Last Sunday’s Chicago Ornithological Society/Illinois Young Birders Field Trip to Douglas Park in Chicago was well-attended. Fall colors had just begun, enhancing the park’s landscaping. Upon reviewing the warbler photographs, it’s interesting to see how the subtleties of the birds’ fall colors blend so well with the trees. For the most part the birds were too far away to get good photos but I’m including a few blenders-in anyway.
I couldn’t help but photograph the back of this participant’s shirt.
Birds in flight were at least easier to find against the blue sky background. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much white on a Cooper’s Hawk before, with this particular angle and the light.
There were so many Chimney Swifts, all filling up to start that long flight back to Chile. It’s only because they were so numerous and at times flying low that I was able to manage a fairly clear shot.
Canada Geese flying might not be anything spectacular, but I like the way this flight pattern plays against the tree branches.
I could not resist taking a picture of the back of this participant’s shirt.
All in all, it was the trees’ fall colors reflecting on the water that stayed with me.