Date: 2/3/18 3:32 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET South Lake shore and Calumet Area
Vickie and I had a productive day birding the lake shore and the Calumet
area. See individual lists below I bolded the notable birds.

*Burnham Park--31st St. Beach*

25 Common Goldeneye
100 Red-breasted Merganser
35 Herring Gull
1 Snowy Owl
5 American Crow

*Steelworkers Park*

60 Canada Goose
1 Common Goldeneye
14 Common Merganser
150 Red-breasted Merganser
25 Herring Gull
*1 Great Black-backed Gull*
20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
20 Common Redpoll

*Wolf Lake/Powers State Park*

20 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
21 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Bald Eagle
*1 Red-shouldered Hawk*
1 Snowy Owl
30 European Starling

*Calumet River Turning Basin #3*

200 Canada Goose
6 Mallard
2 Common Merganser
60 Red-breasted Merganser
50 Ring-billed Gull
400 Herring Gull
*1 Iceland Gull (Thayer's) - Adult*
*1 Glaucous Gull - Adult*
1 Song Sparrow

*Calumet River Turning Basin #5*

3 Canada Goose
10 Mute Swan
2 Common Goldeneye
35 Common Merganser
100 Red-breasted Merganser
20 Ring-billed Gull
120 Herring Gull
*1 Great Black-backed Gull - Adult*

*Deadstick (122nd & Stony Island)*

2 Red-tailed Hawk
50 Herring Gull
*1 Iceland Gull (1st cycle?)*
*1 Lesser Black-backed Gull - Adult*
*1 Glaucous Gull (1st cycle?)*
200 European Starling
2 American Tree Sparrow

*Whistler Woods*

26 Canada Goose
4 Mute Swan
*2 Trumpeter Swan*
4 Mallard
2 Ring-necked Duck
4 Bufflehead
5 Common Goldeneye
2 Hooded Merganser
2 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Ring-billed Gull
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 White-breasted Nuthatch

On the drive back north there were definitely at least 2 adult Great
Black-backed Gulls on the ice with some Herring Gulls, north end of Monroe
Harbor.

Matt Igleski
Cook County, Chicago, IL

IBET Administrator
Illinois Ornithological Society Board Member
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/
https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisOrnithologicalSociety/


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