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Year Anniversary Birding

Jerome Huppert Woods, IL

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Today, April 3, marks a full year of dating Tian! So, to celebrate, we: went birding, of course!

This morning I added a new year bird: EASTERN PHOEBE! (at least I don’t think I’ve had this one from the yard before)

The two of us spent the early evening at Jerome Huppert Woods in River Grove, IL where we found a beautiful log alongside the flooded woodland and let the birds come to us. Painted Turtle:


And I picked up my first RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET since coming home. Migration is certainly progressing!

As with any kinglet flock, a few nice BROWN CREEPERS were also present with their gorgeous camouflage. Tian and I loved admiring their antics.

Bird-of-the-day to the Ruby-crowned Kinglet with runner-up to the yard bird Eastern Phoebe. So nice to be out with Tian — I enjoy every second with her.

Good birding,
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Posted by skwclar 17:02 Archived in USA

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Congratulations! When will you bring her here? Hopefully things will clear up by this fall and we can travel again.

by Poo

Best wishes for continued happiness.

by Stasia Thompson

Henry, Congratulations to you and Tian on your first year together!

by Marlene Scott

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