Date: 10/25/17 1:54 pm
From: Eric Secker <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Crossbill at Raceway, Kane Co.
Sounds like finches are on the move. We had one flyover RED CROSSBILL this
afternoon at Raceway Woods in the south / west fields and evergreen area.
Also at least 12 PURPLE FINCHES including some nice males that were eating
berries in the trees. Full list is below.

Per eBird, I also noticed that John Longhenrey also had 2 WHITE-WINGED
CROSSBILLS at Greenwood Cemetary in Rockford today.

Hopefully the trend will continue!

Eric & Sally Secker
West Dundee, Kane Co.

Raceway Woods Forest Preserve
Oct 25, 2017
2:20 PM
1.00 miles
40 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
West/South fields and evergreens.

3 Canada Goose
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Downy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
5 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
1 Winter Wren
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Eastern Bluebird
1 Hermit Thrush
X American Robin
2 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
7 Yellow-rumped Warbler
7 Field Sparrow
X Dark-eyed Junco
X White-throated Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
9 Northern Cardinal
2 Red-winged Blackbird
5 House Finch
12 Purple Finch
1 Red Crossbill -- Flyover circled a couple times. Calling jip-jip-jip. One
of the slightly higher pitched types.
8 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 28

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