This past Monday, some of the Birdfreak Team hit the trails of Afton Forest Preserve in Dekalb County, Illinois.
It was windy with on and off rain, making it a tad difficult to hear where the birds were coming from. We did hear Bobolinks, Sedge Wrens, and Common Yellowthroats as well as Red-winged Blackbirds and Eastern Meadowlarks. Their songs were swirling around us in the wind.
Since it was too hard to photo the birds, we settled on a snake and some kind of thistle(?).