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Second bird walk of the year!

Oak Park, IL

semi-overcast 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:
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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET:
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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:
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WARBLING VIREO:
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NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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This immature COOPER’S HAWK flew by, scaring all the passerines:
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NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH across the alley was a cool find:
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Male INDIGO BUNTING:
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A soaring BROAD-WINGED HAWK was great to see, maybe one of the pair that has been in Oak Park for two years now.
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Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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Male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT:
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Later, another yellowthroat entertained my mom and I, hopping through the backyard:
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As well as a young male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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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.

Stay tuned!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 971 Species

Posted by skwclar 07:42 Archived in USA

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