All photos taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the last few weeks.
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Hyde Park Wildlife— all photos taken in Jackson Park
Wildlife in Chicago Parks – all but one photo taken in Hyde Park
some unusual shots, other silly shots.
Cape Cod Wildlife Calendar also available
All these photos were taken in Hyde Park during the last couple of weeks except when noted.
All photos taken in Hyde Park during the last couple of weeks. Baby raccoon video was taken in Indiana but a raccoon family was spotted in Jackson Park this past Saturday.
The next nature walk/ moon watch is this Sunday, August 10. We’ll meet at the east door of the Museum of Science of Industry at 6 pm for the nature walk and meet at the Field house on the Point for the moon watch at 7:30 (moon rises at 7:43).
Meet at east door of Science and Industry Museum tonight at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Fieldhouse on the Point at 8:15 pm for 8:26 moonrise. Hope to see you there. Rain date, Sunday 6:30 pm for walk, 9 pm for moonrise at 9:10 pm)
None of these photos, except the rainbow ring around the sun, were taken in Hyde Park. All of these birds can be seen in Jackson Park.
This is a courting display. I’ve seen a more dramatic version of this head bob but this guy gets extra points for displaying during a strong wind. This call has been described as sounding like a rusty pump handle.
blue jay fledgling
hungry blue jay fledgling
“To see a Sun or Moon Halo…you need high, thin cirrus clouds which are usually at altitudes above 20,000 feet. These high altitude cirrus clouds are mostly made of ice crystals which refract the sunlight much like a prism will. Your typical rainbow is seen as a partial circle or arc. Rainbows are round but the ground prevents you from seeing the full rainbow unless you are high above it…or below it like today.” parphased from Boston weather man
Eastern Towhee singing “drink your tea”
fledgling baltimore oriole (3 photos) The Jackson Park orioles have fledged too but I saw an oriole sitting on her nest today so we may get a second batch of fledglings.
All photos taken in Jackson Park, except house sparrows, during the last two weeks.
Next nature walk and full moon watch on July 12. Meet at east door of Science and Industry Museum at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Fieldhouse on the Point at 8:15 pm for 8:26 moonrise
green heron- they are nesting in Jackson Park
great blue heron
baltimore oriole at nest
flowers in tulip tree
full moon rising
eastern kingbird near nest with insect
I think it is a female hooded merganser
male wood duck having a bad feather day (molting)
a photo where you can see the rusty red tail feathers on a catbird
the baby gnatcatchers have arrived!
blue spotted purple butterfly
fledgling baltimore oriole?
black-crowned night heron has caught a bullhead catfish
two more goslings!!
whatcha doing mom?
fledgling house sparrows
male and female mallard- male mallard has some blue head feathers–something to do with molting?
ball of fish
female widow skimmer dragonfly
All photos taken in Jackson Park or Columbia Woods Forest Preserve in Willow Springs during Spring 2014
orange variant of scarlet tanager in Jackson Park
Scarlet tanager in Columbia Woods
eastern bluebird in Jackson Park
eastern bluebird in Columbia Woods – just took a bath
eastern bluebird in Columbia Woods
swainson’s thrush in Jackson Park
an only chick
goose protecting goslings
black-crowned night herons in the fog — Jackson Park
carp in Jackson Park
Last year’s seeds with this year’s flowers
spotted sandpiper in Jackson Park
black-throated green warbler in Jackson Park
palm warbler in Columbia Woods
yellow-rumped warbler in Columbia Woods
Columbia Woods after heavy rain
coyote on lake near pier at Hayes (63rd) and the lakevideo of coyote on lake:
feeders helped our birds survive this winter
raccon prints in the snow
white-winged scoter (sea duck rarely seen in Chicago)
white-winged scoter with juvenile goldeneye