Oak Park, IL
Monday 20 May 2019 52 °F
Today was possibly one of my FAVORITE Oak Park Bird Walks ever! We started off with a beautifully-cooperative singing male HOUSE WREN:
Then, I heard the classic “Pip pip pip!” of the bird and soon I had spotted my first-ever OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER for Oak Park! Too cool, an uncommon & declining bird species!!!
Another uncommon bird, a male CANADA WARBLER, was less cooperative:
Male NASHVILLE WARBLER:
Beautiful views of a VEERY:
Female MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
Female INDIGO BUNTING:
Female CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
Male WILSON’S WARBLER:
Male MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
And two stunner male BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS ended an absolutely fantastic walk.
Bird-of-the-day to the Olive-sided Flycatcher with runner-up to the Bay-breasted Warblers. Stay tuned — tomorrow I am waking up at 2am to do an Indiana Big Day all the way up and down the state with my good friend Jonathan Bontrager — so excited!!!
World Life List: 971 Species