Oak Park, IL
Monday 30 April 2018 70 °F
Today, April 30, when I should be seeing about a half of a dozen warblers pouring through like most other years, I have only seen Yellow-rumps! Additionally, none of the trees are leaved out — it is absolutely agonizing waiting the latecomer migrants delayed by this decidedly late spring.
Male AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
COOPER’S HAWK, part of the “Accipiter” genus that hunts birds:
BROAD-WINGED HAWK — notice as a “Buteo” hawk this specimen is much less slender than the above Cooper’s:
SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the Taylor Park Wetland:
HERMIT THRUSH across the alley:
Bird-of-the-day to the Solitary Sandpiper with runner-up to the Broad-winged Hawk.
World Life List: 940 Species (no life birds recently)