More Chicago Visitors – Lake Shore East Park

The parade of colorful birds continues…

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler, May 15, 2013

Unfortunately, I have had so much to do lately I have not been swimming (which makes me crabby) and I have not been blogging (which makes me feel guilty).

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

So I am taking a short break from my sorry state of affairs and going back in time about a week, the day before the St. Louis trip to be exact, to share some images from Lake Shore East Park, the new bird oasis.

Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

I try to take pictures every workday, starting at Union Station and 155 North Wacker Drive on my way in to the office, and then going to Lake Shore East Park on my lunch hour (and working late to make up for my lingering).

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

On the day the picture above was taken, I counted 12 male Common Yellowthroats in the park – they were everywhere. Such a dilemma: “Oh no, not another Yellowthroat.”

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

There were several Magnolia Warblers too. Above, a beautiful female.

American Redstart

American Redstart

The American Redstarts have been downright exhibitionists lately. This adult male gave me several photographs to choose from.

White-Crowned Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow

And my last image for now is a White-Crowned Sparrow. I have still heard them singing a bit too. They have a lovely, distinctive song, and if I find I have a recording of one I’ll add it later.

This is probably my last post until I return from the Chicago Ornithological Society trip this weekend, which has the Kirtland’s Warbler as its theme. I hope to see the Kirtland’s and a lot of other birds I don’t normally see, like Common Ravens! 🙂


4 thoughts on “More Chicago Visitors – Lake Shore East Park

  1. Lovely pictures again, Lisa. I understand your dilemma. Something similar while we were in the Big Bend, this one area was crowded with Vermilion Flycatchers. Any other day I would have been thrilled to see one. But I actually felt bored after a little bit, when I couldn’t see much of anything else there. 🙂

    • Thanks and please forgive me for not replying sooner. I had no WiFi in Michigan (maybe that’s a good thing, because I was too tired anyway). You get Great Birds in Your Yard!

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