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Final neighborhood bird walk of spring!

Oak Park, IL

overcast 69 °F

Today, I led my last local Oak Park Bird Walk of the spring (I have one more walk I am leading at Miller Meadow Forest Preserve on Saturday June 8).

A male WILSON’S WARBLER high in the trees started off the walk with a bit of warbler neck:


Yet another YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was great to see! It has been a great spring personally for finding this species.

My favorite bird of the walk was a staked-out male CANADA WARBLER that Laura Derks said she had singing in front of her house prior to the walk. Sure enough, after walking to her house, within a few minutes we heard its loud, chipper song! It allowed for some close, albeit fleeting, views:

RED-EYED VIREO was nice to spot again:

And a wonderful end to the walk was when a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS flew overhead. One bird was even kind enough to perch for a few photos:

Bird-of-the-day to the Canada Warbler with runner-up to the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. A great walk, thanks to all for coming!

Good birding,
World Life List: 971 Species

Posted by skwclar 18:12 Archived in USA

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