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Montrose Magic, Part 3!

Chicago, IL

75 °F

ANOTHER great pre-school morning at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary!

Sandpipers, too lazy to identify at this late posting hour:
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SWAMP SPARROW:
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Shorebirds including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and SANDERLING:
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NELSON’S SPARROW, awesome bird!
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BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER male:
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Flyby RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS:
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Male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, another fun sparrow species!
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BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER male:
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Male ORCHARD ORIOLE:
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Perhaps my favorite bird of the day was this YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT male, a beautiful species I have only ever previously identified by sound!
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Back at home, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were in abundance:
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EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE:
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SWAINSON’S THRUSH:
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NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Yellow-breasted Chat with runners-up to the Nelson’s Sparrow and Baird’s Sandpiper. Stay tuned, I will be birding Montrose AGAIN tomorrow morning!

Happy May birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 species

Posted by skwclar 21:16 Archived in USA

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