A Travellerspoint blog

May 2018

Montrose with Kim

sunny 80 °F

On thursday, I went to Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary again with my friend Kim! It was quite good, but my camera died halfway through so not many photos.

GREEN HERON:
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Male WILSON’S WARBLER:
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And my bird-of-the-day, this male MOURNING WARBLER:
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

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Veery

Oak Park, IL

sunny 80 °F

Hopefully this fun sighting here in the neighborhood today will brighten your wednesday evening! Off to Montrose Point with Kim Habel tomorrow!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species
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Oak Park Sightings

Oak Park, IL

sunny 66 °F

Some finds in my neighborhood today-

Female MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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SWAINSON’S THRUSH:
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

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Another Solid Morning at Montrose...

Chicago, IL

sunny 70 °F

GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER:
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Male INDIGO BUNTING:
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Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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Male BOBOLINK:
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Male MALLARD:
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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, getting late:
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SEDGE WREN, nice!
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EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE:
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I scoped these far-away RUDDY TURNSTONES in Lake Montrose:
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The bird highlight for me was photographing this showy YELLOW WARBLER. Runners-up for the day go to Sedge Wren and Ruddy Turnstone.
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

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Last Oak Park Bird Walk!!

Oak Park, IL

sunny 72 °F

Another amazing day of spring migration here in Illinois, kicked off by my last Oak Park Bird Walk of high school!

BROAD-WINGED HAWKS:
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Male CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS:
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WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW:
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BLUE-HEADED VIREO:
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BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, a fantastic species for OP!!!
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NORTHERN PARULA:
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Male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER:
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LINCOLN’S SPARROW:
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BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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Male CAPE MAY WARBLER:
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Overall, a whopping 54 species were seen on the bird walk, the greatest total of any bird walk within Oak Park!

Later today, this male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was a great surprise shortly before I got on the train to go downtown!
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Bird-of-the-day to the Blackburnian Warbler.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

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