Date: 5/7/18 7:18 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Stopped by the lagoons after work. Highlights included a singing RUSTY
BLACKBIRD (video of singing embedded in ebird list) and at least 3 singing
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS. Two of them were singing in proximity of each other
and it was fun to watch. They would each sing and then one would fly at the
other and they'd chase each other for a bit and then go right back to
singing. It culminated with an all-out battle over the water. They both
definitely got wet and then they were gone and no singing at all for quite
a while. I took a photo (embedded) of the chaos of two attacking each
other; sadly out of focus but you can make out the mess of feathers. Tons
of warblers around - especially as the sun was setting you could just see
them all over the tops of the trees. Good birding. View this checklist
online at

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
May 7, 2018 5:45 PM - 8:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.43 mile(s)
54 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 6
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 8
Bald Eagle 2
Sora 2
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Herring Gull 1
Common Nighthawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 7
Northern Waterthrush 10
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 14
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 50 Just tons of birds all over the tops of
the Trees.
White-crowned Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Rusty Blackbird 1 Video of singing bird
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Jeff Bilsky

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