Saturday 18 April 2015 58 °F
Today was an extremely busy day for me - I was in my choir concert as well as a composition competition in the afternoon, both on opposite sides of Chicago. The commute was a bit streesful but luckily the concerts went very well!
Just before I left my house in Oak Park during the morning, however, I thought I could here the ringing song of a Pine Warbler outside of the window.
I quickly grabbed my shoes and camera, went outside, and started scanning the trees. Soon, I found my first warbler of Illinois this year, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, in an elm tree, but it was not the one for which I was looking.
I turned to my left and suddenly I was staring at a gorgeous male PINE WARBLER sitting in our apple tree! Although this is not a life bird, it is the first Pine Warbler I have ever seen in my yard before! What a great bird!
Bird-of-the-day, of course, goes to the male PINE WARBLER with runner-up to the YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER.
Bring on the warblers!
Here is the Oak Park Bird Walk schedule for the remainder of spring 2015:
Wednesday, May 6 @ 7:00am
Sunday, May 10 @ 8:00am
Sunday, May 17 @ 8:00am
Wednesday, May 20 @ 7:00am
Sunday, May 31 @ 8:00am
They all start from my house; email me for my address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/opbirdwalks/home
Hope to see you there!
World Life List: 751 Species (no recent life birds)