Date: 10/25/18 12:36 pm From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Birding this week - skokie lagoons (cook county)
Obviously my after work birding has been extremely limited due to the shortening days, but I have at least poked my head into Skokie lagoons a couple of times this week for a quick check.
Continued good numbers of Fox Sparrows to be found - along with lessening White-throated Sparrows. Last night I had a small flock of PURPLE FINCHES - all female types - they were on the berry trees (dark berries - sorry, don't know my trees) along with the Robins. Big Junco numbers and flocks continue but no sign of anything too unusual with them besides the occasional common-ish sparrow. The waters haven't had much in terms of fall/winter ducks yet although I did have a Horned Grebe the other day. I'm sure more to come soon.