This week’s Skywatch was supposed to have a bird in flight. It was supposed to have a neotropical migrant in flight. Unfortunately, migration has been a bit stagnant. Other than the hordes of Swainson’s Thrushes and sprinkling of American Redstarts in our backyard, things have been slow.
Instead, enjoy this scene from the countryside of Illinois. Yes, Illinois can be flat and full of corn (and soybean) fields, but often the sky stretches for what seems like an eternity.