A Travellerspoint blog

...and again!

Chicago, IL

sunny 65 °F

Today, I birded with my mom and my friends Kim and Susie at Montrose Point before school yet again! It was slightly less birdy than yesterday, but still a fun trip!

Male MAGNOLIA WARBLER:
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Female BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER:
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Male BLACKPOLL WARBLER:
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Male WOOD THRUSH:
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Female CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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SAVANNAH SPARROW:
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LINCOLN’S SPARROW:
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Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 13:05 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Montrose Yet Again!

Chicago, IL

all seasons in one day 64 °F

Today before school I birded Montrose Point with my dear friends Mark and Elly. it was awesome with lots of eye-candy birds!!

Male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, first of the year:
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Male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER — beautiful and another first of the year!
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Male ORCHARD ORIOLE:
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Male YELLOW WARBLER:
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WARBLING VIREO:
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Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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And here’s the female:
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Male SCARLET TANAGER:
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Female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
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SWAINSON’S THRUSH:
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Female CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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WILSON’S WARBLER:
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Female BLACKPOLL WARBLER:
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NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Blackburnian Warbler with runner-up to an unphotographed Golden-winged.

Happy birding!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 08:02 Archived in USA Comments (1)

Warbler Wonders

Chicago, IL

sunny 84 °F

Today I visited Montrose Point before school yet again, and it did NOT disappoint!

Baby KILLDEER chick:
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Beautiful sunrise:
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BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was a great find!
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As was this semi-early male BLACKPOLL WARBLER:
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Male NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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Late RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH:
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GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH:
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YELLOW-THROATED VIREO:
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Male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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BROWN THRASHER:
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Male CAPE MAY WARBLER:
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Female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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Male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
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Male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, another great warbler species! I ended up with seventeen different warbler species for the day, a very good total for me.
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Bird-of-the-day to the Bay-breasted Warbler with runner-up to the Golden-winged.

Happy birding!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 14:37 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Montrose and Thatcher

Chicago, IL

sunny 79 °F

Yesterday, May 7, in the morning I visited Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary before school and Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve after!

Male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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First-year male ORCHARD ORIOLE:
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Male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
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Late GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET:
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LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, very cool!!
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LINCOLN’S SPARROW:
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ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER:
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Male INDIGO BUNTING:
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TENNESSEE WARBLER:
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GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH:
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And from Thatcher Woods-

SOLITARY SANDPIPERS abounded in the flooded woodlands:
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As did WOOD DUCKS:
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Male NASHVILLE WARBLER:
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HOUSE WREN in a nesting/roosting cavity:
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White-tailed Deer:
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And a nice YELLOW-THROATED VIREO to end the day:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Louisiana Waterthrush with runner-up to the Yellow-throated Vireo.

Good birding!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 14:29 Archived in USA Comments (1)

Oak Park & Montrose

Chicago, IL

semi-overcast 65 °F

Today started off on a great note with this immature ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, nice!
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Female AMERICAN KESTREL:
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VEERY:
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RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH:
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COOPER’S HAWK:
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Female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER:
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Male ORCHARD ORIOLE:
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Male CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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Female WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
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In the afternoon, I went to Montrose point again with Maddie!

Sandpipers — any ID?
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VESPER SPARROW:
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Male NORTHERN PARULA:
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BLUE-WINGED TEAL:
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Uncommon CLAY-COLORED SPARROW:
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OVENBIRD:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Clay-colored Sparrow with runners-up to the Orchard Oriole and Yellow-throated Vireo.
Good birding!
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species

Posted by skwclar 18:40 Archived in USA Comments (0)

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