Date: 11/5/17 2:43 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Merlin and American Bittern
05 November 2017 - Julie Bonnema and I did some birding at Forsythe
Park/Wolf Lake, Hammond George Lake and 129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf
Lake. Foggy, overcast, but fairly warm day. Our first winter American Tree
Sparrows.



Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake (two people in a canoe forcing waterfowl to fly.)

Canada Goose 125+

Mallard 80+

Northern Shoveler 7

Ruddy Ducks, 2 F

Pied-billed Grebe 5

Great Blue Heron 2

American Coot 6

Pied-billed Grebe 8



Hammond, George Lake - North Basin at sw end.

Canada Goose 12

Mute Swan 10

Mallard 15

Green-wing Teal 2

Northern Shoveler 4

Ruddy Duck 4 F

Pied-billed Grebe 7

American Coot 50+ on opposite side

Red-tailed Hawk 1, juv. on top of telephone pole with an injured wing and
unable to fly.

Belter Kingfisher 1 M

MERLIN 1 (saw twice)

American Tree Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 5

American Goldfinch 12

Song Sparrow 1



129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake highlights:

Red-tailed Hawk 2

AMERICAN BITTERN 1



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN






 
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