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Montrose, Part Four and Hopping!

Chicago, IL

sunny 81 °F

One of my FAVORITE mornings ever at Montrose Point!

Lingering COMMON LOON in the harbor on the way in:
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GREAT EGRETS:
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Male RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD mobbing an immature RED-TAILED HAWK:
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Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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Rare LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH — so much less common than the Northerns!
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LEAST SANDPIPERS:
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SAVANNAH SPARROW:
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GREEN HERON:
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DUNLIN:
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GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, uncommon!
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Late HERMIT THRUSH:
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Very cool — a roosting Brown Bat!
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Male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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NORTHERN FLICKER:
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NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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Male RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET:
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TENNESSEE WARBLER:
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Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH:
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Late RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS:
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SORA out in the open!
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Uncommon CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were all over the place!
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Male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER hiding:
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MARSH WREN:
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This is one of the reasons why the birds may have been so active this morning:
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RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, late for this species too!
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BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the “panne” a type of dune marsh:
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NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW:
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Male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, awesome looks at this beauty!
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WHITE-EYED VIREO, a stray in Chicago and quite rare this far north!!!
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Another more southern bird, this first-year male SUMMER TANAGER graced us with its presence:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Summer Tanager and White-eyed Vireo, with runners-up to the Louisiana Waterthrush, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Golden-winged Warbler!

Good birding! Stay tuned for more migration fun!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 12:41 Archived in USA

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