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Not Every Bird You Chase You Get!

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Today I went on a truly wild goose chase to find a rare bird that had shown up in the Lincoln Park Zoo of Chicago. It was a Common Ground-Dove which is a vagrant from Mexico (and not an escaped zoo bird because they don't house that species), and it would have been a life bird for me had I seen it.

After riding the CTA "El" and bus to get there and even searching with some very kind birders, I could not find the bird between 3:30pm and 5:00pm.

I was so concentrated on finding this dove, in fact, that the only other bird I bothered photographing was this juvenile RING-BILLED GULL hanging out with the flamingoes:

There is always tomorrow! If the bird is reported again tomorrow morning, I will try to find it again during the afternoon!

Good birding,

World Life List: 865 Species (no life birds recently)

Posted by skwclar 20:22 Tagged me people animals birds

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