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Columbus Park Bird Walk!

Chicago, IL

rain 80 °F

Yesterday, May 13, I led a bird walk at Columbus Park. It was a giant success!

We started off with this beautiful male SCARLET TANAGER:
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SOLITARY SANDPIPERS:
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Juvenile RED-SHOULDERED HAWK:
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WOOD DUCKS:
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EASTERN PHOEBE:
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GREAT BLUE HERON:
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Male AMERICAN REDSTART:
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CASPIAN TERN:
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First-year male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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SONG SPARROW:
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This obliging BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON perched for gorgeous views:
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An uncommon, shy MOURNING WARBLER, my first of the year, was probably the highlight of the walk!

Bird-of-the-day to the Mourning Warbler with runners-up to the Scarlet Tanager, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Black-crowned Night-Heron.

Happy birding!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 20:15 Archived in USA

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