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:
Canada Goose (including a male and female walking their little goslings along the riverbed!)
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (female)
Red-Winged Blackbird (male and female)
Brown-Headed Cowbird (male and female)
Mix that with breakfast at Tre Kronor and...well, it was a good morning.