Not many birds here!


We've arrived in Chicago safely and have spent yesterday getting various college stuff sorted out for Heather. Weather was warm and cloudy, so it wasn't too onerous making our way from one place to another. Lugging a load of bulky shopping on the 'El' was fun - er not! One slight panic when my card wouldn't work - fortunately, Bernie's did.
The IIT campus is in the south side of Chicago and though some of the surrounding areas are less than salubrious (much like around Manchester Uni), the campus is good. Not many birds though: Ring-billed Gull, American Crow, Starling, House Sparrow and Cardinal. Heard a grackle somewhere nearby but the time for birding will be later when we head up north - weather permitting. It's been a cool wet summer over here and floods in several places.
Anyway, a trip to the lakefront and downtown today I think. The Chicago skyline is something to behold, especially at night from the bridge over the river at Roosevelt - hopefully add some pictures soon.

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