Date: 5/14/18 6:15 pm From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Dan Wright F.P. & Ryerson Conservation Area Monday 5-14-18
Hello Bird People,
Waited out the rain & then went to Half Day/Dan Wright F.P. at 12:30 p.m. Yesterday they had Cerulean, Black Throated Blue, Hooded & Prothonotary Warblers so of course today none of them were seen. But we still had 22 Warbler species so I can't complain. (Well I'll complain a little as I really wanted that Cerulean.) Along for the whole day was Bob Erickson & for part of the day Todd A, Andy St, Steve M & Donnie D. As it's late I'll just list all the Warbers & then highlights.
Dan Wright F.P. (12:30-3 p.m.)
GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER (1) Tennessee Warbler (2) Orange Crowned Warbler (1) Nashville Warbler (2) NORTHERN PARULA (4) Yellow Warbler (2) Chestnut Sided Warbler (12-14) Magnolia Warbler (16-18) Cape May Warbler (2-F) Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (2) Black Throated Green (5) Blackburnian Warbler (6) Palm Warbler (3) Bay Breasted Warbler (8) Blackpoll (2) Black & White (10) American Redstart (15) Ovenbird (2, I only heard this species but Bob saw it.) Northern Waterthrush (8) Common Yellowthroat (3) Wilson's Warbler (4) Canada Warbler (2)
Also seen at Half Day/Dan Wright were 3 R.T. Hummers, 4 Vireos including 1 PHILADELPHIA & 1 Yellow Throated & 1 CLAY COLORED SPARROW. Flycatchers were Eastern Pewee, Least, Eastern Phoebe & Great Crested.
Ryerson Conservation Area (3:30-515 p.m.)
Thought we might add a Warbler species but we though wrong as all we found were more of what we already had. Highlights here were 17 Warbler species, one Great Egret, an additional Philadelphia Vireo & a calling OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER. Usually when I see one of those they are silent but this one did the "whip, three beers" call over & over again. Nice to hear for a change.
Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob was the Philly Vireo as that species eluded him last year.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me goes to the calling Olive Sided Flycatcher. He had the award after just one call! Runners-Up to the Philly Vireo, the Golden Winged Warbler,the Clay Colored Sparrow & the R.T. Hummers.
Al Stokie Back in Lake County today in between rain showers
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