Date: 10/22/17 11:52 am
From: Jim Hully <xenospiza...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Short-eared Owl, Northern Shrike, Le Conte's Sparrows, and Black-throated Blue Warbler, 10/21 a.m.
It was one of my best days for this time of year. Managed to get a few
decent images.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40066835

Cheers,

Jim Hully
Grayslake, IL
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On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM, 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Montrose wasn't quite as birdy (for me) as on Thursday, but it was still
> pretty good. I ended up with 47 species in a little over 2 hours of
> effort, highlighted by
>
> Baird's Sandpiper - the continuing juvenile
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - the continuing molting first cycle bird
> Short-eared Owl - 1 in the dunes
> Northern Shrike - 1 in the dunes
> Black-throated Blue Warbler - female near the Magic Hedge
> Le Conte's Sparrow - 2 in the dunes
>
> The Northern Shrike was my bird-of-the-day; I haven't seen one at
> Montrose in a few years. Maybe this will be a flight year for them. The
> algae mat continues at the east end of the beach, and it continues to
> attract shorebirds and ducks. The dominant passerine was Swamp Sparrow.
>
> https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40043108
>
> Robert D. Hughes
> Chicago, Illinois
> Birding Montrose Point:
> http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
> The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
> Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
> Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180
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