Date: 3/14/19 1:50 pm From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Lincoln Park Zoo and South Pond
I was able to make out in between rain and storms for a little bit today. Much like everyone else's experiences I saw hundreds of robins and blackbirds reverse migrating along the lakeshore and I had many Song Sparrows. The lagoon between Lakeshore Drive and the zoo parking lot has quite a few goldeneye and Red-breasted Mergansers, but there was one male Bufflehead mixed in with them. A few FOS species for the zoo area today: Fox Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Belted Kingfisher, and Field Sparrow.
Here is my total list for the day:
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 38 Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 12 Flamingo Pond American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 1 Flamingo Pond Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 130 American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1 Swan Pond Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) (Anas platyrhynchos x rubripes) 1 Swan Pond Redhead (Aythya americana) 1 South Pond Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 1 South Lagoon Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 70 South Lagoon Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 38 South Lagoon Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 33 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 7 South Lagoon Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 South Pond Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 South Pond Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 South Pond American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 354 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 60 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2 Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1 Just outside of the zoo, west of the flamingo pond Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) 12 Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) 1 Plantings along the south edge of the flamingo pond Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 17 Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group]) 175 Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor) 44 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 115
Happy Birding! Matt
Matt Igleski Cook County, Chicago, IL [Lake County, IN]