Matt Rooney leads a bird-watching excursion at Canal Shores. The free walks are held at 7:30 a.m. every Sunday through May 29, weather permitting. May is an ideal time because many birds have returned and trees have not regained their leaves. “I think there are a lot fewer songbirds than when I was growing up,” said Larry Jones, 72 (above Rooney’s right shoulder). “It tells us there is something seriously wrong with our environment.” To register, email Rooney at email@example.com. He even brings extra binoculars. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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I too have noticed a reduction in the number of song birds and actually saw, it’s been a long time, two crows, remembering..before the West Nile virus..that they were many.
Sunday there were hundreds of birds swooping all over the lake at Gilson Park, filling their bellies on a feast of miniature flies.
It was inspirational to see so many swooping and diving without a collision occurring.
We could learn a lot by just watching the birds.
Go Green Wilmette too hosts bird watching events.