Date: 5/2/18 5:12 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons before the rain (cook co)
Before the lightening and downpour chased me, there were birds everywhere.
The number of NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES was a big highlight for me with at
least a dozen between the shrubs along the field edge, the standing water
in the woods, and the stream edges.

FOY for me included BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a couple of VEERYS and a MAGNOLIA
WARBLER. Complete list below. Rain ruined what I'm confident would've been
a legendary find. :)

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
May 2, 2018 5:43 PM - 6:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.36 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 4
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue Jay 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Veery 2
Swainson's Thrush 10
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Waterthrush 12
Orange-crowned Warbler 10
Nashville Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 8
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 10

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Jeff Bilsky

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