Date: 8/13/19 8:53 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, plus local, cook co
Most of the water is gone.  There were:

2 lesser yellowlegs being awesome
2 solitaries
2 black fluffy virginia rail and 2 immatures
4 killdeer
200 house finches!  a likely record, yes it's fall, if the changing trees I saw on my way there weren't proof enough!
50 swallows, 12 or more barn, 1 unsure
2 goldfinches
1 f adult mallard and 3 chicks
1 hummingbird!
3 song sparrows
1 unknown sparrow-like song
12 starlings
1 blackbird
2 mourning doves
13 humans

Home, the red-breasted nuthatch (or more than one) has been meeping at me this week again after a long break (2-3 months?).  I wish I knew where they were nesting/if they are nesting nearby!

Suzanne Coleman
cook co.

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