vireo (bird) flavifrons (from flavus, yellow, and frons, forehead)
Saturday, May 8, 1982 — 3:00 pm
Des Plaines, Illinois — Oakton Community College — Des Plaines River
I spent the morning at Waukegan Beach. I stopped on the way home at my old birding grounds on the Oakton College campus. I used to cut classes and wander down the trail along the muddy Des Plaines River. I never had much luck when I was going to school there, so I’m not sure what caused me to stop this day. But it paid off.
The Yellow-throated Vireo was foraging slowly, branch to branch, near the top of a tall tree in the woods along the river.