Date: 3/14/19 2:27 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET The Grove, Techny Basin & Techny North, Air Station Prairie & Lake Glenview Wed 3-13-19
Hello Bird People,

Not much in the bird department to report on today but it was a nice
warm day when the rain didn't mess things up. First went to The Grove
but only very common birds there & could not cover the back area as 2
guys with chain saws were at work. Best bird was Hairy Woodpecker.

Techny Basin (10:15-11:15 a.m.)

The river is flooded after all the rain & flowing too fast for most of
the Mallards who have moved to the mud flat area just east of the
river. Hard to count them as they are too spread out.

Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (2 in the river & 10 more flying by)
Mallard (~350 in the mud flat area)
HOODED MERGANSER (1-PR in the river)
Red Breasted Merganser (5-M in the river)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4)
Ring Billed 32) & Herring (3) Gulls
Pigeon (3) & Mourning Dove (4)
Crow (1 calling)
Robins (6) & Starling (38)
Red Wings (14) & Grackle (2)

Techny North (11:20-11:35 a.m.)

Mallard (33)
Ring Necked Duck (5-M & 1-F) & Lesser Scaup (1-PR)
Common (14) & Red Breasted (3) Mergansers
Coot (1)
Killdeer (heard 1)
Herring Gull (2)
Robin (1) & Red Wings (4)

Air Station Prairie (11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

There is now shallow water after the rain so habitat is now here for
Snipe but couldn't find any.

Lake Glenview (12:20-12:35 p.m.)

This visit cut short by rain but time to see one Great Blue Heron,
Canada Geese (10),
Common (1-M) & Red Breasted (27) Mergansers, Killdeer (1) & the 2 common Gulls.

Not much to pick from but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the male Hooded Merganser &
Runners-Up to all the Ring Necked Ducks.

Al Stokie
In Cook County again today not finding much

Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>


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