Wednesday 22 May 2019 77 °F
After the intense Big Day yesterday, Jonathan and I both woke up feeling very groggy in the late morning today. After breakfast, though, we were ready for some very low-key birding in the woods outside the house in which we were staying.
I delighted in seeing this male YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, apparently a commonality down here in this part of the state:
Female MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
We heard a pair of duetting BARRED OWLS but were unfortunately unable to call them in with my vocal imitation like I did with the one in the state park the other night.
A male SCARLET TANAGER appeared to have a territory right over the house, and we were blessed with multiple opportunities to document this stunner, my bird-of-the-day for today.
Back to Chicago today. Good birding and stay tuned!
World Life List: 971 Species