Date: 9/13/17 9:02 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
I checked Mermet and Carlyle yesterday with no luck.

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Craig Taylor

> On Sep 13, 2017, at 9:52 AM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> As the center of tropical depression, Irma, reaches southern Illinois (the outer bands actually touch Chicago this morning), I have been thinking about the possibility of pelagic species turning up on large inland reservoirs. A quick check of social media this morning shows a Black-capped Petrel in Tallahassee, Florida 30 miles inland, a White-tailed Tropicbird 150 miles inland in southwestern Georgia and Sooty Terns 250 miles inland in the mountains of North Carolina!
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> Back in July 2005, Sooty Terns were pushed by Hurricane Dennis (I think?) into Tennessee and one was even found on Lake Carlyle here in Illinois.
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> Just a little food for thought for those downstate who are birding Rend Lake, Crab Orchard, and Carlyle.
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> Find us something good!
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> Matthew Cvetas
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> Evanston, IL
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