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Sights and Sounds Along the Trails

During spring migration some really beautiful warblers pass through the area. I had my binoculars on vireos in the tree tops when this beauty hopped onto a bush just a few feet away. He was very focused on a bug he wanted to consume and only gave me a quick ...

Spring treasures in the park

13 Karot Molting Male Goldfinch What a treat to see this spring American goldfinch while he is still changing color .. soon he will be a completely 14 karot golden yellow. Notice the splotchy yellow and white belly and yellow speckles in his crown. This change of color in the feathers ...

Bountiful Blessings

The Common Redpoll is a treat to see during the late fall and winter months in Illinois. They are members of the finch family. Redpolls are small birds with brownish streaks along their sides, they have a notched tail. Look for a red cap in the forehead area to help ...

In, On and Around the Lake

During my walks through the trails of Lake Shabbona this past month I found myself paying more attention to the habitats in and on the lake.  As a birder I find that I walk around looking up more often than down. Because birds fly, I am naturally scanning an area ...