My understanding is that IDNR/USFWS are indeed working toward another
rescue attempt, informed by what happened during the first two attempts.
Chicago (Cook County)
On Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:56 PM Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> I am aware a few rescue attempts were made by IDNR but were unsuccessful.
> Unsure if more are planned.
> On Dec 5, 2018, at 8:17 PM, Karen Avery <karenavery.ka426...>
> Any rescue in the works?
> Karen Avery
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 5:22 PM Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>> Hi Fran,
>> Thank you so much for your email and for bringing up the issue of the
>> garbage on the beach at Montrose, which has been piling up at an alarming
>> rate. I picked up trash on the protected beach yesterday, filling up two
>> trash bags. This morning, I spent 90 minutes on the public beach and made
>> somewhat of a dent, filling up 3 trash bags. There is much left to do,
>> I plan on returning tomorrow morning 8:15 to 10:15 am for further trash
>> pick up. I have 2 extra trash graspers that I will bring with me, and I
>> will bring plenty of trash bags. If anyone is so inclined, please join me
>> in the cleaning effort. There is a deep level of satisfaction in cleaning
>> up a place that is so special to our feathered friends.
>> Regarding the Piping Plover:
>> At 10:00 am, he was on the protected beach. He had a thin layer of ice
>> on his left leg, and a big chunky ring of ice on his right leg. It was
>> lucky the large chunch was loosely fit on his leg. He kept shaking his
>> right leg until the ring of ice went flying away. I noted small ice
>> formation on his tail feathers and a few droplets of ice on his right
>> wing. Anyone visiting Montrose over the next few days should monitor him
>> closely. The ice seems to be building up on him more than previously.
>> All the best,
>> Tamima Itani
>> *From:* <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of
>> Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 5, 2018 4:32 PM
>> *To:* Joan Campbell
>> *Cc:* <ILbirds...>
>> *Subject:* Re: IBET Montrose Piping Plover-yes
>> Wasn't really going to report this, but here you go. I've been trying to
>> get over to the Montrose garbage-on-the beach since Saturday, and today was
>> my first opportunity. Other birders have also chipped in the past days, and
>> we've made a dent in the pile; in fact, the city garbage receptacle by the
>> beach house is full.
>> I also contacted CPD and they are supportive and trying to get over
>> there. Judging by some of the aluminum cans, my guess is that the storm
>> that washed this up really took some things off the bottom of the lake.
>> Many of the cans were completely discolored and shredded into pieces. At
>> any rate, this was a good opportunity to get some of this up. And if anyone
>> is interested, there's still some there, especially further away from the
>> water. Most of the focus has been on the water's edge, before it gets
>> sucked back into the lake.
>> Fran Morel
>> On Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 3:30 PM <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>> This morning I headed to Montrose with my trusty navigator Diane M and
>> with the help of some excellent instructions from Jenny V. Target bird was
>> the continuing Piping Plover, which we found as soon as we reached the
>> beach with the algae mat. This is only the second Piping Plover I have
>> ever seen. Lifer was with the assistance of Al Stokie at Waukegan Beach on
>> 8-17-16. Today's plover was feeding constantly and seemed to be in good
>> shape so far. Was able to get a number of scope photos. We also saw our
>> "Lifer" Fran Morel who was there to pick up debris from the beach. An
>> honor to meet him him, though briefly, in person! :)
>> Joan Campbell
>> At Montrose in Cook County
>> Check list with photos at:
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli st/S50450848
>> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS50450848&data=02%7C01%7C%7C3655735eca7d4f1b757808d65b20ea55%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636796594255245463&sdata=27kKXXD2R4BHxFxdAg2wKh4nO%2B8dTAhFPskwxR8sUGo%3D&reserved=0> >>
> "Good forestry practice is not magic but the result is."