Date: 5/1/18 1:22 pm
From: Timothy Huizenga <thuizenga...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Lakefront - Red shouldered Hawk, Blue headed vireo, and more
I saw a nice assortment of birds at Illinois Beach State Park, Lyons Woods, and the North Point Marina today. Saw a total of 61 species, highlights of which were:    Blue headed vireo at IBSP South (in the picnic area)
    Red shouldered Hawk (soaring over the Dead River near the viewing platform)
    White winged Scoter and Common Loon at Waukegan Beach
    Northern Mockingbird at Waukegan Beach (behind the main building)
    Horned Grebe in breeding plumage on the Dead River
    Sandhill cranes in marsh near NPM

My first of the year birds included chimney swift, baltimore oriole, green heron, and orange crowned and black and white warblers.
Tim Huizenga(birding in Lake County)
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