Oak Park, IL
Wednesday 29 May 2019 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:
Female MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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!
World Life List: 971 Species