Date: 9/10/19 5:55 pm From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET Montrose, Techny North & Techny Basin Tuesday 9-10-19
Poor security today! What a shame!
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> On Sep 10, 2019, at 5:54 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> Hello Bird People,
> Like yesterday, today was a "paying your dues" day with almost nothing
> of interest being seen.
> Tried hard to find a Baird's Sandpiper at Montrose as they have been
> there recently & I had one there the last time I birded there & I
> wanted one good bird for the day. But I couldn't find one today. And
> only common birds seen at all locations today.
> Montrose Beach & Dunes
> D.C. Cormorant (at 1st just a few flying by & then wave after wave of
> about 300 going north)
> Great Blue Heron (1 on the flooded beach, 1 in the Dunes & 1 flying by)
> Canada Goose (32 early)
> Mallard (26 by the pier)
> Semipalmated Plover (at 1st only 3 but later up to 13)
> Killdeer (2)
> Sanderling (Max = 24)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper (3)
> Least Sandpiper (1)
> Ring Billed Gull (~85)
> Herring Gull (2 on the beach & more flying by)
> Caspian Tern (6)
> Back to dogs on the beach with 2 there today. One lady owner went over
> to pick up after the dog (I thought) but just kicked sand over the
> "dogie do" so no one could see it. No security car to be seen.
> Not one migrant seen by me at the hedge area although I didn't look
> too hard or long.
> Only birds seen were summer or year round residents. Two Warbling
> Vireos still singing.
> Techny North
> Boy the mud flats look great but few shorebirds were taking advantage
> of the flats.
> Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (1)
> Green Heron (1)
> Black Crowned Night Heron (2-AD)
> Canada Goose (8), Wood Duck (5) & Mallard (16)
> Killdeer (7)
> Spotted (2), Semipalmated (1) & Least (4) Sandpipers
> Pectoral Sandpiper (3)
> Ring Billed Gull (3 flying)
> Chimney Swift (1)
> Kingfisher (1)
> Barn Swallow (4)
> Techny Basin
> Mud flats are finally back but only Killdeer were using them.
> Great Blue Heron (6) & Great Egret (3)
> Canada Goose (23), Mallard (39) & Blue Winged Teal (1)
> Killdeer (6)
> Kingfisher (1)
> Flicker (1)
> Eastern Kingbird (2 together)
> Made a fast stop at Air Station Prairie but once again the 2 ponds
> have no water.
> Not much to choose from but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the 2 adult Black
> Crowned Night Herons & Runners-Up to the Pectoral Sandpipers & the
> Blue Winged Teal.
> Al Stokie
> Having a slow day in Cook County