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Back to the Arctic

Chicago, IL

semi-overcast 32 °F

Today was my first day back home in Chicago for a while, and despite being pretty dang cold, I got out and birded the Chicago Riverwalk because I had heard reports of White-winged Scoters being seen on the Main Branch of the river.

RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were present in good numbers:
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Some COMMON MERGANSERS with the RED-BREASTED:
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It was great to be back home!
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Some common birds of the river — CANADA GOOSE:
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HERRING GULL:
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Male MALLARD:
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And of course, the eight WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS I found on the river were the highlight of my walk and my bird-of-the-day!
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 970 Species

Posted by skwclar 14:25 Archived in USA

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Nice pictures, Henry! The colors are beautiful. Welcome home! I've enjoyed your reports and pictures from the last couple of weeks.

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