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A Bit of Early Migration

semi-overcast 83 °F

I have done a bit of birding yesterday and today around Oak Park as part of a school year-long survey project I am starting...more on that in a future post because I have to get some sleep before school!

So here of the photos, early migration as been pretty good so far here in Oak Park:

Female CEDAR WAXWING:
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BROAD-WINGED HAWK, probably nested here this summer!
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AMERICAN CROW, always a nice find in Oak Park these days:
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SWAINSON'S THRUSH:
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OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, a pretty rare find and the first I have ever seen in Illinois!
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YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, another uncommon find! I believe I have only seen this bird twice before in my entire life!
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So although it has been another hectic start to the school year, I have managed to squeeze a bit of pretty good birding in so far! Wednesday will be my first bird walk of the fall season so I will post about that soon - stay tuned!

Good birding,

Henry
World Life List: 925 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 18:43 Archived in USA Tagged cedar_waxwing olive_sided_flycatcher broad_winged_hawk yellow_bellied_flycatcher american_crow swainsons_thrush olive_

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