North-side Backyard and Bughouse Square, May 9 and 10

My wife saw a Gray Catbird and a Blue Jay in Bughouse Square (also present were sparrows and pigeons). This was at about 12:30pm.

In our backyard, we saw a pair of Gray Catbirds and an Ovenbird. I think that is the first time I have every, knowingly, seen the latter bird. Time: 6:30ish.

On the way downtown, driving down LSD, I also noted about 15 or so Caspian Terns. That was at about 9:30am.

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird

Edit: Went out in the backyard again and got a picture of the Ovenbird – yay!

Ovenbird in backyard
Ovenbird in backyard on Mother’s Day.