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Monday Morning Bird Walk

Oak Park, IL

overcast 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:
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EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE:
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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!!!
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Another uncommon bird, a male CANADA WARBLER, was less cooperative:
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Male NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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Beautiful views of a VEERY:
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Female MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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Female INDIGO BUNTING:
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Female CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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Male WILSON’S WARBLER:
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SWAINSON’S THRUSH:
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Male MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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And two stunner male BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS ended an absolutely fantastic walk.
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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!!!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 971 Species

Posted by skwclar 15:42 Archived in USA

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Great close ups!

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