Date: 10/26/18 8:19 pm
From: Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Loon ID - Cook Co.
Hello,

The bird I saw was an adult in breeding plumage - red throat and all.

Cary Hillegonds
<Bokmakierie...>
Orland Park

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------ Original Message ------

From: David Carlson
To: <Ilbirds...>, Cary
Sent: October 24, 2018 at 9:16 PM
Subject: IBET Loon ID - Cook Co.

Hi all
Following up on the posting from Saturday, I visited McGinnis Slough (Cook Co.) early on Sunday morning, 10/21/18.I saw mostly already reported ducks (American Wigeon in the sunrise), coots and other birds, but did hear Sora, Sandhill Crane and saw a FOY Dark Eyed Junco fly from the marsh to the trees, after showing southside Mike around.

I was looking through pictures again tonight and saw these of a bird that flew over towards the southeast right after I got out of the car.It seemed smaller than a Common Loon, but I have not seen many Commons in flight and never a RT.These are the best shots I got, but what looks to be a slightly upturned bill and a hint of red on the neck had me thinking this might have been a RT Loon.Perhaps the one that Cary reported?Maybe in transitional molt?

Any comments or opinions on this possibly being a Red Throated Loon would be appreciated.

All the best,
David<W>Carlson
Orland Park


On ‎Saturday‎, ‎October‎ ‎20‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎31‎:‎24‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CDT, Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds]<ILbirds-noreply...>wrote:



Hello, Huge surprise right now looking at a red-throated loon at McGinnis Slough (Cook co)

Cary Hillegonds
<Bokmakierie...>
Orland Park

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