Sunday 12 May 2019 49 °F
Today, Kim Habel generously offered to take me to Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary for the morning!
The Magic Hedge was rather slow with only a few birds such as these BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS:
LEAST FLYCATCHER was nice:
As was LINCOLN’S SPARROW:
There wasn’t much on the beach except for many CASPIAN TERNS such as these individuals, here pictured with a RING-BILLED GULL:
Male YELLOW WARBLER:
This WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW gave us the cold shoulder:
Kim and I had fun feeding a few of the very tame BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES at Montrose.
Female EASTERN TOWHEE:
Then I ran into my friends Isoo, Eddie, Brett, & Ben who told me the Kirtland’s Warbler from yesterday was still around. Considering that Montrose was slow and windy and the warbler would be a life bird for Kim, we drove down to Grant Park and, like yesterday, promptly found the cooperative bird! KIRTLAND’S WARBLER — awesome!
Thanks so much to Kim for driving and birding with me! Later this afternoon, I birded a little around the house in Oak Park and found some nice things, such as a very cooperative NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH:
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS put on a pretty show for my family and I in the back yard today:
Bird-of-the-day once again, by far, to the Kirtland’s Warbler which salvaged an otherwise slow day despite our best efforts.
World Life List: 971 Species