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My First Illinois Warblers of 2015!

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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.
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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!
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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: trumpetswan@comcast.net

For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/opbirdwalks/home

Hope to see you there!

Good birding,

Henry
World Life List: 751 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 19:12 Archived in USA

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