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May Migration Madness...Finally!

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After much delay due to northerly winds, migration is finally in full swing here in Oak Park! Enjoy the photos!

Male WOOD THRUSH:
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Male, then female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS:
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LEAST FLYCATCHER:
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Male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
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Male YELLOW WARBLER:
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Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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Male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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Male BLUE-HEADED VIREO:
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Late male RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, a big surprise!
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NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH:
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Male MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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Male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER:
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OVENBIRD:
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SWAINSON'S THRUSH:
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Pair of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES:
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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!
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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!!
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Good birding! Bring it on, spring migration!

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

Posted by skwclar 20:25 Archived in USA

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