Date: 7/29/19 2:52 pm
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin YES
4PM July 29 Tom Lally has relocated the Whimbrel at the main Techny basin south of Willow Road, Glenview, Cook County.

Amanda T

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> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:57 PM, Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> wrote:
>
> I checked the Techny Basin during lunch but was not able to relocate the Whimbrel. Quite possibly the bird is still there, but the area is expansive, distant, and covered in tall grasses,dirt, and mud. I ran out of time but with patience somebody might be able to find it.
>
> Amanda T
> Cook Co
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:05 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Bird People,
>>
>> Looked like another all common shorebird day until a big WHIMBREL
>> walked out of the tall grass at Techny Basin's lower level area. This
>> is where the main deep water basin meets the puddle area just north of
>> the basin. But it will be tough to re-find as it soon re-entered the
>> tall grass & was lost to view. I tried again 15 min later on my way
>> back & could not find it. But I talked to Amanda T
>> who is currently looking for it & she should post if she finds it. You
>> may want to wait to see if she finds the bird as finding it is a low
>> odds business. I saw it at 8:30 a.m. In other news:
>>
>> Techny North (6:55-7:25 a.m. in the rain)
>> Some mud flats are back but not at full mud flat status. Hope it
>> doesn't rain too much here.
>>
>> Great Blue (1)
>> Canada Goose (17)
>> Wood Duck (22) & Mallard (61) (Both totals include many young)
>> Killdeer (8), Spotted (4) & Solitary (3) Sandpipers
>> Greater (1) & Lesser (5) Yellowlegs
>> Ring Billed Gull (2) & Caspian Tern (11)
>> Willow Flycatcher (1 calling)
>> Barn Swallow (3)
>> Robin (1) & Red Wings (2)
>>
>> Techny Basin (7:35-9 a.m.)
>>
>> Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (7), Green Heron (3) & Black Crowned
>> Night Heron (2)
>> Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (23)
>> Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
>> Killdeer (4)
>> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (5) Sandpipers
>> WHIMBREL (1)
>> Ring Billed (2) & Herring (2) Gulls
>> Caspian Tern (2)
>> Kingfisher (1-F)
>> Flicker (2)
>> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (12) Swallows
>> Robins (5) & Song Sparrow (4)
>> Red Wings (5) & Grackle (2)
>> House Finch (5, a family group) & Goldfinch (4)
>>
>> Air Station Prairie (9:15-10 a.m. with David A from California)
>> (David had a Black Billed Cuckoo today at The Grove.)
>>
>> D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
>> Killdeer (3-AD & 1 big young one)
>> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (1) Sandpipers
>> Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by) & Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
>> Mourning Dove (2)
>> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (4) Swallows
>> Song Sparrow (1), Red Wings (3), Grackle (1) & Goldfinch (2)
>>
>> I have surely done very well with big shorebirds in the last 3 days
>> seeing Willets &
>> Marbled Godwits on Saturday, Black Necked Stilts on Sunday & the
>> Whimbrel today.
>> I need to remember this the next time I think about complaining about
>> a lack of shorebirds.
>>
>> Bird-Of-The-Day to the big Whimbrel & Runner-Up to the Greater
>> Yellowlegs making it an all
>> big shorebird awards day.
>>
>> Al Stokie
>> Birding locally in Cook County & dodging raindrops
>>
>>

 
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