Date: 5/15/18 7:33 pm From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET New yard birds in Westchester, Cook Co.
Despite a warbler-rich morning at Bemis Woods today, the bird highlight of the day was in my yard. A Black-billed Cuckoo landed in a sycamore in our front yard and subdued a large caterpillar it brought with it. This was species 160 for my yard and my first cuckoo in Illinois this year. It follows 159 yesterday, a Mourning Warbler. Meanwhile the Yellow-throated Warbler continues to sing regularly from sycamores along Windsor and Martindale Drives. I have heard it every day except one over the last week.
Doug Stotz -- Douglas Stotz Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist Environmental and Conservation Programs Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605