Date: 2/27/17 11:17 am From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Montrose White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Duck, 2/27 a.m.
I spent about an hour and a half at Montrose this morning, February 27. I haven't been birding Montrose much this winter, but I had the day off, so I thought I'd take advantage of it. I ended up with 27 species, highlighted by 2 northbound White-winged Scoters and a drake Long-tailed Duck, both seen from the end of the fishing pier as part of a brief lakewatch. I spent most of my time checking the lake and harbor, so my landbird total isn't that impressive, but I did see a couple Rusty Blackbirds near the Magic Hedge and an Eastern Meadowlark in the native planting area. Link to my eBird checklist below.