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ruby crown

Saturday, April 16, 2005
this morning at Diversey and the Chicago River, behind the Cub Foods parking lot, i had my first RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET since moving here from maryland! it was like a small gift.
I also saw a COMMON (YELLOW-SHAFTED) FLICKER, a TREE SWALLOW, and a pair of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS. Also i think there was an immature GREATER BLACK-BACKED GULL, which was kind of exciting because it's so humongous and rare for this area. but i'm not really experienced enough to be sure about it.
And, at the feeder here, a COMMON REDPOLL, one of the coolest birds i've seen here.
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