Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Great Beginning-Carolina Wren Today-July 24, 2013

We started off with a very vocal hidden Carolina Wren just before the bridge to Wooded Island. I only got a short view of the bird. It spent some time vocalizing before moving off to the east. The Koi pictured below were added to the Oaska Garden pool today. Twenty-five Koi are in the pool. Please report anyone fishing in the pool to: specialist) that have any reason to be “messing” with the fish, so if you see anything of concern please call (312) 747-2193 – CPD Security or Karen at (312) 287-3465.


Great Blue Heron


Large Koi added to the Osaka Garden Today

Leucistic (partial white) Mallard

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday July 20, 2013-Not too hot today, few birds but nice butterfly

I didn't make it out for the bird walk today. Instead I took a tour with the Architecture Foundation of White City. Lots of info about the buildings at the Colombian Exposition 1893. I have a picture of the museum and wooded island from the early 1920's. The Night Heron that is frequenting the Osaka Garden is there almost every day. A great fishing area even though there is a sign posted outside the garden, NO FISHING.

The Resident Black-crowned Night Heron at Osaka Garden
The same Heron
Great Blue Heron near the Golf shack
What it looked like in the 1920's
Female Black Swallowtail on Milkweed in Bobolink Meadow

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

An Extremely Hot and Humid Day-High of 95-Wednesday July 17, 2013

Today was very hot and humid. We did see some birds and great dragonflies.

Ochid? in the lagoon
Bob-o-link Meadow-Yellow and Purple Coneflowers
Widow Skimmer Male
Widow Skimmer Female
Warbling Vireo

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday July 13, 2013-A Pleasant Day With A Few Birds

Not too many birds but nice looks at a few.

Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron-Waiting for breakfast at the Japanese Garden
Young Red-eyed Vireo
Indigo Bunting from a great distance
  Leucistic Mallard

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday July 10, 2013-Things With Wings

Lots of dragonflies along with the birds today.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Double-creasted Cormorant
Carolyn and Karin Watching Some Birds
Female Red-winged Blackbird
Blue Dasher
Common Whitetail Male
Ruby Meadowhawk
Widow Skimmer Male
Widow Skimmer Female

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cool, Cloudy Day and Lot's of Fun Shots-Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A fine day for photography. Not a lot of species but some close-ups. The prairie flowers are blooming now.

The Watcher's Dorthy, Peter and Karin
Black-crowned Night Heron
Cedar Waxwing eating High Bush Blueberries
Unidentified Fungus
Closeup of Unidentified Fungus
Karin with Night Heron
Common Milkweed Flower and Buds
Butterfly Weed Milkweed
Prairie Clover with surprise guest
The End