Date: 6/30/17 11:28 am From: Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
Thank you, David and Isoo, for confirming the Blackpoll Warbler in
Millennium Park. As he is continuing to sing I wonder if there is a female
and that they are breeding? Or is he a bachelor calling out in vain?
According to the maps I've seen, he should, by now, be some 500 miles to
the north in the boreal forest established in breeding.
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On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM, David Johnson <djohnsoda...>
> 30 June 2017
> Fellow Ibeters--
> I heard and observed the same Blackpoll Warbler in Millennium Park at the
> "Bean" and Madison St, 30 June 2017 8:15 - 8:20 am (this morning).
> David B Johnson
> NE IL
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> Thanks, Vicky. For years Chippy's lived in my yard. I've heard them fast
> and I've heard them slow, but never like this one.....rather much like the
> many Blackpolls I have seen and heard over the years I wonder if he bumped
> his head on a nearby tower in migration and called off the trip?
> Tony Phillips
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...>
> > wrote:
>> Hi Tony, there is a slow-pulse version of a Chipping Sparrow's song,
>> which could be what you heard. I don't have experience with dispersal
>> patterns of Pine Warblers or Wormies in Grant Park, but maybe some other
>> birders will chime in.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...>
>> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>> At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan
>> Ave and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row
>> of modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the
>> winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly modulated *seep,
>> seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep *of what, 5 weeks ago, I would
>> have assumed was a* Blackpoll Warbler*. I hung out for 10 minutes,
>> trying to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice,
>> but without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and
>> listened to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the
>> song I heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been?
>> Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
>> What else could it be?
>> Tony Phillips
>> Chicago, IL 60608-2222