ILbirds
Received From Subject
8/20/18 6:05 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BYard EW peewee
8/20/18 12:47 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Monday 8-20-18
8/20/18 8:07 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illinois Young Birders field trip in Kane & Dupage
8/19/18 5:03 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Calumet Sewage Ponds, Burnham Prairie & Big Marsh Sunday 8-19-18
8/19/18 10:11 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County Migrants
8/19/18 9:57 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BROWN PELICAN
8/19/18 9:11 am A Straight <astraight606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Juvie Little Blue Heron - Carroll County
8/19/18 7:40 am Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET ROSEATE SPOONBILL
8/19/18 7:37 am Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET First Fall Warblers Elsens Hill DuPage County
8/19/18 5:30 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ROSEATE SPOONBILL
8/18/18 4:04 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Calumet shorebirds & gallinules (8-18-18)
8/18/18 1:50 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, State Line Beach, Spring Bluff F.P., Illinois Beach South & Techny North Sat 8-18-18
8/18/18 9:30 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Cooper's h.
8/18/18 6:59 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Saturday, 8/25 at Montrose Hedge and Jarvis Bird Sanctuary
8/17/18 6:22 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Making Chicago Safe for Birds NO SIGHTING
8/17/18 2:55 pm Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua and Emiquon on Thursday
8/17/18 1:45 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Peregrine sighting from yesterday no new sightings cook co
8/17/18 10:33 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Making Chicago Safe for Birds NO SIGHTING
8/17/18 9:59 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 8-17-18
8/17/18 8:41 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard N waterthrush
8/16/18 8:30 pm <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
8/16/18 4:01 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Peregrine cook
8/16/18 1:11 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin South Thursday 8-16-18
8/15/18 9:28 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Q3B 1st migrant
8/15/18 7:57 pm Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
8/15/18 7:22 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
8/15/18 6:48 pm 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
8/15/18 5:35 pm Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Greene Valley Fluddle, DuPage Co, RN Phalarope
8/15/18 3:27 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Cache River Wetlands Center Anhingas (+ IL Armadillos)
8/15/18 1:28 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Wed 8-15-18
8/15/18 7:51 am <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cache River Wetlands Center Anhingas (+ IL Armadillos)
8/15/18 6:58 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Greene Valley Fluddle, DuPage Co, RN Phalarope
8/14/18 11:44 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Tuesday 8-14-18
8/14/18 11:09 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Annual eBird taxonomic in progress (no sightings)
8/14/18 10:04 am Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET IOS AUGUST SHOREBIRDING WEEKEND
8/13/18 1:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Of Willow Monday 8-13-18
8/13/18 1:10 pm Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird Watcher's Digest story (no sightings)
8/13/18 10:41 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow Crowned Night heron seen on North Chicago River - any further sightings?
8/12/18 9:08 pm <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson Park butterflies and a lifer dragonfly
8/12/18 7:53 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua & Emiquon Shorebirds - Sun 8/12
8/12/18 6:31 pm 'Margaret Morrissette' <mm...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: IBET Fw: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
8/12/18 5:47 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard cardinal young
8/12/18 5:31 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
8/12/18 12:58 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Both Technys Sunday 8-12-18
8/12/18 8:55 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET KING RAIL Rollins Savanna
8/11/18 5:18 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Correction on geography. Re: IBET Immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Salt Creek Woods this morning
8/11/18 4:18 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Salt Creek Woods this morning
8/11/18 1:33 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach South, Spring Bluff F.P. & Techny North Saturday 8-11-18
8/10/18 3:52 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard wrens
8/10/18 2:56 pm Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET James Bay shorebird project summary 13-30 July 2018
8/10/18 12:35 pm Linda <lbr6240...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Orland Grassland Bell's Vireo
8/10/18 9:55 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Friday 8-10-18
8/10/18 8:51 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Champaign Urbana trip help - NO SIGHTINGS
8/10/18 3:49 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Thursday 8-9-18
8/9/18 10:43 pm Howard Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin North (yesterday am) Eagle vs. Hawk- goes for two rounds!
8/9/18 4:46 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bald eagle techny N cook co
8/9/18 2:26 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Olive-sided Flycatcher
8/9/18 1:56 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Point Marina Aug 9th
8/9/18 12:01 pm <jilla45...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Copies of Meadowlark available (no sightings)
8/9/18 6:35 am 'Beilke, Stephanie' <sbeilke...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No Sightings - Midwest Conference on Aerial Insectivores Sep 6-8, 2018
8/8/18 10:30 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. July 2018 report
8/8/18 7:34 pm Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua and Emiquon on Wednesday
8/8/18 10:56 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Dunes & Beach Wed 8-8-18
8/8/18 10:49 am Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gift Card ..... Roland Kulla
8/8/18 9:39 am Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET King Rail - Spring Bluff FP, Lake County
8/7/18 10:07 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET little blue herons McLean co. (not my sighting)
8/7/18 9:52 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NYT story about Least Tern colony **No Sightings **
8/7/18 11:07 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Tuesday 8-7-18
8/7/18 12:27 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Lake-Cook Calumet trip: Stilt Sand., Gallinules, Rails (8-5-18)
8/6/18 9:16 pm Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
8/6/18 7:02 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
8/6/18 6:48 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
8/6/18 6:16 pm David Starrett <starrettda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
8/6/18 6:06 pm Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
8/6/18 5:43 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great Tailed Grackle Update Monday 8-6-18
8/6/18 3:47 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
8/6/18 2:29 pm 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 12:38 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard hot House sp
8/6/18 12:29 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 12:28 pm '<Vernonlavia...>' <VernonLaVia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 12:24 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 9:50 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 9:44 am <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
8/6/18 8:42 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No Sighting - Whimbrel at Spring Bluff email
8/5/18 6:02 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Location description for Great-tailed Grackle at Spring Bluff
8/5/18 4:39 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake-Cook Calumet trip: Stilt Sand., Gallinules, Rails (8-5-18)
8/5/18 3:49 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spring Bluff Great-tailed Grackle
8/5/18 2:44 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Least Tern and Shorebirds, 8/5 a.m.
8/5/18 1:42 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex & Seavey Road Flooded Field Sunday 8-5-18
8/5/18 12:21 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny north cook co
8/5/18 11:53 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kane & Kendall Co Shorebirds & Stuff
8/5/18 10:34 am Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel NO
8/5/18 7:08 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Kendall Co Buff-breasted Sandpiper
8/5/18 6:45 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Seevey Rd Phalaropes - Kane Co - Sun AM
8/5/18 6:16 am Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kendall Co Buff-breasted Sandpiper
8/4/18 6:09 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
8/4/18 3:58 pm Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.) - NO SIGHTING
8/4/18 3:16 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County today
8/4/18 2:55 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
8/4/18 2:37 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
8/4/18 1:09 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET N.E. Lake Co Lakefront-Least Bittern, Merlin, Carolina Wren & Whimbrel Saturday 8-4-18
8/4/18 12:53 pm Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Black Vultures at high Noon Springfield Illinois
8/4/18 10:42 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spring bluff whimbrel yes
8/4/18 9:49 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel searching spring bluff
8/4/18 8:20 am Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
8/4/18 8:18 am Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel is back- Saturday 08/04/18
8/4/18 7:38 am Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel Yes, Spring Bluff, Lake County
8/3/18 7:08 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. wren
8/3/18 6:05 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
8/3/18 5:48 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Techny north basin cook co
8/3/18 4:54 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes Friday 8-3-18
8/3/18 4:02 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Bemis Woods North
8/3/18 3:47 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny north basin cook co
8/3/18 2:12 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard D. wp
8/3/18 12:45 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bemis Woods North
8/3/18 10:05 am Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel No, Spring Bluff, Lake County
8/2/18 10:24 pm 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
8/2/18 7:45 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Cook co.
8/2/18 7:01 pm WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel-Still at NP Marina
8/2/18 6:49 pm 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Contacting Dawn Fronk
8/2/18 5:09 pm Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel yes Thursday AM Aug 2
8/2/18 11:04 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel YES Spring Bluff Preserve in Lake County
8/2/18 11:00 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
8/2/18 10:59 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Of Willow Thursday 8-2-18
8/2/18 8:43 am Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
8/2/18 6:35 am Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel yes Thursday AM Aug 2
8/1/18 9:07 pm Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Chautauqua and Havana on Saturday
8/1/18 5:01 pm Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel yes
8/1/18 4:56 pm John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel yes
8/1/18 4:54 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET July 2018 Shorebird Totals
8/1/18 12:46 pm Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Both Technys, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Wed 8-1-18
8/1/18 11:46 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Both Technys, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Wed 8-1-18
8/1/18 9:08 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Fwd: Whimbrel yes
8/1/18 7:22 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Buff-breasted Sandpipers
8/1/18 7:17 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: Whimbrel yes
8/1/18 5:56 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel yes
7/31/18 8:36 pm 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET skokie lagoons, another weasel (mink)
7/31/18 6:17 pm 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel - yes at Lake Bluff FP
7/31/18 5:41 pm Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel yes
7/31/18 3:24 pm jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel - yes at Lake Bluff FP
7/31/18 2:24 pm Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel yes
7/31/18 2:06 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrels & Weasels At Spring Bluff Forest Preserve Tuesday 7-31-18
7/31/18 10:45 am Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel, Spring Bluff, Lake County
7/31/18 8:16 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Virginia Rails at Air Station - no whimbrel at spring bluff
7/31/18 6:22 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great egret convention
7/30/18 8:18 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. wren
7/30/18 2:09 pm Michael Graff <mikeg_606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Monk Parakeets
7/30/18 11:30 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Both Osprey & Bald Eagle At The Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 7-30-18
7/30/18 9:20 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County Bell’s Vireo
7/29/18 7:24 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (Grassy Ridge Meadow), Cook, Illinois, US
7/29/18 2:23 pm 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: IBET Lake County Bell's Vireo
7/29/18 2:04 pm Linda <lbr6240...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Greene Valley 83rd St. Fluddle Shorebirds
7/29/18 1:27 pm beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Co Stilt Sand
7/29/18 12:06 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant, Yellow Throated Warbler, Buff Breasted & Upland Sandpipers Sunday 7-29-18
7/29/18 8:19 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Greene Valley 83rd st fluddle shorebirds
7/28/18 6:16 pm 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County Bell's Vireo
7/28/18 5:53 pm 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET More breeding Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks!
7/28/18 5:51 pm Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chautauqua and Havana on Saturday
7/28/18 1:09 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, State Line Beach, Spring Bluff F.P., Illinois Beach South, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Sat 7-28-18
7/27/18 5:32 pm John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RFI - Anhinga & White Ibis (no sightings)
7/27/18 5:29 pm 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RFI - Anhinga & White Ibis (no sightings)
7/27/18 5:22 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
7/27/18 4:29 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard C. wren
7/27/18 2:48 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT, Carolina wren
7/27/18 1:15 pm John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose King Rail YES
7/27/18 1:10 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Both Techny's & Heritage Park In Wheeling Friday 7-27-18
7/27/18 12:03 pm 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET First ever Illinois nest record for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
7/27/18 11:50 am 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET First ever Illinois nest record for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
7/27/18 5:02 am 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: IBET Adventures With Kane County Avocets Thursday 7-26-18
7/26/18 2:42 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Itasca Wetlands Portion Of The Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Thursday 7-26-18
7/26/18 1:32 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Adventures With Kane County Avocets Thursday 7-26-18
7/26/18 1:31 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Buy Your Duck Stamp (NO SIGHTINGS)
7/26/18 4:43 am 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Unexpected EASTERN SCREECH OWL
7/25/18 11:00 pm A Straight <astraight606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least Tern - Carroll County
7/25/18 7:19 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow-throated Warbler still in Westchester
7/25/18 7:01 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US - Nashville Warbler
7/25/18 1:52 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach, State Line Beach & Spring Bluff F.P. Wed 7-25-18
7/25/18 10:38 am <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Some DuPage Preserves
7/25/18 5:05 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT
7/24/18 11:59 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Tuesday 7-24-18
7/24/18 9:45 am Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kane County Yellow Throated Warbler
7/24/18 8:35 am Diane Meiborg <dianemeiborg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NECO Yes at 10:30 am Lake Park High School - West Campus, Roselle
7/24/18 7:04 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Aurora West: White eyed vireo
7/24/18 5:24 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Aurora West: White eyed vireo
7/23/18 2:20 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes Monday 7-23-18
7/23/18 12:29 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Breasted nuthatch, singing f cardinal, cook co
7/23/18 7:33 am <sfluett...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bobwhite
7/22/18 8:54 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Audio clip of unknown singers lake co
7/22/18 8:49 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wolf prairie wetland area etc lake co.
7/22/18 1:25 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Mission Impossible At The Momence Sod Farms Sunday 7-22-18
7/22/18 12:59 pm <cwleib...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Osprey
 
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Date: 8/20/18 6:05 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BYard EW peewee

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/29228242427/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Just before rain came, catching bugs from a high perch. The peewee was silent but had long primary wings, smudged UTC, gray face, dirty vest, and yellow bill.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/20/18 12:47 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Monday 8-20-18
Hello Bird People,

I knew that rain was coming so I went to 3 places where more rain
would probably result in flooding so they needed to be covered before
the rain. Also I had to beat the rain which was supposed to start by
11 a.m. or so. Worked out pretty well as I finished my 3 locations in
time with the rain starting at about noon when I was trying to cover
Heritage Park in Wheeling but had to quit.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7-8:30 a.m.)

Dundee Road Mud Flats

Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Green Heron (1)
Mallard (9) & Blue Winged Teal (6)
Killdeer (14) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (3), Spotted (1), Least (6), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Barn Swallow (8)
Land birds by the mud flats were Mourning Doves, Song Sparrows & Goldfinch

Birds at other ponds at the CBG were D.C. Cormorant (1), Canada Geese
(2) & Wood Ducks (8)

Techny North Of Willow (9-9-40 a.m.)

This place has gone from being the local shorebird spot with the most
shorebirds to having only
a few shorebirds & I'm not sure why? The Peregrine doesn't seem to
still be here.

D.C. Cormorant (1 & 1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Geese (9 fly-bys), Wood Duck (38) & Mallard (11)
Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Killdeer (only 3)
Greater (1-probable) & Lesser (3) Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
"Heard only" land birds were Blue Jay, Catbird & Cardinal

Techny Basin Proper (South) (9:50-11 a.m.)

"Pond" Area

Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Green Heron (1 fly-by)
Mallard (11)
Killdeer (3) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (1), Semipalmated (2) & Least (6) Sandpipers

Actual Basin

Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Green Heron (1)
Mallard (2)

Along The Stream

Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (3) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM)
Mallard (9)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (1 fly-by) & Herring (2-AD) Gulls
Barn Swallow (12-14)

Various land birds were Red Tailed Hawk (1 fly-by), Flicker (1),
Eastern Kingbird (2) & Robins (4)

I guess Bird-Of-The-Day will go to the 2 Black Crowned Night Herons
(adult & immature) &
Runner-Up to the 2 Eastern Kingbirds that are still hanging around.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/20/18 8:07 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illinois Young Birders field trip in Kane & Dupage
Seven young birders and their parents joined me, Steve Bayer, and guest leader Tim Balassie for some shorebirding in Kane and Dupage Counties yesterday, August 19. We started at Dunteman Turf Farms in Kaneville, where we found plenty of Killdeer but no other shorebirds. We moved on to Nelson Lake, which fortunately held a much higher diversity of shorebirds, including Short-billed Dowitcher and Semipalmated Plover. Ben Sanders carefully counted Common Gallinules, finding 24 individuals, presumably indicating a successful breeding season for them here. At one point a juvenile Peregrine flushed all the shorebirds. It caught something--we weren't sure what--then sat in a dead tree and ate its prey. Our final stop was the red barn in Fermilab. We walked past A.E. Sea to the Sea-of-Evanescence, where there is some decent shorebird habitat. We found another Semipalmated Plover, several Solitary Sandpipers, and a Northern Shoveler. (For information about this location, see http://www.fnal.gov/ecology/wildlife/site/evanesence.shtml)..

Thanks to Tim Balassie for co-leading and to Simon Tolzmann for eBirding. 

Our next field trip is September 16, starting at Rainbow Beach, in partnership with the Chicago Ornithological Society.
Josh EngelChicagohttps://www.illinoisyoungbirders.org/

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Date: 8/19/18 5:03 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Calumet Sewage Ponds, Burnham Prairie & Big Marsh Sunday 8-19-18
Hello Bird People,

Today 8 birders with leader Walter Marcisz went on one of the Calumet
Sewage Ponds trips which have to be signed up for months in advance.
And although you can't go & see anything we saw today perhaps you will
be interested in knowing what was seen. I'll also mention highlights
from Burnham Prairie & Big Marsh where you can visit at any time.

Calumet Sewage Ponds (7:30-11 a.m.)

At one time these trips were usually pretty good with at least 1
special bird seen but the last 5 years or so only common shorebirds
have been seen. However, today's visit was better than the last few
years so maybe we have turned the corner & future trips will be more
productive once again.
Time will tell.

Shorebirds

We saw 11 species of shorebirds today which were BLACK BELLIED (3) &
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (2), Semipalmated Plover (3), Killdeer (~40),
Lesser Yellowlegs (over 60), Solitary (2),
Spotted (~10), Least (8), Semipalmated (15), Pectoral (8) Sandpipers &
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (2-JUV).

Other highlights were a fly-by OSPREY, Green Heron (2) & a sub-adult
Black Crowned Night Heron.
Ducks were only Wood Ducks & Mallards.

Thanks are in order to Walter M who looked closely enough at the 2
Golden Plovers to see that they weren't just 2 more Black Bellied
Plovers.

Burnham Prairie (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Highlights here included over 30 Great Egrets & the same number of
Killdeer. Shorebird highlights were one Semipalmated Plover, 3 Lesser
Yellowlegs & 1 SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER.
Here we added a few Bank Swallows to the many Barn Swallows seen
earlier. The male COMMON MERGANSER continues.

Big Marsh Seen From Stony Island

Highlights here were one fly-by MERLIN (sort of far), one adult Coot &
2 or 3 young COMMON GALLINULES plus 1 or 2 adults.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me to the 2 Golden Plovers which I 1st ignored
thinking they were Black Bellied Plovers & didn't even look closely at
them as I was more interested in looking at the Dowitcher. Runners-Up
to the distant adult Common Gallinules & the even more distant Merlin.

License Plate Of The Day is a tie between one from New Hampshire with
a moose on it & one
from Rhode Island both seen in very heavy traffic on the Dan
Ryan/Kennedy Expressway on the way home.

Al Stokie
In southern Cook County today


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Date: 8/19/18 10:11 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County Migrants
Andy Stewart and I covered a few spots this morning. The lakefront had a meager number of common shorebirds with Rollins adding a couple more (Least, Semi-plover, Solitary, Spotted, Killdeer, and Lesser Y’legs was our total), but we did have a couple of interesting migrants. The KING RAIL(s) continue at Rollins. Only saw 1 juvenile this morning, and it was ridiculously unphased by our presence as it walked within a few feet of us. Also at Rollins near the observation deck was a loudly yanking RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. I think I’ve had them at Rollins 3 or 4 times but it’s always an odd occurrence since there are 0 conifers there. At Spring Bluff we witnessed a little drama between a MERLIN and 2 crows as the Merlin attacked and drove off the crows before turning south and zooming right in front of us. In addition, at Waukegan we had a CAPE MAY WARBLER, an AMERICAN REDSTART, and a YELLOW WARBLER as migrants.
Birdcast is predicting a pretty good flight the night of 8/21 so hopefully we’ll see quite a bit more this week.

Go Get ‘Em!
Beau Schaefer
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Date: 8/19/18 9:57 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BROWN PELICAN
Juv. Brown Pelican just relocated viewed from Horseshoe Island access just N of Keyesport.

Bird is 3 miles SSE at Island with 400+ AWPE.

Observed swimming and in flight by Andy, LeRoy, Dan and myself.

Sent from my cellular device

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Date: 8/19/18 9:11 am
From: A Straight <astraight606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Juvie Little Blue Heron - Carroll County
Ethan Brown found a Juvie Little Blue Heron yesterday at the marshy area
near Lost Mound.
This is before you get to the bridge into Lost Mound. When I got the call
I was at the river so went up looking for it. I did see it around noon up
in a tree. Grayish bill and yellow/greenish legs.

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)

 

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Date: 8/19/18 7:40 am
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET ROSEATE SPOONBILL
The Rosetta spoonbill is still present as of 9:30 AM on the north side of Bonnie Road, where Craig last reported it.

Susan Zelek
Cook County

Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone

> On Aug 19, 2018, at 7:25 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> One bird, relocated this am, near Rend Lake.
>
>
> Seen from Bonnie Blacktop (W of I-57), at 2nd bridge West of Cooley Lane.
>
> I suspect picture of 3 breeding plumaged ROSP that was on Facebook was taken from elsewhere to show species that was seen.
>
> This bird is NOT in breeding plumage.
>
> Photo at:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47938722
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>

 

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Date: 8/19/18 7:37 am
From: Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET First Fall Warblers Elsens Hill DuPage County
I birded Elsens Hill in DuPage County Sunday morning, August 19th, and saw my first fall warblers of the season.  I recorded two Bay-breasted and one Magnolia Warbler along the trail by the river.  Otherwise still a number of singing summer birds including Pewee, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos, Towhee, and Indigo Buntings.
Joe SucheckiNaperville

 

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Date: 8/19/18 5:30 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ROSEATE SPOONBILL
One bird, relocated this am, near Rend Lake.

Seen from Bonnie Blacktop (W of I-57), at 2nd bridge West of Cooley Lane.

I suspect picture of 3 breeding plumaged ROSP that was on Facebook was taken from elsewhere to show species that was seen.

This bird is NOT in breeding plumage.

Photo at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47938722

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor
 

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Date: 8/18/18 4:04 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Calumet shorebirds & gallinules (8-18-18)
Birds present at Hegewisch Marsh, Chicago (all birds viewed with a spotting scope from the rise at the west end of the marsh) on Saturday afternoon (18 August 2018) included 6 COMMON GALLINULES (3 juv., 3 black downy young), 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (juv.), 6 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 3 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 10 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 5 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, & 4 KILLDEERS. Birds present at Burnham Prairie, Burnham later the same afternoon included 1 (summering male) COMMON MERGANSER, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, & 14 KILLDEERS.

Walter Marcisz
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Date: 8/18/18 1:50 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, State Line Beach, Spring Bluff F.P., Illinois Beach South & Techny North Sat 8-18-18
Hello Bird People,

Still no big push of shorebirds but there are the regulars to sort
through. Didn't realize while birding but I did see 9 species of
shorebirds for the day. That's more than I thought I'd seen.
Andy Stewart was with at the 1st few places & Bob Erickson was with
everywhere but Techny North.

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

Shorebirds were all on the pier & were Sanderling (4), Spotted (1) &
Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers.
In addition 1 Killdeer was heard by the gravel parking lot. Gulls were
just Ring Billed & Herring &
one Caspian Tern flew by. Big flocks of Starlings & Red Wings were
present & we saw 1 Marsh Wren, a few Chimney Swifts & among all the
Barn Swallows 1 or 2 Bank Swallows were seen.

Highlights were a close look at a male LEAST BITTERN hunting & a
female COMMON MERGANSER in the lake.

State Line Beach (7:45-7:55 a.m.)

Nothing here except Ring Billed & Herring Gulls

Spring Bluff F.P. (7:55-8:40 a.m.)

A Great Blue Heron flew by & a Green Heron was in the wetlands along
with 4 Mallards.
Shorebirds were Killdeer (8-9), Semipalmated Plover (1-AD & 1-IM not
getting along at all),
Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Spotted (2) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers. One
Pectoral flew by calling.

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

Not much on the beach with D.C. Cormorants (30 fly-bys), Spotted
Sandpiper (1, the only shorebird), Ring Billed (22) & Herring (7)
Gulls & 2 Crows being the only birds seen.
Inland we heard a Bluebird, Eastern Pewee, W.B. Nuthatch & Field
Sparrow & saw 1 Eastern Kingbird.

Techny North Of Willow (noon-12:40 p.m.)

Here I was joined by Amanda T & we saw the following:

D,C. Cormorant (1-IM)
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (2) & Black Crowned Night Heron (2-AD & 1-IM)
Canada Geese (18), Wood Ducks (23) & Mallards (8)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4, numbers way down!)
Greater (1) & Lesser (1) Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
(One Spotted Sandpiper was seen by Amanda but not me)
The only land bird seen by me was 1 Goldfinch.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen Least Bittern (usually we see fly-bys) &
Runner-Up to the female Common Merganser which I don't recall seeing
that species in
August very often.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Arkansas parked at Waukegan Beach.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/18/18 9:30 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Cooper's h.

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Hi friends,
Chasing little birds under the cherry tree. On the ground, but no luck, birds disappear in the brush.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/18/18 6:59 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 8/25 at Montrose Hedge and Jarvis Bird Sanctuary
Meet on the east side of the boat house at Montrose Beach at 7:00 a.m.

Join members of the Chicago Ornithological Society and Sierra Club Chicago Group for the latest in this joint series of beginning bird and nature walks.

Birds and other winged creatures will be heading south from their summer breeding grounds and Chicago’s lakefront is part of the migration super highway. We’ll start at Montrose Beach to look for shorebirds at the edge of Lake Michigan and move upland into the Montrose Bird Sanctuary. From here, we’ll walk along the lakefront path which links Montrose with the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary just south of Addison Ave. in Lincoln Park. This small natural area is a real jewel of the Chicago lakefront and is a very good hotspot for migrants of all kinds.

The Chicago Park Nature Tours also are a great opportunity to learn more about Sierra Club and Chicago Ornithological Society and each group’s local and national conservation activities and field trips.

Directions:
Meet on the east side of the boat house at Montrose Beach at 7:00 a.m. for the bird walk.
Parking is free and bike racks are provided at the beach house. It is a 10 – 15 minute walk to Montrose Beach house from the bus stops at Montrose and Marine Drive.

What to bring and wear:
Binoculars are essential if you want to watch birds, butterflies and wildlife (there are a few pairs available to borrow); dress for the weather; wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy boots or shoes; bring insect repellent; and carry water to drink. Bring a spotting scope if you have one on Chicago trips for lake watching.

Trip Leader: Christine Williamson

For more information, please contact Christine at <birdchris...> to RSVP and to get directions. If you need help on the day of the trip, call Christine’s cell phone at 773/415-5217.

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Date: 8/17/18 6:22 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Making Chicago Safe for Birds NO SIGHTING
This is a great 8 minute-video, thanks Chuck!

Fran

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:33 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> This is a link to a short documentary on bird migration through Chicago
> and efforts to protect the birds. Included is a section on Willowbrook
> Wildlife Center, where I volunteer and get to take care of these guys.
>
> https://interactive.wttw.com/urbannature/building-bird-safe-city#!/
>
> Chuck Berman
> Oak Park
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Date: 8/17/18 2:55 pm
From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua and Emiquon on Thursday
Karen, Vicky S and I made this road trip yesterday. They had some rain down there so water levels are slightly higher, but still excellent for shorebirds and waders.
 
Our 1st stop was Goofy Ridge. Mud edges still very far away from the flow control structure. In the short grass were hundreds of Pecs and Killdeers (but unlike 8 days earlier, we couldn't find a single Buff-breasted). The W corner mud/water flat which was filled with shorebirds 8 days ago only had a small number, with nothing unusual noted. 
Our next stop was the center dike. The S pool had only a few visible shorebirds and a slightly higher water level. The S end of the N pool had many more shorebirds but not huge numbers. Highlights: 2 Willets, a lone Hudsonian Godwit, and several Black-bellied Plovers in various stages of molt. Both yellowlegs, Stilt Sandpipers, Pecs and peeps, including a Baird's, a lone dowitcher sp. were also present. I also briefly saw a Dunlin, but then found the Hudwit - when I scoped where I had seen the Dunlin sometime later, I couldn't find it again. The shorebirds were frequently moving around in small flocks. The Hudwit eventually flew over to the W shore, then flew again across the center dike and disappeared to the S 
 
After stopping for lunch in Havana we visited Thompson Lake and the Globe tracts at Emiquon. They were generally disappointing; virtually zero shorebirds in the S Globe pool  (in spite of lots of shallows and mudflats) and less than 50 in the N pool - nothing unusual, but several adult and young Black-necked Stilts were easy to see (what an amazing change in perspective - blase about Bl-necked Stilt sightings. Are they the next Killdeer or our Illinois Bald Eagles, highly visible, found in many locations, prolific successful breeders, etc. Who would have predicted their successful range expansion  just s few years ago! Plus they're so easy to ID; you don't even have to work on puzzling out plumage details! 
 
Isn't that why we like to look at shorebirds so much - to puzzle out those plumage details? What is the shorebird aficionado label equivalent to gull watchers, aka larophiles. If none exists, how about SALPSophiles? Stilts, Avocets, Lapwings, Plovers, Sandpipers. Of course we don't have lapwings I think in NA, so that would make us SAPSophiles, and I'm not entirely happy with that connotation - are you?
 
Our last stop was a return to the center dike area mid afternoon. There were many more shorebirds in sight at fairly close range, especially the Pecs and peeps, foraging in the mud and water right below the boat launch ramp. Thanks to the ideal sun angle, close range, etc. a lone Western was 'easy' to pick out from amidst the many Semipalms. We also found w/o difficulty at least 5 White-rumps, and there were probably more. Shortly before we left, the sun broke through the clouds and it got hot on the dike, so the car's AC felt great.
 
Some general observations: 
Great Egrets were lower in numbers everywhere we stopped, than during our last visit.
The phalaropes were MIA; we didn't see a single phalarope all day.
No sign of the Little Blue Herons at Thompson Lake or the Globe tracts.
Pectoral Sandpipers, as we previously and others have noted, were by far the most abundant shorebird at all the viewing spots we checked. There had to be a lookalike Sharp-tailed Sandpiper out there somewhere! But all those with the patience and persistence to sort through the diligently foraging Pecs (in the grass at Goofy ridge access or in the water and mud at the center dike), raise your hands please, and be sure to text us when you find one (smile)!
 
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 

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Date: 8/17/18 1:45 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Peregrine sighting from yesterday no new sightings cook co
Hi

Unfortunately my message didn't go through until today from yesterday. Al S. had already posted about the peregrine falcon up at techny north. I realized when my note came through earlier today that it didn't include the location so I wanted to update that with a new note; here it is.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


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Date: 8/17/18 10:33 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Making Chicago Safe for Birds NO SIGHTING
This is a link to a short documentary on bird migration through Chicago and
efforts to protect the birds. Included is a section on Willowbrook Wildlife
Center, where I volunteer and get to take care of these guys.

https://interactive.wttw.com/urbannature/building-bird-safe-city#!/

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Date: 8/17/18 9:59 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 8-17-18
Hello Bird People,

Wasn't supposed to rain until 11 a.m. so I went to the Reservoir at
7:30 where I found rain almost the whole time I was there but it was a
very light rain which did not keep me from my rounds. Once again there
was enough rain last night so that the western wetlands are flooded
with only one Spotted Sandpiper flying from one side to the other.
With more rain for today it may be a few days until this place is a
shorebird location again. A few shorebirds are at the reservoir with
most at the far S.W. corner.

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (1 in the water & 3 in trees)
Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (4)
Mallard (5 & 6 more flying)
Killdeer (14) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
Least (4) & Pectoral (2) Sandpipers
Wilson's Snipe (1)
(Also had 1 Peep I couldn't figure out as it was pretty far away)
Herring Gull (1-AD didn't stay long)
(No Ring Billed Gulls after having 38 last time)
Caspian Tern (3, with 2 of them constantly fighting)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (1 very young one)
Green Heron (2 in a nearby tree)
Wood Duck (3) & Mallard (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands/Flooded)

Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (2)
Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (5)
Spotted Sandpiper (1 fly-by)
Barn Swallow (8-10)

Land birds included Mourning Dove (4), Blue Jay (H-2), W.B. Nuthatch
(1), Robin (2), Catbird (2),
Song Sparrow (4), Cardinal (H-2), Red Wings (2), Grackle (2) & Goldfinch (4)

Only had 6 shorebird species & was lucky to get that many without
having any but the Spotted Sandpiper in the flooded area.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the big billed Wilson's Snipe & Runner-Up to the 2
Semipalmated Plovers.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/17/18 8:41 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard N waterthrush

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/30225194848/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
1st warbler migrant of the fall. Under the cherry tree to get out of the rain. Skittish of me.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/16/18 8:30 pm
From: <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
The Orland Grassland juvenile Virginia Rail photos were taken by Jeanne Muellner Stacey on 7/16/16 on a small bird walk just after the large Bird Conservation Success Story event there. I'll send you her contact info.


Mike McNamee
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Cook County

 

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Date: 8/16/18 4:01 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Peregrine cook
The peregrine is still here. Hunted pigeon flock then lost sight.

Shorebirds as per this week.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


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Date: 8/16/18 1:11 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin South Thursday 8-16-18
Hello Bird People,

Started at the Botanic Garden where at 1st the only shorebirds were
Killdeer & Spotted Sandpiper but after 30 min at the mud flats I ended
up with 6 shorebird species. Next to Techny North where I no sooner
set up my scope & counted 2 Killdeer & 1 Lesser Yellowlegs when a
PEREGRINE flew out of a tree & constantly buzzed the mud flats chasing
away all the shorebirds except for a few Killdeer which hid in the
grass rather than fly. Thus ended my visit to Techny North. Next to
Techny Basin (South) where I sort of completed my counts when the
Peregrine came again & again flushed all the shorebirds although a few
came right back. Then after a Wendy's lunch I returned to Techny North
where some of the shorebirds had returned by 11:30 a.m. It was an
interesting day.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7-8:30 a.m.)

Mud Flats

Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (3), Mallard (7) & Blue Winged Teal (4)
Killdeer (12) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
Solitary (5), Spotted (2), Least (10) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (1-AD)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Barn Swallow (4)

Seen elsewhere in the CBG were D.C. Cormorant (2) & Ruby Throated Hummer (1)

Techny North Of Willow (9-9:15 a.m. & 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Mallard (12) & Wood Duck (~20)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD & 1-IM)
PEREGRINE (1, flushed all the shorebirds on my 1st visit today)
Killdeer (26)
Lesser (4) & Greater (1) Yellowlegs
Solitary (1), Spotted (1), Least (5) & Semiplamated (2) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (2)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Barn Swallow (5)

Techny Basin (South) (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Here I was joined by birder/photographer Robert from Lake County for
part of my visit.

Great Blue Heron (7) & Great Egret (5)
Mallard (18)
Killdeer (3) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (3), Spotted (2), Least (2) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1)
Kingfisher (1-M)

Flycatchers seen were Eastern Pewee (1) & Eastern Kingbird (1)

Bird-Of-The-Day as well as Troublemaker-Of-The-Day both go to the Peregrine.
Runner-Up to the Hummingbird at the CBG.
I saw 9 shorebird species for the day which was pretty good
considering where I went.

Al Stokie
Local birding once again in Cook County


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Date: 8/15/18 9:28 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Q3B 1st migrant

Hi friends,
Monday morning early as I sat in the Byard swing, the call was clear. "Quick-3-beers" in the front yard. Listened to 6 or so calls. OS flycatcher.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/15/18 7:57 pm
From: Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
Those Orland Grassland juvenile Virginia Rail photos were taken 7/16/16
by Jeanne Muellner Stacey, on a small bird walk after the large Bird
Conservation Success Story event there that day. I'll send you her
contact info.

Mike McNamee
Orland Grassland Volunteers
Cook County



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Date: 8/15/18 7:22 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Did my usual route at Skokie Lagoons from willow (Erickson Woods). Of note,
I had a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK & a couple SOLITARY
SANDPIPERS.

Good birding.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Aug 15, 2018 5:37 PM - 6:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 4
Mourning Dove 2
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 2
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Phoebe 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 2
Purple Martin 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 6
American Goldfinch 3
Song Sparrow 5
Common Grackle 8
Northern Waterthrush 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47869023

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

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Date: 8/15/18 6:48 pm
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET juvenile Virginia Rail photos from 2016 nestings (No Sightings)
I would appreciate any contact information that anyone would care to share with me for a Gary Clinkman concerning photos that he and others took of some juvenile VIRGINIA RAILS, from their breeding at Orland Grassland in Cook County in July of 2016. We would like to publish at least one in the Meadowlark birding journal.
I would also bet that several folks also may have secured some good photos of the two broods of Virginia Rails that were seen at close range at the Air Station Prairie in Glenview, also in July of 2016. Again, we would like to publish one of the better ones in the Meadowlark journal. Thanks for any help that anyone could be with finding some photos of these nesting rails from summer 2016. Good birding!

Steve Bailey
Mundelein (Lake Co.)
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Date: 8/15/18 5:35 pm
From: Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Greene Valley Fluddle, DuPage Co, RN Phalarope
Thank you so much Vicky for letting us know about this wonderful find! The
RNPH was still present this afternoon and gave us some splendid views!

Happy Birding,

Mia Majetschak

 

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Date: 8/15/18 3:27 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Cache River Wetlands Center Anhingas (+ IL Armadillos)
Ah, memories...

My first roadkill Armadillo in Illinois was in 2008 in Jackson Co. Chasing and seeing 2 Swallow-tailed Kites. At that time, Armadillos were reported to be in Illinois for at least 10 years.

IDNR:
Armadillos can only survive in areas with a constant source of water that have annual temperatures above 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Since they depend heavily on insects as a food source, have very little hair, and do not hibernate, armadillos cannot survive when the ground is frozen for more than a few days.

Armadillos have been sighted in northern counties in Illinois, but the majority of sightings have occurred in the southern third of the state. There have been more than 160 sightings of armadillos in Illinois since the 1990s. Of these, only a couple dozen sightings have been confirmed through photos or specimens.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Aug 15, 2018, at 9:45 AM, <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I stopped by Cache River Wetland Center (Johnson County, deep Southern IL, along Hwy 37 just north of Perks Road) on Saturday to try and see the Anhingas. I wasn't disappointed as I had a female circling in the sky as I approached the Center's entrance along Hwy 37. About a half hour later, a male was seen circling high the sky while I was on the nature boardwalk.
>
>
>
> This is the location where the staff naturalist Kimberly Rohling has been doing a great job keeping IL birders informed on the continuing presence of the Anhingas. Apparently there are now 2 males and 2 females coming daily here, mainly seen circling around or roosting near the tops of Bald Cypress trees. Nesting hasn't been confirm in the area yet this year, but speculation was high that nesting occurred somewhere N/NW of Heron Pond.
>
>
>
> This Nature Center has always been a fun place for folks to visit, esp if you have kids. However, they've made it even better with studies in butterflies and insects to go along with the hummingbird feeders, indoor windows where you can sit and watch the outdoor activity and the various enlightening displays.
>
>
>
> Kimberly mentioned they are doing a Fall Migration Mini Sit (shorter version of a Big Sit). They want to record as many species as possible on this date at this Center, so you're encouraged to try and visit at that time, which is Sunday, October 7th from 9 am-noon.
>
>
>
> On a different non-bird front, I saw my 1st Armadillo in Illinois! Unfortunately it was a road kill, seen in Alexander County, along Hwy 127 near Tamms.
>
> While this surprised me, it wasn't anything like what I experienced a few hours later, when I had 14 Nine-banded Armadillos road kills within 19 miles, along Missouri's Hwy 55, between Cape Girardeau and Perryville and a anot! her group of 11 road kills in 33 mils further north along this road, all the way up to mile marker 171, basically on the doorstep of St. Louis!
>
>
>
> Looking for more info later, I was rather surprised to find that this Armadillo species has reach Macon and Champaign County with 1st sightings within the last year. With such an obvious large population on the other side of the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, I'd expect this part of IL will really see a huge increase of this species in the next decade.
>
>
>
> Eric Walters
>
> Grandview, MO/Zion, IL
>
>
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Date: 8/15/18 1:28 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Wed 8-15-18
Hello Bird People,

Covered both the reservoir itself & the western (Itasca) wetlands.
Once again the water has dropped at the wetlands offering good
shorebird habitat. Saw 9 species of shorebirds but nothing special.
Almost went also to the 83rd Street Fluddle afterwards but did not &
so missed Vicky's Phalarope.
Can't guess right every time.

Reservoir Only

D.C. Cormorant (4 in trees by the reservoir)
Great Blue Heron (4) & Great Egret (5)
Canada Geese (19) & Mallard (6)
Killdeer (18), SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (1) & Least Sandpiper (1)
Herring (1-AD) & Ring Billed (38) Gulls
Caspian Tern (8-AD & 2-IM)
Rough Winged Swallow (2)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (1), Mallard (2) & Wood Duck (2)

Itasca (Western) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM)
Wood Duck (2, probably the same 2 that were at the Middle Pond)
Mallard (26)
Killdeer (~40) & Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (10), Spotted (3), Least (6), Semipalmated (2) & Pectoral (4)
Sandpipers
WILSON'S SNIPE (1)
Barn Swallow (8-9)

Land Birds

Mourning Dove (12), Blue Jay (H-1), W.B. Nuthatch (H-1), Robins (6),
Gray Catbird (2),
Common Yellowthroat (H-1), Song Sparrow (4), Red Wing (1-M) & Goldfinch (4)

Got a quick look at what I thought was a Baird's Sandpiper but a more
careful look proved it was not. Too bad as I could really use a "good"
sighting.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Semipalmated Plover & Runner-Up to the Wilson's Snipe.
At least I had lots of shorebirds to sort through even though nothing special.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/15/18 7:51 am
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cache River Wetlands Center Anhingas (+ IL Armadillos)
I stopped by Cache River Wetland Center (Johnson County, deep Southern IL, along Hwy 37 just north of Perks Road) on Saturday to try and see the Anhingas. I wasn't disappointed as I had a female circling in the sky as I approached the Center's entrance along Hwy 37. About a half hour later, a male was seen circling high the sky while I was on the nature boardwalk.


This is the location where the staff naturalist Kimberly Rohling has been doing a great job keeping IL birders informed on the continuing presence of the Anhingas. Apparently there are now 2 males and 2 females coming daily here, mainly seen circling around or roosting near the tops of Bald Cypress trees. Nesting hasn't been confirm in the area yet this year, but speculation was high that nesting occurred somewhere N/NW of Heron Pond.


This Nature Center has always been a fun place for folks to visit, esp if you have kids. However, they've made it even better with studies in butterflies and insects to go along with the hummingbird feeders, indoor windows where you can sit and watch the outdoor activity and the various enlightening displays.


Kimberly mentioned they are doing a Fall Migration Mini Sit (shorter version of a Big Sit). They want to record as many species as possible on this date at this Center, so you're encouraged to try and visit at that time, which is Sunday, October 7th from 9 am-noon.


On a different non-bird front, I saw my 1st Armadillo in Illinois! Unfortunately it was a road kill, seen in Alexander County, along Hwy 127 near Tamms.
While this surprised me, it wasn't anything like what I experienced a few hours later, when I had 14 Nine-banded Armadillos road kills within 19 miles, along Missouri's Hwy 55, between Cape Girardeau and Perryville and a another group of 11 road kills in 33 mils further north along this road, all the way up to mile marker 171, basically on the doorstep of St. Louis!


Looking for more info later, I was rather surprised to find that this Armadillo species has reach Macon and Champaign County with 1st sightings within the last year. With such an obvious large population on the other side of the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, I'd expect this part of IL will really see a huge increase of this species in the next decade.


Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL
 

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Date: 8/15/18 6:58 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Greene Valley Fluddle, DuPage Co, RN Phalarope

Hi all, so little shorebird habitat around, and rain may affect it today.

There is a Red-necked Phalarope foraging close to the mud flats, but in the main pool right now.

Easier to see from east bank-park on Carolwood, walk down hill on 83rd and cross 53 to main trail, in about 100 steps you will see a path on your left thru grass down to bank-there is a young Cooper’s Hawk here too, causing birds to alight and land.

Vicky Sroczynski
DuPage Co
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Date: 8/14/18 11:44 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Tuesday 8-14-18
Hello Bird People,

Had to wait for a repairman who wasn't done until 9:30 so I just went
close to home & didn't bird very long. Both Techny North & Techny
Basin have mud flats now but tomorrows rain may mess that up.
Watch for later reports on the status of these places.

Techny North Of Willow (10:20-11:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (1 & 1 fly-by)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Geese (23), Wood Duck (23) & Mallard (1)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-IM hunting)
Killdeer (49) & Greater (1) & Lesser (4) Yellowlegs
Solitary (1), Spotted (2), Semipalmated (1) & Least (5) Sandpipers
Herring Gull (1-AD fly-by)
Kingfisher (1)
Mourning Dove (1 on mud flats)
Robin (2 on mud flats)

Techny Basin (South) (11:25-11:55 a.m.)

Only looked at the "pond" area & the actual basin, did not check along
the stream today.

Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (3)
Canada Geese (7) & Mallard (18)
Killdeer (8) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (5), Spotted (1), Least (2) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Kingfisher (1)
Eastern Kingbird (family group of 3)
Barn Swallow (10)
Song Sparrow (H-1)
Red Wings (2)
Goldfinch (2)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Eastern Kingbird family & Runner-Up to the 2
Kingfishers, both well seen.

Saw another plate that I need for the 2nd half run which was North
Dakota but could not count it as it was on a big truck. This after not
being able to count the Idaho plate on Sunday as it was in a hotel
parking lot. This game can be tough when you follow the rules!

Al Stokie
Very close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 8/14/18 11:09 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Annual eBird taxonomic in progress (no sightings)
The annual eBird taxonomic update is happening today, Tuesday, August 14th.

Expect some inconsistencies in your personal lists during the process. These are expected and normal and should be fixed shortly.

Matthew Cvetas
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Date: 8/14/18 10:04 am
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET IOS AUGUST SHOREBIRDING WEEKEND
Hello again!

This is a reminder that this is the last week to get your registrations
completed for the IOS August Shorebirding Weekend. We have a few spots
available still and, as a reminder, non-members are certainly welcome to
register. Our daily meeting place will be in the parking lot of The Holiday
Inn and Suites in Pekin, Illinois. They have a handful of rooms still
available here, but you may stay in a hotel of your choosing. The room
block has expired for this hotel, so you will need to negotiate your own
price.

Details on registration can be accessed with the following link.
https://bit.ly/2MIgwl4

We have another great line-up of field trip leaders and presenters this
year, so you won't want to miss out on the great birding and informative
presentations. The Saturday lunch and presentations will be held hat the
Dixon Mounds State Museum provided by the IOS. The Federal Wildlife Service
and The Nature Conservancy have been gracious in allowing access to some of
the best birding in the state! Vortex Optics and Red Hill Birding are
helping to sponsor our event this year, so a pair of binoculars and other
items will be raffled off during the lunch hour.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Date: 8/13/18 1:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Of Willow Monday 8-13-18
Hello Bird People,

Another day with only common species but one of these days I am going
to find something out of the ordinary, at least I hope so.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7-9:30 a.m.)

Rt 68/Dundee Rd Mud Flats

Great Blue Heron (2)
Canada Geese (39) & Mallard (7)
Killdeer (22), Spotted (2), Semipalmated (2) & Least (2) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (4-AD & 1-IM)
Chimney Swift (2 hunting)
Barn Swallow (10)
Heard singing were Common Yellowthroat & Song Sparrow

Other Parts Of The Botanic Garden

Wood Duck (1-F with 7 small young)
Mourning Dove (5)
R.T. Hummer (2-F)
Purple Martin (~15, they have deserted the Martin houses but are all
in a tall tree or flying around)
Robins (8)
Red Wings (6) & Grackles (12)
House Finch (1) & Goldfinch (4)

Techny North Of Willow (9:55-10:40 a.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (1)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Wood Duck (19) but not one single Mallard!
Killdeer (32) & Lesser Yellowlegs (3)
Solitary (1), Spotted (3), Semipalmated (2) & Least (4) Sandpipers
Herring Gull (1-AD flying by)
Mourning Dove (2 on the mud flats)
Robin (1 on the mud flats)
Heard only were Catbird, Cardinal & Song Sparrow

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Hummingbirds even if they were just green
females or young.
Runner-Up to the adult Black Crowned Night Heron.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Louisiana parked at the Botanic Garden.

I hope some of you got to see the Perseid meteor shower last night. I
saw a few good ones.

Al Stokie
Once again in Cook County not finding much


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Date: 8/13/18 1:10 pm
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird Watcher's Digest story (no sightings)
Those of you who subscribe to BWD will find a story I've published in the
current edition. Would love to hear your feedback on The Stonechat Saga.
--
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Date: 8/13/18 10:41 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow Crowned Night heron seen on North Chicago River - any further sightings?
From the Facebook page Shana reported a Yellow Crowned Night Heron on the
North Branch of the Chicago River between Belmont and Elston along
Rockwell Ave. earlier this morning. She had pics that confirmed the
species.

Has anyone else seen this bird in that area or has it moved on?

If still hanging around I would like to try and get it in the city for a
Cook County listing.

Jim J

Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 8/12/18 9:08 pm
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson Park butterflies and a lifer dragonfly
I covered Chicago's Jackson Park Saturday checking 63rd Street Beach, the 59th Street promontory (North Lake Front hot spot) and Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow. Though I kept track of birds my focus was insects, especially butterflies, moths, damselflies and dragonflies. That's what this report is about, but, since this is a birding list-serve, I'll note that I didn't see much in the way of feathered fliers. There was a big loud revival at the beach that eliminated any chance of seeing shorebirds. I didn't see any interesting birds in the Wooded Island area, but some members of the Audubon bird walk saw a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO on the Island. My most interesting recent bird sighting was on 31 July when I found a male, female and 2 fledged juvenile E. BLUEBIRDS in the trees east of the soccer fields.
Saturday was highlighted by 28 species of butterflies, many in large numbers, and a lifer dragonfly. Plus I got good photos of each species of butterfly seen! My goal is always to have a photo of each species to add to iNaturalist but this is the first time I've done so. Best butterfly find was 3 LITTLE YELLOWS all among the new plantings along the east edge of Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area along Lake Shore Dr. Best spot was the butterfly bushes by the driving range where 17 species visited while I was there. I had a bit of frustration on Wooded Island where I had 9 TIGER and 3 GIANT SWALLOWTAILS not cooperate in allowing me to photograph them, but at a butterfly bush in the Perennial Garden (east of Cornell) 1 each Tiger and Giant gave me great shots. The Giant Swallowtail put on a show; they take nectar while flying but this one paused several times with its wings spread!
The biggest highlight was thanks to Eric Ginsburg, who mentioned seeing an unrecognized dragonfly near the driving range parking lot. I might not have checked the edge of the lagoon there if he hadn't told me about it as I was focused about checking the butterfly bushes near there. I found it and got photos; it was a SLATY SKIMMER, which the Princeton guide doesn't show being in the Chicago area, though it's found north and south of the area.
Here's my full butterfly list with numbers:

E. Tiger Swallowtail: 10
Black Swallowtail: 18
E. Giant Swallowtail: 4
Cabbage White: 134
Clouded Sulphur: 10
Orange Sulphur: 26
Little Yellow: 3
E. Tailed-Blue: 6
Summer Azure: 14
Variegated Fritillary: 2
Pearl Crescent: 93
Question Mark: 2
Red Admiral: 3
American Lady: 1
Common Buckeye: 2
Red-spotted Purple: 3
Viceroy: 6
Hackberry Emperor: 1
American Snout: 1
Monarch: 112
Silver-spotted Skipper: 17
Wild Indigo Duskywing: 2
Fiery Skipper: 9
Sachem: 2
Least Skipper: 8
Peck's Skipper: 10
Tawny-edged Skipper: 2
Zabulon Skipper: 1

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Date: 8/12/18 7:53 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua & Emiquon Shorebirds - Sun 8/12
As others have previously noted there are many (1000’s) shorebirds currently at Chautauqua NWR though views are mostly very distant. This morning Ted Wolff and I had 18 species of shorebirds - mostly from the long walk out at Goofy Ridge. Best views or closest views are from the Beer Can Spot and additionally, water levels are now pretty good in the South pool so we added a couple of species from Eagle Bluff.

Best birds among the 1000’s of Pec’s, Lesser Legs and Killdeer were:
Black-bellied Plover - 8 (Eagle Bluff)
Baird’s Sandpiper - 1 (Eagle Bluff)
Black-necked Stilt - 27 (Goofy)
Upland Sandpiper - 1 (Goofy)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - (Goofy)
Wilson’s Phalarope - 2 (Goofy)
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1 (Beer Can)

Additionally huge numbers of White Pelican and Great Egret plus 2 Snowy Egret.

We also checked Emiquon in the afternoon heat. Shorebird numbers in the globes were disappointing - Best birds here:

Black-necked Stilt - 38
Greater Yellowlegs - 18
Snowy Egret - 5
Little Blue Heron - 1

A full list from each location can be viewed at:
http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-08-12 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-08-12>

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



 

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Date: 8/12/18 6:31 pm
From: 'Margaret Morrissette' <mm...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: IBET Fw: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
Hi Tamima;

Thank you for posting this information. I'm fascinated by sandpipers. This
is so important to me. Interesting enough I was just researching on ebird
about the Red Knot and Purple Sandpiper this morning on the interactive
maps. I agree with your assessment. I'm still new to birding so am not sure
of the whys. Looking forward to others who can post information about it.



If anyone is interested I saw this group at a TED talk at Northwestern in
spring and like what he is doing both in plants and bird species attraction
and water cleanup. Quite a task! I wasn't sure if I should post a link but
thought it VERY interesting and didn't know how else to do it. Hopefully he
is talking with Audubon member experts as well. hard to ignore and Good info
- afterall we are all forward thinking on bird habitat together:

https://www.wired.com/story/chicago-wild-mile-habitat-made-from-scratch/



Thank you,

Margaret; Lake County







From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> On Behalf Of Tamima
Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:32 PM
To: <ILbirds...>
Subject: IBET Fw: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack
thereof) in eastern Greenland this year





Dear all,



A few weeks ago, I shared the article below that appeared in Scientific
American regarding how the late snowpack in Eastern Greenland had resulted
in a catastrophic situation for shorebird breeding. The article mentioned
sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones.



Out of curiosity, I ran ebird species maps for the above three species, for
all years on record, for the past 10 yrs, and for the current year, for the
months of June and July only. I chose these 2 months as they might reflect
the recent failure in breeding, as well as loss of adult birds due to
starvation. If my logic is flawed, I welcome your feedback.



I have included the links to the species maps, below.



For each species, the maps show a decline in numbers of reported species in
June and July of this year, compared to the past 10 yrs and compared to all
years on record. In all maps, we see an absence of birds in Greenland
relative to prior years. In the continental US, the reported numbers for
June and July are noticeably lower than in prior years.



I also ran the species maps for an additional species, the Least Sandpiper.
One can see a similar story being revealed, their numbers likely affected by
the late snow pack in Alaska and the Arctic.



This information, in conjunction to the email Bob Fisher forwarded recently,
paints a painful story as it relates shorebirds. While I am a new birder,
what I have read would indicate they have been on the decline for a while.
The climate events of this year seem to be having an even more profound and
accelerated effect on their numbers. One has to wonder how much longer we
will get to see them in any number in our area and beyond.



The bird lover in me sincerely hopes data will prevail and drive for action
to try and stem/reverse the tide of climate change.



Tamima Itani

Evanston, IL







SANDERLING:



All years:

https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018



Past 10 yrs:

https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018



Current year:


<https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env..ma
xY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018>
https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY
=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018





RUDDY TURNSTONE:



All years:

https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018



Past 10 yrs:

https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018



Current year:

https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018





RED KNOT:



All years:

https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018



Past 10 yrs:

https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018



Current year:

https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true
<https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.max
Y=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018>
&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6
&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018





_____

From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> <mailto:<tamimaitani...>
>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:20 PM
To: <ILbirds...> <mailto:<ILbirds...>
Subject: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in
eastern Greenland this year



An article from Scientific American on the late snowpack in eastern
Greenland this year and the impact on shorebird breeding of sanderlings, red
knots and ruddy turnstones.



https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summ
er-for-greenlands-shorebirds/



<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-sum
mer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/>


<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-sum
mer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/> Late Snowpack Signals a Lost Summer for
Greenland's ...

Millions of shorebirds descend on the Arctic each year to mate and raise
chicks during the tundra's brief burst of summer. But that burst, which
usually begins in mid-June, never arrived this year for eastern Greenland's
shorebirds, a set of ground-nesting species. Instead, a record late ...

www.scientificamerican.com <http://www.scientificamerican.com>

Tamima Itani

Evanston, IL




 

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Date: 8/12/18 5:47 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard cardinal young

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43964188961/in/photostream/
Hi friends,
This young cardinal was sitting in the lilac bush very still. Mother came and it followed deeper into the bushes.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 8/12/18 5:31 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
Dear all,

A few weeks ago, I shared the article below that appeared in Scientific American regarding how the late snowpack in Eastern Greenland had resulted in a catastrophic situation for shorebird breeding. The article mentioned sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones.

Out of curiosity, I ran ebird species maps for the above three species, for all years on record, for the past 10 yrs, and for the current year, for the months of June and July only. I chose these 2 months as they might reflect the recent failure in breeding, as well as loss of adult birds due to starvation. If my logic is flawed, I welcome your feedback.

I have included the links to the species maps, below.

For each species, the maps show a decline in numbers of reported species in June and July of this year, compared to the past 10 yrs and compared to all years on record. In all maps, we see an absence of birds in Greenland relative to prior years. In the continental US, the reported numbers for June and July are noticeably lower than in prior years.

I also ran the species maps for an additional species, the Least Sandpiper. One can see a similar story being revealed, their numbers likely affected by the late snow pack in Alaska and the Arctic.

This information, in conjunction to the email Bob Fisher forwarded recently, paints a painful story as it relates shorebirds. While I am a new birder, what I have read would indicate they have been on the decline for a while.. The climate events of this year seem to be having an even more profound and accelerated effect on their numbers. One has to wonder how much longer we will get to see them in any number in our area and beyond.

The bird lover in me sincerely hopes data will prevail and drive for action to try and stem/reverse the tide of climate change.

Tamima Itani
Evanston, IL



SANDERLING:

All years:
https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018

Past 10 yrs:
https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018

Current year:
https://ebird.org/map/sander?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018


RUDDY TURNSTONE:

All years:
https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018

Past 10 yrs:
https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018

Current year:
https://ebird.org/map/rudtur?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018


RED KNOT:

All years:
https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018

Past 10 yrs:
https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=last10&byr=2008&eyr=2018

Current year:
https://ebird.org/map/redkno?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018



________________________________
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:20 PM
To: <ILbirds...>
Subject: Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year

An article from Scientific American on the late snowpack in eastern Greenland this year and the impact on shorebird breeding of sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/
[https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/6450EF03-C77C-450D-8080621943C1804F_agenda.jpg?w=600&h=335]<https://www.scientificamerican..com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/>

Late Snowpack Signals a Lost Summer for Greenland's ...<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/>
Millions of shorebirds descend on the Arctic each year to mate and raise chicks during the tundras brief burst of summer. But that burst, which usually begins in mid-June, never arrived this year for eastern Greenlands shorebirds, a set of ground-nesting species. Instead, a record late ...
www.scientificamerican.com

Tamima Itani
Evanston, IL

 

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Date: 8/12/18 12:58 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Both Technys Sunday 8-12-18
Hello Bird People,

Once again I went looking for local shorebirds & although I found 7
species none were special.
Techny North continues to improve with more mud flats as the water
goes down & at Techny Basin proper mud flats are back although small
in size. At least there's hope for the future.

Montrose (Beach Only) (6:15-8 a.m.)

Canada Geese (26) & Mallard (27)
Killdeer (5), Semipalmated Plover (1) & Least Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (210) & Herring (4) Gulls
Chimney Swift (5)
Purple Martin (2) & Barn Swallow (15)
Goldfinch (1)
(I was told that the Yellow Billed Cuckoos were both heard & seen at
the hedge area)

Techny North Of Willow (9:15-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (only 1 today)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1)
Wood Duck (26) & Mallard (8)
Killdeer (52) & Lesser Yellowlegs (3)
Solitary (4), Spotted (3), Semipalmated (1) & Least (6) Sandpipers
Herring Gull (1-AD)
Caspian Tern (1 hunting)
Barn Swallow (3)
Song Sparrow (H-1)

Techny Basin South (10:15-11:15 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (4) & Great Egret (5)
Green Heron (3-4) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM)
Mallard (24)
Killdeer (12), Solitary (1) & Spotted (3) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (4)
Barn Swallow (~20)

Some land birds were Mourning Dove (2), Robin (4), Cedar Waxwing (2),
Song Sparrow (3),
Red Wings (4), House Finch (1-F) & Goldfinch (4)

I guess Bird-Of-The-Day will be the immature Black Crowned Night Heron &
Runner-Up will be the 2 nice looking Cedar Waxwings.

Saw an Idaho plate but it was at the Sheraton Hotel & so it doesn't
count by group rules
(too bad as I need that one for the July-Dec run) but Plate Of The Day
goes to one from
Rhode Island seen on the way back from Montrose.

Al Stokie
Birding locally in Cook County today without much to show for it


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Date: 8/12/18 8:55 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET KING RAIL Rollins Savanna

Among 53 species this morning was a very majestic KING RAIL. It was very pale gray in the head and neck and looked almost Clapper Rail-like but was browner over the back. Size-wise it looked like an adult to me, but I could be wrong. Back channel me if you want more details.

Beau Schaefer
Lake Co


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Date: 8/11/18 5:18 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Correction on geography. Re: IBET Immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Salt Creek Woods this morning
I mistakenly referred to Cermak instead of 31st in my original post
regarding the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. So Salt Creek Woods is south of
31st street. The parking on Sunnyside is just north of 31st and the parking
on Mayfair is also north of 31st, and the unpaved trail takes off from the
south side of 31st. Sorry.

Doug Stotz

On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM, douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I birded Salt Creek Woods in western Cook Co.. (east of Wolf Road, south
> of Cermak) this AM. I had 41 species including an immature
> Yellow-crowned-Night Heron in a small, shallow pond on the north side of
> the Salt Creek Bike path about halfway between Wolf Rd. and where the bike
> trail crosses Cermak just west of the bridge over Salt Creek. Besides the
> night heron, had one migrant warbler, a Tennessee, and 3 Solitary and 1
> Spotted Sandpiper in a different pond near the NW corner of the Prairie
> restoration.
> There is no dedicated Forest Preserve Parking for this area.
> Options are parking on Sunnyside north of Cermak and taking the bike path
> south and west. Parking either at Bemis North on the west side of Wolf Rd..
> or on the shoulder of Wolf Rd. by the bike path, and taking the bike path
> east. You can also park on Mayfair north of Cermak and take the unpaved
> path south past the west side of the prairie restoration until it joins up
> with the pave bike trail about 100 meters west of the pond. The pond is
> pretty obvious, and is just west of a wooden rail fence that is on the
> south side of the bike trail.
> I should say that I don't really expect that the heron will remain.
> The pond contains no fish, but there are frogs, so the bird could be
> hunting frogs. The pond with the shorebirds by the prairie restoration has
> been better for egrets and herons, but even there, herons are erratic and
> don't stay long. Night-herons of any kind are rare here. There are only 3
> records in e-bird of Black-crowned for Salt Creek Woods (none since 2007),
> and 3 records at Bemis Woods as well.
>
> Doug Stotz
>
>
>
> --
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> Environmental and Conservation Programs
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Date: 8/11/18 4:18 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Salt Creek Woods this morning
I birded Salt Creek Woods in western Cook Co. (east of Wolf Road, south of
Cermak) this AM. I had 41 species including an immature
Yellow-crowned-Night Heron in a small, shallow pond on the north side of
the Salt Creek Bike path about halfway between Wolf Rd. and where the bike
trail crosses Cermak just west of the bridge over Salt Creek. Besides the
night heron, had one migrant warbler, a Tennessee, and 3 Solitary and 1
Spotted Sandpiper in a different pond near the NW corner of the Prairie
restoration.
There is no dedicated Forest Preserve Parking for this area. Options
are parking on Sunnyside north of Cermak and taking the bike path south and
west. Parking either at Bemis North on the west side of Wolf Rd. or on the
shoulder of Wolf Rd. by the bike path, and taking the bike path east. You
can also park on Mayfair north of Cermak and take the unpaved path south
past the west side of the prairie restoration until it joins up with the
pave bike trail about 100 meters west of the pond. The pond is pretty
obvious, and is just west of a wooden rail fence that is on the south side
of the bike trail.
I should say that I don't really expect that the heron will remain.
The pond contains no fish, but there are frogs, so the bird could be
hunting frogs. The pond with the shorebirds by the prairie restoration has
been better for egrets and herons, but even there, herons are erratic and
don't stay long. Night-herons of any kind are rare here. There are only 3
records in e-bird of Black-crowned for Salt Creek Woods (none since 2007),
and 3 records at Bemis Woods as well.

Doug Stotz



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Date: 8/11/18 1:33 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach South, Spring Bluff F.P. & Techny North Saturday 8-11-18
Hello Bird People,

Still having trouble finding shorebirds on beaches but had some
shorebirds at the last 2 places visited today which were more inland
type habitats. Here are my brief day lists:

Waukegan Beach (6:15-7:15 a.m.)

Had lots of company here as Bob E, Adam S & Annette Mc were all here
as well. The only shorebirds here were Spotted (2) & Semipalmated (1)
Sandpipers & Sanderling (1). Bob & Adam earlier went down & saw the
Least Bittern but the real highlight here was a Barn Swallow with
completely white wings! It really stood out in flight.

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

Only Bob E was with here & again shorebirds were weak. Only had
Killdeer (1), Spotted Sandpiper (2) & Sanderling (1). Sitting at tree
top level in the South Pines were Kestrel (1-M). Great Blue Heron (1)
& Crows (4). Gulls were Ring Billed (52) & Herring (22) & this was
only place we saw Caspian Terns (2). Saw 2 Chimney Swifts, Eastern
Pewees & heard Field Sparrows, Eastern Towhee & Common Yellowthroat.

On my own now & at State Line Beach only had Ring Billed & Herring
Gulls & plus Barn & Cliff Swallows.

I was joined briefly at Spring Bluff F.P. by Mark W who pointed out a
young Black Crowned Night Heron & tried to help me find a Solitary
Sandpiper but I did not find 1 until after Mark left.
Shorebirds here were Killdeer (18), Semipalmated Plover (4), Lesser
Yellowlegs (2), Solitary (1) &
Least (2) Sandpipers & WILSON'S SNIPE (2). Also 2 Great Blue Herons.

Again on my own at Techny North Of Willow where I saw the following:

D.C. Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron
(2-AD by the dam)
Mallards & Wood Ducks
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD & 1-IM both flying)
Killdeer (42) & Lesser Yellowlegs (8)
Solitary (4), Spotted (1), Least (3) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (2)
Barn Swallow (2)
The only land birds I noticed were Gray Catbird (H-1), Red Wings & Goldfinch.

Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Barn Swallow with the all white wings &
Runner-Up to the 2 Snipe.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/10/18 3:52 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard wrens

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43921059662/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The Carolina and House wrens were active today. Catching moths and even eating from a cobweb buffet.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/10/18 2:56 pm
From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET James Bay shorebird project summary 13-30 July 2018
For IBETs shorebird aficionados (and those who haven't seen this already elsewhere), see the reports and links below. Apologies for the possible cross postings. The comments on the Marbled Godwits are interesting. I wonder whether we see those Hudson Bay birds? The comments on 2018 shorebird breeding success are also interesting...and depressing.
Bob & Karen Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 06:03:35 -0400
From: Christian Friis <friis.christian...>
Subject: James Bay shorebird project summary 13-30 July 2018

Christian

> On Aug 7, 2018, at 11:17, Ron Pittaway <jeaniron...> wrote:
>
> This is Jean Iron's first report for the period July 31 to August 7, 2018
> from Longridge Point (51.798942N, 080.69204W) on the southwest coast of
> James Bay in Ontario about 910 km (565 mi) north of Toronto. Two other crews
> are at Little Piskwamish and Northbluff Point. Locations shown on map in
> link #1 below. The vast tidal mudflats and coastal marshes make James Bay
> one of the most important shorebird stopover sites in North America. Surveys
> under the direction of Christian Friis of the Canadian Wildlife Service with
> partners Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Bird Studies
> Canada and Trent University in conjunction with a larger conservation
> initiative involving the James Bay First Nations and Nature Canada.
>
> LONGRIDGE CREW: The 7 surveyors are Doug McRae (crew lead), Isabel Apkarian,
> Jean Iron, Michael Runtz, Hannah Shinton, Riley Walsh and Ross Wood. Hannah
> Shinton is a student with the Environmental Visual Communications course
> that is run through Fleming College and the Royal Ontario Museum. She is
> producing a video on how traditional ecological knowledge and western
> science can work together to help protect important areas and species such
> as the James Bay coast (Mark Peck pers. comm.).
>
> SHOREBIRD OBSERVATIONS: 26 species of shorebirds to date. Maximum counts for
> each species listed below. Arrival dates of juveniles reported. Observations
> only for Longridge Point.
>
> Black-bellied Plover: 76 adults on Aug 6.
>
> American Golden Plover: 1 adult on Aug 1 to 6.
>
> Semipalmated Plover: 173 adults on Aug 3. First juvenile on Aug 3.
>
> Killdeer: 8 on Aug 5 including 1 ad and 2 half-grown young.
>
> Whimbrel: Seen daily, high counts 18 on Aug 2 and 17 on 3rd and 6th.
>
> Hudsonian Godwit: 232 on Aug 2. After fattening most will fly non-stop to
> South America.
>
> Marbled Godwit: 4 on Aug 3. An isolated population of a few thousand birds
> breeds at southern James Bay. This eastern population migrates southwest to
> the Gulf of California, not to the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts as once believed
> before satellite tracking.
>
> Ruddy Turnstone: 311 adults on Aug 6.
>
> Red Knot: Endangered rufa subspecies. 1500 adults (about 40 flags read) on
> Aug 1 and 411 on 2nd. Adult knots fatten and undergo variable amounts of
> body molt before most migrate non-stop to South America. No juveniles yet
> but still early for them. Juveniles do not molt while at James Bay.
>
> Stilt Sandpiper: 2 molting adults on Aug 6.
>
> Sanderling: 69 molting and fading adults on Aug 6.
>
> Dunlin: 21 adults (no juveniles) on Aug 1. Subspecies hudsonia. This
> subspecies molts in the north before migration which accounts for its late
> arrival in the south with most arriving there after mid-September.
>
> Baird's Sandpiper: Adult on Aug 6 by Riley Walsh.
>
> Least Sandpiper: 86 adults and juveniles on Aug 6.
>
> White-rumped Sandpiper: 3728 molting adults on Aug 2. James Bay may be the
> most important fall staging area for this sandpiper in North America. After
> fattening most overfly southern Canada and the United States going to South
> America.
>
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper: Adult on Aug 2.
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper: 303 adults on Aug 3.
>
> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 3388 adults on Aug 3. First 2 juveniles on 6th. Low
> number of juveniles for the date. Most James Bay birds go via the Bay of
> Fundy to South America. These are the two most important stopover sites for
> southbound Semipalmated Sandpipers in North America.
>
> Peeps: 2503 unidentified on Aug 3, probably mostly Semipalmated and
> White-rumped Sandpipers.
>
> Short-billed Dowitcher: 1 adult on Aug 3. Most adults have departed the
> north. First juvenile on Aug 6.
>
> Wilson's Snipe: 14 on Aug 3.
>
> Spotted Sandpiper: 5 juveniles on Aug 6.
>
> Solitary Sandpiper: 3 adults on Aug 6.
>
> Greater Yellowlegs: 91 adults and juveniles on Aug 4. Ross Wood and Jean saw
> a Greater Yellowlegs catch and eat a Wood Frog.
>
> Lesser Yellowlegs: 212 adults and juveniles on Aug 3. There has been a
> marked decline in numbers of this yellowlegs. Hunting mortality on the
> wintering grounds is a threat. Ross Wood is attaching 9 satellite
> transmitters on adult Lesser Yellowlegs as part of an international study to
> determine migratory routes, wintering areas, assess survival and return
> rates. Ross is taking blood and feather samples. Genetics and stable
> isotopes will be used to determine origins of birds taken on the wintering
> grounds.
>
> Wilson's Phalarope: 4 juveniles on Aug 7. A small isolated population nests
> in the prairie-like marshes of James Bay.
>
> Red-necked Phalarope: One on Aug 3.
>
> SHOREBIRD BREEDING POOR IN 2018: It was an overall a poor breeding season
> for shorebirds in the Canadian Arctic. A poor breeding season was also
> reported in Greenland and the North Slope of Alaska. The situation this
> summer was mainly a delayed (late) snow melt such that many birds did not
> breed. Those birds that did nest late had low success. Summer storms also
> caused nest abandonment and many nests were depredated. Paul Smith of the
> Canadian Wildlife Service commented, "I expect that juvenile numbers should
> be low, but I would be happy to be wrong."
>
> SELECTED BIRD SIGHTINGS: American Black Duck, 21 on Aug 6. Black Scoter, 685
> mostly molting males on Aug 6. Bonaparte's Gull, 591 on Aug 4, almost all
> adults some starting to molt, couple of juveniles. Little Gull (3), adult,
> juvenile and first summer/second winter on Aug 4. Arctic Tern, 2 adults and
> 1 juvenile on Aug 3. Common Tern, 34 on Aug 4. YELLOW RAIL, 4 heard ticking
> sometimes all night from camp. Ross Wood banded a Yellow Rail on Aug 4.
> Sora, 2-4 every day in pond near camp. Peregrine Falcon, 1 on 1, 3, 4, 6
> Aug. Merlin, 2 on Aug 1, 5, 6. Bohemian Waxwing, 2 on Aug 3. Olive-sided
> Flycatcher, 1 on Aug 4. Northern Shrike, 1 juvenile on Aug 3 and 5th. Canada
> Jay, 3 regulars but not tame. Boreal Chickadee, 3 on Aug 3, regular.
> Tennessee Warbler, 10 on Aug 1. Northern Waterthrush, 2 on Aug 4.
> Clay-colored Sparrow, 3 on Aug 3. LeConte's Sparrows, 4-6 everyday, still
> singing. Nelson's Sparrows, 8 on Aug 6 (James Bay subspecies alter) still
> singing. Winter Finches: Purple Finch, 1 on Aug 4 and 5. White-winged
> Crossbill, 5 on Aug 3. Common Redpoll, 1 on Aug 1 and 3. Pine Siskin, 36 on
> Aug 4.
>
> MAMMALS: Beluga (White Whale) 3 on Aug 3. Black Bear, 2 near camp and fresh
> scat seen. Polar Bear (1 at Longridge 18 July 2016) is rare south of
> Akimiski Island (see map link #1) where the world's most southerly
> population spend the summer. River Otter, 1 on Aug 6 seen by Michael Runtz
> and Isabel Apkarian.
>
> 1. Map of southern James Bay shows location of Longridge Point.
> http://jeaniron.ca/2018/JB18/map18.htm
>
> 2. Population Estimates of North American Shorebirds (2012)
> http://bit.ly/1zPebsP
>
> 3. Southbound Shorebirds - Annotated Checklist.
> http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/articles.southboundshorebirds
>
> ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Survey camps are rented from the Moose Cree First Nation.
> The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) provides
> accommodations in the staff house while crews are in Moosonee. Thanks to Rod
> Brook of MNRF for logistical support. MNRF helicopter transports crews to
> and from the camps. Thanks to Paul Smith (CWS), Declan Troy and Lisa Pollock
> for information on shorebird nesting success this summer. Jean thanks an
> anonymous donor for financial assistance.
>
> This is Jean's 15th consecutive summer surveying birds in the Hudson Bay
> Lowlands including her 10th consecutive year surveying shorebirds on James
> Bay.
>
> Ron Pittaway
> Toronto, Ontario
> Canada

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Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 06:13:43 -0400
From: Christian Friis <friis.christian...>
Subject: James Bay shorebird project summary 13-30 July 2018

Dear shorebird enthusiasts,

We've posted summaries for each of our three remote field camps for 13-30 July. As additional reports are received we will be posting to our website.

Highlights from the this period include Ruff, confirmed breeding Marbled Godwit, influxes of adults Semipalmated Sandpipers during the period, first juveniles of many of our migrants, and many Lesser Yellowlegs affixed with GPS transmitters. On the passerine side, Black-billed Cuckoo at all camps is a surprise. Check out the summaries for more details.
https://www.jamesbayshorebirdproject.com/seasonsummaries/
Stay tuned!

Christian Friis
Canadian Wildlife Service
Toronto, Canada



 

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Date: 8/10/18 12:35 pm
From: Linda <lbr6240...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Orland Grassland Bell's Vireo
The Bells Vireo is still at this location. Others have reported it throughout the summer. Thanks to Linda P. For telling where to find it. I parked at the 167th street lot and walked the bike path along LaGrange road. The bird is near the marsh south of 171st st. It is still singing but not constantly. I also saw the bird.

LInda Radtke
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Date: 8/10/18 9:55 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Friday 8-10-18
Hello Bird People,

As others have mentioned on ebird the western wetlands are once again
flooded with no shorebird habitat. All shorebird sightings are now
from the actual reservoir. I was joined today by Nancy H who found
today's Hummingbird. Here's my day list:

Wood Dale Reservoir (7:15-9:30 a.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (4)
Canada Geese (36, late arrivals)
Wood Duck (1-F)
Mallard (12)
HOODED MERGANSER (1-IM)
OSPREY (1 hunting)
Killdeer (27)
Semiplamated Plover (2)
Lesser Yellowlegs (3)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper (9)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed Gull (4)
Caspian Tern (Max=7)
Barn Swallow (10)
Rough Winged Swallow (1)

Middle Pond

Only 1 Great Egret

Western Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (2)

Land Birds

Mourning Dove (5)
RUBY THROATED HUMMER (1-F, found by Nancy)
Eastern Kingbird (2)
Blue Jay (H-1)
Robin (2)
Yellow Warbler (1) & Common Yellowthroat (1) (Both "heard only")
Cardinal (H-1)
Indigo Bunting (H-1)
Song Sparrow (4)
Red Wings (4)
Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (4)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the hunting Osprey which flew in to be the 1st bird
seen today.
Runners-Up to the young Hooded Merganser & the female R.T. Hummer.

Al Stokie
In DuPage County today


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Date: 8/10/18 8:51 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Champaign Urbana trip help - NO SIGHTINGS
I am moving my daughter to Champaign this weekend.

I was wondering if anyone down in that direction could direct me to any
local sites that are best for scoping (or bin-ing??) out the local bird
population. Especially if there is an area where anything unusual has been
seen lately. Ebird offers numerous sites, but I like to hike while birding
and am looking for a place with a nice trail.

Send replies privately to me direct so as not to fill people's mailboxes
with info they really don't need.

Thanks

Jim J
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 8/10/18 3:49 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Thursday 8-9-18
Hello Bird People,

The flooded beach at Montrose looked so good yesterday that even
though I didn't see many special shorebirds, except for the 2 Willets,
I thought I'd try again. But that was a mistake as I saw even fewer
shorebirds today than yesterday. On arrival I only saw the same 4
Killdeer & 4 Least Sandpipers that I saw yesterday. Then when I was
almost ready to leave 3 hours later in flew 2 larger shorebirds but it
was only a tease as they were Lesser Yellowlegs. But it shows how
birds fly in & out here. Also seen were a Pectoral Sandpiper seen by
Ted W & Ed & a Black Bellied Plover seen by another birder. I think I
heard that bird calling as it left but did not see it.

Ron B said the King Rail was calling before 6 a.m. but no one saw it.
Ron also heard & saw a
Yellow Billed Cuckoo in the hedge area.

Techny North Of Willow

Still flooded here with only a little shorebird habitat present. Only
19 Killdeer, 2 Solitary Sandpipers,
1 Semipalmated & 5 Least Sandpipers were still around. Also 3 D.C.
Cormorants, 3 Great Blue Herons & 1 Great Egret plus Mallards & Wood
Ducks.

Air Station Prairie

The heavy rains which caused flooding at other locations had no effect
on this location. Only drying mud at both ponds where 4 Killdeer were
the only shorebirds present.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Lesser Yellowlegs & Runner-Up to the 2
Solitary Sandpipers.
Not much but you pick from what you saw.

Al Stokie
In Cook County hoping for better days to come


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Date: 8/9/18 10:43 pm
From: Howard Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin North (yesterday am) Eagle vs. Hawk- goes for two rounds!
Yesterday I arrived at Techny Basin around 10:30 am ,I first heard a Red Tail Hawk calling, then after I was prepped for the walk, I noticed two raptors up in the air, a Bald Eagle Adult , and a Red Tail that was chasing after it and then mobbing it repeatedly with a few aggressive divebombs but no contact. The Eagle continued soaring as the Hawk drifted away. But later about three minutes the drama picked up as an Adult Hawk , probably the same bird , returned with a vengeance and then it was like Ali versus Frazier, with the hawk seriously going at the Eagle and The Eagle just trying to avoid getting hit. I'm pretty sure no contact was made though, which is a good thing of course. The Eagle then rapidly took off what appeared to be straight for the Skokie Lagoons
The Hawk declared winner on round two because the Eagle left the rink! This also proves that the little guy sometimes wins!
Yesterday at Techny North (10:30 am) , The mudflats were mostly covered with water, but there were a few regular shorebirds, nothing unusual. The list would be on yesterday's E-bird report,..
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Date: 8/9/18 4:46 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bald eagle techny N cook co
Oddly enough as I approached I was thinking gosh I bet there's a bald eagle here I don't know why and, there was an adult bald eagle. A little bit of scruffy Brown on its face from what I could tell so maybe a slightly subadult. It was very very touchy, I was far away and approached four feet closer and it decided that was too close and it flew over towards skokie lagoons. I did get to watch it drink three times which was a first for me. Otherwise not much here several Killdeer some spotted sandpipers and two Wilsons snipes my first of fall. Maybe more birds will come in now that the Eagle is gone. But there's a storm coming in so I'm leaving.

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Date: 8/9/18 2:26 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Olive-sided Flycatcher
While making my umpteenth (to use my mother's word) unsuccessful attempt to add King Rail to my year list I found an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the north end of the Magic Hedge. Photo attached to the eBird report here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47748425


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 8/9/18 1:56 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Point Marina Aug 9th
The most unusual bird this morning at NPM was an Upland Sandpiper flying south over Stateline Beach. It was 1st noticed by its unique call, which it gave 4x.


I know many folks (at least 25+) were looking for the GT Grackle, covering all day Monday, until just short of sunset, with only the one person, short view encounter, so it was very hard to rediscover. Haven't heard anything since, nor was there any evidence of it around this morning (only one Common Grackle seen).




Eric Walters
Zion, IL/Grandview, MO
 

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Date: 8/9/18 12:01 pm
From: <jilla45...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Copies of Meadowlark available (no sightings)
if anyone has interest in obtaining back issues of The Meadowlark (1992-2003), let me know, and I will connect you to your benefactor.

Thanks, Jill Anderson (Cook Co)



 

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Date: 8/9/18 6:35 am
From: 'Beilke, Stephanie' <sbeilke...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No Sightings - Midwest Conference on Aerial Insectivores Sep 6-8, 2018
Calling all aerial insectivore enthusiasts!

Some of you may be interested in a conference coming up in our neighboring state, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative is hosting their annual meeting on September 6-8 in Waukesha, WI, which is just 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The focus of this conference is on conservation of aerial insectivores (e.g. swifts, swallows, nightjars). Although a Wisconsin organization is hosting this conference, the information presented in this program will certainly be relevant for anyone in the Midwest. There will be a lot of great speakers on a variety of topics, from Purple Martins, to nightjar surveys, to Chimney Swift conservation efforts and even one talk on bats!

More information, including a list of presentations is available here: http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/annual-meetings/2018-wbci-annual-meeting/

Hope to see you there!

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Stephanie Beilke
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Date: 8/8/18 10:30 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. July 2018 report
*Birds in Sangamon County in July 2018*

*Pied-billed Grebe *– fall arrival adult at WP (July 26), also adults at
LSpfld (July 24 & 31) and at South end of LSpfld (July 27).

*White Pelican*– several at Sangchris (mostly cripples?) = 4 (July 1), 3
(July 17) & 2 (July 30).

*Double crested Cormorant*– summering birds all month, w/HC = 55 (July 1
& 20).

*Great Blue Heron*– HC = 15 (July 4) some recorded every day, and a few
young seen, but high lake level and numerous boats, jet skis, and other
water craft makes it difficult for birds to feed.

*Great Egret*– a few summering birds, w/fall arrival at LSpfld (July 24)
and HC = 4 (July 29).

*Green Heron*– HC = 4 (July 27).

*Yellow-crowned Night-Heron*– adult and immature at RSP (July 16 & 23) %
nested there - photo

*Mute Swan*– HC = 3 (July 20) on west side.

*Gr White-front Goose*– one adult at Sangchris (July 5).

*Canada Goose*– HC = 230 (July 30).

*Black-bellied Whistling-Duck*– one % a ♀ at Marine Pt (July 21 & 25) –
photo.

*Wood Duck*– HC = 32 (July 26). There were 4 additional broods seen in July.

*Am. Black Duck*– a ♂ was at the beach (July 16).

*Mallard *– HC = 176 (July 31). There were 8 additional broods seen in July.

*Gadwall – a ♀ *was at the beach (July 27).**

*Hooded Merganser – *one at Marine Pt (July 21).

*Turkey Vulture*– HC = 37 (July 11).

*Osprey*– one at Sangchris (July 1).

*Mississippi Kite*– continuing from June of the first known nest in
Sangamon Co.: adults noted from (July 1 – 11) and an additional second
year bird (photo) with the other adults, plus a young in the nest on
(July 13). ♂ & ♀ and young in the nest seen until (July 30) and both
adults seen July 31.

*Bald Eagle*– 5 adult singles (July 14 - 24), and hy singles at
Sangchris (July 3 & 17) & RSP (July 4).

*Cooper’s Hawk*– HC = 2 (July 30), one dead hy brought in @ (July 27)
from Laketown.

*Red-shouldered Hawk*– one adult near Irwin Bridge feeding low at a pond
(July 6) and an adult (July 11) and a hy? (July 23) at RSP .

*Broad-winged Hawk*– one adult south of WP (nesting?) on (July 30) - photo.

*Red-tailed Hawk*– HC = 8 (July 8), seen on 20 days.

*Am. Kestrel*– HC = 5 (July 8), several family groups seen. Kestrels
seen on 20 days.

*Ring-neck Pheasant*– HC = 2 (July 3).

*Turkey *– HC = 13 (3 ad & 10 yg) at Refuge (July 27) + ad & 3 yg on New
City road (July 30).

*N. Bobwhite*– HC = 8 (July 22), noted on 9 days.

*Killdeer *– HC = 73 (July 24), w/ yg seen at Sg July 5 and ♀ on 4 eggs
at Cinder Flats July 7.

*Greater Yellowlegs*– fall arrival adult at Sangchris (July 1), only 4
singles seen in July.

*Lesser Yellowlegs*– HC = 7 (July 7).

*Solitary Sandpiper*– fall arrival 2 at Sangchris (July 7).

*Willet *– fall arrival 2 adults at beach (July 14) - photo.

*Spotted Sandpiper*– HC = 6 (July 7) w/ possible fall migrants (July 11)
in 3 areas. Two downy young at Cinder Flats July 20.

*Semipalmated Sandpiper*– fall arrival at Cinder Flats (July 15), w/
only 2 other singles seen.

*Least Sandpiper*– fall arrival 3 at Cinder Flats (July 2), w/ HC = 20
(July 7).

*Pectoral Sandpiper*– fall arrival adult at Sangchris (July 7), w/ only
one other (July 24).

*Short-billed Dowitcher*– fall arrival 2 adults at Cinder Flats (July 13).

*Franklin’s Gull*– one second year at the Cinder Flats (July 8).

*Bonaparte’s Gull*– one adult? losing head color at Marine Pt (July 24)
– photo.

*Ring-billed Gull*– slight increase early July and doubled by mid- July,
w/HC = 200 (July 28), and first hy seen (July 7). [Gray- head returned
July 16 and resumed his position on top of pole ].

*Caspian Tern*– HC = 62 (July 25), seen every day in July. First hy seen
(July 14), w/ some adults feeding hy birds at beach,

*Forster’s Tern*– HC = 3 (July 26).

*Rock Dove*– present.

*Eurasian Collared-Dove*– HC = 3 (July 3, 8 & 20).

*Mourning Dove*– HC = 64 (July 20), some hy seen.

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo*– HC = 7 (July 23), noted on 18 days in July.

*Great Horned Owl*– one east of Rochester (July 17) and 2 calling during
the day at Cinder lats (July 28).

*Barred Owl*– 4 singles between (July 7 – 25).

*Common Nighthawk*– 7 singles at Park South (July 3 - 28).

*Chimney Swift*– HC = 20 (July 27), lower # - less insects at feeding
altitude?

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird*– HC = 6 (July 6), lower #. Possible fall
migrants late July.

*Belted Kingfisher*– HC = 3 (July 11), noted on 11 days.

*Red-headed Woodpecker*– HC = 12 (July 27), seen every day in July.
First hy July 1.

*Red-bellied Woodpecker*– HC = 12 (July 12), seen every day in July .

*Downy Woodpecker*– HC = 7 (July 25 ) – noted every day.

*Hairy Woodpecker*– HC = 3 (July 6) seen on 11 days.

*N. Flicker*– HC = 7 (July 14), first hy noted July 2. Seen every day
except one.

*Pileated Woodpecker*– HC = 2 (July 25 & 30).

*E. Wood-Pewee*– HC = 4 (4x in July), very low # and missed on 3 days in
July. One hy noted at LSpfld July 28.

*Acadian Flycatcher*– only one NW of Spfld (July 6).

*Willow Flycatcher*– 6 singles (July 2 – 28).

*E. Phoebe*– HC = 5 (July 3), seen on 19 days.

*Great Crested Flycatcher*– HC = 9 (July 12) – missed on 2 days..

*E. Kingbird*– HC = 19 (July 17) – seen every day, w/ adult & 4 yg seen
(July 7).

*Horned Lark*– HC =19 (July 20), mostly very low numbers, but a flock of
19 (w/12 hy) at Pleasant Plains on July 20.

*Purple Martin*– began to gather into roost at LSpfld @ (July 8), w/HC =
200 (July 29).

*Tree Swallow*– HC = 16 (July 2), w/ small # in several areas.

*N. Rough-wing Swallow*– HC = 9 (July 1), w/ small # in several areas
and hy July 1 & 2.

*Bank Swallow*– HC = 28 (July 3), w/ adults attending nest at Cinder
Flats, but # much lower this year and decreasing after July 8.

*Cliff Swallow*– HC = 80 (July 3), but # low for Lindsay bridge area.
Someseen along country roads such as 72 (July 30).

*Barn Swallow*– HC = 49 (July 3), first yg noted July 2, and many hy and
family groups seen later. Seen every day in July.

*Blue Jay*– HC = 22 (July 13), seen every day and hy present in numbers.

*Am. Crow*– HC = 23 (July 30), noted every day in July and family groups
seen.

*Fish Crow*– one (July 5) and two (July 3) at Sangchris. Nesting in
bottomland?

*Black-capped Chickadee*– HC = 9 (July 23), w/ some hy noted, but missed
on 6 days.

*Tufted Titmouse*– HC = 12 (July 25), some hy seen and birds noted every
day in July.

*White-breasted Nuthatch*– HC = 8 (July 9, 23 & 25) w/ a family group
July 24 and birds seen every day.

*Carolina Wren*– HC = 9 (July 11), and seen every day.

*House Wren*– HC = 15 (July 12), w/ some hy seen and birds noted every day.

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*– HC = 4 (4x in July) – few at RSP (because of
insecticide spraying?). Noted birds on 11 days

*E. Bluebird*– HC = 14 (July 6) - some young seen and noted 23 days.

*Wood Thrush*– HC = 3 (July 1 & 6), w/ birds at CP, Lincoln Gds, Hunter
Lake and Sangchris. Birds seen on 9 days.

*Am. Robin*– HC = 22 (July 3), some fledged young. Some singing at the
end of July.

*Gray Catbird*– HC = 20 (July 28), several family groups seen. Catbirds
seen every day, but one.

*N. Mockingbird*– HC = 3 (July 7 & 8) - fairly low #, seen on 9 days in
July.

*Brown Thrasher*– HC = 7 (July 28), a few young seen. Birds seen on 18
days.

*Cedar Waxwing*– HC = 20 (July 27) – mostly young. Also first fledged
young at Marine Pt July 24.

*European Starling*– present.

*White-eyed Vireo*– HC = 3 (July 25) at CP. Noted on only 6 days.

*Bell’s Vireo*– HC = 5 (July 28), when fledged young seen. Birds found
on 8 days.

*Yellow-throated Vireo*– only 3 singles (July 3, 6 & 18), very low #.

*Warbling Vireo*– HC = 9 (July 28), when 2 family groups were seen.
Birds seen on 21 days.

*Red-eyed Vireo*– HC = 4 (July 1), birds seen on 14 days.

*Tennessee Warbler*– one ♀ in worn alternate plumage at Lick Creek on
(July 18) was an early fall migrant.

*N. Parula*– two singles, a ♂ singing east of Salisbury (July 6), and
one foraging near the river at RSP (July 11). Very low # for the amount
of effort.

*Yellow Warbler*– HC = 3 (July 7 & 28) one hy on July 7 at Cinder Flats.
Fall arrival 2 at Marine Pt (July 31).

*Yellow-throated Warbler*– one % ♀ at WP feeding a young cowbird (July
10). None along the Sangamon River.

*Cerulean Warbler*- % fall migrant ♀ at CP (July 25).

*Prothonotary Warbler*– a ♂& ♀ at RSP slough (July 4) and a ♀ w/ fledged
young at RSP (July 11).

*Louisiana Waterthrush – *2 birds at RSP slough (nesting?) on (July 4)
and one near Irwin Bridge (July 6).

*Common Yellowthroat*– HC = 8 (July 3 & 22), noted on 24 days. Fledged
young seen at Lin Gds July 19 and at Cinder Flats (July 28).

*Yellow-breasted Chat*– HC = 3 (July 25), noted on 9 days.

*Summer Tanager*– HC = 5 (July 25), including hy at CP. Seen on 5 days.

*Scarlet Tanager*– HC = 3 (July 4), seen on 5 days. Adult ♀ w/ fledged
young feeding on mulberries at RSP (July 4).

*N. Cardinal*– HC = 21 (July 5).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak*– HC = 4 (July 2), w/ ♂ feeding young mulberries
at Irwin Bridge July 6. Only 2 birds after July 9 (quit singing?).

*Blue Grosbeak*– HC = 6 (July 22), noted on 19 days in July. A nest at
CP contained 4 eggs (July 25) and the ♀ was nearby.

*Indigo Bunting*– HC = 22 (July 5), 21 (July 17) and 20 (July 30).
Better numbers.

*Dickcissel*– HC = 26 (July 17), many nests were % mowed under since
people were mowing too early (in June & July).

*E. Towhee*– HC = 3 (July 2, 25 & 28).

*Chipping Sparrow*– HC = 12 (July 3) w/ some yg seen and adult feeding
cowbird July 2.

*Field Sparrow*– HC = 5 (July 17, 22 & 25), seen on 8 days. Adult with
young July 25.

*Vesper Sparrow*– 3 singles (July 7, 9 & 17).

*Savannah Sparrow*– one singing ♂ near Pleasant Plaines (July 8) - photo.

*Grasshopper Sparrow*– 4 near Pleasant Plaines (July 8) and 3 there w/
one carrying food (July 20) and one at Marsh Road (July 22).

*Henslow’s Sparrow*– 2 ♂ at Marsh Road (July 22).

*Song Sparrow*– HC = 7 (July 27 & 30), seen 26 days. A young seen at
Cinder Flats July 1.

*Bobolink*– 2 ♂ near Pleasant Plaines (July 8) % on territory.

*Red-winged Blackbird*– HC = 66 (July 31) = low #, especially along
roadsides – the sterile corn is taking its toll.

*E. Meadowlark*– HC = 12 (July 8), a declining species in many areas.

*Common Grackle*– HC = 12 (3x in July ), low numbers for this usually
abundant species.

*Brown-headed Cowbird*– HC = 20 (July 1), no flocks seen.

*Orchard Oriole*– HC = 9 (July 3), a few young seen. This species seen
on 12 days.

*Baltimore Oriole*– HC = 10 (July 6) – young seen, missed on 2 days.

*House Finch*– HC = 8 (July 11, 24 & 29), some young seen, counted 27 days

*Am. Goldfinch*– HC = 12 (July 22), missed on 3 days.

*House Sparrow*– present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow*– HC = 3 (July 23), seen on 3 days.

Temperatures were warm this July, with two hot periods, July 1 – 5 and 8
- 16 (total of 10 days with 90º or above). There was a long stretch with
80°+ temperatures July 17 – 28. It was cool at the end of July in the
60s and 70s. There were 4 lows in the mid to upper 50s, while the lowest
low was 56º on July 28. Total rain was 6.34 inches, with highest one day
total 2.80 inches on July 29, and this was followed 1.97 inches on July
30. The heavier rains fell on the north and west parts of the county.

Some early fall mowing and tree trimming destroyed many bird nests. The
recommended date (by IDNR) is after August 1, but late nests occur even
after September 1, and it is possible that cowbird parasitism could be
avoided by these late broods. Some other simplification processes are
also occurring such as spraying of insecticides and herbicides and
overuse by humans (and dogs) of some land and water areas.

Shorebird habitat in the county was nearly nonexistant. The lakes and
ponds were too high and there were fewer puddles due to drainage of
fields. Ephemeral ponds are very important to wildlife whether the ponds
are in grassland or woods.

Total field days for July 2018 = 31

Total hours for July 2018 = 193

Total species = 129

H. David Bohlen

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Date: 8/8/18 7:34 pm
From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua and Emiquon on Wednesday
Karen and i impulsively decided to head SW to check for shorebirds at 2 of our favorite spots. Our 1st stop - the center dike area at Chautauqua. 
The pickings were disappointing, essentially no shorebirds visible in the S pool and only a small handful (nothing unusual) visible in the S end of the N pool, or along the E shore. Plenty of pelicans and gulls though, especially lounging around near the center dike.
 
Note that water/mud levels in both pools are close to perfect, so we were surprised at the absence of shorebirds.
 
So we decided to cross the river and check out Emiquon. Our first stop was at the far N end of the boat launch access area at Thompson Lake. The lake is down so plenty of sand and mud are exposed on the near/west shore, but once again we only found a few Killdeer. But we were pleased to find 3 imm. Little Blue Herons foraging in a loose group along this same near shore; one eventually took flight, flew right over us and landed in the small mud pond just W of the N observation deck parking lot. We also spotted a lone Snowy Egret from the same viewing location.
 
From there we drove back S to the museum access road and scanned both the N and S Globe pools visible from the road and the pull-off. Plenty of mud, mud/water edges on both sides, and plenty of egrets, cormorants, gulls,etc., but again very few shore birds were visible, except for Black-necked Stilts, the most 'common' shorebird.
 
After a lunch break in Havana, we drove up to the Goofy Ridge access to the N pool at Chautauqua. Karen's sore hip was not up to walking out to the water control installation, and beyond, so I trekked out there on my own.
 
The NE corner of the N pool is largely dry a good 1/2 mile W of the water control device. Grass has grown up and the only 'shorebirds' I saw in the grass were Killdeer, 3-5 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, mixed in with many Ring-billed Gulls. But there was a very large concentration of shorebirds in the shallow water and mudflats close to where the dike turns SW and parallels the adjacent Illinois River. My rough estimate of shorebird #s - 2-3,000. Certainly more birds than the numbers we found in the S pool 10 days ago.
I didn't walk all the way to that corner (we had a long drive home and it was getting late), but scoping from some distance I was able to pick out 2 Am. Avocets, and a handful of phalaropes (not identifiable as to species, but standing out as 'bright white shorebirds in their non breeding plumage). Other birds ranged in size from Gr. Y-legs types to peeps. As I made the long trek back to the car where Karen was patiently waiting, the sight of so many shorebirds made me want to return very soon! 
Note that our experience of 2 visits 10 days apart underlines the fact that there are lots of shorebirds in this area right now, but they can move from one end of Chautauqua to the other (or cross the river to Globe) quite easily.
The trigger might be a hunting Peregrine, a flyover eagle, new exposed mud, or just the impulse to forage in a new location.
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 

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Date: 8/8/18 10:56 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Dunes & Beach Wed 8-8-18
Hello Bird People,

Don't have much time today so this will be brief. With all the rain we
had yesterday I figured the Montrose Beach Fluddle (Lake Montrose)
would be back in a big way & I also figured shorebirds might be there
in some numbers. I was right about the size of the Fluddle but not
about there being many shorebirds. On arrival there were 4 Killdeer &
4 Least Sandpipers. Then in the protected area Ted W found 2 more
Least Sandpipers. That was it but I decided I'd take a wait & see
approach.

A little later Michael F found 1 Sanderlng on the beach & after
Michael left 2 WILLETS flew in & stayed for about 45 min. They covered
all parts of the Fluddle before leaving. The only other shorebird
addition was a Semiplamated Plover that joined the 4 beach Least
Sandpipers. No Spotted Sandpipers were found today. So there were a
total of 5 species of shorebirds & except for the 2 Willets nothing
special was seen. But the potential for shorebirds is certainly there
with all the beach water area so we just need to keep looking in the
next few days.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Willets & Runner-Up to the Semipalmated Plover.
I did not cover the hedge area but I was told that a few warblers were there.

License Plate Of The Day to one from D.C. which is only the 2nd one
I've seen all year.

Al Stokie
Montrose Beach, Cook County


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Date: 8/8/18 10:49 am
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gift Card ..... Roland Kulla
How are you? I need to get iTunes gift card for my Niece, It's her birthday but I can't do this now because I'm currently traveling. Can you get it for me from any Walmart store around you? I'll pay back on Sunday when I get back home.

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Date: 8/8/18 9:39 am
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET King Rail - Spring Bluff FP, Lake County
This morning at the Spring Bluff Forest Preserve a King Rail came out and briefly walked at the edge of the ditch along the mudflat that the Whimbrel had been at.  Also a Kestrel landed on the mudflat a couple times and picked at something, not sure what.
Mark Wallner,   Pleasant Prairie,  WI
 

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Date: 8/7/18 10:07 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET little blue herons McLean co. (not my sighting)
Reported on facebook are 4 little blue herons (one reported yesterday was immature) on the "south side of" Evergreen Lake (JWP Audubon page), which is aka Comlara park- per Dave Weth.

Suzanne Colemancook co.


 

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Date: 8/7/18 9:52 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NYT story about Least Tern colony **No Sightings **
IBETers -
A warning, this article from today's New York Times may make your hair catch on fire.  But it contains important information birders should know, such as:

"Killing migratory birds results in a penalty of $15,000 and up to six months in jail, but new guidance from the Trump administration says that killing a migratory bird either accidentally or incidentally is not a crime. This interpretation of the law would also absolve companies, not just individuals."
Article link:  Alabama Beachgoers May Have Killed Hundreds of Protected Birds, Experts Say. Human visitors scared away least terns, which are considered a threatened species in the state, and used their eggs to decorate the sand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/science/birds-alabama.html

On a happier note, a few days ago a Least Tern was reported flying over Montrose Beach in Chicago. 

Leslie <Bornscakile...>/Cook












 
                           

 

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Date: 8/7/18 11:07 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Tuesday 8-7-18
Hello Bird People,

After 3 days in a row of chasing birds at some distance I decided that
a low key birding day was in order so I just covered the two Technys.
However, I didn't realize the little bit of rain we had yesterday
would cause flooding but it did making it a little more low key than I
hoped for. Techny Basin proper is completely under water with no mud
flats & only a little mud edge along the stream. Techny North still
has mud flats but only about 1/3 of what it had. Needless to say
shorebird numbers are down at both places. But Heron/Egrets are still
around giving me something to look at.

Techny Basin Proper (7:30-8:30 a.m.)

The "Pond" (Mostly flooded)

Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (10)
Spotted Sandpiper (4, along the edges)
Barn Swallows (6)

The Basin

Great Egret (1) & Green Heron (1 flying)

The Stream

Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (2) & Black Crowned Night Heron (2-IM)
Mallard (2-AD & 1 Female with 4 young)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the edges)
Ring Billed Gull (3 on the light poles)
Rock Pigeon (1 fly-by) & Mourning Dove (4 fly-bys)

The only interesting land birds were 1 male Kingfisher, a Downy
Woodpecker & a male
Baltimore Oriole.

Techny North Of Willow (8:40-9:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2-AD)
Great Blue Heron (6), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM)
Canada Geese (2), Wood Ducks (13) & Mallards (34)
Red Tailed Hawk (1, hunting)
Killdeer (42)
Solitary (6), Spotted (4), Least (6) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers
WILSON'S SNIPE (1, 1st seen for Summer/Fall)
Ring Billed Gull (1 hunting)
Caspian Tern (1 also hunting)
The only interesting land bird was 1 "heard only" Catbird.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Wilson's Snipe which I thought was another
Dowitcher due to the long bill & I was not expecting a Snipe this
early. Runner-Up to the noisy Kingfisher.
Fancy Pants Bird Of The Day to the nice looking male Baltimore Oriole.

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 8/7/18 12:27 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Lake-Cook Calumet trip: Stilt Sand., Gallinules, Rails (8-5-18)
Really amazing to hear these success stories from the south side of the
city. Thanks for all you've done down there, Walter! Must be nice to see
gallinules instead of old tires and debris.

Fran

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 6:39 PM, Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Twenty-seven observers attended the Lake-Cook Audubon sponsored Calumet
> Marshes Bird Walk on Sunday morning, 5 August 2018. Decidedly pleasant
> temperatures ranged from 70 to the upper 80s F., heavy cloud cover
> protected us from the sun, and brisk winds fended off insect pests. We
> found a total of 57 species, with lots of highlights.
>
> Six MONK PARAKEETS (a target species) were easily seen consuming apples on
> fruiting trees at our O’Brien Lock & Dam meeting place. We found 21 bird
> species at O’Brien Lock before moving on to our next location..
>
> Upon our arrival at Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve, we noticed a juvenile
> RING-BILLED GULL crouched on the entrance road. It looked ill and allowed
> close approach, so we phoned Annette Prince at Chicago Bird Collision
> Monitors. She assured us that she would do her best to find someone to
> check on the bird (more on this later). In terms of shorebird habitat,
> recent warm weather and lack of precipitation contributed handily to the
> formation of mud flats at Burnham Prairie, and migratory shorebirds
> responded in kind. Our best shorebird species seen at Burnham Prairie was
> an adult STILT SANDPIPER, accompanied by 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 GREATER
> YELLOWLEGS, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 1 PECTORAL
> SANDPIPER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and some 45 KILLDEER. One RUBY-THROATED
> HUMMINGBIRD was a surprise at Burnham Prairie, as was a juvenile EASTERN
> PHOEBE. Our Burnham Prairie bird list totaled 31 species. Upon our exit, we
> found that the juvenile Ring-billed Gull on the entrance road was dead,
> apparently having been run over by a car.. It is hard to imagine why this
> would ever happen unless it was the express intention of the driver.
>
> Our next stop (Big Marsh) was nothing short of wonderful. Put simply, Big
> Marsh is absolutely loaded with COMMON GALLINULES this year (best viewed if
> approached from the north parking lot). We found 19 individual Common
> Gallinules (including 9 adults & 3 broods), and I can only guess at how
> many individuals we may have missed. The three broods we found included 5,
> 4, & 1 young. The broods of 4 & 1 young were attended by adult pairs, and
> the brood of 5 was attended by 1 adult. The other adults were seen or heard
> at widely separated locations, including one that was heard only (giving
> the “wipeout" call). Other marsh birds observed at Big Marsh included 2
> VIRGINIA RAILS (including 1 very young juvenile) and 2 SORAS (including 1
> young juvenile). We found a total of 33 bird species at Big Marsh. This was
> a really good field trip. For those who attended and took pictures, feel
> free to post photos!
>
> Walter Marcisz
> Chicago, Cook Co.
>
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Date: 8/6/18 9:16 pm
From: Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
Hi Chuck,
We just returned from Ecuador. It was beautiful and awesome! We downloaded an app on my phone ($24.99) before we left. It helped a lot and it does not require internet, which was a challenge in the mountains! I’m atttaching a picture of the app... but if that doesn’t work it’s called: Helm Field Guides Birds of Northern South America-All Birds Ecuador.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!

-Pam



> On Aug 6, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Once again, I am reaching out for field guide recommendations. This one is for Ecuador. If it makes a difference, I will be on tour to sites north and west of Quito.
> I would rather go smaller than a large tome.
> I am traveling with Tropical Birding, on many of your recommendations.
> Thanks in advance.
> Chuck Berman
> Oak Park
>

 

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Date: 8/6/18 7:02 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
Besides a good guide book, check out the Cornell Lab Merlin phone app; you
can download by specific countries, etc. A nice backup, if you have a
larger field guide.

Fran

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 6:36 PM, Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Chuck,
> We just returned from Ecuador. It was beautiful and awesome! We downloaded
> an app on my phone ($24.99) before we left. It helped a lot and it does not
> require internet, which was a challenge in the mountains! I’m atttaching a
> picture of the app... but if that doesn’t work it’s called: Helm Field
> Guides Birds of Northern South America-All Birds Ecuador.
>
> Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!
>
> -Pam
>
> [image: image1.png]
>
> On Aug 6, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Once again, I am reaching out for field guide recommendations. This one is
> for Ecuador. If it makes a difference, I will be on tour to sites north and
> west of Quito.
> I would rather go smaller than a large tome.
> I am traveling with Tropical Birding, on many of your recommendations.
> Thanks in advance.
> Chuck Berman
> Oak Park
>
>
>


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Date: 8/6/18 6:48 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
My usual route a Skokie Lagoons, through the woods and looping back to
picnic area.
Good stuff included a couple GREEN HERONS (first ones I've seen since May),
a PIED-BILLED GREBE (first since late April), a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
(presumed to be breeding here as it was the same general area I've seen one
previously), an AMERICAN WOODCOCK (in the woods - did not expect this -
flushed from the ground in front of me), and I heard one of the GREAT
HORNED OWLS calling from the island. Link with some pics: View this
checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47698350

Good Birding.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Aug 6, 2018 5:59 PM - 7:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.31 mile(s)
40 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 16
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
American Woodcock 1 flushed from woods while hiking
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 seen flying through high trees, flew across
river to high trees on other side
Great Horned Owl 1 heard on island
Chimney Swift 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 4 flycatching on water's edges
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
Purple Martin 1
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 15
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 youngster being attended to by a red-eyed vireo
Common Grackle 10
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47698350

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

--
Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 8/6/18 6:16 pm
From: David Starrett <starrettda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
We used "Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador" by Miles McMullan and Lelis Navarrete. We loved it, it was very helpful and fit in pocket very easy. Hard to find. We bought two copies, one from a British book seller, one from the tour guide we used in Ecuador. I can send you links to those two off list if interested.


Dave



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
David Starrett
Columbia, MO
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From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> on behalf of Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 5:46 PM
To: IBEt
Subject: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS



Once again, I am reaching out for field guide recommendations. This one is for Ecuador. If it makes a difference, I will be on tour to sites north and west of Quito.
I would rather go smaller than a large tome.
I am traveling with Tropical Birding, on many of your recommendations.
Thanks in advance.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park



 

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Date: 8/6/18 6:06 pm
From: Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
I use the book called, "Birds of Western Ecuador",  A photographic guide by Nick Athens & Paul Greenfield.  Not a pocket guide book, but I like it. 
Stuart Koch
On Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:37:02 PM CDT, Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Hi Chuck,We just returned from Ecuador. It was beautiful and awesome! We downloaded an app on my phone ($24.99) before we left. It helped a lot and it does not require internet, which was a challenge in the mountains! I’m atttaching a picture of the app... but if that doesn’t work it’s called: Helm Field Guides Birds of Northern South America-All Birds Ecuador.
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! 
-Pam


On Aug 6, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


 

Once again, I am reaching out for field guide recommendations. This one is for Ecuador. If it makes a difference, I will be on tour to sites north and west of Quito.I would rather go smaller than a large tome.I am traveling with Tropical Birding, on many of your recommendations. Thanks in advance.Chuck BermanOak Park


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Date: 8/6/18 5:43 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great Tailed Grackle Update Monday 8-6-18
Hello Bird People,

After an hours worth of a rain delay & sort of a brunch at Burger King
I returned to Spring Bluff/Skipper Bud's. I saw Craig T walking the
Spring Bluff area from the road so I went over to the dumpster to
watch there as a number of birds (mostly House Sparrows & Starlings
but also a few Common Grackles) were going there to feed. I decided
I'd "live or die" based on whatever birds came to the dumpster as I
was tied of looking at the wetlands area. It was a good choice as
after I was there about 20 min I noticed a very long tailed female
Grackle on top of the dumpster. Brown in color it also had a very
light eye (pale yellow or more correctly white) but what really
impressive was the overall length of the bird. It was very long & most
of that was the tail. Was it a Great Tailed Grackle? Probably. Was it
the same bird as was in the photos taken yesterday by Joan C & Bonnie
G? Absolutely! The dumpster in question is right next to Skipper Buds
& across the parking lot from the Tropics restaurant.

One thing about the odds of seeing this bird should be kept in mind.
Birders were there from 6 a.m.
& I left at 11 a.m. & out of that 5 hour period the Grackle was seen
for 2-3 min by one birder.
Needless to say I wouldn't call that a sure thing by any means. Craig
T, Andy Stewart & Donnie D were looking when I left & I'm sure they
will report if they find the bird but it's a real long shot.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the probable Great Trailed Grackle & Runner-Up to a
fly-by calling Willet
that flew over Spring Bluff F.P.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today dodging the raindrops


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Date: 8/6/18 3:47 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ecuador field guide NO SIGHTINGS
Once again, I am reaching out for field guide recommendations. This one is
for Ecuador. If it makes a difference, I will be on tour to sites north and
west of Quito.
I would rather go smaller than a large tome.
I am traveling with Tropical Birding, on many of your recommendations.
Thanks in advance.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

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Date: 8/6/18 2:29 pm
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois....minutes away from Wisconsin :)



Hope that helps and good birdings to all!



Keith McMullen

O'Fallon, IL

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Sent: Monday, August 06, 2018 2:28 PM

To: <twotringas...>; <tnemec1...>

Cc: <trptjoe...>; <ILbirds...>

Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update







There are 3 different Skipper Buds locations in Illinois....so please clarify, what's the Address location of this Great-tailed Grackle sighting?

Many thanks! Peace on you...Vernon





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From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>

To: Craig <tnemec1...>

Cc: trptjoe <trptjoe...>; ILbirds <ILbirds...>

Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 2:24 pm

Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update







6-8 birders here. No sighting yet.



On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> <mailto:<tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:









Not seen since about 10.



Was seen on dumpster on the SE corner of Skipper Buds, near entrance to Tropical.





Sent from my cellular device





Craig Taylor



On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:44 AM, <trptjoe...> <mailto:<trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:







Through Greg Neise:

"Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"





Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.





Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...





Joe Lill



Chicago, Cook County







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Date: 8/6/18 12:38 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard hot House sp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/28952567607/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
House sp keeping beaks open on a hot day. Fresh water is important.
Catbird calling last evening, doing a high wire tail up walk while "mewing".
Grapes are starting to turn.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 8/6/18 12:29 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor

> On Aug 6, 2018, at 2:27 PM, <Vernonlavia...> <vernonlavia...> wrote:
>
> There are 3 different Skipper Buds locations in Illinois....so please clarify, what's the Address location of this Great-tailed Grackle sighting?
> Many thanks! Peace on you...Vernon
>
> Vernon LaVia, President
> Defibrillators, Inc.
> "Over 350,000 Lifeline AED's Deployed!"
> (312) 543-4718 cell (630) 966-1902 fax
> PO Box 4067
> Aurora, IL 60507
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>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
> To: Craig <tnemec1...>
> Cc: trptjoe <trptjoe...>; ILbirds <ILbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 2:24 pm
> Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
>
> 6-8 birders here. No sighting yet.
>
> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Not seen since about 10.
>
> Was seen on dumpster on the SE corner of Skipper Buds, near entrance to Tropical.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>
> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:44 AM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Through Greg Neise:
> "Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"
>
> Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.
>
> Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...
>
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
>

 

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Date: 8/6/18 12:28 pm
From: '<Vernonlavia...>' <VernonLaVia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
There are 3 different Skipper Buds locations in Illinois....so please clarify, what's the Address location of this Great-tailed Grackle sighting?
Many thanks! Peace on you...Vernon


Vernon LaVia, President
Defibrillators, Inc.
"Over 350,000 Lifeline AED's Deployed!"
(312) 543-4718 cell (630) 966-1902 fax
PO Box 4067
Aurora, IL 60507
25+ Lives Saved per year by Lifeline AEDs at O'Hare & Midway Airports!!




-----Original Message-----
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To: Craig <tnemec1...>
Cc: trptjoe <trptjoe...>; ILbirds <ILbirds...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 2:24 pm
Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update








6-8 birders here. No sighting yet.

On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:





Not seen since about 10.


Was seen on dumpster on the SE corner of Skipper Buds, near entrance to Tropical.


Sent from my cellular device


Craig Taylor


On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:44 AM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:




Through Greg Neise:
"Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"


Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.


Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...


Joe Lill


Chicago, Cook County














 

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Date: 8/6/18 12:24 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
6-8 birders here. No sighting yet.

> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Not seen since about 10.
>
>
> Was seen on dumpster on the SE corner of Skipper Buds, near entrance to Tropical.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>
>> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:44 AM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Through Greg Neise:
>> "Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"
>>
>> Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.
>>
>> Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...
>>
>>
>> Joe Lill
>> Chicago, Cook County
>
>

 

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Date: 8/6/18 9:50 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
Not seen since about 10.

Was seen on dumpster on the SE corner of Skipper Buds, near entrance to Tropical.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:44 AM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Through Greg Neise:
> "Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"
>
> Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.
>
> Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...
>
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/6/18 9:44 am
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great-tailed Grackle Update
Through Greg Neise:
"Craig Taylor reports that Al Stokie just refound it by the dumpster. 10:25 am, Monday, 08/06"

Same area as where the Whimbrel had formerly been seen, near Skipper Bud's.

Hopefully someone will post an update. I'm planning to head up this afternoon. It'd be a state bird for me...


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 8/6/18 8:42 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No Sighting - Whimbrel at Spring Bluff email
Hi all,

An email posted from me this morning that stated I had found the Whimbrel
at Spring Bluff. That email was actually sent on Saturday morning and
apparently got hung up in the IBET upside-down for a couple of days.
Just wanted to ensure that was clear for anyone who thought it was from
today.

Last I heard the Whimbrel was not being seen after Saturday but not sure.

Best of luck and good birding.

--
Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 8/5/18 6:02 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Location description for Great-tailed Grackle at Spring Bluff
Here is a description of the areas where we observed the female Great-tailed Grackle this afternoon. Thanks, Bonnie, for writing up the details:


We first saw the grackle on the mudflats, where the Whimbrel should have been. West of North Point Dr., south of Spring Bluff building. It then flew to the parking lot, east of the mudflats, west of the boats. There were some scraps of food on the pavement. It then flew across the mudflats, west, into the trees, where it sat on top of a tree for awhile. From there, it flew east where it landed on a boat's rope where the sails go. (We have photos of that) From there it flew down (west) to the parking lot where more food scraps were. It hung around that area, pavement and grassy area, until we left.


PS When you Google Map Winthrop Harbor, a place called The Tropics shows on the map. That is the area the Great tailed Grackle was when we left.


Joan Campbell
In Cook County today.


 

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Date: 8/5/18 4:39 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake-Cook Calumet trip: Stilt Sand., Gallinules, Rails (8-5-18)
Twenty-seven observers attended the Lake-Cook Audubon sponsored Calumet Marshes Bird Walk on Sunday morning, 5 August 2018. Decidedly pleasant temperatures ranged from 70 to the upper 80s F., heavy cloud cover protected us from the sun, and brisk winds fended off insect pests. We found a total of 57 species, with lots of highlights.

Six MONK PARAKEETS (a target species) were easily seen consuming apples on fruiting trees at our O’Brien Lock & Dam meeting place. We found 21 bird species at O’Brien Lock before moving on to our next location..

Upon our arrival at Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve, we noticed a juvenile RING-BILLED GULL crouched on the entrance road. It looked ill and allowed close approach, so we phoned Annette Prince at Chicago Bird Collision Monitors. She assured us that she would do her best to find someone to check on the bird (more on this later). In terms of shorebird habitat, recent warm weather and lack of precipitation contributed handily to the formation of mud flats at Burnham Prairie, and migratory shorebirds responded in kind. Our best shorebird species seen at Burnham Prairie was an adult STILT SANDPIPER, accompanied by 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and some 45 KILLDEER. One RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was a surprise at Burnham Prairie, as was a juvenile EASTERN PHOEBE. Our Burnham Prairie bird list totaled 31 species. Upon our exit, we found that the juvenile Ring-billed Gull on the entrance road was dead, apparently having been run over by a car.. It is hard to imagine why this would ever happen unless it was the express intention of the driver.

Our next stop (Big Marsh) was nothing short of wonderful. Put simply, Big Marsh is absolutely loaded with COMMON GALLINULES this year (best viewed if approached from the north parking lot). We found 19 individual Common Gallinules (including 9 adults & 3 broods), and I can only guess at how many individuals we may have missed. The three broods we found included 5, 4, & 1 young. The broods of 4 & 1 young were attended by adult pairs, and the brood of 5 was attended by 1 adult. The other adults were seen or heard at widely separated locations, including one that was heard only (giving the “wipeout" call). Other marsh birds observed at Big Marsh included 2 VIRGINIA RAILS (including 1 very young juvenile) and 2 SORAS (including 1 young juvenile). We found a total of 33 bird species at Big Marsh. This was a really good field trip. For those who attended and took pictures, feel free to post photos!

Walter Marcisz
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Date: 8/5/18 3:49 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spring Bluff Great-tailed Grackle
Bonnie Graham and I visited Spring Bluff FP today to search for the Whimbrel. We arrived at 8:30am and searched for 4 hours, during which time, a few other birders came and went. This was my second try for this bird and Bonnie's first. The Whimbrel did not show, but we heard some people talking about fireworks last night, so maybe they scared it off, at least temporarily. We were about to leave when Bonnie spotted a blackbird with a very long tail. We were trying to get photos but a firecracker went off and the bird flew across to the harbor area. We kept chasing until we got decent light for some photos. I've poured over 9 field guides, and numerous online searches, in addition to submitting 3 different photos to the Merlin app. We're convinced it's a Great-tailed Grackle.


Joan Campbell, in Cook County today.


Here is a link to the checklist with photos:
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S47674198 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47674198





 

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Date: 8/5/18 2:44 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Least Tern and Shorebirds, 8/5 a.m.
At about 8:00 a.m. I saw an adult Least Tern at Montrose Beach in
Chicago. The bird flew west along the beach before doubling back and
flying south over Lake Michigan and disappearing. This is about the 5th
Least Tern I've had at Montrose and the first in over 10 years.

Shorebirds also put on a nice show at Montrose, highlighted by 17
Willets, Short-billed Dowitcher, Ruddy Turnstone, 30+ Semipalmated
Sandpipers, and 2 Pectoral Sandpipers. Several of the Willets and most
of the smaller sandpipers were hanging around the fast disappearing
fluddle at the west end of the beach. Unfortunately by the time I left
not one shorebird was left in the fluddle, victims of flushing.

eBird Checklist
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47665307

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


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Date: 8/5/18 1:42 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex & Seavey Road Flooded Field Sunday 8-5-18
Hello Bird People,

Today the plan was just to do the reservoir for a couple of hours &
then quit before it got really hot.
But things didn't work out that way & it's all Tom Lally's fault, or
at least his phone's fault. More on that later.

Wood Dale Reservoir Complex (6:40-9 a.m.)

Reservoir Only

Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (5)
Mallard (6)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD, landed in a big tree & stayed there for 45 min &
then flew off)
Killdeer (14), Least (1) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (10) & Caspian Tern (3)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (4), Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (2)
Mallard (16)
Killdeer (28) & Greater (1) & Lesser (3) Yellowlegs
Solitary (1). Spotted (4), Least (2), Semipalmated (4) & Pectoral (1) Sandppers
Barn Swallows (4)

A few interesting land birds were House Wren, Catbird, Yellow Warbler,
Common Yellowthroat &
Indigo Bunting. No Willow Flycatchers today.

Saw Tom Lally here at the end of my visit & he got to see the adult
Bald Eagle which was still there.
But Tom had big news which was all the good shorebirds being seen at
the Seavey Rd Fluddle where I had just failed on the Avocet & I wasn't
too excited about going again as its another long ride & then I would
be out again in the heat. But the list included both Wilson's & Red
Necked Phalaropes so I guess I wouldn't be avoiding the heat after
all. Besides I was already a 1/3 of the way there.

Seavey Road Flooded Field From Seavey & Kurns Rd (10:15-11:30 a.m.)

Came in from the Seavey Rd viewing area & found Ted W & he said the
birds had been flushed but they were starting to return. (Later a
Cooper's Hawk flushed them again & a Peregrine was said to be there
earlier.) Eventually I picked out the WILSON'S PHALAROPE as it made a
short flight & then proceeded to run around on the mud flat. This was
followed by my finding the RED NECKED PHALAROPE swimming in a close by
spot where I had just looked & it wasn't there.
Must have just flew in. But soon both Phalaropes flew to the farther
pond & the looks were of the distant variety. Glad we saw them when
they were close! Later I found that the view was better from the Kurns
Rd viewing area so most of the arriving birders went over there.

Cooper's Hawk (1, flushing everything)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 in the distance)
Sandhill Crane (2 adults)
Caspian Tern (Max=8)
Killdeer (~25) & Semipalmated Plover (6 for me but Tom L saw more)
Greater (2) & Lesser (7) Yellowlegs
Solitary (3), Spotted (5), Least, Semipalmated & Pectoral (~30) Sandpipers
Short Billed Dowitcher (2)
WILSON'S & RED NECKED PHALAROPES (1 each)

When I returned to tell everyone to go over for a better view at Kurns
Rd I learned that 3 Stilt Sandpipers had been there & gone. All the
birders left except me & although the Stilts were not when they had
been I did finally see all 3 STILT SANDPIPERS slightly farther away.
So I had 13 species of shorebirds & Steve H had reported a White
Rumped earlier & Scott C saw it too so there were 14 species there
today, maybe more. It was a great shorebird day with a who's who of
top birders to share it with.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Red Necked Phalarope &
Runners-Up the the Wilson's Phalarope, the Stilt Sandpipers, the
Dowitchers & the reservoir
Bald Eagle.

License Plate Of The Day to one from New Mexico seen on a van on the way home.

Al Stokie
In DuPage & Kane Co's today not minding the heat after all


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Date: 8/5/18 12:21 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny north cook co
Greater yellowlegs 2
Lesser yellowlegs 6+
Pectoral 1
Semi palm plover 3+
Short billed dowitcher 1
Semi palm and least sandpipers
Etc

Also adult bald eagle flew past closely

Will keep scanning and report anything new/unexpected

 

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Date: 8/5/18 11:53 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kane & Kendall Co Shorebirds & Stuff
I started the morning at Dunteman Sod Farms in Kaneville - I was hoping for a Buff-breasted Sandpiper but despite a long hard look I was unable to find any among the throngs of Killdeer. Just as I was leaving I had the strange sight of two Black Terns flying low over the sod before circling up high and drifted to the east - no water anywhere near here as far as I know.

I moved on from here to the fluiddle at Seevey Road just west of Nelson Lake Road - here is where i found the two species of phalaropes - the red-necked a huge surprise among almost 350 other shorebirds which included, 1 Stilt Sand, 1 White-rumped Sand, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers, 74 Lesser yellowlegs, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 141 Pec Sands, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 24 Spotted Sand, 7 Solitary Sand plus a bunch of Killdeer. What a great fluddle - wish there were more of these out there!!

Moving on I headed to the Kendall Co Wheeler Road sod farms after seeing Urs G’s report of a Buffy there earlier in the morning - despite beating the heat haze i could not locate the Buffy despite over an hour of scanning. Highlight here was a Western Meadowlark that was singing from the sod on Schlapp Road south of Wheeler Rd.

Full list from today can be viewed at:
http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-08-05

Cheers
Steve Huggins
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Date: 8/5/18 10:34 am
From: Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel NO
Looked for the whimbrel from 10-11:15 this morning. Scanned from the road near Skipper Bud’s. Saw seven common species but not the one we came for.

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Date: 8/5/18 7:08 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Kendall Co Buff-breasted Sandpiper
I saw 1 among the 60 to 70 Killdeer at the Dunteman turf farm in Kane
County. Same thing - you need a scope to spot it. Did also have 5
meadowlarks on that site. Needed a scope to see those too.

Jim J

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM, Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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>
> 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper currently in the sod farm on Wheeler west of
> Schlapp. Very distant, at far edge of sod. At 60x scope power only.
>
> Urs Geiser
> Currently in Kendall County
>
> Sent from Urs Geiser's mobile device
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Date: 8/5/18 6:45 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Seevey Rd Phalaropes - Kane Co - Sun AM
I’m currently watching (8.45am) 1 Red-necked Phalarope & 1 Wilson’s Phalarope at the Seevey Rd Fluddle just south of the Dick Young Forest Preserve in Aurora 


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Date: 8/5/18 6:16 am
From: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kendall Co Buff-breasted Sandpiper
1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper currently in the sod farm on Wheeler west of Schlapp. Very distant, at far edge of sod. At 60x scope power only.

Urs Geiser
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Date: 8/4/18 6:09 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
FYI, I received the following two responses when I made the same post on FB Illinois Birding Network:

1) "Yesterday (4/3/18) juvenile and female common grackles were being identified, at least verbally, as rusty blackbirds. I saw no RUBLs."

2) "I almost did the same when I was there on Thursday (4/2/18), but then looked a bit more closely. And now thanks to this post, realized I forgot to add the COGR to my checklist."

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.






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Subject: IBET Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
To: <ILbirds...>
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:20 AM


Six different observers have reported two to five
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Spring Bluff FP in Lake County from
August 1st through third. Is it possible for someone to post
photos of these birds? I looked at the existing ebird
database, and I can't find any previous Rusty Blackbird
records anywhere in Illinois at any time during the months
of August, July, or June. Unprecedented, to say the
least!

Walter Marcisz
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Date: 8/4/18 3:58 pm
From: Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.) - NO SIGHTING
All six Spring Bluff eBird checklists that I have noticed reporting Rusty Blackbirds make mention of pale irises, which detail eliminates European Starlings.
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On Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4:47:50 PM CDT, <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
I sent the former post, before I could some quick links, for those who might be interested:

2nd pic of molting Starling:  https://www.thespruce.com/european-starling-identification-3859802nd Starling pic down the page (immature, a few months later, but you can see the remnants of rusty edged back feathering, not to mention the interesting head color, more reminiscent of Rusty vs Starling):  https://www.birdzilla.com/6things/pick-6-six-birds-you-should-know.html 

Not saying the Spring Bluff FP birds were Starlings, but I would think documentation for Rusty's would have to eliminate Starlings in this plumage, esp since they were foraging around the Whimbrel area the last few days.
Eric WaltersZion, IL/Grandview, MO
 

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Date: 8/4/18 3:16 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County today
At spring bluff late morning, I hiked around the entire marsh, using the
trail on the west end. I recommend this for added birding opportunities.
Finally got some help on the WHIMBREL and got great looks. Nothing else of
note, that hasn't already been reported during my hike.

I then did the IBSP nature trail loop, along the dead river, out to the
lake and then back along the dunes and through the woods. I did find and
photograph a beautiful, young PEREGRINE FALCON on the beach right near
where the dead river meets the lake. I also had two BONAPARTE'S GULLS fly
past over the lake. Photos of both species embedded in my list. Other than
that, the standard stuff I've been seeing and hearing all season.

Spring Bluff List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47648923
IBSP List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47648920

Good Birding.

Spring Bluff Forest Preserve, Lake, Illinois, US
Aug 4, 2018 11:18 AM - 1:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.17 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose 5
Blue-winged Teal 3 In northernmost flats
Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Sandhill Crane 1 on western edge of marsh
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 25
Whimbrel 1 Continuing
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 3
Mourning Dove 5
Eastern Kingbird 2
Purple Martin 5
Barn Swallow 15
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 2 heard singing while hiking western trail
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 8
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47648923

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

Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, US
Aug 4, 2018 1:27 PM - 2:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.9 mile(s)
30 species

Great Blue Heron 2
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 6
Herring Gull 7
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
Blue Jay 1
Barn Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 8
Common Yellowthroat 2
Field Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47648920

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


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Date: 8/4/18 2:55 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
I sent the former post, before I could some quick links, for those who might be interested:

2nd pic of molting Starling: https://www.thespruce.com/european-starling-identification-385980 https://www.thespruce.com/european-starling-identification-385980
2nd Starling pic down the page (immature, a few months later, but you can see the remnants of rusty edged back feathering, not to mention the interesting head color, more reminiscent of Rusty vs Starling): https://www.birdzilla.com/6things/pick-6-six-birds-you-should-know.html https://www.birdzilla.com/6things/pick-6-six-birds-you-should-know.html




Not saying the Spring Bluff FP birds were Starlings, but I would think documentation for Rusty's would have to eliminate Starlings in this plumage, esp since they were foraging around the Whimbrel area the last few days.


Eric Walters
Zion, IL/Grandview, MO
 

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Date: 8/4/18 2:37 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
Perhaps adding to the complexity of the ID situation is the fact that some non-breeding Starlings, who have recently undergone a full body molt, have been opportunistic in rummaging around the swale/reed/muddy ground areas at Spring Bluff Forest Preserve the last few days.
These guys have beige/brown colored looking feather tips all over their back area, which looks in sunlight can seem alot bright, closer to rusty looking feathering. This plumage starts to wear off over the next few months (i.e. loses those brighter rusty/beige back and wing feather edges), so by Fall, they don't stand out as being that different, as they do now.


I saw a few and had to look more closely as one wouldn't immediately think Starling due to their ground foraging in this wet habitat and especially their plumage shift that has occurred in recent week(s).




Eric Walters
Zion, IL/Grandview, MO

 

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Date: 8/4/18 1:09 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET N.E. Lake Co Lakefront-Least Bittern, Merlin, Carolina Wren & Whimbrel Saturday 8-4-18
Hello Bird People,

Again looked for shorebirds & again found few on the beaches although
a few were at the wetlands at Spring Bluff F.P. This wetlands at
Spring Bluff has a lot less water than before but is still holding a
few shorebirds.

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

Only shorebirds were one Killdeer by the gravel parking lot & 3
Spotted Sandpipers on the pier.
A Great Blue Heron was on the pier for a few min but the real
highlights were both male & female
LEAST BITTERN at the inlet toward Greenwood.

Illinois Beach State Park South Unit (7:35-9:15 a.m.)

Only shorebirds were 2 Spotted Sandpipers & one Sanderling. Highlight
along the beach was one hunting MERLIN, my 1st of the season. On the
way back there were a few interesting land birds one being a "heard
only" Yellow Billed Cuckoo & the other being a CAROLINA WREN very
close to the nature center parking lot. This is only my 3rd Carolina
Wren seen at Illinois Beach South so it's a big deal to me anyway. Bob
Erickson also got to see it but we couldn't re-find it for Andy
Stewart & Steve Mulhall.

Spring Bluff F.P. (9:30-10:15 a.m.)

Heard from Andy Stewart that the Whimbrel was back so we went just to
see it again although both Bob & I had seen it previously. Not as many
shorebirds as earlier in the week but the WHIMBREL was there along
with one Semipalmated Plover, 6 Killdeer, 1 Spotted & 3 Solitary
Sandpipers.

After lunch I made a stop at Sterling Lake to see if any Purple
Martins were still there & I ran into 2 Martin caretakers who said I
was about a week too late as the Martins had all gone. While I was
there I saw 1 hunting Caspian Tern which was interesting as not one
Caspian had been seen at Waukegan or Illinois Beach. Also 2 D.C.
Cormorants at the lake. No Martins, just Barn Swallows.

Made a final stop at Techny North but it was 97 degrees & I got dizzy
after just a few min so I could not complete my counts. This happens
to me once in a while in extreme heat but only if I'm stationary. If I
keep walking there's no problem. Very strange!

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob Erickson will be the Least Bittern of which he
saw the female very well.
I will go with the Carolina Wren for my Bird-Of-The-Day as its been a
while since I've have one at Illinois Beach. Runners-Up to the repeat
Whimbrel & the hunting, somewhat early, Merlin.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/4/18 12:53 pm
From: Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Black Vultures at high Noon Springfield Illinois
Working in garden, getting ready to leave and drinking gatorade. Heard a
flock of Chimney Swifts fly over, looked up, saw a kettle of 8 large birds
circling, first thought was Turkey Vulture, which are common here. But
tails too short. I ran to truck to get binos, but they had been in sun, hot
as hell. Luckily the flock hung around, I looked and they were Black
Vultures, their silver wing linings shining in the sun. They were flying
way high. Flock headed NW from over Jefferson Park.
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Date: 8/4/18 10:42 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spring bluff whimbrel yes
So some nice people told me that I was looking a little too far to the
North. But this was of course after I had already started hiking along the
Westside Road, so I essentially looped the entire Marsh back to where the
bird was. If you want to see this bird right now park to the south of
skipperbud's, not the North like I did. It's catching a nice nap right
now...opposite the Venetian Fair.

Good birding.

 

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Date: 8/4/18 9:49 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel searching spring bluff
Been here about 30 minutes but no luck yet. I'm sure it's out there
somewhere. I'm all the way at the North End scoping from the road. If
anyone else shows up and wants to work together to find it.

 

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Date: 8/4/18 8:20 am
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rusty Blackbirds reported at Spring Bluff FP (Lake Co.)
Six different observers have reported two to five RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Spring Bluff FP in Lake County from August 1st through third. Is it possible for someone to post photos of these birds? I looked at the existing ebird database, and I can't find any previous Rusty Blackbird records anywhere in Illinois at any time during the months of August, July, or June. Unprecedented, to say the least!

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 8/4/18 8:18 am
From: Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel is back- Saturday 08/04/18
The Whimbrel is currently present in the same general area as it has been in the wetlands at Spring Bluff FP in Winthrop Harbor, Lake Co, IL. As of 10:15am, it is standing in some dry cattails about 75yds west of the road.
Tom LallyEdison Park, Chicago


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On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:01 PM, Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

John
I was there from 12:30 to 2:00 and it was there right opposite Skipper Bud's.
Jim TezakShorewood
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎55‎:‎36‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Thanks to everyone that has posted on the Whimbrel, any sightings today after noon?  Hoping to get over there tomorrow am.  Many thanks.
John LonghenryRockford
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.

Vicky Sroczynski

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Date: 8/4/18 7:38 am
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel Yes, Spring Bluff, Lake County
Thanks to Andy S. again for finding the Whimbrel again back in the same area across the road from where they're setting up for a festival.  Was last seen towards the back resting on dried cattails.
Mark Wallner,  Pleasant Prairie,  WI
 

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Date: 8/3/18 7:08 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/28893094647/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
About 6 or more wrens all came at once to chatter/call in the W. Hawthorn tree.
No sign of the Carolina wren.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
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Date: 8/3/18 6:05 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Hi All - Complete list of my adventure-in-shorebirding below. Photos of
multiple sp embedded at link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47630877
For those who were thinking, "what kind of bird magic is Bilsky smoking to
conjure up an inland Sanderling" - yeah, good call on that. That was an
over-zealous rush to incorrect judgement. I often submit my ebird lists and
recaps after I get home and give them one last look over - along with photo
review. I hope I would've figured this mis-ID out, but nonetheless I do
always appreciate the friendly reminders and suggestions - it's helpful for
my continuous learning -- and, one of the reasons I personally love birding
so much is because there is always something new to learn about bird
patterns, behavior and ID tips.

shorebird summary:
- Killdeer, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers,
Solitary Sandpiper (only saw 1 early on), Pectoral Sandpiper (only saw 1
early on), Short-billed Dowitcher, Semi-palmated Plovers (3 including one
with some leucistic traits)

Additional good non-shorebirds included: Willow Flycatchers, Savannah
Sparrows, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel,
Great Egret

The never ending game of scavenger hunt goes on....

Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Aug 3, 2018 5:20 PM - 7:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.87 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose 20
Wood Duck 25
Mallard 45
Double-crested Cormorant 7 One on water, one fly-by flock
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1 there early on, eventually left
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 50
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Spotted Sandpiper 6
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8 at south end by dam
Mourning Dove 20 many on rocks by water
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 in brushy area at north end
Belted Kingfisher 1 at north end
American Kestrel 1 vocal and flying over
Willow Flycatcher 2 saw 1, heard another, north end
Barn Swallow 13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 heard in trees
Savannah Sparrow 5 many in grasses
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47630877

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


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Date: 8/3/18 5:48 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Techny north basin cook co
Quick clarification... No sanderling; that was a shore bird ID whiff on my
part.... did add one pectoral to the mix..

Good birding!

On Fri, Aug 3, 2018, 5:48 PM Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Scoping here now. Pretty good Shorebirds.
>
> Least, semi palm sand, sanderling
> Solitary, spotted
>
> Sb dowitcher
> Semi palm plovers (including one with partial Leucism)
>
> Maybe more.
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/3/18 4:54 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes Friday 8-3-18
Hello Bird People,

When you go to Montrose to see shorebirds & then there aren't any, or
very few, you find yourself stalling until the traffic winds down &
you can leave. This as migrants aren't back yet & the only birds in
the hedge area are common Summer birds. So I just went back & forth on
the beach & dunes even though it didn't improve. But 2 1/2 hours on
the beach didn't help much. Here's my short list:

Montrose Beach & Dunes (6:15-8:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (~10 fly-bys)
Green Heron (3 in the beach Willows)
Canada Geese (67)
Mallard (6)
Killdeer (5)
Semipalmated Plover (1 but didn't stay long)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Least Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (181) & Herring (3) Gulls
Caspian Tern (1-AD & 1 young on the beach together & 3 fly-bys)
Chimney Swift (2)
Purple Martin (3-4)
Barn (10) & Bank (2) Swallows
Song Sparrow (1)
Red Wings (6)
Baltimore Oriole (1)
House Finch (a group of 8)
Goldfinch (3)

Stopped at LaBagh Woods to try again for hunting Broad Winged Hawks &
again found none.

Also stopped at Axehead Lake to see if the P.B. Grebe which has been
here all Summer was still there & it was along with 2 D.C. Cormorants,
3 Canada Geese & 9 Mallards. This Grebe seems to skipped the mating
season & has just hung out here all Summer.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Green Herons at Montrose & Runner-Up to the
Summering P.B. Grebe.

But Plate Of The Day was a good one which was one from Maine seen on
the way home.

Al Stokie
Not seeing much in Cook County today


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Date: 8/3/18 4:02 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Bemis Woods North
I birded Bemis Woods North Forest Preserve in western Cook Co. this
morning. No migrant warblers, although I had a Yellow Warbler. It felt
pretty birdy. I had 37 species in about 2 hours. Highlights were an adult
Bald Eagle, only the 2nd I've seen in the Bemis/South Creek Woods complex,
an early Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 juvenile Orchard Orioles. Also had a
Belted Kingfisher, Spotted Sandpiper, gorgeous male Scarlet Tanager and
more Hairy than Downy Woodpeckers (4 vs. 3).

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Date: 8/3/18 3:47 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny north basin cook co
Scoping here now. Pretty good Shorebirds.

Least, semi palm sand, sanderling
Solitary, spotted

Sb dowitcher
Semi palm plovers (including one with partial Leucism)

Maybe more.

 

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Date: 8/3/18 2:12 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard D. wp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/28892516347/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The Downey wp is back for PB suet.
This morning, the G. catbird called. Been gone for 2 wks. Chokeberry fruit is getting ripe.
About 6 wrens all came at once and called/chattered in the W. hawthorn tree as I sat on the swing.

John
Bourbonnais, IL

Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 8/3/18 12:45 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bemis Woods North
I birded Bemis Woods North Forest Preserve in western Cook Co. this
morning. No migrant warblers, although I had a Yellow Warbler. It felt
pretty birdy. I had 37 species in about 2 hours. Highlights were an adult
Bald Eagle, only the 2nd I've seen in the Bemis/South Creek Woods complex,
an early Red-breasted Nuthatch and 2 juvenile Orchard Orioles. Also had a
Belted Kingfisher, Spotted Sandpiper, gorgeous male Scarlet Tanager and
more Hairy than Downy Woodpeckers (4 vs. 3).

Doug Stotz

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Date: 8/3/18 10:05 am
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel No, Spring Bluff, Lake County
Bird watchers came and went for over 3 hours this morning.  No Whimbrel in sight.
Mark Wallner,   Pleasant Prairie,  WI
 

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Date: 8/2/18 10:24 pm
From: 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
Wednesday it was no more than 75 feet from the road. Even if it was as far away as it could be in the area it was hanging around, it would be visible with binoculars.



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonauk, DeKalb County



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Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:44 AM
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Subject: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)





For those who have recently seen the Whimbrel, though I've heard it can be hard to spot, is a scope needed?



Thank you!

Todd Anderson

Mundelein, Lake County




 

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Date: 8/2/18 7:45 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Cook co.
Three pectoral sandpipers by mudflats.
5 black-crowned night herons, 6 great egrets, 2 gb herons, 2 chimney swifts, other expected birds.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.


 

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Date: 8/2/18 7:01 pm
From: WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel-Still at NP Marina
The Whimbrel was seen in the marshy area just west of Skipper Bud's today, 8-2 at 10 am. The bird was seen on the west edge of the marsh. I stood by the security keypad that is on a pole by the gate and looked west for great views.


Bill Saylor

Mundelein

Lake Cty
 

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Date: 8/2/18 6:49 pm
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Contacting Dawn Fronk
If Dawn is on IBET or if anyone knows her please ask her to contact me about a recent sighting she posted on eBird.

Thanks,

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Highland Park/Lake County
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Date: 8/2/18 5:09 pm
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel yes Thursday AM Aug 2
The Whimbrel continues in the marsh east of Skipper Bud’s. 7:20 AM Thursday August 2nd.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 1, 2018, at 7:00 PM, Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> John
>
> I was there from 12:30 to 2:00 and it was there right opposite Skipper Bud's.
>
> Jim Tezak
> Shorewood
>
> On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎55‎:‎36‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Thanks to everyone that has posted on the Whimbrel, any sightings today after noon? Hoping to get over there tomorrow am. Many thanks.
>
> John Longhenry
> Rockford
>
> On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.
>
> Vicky Sroczynski
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 8/2/18 11:04 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel YES Spring Bluff Preserve in Lake County
The easy-to-miss Whimbrel was seen at 12:15 pm where is has been hanging
around in the muddy wetland across from Skipper Bud’s off the marina. The
bird, with a lovely decurved bill, blends in well and was only seen when it
flew in the area and began searching for food. Crayfish, yum. Without
movement, it can be a tough find. Bob and Karen F and several other birds
were on hand.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

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Date: 8/2/18 11:00 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
Todd:

While a scope can give you a real nice view of it, it is not required. It
is close enough to be seen with the naked eye. A good set of binoculars
will give you some great views without a scope, but even low level bins
work with it's proximity (100 to 200 yards away).

The trouble is the color of the bird matches so well with its surroundings
that it can be hard to spot. And once you spot it, it moves back and forth
so much that it is easily lost again. It is easiest to view when it is in
hunting mode and moving constantly. When it settled down to rest last
night, it was very hard to spot as it tucked in its bill and was
camouflaged by the mud and reeds around it.

It took me 3 trips to get decent photos of it, but it was really
cooperative last night.

And enjoy the other shorebirds in the area. I have seen up to 12 Sandhill
Cranes around the same area. If you drive in on Russell Road from 294 the
Cranes are frequently in the fields feeding on the left (Wisconsin side) of
the road. There was a flock of 10 in one spot last evening. We also saw
Great Blue and Green Herons along with Solitary, Least and Spotted
Sandpipers.

Good Luck

Jim J

Norridge, IL



On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:43 AM, Todd Anderson <tcanders123...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> For those who have recently seen the Whimbrel, though I've heard it can be
> hard to spot, is a scope needed?
>
> Thank you!
> Todd Anderson
> Mundelein, Lake County
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/2/18 10:59 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Of Willow Thursday 8-2-18
Hello Bird People,

Another close to home day with expected species although 2 Short
Billed Dowitchers at Techny North were nice. Rained hard at the
Botanic Garden but only for 20-30 min & there was a nice rainbow to
look at. For a while there were flashes of lightening so I had to take
cover as my tripod is a lightening rod in such conditions. Here are my
2 lists:

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:15-9;30 a.m. with a half hour out for a rain delay)

Mud Flats At Rt 68/Dundee Rd

P.B. Grebe (1, 1st one seen here since Spring)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (1)
Green Heron (1 fly-by)
Canada Geese (23) & Mallards (9)
Killdeer (31), Solitary (1), Spotted (1), Least (5) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Caspian Terns (5-AD & 2-IM)
Barn Swallow (4)
Goldfinch (1 on the mud flat)

Some interesting non-mud flat birds were Chimney Swift, one Tree
Swallow & a few flying
Purple Martins although none were at the eastern Martin house, seems
we are done with nesting.
The rain kept me from checking the 2 western Martin houses.

Techny North Of Willow Rd (10-10:50 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (up to 4 today)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (1)
Green Heron (1)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1 sub-adult)
Canada Geese (23), Mallards (31) & Wood Ducks (29)
Killdeer (72) & Semipalmated Plover (1)
Solitary (3), Spotted (1), Least (6), Semipalmated (5) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (2-AD)
Rock Pigeons (17 by Willow Rd) & Mourning Dove (4)
Barn Swallow (a few)
Gray Catbird (heard 1)
Song Sparrow (heard 1)
Red Wings (a few)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Short Billed Dowitchers at Techny North which
has been a good
place for Dowitchers all year. Runners-Up to the returning P.B. Grebe
& the single Semipalmated
Plover.

License Plate Of The Day would have been one from West Virginia except
that it was
seen in a hotel/motel parking lot & so does not count by group rules.

Al Stokie
Again close to home in Cook County


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Date: 8/2/18 8:43 am
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Spring Bluff Whimbrel (No sighting)
For those who have recently seen the Whimbrel, though I've heard it can be
hard to spot, is a scope needed?

Thank you!
Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

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Date: 8/2/18 6:35 am
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel yes Thursday AM Aug 2
Edie: west of Skipper Jack’s!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2018, at 7:23 AM, Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> wrote:
>
> The Whimbrel continues in the marsh east of Skipper Bud’s. 7:20 AM Thursday August 2nd.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 1, 2018, at 7:00 PM, Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> John
>>
>> I was there from 12:30 to 2:00 and it was there right opposite Skipper Bud's.
>>
>> Jim Tezak
>> Shorewood
>>
>> On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎55‎:‎36‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks to everyone that has posted on the Whimbrel, any sightings today after noon? Hoping to get over there tomorrow am. Many thanks.
>>
>> John Longhenry
>> Rockford
>>
>> On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.
>>
>> Vicky Sroczynski
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>

 

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Date: 8/1/18 9:07 pm
From: Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Chautauqua and Havana on Saturday
I stopped by Chautauqua on Tuesday July 31st and had 11 shorebird species - 1 AM AVOCET, a few SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER, at least 5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, LEAST, SEMIPALMATED, SOLITARY, SPOTTED,&STILT SANDPIPERS, and both YELLOWLEGS. I also flushed 2 BOBWHITE walking out on the crossdike.

At the Havana power station I saw 2-3 WESTERN KINGBIRDS,&1 each NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, LARK SPARROW and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Cary Hillegonds
<Bokmakierie...>
Orland Park

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

From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds]
To: <ILbirds...>
Sent: July 28, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Subject: IBET Chautauqua and Havana on Saturday




Karen and I headed to Chautauqua Saturday. From the old boat launch paved turnaround (just S of the center dike), we observed hundreds of shorebirds in the S pool - which is now drawn down and has extensive mudflats. Most were well S of our viewing spot. The predominant species was Pecs (my best estimate 500-700, perhaps more) withSpotties, Solitarys, both Y-legs and peeps present in smaller numbers. Viewing was difficult - looking mostly S - but at least 1 Baird's was identifiable among the closer peeps, and a lone Black-necked Stilt slept on one of the mud bars.
At one point a large falcon spooked all the shorebirds and gulls while heading E. It didn't return so the birds settled down again to forage.Another interesting sight: 40+ Ring-billed Gulls had evidently cornered a school of fish/minnows and were in a feeding frenzy, gulping down/fighting over the hapless minnows. We alsofound a 1st summer Laughing Gull on one of the mud bars, mixed in with the Ringbills.
We expected to see some Bonapartes but couldn't find any.

From the crossdike, the S end of the N pool was still mostly water and we found no shorebirds (even though the E shore had mudflats), but there were lots of Wh Pelicans, Ringbills and Caspian Terns. We learned there was exposed mud at the Goofy Ridge end, and apparently some noteworthy shorebirds were seen there earlier this week, but we decided the walk out to view that area would be too much for Karen's bad hip.

At the power substation S of Havana, our 1st 2018 chance to see the W Kingbirds was successful. We actually saw 5 at one time, presumably 2 adults and 3 juvies!

It was great to see the 'return of the shorebirds' to our favorite shorebird spot in Illinois. If only it was a little closer...
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove , DuPage County





 

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Date: 8/1/18 5:01 pm
From: Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel yes
John
I was there from 12:30 to 2:00 and it was there right opposite Skipper Bud's.
Jim TezakShorewood
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎55‎:‎36‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Thanks to everyone that has posted on the Whimbrel, any sightings today after noon?  Hoping to get over there tomorrow am.  Many thanks.
John LonghenryRockford
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.

Vicky Sroczynski

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 8/1/18 4:56 pm
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel yes
Thanks to everyone that has posted on the Whimbrel, any sightings today after noon?  Hoping to get over there tomorrow am.  Many thanks.
John LonghenryRockford
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎1‎, ‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.

Vicky Sroczynski

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Date: 8/1/18 4:54 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET July 2018 Shorebird Totals
Hello Again Bird People,

Here they are, hot off the presses, my shorebird totals for July. This
will be must reading for the
3 or 4 folks who actually read this sort of stuff. The rest of you can
ignore it.

Except for 31 birds seen on my 1 southern Illinois trip all totals are
of shorebirds seen in the Chicago area.
(However, the 31 birds seen in southern Illinois include all my Black
Necked Stilt sightings.)

Here's my list:

Black Necked Stilt = 4

Piping Plover = 4

Semipalmated Plover = 9

Killdeer = 1547

Greater Yellowlegs = 4

Lesser Yellowlegs = 141

Solitary Sandpiper = 167

Spotted Sandpiper = 301

Upland Sandpiper = 1

Whimbrel = 1

Ruddy Turnstone = 1

Sanderling = 58

Semipalmated Sandpiper = 26

Least Sandpiper = 456

Pectoral Sandpiper = 18

Stilt Sandpiper = 2

Buff Breasted Sandpiper = 2

Short Billed Dowitcher = 13

That's 18 species of shorebirds & 2755 individuals seen.
Remember that this is the number of sightings so, for example, the 13
sightings of
Short Billed Dowitcher was really of only 5 Dowitchers seen 13 times.

That's it for the July report.

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Date: 8/1/18 12:46 pm
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Both Technys, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Wed 8-1-18
Al,

I was at Techny North around 1PM. No Caspian Terns, which I also noted as
unusual. Perhaps the water is getting too shallow, or the green muck
(algae?) too thick and widespread, for them to catch enough fish. Hoping
they come back, as I always enjoy watching them interact with each other.
Otherwise, I had mostly the same birds as you. Except a few more Pectoral
Sandpiper have arrived (3 or 4... a Turkey Vulture flew overhead and all
the shorebirds "shuffled" - no time for a complete recount so I did the
best I could!).

Amanda T.
Doing a rain dance in Skokie, Cook Co!

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:46 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Bird People & Welcome To August,
>
> After all the excitement yesterday with a Whimbrel & a Weasel today
> was quite a come down with only the most common of shorebirds but I
> did see a lot of waders.
>
> Techny Basin (South) (7-8:20 a.m.)
>
> D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
> Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (3), Green Heron (2) & Black Crowned
> Night Heron (2-AD & 1-IM)
> Killdeer (14), Solitary (8) & Spotted (7) Sandpipers
> Ring Billed (2) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
> The only land birds were of the most common kinds.
>
> Air Station Prairie (8:30-8:45 a.m.)
>
> The party is over here with no water in either the east or west ponds.
> No ducks & no shorebirds.
> The mama ducks will have to walk over to Lake Glenview to raise the
> young, Hope they make it!
>
> Techny North Of Willow (9-9:50 a.m.)
>
> D.C. Cormorant (1)
> Great Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (2), Green Heron (1) & Black Crowned
> Night Heron (2-IM)
> Canada Geese (16), Mallard (27) & Wood Duck (19)
> Killdeer (66) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
> Solitary (1), Spotted (5), Least (8), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral (1)
> Sandpipers
> There were no Caspian Terns today for the 1st time in a while. Maybe I
> was there too early
> as I am usually there in the afternoon & they had yet to arrive?
>
> Heritage Park (10:20-11 a.m.)
>
> D.C. Cormorant (6, all at the big pond)
> Great Blue Heron (1)
> Canada Geese (11) & Mallard (~20)
> Killdeer (6) & Solitary Sandpiper (1)
> R,B. Gull (63, on the soccer field & by the big pond)
>
> Not much to choose from but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the 2 Semipalmated
> Plovers &
> Runner-Up to all the Black Crowned Night Herons.
>
> I forgot to mention it but I had 10 shorebird species yesterday which
> was my 1st time at 10 species for the day.
> Only had 7 today.
>
> Al Stokie
> Local in Cook County today
>
>

 

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Date: 8/1/18 11:46 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Both Technys, Air Station Prairie & Heritage Park In Wheeling Wed 8-1-18
Hello Bird People & Welcome To August,

After all the excitement yesterday with a Whimbrel & a Weasel today
was quite a come down with only the most common of shorebirds but I
did see a lot of waders.

Techny Basin (South) (7-8:20 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (3), Green Heron (2) & Black Crowned
Night Heron (2-AD & 1-IM)
Killdeer (14), Solitary (8) & Spotted (7) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (2) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
The only land birds were of the most common kinds.

Air Station Prairie (8:30-8:45 a.m.)

The party is over here with no water in either the east or west ponds.
No ducks & no shorebirds.
The mama ducks will have to walk over to Lake Glenview to raise the
young, Hope they make it!

Techny North Of Willow (9-9:50 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (2), Green Heron (1) & Black Crowned
Night Heron (2-IM)
Canada Geese (16), Mallard (27) & Wood Duck (19)
Killdeer (66) & Semipalmated Plover (2)
Solitary (1), Spotted (5), Least (8), Semipalmated (1) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
There were no Caspian Terns today for the 1st time in a while. Maybe I
was there too early
as I am usually there in the afternoon & they had yet to arrive?

Heritage Park (10:20-11 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (6, all at the big pond)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (11) & Mallard (~20)
Killdeer (6) & Solitary Sandpiper (1)
R,B. Gull (63, on the soccer field & by the big pond)

Not much to choose from but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the 2 Semipalmated Plovers &
Runner-Up to all the Black Crowned Night Herons.

I forgot to mention it but I had 10 shorebird species yesterday which
was my 1st time at 10 species for the day.
Only had 7 today.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/1/18 9:08 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Fwd: Whimbrel yes
Whimbrel still here in marsh opposite Skipper Bud’s @11:00.

Dan Williams
Rockford

> On Aug 1, 2018, at 9:14 AM, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> sending again
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...>
>> Date: August 1, 2018 at 7:55:07 AM CDT
>> To: <ILbirds...>
>> Subject: Whimbrel yes
>>
>> The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.
>>
>> Vicky Sroczynski
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 8/1/18 7:22 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Buff-breasted Sandpipers
Phil D and I found 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers on a sod farm at the intersection of Wheeler and Schlapp Roads SE of Yorkville in Kendall Co.

We viewed the from Wheeler Rd about 1/4 mile W of Schlapp.

Dan Williams
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Date: 8/1/18 7:17 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: Whimbrel yes
sending again

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...>
> Date: August 1, 2018 at 7:55:07 AM CDT
> To: <ILbirds...>
> Subject: Whimbrel yes
>
> The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.
>
> Vicky Sroczynski
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> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 8/1/18 5:56 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel yes
The Whimbrel continues in Lake County at Spring Bluff Preserve this morning, north end of wetlands across road from Skipper Bud’s.

Vicky Sroczynski

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Date: 7/31/18 8:36 pm
From: 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET skokie lagoons, another weasel (mink)
Spotted a *mink* today at skokie lagoons! I had to share after hearing
about the long-tailed weasel. I was south of Tower rd, and the mink was in
the small canal to the southwest of the trail. It climbed over the same
log three times, and then did a fast circular maneuver in the water,
possibly hunting something, before walking off into the tall grass.

It was a great bird day also, with highlights including a *Yellow-billed
Cuckoo* and what appeared to be a family of *Great Crested Flycatchers*.

Happy Musteli-Day :D

 

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Date: 7/31/18 6:17 pm
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel - yes at Lake Bluff FP
I started at 3:30 and it took me about 25+ minutes of looking in only a few hundred yard wide viewing area before I found it. It’s well camouflaged and if it doesn’t move it’s easy to miss.

Donnie Dann
Lake County






> On Jul 31, 2018, at 4:42 PM, jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks to Mark Wallner I went back up to Spring Bluff after work and found it.
>
> Never give up.
>
> Also saw the Sandhills Cranes that are there in good numbers. The rest of the usual suspects were there too.
>
> I saw nothing but Ring Billed Gulls on the nearby beach..
>
> Jim Jarosz
> Norridge, IL
>
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Date: 7/31/18 5:41 pm
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel yes
This bird was opposite the intersecting road going to Skipper Bud’s, from the main north/south road at North Point Marina.

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Date: 7/31/18 3:24 pm
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel - yes at Lake Bluff FP
Thanks to Mark Wallner I went back up to Spring Bluff after work and found
it.

Never give up.

Also saw the Sandhills Cranes that are there in good numbers. The rest of
the usual suspects were there too.

I saw nothing but Ring Billed Gulls on the nearby beach.

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 7/31/18 2:24 pm
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel yes
Sorry, neglected to sign my post.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

This bird was opposite the intersecting road going to Skipper Bud’s, from the main north/south road at North Point Marina.

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Date: 7/31/18 2:06 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrels & Weasels At Spring Bluff Forest Preserve Tuesday 7-31-18
Hello Bird People,

Others have reported that the Whimbrel was still at Spring Bluff F.P.
so I'll just tell how it was found 1st thing in the a.m. Andy
Stewart said he'd help me look as he had seen it yesterday but I got
there 10 min before him & started scoping from the road just east of
the forest preserve. No Whimbrel near where I was standing & the
problem was (& is) the vegetation is exactly the same color as the
Whimbrel so picking it out isn't easy. But I noticed something big
preening & it turned out to be the WHIMBREL. Soon Andy arrived & then
another birder & we went a bit south & got a closer look. When
standing next to a Blue Winged Teal the Whimbrel is considerably
bigger.

Other shorebirds here were Semipalmated Plover (1), Killdeer (12),
Solitary (6), Semipalmated (3),
Least (1) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers & one SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER. Also
there were Great Blue Heron & Green Heron (2 each), we heard Sandhill
Cranes calling & saw one Kestrel.
Some land birds were Eastern Kingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Marsh Wren,
Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Song & Swamp Sparrow & lots of
Goldfinches.

Next to Hosah Park where we found the BELL'S VIREO but only had
glimpses as it was better heard than seen. Also there was an adult
Eastern Kingbird with 2 half sized young ones looking quite cute.

My final Lake County stop was Waukegan Beach but a fair number of
people were already there.
I found zero shorebirds on the beach but the pier had Spotted & Least
Sandpipers & Sanderlings
(2 each).

On the way home I stopped at Techny North & found the following:

Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Geese (13), Mallard (37) & Wood Duck (14)
Killdeer (55) & Semipalmated Plover (1)
Solitary (6), Spotted (4), Least (8), Semipalmated (3) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (5-AD with 3 immatures)
Barn Swallow (3)

But the real highlight of the day (better even than the Whimbrel) was
when Andy Stewart & I were walking back to the former road/now
footpath that goes into Spring Bluff when out runs a WEASEL which ran
back & came out again & even paused for a fairly long look. It was a
very long one with a very long tail which makes it a LONG TAILED
WEASEL. I had never seen any kind of Weasel before in the great state
of Illinois although I was once in the back seat of a car when Jeff
Sanders & Bob Erickson (who were in the front seats of the car) saw a
Weasel of some kind. Finally caught up.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Whimbrel &
Runner-Up to the Short Billed Dowitcher & the badly seen Bell's Vireo.

Mammal Of The Day to the Long Tailed Weasel & Plate Of The Day to one
from South Dakota.
That should cover all areas!

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/31/18 10:45 am
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel, Spring Bluff, Lake County
Went to Spring Bluff about 10:00 this morning.  Someone had already found the Whimbrel.  Was hard to find even after already seeing where it was and especially if it's not moving.  Got good looks as it walked around and fed, then lost it after looking away for a moment around noon.  Probably went for a midday nap but quite sure it's still there, was directly across the road from the long narrow parking lot, more towards the north end.
Mark Wallner,   Pleasant Prairie,  WI
 

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Date: 7/31/18 8:16 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Virginia Rails at Air Station - no whimbrel at spring bluff
Went straight from work to North Point / Spring Bluff and met another
couple already looking for the Whimbrel. We could not find it after 45
minutes of searching. I think it flew elsewhere. I did see 11 Sandhill
Cranes

Went to Hosah Park find the Bell's Vireo - could not find that either. Did
not stay long at this location

Stopped at the Air Station and got great looks at the Virginia Rails. All
on the east side in the little puddle closest to the road.

Spring Bluff

X Red Wing Blackbird
1 Indigo Bunting
3 Goldfinch
11 Sandhill Cranes
15 Canada Goose
1 Blue Heron

Hosah Park

1 Northern Flicker
5 Cedar Waxwings


Air Station
5 Virginia Rail
2 Killdeer
2 Spotted Sandpiper

other birds will be listed on ebird when I take a closer look at my pictures

Jim J
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 7/31/18 6:22 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great egret convention
There were no less than 51 great or common egrets in the semipermanent
fluddle on Seavey Road one half mile west of Deerpath Road in Batavia.

I ran by this morning in hopes of scouting the water for shorebirds. But
once I could see over the corn, there were 50+ of these birds plus some
great blue herons.

I'm going to return and make sure there are no white phase little blue
herons, or a possible snowy amongst the crowd. Perhaps if someone else is
in the vicinity it would be worth a look.

Perhaps they're feeding on frogs or even small fish. Years ago the wetland
now known as Braeburn along Randall Road used to fill up and then dry out.
There would be pods of small to medium catfish left over as the water
drained away.

In the general vicinity of Orchard Road at the I-88 overpass, there is a
wetland just west of the 7/11 on Orchard that has black-crowned night
herons if you arrive at twilight.
--
Christopher Cudworth
630.621.8520

 

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Date: 7/30/18 8:18 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/42847644705/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Singing and exploring. The Christmas tree from years back.
C. wren gone now.
Cardinal singing and active, grapes still green.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Date: 7/30/18 2:09 pm
From: Michael Graff <mikeg_606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Monk Parakeets
Hello,
Late this morning, I spotted about a dozen Monk Parakeets flying from west to east over the Dan Ryan Expressway at about 76th St.  It's the first time I've seen parrots from the expressway in some time.  In fact I encounter the parakeets much less frequently than I used to.
Good  Birding
Michael Graff
Chicago
 

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Date: 7/30/18 11:30 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Both Osprey & Bald Eagle At The Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 7-30-18
Hello Bird People,

Covered both the actual reservoir & the western wetlands today. About
the only special birds were flying by with 1st an adult BALD EAGLE
heading north & then later an OSPREY hunting the reservoir. Pretty
interesting to have both on the same day.

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (1 & 1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (5)
Great Egret (6)
Mallard (8)
OSPREY (1 hunting)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD fly-by)
Killdeer (23)
Least Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed Gull (11)
Caspian Tern (7)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1)

Itasca (Western) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (7)
Great Egret (2)
Mallard (16, includes young)
Killdeer (32)
Lesser Yellowlegs (7)
Solitary Sandpiper (10)
Spotted Sandpiper (5)
Least Sandpiper (8)
Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Herring Gull (1-AD flying)
Barn & Rough Winged Swallows

Interesting land birds were Willow Flycatcher (2), Catbird (3),
Warbling Vireo (1), Yellow Warbler (1),
& Common Yellowthroat. A Red Tailed Hawk flew by.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the flying Bald Eagle & Runner-Up to the hunting Osprey.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/30/18 9:20 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County Bell’s Vireo
Adam Sell and I were able to relocate the BELL’S VIREO reported earlier by Steve Bailey at Hosah Park in Zion. We had the bird along the path south of the observation deck but Andy Stewart reported it later from the north side so the bird is moving around a bit. Andy also reported a WHIMBREL at Spring Bluff along the main road near the turn off to the yacht club. Fall migration is upon us so get out and find some good stuff!

Go Get ‘Em!
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Date: 7/29/18 7:24 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (Grassy Ridge Meadow), Cook, Illinois, US
With the goal of giving it as comprehensive a search as you can for a
difficult-to-see marsh, I headed to Paul Douglas this morning. Shorebirds
included several SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and a couple Spotted Sandpipers and
many Killdeer. Nothing too unusual overall. A couple SANDHILL CRANES were
nice to see, a single PIED-BILLED GREBE, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER and a few
GREEN HERONS and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were other highlights. I also
found a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in the woods to the east of the marsh as
well.

Complete list below. Good Birding.

Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (Grassy Ridge Meadow), Cook, Illinois, US
Jul 29, 2018 9:46 AM - 12:08 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.68 mile(s)
40 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 25
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 11
Great Egret 13
Green Heron 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 7
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 8
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 4
Common Yellowthroat 6
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 24
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47521113

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



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Date: 7/29/18 2:23 pm
From: 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: IBET Lake County Bell's Vireo
I saw a family group of four Eastern Kingbirds about a mile west of Somonauk
Saturday afternoon while I was bicycling. They were along my usual biking
route, the first I've seen in that area this year. They weren't there today
(I just got home from my ride). There is a Dickcissel singing from a fence
line about two miles north of the Kingbird location. This is one of very few
fence rows left along my bike route. This fence row and a couple of drainage
ditches along my ride are the only places I've heard Dickcissels recently,
but this fence line is the last hold out where I hear one in the afternoon.
I also saw a Horned Lark hopping around on the edge of the road yesterday,
and another recent road killed one nearby. They haven't been singing since
before the most recent hot spell. The Vesper Sparrows are still singing from
the soy beans at dusk, but earlier in the day they are now quiet.



A Eurasian Collared-dove was on the wire on the LaSalle County side of
County Line Road by AHW John Deere west of Somonauk.



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonauk, DeKalb County.



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Subject: IBET Lake County Bell's Vireo





Of local interest, while helping with some invasive plant removal today at
Hosah Park in Zion, a singing male BELL'S VIREO gave several snippets of
their distinctive song. The bird was in a narrow shrubby area at the end of
Shiloh Blvd., just past the parking lot for Hosah, and just north of the lot
where the power plant stores various, large machinery parts, and in the
park.

I really wasn't birding but there were at least 3 singing male
FIELD SPARROWS and 4-5 EASTERN KINGBIRDS, including one adult that flew in
and landed on a mostly dead branch of a fair sized cottonwood tree. As I was
looking at it, it flew a few feet down and landed and hopped into its nest!
Kind of late for a active kingbird nest, so it must be a replacement nest
for one that was probably lost to predation earlier. We had also seen 3
kingbirds briefly chasing an AMERICAN KESTREL, not far from the above nest.
One YELLOW WARBLER and a family of at least 4-5 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were
also feeding in the immediate area of our restoration efforts. Good birding!



Steve Bailey

Mundelein (Lake Co.)

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To the forests, I'll find peace there. To the wild country, where I belong.

- John Denver









 

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Date: 7/29/18 2:04 pm
From: Linda <lbr6240...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Greene Valley 83rd St. Fluddle Shorebirds

Thanks to Vicki for posting about the shorebirds here. I went this afternoon and found all the ones listed. Was joined by Jayne and we found the STILT SANDPIPER. Most of the shorebirds are such a challenge to me, but getting better.

I do not know if anyone has posted here about this, but also of interest at Greene Valley is a pair of SUMMER TANAGERS. These are NOT near the fluddle, but on the White Oak trail, off of the Green Road parking lot. I had a really good look at both of them a couple days ago. I tried to find them this morning, did not. But, they probably are still there.


Linda Radtke
Downers Grove, IL


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Date: 7/29/18 1:27 pm
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake Co Stilt Sand
Adam Sell found 2 STILT SANDPIPERS today at the Rt. 83/Winchester fluddle in Libertyville. They were still present as of 12:30pm.

Good Shorebirding!
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Date: 7/29/18 12:06 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant, Yellow Throated Warbler, Buff Breasted & Upland Sandpipers Sunday 7-29-18
Hello Bird People,

Today Bob Erickson & I went 1st to see if the Lake Park H.S. Pond
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was still present as Bob needed it for his year
list. It was present at 6:45 a.m. on it's favorite perch. This bird
was not so easy to find at 1st as I failed to find it repeatedly but
the last 2 times I've looked it was there.

Then we went all the way to Kendall County to check the various sod
farms as a followup to not finding an Upland Sandpiper at the Momence
H & E sod farm last weekend. But on the way there we stopped at
Riverfront Park in Yorkville to make a "pit stop". While there Bob
heard a singing YELLOW THROATED WARBLER which we soon got to see as
well as hear. We had no idea we'd find that bird today!

Finally to the many sod farms south of Yorkville where we found that
the Helmar Rd sod farms are still no more being replaced by corn & soy
beans as they were the last time I was there. The Newton Rd sod farms
were mostly just dirt where they probably had already harvested most
of the sod.

However, at the Caton Farm Rd on the north side of the road we had the
usual Killdeer, Horned Larks & Starlings to sort through & while
"sorting" Bob picked out 1st 1 & then I picked out a 2nd BUFF BREASTED
SANDPIPER. July Buffies are not common but I have seen them a few
times & at one time I had the record for earliest arrival on about
July 24th or thereabouts. Probably not the record any more.

There's another sod farm at the intersection of Caton Farm Rd & Schaup
Rd but all we had there were Killdeer, a heard only Collared Dove,
Horned Larks & 2 Meadowlarks. Also one Red Tailed Hawk present on a
sprinkler.

Then on to the Wheeler Rd sod sod farms which are the biggest of the
area sod farms. The one east of Schaup had only Killdeer, Mourning
Doves, Starlings & a Kestrel on a wire. But then on the sod west of
Schaup, but seen from Wheeler, we hit the jackpot. Bob looked to the
east & I looked west & lo & behold there was one UPLAND SANDPIPER
which unfortunately kept moving farther & farther away. Finally it
flew & although it did not land too far to see it did land behind some
small trees & bushes making it invisible for all purposes. If we had
arrived 5 min later than we did we wouldn't have seen it. Waited a few
min but the Uppie did NOT show itself again.

So a great day today & I'll give Bird-Of-The-Day to the Upland Sandpiper &
Runners-Up to the Buff Breasted Sandpipers, the Yellow Throated
Warbler & the Neotropic Cormorant.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/29/18 8:19 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Greene Valley 83rd st fluddle shorebirds
Hi all, last Sunday, the fluddle was fludded, holding one Killdeer.
Today, mudflats are exposed again,and there are both Yellowlegs here, both small peeps, a couple Pecs, one Stilt Sandpiper, two Semipalmated Plovers, and Killdeer. I am still working out the peeps but so far can’t find any with either long decurved bills or long primaries.

Vicky Sroczynski
DuPage

park on Carolwood off 83rd street and walk down to scope from
east bank-fewer mosquitoes and sun’s behind you

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Date: 7/28/18 6:16 pm
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County Bell's Vireo
Of local interest, while helping with some invasive plant removal today at Hosah Park in Zion, a singing male BELL'S VIREO gave several snippets of their distinctive song. The bird was in a narrow shrubby area at the end of Shiloh Blvd., just past the parking lot for Hosah, and just north of the lot where the power plant stores various, large machinery parts, and in the park.
I really wasn't birding but there were at least 3 singing male FIELD SPARROWS and 4-5 EASTERN KINGBIRDS, including one adult that flew in and landed on a mostly dead branch of a fair sized cottonwood tree. As I was looking at it, it flew a few feet down and landed and hopped into its nest! Kind of late for a active kingbird nest, so it must be a replacement nest for one that was probably lost to predation earlier. We had also seen 3 kingbirds briefly chasing an AMERICAN KESTREL, not far from the above nest. One YELLOW WARBLER and a family of at least 4-5 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were also feeding in the immediate area of our restoration efforts. Good birding!

Steve Bailey
Mundelein (Lake Co.)
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Then my heart turns to Alaska and freedom on the run, I can hear her spirit calling
me to the mountains, I can rest there. To the rivers, I will be strong.
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Date: 7/28/18 5:53 pm
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET More breeding Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks!
Amazingly, after posting a couple of photos on my Facebook page yesterday, taken by my friend in southwestern Illinois that had found the first known Illinois BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK nest on his property, there is a new plot twist. Late last night, another person in Fulton County posted that he had other BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS nesting on some ponds that he leases with a friend to hunt on... then sent me a couple photos with the adults with 10-12 young ducklings to prove it!! The photos and birds were nesting there last year, making them the 1st Illinois nesting BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS. That pair has returned to the area in Fulton Co. again this summer and are likely nesting there again. That person is in the process of getting some better photos of those ducks, and hopefully he will note any more ducklings if they are indeed nesting there again. Stay tuned for future updates on these rare breeding ducks. Good birding!

Steve Bailey
Mundelein (Lake Co.)
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Then my heart turns to Alaska and freedom on the run, I can hear her spirit calling
me to the mountains, I can rest there. To the rivers, I will be strong.
To the forests, I'll find peace there. To the wild country, where I belong.
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Date: 7/28/18 5:51 pm
From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chautauqua and Havana on Saturday
Karen and I headed to Chautauqua Saturday. From the old boat launch paved turnaround (just S of the center dike), we observed hundreds of shorebirds in the S pool - which is now drawn down and has extensive mudflats. Most were well S of our viewing spot. The predominant species was Pecs (my best estimate 500-700, perhaps more) with  Spotties, Solitarys, both Y-legs and peeps present in smaller numbers. Viewing was difficult - looking mostly S - but at least 1 Baird's was identifiable among the closer peeps, and a lone Black-necked Stilt slept on one of the mud bars.
At one point a large falcon spooked all the shorebirds and gulls while heading E. It didn't return so the birds settled down again to forage.  Another interesting sight: 40+ Ring-billed Gulls had evidently cornered a school of fish/minnows and were in a feeding frenzy, gulping down/fighting over the hapless minnows. We also  found a 1st summer Laughing Gull on one of the mud bars, mixed in with the Ringbills.
We expected to see some Bonapartes but couldn't find any. 
 
From the crossdike, the S end of the N pool was still mostly water and we found no shorebirds (even though the E shore had mudflats), but there were lots of Wh Pelicans, Ringbills and Caspian Terns. We learned there was exposed mud at the Goofy Ridge end, and apparently some noteworthy shorebirds were seen there earlier this week, but we decided the walk out to view that area would be too much for Karen's bad hip.
 
At the power substation S of Havana, our 1st 2018 chance to see the W Kingbirds was successful. We actually saw 5 at one time, presumably 2 adults and 3 juvies!
 
It was great to see the 'return of the shorebirds' to our favorite shorebird spot in Illinois. If only it was a little closer...
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove , DuPage County
 

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Date: 7/28/18 1:09 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, State Line Beach, Spring Bluff F.P., Illinois Beach South, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Sat 7-28-18
Hello Bird People,

Today Bob Erickson & I looked for beach shorebirds & found almost
none. I saw zero shorebirds at Waukegan although Bob had 2 Spotted
Sandpipers & a fly-by Peep. Also zero shorebirds at State Line Beach.
Beach shorebirds at Illinois Beach South Unit were only 4 Killdeer & 2
Spotted but no migrants. However, shorebirds at Spring Bluff F.P. were
Killdeer (11), Lesser Yellowlegs (1),
Solitary (6), Pectoral (2), Least (4) & Semipalmated (4) Sandpipers.

Other highlights included LEAST BITTERN (1 seen & another heard) & 2
Great Blues at Waukegan,
over 700 D.C. Cormorants flying north at Illinois Beach & 9 Blue
Winged Teal at Spring Bluff.
Also heard & saw Marsh Wrens at Waukegan. Ring Billed & Herring Gulls
& Caspian Terns were at all beach locations.

On the way home I stopped at Techny North & Air Station Prairie but
the shorebirds there were only more of the same with Killdeer, Lesser
Yellowlegs, Solitary, Spotted & Least Sandpipers. The highlights at
Air Station Prairie were 2 young but full size SORA RAILS & 2 even
bigger VIRGINIA RAILS running around on the mud feeding. This place
has very low water levels (goes down fast here) & needs some rain
badly.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Least Bittern at Waukegan &
Runners-Up to the Sora & Virginia Rails at Air Station Prairie.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Nevada seen on Rt 41 on the way home.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/27/18 5:32 pm
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RFI - Anhinga & White Ibis (no sightings)
Andrew~
Steve Gent and I did a run on Wednesday (July 25th)  hoping to locate both of these birds and unfortunately whiffed!!
John LonghenryRockford
On ‎Friday‎, ‎July‎ ‎27‎, ‎2018‎ ‎07‎:‎29‎:‎26‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any positive/negative reports for the Cache River Wetlands Anhingas and/or the Kaskaskia Island White Ibis? (Aside from the last reports in eBird of 7/21 and 7/23 respectively.)

Thanks in advance!

Andrew Aldrich
Chicago
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Date: 7/27/18 5:29 pm
From: 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RFI - Anhinga & White Ibis (no sightings)
Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any positive/negative reports for the Cache River Wetlands Anhingas and/or the Kaskaskia Island White Ibis? (Aside from the last reports in eBird of 7/21 and 7/23 respectively.)

Thanks in advance!

Andrew Aldrich
Chicago
(Cook Co.)

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 7/27/18 5:22 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Climate change impact on shorebird breeding (or lack thereof) in eastern Greenland this year
An article from Scientific American on the late snowpack in eastern Greenland this year and the impact on shorebird breeding of sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/
[https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/6450EF03-C77C-450D-8080621943C1804F_agenda.jpg?w=600&h=335]<https://www.scientificamerican..com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/>

Late Snowpack Signals a Lost Summer for Greenland's ...<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/>
Millions of shorebirds descend on the Arctic each year to mate and raise chicks during the tundras brief burst of summer. But that burst, which usually begins in mid-June, never arrived this year for eastern Greenlands shorebirds, a set of ground-nesting species. Instead, a record late ...
www.scientificamerican.com

Tamima Itani
Evanston, IL

 

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Date: 7/27/18 4:29 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard C. wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/29809238288/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Singing loud and hunting bugs under the picnic table. Not sure if it will stay, been absent all summer long.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/27/18 2:48 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT, Carolina wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43679205411/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The NY ironweed is blooming now and the RT likes it. Carolina w. is singing and came back this morning, put out some PB suet. Its colors are lighter than the last one 2 weeks ago, also bigger.
Sewer work going on at the street 3 houses down from here. CAT came by the house.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 7/27/18 1:15 pm
From: John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose King Rail YES
I had a good sighting of this bird this afternoon on one of the paths in the wetland area of the dunes.

No photo. By the time I got my camera and tripod pointed in the right direction it had moved from the open path and disappeared into the reeds. Could not relocate it after that.

John Picken
Chicago
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Date: 7/27/18 1:10 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Both Techny's & Heritage Park In Wheeling Friday 7-27-18
Hello Bird People,

After driving many miles yesterday for the Avocet adventure I though
I'd give the Prius C a rest so I was a very local birder today. I saw
the same few shorebirds almost at every location except for Heritage
Park where there were nothing but Killdeer. But you have to keep
looking as you won't find anything special if you don't keep checking.
But it is boring seeing the same birds over & over again.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7-8:45 a.m.)

Spent more time here than I wanted to but folks kept coming up to me
to look through my scope & ask questions but that's o.k. I only did
the mud flat area by Rt 68/Dundee Rd.

Great Blue Heron (1) & Green Heron (2)
Canada Geese, Mallards & 1 flying Wood Duck
Killdeer (18) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (1), Spotted (3), Least (3) & Semipalmated (3) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (8-AD & 4-IM)
Mourning Dove (2) & Kingfisher (1-M & 1-F)
Chimney Swift (2), Barn (2) & Cliff (10) Swallows

Counted Purple Martins at the nest boxes & had 14 at the east box & 4
at the 2 west boxes.
A couple D.C. Cormorants were on the big lakes.

Techny North Of Willow Rd (9:10- 9:50 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1-AD)
Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Green Heron (2)
Canada Geese (15), Wood Duck (8) & Mallard (41 with many young)
Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Killdeer (54) & Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Solitary (4), Spotted (5), Least (3) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (3-AD & 1-IM)
(For the 1st time I noticed that the immature one was flying along
with the adult & not just waiting
for a handout. Sort of "on the job training)
Chimney Swift (5-6), Tree (1), Rough Winged (2) & Barn (3) Swallows

Techny Basin (South) (10-11 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (4) & Green Heron (1)
Canada Geese (5) & Mallard (28)
Killdeer (6), Solitary (6), Spotted (6), Least (3) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (3)
Tree (1) & Barn (12) Swallows

Heritage Park (11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Not much here. Birds of some interest were 1 D.C. Cormorant, 1 Great
Blue Heron, 1 Great Egret,
4 Killdeer & 1 Caspian Tern. Lots of Ring Billed Gulls by the pond &
on the soccer fields.

When none of the birds seen are special then you have to find a way to
pick the top bird.
So using the entertainment factor Bird-Of-The-Day will be the 2
Kingfishers who made the rattling sounds, hit the water repeatedly,
captured one fish & chased each other all over the place.
That's pretty entertaining!
Runner-Up to 2 Cedar Waxwings who, if nothing else, looked good.

Department Of License Plates

I have been doing very, very well with plates seen in July including
seeing many hard to get plates & am over 40 plates seen just in July.
But I figured that there's no way I'll finish the 2nd half run
(July-Dec) as I have already seen 2 Hawaii's this year & I'll never
get a 3rd one. But today on the Edens a VW flew past me with Hawaii
plates going about 80 mph. It seems that if you have Hawaii plates you
must go very fast as the 1st 2 seen also shot by. Must be in a hurry
to get back to Hawaii?

Al Stokie
Birding close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 7/27/18 12:03 pm
From: 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET First ever Illinois nest record for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Very interesting news! Thank you for posting.

Dan Williams
Rockford

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 1:49 PM, 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I’ve just been contacted by a friend of mine in southwestern Illinois,
> letting me know of a pair of BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS that are nesting
> in what looks to be a homemade Wood Duck box on a lake on private property.
> There are at least three adults and he has sent me their picture, as well
> as a photo of the ten eggs that are in the nesting box! I have asked him to
> keep me apprised of the nesting attempt, and possibly once the young have
> fledged, I can give the birding community more info on their whereabouts,
> as well as whether the landowners would be willing to have birders on the
> property to see the ducks. I was expecting this nesting to occur, given the
> increasing number of records of this species turning up in the state. I’m
> just glad it has been documented by a friend of mine. Good birding!
>
>
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein (Lake Co.)
>
> <sdbailey...>
>
>
>
> Then my heart turns to Alaska and freedom on the run, I can hear her
> spirit calling
> me to the mountains, I can rest there. To the rivers, I will be strong.
> To the forests, I'll find peace there. To the wild country, where I belong.
>
> - John Denver
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/27/18 11:50 am
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET First ever Illinois nest record for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
I've just been contacted by a friend of mine in southwestern Illinois, letting me know of a pair of BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS that are nesting in what looks to be a homemade Wood Duck box on a lake on private property. There are at least three adults and he has sent me their picture, as well as a photo of the ten eggs that are in the nesting box! I have asked him to keep me apprised of the nesting attempt, and possibly once the young have fledged, I can give the birding community more info on their whereabouts, as well as whether the landowners would be willing to have birders on the property to see the ducks. I was expecting this nesting to occur, given the increasing number of records of this species turning up in the state. I'm just glad it has been documented by a friend of mine. Good birding!

Steve Bailey
Mundelein (Lake Co.)
<sdbailey...>

Then my heart turns to Alaska and freedom on the run, I can hear her spirit calling
me to the mountains, I can rest there. To the rivers, I will be strong.
To the forests, I'll find peace there. To the wild country, where I belong.
- John Denver



 

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Date: 7/27/18 5:02 am
From: 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: IBET Adventures With Kane County Avocets Thursday 7-26-18
Good Morning



I checked the fluddle from Kurns Road about noon on Thursday and didn’t see an Avocet, but a Stilt Sandpiper was there. I had to talk to a doctor not far away, and then I went to Kiss The Sky record store in Batavia because I want the Beatles album with “Act Naturally.” They didn’t have it! I ordered it and spent an hour BSing with Steve and Mike, the record store guys, and then stopped at Kurns Road on my way home.. No Avocet again, but there were two Sandhill Cranes. My first stop had no Great Egrets, but by my return stop there were eight. I couldn’t find the stilt on my second stop. I never saw any Great Blue Herons there.



I went to Afton Forest Preserve and heard the Cubs go from two runs down as they came to bat in the ninth inning to winning with back-to-back home runs while I was looking at the creek from McGirr Road! I walked around for an hour and found 7 Great Blue Herons, a pair of kingfishers, a Green Heron, about 6 Marsh Wrens, 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, an Eastern Phoebe, and 18 Common Yellowthroats. One of the only things I miss about no longer working is visiting Afton late in the afternoon on the way home from work!



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonauk, DeKalb County



From: <ILbirds...> <ILbirds...> On Behalf Of Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:33 PM
To: ilbirds <ILbirds...>
Subject: IBET Adventures With Kane County Avocets Thursday 7-26-18





Hello Bird People,

I have this thing with Kane County Avocets & that is I always fail to
see them. Three times I have chased one & 3 times I missed them. But
today, ever confident, I tried again this time for the one seen
yesterday at Kurns/Seavey Rd. (That's the same fluddle seen from 2
different places.)
But 1st I had to figure out how to get there as I have no cell phone
nor GPS to help me. I do know where the Seavey Rd fluddle is but there
is corn growing in front of it & I couldn't see over it. Must be a way
in there but I couldn't see it. So I had to try & find Kurns Rd which
is not on any of my old, outdated maps. But it had to be on somewhere
that fronts up on the fluddle. Finally saw a sign for the Mirador
Sub-Division which is where Daryl C put as his location on ebird. So
it had to be in that area. Went in on Webster, turned right on Bennet
& went north & eventually there was Kurns Rd.
In addition at this location there was Jon Duerr, ace Kane County
birder. But there was no Avocet! We looked for a while & I stayed at
least one full hour but found no Avocet. Then while I counted
shorebirds Jon checked Seavey Rd & found the place others must have
looked from yesterday.
Later I went by myself to that spot, were the corn meets a weedy area,
& looked some more. I am reasonably confident that I didn't just miss
the Avocet as looking from both Kurns & Seavey should have covered all
angles. So another wild Avocet chase & another failure, at least I am
consistent.

I wish someone had put the sighting on IBET but that's not the way
Kane Co birders do things, they report to ebird & it works very well
for them as you can tell by the number of birders that saw the Avocet
yesterday. As for me I didn't remember to look at ebird until this
a.m. so I couldn't go yesterday which is what it would have taken.

Lots of shorebirds there today with over 80 Yellowlegs of both
species, Killdeer, Solitary, Spotted, Pectoral & Least Sandpipers.
Both Great Blues & Great Egrets, Wood Ducks, Blue Winged Teal &
Mallards, 4 Caspian Terns, one D.C. Cormorant plus Tree & Barn
Swallows. Plenty to look at just no Avocet.

Curses, foiled again!

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/26/18 2:42 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Itasca Wetlands Portion Of The Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Thursday 7-26-18
Hello Again Bird People,

I just want to mention that a miracle has happened at the far western
part of the Wood Dale Reservoir Complex. This section of the complex
is also know as the Itasca Wetlands so as to differentiate it from the
rest of the reservoir area.

As of last Friday this section was completely flooded with water
coming almost up to the bike path.
But today it has mud flats over half the area. For this to have
happened so fast they must have somehow "pulled the plug". You may
recall that it was flooded all of 2017 with no shorebird habitat.
So this is a welcome change & everyone who birds the reservoir complex
should be aware of it.

Thanks go to Nancy H who emailed me about this change & to Tony C who
1st mentioned it on his Tuesday report on ebird.

Birds Seen There Today

Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (6)
Green Heron (1)
Mallard (8)
Semipalmated Plover (2)
Killdeer (43)
Greater (1 for sure) & Lesser (9) Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper (6)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper (6)
Pectoral Sandpiper (4)
Herring Gull (1-AD)
Caspian Tern (2)
Land birds were Robins & one Goldfinch
(Nothing special here today but the important thing is we have habitat
here so keep looking.)

I did not carefully check the Reservoir proper but there were lots of
R.B. Gulls & a few more Caspian Terns.
It seems all the Killdeer have moved over the the western wetlands.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Sempalmated Plovers.

Al Stokie
In DuPage County in the early afternoon


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Date: 7/26/18 1:32 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Adventures With Kane County Avocets Thursday 7-26-18
Hello Bird People,

I have this thing with Kane County Avocets & that is I always fail to
see them. Three times I have chased one & 3 times I missed them. But
today, ever confident, I tried again this time for the one seen
yesterday at Kurns/Seavey Rd. (That's the same fluddle seen from 2
different places.)
But 1st I had to figure out how to get there as I have no cell phone
nor GPS to help me. I do know where the Seavey Rd fluddle is but there
is corn growing in front of it & I couldn't see over it. Must be a way
in there but I couldn't see it. So I had to try & find Kurns Rd which
is not on any of my old, outdated maps. But it had to be on somewhere
that fronts up on the fluddle. Finally saw a sign for the Mirador
Sub-Division which is where Daryl C put as his location on ebird. So
it had to be in that area. Went in on Webster, turned right on Bennet
& went north & eventually there was Kurns Rd.
In addition at this location there was Jon Duerr, ace Kane County
birder. But there was no Avocet! We looked for a while & I stayed at
least one full hour but found no Avocet. Then while I counted
shorebirds Jon checked Seavey Rd & found the place others must have
looked from yesterday.
Later I went by myself to that spot, were the corn meets a weedy area,
& looked some more. I am reasonably confident that I didn't just miss
the Avocet as looking from both Kurns & Seavey should have covered all
angles. So another wild Avocet chase & another failure, at least I am
consistent.

I wish someone had put the sighting on IBET but that's not the way
Kane Co birders do things, they report to ebird & it works very well
for them as you can tell by the number of birders that saw the Avocet
yesterday. As for me I didn't remember to look at ebird until this
a.m. so I couldn't go yesterday which is what it would have taken.

Lots of shorebirds there today with over 80 Yellowlegs of both
species, Killdeer, Solitary, Spotted, Pectoral & Least Sandpipers.
Both Great Blues & Great Egrets, Wood Ducks, Blue Winged Teal &
Mallards, 4 Caspian Terns, one D.C. Cormorant plus Tree & Barn
Swallows. Plenty to look at just no Avocet.

Curses, foiled again!

Al Stokie
In Kane County failing to find the Avocet


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Date: 7/26/18 1:31 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Buy Your Duck Stamp (NO SIGHTINGS)
Hi. I just thought I'd pass along a reminder from the American Birding
Association to purchase this year's Duck Stamp, which as you know, benefits
not only hunting, but also birding and conservation efforts.
Here's the link.
http://shop.aba.org/index.php/federal-duck-stamp.html
Support Birds & Birding, Buy Your Duck Stamp Through ABA
For the last few years, the ABA made the Migratory Bird Hunting and
Conservation Stamp, known far and wide as the Duck Stamp, available through
our own store.

Last year, the ABA sold nearly 700 stamps, raising more than $17,000, money
from birders that goes directly into the coffers of those who seek to make
NWRs better places for wildlife. And we’re doing it again in 2018.
<http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=Bt23en&mc=IM&s=lPXQb&u=Bbbr&y=Q&>

Duck Stamps make fantastic gifts for birders, young and old. You can use
them as birthday or holiday gifts or bird clubs can sell them during their
monthly meetings. Consider them for end-of-year appreciation gifts for bird
club field trip leaders or awards for birders who go above and beyond. The
possibilities are nearly endless.

Purchase a Duck Stamp through the ABA
<http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=Bt23en&mc=IM&s=lPXQb&u=Bbbr&y=Q&>
and
make birders count.
Cheers,
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

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Date: 7/26/18 4:43 am
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Unexpected EASTERN SCREECH OWL
Last November we moved from our lakefront home to a condo on Deerfield Rd, at the edge of downtown Highland Park. This was last November and my prior 182 species yard list, as I would expect, shrunk significantly and we’ve seen fewer than 25 species at this new residence. In the back of our 3 story 36 unit building is a very narrow row of tall deciduous trees, between us and the adjoining homes on Kimballwood, the street to the south..

At dusk last night, about 8:45, a sound I never dreamed I’d hear here, was that of this bird, which sang the whinny tremolo continuously for about 15 minutes.

Isn’t birding fun, when you’re not even trying!

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County






 

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Date: 7/25/18 11:00 pm
From: A Straight <astraight606...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least Tern - Carroll County
Ethan Brown found a Least Tern yesterday at Big Slough. This is on
Riverview Road south of Savanna, a little past the Fish and Wildlife
Offices.
I didn't get over until today around 11:30am. It was still there but way
out on a log with some Ring-billed Gulls. It never flew around while I was
there.
It had for Ethan and he got some pics that he put on e-bird yesterday.
Ethan had seen it again in the morning and he came again before I left
around 2:30 and we scoped it.

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)

 

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Date: 7/25/18 7:19 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow-throated Warbler still in Westchester
The Yellow-throated Warbler that has been hanging out in our
neighborhood since early May is still present as of this morning. I found
it singing from sycamores along Kensington south of Prescott. Kensington
is a block east of Mayfair (light at both Cermack and 31st) and Prescott is
a couple blocks south of Windsor. It doesn't interest with Mayfair, so
anybody going to looks for the warbIer should o over on Fleet or Wakefield.
I've had the bird in this area 3 times in the last week. I've also heard
it a few times over the last couple of weeks to the east of our yard, which
would be the same general area. It looks like it has abandoned the area
along Hastings where it was regularly encountered throughout June.

Doug Stotz


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Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist
Environmental and Conservation Programs
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

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Date: 7/25/18 7:01 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US - Nashville Warbler
It was pretty birdy this evening at Skokie Lagoons. Lots of birds out
feeding. Young birds learning how to fly-catch, some being fed by adults.
The Caspian Terns were teaching a young one how to fish over the lagoon.
And, surprisingly I found what appeared to be a small pocket of migrants
along the stream. It included at least one NASHVILLE WARBLER - I honestly
thought I saw a 2nd one but since I only photographed the one, I'm keeping
it at one on my list. Also in this group that included Gnatcatchers and
Chickadees as well - was a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. I know they are known to
breed in northern Illinois but I have not seen them at Skokie Lagoons and
this bird seemed to be a migrant.

For those interested in such things, Cook County has 2 July records in
ebird for Nashville Warbler - last year at Jarvis Sanctuary and 2001 at
Helmick Nature Preserve.

Photos of the Vireo and Nashville embedded here: View this checklist online
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Good Birding!

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Jul 25, 2018 5:52 PM - 7:49 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.45 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 3
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 8
Nashville Warbler 1 Photos
Common Yellowthroat 3
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 12
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47451513

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Date: 7/25/18 1:52 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach, State Line Beach & Spring Bluff F.P. Wed 7-25-18
Hello Bird People,

Thought I'd shift from inland shorebirds to beach shorebirds but the
locations I went to today didn't seem to have many quality shorebirds,
with one exception. At Waukegan Beach the only shorebirds were two
Spotted Sandpipers, at State Line Beach there were no shorebirds at
all but plenty of people & at Illinois Beach South Unit all I could
find at 1st along the beach were 3 more Spotted Sandpipers.
But finally at the mouth of the Dead River I found 2 Killdeer, 1
Sanderling & the one special shorebird of the day, a breeding plumaged
RUDDY TURNSTONE. Seems like an awful lot of walking for one Ruddy T &
1 Sanderling.

Then based on info from Beau S & Andy Stewart I tried Spring Bluff
F.P. where they had Solitary Sandpipers but it took me 30 to find just
1 Solitary Sandpiper, 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers
& a bunch of Killdeer. At least there were a few shorebirds to look
at.

Non-shorebird highlights at Waukegan included a FORSTER'S TERN on the
pier & a LEAST BITTERN in the cattails. No sign of any Common Terns in
the colony or on the beach so I fear the nesting has hit a snag yet
again. Two EUROPEAN GOLDFINCHES were by the parking lot.

No highlights at all at Illinois Beach other than the Ruddy Turnstone
& almost no birds at all at
State Line Beach. Besides the few shorebirds at Spring Bluff there
were 3 adult Sandhill Cranes in the wetlands & a few Blue Winged Teal
in with some Mallards.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very nice looking Ruddy Turnstone &
Runners-Up to the Least Bittern (which I didn't see very long) & the
Forster's Tern.

After making a big deal about the Wyoming plate I saw yesterday what
did I see today but another one on a big SUV pulling a boat at North
Point Marina. But Plate Of The Day goes to a black California plate on
an old Corvette. I've never seen that one before, maybe it's some kind
of antique car plate as the Vette was from the 70's?

Al Stokie
In Lake County looking hard for beach shorebirds but not finding many


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Date: 7/25/18 10:38 am
From: <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Some DuPage Preserves
I had a rare break in my schedule (when you're retired, everyone assumes you're "doing nothing," thus you end up doing a lot), so I visited three sites in close proximity: East Branch Forest Preserve (east side), Churchill Park, and Churchill Woods Forest Preserve (north side--along St. Charles Road).

What is remarkable is what I DIDN'T SEE, especially at East Branch: shore birds! Not even a Killdeer. There were Great Blue Herons at all three sites, and a Green Heron at East Branch and a Great Egret at Churchill Woods. The muddy shores of the ponds at East Branch were empty.

A small flock of geese (10) at East Branch, as will as six or eight Cormorantsa, but no other waterfowl. There were Mallards at the other two sites, and a female Wood Duck at Churchill Park.

Otherwise there were the expected cast of characters: Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Red-wingeds, etc.

If there are any dragonfly people out there, all three sites had all-but-identical assortments of species, although East Branch had one or two more. Blue Dashers were predominant at all three sites. I'd be happy to share my lists with you.

John Cebula (Glen Ellyn)


 

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Date: 7/25/18 5:05 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43623707831/in/photostream
Hi friends,
Grapes are still green. When they start to ripen, migrants will appear. For now, the RT hummingbird is here. Sipping sugar water and flower nectar. The N. cardinal still calling and singing. H. wren and Chipping sp sing all day. Catbird is scarce and quiet. Nesting?
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/24/18 11:59 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Tuesday 7-24-18
Hello Bird People,

Pretty slow in the Bird Department today but a good day for license plates.

Started at the Wood Dale Reservoir with Al Wege who who has not been
along in a while due to leg problems but that seems o.k. now. Then I
did Techny North & Air Station Prairie by myself although several
other birders were also at ASP.

Wood Dale Reservoir (6:45-9 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (7)
Great Egret (6)
Green Heron (2)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Geese (102)
Mallard (18)
Killdeer (22)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Least Sandpiper (6)
Semiplamated Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (3) & Herring (1-fly) Gulls
Caspian Tern (8-AD & 2-IM)
Mourning Dove (4)
Flicker (H-1)
Willow Flycatcher (2, both singing)
Tree (1) & Rough Winged (2) Swallows
House Wren (H-1)
Robins (~10)
Warbling Vireo (H-1)
Common Yellowthroat (H-1)
Cardinal (H-1)
Song Sparrow (5-6)
Red Winged Blackbird (10)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (6, along the road)

Techny North (10:40-11:15 a.m.)

The usual D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (2),
Green Heron (1),
Canada Geese (12), Wood Ducks (12) & Mallard (52).
Shorebird numbers way down except for Killdeer.
Killdeer (33)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Solitary Sandpiper (only 1)
Least Sandpiper (only 2)
(Semiplamated Plovers & Dowitchers all gone)
Caspian Tern (4-AD & 1-IM)
Barn Swallow (1)
Land birds were Warbling Vireo, Cardinal, Song Sparrow & Red Wings.

Air Station Prairie (11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)

Great Blue Heron & Great Egret (1 each)
Mallard (~8)
SORA & VIRGINIA RAILS (1-IM each, with a very good look at the Virginia Rail)
Killdeer (5), Solitary (6), Spotted (2) & Least (6) Sandpipers
Barn Swallow (3-4)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen young Virginia Rail & Runner-Up
to the not very well
seen Sora Rail.

Big day for license plates with me 1st seeing one from Oklahoma & then
topping that with one from South Dakota & then, the Plate Of The Day,
one from WYOMING which is, in my opinion, one of the 6 best U.S.
plates you can get.

Al Stokie
In DuPage & Cook Co's today


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Date: 7/24/18 9:45 am
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kane County Yellow Throated Warbler
The constantly singing YTW continues.  Fabyan Forest Preserve, west side of the river, in and around the sycamore/oak/pine grove south of Pavilion #1, northeast of the Staff Residence.  An observer standing in the adjacent parking lot before noon will almost certainly hear the song within a minute or two.  Actually seeing the bird may take a little longer.
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Date: 7/24/18 8:35 am
From: Diane Meiborg <dianemeiborg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NECO Yes at 10:30 am Lake Park High School - West Campus, Roselle
The neotropic cormorant is in the middle of the pond by the”floating bucket.” Band practice continues in the parking lot.

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Date: 7/24/18 7:04 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Aurora West: White eyed vireo
My apologies I hit send before completing this. On to other things..

Chris

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 7:23 AM Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> There was a nicely singing white-eyed vireo singing at the central east
> entrance to the Aurora West FP in Kane County. The bird was in the large
> bushes where the ComEd property borders the east side of the preserve
> accessible from Deerpath Road.
>
> Also seen and heard:
>
> Ruby-throated hummingbird (feeding on the white vine flowers)
> Willow flycatcher (multiple birds singing and feeding)
> Yellow warbler
> Catbird
> Robin
>
> --
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Date: 7/24/18 5:24 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Aurora West: White eyed vireo
There was a nicely singing white-eyed vireo singing at the central east
entrance to the Aurora West FP in Kane County. The bird was in the large
bushes where the ComEd property borders the east side of the preserve
accessible from Deerpath Road.

Also seen and heard:

Ruby-throated hummingbird (feeding on the white vine flowers)
Willow flycatcher (multiple birds singing and feeding)
Yellow warbler
Catbird
Robin

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Date: 7/23/18 2:20 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes Monday 7-23-18
Hello Bird People,

Today I kept walking back & forth for 3 full hours just on the beach &
dunes at Montrose. I thought something might fly in to be added to the
day list but except for a Bonaparte's Gull & one Semipalmated Plover
which did arrive later what was there at 6:30 a.m. was what was there
at 9.
And the "Lake Montrose" beach fluddle is as big as it ever gets!

Montrose Beach (6:15-9;15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (7 fly-bys)
Canada Geese (9 in the fluddle)
Mallard (6)
Killdeer (5-AD & 1 small young)
Semipalmated Plover (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (4 & 1 small young)
Sanderling (Max=34)
Least Sandpiper (1)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1-AD with the all black head & bright orange legs)
Ring Billed (243) & Herring (5) Gulls
Caspian Tern (2 on beach & 2 fly-bys)
Tree, Bank, Rough Winged & Barn Swallows (impossible to count)
Robin (1)
Starling (big moving flock of about 60)
Song Sparrow (1 singing)
Red Winged Blackbird (5-6)

Singing by the hedge area as I walked out were House Wren, Warbling
Vireo & Yellow Warbler.
Also seen there were B.G. Gnatcatcher (2), lots of Robins, Red Wings,
one Goldfinch & several
House Sparrows but I didn't cover this area very well.

Did another Broad Winged Hawk watch at LaBagh on the way home but saw
none. Maybe they aren't nesting here this year or I'm just not finding
them?

Bird-Of-The-Day to the handsome Bonaparte's Gull which was 1st seen by
another birder who then told me. Only stayed about 5 min.

License Plate Of The Day to one from New Hampshire parked between
Montrose & Foster.

Al Stokie
Back to being close to home after 2 days of fairly long road trips


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Date: 7/23/18 12:29 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Breasted nuthatch, singing f cardinal, cook co
Not sure if I should keep posting but it was just here again.

Interestingly, the last two times when I was watching it it flew towards my face lol.

Also pretty exciting I just saw my first female cardinal singing! I saw her the other day displaying on the wire over my garden but she didn't sing and then today she displayed and sang three times which I've heard they do but never saw in my life. Pretty awesome.

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Date: 7/23/18 7:33 am
From: <sfluett...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bobwhite
today the call of a Bobwhite was heard at the S. East side of Saint James Farm, it has been 4 or 5 years since one of these has been there and seen calling from a few low trees.

May be that someone gets to see him again this year.

steve fluett DuPage county

 

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Date: 7/22/18 8:54 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Audio clip of unknown singers lake co
I don't know if this will attach because I don't think they accept links but I did get a small recording of the possible yellow throated warblers, you can hear one clearly and there's another one in the background singing.

Suzanne Coleman

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Date: 7/22/18 8:49 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wolf prairie wetland area etc lake co.
On the advice from Jeff S. L I checked out this area west and south of ft sheridan. This is the piece of the preserve that is south of half-day Road and East of Waukegan Road.

There was a nice wetland area w lots of large trees w oaks neighboring it at the SW corner of this loop and here I heard two birds counter-singing that I wasn't familiar with. Trying to learn my rarer local warblers I went through all the known possible nesters on my sibleys app and they sounded like yellow throated warblers. I know we have a couple of these scattered throughout our area of North East Illinois but it's certainly not something I'm very familiar with but if anybody has time and the knowledge to determine if that's what I did hear by just going and taking a listen for a while it'll be pretty cool if they are up there.

Otherwise Ft. Sheridan is partially open again and I went up there to check it out since it's only like five or 10 minutes away from there. It actually looks really nice so far except the weird little hills they put next to the parking lot but I'm sure I will adapt to that. There are some weird plants overgrowing the western Savannah path edge plants by the red headed woodpecker nesting area there are grape vines and then I don't know what this other vine is but in the last year they have taken over large sections so if any botanists could take a look at it and let us know if it's anything dangerous like kudzu that would be great.

I didn't hear any bubble links or metal arts (that's dictation for Bobolinks or meadowlarks) which is concerning but it doesn't look like they've really done anything to that area either so it may just be something temporal.

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Date: 7/22/18 1:25 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Mission Impossible At The Momence Sod Farms Sunday 7-22-18
Hello Bird People,

Today Bob Erickson & I went to the H & E Sod Farm near Momence to look
for an Upland Sandpiper as one had been reported from there on ebird
on 7-18-18 which was only a few days ago. There was supposed to be
scattered showers meaning we should have had time to view the sod
fields in between the rain. But it rained almost all the way there &
then for most of the 1st 2 hours of viewing.
You could view the fields but only from the car with rain covering the
windows making this a mission impossible. Then at almost 10 a.m. it
stopped raining & good looks were had both using a scope & bino's but
we still failed to find an Uppie. I guess you can't win 'em all. I
won't do a full report but just give some general impressions.

No shortage of Killdeer with at least 200 seen. Also scattered on the
sod & mud were Horned Larks, Mourning Doves, Crows (7), Starlings,
Meadowlarks, Cowbirds, Red Wings, Grackles & a few Robins. Flying
around were a few Barn & many Cliff Swallows which nest under the
nearby bridge. This a good place to find Western Meadowlarks but the
only Meadowlarks singing today were Eastern.

With all the rain there were sections of water where the ground was
flooded. There we found Lesser Yellowlegs (3-4), Spotted Sandpiper
(1-2) & Least Sandpipers (2). (Once when this place really flooded a
few years ago 3 Avocets paid a visit.) The days highlight was when a
blackbird flew in close & it proved to be a male BREWER'S BLACKBIRD,
again showing that Brewer's & sod farms often go together.

Many of the sections that used to grow sod now grow soy beans & corn &
the only places with sod seem to be those close to the H & E
buildings. At least this cuts down on the area you have to cover.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the male Brewer's Blackbird & Runner-Up to the many
Cliff Swallows which impressed me by their numbers.

License Plate Of The Day to one from the Province of Alberta seen
while in the usual traffic jam on the Kennedy just past downtown, a
fairly rare sighting.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/22/18 12:59 pm
From: <cwleib...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Osprey
Greetings,


I was surprised to see an Osprey perched on a light pole on the Rock Island-Milan beltway (east side of Milan) late this morning. It was apparently fishing the Hennepin Canal backwater ponds just southeast of the Steelhead Dam. I presume this bird is an early fall migrant.


Chuck Leib
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Rock Island County


 

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