ILbirds
Received From Subject
9/21/17 3:46 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Final reminder for the PFBC walk on Saturday NO SIGHTINGS
9/21/17 12:32 pm Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: [BIRDCHAT] WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2017-2018
9/21/17 12:29 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 83rd Street Fluddle/Greene Valley F.P. & Fermi Lab/Lake Law Thursday 9-21-17
9/21/17 8:51 am Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Golden-winged Warbler
9/21/17 8:16 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neighborhood birds
9/20/17 1:05 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET; Sangamon tower kills from recent fog
9/20/17 10:56 am Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
9/20/17 10:34 am 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Connecticut Warbler at HBS
9/20/17 10:19 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
9/19/17 6:34 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
9/19/17 4:55 pm <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tonight 7-8 WTTW Chicago Bird Migration Safety
9/19/17 2:48 pm nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
9/19/17 1:14 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Continuing Eared Grebe - Carl R Hanson Woods
9/19/17 1:12 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Eared Grebe
9/19/17 1:11 pm Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
9/19/17 12:53 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Both Technys Tuesday 9-19-17
9/19/17 12:52 pm Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
9/19/17 11:58 am <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: The Grove cook co
9/19/17 11:26 am Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Field Trips to Perkins Woods September 21 & September 28 (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/19/17 10:38 am Marion Miller <tlcbyrnme...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chimney Swift Sit-Kane County ( NO SIGHTING)
9/19/17 9:21 am Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Another bird walk in Chicago this weekend
9/19/17 9:19 am Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Ornithological Society walks this weekend
9/19/17 9:05 am 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods Birding Websites (no sightings)
9/19/17 8:59 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
9/19/17 8:35 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
9/19/17 7:39 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Carolina wren Byard
9/19/17 6:16 am Jake <jake.cvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
9/19/17 6:12 am Jake <jake.cvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
9/19/17 6:00 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard A. redstart
9/19/17 5:56 am David Eaton <deaton1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
9/19/17 12:39 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET The Grove cook co
9/18/17 9:26 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET The Grove, cook co
9/18/17 8:26 pm <mitko...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird ID help needed.
9/18/17 6:54 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RC kinglet
9/18/17 11:42 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #4
9/18/17 9:28 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Ovenbird
9/18/17 8:13 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard C. yellowthroat
9/17/17 4:58 pm Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET SABINE'S GULL
9/17/17 3:55 pm Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET SABINE'S GULL
9/17/17 3:19 pm Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Request for documentation on various records of Review List species
9/17/17 2:10 pm Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
9/17/17 1:32 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-17-17
9/17/17 5:22 am Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017
9/16/17 4:37 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illinois Beach State Park - Lake County
9/16/17 2:34 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
9/16/17 12:54 pm Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Grebes - Emiquon - 9-16-17
9/16/17 12:06 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Slow Day On The N.E Lake County Beaches Saturday 9-16-17
9/16/17 10:28 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grackles in Carpentersville
9/16/17 8:31 am 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Nelson's Sparrow, 9/16 a.m.
9/16/17 7:47 am Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
9/15/17 8:35 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET September 23rd Peregrine Falcon Bird Club walk to Montrose Point NO SIGHTINGS
9/15/17 7:42 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 15, 2017
9/15/17 5:46 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Cape May w.
9/15/17 5:03 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wednesday - Oak Park with Henry Griffin
9/15/17 4:23 pm Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
9/15/17 3:17 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Swainson's thrush window hit
9/15/17 3:09 pm <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Audubon Society September bird walks (no sightings)
9/15/17 1:14 pm Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great Horned Owl
9/15/17 1:08 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 83rd Street Fluddle & Fermi Lab/Lake Law Friday 9-15-17
9/15/17 10:03 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers - Waukegan Beach, Lake County
9/15/17 9:13 am jeff chapman <jeffchapman1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Will County Magnificent Frigatebird
9/15/17 8:16 am Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers - Waukegan Beach, Lake County
9/15/17 6:33 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NO SIGHTINGS the Whimbrel Birders Club Backyard Migratory Bird Count Competition starts tomorrow
9/14/17 7:34 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard House wren
9/14/17 7:01 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 14, 2017
9/14/17 2:23 pm Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Grebes at Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve
9/14/17 1:26 pm Karen Forcum <tkforcum...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Fall Migrants
9/14/17 11:18 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Western Grebes @ Emiquon
9/14/17 10:10 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Bay-breasted w. not PW
9/14/17 7:34 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: RBA - Broad-billed Hummimgbird in Springfield
9/14/17 6:51 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Pine warbler
9/14/17 6:33 am John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Pine Siskins in Big Rock
9/14/17 5:42 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Swainson's t. peeps
9/14/17 4:56 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BT green w. to be sure
9/14/17 4:36 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Tennessee w.
9/13/17 10:11 pm Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Mundelein Yard Bird
9/13/17 7:56 pm <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RBA - Broad-billed Hummimgbird in Springfield
9/13/17 4:54 pm Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Emiquon
9/13/17 4:49 pm Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Emiquon
9/13/17 2:47 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET N.E. Lake County Lakefront-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Wed 9-13-17
9/13/17 2:39 pm Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Fields Trips This Week - Correction; Thursday is at 7:30 not 8:30 (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/13/17 2:01 pm <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
9/13/17 1:01 pm Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Emiquon
9/13/17 12:41 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Cape May w.
9/13/17 10:58 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RE vireo
9/13/17 9:02 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
9/13/17 8:59 am Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sabine's gulls
9/13/17 8:16 am Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. Report Aug. 2017
9/13/17 8:12 am Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
9/13/17 7:52 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
9/12/17 8:34 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 12, 2017
9/12/17 5:25 pm Suresh V <verditer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sanderling Photos - Montrose Beach
9/12/17 4:57 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Blackburnian w.
9/12/17 3:16 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET An IOS Trip to Panama (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/12/17 2:02 pm Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Greater White- fronted Goose - NO SIGHTINGS
9/12/17 12:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #3 & Heritage Park/Wheeling Tuesday 9-12-17
9/12/17 10:53 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET LaBagh Bioblitz - Volunteers needed
9/12/17 9:06 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Need for photos, North American Birds, Winter 2015-2016 (no sightings)
9/12/17 8:57 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NO SIGHTINGS Red Crossbills
9/12/17 7:25 am Donnie Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Greater White- fronted Goose - NO SIGHTINGS
9/12/17 7:07 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Swainson's t.
9/12/17 7:03 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET IOS Carlyle Lake pelagic trip, 30 September (no sightings)
9/12/17 6:10 am Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Field Trips This week - Perkins Woods and Northwestern University (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/12/17 4:35 am Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migration this morning
9/12/17 3:16 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Cedar waxwings
9/11/17 3:38 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least FC in By
9/11/17 3:18 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Eagle Optics
9/11/17 2:59 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Techny's Monday 9-11-17
9/11/17 1:13 pm Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Eagle Optics
9/11/17 10:04 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illinois Young Birders Calumet are field trip report
9/11/17 9:36 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Eagle Optics
9/11/17 8:30 am Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Eagle Optics
9/11/17 8:18 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose - September 11, 2017
9/11/17 3:20 am 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Bird behavior, Lyons Woods, Lake County, Sunday 09/10/17
9/10/17 9:00 pm Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird behavior, Lyons Woods, Lake County, Sunday 09/10/17
9/10/17 3:32 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Gardens Nelson's Sparrow, 9/10 a.m.
9/10/17 2:02 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Dunes, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-10-17
9/10/17 9:25 am John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Warblers and Water
9/10/17 8:06 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - Connecticut W - Sun 9/10/17
9/9/17 10:38 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hegewisch Marsh dowitcher photos (9-9-17)
9/9/17 10:04 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Hegewisch Marsh Long-billed Dowitcher, Park 566 lakewatch (Cook County)
9/9/17 3:05 pm <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson Park: Lark Sparrow
9/9/17 2:05 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Both Techny's Saturday 9-9-17
9/9/17 1:21 pm Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hegewisch Marsh Long-billed Dowitcher, Park 566 lakewatch (Cook County)
9/9/17 12:27 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Western Grebe
9/9/17 8:30 am Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Grebe
9/8/17 4:21 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Thayer's Gull Listing Questions (no new sightings)
9/8/17 4:06 pm Gary Soper <garysoper...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET leg bands on American Golden-plovers
9/8/17 2:15 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #2, Techny North & Heritage Park/Wheeling Friday 9-8-17
9/8/17 11:45 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellowstarts still here
9/8/17 10:57 am Kent Stevens <kntstevens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Emiquon Preserve
9/8/17 7:38 am <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET CAS Camp Pine Seed Collecting, other Sept-Oct activities - no sightings
9/7/17 11:25 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 7, 2017
9/7/17 8:34 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. wren
9/7/17 8:20 pm Michael Miller <michaelmiller12001...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jean Iron - Great Photos From James Bay 2017 shorebird project (No Sightings)
9/7/17 5:53 pm John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow-headed Blackbird at Montrose late PM
9/7/17 3:57 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove- yes migrants
9/7/17 12:36 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Thursday 9-7-17
9/7/17 8:40 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel Birders Club on the ABA Young Birders Blog (The Eyrie) NO SIGHTINGS
9/7/17 6:47 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: White Opossum
9/6/17 10:24 pm Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: White Opossum
9/6/17 8:09 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 2, 2017
9/6/17 5:51 pm Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Upcoming birding boat trips on Lake Michigan
9/6/17 5:28 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - 9/6/17 evening
9/6/17 5:13 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bemis Woods Field Trip
9/6/17 4:53 pm Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS field trip to LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve, Sunday, Sept. 10
9/6/17 3:30 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Sparrow Guide Version 2 (No Sightings)
9/6/17 2:12 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Technys Wed 9-6-17
9/6/17 2:05 pm Mark Vaughan <markvaughan60201...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sparrow Guide Version 2 (No Sightings)
9/6/17 12:07 pm Marion Miller <tlcbyrnme...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chimney Swift Night Out (NO SIGHTING)
9/5/17 4:53 pm Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/5/17 2:36 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET A Lake Watch & A Hawk Watch Tuesday 9-5-17
9/5/17 11:23 am Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ready For Fall Migration? NO SIGHTINGS
9/4/17 2:34 pm <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET open lands lakeshore preserve
9/4/17 2:10 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Burnham & Big Marsh - Mon 9/4/17
9/4/17 1:37 pm Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Red Knot, Swan Lake
9/4/17 12:56 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose & S.E. Cook County-Burnham Prairie & Hegewisch Marsh Monday 9-4-17
9/4/17 12:29 pm Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ring-billed Gulls Aerial Feeding in Jackson Park
9/4/17 10:55 am Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Park 566 Lakewatch
9/4/17 10:51 am Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Knot, Swan Lake
9/3/17 6:26 pm Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ring-billed Gulls Aerial Feeding in Jackson Park
9/3/17 5:13 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Insects and birds at 630 pm
9/3/17 3:24 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Buff-breasted and Stilt Sandpipers and Connecticut Warbler, 9/3 a.m.
9/3/17 2:40 pm <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Mississippi Kite at Greene Valley hawkwatch on Sunday AM
9/3/17 12:37 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Repeat Performance At Waukegan, Illinois Beach & State Line Beach Sunday 9-3-17
9/3/17 10:16 am Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red-necked Phalarope at Fermilab
9/3/17 9:43 am Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Hummingbird / Hummingbird Moth
9/3/17 6:12 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle (none on Saturday)
9/2/17 7:38 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua / Emiquon - Sat 9/2/17
9/2/17 4:43 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach / IBSP / Skokie Lagoons (Lesser Black-backed Gull/ migrants)
9/2/17 4:38 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET A Sanderling Day At The Beach In N.E. Lake County Saturday 9-2-17
9/2/17 11:48 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lesser black backed gull ibsp south
9/2/17 9:45 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
9/2/17 6:33 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
9/1/17 8:02 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
9/1/17 7:05 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Yellowstart
9/1/17 5:28 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
9/1/17 3:26 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose and LaBagh 9-1
9/1/17 2:45 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebird Totals For August 2017
9/1/17 1:37 pm John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jaeger at Gillson Point 9/1 afternoon
9/1/17 10:59 am Kent Stevens <kntstevens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET emiquon
9/1/17 8:59 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Sep 1st AM - 3 jaegers
9/1/17 4:47 am Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET William Dreuth Website
9/1/17 4:04 am 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET William Dreuth Website
8/31/17 8:16 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose American Golden-Plovers, 8/31 p.m.
8/31/17 6:00 pm <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Thursday shorebirds - Chautauqua center dike and N Globe
8/31/17 4:03 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sanderling
8/31/17 4:02 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Sanderling
8/31/17 2:07 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET DuPage County-83rd Street Fluddle & Lake Law At Fermi Lab Thursday 8-31-17
8/31/17 1:17 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ready For Fall Migration? NO SIGHTINGS
8/30/17 8:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Ovenbird
8/30/17 6:24 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nighthawk Reminder Wed 8-30-17
8/30/17 3:17 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Swainson's t.
8/30/17 2:36 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET;Sangamon Co. warblers
8/30/17 2:18 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Thur 8-3017
8/30/17 12:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Chipping sp
8/30/17 6:58 am John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rails Air Station Prairie
8/30/17 6:50 am Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Douglas County Arcola Marsh information only
8/29/17 6:35 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT
8/29/17 4:46 pm 'darrell shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: LaSalle County 8/29/17
8/29/17 4:20 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
8/29/17 3:50 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rails At Air Station Prairie Tuesday 8-29-17
8/29/17 12:12 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
8/29/17 11:10 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Buff Breasted Sandpiper & Western Sandpiper On Montrose Beach Tuesday 8-29-17
8/29/17 10:06 am <mchiplis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Vultures - McCook TARP Reservoir
8/29/17 6:28 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
8/29/17 5:25 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Montrose, 29-Aug
8/28/17 4:33 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Both Technys & Air Station Prairie Monday 8-28-17
8/28/17 3:57 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose BBPlover 8/28/17 pm
8/28/17 1:52 pm <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
8/28/17 1:12 pm Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Goldfinches/August breeding question
8/28/17 12:47 pm Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
8/28/17 11:50 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. wren
8/28/17 11:31 am <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
8/28/17 10:36 am Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
8/28/17 9:03 am 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson Co. IL & (Perry Co.MO) Anhingas
8/27/17 10:00 pm Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
8/27/17 8:22 pm Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
8/27/17 7:31 pm Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
8/27/17 6:24 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
8/27/17 4:05 pm Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
8/27/17 1:58 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Co Shorebirding Sun 8/27/17
8/27/17 1:35 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COS/ENSBC Shorebird trip results (Calumet WRP & Burnham Prairie) (8-27-17)
8/27/17 2:31 am John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 1st year Black Throated Blue warblers in Big Rock
8/26/17 11:52 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Mottled Duck, Rend Lake
8/26/17 7:07 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard eclipse pic
8/26/17 4:15 pm <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua shorebirds on Friday and Saturday
8/26/17 3:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Three N.E. Lake County Beaches & 2 Cook County Inland Wetlands Saturday 8-26-17
8/26/17 11:10 am Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Mottled Duck, Rend Lake
8/26/17 8:22 am John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Orioles in Big Rock
8/25/17 8:48 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Random Lake co. (no living sightings)
8/25/17 7:03 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove warblers, data (Cook), fall
8/25/17 4:04 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove warblers! Cook
8/25/17 2:55 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Both Techny's, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Friday 8-25-17
8/25/17 12:17 pm <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebirds, Townline Road fluddle, Lake County
8/24/17 5:50 pm Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: [wisb] Red Crossbill flight
8/24/17 2:55 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Techny's (Local Interest Only) Thursday 8-24-17
8/24/17 7:48 am John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Backyard Ruby-throated Hummingbird (videos)
8/24/17 7:39 am Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET female ruby throated hummingbird in Back of the Yards
8/24/17 6:49 am <obstinatrician...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Peregrine Falcon / Montrose 8/23
8/23/17 7:18 pm <p.bertoncini...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET American Kestrels in Chicago Austin neighborhood
8/23/17 7:05 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT
8/23/17 6:35 pm Andy Gilbert <agilb849...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Possible BB Whistling Duck at South Globe
8/23/17 5:52 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hits & Misses In N.E. Lake County But Mostly Misses Wed 8-23-17
8/23/17 5:09 pm <jeffrey.stwora...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Common Nighthawks
8/23/17 12:20 pm <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RBA - Belated Frigatebird Sighting in Lake County
8/23/17 10:59 am Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Goose migration ?
8/23/17 9:00 am <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 8/23 AM - Burnham Prairie NP, Cook :-(
8/23/17 6:28 am Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Not Much To See- Grand Tower Island (Perry County MO/ Jackson County IL)
8/23/17 2:49 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nocturnal Migration
8/22/17 8:33 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny (cook co.)
8/22/17 8:08 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Not Much To See- Grand Tower Island (Perry County MO/ Jackson County IL)
8/22/17 3:39 pm <phrag207...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Southern Illinois birds etc
8/22/17 12:37 pm Patricia Miller <patmiller...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> No bird sightings - Re: IBET Some Southern Illinois Birds, The Great Eclipse Chase & The World's Worst Traffic Jam Monday 8-21-17
8/22/17 10:05 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Some Southern Illinois Birds, The Great Eclipse Chase & The World's Worst Traffic Jam Monday 8-21-17
8/22/17 8:15 am Bob Scios <bob1526...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bob Scios sent you file Via Dropbox
 
Back to top
Date: 9/21/17 3:46 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Final reminder for the PFBC walk on Saturday NO SIGHTINGS
Final reminder for the PFBC trip on Saturday details below:
Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After we venture through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds.  If you are planning on coming please respond.
LEADER: Oliver BurrusDATE: SEP 23MEETING TIME: 7:00 AMMEETING LOCATION: Magic Hedge parking lotTARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
* based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.
Oliver BurrusKane co.
 

Back to top
Date: 9/21/17 12:32 pm
From: Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: [BIRDCHAT] WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2017-2018
All-



The Winter Finch Forecast for this year!  See link below.
Regards,
Eric

 Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Ron Pittaway <jeaniron...>
To: <BIRDCHAT...>
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:09 PM
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2017-2018

This will be a banner winter to see finches in the Northeast. Please see
link to this year's Winter Finch Forecast.
http://jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm

Ron Pittaway
Ontario Field Ornithologists
Toronto, Ontario
21 September 2017

For BirdChat Guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/birdchat/
For BirdChat archives or to change your subscription options, go to
Archives: https://listserv.ksu.edu/birdchat.html
To contact a listowner, send a message to
<birdchat-request...>





 

Back to top
Date: 9/21/17 12:29 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 83rd Street Fluddle/Greene Valley F.P. & Fermi Lab/Lake Law Thursday 9-21-17
Hello Bird People,

83rd Street Fluddle (7:40-8:30 a.m.)

Called Mike Madsen Wed night to see if any shorebirds were at The
Fluddle & he said all he's been seeing have been lots of Killdeer, a
few Solitary Sandpipers & 1 Snipe. Not very encouraging but if I drive
all the way out to do Fermi Lab I need a 2nd place to check to make it
worth while to drive that far. Besides there's always new birds
arriving right? No, wrong as the only shorebirds were
Killdeer (Max=65), Solitary Sandpiper (2) & Wilson's Snipe (1). Now I
will have to listen to Mike saying "I told you so."

Also at the Fluddle were Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) &
Canada Goose (1 fly-by)
Wood Duck (1), Mallard (127) plus Green Winged (1 continuing) & Blue
Winged (29-30) Teal
With the Killdeer on the mud flats were R.B. Gull (1), Mourning Dove
(3), Robin (1) & Starling (1)
One Kingfisher was resting in a tree & flying over the water were
Chimney Swifts (8) &
Barn Swallows (3-4). Also saw 2 Blue Jays & 2 male Red Winged Blackbirds.
My only highlight here was one AMERICAN PIPIT doing the Pipit strut
near the Snipe & although the Snipe did not seem impressed I was. To
each his own I guess.

Fermi Lab/Lake Law Only) (9:15-10:45 a.m.)

Still mud flats all around the water & I walked out on them both near
the Red Barn parking area & well to the south by the bench. At the
closer spot I found Killdeer (10), Lesser Yellowlegs (5-6), Pectoral
(4), Least (1) & Semipalmated (2-3) Sandpipers plus Wilson's Snipe
(1).

As I walked to the south area of mud flats I ran into Betsy F &
another DuPager who had seen more Killdeer & Pectorals where I was
going. Too bad they had to leave as I added a few species that were
not there when they looked.

In addition to more Killdeer (18) & Pectorals (9) mentioned by Betsy I
also saw 1 more Semipalmated Sandpiper, a lone (distant) Greater
Yellowlegs & 3 sandpipers which were thinner than the Pects & had long
wing extension. Now comes the hard part!

Two of the 3 looked grayer than the 3rd one & they had flank marks
although they were fading. They had no beige coloring on the neck &
chest. The 3rd one did have the beige on the neck & chest, no flank
marks & was brown overall in color. It also had the feather edgings of
the juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER mainly because that's what it was!

The grayer birds were probably WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPERS which was
proved for certain when they flew with a few Pects due to a tussle
between some Killdeer. Both white rumps were obvious in flight. They
landed far away & I could not re-find them but the Baird's never moved
from it's feeding area to the south of the lake mud flats.

The shorebirds seemed to be moving around a bit as when I returned to
my 1st spot the Yellowlegs were gone but now there were a Semipalmated
Plover & a Solitary Sandpiper which had not been there before. Then
all the Lesser Yellowlegs returned as a group.

Also here were Great Blues (7-8), Great Egret (1 fly-by, Canada Geese
(3) & large flotilla of
134 D.C. Cormorants. Completing the Lake Law cast were Ring Billed (3)
& Herring (1) Gulls.
Not 1 duck was seen by me although they may have been at A.E. Sea?

I had seen 2 Pipits before but neither made top bird as better birds
were seen so today
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Fluddle Pipit who did a fine rendition of
the Pipit strut & did it very close by for added viewing enjoyment.
Third time's the charm!
Runner's-Up to the Baird's & White Rumped Sandpipers neither of which
can do a very good strut at all. Maybe with practice?

Al Stokie
Having a good shorebird day after all in DuPage County


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/21/17 8:51 am
From: Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Golden-winged Warbler
Hi All,


Highlights of my walk around Montrose Point this morning include an immature GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in the Magic Hedge, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and two WOOD DUCKS, all fly-overs on the beach. Also on the beach were a NELSON'S SPARROW and a possible female BOBOLINK, thanks to Howard Blum. A BROWN THRASHER was also present in the trees near the meadow. A few other expected warblers were around, and my FOS WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was also in the hedge.


Cheers,


Alex Bloss
Chicago

 

Back to top
Date: 9/21/17 8:16 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neighborhood birds
Dear birders,
My 5.3 mile morning walk in the Irving Park neighborhood turned up 9 species of warblers. The first, a Wilson's, was in my yard. The other 8 species were in 3 concentrated areas along the Chicago River, from Grace to Montrose. They included: Palm 3, Nashville 3, Redstart 3, Black-throated Green 2, Chestnut-sided 2, Bay-breasted 2, Magnolia 1, and Blackpoll 1. When the sunlight caught the heads of the Chestnut-sided warblers, they were brilliant.
Yesterday, I heard, then saw, a Carolina Wren, in the woodlot at Hamlin & Grace (south end of my block). The only other one I've had in my neighborhood (60618) was along the river, about 1.5 miles from home, several years ago. My other highlight for yesterday's walk was a Red-breasted Nuthatch.
For the birds!
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

Back to top
Date: 9/20/17 1:05 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET; Sangamon tower kills from recent fog
Sangamon County TV Tower Kill on Sept. 19, 2017--foggy morning:

I salvaged (with a permit) the following species  east of Springfield at
a TV tower:


Sora-1

Catbird-3

Veery-1

Philadelphia Vireo-1

Red-eyed Vireo-2

Golden-winged Warbler-1

Tennessee Warbler-7

Chestnut-sided Warbler-3 plus one that is still alive

Magnolia-4

American Redstart-2

Black and White Warbler-5

Ovenbird-8

Common Yellowthroat-1

Blackburnian Warbler-2


Does anyone know the odds of survival for a bird that seems to have no
visible injuries; wings and legs in good shape, and quite active but
cannot fly? I know it probably has a head injury but is there something
that can help it recover?


H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum



--
Beckie Dyer
Museum Technician
Illinois State Museum
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703-3500
Phone: 217-782-7475
Fax: 217-785-2857



------------------------------------
Posted by: Beckie Dyer <dyer...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/20/17 10:56 am
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
Still present at 12:30 PM, now with 2 American Coots and 3 immature Hooded Mergansers. Follow Al Stokie's perfect directions.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 20, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> Just a quick report to tell you that the Eared Grebe was still on the
> above mention pond between 7:30-8:45 a.m. today 9-20. It was in more
> open water than the several P.G. Grebes.
>
> Park in the Carl Hanson lot on the west side of Rt 59/Sutton Rd. Walk
> the service road path which exits the woods right by the pond area.
> Look from the cement wall towards the pond. The Eared Grebe was diving
> a lot but did give me & Jim from Norridge good looks eventually.
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day to that Eared Grebe & Runner-Up to a low flying Broad
> Winged Hawk which flew by while I was looking at the Grebes.
>
> Al Stokie
> In Cook County today
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/20/17 10:34 am
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Connecticut Warbler at HBS
20 September 2017 - It was much quieter today in the Hammond Bird Sanctuary
with seven warbler species and not much else. The Connecticut Warbler was
the last warbler seen and then I left at about 11 a.m.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

Back to top
Date: 9/20/17 10:19 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Eared Grebe Continues At Poplar Creek Prairie Pond/ Carl Hanson F.P. Wed 9-20-17
Hello Bird People,

Just a quick report to tell you that the Eared Grebe was still on the
above mention pond between 7:30-8:45 a.m. today 9-20. It was in more
open water than the several P.G. Grebes.

Park in the Carl Hanson lot on the west side of Rt 59/Sutton Rd. Walk
the service road path which exits the woods right by the pond area.
Look from the cement wall towards the pond. The Eared Grebe was diving
a lot but did give me & Jim from Norridge good looks eventually.

Bird-Of-The-Day to that Eared Grebe & Runner-Up to a low flying Broad
Winged Hawk which flew by while I was looking at the Grebes.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 6:34 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
thanks Nancy for forwarding this info
They should put a green roof on the parking garage.  
Suzanne

From: "nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: IBET <ilbirds...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:35 AM
Subject: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017

  FYI:  for those interested in Jackson Park and nearby south Lakefront impending changes - below the CPD meeting schedule and agenda is a summary of the Obama Center public meeting last week  -  JACKSON PARK WATCH is doing a great job keeping us updated.  see bottom of email to sign up on its email list.  Nancy Tikalsky, COS Board
SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE Please discard the misinformation that was provided in the September 11 Update and note the following dates, times, and locations on your calendar. Meeting #1When:  Monday, September 25Time:   4:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: South Shore Cultural Center Meeting #2When:  Wednesday, September 27Time:   4:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Stony Island Arts Bank  (6760 S. Stony Island Avenue) From the Park District’s press release :“At these meetings, the Chicago Park District will present an update on the South Lakefront planning process and the Park District’s analysis of existing site conditions.  The goal of the meeting is to verify the guiding principles with the public and to vet the ideas that will structure the overall vision for the framework plan.  Topics to be discussed include active recreation, golf, passive recreation, water use and quality, arts and culture, and pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The Park District will also address some of the questions that were raised in the first round of meetings and provide updates about ecology and programming opportunities in Jackson and South Shore Parks. In addition, the Park District will solicit input from community members and park users to help further develop a vision for future park improvements. Information collected will be used to guide the development of options for the area which will be presented in subsequent meetings.“We expect that these meetings will follow the format of the August CDOT meetings at the South Shore Cultural Center – duplicates each day, with the possibility of stopping by at any time – but we will provide more information before the 25th. 
OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER OPEN HOUSEWhat happened?  Many of you were in attendance on Thursday evening when the Obama Foundation made its first solo public presentation of the conceptual design and emerging programmatic plans for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).   We invite your comments, additions and corrections to this summary. The energetic and well-orchestrated event, with an estimated 200+ in attendance, had the feel of a pep rally.  It opened with a boom as a contingent from the King High School marching band paraded through the conference hall, and the excitement was amplified by an unannounced appearance (via live streaming) by former President Obama.  The only questions allowed from the floor were the three selected for President Obama to address, but following the staged presentations, there was an opportunity for attendees to view posters and ask questions of architects and Foundation staffers about the designs and programs, though this segment was unfortunately abbreviated to accommodate the president’s participation.  Coverage of the event in the Tribune, Sun-Times , Herald, DNAInfo, Maroon and elsewhere has focused mostly on President Obama’s remarks and especially his explanation of why the Obama Foundation will not sign a Community Benefits Agreement.  We will focus briefly instead on the presentations and poster board discussions that addressed more specifically Jackson Park Watch’s concern – the impact of the Obama Presidential Center on the future character and shape of Jackson Park.
 ·         Vision for the Park:  “Inspire and entertain” was the aspirational goal for the OPC once again voiced by President Obama and echoed by other speakers.   The programmatic offerings under development will reportedly range from museum coverage of Chicago and its African American history and of the Obama administration to a global training program in civic engagementfor young leaders to a welcoming community center for  Southsiders.  President  Obama spoke of his hope that the Center will be completely transformative in opening up Jackson Park, making it constantly active, in ways that he sees now in parks on the Northside but not on the Southside. ·         Site Creep:  Creating a unified museum campus linking the Obama Presidential Center directly with the Museum of Science and Industry was cited as the key goal driving the closure of Cornell Drive and the siting of the OPC northward beyond its originally allotted land.   Not given as a rationale for the site shift was the plan to convert the perennial garden into a water retention pond, although lead landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh did identify water management as the biggest site challenge for the designers. ·         Parking on Parkland: The design and location of the parking garage seem to be driven by the water table and the cost of digging down.  The lower of the proposed garage’s two levels might be slightly below grade but would definitely be 3-4 feet above the water table.   Meanwhile, the sloped roof would  rise above the level of the Metra tracks.  Sloped berms would partially cover the north and south walls of the garage and there would  be a plaza on the roof, but the structural essence of the garage would be very visible.·         Traffic and golf:  The complicated traffic issues created by the closure of Cornell Drive were not addressed at all by members of the Obama Foundation team.  There was, however, a representative of CDOT present to showcase the preliminary proposals previously presented by CDOT in late August.  The proposed merger of the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses received no mention in the presentations, and when asked about that initiative, Obama Foundation representatives stated emphatically that that is a separate, unrelated project.
 What next?  Speak up, reach out.Even this brief summary gives rise to some obvious questions that deserve discussion:·         President Obama’s models for Jackson Park seem to be Millennium Park and Lincoln Park around the zoo, examples which he referenced directly when unveiling the OPC plans back in May.  Are these the best models for balancing the needs of tourists and local residents in Jackson Park? What would this mean for the green natural character of the Park? for Wooded Island?·         There are other site options for the location of the water retention facility.  Why not utilize them?·         Given that the proposed parking garage sets such an ominous precedent for the appropriation of parkland, why not utilize the option of an underground garage beneath the OPC campus as mentioned by President Obama on May 3, or perhaps under the relocated running track?The many representatives of the Obama Foundation at Thursday’s meeting stressed repeatedly that the current plans are conceptual in nature – not finished, not final; the design team is just getting started and the plans are evolving every day.  JPW notes, however, that the site plan and sketches for the OPC presented Thursday night are mostly the same as those first unveiled in May. A few labels have changed and the design of the unfortunate now-above-ground parking garage on the Midway has been elaborated with the acknowledgement that it would be funded by the Obama Foundation.  But there have been no significant changes to the plan to reflect public or private comments of the past four months, no indication of any genuine community consultation.  We hope that, in keeping with the Center’s commitment to civic engagement, there will be the opportunity for real community engagement in the weeks and months ahead. The Obama Foundation says there will be other public meetings in the future.  We will watch for the schedule and will share it as soon as it is available. What you can do:  ·         Raise your own questions; make your own suggestions.   Send them to Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation Vice President for Civic Engagement, at <mstrautmanis...>  Ask him to schedule a meeting with your community group.  Say that you look forward to his response.·         Come to the Park District Open Houses on September 25 and 27 (see below for a revised and updated schedule) to ask your questions and offer your own vision of Jackson Park as part of the South Lakefront Framework Plan process.·         Attend any public meetings the Obama Foundation may subsequently hold.  Look for information about such meetings in JPW Updates.  
Brenda Nelms and Margaret SchmidCoordinators, Jackson Park <Watchwww.jacksonparkwatch.orgjacksonparkwatch...>  (To unsubscribe from this g-list, simply send “unsubscribe” to <jacksonparkwatch...>) 

b2 #yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350 -- #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp #yiv3998119350hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp #yiv3998119350ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp .yiv3998119350ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp .yiv3998119350ad p {margin:0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mkp .yiv3998119350ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ygrp-lc #yiv3998119350hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ygrp-lc .yiv3998119350ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350activity span .yiv3998119350underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 dd.yiv3998119350last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 dd.yiv3998119350last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 dd.yiv3998119350last p span.yiv3998119350yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350file-title a, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350file-title a:active, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350file-title a:hover, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350photo-title a, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350photo-title a:active, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350photo-title a:hover, #yiv3998119350 div.yiv3998119350photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 div#yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg #yiv3998119350ygrp-msg p a span.yiv3998119350yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv3998119350 o {font-size:0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv3998119350 .yiv3998119350replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv3998119350 input, #yiv3998119350 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv3998119350 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-mlmsg #yiv3998119350logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-msg p#yiv3998119350attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-reco #yiv3998119350reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-sponsor #yiv3998119350ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv3998119350 #yiv3998119350ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv3998119350


 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 4:55 pm
From: <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tonight 7-8 WTTW Chicago Bird Migration Safety
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/09/19/how-help-birds-migrate-safely-through-chicago http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/09/19/how-help-birds-migrate-safely-through-chicago



Enjoy!
Jerry Goldner




 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 2:48 pm
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
well, the Jaegerfest scouts in Wisconsin Point (near Duluth)? had 15 species of warblers yesterday -- the shorebirds were also a bit late in the UP this year so....


Shanti, n.

Nancy J. Tikalsky
Zion/Lake
/|\ Please consider the environment before printing this email
"Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself. She is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless, by human interposition, disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them." --Thomas Jefferson: Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1779.
________________________________
From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:11:41 PM
To: <ILbirds...>; <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds]
Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co



I think it might be a combination of these factors. Montrose has been nearly dead lately, after having flurries of Tennessees at the end of August, then blackpolls, redstarts, palms and some others more recently and a few days when there were just ones and twos of a handful of species.There was one day recently when I heard a lot of flight calls in the early morning but it seemed the birds must have kept going because they weren't in the parks.

However, Graceland was good this morning after the rain, as Larry Kratulis noted on Facebook, with 16 species. Feeling warbler-deprived, I birded there with him this afternoon and it was still somewhat 'busy' after the morning rush. Had a yellow rumped and a junco, so it seems the end may be near, or there may be another push in the offing. I think the next cold front may not happen until mid-next-week.

Jill Niland
Chicago

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:58:07 PM CDT, <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:




I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL



 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 1:14 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Continuing Eared Grebe - Carl R Hanson Woods
Hi everyone just wanted to let you know that I saw the Eared Grebe today at 2:30 PM. Here is where I saw it Google Maps. Others there possibly had 2 EAGRs! 

|
|
| |
Google Maps


|

|

|


Oliver BurrusCook co.
 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 1:12 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Eared Grebe
The Eared Grebe on Hansen preserve Pond in Poplar Creek Prairie (Cook Co) has been reported on eBird by several birders today and is still present as of 2:45 pm today.

It has been in the middle of the pond best seen from the dam. Sometimes it disappeared only to pop up in the middle of the pond.

There are 6 or so juvenile & 2-3 adult Pied-billed Grebes and 5-6 immature Hooded Mergansers too.

Dan Williams
Rockford

------------------------------------
Posted by: Daniel Williams <twotringas...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 1:11 pm
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
I think it might be a combination of these factors. Montrose has been nearly dead lately, after having flurries of Tennessees at the end of August, then blackpolls, redstarts, palms and some others more recently and a few days when there were just ones and twos of a handful of species.There was one day recently when I heard a lot of flight calls in the early morning but it seemed the birds must have kept going because they weren't in the parks.  
However, Graceland was good this morning after the rain, as Larry Kratulis noted on Facebook, with 16 species. Feeling warbler-deprived, I birded there with him this afternoon and it was still somewhat 'busy' after the morning rush. Had a yellow rumped and a junco, so it seems the end may be near, or there may be another push in the offing. I think the next cold front may not happen until mid-next-week.
Jill NilandChicago
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:58:07 PM CDT, <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 12:53 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Both Technys Tuesday 9-19-17
Hello Bird People,

There have been 2 important local shorebird locations that have been
flooded this Summer/Fall & therefore have had no shorebirds. One place
is Big Marsh & the other was the Wood Dale Reservoir complex which
includes the Itasca Wetlands just off Prospect. But last week I rec'd
an email from local birder Nancy H saying that all of a sudden the
actual reservoir now had mud flats around the edges. So today I
checked it out & the habitat is great but it's too bad this didn't
happen a few weeks ago when shorebirds were more common. However, the
Itasca Wetlands portion remains flooded.

Wood Dale Reservoir (8-10 a.m.)

In the reservoir were D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (2)
Shorebirds were Killdeer (58), Least (2), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral
(3) Sandpipers
Also Ring Billed (3-AD) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
Three Canada Geese flew by & a MERLIN buzzed & flushed many of the Killdeer.

In the Middle Pond were 2 more Cormorants, 1 more Great Egret & 1
Solitary Sandpiper
The creek had 1 more Great Blue, 2 more Great Egrets & 4 Mallards.
The only birds at the Itasca Wetlands were D.C. Cormorant & Great Egret (1 each)
Interesting land birds were Nashville (2) & YELLOW RUMPED MYRTLE (1)
Warblers, Common Yellowthroat (1 young male) & my 1st Fall WHITE
THROATED SPARROW.

Techny Basin North & South Sections (11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.)

I like to check these places after a rain as they flood so easily &
today that was again the case in spite of there being not that much
rain over night. Both Technys are completely flooded with no mud flats
at all. The only shorebird at Techny North was a fly-by Killdeer who
did not land as there was no place to land. At Techny Basin South a
few Solitary Sandpipers were on mud edges but that's it.

Great Blues & Great Egrets were at both places & 1 P.B. Grebe & 1
young Black Crowned Night Heron were at the North Section. The only
ducks were Mallards & Wood Ducks & 5 Cormorants were at Techny North.
Let's give these 2 places a few days to let the water go down.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the shorebird chasing Merlin & Runner-Up to the
young Black Crowned Night Heron. I was glad to get back to the Wood
Dale Reservoir even though few species of shorebirds were there today.
I'll try again next week.

Al Stokie
In both DuPage & Cook Co's today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 12:52 pm
From: Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
Forgot one of the most important details, it is on Saturday.

Oliver

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2017, at 1:49 PM, Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> wrote:
>
> You did not say which day!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 19, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After we venture through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds. If you are planning on coming please respond.
>>
>> LEADER: Oliver Burrus
>> MEETING TIME: 7:00 AM
>> MEETING LOCATION: Magic Hedge parking lot
>> TARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
>>
>> * based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Oliver Burrus - founder of WBC and PFBC
>>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 11:58 am
From: <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: The Grove cook co
I'm wondering the same thing. For the time of year, Montrose felt pretty slow for warblers when I went on Saturday. We had 7 species but low numbers of most, just 1 or 2 birds. I haven't been out much this fall but it feels like migration hasn't really "picked up" yet. Is it a slow start for songbird migration this year or did the birds skip over the Chicago area?

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 11:26 am
From: Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trips to Perkins Woods September 21 & September 28 (NO SIGHTINGS)
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has trips scheduled for the next two Thursdays back to Perkins Woods in Evanston. Look for warblers, thrushes, and other fall migrants. Meet at the corner of Grant Street and Ewing Avenue, 3/4 mile east of Crawford Avenue and four blocks south of Central. Both trips start at 7:30 a.m. Leader on September 21 will be Josh Engel, leader on September 28 will be John Bates.



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG




 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 10:38 am
From: Marion Miller <tlcbyrnme...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chimney Swift Sit-Kane County ( NO SIGHTING)

KCA Chimney Swift Sit
Tuesday Sept. 19 6:30pm
Lincoln Elementary School, St Charles

Chimney Swifts gather in large groups as they fly almost 4,000-mile migrating to South America. Join us for a family friendly KCA Chimney Swift Sit to watch these groups roost for the evening at Lincoln Elementary School, 211 S 6th Ave in St. Charles. Park on Indiana Ave, between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
The free aerial show is amazing, and you do not need to be a KCA member to attend.
Up to 1600 birds went to roost last week at this location. Chimney Swift numbers seem to be decreasing this week. However even a few hundred Swifts put on a good aerial show.
Bring a folding chair if you care to sit down. Binoculars are optional because Swifts are visible with the naked eye as they enter the chimney.
Learn about these aerial wonders as KCA members share Chimney Swift interesting facts.
Rich & Marion Miller
Kane County


Sent from my iPhone
 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 9:21 am
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Another bird walk in Chicago this weekend
The Washington Park birders are offering a walk in the park on Sunday, September 24.

From: Mary Nell Murphy 


Hello fellow birders! Come join us for a bird walk in beautiful Washington Park on Sunday September 24 at 8 am by the green-roofed refectory.  We will meet in the parking lot just off 55th St/Russell Dr.   Mostly on trails, but some uneven surfaces.
Here's a map to the meeting spot (just north of the pool):

Washington Park Pool
.. and the link for our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonparkbirdwalks 
Chicago Park District's site on Washington Park:
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/washington-park/ 
Call Mary Nell Murphy with any questions 773.612.8438. 


 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 9:19 am
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Ornithological Society walks this weekend

- Consider joining COS for one or both of these walks this weekend. 
-

- Bird Walk at Humboldt Park
- Saturday, September 23, 7:30-10:00
-

- Humboldt Park Field House (map)
- 1400 North Sacramento Avenue
- Chicago, IL, 60622
-

- Join COS and Humboldt Park resident/birder extraordinaire Sam Burckhardt for a birding walk to look for later Fall migrants. This is good time for sparrows, and the fields and marshes could have Nelson's and Le Conte's Sparrows. Dress for the weather!
- We will meet in the Field House parking lot on the west side of Sacramento. Contact Sam at <rawsbb...> with any questions.
-

- Audubon Great Lakes will also be hosting a workday at 10am, so check out their website and feel free to stop by to help out after the walk! https://www.facebook.com/events/333130257148889/
-

- Whistler Woods/Kickapoo Forest Preserve Bird Walk
- Sunday, September 24, 7:30-9:30
-

- Whistler Woods (map)
- 735 West 134th Street
- Riverdale, IL, 60827
- Explore these ‘underbirded’ forest preserves to look for late migrant warblers, thrushes, and sparrows. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them. 
-

- Meet at the end of the parking lot at Whistler Woods. Contact Andrew Aldrich for details at 630-803-1590.
- Dress for the weather; close toed shoes are recommended. Walks are free and open to all. 


 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 9:05 am
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods Birding Websites (no sightings)
I didn't realize this until recently but my websites about birding
Montrose Point and LaBagh Woods were down and offline (I did some
reorganizing of my websites recently and forgot to reactivate a few of
them). Anyway, they're both up and running again.

Birding Montrose Point
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html

Birding LaBagh Woods
http://theorniphile.info/birding-labagh-woods/index.html

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Robert D. Hughes" <rhughes.enteract...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 8:59 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Reminder: PFBC trip this weekend
Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After we venture through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds.  If you are planning on coming please respond.
LEADER: Oliver BurrusMEETING TIME: 7:00 AMMEETING LOCATION: Magic Hedge parking lotTARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
* based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.
Thanks,Oliver Burrus - founder of WBC and PFBC
 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 8:35 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS – REVISED SCHEDULE – September 18, 2017
FYI: for those interested in Jackson Park and nearby south Lakefront impending changes - below the CPD meeting schedule and agenda is a summary of the Obama Center public meeting last week - JACKSON PARK WATCH is doing a great job keeping us updated. see bottom of email to sign up on its email list. Nancy Tikalsky, COS Board

SOUTH LAKEFRONT FRAMEWORK PLAN MEETINGS REVISED SCHEDULE

Please discard the misinformation that was provided in the September 11 Update and note the following dates, times, and locations on your calendar.

Meeting #1

When: Monday, September 25

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location: South Shore Cultural Center


Meeting #2

When: Wednesday, September 27

Time: 4:00 8:00 p.m.

Location: Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Avenue)



From the Park Districts press release :

At these meetings, the Chicago Park District will present an update on the South Lakefront planning process and the Park Districts analysis of existing site conditions. The goal of the meeting is to verify the guiding principles with the public and to vet the ideas that will structure the overall vision for the framework plan. Topics to be discussed include active recreation, golf, passive recreation, water use and quality, arts and culture, and pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The Park District will also address some of the questions that were raised in the first round of meetings and provide updates about ecology and programming opportunities in Jackson and South Shore Parks. In addition, the Park District will solicit input from community members and park users to help further develop a vision for future park improvements. Information collected will be used to guide the development of options for the area which will be presented in subsequent meetings.

We expect that these meetings will follow the format of the August CDOT meetings at the South Shore Cultural Center duplicates each day, with the possibility of stopping by at any time but we will provide more information before the 25th.




OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE

What happened? Many of you were in attendance on Thursday evening when the Obama Foundation made its first solo public presentation of the conceptual design and emerging programmatic plans for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). We invite your comments, additions and corrections to this summary.

The energetic and well-orchestrated event, with an estimated 200+ in attendance, had the feel of a pep rally. It opened with a boom as a contingent from the King High School marching band paraded through the conference hall, and the excitement was amplified by an unannounced appearance (via live streaming) by former President Obama. The only questions allowed from the floor were the three selected for President Obama to address, but following the staged presentations, there was an opportunity for attendees to view posters and ask questions of architects and Foundation staffers about the designs and programs, though this segment was unfortunately abbreviated to accommodate the presidents participation.

Coverage of the event in the Tribune<http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamacenter/ct-obama-center-community-benefits-agreement-reaction-20170915-story.html>, Sun-Times<http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/obama-foundation-outreach-meeting-draws-supporters-opponents/> , Herald<http://hpherald.com/2017/09/15/obama-foundation-hosts-public-meeting-mccormick/>, DNAInfo<https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170914/south-loop/top-obama-center-officials-discuss-new-site-plan-programs-thursday?utm_source=Hyde+Park+%26+Kenwood&utm_campaign=d1acd0644e-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2c6ae6e68e-d1acd0644e-176572177>, Maroon<https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/9/16/rep-obama-thinks-library-impact-presidency/> and elsewhere has focused mostly on President Obamas remarks and especially his explanation of why the Obama Foundation will not sign a Community Benefits Agreement. We will focus briefly instead on the presentations and poster board discussions that addressed more specifically Jackson Park Watchs concern the impact of the Obama Presidential Center on the future character and shape of Jackson Park.

Vision for the Park: Inspire and entertain was the aspirational goal for the OPC once again voiced by President Obama and echoed by other speakers. The programmatic offerings under development will reportedly range from museum coverage of Chicago and its African American history and of the Obama administration to a global training program in civic engagementfor young leaders to a welcoming community center for Southsiders. President Obama spoke of his hope that the Center will be completely transformative in opening up Jackson Park, making it constantly active, in ways that he sees now in parks on the Northside but not on the Southside.

Site Creep: Creating a unified museum campus linking the Obama Presidential Center directly with the Museum of Science and Industry was cited as the key goal driving the closure of Cornell Drive and the siting of the OPC northward beyond its originally allotted land. Not given as a rationale for the site shift was the plan to convert the perennial garden into a water retention pond, although lead landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh did identify water management as the biggest site challenge for the designers.

Parking on Parkland: The design and location of the parking garage seem to be driven by the water table and the cost of digging down. The lower of the proposed garages two levels might be slightly below grade but would definitely be 3-4 feet above the water table. Meanwhile, the sloped roof would rise above the level of the Metra tracks. Sloped berms would partially cover the north and south walls of the garage and there would be a plaza on the roof, but the structural essence of the garage would be very visible.

Traffic and golf: The complicated traffic issues created by the closure of Cornell Drive were not addressed at all by members of the Obama Foundation team. There was, however, a representative of CDOT present to showcase the preliminary proposals previously presented by CDOT in late August. The proposed merger of the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses received no mention in the presentations, and when asked about that initiative, Obama Foundation representatives stated emphatically that that is a separate, unrelated project.



What next? Speak up, reach out.

Even this brief summary gives rise to some obvious questions that deserve discussion:

President Obamas models for Jackson Park seem to be Millennium Park and Lincoln Park around the zoo, examples which he referenced directly when unveiling the OPC plans back in May. Are these the best models for balancing the needs of tourists and local residents in Jackson Park? What would this mean for the green natural character of the Park? for Wooded Island?

There are other site options for the location of the water retention facility. Why not utilize them?

Given that the proposed parking garage sets such an ominous precedent for the appropriation of parkland, why not utilize the option of an underground garage beneath the OPC campus as mentioned by President Obama on May 3, or perhaps under the relocated running track?

The many representatives of the Obama Foundation at Thursdays meeting stressed repeatedly that the current plans are conceptual in nature not finished, not final; the design team is just getting started and the plans are evolving every day. JPW notes, however, that the site plan and sketches for the OPC presented Thursday night are mostly the same as those first unveiled in May. A few labels have changed and the design of the unfortunate now-above-ground parking garage on the Midway has been elaborated with the acknowledgement that it would be funded by the Obama Foundation. But there have been no significant changes to the plan to reflect public or private comments of the past four months, no indication of any genuine community consultation. We hope that, in keeping with the Centers commitment to civic engagement, there will be the opportunity for real community engagement in the weeks and months ahead. The Obama Foundation says there will be other public meetings in the future. We will watch for the schedule and will share it as soon as it is available.



What you can do:

Raise your own questions; make your own suggestions. Send them to Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation Vice President for Civic Engagement, at <mstrautmanis...><mailto:<mstrautmanis...>. Ask him to schedule a meeting with your community group. Say that you look forward to his response.

Come to the Park District Open Houses on September 25 and 27 (see below for a revised and updated schedule) to ask your questions and offer your own vision of Jackson Park as part of the South Lakefront Framework Plan process.

Attend any public meetings the Obama Foundation may subsequently hold. Look for information about such meetings in JPW Updates.






Brenda Nelms and Margaret Schmid

Coordinators, Jackson Park Watch

www.jacksonparkwatch.org<http://www.jacksonparkwatch.org/>

<jacksonparkwatch...><mailto:<jacksonparkwatch...>





(To unsubscribe from this g-list, simply send unsubscribe to <jacksonparkwatch...><mailto:<jacksonparkwatch...>.)





b2

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 7:39 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Carolina wren Byard

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36512519453/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Last evening it came singing and seeking food. There were 2 birds. Quite the singer.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 6:16 am
From: Jake <jake.cvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
Hi David,

Great Gray Owls would be an incredible rarity in Illinois, as one has never been seen in Illinois. From your description, I would guess that you observed a pair of Barred Owls, which are large gray owls that are common in your neck of the woods. These birds are very social and quite noisy, as you observed. Their call is quite distinctive, a loud Who-cooks-for-you. A quick google search will pull up countless videos to compare to what you heard.

Good birding,

Jake Cvetas
Evanston, IL
Cook County


------ Original Message ------

From: David Eaton <deaton1...> [ILbirds]
To: <ILbirds...>
Sent: September 19, 2017 at 7:58 AM
Subject: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting




Dear all,
I am not a birder, but am pretty confident we saw a Great Gray Owl yesterday evening, perched in a large pine tree in our yard in Riverwoods in Lake County. Actually, there were at least two of them. One was calling around 6 pm. This lasted a good 10 minutes.It was difficult to get a photo, but the ones I have show a distinct white "bow tie" at the neck. Also, it was very large with a several foot total wing span. (Maybe 4 feet, hard to tell.) Has anyone else seen them this far South?
Thanks.

David Eaton
Riverwoods, Lake County, Illinois





 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 6:12 am
From: Jake <jake.cvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
Hi David,

Great Gray Owls would be an incredible rarity in Illinois, as one has never been seen in Illinois. From your description, I would guess that you observed a pair of Barred Owls, which are large gray owls that are common in your neck of the woods. These birds are very social and quite noisy, as you observed. Their call is quite distinctive, a loud Who-cooks-for-you. A quick google search will pull up countless videos to compare to what you heard.

Good birding,

Jake Cvetas
Evanston, IL
Cook County


------ Original Message ------

From: David Eaton <deaton1...> [ILbirds]
To: <ILbirds...>
Sent: September 19, 2017 at 7:58 AM
Subject: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting




Dear all,
I am not a birder, but am pretty confident we saw a Great Gray Owl yesterday evening, perched in a large pine tree in our yard in Riverwoods in Lake County. Actually, there were at least two of them. One was calling around 6 pm. This lasted a good 10 minutes.It was difficult to get a photo, but the ones I have show a distinct white "bow tie" at the neck. Also, it was very large with a several foot total wing span. (Maybe 4 feet, hard to tell.) Has anyone else seen them this far South?
Thanks.

David Eaton
Riverwoods, Lake County, Illinois





 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 6:00 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard A. redstart

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36503470513/in/photostream
Hi friends,
Male preening in the W. hawthorn tree. It sat for a time half sleeping w/eyes shut then open and shut again.
Then preened for some time as I watched from the yard swing. The females on the other hand, Yellowstarts, are non-stop feeding around the grapes and everywhere a bug can be found.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 5:56 am
From: David Eaton <deaton1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great Gray Owl sighting
Dear all,
I am not a birder, but am pretty confident we saw a Great Gray Owl
yesterday evening, perched in a large pine tree in our yard in Riverwoods
in Lake County. Actually, there were at least two of them. One was calling
around 6 pm. This lasted a good 10 minutes. It was difficult to get a
photo, but the ones I have show a distinct white "bow tie" at the neck.
Also, it was very large with a several foot total wing span. (Maybe 4 feet,
hard to tell.) Has anyone else seen them this far South?
Thanks.

David Eaton
Riverwoods, Lake County, Illinois

 

Back to top
Date: 9/19/17 12:39 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET The Grove cook co
I only had about an hour at the end of the day today to go by here but I did find some nice birds all in one group. There was a yellow throated vireo, a Philadelphia vireo, bay breasted warbler, and chestnut sided warbler.

Otherwise I had a few birds: a peewee, phoebe, palm warbler, green heron two great egrets in the pond which is almost dried up. Two c geese on the lawn.

Not many people have been posting anything from the Chicago area but a lot of people from central Illinois are having a great influx of migrants. Is that because nobody's going out here, nobody's posting, or we aren't having any birds up here? Every time I've gone out I've only had a handful of birds but I've also had limited time so I'm just not sure what the situation is.

Suzanne Coleman
9-18-17


------------------------------------
Posted by: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 9:26 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET The Grove, cook co
Didn't go through, trying again.

I only had about an hour at the end of the day today to go by here but I did find some nice birds all in one group. There was a yellow throated vireo, a Philadelphia vireo, bay breasted warbler, and chestnut sided warbler. 



Otherwise I had a few birds: a peewee, phoebe, palm warbler, green heron two great egrets in the pond which is almost dried up.  Two c geese on the lawn.

Not many people have been posting anything from the Chicago area but a lot of people from central Illinois are  having a great influx of migrants. Is that because nobody's going out here, nobody's posting, or we aren't having any birds up here? Every time I've gone out I've only had a handful of birds but I've also had limited time so I'm just not sure what the situation is.

Suzanne Coleman
9-18-17


 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 8:26 pm
From: <mitko...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird ID help needed.
Hi all,


Can someone please help me with the identification of the bird in the following photo?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/GU6vwECQJLs2VPPy1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/GU6vwECQJLs2VPPy1



Thank you in advance!


Regards,
Dimitar

 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 6:54 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RC kinglet

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37142273712/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
About 15 Yellowstarts, a catbird, Magnolia w., YB flycatcher, EW peewee, RB grosbeak here now. And 2 or so Ruby-crowned kinglets.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 11:42 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #4
Hello Bird People,

Although the winds would not be very strong they were from the
East/N.E. & looking ahead there would be no other N.E. wind days for
the rest of the week so it was today or not at all for this week.
But again no ducks went by at all & only 2 migrant species were seen
unless the Cormorants were migrating instead of the usual flying back
& forth? Jeff Sanders was with for this session.

Gillson Park Lake Watch #4 (7:30-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (groups of 1-2-1 & 59, for a big finish!)
Canada Goose (11 landed in the lake)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 in a tree)
PEREGRINE (1-IM, briefly chased the Red Tail)
Sanderling (groups of 7-4-1-1-3 & 8 for a total of 24)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1 or 2 landed in the lake & later 7 more flew by going south)
Ring Billed (~30 with most on the beach) & Herring (~15 over the lake) Gulls
Crows (3 on the beach, but no Cooper's Hawk to fight with today)

Other things to count were dogs (24), swimmers (2), joggers (5), kayak
users (2) & many walkers.
Due to all the human & dog activity no Sanderlings landed for more
than 2-3 min.

Later I was in Wheeling & stopped at Heritage Park where again no
migrant ducks have arrived.

P.B. Grebe (10) & D.C. Cormorant (9)
Great Blue Heron (1 in the stream) & Great Egret (1 by the main pond)
Canada Goose (18) & Mallard (52)
Killdeer (4 on the soccer field)
Ring Billed (29) & Herring (1-IM) Gulls (By the main pond)

Another slow day with Bird-Of-The-Day going to the fast flying Peregrine &
Runner-Up to the Bonaparte's Gulls even though they were not very close.
Eventually this Lake Watch business will pay off although maybe not
until October/November.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today but not seeing much


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 9:28 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Ovenbird

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37307275375/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Very nervous upon seeing me with the window up. But Yellowstarts are very active, 3 or so. Swainson's thrush is eating grapes. Cardinals chipping and wing fluttering. Carolina w. singing in front. Had a hard rain here yesterday. Seems humid and less dusty.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/18/17 8:13 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard C. yellowthroat

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37131271352/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The c. yellowthroat stays low in the bushes. Still have Swainson's t. and Yellowstarts taking a bath in the wet pipevine leaves. Carolina wren gives a song and a few other peeps from Swainson's t.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 4:58 pm
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET SABINE'S GULL
I mean Thompson Lake at Emiquon in Fulton county 
Colin Dobson 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:54 PM, Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 


I found a Juvenile SABINES GULL 50 minutes ago. Andy Gilbert, Tony Ward, Sharon Dobson and I are watching it now straight SE/S of the observatory flying around. Sometimes sitting. Also the WESTERN GREBES are still here. Plus a juv Laughing Gull and a Common Tern with some Forsters hanging around the lake.  




Colin Dobson

Currently in Fulton county

<Birdingboy...>


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503 -- #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp #yiv5250074503hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp #yiv5250074503ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp .yiv5250074503ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp .yiv5250074503ad p {margin:0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mkp .yiv5250074503ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ygrp-lc #yiv5250074503hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ygrp-lc .yiv5250074503ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503activity span .yiv5250074503underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 dd.yiv5250074503last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 dd.yiv5250074503last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 dd.yiv5250074503last p span.yiv5250074503yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503file-title a, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503file-title a:active, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503file-title a:hover, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503photo-title a, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503photo-title a:active, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503photo-title a:hover, #yiv5250074503 div.yiv5250074503photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 div#yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg #yiv5250074503ygrp-msg p a span.yiv5250074503yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv5250074503 o {font-size:0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv5250074503 .yiv5250074503replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv5250074503 input, #yiv5250074503 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv5250074503 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-mlmsg #yiv5250074503logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-msg p#yiv5250074503attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-reco #yiv5250074503reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-sponsor #yiv5250074503ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv5250074503 #yiv5250074503ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv5250074503



 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 3:55 pm
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET SABINE'S GULL

I found a Juvenile SABINES GULL 50 minutes ago. Andy Gilbert, Tony Ward, Sharon Dobson and I are watching it now straight SE/S of the observatory flying around. Sometimes sitting. Also the WESTERN GREBES are still here. Plus a juv Laughing Gull and a Common Tern with some Forsters hanging around the lake.  




Colin Dobson

Currently in Fulton county

<Birdingboy...>


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 3:19 pm
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Request for documentation on various records of Review List species
Dear Illinois birders:

The Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC) maintains archives of
evidence for records of birds that are accidental, rare, or unusual in
Illinois. Species for which IORC requests documentary evidence of
sightings appear on IORC's "Review List." Below I am listing a set of
apparent records from recent years of Review List species for which IORC
has not received any documentation. I am hoping that individuals who have
such evidence, especially photographs, will submit these to IORC. Because
of copyright issues, IORC cannot harvest photos posted to Facebook or eBird
without the photographers permission; we hope such photographers can at
least forward their photos to IORC along with name of the species involved,
date and location of occurrence, photographer's name, and any other
relevant facts. Information about IORC, the Review List, and the
submission process is available at
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/illinois-ornithological-records-committee/
Feel free also to contact me if you have questions.

Please note that because IORC's purpose is in part to maintain permanently
the original bird records for use by future bird students, IORC provides
access to the material associated with records to interested individuals.
In fulfilling this purpose, IORC may publish photographs (and other
material) submitted regarding records as part of IORC's regular reports and
IOS's seasonal reports, which appear in the Illinois Ornithological
Society's (IOS's) journal *Meadowlark*, and may also publish material
(including photographs) on its web site. No other publication of submitted
photographs is intended by IORC. IORC and IOS do not pay any reproduction
fees for this use of images.


Also, for publication and review purposes, IOS and IORC prefer to have the
highest available resolution for documentary photographs. Thanks!


Here are records for which I am hoping to get documentation.

- Harlequin Duck, 1 January 2017, Will County
- White-winged Dove, 17 April 2017, McLean County
- White-winged Dove, 9 July 2017, Christian County
- Pomarine Jaeger, 16 July 2016, Clinton County
- Pomarine Jaeger, 4 October 2016, Cook County
- Parasitic Jaeger, 15 September 2017, Moultrie County
- Mew Gull, 1 January 2017, Will County
- Magnificent Frigatebird, 15 September 2017, Will County
- Neotropic Cormorant, 3-6 June 2017, Sangamon County
- Neotropic Cormorant, 3-24 July 2017, DuPage County
- Neotropic Cormorant, 9-18 July 2017, Kane County
- Neotropic Cormorant, 14-29 July 2017, Jackson County
- Neotropic Cormorant, 15 September 2017, Cook County
- Anhinga, 15 April 2017, Massac County
- Anhinga, 24 June - 29 July 2017, Jackson County
- Tricolored Heron, 8 July 2017, Lake County
- Tricolored Heron, 6 September 2017, Lake County
- Barn Owl, 5 March 2017, Sangamon County
- Gyrfalcon, 13 February 2017, McLean County
- Prairie Falcon, 28 October 2016 through 29 January 2017, Coles County
and Douglas County
- Prairie Falcon, 12 November 2016 through 16 January 2017, Wayne County
- Prairie Falcon, 28 December 2016, Jasper County
- Prairie Falcon, 28 November 2016, Boone County
- Prairie Falcon, 21-26 January 2017, Sangamon County
- Mountain Bluebird, 7-12 April 2017, DuPage County
- Yellow Palm Warbler, 8 November 2016, Cook County
- Western Tanager, 21 May 2017, LaSalle County
- Western Tanager, 11 May 2017, Cook County


Thanks!

Geoff Williamson
IORC Secretary

--
Geoff Williamson
<geoffrey.williamson.21...>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 2:10 pm
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
Just arrived at Rebel Bluff. Bird still present.

Tyler D Funk

On Sep 15, 2017 6:23 PM, "Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Currently from Rebel Bluff as of 6:22 PM, Friday, September 15. Juvenile,
> intermediate morph.
>
> This is west of Bo Woods Recreation Area and the Sullivan Beach.
>
> Travis Mahan
> Decatur, IL
> Macon Co.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> .
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 1:32 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-17-17
Hello Bird People,

Montrose Beach (7-7:45 a.m.)

Off to bad start when I could not enter at Wilson due to 100's of
runners blocking the entrance way.
Finally got in & found all the flooded water on the beach was gone &
only 2 Killdeer were present. But things got better when I got to see
a YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO thanks to Howard B & 2 other birders. It was in
the beach Willows not far from the lake. Then I found a MARSH WREN
along the channel next to the pier. On my way back to the public beach
Howard B was pointing at something near the protected beach inside the
roped off panne. Turned out to be 1 Savannah Sparrow being chased by 1
NELSON'S SPARROW. Next I saw Geoff W on the public beach looking at
something over the lake. I was able to see 1 small Tern flying &
diving. Walked toward Geoff & in flew 4 COMMON TERNS although they
just kept going. Looked harder at the beach where the flooded area had
been & saw 5 Semipalmated Plovers. Also saw 1 SORA fly from 1 part of
the panne to another. Other birders told me that Warblers were at the
Hedge Area but I was not looking for Warblers today.

In addition to 1 beach cleaning machine still working the beach there
was also 1 beach clearing dog running the length of the public beach &
flushing every bird on the beach. But the most interesting bird
flusher was a small "drone" flying back & forth flushing beach gulls.
Hope we don't get too many of them!

Hegewisch Marsh (8:30-9:45 a.m.)

For the 1st time in weeks I did not find the Mute Swan family of 5 nor
did I see either of last week's Dowitchers. Also no Herons or Egrets
that I could see.

Shorebirds were Killdeer (11-12), Greater (1) & Lesser (9) Yellowlegs,
Solitary (1), Semipalmated (2), Pectoral (4) & 2 widely spaced STILT
Sandpipers.
Also saw Coot (1), COMMON GALLINULE (1-IM) & P.B. Grebe (4)
Many Mallards, Wood Ducks & Blue Winged Teal (uncounted due to sun in my eyes)
On my walk in I saw RED HEADED (1-IM), Red bellied (1) & Downy (1)
Woodpeckers & 1 Flicker.
Also 1 Red Tailed Hawk landed in a tree & 1 House Wren scolded me but
not sure why?

Burnham Prairie Marsh (9:50-10:30 a.m.)

Heron/Egrets were Great Blues (3), Great Egrets (also 3) & Green Heron (1)
Ducks were a few Mallards & Green Winged Teal
One each OSPREY & Kestrel flew by
Shorebirds were BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1), Killdeer (18-20) & Least Sandpiper (2)
Someone at Montrose had told me about a Dowitcher he had seen here
yesterday but not today.

Indian Ridge From Torrence Ave Lot (10:40-11:10 a.m.)

The mud flats by the RR tracks were not as productive as last week &
the only shorebirds were
Killdeer (16) & Semipalmated Plover (2). Also Great Blues & Great
Egrets (3 each)

The ponds seen from 122nd St had 49 more Great Egrets, 6 more Killdeer
& 1 Lesser Yellowlegs

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as that was a surprise in
late September.
Runners-Up to the Nelson's Sparrow, the Common Terns, the Osprey &
Black Bellied Plover

My hot streak with license plates continues with Plate Of The Day
being one from Wash D.C. seen while stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan.
That's #49 leaving me with 2 to go which are Wyoming & Hawaii. Good
luck with finding those 2!

Al Stokie
Having a fairly good day in Cook County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/17/17 5:22 am
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: September 16, 2017 at 4:06 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 16, 2017
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Our regular Chicago Audubon Saturday walk at this location.
> 26 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose X
> Wood Duck X
> Mallard X
> Great Blue Heron X
> Green Heron X
> Cooper's Hawk X
> Accipiter sp. X maybe accipiters or maybe falcon sp. two fly-bys very fast into the woods, seemed like one chasing the other
> Red-tailed Hawk X
> Mourning Dove X
> Chimney Swift X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker X
> Downy Woodpecker X
> Hairy Woodpecker X
> Northern Flicker X
> Eastern Wood-Pewee X
> Eastern Kingbird X
> Blue Jay X
> Black-capped Chickadee X
> Red-breasted Nuthatch X heard only one call - called twice and then no more
> White-breasted Nuthatch X
> Swainson's Thrush X
> American Robin X
> Cedar Waxwing X
> Magnolia Warbler X
> Black-throated Green Warbler X
> Common Grackle X
> American Goldfinch X
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39215254
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 4:37 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illinois Beach State Park - Lake County
Decided to hike IBSP with a quick stop at the ponds off of Greenwood Ave by
the power station. Here, I was able to pick out 10 HORNED LARKS, and a
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER using a scope and some quick road-side scanning. IBSP
was devoid of most passerine migrants but I did pick up the aforementioned,
photogenic AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. A fellow birder also helped get me on a
SORA along the dead river. Photo/video of the Plover and photo of the Sora
at the ebird link. Good birding.

Johns Manville Ponds (restricted access), Lake, Illinois, US
Sep 16, 2017 9:19 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 7
Mallard 11
Green-winged Teal 7
duck sp. 15
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
Horned Lark 10
Palm Warbler 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39207625

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, US
Sep 16, 2017 9:46 AM - 12:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.84 mile(s)
25 species

Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sora 1
American Golden-Plover 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 33
Herring Gull 12
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Palm Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39211384

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 2:34 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
Jaeger continues at this time.

Ron Bradley

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 16, 2017, at 9:47 AM, Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Joe Phipps and I are currently at Rebel Bluff on Lake Shelbyville and the previously reported Parasitic Jaeger just made a pass by us. It harassed a few gulls and flew back off to the west. Another highlight is a Lesser Black-blacked Gull.
>
> Aaron Gyllenhaal
> Oak Park, IL
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 12:54 pm
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Grebes - Emiquon - 9-16-17
The two WESTERN GREBES are still present at Emiquon's Thompson Lake (Fulton Co). They are directly east of the viewing platform as of 2:50 PM. Also present is one FRANKLIN'S GULL and a FORSTER'S TERN.

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon Co.

Sent from my iPhone

.


------------------------------------
Posted by: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 12:06 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Slow Day On The N.E Lake County Beaches Saturday 9-16-17
Hello Bird People,

Still searching for large shorebirds & still not finding any! Covered
Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach with Bob Erickson &
only found 4 species of shorebirds.

Waukegan Beach, Pier & Backwaters (6:15-7:30 a.m.)

The only shorebirds were Sanderlings (12), the only Gulls were Ring
Billed & Herring & the only ducks were Wood Ducks (2) & Mallards (9).
Quite a few Cormorants flying back & forth & 1 Green Heron was in the
backwaters.

Illinois Beach South (7:45-9:30 a.m.)

The Cooper's Hawk was back on beach with it's Crow escort (4) & the
only shorebirds were Killdeer
(2 on the beach & 2 more fly-bys plus 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
probably the same one seen yesterday by Carolyn & Chuck Fields. The
only other beach species were the Ring Billed & Herring Gulls. Two
adult SANDHILL CRANES were a grassy area near the resort building.

State Line Beach (9:45-10 a.m.)

The few Ring Billed & Herring Gulls were on the channel wall & the
only shorebird was one
Semipalmated Plover. Heard a Killdeer from the roadside & 1 Palm
Warbler was in a shrub area.

A 30 min visit at the Hawk Watch got us 1 Sharp Shinned Hawk, 5
Chimney Swifts & 1 Ruby Throathed Hummer all flying south. They'd seen
a Merlin before we arrived.

As you can see it's not much to write home about nor to report to IBET
but there it is anyway.
Bird-Of-The -Day for me to the Golden Plover & Runner-Up to the 2
close Sandhill Cranes.

License Plate Of The Day for today to one from New Mexico (#48 for the
July-Dec run) so 3 to go.
Plate Of The Day for Friday to one from Idaho seen near Fermi Lab.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today but not seeing many birds


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 10:28 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grackles in Carpentersville
I saw at least 630 grackles migrating at our house in Carpentersville.
Oliver BurrusCarpentersville, Kane co.
 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 8:31 am
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Nelson's Sparrow, 9/16 a.m.
I spent a few hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, September
16. The warblers weren't as perky as I thought they would be (I had 10
species), but the morning wasn't without highlights. My best birds
include a Nelson's Sparrow in the panne and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on
the beach. The Nelson's was my first at Montrose this fall; they should
be good for the next 3 weeks. The Buffy was a nice surprise and getting
late. I also had a flyover American Golden-Plover and FOS White-throated
Sparrow.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Robert D. Hughes" <rhughes.enteract...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/16/17 7:47 am
From: Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Parasitic Jaeger Lake Shelbyville YES
Joe Phipps and I are currently at Rebel Bluff on Lake Shelbyville and the previously reported Parasitic Jaeger just made a pass by us. It harassed a few gulls and flew back off to the west. Another highlight is a Lesser Black-blacked Gull.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 8:35 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET September 23rd Peregrine Falcon Bird Club walk to Montrose Point NO SIGHTINGS
Wondering what Peregrine Falcon Bird Club is? It is the Illinois chapter of Whimbrel Birders Club (see more info at whimbrelbirders.org).
Join us as we explore the #1 birding spot* in Illinois, Montrose Point! We will meet at 7 AM to walk through the Magic Hedge part of Montrose where we hope to find many migrants, in particular, warblers. After we venture through the hedge for a while (maybe an hour and a half), we will make our way to the dunes where we might find American Pipits, possibly a Nelson's Sparrow, and others. Next, we will head to the beach where Black-bellied Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers could be hiding! We will go through the hedge one more time and then we will be done. Overall it should be a fun day filled with birds.  If you are planning on coming please reply.
LEADER: Oliver BurrusMEETING TIME: 7:00 AMMEETING LOCATION: Magic Hedge parking lotTARGET SPECIES: warblers, vireos, sandpipers, and others
* based on the Top Ten Birding Spots In Illinois survey that I ran last year.NOTE: for those of you who check our site, I changed the date to the Saturday the 23rd as the weather looks better.
Thanks and hope you can join,Oliver BurrusKane co.
 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 7:42 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 15, 2017
Continuing my trend for the week, I hiked the short trail at Skokie Lagoons
from Willow Road. It continues to be birdy with new stuff being found each
time. Tonight I added a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER to the mix. Photo at link:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39199452

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 15, 2017 5:59 PM - 7:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.57 mile(s)
27 species

Mallard 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
Chimney Swift 13
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 12
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 27
Cedar Waxwing 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 11
Magnolia Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1 <
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Common Grackle 12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39199452

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 5:46 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Cape May w.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37251265985/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Several Cape May w. working the grapes. Sipping juice and flying after one another.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 5:03 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wednesday - Oak Park with Henry Griffin
On Wednesday Henry Griffin led one of his Fall migration season bird walks
near his home in North Oak Park, walking the north-south streets and alleys
between Chicago Avenue and Taylor Park.

We encountered numerous Swainson's Thrushes (about 15) right away and
several times on the walk. Among the other migrants we saw:

American Redstart - 2
Veery - 1
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler - 4
Nashville Warbler - 1
Ovenbird - 1

We heard but did not see a Black-throated Blue Warbler.

We also saw the usual American Robins (20), Northern Cardinals (2) and
House Sparrows (20).

Our view of the veery was long and clear. It flew over our heads, back and
forth across the alley, a number of times.

Ed McDevitt
Executive Director
Public Art Chicago
*(630) 651-6227 (C)*

[image: Inline image 1]


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 4:23 pm
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET PARASITIC JAEGER - L. Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) - 9/15/17
Currently from Rebel Bluff as of 6:22 PM, Friday, September 15. Juvenile, intermediate morph.

This is west of Bo Woods Recreation Area and the Sullivan Beach.

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon Co.

Sent from my iPhone

.


------------------------------------
Posted by: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 3:17 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's thrush window hit

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37058906256/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
My only By window not covered caused the impact I heard while outside. I searched and found the thrush sitting but distressed. Easily picked up, no struggles, and put it on top of the shaded garbage bin in a grocery bag that was open. Used a straw to give water, which was accepted, and came out later and found the bag empty but with copious purple excrement of poke berries and grapes. It was just a few feet away on the ground and since our small dog was out, I picked the thrush up. It squawked and struggled then flew into the hostas. Hope it recovers soon.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 3:09 pm
From: <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Audubon Society September bird walks (no sightings)

CAS September Bird Walks

Skokie Lagoons BirdWalk
Tuesday, September 19, 7 am
It should be the height of fall warbler migration. Meet at the Erickson Woods Parking Lot on the north side of Willow Road, justeast of the Edens Expressway.
Leader: Dave Willard (<dwillard...>)

Jackson Park/Wooded Island Bird Walks
Every Saturday, 8 am
These walks have been ongoing for the past 40 years and continue on Saturdays year round,weather permitting. The walks begin and end in the east parking lot, south ofthe Museum of Science & Industry. The distance covered is about two miles.Newcomers receive a Jackson Park Checklist and a map of the area. It's arelaxed group of birders ranging from beginner to very advanced. Bring binoculars, field guides, anddress for the weather. Meet in the southwest corner of the East Parking Lot, just south of the museum. Metered parking is available in the lot. For further details anddirections, contact leader Pat Durkin, <pat.durkin...>

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Road, Chicago
Every Saturday in September and October, 8 am
Comejoin this friendly group of regulars to see fall migrants and enjoy the woodssurrounding the nature center. Birders of all levels are welcome. If you needdirections, call the Chicago Audubon office, (773) 539-6793.

Check our website, chicagoaudubon.org, for any changes orupdates.

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 1:14 pm
From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great Horned Owl
At late dusk, the GH Owl silently arrived at our barren Tulip Tree
(purposely not cut down since 2012). It is a visiting place for
woodpeckers of all kinds, and now the Great Horned Owl.

Yesterday, Goshawk visited. I advocate for anyone brazen enough to leave a
dead tree standing!

Previously, the Coopers Hawks were frequent visitors in the day time. But
they appear to have moved on since late July....migratory?

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 1:08 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 83rd Street Fluddle & Fermi Lab/Lake Law Friday 9-15-17
Hello Bird People,

83rd Street Fluddle (7:30-9 a.m.)

Walked to the wet area from the Greene Valley Rd parking lot to try &
see some land birds. Got a few but nothing special except for 1 Hawk.
Had 4 species of shorebirds at the Fluddle but all were common ones.

D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (4) & Great Egret (1 & it left quickly)
Canada Goose (36), Wood Duck (3), Green Winged Teal (1 continuing) &
Mallard (59)
Cooper's Hawk (1 made a short visit)
Killdeer (44), Solitary (4-5) & Least (1) Sandpipers & Wilson's Snipe (2)
(As I counted Killdeer I thought I saw a Yellowlegs but could not
re-find it later)
Chimney Swift (5 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (3 on the mud)
Kingfisher (1 flying around)

From the trails I saw Turkey Vulture (1), Cooper's Hawk (1), Red
Tailed & BROAD WINGED (1-2) Hawks & all were in flight. Also saw or
heard Downy Wd, Flicker, Blue Jays, Chickadee, W.B. Nuthatch (3),
Swainson's Thrush (2), Robins, Catbird (4), Cedar Waxwing (8-10),
Warbling Vireo
(1 still singing), Song Sparrow (3-4) & Goldfinch (~6)

Fermi Lab/Lake Law & briefly at A.E. Sea (9:45-11:15 a.m.)

Lake Law

D.C. Cormorant (49) & Great Blues (8)
Canada Goose (4) & Green Winged Teal (21)
Cooper's Hawk (1 fly-by)
Killdeer (62), Greater (4) & Lesser (3) Yellowlegs
Spotted (1), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral (12) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (3)
Crows (5 on the mud flats)

A.E. Sea

Again I found no shorebird habitat & the only birds were P.B. Grebe
(2) & more Cormorants (36)

Looking in from Batavia Rd I once again failed to find a Least Bittern
but did see 13 Mallards,
2 Green Herons & SORA (1-AD & 2-IM). Walking back I am fairly sure I
heard a Red Breasted Nuthatch in the conifers by the parking lot but I
could not get a visual.

Nothing really special today but I had shorebirds to count & ended up
with 9 shorebird species.
I guess Bird-Of-The-Day will go to the 1 Broad Winged Hawk that I saw
very well &
Runner-Up to the 3 Sora.

Al Stokie
In DuPage County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 10:03 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers - Waukegan Beach, Lake County
A nice walk on Waukegan Beach from 11:00-11:55 resulted in finding none of my desired species: the two listed above, Black-bellies Plover or Baird's.

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

> On Sep 15, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Today there is a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the outer beach at Waukegan. It was still there at 9:00 AM. I also chased an Upland out yesterday, but got a look at it again today. It may be hanging around, but was no where in sight when I left.
>
> Steve Mulhall
> Round Lake Beach, IL
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 9:13 am
From: jeff chapman <jeffchapman1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Will County Magnificent Frigatebird
Melinda called to say she saw a juvenile MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD flying over the Des Plaines River along the Centennial Bike trail near Isle a La Cache Forest Preserve in Will County around 11am. It was along the River and 135th St., gliding west.
Jeff ChapmanWoodridge, DuPage
 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 8:16 am
From: Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers - Waukegan Beach, Lake County
Today there is a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the outer beach at Waukegan.  It was still there at 9:00 AM.  I also chased an Upland out yesterday, but got a look at it again today.  It may be hanging around, but was no where in sight when I left.
Steve MulhallRound Lake Beach, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/15/17 6:33 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NO SIGHTINGS the Whimbrel Birders Club Backyard Migratory Bird Count Competition starts tomorrow
Hi everyone.
Tomorrow is the first day of the BMBCC, just bird in your yard for however long you want and submit your eBird checklists to the members-only BMBCC page. If you don't have an eBird account I can give you the login info for the BMBCC account. Lastly, if you don't have a yard (or a good one), you can bird your local patch. FYI, this is a members-only competition so please sign up for free today at whimbrelbirders.org!
Thanks and hope you participate,Oliver Burrus - founder of WBC
 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 7:34 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard House wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36386497194/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The wren likes to search the stick pile and explore the brushy areas. A Carolina wren sang with gusto but didn't locate him.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 7:01 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 14, 2017
Another after work hike at Skokie Lagoons, Cook County. Some nice additions
to the warbler mix from a couple of nights ago including: BLACKBURNIAN,
OVENBIRD, & PALM (for a total of 12 sp - not too shabby). Also added a WOOD
THRUSH. Mammals included my second look at the resident minks. A couple
photos embedded:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39184501

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 14, 2017 5:17 PM - 6:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.09 mile(s)
35 species

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 12
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Chimney Swift 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 13
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 54
Cedar Waxwing 7
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 14
Magnolia Warbler 6
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Common Grackle 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39184501

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 2:23 pm
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Grebes at Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve
At 4:10 PM, Pete Fenner refound and showed me the 2 WESTERN GREBES, now across Thompson Lake opposite the raised viewing platform, Fulton County.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Donald R Dann <donniebird...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 1:26 pm
From: Karen Forcum <tkforcum...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Fall Migrants
I had three Swainson Thrushes in my yard this morning. Their musical peeps
rang out when I sat out on the porch. I also still had a Whip-poor Will
singing last night that gave me a thrill. Many of my Ruby-Throats have
left.
Mode, Illinois
Karen Forcum
2176902145 <(217)%20690-2145>
<tkforcum...>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 11:18 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Western Grebes @ Emiquon
The 2 Western Grebes spotted by Colin et al last evening continue to be present this morning.

After the fog lifted around 11:00, they were way south of the boat launch, but then were flushed when an airboat passed too close. We redound them on the Far East side of the lake almost opposite the boat launch and were slowly moving north.

No sign of a jaeger during our visit. We left at noon.

Dan & Barbara Williams
Rockford
With Maury B and Phil D

------------------------------------
Posted by: Daniel Williams <twotringas...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 10:10 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Bay-breasted w. not PW

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37080702741/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The green back and thick wing bars along with a little bay on the side shows a different sp. than Pine w.
Bay-breasted warbler likes the grapes.
John

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 7:34 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: RBA - Broad-billed Hummimgbird in Springfield
Unfortunately, the homeowner is not accepting visitors.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 6:51 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Pine warbler

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37051381472/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
A new yard bird sp. Pine warbler on the grapes.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 6:33 am
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Pine Siskins in Big Rock
The first of Fall Pine Siskins were at the feeders this AM. I think this is the earliest we have had them here. 
John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane Cty
 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 5:42 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's t. peeps

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37072940721/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The migrating S. thrushes have a call that sounds like "peep". Given at night and as they roost or fly. While watching the Irma clouds and the campfire Tuesday night, you could hear them from all around. Not sure if the Irma remnants had anything to do with the high numbers of thrushes and warblers.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 4:56 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BT green w. to be sure

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36360053374/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Black-throated green warbler. Missed the ID on this one. Not the Blackburnian w. as I posted already.
Thanks,
John

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/14/17 4:36 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Tennessee w.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36384449774/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Sipping grape juice and looking for a place to rest.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 10:11 pm
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Mundelein Yard Bird
Just took the dog out & heard an Eastern Screech Owl doing it's 'descending
trill during territorial defense' call over and over for about 15 minutes.
As I stood in our back yard listening, I could hear the calls move - about
every 3 - 4 minutes - from off to the south of our house, to the south
east, then to the east, and finally to the north east. Then it faded away
in that direction.

Timing (and luck) is everything!

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 7:56 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RBA - Broad-billed Hummimgbird in Springfield
Vernon Kleen banded a Broad-billed Hummingbird in Springfield, Sangamon County today. The bird has been visiting the feeder of a private homeowner since at least Monday. No word currently on access.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL

------------------------------------
Posted by: <mcvetas...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 4:54 pm
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Emiquon
I just refound the PARASITIC JARGER. It's way way northeast of the observatory.
Colin Dobson Tony Ward and Sharon DobsonCurrently in Fulton <countyBirdingboy...>

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:49 PM, Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
There are currently 2 WESTERN GREBES south of the observatory, all for now.

Colin Dobson and Tony WardCurrently in Fulton <countyBirdingbou...> 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050 -- #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp #yiv2117147050hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp #yiv2117147050ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp .yiv2117147050ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp .yiv2117147050ad p {margin:0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mkp .yiv2117147050ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ygrp-lc #yiv2117147050hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ygrp-lc .yiv2117147050ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050activity span .yiv2117147050underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 dd.yiv2117147050last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 dd.yiv2117147050last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 dd.yiv2117147050last p span.yiv2117147050yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050file-title a, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050file-title a:active, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050file-title a:hover, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050photo-title a, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050photo-title a:active, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050photo-title a:hover, #yiv2117147050 div.yiv2117147050photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 div#yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg #yiv2117147050ygrp-msg p a span.yiv2117147050yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv2117147050 o {font-size:0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv2117147050 .yiv2117147050replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv2117147050 input, #yiv2117147050 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv2117147050 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-mlmsg #yiv2117147050logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-msg p#yiv2117147050attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-reco #yiv2117147050reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-sponsor #yiv2117147050ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv2117147050 #yiv2117147050ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv2117147050



 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 4:49 pm
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Emiquon
There are currently 2 WESTERN GREBES south of the observatory, all for now.
Colin Dobson and Tony WardCurrently in Fulton <countyBirdingbou...> 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 2:47 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET N.E. Lake County Lakefront-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Wed 9-13-17
Hello Bird People,

Pressed for time today so I'll only give highlights which is, perhaps,
what I should do every day but seldom do. Paul Sweet was with at all 3
locations & I saw Adam S & Annette M briefly at Waukegan.

Waukegan Beach, Pier & Backwaters (7-7:45 a.m.)

On the pier & nearby beach were Semipalmated Plover (2 pointed out by
Adam), Sanderling (3) &
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1). Also 1 Spotted Sandpiper seen by Paul but
not by me. No special Gulls, no Terns & very few Canada Geese &
Mallards. On my way out there was a MERLIN eating what looked to be a
Starling but may have been a Blackbird of some sort.

Illinois Beach South Unit (Beach only) (8:10-9:30 a.m.)

Only 2 shorebird species but one was a fairly good one which was a
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER near the mouth of the Dead River. Along the beach
edge were 4-5 Sanderlings. Another bird I'm glad I saw was 1 AMERICAN
PIPIT close to the big Plover. One Cooper's Hawk was being chased by 6
Crows but to our surprise the Hawk & all the Crows all landed together
on the beach & forgot about chasing each other & then the Hawk flew
off ignored by the Crows.

State Line Beach (9:50-10:10 a.m.)

Only birds here were about 300 Ring Billed & Herring Gulls, 14
Killdeer & later on 4 Sanderlings.
Four Cormorants flew by.

Quick stops on the way home at both Techny's found that the only
shorebirds were Killdeer (9 & 14)
& Solitary Sandpiper (1 & 5). Among the Great Egrets & Great Blues was
one adult BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (Techny North). Had 5 species of
ducks which were Wood Ducks, Mallards, SHOVELER (1-F) & both Green
Winged (1) & Blue Winged (4) Teal.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Black Bellied Plover & Runner-Up to my 2nd
Pipit of the year.
Master Of Disguise Award to the Merlin which held the dead Starling in
a way that let it's wings drop straight down making the Merlin look
like a rather dark Swallow Tailed Kite. This did cause me to hit the
brakes & do a double take until I found I had been tricked. Oh well.

Al Stokie
Mostly on Lake County beaches today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 2:39 pm
From: Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Fields Trips This Week - Correction; Thursday is at 7:30 not 8:30 (NO SIGHTINGS)


The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has a field trip planned for this Thursday, September 14, at Perkins Woods in Evanston. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Street - 3/4 mile east of Crawford Avenue and 4 blocks south of Central. Leader: Josh Engel.

On Saturday, September 16, we will return to the Northwestern University Campus. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Road and Clark Street, north of the Clark Street Beach. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Wayne Svoboda.



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG <http://www.ensbc.org/>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 2:01 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
Three Sooty Terns reported from Kentucky Dam in Gilbertsville, KY today. This is about 20 miles from the Ohio River and border with southern Illinois.

Sooty and Royal Terns, Black-capped Shearwater, and Brown Noddy reported from Pickwick Dam near Counce, TN about 150 miles from southern Illinois.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 1:01 pm
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Emiquon
A juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER was spotted way out to the northeast of the observation platform at Thompson Lake (in Fulton Co.) at about 8:00am today. It was still there as of 1:00pm. It was seen chasing many gulls - but was also observed hawking insects along the edge of the marsh way off to the north.

The WESTERN GREBE (that was previously reported) was still present (but distant) today.

Kevin Richmond
Morton, Illinois

------------------------------------
Posted by: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 12:41 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Cape May w.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37014672296/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Cape May is here. Sipping grape juice.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 10:58 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RE vireo

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36360065214/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Red-eyed vireo checking out the apple tree and grape vines. Carolina wren singing now and Cape May w.
is pecking grapes for the juice.
John
Bourbonnais, IL



John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 9:02 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
I checked Mermet and Carlyle yesterday with no luck.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Sep 13, 2017, at 9:52 AM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> As the center of tropical depression, Irma, reaches southern Illinois (the outer bands actually touch Chicago this morning), I have been thinking about the possibility of pelagic species turning up on large inland reservoirs. A quick check of social media this morning shows a Black-capped Petrel in Tallahassee, Florida 30 miles inland, a White-tailed Tropicbird 150 miles inland in southwestern Georgia and Sooty Terns 250 miles inland in the mountains of North Carolina!
>
>
>
> Back in July 2005, Sooty Terns were pushed by Hurricane Dennis (I think?) into Tennessee and one was even found on Lake Carlyle here in Illinois.
>
>
>
> Just a little food for thought for those downstate who are birding Rend Lake, Crab Orchard, and Carlyle.
>
>
>
> Find us something good!
>
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
>
> Evanston, IL
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 8:59 am
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sabine's gulls
Three on beach at Dam West, Lake Shelbyville, Shelby County

Ron Bradley
Sent from my iPhone



------------------------------------
Posted by: Ron Bradley <povpt93...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 8:16 am
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. Report Aug. 2017

Birds in Sangamon County in August, 2017

*Pied-billed Grebe* – only one adult at LSpfld (Aug 24) – boat traffic
keeps them off the lake.

*White Pelican* – only one bird at Marine Pt all month.

*Double-crested Cormorant* – HC = 100 (Aug 25).

*Great Blue Heron* – HC = 23 (Aug 4).

*Great Egret* – HC = 18 (Aug 27).

*Snowy Egret* – fall arrival immature at south end LSpfld (Aug 16)- photo.

*Little Blue Heron* – fall arrival at south end LSpfld (Aug 4 -16) -%
same bird - photo.

*Green Heron* – HC = 4 (Aug 10 & 14).

*Mute Swan* – present.

*Canada Goose* – HC = 160 (Aug 25).

*Wood Duck* – HC = 23 (Aug 4).

*Green-winged Teal* – fall arrival at Sangchris (Aug 20) – late.

*Am. Black Duck* – a ♀at Marine Pt (Aug 25).

*Mallard* – HC = 245 (Aug 4), includes # at WP.

*Blue-winged Teal* – fall arrival 2 at Buckhart (Aug 5), w/ HC = 50 (Aug
18).

*N. Shoveler* – fall arrival 6 at LSpfld (Aug 18).

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 45 (Aug 24). FirstHY of the year noted at RSP
(Aug 15).

*Osprey *– two singles at LSpfld (Aug 1 & 30).

*Bald Eagle* – HC = 2 (Aug 6), w/2 immatures and 4 adults seen in Aug.

*Sharp-shinned Hawk* – fall arrival at south end LSpfld (Aug 31)

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 2 (Aug 26), birds seen on 15 days.

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – HC = 2 (Aug 31). Seen at Marsh Road (Aug 5, 12 &
27), at Refuge (Aug 31) and at CP/ RSP (Aug 10, 26 & 31).

*Broad-winged Hawk* – fall arrival at Southern View (Aug18).

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 5 (Aug 5), a few hy seen.

*Am. Kestrel* – HC = 6 (Aug 5).

*Merlin *– fall arrival at Marine Pt (Aug 30).

*Turkey *– HC = 6 (Aug 21).

*N. Bobwhite* – last one calling (Aug 5).

*Am. Coot* – only one at LSpfld (Aug 3).

*Semipalmated Plover* – only 2 singles (Aug 3 & 22).

*Killdeer *– HC = 134 (Aug 20).

*Am. Avocet* – fall arrival at Buckhart (Aug 5).

*Greater Yellowlegs* – fall arrival at Cinder Flats (Aug 4) – only one seen!

*Lesser Yellowlegs* – HC = 2 (5x in Aug) – very poor #.

*Solitary Sandpiper* – HC = 4 (Aug 21 & 22).

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 4 (Aug 6).

*Upland Sandpiper* – one at Sangchris (Aug 25).

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – HC = 5 (Aug 25 ).

*Least Sandpiper* – HC =11 (Aug 22).

*Baird’s Sandpiper* – fall arrival at Cinder Flats (Aug 11), w/ HC = 3
(Aug 23).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* – HC = 10 (Aug 21).

*Stilt Sandpiper* – fall arrival 4 immature at Sangchris (Aug 18).

*Wilson’s Phalarope* – fall arrival immature at Cinder Flats (Aug 26).

*Laughing Gull – *dark juvenile at LSpfld until (Aug 3).

*Ring-billed Gull* – HC = 320 (August 27).

*Lesser Black-back Gull* – adult at LSpfld (Aug 15).

*Caspian Tern* – HC = 85 (Aug 9) – birds observed every day of this month.

*Common Tern* – one at Beach (Aug 17)

*Forster’s Tern* – HC = 6 (Aug 22).

*Black Tern* – fall arrival 5 at LSpfld (Aug 6), w/HC = 10 (Aug 22).

Rock Dove - present

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* – only 3 singles (Aug 5, 12 & 27).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 57 (Aug 27) – rather scarce.

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – HC = 4 (Aug 2 & 10).

*Common Nighthawk* - fall migrants 3 at Spfld (Aug 21), w/ HC = 6 (Aug
28 & 29).

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 40 (Aug 8) – low #.

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* – HC = 8 (Aug 23).

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = 3 (Aug 2 & 26).

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 13 (Aug 7 & 28). Total birds for Aug =
226 (136 adults & 90 hy). Seen every day w/ many repeats.

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 12 (Aug 26). Total birds for Aug = 228
(165 adults & 63 hy). Seen every day w/many repeats.

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 8 (Aug 11).

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 2 (5x in Aug).

*N. Flicker* – HC = 5 (Aug 1 & 28).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 3 (Aug 26 & 28).

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – fall arrival at WP (Aug 22), w/ one other at
WP (Aug 29).

*E. Wood-Pewee* – HC = 13 (Aug 30).

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* – fall arrival at Wahl Road (Aug 20).

*Acadian Flycatcher* – one still calling at Horse Creek (Aug 11).

*Alder Flycatcher* – fall arrival at Cinder flats (Aug 6).

*Willow Flycatcher* – six singles, w/ last (Aug 26).

*Least Flycatcher* – fall arrival at CP (Aug 7), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 26).

*E. Phoebe* – HC = 6 (Aug 27).

*Great Crested Flycatcher* – HC = 7 (Aug 3 & 7).

*E. Kingbird* – HC = 10 (Aug 5 & 14).

*Horned Lark* – HC = 7 (Aug 25).

*Purple Martin* – HC = 203 at LSpfld (Aug 12).

*Tree Swallow* – HC = 28 (Aug 18).

*Bank Swallow* – HC = 2 (Aug 5 & 18), w/ none after (Aug 18).

*Cliff Swallow* – HC = 28 (Aug 12).

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 58 (Aug 20) -most swallow # dropping.

*Blue Jay* – HC = 17 (Aug 5 & 12).

*Am. Crow* – HC = 24 (Aug 25), which was the first flock.

*Fish Crow* – two at Sangchris (Aug 1) and one at CP/RSP (Aug 2, 15 & 24)

*Black-capped Chickadee* – HC =12 (Aug 7 & 19).

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 15 (Aug 26).

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 9 (5x in Aug ).

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 8 (Aug 5 & 7).

*House Wren* – HC = 8 (Aug 26).

*Sedge Wren* – HC = 3 (Aug 25).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 5 (Aug 23), fall arrival was % (Aug 13).

*E. Bluebird* – HC = 15 (Aug 27).

*Veery *– fall arrival at RSP (Aug 23), w/one /C.f salicicola/ at WP
(Aug 30).

*Swainson’s Thrush* – fall arrival at RSP (Aug 30).

*Wood Thrush* – only 3 singles (Aug 1, 3 & 30).

*Am. Robin* – HC = 30 (Aug 31), w/ very low # all month.

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 11 (Aug 6, 11 & 26).

N. Mockingbird – none.

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 3 (Aug 1 & 3).

*Cedar Waxwing* – fall migrants 10 (Aug 18), w/ HC = 16 (Aug 26).

Eur Starling – present.

*White-eyed Vireo* – 5 singles the last (Aug 26).

*Bell’s Vireo* – HC = 2 (Aug 13, 19 & 27).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 2 (Aug 25), this species definitely
declining.

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 6 (Aug 23).

*Philadelphia Vireo* – fall arrival at RSP (Aug 31).

*Red-eyed Vireo* – HC = 6 (6x in Aug) – low counts.

*Blue-winged Warbler* – fall arrival 3 at RSP (Aug 24).

*Golden-winged Warbler* – fall arrival ♀ at RSP (Aug 23), w/ HC = 11
(Aug 30).

*Tennessee Warbler* – fall arrival 4 at RSP (Aug 23), w/HC = 28 (Aug 30).

*Nashville Warbler* – fall arrival RSP (Aug 24), w/HC = 2 (Aug 30).

*N. Parula* – HC = 3 singles between (Aug 11-26), nesting population low.

*Yellow Warbler* – fall arrival at Marine Pt (Aug 1), w/HC = 3 (Aug 3,
10 & 12). Most seen at LSpfld

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* – fall arrival juv at RSP (Aug 19), w/ HC = 7
(Aug 30).

*Magnolia Warbler* – fall arrival at RSP (Aug 24), w/ HC = 3, 3x between
(Aug 26 - 31).

*Black throated Green Warbler* – fall arrival 2 at RSP (Aug 30).

*Blackburnian Warbler*- fall arrival at RSP (Aug 24), w/ HC = 7 (Aug 30).

*Yellow-throated Warbler* – two at the beach on a fence w/ Chipping
Sparrows (Aug 22) and one at Lin Gds (Aug 29), nesting population low.

*Bay-breasted Warbler* – fall arrival 2 at RSP (Aug 30).

*Black & white Warbler* – fall arrival 5 at Marine Pt (1) & RSP (Aug
23),also w/HC = 5 (Aug 24 & 30).

*Am. Redstart* – fall arrival im♂ at RSP (Aug 15), w/HC = 12 (Aug 23 & 30).

*Prothonotary Warbler* – HC = 3 (Aug 24) w/ last one (Aug 30).

*Ovenbird* – fall arrival at North Pt (Aug 23).

*Northern Waterthrush* – fall arrival at RSP (Aug 31) – late.

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 8 (Aug 8).

*Wilson’s Warbler* – fall arrival at RSP (Aug 26), w/HC = 2 (Aug 30).

*Canada Warbler* – fall arrival at WP (Aug 17),w/ HC = 2 (Aug 24 & 30).

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – last detected 2 at CP (Aug 7).

*Summer Tanager* – HC = 2(Aug 23)- few found.

*Scarlet Tanager* – HC = 2 (Aug 11, 25 & 25), few seen.

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 18 (Aug 30).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – only 2 singles (Aug 1 & 20) – very poor #.

*Blue Grosbeak* – HC = 4 (Aug 2), found on 8 days in August.

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 12 (Aug 5) – lower # again!

*Dickcissel* – HC = 8 (Aug 1), seen only 4 days in Aug – mowing
eliminates many birds.

*E. Towhee* – HC = 7 (Aug 14).

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 18 (Aug 22).

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 11 (Aug 25).

*Vesper Sparrow* –only one on (Aug 1).

*Lark Sparrow* – one east of Spfld (Aug 6).

*Savannah Sparrow* – fall arrival? At Sangchris (Aug 25).

*Henslow’s Sparrow* – two ♂ still singing at Marsh Road (Aug 5) – area
mowed soon afterward!

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 8 (Aug 22), with # dropping due to molt August 23.

*Red-winged Blackbird* – HC = 50 (Aug 20) – poor # all summer.

*E. Meadowlark* – only 3 singles between (Aug 1 – 13) – a declining
species.

*Common Grackle* – HC = 20 (Aug 1) – poor # all summer.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 10 (Aug 17).

*Orchard Oriole* - % last seen ♀ at Lin Gds (Aug 14).

*Baltimore Oriole* – HC = 5 (Aug 18, 20 & 24) – no large migration, many
cherry trees without berries.

*House Finch* – HC = 27 (Aug 7).

*Am. Goldfinch* - HC = 12 (Aug 27).

House Sparrow – present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* – HC = 26 (Aug 12).

Total field days = 31

Total hours for August 2017 = 238

Total species for August 2017 = 151.

Weather hot on 11 days (85° or above) with the high temp 92º on August
20. It was somewhat cooler on 20 days (84° -75°) with lows in the 50°on
14 nights. It was dry with total rain 1.60 inches in August.

No mudflats for shorebirds in the county, with all sloughs and fields
dry. Black Cherry Trees without much fruit and not many acorns yet. Many
areas damaged by early mowing. Lots of disturbance from boaters, people
with dogs and people getting exercise. Blackbirds inexplicably very low
in numbers (due to GMO corn?)

H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

<hdavid.bohlen...>

--
Beckie Dyer
Museum Technician
Illinois State Museum
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703-3500
Phone: 217-782-7475
Fax: 217-785-2857


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 8:12 am
From: Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
All-
This link was posted by Jeff McCoy on the indiana bird list.
Hurricane Irma’s impact on birds : BirdCast


|
|
|
| | |

|

|
|
| |
Hurricane Irma’s impact on birds : BirdCast
| |

|

|



Eric Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com

From: "<mcvetas...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: <ILbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:52 AM
Subject: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)

  As the center of tropical depression, Irma, reaches southern Illinois (the outer bands actually touch Chicago this morning), I have been thinking about the possibility of pelagic species turning up on large inland reservoirs. A quick check of social media this morning shows a Black-capped Petrel in Tallahassee, Florida 30 miles inland, a White-tailed Tropicbird 150 miles inland in southwestern Georgia and Sooty Terns 250 miles inland in the mountains of North Carolina!
Back in July 2005, Sooty Terns were pushed by Hurricane Dennis (I think?) into Tennessee and one was even found on Lake Carlyle here in Illinois. 
Just a little food for thought for those downstate who are birding Rend Lake, Crab Orchard, and Carlyle.
Find us something good!
Matthew CvetasEvanston, IL #yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109 -- #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp #yiv0741318109hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp #yiv0741318109ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp .yiv0741318109ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp .yiv0741318109ad p {margin:0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mkp .yiv0741318109ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ygrp-lc #yiv0741318109hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ygrp-lc .yiv0741318109ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109activity span .yiv0741318109underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 dd.yiv0741318109last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 dd.yiv0741318109last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 dd.yiv0741318109last p span.yiv0741318109yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109file-title a, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109file-title a:active, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109file-title a:hover, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109photo-title a, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109photo-title a:active, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109photo-title a:hover, #yiv0741318109 div.yiv0741318109photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 div#yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg #yiv0741318109ygrp-msg p a span.yiv0741318109yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv0741318109 o {font-size:0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv0741318109 .yiv0741318109replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv0741318109 input, #yiv0741318109 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv0741318109 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-mlmsg #yiv0741318109logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-msg p#yiv0741318109attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-reco #yiv0741318109reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-sponsor #yiv0741318109ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv0741318109 #yiv0741318109ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv0741318109


 

Back to top
Date: 9/13/17 7:52 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Pelagic birds blown inland (No sightings)
As the center of tropical depression, Irma, reaches southern Illinois (the outer bands actually touch Chicago this morning), I have been thinking about the possibility of pelagic species turning up on large inland reservoirs. A quick check of social media this morning shows a Black-capped Petrel in Tallahassee, Florida 30 miles inland, a White-tailed Tropicbird 150 miles inland in southwestern Georgia and Sooty Terns 250 miles inland in the mountains of North Carolina!


Back in July 2005, Sooty Terns were pushed by Hurricane Dennis (I think?) into Tennessee and one was even found on Lake Carlyle here in Illinois.


Just a little food for thought for those downstate who are birding Rend Lake, Crab Orchard, and Carlyle.


Find us something good!


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 8:34 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Sep 12, 2017
Great evening hike at Skokie Lagoons. 6 warbler sp including NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH (2), BLACK-THROATED BLUE & BLACK-THROATED GREEN.

Photos of all embedded. Complete list below or: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39151812


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 12, 2017 5:25 PM - 7:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.57 mile(s)
25 species

Ring-billed Gull 2
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Swainson's Thrush 12
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 16
Cedar Waxwing 5
Northern Waterthrush 2
American Redstart 20
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Common Grackle 12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39151812

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 5:25 pm
From: Suresh V <verditer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sanderling Photos - Montrose Beach
Dear Birder friends - I got lucky with a Sanderling pair at Montrose beach
this past Sunday afternoon.

Some close ups at http://www.justbirds.in/latest.php for your viewing
pleasure.

Suresh.

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 4:57 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Blackburnian w.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36358271564/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Along with the Swainson's t. this warbler appeared in the grapes.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 3:16 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET An IOS Trip to Panama (NO SIGHTINGS)
We only have a few spots left for the Illinois Ornithological Society and
Red Hill Birding trip to Panama next summer!

We will be visiting the Canopy Family's world famous eco-lodges, the Canopy
Tower and Canopy Lodge. An extension will take us to Panama's Darien
Province in search of regional endemics and Harpy Eagle!

Full itinerary here: https://goo.gl/beFW9Z

To register, or if you have any questions:
http://www.redhillbirding.com/contact/


Happy Fall Birding!
Adam Sell
Lake Co.

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 2:02 pm
From: Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Greater White- fronted Goose - NO SIGHTINGS
I had the bird last weekend. Since it's been there for quite awhile and has a bit of a wing injury, I'm guessing it's still there.

Isoo O'Brien, Evanston, IL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 12, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Donnie Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone have knowledge as to whether this bird which had been hanging around the Él Paso sewage ponds for quite a while is still around? Appreciate any posts about it.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Highland Park/Lake County
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 12:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #3 & Heritage Park/Wheeling Tuesday 9-12-17
Hello Bird People,

A pretty slow day today with not much happening in the realm of
birding at least for me. I was joined by Rich DeCoster again for the
Gillson Lake Watch & what we saw today was almost a carbon copy of
Watch #2 last Friday. Plenty of birds to look at in Heritage Park but
almost no migrants.

Gillson Park Lake Watch #3 (7:15-10 a.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (6 fly-bys) & Blue Winged Teal (groups of 14 & 5)
Sanderling (3)
Ring Billed (86 on the beach) & Herring (~15 mostly flying by) Gulls
Caspian Tern (1 flying south)
Chimney Swift (2-3 fly-bys)

One Cooper's Hawk (1-IM) arrived with 3 Crows & they ended up chasing
each other for about 5 min. Later a 2nd Cooper's arrived & the 2 Hawks
chased each other! Four Starlings sat on light posts

Away from the beach were a bunch of House Sparrows & 1 Ruby Throated
Hummer gave good looks while on a branch.

Heritage Park In Wheeling (10:45-noon)

Along the stream were Great Blue (1) & Green (1) Herons, Mallard (14)
& Starling (~25)
On the soccer fields were 11 Killdeer & nearby were 15 House Sparrows
On or by the main pond were:
D.C. Cormorant (7), P.B. Grebe (10), Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (3)
Canada Goose (42), Mallard (49) & Blue Winged Teal (1)
Ringed Billed Gull (76)
Still awaiting the early migrant ducks.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Ruby Throated Hummingbird mainly as it sat
still for good viewing for a change. Runner-Up to the battling
Cooper's Hawks & Crows.

Al Stokie
Not seeing much today in Cook County


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 10:53 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET LaBagh Bioblitz - Volunteers needed
LaBagh Bioblitz - Volunteers needed
September 17, 10:00 - 3:00p

see attached flyer for details


If there are any plant or insect experts interested in leading a group 'expedition,' PLEASE email Radhika at <radhika...>


Join our biodiversity expedition to document the plants and insects at LaBagh!

Experts will lead participants of all ages in this educational 'citizen scientist' event. Bring your families & friends to join the quest. We could also use some extra hands to help greet participants and prepare them for exploration.

No registration required.

Use the Cicero Ave. entrance to LaBagh Woods, just north of Foster Ave. Follow event signs to our expedition home base.

Visit fotfp.org/events or email <radhika...>


If you currently use iNaturalist post to the LaBagh Woods Bioblitz throughout September.


Shanti, n.

Nancy J. Tikalsky
Zion/Lake
/|\ Please consider the environment before printing this email
"Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself. She is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless, by human interposition, disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them." --Thomas Jefferson: Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1779.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 9:06 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Need for photos, North American Birds, Winter 2015-2016 (no sightings)
Hi Everyone,

I'm in need of good photos of some of Illinois' rarities from the Winter 2015-2016 season (1 NOV 2015 - 28 FEB 2016) for North American Birds magazine.

Some of the excellent species encountered during that season included the following:

MOTTLED DUCK at Clinton Lake, 11 Dec - 3 Jan

BARROW'S GOLDENEYE along the Fox River in Carpentersville (this was the 2nd winter there), 3 - 6 Dec

BLACK-TAILED GULL at Carlyle Lake, 11 - 16 Jan

SLATY-BACKED GUL at Arsenal Road in Will County, 26-29 Jan and at Montrose on 30 Jan

GYRFALCON near Lexington 4 - 6 Feb

TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Big River S.F., 24 Dec and near Braidwood Lake 14 -21 Jan

VARIED THRUSH in St. Charles 27 Nov - 4 Dec and again 17 Dec

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE in Monroe County 13 Dec - 2 Mar

If you have any photos of these species and would be willing to share and have them included in the Illinois/Indiana Regional Report for North American Birds magazine, please send me a note AND the photo with details on date and location. You will receive photo credit in the magazine!

I'm hopeful some of you can help me out!

Thanks in advance and good birdings!

Keith McMullen
Co-Editor (along with Geoff Williamson and Jim Hengeveld)
Illinois/Indiana Region-North American Birds
O'Fallon, IL
<Warbler7...>






------------------------------------
Posted by: "Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)"
<Keith.A.Mcmullen...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 8:57 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NO SIGHTINGS Red Crossbills
I was looking at the eBird map for Red Crossbill and it looks like there have been a lot of recent sightings across eastern South Dakota, southern Minnesota, and some in southern Wisconsin. Maybe an irruption year? Any thoughts?
Oliver Burrus - hoping to see crossbills here this year Kane co. 
 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 7:25 am
From: Donnie Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Greater White- fronted Goose - NO SIGHTINGS
Does anyone have knowledge as to whether this bird which had been hanging around the Él Paso sewage ponds for quite a while is still around? Appreciate any posts about it.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County

Sent from my iPad

------------------------------------
Posted by: Donnie Dann <donniebird...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 7:07 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's t.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36350129374/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The flock of grape eating thrushes are gorging on fruits in the cherry/grape tree. Maybe 8 or so. RE vireo and a new warbler. Not sure of the sp.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 7:03 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET IOS Carlyle Lake pelagic trip, 30 September (no sightings)
Hey Everybody!

Time is running out to register for the IOS Carlyle Lake field trip, 30 September, that includes the ever popular 3-hour "pelagic" from the comforts of pontoon boats!

http://www.illinoisbirds.org/

Use the above link to access the IOS website and follow the path to the Pay Pal link to sign-up. Space is always limited. The fees associated with this trip pay for the pontoon boat rentals and gasoline.

NEW this year!!!!!!! We will be having a cookout for supper at the Olympic Pavilion located in Hazlet State Park after we finish the pontoon ride instead of gathering at a local restaurant. More details will follow, but most likely we'll have hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies, soda and water. Tyler and I will be finalizing details and keep everyone posted.

With the unsettled weather our coastal states have been experiencing, we may have better opportunities to tally Sabine's Gull, Jaegers and Phalaropes. Currently, shorebird habitat looks very good in several places around the lake and the late September date for this trip (the latest we've ever conducted this trip) bodes well for interesting sparrows and of course, lingering migrant warblers, flycatchers, tanagers and thrush.

Please consider signing up today! This promises to be another great IOS field trip! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a note.

Good birdings,

Keith McMullen
Field Trip Leader
O'Fallon, IL
<Warbler7...>




------------------------------------
Posted by: "Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)"
<Keith.A.Mcmullen...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 6:10 am
From: Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trips This week - Perkins Woods and Northwestern University (NO SIGHTINGS)
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has a field trip planned for this Thursday, September 14, at Perkins Woods in Evanston. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Street - 3/4 mile east of Crawford Avenue and 4 blocks south of Central. Leader: Josh Engel.

On Saturday, September 16, we will return to the Northwestern University Campus. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Road and Clark Street, north of the Clark Street Beach. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Wayne Svoboda.



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG




 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 4:35 am
From: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migration this morning
Sounds like a good movement of migrants overhead this morning in DuPage Co.

Jeff Smith
Woodridge, DuPage Co.

Sent from my iPad


------------------------------------
Posted by: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/12/17 3:16 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Cedar waxwings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36362643453/in/photostream
Hi friends,
The Irma clouds moved in last night as did a flock of waxwings after some grapes. A Tennessee warbler enjoyed a bath from wet leaves and preened in the cherry tree.
Yellowstarts are very active, at least 3. Cardinal feathers are molting. An unidentified moved through the Washington hawthorn, maybe a thrush. Yard flowers are still blooming but need water. Weatherman said the "threat" of the next rain, should be the "welcome". Still in storm team mode.

John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 3:38 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least FC in By

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36330345504/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Had this one and heard a EW Peewee. More warblers coming now. Wilson's, Tennessee, some hard to ID. Yellowstarts are fast and jumpy.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 3:18 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Eagle Optics
You can send any Eagle Optics binoculars to Vortex for servicing or
warranty issues.
Chuck Berman

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 3:13 PM Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> As I understand it, the ownership family of Eagle Optics has another more
> profitable company to manage in Vortex, a supplier of optics and hunting
> gear to the sporting world. So Eagle Optics has wound up being the unwanted
> corporate property.
>
> I actually own Vortex binoculars among other equipment, but it's the
> growth of that business that has spelled the end of Eagle.
>
> Christopher Cudworth
> Batavia/Kane County
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Hello IBETers,
>>
>> Eagle Optics is closing at the end of the year.
>>
>> Does anyone know why?
>>
>> What alternate sources are there for shopping for a full range of optics?
>>
>> The selection of optics and the superb staff assistance I have received
>> from Eagle Optics over decades has been greatly appreciated by myself and
>> many other birders. Located in the middle of Wisconsin, the store was close
>> enough for a day trip. One could take the optics outside and make an
>> informed hands on choice.
>>
>> As Himself would tweet - Sad.
>>
>> Patricia Durkin
>> Chicago
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Christopher Cudworth
> 3C Creative Marketing
> 630.621.8520
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 2:59 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Techny's Monday 9-11-17
Hello Bird People,

Today I was joined by former co-worker Al Wege at the 3 above
mentioned locations. We managed to see 2 special species among the
expected birds seen today. Here's my report:

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-10 a.m.)

I saw on IBET yesterday that Bob Hughes saw a Nelson's Sparrow at the
S.W. corner of the Dixon Prairie. I figured that it was a "fat chance"
that I would find it today but I am here to tell you that a
"fat chance" will happen occasionally as mixed in with about 10 Song
Sparrows was Bob's NELSON'S SPARROW in the same area as yesterday's
sighting. We saw it very well as it sat up for us twice at close
range. This was a "lifer" for Al W & a "year bird" for me. Also seen
in the same general area was a Lincoln's Sparrow.

Seen at the backwater mud flats were:
D.C. Cormorant (1 & 2 fly-bys), Great Blues (3) & Great Egret
Canada Goose (13), Mallard (8) & Green Winged Teal (1)
Killdeer (22), Solitary (1), Least (2) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Herring Gull (2-AD & 1-IM). Mourning Dove (4) & Kingfisher (1-F)

Among the land birds were Ruby Throated Hummer (1), Eastern Kingbird
(1-2), only 2 Barn Swallows, a still singing Warbling Vireo & a sneaky
Wren that was probably a Sedge Wren but I couldn't say for sure as it
escaped my view.

Techny Basin North (10:20-10:50 a.m.)

It may be about over for shorebirds here perhaps being due to the mud
flats being mostly dried up & maybe lacking in food for the
shorebirds. Again the only shorebirds were 7 Killdeer.

Continuing were D.C. Cormorant (2), Great Blues (4), Great Egret (1) &
B.C.N. Heron (1-IM)
Canada Goose (2), Wood Duck (26), Mallard (14) & Blue Winged Teal (3)
Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by), Kingfisher (1 fly-by) & Barn Swallow (4)
Also heard 1 calling Catbird

Techny Basin South (11-11:30 a.m.)

Better for shorebirds here where I saw:
Killdeer (8) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
Lesser Yellowlegs (3), Solitary (4), Spotted (1) & STILT (1-Juv) Sandpipers
(May be the 1st time ever for a Stilt Sandpiper here for me)
Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (9), Mallard (only 4) & SHOVELER (1-M continuing)
Probably more of the same along the stream going north but I did not
have time to check there.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the surprisingly still present Nelson's Sparrow &
Runner-Up to the Stilt Sandpiper.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Montana seen at the CBG.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 1:13 pm
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Eagle Optics
As I understand it, the ownership family of Eagle Optics has another more
profitable company to manage in Vortex, a supplier of optics and hunting
gear to the sporting world. So Eagle Optics has wound up being the unwanted
corporate property.

I actually own Vortex binoculars among other equipment, but it's the growth
of that business that has spelled the end of Eagle.

Christopher Cudworth
Batavia/Kane County

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello IBETers,
>
> Eagle Optics is closing at the end of the year.
>
> Does anyone know why?
>
> What alternate sources are there for shopping for a full range of optics?
>
> The selection of optics and the superb staff assistance I have received
> from Eagle Optics over decades has been greatly appreciated by myself and
> many other birders. Located in the middle of Wisconsin, the store was close
> enough for a day trip. One could take the optics outside and make an
> informed hands on choice.
>
> As Himself would tweet - Sad.
>
> Patricia Durkin
> Chicago
>
>



--
Christopher Cudworth
3C Creative Marketing
630.621.8520

 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 10:04 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illinois Young Birders Calumet are field trip report
Seven young birders and their parents joined Matthew Cvetas and me on Sunday for the Illinois Young Birders' September field trip to the Calumet area on Chicago's South Side. We started at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, which had a good number of migrants, including 12 species of warblers. We enjoyed good looks at many of them, along with Swainson's and Gray-cheeked Thrushes, a family of Red-headed Woodpeckers, and various woodland birds. 
From Eggers we headed to the Skyway Monk Parakeet colony, where the parakeets were as active and noisy as ever. 
We then returned south to Hegewisch Marsh, encouraged by Ethan Gylenhaal's report from there on Saturday. We quickly found all of Ethan's top birds, including both Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitchers and Stilt Sandpiper. At times, all three species could be seen in the same scope view. A couple of immature Common Gallinules were also there, and we enjoyed studying the numerous Lesser Yellowlegs and other scattered shorebirds. 

A few of us wrapped up the morning at Burnham Prairie, where there was a distant dowitcher and a few peeps. The habitat looks good, so it's worth dropping in a for a visit. 
Check out our website for information about the group, including our upcoming trip schedule: www.illinoisyoungbirders.org
Josh EngelILYB helper

Where in the world do you want to go birding?
Check out Custom and Set Departure birding & nature trips at www.redhillbirding.comLike us on Facebook www.facebook.com/redhillbirding



 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 9:36 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Eagle Optics
I also am really saddened. They held my hand through four pairs of
binoculars and a spotting scope.
There is a message on their website how the online competition has affected
their business.
Waaaa.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello IBETers,
>
> Eagle Optics is closing at the end of the year.
>
> Does anyone know why?
>
> What alternate sources are there for shopping for a full range of optics?
>
> The selection of optics and the superb staff assistance I have received
> from Eagle Optics over decades has been greatly appreciated by myself and
> many other birders. Located in the middle of Wisconsin, the store was close
> enough for a day trip. One could take the optics outside and make an
> informed hands on choice.
>
> As Himself would tweet - Sad.
>
> Patricia Durkin
> Chicago
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 8:30 am
From: Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Eagle Optics
Hello IBETers,

Eagle Optics is closing at the end of the year.

Does anyone know why?

What alternate sources are there for shopping for a full range of optics?

The selection of optics and the superb staff assistance I have received from Eagle Optics over decades has been greatly appreciated by myself and many other birders. Located in the middle of Wisconsin, the store was close enough for a day trip. One could take the optics outside and make an informed hands on choice.

As Himself would tweet - Sad.

Patricia Durkin
Chicago


------------------------------------
Posted by: Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 8:18 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose - September 11, 2017
Dear birders,
My Montrose highlights, this morning, were 3 flyby Black-bellied Plovers (northbound), and a male Black-throated Blue Warbler found by Chris. I had 7 species of warblers and know of at least 2 others.
For the birds!
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

Back to top
Date: 9/11/17 3:20 am
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Bird behavior, Lyons Woods, Lake County, Sunday 09/10/17
That is indeed a cool experience, Steve. Bird I.D. is what drives most of us but bird behavior can be much more interesting.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County






> On Sep 10, 2017, at 10:55 PM, Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> We are all familiar with birds imitating other birds songs and calls. Northern Mockingbirds make a career of it. Starlings, Thrashers, Catbirds, and many others are very proficient at it. My favorite example from this year happened in Daniel Wright Woods in the Spring. A short distance off in the woods a Black-throated Green Warbler sang its zoo zee zee zoo zee song and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the tree above me sang it right back to him in its high buzzy voice.
>
> Today, in the pines just north of the parking lot at Lyons Woods, there were many Red-breasted Nuthatches. I saw five at once and there were others there. At one point, two of the Nuthatches hopped on top of the tallest spikes on the crown of one of the pines and started displaying. The display involved a lot of chatter and the birds fluttered their wings and rotated back and forth about 90 degrees. They were not in synch with one another but were performing the same maneuver at the same time. They would flutter and rotate one direction about 90 degrees and then, a little less than a second later,they would flutter back to the original position. After they had performed this maneuver about 10 times, a Nashville Warbler hopped onto an adjacent spike and joined in, performing the same maneuver. They rotated back and forth together a few times then flitted off.
>
> Very cool. I had never really seen a bird mimicking another species' motion.
>
> I had to think afterwards that, if this were set to music in a television commercial, we would all think it was fake.
>
> Happy birding.
>
> Steve Mulhall
> Round Lake Beach, Illinois
>
>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/10/17 9:00 pm
From: Steve Mulhall <mulhallse...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird behavior, Lyons Woods, Lake County, Sunday 09/10/17
We are all familiar with birds imitating other birds songs and calls.  Northern Mockingbirds make a career of it.  Starlings, Thrashers, Catbirds, and many others are very proficient at it.  My favorite example from this year happened in Daniel Wright Woods in the Spring.  A short distance off in the woods a Black-throated Green Warbler sang its zoo zee zee zoo zee song and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the tree above me sang it right back to him in its high buzzy voice.
Today, in the pines just north of the parking lot at Lyons Woods, there were many Red-breasted Nuthatches.  I saw five at once and there were others there.  At one point, two of the Nuthatches hopped on top of the tallest spikes on the crown of one of the pines and started displaying.  The display involved a lot of chatter and the birds fluttered their wings and rotated back and forth about 90 degrees.  They were not in synch with one another but were performing the same maneuver at the same time.  They would flutter and rotate one direction about 90 degrees and then, a little less than a second later,they would flutter back to the original position.  After they had performed this maneuver about 10 times, a Nashville Warbler hopped onto an adjacent spike and joined in, performing the same maneuver.  They rotated back and forth together a few times then flitted off.
Very cool.  I had never really seen a bird mimicking another species' motion.
I had to think afterwards that, if this were set to music in a television commercial, we would all think it was fake.
Happy birding.
Steve MulhallRound Lake Beach, Illinois
 

Back to top
Date: 9/10/17 3:32 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Gardens Nelson's Sparrow, 9/10 a.m.
I had nice looks at a Nelson's Sparrow at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in
northern Cook County this morning, September 10. I saw the bird in the
Dixon Prairie next to the path that follows the southwest side of the
lake. This is my first Nelson's Sparrow of the fall.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Robert D. Hughes" <rhughes.enteract...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/10/17 2:02 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Dunes, Hegewisch Marsh, Burnham Prairie & Indian Ridge Sunday 9-10-17
Hello Bird People,

Made a quick stop at Montrose & only checked the beach in case a big
shorebird had dropped in but no such luck with only 2 Killdeer at the
flooded beach area & 8 Sanderlings on or near the protected beach
area. A Red Tailed Hawk & 1 Crow were chasing each other. Then on to
the Lake Calumet area.

Hegewisch Marsh (8:15-9:30 a.m.)

Having advertised this place last weekend I felt I deserved to see
Ethan's L.B. Dowitcher just for getting others to look here & see it I
did. After I was there for about 30 min Andrew A showed up & here's
what we saw:

P.B. Grebe (4) & Common Gallinule (4 young)
Great Blues (2), Great Egret (1 fly-by) & Green Heron (2)
Mute Swan (the usual 2 adults & 3 large young) & Canada Goose (16)
Wood Ducks, Mallards & a few Blue Winged Teal (no counts as the sun
was in my eyes)
Cooper's & Red Tailed Hawks (1 each flying by)
Killdeer (6) & Semipalmated Plover (1)
Greater (1) & Lesser (14) Yellowlegs
Solitary (1-2), Least (2), Semipalmated (6) & STILT (2-JUV) Sandpipers
Short & LONG BILLED DOWITCHERS (1 each)
Some of the land birds were Downy Wd (2), Flicker (1), Magnolia
Warbler (1) & Red Winged Blackbirds (10-11 still in the marsh)

Burnham Prairie Wetlands (9:40-10:30 a.m.)

Here I guess I did not deserve to see Ethan's Sanderling & so I did
not. I would also have liked to see his Least Bittern but true to past
form I did not see that either.

Great Blues (2), Great Egret (3) & Green Heron (4)
Turkey Vulture (1 soaring) & Kestrel (1, actually chased a Mourning
Dove maybe for fun)
Canada Goose (7 fly-bys), Mallard (10) plus Green (1) & Blue (5) Winged Teal
Killdeer (4) & Semipalmated Pover (1)
Spotted (2), Least (1) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (1 still here although losing the black in it's head)
Mourning Dove (2)
Chimney Swift (2 fly-bys)

Indian Ridge Marsh (10:35-11:30 a.m.)

This is the area north of 122nd St & you cover it from the parking lot
on Torrence. I had never done this area using the new trails but
Andrew gave me the grand tour.

Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (5)
Mute Swan (2-AD & 2 young), Canada Goose (36) & Mallard (4)
Killdeer (14-16) & Semipalmated Plover (8 but Andrew saw more)
Lesser Yellowlegs (2), Solitary (3) & Semipalmated (3-4) Sandpipers
AMERICAN PIPIT (1 walking as only a Pipit can walk!)
Saw a Palm Warbler & an Eastern Phoebe & heard a House Wren & a Warbling Vireo.

Thanks go to Andrew for the tour & for finding the Pipit.
Thanks also go to Ethan G for finding the L.B. Dowitcher yesterday.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the Long Billed Dowitcher & Runner-Up to the American Pipit.

License Plate Of The Day to one from South Dakota seen while stuck in
traffic on the Dan Ryan.

Al Stokie
Doing the Dowitcher sewing machine motion & the Pipit strut in the
Lake Calumet area today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/10/17 9:25 am
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Warblers and Water
This AM (Sunday), we were sitting on the back porch. I had turned the sprinkler on to water a pin oak. We had a group of robins come in and start bathing. Then 4 Swainson's Thushes  from the neighbor's magnolia tree came over to bathe. though they were in the lower branches. A sparrow showed up, surprised to see a Tree Sparrow. Redstarts made an appearance. A Chestnut Sided appeared. 2 Black and White warblers showed up. 3 Palm Warblers were also enjoying a bath. A Tennesee Warbler was next. Tricia saw a Bay Breasted Warbler. 2 Titmice, a Flicker and many House Finches too. We had 4 White Breasted Nuthatches show up at the feeders in addition to the 3 that have been here. It was a good morning after a poor Spring for Warblers. I will remember to turn the sprinkler on again. 
John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane Cty 
 

Back to top
Date: 9/10/17 8:06 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - Connecticut W - Sun 9/10/17
Heading out first thing this morning to North Pond, Chicago having limited expectations with the easterly winds and sunny skies. Although numbers of warblers were overall low i was pleasantly surprised to count them up at the end and find I had 15 species including a Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler and at least 2 Black-throated Blue Warblers (there may have been 3 but i couldn’t be sure that the extra male wasn’t the same bird as i saw about 100 yards away). The only warbler to make it into double figures today was Blackpoll Warbler with at least 15 individuals.

Generally very quiet for other species such as flycatchers, thrushes and sparrows, best birds being 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch, Lincoln’s Sparrow and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Full list: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-10 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-10>

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins <http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 10:38 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh dowitcher photos (9-9-17)
Until someone with actual photographic talent comes along, here are some links to distant (but identifiable) photo views of the Hegewisch Marsh dowitchers:

Juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (note orange-buff breast, orange-buff fringes on feathers of upperparts):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36946376236/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (note CONSPICUOUS black & orange barring (internal markings) on tertial feathers, also note orange-buff breast, orange-buff fringes on feathers of upperparts):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36946309896/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (left) with juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (right):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36737624200/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (note gray breast):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/37134989195/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (note reddish-chestnut fringes on scapulars, lack of internal markings on tertials):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36737407770/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (chowing down):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36737272280/in/dateposted-public/

Juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/36298962354/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.



------------------------------------
Posted by: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 10:04 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Hegewisch Marsh Long-billed Dowitcher, Park 566 lakewatch (Cook County)
The juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was still present at the same Hegewisch Marsh location previously posted by Ethan Gyllenhaal during my visit between 5:00 and 5:45 pm on Saturday afternoon (9/9/17). The juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and the 3 STILT SANDPIPERS were also still present at the same location/time.

The juvenile SANDERLING was still present at Burnham Prairie during my visit between 6:00 and 6:15 pm on Saturday afternoon (9/9/17).

A spotting scope is required at both locations.

All great finds - thanks for posting, Ethan!

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.





--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 9/9/17, Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh Long-billed Dowitcher, Park 566 lakewatch (Cook County)
To: <ilbirds...>
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3:21 PM



Hey all,



I just got done looking at a juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher
(a county bird for me, #303ish) in the NW quadrant of the
main open area at Hegewisch Marsh. It was viewed from the
standard viewing spot, the raised open area on the SW side
of the main marsh. Also present were 3 Stilt Sandpipers, 1
Short-billed Dowitcher (also juvenile), a smattering of
common shorebirds, and the continuing family of 5 Common
Gallinules.



List: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39087978



The rest of Calumet wasn't amazing. Burnham marsh had a
Sanderling and Least Bittern (by my dad, it flew before I
got there). Big, Indian Ridge, and 126th street marshes were
all dead.



I started the morning with a lakewatch off of Park 566, in
hopes of abusing the lovely E winds we're getting.
Highlights were a Black Tern feeding off the spot I was
watching from for the full 3 hours I was there and a distant
jaeger sp. On my walk over, I had one each of lingering
Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissel, and Bobolink. The harbor
off of Rainbow Beach had 2 long-staying Red-breasted Mergs
and a small coot flock.



More exciting than all of that, though, was a stunning baby
Five-lined Skink near the road where Park 566 meets a fence
along the border of Rainbow Beach.



List: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39081022



Ethan and Eric Gyllenhaal

Oak Park, IL

Cook County



Sent from my iPhone











#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611 --
#yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp {
border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px
0;padding:0 10px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp hr {
border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp #yiv6005834611hd {
color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px
0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp #yiv6005834611ads {
margin-bottom:10px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp .yiv6005834611ad {
padding:0 0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp .yiv6005834611ad p {
margin:0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mkp .yiv6005834611ad a {
color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}
#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor
#yiv6005834611ygrp-lc {
font-family:Arial;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor
#yiv6005834611ygrp-lc #yiv6005834611hd {
margin:10px
0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor
#yiv6005834611ygrp-lc .yiv6005834611ad {
margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611actions {
font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity {
background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity span {
font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity span:first-child {
text-transform:uppercase;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity span a {
color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity span span {
color:#ff7900;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611activity span
.yiv6005834611underline {
text-decoration:underline;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611attach {
clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px
0;width:400px;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611attach div a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611attach img {
border:none;padding-right:5px;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611attach label {
display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611attach label a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 blockquote {
margin:0 0 0 4px;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611bold {
font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611bold a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 dd.yiv6005834611last p a {
font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 dd.yiv6005834611last p span {
margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 dd.yiv6005834611last p
span.yiv6005834611yshortcuts {
margin-right:0;}

#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611attach-table div div a {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611attach-table {
width:400px;}

#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611file-title a, #yiv6005834611
div.yiv6005834611file-title a:active, #yiv6005834611
div.yiv6005834611file-title a:hover, #yiv6005834611
div.yiv6005834611file-title a:visited {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611photo-title a,
#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611photo-title a:active,
#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611photo-title a:hover,
#yiv6005834611 div.yiv6005834611photo-title a:visited {
text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 div#yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg
#yiv6005834611ygrp-msg p a span.yiv6005834611yshortcuts {
font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611green {
color:#628c2a;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611MsoNormal {
margin:0 0 0 0;}

#yiv6005834611 o {
font-size:0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611photos div {
float:left;width:72px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611photos div div {
border:1px solid
#666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611photos div label {
color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611reco-category {
font-size:77%;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611reco-desc {
font-size:77%;}

#yiv6005834611 .yiv6005834611replbq {
margin:4px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {
margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg {
font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean,
sans-serif;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg table {
font-size:inherit;font:100%;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg select,
#yiv6005834611 input, #yiv6005834611 textarea {
font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv6005834611
code {
font:115% monospace;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg * {
line-height:1.22em;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-mlmsg #yiv6005834611logo {
padding-bottom:10px;}


#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-msg p a {
font-family:Verdana;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-msg
p#yiv6005834611attach-count span {
color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-reco
#yiv6005834611reco-head {
color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-reco {
margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor #yiv6005834611ov
li a {
font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor #yiv6005834611ov
li {
font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-sponsor #yiv6005834611ov
ul {
margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-text {
font-family:Georgia;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-text p {
margin:0 0 1em 0;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-text tt {
font-size:120%;}

#yiv6005834611 #yiv6005834611ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {
border-right:none !important;
}
#yiv6005834611



------------------------------------
Posted by: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 3:05 pm
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson Park: Lark Sparrow
Jackson Park was as slow today as I expected with northeast winds but I was surprised to find an immature LARK SPARROW southeast of Wooded Island right along the fence protecting the new plantings. The only other highlight for me was a couple immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS on the island. I had my FOY of this species for Jackson Park Tuesday (an adult). I only had 4 warbler species; missed a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER seen by the Audubon crew. Need that for the park this year, too!


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago
 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 2:05 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Both Techny's Saturday 9-9-17
Hello Bird People,

Covered the 3 N.E. Lake Co locations with Bob Erickson & then on the
way home I did both Techny's by myself. Only had 6 shorebird species &
it was hard work to get that many. Not many birds on my lists for
today.

Waukegan Beach (6:20-7:10 a.m.)

Waves crashing over the pier & the walkway to get to the pier. Had to
find another pathway in.

Mallard (5 in backwaters)
Sanderling (groups of 13, 33 & 12 for a total of 58) (No other shorebirds)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (no counts)
Starling (at least 50 on the swimming beach & by the parking lot)
Mourning Dove (2 on Sea Horse Drive)

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:30-8:45 a.m.)

Hard to walk the beach with waves covering parts of it.

D.C. Cormorant (3 fly-bys)
MERLIN (1 on the way to the river)
PEREGRINE (1 on the way back)
Killdeer (2 by the river mouth)
Sanderling (8) & Ruddy Turnstone (1 fly-by)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (no counts)
RUBY THROATED HUMMER (1 flying south along the beach)

State Line Beach (9:05-9:15 a.m.)

Sanderling (only 1)
Ring Billed (~100) & Herring (~80) Gulls
(1st time there were so many Herring Gulls here this Fall)

Techny Basin North (11-11:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4), Great Blue (3) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (4), Wood Duck (24) & Mallard (10)
Red Tailed Hawk (2) & Kestrel (1-M)
Killdeer (an amazing drop to only 2) & Ring Billed Gull (1)
Barn Swallows (a few)

Techny Basin South (11:55 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)

Great Blues (5) & Great Egret (also 5)
Canada Goose (13) & Mallard (62)
Killdeer (10) & Semipalmated Plover (1)
Solitary (8) & Least (1) Sandpipers
Red Tailed Hawk (1) & Ring Billed Gull (1)
Barn Swallows & 1 remaining Eastern Kingbird

Birds-Of-The-Day to both the Peregrine & the Merlin at IBSP South.
Making it an all Falcon day Runner-Up goes to the Kestrel at Techny.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Vermont seen on Willow Road.
That's #47 for my 2nd 1/2 year run leaving me with 4 to go to finish.

Al Stokie
In Lake & Cook Co's today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 1:21 pm
From: Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh Long-billed Dowitcher, Park 566 lakewatch (Cook County)
Hey all,

I just got done looking at a juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher (a county bird for me, #303ish) in the NW quadrant of the main open area at Hegewisch Marsh. It was viewed from the standard viewing spot, the raised open area on the SW side of the main marsh. Also present were 3 Stilt Sandpipers, 1 Short-billed Dowitcher (also juvenile), a smattering of common shorebirds, and the continuing family of 5 Common Gallinules.

List: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39087978

The rest of Calumet wasn't amazing. Burnham marsh had a Sanderling and Least Bittern (by my dad, it flew before I got there). Big, Indian Ridge, and 126th street marshes were all dead.

I started the morning with a lakewatch off of Park 566, in hopes of abusing the lovely E winds we're getting. Highlights were a Black Tern feeding off the spot I was watching from for the full 3 hours I was there and a distant jaeger sp. On my walk over, I had one each of lingering Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissel, and Bobolink. The harbor off of Rainbow Beach had 2 long-staying Red-breasted Mergs and a small coot flock.

More exciting than all of that, though, was a stunning baby Five-lined Skink near the road where Park 566 meets a fence along the border of Rainbow Beach.

List: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39081022

Ethan and Eric Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL
Cook County

Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 12:27 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Western Grebe
Still present same location at 2:25 pm

Also Laughing Gull.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Sep 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> There is a Western Grebe at Thompson Lake in Fulton county. Just NE of the observation tower. Also a Laughing Gull with the gulls.
>
> Tony Ward, Sharon and Colin Dobson
> Currently in Fulton county
> <Birdingboy...>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/9/17 8:30 am
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Grebe
There is a Western Grebe at Thompson Lake in Fulton county. Just NE of the observation tower. Also a Laughing Gull with the gulls.
Tony Ward, Sharon and Colin Dobson 
Currently in Fulton <countyBirdingboy...> 

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 4:21 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Thayer's Gull Listing Questions (no new sightings)
Birders have started to ask about the ramifications of the change of status for Thayer's Gull, from an Illinois listing standpoint. The Listers Corner 2017 approach can be found on the IOS website at this link:

http://www.illinoisbirds.org/listers-corner-update-8-sep-2017/




Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
IOS Listers Corner Chair
 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 4:06 pm
From: Gary Soper <garysoper...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET leg bands on American Golden-plovers
Has anyone encountered leg bands on American Golden-plovers. I photographed one today at a distance. I can make out a flag and some white, blue, green and yellow bands. Is there a source for the golden-plover to ID the banding. If anyone has any info please let me know.
Thanks
Gary Soper
Kankakee county


Sent from Mail for Windows 10


 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 2:15 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #2, Techny North & Heritage Park/Wheeling Friday 9-8-17
Hello Bird People,

Gillson Park Lake Watch #2 (7:30-10 a.m.)

When doing a Gillson Park Lake Watch in early Sept you won't see many
migrants but you are hoping for 1 "home run" like the Jaegers others
have already seen. No "home runs" or "extra base hits" today & only a
couple of "singles" seen by myself & Rich DeCoster up until 10 a.m.

Besides the expected Cormorants, regular Gulls, Canada Geese &
Mallards (only 2) we had 3 groups of Sanderlings (11, 5 & 22 for a
total of 38), a fly-by CASPIAN TERN (getting late) & quite a few
Chimney Swifts. Four Crows joined the Gulls on the beach.
Big day for free running dogs on the beach with 16 seen today. And 4
hardy swimmers were in the lake as well. No metal detector guys today.

Next stop for me was Techny Basin North (10:35-11:15 a.m.)

Shorebird numbers were way down with only Killdeer (28), Semipalmated
Plover (4) & Least (4) &
Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers being seen. Red Tailed Hawk numbers up to 6 today.
Also seen were D.C. Cormorant (4), Great Blues (5) & the regular, lone
Great Egret.
Waterfowl were Canada Goose (4), Wood Duck (24), Mallard (6) & Green
Winged Teal (3)
Still quite a few Barn Swallows around.

Heritage Park In Wheeling (noon-12:50 p.m.)

Usually you get early migrating ducks here but not today as only
Mallards were present.
Along the small stream were Great Blue (1), Great Egret (1) & Mallard (52)
Highlight here was 1st 1 & then 2 WILSON'S SNIPE, monster bills & all.

On the soccer & football fields were Canada Goose (24), Killdeer (1) &
Ring Billed Gull (72)

In the main Pond were D.C. Cormorant (5), Great Egret (1), Mallard
(58) & Ring Billed Gull (7)
P.B. Grebe numbers are increasing as they always do with 9 here today.
Land bird sightings included Palm Warbler (1) & Song (1) & Savannah
(1) Sparrows.

Again not much to choose from but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the 2 Wilson's Snipe
& Runner-Up to the somewhat late Caspian Tern which is getting hard to
find in N.E. Illinois.

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 11:45 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellowstarts still here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36709032850/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
At least 2 are working the cherry/grape tree. Saw a small caterpillar in its beak still wiggling. No other warblers. Looking for the Cape May to come soon.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 10:57 am
From: Kent Stevens <kntstevens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Emiquon Preserve
I stopped on the way home at Emiquon Preserve and spotted a lifer American Golden Plovers in the far north pond. There were Wood Ducks, Blue Wing Teal, Mallards, Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gulls and American White Pelicans. If you go in that direction 78 is one lane in a couple of places and Co 9 to the museum is closed. Good Birding, Kent 

 

Back to top
Date: 9/8/17 7:38 am
From: <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET CAS Camp Pine Seed Collecting, other Sept-Oct activities - no sightings

We hope you will join us to kick off this new CAS project. To read more about Camp Pine, other CAS Fall activities, plus the CAS annual seed sale, see the current issue of the Compass, http://chicagoaudubon.org/sites/default/files//compass/compass_sepoct2017.pdf

CAMP PINE WOODS – SEED COLLECTING
Saturdays Sept. 9 and Oct. 7, 9 a.m. until noon


CAS has approval to start collecting native seeds for redistributing at the small prairie and shrubland at Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve, along the Des Plaines River Trail. Our intention is to improve habitat there especially for shrubland birds, like Yellow Breasted Chats, by restoring the site to better ecological health.


Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter from east bound, no left turn from west bound (turn around on River Road).

No RSVP required but if you need more information, contact Laurel Ross at 773-218-0850. Wear long pants and a hat.

Sunday, Oct. 8 Long Walk 7:30 a.m.
A “long walk” will include the oak woods east of our Camp Pine work site, beginning 7:30 a.m. at the Beck Lake parking lot on Central at East River Rd., Des Plaines.
Leader: John Elliott (<johnelliott4...>)

Suzanne Checchia
Evanston, Cook County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 11:25 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 7, 2017
Details below. Cook co.
Suzanne Coleman


Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: September 8, 2017 at 1:17:56 AM CDT
> Subject: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 7, 2017
>
> The Grove, Glenview, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 7, 2017 4:50 PM - 7:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Overcast cool 66. Not back loops.
> 24 species (+4 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 1
> Mallard 3
> Green Heron 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> woodpecker sp. 3
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 *fof usual perch
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 *fof
> Swainson's Thrush 3 *fof
> thrush sp. 3
> European Starling 20
> Ovenbird 1 *fof
> Nashville Warbler 2
> American Redstart 2
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Blackpoll Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 1 *fof
> Pine Warbler 1 *fof
> Song Sparrow 1
> blackbird sp. 50
> American Goldfinch 2
> passerine sp. 15
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 8:34 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/37095318585/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The wren goes over cut weeds thrown over the stick pile. Looking for bugs maybe.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 8:20 pm
From: Michael Miller <michaelmiller12001...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jean Iron - Great Photos From James Bay 2017 shorebird project (No Sightings)
Here's the link:

http://jeaniron.ca/2017/JB17/p1.htm

Mike Miller
Chicago, Cook


------------------------------------
Posted by: Michael Miller <michaelmiller12001...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 5:53 pm
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow-headed Blackbird at Montrose late PM
While we did not see as many interesting birds as Al S. in the AM, I was surprised to find a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in the reeds near the base of the Montrose Point fishook pier at 3:30 PM today Thursday 9/7. It appeared to be a first year male. I posted some photos to ebird, but others will have better pics to follow.

Cheers, John P. Leonard
in Chicago [ Cook County ]


------------------------------------
Posted by: John Leonard <jleonard5440...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 3:57 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove- yes migrants
Details later. Cook co

Suzanne Coleman


------------------------------------
Posted by: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 12:36 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Thursday 9-7-17
Hello Bird People,

Had a 10:30 a.m. appointment in Chicago (of course I was late) so it
made sense to do some early a.m. birding at Montrose. Didn't expect
much in the area of shorebirds & that's what I got but I did expect
numbers of land birds with all the N.W. winds lately, however, I
didn't get that either.

Beach & Dunes (6:45-9 a.m.)

Found it hard to believe that not 1 shorebird was by Lake Montrose
Beach or the Protected Beach but that's what happened. Even gave it an
hour of waiting & looking to no avail. Then while not finding a
Nelson's Sparrow in the Dunes I ran into Andrew A who told me a RUDDY
TURNSTONE was on the beginning of the fisherman's pier. It was but too
far away to I.D. & then it flew to the middle of the pier. As I got
closer it was flushed by a bike rider & flew all the way the end of
the "fish hook" part of the pier but not before I could clearly see
it's bright orange legs & feet. So no "shorebird shutout" on this day.
Then seen on the Protected Beach was 1 Semipalmated Plover & then 2
Killdeer by the flooded beach area. Later the Ruddy T flew back to the
Protected Beach & hung out with the small Plover. Both were quite tame
especially the Ruddy T.

Not much else on the beach other than Ring Billed (289 exact count) &
Herring (6) Gulls & a few hunting Barn Swallows. By the Dunes Willows
were 2 Palm Warblers & 1 female Common Yellowthroat. Then in flew an
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER which was a week or 10 days earlier than usual.
But I had a good look at it's yellow under-tail coverts so I'm sure
that's what it was.
(Ebird gets a description line!) The most bothersome event was when a
woman with a young German Shepard encouraged the dog to chase the
gulls which it did with rare zeal flushing over 200 of them. Good
thing no rare shorebirds were there with birders yet to arrive.

Later up by the hedge area I added Magnolia & Blackpoll Warblers (1
each) & 2 Swainson's Thrushes. Also 1 Warbling Vireo continues to sing
& one Cooper's Hawk was dashing around & flushing the small birds.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the early Orange Crowned Warbler & Runner-Up to the
Ruddy Turnstone.

Good license plates were one from Idaho on Marine Drive & one from
Utah in Evanston.

Al Stokie
In Cook County by Lake Michigan today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 8:40 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel Birders Club on the ABA Young Birders Blog (The Eyrie) NO SIGHTINGS
Some of you may be interested to see WBC on the Eyrie. The post is here: http://youngbirders.aba.org/2017/09/introducing-the-whimbrel-birders-club.html
Oliver BurrusKane co.
 

Back to top
Date: 9/7/17 6:47 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: White Opossum
Sounds like a panda to me.

Chuck Berman

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:29 AM Todd Anderson <tcanders123...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Not much happening around the yard bird-wise, but last night we had a
> completely white Opossum. Ears & eyes both were dark, but otherwise it was
> brilliant white from head to tail.
>
> Todd Anderson
> Mundelein, Lake County
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 10:24 pm
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: White Opossum
Not much happening around the yard bird-wise, but last night we had a
completely white Opossum. Ears & eyes both were dark, but otherwise it was
brilliant white from head to tail.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 8:09 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 2, 2017
Please note that e-Bird identified the orange-crowned warbler as rare for this time and location so I made a sort-of disclaimer - please don't take it personally if you were one of the spotters.

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: September 6, 2017 at 10:01 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 2, 2017
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Regular Saturday walk, Chicago Audubon.
> 30 species
>
> Wood Duck X
> Great Blue Heron X
> Great Egret X
> Green Heron X
> Chimney Swift X
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird X
> Belted Kingfisher X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker X
> Downy Woodpecker X
> Hairy Woodpecker X
> Northern Flicker X
> Olive-sided Flycatcher X
> Eastern Wood-Pewee X
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher X
> Warbling Vireo X
> Red-eyed Vireo X
> Blue Jay X
> Black-capped Chickadee X
> White-breasted Nuthatch X
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
> Swainson's Thrush X
> American Robin X
> Black-and-white Warbler X
> Orange-crowned Warbler X I didn't see this and don't know who made the initial ID so I can't vouch for accuracy but others in the group reported it.
> American Redstart X
> Magnolia Warbler X
> Pine Warbler X
> Black-throated Green Warbler X
> Song Sparrow X
> American Goldfinch X
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39043191
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


------------------------------------
Posted by: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 5:51 pm
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Upcoming birding boat trips on Lake Michigan
I have one, maybe two, spots left for this coming Saturday's outing onto
Lake Michigan to look for birds, especially jaegers and Sabine's Gulls.
Lake conditions look very good for us to get out and have good viewing.
See info below.

There are also several spaces left for the outing on Saturday, 30 Sep 2017.

Let me know if you are interested in either or both trips.

Geoff Williamson
Chicago (Cook County)
<geoffrey.williamson.21...>



On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 6:08 PM, Geoffrey Williamson
<geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> I have arranged two Lake Michigan pelagics out of Chicago's Burnham
> Harbor: one on 9 Sep 2017 (Saturday) and the other on 30 Sep 2017
> (Saturday). Both trips depart at 6:30 AM and return at about 11:30 AM.
> We will be on a 50 foot boat with good space for 12+ birders. I am looking
> for interested birders to share the costs. Please email me for further
> information. To reserve a space I will request payment in advance.
>
> Lake Michigan Pelagics
> Burnham Harbor, Chicago departure
> Saturday, 9 Sep 2017, 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM
> Saturday, 30 Sep 2017, 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM
>
> Cost: $150/person for each date. Be aware also that tipping the crew is
> customary and that parking at the dock is a flat rate of about $25/car.
>
> These trips will be out of Burnham Harbor in Chicago, Illinois. We will
> head east out of the harbor and explore Lake Michigan in areas well off
> shore, planning to be entirely in Cook County, Illinois waters. During
> September we are especially keen to look for Sabine's Gulls, Long-tailed
> Jaegers, and Parasitic Jaegers. We expect to see gulls and terns as well,
> and will of course look carefully at anything and everything we see. Out to
> about four miles from shore is where most of the duck/grebe/loon activity
> is concentrated. Though waterbird migration is not in full force at this
> time, we will be alert and scanning as we pass through this zone on the way
> in and out. Further from shore, birds are fewer in number, but this is
> where jaegers and Sabine's Gull have been seen on previous trips. On both
> September trips we ran in 2016, we had Parasitic Jaegers: a juvenile on 10
> Sep 2016 and both a juvenile and an adult on 24 Sep 2016.
>
> For more information about past birding outings onto Lake Michigan,
> including some photos of birds we found, see http://geoffwilliamson.inf
> o/pelagics/ and the links therein.
>
> Good birding,
> Geoff
>
> --
> Geoff Williamson
> <geoffrey.williamson.21...>
>
>
>



--
Geoff Williamson
<geoffrey.williamson.21...>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 5:28 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - 9/6/17 evening
I dodged a few raindrops to bird North Pond late this afternoon - highlight among 14 species of warbler was a Pine Warbler on the east side of the pond. Blackpolls and Redstarts were the most numerous warblers. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet seems a little early, other than that my first Gray-cheeked Thrush’s were nice.

Full list can be viewed at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-06 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-06>

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins <http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 5:13 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bemis Woods Field Trip
Four birders joined me for a #birdthepreserves field trip to Bemis Woods
along Salt Creek in western Cook Co.. We covered both Bemis North and
Bemis South, recording a total of 51 species. Highlight was 17 species of
warblers with best 3 Golden-winged, a male Black-throated Blue that was
singing, and a Northern Parula. Most common were 32 American Redstarts, 18
Tennessees and 13 Magnolias. Also good numbers of Red-eyed Vireos (16) and
Indigo Buntings (23).

Doug Stotz

--
Douglas Stotz
Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist
Environmental and Conservation Programs
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312)-665-7438
Fax: (312)-665-7433
e-mail: <dstotz...>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 4:53 pm
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS field trip to LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve, Sunday, Sept. 10
Irene C. Hernandez Picnic Grove - LaBagh Woods 
4498 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60630COS welcomes you to a Fall migration trip to LaBagh Woods on September 10th. This will be prime time for southbound warblers.Meet at the Irene Hernández parking lot located on Foster and Kilbourn at 7:30 a.m. The trip will end around 9:30-10:00 a.m. but participants are free to leave at any time. The event is free and open to all.There is always a possibility of mud at LaBagh so bring your water proof boots along. We will also have a few pairs of binoculars available to borrow for the walk. Contact Matt Igleski at <migleski...> with any questions.1 Comment
 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 3:30 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Sparrow Guide Version 2 (No Sightings)
I have always wanted a quick-look sparrow guide. And, I thought I was the
only one. Thank you.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Mark Vaughan <markvaughan60201...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Last week version 2 went live. The guide contains habitat preferences,
> seasonality, field marks, along with color photos. It is a joint effort
> between The Field Museum of Natural History, Macaulay Library at the
> Cornell Lab of Ornithology and me. It is a free download. The guide is a
> handy aid for sparrow migration which will start later this month. The
> link is found below:
>
>
>
> http://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/
> files/rapid-color-guides-pdfs/881_usa_common_sparrows_v2.pdf
>
>
>
> Mark Vaughan
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 2:12 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Technys Wed 9-6-17
Hello Bird People,

After yesterday's stationary Lake & Hawk Watches it was back to
birding while walking & looking for shorebirds. Started at the Botanic
Garden followed by Techny North & then Techny Basin South.
I saw 7 shorebird species & all were of the most common kinds. Saw a
few Warblers at the CBG even though I was not looking for them.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-9:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys), Great Blues (2) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (4 & 7 fly-bys), Mallard (11) & G.W. Teal (4)
Killdeer (17), Solitary (4), Spotted (2), Least (1) & Semipalmated (2)
Sandpipers
Mourning Dove (4) & Kingfisher (1-M)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Blue Jay (H-2), Crow (H-1) & Chickadee (2)
Both RED BREASTED (2) & White Breasted (1) Nuthatches
Thrush Species? (1), Robins (4) & Gray Catbird (1)
Warbling (2) & Red Eyed (1) Vireo's
CAPE MAY (2). Magnolia (3) & Palm (1) Warblers & Redstart (2)
Cardinal (1-M), Song Sparrow (4) & Red Winged Blackbird (1-AD-M & 3 young ones)
House Finch (5), Goldfinch (~10) & House Sparrow (2)

Techny Basin North (10-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (3), Great Blues (3) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (3), Wood Duck (~20), Mallard (14), Blue Winged Teal (7)
& SHOVELER (1-F)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 hunting)
Killdeer (51), Semipalmated Plover (3) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (1), Spotted (1), Least (1) & Semipalmated (7) Sandpipers
Mourning Dove (2) & Barn Swallow (~20)
Gray Catbird (1), Palm Warbler (1) & Goldfinch (4-6)

Techny Basin South (10:40-11:35 a.m.)

Great Blues (4) & Great Egret (also 4)
Canada Goose (59), Mallard (61) & SHOVELER (1-M)
Killdeer (13), Solitary (7) & Spotted (1) Sandpipers
Rock Pigeon (1) & Mourning Dove (2)
Kingfisher (1) & Barn Swallow (15)
Eastern Kingbird (1 of the nesting family remains)
Goldfinch (4)

A quick stop at Air Station Prairie found no water at all & the mud
flats are dried & cracking.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Cape May Warblers &
Runners-Up to the 2 Red Breasted Nuthatches & the 2 Shovelers

License Plate Of The Day to one from New Hampshire parked at the CBG.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 2:05 pm
From: Mark Vaughan <markvaughan60201...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sparrow Guide Version 2 (No Sightings)
Last week version 2 went live.  The guide contains habitat preferences, seasonality, field marks, along with color photos.  It is a joint effort between The Field Museum of Natural History, Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and me.  It is a free download. The guide is a handy aid for sparrow migration which will start later this month.  The link is found below:

http://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/rapid-color-guides-pdfs/881_usa_common_sparrows_v2.pdf  

Mark Vaughan  


Sent from Mail for Windows 10


 

Back to top
Date: 9/6/17 12:07 pm
From: Marion Miller <tlcbyrnme...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chimney Swift Night Out (NO SIGHTING)
Kane County Audubon will be participating in A Swift Night Out event September 8, 9 and 10.  This is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about and encourage interest in Chimney Swifts and Vaux's Swifts.  We would like to locate and count as many Chimney Swift roosting spots as possible in Kane County as well as other Illinois counties.
It's simple and fun to participate!  Start now and keep your eyes to the skies around sunset.  Watch for Chimney Swifts, follow them in the direction they are flying towards their roost.  Sometimes it may take more than one night to find that location.  That's ok, it's fun to search and explore.  Once you have a roost located, pick a night, Sept 8, 9 or 10 to count the amount of Swifts that enter your roost.  You can count the roost one, two or all three nights.  Or you can count a different roost each night.
Need help finding a roost in Kane County?  We know of some that need to be monitored and will be happy to share them with you.
To monitor during the Swift Night Out, start watching your roost site about 20 minutes before sunset up until all birds have gone in, usually 20 to 30 minutes after sunset.  Count all the Swifts that enter your roost site.  If it rains you might want to reschedule your observation date since Swift behavior an be unpredictable during heavy rainfall.
After your count, REPORT your findings.  Enter your observations into eBird making note in the comment section about the type of structure that the roost was located, such as a school, factory, private residence, etc.  Don't eBird? Then please share your results with us by email at <MySwiftHelp...>  Tell us the date, beginning and ending observation times, the number of Swifts that entered the structure, the type of structure and the address of the building.  We will entered all submitted information into the Kyle's Swift Night Out Roosting Monitoring Project data base.  Check out www.ChimneySwift.org to view current and past data collections.
Thank you for your help.  Any questions just email us.
Rich & Marion MillerKane County




 

Back to top
Date: 9/5/17 4:53 pm
From: Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday (NO SIGHTINGS)
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has a field trip scheduled for this Saturday, September 9, at the Northwestern University Campus in Evanston. The campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south.

Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lot off Sheridan Road and Clark Street, north of the Clark Street Beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill and Isoo O’Brien.



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG




 

Back to top
Date: 9/5/17 2:36 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET A Lake Watch & A Hawk Watch Tuesday 9-5-17
Hello Bird People,

Since I did fairly well with shorebirds yesterday (10 species
including Stilt Sandpiper & S.B. Dowitcher) & as I don't like looking
at shorebirds when the wind is so hard the scope shakes I decided to
do something else today. I normally only do Gillson Park Lake Watches
when the winds are from the N.E. or east but Aaron G did very well
with west winds yesterday in the Rainbow Beach area especially with
Terns. So I thought I'd give it a try. Also, the folks at both
lakefront Hawk Watches thought today would be a good day with the N.W.
winds. So I thought I'd try that too.
But neither project worked very well when I was present although the
Hawk Watch may have improved after I left at 1 p.m.

Gillson Park Fall Lake Watch #1 (7:30-9 a.m.)

Not much in the area of migrants except for 4 Sanderlings that very
briefly landed on the beach at the far north end & a flock of 9 Blue
Winged Teal flying south at about 8:15 a.m.
A few (3) D.C. Cormorants flew by & the only Gulls were Ring Billed
(beach) & Herring (fly-bys).
One of the local Red Tailed Hawks was in a tall tree near by.
Then at 8:40 a.m. I had my 1 & only highlight of the a.m. when a
single COMMON TERN flew by but not migrating to the south. Instead it
was flying north while feeding & it hit the water 3 times on it's way
north. When birds are few I count other things & so I counted 11 dogs,
1 metal detector guy, 2 hardy swimmers & joggers, too many to count.
Because of these other activities it's no surprise you almost never
see shorebirds on this beach & the gulls are constantly flushed.

Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Took a while to find the location as the map I had showed the spot as
being farther to the south than it was. But I knew it was by the old
parade ground so once I found that I just had to circle the place
until I saw the Hawk Watch group.

It was slower than I hoped it would be with only a few Red Tailed
Hawks, a Cooper's Hawk & Turkey Vultures (3 for me) going by & some of
them were local birds & not migrants. Again I had just 1 highlight &
this one was a fairly close BROAD WINGED HAWK which had about a 1/3 of
it's tail feathers missing. Karen L & company had seen another one
earlier before I arrived.
Also flying by were a few Barn Swallows & many, many Green Darner
Dragonflies constantly in front of us & everywhere else.

Bird-Of-The-Day on this easy going stationary birding day will be a
tie between the Lake Watch Common Tern & the Hawk Watch Broad Winged
Hawk. Back to birding while moving tomorrow.

Al Stokie
Mostly stationary in both Cook & Lake Co's today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/5/17 11:23 am
From: Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ready For Fall Migration? NO SIGHTINGS

>
> Wondering what the two birds are In the post? They are Plumbeous Vireo ( never said it was from Illinois 😀)and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
>
> Hope you enjoyed the post,
> Oliver Burrus
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 31, 2017, at 3:16 PM, Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone.
>>
>> I just did a post on how to ID fall migrant passerines (along with a quiz). You can see it here: https://whimbrelbirders.org/2017/08/31/ready-for-fall-migration-here-are-a-few-tips-and-tricks-on-how-to-identify-small-migrant-passerines/
>> Also, if you notice any misinformation or something forgotten PLEASE tell me!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Oliver Burrus
>> Kane co.
>>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 2:34 pm
From: <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET open lands lakeshore preserve
hello ibetors--


i tried a new area today at the above location and had lots of flybys.


hi lites--


avocet--------2
black tern----1
many barn swallows and chm swifts.


Jeffrey Sanders Glenview no. Cook
 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 2:10 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Burnham & Big Marsh - Mon 9/4/17
Al Stokie has pretty much wrapped up the birding highlights from Burnham Prairie FP this morning, a couple of additional species of note were an immature Red-shouldered Hawk that was perched in the dead trees at the North end of the entrance pool. Also a Solitary Sandpiper to add to Al’s shorebird list. From there I headed to Big Marsh, two ducks that did a fly-over turned out to be Northern Pintails probably my bird of the day! A Peregrine flew over as i was about to leave. Not much else of note here, Mute Swans, Caspian Terns, BCNight-Herons etc - I have to admit the reed beds look impressive but I really do miss the annual mud-flats at this site :( imagine how good they would be now that we have great access to the area.

Full list: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-04 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-04>

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins <http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 1:37 pm
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Red Knot, Swan Lake
16 species of shorebirds including aforementioned Red Knot,
Ruddy Turnstone, 2 RN Phalaropes, 2 Sanderling.
No big shorebirds!
Lots of ducks.
2 Peregrine Falcons joined the party and kept shaking things up.
To me, the shorebirds were chowing down ahead of the big frontal system coming in tonight. My guess is these guys will be leaving but hopefully I'm wrong and they'll stick around for others to enjoy!
Good birdings!
Keith

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2017, at 12:20 PM, Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi everybody,
> I just discovered a RED kNOT at Swan Lake among 3000+ shorebirds.
> This is likely the same bird that the St. Louis Audubon group had at Gilbert lake on Saturday.
> Still looking for more!
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 12:56 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose & S.E. Cook County-Burnham Prairie & Hegewisch Marsh Monday 9-4-17
Hello Bird People,

Yesterday Montrose had Buff Breasted & Stilt Sandpipers & Fermi Lab
had a Red Necked Phalarope.
Had to decide which place to go & so I picked Montrose as I could then
head farther south after Montrose & as it was a holiday traffic should
be better than on a normal Sunday.

Montrose Beach & Dunes (6:45-7:45 a.m.)

On the beach there were more birders (11) than shorebirds (2 species &
5 individuals).
The 2 shorebird species were Semipalmated Plover (3) & Sanderling (2)
Also seen were Canada Geese (125 on the beach) & Mallard (2)
One Peregrine flew in from the lake but just kept going inland
Among the many Ring Billed Gulls were a few Herring Gulls & no Caspian Terns
Flying over the beach were a few Barn Swallows & walking back to the
car I heard a Catbird &
a Warbling Vireo.

Only 1 beach cleaning machine in action today & I asked the driver if
today was his last day driving the beach as Labor Day weekend is the
end of the official beach season. He said no as they would be plowing
up the sand where the beach meets the water to prepare for Winter
probably until 9-19. I had hoped we were done with those machines!

Burnham Prairie (8:30-9:45 a.m.)

As I arrived Steve Huggins was about to leave but he pointed out the
best shorebird which was a juvenile Short Billed Dowitcher. Other
shorebirds were Killdeer (49 & 4 more in the back pond),
Semipalmated Plover (eventually 10), Greater (1) & Lesser (7, although
Steve had more earlier) Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper (4). After Steve
was gone new arrivals were Semipalmated (6) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers.

Big Waders were Great Blues (2), Great Egret (2) & Green Heron (4)
Ducks were Mallards & Blue Winged Teal
One Caspian Tern is still staying & 1 male Kingfisher was hunting
Way too many Starlings covered the area.

Hegewisch Marsh (10-11:15 a.m.)(Here I was joined by Mike & Jamie for
part of the time)

Another try to see or hear a Least Bittern ended in failure as did all
previous attempts!
From the near viewing area I saw one COMMON GALLINULE but it was a
poor look so I went to the far west end where the view of the wetlands
is much better. From there I saw zero Gallinules! So much for a better
view. The Mute Swan family remains at 5 with the 3 young ones now as
big as the adults but far from being as white in color. No Herons or
Egrets but ducks were Mallards, Wood Ducks & both Green & Blue Winged
Teal. Finally saw 4 P.B. Grebes & then 4 young but distant Common
Gallinules.

But the big surprise (for me anyway) was the numbers of shorebirds
which I don't recall seeing here before. Usually I see 1 or 2 Killdeer
& that's it. Today I did again have 2 Killdeer but with them were
Greater (1) & Lesser (7) Yellowlegs, Solitary (1), Pectoral (1), STILT
(2-JUV) Sandpipers & SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (1-JUV). Mud flats were
few but the water was shallow enough for the shorebirds to feed.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Common Gallinules &
Runners-Up to the Stilt Sandpipers & Short Billed Dowitchers (2 each)

License Plate Of The Day to one from Delaware seen on the way to
Montrose in the early a.m.

Nothing really special but a nice mix of birds to look at & count.

Al Stokie


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 12:29 pm
From: Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ring-billed Gulls Aerial Feeding in Jackson Park
I've noticed that type of activity before, also performed by starlings, especially in the fall, and especially during the days of Indian-Summer like warmth.
Not sure what kind of insects are being consumed, though.

Alan Kostyniak
Elk Grove Village
Cook County

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 3, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> This evening around 50 Ring-billed Gulls began aerial feeding above Jackson Park. I'm curious if anyone out there knows what type of insect the gulls are feeding on. The gulls would fly about and hesitate with each bite.
>
> Hal Cohen
> Cook County
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 10:55 am
From: Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Park 566 Lakewatch
Hey all,

This morning I did a lakewatch from Park 566 on the south side of Chicago. The highlights were as follows:

62 Common Terns
5 Forster's Terns
20 Black Terns (new site bird #234)
2 Ruddy Turnstones
1 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Semipalmated Plovers
36 Blue-winged Teal (plus 40 teal sp)
7 Northern Shovelers
1 Gadwall
3 Red-breasted Mergansers

Everything on this list was a flyby except for the Mergansers. Other highlights included Sora, Bobolink, and Grasshopper Sparrow. The conditions tomorrow look even better (very similar to the conditions the day I had a Sabine's Gull here a few years ago), so I would recommend coming here to lakewatch. The spot I stood at today was the northeast corner of the park. For parking and access details, read this blog post I made:

http://birdingbynumber.blogspot.com/2014/12/87th-st-steel-mills.html?m=0

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

Sent from my iPhone
 

Back to top
Date: 9/4/17 10:51 am
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Knot, Swan Lake
Hi everybody,
I just discovered a RED kNOT at Swan Lake among 3000+ shorebirds.
This is likely the same bird that the St. Louis Audubon group had at Gilbert lake on Saturday.
Still looking for more!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
<Warbler7...>

Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: Keith McMullen <warbler7...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 6:26 pm
From: Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ring-billed Gulls Aerial Feeding in Jackson Park
This evening around 50 Ring-billed Gulls began aerial feeding above Jackson
Park. I'm curious if anyone out there knows what type of insect the gulls
are feeding on. The gulls would fly about and hesitate with each bite.

Hal Cohen
Cook County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 5:13 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Insects and birds at 630 pm
630 pm

There are hundreds of gnats covering my patio and flying at low levels and consequently birds are also feeding low. Large flocks of swifts and nighthawks are moving, along with waxwings.

Good night to grab a beverage and enjoy the aerial displays.

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.



Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Fran M <franmmmk...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 3:24 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Buff-breasted and Stilt Sandpipers and Connecticut Warbler, 9/3 a.m.
I spent a couple hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning,
September 3. The highlight for me, hands down, was the cooperative
juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the beach. I haven't seen a Buffy at
Montrose in a few years, and I hadn't seen one yet this fall, so I was
fairly excited (thanks for the text, Fran M). The bird was working the
north side of the fluddle with a few other shorebirds, including a young
Stilt Sandpiper, another good shorebird for Montrose. My passerine
highlight was a Connecticut Warbler in the dune willows. These willows
have proven, both spring and fall, to be an excellent migrant trap. I
ended up with "only" 39 species, but when 2 of those are Buff-breasted
Sandpiper and Connecticut Warbler you shut up and count your blessings.
I posted photos of the Buff-breasted and Stilt Sandpipers on the
Illinois Birding Network Facebook page, URL below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/illinosbirding/

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Robert D. Hughes" <rhughes.enteract...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 2:40 pm
From: <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Mississippi Kite at Greene Valley hawkwatch on Sunday AM
Karen, Jeff S and I watched a Mississippi Kite fly in from the NW, heading
steadily SE, at around 11 AM Sunday morning. This was our 5th sighting of
this species since we began the GV hawkwatch in 2006.
It was also the earliest date, the other sightings were on 10/3/08,
10/11/11, 9/9/12 and 9/20/12.

Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 12:37 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Repeat Performance At Waukegan, Illinois Beach & State Line Beach Sunday 9-3-17
Hello Bird People,

Not sure why I did the same places as yesterday since shorebird
quality was poor but maybe I thought that as birds were moving a new
cast of characters would be in today. They weren't as most of today's
bird were repeats as well. Here's what Bob Erickson & I saw today:

Waukegan Beach (6:15-7 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (7 fly-bys), Canada Geese (16) & Mallard (4)
Spotted (1-IM) & Least (1) Sandpipers & Sanderling (21, way down from
yesterday's 71)
Ring Billed (~75) & Herring (10) Gulls
Barn Swallow (30-35) & Savannah Sparrow (1)

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:30-9:10 a.m.)

On Or From The Beach

D.C. Cormorant (7 fly-bys) & about 35 ducks flying off to the west but
too far to I.D.)
NORTHERN HARRIER (1-JUV hunting over the dunes)
MERLIN (1, briefly chased a Flicker)
Sanderling (1 on the beach & 1 fly-by, down from the 32 here yesterday)
Ring Billed Gull (31) & Barn Swallow (5)

Inland highlights were R.T. Hummingbird, Chimney Swifts (~25) & a Bay
Breasted Warbler

State Line Beach (9:30-9:50 a.m.)

There's a large seaweed mat ("Green Glop") just off shore & on it were:
Killdeer (8) & Semipalmated Plover (6)
Sanderling (86, ebird won't like that total!)
Least (2) & Semipalmated (4) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (~50) & Herring (12) Gulls
Caspian Tern (1 calling fly-by)
Barn Swallow (2)

A stop at Techny Basin North added Lesser Yellowlegs (1) & Solitary
Sandpiper (4) to my shorebird list for the day which ended with 7
species.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the young hunting Northern Harrier & Runner-Up to
the continuing Merlin both
at Illinois Beach South today.

I have not seen many good license plates lately but Plate Of The Day
for today goes to one from
Maine seen on Rt 41 near Waukegan on my way home. That's the plate
Jeff Sanders needs to finish all 51 U.S. plates for the year.

Al Stokie
Mostly in N.E. Lake County again


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 10:16 am
From: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red-necked Phalarope at Fermilab
A Red-necked Phalarope is currently feeding along the southeast shore of Lake Law at Fermilab (DuPage Co.). Photos were obtained. It moves around a lot.

Urs Geiser
DuPage County

Sent from Urs Geiser's mobile device


------------------------------------
Posted by: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 9:43 am
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Hummingbird / Hummingbird Moth
Odd coincidence yesterday afternoon. While walking our dog I found a dead
Hummingbird Moth on the sidewalk. Then not too far from that, a dead R-T
Hummingbird.

Turf war?? (Nectar war maybe?)

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

Back to top
Date: 9/3/17 6:12 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle (none on Saturday)
Just an update: an all-star gathering of birders failed to find a Sabine's Gull at Lake Carlyle on Saturday. There were birders present all day, but we had no luck with the Gull.
In the early afternoon from the pavilion at Hazlet State Park, Jill Anderson and I had great views of a Parasitic Jaeger harassing gulls and flying in and out among the sailboats. It was north of Point 18.
Later in the afternoon when the birders gathered at their pavilion roost, a Laughing Gull was seen at close range, Bonaparte's Gulls were seen toward the southeast end, and many Black Terns were working the eastern side. Jill and I had a Sanderling at the west spillway marina just after noon.
It was great to see everyone, and I learned that one can pish up a mink!

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

> On Sep 2, 2017, at 11:45 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> wrote:
>
> Due to unforeseen circumstances (oh deer!),
> I arrived at 11:09 am.
>
> Gulls are WAY out north, not many at south end.
>
> I did have a large dark Gull flying with purpose up high. I followed it and it dive bombed a Gull down low. Eventually lost it, but be on lookout for jaeger sp.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>>



------------------------------------
Posted by: Joe Lill <trptjoe...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 7:38 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua / Emiquon - Sat 9/2/17
Today, Matt Igleski, Glenn Giacinto and Myself headed to central IL in search of shorebirds! Starting the day at Chautauqua where we spent the whole morning - there were definitely 1000’s of shorebirds to search through, mainly Pecs and Lesser Yellowlegs, with patience we were able to find 15 species of shorebird but failed to find any our major targets - no godwits or avocet. Best of the bunch were 8 Red-necked Phalaropes and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and good numbers of American Golden Plovers, Sanderlings and Stilt Sands.

On to Emiquon in the afternoon where again despite good numbers still none of those good larger shorebirds or the Ruff! A distant Franklin’s Gull, loads of Stilt Sands, 2 Buff-breasted Sands and our only Short-billed Dowitcher’s of the day (just 3!) were the highlights here.

It’s always nice to see 87 species in a day without really trying - that’s central IL - ohhh and ridiculous numbers of White Pelicans!!!

Full list from the day can be viewed at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-02 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-09-02>

Cheers
Steve
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins <http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 4:43 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach / IBSP / Skokie Lagoons (Lesser Black-backed Gull/ migrants)
Hi all,

Started my morning at Waukegan Beach. Not much on shorebirds beyond a
handful of SANDERLINGS. A flyover PEREGRINE provided nice views as well.
List with pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38953446

Headed up to IBSP South where things got more interesting. As I hiked the
Dead River Trail I was able to pick out a flock that contained 2
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS & a WILSON'S WARBLER. Further along the trail I
added a MAGNOLIA WARBLER & a PALM WARBLER to the mix. On the beach I was
scoping the gulls north of the where the river meets the lake and thought I
saw a dark backed one. However, it was laying down and mostly blocked from
view for probably close to an hour. I enjoyed my lunch and waited to see if
the deck would ever shuffle. It finally did and the gull got up and I saw
the yellow legs/dark back. It looked good for a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
The only shorebirds present were again, SANDERLINGS, and a couple SPOTTED
SANDPIPERS.
List with pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38958760

Stopped at Skokie Lagoons on my way back home and had some decent migrants
including a couple SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, a VEERY, a few AMERICAN REDSTARTS,
a first fall BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and a couple of OVENBIRDS.
List with pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38961373

Complete lists pasted below - good birding

Waukegan Beach, Lake, Illinois, US
Sep 2, 2017 9:02 AM - 9:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.98 mile(s)
15 species

Double-crested Cormorant 28
Killdeer 2
Sanderling 10
Ring-billed Gull 60
Herring Gull 12
Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Barn Swallow 13
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Marsh Wren 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 7


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S38953446

Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, US
Sep 2, 2017 10:19 AM - 2:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.74 mile(s)
28 species

Wood Duck 15
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Sanderling 15
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 70
Herring Gull 20
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue Jay 3
Barn Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
American Goldfinch 17

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S38958760

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 2, 2017 3:07 PM - 4:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.36 mile(s)
22 species

Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 13
Gray Catbird 3
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S38961373

--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 4:38 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET A Sanderling Day At The Beach In N.E. Lake County Saturday 9-2-17
Hello Bird People,

Although this weekend & next weekend (& the days in between) are good
times for rare shorebirds Bob Erickson & I found none today. But it
was Sanderlings everywhere & tough work to find anything else mixed
in. Here's the breakdown by site.

Waukegan Beach (6:15-7 a.m.)

Waves splashing over the pier meant no shorebirds there but running on
the beach were 71 Sanderlings later joined by 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
which flew in & then out overwhelmed by Sanderlings I guess. One D.C.
Cormorant was on the swimming beach with the usual gulls & both Song &
Savannah Sparrows where on the edge of the beach grasses.

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:30-9:15 a.m.)

Walked the beach to just past the river mouth & had even more
Sanderlings (32) but here we had two other species in with them which
were Killdeer & Semipalmated Plover (1 each). Andy Stewart & Steve M
also had a Semipalmated Sandpiper before we arrived but it was gone
when we looked.

On my walk out I saw a Red Headed Woodpecker & heard a still singing
Field Sparrow & a calling Eastern Towhee. After lunch Bob E returned
to this area & where the Dunes Trail & the trail to the beach meet he
found a CONNECTICUT WARBLER which was a far better sighting than
anything we had seen earlier in the day. Bob also ran into Jeff B
looking at the gulls but that must have been before Jeff was sure
about the Lesser Black Backed Gull he saw.

State Line Beach (9:30-9:50 a.m.)

All the gulls were flushed by a metal detector guy so only shorebirds
remained. It should be no surprise that most were Sanderlings (54) but
mixed in were Killdeer (2), Semipalmated Plover (1), Spotted Sandpiper
(1) & Semipalmated Sandpiper (3-4).

Techny Basin North (12:15-1 p.m.)

Stopped here on my way home but although this place was home to
between 75 & 100 shorebirds for several visits I only found 10 on
Friday & 29 today. It seems the last few days of north winds have
moved birds out & to the south. Today I saw Killdeer (9), Solitary
(1), Spotted (3), Least (5) & Semipalmated (11) Sandpipers. In
addition to the Wood Ducks & Mallards there are 3 Blue Winged & one
Green Winged Teal that have been here for a few days. Also saw 1 adult
& 1 young Black Crowned Night Heron.

Since quality was lacking today I'll go with quantity & give
Bird-Of-The-Day to all the Sanderlings.
Runners-Up to the Black Crowned Night Herons & the Semipalmated Plovers.

Al Stokie
Mostly in Lake County & wishing for better shorebirds


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 11:48 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lesser black backed gull ibsp south
Currently looking at a lesser black-backed Gull. It's with the flock that
is just south of the Dead River along the beach at IBSP south unit. I
thought I picked it out early on but had to wait a long time for it to
re-emerge. Finally got diagnostic looks at the yellow legs/ dark back etc.
Photos to come.

 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 9:45 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
Due to unforeseen circumstances (oh deer!),
I arrived at 11:09 am.

Gulls are WAY out north, not many at south end.

I did have a large dark Gull flying with purpose up high. I followed it and it dive bombed a Gull down low. Eventually lost it, but be on lookout for jaeger sp.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Sep 2, 2017, at 8:27 AM, Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Any reports from Saturday morning will be greatly appreciated .
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, cook county
>
>> On Sep 1, 2017, at 6:54 PM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> 5 Sabine's Gulls flew in to Lake Carlyle at 6:35 pm this evening viewed from the Hazlet pavilion.
>>
>> At least 1 was an adult. Settled down on the lake north of Point 18 in South Shore SP. not presently visible.
>>
>> Dan Williams, Rockford
>> With Dan K & Phil D
>>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/2/17 6:33 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
Any reports from Saturday morning will be greatly appreciated .

Joe Lill
Chicago, cook county

> On Sep 1, 2017, at 6:54 PM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> 5 Sabine's Gulls flew in to Lake Carlyle at 6:35 pm this evening viewed from the Hazlet pavilion.
>
> At least 1 was an adult. Settled down on the lake north of Point 18 in South Shore SP. not presently visible.
>
> Dan Williams, Rockford
> With Dan K & Phil D
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 8:02 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
Wow, 5 Sabine's!

other multiple counts per Bohlen:

Wilmette - 11.10.1985 1 adult, 2 immatures
Carlyle Lake - 9.23 to 28.1986 seven
Lake Springfield - 9.19.1988 seven

other records 1974-1982 are single birds

I haven't checked IBET or The Meadowlark

Fran


On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:54 PM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> 5 Sabine's Gulls flew in to Lake Carlyle at 6:35 pm this evening viewed
> from the Hazlet pavilion.
>
> At least 1 was an adult. Settled down on the lake north of Point 18 in
> South Shore SP. not presently visible.
>
> Dan Williams, Rockford
> With Dan K & Phil D
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 7:05 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Yellowstart

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36967259365/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
More warblers today. Not sure which one, maybe Tennessee w.
Yellowstarts very active on insects, likes those little gnat looking ones.
Rotting apples and beer bait help along with the black light for bugs.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 5:28 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Sabine's Gulls @ Carlyle
5 Sabine's Gulls flew in to Lake Carlyle at 6:35 pm this evening viewed from the Hazlet pavilion.

At least 1 was an adult. Settled down on the lake north of Point 18 in South Shore SP. not presently visible.

Dan Williams, Rockford
With Dan K & Phil D

------------------------------------
Posted by: Daniel Williams <twotringas...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 3:26 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose and LaBagh 9-1
A joined a handful of birders this morning 10 am-ish) at a pleasantly windy
and choppy Montrose Beach.
The beach was mainly populated with sanderlings, gulls and a Baird's
sandpiper.
Also, semipalmated sandpipers.
I saw a pair of Savannah sparrows at the beginning of the fishing pier.
At the Magic Hedge there were an adult red-headed woodpecker and two
juveniles in the bare tree at the south end. An olive-sided flycatcher took
turns to the top of the tree.
American redstart, Wilson's warblers, house finches, chickadee and an
overhead Cooper's hawk finished my morning.
Later, I went to LaBagh Woods. It was fairly quiet, though I did run into a
pockets of Nashvilles and magnolia warblers passing through. There were
other warblers I could not identify because of the foliage. There were a
dozen cedar waxwings by the bridge.

Here is the link a trio of photos of: the sanderling, olive-sided
flycatcher and the red-headed woodpecker.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ILbirds/photos/albums/79432208

Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 2:45 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebird Totals For August 2017
Hello Bird People,

Had to stay home for the arrival of the plumber today so no Jaeger
watching for me although I hope to make up for that later on. So that
gives me a chance to give my shorebird totals for August earlier in
the month than I did last month. I should mention that these totals
include a few birds seen in southern Illinois on Eclipse Day but all
of the rest were seen & counted in northern Illinois.
Here's my list which I hope at least a few of you will find interesting:

American Golden Plover (1) (At Techny North)

Piping Plover (5) (All at Waukegan Beach & although there were 5
sightings there were only 2 birds)

Semipalmated Plover (65)

Killdeer (1536)

Black Necked Stilt (8) (4 Near Grand Tower & 4 in Winnebago Co)

Greater Yellowlegs (9)

Lesser Yellowlegs (178)

Solitary Sandpiper (170)

Spotted Sandpiper (156)

Willet (1) (At Illinois Beach South Unit)

WHIMBREL (2) (At Waukegan Beach & at Illinois Beach South Unit)

Ruddy Turnstone (only 1)

Sanderling (78)

WESTERN SANDPIPER (1) (At Montrose Beach)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (161)

Least Sandpiper (576)

Baird's Sandpiper (13)

Pectoral Sandpiper (182)

Stilt Sandpiper (15)

BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (1) (At Montrose Beach)

Short Billed Dowitcher (11)

Wilson's Snipe (9)

RED NECKED PHALAROPE (2) (1 in Winnabago Co & 1 in Kane Co)

So for August 2017 I had 23 shorebird species & 3181 individuals.

For comparison purposes here are totals from other recent years:

2013 had 23 species & 6448 individuals

2014 had 24 species & 3120 individuals

2015 had 28 species & 7616 individuals (also several trips to Central Illinois)

2016 had 24 species & 4404 individuals

It appears that except for the 2015 totals with extra travel this
year's totals are close to most other recent year's totals at least
for total species seen.

September's totals should still be respectable but my August totals
are always the highest as August is always the top month for
shorebirds.

Al Stokie


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 1:37 pm
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jaeger at Gillson Point 9/1 afternoon
I followed a juvenile Jaeger from far off of Gillson point to close to shore at 12:30 this afternoon, 9/1. Eventually had good scope views. Although juvenile jaegers are known to be notoriously difficult to ID it was likely a PARASITIC JAEGER based on lack of double white wing flash and slender bill and not extremely deep bodied.

Acrobatic fast and continuously flying dark gull-like bird. Prominent single white flashes in underwings from light base of primaries. Dark tail terminus with light upper tail coverts. Bill relatively slender. Observed through scope at 12:30 for ~10 min as it came closer to shore on east winds, then lost to south behind trees of open public beach.

Cheers, John P. Leonard 1617 Executive Lane Glenview, IL 60026


------------------------------------
Posted by: John Leonard <jleonard5440...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 10:59 am
From: Kent Stevens <kntstevens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET emiquon
I spotted 2 Caspian Terns at Emiquon Preserve on the north end of the observation area with a lot of other gulls. There were also several American White Pelicans, Great Egrets, a couple of Blue Herons, quite a few mallards and Wood Ducks. A lovely place with birds improving and maybe the start of the migrations which is really Great. The terns were lifers to me.
Happy BirdingKent
 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 8:59 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Sep 1st AM - 3 jaegers
I highly entertaining morning at Montrose in Chicago, Cook, with strong east winds.


I arrived about 6:30 AM at the Wilson Ave. beach house. A good portion of the beach continues to be covered in water. About 6:35 AM all the gulls took to the air. From that vantage point, I spotted a Ring-billed or smaller sized dark morph juvenile jaeger zooming over the sailing beach and then continued NE out over Lake Michigan, flying like a rocket. I watched it in my scope as it quickly headed north. As is typically the case with a distant and brief look at this genus, I did not feel confident that I could positively ID it species. My impression of size, breadth of wing, all points me to Parasitic, but I had let that one go. After speaking with others on the beach, I apparently had just missed the first jaeger of the day, also moving south to north.


At this point, I joined forces with David and Fran, who had both missed the jaegers by minutes. On the beach, were Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, and later a Baird's Sandpiper.


We moved to the eastern most point up top near the peripheral plantings and small tower to scan Lake Michigan to the south. Here we were joined by Larry Krutulis. After an hour or more of little activity, Fran and David departed. About 8:45 AM, a light morph jaeger came over the hedge area just to our north. It took us a few seconds to realize what it was as it was gliding toward the pier. Larry was able to snap some photos as it paused over the pier in front of us. I am very much looking forward to analyzing those photos, but we were able to discern the pale collar, pale base to the tail, barred under and upper tail coverts. Update on the species determination later (I hope).


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 4:47 am
From: Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET William Dreuth Website
Bob,


Fantastic job! Thank you for doing it.


Alex Bloss
Chicago


________________________________
From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 6:04 AM
To: <ILbirds...>
Subject: IBET William Dreuth Website



Hi everyone. I've been working on a website about William Dreuth's Lincoln Park bird migration study and I finally finished it. William Dreuth was a naturalist and amateur ornithologist who spent years birding Lincoln Park in Chicago. In 1950 the Chicago Academy of Sciences published a booklet (written by Charles Clark and Margaret Nice, based on Dreuth's copious notes) titled "William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago." The website I created is based on this booklet, with a strong emphasis on the tabular migration data. Have a look and let me know what you think. I've included a link to a PDF version of the original booklet. Reading the PDF or booklet will put Dreuth's sightings into additional perspective.

http://theorniphile.info/william-dreuth/index.html

William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago - Part 1<http://theorniphile.info/william-dreuth/index.html>
theorniphile.info
William Dreuth's 16 year study of bird migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago




Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point: http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
[https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/694183577269985280/RTD0mBcT_400x400.jpg]<https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63>

Robert D. Hughes (@robertdhughes63) | Twitter<https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63>
twitter.com
The latest Tweets from Robert D. Hughes (@robertdhughes63). Naturalist, writer, photographer, content producer, Web guy, cutup. Mission: To get people excited about ...



Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180

[https://ipmcdn.avast.com/images/icons/icon-envelope-tick-round-orange-animated-no-repeat-v1.gif]<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=icon> Virus-free. www.avast.com<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=link>



 

Back to top
Date: 9/1/17 4:04 am
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET William Dreuth Website
Hi everyone. I've been working on a website about William Dreuth's
Lincoln Park bird migration study and I finally finished it. William
Dreuth was a naturalist and amateur ornithologist who spent years
birding Lincoln Park in Chicago. In 1950 the Chicago Academy of Sciences
published a booklet (written by Charles Clark and Margaret Nice, based
on Dreuth's copious notes) titled "William Dreuth's Study of Bird
Migration in Lincoln Park, Chicago." The website I created is based on
this booklet, with a strong emphasis on the tabular migration data. Have
a look and let me know what you think. I've included a link to a PDF
version of the original booklet. Reading the PDF or booklet will put
Dreuth's sightings into additional perspective.

http://theorniphile.info/william-dreuth/index.html

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180



---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus

 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 8:16 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose American Golden-Plovers, 8/31 p.m.

I made a late afternoon run to Montrose Point in Chicago today, August
31, to see if anything fun and interesting was on the beach. I didn't
have anything as exciting as a Parasitic Jaeger or a Buff-breasted
Sandpiper, but I did find 3 adult American Golden-Plovers on the public
portion of the beach. The birds were initially near the plastic
boardwalk but flushed and relanded a short distance away. A fair number
of people were using the beach this afternoon, including wind surfers,
so I had a feeling the birds would be jumpy. Sure enough, when an
unleashed dog got too close they picked up and flew off to the north.
Typical. And frustrating. I also had a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper,
Semipalmated Plovers and Sandpipers, and Sanderlings. The good news is
that Lake Montrose has reformed and should be attractive to migrant
shorebirds as long as it lasts (Lake Montrose is the fluddle that forms
on the public beach after a heavy rain). This is prime time for Red
Knots and Whimbrels along Lake Michigan.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



------------------------------------
Posted by: "Robert D. Hughes" <rhughes.enteract...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 6:00 pm
From: <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Thursday shorebirds - Chautauqua center dike and N Globe
Stan Z and I got to the center dike relatively early on Thursday. Only a
few close shorebirds in the N pool but good numbers and variety in the S
pool at Chautauqua. The S pool highlights, 3 close Marbled Godwits and a
Whimbrel (my 1st ever at Chautauqua). As Stan and I watched it, it took flight
and actually flew closer to us before landing again. Frustratingly, most of
the S Pool shorebirds were too far S to be identifiable from the center
dike. We tried to find other, closer viewing spots along the road heading S,
even walking to the observation platform on the trail by the refuge
headquarters, but had no luck with getting a closer vantage point.

We need to persuade the refuge manager to set up a viewing area on the E
side of the S pool, somewhere S of the center dike, Eagle Bluff access. I
also intend to ask that they cut down those weed trees growing up in front of
the Eagle Bluff viewing platform

After lunch in Havana, we headed to the N Globe access via Ridge Rd. This
pool is mostly dry, but had water and a good number of shorebirds near the
E side, highlighted by a couple of Willets and a lone Hudsonian Godwit.
Black-necked Stilts were present in numbers. We were able to walk out quite
far on the dried mudflats from the W side, getting much closer to the birds
as a result. We tried but failed to find any Buff-breasteds, but did find a
distant Reeve, standing next to a L Yellowlegs, making for a good
comparison of the Reeve's thick yellow orange legs, short thick yellowish bill, fat
bodied appearance and those stick up scapulars vs the yellowlegs. Could
this be the same bird as was in S Globe 2 almost 2 weeks ago?

Back to the center dike in early afternoon, viewing S was hopeless because
of the sun angle, but more shorebirds were using the mudflats just N of the
center dike than had been there in the AM. Highlights included a lone
juvie Red Knot at close range, methodically foraging among the ducks, and at
least 7 Red-necked Phalaropes feeding actively in the now shrunken pools of
deeper water. I wonder how much longer the phalaropes will hang around, when
the N pool dries out further.

Non shorebird highlights - a Snowy Egret at N Globe, and 2 non-breeding
adult Franklin's Gulls in the N pool at Chautauqua.

Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage county
 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 4:03 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sanderling
A single bird in winter plumage was present this afternoon on the spillway at Lake Charleston, Coles County

Ron Bradley

Sent from my iPhone



------------------------------------
Posted by: Ron Bradley <povpt93...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 4:02 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Sanderling
Bird appears to be a juvenile

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 31, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Ron Bradley <povpt93...> wrote:
>
> A single bird in winter plumage was present this afternoon on the spillway at Lake Charleston, Coles County
>
> Ron Bradley
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>




------------------------------------
Posted by: Ron Bradley <povpt93...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 2:07 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET DuPage County-83rd Street Fluddle & Lake Law At Fermi Lab Thursday 8-31-17
Hello Bird People,

Although the Least Bitterns have been reported on IBET the special
shorebirds at Fermi have not so the only way to learn about them is
elsewhere. I found that info on Ebird where I saw mention of 2 Buff
Breasted Sandpipers seen on, I think, Tuesday of this week. I did not
see any reported on Wed & I found none today but mention should be
made that Lake Law seems to be in a water draw down with large mud
flats where the land meets the water all around the entire lake.
Although I found nothing special today something seems likely to show
up so I hope the DuPagers keep looking.
If you venture out onto the mud flats be ready to sink in a little &
expect mud coated boots.

83rd Street Fluddle (7:40-8:45 a.m.)

Here I was joined by Mr Greene Valley F.P. also know as Mike Madsen.
He missed the Peregrine hunting process & the fight between that
Peregrine & a Cooper's Hawk but he saw everything else that I saw &
then some. On arrival the Peregrine was making repeated passes very
low over the mud flats & I thought that was it for finding shorebirds
but they were all flattened out among the rocks & got away with it
this time anyway.

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by), Great Blue Heron (1) & Green Heron (1)
Mallard (49) & the continuing female plumaged Green Winged Teal
Cooper's Hawk (1), BROAD WINGED HAWK (1 fly-by) & PEREGRINE (1-AD)
Killdeer (20), Solitary (1) & Spotted (3) Sandpipers
We also heard one positive Lesser Yellowlegs but it seemed to be just flying by
Also flying by or above were Mourning Dove (2), Chimney Swift (5) &
Barn Swallow (a few)
A few land birds were Flicker, Blue Jay & Starling. Mike saw Cedar
Waxwings but I did not.

Fermi Lab 9:30-11:30 a.m.)

On my way in I saw a bunch of birders looking south into the cattails
from Batavia Rd at what was probably the Least Bittern location & I
should have stopped as they were probably looking at one but I did not
as it was shorebirds I was after.

Lake Law & Mud Edges

D.C. Cormorant (9),Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (9) & Red Tailed Hawk (1 resting)
Killdeer (66), Spotted (5), Least (7), Semipalmated (5) & Pectoral (1)
Sandpipers
Also Mourning Doves & Goldfinch
And Scott Latimer (1 with scope, but he was leaving as I arrived)

A.E. Sea

I hear there's some shorebird habitat here but I could not see any.
It's all high water that I saw.
In that water were D.C. Cormorant (55), P.B. Grebe (5), Canada Goose
(15) & Mallard (8)

Cattail Looking From Batavia Rd

Did not see a Least Bittern but did see Green Heron (4), Mallard
(8-10), Blue Winged Teal (2)
several Sora's (1-AD & 7-Juv) & that's good enough for me having seen
several Least Bitterns this year.

It's nice to be able to look for shorebirds at Fermi after all!

Bird-Of-The-Day to the fast flying adult Peregrine which is a fine
sight to see in action even if they do scare the shorebirds & mess up
my attempts to get good counts.
Runners-Up to all those Sora Rails & the flying Broad Winged Hawk.

Al Stokie
In DuPage County today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/31/17 1:17 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ready For Fall Migration? NO SIGHTINGS
Hi everyone.
I just did a post on how to ID fall migrant passerines (along with a quiz). You can see it here: https://whimbrelbirders.org/2017/08/31/ready-for-fall-migration-here-are-a-few-tips-and-tricks-on-how-to-identify-small-migrant-passerines/Also, if you notice any misinformation or something forgotten PLEASE tell me!
Thanks,Oliver BurrusKane co.
 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 8:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Ovenbird

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36787483281/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Came today looking for food and a brushy spot to chicken walk.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 6:24 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nighthawk Reminder Wed 8-30-17
Hello Again Bird People,

Just a quick reminder that it's peak time for Nighthawk migration
(late August/early Sept) so don't forget to look for them in the near
future. I hadn't checked since 8-24 & didn't start looking tonight
until 7:25 p.m. Watched for 20 min from my front yard & saw 21
Nighthawks go by. Probably should have started sooner as that's an
average of 1 per min although they went by in bunches of
4, 5, 3, 3, 2 & 4 to total 21. Never once did a single Nighthawk go by
by itself.

Most, if not all, were high flyers so no close views but the evening's
highlight was a very fast, low flying small Bat that instead of flying
straight south "zig-zagged" overhead for about 4 min. All this to the
sound of many Cicadas & the sight of many fireflies lighting up close
by. Pretty interesting 20 min

Al Stokie
Checking out the evening sky in Park Ridge


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 3:17 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's t.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36530206150/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Today the Swainson's t. ate red nightshade berries and eyed the grapes.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 2:36 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET;Sangamon Co. warblers
Warblers in Sangamon County today, August 30, 2017:

Today seemed more "normal" for warblers in late August. My brother Ken
and I saw 17 species of warblers mostly along the Sangamon River.

Blue-winged Warbler - 2

Golden-winged Warbler - 11 (5 males and 6 females)

Tennessee Warbler - 28

Nashville Warbler - 2

Yellow Warbler - 1 (Lake Springfield)

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 7

Magnolia Warbler - 2

Black-throated Green Warbler - 2

Blackburnian Warbler - 7

Bay-breasted Warbler - 2

Black and White Warbler - 5

Prothonotary Warbler - 1

Redstart - 12

Ovenbird - 1 (Washington Park)

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Wilson's Warbler - 2

Canada Warbler - 2


H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

<bohlen...>


--
Beckie Dyer
Museum Technician
Illinois State Museum
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703-3500
Phone: 217-782-7475
Fax: 217-785-2857



------------------------------------
Posted by: Beckie Dyer <dyer...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 2:18 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Thur 8-3017
Hello Bird People,

Fewer shorebirds than I hoped for but I still had 9 shorebird species
although there was a "shorebird shutout" at State Line Beach which is
the 1 place where that happens fairly often. I was joined by Paul
Sweet at Waukegan & Illinois Beach.

Waukegan Beach & Pier (6:30-7:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 on the pier & 3 fly-bys)
P.B. Grebe (1 in the inlet)
Canada Goose (27) & Mallard (8)
Killdeer (1 in the lot) & Sanderling (16 on the pier)
Spotted (1 on the pier), Semipalmated (1 on the beach) & BAIRD'S (1 on
the beach) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (145) & Herring (19) Gulls & Caspian Tern (2 fly-bys)
Tree (1), Bank (2), Cliff (2) & Barn (~45) Swallows

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:10-9:55 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4 fly-bys)
GREAT EGRET (16 flying north in 1 group. You almost never see a single
Egret here!)
Cooper's Hawk (1) & MERLIN (1)
Killdeer (2) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
Sanderling (4), Spotted (2) & Least (1) Sandpipers
(Earlier Steve M & Andy Stewart had Yellowlegs as well)
Only a few Ring Billed & Herring Gulls flew by over the lake
Barn Swallow (3-4)
Also on the beach were Mourning Dove (6) &, surprisingly, 2 Chickadees

State Line Beach (10:15-10:35 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4 in the lake)
Ring Billed (110) & Herring (11) Gulls
Caspian Tern (3-AD & 1-IM)
Barn Swallow (2 fly-bys)
Parking lot area had 1 each Cedar Waxwing & Palm Warbler

Techny Basin North (noon-12:35 p.m.)

Water level has gone way up leaving only 1/3 of the mud flat from 2
days ago which resulted
in fewer shorebirds as well.

D.C. Cormorant (2), Great Blues (6) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (5), Wood Duck (21) & Mallard (23)
Killdeer (14) & Lesser Yellowlegs (7)
Spotted (2), Solitary (1), Least (7) & Semipalmated (5) Sandpipers
Barn Swallows (a few)
Savannah Sparrow (1)

Air Station Prairie (12:45-1:15 p.m.)

As John L mentioned water levels are way down. No water left in the
east pond & very little water
left in the west pond which is where all shorebirds & rails were.

Also as John mentioned both SORA & VIRGINIA RAILS (1 each) were seen
but not easily as they slip in & out of view. Again the only way to
see them is from the sidewalk by Compass Rd while looking toward the
building.

Remaining shorebirds were Killdeer (6), Solitary (5), Least (1) &
Semipalmated (14) Sandpipers
Two Eastern Kingbirds are still hunting at the east pond area.
Thanks go to Eleonora for telling us about the Virginia Rails yesterday.

Saving the best for last Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the finally well seen
Virginia Rail &
Runners-Up to the gang of 16 Great Egrets flying across the Dead River
in one group.
Wonder where they were headed?

Al Stokie
In Lake & Cook Co's today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 12:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Chipping sp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36114858833/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The adult and juvenile came for seeds and, of course some chip calls.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 6:58 am
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rails Air Station Prairie
Both Virginia Rail and Sora are at west pond foraging along edge nearest the visitor center. As Al Stokie suggested, best view is from sidewalk along Compass Dr.

Shorebird habitat is shrunken, but a few common species persist

Northern Cook county

Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: John Leonard <jleonard5440...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/30/17 6:50 am
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Douglas County Arcola Marsh information only
I stopped at Arcola Marsh this morning and noticed new no trespassing signs
have been posted.

Tyler D Funk

 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 6:35 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36766287541/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Seems to like sitting on the clothesline with the pins. Blends in a little.
Nighthawks, about a dozen flying low over the trees. A flycatcher in the rain, not sure the species. Still just the one warbler, Yellowstart.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 4:46 pm
From: 'darrell shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: LaSalle County 8/29/17
The flooded field on North 46th Road between East 10th and East 11th roads
had 16 Stilt Sandpipers, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, a Spotted Sandpiper, and 6
Pectoral Sandpipers. This floodle will last a long time. The culvert under
the road is broken or blocked, preventing the field to drain. North 46th
road is the second road north of the BNSF railroad west of Earleville. East
10th Road goes north from Route 34 at Moyer's curve (the big curve west of
Earleville). Go north on E 10th road to North 46th and turn right. There is
very little room to pull over on N. 46th road, so be very careful if you go.




I checked a road south of Earleville and found a nice selection of woodland
birds. Six Tennessee Warblers, 2 American Redstart female-type, a male
Black-&-white Warbler, and a first year female Magnolia warbler were joined
by four Eastern Wood Peewees, a Baltimore Oriole, Hairy, Downy, and
Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, American
Goldfinch, and Turkey Vultures were active. I have been birding this area
since 1988; it was in a priority block for the Illinois Breeding Bird Atlas.
It hasn't been developed at all since then, and the birding is as good now
as it was then.



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonauk, DeKalb County


 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 4:20 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
Photos of Buff-breasted and Western Sandpipers from this morning:


https://franmorel.smugmug.com/2017-Day-to-Day/2017-08-29-Western-Sandpiper-Montrose/

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Originally found by Luis Munoz.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 29, 2017, at 8:28 AM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Fran Morel reports a juvenile Western Sandpiper at Montrose in Chicago,
> Cook.
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
>
> Evanston, IL
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 3:50 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rails At Air Station Prairie Tuesday 8-29-17
Today Eleonora di Liscia visited Air Station Prairie & not only saw
the Sora I mentioned yesterday but she also saw 2 Virginia Rails as
well. Look for all the Rails from the sidewalk next to the street
where the best viewing is. I should not have to tell you this but we
are not allowed to stalk the Rails by sneaking into the marsh area as
has happened in the past.

Eleonora also says that the shorebirds present today were the same as
reported yesterday.
I hope our recent rains have helped the water levels here increase a bit.

Al Stokie


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 12:12 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
Originally found by Luis Munoz.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 29, 2017, at 8:28 AM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Fran Morel reports a juvenile Western Sandpiper at Montrose in Chicago, Cook.
>
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
>
> Evanston, IL
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 11:10 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Buff Breasted Sandpiper & Western Sandpiper On Montrose Beach Tuesday 8-29-17
Hello Bird People,

It's too bad we can't know in advance where we should go birding as
then listing would be much more simple. But it doesn't work that way &
it's probably just as well as knowing where to go in advance would
take all the fun out of finding those special species we are all
after. I have recently complained about my Montrose visits being
always 1 day off as to finding special birds but not today & so there
will be no complaints from me today.

Arrived at 6:30 a.m. & learned that the only shorebirds around were 3
Semipalmated Plovers. Walked down the public beach & soon saw 2 of the
3 & just beyond them was a bigger, light colored shorebird which had a
Mourning Dove look to it. Got closer & it proved to be quite a bit
better than a Dove. Matthew C waved me over & we had good looks at a
juvenile BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER on the very edge of the beach. This
is a good sighting for Montrose & it turned out Matthew had seen a 2nd
Buffie by the flooded part of the beach but the 1st one had flown off
before I arrived. So only 3 shorebirds but 1 was a rare (at Montrose)
one.

Later while Alex B & Michael F were taking photo's of the Buffie other
birders arrived including Fran M. Then Fran got a call from Luis M
saying that he had a possible Western Sandpiper by the Protected Area
fence. Fran & I hurried over to learn that the 2 Peeps Luis & Howard B
had been looking at had flown toward the flooded beach area. Went back
to the flooded area & there were the 2 Peeps one of which was a normal
looking Semipalmated Sandpiper & the 2nd was the very large billed
probable Western. So now several of us had other attributes to
consider. In addition to the long & slightly down curved "honker" of a
bill we noticed that the big billed Peep was noticeably larger overall
than the Semi-Sandpiper. Next thing to consider was the amount of
reddish color in the back & scapulars. This was not very obvious at
1st but as the lighting got better & the bird moved in closer & stood
at certain angles that reddish color became more obvious. So all
things considered it did seem to be a juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER. But
Fran has great photo's & perhaps some real shorebird experts will
agree or disagree. We'll see.

All the shorebirds flushed from time to time due to human, dog & beach
cleaning machine activities but the shorebirds always returned until a
group of about 15 Ring Billed Gulls took off & flew right over the
flooded beach area very low to the ground. I guess that was enough as
all shorebirds flushed, went higher & disappeared. Fran saw the 2
Peeps fly toward the hedge area & then south. The Buffie left as well.
The only shorebirds remaining at 9 a.m. were 2 newly arriving
Sanderlings.

It's hard to believe that a Buff Breasted Sandpiper at Montrose isn't
the Top Bird but on this day anyway it was beaten out by the Western
Sandpiper for Bird-Of-The-Day honors.
Runner-Up to the Buff Breasted Sandpiper.

Birder-Of-The-Day to Luis M for 1st finding the Western & deciding we
all should check it out.
Without that we were all leaving & may have missed the bird altogether.
Runner-Up in this category to Matthew C for finding not 1 but 2 Buffies.
As usual no birder awards for me as my only accomplishment was that I
was there on a good day.

Al Stokie
Picking the right day (finally) to visit Montrose today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 10:06 am
From: <mchiplis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Vultures - McCook TARP Reservoir
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District had a public tour last weekend, so I had a chance to see the amazing McCook TARP reservoir in Hodgkins. There was a flock of vultures there, riding the updrafts. The tour group was restricted on where we could stand, so we couldn't see if there was a carcass below. Video at the link-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/19138871@N00/36064739003/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/19138871@N00/36064739003/in/dateposted-public/

Four more upcoming dates for the tour- I highly recommend it-
WHEN: Sundays: Aug. 6 and 27, Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1 and 15 between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each tour takes approx. two hours. Please wear sturdy footwear; no sandals, high heels, shorts or dresses allowed.
TO RESERVE SPACE ON THE TOUR: Call 312-751-6632 or email <tours...> mailto:<tours...>
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2017/07/17/water-reclamation-district-opens-the-mccook-reservoir-to-public-viewing/ https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2017/07/17/water-reclamation-district-opens-the-mccook-reservoir-to-public-viewing/




 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 6:28 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Sandpiper at Montrose 29-Aug
Fran Morel reports a juvenile Western Sandpiper at Montrose in Chicago, Cook.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 8/29/17 5:25 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Montrose, 29-Aug
Two juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Montrose in Chicago this morning. One flew; one remains by dog beach.
The one that flew left with three other similar-sized shorebirds.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, Cook, IL

------------------------------------
Posted by: <mcvetas...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 4:33 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Both Technys & Air Station Prairie Monday 8-28-17
Hello Bird People,

Back to local birding after 2 days of more distant birding. I try &
balance out where I go birding.

Old Business

On Sunday (8-27) I was with the field trip group with Walter M as
leader that visited the Calumet area MSD sewage ponds & Burnham
Prairie. Since he posted earlier I did not do a report but I had 10
species of shorebirds missing the Snipe that some saw.

Bird-Of-The-Day for 8-27 goes to the well seen adult SORA on a mud
edge at the sewage ponds.
Runners-Up to the 2 Greater Yellowlegs with 1 each seen &/or heard at
both locations.

New Business

Looked for shorebirds at 4 local inland wetlands & once again found
plenty of shorebirds but nothing out of the ordinary. I keep thinking
something special will show up but not yet & maybe not at all.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-9 a.m.)

Large waders were Great Blues (3), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned
Night Heron (1-IM)
Shorebirds were Killdeer (14), Semipalmated Plover (2), Lesser
Yellowlegs (1), Solitary (3),
Spotted (2), Least (1), Semipalmated (2) & Pectoral (2) Sandpipers
Also Wilson's Snipe (2) which I seldom see here.
Flying by were D.C. Cormorant (1), Herring Gull (1), Chimney Swifts,
Barn Swallows & a Kingfisher.
Interesting land birds included Ruby Throated Hummer (1-F) & a
Baltimore Oriole which I have not seen for a while.

Techny Basin North (9:35-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (the usual 2)
Great Blues (4), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Killdeer (16), Semipalmated Plover (1) & Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (3), Spotted (2), Least (18), Semipalmated (23) & Pectoral
(2) Sandpipers
Regulars included both Red Tailed Hawks, the single Canada Goose, Wood
Ducks & Mallards
Flying by were Ring Billed Gull (1), Chimney Swifts, a Kingfisher &
Barn Swallows

Techny Basin South (10:40-11:35 a.m.)

On or in the "pond" (which is really just a widened part of the stream) were
Great Blues (3), Mallards (21) & Blue Winged Teal (4)
Killdeer (1), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Solitary (5), Least (3),
Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral (5) Sandpipers but those birds kept
arriving & leaving so who knows what else was there?
Also 2 Eastern Kingbirds & 1 Kingfisher

Along the stream were more Great Blues (2) & Mallards (25) plus 1 Great Egret
Also more Killdeer (2) & Solitary Sandpipers (2) plus 1 Spotted Sandpiper
And more hunting Chimney Swifts & Barn Swallows

Air Station Prairie (11:55 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Here the water is fast sinking in & we are in need of more rain or the
shallow water will be gone.
Perhaps the coming rain will save the day here?

Both the east & west ponds had Killdeer (6), Lesser Yellowlegs (13),
Solitary (11), Least (11),
Semipalmated (6) & Pectoral (4) Sandpipers.
Highlight here was an adult SORA along the edge of the west pond which
is best viewed from the sidewalk by the street where the shorebird
area can be seen better than from the building viewing location. The
other highlight here was my 1st Fall warbler, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
on the mud by the east pond. And there are still 4 members of the
Eastern Kingbird family at the east pond.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Northern Waterthrush which I saw even though I
have yet to actually look for warblers. Runners-Up to the the Sora &
the R.T. Hummer.

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County once again


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 3:57 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose BBPlover 8/28/17 pm
I dropped in at Montrose on my way home tonight hoping for some shorebirds- unfortunately it looked like the tractors had just worked the beach!

A summer plumaged Black-bellied Plover was flying around calling when I arrived but after a few laps it headed high south. Not much else of note, the only other shorebirds being 2 each of Sanderling, Semip Plover and Killdeer!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins

Sent from my iPhone
 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 1:52 pm
From: <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
Thank u
Will try to get some in my feeder

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 28, 2017, at 2:47 PM, Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Of course! I had one in my yard yesterday (north side of Chicago) and they still are being seen at Montrose Point, where they nest every year. (Baltimore Orioles, that is 😃)
>
> Alex Bloss
> Chicago
>
>
> From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 1:30 PM
> To: Lucy De Lap
> Cc: John Heneghan; IBET
> Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
>
>
> Can we see orioles in chicago area?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 28, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi John -
>>
>> The orioles have been thick here as well. We usually have frequent daily visits for most of the summer, then a few weeks with few or none, followed by a quick uptick in activity for a couple of weeks before they are gone for the year. This year, they've been coming 4 to 6 at a time and have been doing so for a couple of weeks now. It seems like their late summer visit is lasting longer than in previous years to me. They've gone through 2 big jars of jelly in the last 3 weeks!
>>
>> Lucy DeLap
>> East Dundee
>> Kane County
>>
>>
>> From: "John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
>> To: IBET <ilbirds...>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:22 AM
>> Subject: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
>>
>>
>> A few days ago, we had a male Baltimore Oriole show up in the yard. We put what we thought was the last of the grape jelly, out. The oriole has been here since. This AM, we had 4 male Orioles at the jelly (I did buy another jar). We had 2 pair produce young in the area this summer. I don't recall Fall Orioles in the past.
>>
>> John Heneghan
>> Big Rock, Kane Cty
>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 1:12 pm
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Goldfinches/August breeding question
Hello IBETers.

We have no less than six goldfinches pigging out on our thistle sock
feeder. These are all full summer plumage males and females.

Here's the question I have. It was my impression these birds tended to mate
and nest in late summer, with August a month for breeding thanks to thistle
down and plenty of bugs to feed the young.

However, these birds are spending virtually all their time glomming down
seed. They don't seem to be concerned with nesting at all.

Yet when fall comes, there are the goldfinch nests in the shade trees of
our cul-de-sac.

So what's your take on goldfinch responsiblities? Are these just crappy
parents who don't care about their young? (ha ha ha) Or do they typically
breed earlier than this. Because I know come October their plumage often
shifts quickly.

--
Christopher Cudworth
3C Creative Marketing
630.621.8520

 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 12:47 pm
From: Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
Of course! I had one in my yard yesterday (north side of Chicago) and they still are being seen at Montrose Point, where they nest every year. (Baltimore Orioles, that is 😃)


Alex Bloss
Chicago


________________________________
From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 1:30 PM
To: Lucy De Lap
Cc: John Heneghan; IBET
Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock



Can we see orioles in chicago area?

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 28, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Lucy De Lap <ldelap...><mailto:<ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Hi John -

The orioles have been thick here as well. We usually have frequent daily visits for most of the summer, then a few weeks with few or none, followed by a quick uptick in activity for a couple of weeks before they are gone for the year. This year, they've been coming 4 to 6 at a time and have been doing so for a couple of weeks now. It seems like their late summer visit is lasting longer than in previous years to me. They've gone through 2 big jars of jelly in the last 3 weeks!

Lucy DeLap
East Dundee
Kane County


________________________________
From: "John Heneghan <johnhens...><mailto:<johnhens...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>>
To: IBET <ilbirds...><mailto:<ilbirds...>>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:22 AM
Subject: IBET Orioles in Big Rock


A few days ago, we had a male Baltimore Oriole show up in the yard. We put what we thought was the last of the grape jelly, out. The oriole has been here since. This AM, we had 4 male Orioles at the jelly (I did buy another jar). We had 2 pair produce young in the area this summer. I don't recall Fall Orioles in the past.

John Heneghan
Big Rock, Kane Cty




 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 11:50 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/36734624191/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The wren is still around but not singing much. A Yellowstart came yesterday.
John
Bourbonnais, IL



JOhn Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 11:31 am
From: <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
Can we see orioles in chicago area?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 28, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi John -
>
> The orioles have been thick here as well. We usually have frequent daily visits for most of the summer, then a few weeks with few or none, followed by a quick uptick in activity for a couple of weeks before they are gone for the year. This year, they've been coming 4 to 6 at a time and have been doing so for a couple of weeks now. It seems like their late summer visit is lasting longer than in previous years to me. They've gone through 2 big jars of jelly in the last 3 weeks!
>
> Lucy DeLap
> East Dundee
> Kane County
>
>
> From: "John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
> To: IBET <ilbirds...>
> Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:22 AM
> Subject: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
>
>
> A few days ago, we had a male Baltimore Oriole show up in the yard. We put what we thought was the last of the grape jelly, out. The oriole has been here since. This AM, we had 4 male Orioles at the jelly (I did buy another jar). We had 2 pair produce young in the area this summer. I don't recall Fall Orioles in the past.
>
> John Heneghan
> Big Rock, Kane Cty
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 10:36 am
From: Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
Hi John -

The orioles have been thick here as well. We usually have frequent daily visits for most of the summer, then a few weeks with few or none, followed by a quick uptick in activity for a couple of weeks before they are gone for the year. This year, they've been coming 4 to 6 at a time and have been doing so for a couple of weeks now. It seems like their late summer visit is lasting longer than in previous years to me. They've gone through 2 big jars of jelly in the last 3 weeks!

Lucy DeLapEast DundeeKane County


From: "John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: IBET <ilbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:22 AM
Subject: IBET Orioles in Big Rock

  A few days ago, we had a male Baltimore Oriole show up in the yard. We put what we thought was the last of the grape jelly, out. The oriole has been here since. This AM, we had 4 male Orioles at the jelly (I did buy another jar). We had 2 pair produce young in the area this summer. I  don't recall Fall Orioles in the past. 
John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane Cty #yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919 -- #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp #yiv8164397919hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp #yiv8164397919ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp .yiv8164397919ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp .yiv8164397919ad p {margin:0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mkp .yiv8164397919ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ygrp-lc #yiv8164397919hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ygrp-lc .yiv8164397919ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919activity span .yiv8164397919underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 dd.yiv8164397919last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 dd.yiv8164397919last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 dd.yiv8164397919last p span.yiv8164397919yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919file-title a, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919file-title a:active, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919file-title a:hover, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919photo-title a, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919photo-title a:active, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919photo-title a:hover, #yiv8164397919 div.yiv8164397919photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 div#yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg #yiv8164397919ygrp-msg p a span.yiv8164397919yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv8164397919 o {font-size:0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv8164397919 .yiv8164397919replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv8164397919 input, #yiv8164397919 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv8164397919 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-mlmsg #yiv8164397919logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-msg p#yiv8164397919attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-reco #yiv8164397919reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-sponsor #yiv8164397919ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv8164397919 #yiv8164397919ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv8164397919


 

Back to top
Date: 8/28/17 9:03 am
From: 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson Co. IL & (Perry Co.MO) Anhingas
Three anhingas were seen and reported on Grand Tower Island (between the Chutes / Perry Co. MO) on the 26th. They were a male and 2 (female/juvy plumage). For details check the Perry Co. MO ebird page http://ebird.org/ebird/mo/view/checklist/S38835074Yesterday/Sunday, after countless attempts, I finally saw anhingas. First got a glimpse of an female/juvy then got long, glorious views of a soaring male. The male circled north from the island, across the Upper Chute, into Jackson Co. IL! Cha-ching!!
A suggestion for anyone still wanting to see an anhinga, make it down to Grand Tower Island, between the chutes at about the time the morning thermals start to rise. This is when all the thermal riding bird species were in the air: pelicans, both vultures (dozens & dozens), bald eagles, kites, 3 species of hawks, and the anhingas. A few cormorants flew by but they didn't join the thermal ride. I'd thought the thermals would be earlier and was at the chutes around 8:30 am (staying until about 9:30) but the birds didn't hit the air on Sunday until about 10ish. Two MO birders, (Mark & Mark) pulled up while I was searching thru the soaring masses. My thanks to the pelicans for flashing their white color which initially brought my attention to the wondrous thermal spectacle. (I was east of IL Rt. 3 looking for shorebirds at the time). 
 Rhonda Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, IL

Consider forming a team to compete in  the16th Annual Birding Blitz of Southernmost IL, April 29, 2017!16 years of outstanding birding comradery in southernmost IL!!https://www.facebook.com/groups/317666471615613/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 10:00 pm
From: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
Precisely!

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 27, 2017, at 9:31 PM, Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Probably due to the slow down in homebuilding
>
> Gene,
> Frankfort Will Co.
> Sent from my iPhone 7+
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 8:22 pm
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
The price of corn, from everything I hear.

Joe

> On Aug 27, 2017, at 6:42 PM, Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what's the reason for the decrease in sod production?
>
> Fran
>
>> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 5:58 PM, Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> A group of twelve searched the H&E Sod fields and nearby ag fields Sunday morning. Highlights included 2 Buff-breasted sandpipers, Black-bellied and American Golden Plovers, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and a lone Pectoral Sandpiper. The amount of acreage in sod production continues to decrease in the area. We did not check areas east of the main field to see if any sod was being grown. After lunch a drive through Pembroke did not produce any of their specialty birds. We briefly checked the two TNC properties only adding a few species to our day list best being Red- headed Woodpeckers.
>> eBird checklist for sod farm : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38856405
>>
>> Jeff Smith
>> Woodridge, DuPage Co.
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 7:31 pm
From: Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
Probably due to the slow down in homebuilding

Gene,
Frankfort Will Co.
Sent from my iPhone 7+



------------------------------------
Posted by: Gene Rothgery <erothgery...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 6:24 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
Does anyone know what's the reason for the decrease in sod production?

Fran

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 5:58 PM, Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> A group of twelve searched the H&E Sod fields and nearby ag fields Sunday
> morning. Highlights included 2 Buff-breasted sandpipers, Black-bellied and
> American Golden Plovers, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and a lone Pectoral Sandpiper.
> The amount of acreage in sod production continues to decrease in the area.
> We did not check areas east of the main field to see if any sod was being
> grown. After lunch a drive through Pembroke did not produce any of their
> specialty birds. We briefly checked the two TNC properties only adding a
> few species to our day list best being Red- headed Woodpeckers.
> eBird checklist for sod farm : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S38856405
>
> Jeff Smith
> Woodridge, DuPage Co.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 4:05 pm
From: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET DBC Trip to Momence/Pembroke
A group of twelve searched the H&E Sod fields and nearby ag fields Sunday morning. Highlights included 2 Buff-breasted sandpipers, Black-bellied and American Golden Plovers, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and a lone Pectoral Sandpiper. The amount of acreage in sod production continues to decrease in the area. We did not check areas east of the main field to see if any sod was being grown. After lunch a drive through Pembroke did not produce any of their specialty birds. We briefly checked the two TNC properties only adding a few species to our day list best being Red- headed Woodpeckers.
eBird checklist for sod farm : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38856405

Jeff Smith
Woodridge, DuPage Co.

Sent from my iPad
 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 1:58 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake Co Shorebirding Sun 8/27/17
Decided to head north today into Lake County in search of shorebirds; myself and Carl Giometti checked a bunch of locations from the lakefront to inland fluddles and ended up having one of them days where it seemed like a struggle to find any major highlights! Baird’s Sandpiper probably the best of the small bunch!

Highlights from each location below:

Waukegan Beach - Nothing! except one Spotted Sandpiper

Illinois Beach SP South Unit - 2 Sanderling, 1 Semipalmated Plover, Blackburnian Warbler, Magnolia Warbler

Townline Rd W Aleghany Fluddle, Grayslake - 2 Baird’s Sandpiper, 1 Wilson’s Snipe and at least a decent mix of shorebirds (10 species) to search through.

Atkinson Rd Fluddle, Grayslake - 40+ Bobolink in sedges at edge of fluddle.

Almond Marsh, Grayslake - Ring-necked Duck (1f)

Techny Basin, Glenview (Cook Co) - Good numbers of Peeps among 8 shorebird species.

Full checklists can be viewed here: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-08-27 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-08-27>

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL
http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins
 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 1:35 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COS/ENSBC Shorebird trip results (Calumet WRP & Burnham Prairie) (8-27-17)
Eighteen observers attended this annual Chicago Ornithological Society – Evanston North Shore Bird Club sponsored field trip on Sunday morning (27 August 2017). We visited the MWRD Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (restricted access, visits authorized 30 days in advance) and then Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve afterward. Eleven shorebird species were found, plus one flyover Pluvialis plover not identified to species.

We found a total of 49 bird species at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant. Upon our arrival, a few of us saw a flyover long-winged plover (probably American Golden-Plover, but not seen well enough to be certain). By my count, the remaining eleven shorebird species seen at the plant throughout the morning included 11 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 38 KILLDEER, 5 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS, 10 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 26 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE, 7 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 9 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and 8 LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Once again no big-ticket items, but close views of the various shorebirds allowed participants to brush up on their shorebird ID skills (never a bad idea). In particular, a juvenile GREATER YELLOWLEGS gave us great opportunities to compare size and bill structure with nearby LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Unfortunately, the 5 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS quickly flew by before exiting the area, leaving most of us longing for better views. Predictably, an adult PEREGRINE FALCON kept us company throughout the morning, flushing shorebirds at will. Those Peregrines sure love their shorebirds - sometimes I wish it weren't so! Early on, a flyover OSPREY carrying a large fish made an appearance at the plant, and 2 secretive SORAS emerged from cover long enough to be viewed. 

At Burnham Prairie, we found six shorebird species. Nothing new, but once again we had a great opportunity to compare a loudly calling GREATER YELLOWLEGS with quieter nearby LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A great learning opportunity!

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38851004

Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38851996

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


------------------------------------
Posted by: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/27/17 2:31 am
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 1st year Black Throated Blue warblers in Big Rock
I had 8 1st year BlackThroated Blue Warblers in my yard Saturday 8/26 in the evening.John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane
 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 11:52 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Mottled Duck, Rend Lake
Andy Sigler and I did NOT relocate Mottled Duck on Bonnie Rd. Saturday evening, looking from 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Aug 26, 2017, at 1:10 PM, Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi everybody,
> I have a probable Mottled Duck at north end of Rend Lake in Jefferson County.
> It is with Mallards feeding in the shallows, W of Bonnie and just E of the first bridge on the long E-W road.
> Obviously a darker bird with whitish/silvery underwings in flight, warm brown plumage, pale yellowish bill with the black spot on the gape present.
> Took photos but they're likely too distant. Bird stands out as being dark; not American Black Duck dark but darker than Mallards.
> I've seen several Mottled in IL and I believe this is another!
> Good birdings!
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: Keith McMullen <warbler7...>
> ------------------------------------
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>



------------------------------------
Posted by: Craig <tnemec1...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 7:07 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard eclipse pic

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35995987264/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Had 3 pics during the eclipse. N cardinal looks very strange.
Between 1:05pm and 1:20pm, I was driving with lights on in K3 and noticed flocks of sparrows nervously flying into cover.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 4:15 pm
From: <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua shorebirds on Friday and Saturday
Karen and I, along with birding friends Urs G and Vicky S, spent a good
part of Friday and Saturday AM at Chautauqua, mostly at the center dike. In
aggregate, we tallied 20 species of shorebirds. Highlights included a
single Am. Avocet, 2 Marbled Godwits, and all 3 phalaropes (a dozen or more
Red-necks, a lone Red and scattered Wilson's).

L Yellowlegs, Pecs and Stilt Sandpipers were the 3 most numerous species.
Peeps were not there in big numbers, and we searched in vain for a Western
among the small groups of Semipalmated Sandpipers. One highlight for me was
a flock of 30 peeps which flew in and landed in the S pool, very close to
the center dike - all were Baird's, the most I've ever seen in a single
group.

An odd gull found by Vicky S was an apparent adult Ring-billed, but with
an all black bill. This bird was at the front of a group of Ring-bills and
was seemingly just another Ring-bill , except for the bill. Close scope views
indicated the bill was actually black, not just mud covered. Melanism in a
bill - who knew.

As is typical, many/most of the shorebirds were at some distance, requiring
scopes. The main concentrations of birds were in the NE corner of the S
pool adjacent to the centerdike, and the S center of the north pool (where
there was a mixture of pools of water and sand/mud flats). Karen and I never
checked out Goofy Ridge, but scope scanning of that end of the N pool
indicated very few shorebirds. And we also never got over to either Globe unit
at Emiquon.

Hundreds of dabbling ducks - both common teal sp., shovelers, pintails,
gadwalls and mallards, were scattered all across both the N and S pools, and
swallows were there in very large, uncountable numbers, predominantly Banks,
and Rough-wings, but with Trees and Barns mixed in. I don't think we ever
saw a Cliff. A small number of Black Terns were still hanging around.

For this location at this time of year, the weather was spectacular - cool
with a light NE breeze, some clouds, very little heat haze, with all those
swallows clearly reducing the biting fly population to a minimum. I
suspect any fly daring to fly above the weeds became a swallow snack very quickly.
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 3:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Three N.E. Lake County Beaches & 2 Cook County Inland Wetlands Saturday 8-26-17
Hello Bird People,

I was out a fairly long time today & am kind of worn out so I'll just
do highlights in this report.
Bob E & Scott L were with at all 3 Lake Co locations & we saw Steve M
& Andy Stewart at Illinois Beach. On my way home I again checked
Techny North & Air Station Prairie where I was joined by Jim J. I did
manage to see 10 species of shorebirds but most were of the common
variety.

Waukegan Beach & Pier (6:15-7 a.m)

The only shorebirds I saw were Sanderling (16), Least (1) &
Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers.
However, Bob E saw a Baird's before I arrived & Scott L later saw a
Spotted Sandpiper. Only Herring & Ring Billed Gulls & no Terns of any
kind.

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:25-9 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorants (30) & Great Blue Herons (2) flew by the beach
Shorebirds were Killdeer (2), Semipalmated Plover (3), Sanderling
(11), Spotted Sandpiper (2 & 2),
& finally one Baird's Sandpiper. (Andy & Steve had another before we
arrived). Again only Herring & Ring Billed Gulls but we did have 1
Caspian Tern go by. The female plumaged BREWER'S BLACKBIRD remains on
the beach near the mouth of the river which is once again blocked so
maybe the beach ponds will return. I later heard a singing Eastern
Bluebird.

State Line Beach (9:15-9:35 a.m.)

Only shorebirds were Spotted Sandpiper & Sanderling (2 each).
Among the 2 standard Gulls were 1 adult & 1 young Caspian Tern.

Techny Basin North (12:45-1:45 p.m.)

Pretty much the same birds as yesterday but numbers were lower today.
Shorebirds were Killdeer (34), Semipalmated Plover (2), Lesser Yelowlegs (3),
Solitary (1), Spotted (2), Least (12), Semipalmated (16) & Pectoral
(1) Sandpipers.
Also 2 Cormorants, 4 Great Blues & 2 Great Egrets.
Flying by were 3 Ring Billed Gulls, 6 Chimney Swifts & the usual Kingfisher.

Air Station Prairie (1:30-2:20 p.m.)

Almost exactly the same birds as yesterday.
Shorebirds were Killdeer (13), Lesser Yellowlegs (6), Solitary (8),
Least (5), Semipalmated (7)
& Pectoral (11) Sandpipers. In the east pond were Great Blue & Great
Egret (1 each)
Yesterday's Snipe was a "no show" today.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Baird's Sandpiper which I saw after missing
others at Waukegan & IBSP.
Runners-Up to a Red Headed Woodpecker & a Common Nighthawk seen when
visiting the IBSP North Unit Hawk Watch on their 1st day of business.

Al Stokie
Scrounging for shorebirds in Lake & Cook Co's


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 11:10 am
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Mottled Duck, Rend Lake
Hi everybody,
I have a probable Mottled Duck at north end of Rend Lake in Jefferson County.
It is with Mallards feeding in the shallows, W of Bonnie and just E of the first bridge on the long E-W road.
Obviously a darker bird with whitish/silvery underwings in flight, warm brown plumage, pale yellowish bill with the black spot on the gape present.
Took photos but they're likely too distant. Bird stands out as being dark; not American Black Duck dark but darker than Mallards.
I've seen several Mottled in IL and I believe this is another!
Good birdings!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
<Warbler7...>

Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: Keith McMullen <warbler7...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/26/17 8:22 am
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Orioles in Big Rock
A few days ago, we had a male Baltimore Oriole show up in the yard. We put what we thought was the last of the grape jelly, out. The oriole has been here since. This AM, we had 4 male Orioles at the jelly (I did buy another jar). We had 2 pair produce young in the area this summer. I  don't recall Fall Orioles in the past. 
John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane Cty
 

Back to top
Date: 8/25/17 8:48 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Random Lake co. (no living sightings)
Has anyone noticed the great-horned owl-shaped pond just W of Volo Bog?
Just an interesting observation.
:)
Suzanne ColemanHAPPY FALL MIGRATION!!Cook co.8/25/17
 

Back to top
Date: 8/25/17 7:03 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove warblers, data (Cook), fall
The warblers I had were all together.  
2 blackburnian or more1-2 nashvilles, in their usual spot, isn't that interesting (it is to me)?yellow am redstart2 or more blackpolls
they were mixing in with the red-eyed vireo/s, goldfinches, and one or more chickadees, whilst one or more hairy-type woodpeckers would zoom across the view, stopping in this tree or that
I may have had more birds but I kept seeing the same ones (warbler-wise) as noted above as they moved along the area.
also had:
red-eyed vireo (haven't seen them at all since spring), 1-4heard only great-crested flycatcher MEEPing4 pewees calling!  many woodpeckers calling, prob mostly red-belliedsaw hairy I think, very moltyred-bellied woodpecker also disheveled2 immature mallard babies remain
did not go to back area where had 11 wood ducks (finally!) last week or so (9-10 immatures)
robinchimney swift, 11-2 nighthawks
goldfinches feeding young in large groups (11 and less)
chickadees calling and mixing with warbler group
gnatcatcher, house wrens chattering it up, wb nuthatches meeping
grackles massing up ready for the acorns when they are 
leaves yellow and red.. what month is it again?  
Brrr  down to 66.  Had to turn on the seat heater on the way home.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.8/25/17
 

Back to top
Date: 8/25/17 4:04 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove warblers! Cook



------------------------------------
Posted by: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/25/17 2:55 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Both Techny's, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Friday 8-25-17
Hello Bird People,

More local stuff today. A partial repeat of yesterday (both Techny's)
& 2 new places which were Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park.

Techny Basin South Section (9:55-10:55 a.m.)

Yesterday I had 6 shorebird species in the "pond" but today only 2
although a 3rd was seen later.
Habitat still looks great though.

Great Blue Heron (2 in the pond & 3 in the stream) & Great Egret (1 in
the pond & 1 in the stream)
Canada Goose (11 in the pond) & Mallard (55 in the pond & 22 in the stream)
Killdeer (7 in the pond & 1 in the stream), Solitary Sandpiper (6 in
the pond & 3 in the stream)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 fly-bys)
Also flying by were Cooper's & Red Tailed Hawk (1 each) & a Kingfisher
Saw 2 distant Ring Billed Gulls & the Eastern Kingbird family continues

Techny Basin North (11-11:55 a.m.)

As always here there were good numbers of shorebirds (100) but nothing special.

D.C. Cormorant (3), Great Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (2) & Black
Crowned Night Heron (1-AD &
1-IM)
Canada Goose (1), Wood Duck (19) & Mallard (5)
(Yesterday there were 76 Mallards here & today only 5. They are moving
between both Techny's)
Killdeer (49), Semipalmated Plover (2) & Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (1), Spotted (2-IM), Least (21), Semipalmated (18) & Pectoral
(1) Sandpipers
Flying above were both of the Red Tailed Hawks & Barn Swallows.
A large flock of 25 Mourning Doves flushed from the ground to a tree.

Air Station Prairie (12:05-12:55 p.m.)

Lucky for me I ran into Isoo O'Brien at Techny North & he told me Air
Station Prairie now had shorebird habitat. I had been skipping that
place as it had been so under water.
Both the west & east ponds have great shorebird habitat & good numbers
of common shorebirds.

Mallard (4) & Red Tailed Hawk (1 hover hunting)
Killdeer (12), Greater (1) & Lesser (5) Yellowlegs, Solitary (13),
Pectoral (11) & Semipalmated (2)
Sandpipers plus another one of those nice looking Wilson's Snipe.
Also here were 3 Eastern Kingbirds, a Savannah Sparrow & a very yellow
Fall feathered BOBOLINK.

Heritage Park/Wheeling

Walked the stream & the only shorebirds were 7 Killdeer but there are
good mud edges & so maybe other shorebirds will arrive later.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the bright yellow Fall plumaged Bobolink &
Runners-Up to the adult Black Crowned Night Heron & the Wilson's Snipe.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today & again staying close to home


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/25/17 12:17 pm
From: <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebirds, Townline Road fluddle, Lake County
I had 10 species of shorebirds here this afternoon. Nothing special, but nice variety, including 2 SEPL, 10 KILL, 5 STSA, 10 LESA, 6 PESA, 4 SESA, 1 SPSA, 1 SOSA, 1 GRYE, and 28 LEYE.

The main fluddle is in a corn field on the north side of Townline Road, 1/4 mile west of Alleghany Road in Lske Coynty.

Ted Wolff
Lake County

------------------------------------
Posted by: <landscape.arch...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/24/17 5:50 pm
From: Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: [wisb] Red Crossbill flight
All-
FYI.  Heads up Illinois birders.  I have Ryan's permission to share.
Good Birding,
Eric Lundquist Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
To: "<wisbirdn...>" <wisbirdn...>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:26 PM
Subject: [wisb] Red Crossbill flight

Red Crossbills are moving across the state, especially in the north woods. Types 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 have all been recorded this week alone. Type 4 is rather rare in the east. Moreover, my recording of a Type 5 on Sunday marks the first known state record and only second known record east of the Mississippi. Learn more about the types and how to help document them (it's easy!) in this new Wisconsin eBird story. Thank you!

http://ebird.org/content/wi/news/red-crossbills-are-on-the-move-but-which-type-are-they/

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
  ####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn





 

Back to top
Date: 8/24/17 2:55 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Both Techny's (Local Interest Only) Thursday 8-24-17
Hello Bird People,

Drove quite a bit yesterday so I wanted to stay closer to home today.
None of the 3 places I went to today are noted for rare shorebirds but
all 3 places had more shorebirds than usual even if only common ones.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-9:30 a.m.)

Only checked the backwater area again as shorebirds are my only
targets through the end of August. Better variety of shorebirds here
than usual.

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys), Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (1 & 1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (10 & 5 fly-bys), Mallard (16) & Blue Winged Teal (3)
Killdeer (18) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (2), Spotted (1-AD & 3-IM), Least (4), Semipalmated (2) &
Pectoral (3) Sandpipers
Herring Gull (1-AD) & Caspian Tern (Max=5)
Mourning Dove (1 on the mud) & Barn Swallow (12-15)
(Did not look for land birds but all Purple Martins have said good-bye
for the year.)

Techny Basin North (10:15-11:15 a.m.)

Neither of the semi-rare shorebirds seen here in the last 2 days
(Stilt Sandpiper & Golden Plover) were here today.

D.C. Cormorant (2), Great Blue Heron (5) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (13), Wood Duck (24) & Mallard (76)
Red Tailed Hawk (both adults were soaring today)
Killdeer (26), Semipalmated Plover (1) & Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (2), Spotted (1-IM), Least (24) & Semipalmated (16) Sandpipers
Wilson's Snipe (1)
Ring Billed Gull (4)
Mourning Dove (4 on the mud) & Kingfisher (1)
Barn (15) & Cliff (1) Swallows

Techny Basin/South Section (11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)

The mud flats have been back here for over a week but today was the
1st time more than 3 species of shorebirds have been here as well.
About time!

Great Blue Heron (2 in the pond & 2 in the stream) & Great Egret (2 in
the pond & 1 in the stream)
Mallard (45 in the pond &12 in the stream)
Killdeer (9 in the pond & 3 in the stream)
Solitary (3), Spotted (2), Least (8), Semipalmated (5) & Pectoral (8) Sandpipers
(Except for the 3 Killdeer in the stream area all shorebirds were
found on the pond mud flats)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD soaring above)
Barn Swallows & 1 remaining Eastern Kingbird

Next time you get a good look at a Wilson's Snipe in good lighting you
should be impressed with it's feather patterns & long bill. I was & so
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to that Wilson's Snipe.
Runner-Up to the Semipalmated Plover. Best I could do today.

Al Stokie
In Cook County close to home today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/24/17 7:48 am
From: John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Backyard Ruby-throated Hummingbird (videos)
Here are two videos of the juvenile male that has recently taken up residence in our Lakeview backyard.

https://goo.gl/ZRzbo6 <https://goo.gl/ZRzbo6>

https://goo.gl/s19VNn <https://goo.gl/s19VNn>

Cheers!

John Picken
Chicago




 

Back to top
Date: 8/24/17 7:39 am
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET female ruby throated hummingbird in Back of the Yards


 

Back to top
Date: 8/24/17 6:49 am
From: <obstinatrician...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Peregrine Falcon / Montrose 8/23
There was a Peregrine on the fishhook pier tower at Montrose yesterday from approx. 10 - 11:40am. From the tags (left leg black "N" over red "34", right leg one silver band) Mary Hennen at the Field Museum reports this to be a 2-y.o. male born in Columbus, OH. Perhaps it will stay in our area and someone will report more about this bird...


Also the puddle on the beach was dried up. So while shorebirds seemed to be a non-factor, some warblers and other birds made the hedge worthwhile. I thought I saw a Bittern fly to the northern panne area in the dunes but could not confirm this. Ladies Tresses and Bladderworts around the panne -- don't trample the plants!


Elliot Fu
Cook Cty


 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 7:18 pm
From: <p.bertoncini...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET American Kestrels in Chicago Austin neighborhood
Early this evening, while we were harvesting tomatoes from our Root-Riot Harambee community garden plot, I noticed a quick stoop by a small raptor as it attacked a fairly large rabbit. The rabbit easily fended off the attack. I followed the flight of the raptor back to a dead tree. Over the next fifteen minutes we watched as it moved to various perches and I identified it as an American Kestrel. It repeatedly pounced on small prey, probably grasshoppers. It was joined by two other Kestrels while we observed their activity.
Pete Bertoncini, W. Race St. and N. Waller Ave., Austin neighborhood of Chicago.


 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 7:05 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35876458194/in/photostream
Hi friends,
The RT came late so used a flash catching the eye shine. Likes red raspberries.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 6:35 pm
From: Andy Gilbert <agilb849...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Possible BB Whistling Duck at South Globe
While looking for shorebird survey locations today, a coworker found a
possible black bellied whistling duck at South Globe of Emiquon NWR in
Fulton Co. He described the duck as having a bright orange bill and legs
and bright white an black wings in flight. He is a novice birder but an
experienced waterfowler. He got a good look and has seen b b whistling
ducks in the past so I am inclined to believe his sighting. The bird
flushed from the south end and flew north, but he did not notice where it
landed. I searched around the area after work this afternoon but was not
able to relocate the bird.

Andy Gilbert
Havana, Mason Co

 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 5:52 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hits & Misses In N.E. Lake County But Mostly Misses Wed 8-23-17
Hello Bird People,

When You're Hot You're Hot & When You're Not You're Not!

I guess I had a fairly good day today although I missed several
special birds that others had at the same places I went to but at
different times. I started at Waukegan Beach, then to Illinois Beach
South Unit, back to Waukegan & then to State Line Beach. On the way
home I made another stop at Techny Basin North to add more shorebird
species.

First here's a list of all the birds others saw but I missed due to
not being at the right spot at the right time. As I arrived at
Illinois Beach I saw Steve M & Andy Stewart leaving & their best
sighting was of 2 Ruddy Turnstones actually flipping stones! But I
walked the entire beach & found no Turnstones.
Then at the mouth of the Dead River Paul Sweet arrived to say he had
just had an EARED GREBE off the fisherman's pier as well as 2 Black
Bellied Plovers on the north beach. This was about 1 hour after I left
there. Hurried back to Waukegan but along with the McClellan's, Andy
Stewart & Scott L we did not find either species. To add insult to
injury Scott said a Baird's Sandpiper had just been on the pier but it
was gone as well. The worst miss was by far the Eared Grebe which I
don't see every year in Illinois. So near & yet so far!

But I did manage to see a few special species after all.

Waukegan Beach, Pier & Backwaters (6:30-7:45 a.m.)

Shorebirds on the pier were Spotted (1-AD) & Semipalmated (3)
Sandpipers & Sanderling (1)
By the backwater inlet was 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. On the swimming beach
with the regular Gulls was 1 juvenile BONAPARTE'S GULL. But later the
Gull concentration became the target for a fast flying
PEREGRINE which flushed all the Gulls. Also one Caspian Tern flew by.
On the pier & towers by Greenwood were about 250 D.C. Cormorants. On
my failed Grebe visit a MERLIN flew by.

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:15-9:45 a.m.)

The pile up of water at the mouth of the Dead River is gone as the
river has broken through sending all the beach water into the lake.
But the former "pond" area still has a mud base & the shorebirds seem
to like it even with the water gone or will like it until everything
dries up.

In the mud & on the beach were Semipalmated Plover (3), Killdeer (2),
Solitary (1) & Spotted (2) Sandpipers, Sanderling (4), Least (4) &
Semipalmated (8) Sandpipers. Also on the beach were Horned Lake
(1-JUV) & Brewer's Blackbird, a young one that's been hanging around.

State Line Beach (12:05-12:25 p.m.)

Two Cormorants few by & 2 Sandhill Cranes were calling to the west of the beach.
On the beach were Semipalmated Plover (1), Ring Billed (42) & Herring
(3) Gulls &
1 Caspian Tern. (It's getting harder to find Caspians in the last week or so.)

Techny Basin North (1:20-2:30 p.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (3), Great Blues (5) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Geese (44), Mallard (~10) & Wood Duck (~20)
Killdeer (41), Greater (1) & Lesser (3) Yellowlegs
Least (22), Semipalmated (9), Solitary (7), Spotted (5) & Pectoral (5)
Sandpipers
Finally found 1 of the 2 Wilson's Snipe that have been here lately &
also a very had to I.D. large Plover. Hard to I.D. as it was a
"molting mess". First I thought it was Black Bellied but then changed
my mind based on the smaller bill, sort of a red cap & black mottling
on the chest, belly
& under tail coverts. This pointed to Golden Plover but I like
positive I.D.'s if possible which meant that for the next 20 min solid
I never took my eyes off the Plover until it finally started preening
which included a few second look at uplifted wings. No black "arm
pits/wing pits" so it was a for sure AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.

Had 12 species of shorebirds & missed 2 more so I could have had a
really good total but no use crying over missed shorebirds!
Bird-Of-The-Day to the American Golden Plover which I had to work hard to I.D.
Runners-Up to the Falcon duo the Peregrine & the Merlin & the young
Bonaparte's Gull.

Al Stokie
Making the best of it in Lake & Cook Co's today


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 5:09 pm
From: <jeffrey.stwora...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Common Nighthawks
20 - 30 common Nighthawks flying northeast over Orland Park at 7:00 PM>


Jeff Stwora
Orland Park, Cook County


 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 12:20 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RBA - Belated Frigatebird Sighting in Lake County
Dian Chapman caught video of an apparent frigatebird above Channel Lake in Antioch, Lake County on Aug 21st and posted it to the Birding Wisconsin Facebook group.


Yesterday, Aug 22nd, a Magnifient Frigatebird was identified flying by Lake St. Beach in Miller, IN. With the Indiana sighting, I believe that's three years in a row this species has been seen on Lake Michigan.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 10:59 am
From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Goose migration ?
Early AM today saw two separate migrating geese with quite short
tails....smaller than Canadian wingspan. Any ideas as to the species?

Seems a bit early for migration for Geese.

 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 9:00 am
From: <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 8/23 AM - Burnham Prairie NP, Cook :-(
After wishing the water level lower all spring and summer, I'm now in the position of wishing it higher. There is still pretty good habitat on the west, south pond but the west, north pond is bone dry. The only water in the east ponds is at the southeast corner. Further complicating things was a Merlin swooping back and forth. Obviously, an August Merlin is a nice thing but I was there for shorebirds. One flyover Lesser Yellowlegs and a solitary Solitary Sandpiper were the only shorebirds of note.


Not to make this report all sour grapes, Burnham was actually a bit birdy. Most surprising was the 4 Tennessee Warblers I found.


FYI... I started the day trying to get to Rainbow Beach but it was closed. A quick look at twitter suggested that they might be filming something there. It'd be nice if the park district would do a little better job of letting people know. At least a sign, or something.


Anyways shorebirds are still tough in Cook county but it seems like passerine migrants are starting to appear.


Cheers!


Carl Giometti
Chicago
 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 6:28 am
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Not Much To See- Grand Tower Island (Perry County MO/ Jackson County IL)
Hi all,
One addition was made while checking over my photos, I had a Baird's
Sandpiper on the Illinois side, which is a lifer for me. I passed it off
as a Least Sandpiper in the field, but the buffiness, scaliness, and the
size next to an actual Least Sandpiper make it Baird's. It's not quite a
Neotropic Cormorant, but it is a species that's eluded me for a bit. So I
did get something out of today, after all- U.S. lifer #295. Not a bad way
to end my very last day of summer!

Jared Gorrell
Jackson County

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:00 PM, Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
> I went over to Grand Tower Island today (8/22/17) again, to see if I could
> get a definite Neotropic Cormorant. As usual with that nemesis species of
> mine, I didn't. No Anhingas, either. All of the Cattle Egrets I had
> yesterday are gone as of sunset today, along with about 2/3 of the Little
> Blue Herons and many of the Snowy Egrets. Shorebird numbers are down at
> this site too. There wasn't anything particularly exciting in that
> department, but after seeing a good mix of them in Kentucky I was hoping
> for more from this somewhat similar habitat. What is up are Bank Swallows-
> I saw several hundred that I would record as Bank, and many more that
> probably were but were too far off to tell. Tree Swallows are also moving
> here, too- a few hundred of them. I'm not sure if the Double-crested
> Cormorants have increased or not, but there seemed to be a few more of
> those- albeit none the desired Neotropic. The Bald Eagle continues on the
> north end of the north chute, but those are expected here year-round.
>
> Migration's starting to kick in with the cooler weather- I'll have to
> review the fall warbler page in my guide! Figured I'd put this out as a
> PSA in case anyone was wanting to see Cattle Egrets- I think Al got down
> here just in time! I'm hoping the Anhingas haven't left yet, but with the
> other stuff gone, I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
>
> Jared Gorrell
> Jackson County
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 8/23/17 2:49 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nocturnal Migration
Good Morning!


There's a respectable stream (for August) of migrant SWAINSON'S THRUSHES overflying Lincoln Park this morning . . .


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)

 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 8:33 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny (cook co.)
Hello,
Lots of activity here which was surprising, mostly of the duck and heron spp. variety.  
There was a lot of commotion over by the shrubbery, loudly calling egrets and possibly great blue herons also.  More great egrets flew in to see what was going on.  There were 3 egrets and one gbh, with another one watching from afar.  Finally after an hour, and two episodes of who can grunt the loudest for no apparent reason while standing and staring at something, I had to move and see if I could get any answers.
At first I saw a bunch of tall, long-legged feather-covered creatures staring at me.  And that was all.  No jumping fish, or frogs, no exciting action of any kind that I could see.  And then it happened.
Something came up from the depths (of 6" or so) and bobbed to the surface.  "What the heck is that?!"  I figured it had to be one of the jumping giant carp that are around.  But when I looked with my binoculars there was a large floating blob of white stuffed into a mucky green mouth.  Huh?
Then I saw the eye.  It was a large snapping turtle!  But what the heck was in its mouth?  
It kept going under, then coming back up.  It seemed to have a very large piece of some type of flesh attached to whatever was in its mouth, over 14-6" in diameter.  The thing in its mouth looked like some sort of plastic or white garbage bag, then later it looked like it might be an egg?  
Even stranger, at one point, watching the young great blue heron standing right next to this contraption of possible food, there was a rocket-shaped white plastic buoy that stood erect from next to the snapper.  What?!  I blinked.  Yep, still standing there.  
This plastic thing remained there for a bit, until the turtle again submerged completely and moved a couple of feet. 
The faithful heron stood watching it the whole time.  Scattered around her, about 10 feet or so away, were three egrets and another great blue heron, all mesmerized by this thing.
I still have no clue what it was, and I am hoping it's some sort of fish, or possibly even a soft-shell turtle, as they are roundish and quite large.  I am hoping it's nothing worse than that.  
The seemingly parental egret gave a great noise of disgust and lofted into the air, flying gracefully, but powerfully, determined to reattain her favorite feeding spot at the other side of the shallow reservoir.  The others slowly meandered away as if the spell of the turtle had been broken, for now. 
If you hear a great commotion, go and see what it is, maybe it's just more than a couple of egrets fighting over the rights to the best spot to feed.

Otherwise, I was very excited to see 7 tiny ducks feeding, blue-winged teal!  They are on e-bird so I guess migration has begun?  
Two e. kingbirds were there and much calmer than they have been, I am sure the kids are now doing quite well.  
I had a personal record of black-crowned night herons actually using the park this evening.  There were no less than 2 immatures and 2 adults all visible at the same time.  The immatures were having a lot of fun flying around and testing their wings, and each other.  I also got to watch one jump-hopping in the water as it learned how to hunt.  It also played with a stick several times, picking it up, mouthing it, and then dropping it again.  It did this over and over at least 4-5 times.  
Sandpiper-wise there were killdeer, spotted (2), and 3-4 solitary sandpipers.
A few barn swallows still zoomed around energetically, including at least one young one.  I'll be sad to see them go.  It's hard to believe that summer is already over, again.  Why does this have to happen?
Suzanne ColemanCook co.8/22/17











 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 8:08 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Not Much To See- Grand Tower Island (Perry County MO/ Jackson County IL)
Hi all,
I went over to Grand Tower Island today (8/22/17) again, to see if I could
get a definite Neotropic Cormorant. As usual with that nemesis species of
mine, I didn't. No Anhingas, either. All of the Cattle Egrets I had
yesterday are gone as of sunset today, along with about 2/3 of the Little
Blue Herons and many of the Snowy Egrets. Shorebird numbers are down at
this site too. There wasn't anything particularly exciting in that
department, but after seeing a good mix of them in Kentucky I was hoping
for more from this somewhat similar habitat. What is up are Bank Swallows-
I saw several hundred that I would record as Bank, and many more that
probably were but were too far off to tell. Tree Swallows are also moving
here, too- a few hundred of them. I'm not sure if the Double-crested
Cormorants have increased or not, but there seemed to be a few more of
those- albeit none the desired Neotropic. The Bald Eagle continues on the
north end of the north chute, but those are expected here year-round.

Migration's starting to kick in with the cooler weather- I'll have to
review the fall warbler page in my guide! Figured I'd put this out as a
PSA in case anyone was wanting to see Cattle Egrets- I think Al got down
here just in time! I'm hoping the Anhingas haven't left yet, but with the
other stuff gone, I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

Jared Gorrell
Jackson County

 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 3:39 pm
From: <phrag207...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Southern Illinois birds etc
Hi birders,
Sister and I headed south for the eclipse and southern Illinois specialities. Stopped at El Paso sewage ponds, no phalaropes, highlight was 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS. Got a predawn start from Mattoon, got to Ferne Cliffe State Park by 7:30, traffic no problem. Hiked the Round Bluff trail, best birds YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (heard), a KENTUCKY WARBLER. Back to the car and canopy we bought with us to idle away the hours, watching the cars drive by then return because there was no more spots (the early start worked!), had time to learn the difference between TURKEY and BLACK VULTURES from a very great distance, same for MISSISSIPPI KITES, but the RED-SHOULDERED HAWK flew right overhead. Eclipse INCREDIBLE! On interstate 57 actually got up to 5 mph! So we bailed, using Delorme worked our way northward, traffic was moving except in any town big enough for a stop sign or light. Decided to try 57 again, south of Effingham, it couldn't be as bad, WRONG, actually changed drivers while stopped, bailed again. Route 128 past Shelbyville cruised at 60mph. Got back to Chicago area just in time for the worst deluge/lightning storm I driven in. 9 hours total drive time.
Best license plates- Washington, Rhode Island, Quebec, and an European one behind a Indiana one.


Anne & Cathy Kotowski
Villa park,DuPage




 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 12:37 pm
From: Patricia Miller <patmiller...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: No bird sightings - Re: IBET Some Southern Illinois Birds, The Great Eclipse Chase & The World's Worst Traffic Jam Monday 8-21-17
I went to Devil's Kitchen Lake Lookout in Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, a few miles east of Carbondale and had the same wonderful experience of the eclipse that Al describes in his email below (except that there were a couple hundred people there, spread over a large scenic space).  Perfect south-west view over the lake, a couple small clouds early during the eclipse then clear skies for the totality and afterwards.  I would also add that the cicadas starting chirping like mad about 3 minutes before totality and stopped 3 minutes afterwards.

I also experienced the same 13-hour commute home.  I left at 2:30 p.m. (when the eclipse was nearly over) and got home at 3:30 a.m. this morning. There was one stretch when it took over an hour to go 5 miles.  The torrential rain storm after Champaign didn't help.  It was kind of mystical (I guess) that the dramatic bolts of lightning (which we all got to enjoy in completely stopped traffic) reversed the effect of the eclipse - turning night into day instead of the other way around.

The planning and effort to get down there and back was really worth it.  Looking forward to 2024!

p.s. - I didn't get a Utah license plate, but I did get New Mexico, Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, New York, New Jersey and Connecticutt (plus the other usual ones).

Pat Miller, Chicago
<patmiller...>

On Aug 22, 2017, at 12:05 PM, "Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Hello Bird People,

"Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun,
But mama that's where the fun is"
(From "Blinded By The Light" written by Bruce Springsteen in 1973 &
made famous by
Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1976-77)

On Monday (8-21) Andy Sigler, Bob Erickson & I made the long trip to
the Grand Tower area mainly to view the solar eclipse in all it's
glory but also to try & add some birds to our various bird lists. At
full eclipse time the conditions were perfect with no blocking clouds
& the eclipse was truly a wonderful sight! And we were not "blinded by
the light" as we waited until the total eclipse before we "looked into
the eyes of the sun" as mentioned in the above song. That's the good
part.

The bad part was the trip home which started at 2 p.m & lasted until 3
a.m. for a total drive time of 13 hours with about 20 min of that a
supper stop. It was one constant "stop & start" adventure with traffic
stopped almost everywhere on I-57. We tried a few alternate routes but
they were just as clogged with cars as I-57 for most of the time. When
you stopped for gas or food you found parking lots too full to park &
the lines inside too long to stand in. The 2 worst traffic jams were
by the construction zones near Champaign & in Ford County. We EARNED
our views of the eclipse!

Birds seen along the Big Muddy & north along Rt 3 up to Grand Tower
(mainly off Lower Chute Rd)
included the following:

D.C. Cormorants (but no Anhinga)
Great Blue Heron (~10), Great Egret (~15), Snowy Egret (6-8), Little
Blue Heron (2-AD & 4 young)
Camada Geese & Mallards (a few)
Turkey Vultures (~20), Bald Eagle (3), Red Tailed Hawk (1-2) &
Mississippi Kite (12-15, soaring)
N. Bobwhite (heard 1 but Andy saw it)
Killdeer (12-15), Greater (1) & Lesser (13) Yellowlegs, Solitary
Sandpiper (1) & Stilt Sandpiper (11)
Least (22) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers & Pectoral Sandpiper (8)
A family group of 4 Black necked Stilts arrived during the eclipse.
A Kingfisher was in a tree, Cliff Swallows were hunting & 1-2
Mockingbirds were also seen

As mentioned by Jared G & Keith Mc you have to careful about where
your sightings take place.
One of my targets was Cattle Egret but although we saw 55-60 of them
all were in Missouri along with 100's of Cormorants. An hour later
while checking fields toward Rt 3 we found 3 CATTLE EGRETS in Illinois
& later still groups of 6 & 8 more also in Illinois.

While driving south on I-57 we saw both Turkey & Black Vultures on 2
billboards in Jefferson Co.

Highlight of the day was viewing the full eclipse with no other humans
around & the only sounds being that of the wind blowing the reeds &
grasses & 1 calling Black Necked Stilt as it arrived. Before the total
eclipse it got darker & darker & before full eclipse it was like
wearing darker & darker sun glasses.
On the long drive home we also had a 1st class rainbow to look at
which was probably the only positive event on that drive.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the Cattle Egrets which although
abundant in the Missouri part of the area proved harder to find in
Illinois. Runners-Up to the Mississippi Kites which we saw much better
than the ones seen earlier this year & the 2 adult Little Blue Herons.

License Plate Of The Day to one from West Virginia & Runner-Up to 1
from Utah, both on I-57.

Al Stokie
Having quite an adventure, both good & bad, in southern Illinois


 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 10:05 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Some Southern Illinois Birds, The Great Eclipse Chase & The World's Worst Traffic Jam Monday 8-21-17
Hello Bird People,

"Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun,
But mama that's where the fun is"
(From "Blinded By The Light" written by Bruce Springsteen in 1973 &
made famous by
Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1976-77)

On Monday (8-21) Andy Sigler, Bob Erickson & I made the long trip to
the Grand Tower area mainly to view the solar eclipse in all it's
glory but also to try & add some birds to our various bird lists. At
full eclipse time the conditions were perfect with no blocking clouds
& the eclipse was truly a wonderful sight! And we were not "blinded by
the light" as we waited until the total eclipse before we "looked into
the eyes of the sun" as mentioned in the above song. That's the good
part.

The bad part was the trip home which started at 2 p.m & lasted until 3
a.m. for a total drive time of 13 hours with about 20 min of that a
supper stop. It was one constant "stop & start" adventure with traffic
stopped almost everywhere on I-57. We tried a few alternate routes but
they were just as clogged with cars as I-57 for most of the time. When
you stopped for gas or food you found parking lots too full to park &
the lines inside too long to stand in. The 2 worst traffic jams were
by the construction zones near Champaign & in Ford County. We EARNED
our views of the eclipse!

Birds seen along the Big Muddy & north along Rt 3 up to Grand Tower
(mainly off Lower Chute Rd)
included the following:

D.C. Cormorants (but no Anhinga)
Great Blue Heron (~10), Great Egret (~15), Snowy Egret (6-8), Little
Blue Heron (2-AD & 4 young)
Camada Geese & Mallards (a few)
Turkey Vultures (~20), Bald Eagle (3), Red Tailed Hawk (1-2) &
Mississippi Kite (12-15, soaring)
N. Bobwhite (heard 1 but Andy saw it)
Killdeer (12-15), Greater (1) & Lesser (13) Yellowlegs, Solitary
Sandpiper (1) & Stilt Sandpiper (11)
Least (22) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers & Pectoral Sandpiper (8)
A family group of 4 Black necked Stilts arrived during the eclipse.
A Kingfisher was in a tree, Cliff Swallows were hunting & 1-2
Mockingbirds were also seen

As mentioned by Jared G & Keith Mc you have to careful about where
your sightings take place.
One of my targets was Cattle Egret but although we saw 55-60 of them
all were in Missouri along with 100's of Cormorants. An hour later
while checking fields toward Rt 3 we found 3 CATTLE EGRETS in Illinois
& later still groups of 6 & 8 more also in Illinois.

While driving south on I-57 we saw both Turkey & Black Vultures on 2
billboards in Jefferson Co.

Highlight of the day was viewing the full eclipse with no other humans
around & the only sounds being that of the wind blowing the reeds &
grasses & 1 calling Black Necked Stilt as it arrived. Before the total
eclipse it got darker & darker & before full eclipse it was like
wearing darker & darker sun glasses.
On the long drive home we also had a 1st class rainbow to look at
which was probably the only positive event on that drive.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the Cattle Egrets which although
abundant in the Missouri part of the area proved harder to find in
Illinois. Runners-Up to the Mississippi Kites which we saw much better
than the ones seen earlier this year & the 2 adult Little Blue Herons.

License Plate Of The Day to one from West Virginia & Runner-Up to 1
from Utah, both on I-57.

Al Stokie
Having quite an adventure, both good & bad, in southern Illinois


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Stokie <alstokie99...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILbirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<ILbirds-digest...>
<ILbirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<ILbirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 8/22/17 8:15 am
From: Bob Scios <bob1526...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bob Scios sent you file Via Dropbox
Bob Scios has shared  documents with you on Dropbox (listings.pdf) View Document
              Documents received are removed from our system on its  expiry date. Thank you!                                                                                                                         - The Dropbox Team
 

Join us on Facebook!