Date: 10/4/17 7:35 pm From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Grant Park Grumbling
I went out on the Museum Campus at lunchtime. The number of migrants was not very impressive. But I managed 3 species of thrushes (18 Hermit, 7 Swainson's and 1 Gray-cheeked) and 6 warblers. Yellow-rumped dominated, but also Palm, Nashville, Tennessee, American Redstart, and best of all a female Black-throated Blue. Among sparrows, just White-throated and juncos. The other two birds of interest were both in the trees along the north edge of Burnham Harbor, a singing Purple Finch, and an adult Black-crowned Night-Heron.
-- Douglas Stotz Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist Environmental and Conservation Programs Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605