ILbirds
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10/13/19 2:29 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Again To The Dixon Waterfowl Refuge At Hennepin Hopper Sunday 10-13-19
10/13/19 3:41 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Buffy's new habitat
10/13/19 2:54 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Blackburnian & Tennessee Warblers
10/12/19 3:56 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 12, 2019
10/12/19 11:48 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-12-19
10/12/19 11:40 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Probable turkey vulture pair, Lynwood
10/12/19 11:29 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard BC chickadee
10/12/19 11:02 am <chimel23...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Probable turkey vulture pair, Lynwood
10/12/19 9:17 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard sparrows
10/12/19 8:41 am <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET New sofa bird - Lakeview, Chicago
10/11/19 6:35 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/19 for Rainbow Beach Give Back to Birds DayBird Walk and Habitat Restoration Work Day
10/11/19 6:26 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Friday, 10/18 for Jurgensen Woods Owl Prowl
10/11/19 4:21 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET new recent bird videos
10/11/19 1:06 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebird Report For September 2019
10/11/19 12:28 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET unexpected birds! cook co
10/11/19 11:03 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET new bird videos
10/11/19 10:42 am <mikeheaney8858...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET An update on the Olney Limpkin
10/11/19 6:47 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET B&W Warlber,possible learnning experience
10/11/19 4:16 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET B&W Warlber,possible learnning experience
10/11/19 4:06 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Kingbird redone
10/10/19 11:03 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Forest Way Drive, Skokie Lagoons & Techny North Thursday 10-10-19
10/10/19 9:48 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Migrants cook co
10/10/19 9:02 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migrants cook co
10/9/19 1:10 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Lake Glenview & Techny North Wed 10-9-19
10/9/19 3:35 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET recent bird videos
10/8/19 9:14 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Glenview area cook co., and yard birds
10/8/19 2:24 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 10-8-19
10/8/19 10:12 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Tuesday, 10/15 for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk
10/7/19 2:57 pm WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Junco lake County
10/7/19 2:47 pm WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Junco lake County
10/7/19 2:25 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge At Hennepin/Hopper Monday 10-7-19
10/7/19 2:06 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Hermit thrush
10/7/19 12:49 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Avocets and Lapland Longspur
10/7/19 12:05 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Saturday, October 7, Columbus Park
10/7/19 8:05 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard N cardinal
10/6/19 3:00 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bad Day In Lake County Sunday 10-6-19
10/6/19 10:51 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT
10/6/19 8:39 am <jreiter...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: November rarities (no sightings)
10/5/19 6:47 pm 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-5-19
10/5/19 3:24 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Sunday, 10/13 for Wampum Woods Bird Walk
10/5/19 12:39 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sapsucker cook co
10/5/19 12:27 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-5-19
10/5/19 12:24 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 5, 2019
10/5/19 12:19 pm <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Exciting 24 hours! Cook co.
10/5/19 11:35 am John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Winnebago County-Northern Shrike
10/4/19 8:38 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard YR warbler
10/4/19 4:19 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Exciting 24 hours! Cook co.
10/4/19 2:33 pm Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White Crowned Sparrow
10/4/19 1:29 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #1 Friday 10-4-19
10/4/19 9:44 am Elliot Fu <obstinatrician...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET some ids from peregrine bands (Chicago)
10/4/19 9:23 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET PLANTING DAY - LaBagh Woods! SAT. 10/5, 10 am
10/4/19 8:43 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET PLANTING DAY - LaBagh Woods! SAT. 10/3, 10 am
10/4/19 8:18 am Judy Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Saturday bird walks in Chicago
10/3/19 4:11 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Thursday 10-3-19 P.M.
10/3/19 2:00 pm 'Dyer, Beckie' <beckie.dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. Report. Aug. 2019
10/3/19 12:46 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Local warblers cook co
10/3/19 8:20 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sábado, 12 de octubre -- Eggers Grove viaje de campo para observación de aves guiado en español
10/2/19 3:54 pm Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET SABINE’S GULL - L. Shelbyville - 10/2/19
10/2/19 12:02 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Wed 10-2-19
10/2/19 7:55 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch trip CHANGED TO SUNDAY, 10/6
10/1/19 6:03 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Common Nighthawks Over Kankakee
10/1/19 5:00 pm Jarod Hitchings <jarodhitchings...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Olive-sided Flycatcher
10/1/19 4:20 pm Jed Hertz <jhh_60910...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Common Nighthawks Over Kankakee
10/1/19 2:28 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin, Techny North & Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Tuesday 10-1-19
10/1/19 7:22 am <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Update on Limpkin and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks
10/1/19 5:39 am <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Update on Limpkin and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks
9/30/19 4:51 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Yellowstarts
9/30/19 1:41 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Monday 9-30-19
9/29/19 12:28 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Sunday 9-29-19
9/29/19 10:23 am Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 28, 2019
9/29/19 8:55 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/5 at Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch
9/29/19 6:36 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Cardinals and Catbirds
9/28/19 9:29 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
9/28/19 3:12 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Limpkin updates anyone?
9/28/19 3:08 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South In The Rain Plus North Pt Marina Sat 9-28-19
9/28/19 1:17 pm Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Limpkin updates anyone?
9/28/19 9:05 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard thrush ID
9/28/19 7:10 am Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Singing Nelson’s Sparrow at Rainbow Beach
9/27/19 8:39 pm <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 9/28 COS Burnham Bird Walk - CANCELLED
9/27/19 5:26 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Southern Illinois Migrants, Sep 23-27
9/27/19 2:16 pm 'Dyer, Beckie' <beckie.dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. July 2019
9/27/19 12:16 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Friday 9-17-19
9/26/19 4:27 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Thursday 9-26-19
9/26/19 2:30 pm <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Warblers at Maple Grove Forest Preserve and in the Backyard Today
9/26/19 1:46 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US - 9/25 - 9/26
9/26/19 8:42 am Kimberly Schmidt <kimberly.erika.schmidt...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NO SIGHTINGS Upcoming birding event at Cache River State Natural Area 10/05/2019
9/25/19 8:02 pm ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Busse Woods--south, Sep 25, 2019
9/25/19 5:21 pm 'Gail Mikenas' <gailmikenas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sandhill Cranes
9/25/19 2:14 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach. Illinois Beach South & Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch Wed 9-25-19
9/25/19 11:57 am scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Broad-winged Hawks over Elmhurst
9/25/19 10:19 am Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings: Looking for Chicago area birder who has mentored beginners on Christmas Bird Counts
9/25/19 10:17 am William Branson <auspex4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hooded warbler at Montrose in entrance circle. Seen by several birders.
9/25/19 9:14 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard A. redstart
9/25/19 8:29 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard flycatcher ID
9/24/19 2:33 pm ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET a few highlights from Crabtree Nature Center Fwd: eBird Report, Sep 24, 2019
9/24/19 12:34 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk, Tuesday, 10/1
9/24/19 12:27 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Elson's Hill In DuPage County Tuesday 9-24-19
9/24/19 11:44 am ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Baker's Lake and Younghusband Prairie, Barrington (eagles and sedge wren +)
9/24/19 8:19 am '<bissbirds...>' <bissbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Broad wings Lake County
9/23/19 9:36 pm Alan Anderson <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET River and Ronan Parks, Chicago on Monday
9/23/19 8:23 pm 'M.Bernat' <mbernat...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Common Nighthawk during Chimney Swift Roost watch in Kane County
9/23/19 4:09 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch Monday 9-23-19
9/23/19 2:32 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yard cont'd cook co
9/23/19 1:58 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wow yard, cook co
9/23/19 1:15 pm <gp_arts39...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET October 10: DBC Auction & Fundraiser
9/23/19 7:04 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard C. wren singing
9/23/19 4:44 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET [mou-net] Northern Wheatear (NO LOCAL SIGHTINGS)
9/22/19 4:34 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard A. redstart
9/22/19 2:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes But No Cassin's Kingbird For Me Sunday 9-22-19
9/22/19 11:15 am Jim Hully <xenospiza...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
9/22/19 11:13 am Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
9/22/19 11:08 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
9/22/19 10:43 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Saturday, 9/28 for a trip to Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve
9/21/19 4:07 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
9/21/19 3:34 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
9/21/19 1:59 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
9/21/19 1:56 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 21, 2019
9/21/19 11:51 am Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson County: White-faced Ibis, American Avocets
9/21/19 5:28 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fulvous Whistling Duck still present on 9/20
9/20/19 6:47 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Scarlet tanager
9/20/19 4:02 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US (9/20)
9/20/19 3:04 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-Black Bellied Plover, Pintail & Broad Winged Hawk 9-20-19
9/20/19 11:07 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RB grosbeak
9/19/19 11:01 pm Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Georgetown Environment Initiative...
9/19/19 1:55 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NYT Editorial by Cornell Lab of Ornithology Director John W. Fitzpatrick and Peter Marra (No Sightings)
9/19/19 12:09 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET New York Times Breaking News: There are 2.9 billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada now than 50 years ago, a new study found, a steep decline that stunned the researchers. (No Sightings)
9/19/19 11:44 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yard birds, good, cook co
9/19/19 10:35 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Thursday 9-19-19
9/19/19 3:59 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Townsend's Warbler
9/18/19 7:26 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Monk Parakeets - Kirkland (DeKalb County)
9/18/19 3:05 pm JOHN HOCKMAN <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday, 9/24 - "Stop and Smell the Butterfies" (NO SIGHTINGS)
9/18/19 2:58 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Backyard cook co
9/18/19 1:27 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illinois Beach South, Waukegan Beach & Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Wed 9-18-19
9/18/19 10:55 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard N cardinal
9/18/19 10:52 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Tennessee warbler
9/18/19 6:26 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Carlyle Lake and Fulvous Whistling Duck questions?? No sighting
9/17/19 2:45 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Tuesday, 9/24 for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk
9/17/19 12:09 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Swainson's thrush
9/17/19 11:41 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Tuesday 9-17-19
9/16/19 6:46 pm Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Local bird habitat restoration
9/16/19 5:32 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebird Report For August 2019
9/16/19 5:20 pm Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET WHISTLING-DUCKS - Monroe County - 9/15/19
9/16/19 1:52 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover program Tues 9/17 in Highland Park
9/16/19 12:39 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Heritage Park, Wheeling Monday 9-16-19
9/16/19 10:47 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Birds! Cook co
9/16/19 8:10 am Jim Hully <xenospiza...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/16/19 6:46 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 5:36 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
9/15/19 4:35 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas A.M. & P.M. Sunday 9-15-19
9/15/19 3:52 pm Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 2:13 pm Shawn Pfautsch <pfautsch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 2:12 pm Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rufous Hummingbird not seen today
9/15/19 2:09 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard warblers
9/15/19 2:01 pm Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 12:12 pm Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 10:59 am Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
9/15/19 10:55 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, adult male - Decatur - 9/11/19
9/15/19 10:35 am Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
9/15/19 9:48 am Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 14, 2019
9/15/19 9:26 am Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
9/15/19 7:05 am Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
9/15/19 6:32 am Donnie R. Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
9/15/19 6:29 am 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
9/14/19 7:06 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET South Globe, Chautauqua-Beer Can Place, Prescott Mill & Kendall Co Sod Farms Sat 9-14-19
9/14/19 2:54 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Leg band on N oriole?
9/14/19 12:40 pm Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
9/14/19 12:34 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
9/14/19 11:58 am Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
9/14/19 8:29 am Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Kendall County Buff-breasted Sandpiper & Golden Plovers
 
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Date: 10/13/19 2:29 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Again To The Dixon Waterfowl Refuge At Hennepin Hopper Sunday 10-13-19
Hello Bird People,

Didn't want to drive this far so soon after visiting this place on
Monday but my Illinois year list is getting close to 300 & I didn't
want to miss the chance of adding another species. Arrived at 8:15
to find Jeff Skrentny & the "Big Sit" crew already there but they
seemed to be standing rather than sitting at least at 1st. They had
already seen the 2 Ibis & my target Long Billed Dowitchers but all had
gone to the other side of the island & were not visible. Jeff could
not re-find the Dowitchers but about 20-30 min later out came one &
eventually there were 3. So I didn't drive down for nothing.
During the Dowitcher search I found a CATTLE EGRET but the others
would have seen it anyway so I didn't really contribute anything but
it was fun to be the 1st to see it. Other highlights were a Peregrine
zipping around, 4 White Fronted Geese & 3 Franklin's Gulls. Lowlights
were the 2 Ibis which never reappeared while I was there & several
birders searched in vain for the previously seen Laughing Gull. Maybe
it showed up later? Here's my list which does not include many land
birds as I sort of skipped them.

Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (8:15-11 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (7)
White Pelican (~150)
D.C. Cormorant (~40 with most at the south end)
Great Blue Heron (10)
Great Egret (6)
CATTLE EGRET (1)
Mute Swan (3)
WHITE FRONTED GOOSE (saw 4 but others had more)
Canada Goose (~50)
Mallard (only saw 2 but probably more)
Green Winged Teal (~15)
Blue Winged Teal (a few)
American Wigeon (20)
Pintail (at least 500)
Shoveler (15)
Ring Necked Duck (20)
Redhead (2)
(Others saw 2 Canvasback but I missed them)
BUFFLEHEAD (1-F, ebird flagged this species as I guess it's a little early)
Ruddy Duck (~30)
Coots (~600)
BALD EAGLE (2-AD)
PEREGRINE (1, seemed to be a young one)
SANDHILL CRANE (4)
Killdeer (1)
Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs (total of 4)
LONG BILLED DOWITCHER (3)
Ringed Billed Gull (~125)
Herring Gull (2-AD)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (3)
Kingfisher (heard 1)
Tree Swallow (100's)
The only land birds were a "heard only" Red Bellied Woodpecker, 1
flying Marsh Wren &
a few Red Winged Blackbirds.

I am sure the Big Sit crew will have many birds not seen by me & duck
numbers will be different for all observers but I counted as best I
could.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Cattle Egret (the best bird)
& the Long Billed Dowitchers which was my target species. Runners-Up
to the Franklin's Gulls, the Peregrine & the White Fronted Geese.

License Plate Of The Day to one from West Virginia seen back in Park
Ridge on the way home. Other good ones were from Alabama, Arkansas &
South Dakota.

Al Stokie
Once again in Putnam County


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Date: 10/13/19 3:41 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Buffy's new habitat
Something I wanted to report and almost forgot.

I noticed that there were well trampled paths into the tall vegetation
north of the permanent water feature at Montrose, yesterday which was
quite cold.  I saw the top half of a  guy in there with his shirt off,
and was trying to get a better look when I guess he noticed I was
looking and put his shirt on.  I realized that this was Buffy, the
pervert, who commonly liked to undress in the dune area.  I got him
arrested years ago after photographing him when he approached me in the
wooded area with his pants off. If you see this jerk in there, try not
to let him notice and call the police, as he is destroying the area,
besides.  After the previous arrest I didn't see him for more than a
year, but then he became comfortable with his obsesion of stripping here.

Rob Curtis

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Date: 10/13/19 2:54 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Blackburnian & Tennessee Warblers
Video with warblers joining Goldfinches shows what may be seen when no
one is standing too close to the puddle that attracts birds at Montrose.

https://youtu.be/3h9dqISrIXY

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Date: 10/12/19 3:56 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 12, 2019

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: October 12, 2019 at 5:22 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 12, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 12, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: This was an especially cold and very windy day although bright and sunny. When we ended, the local temp was about 42 F. The wind probably interfered a lot with the movements of smaller birds, as we did not see many. But there were some good sightings of bigger predatory birds and lots of robins still passing through. Counts below are generally accurate or low; x = too many or too hard to count.
> 20 species
>
> Wood Duck 2
> Mallard 1
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Great Horned Owl 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 4
> Northern Flicker 2
> Blue Jay 6
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1 only heard it, not seen
> American Robin X
> American Goldfinch 5
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60562937
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Date: 10/12/19 11:48 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-12-19
Hello Bird People,

Quite cold (39 degrees) & windy at the start of the day but the wind
was less of a problem up at the hedge area where trees blocked it. Not
much on the beach & only regular October birds at the hedge. Ended the
day with a big ticket bird as 2 AVOCETS were on the beach near the Dog
Beach. Thanks go to Tom L & Jeff B for help finding land birds & to
Krys K for telling me about the Avocets when I was leaving.

Beach & Dunes (7:15-8:15 & 10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (2)
AVOCET (2, at 10 a.m.)
Ring Billed (~90) & Herring (2) Gulls
PEREGRINE (2 with 1 in each of the 2 towers on the pier)
Palm & Yellow Rumped Warblers
CLAY COLORED SPARROW (1 with 1 bad eye)
Song & Swamp Sparrows

Hedge & Lawn Areas (8:15-10 a.m.)

Canada Goose (~200 on the lawns)
Mallard (4)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (1 fly-by)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Merlin (1)
Mourning Dove (1)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2)
Downy Woodpecker (1)
Flicker (1)
Blue Jay (a flock of 12)
Chickadee (4)
Brown Creeper (1)
Winter Wren (1)
Golden Crowned (2) & Ruby Crowned (5) Kinglets
Hermit Thrush (only 1)
Robins (6-8)
Gray Catbird (2)
Warblers were Tennessee (1), Black Throated Green (1), Common Yellowthroat (1),
Palms (15) & Y.R. Myrtles (12)
(Tom & Jeff also had a Northern Waterthrush which I missed.)
Cardinal (2)
Indigo Bunting (1)
Song (4), Swamp (2), White Crowned (8) & White Throated (3) Sparrows
Junco (1)
House Finch (4)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (5)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Avocets & Runner-Up to the Clay Colored Sparrow.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/12/19 11:40 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Probable turkey vulture pair, Lynwood
They are migrating today, so your sighting is not necessarily tied to a
food source.

Fran

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 1:02 PM <chimel23...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I’m not great with aerial IDs but looking at flight photos, this is the
> closest match. They were two large, dark hawk like birds and I’m fairly
> sure I caught a glimpse of one’s reddish head. They were circling over the
> bridge over I-394, by Stoney Island ave. I’m wondering if maybe someone
> just moved the deer carcass from earlier this week into the brush...that
> would explain it easily.
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Date: 10/12/19 11:29 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard BC chickadee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48885049593/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Looking for suet in the apple tree. 2 birds calling and then leaving after a few morsels.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/12/19 11:02 am
From: <chimel23...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Probable turkey vulture pair, Lynwood
I’m not great with aerial IDs but looking at flight photos, this is the closest match. They were two large, dark hawk like birds and I’m fairly sure I caught a glimpse of one’s reddish head. They were circling over the bridge over I-394, by Stoney Island ave. I’m wondering if maybe someone just moved the deer carcass from earlier this week into the brush...that would explain it easily.

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Date: 10/12/19 9:17 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard sparrows
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48885122428/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,WC sparrow and WT sparrow eating seeds here. Still have the RT and a Nashville w. came on the goldenrod. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/12/19 8:41 am
From: <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET New sofa bird - Lakeview, Chicago
We frequently see the Lakeview Peregrines from our 29th floor apartment just Off Belmont Harbor but I was surprise to just see two Turkey Vultures fly by 10 yards away. An addition to my sofa list. 😃

Keith Bowers
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Date: 10/11/19 6:35 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/19 for Rainbow Beach Give Back to Birds DayBird Walk and Habitat Restoration Work Day
Cosponsored by Chicago Ornithological Society, Bird Conservation Network, Sierra Club Chicago Group

Chicago’s south side is home to great birding hotspots and natural areas, but Rainbow Beach is one of the least visited. The early morning walk will show bird and nature watchers the wonderful dunes habitat that has developed at Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Beach is big with a natural area that often hosts large numbers of birds, especially fall sparrows (think Nelson’s Sparrow). The rest of the park also is heavily used by migrant birds. We’ll also see lots of migrating dragonflies, butterflies and possibly an interesting mammal or two.
We’ll break for coffee and snacks at 9:00 a.m. and join an established group of habitat stewards who need help with seed collection in the dunes and a trash sweep before winter.
Leader: Christine Williamson; For more information, please contact Christine at <birdchris...> If you need help on the day of the trip, please call Christine’s cell phone 773/415-5217 (DON'T text).
There is not a participation limit for this trip.
To sign up, please use this link: https://forms.gle/5vVJV89o7Ag5TPdg6 https://forms.gle/5vVJV89o7Ag5TPdg6?fbclid=IwAR3obJHLFXf62xHABzO5uFo4bZWGNlwKxs0H2OK_p7n1fhP1q5WJOwC6Rts
Directions:
From downtown Chicago, take Lake Shore Drive south to 79th St. Stay on LSD/Route 41 by following the gentle curve to the left. Turn left on Farragut Ave. Turn into the first public parking lot on the right side of the road and park near the beach.
You must pay to park in this lot. Parking ticket machines take quarters and credit cards. You can also pay online using the ParkMobile app: http://us.parkmobile.com/ https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fus.parkmobile.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0jwaKICHZuZDgpcQbc34kMVPSqhgHPW-3TGesAbe7AmuVQtai1z05hxvo&h=AT00ErDHyg0b_Eu22GU7b1c6oH3DNQAEmwcF4mwkctfOm47ESprX9s-eRlqWGC9Jfx7MbY3KE79KOGG2KDpu9ibMX-3ZCftMB_G_eU05NjF1_8B6FJYvsED4ZlxzevfJinDa4YyI677K0P9bxQY9fmQflkA6B0PQVLqZdGqGee3SX8uZxaBkkcnOkjFUa9Vn_8pKzBIx6CbQeGfywEdaGqTGOU4MMuM_EIlrudfXysBpwZCGCf--yXtmzJNi-yLjA94vlqclV8JtV8FZg0UnGANSFBSOfhklqawOyqmVuexLozO0GVbiulZESWyXcPqw14KGNjR4zGAxOpvbqpNIGjUC69MjuGkJ-VA4DylCRUpHuZtjIcOc1lxoHrovIH3dzRoLoNfH_CXvz9slnoVspmB_tPWEYVOU5S7kL8I9ho7EZ4KslZvHPByE15C6TYvtAcIR9pbCVHKP8p9lMiiOoKFa5Tmx_b92IYACcsnznkPyCWz9ufPdCPY4Pn4edu5c3DLLvLhNt0a3cJML2L1Vo8BydvBixd1psLbr0YYxGijSBHCvKoHBq_tU994AlzuqTkJUeWuQlU8xUMeBfzPqyQwrmzJhZXYxdorS3HFOV5hzgbShunwUUzFqBn3i6KEeb0Q.
Saturday, October 19
Bird walk: 7:00 – 11:00 a.m
Rainbow Beach, Chicago; https://goo.gl/maps/v62RPH7rXtt https://goo.gl/maps/v62RPH7rXtt?fbclid=IwAR0AZ7gPegFthTHv3_Ziru0kK97LJ_vF45SVXiIXyxUamZ5icq5Wb5eCa1Q




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Date: 10/11/19 6:26 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Friday, 10/18 for Jurgensen Woods Owl Prowl
Join COS for an owl prowl through one of Cook County's most under birded nature preserves. We'll be on the lookout for multiple species of owls during high mating and calling season.





RSVP required! Limit 10 people.




To RSVP, please use this link: https://forms.gle/tLyfhBG58RWakZnZA




Please dress appropriately for the weather with multiple layers as temperatures can drop rapidly after sunset and owling is frigid business. Trails are often unpaved and potentially muddy so sturdy footwear is strongly recommended. Flashlights permitted but not required.




This trip is appropriate for folks 13 years and up.




Leader; Edward Warden; contact <edwarhzan...> if you have questions.




Friday, October 18




7pm




Jurgensen Woods Nature Preserve, 183rd St, Lansing, IL 60438




Jurgensen Woods parking lot; GMaps pin: https://goo.gl/maps/GK4jmhYKLyMWCi3Q6 https://goo.gl/maps/GK4jmhYKLyMWCi3Q6


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Date: 10/11/19 4:21 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET new recent bird videos
Today was a good day to stay home and reduce backlog.

I had apparently uploaded the blurry video again, so for 3rd time, and I
checked, Western Kingbird https://youtu.be/WspKTXJ1M8k
<https://youtu.be/WspKTXJ1M8k#>

Golden-winged Warbler https://youtu.be/1JLfl7Z67E0
<https://youtu.be/1JLfl7Z67E0#>

Cape May Warblers, eating scale insects and flying after other things,
wasp freaks one out when it realizes its mistake
https://youtu.be/eXdE9zYjgJs <https://youtu.be/eXdE9zYjgJs#>

Red-eyed vireo, eating berries, bathing https://youtu.be/VnZjPEGZNlE
<https://youtu.be/VnZjPEGZNlE#>

Red Breasted Nuthatch  on midges https://youtu.be/SeltZ06pxvk
<https://youtu.be/SeltZ06pxvk#>

Nashville Warbler foraging https://youtu.be/xiDvkkXwfLk
<https://youtu.be/xiDvkkXwfLk#>

Catbird feasting on berries https://youtu.be/7iJhgzclv3c
<https://youtu.be/7iJhgzclv3c#>

Enjoy,

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Date: 10/11/19 1:06 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebird Report For September 2019
Hello Bird People,

Tried to go birding today but couldn't find an opening without rain so
it's a good day to slip in my September shorebird report. The report
includes shorebirds from one trip to central Illinois.
This is for the few that have an interest in this topic.

September Shorebirds 2019

Black Bellied Plover = 6

Golden Plover = 3

Semiplamated Plover = 89

Killdeer = 246

Black Necked Stilt = 16

Greater Yellowlegs = 1

Lesser Yellowlegs = 33

Solitary Sandpiper = 12

Spotted Sandpiper = 15

Willet = 1

Sanderling = 161

Semipalmated Sandpiper = 21

Least Sandpiper = 23

White Rumped Sandpiper = 2

Baird's Sandpiper = 5

Pectoral Sandpiper = 11

Stilt Sandpiper = 8

Buff Breasted Sandpiper = 4

Short Billed Dowitcher = 1

(Dowitcher Species? = 2)

Wilson's Phalarope (5, all in central Illinois)

Red Necked Phalarope (31, of which 29 were in central Illinois)

Red Phalarope = 1

Total Species For September 2019 = 22

Total Individuals For September 2019 = 697

For comparison purposes:

Sept 2013 = 20 species & 1110 individuals

Sept 2014 = 28 species & 1803 individuals

Sept 2015 = 22 species & 1310 individuals

Sept 2016 = 20 species & 1690 individuals

Sept 2017 = 22 species & 3092 individuals

Sept 2018 = 21 species & 631 individuals

So you can see that the 22 species this year is about normal with the
2014 total being much higher than all the other years. But the total
individuals for both this year & for last year is much lower than all
other years. Part of the reason for this year's low total was all the
rain we had resulting in flooded areas & a lack of shorebird habitat
at least in northern Illinois.

Al Stokie


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Date: 10/11/19 12:28 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET unexpected birds! cook co
I was outside earlier today and heard a killdeer call (again! if you remember earlier in the year).  I looked up and two flew past a neighbor's yard!  It's very wet and flooded now so maybe they made a pit stop somewhere?  I find it very interesting to hear them here at home vs. in the field lol.

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Date: 10/11/19 11:03 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET new bird videos
Red-eyed Vireo eating berries, bathing https://youtu.be/VnZjPEGZNlE
<https://youtu.be/VnZjPEGZNlE#>

Golden-winged Warbler foraging https://youtu.be/1JLfl7Z67E0
<https://youtu.be/1JLfl7Z67E0#>

Cape May Warblers  feeding https://youtu.be/eXdE9zYjgJs
<https://youtu.be/eXdE9zYjgJs#>

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Date: 10/11/19 10:42 am
From: <mikeheaney8858...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET An update on the Olney Limpkin
Was able to see the Olney Limpkin today at about 10 am. It was at the previously described location walking around in peoples yards. Not really near the water, but with the heavy rain today it was checking out puddles.
Mike Heaney, Mt Vernon
 

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Date: 10/11/19 6:47 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET B&W Warlber,possible learnning experience
Rob,

I think you make some valid points, however, perhaps things are a bit more
complicated than this.

- People go into nature for different personal reasons, and therefore
it's difficult to impose one's wishes or opinions on others. Some people
have all day to bird, others are trying to bird for an hour before going to
work. How can we ask people to stand around for 30 minutes and see what
drops in, if they only have 5 minutes before they need to leave?
- You make a point that the birds seem uneasy to come to the ground.
That might be true, but perhaps the birds are uneasy because they know
people are close by, even if they're 30 feet away. I'm not sure we really
know. The truth is, the birds would probably prefer no one would be there
at all. But we are, and we're all there for slightly different reasons.
- On the same subject, what's better or worse: Is it better to stay
camped out somewhere for an hour or more at 30 feet away, or to walk
through, see what's there, and keep going? I don't have an answer, just
saying.
- I believe the area you're describing is the main path of the Magic
Hedge. If so, that's arguably the heaviest foot traffic path for birders in
the state, by far. It's pretty hard to ask people how to bird that spot in
any particular way.

Everyone could post a wish list of how they want others to act, whether
it's where they walk, how they talk, what they wear, how big the group is,
etc. At some point, if we were trying to please everyone, we wouldn't know
what to do or where to go, and the experience just wouldn't be fun. Rob, in
all honesty, I'm not sure what to do when I see you in the field. Can I say
hi, should I walk behind you or in front, etc. It adds just a touch of
stress to what should be an enjoyable experience, so if possible, I stay
away from where you're at. Unless there's a path or a place I want to be,
then I just do my own thing anyway. And that's what everyone there is
doing....trying to enjoy some time with nature on their own terms. I do
think many of us will protect owls and rare birds by asking people who
don't know better to respect the environment. Beyond that, yes, I have my
own set of "wishes" that I wish everyone else would follow. But I also
realize we're all there for slightly different reasons and so my own rules
won't match up with what other people might want to expereince.

Have fun,

Fran Morel

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 6:16 AM robirdman <robirdman...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> This video was shot at the puddle on the path at Montrose Point Bird
> Sanctuary.
>
> When migrant warblers come to drink and bathe here, they feel very nervous
> and vulnerable, coming to the ground like this. The video clearly shows how
> hesitant the bird is about bathing, looking around in all directions,
> changing its mind several times before it feels safe enough.
>
> This is why some of us photographers stay back about 30 feet when
> shooting. We could get much larger, frame-filling pictures if we moved
> closer, but this would reduce the likelihood of the bird coming to the
> water that it very much needs. It would take longer, if it eventually did
> overcome its reluctance to come down, and then, even a slight movement,
> such as shift of the camera, would likely send it off, so that maybe only
> one shot or a few might be obtained, before it flew off, with it never
> actually bathing or drinking as it had intended.
>
> Birders notice that migrants are often seen in this area, and that is
> because they need to come down to this water to bathe or drink. So it is
> strange that birders even with many years of experience stand very close to
> the puddle, keeping all but the most common, human-tolerant birds, such as
> Robins, Cardinals, Blackbirds, from meeting their needs. People with
> cameras also often stand close enough that the birds are very reluctant to
> come and may not actually fulfill their needs, as their fear is only
> momentarily overcome.
>
> Sometimes it is suggested that people move farther back, and some take
> offense, as though - why should they move for the benefit of photographers
> waiting for pictures. But it is not about that. Whether there is anyone
> trying to take pictures or not, the birds still want to come down for their
> needed bath or drink, and standing close keeps them from doing so. Maybe
> people think, they will only stand there for a few minutes, so it won't
> matter, but then there are so many people with that thought that the birds
> are kept away for long periods, and may actually leave the area to try to
> find water elsewhere.
>
> I would like to think that most people who come to view birds at Montrose
> do so because they love birds, and care that they are living beings with
> actual needs, not just check marks on a competitive list. So I hope that
> by viewing this video, some people will see something that will make them
> think about how their close presence affects bird behavior, because it
> shows how long it typical takes for a small migrant, comfortable in the
> trees to feel safe enough to come to drink and bathe.
>
> As I said before, standing close to their water source doesn't matter if
> any photographers are there or not. It is the birds that deserve our
> respect for their needs. If viewing and knowing all this, one still
> decides it is more important to stand where it will keep them from their
> essential needs, then it is something much worse than lack of awareness,
> for doing so, and besides depriving the birds of their needs, you are also
> depriving yourself of more than a brief glance at many species.
>
> B&W Warbler https://youtu.be/lcONV2e2YfE <https://youtu.be/lcONV2e2YfE#>
>
> Rob Curtis
>
> Chicago
>
> .
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/11/19 4:16 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET B&W Warlber,possible learnning experience
This video was shot at the puddle on the path at Montrose Point Bird
Sanctuary.

When migrant warblers come to drink and bathe here, they feel very
nervous and vulnerable, coming to the ground like this. The video
clearly shows how hesitant the bird is about bathing, looking around in
all directions, changing its mind several times before it feels safe
enough.

This is why some of us photographers stay back about 30 feet when
shooting.  We could get much larger, frame-filling pictures if we moved
closer, but this would reduce the likelihood of the bird coming to the
water that it very much needs.  It would take longer, if it eventually
did overcome its reluctance to come down, and then, even a slight
movement, such as shift of the camera, would likely send it off, so that
maybe only one shot or a few might be obtained, before it flew off, with
it never actually bathing or drinking as it had intended.

Birders notice that migrants are often seen in this area, and that is
because they need to come down to this water to bathe or drink.  So it
is strange that birders even with many years of experience stand very
close to the puddle, keeping all but the most common, human-tolerant
birds, such as Robins, Cardinals, Blackbirds, from meeting their needs. 
People with cameras also often stand close enough that the birds are
very reluctant to come and may not actually fulfill their needs, as
their fear is only momentarily overcome.

Sometimes it is suggested that people move farther back, and some take
offense, as though - why should they move for the benefit of
photographers waiting for pictures.  But it is not about that. Whether
there is anyone trying to take pictures or not, the birds still want to
come down for their needed bath or drink, and standing close keeps them
from doing so.  Maybe people think, they will only stand there for a few
minutes, so it won't matter, but then there are so many people with that
thought that the birds are kept away for long periods, and may actually
leave the area to try to find water elsewhere.

I would like to think that most people who come to view birds at
Montrose do so because they love birds, and care that they are living
beings with actual needs, not just check marks on a competitive list. 
So I hope that by viewing this video, some people will see something
that will make them think about how their close presence affects bird
behavior, because it shows  how long it typical takes for a small
migrant, comfortable in the trees to feel safe enough to come to drink
and bathe.

As I said before, standing close to their water source doesn't matter if
any photographers are there or not.  It is the birds that deserve our
respect for their needs.  If viewing and knowing all this, one still
decides it is more important to stand where it will keep them from their
essential needs, then it is something much worse than lack of awareness,
for doing so, and besides depriving the birds of their needs, you are
also depriving yourself of more than a brief glance at many species.

B&W Warbler https://youtu.be/lcONV2e2YfE <https://youtu.be/lcONV2e2YfE#>

Rob Curtis

Chicago

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Date: 10/11/19 4:06 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Kingbird redone
I redid the Western Kingbird, as it had been exported and uploaded at
the wrong setting losing quality in the process.

The new one is at https://youtu.be/UIAZcwx01uY
<https://youtu.be/UIAZcwx01uY#>

Rob Curtis

Chicago


 

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Date: 10/10/19 11:03 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Forest Way Drive, Skokie Lagoons & Techny North Thursday 10-10-19
Hello Bird People,

Thought I'd check to see if any migrant ducks had come in at the
Lagoons so I checked all the water along Forest Way Drive. There were
no migrant ducks! Next I thought I'd look for sparrows at Skokie
Lagoons in from Willow Road. The only sparrows I found was 1 flock of
White Throated Sparrows & a few Juncos which are sort of a sparrow.
Didn't do very well in the target department! My last stop was at
Techny North to see if any shorebirds had joined the Killdeer but they
had not. It was a pretty slow day I'm afraid.

Forest Way Drive (7:50-8:40 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (14) & Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Goose (44) & Mallard (28)
Pigeons (9 flying) & Mourning Dove (2)
Chimney Swift (15)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-1) & Flicker (also H-1)
Blue Jay (1) & Crows (19 together)
Robin (2 & Starling (4)

Skokie Lagoons North From Willow Road (8:45-10:30 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (4)
Mourning Dove (2)
Chimney Swift (3) & Kingfisher (another female)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2), Red Bellied Woodpecker (3) & Downy Woodpecker (2)
Eastern Phoebe (H-1)
Blue Jay 3) & Crows (6)
Chickadee (5), W.B. Nuthatch (1) & Ruby Crowned Kinglet (5)
Hermit Thrush (1) & Robins (~25)
Starling (1)
Y.R. Myrtle (2) & Palm (3) Warblers
Cardinal (5)
White Throated Sparrow (8-10)
Junco (flock of 8. 1st of Fall for me)
Red Winged Blackbird (1 singing)

Techny North (11:15-11:35 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (18) & Mallard (19)
Killdeer (17)
Blue Jay (1)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the one nicely colored Sapsucker & Runner-Up to the Juncos.
I said it was a slow day!

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/10/19 9:48 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Migrants cook co
Add in two sapsuckers. And I forgot to give location, Park Ridge.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County


> On Oct 10, 2019, at 11:02 AM, Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I have all of the late fall migrants in my yard right now as well as my winter flock. I wanted to let people know in case they're trying to decide whether not they want to do any birding today.
>
> First of fall golden crowned kinglet, ruby crowned kinglet, chickadee, white throated sparrow, redheaded woodpecker, white breasted nuthatch, brown creeper and probably others I missed. Along with a couple of Blue Jays.
>
> Suzanne Coleman
> Cook County
>
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Date: 10/10/19 9:02 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migrants cook co
I have all of the late fall migrants in my yard right now as well as my winter flock. I wanted to let people know in case they're trying to decide whether not they want to do any birding today.

First of fall golden crowned kinglet, ruby crowned kinglet, chickadee, white throated sparrow, redheaded woodpecker, white breasted nuthatch, brown creeper and probably others I missed. Along with a couple of Blue Jays.

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Date: 10/9/19 1:10 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Lake Glenview & Techny North Wed 10-9-19
Hello Bird People,

Another close to home day to make up for the long ride I did on
Monday. Started at Air Station Prairie where the water is still too
high for shorebirds but I found a lot of sparrows. Next I substituted
Lake Glenview for Techny Basin where I haven't seen much lately &
finished up with Techny North where the mud flats are coming back
although no shorebirds were present except Killdeer. At Techny North
they have gone back in & cut all the vegetation that they left
standing after the 1st cutting but the growing season is pretty much
over & the seeds are left by the big mowers which allow the seeds to
fall to the ground.

Air Station Prairie (7:30-8:30 a.m.)

About 8 Canada Geese flew by, 8 Mallards were in the east pond &
Suzanne's Shoveler was swimming in the west pond although it
disappears in the reeds every so often. Warblers were Palm (2) &
Myrtles (3) & Sparrows were Savannah (1), Song (8), Swamp (3), White
Throated (1) & White Crowned (4). There were a few Red Wings &
Grackles & the best bird was a MARSH WREN.

Lake Glenview (8:35-9:45 a.m.)

No migrant ducks yet just 22 Mallards. There were 179 Canada Geese on
the lawns, 14 D.C. Cormorants on a log complex, 2 P.B, Grebes, 2 Great
Blue Herons & 1 Great Egret.
A Kingfisher flew by calling & among the land birds were Palm
Warblers, Song, White Throated & White Crowned Sparrows.

Techny North (10-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4)
Great Blue Heron & Great Egret (1 each)
Canada Goose (4) & Mallard (11)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-IM)
Killdeer (21)
(Now that the mud flats are back maybe some other shorebirds will show up?)
Robins (2), Palm Warbler (1), Song Sparrow (1), Cardinal (1-M), Red
Wings (3) & Goldfinch
Highlight here was 2 singing Eastern Meadowlarks seen very well as
they were very close.

Fall singers today were Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Red
Winged Blackbird & the previously mentioned Eastern Meadowlarks.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Marsh Wren & Runner-Up to the singing, very
yellow Meadowlarks.

Al Stokie
Another close to home day in Cook County


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Date: 10/9/19 3:35 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET recent bird videos
Relatively recent for me, as I made a little progress on a huge
backlog.  From Montrose Point:

Western Kingbird https://youtu.be/7LmnSRjqvoE
<https://youtu.be/7LmnSRjqvoE#>

Philadelphia Vireo https://youtu.be/RG1OuJR6STg
<https://youtu.be/RG1OuJR6STg#>

Brown Thrasher eating berries https://youtu.be/XgzhOn_qlUM
<https://youtu.be/XgzhOn_qlUM#>

Rob Curtis

Chicago

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Date: 10/8/19 9:14 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Glenview area cook co., and yard birds
I want to thank Al for reminding me to update my E bird with the singing red winged blackbird I had yesterday at the Grove. And also the singing robin I had in my yard earlier today.

I also went up to Glenview today and had more singing Red Winged blackbirds who are also doing their territorial alarm calls. Interesting but with this 70° blue sky weather, maybe it's not so surprising?

Of note, it's definitely October at the grove. You have a variety of sparrows and yellow rumped warblers peppering the path in the northwest quadrant. That's the only part I had time to do. The most interesting sparrow was the field sparrow as they're very uncommon there. I also had FOF Lincoln's, white-crowned adult and immature.

It was a pretty nice start when I got out of the car and saw two distant large birds soaring. At first I was excited, I thought it was a bald eagle as I only saw one initially, then I realized they were turkey vultures. Then I got my things out of the car and started down the path and what looked like an immature peregrine falcon flew right over and came over me and looked at me and then flew away towards the marshes south west of the Grove. Later I had a pale red-tailed hawk that was really pretty.

Today air station prairie had a transitioning plumaged male shoveler and a few mallards. There were two palm warblers and a yellow rumped warbler or more than one. Immature white crowned sparrow was on the path being rather friendly. Two Red Winged blackbirds stopped by at the end and one was calling again.

At Techny, there were some white crowned sparrows along the path. I had a great opportunity to get some good video of both immature and adult in beautiful settings with the light and the leaves changing color. Our friendly neighborhood beautiful white Mallard is here again with her buddies.

One immature black crowned night heron flew in after sundown but not at nightfall. There was a great blue Heron and at least two great egrets. The water level is still high but apparently not too high for the egrets. Also had two different singing song sparrows our local one and possibly another local one but it has a different song and I think it might be the one that just has been nesting here for one season so far.

Again here there were singing Redwinged blackbirds perched in a tree with some robins. I can't remember now if one of those robins might've been singing too.

On the homefront, I've had so many amazing birds this year. I was surprised to get so many Cape May's because they're really not that common but I'm wondering if they particularly prefer yew berries or something. The adult male stuck around for I think it was three days with its buddy, a ruby crowned kinglet the last couple of days. It was so cute watching the little kinglet following it around inside of the trees. The Sapsucker only was seen for one day which surprised me, I can't really understand why it would bother to bore holes in the trunk and then leave immediately. I can't remember if I mentioned also that the immature Cape May was here forever it seems like, 7 to 10 days. Unless it was more than one coming through, but the behavior was fairly aggressive in that one bird.

Oh yeah the other thing I wanted to tell you guys wad that I had a house sparrow die today. It was sitting in the middle of the lawn and I almost stepped on it without realizing that it was there because clearly you don't usually think there's gonna be a bird just sitting there right? LOL. So at that point it looked totally normal except for behaviorally. The only thing that seemed unusual was it was breathing with its mouth open and then seemed to increase its rate of breathing as I watched it. I tried to give it a couple different seeds but it didn't take them; it just kind of sat there. Both his eyes were clear and his plumage and body were normal and intact. I actually patted it on the back because I'm weird like that 😊. It was very soft and fluffy. When I did that it startled slightly and flew up and landed about 5 feet away on the water dish I have out for the insects which is basically a planter base. And then it drank some water. And then it flew into my neighbors yard and sat in their grass acting a little weird.

While I was looking at it another sparrow flew into the bush behind me and chirped.

Later I went back out and the sick sparrow was perched on the same edge of the water dish and just kind of panting still. I just left it there, but I noticed that several of the bottle flies were landing on it which I didn't think was a very good sign.

So not much longer after that, I came back out looking for it and it was awful, it was just lying sprawled out in the water dish dead. Pretty depressing and upsetting. From what I guess is probably West Nile virus but I really don't know for sure. There have definitely been mosquitoes biting me for the last few days or more here. After that last heavy rain they've been out, so for over a week or so I think. I've also ironically or not so ironically been feeling sick since last night. But if it is West Nile, I've probably had it before this, one would think, since I'm outdoors all of the time.

Anyway, for those of you who are interested in public health issues etc., I called the Cook County department of public health and found out that they're no longer collecting dead birds which they do for the west nile surveillance program. They stopped on September 30. I asked him if they were going to extend that deadline due to the weather and climate changes and he said not that he knows of. He also said there aren't any mosquitoes and I said oh yeah there are definitely mosquitoes LOL.

Suzanne Coleman
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Date: 10/8/19 2:24 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 10-8-19
Hello Bird People,

After yesterday's many birds at the Dixon Refuge it was back to normal
birding at the Botanic Garden. Had 3 interesting species with the rest
being what you'd expect in October.
I did cover the Mary Mix McDonald Woods for the 1st time in a few weeks.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:15-11:45 a.m.)

Pied Billed Grebe (3)
D.C. Cormorant (7)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (91, all at the far south end of the CBG)
Wood Duck (7)
Mallard (12)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD, flying near Lake/Cook Road & later perched at the
B.Brown Pond)
Killdeer (16, some mud flats are back but no shorebirds except Killdeer)
Mourning Dove (3)
Chimney Swift (2 soaring)
Kingfisher (2)
Ruby Throated Hummer (1-F)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (3 with 2 fighting with each other)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (3)
Flicker (H-1)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue Jay (12)
Chickadee (10)
W.B. Nuthatch (H-2)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (4)
Swainson's Thrush (1)
Hermit Thrush (2)
Robins (~25)
Gray Catbird (3)
Starling (6)\
BLUE HEADED VIREO (1)
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (12)
Palm Warbler (3)
SCARLET TANAGER (1-M but no red on it at all)
Song Sparrow (6 with 3 singing)
White Throated Sparrow (2)
White Crowned Sparrow (13)
Red Winged Blackbird (6 individuals & a flock of 20, some were singing)
Grackle (9)
House Finch (2-M & 4-F)
Goldfinch (~30)
House Sparrow (16)

That's 39 species for the day at the CBG.
Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Blue Headed Vireo & the
Scarlet Tanager even if it didn't have any red coloring. Runner-Up to
the adult Bald Eagle.

Since I went to lunch in Wheeling I stopped briefly at Heritage Park
but all I found were
2 P.B. Grebes, 6 Cormorants, 1 Great Egret,132 Canada Geese, 1 flying
Cooper's Hawk &
2 Ring Billed Gulls. Land birds were 1 Swamp Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch & 5
House Sparrows.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/8/19 10:12 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Tuesday, 10/15 for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT FOR Tuesday, 10/15 LaBagh Woods Bird Walk!! SIGN UP NOW BEFORE IT FILLS UP!




To sign up use this link: https://forms.gle/zRtKx4yuhGMFtdRH6




Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Wear boots-- we will likely go off-trail.




YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS TRIP! It will be limited to 6 participants. If the walk fills up, please email me at <aerintedesco...> to be on the waiting list. This is the last Tuesday walk and I want to make sure we can offer it to 6 folks! We have had some issues with no shows-- if you can't make it, please email me ASAP so you don't take the spot away from someone else! Thanks for your understanding!




NOTE: In order to be inclusive and sensitive to everyone's needs, this trip is appropriate for folks AGES 16 AND UP! Trips on 9/24 and 10/8 will be all ages.




Contact <aerintedesco...> if you have any questions.




Tuesday, October 15

7:00 am

LaBagh Woods

The first 6 folks to register will be contacted by Jeff via email with the specific meeting spot. Please look for his email before the trip.


aerin tedesco
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Date: 10/7/19 2:57 pm
From: WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Junco lake County
I meant to say Dark Eyed Junco. Anyhow, you know what I meant..


BVill Saylor

Mundelein

lake Cty



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Date: October 7, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Subject: IBET Junco lake County





My neighbor saw a Northern Junco this morning. Maybe more will come down when the cold front arrives later this week.


Bill Saylor

Mundelein

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Date: 10/7/19 2:47 pm
From: WILLIAM F SAYLOR <wcsaylor...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Junco lake County
My neighbor saw a Northern Junco this morning. Maybe more will come down when the cold front arrives later this week.


Bill Saylor

Mundelein

Lake Cty



 

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Date: 10/7/19 2:25 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge At Hennepin/Hopper Monday 10-7-19
Hello Bird People,

Seems that I've been caught up in a cycle of birding the same places
over & over again & without much success so today I did "something
completely different" as they used to say on the old Monty Python
show. Wanted to see the Ibis they've been reporting from the Dixon
Refuge but more importantly I just wanted to cover a new area. When I
arrived at 8:30 a.m. Scott Harp, a local birder, was already there & I
did the area with him for part of the time. Spent most of my time
viewing the water birds from the boat launch area but later I took a
short walk on the trail going south. Here's my day list:

Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (8:30-11 a.m)

P.B. Grebe (5)
White Pelican (85)
D.C. Cormorant (21)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (4)
WHITE FACED IBIS (1 showing the red eye once in a while)
Glossy/White Faced Ibis (1, eye just seemed to be dark but it may just
be a lighting thing)
Mute Swan (3, Scott had 11)
Canada Goose (~100)
Mallard (10)
Green Winged (4) & Blue Winged (10) Teal
Pintail (No way you could count them all but I'll guess about 700)
Shoveler (50)
Gadwall (30)
Wigeon (35)
Ring Necked Duck (~30)
Lesser Scaup (3)
Ruddy Duck (~20)
(All the duck numbers were to a certain degree just guesses)
Coots (600-700)
PEREGRINE (1 fly-by)
Sandhill Crane (heard 1 or 2)
Killdeer (1)
Greater (6) & Lesser (1) Yellowlegs (when they flew the calls were Greaters)
FRANKIN'S GULL (1-AD & probably a 2nd younger one but I didn't see it
well enough)
Ring Billed Gull (92)
Mourning Dove (2)
Kingfisher (2 flying together)
Red Bellied (3), Downy (1-F) & Hairy (1-M) Woodpeckers
Eastern Phoebe (1, near the tower parking lot)
Blue Jay (6)
Chickadee (4)
W.B. Nuthatch (3-4)
Tree Swallows (at least 400)
Rough Winged Swallow (only saw 1 but probably more)
Carolina Wren (heard 1)
Marsh Wren (1-AD with 1 young one)
Gray Catbird (3)
Starling (4)
Y.R. Myrtle (5) & Palm (2) Warblers
Eastern Towhee (1-M)
Swamp (1), White Throated (5) & White Crowned (2) Sparrows
Red Wings (10)
Goldfinch (8)
House Sparrow (4)

If I did that right that's 50 species for the day & Scott H had more.
On the way home on I-80 I saw Turkey Vultures, a Cooper's Hawk & 2 Red
Tailed Hawks.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the White Faced Ibis (if my I.D. is correct) &
Runner-Up to the 1 or 2 Franklin's Gull(s).

Driving I-80 you would expect a western license plate among all those
from Iowa & indeed
Plate Of The Day was one from North Dakota.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/7/19 2:06 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Hermit thrush
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48861487701/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Showed up looking for food and rest. A big hawk about though, thrush was giving alarm calls. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/7/19 12:49 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Avocets and Lapland Longspur
Actually, I was more excited about the longspur, as it was my FOY. As slam-dunk a Lappie as you'll ever get: it likes to sit under (or in, when a civilian walks by) the little scraggly willow near the Peregrine Tower. Or the Cormorant Tower, as it's evolved into. I didn't see the longspur until after I walked past the tree, but when I turned around there it was.Four Avocets were on the swimming beach near the end of the walkway, seemingly unbothered by people on the beach. A Horned Lark was also on the beach; I saw it on both sides of the shorebird fence. A Winter Wren was seen at the north end of the Magic Hedge, and warblers were still numerous. The Hermit Thrush alarm must have gone off, as I didn't see any yesterday but they were all over today.


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 10/7/19 12:05 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Saturday, October 7, Columbus Park
This last Saturday, 5 of us walked our usual walk in Columbus Park and were
delighted to find that migration is finally in session.

We walked out onto the grass behind and to the south of the Refectory and
noted a true gaggle of Canada Geese - about 60 of them, squawking and
flying about. And we encountered several agglomerations of Mallards, the
males in full Fall plumage and being obstreperous. A Flycatcher flitted
about momentarily at a bit of a distance, but we were unable to identify it.

Northern Flickers were about and noisy and we ultimately saw at least 2 of
them. We were also pleased to see 1 Chimney Swift. Laura Derks had noted
that they are still around in numbers near her house in Oak Park. Their
continued presence into October is indicative of how late migration is this
year.

We only began to see numbers of species, though, when we finally got to the
prairie restoration/sanctuary to the east of the Refectory.. A gentleman
near the entrance to the sanctuary walkway pointed out 3 White-crowned
Sparrows at the entrance, on the path.

We had wondered why, with all the Mallards on the grass and in the water,
we were not seeing any of the resident Wood Ducks. But just as we got on
the path, we saw one paddling near the tall grass on the other side of the
pond. We also were a bit surprised not to see a Great Blue Heron - but
found one lurking in the rushes on the east pond opposite the sanctuary.

As we walked toward the pavement above the sanctuary, we saw a hawk kiting
above us. Our walk leader Lisa Spellman identified it as a Sharp-shinned
Hawk only after perusing her photos. She thinks she also got a photo of a
Merlin, but the images were unclear.

Both in the sanctuary tall grass and asters and on one of the tall trees we
saw all sorts of warblers (see the list). We could hear a persistent Winter
Wren somewhere in the grasses, but did not see it.

Here's the Saturday list Some of the species were confirmed by Lisa's
examining photos after the walk.

60 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck
30 Mallard
1 Chimney Swift
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 American Goldfinch
6 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Tennessee Warbler
6 Nashville Warbler
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal

Ed McDevitt

 

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Date: 10/7/19 8:05 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard N cardinal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48855632678/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Likes the seeds of the nightshade berries. RT still here.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/6/19 3:00 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bad Day In Lake County Sunday 10-6-19
Hello Bird People,

The less said about today's birding the better so I will say very
little. At Waukegan Beach the only birds of mild interest were
Sanderlings (2), Killdeer (1 fly-by), Coot (1) & 2 singing Eastern
Meadowlarks in the field by Sea Horse Drive.

At Illinois Beach South I walked the beach from the resort to the
mouth of the Dead River & found lots of flooded beach & almost no
birds. Not only did I have a "shorebird shutout" but I had a "total
bird shutout" which isn't easy to do. No shorebirds, no Cormorants, no
Gulls no everything!
The only birds seen on or from the beach were 2 flying Canada Geese.

Ended up at the Hawk Watch at the North Unit & my only highlight was 2
young Bald Eagles in a tree which eventually flew away & 2 distant
Peregrines. I am sure the official counters saw more but in my 2 hours
I didn't.

To complete the day the Bears lost after making quite a comeback.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Bald Eagles perched in the big tree.
Runner-Up to the singing Meadowlarks.

Al Stokie
Having a rough day in Lake County


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Date: 10/6/19 10:51 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48845009827/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Not gonna leave for awhile. Leave your feeders out for the stragglers.. A few Yellowstarts still around. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/6/19 8:39 am
From: <jreiter...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: November rarities (no sightings)
Hello IBET friends. My upcoming column is about November rarities. Did you see one? Do you remember when and where? If yes, I invite you to share your sighting or story for consideration. High-quality photos are welcome, too.. Please answer offline at the address below.

Thanks, Jeff

Jeff Reiter
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Date: 10/5/19 6:47 pm
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-5-19
Hello Ibeters

I went to Montrose after my morning round of playing soccer referee not
knowing about the previously spotted Lapland Longspurs. I went out on the
dunes looking for shorebirds and was startled to see them along the path by
the pier. They flew towards the trees after a few minutes on the path, but
were still visible. Then they dove into the undergrowth. I heard their
call well, especially when they took flight. You might check the dunes out
tomorrow and see if they stuck around if you are heading down there.

The dogs on the beach were worst than ever today.

Here is a list from this afternoon before the rain.

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

Canada Goose 15
Mallard 12
Chimney Swift 32 estimate
Sanderling 13
Ring-billed Gull 97
Herring Gull 3
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 12
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
House Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
American Robin 2
House Sparrow 19
American Pipit 1
House Finch 2
Lapland Longspur 3
White-crowned Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:27 PM Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> I have never seen "Lake Montrose" so filled with water! The plastic
> boardwalk is covered by water in several places. The only way you can
> cover the beach is to walk the path next to the pier, do the protected
> beach, cross the fence & then walk the beach next to Lake Michigan.
> Then reverse course & return the way you went in. That or walk through
> the flooded beach with Wellington boots. And my only reward for all
> that walking was 13 Sanderlings, the only shorebirds present.
> I did the beach & dunes from 7:15-8:15 a.m. & then again from 10:30-11
> a.m. and the hedge area from 8:15-10:30 a.m. Lots of "October birds"
> in the hedge area but nothing too special.
>
> Beach & Dunes
>
> D.C. Cormorant (4-5)
> Canada Goose (~25) & Mallard (8)
> Sanderling (13)
> Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (2-3) Gulls
> Chimney Swift (~20 soaring)
> Flicker (1)
> House Sparrow (6)
>
> I returned to the beach grass area with Jeff Bilsky & James from
> Louisville as they had seen 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS & I wanted to try to
> see them as well. On the way there a PEREGRINE flew by heading south.
> Heard the Longspurs making their rattling sound & saw them in flight
> but never saw them on the ground although Jeff & James did. Since I
> was close I went back by the Dunes Pond & found a very rusty colored
> RUSTY BLACKBIRD. This was a rare occasion when my 3 best birds were
> found at the end of my visit. Thanks go to Jeff & James for the
> Longspurs.
>
> Hedge Area
>
> Canada Geese & Ring Billed Gulls flying by.
> Cooper's Hawk (1-AD fly-by)
> Chimney Swift (hard to say how many as they were constantly flying by?)
> Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (1) & Flicker (3-4)
> Eastern Phoebe (2)
> Crows (2)
> Chickadee (3)
> Brown Creeper (3) (1st of the Fall for me)
> House Wren (1) & Winter Wren (2)
> Golden Crowned (10) & Ruby Crowned (4) Kinglets
> Hermit Thrush (1)
> Robins (4)
> Gray Catbird (4)
> Brown Thrasher (1)
> Warblers were:Nashville (2), Orange Crowned (1), Black Throated Green
> (2), Palm (2),
> Y.R. Myrtle (2), Ovenbird (1) & Common Yellowthroat (1-F)
> Cardinal (5)
> Sparrows were:Song (2), Lincoln's (1), White Throated (12) & White
> Crowned (2-AD)
> House Finch (1-F) & Goldfinch (4)
> House Sparrow (6)
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen Rusty Blackbird & Runner-Up to
> the 3 seen in flight only Lapland Longspurs.
>
> License Plate Of The Day to one from Washington D.C. seen on Peterson
> on the way home.
> Now I only need a Hawaii for both the full year run & the July-Dec
> run. I won't hold my breath!
>
> Al Stokie
> In Cook County today
>
>

 

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Date: 10/5/19 3:24 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Sunday, 10/13 for Wampum Woods Bird Walk
Join us for a hike through Cook County's newest Illinois Nature Preserve. We'll explore one of the highest quality remnant woodlands and river bottoms in the entire state for migrating warblers, thrushes, sparrows and raptors as well as scour the site's namesake lake for waterfowl.





To sign up, please use this link: https://forms.gle/MoaNbddqrWsE2zDUA




Leader; Andrew Aldritch; contact <andrewsaldrich...> if you have questions.

Sunday, October 13

7:30am

Wampum Lake Woods Bird Walk

Wampum Lake Woods parking lot

598 Thornton Lansing Road, Thornton, IL 60476; https://goo.gl/maps/AS7vaWH74wEHgKGx6 https://goo.gl/maps/AS7vaWH74wEHgKGx6


aerin tedesco
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The Chicago Ornithological Society
Established 1912


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Date: 10/5/19 12:39 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sapsucker cook co
The cape may adult male and ruby crowned kinglet continue and they seem to be a good pair. I also saw a larger bird and was able to find it and it's a sapsucker, immature, assuming a yellow bellied, who's making holes in our honey locust tree. So I assume that means this bird will probably be sticking around for three or four days. The warbler and the kinglet are probably happy to have it as they can pick bugs out of the sap and maybe eat it too?

Going out hopefully I'll find birds at the preserves today too and not just in my yard LOL.

Oh and I didn't see the winter wren this morning. But it still could be here and maybe it'll pop up later who knows.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



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Date: 10/5/19 12:27 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Saturday 10-5-19
Hello Bird People,

I have never seen "Lake Montrose" so filled with water! The plastic
boardwalk is covered by water in several places. The only way you can
cover the beach is to walk the path next to the pier, do the protected
beach, cross the fence & then walk the beach next to Lake Michigan.
Then reverse course & return the way you went in. That or walk through
the flooded beach with Wellington boots. And my only reward for all
that walking was 13 Sanderlings, the only shorebirds present.
I did the beach & dunes from 7:15-8:15 a.m. & then again from 10:30-11
a.m. and the hedge area from 8:15-10:30 a.m. Lots of "October birds"
in the hedge area but nothing too special.

Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (4-5)
Canada Goose (~25) & Mallard (8)
Sanderling (13)
Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (2-3) Gulls
Chimney Swift (~20 soaring)
Flicker (1)
House Sparrow (6)

I returned to the beach grass area with Jeff Bilsky & James from
Louisville as they had seen 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS & I wanted to try to
see them as well. On the way there a PEREGRINE flew by heading south.
Heard the Longspurs making their rattling sound & saw them in flight
but never saw them on the ground although Jeff & James did. Since I
was close I went back by the Dunes Pond & found a very rusty colored
RUSTY BLACKBIRD. This was a rare occasion when my 3 best birds were
found at the end of my visit. Thanks go to Jeff & James for the
Longspurs.

Hedge Area

Canada Geese & Ring Billed Gulls flying by.
Cooper's Hawk (1-AD fly-by)
Chimney Swift (hard to say how many as they were constantly flying by?)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (1) & Flicker (3-4)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Crows (2)
Chickadee (3)
Brown Creeper (3) (1st of the Fall for me)
House Wren (1) & Winter Wren (2)
Golden Crowned (10) & Ruby Crowned (4) Kinglets
Hermit Thrush (1)
Robins (4)
Gray Catbird (4)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Warblers were:Nashville (2), Orange Crowned (1), Black Throated Green
(2), Palm (2),
Y.R. Myrtle (2), Ovenbird (1) & Common Yellowthroat (1-F)
Cardinal (5)
Sparrows were:Song (2), Lincoln's (1), White Throated (12) & White
Crowned (2-AD)
House Finch (1-F) & Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (6)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen Rusty Blackbird & Runner-Up to
the 3 seen in flight only Lapland Longspurs.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Washington D.C. seen on Peterson
on the way home.
Now I only need a Hawaii for both the full year run & the July-Dec
run. I won't hold my breath!

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 10/5/19 12:24 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 5, 2019
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: October 5, 2019 at 1:36 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 5, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 5, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: A beautiful day for weather, clear and sunny. Birds still seemed few with many empty areas along the walk but the count is exactly the same as the Oct 6 count from last year - just slightly different birds. Counts are generally accurate or low, x=too many or too hard to count.
> 22 species
>
> Canada Goose 3
> Wood Duck 6
> Mallard 1
> Chimney Swift 5
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1 only heard it today
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 4
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 5
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> American Robin X at least 7 - 10 birds
> American Goldfinch X lots of goldfinch flocking and feeding in the golden-rod hillside overlooking the western end of the pond.
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Red-winged Blackbird X at least 7 seen in trees or flying over - there were also several in the reeds unseen but calling
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60369170
>
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Date: 10/5/19 12:19 pm
From: <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Exciting 24 hours! Cook co.
O M G :-O
 

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Date: 10/5/19 11:35 am
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Winnebago County-Northern Shrike
Mike Eickman observed a Northern Shrike along Hauley Road in Winnebago County this morning but was not able to relocate it later in the morning when he came out to the banding station (Colored Sands Forest Preserve).  Steve Gent and I went looking for the shrike after banding this morning and were not able to relocate it either.
This sighting will not show up on eBird  so thought I would get the word out.

John LonghenryWinnebago County
 

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Date: 10/4/19 8:38 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard YR warbler
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48844862506/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Came looking for a drink. Got beer bait.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/4/19 4:19 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Exciting 24 hours! Cook co.
Had a few warblers yesterday that I posted about and then I went over to the local preserve by the Des Plaines River and didn't really see much more. But then around midnight while watching TV I heard a howling outside the window and I said coyote! And then I ran to the door to see if I could see it and I couldn't see it but it kept howling not far away. It was really loud, the loudest I've actually ever had one howl now that I think about it. It sounded like it was probably 80 feet away. I just wasn't really totally convinced it was a coyote even though; I thought I saw one running across the street down the block once last year, so I was pretty sure they were around. But when I was listening with the door open I started to think "gosh that's so loud maybe it's a teenage boy" or then I was like "maybe it's just a dog." But it kept howling and so I started to get a little bit nervous which made me even more suspicious it was a coyote. So I was a little cautious; I stood there with my head outside the door trying to see something in the dark. I talked to it to see if it would respond and eventually it started running towards me and I saw it appear in the light by the corner and then of course I got scared LOL. And then maybe it got scared a little bit too because it went on the other side of the street and then just ran past without looking at me. It looked like a healthy adult with a beautiful bushy tail.

Earlier in the day I saw some weird animal in the street too and I immediately thought it was a coyote. But it was really low to the ground so I was thinking it was too small to be a coyote, but it could've been skulking. We don't have that many other animals here, but the closest thing it looked like would be a groundhog but I've never seen one here.

So that was good.

And then today I just got home from shopping and went into the back to peek at the garden area and as I did a little round bird flew from a shrub into the prairie area I made. I couldn't figure out what it was at first; it also called as it flew. And my brain knew it was something unusual but my conscious mind and my unconscious mind weren't yet communicating. At first I tried to say "OK it's tiny, it's probably a kinglet" but it wasn't acting like a kinglet because they don't hide from me and fly towards me and they're not that round. And that sound it made just wasn't right.

So then I saw it fly into another shrub nearby and immediately I knew it was a winter wren. You could just tell. Even though I didn't get a good look at it. And then it was sort of hiding in there and feeding and finally I got a good look at it to confirm my suspicion and it was its gorgeous orangey-brown color, so perfect looking, fat and round, fluffed up into a puffy, warm ball, its little tail pointed up into the air.

It must be a young one, I'm guessing, since it looks absolutely perfect in its plumage. It stayed around and was feeding with our local house sparrows in some of the understory plants that I planted, white snake root, and there's a poke weed. And then I lost sight of it after it hopped back into another shrub.

I'm not going to go look for it again tonight, if I'm lucky it'll be here tomorrow and I can get some pictures because it was too dark and the bird too quick to move to get a picture today other than a really bad blurry photo LOL.

Suzanne Coleman
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Date: 10/4/19 2:33 pm
From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White Crowned Sparrow
W C Sparrow, today, 1st of the year. Must be turning cold up north...

Palatine, C of Cook NW suburbs.

 

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Date: 10/4/19 1:29 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #1 Friday 10-4-19
Hello Bird People,

Not much to say for today. There was no mention of rain for today in
yesterday's forecast but I arrived at 7:45 a.m & within 15 min it
started to rain although lightly. Continued to rain off & on for the
next 2 hours & then rained harder at about 10 a.m when I gave up.

Checked out the new beach house building but it doesn't give much
protection from the rain as it has a slotted roof with openings. The
building does still give wind protection but not when raining.
There's a shed like small building that has a regular roof but I
couldn't check it out as workers were working on a new cement sidewalk
in that area. Next time.

As to migrating birds there weren't many as not one single duck went
by in when I was there.
Last year I started these lake watches in Sept but that didn't get me
much so I waited until October this year but migration is yet to come.

Birds seen were a few Cormorants flying by with 1 in the harbor, lots
of Ring Billed Gulls on the beach with a few Herring Gulls. Two Crows
joined the Gulls on the beach & a PEREGRINE flew by causing a panic
among the Gulls. In the harbor were Canada Geese & 2 Mallards with
more Geese on the lawns. The only land birds were a couple Blue Jays,
6 Goldfinches & 2 WINTER WRENS one of which did the Winter Wren push
ups for me. A late SPOTTED SANDPIPER was on the beach near the old
pier.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the push up doing Winter Wren & Runners-Up to the
fly-by Peregrine &
the late Spotted Sandpiper.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/4/19 9:44 am
From: Elliot Fu <obstinatrician...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET some ids from peregrine bands (Chicago)
i reported some Peregrine leg bands to Mary Hennen at the Field Museum after seeing three falcons that seemed like a family unit around Montrose Point on multiple days during the last couple of weeks. i thought i had the same immature unbanded falcon a few times alone and then twice this bird seemed to be joined by two banded adults. i've observed the adults travelling and hunting together and they seemed to be a mated pair. after a couple of encounters i was able to get/report the leg band tags on the adults, and thought i should share the info here.
both birds have black over blue left leg bands. the larger female is black 27 over blue K and the smaller male is 96 over E. both birds fledged in 2018, the female in Grand Rapids MI and the male in Milwaukee WI. i can also relate that i'm pretty sure i've seen at least two unbanded immature peregrines in this area in the last two weeks, as one juvenile appeared much larger than the other in photos. not certain if the juveniles are related to the adults but i feel i observed the interactions with the smaller juvenile as more social than aggressive, and i never saw the larger immature falcon together with the adults or the smaller immature bird.
i've noted that other birders have reported seeing three peregrines together at various places on Chicago's northern lakefront. perhaps the adult pair will remain in our area so maybe the band info will help others report more on these birds. i can also add that the pair hunting together are highly effective in running down prey over the lake.
i've posted some pictures from the encounters to my smugmug site if anyone has interest. 'Peregrine' gallery is on the 'Creature Feature' side you can access via the browse button.
just keep birding,elliot Cook Cty
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Date: 10/4/19 9:23 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET PLANTING DAY - LaBagh Woods! SAT. 10/5, 10 am
Subject line had wrong date! %}

Join COS tomorrow, Saturday, 10/5 at 10 am for its 3rd of 4 PLANTING DAYS for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat. Help us replace the invasive plant menace we are beating back and bring back the thriving native habitats that birds and so any other organisms rely on.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We have all the tools and gloves and will teach you everything you need to know to be productive for this workday. muck boots may be best given the recent upsurge in rain events. As always, we will make sure to have plenty of water and a snack for break time. We encourage all our volunteers to work within their abilities, and take plenty of breaks as the weather dictates.

Workday Leader: Jeff Skrentny

Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion, Lake, IL

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Join COS tomorrow, Saturday, 10/5 at 10 am for its 3rd of 4 PLANTING DAYS for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat. Help us replace the invasive plant menace we are beating back and bring back the thriving native habitats that birds and so any other organisms rely on.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We have all the tools and gloves and will teach you everything you need to know to be productive for this workday. muck boots may be best given the recent upsurge in rain events. As always, we will make sure to have plenty of water and a snack for break time. We encourage all our volunteers to work within their abilities, and take plenty of breaks as the weather dictates.

Workday Leader: Jeff Skrentny



Peace,

Nancy Tikalsky
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Date: 10/4/19 8:43 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET PLANTING DAY - LaBagh Woods! SAT. 10/3, 10 am
Join COS tomorrow, Saturday, 10/5 at 10 am for its 3rd of 4 PLANTING DAYS for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat. Help us replace the invasive plant menace we are beating back and bring back the thriving native habitats that birds and so any other organisms rely on.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We have all the tools and gloves and will teach you everything you need to know to be productive for this workday. muck boots may be best given the recent upsurge in rain events. As always, we will make sure to have plenty of water and a snack for break time. We encourage all our volunteers to work within their abilities, and take plenty of breaks as the weather dictates.

Workday Leader: Jeff Skrentny



Peace,

Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake IL​
 

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Date: 10/4/19 8:18 am
From: Judy Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Saturday bird walks in Chicago
CAS has bird walks tomorrow at Jackson Park and North Park Village Nature Center. North side, south side, we got you covered! https://www.chicagoaudubon.org/calendar

Judy Pollock
Evanston

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Date: 10/3/19 4:11 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Thursday 10-3-19 P.M.
Hello Bird People,

I have had enough of getting soaked every a.m. so today I did no a.m.
birding & settled for catching up on chores. But by 11 a.m. the sky
was a nice mix of blue & white so I went to the Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch
where quite a few counters were already there. I stayed until 2:30
p.m. which was a visit of 3 hours. We saw a good number of hawks
although many were pretty far away.

We had big numbers of Turkey Vultures plus lesser numbers of Sharp
Shinned & Red Tailed Hawks. Also a few Merlins & Peregrines went by. I
saw 2 Cooper's Hawks & 1 Osprey while I was there. Of course the
others had many more of everything that I saw. Small numbers of
Cormorants, Canada Geese & 2 Sandhill Cranes also flew by.

Bald Eagles & Broad Winged Hawks were seen but not when I was present.
It was a good W/NW wind & the birds flew through rapidly so you had to
pay attention or you'd miss something.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the one Osprey that I saw fairly well. Runners-Up
to all those Turkey Vultures.

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Date: 10/3/19 2:00 pm
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Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. Report. Aug. 2019
Birds in Sangamon County in August, 2019


Pied-billed Grebe – HC = 5 at LSpfld (Aug 30) also fall arrival –poor #, boat traffic keeps them off the lake.

White Pelican – a single bird at Sangchris all month, seen (Aug 2 - 31).

Double-crested Cormorant – fall increase 95 (Aug 5), w/HC = 126 (Aug 26), seen every day.

Great Blue Heron – HC = 22 (Aug 6), seen every day in August.

Great Egret – HC = 5 (Aug 22), also 4 singles (Aug 3 – 18) - fewer birds, too much human activity.

Green Heron – HC = 4 (Aug 3), noted on 16 days.

Mute Swan – present.

Snow Goose – three (2 white & 1 blue) at LSpfld (Aug 4 & 11) + one white at Marine Pt 8 days.

Canada Goose – HC = 190 (Aug 16 & 26) – seen every day.

Wood Duck – HC = 35 (Aug 18), seen on 20 days.

Green-winged Teal – fall arrival 3 at Sangchris (Aug 28), also one (Aug 30).

Mallard – HC = 190 (Aug 27 & 30), seen every day.

N. Pintail – fall arrival at LSpfld (Aug 24)

Blue-winged Teal – fall arrival at beach (Aug 8), w/ HC = 153 (Aug 28) – seen on 11 days.

N. Shoveler – fall arrival 5 at Sangchris (Aug 28) + 6 at LSpfld (Aug 30).

Turkey Vulture – HC = 19 (Aug 16), seen 29 days. First hy of the year noted at LSpfld (Aug 28).

Osprey – HC = 2 at LSpfld & Sangchris (Aug 25), seen on 8 days.

Bald Eagle – two imm at LSpfld & Sangchris (Aug 6), w/ 6 single adults = 3 at LSpfld (Aug 1, 24, & 26), 2 at Sangchris (Aug 12 & 20), and one at Buckhart (Aug. 2).

Sharp-shinned Hawk – fall arrival ♀ at CP (Aug 29).

Cooper’s Hawk – HC = 2 (Aug 2, 6 & 20), + 8 other singles.

Red-shouldered Hawk – 2 heard calling at CP (Aug 21 & 27).

Broad-winged Hawk – fall arrival adult west of New City (Aug 30).

Red-tailed Hawk – HC = 6 (Aug 28), - recorded on 22 days.

Am. Kestrel – HC = 8 (Aug 2) – recorded on 23 days.

Peregrine Falcon – fall arrival an imm at Marine Pt (Aug 6) – no bands – photo.

Turkey – HC = 8 (Aug 8 & 12), also 3 on (Aug 16). Some juv at Hawk Valley Aug 12.

N. Bobwhite –HC = 2 (Aug 30) and last one calling , + 2 singles Aug 6 & 18.

Am Coot – one at Mall Pond (Aug 18) – fewest ever for summer, my first bird since May 4.

Killdeer – HC = 160 (Aug 8), seen on 28 days.

Am. Avocet – fall arrival 31 (6 at Marine Pt and 25 at beach) on (August 31).

Greater Yellowlegs – 6 singles (Aug 22 – 31).

Lesser Yellowlegs – HC = 7 (Aug 28) – very poor #, but seen on 8 days.

Solitary Sandpiper – HC = 3 (Aug 12), seen on 9 days.

Spotted Sandpiper – HC = 3 (Aug 9), seen on 11 days.

Semipalmated Sandpiper – HC = 3 (Aug 30), seen on 7 days.

Least Sandpiper – HC =13 (Aug 30), seen on 13 days.

White-rumped Sandpiper – fall arrival at Sangchris (Aug 30).

Baird’s Sandpiper – 2 at Sangchris (Aug 31).

Pectoral Sandpiper – HC = 3 (Aug 30), very low # & seen on 4 days.

Stilt Sandpiper – HC = 3 (Aug 30), seen on only 3 days.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper – fall arrival 3 at Sangchris (Aug 12) – photos.

Red-necked Phalarope – fall arrival one juvenile at Sangchris (Aug 26) – photos.

Ring-billed Gull – HC = 500 (August 20), seen every day, but # fluctuated a lot.

Herring Gull – fall arrival first year bird at LSpfld (Aug 27) – only seen twice.

Caspian Tern – HC = 175 (Aug 21), counted 2-3 times daily – these terns observed every day of this month. On Aug 8 at beach 81 adults and 12 imm.

Forster’s Tern – HC = 5 (Aug 31), seen 12 days, but much harassment by the public.

Black Tern – HC = 2 at Sangchris (Aug 18) .

Rock Dove - present

Eurasian Collared-Dove – HC = 10 (Aug 19).

Mourning Dove – HC = 60 (Aug 26), seen every day.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – HC = 6 (Aug 4), detected on 16 days.

Barred Owl – only one (Aug 21) – too noisy in this county.

Common Nighthawk - fall arrival over CP (Aug 21), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 26), seen on 13 days.

Chimney Swift – HC = 36 (Aug 2) – low # but seen on 28 days.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – HC = 5 (Aug 21), and seen on 22 days.

Belted Kingfisher – HC = 4 (Aug 19), seen on 21 days.

Red-headed Woodpecker – HC = 12 (Aug 9 & 28). Total birds for Aug = (184 adults & 34

hy). Seen every day w/ many repeats.

Red-bellied Woodpecker – HC = 13 (Aug 21 & 24). Total birds for Aug = (203 adults & 31 hy). Seen every day w/many repeats.

Downy Woodpecker – HC = 9 (Aug 14 & 21), seen every day.

Hairy Woodpecker – HC = 2 (Aug 7, 15 & 27), seen on 10 days - scarce.

N. Flicker – HC = 6 ( Aug 13 & 22), seen 30 days.

Pileated Woodpecker – HC = 4 (Aug 4), seen on 17 days.

Olive-sided Flycatcher – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Aug 30) - photo.

E. Wood-Pewee – HC = 14 (Aug 21), fledged yg brought up numbers, seen every day.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – fall arrival at CP (Aug 14). Another (Aug 31) – very poor #.

Acadian Flycatcher – one (Aug 4) and 2 (Aug 8) – all at RSP.

Alder Flycatcher – fall arrival at CP (Aug 29). Noted olive upper parts & distinct but narrow eyering.

Willow Flycatcher – one at CP (Aug 1) and one at Cinder Flats (Aug 5) – both on territory.

Least Flycatcher – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Aug 3), + 3 other singles (Aug 23 – 29) – poor #.

E. Phoebe – HC = 5 ( Aug 11 & 25 ), seen on 23 days.

Great Crested Flycatcher – HC = 6 (Aug 3), seen on 26 days.

E. Kingbird – HC = 22 (Aug 11), seen on 30 days. Some family groups seen.

Prairie Horned Lark – HC = 6 (Aug 11 & 13), seen only 17 birds on 4 days. One hy at Sangchris Aug 13.

Purple Martin – HC = 187 at LSpfld (Aug 12), seen 22 days in August – much fewer near end of month after Aug 22.

Tree Swallow – HC = 120 (Aug 30), most at/ or north of Sangchris. Seen on 11 days.

N. Rough-wing Swallow – one (Aug 3) and 2 (Aug 14) – none at usual spot at RSP.

Bank Swallow – HC = 3 (Aug 16), seen on 3 days, w/ last seen (Aug 31).

Cliff Swallow – HC = 25 (Aug 25), seen on 14 days. One odd bird was sand- colored at Sod field Aug 11.

Barn Swallow – HC = 113 (Aug 26), seen every day.

Blue Jay – HC = 20 (Aug 30), seen every day.

Am. Crow – HC = 39 (Aug 22), seen every day & flocks starting to form.

Fish Crow – HC = 5 at Sangchris (Aug 6) – w/ adult feeding fledged young. Seen on 6 days.

Black-capped Chickadee – HC =10 (Aug 18), seen 28 days.

Tufted Titmouse – HC = 17 (Aug 21 & 28), seen every day.

White-breasted Nuthatch – HC = 10 (Aug 19), seen every day.

Carolina Wren – HC = 12 (Aug 21 & 29), seen every day.

House Wren – HC = 9 (Aug 15), seen on 24 days.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – HC = 6 (Aug 23), seen on 21 days.

E. Bluebird – HC = 15 (Aug 30), seen on 25 days/w numbers of young seen.

Veery – fall arrival 4 at Lin Gds (Aug 31).

Swainson’s Thrush – fall arrival 2 at Lin Gds (Aug 31) - late.

Wood Thrush – only one (Aug 1), birds quit singing & went into molt – more difficult to find.

Am. Robin – HC = 26 (Aug 14, 19 & 24), seen every day, but in small #. Went back into the woods (Aug 1).

Gray Catbird – HC = 7 (Aug 5), seen on 28 days.

N. Mockingbird – two singles,+ ♀♂ all west of Sangchris (Aug 2, 22 & 26).

Brown Thrasher – HC = 2 (Aug 2, 24 & 31), seen on 16 days.

Cedar Waxwing – fall migrants 12 (Aug 15), also some SR w/ young seen. Found on 10 days.

Eur Starling – present.

White-eyed Vireo – HC = 6 (Aug 21), seen on 7 days.

Bell’s Vireo – HC = only one at Marsh Road area on (Aug 10).

Yellow-throated Vireo – only 4 singles (Aug 3, 18, 27, & 31) - this species definitely declining.

Warbling Vireo – HC = 2 (4x in Aug ), seen/heard on 14 days – low # = species declining?

Red-eyed Vireo – HC = 5 (Aug 5 & 24), seen on 24 days.

Blue-winged Warbler – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Aug 25), + one (Aug 27) = 2/2.

Golden-winged Warbler – fall arrival 2 ♀ ♂ at CP (Aug 27), w/ 1 ♀ (Aug 31) = 4/2.

Tennessee Warbler – fall arrival at Marine Pt (Aug 25) – late & no # = 1/1.

Nashville Warbler – fall arrival at CP (Aug 27) = 1/1

N. Parula – none – nesting population very low.

Yellow Warbler – HC = 7 (Aug 11) = 18/6.

Chestnut-sided Warbler – fall arrival juv at CP (Aug 21), w/ HC = 5 (Aug 31) = 18/7.

Black throated Green Warbler – fall arrival at CP (Aug 19), + 2 (Aug 27) = 3/2.

Blackburnian Warbler - fall arrival at CP (Aug 24), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 31) = 5/3.

Yellow-throated Warbler – one at Marine Pt (Aug 2) & another there (Aug 21) = 2/2.

Black & white Warbler – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Aug 23), w/HC = 4 (Aug 31) = 9/5.

Am. Redstart – fall arrival 3♀ at Lin Gds & WP (Aug 2 3), w/HC = also 3 (Aug 29) = 13/6. Late & poor #.

Prothonotary Warbler –3 singles, at CP/ RSP (Aug 1, 4 & 24) = 3/3.

Ovenbird – fall arrival at CP (Aug 24), w/HC = 4 (Aug 29) = 6/3.

Northern Waterthrush – fall arrival at Sangchris (Aug 22) = 1/1.

Common Yellowthroat – HC = 6 (Aug 2) = 43/16 were % all SR. None seen after Aug 24 – molt?

Canada Warbler – fall arrival at CP (Aug 21), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 27) = 6/4.

Yellow-breasted Chat – HC = 4 at CP (Aug 1 & 21) -2 hy seen Aug 21 = 12/6.

Summer Tanager – 8 singles from (Aug 2 – 23), mostly at CP/RSP.

Scarlet Tanager – HC = 2 (Aug 2 & 14) + 4 singles (Aug 3 – 27), a ♂at CP still in alt plumage Aug 14.

N. Cardinal – HC = 23 (Aug 14), seen every day.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak – HC = 2 (Aug 9) + 3 singles (Aug 1, 10 & 18) – very poor #.

Blue Grosbeak – HC = 6 (Aug 16), found 43 birds on 17 days in August.

Indigo Bunting – HC = 13 (Aug 2), seen every day.

Dickcissel – HC = 13 (Aug 10), seen on 13 days in Aug.

E. Towhee – HC = 5 (Aug 19 & 21) seen on 22 days.

Chipping Sparrow – HC = 9 (Aug 26) seen on 27 days.

Field Sparrow – HC = 7 (Aug 10) seen on 8 days.

Vesper Sparrow – all near Sangchris – one (Aug 14) & 3(2 adults & 1 hy) on (Aug 25).

Grasshopper Sparrow – one w/ some molt along at Marsh Road (Aug 10).

Song Sparrow – HC = 9 (Aug 11), seen 24 days, with # dropping due to molt August 27.

Red-winged Blackbird – HC = 25 (Aug 30), seen 15 days – poor # for this usually abundant bird.

E. Meadowlark – HC = 12 (Aug 8), seen on 8 days.

Common Grackle – HC = 400 (Aug 9), seen on 20 days – low #.

Brown-headed Cowbird – HC = 305 (Aug 13), seen on 22 days – low #.

Orchard Oriole - only one ♀last seen north of Sangchris (Aug 28).

Baltimore Oriole – HC = 7 (Aug 17), seen on 27 days – poor fall flight.

House Finch – HC = 25 (Aug 21), seen on 30 days.

Am. Goldfinch - HC = 11 (Aug 16), seen every day.

House Sparrow – present.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow – HC = 6 (Aug 10), seen on 7 days.


Total field days = 31

Total hours for August 2019 = 247

Total species for August 2019 = 143.


The weather was hot on 13 days (85° or above) with the high temp 92º on August 19. After the 21st tempertures cooled somewhat. The lowest high was 74° on August 30. Most lows were in the 60s and 50s with the lowest low 55° on August 1, 24 & 28. The highest one day rain total was 1.55 inches on August 12, with the total monthly rainfall 3.92 inches this August. However, due to high water levels in lakes and most ponds, few mudflats were produced for shorebirds in the county. Some ponds were affected by herbicide and insecticide spraying. For example, the beach at Lake Springfield was sprayed and it took 5-6 days for the gulls and terns to come back and over a month for shorebirds to return. Black cherries, mulberries and some acorns helped provide food for many birds. The insects available to birds is difficult to assess. There continues to be disturbance from boaters, loud vehicles going way over the speed limits, people with dogs and people getting exercise, which puts a lot of pressure on wildlife in the small areas left to them. Spraying for mosquitoes may be taking a toll on the smaller (warbler-size) songbirds? I am very concerned about breeding N. Parula numbers. Blackbirds, Horned Larks and other open country birds are very low in numbers (due to agriculture?). Warblers, thus far, are late and spotty in distribution.



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Date: 10/3/19 12:46 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Local warblers cook co
With the new temperatures it appears that there are new birds moving through today. Just a little FYI in case you have time to go out. I've got now a male adult Cape May, a palm warbler, and immature common yellowthroat I believe, and a blackpoll most likely. That's just in my yard in Park Ridge.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



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Date: 10/3/19 8:20 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sábado, 12 de octubre -- Eggers Grove viaje de campo para observación de aves guiado en español
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, COS is partnering with the FPCC to bring you another bird walk in Spanish! The last one at LaBagh Woods was great fun and this time we're offering one on the south side at Eggers Grove! Hope you can join us!




Sábado, 12 de octubre -- Eggers Grove viaje de campo para observación de aves guiado en español




Únase a nosotros para una excursión de aves para principiantes en esta excelente reserva forestal de Chicago. Le enseñaremos sobre las aves y la vida silvestre local aquí en nuestra ciudad.




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Tendremos prismáticos (binoculares) disponibles que pueden usar.




Póngase en contacto con <jacobdrucker92...> si tiene alguna pregunta.




Sábado, 12 de octubre

7:30 am - 10 am

Eggers Grove

Eggers Grove comfort station: 11251-11249 S Ave B, Chicago, IL 60617


https://goo.gl/maps/QvjYmUck94WEgTKx6 https://goo.gl/maps/QvjYmUck94WEgTKx6


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Date: 10/2/19 3:54 pm
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET SABINE’S GULL - L. Shelbyville - 10/2/19
A juvenile SABINE’S GULL is currently resting on the water at Lake Shelbyville northeast of the Findlay Marina (Moultrie County). There’s an access across the bridge to the east of the marina on the north side of the road. Park at the small gravel parking lot and walk north down the hill to a point of land that overlooks the lake. In eBird, this location is called “Lake Shelbyville—Findlay Bridge East Access.” There were also two adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the marina, and likely a juvenile (poor views).

Good luck,

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon County

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Date: 10/2/19 12:02 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Wed 10-2-19
Hello Bird People,

As happened on both weekend days it was a rainy & windy day. It was
another "character builder"
day. The wind on the beach made me have to hold the umbrella straight
in front of me to block the sideways rain. This works for only the
upper half of the body with the waist down getting soaked just like on
Saturday & Sunday. But I had to walk the entire length of the beach
all the way to the "Dog Beach" as that's where Andrew A had seen some
shorebirds. Other than Andrew I only saw one other birder in my 3
hours of birding. Not many "gluttons for punishment" today!

Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (3)
Canada Goose (almost 100 at the start of the day)
Mallard (21)
Killdeer (2)
Sanderling (4)
DUNLIN (1, 1st of the Fall for me)
Ring Billed (~55) & Herring (3) Gulls
Swamp Sparrow (1, the only Sparrow I could I.D. in the Dunes)

Hedge Area

PEREGRINE (1 flying by with prey)
Chimney Swift (~20)
Crows (2)
Chickadee (3)
House Wren (1)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (1)
Gray Catbird (2, together)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Cape May Warbler (1)
Black Throated Green (1-M & 1-F)
Redstart (2)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (4)
Palm Warbler (2)
Cardinal (2-3)
ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK (2)
White Crowned Sparrow (1-AD)
Goldfinch (4)

With the conditions so bad it was a tough day to identify birds but I
did the best I could with both binos & glasses getting covered with
rain drops most of the day.

Bird-Of-The-Day to my 1st Dunlin of the Fall season &
Runners-Up to the Peregrine & the 2 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks.

Al Stokie
Finding tough going on the Chicago lakefront today


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Date: 10/2/19 7:55 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch trip CHANGED TO SUNDAY, 10/6
Winds are looking the opposite of what we need on Saturday, so the trip will be changed to Sunday, 10/6. Sorry for any inconvenience but we will likely see many more raptors because of this. You are still, of course, welcome to go on Saturday as hawkwatch monitors will be there.


If you have any questions, please email <aerintedesco...> Thanks!


The Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch in October is the best time for diversity of migrant raptors. Both Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlin are at their peak, with Osprey slowing down and Red-tailed Hawks beginning to pick up. Other migrant raptors at this time of year include Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, and American Kestrel. More unlikely, but not out of the question, are Broad-winged Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Rough-legged Hawk, and if we're REALLY lucky, Northern Goshawk! These counts can include hundreds of migrant raptors pouring over the count site. Outside of raptors, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve is an excellent location of migrant passerines, especially sparrows, in October. If the migration is not very active, we will walk around the varied habitat surrounding the watch to search for mid-October migrants.

YOU MUST RSVP for this trip! Because this stationary spot can get crowded, we are limiting it to 25 people.

Be sure to dress warm for the hawkwatch. Being stationary for hawkwatching means you need to dress warmer than expected. Bring layers for twenty degrees colder than the actual temperature. If you get to warm, you can lose a layer, but you will regret not having that extra layer or gloves if you want them! Also, you may want to bring a chair as seating is limited .

Leader: Adam Sell; <Adamwardsell...>


Sunday, October 6
9am
Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch site: https://goo.gl/maps/bziRkuLMUL62
The count site is just northwest of the parking lot, about a 100 yard walk. It can't be missed. You'll see the picnic tables as you drive into the forest preserve. Parking lot holds 45 cars so carpooling could be a good idea.




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Date: 10/1/19 6:03 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Common Nighthawks Over Kankakee
Migrating dragonflies were stopped over Cook County today in the evening. They seem to still be coming through and I was hoping to see some following nighthawks. So maybe there's more to come I'm not sure.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



> On Oct 1, 2019, at 6:20 PM, Jed Hertz <jhh_60910...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> 16 Common Nighthawk were moving south over Kankakee this evening starting at 1710H.
>
> My laterst here was on10-25-2012.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jed Hertz
>
> Kankakee Co, IL (60 mi South of Chicago)
>
> Photos/Videos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhertz/
>
> Data: https://ebird.org/region/US-IL-091?yr=all
>
> Birdscaping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMxq76yv5w0
>

 

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Date: 10/1/19 5:00 pm
From: Jarod Hitchings <jarodhitchings...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Olive-sided Flycatcher
Lifer for me along Lost Bridge Trail, Springfield in Sangamon County.
Perched in dead tree near clearing by pond. When I approached flew to tree
with leaves and I took blurry picture. The white vest is visible. Had the
two white spots on the lower back. Seemed almost like a medium sized
Kingbird with the bullheaded look. Loved this bird

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60264832

Jarod Hitchings
Sherman, IL

 

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Date: 10/1/19 4:20 pm
From: Jed Hertz <jhh_60910...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Common Nighthawks Over Kankakee
Hi all,
16 Common Nighthawk were moving south over Kankakee this evening starting at 1710H.  
My laterst here was on10-25-2012.
Cheers,
Jed Hertz 
Kankakee Co, IL (60 mi South of Chicago) 
Photos/Videos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhertz/ 
Data: https://ebird.org/region/US-IL-091?yr=all
Birdscaping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMxq76yv5w0
 

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Date: 10/1/19 2:28 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin, Techny North & Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Tuesday 10-1-19
Hello Bird People,

Welcome to October bird people! Water levels remain high at Air
Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North. So high in fact that
there is no shorebird habitat at any of those locations. And now we
are going to get more rain so I'd wait a while before going to any of
those sites. In fact Techny Basin will probably not recover in time
for more shorebirds. But maybe Techny North will.

At Air Station Prairie there are lots of Canada Geese (55) & Mallards
(90) & little else.

At Techny Basin there were D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blues (3) & Great
Egrets (2)
Also Canada Geese (5 fly-bys) & Mallards (25)
A Cooper's Hawk went after a Song Sparrow in the grass but missed.
Killdeer (5), Herring Gull (1), Pigeons (16) & Mourning Doves were all
flying by.
Land birds were Blue Jays, Crows, Eastern Phoebe (2), Robin, Palm
Warblers (2), Song Sparrow, Red Wings (2) & Goldfinches

At Techny North were D.C. Cormorant (2), Great Blues (3), Great Egret
(1), Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD), Canada Geese (2 fly-bys), Wood
Duck (3) Mallard (13), Killdeer (1 fly-by), Ring Billed Gull (1) &
Pigeon (1).Land birds were only 1 Flicker, 19 Crows & 8 Goldfinches

Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) (With help from Karen L & Jeffrey S.)

Low numbers of raptors flew by including Turkey Vulture (1), Osprey
(1), N. Harrier (1).
Sharp Shinned (1) & Cooper's (2) Hawks, Red Tailed Hawk (2) & Merlin (1)

But I was not here to see the hawks but to find Nelson's Sparrow which
has been seen here lately.Went on the pathway to look but found
several Sparrow Species that I couldn't I.D. & 1 Savannah Sparrow. No
Nelson's Sparrow! About 30 min later I made pass #2 in the same area &
this time I found one NELSON'S SPARROW which was nice enough to sit up
where I could see it for 2 min.

Bird-Of-The-Day to that one cooperative (eventually) Nelson's Sparrow
& Runners-Up
to the flying Osprey & the adult Black Crowned Night Heron at Techny North

Al Stokie
In Cook & Lake Co's today


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Date: 10/1/19 7:22 am
From: <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Update on Limpkin and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks
After discussion with southern Illinois birding guru Keith McMullen, I would like to add a qualifier to my previous post. One of the groups of 9 that I mentioned may, in fact, have been the female BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK and her brood. Although we were unable to see features that would have indicated that, the lighting conditions and distance could have made it so we were unable to detect those details. It turns out that Keith had 21 Fulvous and 9 Black-bellied at the locations I described when he was there on Friday (presumably when the lighting was more favorable). I want to thank Keith for his input.


Mike Madsen
Woodridge, IL
Du Page County
 

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Date: 10/1/19 5:39 am
From: <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Update on Limpkin and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks
On Sunday, Bob Fisher and I ventured down to the LIMPKIN site at Borah Lake near Olney. We arrived at the same time as the very helpful homeowners (Benjamin & Leslie), who soon pointed out that the Limpkin was preening on a bare branch overhanging the water. State bird number one! After spending the night at Nashville, we did a little county birding on our way to Merrimac yesterday morning. Upon our arrival, we found no water birds at all in the rapidly receding pool of water at Merrimac. At that point we ascended to the top of the levee and drove north on the two track road on the levee (narrow - no room for another car to pass). About a quarter mile to the north, there was a pool of shallow water on the east side with many birds, including 12 FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCKS - state bird number two! A second stretch of shallow water about a mile north of Merrimac had two additional groups of Fulvous Whistling-Ducks with 9 in each group for a remarkable total of 30 within this three quarter mile stretch of the levee. A long journey (735 miles for the two days) with a happy ending.


Mike Madsen
Woodridge, IL
Du Page county
 

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Date: 9/30/19 4:51 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Yellowstarts
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48823725286/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Many new ones since yesterday, BH vireo, Connecticut w., Nashville w., and more Yellowstarts.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/30/19 1:41 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Monday 9-30-19
Hello Bird People,

Decided to end September with a visit to the Botanic Garden which is
where I usually go on Mondays. Seems that we have turned a corner with
respect to the birds we are seeing. It's getting harder to find large
numbers of warblers & easier to find Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes &
Sparrows. Anyway that's what I was finding today. Here's my day list:

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-11:15 a.m.)

Pied Billed Grebe (3)
D,C. Cormorant (11)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (also 2)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM)
Canada Goose (102 at the mud flats & 17 at the B.Brown Pond)
Wood Duck (16. all but 1 at the B.Brown Pond)
Mallard (9)
PEREGRINE (1 migrating south)
Coot (1)
Killdeer (3, there's a tiny bit of mud flat back)
Herring Gull (2-AD & 1-IM)
Mourning Dove (5)
Ruby Throated Hummer (3)
Kingfisher (2)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2)
Downy Woodpecker (1-M)
Flicker (3)
Eastern Phoebe (3)
Blue Jay (6)
Chickadee (6)
House Wren (1)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (1)
Hermit Thrush (3-4)
Robins (6)
Gray Catbird (H-1)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Starling (a flock of 8)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (1)
Redstart (1)
Palm Warbler (5)
Cardinal (1-2)
Song Sparrow (4)
White Crowned Sparrow (5)
White Throated Sparrow (8)
Goldfinch (~35)
House Sparrow (4)

That's 38 species at the CBG which is an o.k. total for a 1/2 day I guess.
I was at a loss as to the top bird for the day when the Peregrine flew
by going south.
So Bird-Of-The-Day will be that Peregrine & Runners-Up to the 3
Hummingbirds & the
very yellow Eastern Phoebes. A low key day indeed.

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 9/29/19 12:28 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Sunday 9-29-19
Hello Bird People,

Well I guess I didn't get enough of the wind & rain yesterday so I
thought I'd get some more today.
But actually there was much less wind & rain than yesterday in Lake
County. The radar showed a break in the rain by about 9 a.m. but the
radar doesn't pick up the light rain/mist that was still around. Once
again I used my trusty umbrella but I didn't need it all the time. As
expected the wind & blowing light rain was worse when on the beach
where I was joined at 1st by no other birders but there were 4 guys
with surf boards & 1 wind surfer for company. After all the rain the
flooded beach is very, very full of water once again.

Montrose Beach & Dunes (8:30-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1, the usual)
Canada Geese (~15) & Mallard (4)
MERLIN & PEREGRINE (1 each flying with the Merlin buzzing the bigger bird)
Black Bellied Plover (1, still around)
Semipalmated Plover (1, a late arrival, wasn't here at 1st)
Killdeer (4)
Sanderling (12)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1, sort of hanging with the Sanderlings)
Ring Billed (~50) & Herring (3) Gulls
Caspian Tern (3)
Chimney Swift (~8)
Kingfisher (1 fly-by)
HORNED LARK (1, an adult this time, showed to me by another birder)
Land birds by the Willows were Flicker (1), Starling (4), Swamp (1) &
White Crowned Sparrow (2)

Hedge Area (10-11 a.m.)

In my opinion the best bird here was an WHIP-POOR-WILL found by Andrew
A & a group from McHenry County. But search as I might I could not
re-locate it after it had flown. But that was not an easy task with
the dark, gloomy sky & my less than sharp eyesight. But I did see:

Canada Geese & Ring Billed Gulls (flying by)
Cooper's Hawk (1, fly-by)
Chimney Swift (~10)
Flicker (6)
Eastern Pewee (2) & Eastern Phoebe (2, with 1 being very yellow)
Chickadee (2)
GOLDEN CROWNED (2) & RUBY CROWNED (4) KINGLETS
Robin (2), Gray Catbird (3) & Brown Thrasher (2)
PHILLY VIREO (2)
Warblers were Magnolia (2), Cape May (2), Y.R. Myrtle (2), Blackpoll
(1), Black & White (1),
Redstart (5), Palm (2), Northern Waterthrush (2), Common Yellowthroat
(1-F) & Wilson's
Cardinal (3-4)
White Throated Sparrow (2)
Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (6)

Birds seen by me for the 1st time in the Fall were both Kinglets & the
Swamp, White Crowned & White Throated Sparrows. Too hard to find the
Nelson's Sparrows in the wind & rain.

Bird-Of-The-Day (since I missed the Whip-Poor-Will) will be the
Baird's Sandpiper &
Runners-Up to the adult Horned Lark & the 2 Philly Vireos.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/29/19 10:23 am
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 28, 2019
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: September 29, 2019 at 11:21 AM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 28, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Rain. Not very hard, mostly a misty drizzle but wet the whole time. Bad lighting as usual, the overcast sky turned most of the sighting into black on gray silhouettes. Too bad. But mostly they were robins anyway. Lots of robins. Definitely a major migration movement - read more below.
> All counts below are generally accurate or low. X = too many or too hard to count
> 22 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 2 2 flyovers, more heard later on.
> Wood Duck 2
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 3
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Great Blue Heron 1 in a tree in the usual corner of the pond
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1 Only heard it this time, near the bridge.
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 8
> Merlin 1 a fast flyover
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Blue Jay 1 Only heard it.
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Catharus sp. 1
> American Robin X at least 24 - 30. None on the ground. All were high in the trees perching or flying about in loose groups of 4 - 10 in the open areas or 1, 2 or 3 birds at a time at rest in trees in the woods.
> American Goldfinch 10
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> American Redstart 5
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60209340
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Date: 9/29/19 8:55 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/5 at Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch
The Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch in October is the best time for diversity of migrant raptors. Both Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlin are at their peak, with Osprey slowing down and Red-tailed Hawks beginning to pick up. Other migrant raptors at this time of year include Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, and American Kestrel. More unlikely, but not out of the question, are Broad-winged Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Rough-legged Hawk, and if we're REALLY lucky, Northern Goshawk! These counts can include hundreds of migrant raptors pouring over the count site. Outside of raptors, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve is an excellent location of migrant passerines, especially sparrows, in October. If the migration is not very active, we will walk around the varied habitat surrounding the watch to search for mid-October migrants.





YOU MUST RSVP for this trip! Because this stationary spot can get crowded, we are limiting it to 25 people.




To sign up, use this link: https://forms.gle/YGZXgZhE57PqpEYv9




Be sure to dress warm for the hawkwatch. Being stationary for hawkwatching means you need to dress warmer than expected. Bring layers for twenty degrees colder than the actual temperature. If you get to warm, you can lose a layer, but you will regret not having that extra layer or gloves if you want them! Also, you may want to bring a chair as seating is limited .




Leaders: Adam Sell; <Adamwardsell...>; Scott Judd




Saturday, October 5

9am

Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch site: https://goo.gl/maps/bziRkuLMUL62

The count site is just northwest of the parking lot, about a 100 yard walk. It can't be missed. You'll see the picnic tables as you drive into the forest preserve. Parking lot holds 45 cars so carpooling could be a good idea.




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Date: 9/29/19 6:36 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Cardinals and Catbirds
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48808579003/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,My Trailcam caught these including a few G. squirrels.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/28/19 9:29 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
I went to Dixon Waterfowl Refuge in Putnam County today, where I had 88
species. Highlight was 14 American Avocets from the boat launch. Ducks
are moving. I had 13 species with 410 Northern Shovelers easily the most
common and a Black Duck easily the most interesting. 12 species of
warbler, with 17 Tennessees most common and a latish Wilson's the most
interesting. Also saw a Blue Grosbeak and a Philadelphia Vireo. On the
way there, I checked some fluddles near Morris. One on Gun Club Rd. was
full of ducks, mostly Mallards and Wood Ducks. It had a few shorebirds- 14
Killdeer, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers and an American Golden-Plover

Doug Stotz
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Date: 9/28/19 3:12 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Limpkin updates anyone?
Was present last Monday.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Sep 28, 2019, at 3:17 PM, Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Everybody runs down there for a lifer but is anyone keeping tabs on it, when it left or not. Just wondering
> Rhetta Jack, Springfield, IL
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Date: 9/28/19 3:08 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South In The Rain Plus North Pt Marina Sat 9-28-19
Hello Bird People,

Tough morning for birding as the wind & rain made it almost impossible
to see the birds.
It was umbrella birding for Bob Erickson & I at both Waukegan Beach &
Illinois Beach South.
You had to hold the umbrella directly in front of you when walking
north & directly behind you when walking south as the hard wind blew
the rain right at you. Only managed 12 species today but I guess "hope
springs eternal" as we hoped for a special shorebird to be grounded by
the weather but that did not happen. Stopped raining at North Point
Marina where we tried a "lake watch"
but the north winds didn't get us anything much.

At all 3 places we had lots of D.C. Cormorants, Canada Geese & Ringed
Billed & Herring Gulls but little else. Killdeer (2) in the parking
lot pond at Waukegan & "shorebird species" flying by at the Marina
were the only shorebirds for the day. Blue Winged Teal (4) flew by at
Waukegan & probable Pintails flew by at the Marina. Our only highlight
was a PEREGRINE flying south at North Point Marina. Wet & weary I
called it a day by 10:30 a.m.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the flying Peregrine & Runner-Up to the 2 Killdeer
as they kept me from a shorebird shutout at Waukegan. Tomorrow's
another day although it may be another wet day.

Al Stokie
Having a wet day in Lake County today


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Date: 9/28/19 1:17 pm
From: Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Limpkin updates anyone?
Everybody runs down there for a lifer but is anyone keeping tabs on it,
when it left or not. Just wondering
Rhetta Jack, Springfield, IL

 

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Date: 9/28/19 9:05 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard thrush ID
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48809080562/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Looking through Trailcam pics, think maybe Hermit t. JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/28/19 7:10 am
From: Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Singing Nelson’s Sparrow at Rainbow Beach
Good morning all,

This morning at Rainbow Beach in Chicago, one of the Nelson’s Sparrows I
encountered actually sung twice. I’ve heard of a couple of other reports of
songs from migrating Nelson’s, but this was the first time I’d experienced
it myself.

My full checklist for the day is on eBird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60172649

Good birding!
Matt Wistrand
West Chicago, DuPage

 

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Date: 9/27/19 8:39 pm
From: <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 9/28 COS Burnham Bird Walk - CANCELLED
Unfortunately, I've cancelled the walk tomorrow at burnham. My car was broken in to tonight as is without a window. Adding in the high likelihood of a rain out, we'll find a November date to reschedule. Nov is a great time for sparrows and possible rarities at Burnham!!



Carl Giometti
Chicago Ornithological Society
 

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Date: 9/27/19 5:26 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Southern Illinois Migrants, Sep 23-27
Greetings Birders,

Spent the last five mornings roaming Jackson, Williamson, Perry, and
Randolph Counties hunting for warblers and other migrants. Quite a
change from St. Paul and Gambell, where my wife and I just returned
from!
Here's a summary of my best finds, some of which I rarely see in
Southern Illinois, especially in the fall. Atwood Ridge: Canada
Warbler
Carbondale Reservoir: Bay-breasted Warbler
Rend Lake Spillway: Golden-winged Warbler
Pyramid Recreation Area: Sharp-shinned Hawk and Ovenbird
Randolph County Conservation Area: Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 Philadelphia
Vireos, and Orange-crowned Warbler
Magnolia, Black-and-White, and Black-throated Green Warblers were
common throughout.

eBird checklists with a couple of photos are at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60052978
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60078281
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60103463
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60126356
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60134850
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60151647

Good birding,
Henry Detwiler
Yuma, AZ & Carbondale, IL
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Date: 9/27/19 2:16 pm
From: 'Dyer, Beckie' <beckie.dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. July 2019
Birds in Sangamon County in July 2019


Pied-billed Grebe – 1-2 present all July at LSpfld not breeding noted on 12 days, but one juv at overflow north Rt 29 on (July 10).

White Pelican – one at Sangchris ( a cripple) + HC= 5 (July 2 & 7) at LSpfld. Seen on 28 days.

Double crested Cormorant – summering birds seen on 29 days, w/HC = 39 (July 2 & 25).

Least Bittern – one in flight over grasses at Buckhart (July 17).

Great Blue Heron – HC = 29 (July 9) 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 seen on 5 days, w/ HC = 2 (July 9 & 10).

Green Heron – HC = 2 (4x in July) seen on 8 days .One on nest at Sangchris (July 7).

Black-crowned Night-Heron – one adult at south end of LSpfld (July 21).

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – a juvenal at RSP (July 30) % hatched there, but this part of the park is not protected – photo.

Mute Swan – the 2 adults w/ one young at LSpfld (July 17).

Snow Goose – one white (July 10) and one blue and 2 white at LSpfld (July 29).

Canada Goose – HC = 225 (July 8), seen every day – some killed by vehicles.

Wood Duck – HC = 11 (July 8 &10) seen on 17 days. Still a brood of 7 at Rt 29 Bridge July 8.

Mallard – HC = 106 (July 22), seen every day. Still 2 broods at LSpfld July 31.

Blue-winged Teal – one ♂ at pond north of Sangchris (July 9).

Gadwall – a non –breeding ♂ at LSpfld (July 2 & 3).

Hooded Merganser – one at Nipper Prairie (July 4) and 5 on Rt 29 north (July 8).

Turkey Vulture – HC = 48 (July 1), seen every day.

Osprey – Fall arrival at LSpfld (July 14).

Bald Eagle – 5 adult singles (July 10 - 21), and 5 im singles (July 1 & 31), including the one hy from Hawk Valley (July 1& 18) and one hy from Sg (July 31).One im was eating a dead goose at the herbicided beach (July 12). Also a subadult (im) was at Buckhart (July 26).

Cooper’s Hawk – HC = 2 (July 20), plus 7 singles July 1 - 30.

Red-shouldered Hawk – 2 were calling at RSP (July 23) .

Red-tailed Hawk – HC = 2 (July 26), plus 11 singles July 8 - 30. Seemed scarce.

Am. Kestrel – HC = 6 (July 4), seen on 20 days w/ some hy seen.

Ring-neck Pheasant – HC = 2 (July 3), plus 4 singles through July 21.

Turkey – HC = 4 at Refuge (July 11 & 21) + 3 west of Spfld (July 4).

N. Bobwhite – HC = 4 (July 13), noted on 10 days – still spotty distribution and low #.

Semipalmated Plover – fall arrival at Cinder Flats (July 19) + one July 26.

Killdeer – HC = 168 (July 8),+ 6 other days w/100+ and seen every day. Latest young seen at Sg on July 18.

Greater Yellowlegs – fall arrival adult at Sangchris (July 15), also seen in July 18 & 24.

Lesser Yellowlegs – only one bird at Cinder Flats (July 27).

Solitary Sandpiper – fall arrival at KOA road (July 9), w/HC = 4 (July 30). Seen on 7 days.

Spotted Sandpiper – HC = 5 (July 12) w/ possible fall migrants (July 12). Two downy young at Cinder Flats July 4.

Semipalmated Sandpiper – fall arrival at Cinder Flats (July 19), w/HC = 5 (July 27).

Least Sandpiper – fall arrival at Hawk Valley (July 4), w/ HC = 40 (July 27).Seen on 19 days.

Baird’s Sandpiper – fall arrival adult south of airport (July 23).

Pectoral Sandpiper – fall arrival 2 adults at Cinder Flats (July 17), w/HC = 7 (July 27). Seen on only 4 days.

Stilt Sandpiper – fall arrival adult at beach (July 21) – only one seen.

Short-billed Dowitcher – fall arrival adult at Hawk Valley (July 7), also one adult at Sangchris (July 18 & 20).

Wilson’s Phalarope – fall arrival im at Sangchris (July 20).

Ring-billed Gull – slight increase by July 7 and # doubled by mid- July, w/HC = 260 (July 23). Seen every day, and the first hy seen (July 8). [Gray- head returned July 15 and resumed his position on top of pole ].

Caspian Tern – HC = 60 (July 31), seen every day in July. First hy (3) seen (July 21), w/ some adults feeding hy birds at beach.

Forster’s Tern – fall arrival 3 adults at LSpfld (July 14) w/HC = 4 (July 16).Seen on 5 days.

Least Tern – an adult at LSpfld beach (July 1) –photo, and seen again at Marine Pt (July 6) maybe? the same bird seen in June. Probably displaced by flooding.

Black Tern – fall arrival adult at beach (July 27).

Rock Dove – present.

Eurasian Collared-Dove – Only 5 singles (July 3- 18).

Mourning Dove – HC = 34 (July 27), seen every day,w/ some hy seen.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – HC = 5 (July 12 & 30), noted on 19 days in July.

E. Screech Owl – one red phase found DOR on east Lake Drive (July 11).

Barred Owl – 3 singles between (July 10 – 22).

Common Nighthawk – HC = 2 (July 10) + 12 singles at Park South (July 1 - 27).

Chimney Swift – HC = 15 (July 15), seen on 22 days - lower # - less insects at feeding altitude?

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – HC = 4 (July 8 & 27),seen on 15 days - lower #. Possible fall migrants by mid- July.

Belted Kingfisher – HC = 3 (July 10, 19 & 23), noted on 9 days.

Red-headed Woodpecker – HC = 10 (July 5, 7 & 12), seen every day in July.

Red-bellied Woodpecker – HC = 10 (July 7 & 12), seen every day in July .

Downy Woodpecker – HC = 6 (6x in July ) – noted 29 days.

Hairy Woodpecker – only 2 singles (July 7 & 12).

N. Flicker – HC = 8 (July 8), seen on 28 days.

Pileated Woodpecker – HC = 2 (4x in July ) + 6 singles.

E. Wood-Pewee – HC = 6 (July 12), very low # and missed on 5 days in July.

Acadian Flycatcher –3 singles, KOA road (July 7), Irwin Bridge (July 8), and RSP (July 23).

Willow Flycatcher –HC = 3 (July 27), + 4 singles (July 1 – 22).

E. Phoebe – HC = 5 (July 15 & 21), seen on 22 days. Some hy on July 15.

Great Crested Flycatcher – HC = 5 (July 15) – missed on 5 days..

E. Kingbird – HC = 13 (July 25) – seen every day, & some adults w/ fledged yg.

Prairie Horned Lark – only seen on 4 days, w/ HC= 2. Lowest # ever - see graph.

Purple Martin – began to gather into roost at LSpfld @ (July 10), w/HC = 81 (July 24).Seen every day.

Tree Swallow – HC = 3 (July 28), w/ small # in several areas. Seen on 13 days.

N. Rough-wing Swallow – HC = 9 (July 1), seen on 5 days. Small # and hy July 6.

Bank Swallow – HC = 4 (July 11),seen 7 days & w/ much lower # this year and ceasing after July 15. Colony at Cinder Flats almost gone!

Cliff Swallow – HC = 88 (July 13), seen on 27 days, but # low for Lindsay bridge area. Some seen along country roads.

Barn Swallow – HC = 40 (July 27), seen every day. Many hy and family groups seen.

Blue Jay – HC = 18 (July 7), seen every day and some hy present.

Am. Crow – HC = 52 (July 27) 49 in one flock at Sg, noted every day in July and family groups seen.

Fish Crow – HC = 5 at Sg (July 31), + one there (July 7 & 28) and one (July 10) & 2(July 20) at RSP. Nesting in bottomland in both areas probable.

Black-capped Chickadee – HC = 7 (July 6), w/ some hy noted, but missed on 4 days.

Tufted Titmouse – HC = 10 (July 7 & 8), some hy seen and birds noted every day in July.

White-breasted Nuthatch – HC = 10 (July 12), seen every day, w/ some family groups.

Carolina Wren – HC = 10 (July 22), and seen/heard every day.

House Wren – HC = 13 (July 2), w/ some hy seen and birds noted every day.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – HC = 3 (3x in July) – few at RSP (because of insecticide spraying?). Noted birds on 7 days.

E. Bluebird – HC = 16 (July 22 & 24) –seen on 27 days, + a # of young seen.

Wood Thrush – HC = 4 (July 20), w/ birds seen on 17 days. See list of areas.

Am. Robin – HC = 32 (July 22), seen every day- some fledged young. Dawn chorus over by July 27.

Gray Catbird – HC = 12 (July 27), seen on 29 days. Adult w/fledged young July 14 + several family groups seen.

N. Mockingbird – HC = 2 (July 8) - low #, seen on 4 days in July.

Brown Thrasher – HC = 7 (July 3), a few young seen. Birds seen on 20 days.

Cedar Waxwing – HC = 7 (July 30), seen on 7 days. Very few breeding this year.

European Starling – present.

White-eyed Vireo – 6 singles –mostly singing ♂♂.

Bell’s Vireo – HC = 5 (July 27), seen on 5 days - not as vocal this summer.

Yellow-throated Vireo – HC = 3 (July 31) when an adult + 2 fledged young were seen. Also 5 singles were seen (July 7 – 24) - very low #.

Warbling Vireo – HC = 6 (July 8 & 17), seen/heard on 28 days.

Red-eyed Vireo – HC = 6 (July 14), birds seen on 16 days. Adult w/ hy July 24.

N. Parula – one hy at RSP (July 19), many of the smaller passerines seem to be missing.

Yellow Warbler – HC = 2 (July 27) including hy at Cinder Flats. Seen on 5 days, w/ fall arrival ? at Marine Pt (July 19).

Yellow-throated Warbler – 6 singles (July 6 – 19), one at Marine Pt (July 6) possible migrant.

Am. Redstart - ♂ at Buckhart (July 17) was probable SR.

Prothonotary Warbler – adult & hy at RSP (July 10), a ♀ at the south end LSpfld (July 11) + one (July 12) and 2 ♂at RSP (July 19)..

Kentucky Warbler – 2 ♂♂ at CP (July 6).

Common Yellowthroat – HC = 11 (July 26), noted on 28 days.

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

Summer Tanager – HC = 3 (July 7 & 19), including ♂ w/ hy at RSP. Seen on 7 days.

Scarlet Tanager – 6 singles (July 2 – 21).

N. Cardinal – HC = 18 (July 7), seen every day. Hy noted July 2 & 5.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak – HC = 5 (July 3), seen on 9 days. Last bird a ♀ July 25 ( ♂♂quit singing?after July 12).

Blue Grosbeak – HC = 7 (July 28), noted on 20 days in July.

Indigo Bunting – HC = 21 (July 26), seen on 30 days. Fewer birds in open country in agricultural areas.

Dickcissel – HC = 16 (July 2 & 26), seen on 19 days. Many nests were % mowed under since people were mowing too early (in June & July).

E. Towhee – HC = 5 (July 7), seen on 15 days.

Chipping Sparrow – HC = 9 (July 22), seen on 23 days - w/ some yg seen.

Field Sparrow – HC = 7 (July 26), seen on 16 days. An hy at Sg July 24.

Vesper Sparrow – one (July 2) & 2 (July 7) north of Sg and 2 along Wahl Rd (July 26).

Lark Sparrow – one along Revere Rd (July 2 & 7), and an hy east of KOA (July 28).

Song Sparrow – HC = 9 (July 27), seen 26 days. An hy seen at HL creek July 20.

Red-winged Blackbird – HC = 34 (July 3) = low #, especially along roadsides – the sterile corn is taking its toll. No flocks seen, but seen every day in small numbers.

E. Meadowlark – HC = 6 (July 17, 23, & 26), seen on 17 days- a declining species in many areas.

Common Grackle – HC = 58 ( July 21 ),seen on 30 days, low numbers for this usually abundant species.

Brown-headed Cowbird – HC = 90 (July 26), and first flock seen.Noted on 27 days.

Orchard Oriole – HC = 4 (July 3), seen on 10 days and last seen (July 28).

Baltimore Oriole – HC = 5 (July 11 & 30), seen on 21 days – young seen in two areas July 6.

House Finch – HC = 51 (July 21), seen 23 days, w/ some young seen

Am. Goldfinch – HC = 12 (July 27), missed on 2 days.

House Sparrow – present.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow – two singles (July 4 & 13) west of Spfld.


Conditions were warm and dry this July, with two hot periods, July 1 – 15 and 17 - 21 (total of 14 days with 90º or above). The highest temperature was 96° on July 10 and the highest lows were 78° July 19 and 20. The remainder of the highs were in the 80s with the lowest high being 82° on July 31. The lowest low was 54°on July 23. After a very wet June with considerable flooding, July was very dry with a total rainfall of 0.52 inches, with highest one day total 0.29 inches on July 29. So in June when there were no shorebirds there was habitat, but in July most wet areas had dried up so there was no habitat when there could have been shorebirds.

Some summer 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 that were previously good habitat. The lakes and ponds were too high and there were fewer prolonged 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 2019 = 31

Total hours for July 2019 = 225

Total species = 127


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Date: 9/27/19 12:16 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area Friday 9-17-19
Hello Bird People,

Arrived at Montrose at 6:30 a.m. & covered the beach & dunes until
8:45 a.m. & then did the hedge & lawn areas until around 10:30 a.m.
Not as many birds as the last 2 days but the beach had a few
interesting birds & a strong finish got my warbler count up to 12 &
other birders saw more. Between 10:30 & 10:45 the rains came!

Montrose Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (5)
Great Blue Heron (1 in the dunes pond, the lake & the flooded beach)
Canada Goose (29 by the flooded beach)
Mallard (12 by the beach & 26 by the pier)
Blue Winged Teal (4 in the dunes pond)
Cooper's Hawk (1 fly-by)
MERLIN (1, chased Chimney Swifts & then the Cooper's Hawk)
Killdeer (2)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1)
Least Sandpiper (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (~85) & Herring (2-IM) Gulls (On the beach only)
Chimney Swift (5)
RED HEADED WOODPECKER (1 in the big Cottonwood)
Flicker (1)
SEDGE WREN (1)
Marsh Wren (1, probable)
NELSON'S SPARROW (2, maybe 3?)
Song Sparrow (1)
Palm Warbler (2)
Goldfinch (4)

Hedge & Lawns

Canada Goose & Ring Billed Gulls (flying by & on the lawns)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Chimney Swift (6)
YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1)
Flicker (4)
Eastern Pewee (2)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Chickadee (2-3)
Gray Catbird (1)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Warblers were Tennessee (2), Nashville (2), Magnolia (2), Black &
White (1), Cape May (2),
Bay Breasted (2), Blackpoll (1), Black Throated Green (1-M), Redstart
(4-5), Palm (3),
Yellow Rumped (Myrtle) (2) & Northern Waterthrush (1)
Cardinal (3)
House Finch (1-F)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (4)

Birds seen by others but not by me included Sanderling (1), Golden
Winged Warbler,
Ovenbird, Rusty Blackbird & probably more.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the one Nelson's Sparrow that I saw very well &
Runners-Up to the Merlin, the Sapsucker & the Sedge Wren.

License Plate Of The Day to a specialty plate from Mississippi that I
had never seen before.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/26/19 4:27 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Thursday 9-26-19
Hello Bird People,

Little time for birding with many chores to do & errands to run. So I
just checked water levels at the 3 above mentioned places. Both Air
Station Prairie & Techny Basin have high water & no mud flats. Techny
North has a little bit of mud flat back but not much & no shorebirds.

Air Station Prairie (8:45-9:15 a.m.)

Only Canada Geese (42) & Mallards (39) in the west pond.

Techny Basin (9:20-10:20 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (4), Great Egret (5) & a fly-by D.C. Cormorant
Canada Goose (35 fly-bys) & Mallard (15)
Ring Billed (1) & Herring (2) Gulls
Pigeon (5) & Mourning Dove (1)
Kingfisher (1)
Flicker. Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Palm Warblers & Goldfinches

Techny North (10:30-11 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (1)
(No Night Herons today)
Canada Goose (4), Wood Duck (3) & Mallard (5)
OSPREY (1 fly-by) & Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Blue Jays & Goldfinches

Not much today in my short time birding but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Osprey &
Runners-Up to the Kingfisher & the Phoebe.

License Plate Of The Day to my 3rd Montana plate in Sept but this one
was one I've never
seen before. It had a walking Grizzly Bear on it which covered the
entire plate. 1st time for that one.

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 9/26/19 2:30 pm
From: <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Warblers at Maple Grove Forest Preserve and in the Backyard Today
Bird Cast predicted heavy migration last night, and the prediction seemed pretty accurate for Downers Grove. In our yard this morning, we had bay-breasted, magnolia, black-throated green, blackpoll, Tennessee, and yellow-rumped warblers. We also had rose-breasted grosbeak and an eastern wood-pewee. At Maple Grove FP, there were 10 species of warblers including a loudly singing ovenbird, and my first for the location, osprey! Here's my eBird checklist:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60133338 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60133338



Kirk LaGory
Downers Grove, DuPage County
 

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Date: 9/26/19 1:46 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US - 9/25 - 9/26
Hi all - I have the benefit of a little extra free-time right now, so I've
been getting out a lot more. Hit Montrose and wandered extensively the last
couple of days. Lists for both days are below.
Or if you prefer to links:
9/25 - View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60110957
9/26 - View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60129995

Certainly some good finds mixed in and plenty to see. Of note, sparrows are
starting to trickle in, and still plenty of warblers around.

Good Birding.

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 25, 2019 9:25 AM - 1:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.95 mile(s)
48 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose 15
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 1
Chimney Swift 5
Black-bellied Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 4
Killdeer 1
Least Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 100
Herring Gull 2
Common/Forster's Tern 1
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Peregrine Falcon 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Least Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
House Wren 2
wren sp. 1
Gray Catbird 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 6
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
American Pipit 2
American Goldfinch 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
sparrow sp. 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 Pics
Ovenbird 5
Northern Waterthrush 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1 Pics
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 12
Magnolia Warbler 5
Palm Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60110957

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

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 26, 2019 9:56 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.09 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 2
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Black-bellied Plover 1
Ring-billed Gull 150
Herring Gull 1
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Empidonax sp. 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 See pics
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Sedge Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Gray Catbird 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 1
House Sparrow 5
American Goldfinch 7
Chipping Sparrow 1
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Nelson's Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 4
Golden-winged Warbler 1 Pics
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 7
Magnolia Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60129995

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

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Date: 9/26/19 8:42 am
From: Kimberly Schmidt <kimberly.erika.schmidt...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NO SIGHTINGS Upcoming birding event at Cache River State Natural Area 10/05/2019
My name is Kimberly Rohling. I am a member of the Friends of the Cache and
work as a seasonal employee at the Cache River State Natural Area Wetlands
Center (Johnson County).
*I would like to invite members of your group to attend our 2nd annual Mini
Migration Sit, October 5, 9AM-Noon. With the recent study sharing that
North America has lost 30% of its bird species since 1970, I felt moved to
share this event with your group. *

The “Mini Sit” is a bird watching event where our objective is to record as
many bird species that we can in the Cache River State Natural Area near
Cypress, Illinois*. *Each team will sit in their 17 foot diameter circle
for *3* hours, tallying all the birds that they can identify by sight or
sound. Data will be recorded on eBird hotspots. There is no limit as to
how many people can sit within the circle. “Mini Sit” participants may
work in shifts, but one person must be in the circle throughout the sitting
period. If you can’t get a team together, but want to contribute
sightings, visit the Wetland Center to learn which access points are open
for counts. Passers-bys are welcome! Bring a lawn chair, binoculars or a
scope, and snacks to enjoy your morning.

*Immediately following the event, we will have a pot luck lunch at the
Wetland Center (8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, IL 62923) to learn what
species were spotted.* Feel free to bring a dish. Our “Mini sit” is a
spin-off of the “Big Sit” that will occur internationally October 12-13,
2019, when birdwatchers all over the world will sit for 24 hours to record
every species that they see. In 2018, 17 birdwatchers met at 7 count
circles within the Cache. Collectively they birded for 12 hours counting
336 individual birds of 53 species! With more eyes in the sky, we can find
even more migrants passing through the area. What is fantastic about this
event is that it inspires camaraderie among already established groups of
friends, assists with important citizen science, and provides the
opportunity for group networking at lunch.

I hope you can make it. Feel free to RSVP to my personal e-mail, so I can
count you in for lunch and send you a map of the site if needed.

Cheers,
Kimberly Rohling
<kimberly.erika.schmidt...>
Marion, Illinois
Williamson, County

 

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Date: 9/25/19 8:02 pm
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Busse Woods--south, Sep 25, 2019

Jill Anderson and I saw about 42 bird species today at Busse Woods. We visited a few areas north of Higgins, and the Boat Rental Area south of Higgins.

Highlights were high numbers of CANADA GEESE, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS and BLUE-WINGED TEAL (a large raft). We found 9 warbler species (including first decent numbers of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS of the fall for us), a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, an EASTERN PHOEBE eating a Ruby Meadowhawk butterfly, and for the last new bird of the day, an adult BALD EAGLE scaring up the 75 or so RING-BILLED GULLS on the dock (but it didn't catch any)

eBird lists with numbers are below; a few photos are in eBird also

Alan Anderson, <casresearch...>, Des Plaines

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>

1) Busse Woods North, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 25, 2019 7:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Transect
1.6 mile(s)
Comments: Jill Anderson and myself; Busse North and Busse West; cool and cloudy at first ~65-67 degrees, warming up a bit later into 70's
29 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40 Busse West on grass, in two groups
Mallard 3 Busse West, Salt Creek floodplain
Chimney Swift 20 over Salt Creek floodplain, west; likely more
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 female, appearing to catch insects in flight, Busse West looking west from cement walkway east section; perched for two short spots, mainly flying around same area
Ring-billed Gull 2 possibly more
Double-crested Cormorant 3 Busse West
Great Blue Heron 2 Busse West
Great Egret 5 Busse West
Belted Kingfisher 1 Busse North NP
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 Busse North NP
Downy Woodpecker 1 Busse North NP
Northern Flicker 7 most Busse North, NP; one Busse West
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 heard Busse North NP
Empidonax sp. 1 Busse North NP with a few warblers
Eastern Phoebe 1 near hummingbird, Busse West; caught a dragonfly (Ruby Meadowhawk) and ate it
Blue Jay 12 both locations; noisy; possible more
American Crow 3 Busse North NP, perched in trees; blackbird flock flew by them
Black-capped Chickadee 2 heard near Busse North, south of restrooms
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Gray Catbird 1
American Robin 4
American Goldfinch 4 Busse West in field
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 80 large flock in NP; possibly more
Ovenbird 1 seen in brush and tree while returning from viewing Salt Creek floodplain, Busse West
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Busse North NP
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Busse North NP
Blackpoll Warbler 1 Busse North NP
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1 Busse North NP
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 Busse North NP

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60118036

2) Date: September 25, 2019 at 9:24 PM
> Busse Woods--south, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 25, 2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM
> Protocol: Transect
> 0.9 mile(s)
> Comments: Jill Anderson and myself; 67 degrees at start warming to mid 70's and sunny by end; geese and robins along road in grass driving in, old pier area and Boat Rental area.
> 35 species
>
> Canada Goose 760 counted by 10's for most part; all along entry road with some in flight; minimum count - likely more
> Blue-winged Teal 170 large flock north edge of island north of bridge; no adult plumage males
> Mallard 20 in back of teal flock and a few in other locations
> Pied-billed Grebe 4 observed far end south of old piers in vegetation; two together and two others a bit to the west
> Chimney Swift 45 likely more; flying over the water and air catching insects
> American Coot 3 flushed from along shoreline of restoration area
> Ring-billed Gull 78 65 or so on boat rental area docks and a few others flying around
> Double-crested Cormorant 350 large raft north of restoration area, others along shore and nearby and a few on old pilings in south lake
> Great Blue Heron 1 edge
> Great Egret 3
> Turkey Vulture 1 in flight, distant closer to reservoir/dam section
> Cooper's Hawk 1 high in sky catching thermal over boat rental area
> Bald Eagle 1 adult came in and flushed gulls off docks; didn't catch any
> Belted Kingfisher 1 heard along restoration shoreline, caught brief glimse
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 on restoration area
> Downy Woodpecker 1 heard
> Hairy Woodpecker 1 heard
> Northern Flicker 2
> Blue Jay 6
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> House Wren 1 in shrubs around old piers
> Gray Catbird 1
> American Robin 65 most in grasses along entrance road
> Cedar Waxwing 2 first along old pier then flew to tops of trees to north - observed via scope then
> House Sparrow 1 top of light poles old pier area
> American Goldfinch 4
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 2 low around boat rental area
> Magnolia Warbler 1 in shrubs around old piers fencing
> Palm Warbler 8 a few around boat rental area and at least 6 on ground along road in/out
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 9 most around trees near boat rental area and a few along road edges seen on way out
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 observed with scope near waxwings
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 heard
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60118397
>
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Date: 9/25/19 5:21 pm
From: 'Gail Mikenas' <gailmikenas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sandhill Cranes
Saw and heard approximately 40 Sandhill cranes over Sundown Meadow Forest
Preserve, in Countryside IL this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

I was collecting seeds in the prairie at Sundown Meadow with another Cook
County Forest Preserve volunteer for restoration work. The cranes were
certainly a surprise!



Gail Mikenas

Brookfield, IL.

Cook County


 

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Date: 9/25/19 2:14 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach. Illinois Beach South & Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch Wed 9-25-19
Hello Bird People,

Waited to check the weather radar before deciding where to go & it
showed the rain would be less if I went north. So off to Waukegan &
Illinois Beach where the shorebirds were still weak but I found a few
hawks. Then to the Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch where we had a big Broad
Winged Hawk flight in the afternoon. Here's my lists:

Waukegan Beach (6:30-7:15 a.m.)

In the backwater inlet were P.B. Grebe (3), Canada Geese (15), Mallard
(3 fly-bys) & Coot (1)
An adult BALD EAGLE fly by north to south & the only shorebirds were 2
Sanderlings on the piers.
Gulls were few with Ring Billed (20) & Herring (14) the only ones.
Land birds were Palm Warbler (1) & roosting Red Wings (~15)

Illinois Beach South Unit (Only did the beach & the main road in)
(8:15-9:45 a.m.)

Canada Goose (8) & Mallard (3) (roadside ponds)
Osprey (1 in a tree eating a fish)
Sharp Shinned (2 fly-bys) & Cooper's (1 fly-by) Hawks
Peregrine (1 fly-by)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (2, Andy Stewart had 3 yesterday)
Spotted Sandpiper (2-3)
Sanderling (3)
Chimney Swift (11-12)
Land birds were Mourning Doves, Blue Jays & Crows

Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Again what I saw was only a fraction of what was officially counted.
For example I saw about 30 Broad Winged Hawks & the count was in the
100's. I'll just list the raptors.

Turkey Vulture (10-12)
Osprey (8-10)
Bald Eagle (1-AD)
Northern Harrier (1)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (15)
Cooper's Hawk (2-3)
Broad Winged Hawk (~30)
Red Tailed Hawk (12)
Merlin (3)

I don't like having the same Top Bird 2 days in a row but once again
Bird-Of-The-Day has to be Broad Winged Hawk as I seldom see numbers
like today. Runners-Up to the 2 Black Bellied Plovers & the fish
eating Osprey.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today


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Date: 9/25/19 11:57 am
From: scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Broad-winged Hawks over Elmhurst

A large group 50 plus of Broad-winged Hawks just flew over Elmhurst moving SW at 1:50.Scott LatimerDuPage

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Date: 9/25/19 10:19 am
From: Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings: Looking for Chicago area birder who has mentored beginners on Christmas Bird Counts
Hey folks, I'm writing a story about CBCs and would appreciate a private message to me at <sheryl.devore...> if you are a Chicago area birder -- Lake, Cook, McHenry counties especially, who does christmas Bird Counts and has also mentored beginners on CBCs. I want to show that this is something every one can get involved in if possible.   
Please let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to conribute to this story -- it would involve a brief phone interview or answering some email questions.
All best Sheryl DeVore
<847-566-4846sheryl.devore...>



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Date: 9/25/19 10:17 am
From: William Branson <auspex4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hooded warbler at Montrose in entrance circle. Seen by several birders.
Bill Branson, Cook

 

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Date: 9/25/19 9:14 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard A. redstart
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48793313721/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Very active catching bugs, flies, gnats, I put out overripe cantaloupe for the flies.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/25/19 8:29 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard flycatcher ID
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48792905488/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,I'm guessing Acadian FC. Any thoughts?JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/24/19 2:33 pm
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET a few highlights from Crabtree Nature Center Fwd: eBird Report, Sep 24, 2019
After visiting Baker's Lake and walking a few hours at Younghusband Prairie, Don Story and I visited Crabtree Nature Center (Palatine Road, Barrington)from about 11am until noon or so.

The timing (of day and year) wasn't conducive to seeing much around the feeders and we didn't: one white-breasted nuthatch and two male Red-winged Blackbirds. Not too much at Crabtree Lake either: one cormorant, 2 egrets and a handful of mallards.

Sulky Pond and Giant Hollow Trail were better for birding: four male WOOD DUCKS, at least 7 NORTHERN FLICKERS, a single CEDAR WAXWING and when we were at the eastern end, we got great looks at a low flying NORTHERN HARRIER.

After seeing many Swainson's Thrushes yesterday, it was nice to get great looks at a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH in a nearby tree in the open.

Nearing the end of the walkway (two E. PHOEBE catching insects in small over water area to the north of the path) to our cars, I heard a SANDHILL CRANE call in the distance; looking high, I saw three cranes flying towards us; they eventually flew east right over our heads, and lower. Soon a COOPER'S HAWK flew over the lot, another raptor too high up flew over, and then an OSPREY flew fairly low over the prairie to the north of the lot. Then a TURKEY VULTURE flew over us.

This late flurry of raptors and cranes was fun to see, and we were glad we hadn't headed home yet! 27 species in an hour wasn't bad. A nice end to an enjoyable morning.

Checklist from our visit there below.

I'll add some (eagle, sedge wren, crane) photos to my eBird reports to Baker's, Younghusband and Crabtree later today.

Alan Anderson, <casresearch...> , Des Plaines


> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <casresearch...>
> Date: September 24, 2019 at 3:21 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Crabtree Nature Center, Sep 24, 2019
>
> Crabtree Nature Center, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 24, 2019 10:55 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Transect
> 0.9 mile(s)
> Comments: Don Story and myself; path to building, feeders, lake, Giant Hollow Trail and birds over parking lot; more monarchs seen as well as a few chipmunks; sunny 75 degrees, breezy at times
> 27 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose X heard a flock flying in distanc
> Wood Duck 4 all males, west end Sulky Pond
> Mallard 16 four or more in lake, 6 or more in Sulky Pond, 6 or more in wetlands closer to Palatine Road
> Sandhill Crane 3 heard first, while heading to parking lot; flew towards east and over the lot (took a few photo) and then continued east
> Double-crested Cormorant 1 on log end of 'spit' in lake
> Great Egret 2 in lake along west edges; another seen along Palatine Road in north wetland
> Turkey Vulture 2 one over parking lot, one over Palatine Road
> Osprey 1 flew over prairie west to east; observed from parking lot
> Northern Harrier 1 observed from east end of Giant Hollow trail; flew low over Sulky Pond and towards southwest; good looks at white rump (non-adult male)
> Cooper's Hawk 1 flew overhead
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 immature flew in distance; possibly same or another RTHA heard call once
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 9 at least 7 in tree in Sulky Pond
> woodpecker sp. 1 in flight
> Eastern Phoebe 2 together, catching insects in small wetland to the north/right of entrance path to NC from lot
> Blue Jay 4 possibly more
> American Crow 2 heard north end of lot, saw and heard one in tree, heard a second
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2 one at feeder, another heard near lake woods
> Gray Catbird 1
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 flew into high tree east of Giant Hollow Trail, good looks at face
> American Robin 2 possibly more
> Cedar Waxwing 1 top of dead tree, north of Giant Hollow trail by itselt
> House Finch X heard around building
> American Goldfinch 4 flying around; possibly more
> Song Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 4 two at feeders east of building, one Sulky Pond, one overhead; all males
> Common Grackle 1 heard flying over
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60086660
>
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Date: 9/24/19 12:34 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk, Tuesday, 10/1






Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Wear boots-- we will likely go off-trail.




YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS TRIP! It will be limited to 6 participants. These trips will happen every Tuesday from 9/17 - 10/15. In the interest of fairness, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN TWO TRIPS. Thanks!




To sign up, please use this link: https://forms.gle/gkbFgCUdeVknAPFM9




NOTE: In order to be inclusive and sensitive to everyone's needs, this trip is appropriate for folks AGES 16 AND UP! Trips on 9/24 and 10/8 will be all ages.




Contact <aerintedesco...> if you have any questions.




Tuesday, October 1

7:00 am

LaBagh Woods


The first 6 folks to register will be contacted by Jeff with the specific meeting spot. Please look for his email the evening before the trip.


aerin tedesco
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The Chicago Ornithological Society
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Date: 9/24/19 12:27 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Elson's Hill In DuPage County Tuesday 9-24-19
Hello Bird People,

Today was my monthly visit to see Danny H & George M in DuPage County.
Picked up Danny & then found out George was coming down with the flu &
so he did not go along. He didn't miss much. Went to Elson's Hill
expecting to find lots of warblers but in the 1st 45 min only found
one Common Yellowthroat, a male. On the way back we ran into 1st one &
then another birder who had done better having run into 1 or 2 pockets
of warblers. Went back to where they had their sightings & found some
warblers but not as many as they had. But we did see a BROAD WINGED
HAWK & this time had a good look both while sitting in a tree & later
on flying by. Other birders also saw it. Here's our short bird list:

Elson's Hill (8:15-10:15 a.m.)

Canada Goose (6 fly-bys)
Wood Duck (2)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (1 fly-by)
Cooper's Hawk (1 fly-by)
BROAD WINGED HAWK (1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (5, maybe more)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (1)
Eastern Pewee (1)
Blue Jay (6-8)
Chickadee (3)
W.B. Nuthatch (1)
Robins (~10)
Gray Catbird (3)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Cedar Waxwing (4 fly-bys)
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Blackpoll (1)
Palm Warbler (2)
Common Yellowthroat (1-M)
(Seen dead along the trail was 1 Ovenbird)
(Other birders also saw Parula, Magnolia & Black Throated Green)
Cardinal (2)
Indigo Bunting (1, 1/2 blue & 1/2 brown)
Field Sparrow (1)
Goldfinch (~12)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the certain (this time) Broad Winged Hawk &
Runner-Up to the fly-by Sharp Shinned Hawk.
But sighting of the day was one Denis Kania who I used to see quite a
lot but not lately.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/24/19 11:44 am
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Baker's Lake and Younghusband Prairie, Barrington (eagles and sedge wren +)
Don Story, a friend from college days, joined me in birding at a few spots this morning.

This report will be regarding our first two stops, at Baker's Lake overlook, on Hillside Avenue, and Younghusband Prairie FP on Dundee Road.


We ended up with 23 species for those two spots.


We first spotted two adult BALD EAGLES at Baker's Lake - one on top of the rookery platforms, and one on the (grassy) spit to the southeast. Later while at Younghusband Prairie, we saw the two adults in the air over the lake and preserve, and later saw an immature eagle (not aged) over the west section.


Only a few other birds at the Lake proper ( a number of cormorants, one egret, and a killdeer plus heard a few land birds).


At Younghusband Prairie, the highlight were three SEDGE WRENS, one pair along the prairie path and one that was very tame, and even came to the edge of the path on the way to the Osprey platform, where I was able to even get a decent photo with my iPhone!


Other birds seen at these two areas included Palm Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat, E. Wood-Pewee, catbirds, Field and Song Sparrows, one Turkey Vulture and one Red-tailed Hawk, among others.


Later when I have more time I'll post about our nice Crabtree NC birds.


Alan Anderson, <casreseach...> mailto:<casreseach...> , Des Plaines

 

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Date: 9/24/19 8:19 am
From: '<bissbirds...>' <bissbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Broad wings Lake County
There are hundreds of Broad-wings migrating right now in Lake Villa. Just starting to KettleLots of migration today Richard Biss
 

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Date: 9/23/19 9:36 pm
From: Alan Anderson <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET River and Ronan Parks, Chicago on Monday
I spent about 45 minutes each in River ( Argyle to Foster) and Ronan ( Argyle to Lawrence) Parks this morning along the Chicago River

Just thought I’d mention a few birds

River Park: 14 species; four Black-crowned Night Herons ( 2 adult, 2 immature; likely family group) still hanging around on the west side of the river, in the trees and along the confluence. Male kingfisher and a flock of 9 Cedar Waxwings. Single Red-tailed Hawk, Double-crested Cormorant and Herring Gull each perched on separate light poles around the North Park U stadium field

Ronan Park: four warbler species- Magnolia, C Yellowthroats, Ovenbird and Orange-crowned ( my FOS); at least three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and at least 5 Swainson Thrush

Alan Anderson
Des Plaines
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Date: 9/23/19 8:23 pm
From: 'M.Bernat' <mbernat...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Common Nighthawk during Chimney Swift Roost watch in Kane County
A Common Nighthawk flew over Geneva tonight during a chimney swift roost watch. It was flying south. My first migrant after having struck out during my late August nighthawk watches. Only had locals.

South Chicago Wilderness birders, do you know of any chimney swift roosts? Please send me info, such as addresses and any counts. And I mean all the way to Kankakee County.

Oh what the heck, if anybody in IL outside of the CW wants to send me chimney swift roost locations and counts, do it. How many can there be?

Thanks goes to Marion Miller of Kane County Audubon for mentoring my interest in chimney swift conservation.

Mary Bernat
South Cook County



 

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Date: 9/23/19 4:09 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch Monday 9-23-19
Hello Bird People,

Fresh off my failure to see yesterday's fancy Kingbird at Montrose I
decided that maybe I could find my own special bird at the Botanic
Garden but that did not happen although I did find a few birds of
interest. Noticed that it was a "blue sky day" which means I need not
visit the hawk watches as I can't see the hawks in a completely blue
sky. But after lunch I could see clouds rolling in so I gave it a try
after all & was glad I did.

Chicago Botanic Garden (8-11:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (8)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (3)
BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (1-AD & 1-IM)
Canada Goose (42)
Wood Duck (9), Mallard (3) & Green Winged Teal (1)
Killdeer (4 on a very small mud flat area)
Herring Gull (1-AD)
Mourning Dove (1)
Chimney Swift (15-18)
RUBY THROATED HUMMER (2-F)
Kingfisher (2)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-1)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Blue Jay (6)
Chickadee (3-4)
W.B. Nuthatch (1)
House Wren (1)
Robins (12)
Gray Catbird (1)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Black Throated Green (2)
Blackpoll (1)
PINE WARBLER (1, very yellow, not a drab one)
Palm Warbler (3)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Cardinal (3)
House Finch (1-M & 1-F)
Goldfinch (20-25)
House Sparrow (2)

Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch (noon-3 p.m.)

I see far fewer hawks than the official counters like Adam S, John L &
Michael F but I wait & eventually some come in for a better look which
is what I wait for. So my numbers are meaningless but I'll show which
species I did see.

Osprey (10)
Bald Eagle (6)
Northern Harrier (2)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (~20)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
BROAD WINGED HAWK (1)
Red Tailed Hawk (15)
Kestrel (1)
Merlin (20)
Peregrine (6)

Other birds seen were D.C. Cormorants, Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes
(2) & Chimney Swifts

Although I left at 3 p.m. they had already broken the single day total
record for Ospreys with over 50 seen. Total raptors were over 250 & at
Illinois Beach they were over 300. It will be interesting to see what
both locations end up with by days end. I am happy with what I saw
although it was only a small portion of all hawks seen.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the nice looking Pine Warbler & Runner-Up to the
one adult Bald Eagle that flew by right overhead & very close.

Al Stokie
In Cook & Lake Co's today


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Date: 9/23/19 2:32 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yard cont'd cook co
So I tried to leave and then I looked out the back door and saw more birds and there was a red eyed vireo and one of the grey cheeked thrushes or another one. Then I found the brown trasher was hiding in the shrubs. And then in the side yard there was an American redstart. So hey this is pretty good right? Gotta love birding. Just when you think it's getting boring it turns on the charm.

😃😃❤️

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Date: 9/23/19 1:58 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wow yard, cook co
So the cape may/s have been here for 4-5 days now. But I was just out there and I was surprised to find a grosbeak who made their alarm call and flew from a tree with two other birds. And that was pretty overwhelming right there and then a second or two after that one moved on a brown thrasher landed in the same yew tree. Those are both records for my yard. B thrasher is one of my favorite birds and it's one I very rarely see so that was pretty awesome. Unfortunately someone was yelling on the street so it moved on and I don't know where it went.

I also have 1 to 2 grey cheeked thrushes, Swainsons thrush/es, Tennessee warbler, immature male common yellowthroat. Oh and a catbird! Wow I was about to go birding LOL. Looks like I didn't have to drive anywhere. But at this point they all look like they moved on but I know some of them are hiding as they've been doing all week. But I think I'm probably gonna go out to the preserve and see if I can beat this ha ha.

I was hoping I hadn't missed migration and it looks like they were just a little later than I expected.

Also exciting was that a Flicker was calling this morning from the neighbor's tree and I haven't had flickers here in decades but we used to get them in migration. And two Blue Jays which is nice after west Nile history… Yesterday I had two chickadees also good for the west Nile history, and basically a bunch of birds this week.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County
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Date: 9/23/19 1:15 pm
From: <gp_arts39...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET October 10: DBC Auction & Fundraiser
DuPage Birding Club
Auction & Fundraiser
Thursday, October 10
6:30 pm
Cantigny Park Visitors Center
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL
Please join us and support your club!


· Birder’s Bazaar browsing starts 6:15PM
· Cash Bar opens at 6:30PM
· LIVE Auction at 7:15PM
· “Pick Your Prize” Raffle


· FREE Admission & FREE Parking
· Fun & Fellowship

· All proceeds for DBC and the birds!
 

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Date: 9/23/19 7:04 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard C. wren singing
https://www.facebook.com/100010285603808/videos/pcb.1095744963957120/935788906773954/?type=3&theater&ifg=1Hi friends,Likes to sing in the rain and fall weather. Carolina wren pair here now.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/23/19 4:44 am
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET [mou-net] Northern Wheatear (NO LOCAL SIGHTINGS)
Minnesota bird . . .

<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
770 S. Grand Avenue
Unit 3088
Los Angeles, CA 90017
CELL: 773/304-7488
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Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:07 PM
To: sd-birds listserve <sd-birds...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] Northern Wheatear



Wow! Just for Your Info.

Doug Chapman

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Subject: Re: [mou-net] Northern Wheatear
Date: September 22, 2019 at 8:43:04 PM CDT
To: <MOU-NET...><mailto:<MOU-NET...>
Reply-To: <jellisbird...><mailto:<jellisbird...>

Thanks for this post, Mike! John Ellis, St. Paul

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 22, 2019, at 7:28 PM, Michael Hendrickson <michaelleehendrickson...><mailto:<michaelleehendrickson...>> wrote:

I am only sharing this since this report because it hasn't reached the MOU
listserv.

Milt Blomberg found a Northern Wheatear around 3:00-3:30pm today between
3501-3665 Locke Avenue NW. This location is just south of Annandale,
Minnesota. (Northwest of Minneapolis )

Milt shared the sighting with photos on Minnesota County Listers & Big Year
Birders which is a Facebook Group at 3:20pm.

Several birders tried to locate the bird but no sightings were reported
until around Hosches relocated the bird in the same area at 5:20pm. Herb
Dingman and other birders along with Hosches observed the Wheatear at 5:20
pm but no location was given but I assume it was in the same area. Some
were suggesting it was in the company of some Eastern Bluebirds.

This is a significant sighting for Minnesota and I know some maybe
frustrated that when significant sightings such as this that get reported
on Social Media it rarely makes it to the MOU Listserv.

Hopefully the Wheatear will hang out long enough to allow other birders to
view it.

Good luck
--
Mike Hendrickson
Duluth, Minnesota

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Date: 9/22/19 4:34 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard A. redstart
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48778018268/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Finally got  the male here. Rain is keeping the warblers close.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/22/19 2:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes But No Cassin's Kingbird For Me Sunday 9-22-19
Hello Bird People,

Waited out the rain & arrived at 8:45 a.m. Did the beach & dunes until
10 a.m. but decided not to do the hedge area after a short look. Was
in my car when I heard from Krzys K that there was a Cassin's Kingbird
in the meadow area. Went right over but in spite of looking for over 2
hours & with many birders also looking no one had re-found it by 1
p.m. when it started to rain & I left.
Some birders were still looking so perhaps it was found later?

Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (4 on the tower & ~200 flying by)
Great Blue Heron (1, by the pier)
Canada Geese (8)
Mallard (31)
PINTAIL (1, still around)
Killdeer (3)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1)
Semipalmated Plover (7)
Sanderling (8)
Ring Billed (210) & Herring (2-AD) Gulls (On the beach only)
Common (1) & Forster's (2) Terns
Bay Breasted Warbler (1), Redstart (1) & Palm Warbler (4) all by the Dunes Ponds

Saw Eastern Pewee, Eastern Phoebe & Eastern Kingbird while not finding
the Cassin's Kingbird.

Even when I'm at the right place I miss the big ticket bird but I had
a lot of company in that.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Black Bellied Plover & Runner-Up to the
continuing Pintail.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/22/19 11:15 am
From: Jim Hully <xenospiza...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
I would go with a field guide app on your smart phone/tablet. "Birds of
Western Palearctic" is great but expensive & limited to iOS.

Cheers,

Jim

Jim Hully
Grayslake, IL
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On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 1:08 PM Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds]
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Does anyone know of any field guides or folding guides for either Morocco
> or Portugal? As far as I can tell, pickings are slim.
> We are going in December and any thoughts are appreciated.
> Thanks
> Chuck Berman
> Oak Park
> Ps We are not going on a birding trip.
>
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Date: 9/22/19 11:13 am
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
Chuck,

The Collins Bird Guide, 2nd Edition, is outstanding and hugely helpful for Europe. It comes in one of the easiest to use apps as well, which will save you having to carry the book with you.

MerlinID has a bird pack for Europe: Iberian Peninsula, which would be helpful as well (and it is free).

Good luck and safe travels,

Tamima Itani
Evanston, Cook County

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Subject: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING



Does anyone know of any field guides or folding guides for either Morocco or Portugal? As far as I can tell, pickings are slim.
We are going in December and any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks
Chuck Berman
Oak Park
Ps We are not going on a birding trip.



 

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Date: 9/22/19 11:08 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Morocco and Portugal NO SIGHTING
Does anyone know of any field guides or folding guides for either Morocco
or Portugal? As far as I can tell, pickings are slim.
We are going in December and any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks
Chuck Berman
Oak Park
Ps We are not going on a birding trip.

 

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Date: 9/22/19 10:43 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 9/28 for a trip to Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve
We'll look for various marsh and grassland species, and migrating shorebirds and waders.





Wear sturdy footwear or waterproof boots. Beginning birders are welcome and we will have extra binoculars available.




To sign up, use this link: https://forms.gle/PjEyfDcK1vHtRB166




Leader: Carl Giometti, <chicagiometti...>




Saturday, September 28

7:30 am

Burnham Prairie, 1216 E 139th St Burnham, IL, 60633


Meet in parking lot; enter at E 139th St and S Manistee Ave; https://goo.gl/maps/VJ4ciXNoXZM2 https://goo.gl/maps/VJ4ciXNoXZM2


aerin tedesco
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The Chicago Ornithological Society
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Date: 9/21/19 4:07 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
Your report will just make us all more cautious. Always appreciate your reports.

Ron Bradley

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 21, 2019, at 5:11 PM, Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Al,
>
> Your integrity, that we've all learned to love and respect, remains as always, 110%.
>
> Fran
>
>> On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 3:59 PM Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Bird People,
>>
>> 1st the apology!
>>
>> Yesterday I made a big deal of what I thought was my 1st Montrose
>> sighting of a Broad Winged Hawk. Imagine my surprise (& irritation)
>> when I got the photograph of the bird from Michael Ferguson & it
>> turned out to be an adult Cooper's Hawk! Seems I had made the tail
>> bands seem much darker & larger when I 1st saw them. Also the bird had
>> no dark trailing edge on the wings. The bird did have tail bands & an
>> outstretched tail but it was a Cooper's all the same.
>>
>> Two lessons here. When you only get a quick look at a flying bird
>> don't rush to an I.D. until you review the photos. Second be careful
>> of making the bird what you want to see instead of what it is on the
>> basis of a quick viewing. Shame on me! But there are no guarantees
>> that I won't do it again. I've always said I am no Hawk expert & this
>> proves it. Sorry for the confusion & the incorrect I.D.
>> Now for today's sightings.
>>
>> Waukegan Beach (6:30-7:45 a.m.)
>>
>> Here I was joined by Bob E & Bill & Annette M & we saw or heard:
>>
>> D.C. Cormorant (4)
>> Great Blue Heron (1)
>> Least Bittern (1 calling but would not show itself)
>> Canada Goose (17 & 7 flying by)
>> Wood Duck (2 fly-bys) & Mallard (1 fly-by)
>> MERLIN (1 on the beach at 1st)
>> PEREGRINE (1 flying by)
>> Killdeer (6 by the gravel lot)
>> Shorebird Species? (1 flying by, probably a Sanderling)
>> Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (~20) Gulls
>> AMERICAN PIPIT (1 calling fly-by spotted by Bob E)
>> Other land birds were Blue Jay (1), Palm Warbler (1) & about 100 Red Wings
>> On the roadside were Mourning Doves & Starlings
>>
>> Illinois Beach South Unit (8-9:45 a.m.)
>>
>> Bob E went to the Hawk Watch so I walked the beach with birder Marilyn & we saw:
>>
>> Canada Goose (~28)
>> Semipalmated Plover (1), Sanderling (3) & Spotted Sandpiper (found by
>> Marilyn) (1)
>> Ring Billed (21) & Herring Gull (1-AD)
>> The only land birds were Blue Jay & Crows
>> In order to get to the beach you must walk in from the hotel as all
>> other pathways are flooded.
>>
>> Illinois Beach North Unit Hawk Watch (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) (And then
>> the rains came!)
>>
>> The official total was 25 raptors but I saw:
>>
>> Turkey Vulture (2)
>> Sharp Shinned Hawk (5)
>> Cooper's Hawk (1)
>> Bald Eagle (1-IM)
>> Red Tailed Hawk (2)
>> PEREGRINE (1, flew directly above us, very nice)
>> (The counters also saw 2 Osprey)
>>
>> Bird-Of-The-Day for yesterday will be changed from Broad Winged Hawk
>> (which it was not)
>> to Cooper's Hawk in honor of all the confusion it caused.
>>
>> Bird-Of-The-Day for today will be the 2 very close Peregrines we saw
>> at Waukegan & the Hawk Watch. Runner-Up to the Pipit which would have
>> been top bird if it had been seen on the ground especially if it had
>> been doing the Pipit strut.
>>
>> Al Stokie
>> On the Lake County lakefront today doing penance for yesterday's I.D. error
>>
>
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Date: 9/21/19 3:34 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
Al,

Your integrity, that we've all learned to love and respect, remains as
always, 110%.

Fran

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 3:59 PM Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> 1st the apology!
>
> Yesterday I made a big deal of what I thought was my 1st Montrose
> sighting of a Broad Winged Hawk. Imagine my surprise (& irritation)
> when I got the photograph of the bird from Michael Ferguson & it
> turned out to be an adult Cooper's Hawk! Seems I had made the tail
> bands seem much darker & larger when I 1st saw them. Also the bird had
> no dark trailing edge on the wings. The bird did have tail bands & an
> outstretched tail but it was a Cooper's all the same.
>
> Two lessons here. When you only get a quick look at a flying bird
> don't rush to an I.D. until you review the photos. Second be careful
> of making the bird what you want to see instead of what it is on the
> basis of a quick viewing. Shame on me! But there are no guarantees
> that I won't do it again. I've always said I am no Hawk expert & this
> proves it. Sorry for the confusion & the incorrect I.D.
> Now for today's sightings.
>
> Waukegan Beach (6:30-7:45 a.m.)
>
> Here I was joined by Bob E & Bill & Annette M & we saw or heard:
>
> D.C. Cormorant (4)
> Great Blue Heron (1)
> Least Bittern (1 calling but would not show itself)
> Canada Goose (17 & 7 flying by)
> Wood Duck (2 fly-bys) & Mallard (1 fly-by)
> MERLIN (1 on the beach at 1st)
> PEREGRINE (1 flying by)
> Killdeer (6 by the gravel lot)
> Shorebird Species? (1 flying by, probably a Sanderling)
> Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (~20) Gulls
> AMERICAN PIPIT (1 calling fly-by spotted by Bob E)
> Other land birds were Blue Jay (1), Palm Warbler (1) & about 100 Red Wings
> On the roadside were Mourning Doves & Starlings
>
> Illinois Beach South Unit (8-9:45 a.m.)
>
> Bob E went to the Hawk Watch so I walked the beach with birder Marilyn &
> we saw:
>
> Canada Goose (~28)
> Semipalmated Plover (1), Sanderling (3) & Spotted Sandpiper (found by
> Marilyn) (1)
> Ring Billed (21) & Herring Gull (1-AD)
> The only land birds were Blue Jay & Crows
> In order to get to the beach you must walk in from the hotel as all
> other pathways are flooded.
>
> Illinois Beach North Unit Hawk Watch (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) (And then
> the rains came!)
>
> The official total was 25 raptors but I saw:
>
> Turkey Vulture (2)
> Sharp Shinned Hawk (5)
> Cooper's Hawk (1)
> Bald Eagle (1-IM)
> Red Tailed Hawk (2)
> PEREGRINE (1, flew directly above us, very nice)
> (The counters also saw 2 Osprey)
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day for yesterday will be changed from Broad Winged Hawk
> (which it was not)
> to Cooper's Hawk in honor of all the confusion it caused.
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day for today will be the 2 very close Peregrines we saw
> at Waukegan & the Hawk Watch. Runner-Up to the Pipit which would have
> been top bird if it had been seen on the ground especially if it had
> been doing the Pipit strut.
>
> Al Stokie
> On the Lake County lakefront today doing penance for yesterday's I.D. error
>
>

 

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Date: 9/21/19 1:59 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & An Apology Sat 9-21-19
Hello Bird People,

1st the apology!

Yesterday I made a big deal of what I thought was my 1st Montrose
sighting of a Broad Winged Hawk. Imagine my surprise (& irritation)
when I got the photograph of the bird from Michael Ferguson & it
turned out to be an adult Cooper's Hawk! Seems I had made the tail
bands seem much darker & larger when I 1st saw them. Also the bird had
no dark trailing edge on the wings. The bird did have tail bands & an
outstretched tail but it was a Cooper's all the same.

Two lessons here. When you only get a quick look at a flying bird
don't rush to an I.D. until you review the photos. Second be careful
of making the bird what you want to see instead of what it is on the
basis of a quick viewing. Shame on me! But there are no guarantees
that I won't do it again. I've always said I am no Hawk expert & this
proves it. Sorry for the confusion & the incorrect I.D.
Now for today's sightings.

Waukegan Beach (6:30-7:45 a.m.)

Here I was joined by Bob E & Bill & Annette M & we saw or heard:

D.C. Cormorant (4)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Least Bittern (1 calling but would not show itself)
Canada Goose (17 & 7 flying by)
Wood Duck (2 fly-bys) & Mallard (1 fly-by)
MERLIN (1 on the beach at 1st)
PEREGRINE (1 flying by)
Killdeer (6 by the gravel lot)
Shorebird Species? (1 flying by, probably a Sanderling)
Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (~20) Gulls
AMERICAN PIPIT (1 calling fly-by spotted by Bob E)
Other land birds were Blue Jay (1), Palm Warbler (1) & about 100 Red Wings
On the roadside were Mourning Doves & Starlings

Illinois Beach South Unit (8-9:45 a.m.)

Bob E went to the Hawk Watch so I walked the beach with birder Marilyn & we saw:

Canada Goose (~28)
Semipalmated Plover (1), Sanderling (3) & Spotted Sandpiper (found by
Marilyn) (1)
Ring Billed (21) & Herring Gull (1-AD)
The only land birds were Blue Jay & Crows
In order to get to the beach you must walk in from the hotel as all
other pathways are flooded.

Illinois Beach North Unit Hawk Watch (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) (And then
the rains came!)

The official total was 25 raptors but I saw:

Turkey Vulture (2)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (5)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Bald Eagle (1-IM)
Red Tailed Hawk (2)
PEREGRINE (1, flew directly above us, very nice)
(The counters also saw 2 Osprey)

Bird-Of-The-Day for yesterday will be changed from Broad Winged Hawk
(which it was not)
to Cooper's Hawk in honor of all the confusion it caused.

Bird-Of-The-Day for today will be the 2 very close Peregrines we saw
at Waukegan & the Hawk Watch. Runner-Up to the Pipit which would have
been top bird if it had been seen on the ground especially if it had
been doing the Pipit strut.

Al Stokie
On the Lake County lakefront today doing penance for yesterday's I.D. error


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Date: 9/21/19 1:56 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 21, 2019
> ---------- Original Message ----------
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> Date: September 21, 2019 at 2:49 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 21, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: For whatever reason, it was an extremely slow day. Warm weather but overcast and slight drizzle at the end. Vegetation still thick but every minute we saw several leaves drop. Counts below are generally accurate or low, x = too many or too hard to count.
> 17 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 10
> Wood Duck 3
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 6
> Black-capped Chickadee X probably about 4 or 5, only heard them near the nature center at the start of the walk
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard it, didn't see it
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> Catharus sp. 2
> American Robin 1
> American Goldfinch 1
> American Redstart 3 females only
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59982924
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> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Date: 9/21/19 11:51 am
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson County: White-faced Ibis, American Avocets
Greetings Birders,
This morning I spent a few hours in the Mississippi bottoms of Jackson
and Alexander Counties.
Along the Big Muddy Levee the White-faced Ibis and American Avocets
remain where Allen Gathman found them yesterday. Mixed in with them
are hundreds of Snowy and Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons,
Blue-winged Teal, Mallards, and two Greater Yellowlegs. This is the
same location (south of Grand Tower) where the Fulvous Whistling-Duck
was found by Don Mullison last month.
Farther south, there is still excellent shorebird habitat in East Cape
Girardeau, but unfortunately, not so many birds around to take
advantage of it. Good numbers of Least and Pectoral Sandpipers, but
not much else.
eBird checklists with a couple of photos are at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59972434
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59977609

Good birding,
Henry Detwiler
Yuma, AZ & Carbondale, IL
www.SouthwestBirders.com


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Date: 9/21/19 5:28 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fulvous Whistling Duck still present on 9/20
Made it to Monroe County around 4:30 PM and it started raining just as we
got off the interstate to see the duck on Merrimac Road. It must have been
Divine intervention that stopped the rain and gave us a window of about 15
minutes to see the duck before the downpours started again.

No pictures as it was misting the whole time we were there. But I did get
the scope on the duck.quickly thanks to Craig Taylor's input yesterday at
Montrose in Chicago. My wonderful wife even got out of the car in the rain
to see this one.

There was a Little Blue Heron with a Great Blue Heron in the fluddle west
of the farm house as seen from the levee. That was the bonus bird of the
day!

So thanks Craig! If someone has his email could you forward this to him
directly?

Never made it to Carlyle Lake as we got a later start than anticipated.

Black-bellied Plover and a Snipe in the morning at Montrose Beach in Chcago
and a Fulvous Whistlng Duck near St. Louis. Not a bad day of birding...

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 9/20/19 6:47 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Scarlet tanager
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48767075877/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,A grape lover. Messy to eat though. Had N. oriole, catbird, Swainson's t., N. cardinal all eating grapes today.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/20/19 4:02 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US (9/20)
Had a pretty good afternoon at Montrose with 16 sp of warblers and some
other good stuff. Nice to study the smaller terns up close. My favorite
bird was probably the skulky Sedge Wren down by the shoreline scrub, who
finally popped up for pics.

Full list below. Link with photos:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59958987

Good birding.

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 20, 2019 1:03 PM - 4:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 35
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Chimney Swift 10
Semipalmated Plover 14
Killdeer 8
Sanderling 6
Ring-billed Gull 150
Herring Gull 3
Caspian Tern 1
Common Tern 3
Forster's Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Sedge Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 12
Catharus sp. 3
American Robin 3
American Goldfinch 4
Song Sparrow 1
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 3
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 6
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59958987

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Date: 9/20/19 3:04 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-Black Bellied Plover, Pintail & Broad Winged Hawk 9-20-19
Hello Bird People,

Today I saw (with Michael Ferguson & 2 other birders) a soaring BROAD
WINGED HAWK. It was with a Copper's Hawk for comparison purposes.
Later a 2nd Cooper's Hawk flew in & one was an adult & one an
immature. The Broad Winged Hawk was a small Buteo with some color on
the chest, wide wings & big, obvious tail bands. It was much smaller
than a Red Tailed Hawk. Usually Broad Wings are only found on the
lakefront when there is a strong west or N.W wind to blow them in but
today there was hardly any wind at all so I am not sure why it was
present. The tail was missing a few feathers but the wide tail bands
were obvious. This was my 1st Montrose Broad Wing & I wonder if others
have seen any?

Beach & Dunes (7-9 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (4 in the water & on the tower on the pier)
Great Blue Heron (1, 1st about 50 ft out in the lake & then on the
flooded beach)
Canada Goose (~18)
Mallard (~10), PINTAIL (1, in the Dunes ponds)
Blue Winged (~25-30) & Green Winged Teal (I only saw 1)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1, but flew away calling after the 2nd Peregrine pass)
Semipalmated Plover (eventually up to 11)
Killdeer (5)
Sanderling (9)
(Some early birders saw a lone Dowitcher but I missed that & others saw 1 Snipe)
PEREGRINE (1, made 3 passes along the beach scattering everything there)
Ring Billed (~80) & Herring (2) Gulls on the beach
Caspian (2), Common (1) & Forster's (2) Terns
Chimney Swifts (~10-12)
By the Dunes Willows were Eastern Phoebe, Blackpoll, Palm Warblers & Goldfinch.

Hedge Area (9-11:30 a.m.)

I had 11 species of warblers but others had quite a few more including
Golden Winged, Blue Winged, Black Throated Blue (female), Mourning,
Northern Waterthrush & Wilson's & maybe more. See the ebird checklists
from Craig Taylor & Keith McMullen for a large list of warblers if
they did the checklists. My best warblers were Cape May (2) &
Blackburnian (1).

Thrushes that I saw included Swainson's (6) & WOOD THRUSH (1),
although other birders had more. Also had Gray Catbird & Brown
Thrashers. Flycatchers were Eastern Pewee & Eastern Phoebe. I spend so
much time on the beach that my land bird lists are always smaller than
the lists of others.

Had 50 species for the day & Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Broad Winged Hawk.
Runners-Up to the Black Bellied Plover, the Peregrine & the Wood Thrush.
Wish I'd seen that Dowitcher!

Al Stokie
On the Chicago lakefront today & I did fairly well even with all those
missed warblers


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Date: 9/20/19 11:07 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RB grosbeak
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48765567612/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Likes the grapes. Hanging out with Tennessee w., G. catbird, and about 20 Yellowstarts.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/19/19 11:01 pm
From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Georgetown Environment Initiative...
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/crisis-birds-north-america.html

Paul, sad report...

 

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Date: 9/19/19 1:55 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NYT Editorial by Cornell Lab of Ornithology Director John W. Fitzpatrick and Peter Marra (No Sightings)
This great front page editorial accompanies the afformentioned study released today.  /Leslie Borns


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/crisis-birds-north-america.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article
 

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Date: 9/19/19 12:09 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET New York Times Breaking News: There are 2.9 billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada now than 50 years ago, a new study found, a steep decline that stunned the researchers. (No Sightings)
New York Times does not often do bird stories but is breaking this important and distressing news.
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Date: 9/19/19 11:44 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yard birds, good, cook co
So not much yesterday (even at the des plaines river forest preserve park ridge) or this am but I looked out the window again early afternoon, hoping, and there were birds!  Had 1-2 cape may, one red-eyed vireo, bay-breasted warbler/s, swainson's and maybe missed some.  Taping but darn it just missed the cape may flaring up to warn off a bay-breasted! (even though there are a hundred berries...), I've never seen that before, it raised up its wings and slightly lurched up, the bb flew off.

I can't recall if I noted in prior messages that they are eating the yew berries which are supposedly native (evergreen shrubs/tall shrub-tree-like).  The berries come in spring and fall so I figure they know that they are there for them.  This week I haven't seen them using the other native areas except the ovenbird was on the ground under the yew tree and that is native ground cover (white-snake root, pokeweed, mare's tail, violets, etc.).
Let's see what else comes!  This is getting exciting :)

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.

 

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Date: 9/19/19 10:35 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Thursday 9-19-19
Hello Bird People,

Had quite a few tasks to do today so all I did birding wise was check
on the water levels at the above mentioned locations. Air Station
Prairie has water in the ponds but the vegetation has grown so high
when it was dry that shorebirds would be hard to see if they were
there. Both Techny Basin & Techny North are still flooded with no mud
flats or even mud edges along the stream. The only shorebirds I had
today were 1 hard to see Solitary Sandpiper at Air Station Prairie & a
"heard only" Killdeer at Techny Basin.

Air Station Prairie (7:30-8 a.m.)

Canada Goose (16, but they soon all left)
Solitary Sandpiper (1, feeding among the plants in the water)
Pigeon (2 & Mourning Dove (1) (Flying by)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Blue Jay (2), Starling (5), Song Sparrow (1 singing) & Goldfinch (H-1)

Techny Basin (8:15-9:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (6) & Great Egret (5)
Canada Goose (29 on the park lawn)
Mallard (22)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (1 fly-by) & Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Killdeer (1 heard only)
Ring Billed Gull (4)
Pigeon (2 fly-bys) & Mourning Dove (4)
Chimney Swift (1 fly-by, very high)
Blue Jay (2), Cedar Waxwing (1), Starling (6), Song Sparrow (1) & Goldfinch (4)

Techny North (9:30-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1-IM in the water)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (2)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Goose (25 in the water & 9 fly-bys)
Mallard (only 4)
Red Tailed Hawk (2 hunting)
Barn Swallow (1)
Blue Jay (1), Cardinal (H-1) & Goldfinch (1)

As you can see it was another low key day with nothing too special seen.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the Solitary Sandpiper as I wasn't expecting any
shorebirds today.
Runners-Up to the fly-by Sharp Shinned Hawk & the adult Black Crowned
Night Heron.

Al Stokie
Local birding in Cook County


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Date: 9/19/19 3:59 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Townsend's Warbler
I only had one film shot of this from California from 22 years ago and
not very good.  I thought maybe it would be a birthday bird at Montrose
on the 16th, but no luck, and haven't seen it here.  But last year on a
major bird photography trip to CA, I did have success and early this
morning, I finally got around to making a gallery of those from my huge
backlog.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/townsends/index.htm

short video is at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwRsJRkv2AM

Rob Curtis

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Date: 9/18/19 7:26 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Monk Parakeets - Kirkland (DeKalb County)
I know many birders are not on facebook, and, therefore, have not seen the
info I posted earlier on the Illinois Birding Network page. For at least
the past 2 days there has been a pair of monk parakeets in Kirkland. This
town lies along Hwy. 72; this is the north side of DeKalb County. The
birds were on Pearl St. about 1/2 mile south of 72 at Forest St. This is
in a housing subdivision.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 9/18/19 3:05 pm
From: JOHN HOCKMAN <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday, 9/24 - "Stop and Smell the Butterfies" (NO SIGHTINGS)
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club's program meeting next Tuesday will feature a presentation by Steven Mlodinow.
An increasing number of birders are expanding their interests into other areas of natural history, particularly entomology.  Steven Mlodinow joined ENSBC in 1972 at age 10, and with the club's help, published Chicago Area Birds in 1984.  He also coauthored America's 100 Most Wanted Birds and Birds of Washington (with next month's speaker Bill Tweit) as well as serving as an editor for North American Birds for over 20 years.  His photos have appeared in numerous field guides and have been used by The Nature Conservancy, Pronatura, National Audubon, and even the U.S. State Department and NASA, to promote conservation.  After along tenure practicing family medicine in the Seattle area, he continues his work as a doctor in Colorado, where he spends time observing and photographing nature's ever-present surprises.  Steven will share his journey from backyard birder to naturalist through vivid images and entertaining anecdotes, many of which involve members of ENSBC, past and present.
The meeting starts as 7:30 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Boulevard (corner of Bridge Street) in Evanston.
John HockmanLake County
ENSBC Website: ENSBC.ORG

 

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Date: 9/18/19 2:58 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Backyard cook co
Ovenbird, magnolia warbler, and swainson's thrush. Nothing earlier in the day. I think that's my first ever ovenbird for the yard.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


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Date: 9/18/19 1:27 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illinois Beach South, Waukegan Beach & Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch Wed 9-18-19
Hello Bird People,

Well this will be brief as I saw not one interesting bird today! Only
the most common shorebirds were seen & few land birds as well.

Illinois Beach South Unit/Beach Only (6:30-8:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (27 on the hotel lawns)
Killdeer (5) & Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (4) & Herring (1) Gulls plus a few fly-bys of each species.
Chipping Sparrow (1) & Goldfinch (2)

Waukegan Beach (9:15-10:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2) & Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (4)
Killdeer (4 by the parking lot)
Ring Billed (~55) & Herring (22) Gulls
Palm Warbler (1)
Song (1) & Savannah (2) Sparrows
Saw Mourning Doves & Starlings along the road out.

Brief Stop At The Ft Sheraton Hawk Watch With Vic B (11:50 a.m.-1 p.m.)

One migrating Sharp Shinned Hawk & a resident Red Tailed Hawk
Red Headed Woodpecker (1), Blue Jay (H-2) & Palm Warbler (1)

Almost nothing merits being Top Bird today but Bird-Of-The-Day will be
the one well seen
Savannah Sparrow at Waukegan & Runner-Up will be the Sharp Shinned Hawk.
I don't understand the almost complete lack of any interesting
shorebirds at these northern locations the last 2 weeks?

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/18/19 10:55 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard N cardinal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48754237806/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Eating W. hawthorn fruits, still green. Yellowstarts here in #s. so put out an overripe cantaloupe to attract flies.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/18/19 10:52 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Tennessee warbler
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48754033913/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,T. warbler here for the grapes, sipping juice from the ripe ones.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/18/19 6:26 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Carlyle Lake and Fulvous Whistling Duck questions?? No sighting
I will be driving through the area on Friday heading to St. Louis. My very
understanding wife is giving me permission to plan bird watching rest stops
along the way. They will not be a long stops as my wife, with limited bird
watching patience, will probably allow 15 TO 30 MINUTES.

I was going to stop at Carlyle Lake to see what pelagic birds I can sight
from shore. Call it a combination rest/stretch the legs while bird
watching stop. Can anyone from down that way suggest the best spot to stop
for 10 to 20 minutes, use my scope for spotting, and have the best chance
at something rare?

Same kind of question about the Fulvous Whistling Duck? What is the
highest percentage spot to see them as I have permission to look, but it
can't take all day.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

Jim Jarosz
Norridge , IL

 

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Date: 9/17/19 2:45 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Tuesday, 9/24 for LaBagh Woods Bird Walk
Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Wear boots-- we will likely go off-trail.


YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS TRIP! It will be limited to 6 participants. These trips will happen every Tuesday from 9/17 - 10/15. In the interest of fairness, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN TWO TRIPS. Thanks!


To sign up, please use this link: https://forms.gle/2r9niXhipoe1UYqB8 https://forms.gle/2r9niXhipoe1UYqB8


NOTE: In order to be inclusive and sensitive to everyone's needs, this trip is for ALL AGES. If you prefer an adults-only experience, trips on 9/17, 10/1 and 10/15 are for folks 16 years and up.


Contact <aerintedesco...> if you have any questions.


Tuesday, September 24
7:00 am
LaBagh Woods

The first 6 folks to register will be contacted by Jeff with the specific meeting spot. Please look for his email the evening before the trip.


aerin tedesco
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The Chicago Ornithological Society
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Date: 9/17/19 12:09 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Swainson's thrush
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48746312858/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Swainson's thrush has been here for 2wks now. Likes the grapes, not as shy now as 1st arrival. Might be 2 or 3 here. Calls and others sounds.Lands in the apple tree to see me in the window. Might be eating PB suet, not sure.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/17/19 11:41 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Tuesday 9-17-19
Hello Bird People,

Covered the beach & dunes from 6:45 to 8 a.m.. Then did the hedge area
from 8-10 a.m. & then returned to the beach until about 10:30 a.m. I
was told that the Townsend's Warbler was seen in the early a.m. by
several people but I & the folks I was with did not find it later on.

Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (4 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Goose (~20, early on)
Mallard (59)
PEREGRINE (1 on the tower on the pier)
Semipalmated Plover (10)
Killdeer (4)
Sanderling (17)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (98) & Herring (3) Gulls (On the beach only)
Caspian Tern (4)
COMMON (2) & FORSTER'S (1) TERNS
Land birds were Blackpoll, Song Sparrow & Goldfinch 1 each.

Hedge Area

More Canada Geese
RED HEADED WOODPECKER (1-AD & 1-YOUNG)
Downy Woodpecker (2) & Flicker (1)
Eastern Pewee (3) & Unknown Empi (2)
Crows (11 fly-bys)
Chickadee (2)
Swainson's Thrush (4) & Robins (6)
Gray Catbird (1) & Brown Thrasher (2)
Starling (5)
Red Eyed Vireo (2)

Wablers were:Tennessee (1), Nashville (1), Chestnut Sided (2),
Magnolia (3), Palm (3),
Black Throated Green (1-M), Bay Breasted (lots), Blackpolls (lots),
Black & White (1),
Redstart (5), Mourning (1), Common Yellowthroat (1) & Wilson's (1).

Cardinal (3)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
House Finch (4)
Goldfinch (~10)
House Sparrow (8)

Had 48 species for the day & Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Common Terns
which can be hard to get at Montrose. Runners-Up to the Peregrine &
the Forster's Tern.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/16/19 6:46 pm
From: Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Local bird habitat restoration
All birders are welcome to a thought-provoking and informative discussion about bird habitat restoration with some of our most active local practitioners.

Partnering for Birds Workshop

• Sunday, September 22, 2019
• 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
• Volunteer Resource Center (FPCC) 6100 North Central Avenue Chicago

In most cases, general habitat restoration techniques that restore healthy ecosystems also promote great bird habitat. However, certain birds of concern can benefit from specialized restoration and management. Join fellow stewards and bird monitors for an afternoon of presentations and discussion about management of local natural areas for both migratory and nesting birds.

Presenters will include Jenny Flexman, Walter Marcisz, Ken Schaefer, Mike McNamee, Diana Granitto, Jeff Skrentny, Katy Krigbaum, Laurel Ross and Judy Pollock.

Participants will receive a copy of the CAS publication Partnering for Birds. All birders and restoration volunteers are welcome! Bring your questions..

Presented in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Please register at this link: https://forms.gle/edH8ca36j9NAr7r67 <https://forms.gle/edH8ca36j9NAr7r67>



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Date: 9/16/19 5:32 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebird Report For August 2019
Hello Bird People,

I have been waiting to do this report when I don't have a daily report
but as that never seems to happen & Sept is already half over I guess
I'll do the August shorebird report today. This time the report
includes shorebirds seen at several Central Illinois locations which
adds to both species seen & individuals seen.

Semipalmated Plover = 44

Killdeer = 1154

Piping Plover = 8 (includes the same birds seen several times)

Black Necked Stilt = 73

American Avocet = 9

Greater Yellowlegs = 28

Lesser Yellowlegs = 346

Solitary Sandpiper = 132

Spotted Sandpiper = 177

WHIMBREL = 1

Sanderling = 110

RUFF = 1

Ruddy Turnstone = 2

LITTLE STINT = 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper = 130

Least Sandpiper = 331

Baird's Sandpiper = 4

Pectoral Sandpiper = 223

Stilt Sandpiper = 27

BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER = 3

Short Billed Dowitcher = 17

Wilson's Snipe = 5

American Woodcock = 1

That's 23 shorebird species & 2827 individual sightings.

For comparison purposes:

August 2013 = 23 species & 6448 individuals

August 2014 = 24 species & 3120 individuals

August 2015 = 28 species & 7616 individuals

August 2016 = 24 species & 4404 individuals

August 2017 = 23 species & 3181 individuals

August 2018 = 25 species & 1969 individuals

So this year's total species is at the low end of the totals &
the total individuals is the 2nd lowest of all the totals.

Next report will be for September 2019.

Al Stokie


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Date: 9/16/19 5:20 pm
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET WHISTLING-DUCKS - Monroe County - 9/15/19
Hello all,

Lora Allen and I had a very productive trip in Monroe County on Sunday, September 15th. We had family groups of both FULVOUS and BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS in locations previously posted by others. We relocated the 21 Fulvous Whistling-Ducks (two broods) that Benjamin Murphy had previously reported, including two additional adults for a total of 23!!! Lots of COMMON GALLINULES were scattered about with some other fun surprises, which included an AMERICAN BITTERN, a LEAST BITTERN, and a SORA. Here’s a few eBird reports from our journey:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59841387

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59841400

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59841502

Have a good one,

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon Co.

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Date: 9/16/19 1:52 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover program Tues 9/17 in Highland Park
This summer's widely publicized nesting of two Piping Plovers on Montrose Beach marked the first hatching of this Great Lakes-endangered shorebirdspecies in Chicago since 1955.  At Tuesday night's Lake/Cook Audubon meeting, Illinois Department of Natural Resourcesbiologist Brad Semel, volunteer coordinator Tamima Itani and several of the 150+ volunteer monitors who helped safeguard Monty, Rose and their offspring will describe the human efforts that helped deliver the happy ending to the story.
The meeting is at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. A full list of Lake/Cook programs and field trips is at www.lakecookaudubon.org

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Date: 9/16/19 12:39 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Heritage Park, Wheeling Monday 9-16-19
Hello Bird People,

It's been kind of a frantic weekend what with going to South
Globe/Chautauqua & then rushing back to Prescott Mill for the 2
Phalaropes & then going to Montrose Sunday a.m. & then going back
again for the Townsend's Warbler. So what I needed today was a low key
day with no targets & nothing I HAD to see. Therefore I went to the
Chicago Botanic Garden & was glad to see whatever I saw.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:15-11 a.m.)

Water levels are very, very high here with the mud flats being
completely under water & with several sections of the place closed to
the public due to high water. But that didn't matter as to doing land
birds which is what I did.

D.C. Cormorant (1 in the water & about 75 flying by from the Skokie
Lagoons area)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (2 at the Northern Lake)
Canada Geese (about 20 fly-bys)
Wood Duck (11)
Mallard (5)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD flying around the B.Brown Pond)
Herring Gull (2-3)
Mourning Dove (2)
RUBY THROATED HUMMER (2)
Kingfisher (H-1)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (H-1)
Blue Jay (6)
Crows (2)
Chickadee (4)
Robins (9)
Starling (7)
Warbling Vireo (1 still singing)
Most of the place was warbler free with only 3 scattered warblers
seen. But there were 2 big trees that were filled with many warblers &
most of my warbler sightings were in those 2 trees.
Orange Crowned Warbler (1)
GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER (1 very nice male)
Black & White Warbler (3)
CAPE MAY WARBLER (2-M)
Blackpoll (3)
Redstart (1-M & 2-F)
Black Throated Green (1-M & 1-F)
Palm Warbler (3)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Cardinal (3)
Song Sparrow (7)
Red Winged Blackbird (1-F)
Grackle (1)
House Finch (1-M)
Goldfinch (~25)
House Sparrow (~11 in one flock)

Also stopped at Heritage Park in Wheeling & the water is also very high there.

P,B. Grebe (2)
D.C. Cormorant (9)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (11)
Lesser Yellowlegs (A flock of 11 flew by but found no where to land & flew off)
Ring Billed (67) & Herring (1 fly-by) Gulls
Blue Jay & Goldfinch (1 each heard only)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the fine looking Golden Winged Warbler &
Runners-Up to the Cape May Warblers & the flying, adult Bald Eagle.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/16/19 10:47 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Birds! Cook co
In the last half an hour I had a yellow throated vireo (I didn't even have a single one in the spring migration anywhere) I just had a magnolia, I had a grey cheeked thrush, and a pair of male hairy woodpeckers, who have been here for at least two days, talking about territorial lines. Park Ridge yard. Meaning it might be a good day to get out.

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Date: 9/16/19 8:10 am
From: Jim Hully <xenospiza...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
Townsend’s back at same spot now - 10am.

Jim Hully

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> On Sep 16, 2019, at 8:31 AM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Townsend's Warbler continues this morning, Sep 16th, at Montrose in Chicago, Cook.
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
> Evanston, IL
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Date: 9/16/19 6:46 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
Townsend's Warbler continues this morning, Sep 16th, at Montrose in Chicago, Cook.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

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Date: 9/15/19 5:36 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
I think that's great. Big thanks to everyone involved in this success. And I'm very happy to hear about the plans to increase the nesting habitat for next year.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


> On Sep 15, 2019, at 8:32 AM, Donnie R. Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> TO CORRECT A TYPO:
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> IBET friends,
>
> Here are the breeding season results for the state endangered COMMON TERN colony that nested on the constructed raft in the Great Lakes harbor:
>
> 18 adults, 13 nesting attempts, 15 fledged young, which is by far the best results in years.
>
> High praise is due to Brad Semel, Illinois Department of Resources Natural Heritage biologist, for building (along with his Nature Preserves Commission colleague, John Nelson) the raft, and tending the colony. Thanks must also go to the U.S. Navy’s Environmental Operations, Public Works section, for their essential cooperation.
>
> The plans for 2020 are to build a 2nd raft. Keep fingers crossed.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Highland Park/Lake County
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Date: 9/15/19 4:35 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas A.M. & P.M. Sunday 9-15-19
Hello Bird People,

Waited out the rain & then arrived at Montrose at about 8:30 a.m.
Almost no birds on the beach due to a large dog running up & down the
Lake Montrose Fluddle but dog & owner left & then the shorebirds began
to trickle back along with the gulls.

Montrose Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1 in the dunes)
Canada Geese (groups of 5 & 8)
Mallard (28 by the pier & 2 in the dunes)
Blue Winged Teal (3)
Semlpalmated Plover (7)
Killdeer (3)
WILLET (1)
Sanderling (9)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (1 Juv)
Ring Billed (~125) & Herring (2) Gulls (On the beach only)
Barn Swallow (2)

Briefly checked the hedge area with Nolan L but it was so windy the
few birds that were there
refused to stay up in view for very long. Gave up & went home at about 11 a.m.

Montrose Hedge Area In The P.M.

Got a call from Craig T telling me about a Townsend Warbler seen near
the Forbidden Zone of the Hedge Area. Waited for Bob Erickson to get
to my place & then we went arriving at about 2:45 p.m. As I hoped
there were about 15 birders surrounding the area with the warbler. It
was hard to see at 1st as it wouldn't sit still. Finally Jill N found
it but as it takes forever for me to get on the smaller birds it flew
off before I could get a good look. About 5 min later, & much to my
surprise, I found it not far from it's last location. The rest of us
still needing to see the TOWNSEND'S WARBLER then had good looks until
it flew off once again & the birders just arriving had to repeat the
finding process.

I had been debating if the Willet or the Dowitcher was going to be the
top bird but the warbler put an end to that debate. Bird-Of-The-Day
will be the Townsend's Warbler (my 2nd or 3rd seen by me in Illinois)
& Runners-Up will be the Willet & the Short Billed Dowitcher.

Al Stokie
Twice at the Chicago lakefront today


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Date: 9/15/19 3:52 pm
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
Colin Dobson reports that the bird is still being seen at 5:45.

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Date: 9/15/19 2:13 pm
From: Shawn Pfautsch <pfautsch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
Townsend’s has been showing intermittently from the northeast side of the prairie for a couple hours. It’s traveling with some Black-throated Greens and other other assorted warblers.

Also at Montrose this afternoon:
- a Willet on the beach
- three Golden-winged Warblers and a Black-throated Blue in the dense trees south of the water feature.

Shawn Pfautsch


> On Sep 15, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> What’s the latest on the Townsend’s? Is it still there? Just got home from travel....
>
> -Pam
>
>> On Sep 15, 2019, at 2:08 PM, Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Here is a link to the photo on eBird:
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59827479
>>
>>
>> Alison Newberry
>> Chicago
>> Cook County
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:59:14 PM CDT, Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> My husband and I saw this warbler in the SE corner of Montrose feeding in a mixed flock around 11 am. The Merlin app is identifying it as a Townsend's. Can anyone please confirm?
>>
>> ----------
>>
>> Alison Newberry and Matt Sparapani
>> Chicago
>> Cook County
>>
>> from my iPhone
>>
>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>
>>
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Date: 9/15/19 2:12 pm
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rufous Hummingbird not seen today
To my knowledge, the Rufous Hummingbird has not been seen since 9:30 AM on Saturday.

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL

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Date: 9/15/19 2:09 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard warblers
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48739461192/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends, A few more migrants coming through like this Magnolia, and the Ovenbird. 10 or more Yellowstarts already here.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/15/19 2:01 pm
From: Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
What’s the latest on the Townsend’s? Is it still there? Just got home from travel....

-Pam

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 2:08 PM, Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Here is a link to the photo on eBird:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59827479
>
>
> Alison Newberry
> Chicago
> Cook County
>
>
>
> On Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:59:14 PM CDT, Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> My husband and I saw this warbler in the SE corner of Montrose feeding in a mixed flock around 11 am. The Merlin app is identifying it as a Townsend's. Can anyone please confirm?
>
> ----------
>
> Alison Newberry and Matt Sparapani
> Chicago
> Cook County
>
> from my iPhone
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/15/19 12:12 pm
From: Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
Here is a link to the photo on eBird:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59827479

Alison NewberryChicagoCook County


On Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:59:14 PM CDT, Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
My husband and I saw this warbler in the SE corner of Montrose feeding in a mixed flock around 11 am. The Merlin app is identifying it as a Townsend's.. Can anyone please confirm?

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Chicago
Cook County

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Date: 9/15/19 10:59 am
From: Alison Newberry <alison_newberry...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RBA: Possible Townsend's Warbler at Montrose today!
My husband and I saw this warbler in the SE corner of Montrose feeding in a mixed flock around 11 am. The Merlin app is identifying it as a Townsend's. Can anyone please confirm?


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Cook County

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Date: 9/15/19 10:55 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, adult male - Decatur - 9/11/19
Is the rufous hummingbird still being seen in Decatur?

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> An adult male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD is currently being hosted by Vicki and
> Barney in Decatur (Macon County). They have graciously allowed access to
> view the bird. Address to follow...PLEASE READ: please park in the small
> parking lot for the bike trail that is just a bit further east of their
> house. Walk the bike path west and cross the road to the last house before
> the bridge.. Walk the driveway to the backyard. The Rufous’s favorite
> feeder is the one just around the right corner of the house in front of a
> picture window. It is somewhat shy, so please stand by the garage door.
> Bring a chair if you’d like. At some point, let them know who you are and
> where you’re from. The address is as follows:
>
> 2840 W. Center Street Decatur IL
>
> Travis Mahan
> Decatur, IL
> Macon County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 9/15/19 10:35 am
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
Spent a couple hours looking earlier today, got the Red-necked, but no Red.

Oliver Burrus - founder of Whimbrel Birders Club

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Does anybody have any positive or negative reports from today (Sunday Sept 15) about the Prescott Mill Kendall County Red Phalarope?
>
>
> Thank you,
> Amanda T
> Cook Co
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 14, 2019, at 2:40 PM, Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> In addition to the Red Phalarope?
>>
>>
>> Tom Lally
>> Edison Park, Chicago
>>
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>>
>> On Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:58 PM, Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> There are now 2 red-necked phalaropes at the large pond at Prescott Mill
>>
>> Regina McNulty
>> Geneva
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>

 

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Date: 9/15/19 9:48 am
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 14, 2019

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <mhpries...>
> Date: September 15, 2019 at 11:19 AM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 14, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 14, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Just like last week for weather and dense foliage. Birds also pretty much the same but many more warblers present. Counts here are generally accurate or low; x = too many or too hard to count.
> 26 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Wood Duck 5
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Green Heron 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 3
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
> Empidonax sp. 3
> Warbling Vireo 2 heard only in two locations, on the boardwalk and near the bridge.
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> Catharus sp. 4
> American Robin 1
> Cedar Waxwing 10
> House Sparrow 1
> American Goldfinch 3
> Black-and-white Warbler 2
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Nashville Warbler 1
> American Redstart X
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59821287
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Date: 9/15/19 9:26 am
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
Does anybody have any positive or negative reports from today (Sunday Sept 15) about the Prescott Mill Kendall County Red Phalarope?

Thank you,
Amanda T
Cook Co

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 14, 2019, at 2:40 PM, Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> In addition to the Red Phalarope?
>
>
> Tom Lally
> Edison Park, Chicago
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>
> On Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:58 PM, Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> There are now 2 red-necked phalaropes at the large pond at Prescott Mill
>
> Regina McNulty
> Geneva
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>

 

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Date: 9/15/19 7:05 am
From: Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
Dear Donnie,
Thank you so much for sharing the great news. This is absolutely wonderful!
Sincere thank you also to Brad Semel for his dedication and hard work.
And to John Nelson as well!
And of course everybody else involved!

Mia Majetschak (formerly DuPage)
Pete Moxon (DuPage)

 

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Date: 9/15/19 6:32 am
From: Donnie R. Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
TO CORRECT A TYPO:




IBET friends,

Here are the breeding season results for the state endangered COMMON TERN colony that nested on the constructed raft in the Great Lakes harbor:

18 adults, 13 nesting attempts, 15 fledged young, which is by far the best results in years.

High praise is due to Brad Semel, Illinois Department of Resources Natural Heritage biologist, for building (along with his Nature Preserves Commission colleague, John Nelson) the raft, and tending the colony. Thanks must also go to the U.S. Navy’s Environmental Operations, Public Works section, for their essential cooperation.

The plans for 2020 are to build a 2nd raft. Keep fingers crossed.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County







 

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Date: 9/15/19 6:29 am
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 2019, a summer of success at Great Lakes
IBET friends,

Here are the breeding season results for the state endangered COMMON TERN colony that nested on the constructed raft in the Great Lakes harbor:

18 adults, 13 nesting attempts, 15 fledged young, which is by far the best results in years.

High praise is due to Brad Semel, Illinois Department of Resources Natural Heritage biologist, for building (along with his Nature Preserves Commission colleague, John Nelson) the raft, and tending the colony. Thanks must also go to the U.S. Navy’s Environmental Operations, Public Works section, for their essential cooperation.

The plans for 2020 are to are a 2nd raft. Keep fingers crossed.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County







 

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Date: 9/14/19 7:06 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET South Globe, Chautauqua-Beer Can Place, Prescott Mill & Kendall Co Sod Farms Sat 9-14-19
Hello Bird People,

Another of those long day equals shorter report kind of day today.
Went with Andy Sigler & Bob Erickson to central Illinois where our 1st
stop was South Globe where lots of shorebirds were reported yesterday
including an Hudsonian Godwit which had been around for several days.
Here we were joined by Jim H but try as we might we could not find
that Godwit. Also the number of shorebird species was not very high
for this location. But we saw very large numbers of White Pelicans,
Turkey Vultures & Ring Billed Gulls. Shorebirds were Golden Plover
(2), Killdeer (~35),
Black Necked Stilt (~15), Lesser (~10) & Greater (1) Yellowlegs,
Baird's (1), Pectoral (1),
Stilt (2) & Buff Breasted (2) Sandpipers. In with the Ring Billed
Gulls was 1 adult LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL 1st found by Jim H. We did
not find the young Great Black Backed Gull seen yesterday.

As we were leaving Dan W & Phil D from Rockford arrived & they had
seen lots of Phalaropes at the Beer Can Spot at Chautauqua so we went
there next. Here our problem was the distance to the shorebirds & the
heat distortion making it hard to focus. Lighting was better earlier
but we were busy not finding the Godwit! But the numbers of Phalaropes
was amazing with us seeing 5-6 WILSON'S PHALAROPES & about 30 RED
NECKED PHALAROPES. We gave up on trying to pick out a Red Phalarope
due to the distance of the birds & the distortion. Besides all those
Phalaropes we saw Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Stilt & Pectoral
Sandpipers & some Dowitcher Species?

But we heard from Dan W about a Red Phalarope seen by Steve H at
Prescott Mill in company with the Red Necked Phalarope that had been
there a few days. So with only a quick lunch stop we headed there & by
3 p.m. we were looking at 1 Red Necked & 1 RED PHALAROPE swimming
together very close to shore. Quite a good look!

Then we drove around Kendall Co checking several sod farms where an
Upland Sandpiper had been seen earlier but didn't find it. As in
compensation we did see 1 up close BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER.

Too bad we did not get to look longer at the Beer Can Spot for
shorebirds but the conditions were against us & we were in a hurry to
see the Red Phalarope.

Bird-Of-The-Day to that Red Phalarope & Runners-Up to the Wilson's
Phalaropes, the Buff Breasted Sandpipers & the Golden Plovers.

License Plate to another one from Montana although not the usual Montana plate.

Al Stokie
In Fulton, Mason & Kendall Co's today


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Date: 9/14/19 2:54 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Leg band on N oriole?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48729626937/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends, Was wondering if anyone noticed this. Foot looks swollen too.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/14/19 12:40 pm
From: Tom Lally <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
In addition to the Red Phalarope?
Tom Lally Edison Park, Chicago 


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On Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:58 PM, Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
There are now 2 red-necked phalaropes at the large pond at Prescott Mill
Regina McNulty Geneva

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Date: 9/14/19 12:34 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
Regina - one is a Red Phalarope, the other is the continuing Red-necked Phalarope
CheersSteve Huggins


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On Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:58 PM, Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
There are now 2 red-necked phalaropes at the large pond at Prescott Mill
Regina McNulty Geneva

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Date: 9/14/19 11:58 am
From: Regina McNulty <regina_mcnulty...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prescott Mill Kendall County Phalaropes
There are now 2 red-necked phalaropes at the large pond at Prescott MillRegina McNulty Geneva

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Date: 9/14/19 8:29 am
From: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Kendall County Buff-breasted Sandpiper & Golden Plovers
Note that Johnson Road is a huge traffic jam due to a farm stand event. Avoid the area for now.

I didn’t see any birds of note along Wheeler Road. The phalarope was still at Prescott Mills earlier in the morning.

Urs

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> On Sep 13, 2019, at 12:34 PM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> After picking up the phalarope at Prescott Mills I figured I'd head to Wheeler Rd. (also in Kendall County) to see if I could clean up American Golden-Plover for the year. Turns out I didn't need to go that far. As I headed south on Ridge Rd. I saw the sod farm at Johnson Rd. Thought it might be nice to find my own year bird!
> On the south side of Johnson, most of the way up the hill just west of Ridge, I found ten Golden-Plovers and one Buff-breasted Sandpiper. As with most sod farm-birding, a scope is pretty much required, but these birds were closer than they can sometimes be at Wheeler, as the sod farm here doesn't extend nearly as far south as at other locations.
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> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
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