I could have simply just done a blog post and called it Black-throated Green Warblers from the photographs I took on this day. Believe it or not this is only half of the ones I kept. But this is the best half. All photos were taken on September 29.
Yellow-rumped Warblers have been foraging in the duckweed for weeks.
I had a Blackpoll Warbler that day, and you can almost even see the field mark for which it’s named in the first photo below.
A Chipmunk was waiting for something on the first bridge.
Invariably American Robins in various molts were foraging on the front lawn, or going somewhere.
I had a glimpse of a Downy Woodpecker.
Another woodpecker, a Northern Flicker, was busy too,
And there was a third woodpecker, a Hairy Woodpecker, whose profile distinguishes it immediately.
I had one of my last juvenile Indigo Buntings – you can see a bit of blue at the tip of its tail.
Hermit Thrushes have been at the Portage all of this month. This one may have been the first I saw there this fall.
Two more Yellow-rumped Warblers – one in Boneset and the other in Goldenrod.
Below is an immature Red-winged Blackbird.
I barely captured the Chestnut-sided Warbler below, but I am glad I did.
Not to be overlooked, a Bay-breasted Warbler made an appearance.
Here are some more photographs of another Black-throated Green Warbler.
It was a pretty day at the Chicago Portage.
I am glad I am able to finish this post, such as it is, on my phone. I will be back in a few days when I can reconnect with all the photos on my laptop!
I see that you are still holding on to those migrating fall warblers. Great shot of the flicker in flight. How soon will it be before the pond freezes over?
If my weather app is correct, overnight freezes will elude us for at least the next ten days… I suppose it’s reassuring that I have photos of spring warblers in storage if I need them . 🤔
Wow, all those warblers! I’ve never seen (only heard) a Hermit Thrush. Thanks for the photo!
Thanks, MaryLee! Stay tuned, there will be more Hermit Thrush photographs coming as I had a lot of them for a couple weeks.