I went birding this AM in Grundy County along the I & M canal. I started by the intersection of McLindon and Hansel Rds., where they join to form Cemetery Rd. about 1/2 mile downstream from Dresden Lock and Dam on north side of Illinois River. I mostly went east, finding plenty of warblers. I ended with 20 species. Most interesting were 3 Cape Mays, a singing Hooded (not seen), a Mourning, 2 Canadas. Most common by far was Tennessee singing everywhere with 43 individuals. No other species was represented by more than 10 individuals. Beyond warblers, most interesting species were a calling female Summer Tanager and a Philadelphia Vireo.
-- Douglas Stotz Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist Environmental and Conservation Programs Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605