Date: 3/9/17 9:19 am From: <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Sandhills Over DuPage
Starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing to 11:10 a.m. nine flocks of cranes, averaging about fifty birds a flock, flew over my house. Flocks were moving southeast to northwest. At about 11:00 a.m., one flock began circling slightly to the southwest of my house. It was joined by two other flocks and several "stray" birds. I guesstimate the number to be (as of 11:15 a.m.) 450-500 birds.