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Latest Spring Ever!

Oak Park, IL

sunny 70 °F

Today, April 30, when I should be seeing about a half of a dozen warblers pouring through like most other years, I have only seen Yellow-rumps! Additionally, none of the trees are leaved out — it is absolutely agonizing waiting the latecomer migrants delayed by this decidedly late spring.

Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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BROWN CREEPER:
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COOPER’S HAWK, part of the “Accipiter” genus that hunts birds:
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BROAD-WINGED HAWK — notice as a “Buteo” hawk this specimen is much less slender than the above Cooper’s:
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SANVANNAH SPARROW:
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SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the Taylor Park Wetland:
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HERMIT THRUSH across the alley:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Solitary Sandpiper with runner-up to the Broad-winged Hawk.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species (no life birds recently)

Posted by skwclar 10:13 Archived in USA

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Enjoying your blog so much! Your photos are exceptional.

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