Date: 5/16/18 8:20 pm
From: <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ryerson Woods, Wednesday Afternoon
I went over to Ryerson Woods this afternoon. It was hard work in some areas for warblers given that I didn't arrive until almost 2 p.m. but I managed to get 25 species of warblers by the end including a female Black-throated Blue and a Hooded Warbler along the trail leading down to Smith River Cabin. There was also a second Black-throated Blue singing deep within the woods.

Along the river, warblers were still very active all afternoon and close at eye level including very nice looks at Blackburnians, Bay-breasteds, Blackpoll, 2 Canadas, 2 Wilson's, Black-throated Greens, Black-and-whites, Chestnut-sided, Parula, redstarts, and others.

North of the Brushwood parking lot, there was a singing Summer Tanager when I arrived. Walking the road to Brushwood, I added two Mourning Warblers (one heard, and one seen right by the road). I also had nice looks at Scarlet Tanagers in quite a few places as well as many cooperative Ovenbirds.

Vic Berardi also tipped me off about an Olive-sided Flycatcher that was up in some dead trees just across the river.

Full list is below. Good birding,

Eric Secker
West Dundee, Kane Co.

Ryerson Conservation Area
May 16, 2018
1:50 PM
3.40 miles
220 minutes
All birds reported? Yes

5 Mallard
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
10 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
2 Least Flycatcher
1 Empidonax sp.
2 Eastern Phoebe
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Purple Martin
6 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Eastern Bluebird
1 Veery
13 Swainson's Thrush
17 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
2 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing
6 Ovenbird
2 Northern Waterthrush
1 Golden-winged Warbler
6 Black-and-white Warbler
3 Tennessee Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
6 Nashville Warbler
2 Mourning Warbler
6 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
18 American Redstart
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Parula
6 Magnolia Warbler
5 Bay-breasted Warbler
6 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler
5 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
13 Yellow-rumped Warbler
11 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
3 Wilson's Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
4 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
9 Scarlet Tanager
6 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
18 Indigo Bunting
4 Baltimore Oriole
13 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Common Grackle
1 Pine Siskin
6 American Goldfinch
10 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 76

Posted by: <esecker...>


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