, a species I have never seen in the spring before!
And my FAVORITE warbler and all-time third favorite bird, the HOODED WARBLER, lacking a hood because she is a female. I have never seen this uncommon species in Oak Park before!!
Good birding! Bring it on, spring migration!
World Life List: 929 Species (no recent life birds)