As part of the Illinois Beach State Park Hawkwatch 10th anniversary celebration, we attended a morning bird walk that followed the path leading from the Hawkwatch pavilion. It was a cold morning and started out a bit overcast, but soon the sun was shining.
One tree held a family or families of Bluebirds. There were about ten birds in a single tree. I’d never seen so many at the same time before.
Some trees were just starting to turn.
Towards the end of the path we spotted a sparrow which we determined to be a Lincoln’s. Life bird!
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