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 Traveling 1.00 miles 40 minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: 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