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Painted bunting spotted in Wilmington

This photo of a painted bunting was recently taken by a visitor to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington about one mile east of Turtle Pond.
This photo of a painted bunting was recently taken by a visitor to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington about one mile east of Turtle Pond.

This photo of a painted bunting was recently taken by a visitor to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington about one mile east of Turtle Pond.

This painted bunting is very far from southern states like Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Georgia where it usually lives, according to Midewin volunteer Lee Witkowski.

Witkowski said a spotting this rare only happens about once in five years. Witkowski covers the newsletter and is on the Board of Directors with the Will County Audubon Society.

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