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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Birdwatching, 4/29/06

Saturday April 29 was cool and cloudy. It wasn't an ideal day for birdwatching, but I met my dad and stepmom for a good walk through North Park Nature Center near Pulaski and Peterson in Chicago.

Two fairly large groups of birders took alternate routes through the park. Our group ran into a pair of deer, who watched us intently before padding off deeper into the woods...that was pretty cool. Despite the chill in the air, the birds were out and singing. Here are the different birds that I saw that day:

Northern Cardinal
Canada Goose (including a male and female walking their little goslings along the riverbed!)
American Robin
Wood Pewee
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (female)
Lesser Sandpiper
Red-Winged Blackbird (male and female)
Black Duck
Mallard
Brown-Headed Cowbird (male and female)
Solitary Sandpiper
American Goldfinch
Grackle

Mix that with breakfast at Tre Kronor and...well, it was a good morning.

4 Comments:

Blogger amo said...

you were in my neck o' the woods on saturday. or was it the 30th? (saturday was actually the 29th.) either way, it sounds like you had a nice time. and tre kronor for *any* meal is a plus! ;)

6:57 AM, May 08, 2006

 
Anonymous jamesfinngarner said...

I don't know. Ever since I watched "Jurassic Park" and discovered that birds are directly descended from dinosaurs...I tend to give them a wide berth. Who knows what's really on their minds?

7:24 AM, May 17, 2006

 
Blogger Bob Purse said...

Hey, just wanted to say how great these last two posts are - such positive descriptions of what sounds like some amazing, yet natural-like occurances. I've gone back to read each of them a few times in recent days.

Oh, and lettuce is the new combustability.

12:12 PM, May 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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4:42 AM, July 19, 2006

 

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