The month started off and finished with me in Illinois, where I captured this brightly colored eastern subspecies of Palm Warbler (Batavia, IL, May 1, 2012):
A Wild Turkey crossed the path in front of us (May 1, 2012, Batavia IL):
The next day a Savannah Sparrow posed atop a rock in our North Aurora, IL yard (which, sadly, has now been developed into acres of town-homes):
On May 3 a Rose-breasted Grosbeak brightened our morning (Batavia, IL):
What is prettier than the sight of an American Goldfinch in morning light (North Aurora, IL)...
...unless it is the song of a Yellow Warbler? (May 11, Batavia IL)
The month is not half over and I am overwhelmed with color-- a Scarlet Tanager (May 13, 2012, Batavia, IL).
Yet, I cannot pass up this image of two fledgling Great Horned Owls, in Geneva, IL on May 23, 2012
Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
The first fence that showed up in this month's archives was occupied by a Chipping Sparrow in our daughter's back yard in Batavia, on May 9, 2012:
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
I was hard-pressed to find a single "sky shot" in the May 2012 archives. In this shot the sky is partly obstructed by a Red-tailed hawk (Batavia, May 9, 2012)...
...and in this, the cloudless sky complements the coat of an Indigo Bunting (Batavia, May 11, 2012):
Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy
A family of Mallards on the placid water of the Fox River, Aurora, Illinois, May 25, 2012:
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display