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!