Date: 6/27/18 11:51 am From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Big Bend FP in Des Plaines
Alan Anderson an adult Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron at Big Bend FP in Des Plaines, Cook today.
Here's his description on how best to view the heron.
Entry to the residential area (homes are being bought out and taken down in this area due to increased flooding) is off Hawthorne, north side o Rand Road, just south of Elk Blvd. Take Hawthorne to the end, which ends at Big Bend Drive (dead end). Take it to the end of the cul de sac. A few homes have already been taken down here, and you can walk to the river and view the side of the river and rookery from the grassy areas (one resident still lives nest to the area - please do not walk on his property)."