Date: 6/12/19 3:49 am
From: David Richardson <krisndave...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Deer Grove East (Of Local Interest Only) Tuesday 6-11-19
Your reports are delightful and I vicariously bird with you!

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> On Jun 11, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> 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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