Date: 11/4/18 4:08 pm From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Montrose Harlequin Duck, Black Scoters, Red-necked Grebe, Piping Plover, and Baird's Sandpipers, 11/4 a.m.
I wasn't even going to bird this morning (November 4) because of the rain in the forecast, but when I looked out my window at 7:30 I saw no rain, so I grabbed my gear and headed over to Montrose Point. I tallied a whopping 20 species for my effort, unimpressive even by early November standards. But, BUT, 25% of that tally consisted of good birds - Harlequin Duck (off the end of the fishing pier, found by Krzystzof Kurlyowicz), Black Scoter (2 flybys, found by Steve Huggins), Red-necked Grebe (flyby), Piping Plover, and Baird's Sandpiper. The Baird's (2 juveniles) represent one of the latest records of this species for Montrose, continuing the trend for late birds started by the Piping Plover.