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May Wrap-Up

More catch-up!

all seasons in one day

On May 21, I led a morning bird walk at Miller Meadow Forest Preserve in Hines, IL. Quite a few birds were found, including these two stunning male INDIGO BUNTINGS perched on the same branch:

WILLOW FLYCATCHER:
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SAVANNAH SPARROW:
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EASTERN MEADOWLARK:
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Male BOBOLINKS:
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Male HENSLOW'S SPARROW:
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EASTERN KINGBIRD:
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YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER:
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Male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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Bird-of-the-day for May 21 goes to the Henslow's Sparrow, a flagship species of grassland habitat.

May 29:

On Memorial Day I birded Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve with my Aunt Mary and Uncle Mory. It turns out we were lucky to bird here because the day after it would close permanently for intensive restoration.

Male BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
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Male RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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RED-HEADED WOODPECKER:
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FIELD SPARROW:
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SAVANNAH SPARROW:
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GRASSHOPPER SPARROW:
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Many HENSLOW'S SPARROWS were very cooperative:
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Bird-of-the-day for May 29 goes to the Grasshopper Sparrow for me, another very uncommon grassland species.

Good birding,
Henry

Posted by skwclar 20:34 Archived in USA

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