Oak Park, IL
Friday 11 May 2018 56 °F
FIRST OF ALL, tomorrow may just be my most exciting day of birding ever — though the weather looks rather lousy, me and two other young birders Isoo and Eddie will be birding around Cook County on a 24-hour planned big day in hopes of finding the most species possible in the county in one day!! Stay tuned!!
Some nice birds around Oak Park the past couple of days:
Male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, uncommon:
Notice how this look alike SWAINSON’S THRUSH has a more defined eye ring:
Female WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
Female SCARLET TANAGER:
TENNESSEE WARBLER, a species passing through Oak Park in huge numbers right now:
Getting-late ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER:
This PEREGRINE FALCON was an awesome sighting, only the second one I’ve ever seen from my yard. Fastest bird on earth!
Bird-of-the-day to the Peregrine Falcon with runner-up to the Scarlet Tanager. Stay tuned!!
World Life List: 940 Species