Date: 1/10/18 12:27 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Redpolls in Evanston
A few redpoll pics here:

https://franmorel.smugmug.com/2018-day-by-day/2018-01-10-Common-Redpolls-NU/

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 12:54 PM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> In November, Pine Siskins were feasting on the alder trees at Northwestern
> University in Evanston, adjacent to the south parking lot off Clark St.
> Despite looking several times, I had yet to encounter Common Redpolls there
> though I know others have had them recently. This morning, I ran into Fran
> and we estimated 40 Common Redpolls often coming to the ground to feed.
>
>
> Just now 13 Common Redpolls stopped briefly in my yard for a snack in the
> birch tree. This is my first yard record since November 2012.
>
>
> I have seen other reports of Redpolls showing up in yards, recently, as
> well as the likely places like Chicago Botanic Gardens, Park #566 in
> Chicago, Wolf Lake, etc., where they have been for one or more months. Keep
> an eye out.
>
>
> Finally, a Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser hybrid continues on the
> North Shore Channel near Oakton Ave. in Skokie. It has returned to this
> spot 3 of the last 4 winters.
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
>
> Evanston, IL
>
>
>

 
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