Montrose Point

(in Chicago's Lincoln Park)

18 May 2008

One of the highlights of the day's birding was a Northern Mockingbird.

For me, the key bird was a Whip-poor-will, which I had not previously seen in Lincoln Park. Thank you to whoever found the bird, and to Donna Motherway and Tony Szabados for telling me it was there.

Here is a view of the rictal bristles.

In this photo you can see the broad white marking in one of the tail feathers, indicating that the bird is a male.


Montrose was thick with birders this day.


What are all the cameras and binoculars pointing at? Joel Greenberg doesn't seem to care. (Actually, he's listening to whatever Rich Biss is saying.)


This page was last updated on 18 May 2008.
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