Date: 3/2/17 11:52 am From: <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET Cook County-Small Local Lakes In Park Ridge & Des Plaines Thursday 3-2-17
A shout out to each of you...
Thank you for taking the time to tell me what you saw.
I read every single post, looking up, when I dont know where you are.
Rock on=bird on!
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> On Mar 2, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> Hello Bird People,
> I saw little of interest today so consider this report of "local
> interest only". I checked 4 Tollway Lakes & Lake Opeka but only small
> numbers of water birds were on the lakes.
> Axehead Lake & Belleau Lake (8:30-9 a.m.)
> Just like it has been with only small numbers of Canada Geese &
> Mallards to be found.
> Beck Lake (9:15-9:30 a.m.)
> Canada Goose (38)
> COMMON GOLDENEYE (1-PR)
> Ring Billed Gull (exactly 20)
> Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD at the top of a tree)
> Starling (2)
> Big Bend Lake (9:35-10:05 a.m.)
> Great Blue Heron (1)
> Canada Goose (2 in the river, 4 in the lake & 8 in the backwater area)
> Mallard (4 in the river & 2 in the backwater area)
> RED BREASTED MERGANSER (24 & most were males)
> Ring Billed Gull (76)
> Cardinal (heard 1 singing)
> Lake Opeka in Des Plaines (10:25-10:40 a.m.)
> PIED BILLED GREBE (1)
> HORNED GREBE (1)
> Canada Goose (13)
> Mallard (10)
> Ring Billed (36) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
> House Sparrow (heard a few)
> Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Horned & Pied Billed Grebes
> which were the 1st species seen at Opeka that weren't Canada Geese,
> Mallards & Gulls. Still no diving ducks though.
> Runner-Up to my local Cooper's Hawk who shot up the driveway toward my
> bird feeder only to find no birds there. May have been a practice run?
> Al Stokie
> Staying very close to home today & seeing few birds