by Carl Strang
Yesterday I shared some of the migrant birds that have been stopping by Mayslake Forest Preserve. Others have been establishing their presence as they prepare to nest there.
Kingbirds like open areas including Mayslake’s prairies, with trees at the edge. Other species prefer the woodlands.
Finally, the airways above the mansion have been filled with the chittering calls of zooming chimney swifts.
All these birds have been a welcome antidote to the winter just past.