Date: 6/23/18 12:39 pm From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Another Visit To Plum Creek F.P. (Cook Co) Saturday 6-23-18
Hello Bird People,
Went again to Plum Creek as Bob Erickson had never been there before & so needed to see the place. Saw mostly the same birds as last time plus a few additions. Still can't buy a Barred Owl here although others seem to find them but I did find a new Cook County bird which aren't easy to come by when you already have 350 Cook County birds. Here's my day list:
Plum Creek F.P. (Cook Co) (6:50-9:20 a.m.)
Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by) Green Heron (also 1 fly-by) WILD TURKEY (2, 1st time ever in Cook Co) Gull Sp? (many flying by) Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-2) Downy Woodpecker (2) Flicker (H-2) Eastern Pewee (4) ACADIAN FLYCATCHER (1) Eastern Kingbird (1) Blue Jay (3-4) Crow ( H-1) Chickadee (2-3) W.B. Nuthatch (2) House Wren (H-8) B.G. Gnatcatcher (2) Eastern Bluebird (2) Wood Thrush (1 seen singing & H-1) Robins (10) Gray Catbird (14, our most common bird today) Brown Thrasher (2) Cedar Waxwing (2) WHITE EYED VIREO (H-3 but only saw one) Warbling Vireo (H-3) (Blue Winged Warbler heard only by Bob) Yellow Warbler (H-1) Common Yellowthroat (5) Cardinal (3) Rose Breasted Grosbeak (H-1) Indigo Bunting (2) Field Sparrow (4) Grasshopper Sparrow (2, only reason I saw any was that Bob was with & he 1st heard them) HENSLOW'S SPARROW (3, saw all 3) Bobolink (4) Red Wings (6), Grackles (4) & Cowbirds (5-6) Eastern Meadowlark (3) Goldfinch (4)
Next we made a quick stop at the Bobolink Picnic Area by Bartel Grasslands & in 15 min we found one BOBWHITE which was calling. Other birders had seen 2 earlier.
A stop at Saganashkee Slough on the way home got us the adult OSPREY on the nest & now there are 1 or 2 baby Ospreys but can't tell which as they are partially blocked from view.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the Wild Turkeys & for Bob it's the Bobwhite. Runner-Up to the seen White Eyed Vireo.
Al Stokie In far S.E. Cook County today
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