Date: 6/11/19 1:53 pm From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Deer Grove East (Of Local Interest Only) Tuesday 6-11-19
Hello Bird People,
This is one of those reports from a local area which contains not one out of the ordinary bird. So only read on only if you're interested in this location.
Last year there was a singing Sedge Wren here as well as a calling Least Bittern. But not this year or at least not yet. Strangest sound was what sounded like a Bobwhite but I was far away & by the time I got to where I thought the sound was coming from it had stopped. Perhaps it was just an imitator but remember that a Bobwhite was at Bartel Grasslands last year so listen up if you visit Deer Grove East just in case. Here's my day list:
Deer Grove East (7:45-10:30 a.m.)
Great Blue Heron (1) Great Egret (1 & 1 fly-by) Green Heron (1 fly-by) Canada Goose (1 & 9 fly-bys) Wood Duck (1 fly-by) Mallard (3) HOODED MERGANSER (1-F in a small pond) Rock Pigeon (1 fly-by) Red Headed Woodpecker (1) Red Bellied Woodpecker (4) Downy Woodpecker (1-M) Hairy Woodpecker (1-F) Flicker (3) Eastern Pewee (H-3) Willow Flycatcher (2) Eastern Kingbird (1) Tree (8), Rough Winged (2), Cliff (1) & Barn (15) Swallows Blue Jay (4) Chickadee (H-1) W.B. Nuthatch (H-1) B.G. Gnatcatcher (1) (I was surprised I had no House Wrens today?) Robins (~15) Gray Catbird (2) Brown Thrasher (H-1) Starling (12-14) Warbling Vireo (4) Yellow Warbler (H-1) Common Yellowthroat (7) Field Sparrow (H-1) Savannah Sparrow (1) Song Sparrow (9) Swamp Sparrow (H-2) Cardinal (H-1) Indigo Bunting (1-M) Red Wings (~15) & Grackles (2) Baltimore Oriole (H-1) Goldfinch (2) (I also found no Grasshopper or Henslow's Sparrows but maybe I just could not hear them? No Cranes either today)
Bird-Of-The-Day to the slightly surprising female Hooded Merganser & Runner Up to the Red Headed Woodpecker. My record of never finding a Pileated Woodpecker at this location continues.
Al Stokie Local in Cook County
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