Oak Park, IL
Tuesday 14 May 2019 55 °F
Yesterday, I led another Oak Park Bird Walk! Although chilly, seven birders showed up and we had a great time.
There where a few WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS throughout the morning:
The “best” bird of the morning was probably this ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER which was a nice surprise, especially considering the fact that warblers were few and far between today:
This immature COOPER’S HAWK flew by, scaring all the passerines:
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH across the alley was a cool find:
Male INDIGO BUNTING:
A soaring BROAD-WINGED HAWK was great to see, maybe one of the pair that has been in Oak Park for two years now.
Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
Male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
Later, another yellowthroat entertained my mom and I, hopping through the backyard:
As well as a young male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
Bird-of-the-day to the Orange-crowned Warbler, one of the few I have ever seen in Oak Park, and runner-up to the Broad-winged Hawk.
World Life List: 971 Species