Skywatch is upon us for yet another week. We have yet to get tired of the first recorded nesting Mississippi Kites in Winnebago County, Illinois. So here is the male searching for perhaps a dragonfly or Chimney Swift to feed his young.
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
For Skywatch Friday we are featuring one of the two flavors of oriole that visit Illinois, the Orchard Oriole. [Other being the Baltimore] This is a first year male.
We asked Dakota a few questions about bird conservation as we discussed birding on a warm late summer afternoon. This is also our Skywatch Friday post for this week. Why do you like birds? Because they are cool to watch and it is so cool to study them. I love their songs and each bird
It isn’t just the birds that make Deer Run Prairie so lovely… Click photo to enlarge This is our submission for the way too cool Skywatch Friday!!
Birds are the rulers of the sky, so it is only fitting to have this group of shorebirds as our Skywatch Friday photo.