|American purple gallinule, courtesy of VIREO|
|Fall at the Magic Hedge near Montrose Harbor, Chicago|
|Get off my beach, you kids!|
|Have you seen this gallinule? Courtesy of Ted Swoboda Photography|
I started my Magic Hedge visits as going along for the walk and the company and maybe taking out some trash and now I like stopping and looking and seeing if I can figure out which bird is which. For me, a robin is still the easiest thing (though there was a fat one in a tree that gave me trouble yesterday) and now I am like the other birders. I just want to see the gallinule.
Bears back next week, y'all!