ILbirds
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6/22/17 11:29 am 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
6/22/17 9:47 am Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
6/22/17 7:52 am <johnduran34...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Birder reconnecting
6/22/17 5:44 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
6/22/17 5:39 am <scorellis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
6/22/17 5:36 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET updated galleries
6/21/17 5:25 pm Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET lincoln sparrow in back of the yards
6/21/17 5:10 pm Davida Kalina <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
6/21/17 3:23 pm Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird Conservation Success Story
6/21/17 2:04 pm Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
6/21/17 12:55 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tri-Colored Heron & Other Birds At Illinois Beach South Unit Wed 6-21-17
6/21/17 12:04 pm Jason Newton <jasonmichaelnewton...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RFI (no sightings): Info on Tricolored Heron at IBSP
6/21/17 12:01 pm <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RFI (no sightings): Info on Tricolored Heron at IBSP
6/21/17 10:58 am stanley zatarski <stanzat1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tri colored heron
6/21/17 9:29 am <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RE: Tri-colored Heron
6/21/17 8:47 am Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
6/21/17 7:00 am Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
6/21/17 6:56 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
6/21/17 6:19 am Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
6/20/17 8:11 pm nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET TRHE still here
6/20/17 5:04 pm beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET TRHE still here
6/20/17 3:35 pm Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Singing female passerines in Illinois--NO SIGHTINGS
6/20/17 2:00 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Glacial Park, Goose Lake/Pond N.A. & Baker's Lake Tuesday 6-20-17
6/20/17 12:24 pm Scott Latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET TRHE still here
6/20/17 10:26 am Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
6/20/17 8:57 am bill schafer <bill.schafer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dickcissels at Whalon Lake in Bollingbrook
6/20/17 8:18 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
6/20/17 7:42 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
6/20/17 6:50 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
6/19/17 12:12 pm 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Northern Mockingbirds
6/19/17 11:32 am Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET rare kingbird
6/19/17 7:51 am Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
6/19/17 6:37 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By N cardinal
6/18/17 7:20 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By catbird nesting
6/18/17 1:48 pm Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
6/18/17 11:00 am Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
6/18/17 10:13 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Adventures In Southern Illinois Saturday 6-17-17
6/17/17 8:20 pm Eric Ginsburg <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson Park Dickcissel, plus a story
6/17/17 4:01 pm Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Plum Creek Field trip 6/17/17
6/17/17 12:38 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Midewin, A. Lincoln Cemetary
6/17/17 10:03 am bokmakierie <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Palos Birds
6/17/17 8:51 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Lake County
6/17/17 7:10 am Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Singing female passerines in Illinois--NO SIGHTINGS
6/16/17 8:50 pm bokmakierie <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Midewin, Pembroke & Plum Creek Nature Center
6/16/17 1:52 pm Chad B <bookman63...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Maryhill Cemetery, Niles- Dickcissels
6/16/17 1:28 pm Jay Trees <jtrees...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
6/16/17 1:27 pm Tom <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Maryhill Cemetery, Niles- Dickcissels
6/16/17 12:23 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
6/16/17 12:15 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Atkinson Little Blue & Almond Neotropic (Both Yes)
6/16/17 11:06 am Yahoo <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn osprey
6/16/17 10:54 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose - June 16
6/16/17 10:19 am Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET JxP, Tuesday, 13 June: Dickcissels, E. Towhee, dragonflies
6/16/17 10:03 am Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
6/16/17 9:38 am Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
6/16/17 7:50 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
6/16/17 7:08 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren
6/15/17 8:51 pm ERIC GINSBURG <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings - CPD meetings re Jackson Park
6/15/17 6:33 pm David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Irving Park neighborhood - Acadian Flycatcher
6/15/17 12:45 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Thursday 6-15-17
6/15/17 8:16 am Eric Secker <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Grassland Bird Nesting (no sightings)
6/15/17 6:18 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grassland Bird Nesting (no sightings)
6/14/17 3:59 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: June 17 WBC trip
6/14/17 2:19 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Burnham Prairie YCNH, AMBI, COGA, etc. (6-14-17)
6/14/17 8:26 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Tuesday, 13 June: Dickcissels, E. Towhee, dragonflies
6/13/17 6:53 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By N cardinal
6/13/17 5:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren
6/13/17 3:27 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bemis Woods field trip tomorrow
6/13/17 1:38 pm David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kankakee & Iroquois County birding
6/13/17 11:48 am Nicholas Barber <nbarber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cuckoos - DeKalb/Lee/Ogle Cos.
6/13/17 8:25 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chain O Lakes SP 6/13
6/13/17 7:48 am <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird Safe Buildings Chicago - No Sightings
6/13/17 7:44 am <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Audubon Society June 20 Bird Walk
6/12/17 8:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By catbird sings
6/12/17 1:41 pm John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least Bittern IBSP North Unit
6/12/17 1:30 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Monday 6-12-17
6/12/17 5:55 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ILYB June Overnight Field Trip to Hennepin & Hopper
6/11/17 7:57 pm 'M.Bernat' <mbernat...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Illiana Birds: Bluebird trail at Goodenow Grove, Crete Township, IL
6/11/17 2:28 pm 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Bluebird trail at Goodenow Grove, Crete Township, IL
6/11/17 1:37 pm 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn Lake & Prairie CCFP, Burnham, IL
6/11/17 12:18 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Successful Day With Breeding Birds In Will County Sunday 6-11-17
6/11/17 11:32 am Jay Trees <jtrees...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
6/11/17 9:02 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dunlin Montrose beach cook co
6/11/17 8:57 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: Dunlin Montrose beach cook co
6/11/17 7:43 am Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
6/10/17 4:58 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Migrants, 6/10 a.m.
6/10/17 4:43 pm Judy Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palos Blitz
6/10/17 3:21 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Almond Marsh, Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach South, Sand Pond Area & Middlefork Sat 6-10-17
6/10/17 3:05 pm <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Almond Marsh Neotrop and Middlefork Snowy on Saturday
6/10/17 11:53 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Midewin JCW
6/10/17 9:15 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
6/10/17 8:51 am Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bald Eagle, IBSP, Lake County
6/10/17 8:17 am Michal Furmanek <mifur2...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
6/10/17 7:00 am Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET middlefork
6/10/17 3:31 am douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palos Birds
6/9/17 6:48 pm marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
6/9/17 5:41 pm 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET middlefork
6/9/17 3:47 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least Bittern - North Pond - Fri 6/9/17
6/9/17 3:33 pm Lance Vinsel <lancevinsel...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
6/9/17 3:20 pm Lance Vinsel <lancevinsel...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
6/9/17 2:54 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:
6/9/17 2:34 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET SORRY.
6/9/17 2:24 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Sangamon Co. May 2017--REALLY!
6/9/17 2:21 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Sangamon Co. May 2017--REALLY!
6/9/17 2:19 pm <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET middlefork
6/9/17 1:49 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Some Quality Time With Wood Ticks At Orland Grasslands (North) Friday 6-9-17
6/9/17 1:26 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. May 2017 report
6/9/17 12:31 pm Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Phalarope
6/9/17 10:57 am marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
6/9/17 10:34 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By G. catbird anger solved
6/9/17 7:41 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By G. catbird anger
6/8/17 8:46 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET A bit of IBSP North & South 6-8-17
6/8/17 7:38 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Red Bellied Woodpecker predates Wren nest (no sightings)
6/8/17 6:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By G. catbird anger management
6/8/17 5:44 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least Bittern - North Pond - Thurs 6/8/17
6/8/17 5:22 pm Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Middlefork Savanna (Lake) Snowy Egret
6/8/17 2:37 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County-N.T. Cormorant & Rollins Savannah Thur 6-8-17
6/8/17 9:19 am Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Recent decisions of IORC
6/8/17 8:23 am John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Bellied Woodpecker predates Wren nest (no sightings)
6/8/17 7:14 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Nygren Neotropic Cormorant update
6/8/17 6:21 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh 8:15
6/8/17 5:16 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Neotropic Cormorant @ Nygren
6/7/17 8:46 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Baby downy woodpecker
6/7/17 6:34 pm Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Baby downy woodpecker
6/7/17 4:57 pm Jon Sleger <j.sleger...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Henslow's Sparrows
6/7/17 3:45 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Adult bald eagle Skokie lagoons cook co
6/7/17 2:20 pm Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Springbrook Sightings
6/7/17 1:18 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET American White Pelican - Pingree Grove - Kane County
6/7/17 6:49 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Henslow's Sparrows
6/7/17 5:52 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Western Kingbird Havana (No Sightings)
6/7/17 5:08 am Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/6/17 5:22 pm Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/6/17 4:37 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Western Kingbird Havana
6/6/17 4:28 pm <thompson1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Black Necked Stilt Macon County
6/6/17 3:59 pm Andy Gilbert <agilb849...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Kingbird Havana
6/6/17 11:41 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-A Few Late Shorebirds & 2 Interesting Singers Tuesday 6-6-17
6/6/17 6:46 am John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant yes Almond Marsh
6/6/17 6:00 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/5/17 7:48 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jun 5, 2017
6/5/17 7:29 pm David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose - White-rumped Sandpipers
6/5/17 6:53 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/5/17 6:27 pm Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/5/17 5:30 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Saw-whet owl gallery
6/5/17 10:34 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Almond Marsh N.T. Cormorant & McHenry Co Greenwood Avocet (Both Yes) Mon 6-5-17
6/5/17 9:33 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By A. robin
6/5/17 4:25 am Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/4/17 8:56 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Downy wp
6/4/17 7:26 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
6/4/17 6:49 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET DBC Lyman Woods Walk - 6/4/17
6/4/17 6:23 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - Sun 6/4/17
6/4/17 5:58 pm <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago South Side and more south - Morning 6/4
6/4/17 5:08 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Help with hawk and shorebird IDs (old sightings NE IL)
6/4/17 2:42 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends" & Their Cell Phones! Sunday 6-4-17
6/4/17 1:21 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Orchard Orioles increasing in cook co.?
6/4/17 12:14 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose, 6/4 a.m. - Just a Trickle
6/4/17 9:15 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP (and Calumet area), Saturday, 3 June: Ruddy Duck, Y.-b. Chat
6/4/17 7:34 am <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Avocet at Greenwood Road fluddle
6/3/17 9:29 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: eBird Report - Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Jun 3, 2017
6/3/17 7:53 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Midewin K3 Audubon trip today
6/3/17 7:29 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Jun 3, 2017
6/3/17 6:37 pm 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rock Cut State Park Saturday 6-3-17
6/3/17 4:44 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rock Cut State Park Saturday 6-3-17
6/3/17 4:24 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Cook County Big Day Help
6/2/17 8:06 pm <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cook County Big Day Help
6/2/17 2:05 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Slowdown At Montrose Friday 6-2-17
6/2/17 1:25 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET IBSP-S lake co.
6/2/17 12:24 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sangamon County Marine Point Willet
6/2/17 12:21 pm Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cattle Egret Will county
6/2/17 11:20 am David Gruver <dpgruve...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great Egrets at Burnham Prairie
6/2/17 10:38 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET June Big Day
6/2/17 10:35 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET June Lake County Big Day
6/2/17 8:17 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 10sp Warbler - North Pond - Fri 6/2/17
6/2/17 7:01 am Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Eggers Grove, Chicago (6-2-17)
6/1/17 8:16 pm Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET cormorant in bubbly creek
6/1/17 8:09 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least Bittern Chicago Botanic Garden
6/1/17 8:03 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County-Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Unit Thursday 6-1-17
6/1/17 6:40 pm Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Loon, Lake County
6/1/17 5:27 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By A robin
6/1/17 1:51 pm scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fun with State Lines
6/1/17 11:06 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Gray cheeked thrush
6/1/17 10:26 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Yellowstart w/spots
6/1/17 7:40 am Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve, 6/1 -- BBCuckoo, Olive-sided flycatcher
6/1/17 5:24 am Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Blue Grosbeak @ 87th street near South Lakeshore Drive
5/31/17 10:05 pm <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET north end of skokie lagoons
5/31/17 8:41 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Meredosia NWR, Morgan County Birding (LONG)
5/31/17 6:23 pm Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cattle Egrets
5/31/17 1:59 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Still Migrants At Montrose Wed 5-31-17
5/31/17 12:30 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cattle Egrets continue in Will County
5/31/17 11:42 am Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve, Chicago, May 31, 2017
5/31/17 10:11 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Kingbird, Arb
5/31/17 9:46 am Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Kingbird, Morton Arboretum
5/31/17 7:22 am Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Willet
5/31/17 6:24 am Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prairie warbler
5/31/17 5:57 am Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
5/31/17 4:24 am Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grey catbird in back of the yards.
5/30/17 10:36 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
5/30/17 9:24 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
5/30/17 8:29 pm <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Deadline CAS Photo Contest
5/30/17 6:31 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Cedar waxwings
5/30/17 3:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County-Sedge Meadows/Wadsworth Wetlands & Illinois Beach South Unit Tues 5-30-17
5/30/17 1:23 pm Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COS field trip to Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, Saturday, June 3
5/30/17 8:49 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings - Door County correction.......
5/30/17 8:44 am Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Learn how you can help protect migrating birds - June 7 and June 13, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
5/30/17 5:35 am David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Goose Lake/prairie
5/29/17 11:05 pm 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings - Door County - Yellow Bellied Flycatcher pic
5/29/17 9:01 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-30-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/29/17 5:30 pm joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Oh deer
5/29/17 2:49 pm Richard Stevenson <chinband4241...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Ruddy Turnstone (2 photos)
5/29/17 1:41 pm <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ohare airport chgo
5/29/17 12:37 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose - nesting Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
5/29/17 11:46 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons - Willow Road - Cook County - Prothonotary Warblers
5/29/17 11:28 am 'John Picken' <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Ruddy Turnstone (2 photos)
5/29/17 11:19 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET More Montrose Stuff Monday 5-29-17
5/29/17 11:10 am H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point , Mon am
5/29/17 9:23 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By migrants/locals
5/29/17 9:18 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose - nesting Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
5/29/17 8:24 am Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve
5/29/17 7:57 am Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose today
5/28/17 11:16 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Thoughts on breeding birds cook co.
5/28/17 11:07 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-29-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/28/17 8:45 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Schuyler county family reunion
5/28/17 8:23 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Emiquon NWR
5/28/17 8:18 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cook Co. FP
5/28/17 8:16 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose today
5/28/17 4:47 pm Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Alder and willow flycatchers
5/28/17 3:08 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose, 5/28 a.m. - Slowing Down But Still Going
5/28/17 1:16 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd. Fluddle - Kane County
5/28/17 11:42 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - Sun 5/28/17
5/28/17 11:06 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Almost No Migrants At The Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 5-28-17
5/28/17 10:52 am Sue Friscia <q4birds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Meadowlarks
5/28/17 9:05 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Saturday, 27 May: Dunlin, Olive-sided Flycatchers
5/27/17 10:10 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-28-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/27/17 8:11 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kankakee Valley Audubon trip to Aubertin's farm
5/27/17 1:41 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migration Winding Down At Ryerson, Half Day & Dan Wright Preserves Saturday 5-27-17
5/27/17 12:28 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Baird's Sandpiper
5/27/17 10:53 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rollins trip 5/27
5/27/17 10:53 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rollins trip 5/27
5/27/17 10:51 am Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake-Cook Audubon Rollins Savanna Trip
5/27/17 7:59 am Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nachusa Grasslands Highlights - Ogle/Lee County
5/26/17 10:56 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-27-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/26/17 10:36 pm 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose on Friday
5/26/17 8:33 pm <malango...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 7:09 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Magnolia w.
5/26/17 5:45 pm Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 5:09 pm Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 5:08 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By YB flycatcher
5/26/17 4:08 pm David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 4:01 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Two N.E. Lake County Beaches & Lyons Woods Friday 5-26-17
5/26/17 2:40 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 2:34 pm <malango...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 2:32 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 2:07 pm Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/26/17 12:13 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle - Kane County
5/26/17 11:46 am <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Blue Grosbeak at St. James Farm, DuPage County
5/26/17 11:30 am Timothy Huizenga <thuizenga...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Least bittern --- ISBP South
5/26/17 10:56 am 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FW: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
5/26/17 10:43 am Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snowy Egret saga at Burnham Prairie (Cook Co.) (5-26-17)
5/25/17 9:55 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-26-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/25/17 8:07 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Suburban warblers
5/25/17 6:58 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Late night catbird By
5/25/17 6:42 pm Sulli Gibson <sulli.gibson...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Glenview Trumpeter Swan, 5/25 p.m.
5/25/17 6:23 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Perkins Woods, Skokie Lagoons & Techny Basin North Thursday 5-25-17
5/25/17 5:48 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rainbow Beach - Thurs 5/24/17
5/25/17 5:22 pm Brendon Lake <brendonlake10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET O'Brien Road Sanderling - Kane Co.
5/25/17 4:10 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Swan lake Glenview cook co
5/25/17 3:43 pm <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prairie and Cerulean Warblers in Lake County
5/25/17 3:32 pm 'Anne Straight' <astraight4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/25/17 3:21 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle Shorebirds - Hampshire - Kane County
5/25/17 2:41 pm Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Les Arends Forest Preserve (Kane County)
5/25/17 1:24 pm Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
5/25/17 1:04 pm Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
5/25/17 11:37 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
5/25/17 10:34 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow-throated Wabler at Northwestern
5/25/17 7:52 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Short-billed or Long-billed?
5/25/17 7:47 am Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Short-billed or Long-billed?
5/25/17 7:35 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COLSP Cerulean Warbler
5/25/17 7:24 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prairie warbler Lyons Woods
5/25/17 7:00 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/25/17 6:11 am David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/25/17 5:15 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET South Loop unusual day
5/25/17 5:12 am Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Connecticut Warbler Douglas County
5/24/17 9:25 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-25-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/24/17 8:37 pm Kirk LaGory <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/24/17 7:35 pm <paul...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET South Loop unusual day
5/24/17 6:53 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - Wed PM 5/24/17
5/24/17 3:11 pm Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Bird ID help
5/24/17 2:55 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Counting Shorebirds At Waukegan & State Line Beaches & Illinois Beach S.Unit Wed 5-24-17
5/24/17 2:28 pm Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird ID help
5/24/17 1:33 pm Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red-headed woodpecker - YES
5/24/17 1:28 pm Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Springbrook Sightings - Bald Eagle, Mix of Warblers
5/24/17 1:09 pm <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tonight WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
5/24/17 9:39 am Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET house wren in back of the yards
5/24/17 9:01 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By ID on warbler
5/24/17 8:54 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Tuesday, 23 May: Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat
5/24/17 8:40 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Brown thrasher and warblers
5/23/17 9:59 pm <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park
5/23/17 8:54 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 5-24-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
5/23/17 7:28 pm Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palos/Sag Valley Bird Blitz
5/23/17 7:24 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 6:18 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET possibly chimney swift nest
5/23/17 6:05 pm 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 5:58 pm Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 5:02 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET American Redstart Day At Montrose & A Wild Pelican Chase In DuPage Co Tuesday 5-23-17
5/23/17 5:00 pm Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 4:33 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 4:20 pm Jay Trees <jtrees...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie River Preserve and Oriole Grove
5/23/17 4:00 pm 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 3:17 pm Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
5/23/17 2:40 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Co Avocets
5/23/17 1:54 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By G catbird
5/23/17 11:43 am Hockman John <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Field Trip to Perkins Woods Thursday (NO SIGHTINGS)
5/23/17 7:51 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snowy Egret Flyby at Montrose
 
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Date: 6/22/17 11:29 am
From: 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
Still here 12:20pm

Andrew Aldrich
Cook Co.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Tricolor heron still present at nut 11 AM. There is a large group of volunteers (50 or more) here for a cleanup day on the beach and heading right towards The Tri-colored Heron area
> Sue Zelek
> Cook cou
> Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone
>
>> On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Still here at 7:40 am
>>
>> Dan Williams
>> Rockford
>>
>>> On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:39 AM, <scorellis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> My father and I got up early this morning to see the Tricolored Heron at Illinois Beach State Park south, which was still at the same spot near the mouth of the dead river as of 7 a.m. Some other highlights of the trip included at least 5 Dickcissel in the dunes, many Brewer's Blackbirds and a somewhat cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo near 2 Sandhill Cranes in the woods adjacent to the parking lot.
>>>
>>> Ethan Ellis
>>> Lake County
>>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/22/17 9:47 am
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
Tricolor heron still present at nut 11 AM. There is a large group of volunteers (50 or more) here for a cleanup day on the beach and heading right towards The Tri-colored Heron area
Sue Zelek
Cook cou
Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Still here at 7:40 am
>
> Dan Williams
> Rockford
>
>> On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:39 AM, <scorellis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> My father and I got up early this morning to see the Tricolored Heron at Illinois Beach State Park south, which was still at the same spot near the mouth of the dead river as of 7 a.m. Some other highlights of the trip included at least 5 Dickcissel in the dunes, many Brewer's Blackbirds and a somewhat cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo near 2 Sandhill Cranes in the woods adjacent to the parking lot.
>>
>> Ethan Ellis
>> Lake County
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/22/17 7:52 am
From: <johnduran34...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Birder reconnecting
Have been out of commission for a couple years due to health and have a new e-mail address. Would like to reconnect with those I used to bird with and get their email addresses as I lost those. Have started birding portage again, mostly by ear as I have a visual deficit now. My new email address is <johnduran34...>

 

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Date: 6/22/17 5:44 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
Still here at 7:40 am

Dan Williams
Rockford

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:39 AM, <scorellis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> My father and I got up early this morning to see the Tricolored Heron at Illinois Beach State Park south, which was still at the same spot near the mouth of the dead river as of 7 a.m. Some other highlights of the trip included at least 5 Dickcissel in the dunes, many Brewer's Blackbirds and a somewhat cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo near 2 Sandhill Cranes in the woods adjacent to the parking lot.
>
> Ethan Ellis
> Lake County
>
>

 

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Date: 6/22/17 5:39 am
From: <scorellis...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET IBSP Tricolored Heron
My father and I got up early this morning to see the Tricolored Heron at Illinois Beach State Park south, which was still at the same spot near the mouth of the dead river as of 7 a.m. Some other highlights of the trip included at least 5 Dickcissel in the dunes, many Brewer's Blackbirds and a somewhat cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo near 2 Sandhill Cranes in the woods adjacent to the parking lot.

Ethan Ellis
Lake County

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Date: 6/22/17 5:36 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET updated galleries
I have started to catch up on a 4000+ backlog from migration and updated
some shorebird galleries with new additions:

http://theearlybirder.com/sandprs/wr-sandpiper/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/sandprs/wr-sandpiper/index.htm#>

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_Rob Curtis_

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Date: 6/21/17 5:25 pm
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET lincoln sparrow in back of the yards


 

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Date: 6/21/17 5:10 pm
From: Davida Kalina <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron was busy foraging at the mouth of the Dead River at 5:45
pm.

Thanks to all who've posted updates!

Davida Kalina
Naperville, DuPage County

On Jun 21, 2017 4:04 PM, "Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Tricolored heron still in the same spot as of 2:00pm when I left.
>
> Stuart Koch
> Highland Park
>
>
> On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:26 PM, "Adam Sell <adamwardsell...>
> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Bird is here. Right at mouth of dead river on a small finger that hugs the
> dunes.
>
> Be careful on approach, as you'd have to go on beach or be on dune to see
> the bird. He comes into view fast and close.
>
> Adam Sell
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:18 beau schaefer <beauschaefer...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Not seen as of 10:19.
>
> Beau
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 20, 2017, at 8:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Steve Mulhall reports a Tricolored Heron at the Dead River of IBSP at
> 8:00am this morning. Just read the text.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake county
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 6/21/17 3:23 pm
From: Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird Conservation Success Story
The first of this year’s Bird Conservation Success Story walks will be held this Saturday; all are welcome to see great birds and hear an inspiring story of effective conservation:

Sat, Jun 24 • 7:30 am
Bird Conservation Success Story

Poplar Creek Equestrian Parking, Streamwood
Schaumburg Road Grasslands is a scenic mosaic of grasslands, oak/hickory woodlands and shrubland. It is a large ecological restoration project whose number one priority is grassland birds. In fact the population of 3 of its grassland birds, Eastern Meadowlarks, Henslow’s Sparrows and Bobolinks, has expanded rapidly since its inception 8 years ago. Join steward and bird monitors Steve and Jill Flexman and Jenny Vogt, and FPCC Deputy Director of Conservation Chip O’Leary, whose research study helped to inspire the plan. This is a joint project of the Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards and the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Meet at the small gravel parking lot on the north side of Schaumburg Road, 1/2 mile west of Route 59 in Streamwood.

Cost: Free

Directions: http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story/ <http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story/>

And mark your calendar for the second one: July 8 at Deer Grove East in Palatine. http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story-2/ <http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story-2/>

The walks are presented by the Bird Conservation Network, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Date: 6/21/17 2:04 pm
From: Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
Tricolored heron still in the same spot as of 2:00pm when I left.
Stuart KochHighland Park

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:26 PM, "Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Bird is here. Right at mouth of dead river on a small finger that hugs the dunes. 
Be careful on approach, as you'd have to go on beach or be on dune to see the bird.  He comes into view fast and close. 
Adam Sell On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:18 beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

  Not seen as of 10:19. 
Beau

Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 20, 2017, at 8:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Steve Mulhall reports a Tricolored Heron at the Dead River of IBSP at 8:00am this morning. Just read the text.

Beau Schaefer
Lake county

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 6/21/17 12:55 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tri-Colored Heron & Other Birds At Illinois Beach South Unit Wed 6-21-17
Hello Bird People,

Without a smart phone (still) I will never be the one to 1st to report
if a bird is present or not but here's some info you may find
interesting plus some bird highlights from today after looking at the
Star Of The Show which was the Tri-colored Heron.

As I was walking quickly to the mouth of the Dead River I was thinking
that although this Heron would not be a new bird for Lake County it
would be a new one for Illinois Beach. But as I walked back from the
mists of time I recalled that way back in the Spring of 1986 one
(called a Louisiana Heron in those days) flew in & landed right in
front of me, Danny Hecklinger & Tony Szabados at the north unit of
IBSP. Had a hard time with the I.D. as it flew in but after it landed
even a fairly new birder like myself (2 years a birder) could figure
it out. I think Tony got photo's as Tony always got photo's.

Then for the next few years (late 1980's/early 1990's one or even 2
Tri-Colored Herons showed up every Spring (& Summer) at the back end
of Calumet's Big Marsh where you could actually get to in those days
by crossing some water & continuing east from where everyone now looks
for shorebirds like last year's Marbled Godwit found by Aerin T.
Eventually one year there was a drought & hardly any water in Big
Marsh so the Tri-colored did not return & after that it never came
back again.

My next encounter with this Heron came in 2009 when one showed up in
the backwater area of Waukegan Beach. I saw that one too but had mixed
feelings about it as until it showed up I was one of only a very few
birders who had that species for Lake County & now many had it. But I
can't be greedy & we should always be willing to "share the wealth".

So today's Tri-colored/Louisiana Heron is #3 for me in Lake County &
of course I was glad to see one again. So ends your birding history
lesson for today.

Most of the birds seen today at the South Unit of IBSP were the usual
Summer residents but there were a few highlights. Using my scope &
looking all the way almost to Greenwood I could make out an adult BALD
EAGLE resting on the rocks by the white tower that sticks out into the
water. Had it not been an adult I would not have been able to I.D. it
at that distance. Much closer to the river mouth but still to the
south were 4 female looking Mergansers but instead of being the usual
summer Merganser (Hooded) they were RED BREASTED. Adam S was present &
he said they have been hanging around since the Spring Count in early
May. Very interesting!
Finally, thanks to Adam's good hearing & song knowledge I was able
(along with Adam S & Ron B)
to hear & then see a male Summer Tanager singing just north of the
Visitor Center parking lot. I had been told by Matthew & Jake C this
Tanager was around today but hadn't seen it on the way in.
Later I was told by Mark W that a Chat was singing across the river
but it was done singing when I checked & I did not find it.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Tri-colored Heron & Runner-Up to the singing
Summer Tanager.
Yesterday I said I doubted the Heron would stick around but I was
wrong although being wrong doesn't bother me at all as I'd much rather
see the Heron than have been right & not seen it.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today


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Date: 6/21/17 12:04 pm
From: Jason Newton <jasonmichaelnewton...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RFI (no sightings): Info on Tricolored Heron at IBSP
The Tricolored Heron is here now in the same spot at 2:03 PM.

Jason Newton
Aurora, Kane Co

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:01 PM <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Would appreciate further posts about the Tricolored Heron at IBSP in Zion,
> positive or negative, since the last report was that it flew south from the
> Dead River shortly before 11 am.
>
> Thanks,
> Davida Kalina
> Naperville, IL
> DuPage County
>
>

 

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Date: 6/21/17 12:01 pm
From: <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RFI (no sightings): Info on Tricolored Heron at IBSP
Would appreciate further posts about the Tricolored Heron at IBSP in Zion, positive or negative, since the last report was that it flew south from the Dead River shortly before 11 am.

Thanks,
Davida Kalina
Naperville, IL
DuPage County

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Date: 6/21/17 10:58 am
From: stanley zatarski <stanzat1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tri colored heron
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Thanks to those who posted this bird. I was able to view and photograph this lifer from 9:30 to 10:30 this morning

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Date: 6/21/17 9:29 am
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RE: Tri-colored Heron
Viewed this morning at previously mentioned spot on Dead River. Observed and photographed from 10:27a to 10:56a, at which time it flew off to the south.

Joan Campbell
This morning in Lake County

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Date: 6/21/17 8:47 am
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
Seen this morning around 10 AM by several birders.
Donnie Dann
Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 21, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US) <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> wrote:
>
> I just received a text AND a photo from Craig Taylor.
>
> The TRICOLORED HERON is present this morning! Same spot!
>
> All 4 now!
>
> Good birdings,
>
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:01 AM
> To: ILbirds <ILbirds...>
> Subject: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
>
>
>
> If any goes to IBSP-S this morning please post as soon as possible if this bird is present, or not. Thanks.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Lake County
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Date: 6/21/17 7:00 am
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
The bird is still here at same location as yesterday.

Adam Sell
On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:22 Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds]
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> If any goes to IBSP-S this morning please post as soon as possible if this
> bird is present, or not. Thanks.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Lake County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

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Date: 6/21/17 6:56 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
I just received a text AND a photo from Craig Taylor.

The TRICOLORED HERON is present this morning! Same spot!

All 4 now!

Good birdings,

Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
<Warbler7...>

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Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:01 AM
To: ILbirds <ILbirds...>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings



If any goes to IBSP-S this morning please post as soon as possible if this bird is present, or not. Thanks.

Donnie Dann
Lake County



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Date: 6/21/17 6:19 am
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tri-colored Heron - No sightings
If any goes to IBSP-S this morning please post as soon as possible if this bird is present, or not. Thanks.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

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Date: 6/20/17 8:11 pm
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET TRHE still here
Still present in pool on beach coming from mouth of dead river at 7:30, actively feeding.

Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On Jun 20, 2017 7:04 PM, "beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


Still present at 5:30. Thanks to Steve Mulhall for a great find and for passing the word along quickly. Thanks also to Adam Sell for refinding the bird earlier this afternoon. Awesome bird.

Beau Schaefer
Lake

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 20, 2017, at 2:24 PM, Scott Latimer <scootylatimer...><mailto:<scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



The Tri-colored Heron was still at the mouth of the dead river when Brian S and I left at 2:15. Big storm line
approaching.
Scott Latimer

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Date: 6/20/17 5:04 pm
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET TRHE still here
Still present at 5:30. Thanks to Steve Mulhall for a great find and for passing the word along quickly. Thanks also to Adam Sell for refinding the bird earlier this afternoon. Awesome bird.

Beau Schaefer
Lake

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 20, 2017, at 2:24 PM, Scott Latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> The Tri-colored Heron was still at the mouth of the dead river when Brian S and I left at 2:15. Big storm line
> approaching.
> Scott Latimer
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/20/17 3:35 pm
From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Singing female passerines in Illinois--NO SIGHTINGS
I hate to sound stupid but some of these species listed for singing females
are identical to males in appearance, so two questions:

1) is the distinguishing characteristic between identical in appearance
male & female a different song?

2) How do the experts know that it is a female's song in this case and not
an alternate male song?

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> This week’s eBird Home Page announces the FEMALE BIRD SONG PROJECT, which
> is soliciting observations (and especially recordings) of singing female
> passerines. Here’s a link to the announcement:
>
> Female Bird Song Project | eBird
> <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/femalebirdsong17/>
>
> Female Bird Song Project | eBird
> <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/femalebirdsong17/>
>
>
> The eBird project includes a link to a list of 1125 passerines from around
> the world for which the references cited in the link include information
> (positive or negative) about singing female passerines.
>
> From this this list I extracted the species of regular (and “recurring
> accidental”) occurrence in Illinois. This includes 62 species of
> passerines, which is to say, only about a third of the passerines recorded
> for the state. (I might have missed a species or two, since this was just a
> once-through audit of a long list, but it’s close enough.)
>
> I found the results of this limited list very provocative regarding
> widespread assumptions about the sex of birds identified by song in
> Illinois.
>
> The eBird link includes the following 42 species of regular to recurring
> accidental occurrence in Illinois for which females are reported as known
> to sing (albeit not necessarily in Illinois, and in some cases the
> references to singing females may come from subspecies never recorded in
> Illinois):
>
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Northern Shrike
> White-eyed Vireo
> Bell's Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Horned Lark
> Purple Martin
> Bank Swallow
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> House Wren
> Eastern Bluebird
> Veery
> Gray-cheeked Thrush
> American Robin
> Gray Catbird
> European Starling
> Bohemian Waxwing
> Ovenbird
> Common Yellowthroat
> American Redstart
> Yellow Warbler
> Wilson's Warbler
> Fox Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Summer Tanager
> Scarlet Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Eastern Meadowlark
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
> Rusty Blackbird
> Brewer's Blackbird
> Great-tailed Grackle
> Orchard Oriole
> Baltimore Oriole
> Pine Grosbeak
> House Finch
> Purple Finch
> Red Crossbill
> White-winged Crossbill
>
> The eBird link also includes the following 20 species of regular to
> recurring accidental occurrence in Illinois for which females are
> reportedly not known to sing:
>
> Blue-headed Vireo
> Philadelphia Vireo
> Red-eyed Vireo
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Winter Wren
> Sedge Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Bewick's Wren
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> Swainson's Thrush
> Hermit Thrush
> Wood Thrush
> Indigo Bunting
> Painted Bunting
> Bobolink
> Common Grackle
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> American Goldfinch
> Eurasian Tree Sparrow
>
> The lists are unfortunately short on some of our larger families of
> songbirds. For example, only 5 species of wood warblers and 2 species of
> sparrows are listed, but all of these are slotted into the
> “females-known-to-sing” category (to which I can add Eastern Towhee from my
> own experience). Vireos, thrushes, and icterids show intriguing disparities
> between the two lists.
>
> Paul Clyne
> Chicago (Cook Co)
>
> <paulclyne2000...>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/20/17 2:00 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Glacial Park, Goose Lake/Pond N.A. & Baker's Lake Tuesday 6-20-17
Hello Bird People,

Today was the scheduled day for a birding trip with former neighbor
Danny Hecklinger & we were joined by by Al Wege. Started at Goose
Lake/Pond Natural Area & then did a wooded part of Glacial Park. On my
way home I did a short stop at Baker's Lake viewing it from the north
parking lot.
Glad I did so as there was 1 good surprise there besides the usual
birds. Here are my lists:

Goose Lake/Pond N.A. (8:15-10:15 a.m.)

On our way in we saw birder Kathy who told us what she had seen which
included a few species we did not find but we had a couple she did not
see either. Sounds about right. On our way out we saw John Leonard who
will probably also find birds we missed but miss something we saw.

P.B. Grebe (8-10 with a few calling)
Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (8-10)
Wood Duck (12-15)
Mallard (5-6)
Blue Winged Teal (1-PR)
RUDDY DUCK (also 1-PR)
(Kathy had seen the Ring Necked Ducks which we missed today although I
saw the male last time)
Turkey Vulture (2 soaring)
Ring Necked Pheasant (heard twice but probably 1 bird)
VIRGINIA RAIL (heard calling but not for long & not close either)
Coot (1)
COMMON GALLINULE (MOORHEN) (1-AD, well seen but it soon retreated into
the reeds)
BLACK TERN (2 hunting over the water & later joined by a 3rd who flew
in from the north)
(Had 12-14 last time so some must be on nests?)
Ruby Throated Hummer (1)
Willow Flycatcher (1, also saw a 2nd Empi which did not call & Kathy
said she had an Alder)
Tree, Rough Winged & Barn Swallows (a few each)
(Kathy had 1 Bank Swallow which is a good find for this place)
Crow (2)
House Wren (heard 2 on the long walk in)
Robins (6) & Starlings (1 group of 10)
Gray Catbird (2)
Cedar Waxwing (1-PR)
Yellow Warbler (1 singing male)
Common Yellowthroat (3)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Indigo Bunting (heard 1)
Song Sparrow (4)
Red Wings & Grackles
YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRD (8-M)
Goldfinch (2-PR)

Glacial Park (Woods only) (10:30-11 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by)
Sandhill Cranes (heard a few calling)
Flicker (heard 1)
Willow Flycatcher (1)
Eastern Kingbird (2)
Tree (2) & Barn (1) Swallows
Blue Jay (heard 1)
Chickadee (heard 1)
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1)
House Wren (heard 2)
Robin (6)
Gray Catbird (heard 1)
Cedar Waxwing (another pair)
Common Yellowthroat (heard 1)
Field (1) & Song (2) Sparrows
Cardinal (heard 1)
Indigo Bunting (heard 1)
BOBOLINK (4-M)
Red Wings & Cowbird (1-M)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-M singing from the top of a tree)
(The reason we were just doing the wooded area was to see an Orchard
Oriole so that worked)

Baker's Lake (12:15-12:30 p.m.)

WHITE PELICAN (1 resting on the distant mud flats)
D.C. Cormorant (at least 250)
Great Blue Heron (14 feeding)
Great Egret ( about 100 with many young of all sizes)
BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (1-AD)
Canada Goose (6 on the mud flats)
Ring Billed Gull (2 on the mud flats)
Caspian Tern (4 on the mud flats)

Bird-Of-The-Day for Danny H & Al W goes to the male Orchard Oriole.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me goes to the finally found Common Gallinule.
Runners-Up to the Black Terns, Yellow Headed Blackbirds & the lone White Pelican
So a pretty good day even though I didn't know about the IBSP
Tri-Colored Heron until it was too late to chase it. Perhaps it will
hang around another day although I doubt it.

Al Stokie
In McHenry County today with a quick Pelican stop in Cook County as well


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Date: 6/20/17 12:24 pm
From: Scott Latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET TRHE still here
The Tri-colored Heron was still at the mouth of the dead river when Brian S and I left at 2:15. Big storm line
approaching.
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Date: 6/20/17 10:26 am
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
Bird is here. Right at mouth of dead river on a small finger that hugs the
dunes.

Be careful on approach, as you'd have to go on beach or be on dune to see
the bird. He comes into view fast and close.

Adam Sell
On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:18 beau schaefer <beauschaefer...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Not seen as of 10:19.
>
> Beau
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2017, at 8:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Steve Mulhall reports a Tricolored Heron at the Dead River of IBSP at
> 8:00am this morning. Just read the text.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake county
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/20/17 8:57 am
From: bill schafer <bill.schafer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dickcissels at Whalon Lake in Bollingbrook
Walked around Whalon Lake at 9am this morning. Saw 8 singing dickcissels
spread around lake, mostly on east side. Ten years ago we used to see
dickcissels there every year. Then the boxelder and pear trees grew up and
the dickcissels disappeared. All the trees were cut down by the park
district this spring and the dickcissels have returned. Also saw one
willow flycatcher singing on northeast corner of lake.

 

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Date: 6/20/17 8:18 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
Not seen as of 10:19.

Beau

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> On Jun 20, 2017, at 8:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Steve Mulhall reports a Tricolored Heron at the Dead River of IBSP at 8:00am this morning. Just read the text.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake county
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 6/20/17 7:42 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
Still present this am.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
> Date: June 18, 2017 at 3:48:28 PM CDT
> To: Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...>
> Cc: "<ILbirds...>" <ILbirds...>
> Subject: Re: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
> Reply-To: Keith McMullen <warbler7...>
>
>
>
> Male still present as of 3:45 PM!
> Good find to the Jones crew!
> Thanks for posting!
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon Illinois
> <Warbler7...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 18, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> While out birding this morning, and trying to locate the Western Kingbirds at the transformer station outside of Havana in Mason county, Aidan found a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the tree-line to the west of the cell phone tower drive. Shortly thereafter, he flew to the field to the south and a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher joined him for a bit. The male then flew back north towards the cell phone tower and coasted against the wind before disappearing somewhere behind the tree line and below the crest of the hill. We did manage to locate at least one and probably two Western Kingbirds, including one that flew all the way to the top of the cell phone tower.
>>
>> Anthony, Amy and Aidan Jones
>> Chillicothe, Peoria County
>>
>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/20/17 6:50 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dead River Tricolored Heron
Steve Mulhall reports a Tricolored Heron at the Dead River of IBSP at 8:00am this morning. Just read the text.

Beau Schaefer
Lake county


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Date: 6/19/17 12:12 pm
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Northern Mockingbirds


I am observing and documenting a pair of Northern Mockingbirds taking food
to their nest on the Indiana side of Wolf Lake. From what I've been able to
learn, there are probably a few pairs on the SE Side of Chicago and
neighboring Hammond. Back on August 1, 2013, a family of two adults and two
fledglings were foraging at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. I've seen adults
bringing food to a nest in the Egger's Woods south annex in previous years.
With the warm winters, the mockingbirds are likely overwintering as the bird
was seen in the winter months at Lake Calumet and in my yard. In view of the
fact that the bird is successfully reproducing for some years, their
off-spring are also nesting in the region.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




 

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Date: 6/19/17 11:32 am
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET rare kingbird
An apparent TROPICAL/COUCH’S KINGBIRD was seen briefly at the electric substation along 1500north just south of Havana (in Mason Co.) early this morning. It was perched on a wire inside the fence in the northeast part of the substation. A male SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was perched on the same wire a few feet away. The kingbird flew (north) behind the substation and disappeared. I stayed and watched the Scissor-tail for the next 45 minutes, but did not see the kingbird again. I checked back there again later, but did not see it then either. Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS were at the same spot. One of them was working on a nest. Another WESTERN KINGBIRD was to the west by the tall tower.

From what I understand, both young and older worn WESTERN KINGBIRDS can display a tail similar to TROPICAL/COUCH’S. Did not get the impression that the bird I saw today was a Western.

A female BREWER’S BLACKBIRD was observed carrying food at nearby Sand Lake on June 9. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was standing in the middle of the road there on June 14.

I had received a secondhand report about WESTERN KINGBIRDS nesting at the electric substation on Schraeder St. in Havana over a month ago. I looked for them there repeatedly after that, but never found them until June 12, when two were seen. One was seen there this morning.

Another WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen in Morgan County on Toe Head Road north of the first house north of Kochs Lane back on June 2.


Kevin Richmond
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Date: 6/19/17 7:51 am
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
Continuing as of 9:30 AM Monday. I only saw the male. Other sightings
include two Orchard Orioles, one each of the three thrashers, many
Dickcissels, over 100 Mourning Doves, no Western Kingbirds, and some Ameren
employees working at the substation. It doesn't look like much long-term
work to me, so that should be fine.

Jared Gorrell
Currently in Fulton county, was in Mason County.

On Jun 18, 2017 3:48 PM, "Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



Male still present as of 3:45 PM!
Good find to the Jones crew!
Thanks for posting!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon Illinois
<Warbler7...>

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On Jun 18, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



While out birding this morning, and trying to locate the Western Kingbirds
at the transformer station outside of Havana in Mason county, Aidan found a
male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the tree-line to the west of the cell
phone tower drive. Shortly thereafter, he flew to the field to the south
and a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher joined him for a bit. The male then
flew back north towards the cell phone tower and coasted against the wind
before disappearing somewhere behind the tree line and below the crest of
the hill. We did manage to locate at least one and probably two Western
Kingbirds, including one that flew all the way to the top of the cell phone
tower.

Anthony, Amy and Aidan Jones
Chillicothe, Peoria County

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Date: 6/19/17 6:37 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By N cardinal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35237880432/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Female cardinal around but scarce. Catbirds calling and harassing neighbor's cat. I squeaked like a mouse and brought in the catbird. A curious bird when it comes to new sounds.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/18/17 7:20 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By catbird nesting

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Hi friends,
Parents are carrying food into the neighbor's honeysuckle. Calling and excited then a cat leaped from the old locust stump. Nesting explains the window strikes and agitated behavior.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 6/18/17 1:48 pm
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
Male still present as of 3:45 PM!
Good find to the Jones crew!
Thanks for posting!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon Illinois
<Warbler7...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 18, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> While out birding this morning, and trying to locate the Western Kingbirds at the transformer station outside of Havana in Mason county, Aidan found a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the tree-line to the west of the cell phone tower drive. Shortly thereafter, he flew to the field to the south and a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher joined him for a bit. The male then flew back north towards the cell phone tower and coasted against the wind before disappearing somewhere behind the tree line and below the crest of the hill. We did manage to locate at least one and probably two Western Kingbirds, including one that flew all the way to the top of the cell phone tower.
>
> Anthony, Amy and Aidan Jones
> Chillicothe, Peoria County
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

 

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Date: 6/18/17 11:00 am
From: Anthony Jones <illinoisbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Havana
While out birding this morning, and trying to locate the Western Kingbirds at the transformer station outside of Havana in Mason county, Aidan found a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the tree-line to the west of the cell phone tower drive. Shortly thereafter, he flew to the field to the south and a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher joined him for a bit. The male then flew back north towards the cell phone tower and coasted against the wind before disappearing somewhere behind the tree line and below the crest of the hill. We did manage to locate at least one and probably two Western Kingbirds, including one that flew all the way to the top of the cell phone tower.

Anthony, Amy and Aidan Jones
Chillicothe, Peoria County


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Date: 6/18/17 10:13 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Adventures In Southern Illinois Saturday 6-17-17
Hello Bird People,

(This is pretty much just a story of our day so read on only if you
like "story time")

Yesterday, 6-17-17, Bob Erickson & I went along with top county bird
chaser Andy Sigler to look for birds & locations in Southern Illinois
where I seldom get to any longer. I just go along on trips like these
to help pay for the gas costs & once in a great while help locate a
bird although yesterday I did little of that. Andy knows where the
birds are & how to get there & Andy & Bob do most of the "heavy
lifting" as far as finding the birds. But I get to add birds to my
lists & see some species I never get to see in N.E. Illinois. I had
not been in Alexander Co for at least 10 years not had I seen a Least
Tern in that time span but yesterday I got to do both.

But to do all this in one day is quite a project as I had to wake up
at 2 a.m. to be ready to leave at 3 a.m. so we could arrive at our 1st
stop (Cahokia Mounds) by about 8 a.m. Last year when we did a similar
trip we started on Front Street but this year we 1st went to Cahokia
Mounds where we found one adult YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON hunting the
edge of the small wet area. This proved to be a wise move (by Andy) as
when we returned later the Heron was not to be seen.

Next to Front Street by the casino to look for the famous nesting
resident species. Last year it took 75 min to locate this bird but
this time it took less than 30 min with a singing male PAINTED BUNTING
singing from the thick cables above the road. A pleasant surprise was
when a female landed close to the singing male with both flying away
in a few minutes. Other birds seen or heard from here or nearby
included WESTERN KINGBIRD, Chat, Carolina Wren, Bell's Vireo's & I
think I heard one Bobwhite call once. Nearby on a limb over water was
1 SNOWY EGRET, We showed a birder from Missouri where to look for the
Bunting & I see on the ebird alert that she saw it later.
That birder told us about 4 CATTLE EGRETS nearby but we were unable
to find them which was our 1 & only big failure of the day.

Back to Cahokia Mounds to look for Kites & eventually we saw 1 flying
but at a distance. Later we had closer looks at 2 or 3 flying & better
looks were had through my scope as the MISSISSIPPI KITES never came as
close as the Turkey Vultures did.

We now had all our targets that we had hoped for (except the Cattle
Egrets) so Andy decided we could revamp out travel plans. So instead
of heading to the Rend Lake area for Fish Crows & Black Vultures we
went farther south & into Alexander County where we could still look
for the Crows & Vultures but also look for land birds & other water
loving birds. This worked well as Andy knew where to look for WORM
EATING WARBLER & in the process we also saw White Eyed Vireo a common
bird here but new for Bob & I. Here we also heard Kentucky & Hooded
Warblers & saw many Redstarts. Leaving the wooded roadside area we saw
5-6 BLACK NECKED STILTS on a mud flat.

Next to the badly flooded Willard area where at least 2 small roads
have been wiped out completely but where we saw 10-12 (or more) LEAST
TERNS hunting the backwaters along with a hovering Kingfisher & a few
Swallows. It's been a long time since I last saw that small tern!
Not far away we heard & then saw 2 FISH CROWS but had to wait for the
calling Crows to be seen as American Crows also called from the same
area.

Driving into Pulaski County we saw 2 BLACK VULTURES soaring above but
both were fairly high & so looks were not great. But later in Johnson
County we saw 5 or 6 more & had much closer & therefore better looks.

Ended our day in Southern Illinois with supper in Mt Vernon at the
Italian fast food place Fazoli's which was something else I hadn't
done in many years as all the Fazoli's in N.E. Illinois have closed.
In the "old days" we would always have 1 meal at the Fazoli's in
Marion as that was part of the Southern Illinois yearly bird trip.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Andy is the Mississippi Kite as it was a new
"county bird" for him & that is what birding is for Andy.
Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob is the Painted Bunting which, like the Kane Co
Swainson's Hawks, is a miracle nester in Illinois in very small
numbers.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me goes to the not seen for a long time Least Terns.

Didn't get back home until 11 p.m. or so ending a very long day (2
a.m.,-11 p.m.) but it was a fine day indeed & I'll recover soon
enough.

Al Stokie
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Date: 6/17/17 8:20 pm
From: Eric Ginsburg <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson Park Dickcissel, plus a story
At least one Dickcissel, and possibly two, were seen again in Bobolink
Meadow in Chicago's Jackson Park this morning during the regular Saturday
morning walk.

And as the group was watching it, a woman riding her bike along the path
stopped next to us to say, "I thought Bob O'Link was a corrupt Irish
politician who was putting his name on everything, until I figured it
out...."

Eric Ginsburg
Chicago

 

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Date: 6/17/17 4:01 pm
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Plum Creek Field trip 6/17/17
This morning I led the 4th Annual Early Summer at Plum Creek field trip for the Evanston North Shore Bird Club. Plum Creek Forest Preserve is in the southeast corner of Cook County and has a diversity of habitats in a small area that host some localized breeding species. 
The trip started around the parking lot as the group was gathering. The meadow adjacent to the parking lot was recently mowed and the Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks that had been there seem to have moved on. We did hear a Blue-winged Warbler here and had views of typical edge birds like Indigo Bunting and Eastern Towhee. We then moved on to the main meadow, south of the parking lot on the west side of Burnham Ave. Henslow's Sparrows were plentiful, and we had tremendous scope views of both Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, along with Dickcissel and Eastern Meadowlark. I was surprised that there were no Bobolinks here either. We also had nice views of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo flying across the meadow. 
From there we crossed Burnham Avenue into the scrubby habitat. A White-eyed Vireo, rather amazingly, sat singing from an exposed perch, allowing the whole group scope views. We didn't hear chat or Blue-winged Warbler in this area, where they typically are. We continued walking into the woods where we tracked down a calling Acadian Flycatcher for excellent views. We also had brief looks at a Wood Thrush and heard a Yellow-throated Vireo singing. 
On our way home, Isoo and I stopped by Montrose Beach to look for the Laughing Gull that was seen there yesterday and this morning, but couldn't find it. We did find a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the beach willows. 
Thanks to everyone who came out for the trip and to Isoo O'Brien and Jeff Bilsky for spotting many of the birds we saw. 
Josh EngelChicago
Field Museum / www.fieldmuseum.orgRed Hill Birding / www.facebook.com/redhillbirding
 

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Date: 6/17/17 12:38 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Midewin, A. Lincoln Cemetary

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35198488982/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Wild turkey at the A. Lincoln NC. Stopped by to see Dan's marker, he would have liked the 2 turkeys roaming around the site.
At Midewin on the bird tour, saw and heard the Blue grosbeak, a nice blue color and plenty of looks in the scopes.
Sedge wren sitting on the fence singing and Orchard oriole singing very close. Bobolink and Dickcissel also songs and good viewing.

John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 6/17/17 10:03 am
From: bokmakierie <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Palos Birds
Hello,


I was able to find 2 VEERY, hear HOODED WARBLER & locate 3 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS at Swallow Cliff this morning. The BROWN CREEPER was singing south of the main trail just west of where the other trail heads north to the toboggan run (1 ACADIAN was here to the north and west) of the trails intersection. Past the ACADIAN that was singing east of the trail along the bluff near the toboggan run was a singing OVENBIRD.


Cary Hillegonds

<bokmakierie...> mailto:<bokmakierie...>

Orland Park

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> To: ilbirds <ILbirds...>
> Date: June 10, 2017 at 5:31 AM
> Subject: IBET Palos Birds
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> I have been doing my BCN survey points in Palos. On Sunday, 4 June, I did Redgate South, which is the orange trail north of Saganashkee Slough. You can access it through an opening just west of the middle parking area at the slough or at a ravine where the trail emerges about 3/4 mile west of the western parking area of Saganashkee Slough. On Wednesday, 7 June, I did points at Swallow Cliff, and then yesterday, 9 June I finished off my Swallow Cliff points. Each day, I did a little additional birding at other sites in Palos.
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> At Redgate South, my highlights were an Acadian Flycatcher in the ravine at the west end, 3 Veeries, a singing Hooded Warbler, a singing and calling male Summer Tanager and a Broad-winged Hawk. All of these birds were just east of the westernmost of 2 ravines that the trail crosses, maybe a half mile from the junction of the orange trail and the red trail. Be aware that this trail gets very heavy use by mountain bikers.
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> At Swallow Cliff, the most notable birds were a total of 5 Acadian Flycatchers. There was 1 on Wednesday, along the yellow trail about 200 yards north and west of the stone shelter. Yesterday I had 4. One near junction of main trail from parking area (brown trail I think) and the trail that goes north to the toboggon run, 2 were in the ravines along small trails that go west from the trail to the toboggon run about a quarter mile south of the toboggon run, and 1 was about 200yard east of the trail to the toboggon run along a small trail that runs along the edge of the bluff. Other birds of interest at Swallow Cliff included 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, 4 Veeries, 2 Hooded and 2 Chestnut-sided Warblers, a singing Brown Creeper, several hummingbirds, and a 1st year male Orchard Oriole.
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> Elsewhere, at Saganashkee Slough on Sunday there were 2 Ospreys on the nesting platform, 4+ Cliff Swallows at the bridge over the Cal-Sag, an Orchard Oriole at the middle parking area and at least 6 male American Redstarts scattered around the lake. At Papoose Lake yesterday, I found a pair of Orchard Orioles feeding at least 2 young in a nest near the parking area, and there was a Green Heron. At Cherry Hill, 2 more Orchard Orioles (1st year male and female), and a Sedge Wren.
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Date: 6/17/17 8:51 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Lake County
Went out after the rains this morning to check out Ray Lake FP in Wauconda off Erhart Rd. This place is fast becoming one of the best, if not THE best, place to see and hear the greatest diversity of grassland sp. in western Lake County. It’s the only place that I have had more than 1 DICKCISSEL away from the lakefront, and it’s also the only place where I’ve had EASTERN MEADOWLARK, HENSLOW’S SPARROW, BOBOLINK, SEDGE WREN, the aforementioned DICKCISSEL, and SAVANNAH SPARROW in the same location. Had my season high of 6 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS there this morning. Also present are a couple of nice marsh and pond areas.

On the way home, I stopped at the Winchester Fluddle and had an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK. You can see in my photos that this bird is dark. I couldn’t see the speculum but every other thing about this bird pointed to black duck. No white at all on the tail feathers, all dark body sharply contrasting with pale head, and no rufous color on the chest to eliminate eclipse mallard would be the key marks to me. You can check the photos on my ebird list. Also had a male GREEN-WINGED TEAL that I think has been there for quite a while since we had that bird on my June Big Day on the 1st.

The lists:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37640554 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37640554> - Rt.83 fluddle

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37640286 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37640286> - Ray Lake FP


Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 6/17/17 7:10 am
From: Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Singing female passerines in Illinois--NO SIGHTINGS
This week’s eBird Home Page announces the FEMALE BIRD SONGPROJECT, which is soliciting observations (and especially recordings) ofsinging female passerines. Here’s a link to the announcement: Female Bird Song Project | eBird


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 The eBird project includes a link to a list of 1125passerines from around the world for which the references cited in the linkinclude information (positive or negative) about singing female passerines. From this this list I extracted the species of regular (and “recurringaccidental”) occurrence in Illinois. This includes 62 species of passerines,which is to say, only about a third of the passerines recorded for the state. (Imight have missed a species or two, since this was just a once-through audit ofa long list, but it’s close enough.) I found the results of this limited list very provocativeregarding widespread assumptions about the sex of birds identified by song inIllinois. The eBird link includes the following 42 species of regularto recurring accidental occurrence in Illinois for which females are reportedas known to sing (albeit not necessarily in Illinois, and in some cases thereferences to singing females may come from subspecies never recorded inIllinois): 
| Loggerhead Shrike |
| Northern Shrike |
| White-eyed Vireo |
| Bell's Vireo |
| Warbling Vireo |
| Horned Lark |
| Purple Martin |
| Bank Swallow |
| Black-capped Chickadee |
| Tufted Titmouse |
| House Wren |
| Eastern Bluebird |
| Veery |
| Gray-cheeked Thrush |
| American Robin |
| Gray Catbird |
| European Starling |
| Bohemian Waxwing |
| Ovenbird |
| Common Yellowthroat |
| American Redstart |
| Yellow Warbler |
| Wilson's Warbler |
| Fox Sparrow |
| Song Sparrow |
| Summer Tanager |
| Scarlet Tanager |
| Northern Cardinal |
| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |
| Red-winged Blackbird |
| Eastern Meadowlark |
| Yellow-headed Blackbird |
| Rusty Blackbird |
| Brewer's Blackbird |
| Great-tailed Grackle |
| Orchard Oriole |
| Baltimore Oriole |
| Pine Grosbeak |
| House Finch |
| Purple Finch |
| Red Crossbill |
| White-winged Crossbill |

 The eBird link also includes the following 20 species ofregular to recurring accidental occurrence in Illinois for which females arereportedly not known to sing: 
| Blue-headed Vireo |
| Philadelphia Vireo |
| Red-eyed Vireo |
| White-breasted Nuthatch |
| Brown Creeper |
| Winter Wren |
| Sedge Wren |
| Marsh Wren |
| Bewick's Wren |
| Golden-crowned Kinglet |
| Swainson's Thrush |
| Hermit Thrush |
| Wood Thrush |
| Indigo Bunting |
| Painted Bunting |
| Bobolink |
| Common Grackle |
| Brown-headed Cowbird  |
| American Goldfinch |
| Eurasian Tree Sparrow |

 The lists are unfortunately short on some of our largerfamilies of songbirds. For example, only 5 species of wood warblers and 2species of sparrows are listed, but all of these are slotted into the “females-known-to-sing”category (to which I can add Eastern Towhee from my own experience). Vireos,thrushes, and icterids show intriguing disparities between the two lists. Paul ClyneChicago (Cook Co) <paulclyne2000...>
 

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Date: 6/16/17 8:50 pm
From: bokmakierie <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Midewin, Pembroke & Plum Creek Nature Center
Today at the Hoff Rd area of Midewin were 2 BELL'S VIREO & 5 YELLOW BREASTED CHAT. Another CHAT was at the Iron Bridge area. There were a good number of DICKCISSEL & BOBOLINK, as well as 2 SEDGE WREN and several HENSLOW'S & GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.


In Pembroke I found 2 N MOCKINGBIRD, 14 RED HEADED WOODPECKER, 2 BOBWHITE & 1 LARK SPARROW.


At Plum Creek there was another RED HEADED WOODPECKER & a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER by the pond.


Cary Hillegonds

<bokmakierie...> mailto:<bokmakierie...>

Orland Park

 

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Date: 6/16/17 1:52 pm
From: Chad B <bookman63...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Maryhill Cemetery, Niles- Dickcissels
There were singing Dickcissels all over the place in the farm country north of Bloomington/Normal when I did a 30+ mile bike tour last Saturday.


Chad Buckley


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Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 3:27 PM
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Subject: IBET Maryhill Cemetery, Niles- Dickcissels



I made a quick stop at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles (Dempster and Milwaukee Aves) this afternoon. Typical summertime birds were noted (gnatcatchers, Common Yellowthroat, Song and Savannah Sparrows, and so on...). The big surprise was finding at least 4 singing Dickcissels. This spot in the past has turned up Sedge Wren and Henslow's Sparrow in the month of June, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Still, pretty cool to find them so close to my house.

Have a great weekend!

Tom Lally
Edison Park, Chicago, IL

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Date: 6/16/17 1:28 pm
From: Jay Trees <jtrees...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
I agree on mallard call. LB Heron still there at 2:30 PM

Jay Trees
Lake county

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On Jun 16, 2017, at 2:23 PM, Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...><mailto:<wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



The darker bird shown in the photo attached to Jeff Aufman's ebird checklist is not an American Black Duck. One clue is the broad white border at the leading edge of the speculum (expected in Mallard, not seen in AMBD).

Note that the upperparts are patchy and in heavy molt. The yellow bill identifies the bird as a male, so the darker bird in Aufman's photo is a male MALLARD which has nearly completed its molt into summer "eclipse" plumage.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.

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On Fri, 6/16/17, Todd Anderson <tcanders123...><mailto:<tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:

Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
To: "beau schaefer" <beauschaefer...><mailto:<beauschaefer...>>
Cc: "yahoogroups" <ilbirds...><mailto:<ilbirds...>>
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017, 12:03 PM












Thanks again to Beau for
the great siting! While there I also saw what sure appeared
to be an American Black Duck. It was much, much darker than
the female Mallards next to it. The only odd thing was that
the head and neck were as dark as the rest of the body Jeff
Aufman, who I met there, got some pictures of it.

Todd
AndersonMundelein, Lake County

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at
9:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...><mailto:<beauschaefer...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>>
wrote:

























An adult present now at 9:50am.



Beau Schaefer

Lake



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Date: 6/16/17 1:27 pm
From: Tom <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Maryhill Cemetery, Niles- Dickcissels
I made a quick stop at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles (Dempster and Milwaukee Aves) this afternoon. Typical summertime birds were noted (gnatcatchers, Common Yellowthroat, Song and Savannah Sparrows, and so on...). The big surprise was finding at least 4 singing Dickcissels. This spot in the past has turned up Sedge Wren and Henslow's Sparrow in the month of June, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Still, pretty cool to find them so close to my house.

Have a great weekend!

Tom Lally
Edison Park, Chicago, IL

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Date: 6/16/17 12:23 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
The darker bird shown in the photo attached to Jeff Aufman's ebird checklist is not an American Black Duck. One clue is the broad white border at the leading edge of the speculum (expected in Mallard, not seen in AMBD).

Note that the upperparts are patchy and in heavy molt. The yellow bill identifies the bird as a male, so the darker bird in Aufman's photo is a male MALLARD which has nearly completed its molt into summer "eclipse" plumage.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.






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On Fri, 6/16/17, Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
To: "beau schaefer" <beauschaefer...>
Cc: "yahoogroups" <ilbirds...>
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017, 12:03 PM


 



 


   
     
     
      Thanks again to Beau for
the great siting! While there I also saw what sure appeared
to be an American Black Duck. It was much, much darker than
the female Mallards next to it. The only odd thing was that
the head and neck were as dark as the rest of the body Jeff
Aufman, who I met there, got some pictures of it. 

Todd
AndersonMundelein, Lake County

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Date: 6/16/17 12:15 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Atkinson Little Blue & Almond Neotropic (Both Yes)
Hello Bird People,

Was going to be another non-birding day until I saw Beau's post about
the Little Blue Heron so off I went in the hopes I'd do better at the
Atkinson Fluddle than I did when I went 3 times & missed the Black
Necked Stilts all 3 times. Arrived at 12:15 p.m. but no other birders
were present. But no help was needed as the adult Little Blue was in
the middle of the fluddle but toward the south end. A little later
local birder Debby S arrived & we watch the Little Blue through my
scope to see all the details.
Also present were a Great Blue Heron (on dry land) & a Great Egret (in
the water).

Since Almond Marsh was nearby & on my way home I stopped & viewed from
the locked gate. Didn't expect to see the N.T. Cormorants as it was
mid-day but one was present in the usual area near to the gate. It was
on a large stump right next to 3 D.C. Cormorants for a size comparison
Did not find the 2nd one though.

So thanks to Beau for putting a report on IBET for quick action
instead of just making us all scan the entire ebird alert to learn the
bird was there. Also, thanks go to the Little Blue for sticking around
unlike those Black Necked Stilts.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Little Blue Heron & Runner-Up to the one
Neotropic Cormorant.

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Date: 6/16/17 11:06 am
From: Yahoo <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn osprey
June 16, 2017 Arrived at noon and adults on nest. Watched with Bill Peak and one nestling briefly showed and Bill departed. At 12:30pm 2 nestlings appeared at the same time!Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN
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Date: 6/16/17 10:54 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose - June 16
Dear birders,
Highlights of 25 minutes of focused birding, at Montrose, this morning, were the continuing American Golden Plover, and a Laughing Gull, first seen and photographed by Chris Brown. 
For the birds!
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 6/16/17 10:19 am
From: Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET JxP, Tuesday, 13 June: Dickcissels, E. Towhee, dragonflies
There was still a male DICKCISSEL singing persistently at Bobolink Meadow circa 10:15 this morning (Fri, 16 Jun). I can't recall having had previous encounters with singing Dickcissels in Jackson Park.
Other species that I found in Jackson Park today were largely summering birds, but there was a BONAPARTE'S GULL in transitional first-year plumage at the 63rd St. Beach.

Paul ClyneHyde Park, Chicago (Cook Co) <paulclyne2000...>

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Subject: IBET JxP, Tuesday, 13 June: Dickcissels, E. Towhee, dragonflies

  I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th and Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow.  My focus was insects but I had some interesting bird sightings.Starting at 63rd Street Beach I found a SPOTTED SANDPIPER nest with 4 eggs after unintentionally flushing a female that went into injured bird mode.  I'll try to avoid the spot for a while.  A SONG SPARROW was singing in the same area.  There was one here last summer and there was one singing here earlier in May.  After noting these sightings I got a surprise.  I saw a bird fly up into a tree that was yellow and white below.  Finally it moved around so that I could see it was a female DICKCISSEL.  She was partly in the open so I tried to get some pictures of her.  Then I noticed there was another bird with her; it was a male Dickcissel!  I got a good shot of both at the top of the tree.  Needless to say, Dickcissels don't nest in the park.  I saw no indication that they intended to nest here, but see below.When I road my bike to the beach in the early morning I heard an INDIGO BUNTING singing along 63rd/Hayes Dr.  This is not in the territories of the 3 males that have been here since spring.  I was later able to confirm that this bird is new, as I heard it and the other 3 males.  While I was on Wooded Island I could clearly hear a DICKCISSEL singing in Bobolink Meadow!  Unfortunately, by the time I got to the meadow there was no sign of it.  However the WILLOW FLYCATCHER was singing up a storm.  Also on the flycatcher front, there are still 3 E. WOOD-PEWEES and at least 1 GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS in the area.  No sign of the bluebirds that had been here.  While in the woods north of the meadow I saw a brown backed bird fly into a bush.  At first I thought it was a robin as it had orange below but it looked like the orange didn't reach the belly.  Finally it hopped into view and I could see it was a female EASTERN TOWHEE and another bird that doesn't nest in Jackson Park!  Interestingly, when I walked to work on the campus of the University of Chicago on Sunday I thought I heard a towhee singing east of the Oriental Institute.  It was far away and faint enough that I decided that I was mistaken.  Now I wonder if that's what it was.As I stated above, my focus was on insects and I had some luck with odes, damselflies and dragonflies.  I had 7 species of the former and 15 of the latter.  There had been a population of Unicorn Clubtails in the Wooded Island area but I had not seen any since they lowered the water in the lagoons in a massively failed attempt to eradicate carp.  I thought they had been extirpated from the park.  In fact, after Jeff Skrentny and I finished our breeding bird surveys in Palos last Friday we went to Little Red School House to see some there.  I joked that I would catch them and reintroduce them to Jackson Park.  Saturday in the park I saw a dragonfly on a lily pad in good light that I was going to photograph but then it flew and landed on the stone bank on the other side of me in bad light.  I took some shote and later could see that it looked to be a Unicorn and it was later confirmed on iNaturalist.  I also had a Dot-tailed Whiteface land for a good photo and they hardly ever land (something Jeff and I commented on during our bird surveys, too).  Yesterday I saw 3 Unicorn Clubtails and got good photos of 2.  I again got photos of a Dot-tailed Whiteface (there were 2 seen on lily pads) and I got my first ever photos of a Red Saddlebags!  In fact I got shots of all but 1 of the dragonfly species I saw yesterday.  The one exception was, not surprisingly, Prince Baskettail.Since all the birds of interest have been mentioned in the text above (nothing else unexpected in our lake front parks), I'll just give my insect list below.
Butterflies:
Tiger Swallowtail 2Black Swallowtail 1Cabbage White 56Summer Azure 6Pearl Crescent 9Question Mark 1Red Admiral 1American Lady 1Red-spotted Purple 1Monarch 5Silver-spotted Skipper 1Least Skipper 1Peck's Skipper 1
Moths:
Grayish Fan-Foot (Zanclognatha pedipilalis) 1
Damselflies:
Swamp Spreadwing (I think) 5Familiar Bluet 7Tule Bluet 1Stream Bluet 6Eastern Forktail 14Fragile Forktail 4Blue-fronted Dancer 5
Dragonflies:
Common Green Darner 32Unicorn Clubtail 3Jade Clubtail 4Prince Baskettail 1Common Whitetail 13Twelve-spotted Skimmer 16Widow Skimmer 4E. Amberwing 1Dot-tailed Whiteface 2E. Pondhawk 28Variegated Meadowhawk 1unidentified meadowhawk (White-faced, Ruby or Cherry-faced female) 1Blue Dasher 25Red Saddlebags 1Red/Carolina Saddlebags 1Black Saddlebags 40
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Date: 6/16/17 10:03 am
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
Thanks again to Beau for the great siting! While there I also saw what sure
appeared to be an American Black Duck. It was much, much darker than the
female Mallards next to it. The only odd thing was that the head and neck
were as dark as the rest of the body Jeff Aufman, who I met there, got some
pictures of it.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County


On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 9:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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> An adult present now at 9:50am.
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> Beau Schaefer
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Date: 6/16/17 9:38 am
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
Still there at 11:30

Jeff Aufmann
McHenry County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 16, 2017, at 9:50 AM, beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> An adult present now at 9:50am.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/16/17 7:50 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Atkinson Rd Fluddle LITTLE BOUE HERON
An adult present now at 9:50am.

Beau Schaefer
Lake

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Date: 6/16/17 7:08 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35302927666/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The singing wren likes it here. A few days ago appeared and stayed. Loud and exuberant. Seems happy since the rains.
John
Bourbonnais, IL


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Date: 6/15/17 8:51 pm
From: ERIC GINSBURG <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings - CPD meetings re Jackson Park

For those interested in the fate of Jackson Park, the Chicago Park District is hosting a set of meetings over the next couple weeks. Details are below.

Eric Ginsburg
Chicago


CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT, CITY OF CHICAGO TO HOLD COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF JACKSON & SOUTH SHORE PARKS

Meetings will include presentations from CDOT, Obama Foundation

The Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago today announced that they will begin to hold community meetings to discuss the future of Jackson and South Shore Parks in light of the addition of the Obama Presidential Center and related park improvements. The first meeting will be held on June 21 at South Shore Cultural Center from 6 pm 8 pm, and the second meeting will be held on June 24 at Hyde Park High School from 10 am to noon. One additional meeting will be held at Alderman Leslie Hairstons ward meeting on June 27 at La Rabida Childrens Hospital at 6 pm.

The upcoming addition of the Obama Presidential Center and plans to enhance the golf courses at South Shore and Jackson Park provide a unique opportunity for community and city residents to help shape the future of the South Lakefront and surrounding communities, said Michael Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. Residents will be a critical part of this process, and we look forward to receiving valuable input.

The meetings, billed as Community Conversations on the future of Jackson & South Shore Parks, will be hosted by the Chicago Park Districtand the City of Chicago and will include brief presentations from the Park District, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Obama Foundation. However, the main purpose of the meetings will be to obtain community feedback about the future of Jackson and South Shore Parks.

The meetings will kick off a framework planning process for a new South Lakefront Framework, an updated version of the 1999 framework plan encompassing Jackson Park, Washington Park and South Shore Cultural Center. Given the addition of the Obama Presidential Center and related park improvements, the framework will first focus on changes to Jackson and South Shore Parks, with a discussion about Washington Park to be held at a later date. The original South Lakefront Framework Plan, authorized in 1999, was intended to define the changing needs of the parks, provide a plan to enhance each of the parks commitments to serving the neighboring communities and to preserve the intended historic character. These plans served as guides to future improvements within the park; many of these improvements have been completed, including ecosystem restoration and cultural landscape preservation of Wooded Island in Jackson Park, interior and exterior renovations to South Shore Cultural Center in keeping with its historic character, and new neighborhood activity centers such as playgrounds, basketball courts and a dance studio in Washington Park.

The Park District encourages community members/organizations to attend the meetings and voice their opinion on the updates to the South Lakefront Framework. For more information on these projects and the South Lakefront Framework, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
 

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Date: 6/15/17 6:33 pm
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Irving Park neighborhood - Acadian Flycatcher
Dear birders,
Surprise visitor on my 5.8 mile morning walk, today, was an Acadian Flycatcher, singing  peetsa, repeatedly and seen, while singing, at Murphy School. This is on Grace Street between Central Park & Drake. 
Sorry for the late report.
For the birds!
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 6/15/17 12:45 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Thursday 6-15-17
Hello Bird People,

After going birding on 60 of the 61 days in April & May I decided a
break was in order so no birding on Tues 6-13 & I wasn't going to go
on Wed 6-14 either but changed my mind & visited the River Trail
Nature Center but only to stand & sit in the shade while watching the
5 Hummingbird feeders. But the place was over run with school kinds &
most walked right by the feeders on their way to the center building.
So no Hummers for me! Saw no interesting birds but did see 2 very
colorful ones as both a Baltimore Oriole & a male Rose Breasted
Grosbeak visited feeders. So Bird-Of-The-Day for Wed goes to the
Grosbeak & Rummer-Up to the Oriole.

Today (Thur 6-15) I thought I'd like to add a few more early June
shorebirds to my "Spring" totals & as Montrose seemed to still be
having a few I decided to go there. On the protected beach were only
Killdeer (3 adults & 1 small young one) & 8 or 9 Spotted Sandpipers
but no young. The "Beach Lake" is back after the rain but no
shorebirds are using it although plenty of Ring Billed Gulls are.
However, by the boat rental spot near the protected beach fence was
the AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (3rd day in a row) in full breeding
plumage. Later, after a jogger with dog went by, the Plover retreated
to the protected beach. So only 1 shorebird to add to my totals but a
good one.

This Golden Plover is certainly a migrant but the question is if it's
a very late north bound migrant or a failed breeder already on the way
back south? Hard to say which but since this species usually is an
early migrant (late April/early May) it may be a failed breeder
heading back south? Whatever it is it surely is one fine looking
Golden Plover as I don't often see them in full breeding plumage in
either Spring or Fall.

Up at the Magic Hedge area all birds were local breeders although it's
hard to say if the calling Yellow Billed Cuckoo & the Eastern Pewee
are staying or passing through. Besides the Pewee other Flycatchers
were Great Crested (1) & Eastern Kingbird (2 together). Luis M had an
Empi? in the dunes area which probably was a Willow based on the
habitat. The only Warblers were Yellow & Common Yellowthroat & Vireo's
were Warbling (5-6) & Red Eyed (1 or 2).

A short stop at North Pond did not get me a Least Bittern but if it
had anything to say it was drowned out by 2 big riding lawnmowers.
Watched the 2 museum hummingbird feeders but like yesterday no Hummers
showed up. I doubt I'll be back to Montrose until mid-July when
shorebirds start heading back south in some numbers & won't be back to
North Pond until Fall migration.

Bird-Of-The-Day (& Fancy Pants Bird Of The Day) to the Golden Plover &
Runner-Up to a Green Heron at North Pond who could stretch it's neck
farther than I thought it could to catch small fish & bugs in the
water without falling off it's low hanging branch.

License Plate Of The Day to one from HAWAII which I have never seen at
Montrose before but I have mixed feeling about seeing it as it may
mean that now I won't see one for the 2nd half of 2017 run which
starts in 2 weeks. You are only "allowed" so many of that plate & I am
now over quota.

Al Stokie
Enjoying the Golden Plover in Cook County today


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Date: 6/15/17 8:16 am
From: Eric Secker <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Grassland Bird Nesting (no sightings)
This has been an ongoing problem particularly in Kane County, although
other counties also have similar practices. Usually the summer mowing is
an attempt to eradicate invasive white and yellow sweet clover.
Management recommends mowing it in June before it goes to seed. Some
people question whether it is even necessary:
https://prairieecologist.com/2011/09/21/sweet-clover-ugly-but-harmless-or-dangerous-invasive-species/

You may also notice that the sweet clover generally starts along a trail
edge and works its way in. This is partially driven by when the grass
edges of trails are mowed throughout the summer and the sweet clover
seeds are spread even further to new areas.

Regarding the question about nesting, yes there is definitely still
nesting going on and this mowing is absolutely certainly killing
nestling birds and potentially fledglings though I'm uncertain as to
their ability to get out of the way. At least in Kane County, this
mowing was done regularly even when Henslow's Sparrows were on the
Threatened and Endangered species list and nesting in the direct path of
mowing. Personally I certainly feel that this is violating the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act and something that the USFWS should be better educating
about or else enforcing.

Some birds including Sedge Wrens and Henslow's Sparrows will nest and
even enjoy nesting in sweet clover. Dick Young F.P. (Nelson Lake)
formerly had a huge colony of over 20 Sedge Wrens on territory in the
field just west of the parking lot off of Nelson Lake Rd. That
population, one of the largest concentrations of Sedge Wrens I've seen,
was almost completely eradicated due to summer mowing and subsequent
"restoration" activities.

I will say that as birders, this is yet another reason that point count
monitoring and the BCN Survey are so important. By documenting the exact
locations of some of these species, we can bring a much greater
awareness to land managers and help them be aware of sensitive areas.
Unfortunately, in Kane Co. I feel that the district as a whole and the
local site land managers have different priorities and don't always
communicate well together or are allowed to make their own choices when
they shouldn't be.

Kane Co. FPD put an excellent program in place to attempt to set goals
for increased numbers and management of habitats for birds of concern,
so there are good people there who do care about these issues.

I'll bring this topic up at the next Bird Conservation Network meeting
in July and see what comes from that discussion.

Eric Secker
West Dundee, Kane Co.



On 6/15/2017 8:18 AM, Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...>
[ILbirds] wrote:
>
>
> Was surprised to see that the county mowed an expanse of grassland at
> a local forest preserve. Last week while running the paths through
> that exact spot I heard Henslow's sparrows singing, bobolinks, sedge
> wren, yellowthroat and eastern meadowlarks.
>
> Is it a good thing to mow grasslands in the middle of June? Is there
> not still nesting activity going on?
>
> --
> Christopher Cudworth
> 630.621.8520
>
>
>


 

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Date: 6/15/17 6:18 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grassland Bird Nesting (no sightings)
Was surprised to see that the county mowed an expanse of grassland at a
local forest preserve. Last week while running the paths through that exact
spot I heard Henslow's sparrows singing, bobolinks, sedge wren,
yellowthroat and eastern meadowlarks.

Is it a good thing to mow grasslands in the middle of June? Is there not
still nesting activity going on?

--
Christopher Cudworth
630.621.8520

 

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Date: 6/14/17 3:59 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: June 17 WBC trip


On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:47 PM, Oliver Burrus <oliver.burrus...> wrote:


Hi everyone.
Sorry for the late notice.

We will be meeting at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - explosives road this Saturday at 8:00 AM.
There are many breeding birds there such as Northern Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Grasshopper and Henslow's Sparrow, and others!

RSVP by replying to this post!
Hope to see you there,
Oliver Burrus



 

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Date: 6/14/17 2:19 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Burnham Prairie YCNH, AMBI, COGA, etc. (6-14-17)
I conducted a marsh bird survey at Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve (SE Cook Co.) on Wednesday morning (14 June 2017) and I had some very nice finds. A flyby AMERICAN BITTERN (heading west over the marsh) was seen at dawn, although I’m not exactly certain where it was going. At 5:45 am, I stumbled upon a foraging adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON a bit southwest of my study point #4. If you park at the main parking lot, walk directly south, and then look to the far west end of the pond in front of you, the YCNH was at the far west end of that pond. I returned to the spot at 9:00 am, but unfortunately the YCNH was no longer there. Other interesting finds included a COMMON GALLINULE calling from the marsh near the RR tracks during the survey, a family of PIED-BILLED GREBES, and 2 “grunting” VIRGINIA RAILS heard during the survey.

The grassland (and Bur Oak savannah) to the south of the ponds at Burnham Prairie is full of grassland birds, but it takes a considerable amount of hiking (with no well-defined trails) to get there. Nonetheless, I found lots of DICKCISSELS and SWAMP SPARROWS on territory there on Wednesday, along with 2 singing EASTERN MEADOWLARKS, 1 singing male BOBOLINK, and 1 singing male SEDGE WREN. Numbers of the above species vary depending on conditions, but in particular I was very surprised at the large number of Dickcissels this year (as well as the apparent absence of Henslow’s Sparrows). The ongoing first-spring male ORCHARD ORIOLE continues to sing with gusto from trees along the RR tracks. This is a wonderful place, and I’m very happy it is finally getting the attention it deserves!

Walter Marcisz, Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 6/14/17 8:26 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Tuesday, 13 June: Dickcissels, E. Towhee, dragonflies
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th and Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow. My focus was insects but I had some interesting bird sightings.
Starting at 63rd Street Beach I found a SPOTTED SANDPIPER nest with 4 eggs after unintentionally flushing a female that went into injured bird mode. I'll try to avoid the spot for a while. A SONG SPARROW was singing in the same area. There was one here last summer and there was one singing here earlier in May. After noting these sightings I got a surprise. I saw a bird fly up into a tree that was yellow and white below. Finally it moved around so that I could see it was a female DICKCISSEL. She was partly in the open so I tried to get some pictures of her. Then I noticed there was another bird with her; it was a male Dickcissel! I got a good shot of both at the top of the tree. Needless to say, Dickcissels don't nest in the park. I saw no indication that they intended to nest here, but see below.
When I road my bike to the beach in the early morning I heard an INDIGO BUNTING singing along 63rd/Hayes Dr. This is not in the territories of the 3 males that have been here since spring. I was later able to confirm that this bird is new, as I heard it and the other 3 males. While I was on Wooded Island I could clearly hear a DICKCISSEL singing in Bobolink Meadow! Unfortunately, by the time I got to the meadow there was no sign of it. However the WILLOW FLYCATCHER was singing up a storm. Also on the flycatcher front, there are still 3 E. WOOD-PEWEES and at least 1 GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS in the area. No sign of the bluebirds that had been here. While in the woods north of the meadow I saw a brown backed bird fly into a bush. At first I thought it was a robin as it had orange below but it looked like the orange didn't reach the belly. Finally it hopped into view and I could see it was a female EASTERN TOWHEE and another bird that doesn't nest in Jackson Park! Interestingly, when I walked to work on the campus of the University of Chicago on Sunday I thought I heard a towhee singing east of the Oriental Institute. It was far away and faint enough that I decided that I was mistaken. Now I wonder if that's what it was.
As I stated above, my focus was on insects and I had some luck with odes, damselflies and dragonflies. I had 7 species of the former and 15 of the latter. There had been a population of Unicorn Clubtails in the Wooded Island area but I had not seen any since they lowered the water in the lagoons in a massively failed attempt to eradicate carp. I thought they had been extirpated from the park. In fact, after Jeff Skrentny and I finished our breeding bird surveys in Palos last Friday we went to Little Red School House to see some there. I joked that I would catch them and reintroduce them to Jackson Park. Saturday in the park I saw a dragonfly on a lily pad in good light that I was going to photograph but then it flew and landed on the stone bank on the other side of me in bad light. I took some shote and later could see that it looked to be a Unicorn and it was later confirmed on iNaturalist. I also had a Dot-tailed Whiteface land for a good photo and they hardly ever land (something Jeff and I commented on during our bird surveys, too). Yesterday I saw 3 Unicorn Clubtails and got good photos of 2. I again got photos of a Dot-tailed Whiteface (there were 2 seen on lily pads) and I got my first ever photos of a Red Saddlebags! In fact I got shots of all but 1 of the dragonfly species I saw yesterday. The one exception was, not surprisingly, Prince Baskettail.
Since all the birds of interest have been mentioned in the text above (nothing else unexpected in our lake front parks), I'll just give my insect list below.


Butterflies:


Tiger Swallowtail 2
Black Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 56
Summer Azure 6
Pearl Crescent 9
Question Mark 1
Red Admiral 1
American Lady 1
Red-spotted Purple 1
Monarch 5
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Least Skipper 1
Peck's Skipper 1


Moths:


Grayish Fan-Foot (Zanclognatha pedipilalis) 1


Damselflies:


Swamp Spreadwing (I think) 5
Familiar Bluet 7
Tule Bluet 1
Stream Bluet 6
Eastern Forktail 14
Fragile Forktail 4
Blue-fronted Dancer 5


Dragonflies:


Common Green Darner 32
Unicorn Clubtail 3
Jade Clubtail 4
Prince Baskettail 1
Common Whitetail 13
Twelve-spotted Skimmer 16
Widow Skimmer 4
E. Amberwing 1
Dot-tailed Whiteface 2
E. Pondhawk 28
Variegated Meadowhawk 1
unidentified meadowhawk (White-faced, Ruby or Cherry-faced female) 1
Blue Dasher 25
Red Saddlebags 1
Red/Carolina Saddlebags 1
Black Saddlebags 40


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago
 

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Date: 6/13/17 6:53 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By N cardinal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34485221203/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The male sang for rain and it worked, shortly after the 1st drops fell.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Date: 6/13/17 5:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren

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Hi friends,
The nosy C. wren came this morning early singing a little and looking for bugs. Later about 5pm it was checking out the yard waste from Mother's Day roses and the like.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/13/17 3:27 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bemis Woods field trip tomorrow
I am leading a bird walk tomorrow at Bemis Woods. We will meet at Bemis
Woods North (on west side of Wolf Road) between 31st St. and Ogden in the
eastern part of the parking lot, so just off Wolf Rd. at 7:30 AM. The trip
will last about 3 hours. We'll cover both Bemis North and South by foot.
Currently there are 2 singing Hooded Warblers at Bemis North as well as 2
Chestnut-sided Warblers.

Doug Stotz

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

Phone: (312)-665-7438
Fax: (312)-665-7433
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Date: 6/13/17 1:38 pm
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kankakee & Iroquois County birding
Dear birders,
Yesterday, Geoff Williamson and I birded the roads of Pembroke Township (Kankakee County) and the Iroquois County Conservation Area.
A few Highlights:
Northern Bobwhite (10)Blue Grosbeak (3)Yellow-breasted Chat (4)Bell's Vireo (4)White-eyed Vireo (2)Yellow-throated Viero (2)Henslow's Sparrow (1)Vesper Sparrow (1)Eurasian Collared-Dove (2)
We had 68 species, plus 3 on the drive home. 
For the birds,
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 6/13/17 11:48 am
From: Nicholas Barber <nbarber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cuckoos - DeKalb/Lee/Ogle Cos.
Driving to Nachusa Grasslands and doing field work there today, I was surprised to see 3 cuckoos: a Black-billed in Malta, IL, and Yellow-billeds in Rochelle and in the Franklin Creek State Natural Area. Both species seem to undergo a post-migration wandering phase in June, so that might be what these birds are doing.

Other Nachusa highlights were 2 singing male Blue Grosbeaks (one perched on the bison fence along Lowden Rd, about a quarter mile south of the visitor parking lot) and a female Summer Tanager. Henslow's Sparrows are plentiful this year, with multiple singing males in every unburned site at Nachusa.

--
Nicholas A. Barber
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
815-753-4215
<nbarber...><mailto:<nbarber...>


 

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Date: 6/13/17 8:25 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chain O Lakes SP 6/13
Made me first foray out to The Chain this morning since May to check out possible breeders. Nothing really rare but a few nice birds for the 2nd week in June. Highlights:

2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS- 1 just north of the Hickory Grove picnic area and the other in its familiar spot at the south end go the Oak Grove nature trail near the boat launch parking area.

1 ALDER FLYCATCHER- "free- BEER”-ing near the Prairie View campground.

2 RING-NECKED PHEASANT- a pheasant is nbd here, but I haven’t seen a male/female pair in quite a while, so that’s good news.

1 AMERICAN BITTERN- COLSP is a known breeding territory for bitterns of both sp. but seeing one is a different story, as you know, so that was cool.

Possible Breeding Warblers:

In addition to the yellows, yellowthroats, and oodles of redstarts, I had at least 1 and possibly 2 singing PINE WARBLERS and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS. The Pine was in the pine stand on the Goldfinch Trail but there were birds singing at different times from completely opposite ends of the stand. Could be the same bird I guess, and I’m not familiar with the size of the Pine Warbler breeding territory, but seemed odd to me that it would be the same bird. Likewise for the Chestnut-sided but it(they) was (were) singing at the opposite ends of the oak woodland edge on James Rd.

2 BLACK TERNS- hunting over Mud Lake; seemed to be on territory and calling often.

Conspicuous in their absence though were many. No Sandhill Cranes heard or seen. That’s just flat out crazy. Also no kingfisher, Killdeer, or grassland birds (meadowlark, dickcissel, bobolink), and, other than the resident Osprey, no raptors of any kind. Weird.

But, as always, another great day to be out finding birds

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 6/13/17 7:48 am
From: <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird Safe Buildings Chicago - No Sightings
Chicagoland folks!!! Come learn about bird safe buildings and how to be an advocate for bird safe buildings in your community tonight at 6:00 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. Annette Prince of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors and myself will be giving the talk. Registration is recommended but not required.



http://www.naturemuseum.org/oforms/bird-safe-chicago http://www.naturemuseum.org/oforms/bird-safe-chicago





Carl Giometti
Chicago, IL
 

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Date: 6/13/17 7:44 am
From: <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Audubon Society June 20 Bird Walk







Chicago Audubon Society Bird Walk

Tuesday, June 20, 7 am
Chicago Audubon Society SkokieLagoons Bird Walk
Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka, Willow Rd at I-94
Let's give breedingbirds their due. Meet at the EricksonWoods Parking Lot on the north side of Willow Road, just east of the EdensExpressway. All are welcome.

Leader: Dave Willard(<dwillard...>)

Check our website (chicagoaudubon.org) for any last minute changes.

Suzanne Checchia
Cook County





 

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Date: 6/12/17 8:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By catbird sings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34466030263/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Still wound up and landing on the screened window. Sings with gusto.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/12/17 1:41 pm
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least Bittern IBSP North Unit
Although I failed from 7:35 -8:00 this morning to see any sign of the Least
Bittern that has been present near the overlook at the Dead River trail of
IBSP south unit, after also failing to find the Yellow-Breasted Chat or
Blue Grosbeak along Sand Pond Rd at IBSP North Unit, a LEAST BITTERN
flushed up from the canal along the road into a clump of trees immediately
west of the chain link fence gate by the parking lot !
This was about 9:45 AM 6/12/17.
There was also a singing DICKCISSEL and HENSLOW'S SPARROW right at the IBSP
North Hawkwatch site. Both were very cooperative .

--
Cheers,

John P. Leonard
in Lake County

 

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Date: 6/12/17 1:30 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny North Monday 6-12-17
Hello Bird People,

After spending the weekend charging all over in search of year & other
rare birds I was in need of a later starting time & a less hectic day.
So I went to the CBG to see which birds had decided to stay & did not
expect to see any migrants. With 1 exception that was correct. I
covered McDonald Woods, the Rt 68 backwater area, the B. Brown
Preserve & Pond & areas in between.

Briefly Herons were Great Blue (3) & Green (2), Woodpeckers were Red
Bellied & Flicker, Flycatchers were Eastern Pewee & Eastern Kingbird,
Swallows were Purple Martins, Tree, Barn, Cliff & Rough Winged
(missing only Bank, as usual). One Caspian Tern was on the mud flats &
1 Herring Gull flew by. At 1st it looked like shorebirds would only
include Killdeer & Spotted but then I got a surprise & the basis of
the following story of how to I.D. a somewhat distant shorebird. Only
read on if interested.

A scan of the mud flats showed 6 Killdeer & 3 or 4 Spotted Sandpipers
which both nest here.
Then I saw a Peep of some sort but of the larger variety, in other
words it was not a Least, Semipalmated or Western. It also had black
legs so it wasn't a skinny Pectoral either. Also was not a Dunlin,
another sometimes late migrant, so what was it? (By the way had I
carried my scope along this task would have been easier but it's a
long walk carrying a scope & tripod on a 90 degree day & I thought it
was too late for a migrant shorebird anyway. I can be as wrong as
anyone!)

!st thing I noticed was that my slightly larger, skinny looking Peep
had very long wing extension, even more so than usual. So that should
narrow the I.D. down to Baird's or White Rumped with the odds being
greatly in favor of White Rumped except that 2 Baird's had been seen
in the last week or 2. So no assumptions will do & I had to keep
working. It looked like the bird had the flank marks of a White Rump
but even with 10X bino's I could not be sure as the distance was too
great. Guess I would have to wait & hope it would fly. So I waited &
waited & waited some more. For 15 min to be exact as it got hotter &
hotter & I was losing patience. Finally a Killdeer ran by too close to
the Peep in the Peep's opinion & it flew about 20 feet & re-landed.
Good thing for me I had not looked away at that moment & missed the
flight action. In short it was indeed the White Rumped Sandpiper that
I thought it would be but I like to be sure about my I.D.'s & so
should everyone else for that matter. This was a good sighting in that
June 12th is a fairly late date for that species or any other
shorebird for that matter although I know that other late shorebirds
have been seen at Montrose & elsewhere in the last few day. And that's
the story of how I did the larger Peep I.D.

A short visit at Techny North found only Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers
& only Mallards & Wood Ducks along with some Canada Geese. Two Great
Blues were in the water, 1 Great Egret flew by & 1 Black Crowned Night
Heron was near the dam. Two Ring Billed Gulls & 1 Caspian Tern were
also hanging around. "Heard only" land birds included Willow
Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo & Song Sparrows. I should mention that both
here & at the CBG Red Winged Blackbirds are in full dive bombing mode
resulting in several near hits on my head so wearing a hat is now a
good idea.

To no one's surprise Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the late White Rumped
Sandpiper & Runner-Up to the 2 adult Green Herons also in the
backwater area.

Al Stokie
Finding a little excitement (with the Red Wings) & a learning
experience (with the White Rump) in Cook County today.


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Date: 6/12/17 5:55 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ILYB June Overnight Field Trip to Hennepin & Hopper
Nine young birders and their parents joined us for our annual June overnight field trip. This year we explored the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes along the Illinois River in Putnam and surrounding areas in Bureau Counties.

We met at the bunkhouse Saturday morning, our headquarters for the weekend. After a brief orientation, we hiked the relatively new Marquis Oak Ridge Trail well out into the marsh where we found Henslow's Sparrows and Dickcissels in the grasses adjacent to the slough. This was my first time on this trail and the views were spectacular.

After lunch, temperatures soared into the 90s and winds were gusting near 20mph. So, the parents took a brief siesta in hopes that things would cool and calm down a bit later. The young birders on the other hand played soccer, whiffleball, and Pokémon Go to pass the time.

In the late afternoon, we then hiked the Seep Trail. Things started slowly, but picked upon later as we found Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird on nest in an oak tree perhaps 12 feet off the ground.

Later that night, we watched the sunset from the observation tower. A few of us were lucky to see Barred Owl in the twilight. At Putnam County Conservation District, an Eastern Whip-poor-will called briefly. Despite our best efforts and a giant "harvest" type moon, the wind didn't do us any favors and we had to settle for a few brief nocturnal encounters. Later that night, one of the parents in our party, reported hearing Great Horned Owl outside his bedroom window.

We rose early Sunday morning to return to the marsh. A few of us saw Least Bittern flying near the boat launch, while four Black-necked Stilts foraged on a distant mud flat. Back on the observation tower, we counted nine adult Common Gallinules and a handsome Ruddy Duck.

After breakfast, we drove west across the river to explore Miller-Anderson Nature Preserve in Bureau County. There where we navigated around downed trees to find Rose-breasted Grosbeak on nest, American Redstart, Acadian Flycatcher calling near the creek, a Pileated Woodpecker flying down the trail in front of us, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, ca-ca-cacking.

And finally, after a little assistance from Greg Neise, we found Eurasian Tree Sparrow at "the farm house" south of the town of Putnam.

What an amazing weekend we had, racking up 81 species, despite the hot and windy conditions.

Thanks to The Wetlands Initiative for their great work and hospitality.

Join us on our next trip in July or our Young Birder Symposium in August.

Illinois Young Birders is a special project of Illinois Ornithological Society.

Matthew Cvetas
http://www.illinoisyoungbirders.org
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Date: 6/11/17 7:57 pm
From: 'M.Bernat' <mbernat...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Illiana Birds: Bluebird trail at Goodenow Grove, Crete Township, IL
Carolyn,

I'm passing your compliment on to Thorn Creek Audubon Society's former
bluebird monitors who up until last year maintained the nest box trail
at Goodenow Grove. I'm sure TCA president Al Thomas will forward it to
the Will County Forest Preserve District.
TCA ended its long-standing monitoring program last year. I know, sad.
But how uplifting it will for the FPDWC to learm that their bluebird
trail is appreciated not only by bluebirds and tree swallows but by the
human species as well.
It was TCA member extraordinaire Aura Duke who established the trails
and recruited and organized an army of monitors, which included me, for
the bluebird trails at Goodenow Grove, Park Forest Central Park
Wetlands, Monee Reservoir and a number of other sites. I think we had
around 40 boxes at Goodenow Grove, which was my monitoring site. They
covered many more acres than the parking lot and it was a joy to walk
after work through lawn, grassland, shrubland, woodland and over hill
and dale in a race against the clock to beat sunset in early spring and
to savor the later sunsets of June. I was supposed to count eggs and age
hatchlings and nestlings, but couldn't help but admire the elegant
architecture of bluebird and tree swallow nests and Goodenow Grove's
open landscape. If human architects aren't humbled by nature, their
education isn't complete.
Aura and team members cleaned the boxes each spring, pounded back into
the ground any posts that had been heaved up by frost and replaced
broken and damaged boxes. I think Aura's husband Sid made the boxes. It
was a labor of love and cooperation.
Thank you for sharing with IBET.

Mary Bernat
Conservation chair
Thorn Creek Audubon Society

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On Sun, Jun 11, 2017, at 02:28 PM, 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] wrote:>
>


> I was birding with Dave Gruver last week on the Indiana side and he
> took me to Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, a unit of the Forest
> Preserve District of Will County, IL. (It is near Plum Creek.) We
> watched Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows using bluebird boxes lined
> around the parking lot.>


> The houses provided a very enjoyable experience observing the
> interaction between the two bird species. If anyone knows who is
> responsible for maintaining the bluebird trail, please give
> thanks for me.>


> Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


>


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Date: 6/11/17 2:28 pm
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Bluebird trail at Goodenow Grove, Crete Township, IL
I was birding with Dave Gruver last week on the Indiana side and he took me
to Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, a unit of the Forest Preserve District of
Will County, IL. (It is near Plum Creek.) We watched Eastern Bluebirds and
Tree Swallows using bluebird boxes lined around the parking lot.



The houses provided a very enjoyable experience observing the interaction
between the two bird species. If anyone knows who is responsible for
maintaining the bluebird trail, please give thanks for me.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




 

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Date: 6/11/17 1:37 pm
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn Lake & Prairie CCFP, Burnham, IL
11 June 2017 - The Powderhorn Osprey platform nest revealed at least one
nestling between noon and 2 p.m. Both adults are on the nest guarding it.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 6/11/17 12:18 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Successful Day With Breeding Birds In Will County Sunday 6-11-17
Hello Bird People,

Today Bob Erickson & I searched for breeding birds at Kankakee River
State Park (Will Co part) & the Hoff Rd section of Midewin Tallgrass
Prairie where we saw all our target species & then some.

Kankakee River State Park (Will County) (7-8:45 a.m.)

No tick warning today but be ready for hordes of mosquito's in the
thick wooded areas here.

YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO (1 called & then we saw it well)
Red Bellied (2) & Downy (1-M) Woodpeckers
Eastern Pewee (heard 2)
Eastern Phoebe (2 near a shelter)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1)
Blue Jay (heard 1)
Chickadee (2-3)
Tufted Titmouse (2 together)
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1)
Carolina Wren (1 singing loudly but off & on)
Robins (4)
Gray Catbird (1)
Yellow Throated Vireo (heard 1)
Red Eyed Vireo (4-5)
Ovenbird (heard 1 singing)
KENTUCKY WARBLER (1 singing but almost impossible to see well although
Bob did see it)
Cardinal (heard 1)
SUMMER TANAGER (1 singing male)
Indigo Bunting (2)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Chipping Sparrow (1 in the parking lot)
Cowbird (2)
Goldfinch (2)

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie/Hoff Road Area (9-10:30 a.m.)

At 80 degrees when we started but at 90 at the end. The breezes saved us.

Turkey Vulture (2 soaring)
Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by plus 2 Gull Species?)
Mourning Dove (1 on a phone wire)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1)
Willow Flycatcher (3)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Barn Swallow (2 hunting)
House Wren (1-PR)
Robins (8-10)
Gray Catbird (2)
Cedar Waxwing (2 together)
Starling (2)
BELL'S VIREO (2, maybe 3?)
Warbling Vireo (heard 1)
Yellow Warbler (2 males)
Common Yellowthroat (5-6)
YELLOW BREASTED CHAT (3)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Indigo Bunting (2)
BLUE GROSBEAK (2 adult males but neither felt like singing)
Dickcissel (5-6, all singing)
Chipping (2), Field (6) & Song (1) Sparrows
Red Wings, Grackles (3) & Cowbirds (4-5)
Goldfinch (2)

Also seen at Midewin but not at Hoff Rd were Great Blue Heron (2),
Great Egret (1) & Pigeons (3)

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob E will be the Kentucky Warbler which he saw
much better than I did.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the 2nd male Blue Grosbeak which,
thanks to direct sunlight, looked much more brightly blue than usual.

Runners-Up for both of us to the Summer Tanager, the Chats & the
Yellow Billed Cuckoo.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Rhode Island & Runner-Up to one
from Utah both seen on the way home on I-55.

Al Stokie
Having a fine day in Will County today


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Date: 6/11/17 11:32 am
From: Jay Trees <jtrees...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
There was a chick with the Sandhills. Jay

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On Jun 11, 2017, at 9:43 AM, Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...><mailto:<stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Snowy Egret still at Middlefork Sunday morning. Took a while, but the bird finally flew from the trees by the tracks into a small body of water next to the trail giving us close-up looks. Two Sandhill Cranes also flew in near the tracks.

Stuart Koch
Highland Park, IL






On Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:15 AM, "Joe Lill <trptjoe...><mailto:<trptjoe...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Still present at 11:00. For those haven't been here before, walk straight west from the parking lot. Go over the river and head toward the dead trees to the west. We had it in a pond to the left of the path, then it flew around and came back to a dead tree in the marsh.

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

On Jun 10, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Michal Furmanek <mifur2...><mailto:<mifur2...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:


The bird was still there between 9:20 and 9:40 this morning, June 10th. It was perched low in a tree, along with a few Great Egrets.

Michal Furmanek
Lake Bluff, Lake Co.

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Date: 6/11/17 9:02 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dunlin Montrose beach cook co
There is currently a dunlin on the beach at Montrose. It's with a couple of
semipalmated sandpipers. Photo attached. Good birding.


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Date: 6/11/17 8:57 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: Dunlin Montrose beach cook co
Just in case this didn't go through due to the attachment I'm resending
with a link to the photo uploaded to Flickr.

https://flic.kr/p/VrkcwC


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From: "Jeff Bilsky" <jbilsky...>
Date: Jun 11, 2017 10:54 AM
Subject: Dunlin Montrose beach cook co
To: "IBET" <ILbirds...>
Cc:

There is currently a dunlin on the beach at Montrose. It's with a couple of
semipalmated sandpipers. Photo attached. Good birding.

 

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Date: 6/11/17 7:43 am
From: Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
Snowy Egret still at Middlefork Sunday morning.  Took a while, but the bird finally flew from the trees by the tracks into a small body of water next to the trail giving us close-up looks.  Two Sandhill Cranes also flew in near the tracks.
Stuart KochHighland Park, IL





On Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:15 AM, "Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Still present at 11:00. For those haven't been here before, walk straight west from the parking lot. Go over the river and head toward the dead trees to the west. We had it in a pond to the left of the path, then it flew around and came back to a dead tree in the marsh.
Joe LillChicago, Cook County
On Jun 10, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Michal Furmanek <mifur2...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  The bird was still there between 9:20 and 9:40 this morning, June 10th. It was perched low in a tree, along with a few Great Egrets.
Michal Furmanek Lake Bluff, Lake Co.

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Date: 6/10/17 4:58 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Migrants, 6/10 a.m.
I spent a couple hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, June
10, and I had several obvious migrants, including Black-billed Cuckoo,
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Mourning Warbler. It's hard to believe
that the first southbound migrant shorebirds will start appearing in a
few weeks, and the whole thing will begin again. Other birds seen at
Montrose this a.m. include

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 8
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Dickcissel - 2

eBird Checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37504195

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


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Date: 6/10/17 4:43 pm
From: Judy Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Palos Blitz
Here are some of the interesting results from last Saturday's Sag Valley Blitz ... can you join us for the Palos blitz on Saturday June 17? Beautiful spot, great birds, good company! (And a free lunch.) Registration closes tomorrow.

Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 76
Eastern Kingbird 28
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 10
Carolina Wren 4
Veery 4
Wood Thrush 17
Blue-winged Warbler 4
American Redstart 3
Hooded Warbler 2
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 42

We still have some open territories. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuKLyjrWwd8luDAs9TA-rwL9I9S8UjOrlis6139rr_rkbr5A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Judy Pollock

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Date: 6/10/17 3:21 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Almond Marsh, Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach South, Sand Pond Area & Middlefork Sat 6-10-17
Hello Bird People,

Everything Bob Erickson & I saw today has already been reported on by
others but here's the story on how our day went. Sometimes the story
aspect can be helpful as well. We were mainly looking for birds Bob
missed due to having to go to work on week days & not being a "birding
bum" of 1 sort or another.

I arrived at the Almond Marsh locked gate at 6:10 a.m. & of course Bob
was already there as he always is before I arrive. Bob had a candidate
picked out & was setting up his scope. Soon we were looking at a
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT. This was the 3rd time this week I have looked at
one but within 5 or 6 minutes off it flew & did not return while we
were there. But while Bob looked for other birds I noticed a 2nd
smaller Cormorant remained & sure enough it was the 2nd Neotropic
reported by a few others but not seen by me on my previous visits.
Both were closer to the gate area than farther in. We also saw 3 Black
Crowned Night Herons (2-AD & 1-IM) & 1 adult Mute Swan which I had not
seen previously.

Then to Waukegan Beach where the only shorebirds were 2 Spotted
Sandpipers & a Killdeer on the road in. Lots of Bank & Barn Swallows
were flying around & the best species was COMMON TERN which has been
hard to find this year with none in residence at Great Lakes this
year.

Next to IBSP South Unit to look for the small Bittern seed here by
others, including Bob, most recently by migration reporter Henry G a
few days ago. This was my 3rd try at finding this bird having failed
the 1st 2 times. Soon we were joined by photographer Mark W who was
the 1 who 1st spotted the LEAST BITTERN when it flew from one clump of
reeds to another. A short look but a good one.

Then Bob & I went to the Sand Pond area but just like last weekend we
found neither the Chat or the Blue Grosbeak (or Hybrid) depending on
who you talk to. Also tried for a Chat seen last weekend at Hosah Park
by Beau S & Andy S. Didn't find that one either.

Having seen reports that the Middlefork small Egret was still being
seen today off we went arriving about 30 min later. Found birders
looking at 2 places but the target Egret was playing hard to get.
Left the pond near the train tracks & went south to where the earlier
sighting took place & only saw 4 Great Egrets. On the way back to the
1st place we looked we saw 2 Egrets fly in to that area & 1 was almost
half the size of the other so it seemed we had our target but we all
wanted a more detailed look than that. This we got through my scope &
Bob Fisher's scope while looking at about 8 Egrets in a tree & in the
pond by the train tracks. So we had fine looks at the SNOWY EGRET
after all.

So a good target finding day overall with the only bad part being our
failures at the Sand Pond area. Another big disappointment was that
the caged Kookaburras were no longer present at Middlefork. Too bad as
they were always a lot of fun to listen to.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob goes to the Snowy Egret & Runner-Up to the
N.T. Cormorant.

I'll go with the Least Bittern for top bird having already seen Bob's
2 top birds earlier this Spring.

Al Stokie
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Date: 6/10/17 3:05 pm
From: <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Almond Marsh Neotrop and Middlefork Snowy on Saturday
Karen and I saw one of the Neotrops around 1 PM at Almond on Saturday. It
was perched on a horizontal fallen tree close to the water (to get out of
the high winds?), easily visible from just outside the closed entrance gate.
I was among many birders who got to see the Snowy Egret at Middlefork late
Saturday AM.

So our sojourn into the 'wilds' (smile) of Lake County was a success
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 

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Date: 6/10/17 11:53 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Midewin JCW

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34376264934/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Walked the Ironbridge Trail and my bird monitor site Jackson Creek Woods at Midewin.
Had Blue grosbeak at JCW, a singing 1st year male. Windy later in the morning but Temps were moderate.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/10/17 9:15 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
Still present at 11:00. For those haven't been here before, walk straight west from the parking lot. Go over the river and head toward the dead trees to the west. We had it in a pond to the left of the path, then it flew around and came back to a dead tree in the marsh.

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

> On Jun 10, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Michal Furmanek <mifur2...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> The bird was still there between 9:20 and 9:40 this morning, June 10th. It was perched low in a tree, along with a few Great Egrets.
>
>
> Michal Furmanek
> Lake Bluff, Lake Co.
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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Date: 6/10/17 8:51 am
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bald Eagle, IBSP, Lake County
Driving out of the south unit of Illinois Beach State Park this morning an adult Bald Eagle flew over and south towards the Dead River.
Mark Wallner,   Pleasant Prairie, WI
 

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Date: 6/10/17 8:17 am
From: Michal Furmanek <mifur2...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Middlefork Snowy Egret still there
The bird was still there between 9:20 and 9:40 this morning, June 10th. It was perched low in a tree, along with a few Great Egrets.
Michal Furmanek Lake Bluff, Lake Co.

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Date: 6/10/17 7:00 am
From: Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET middlefork
Still there this morning around 7:15am up in a dead tree at the small pond with many other white egrets.
Stuart KochHighland Park, ILLake County

On Friday, June 9, 2017 7:41 PM, "'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Still there, at the small pond south of and very close to the grassy trail as the trail begins turning north, at 4:30 PM.
Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County
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On Jun 9, 2017, at 4:19 PM, <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

hello ibetors--
i observed the snowy egret from 8:00 --8:15 a.m. today.i tried to get a different and closer angle, but as i moved to another location and blocked by trees, the bird disappeared.
Jeffrey Sanders   Glenview   no. Cook


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Date: 6/10/17 3:31 am
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Palos Birds
I have been doing my BCN survey points in Palos. On Sunday, 4 June, I did
Redgate South, which is the orange trail north of Saganashkee Slough. You
can access it through an opening just west of the middle parking area at
the slough or at a ravine where the trail emerges about 3/4 mile west of
the western parking area of Saganashkee Slough. On Wednesday, 7 June, I
did points at Swallow Cliff, and then yesterday, 9 June I finished off my
Swallow Cliff points. Each day, I did a little additional birding at other
sites in Palos.

At Redgate South, my highlights were an Acadian Flycatcher in the ravine at
the west end, 3 Veeries, a singing Hooded Warbler, a singing and calling
male Summer Tanager and a Broad-winged Hawk. All of these birds were just
east of the westernmost of 2 ravines that the trail crosses, maybe a half
mile from the junction of the orange trail and the red trail. Be aware that
this trail gets very heavy use by mountain bikers.

At Swallow Cliff, the most notable birds were a total of 5 Acadian
Flycatchers. There was 1 on Wednesday, along the yellow trail about 200
yards north and west of the stone shelter. Yesterday I had 4. One near
junction of main trail from parking area (brown trail I think) and the
trail that goes north to the toboggon run, 2 were in the ravines along
small trails that go west from the trail to the toboggon run about a
quarter mile south of the toboggon run, and 1 was about 200yard east of the
trail to the toboggon run along a small trail that runs along the edge of
the bluff. Other birds of interest at Swallow Cliff included 2 Pileated
Woodpeckers, 4 Veeries, 2 Hooded and 2 Chestnut-sided Warblers, a singing
Brown Creeper, several hummingbirds, and a 1st year male Orchard Oriole.

Elsewhere, at Saganashkee Slough on Sunday there were 2 Ospreys on the
nesting platform, 4+ Cliff Swallows at the bridge over the Cal-Sag, an
Orchard Oriole at the middle parking area and at least 6 male American
Redstarts scattered around the lake. At Papoose Lake yesterday, I found a
pair of Orchard Orioles feeding at least 2 young in a nest near the parking
area, and there was a Green Heron. At Cherry Hill, 2 more Orchard Orioles
(1st year male and female), and a Sedge Wren.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 6/9/17 6:48 pm
From: marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
Thanks, Lance, for correcting my estimated distance. I'm not very good at distance.

And, to IBET, just awhile ago, checking the big Sibley's, I see that he shows an Eastern Summer Tanager female as varied in color, which is what we saw. So that confirms female. On site we checked the Sibley's Ap, but there only a yellow/yellow-greenish female is shown.

Marilyn Bell
Warrenville
DuPage County


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On Fri, 6/9/17, Lance Vinsel <lancevinsel...> wrote:

Subject: Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
To: "marilyn bell" <marbell...>, "marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>, "IBET" <ilbirds...>
Date: Friday, June 9, 2017, 5:33 PM

Great
description Marilyn. Saw male at 5:15 in tree. I'd put
the tree at 125 feet west of trail. Thanks. Lifer!!

On June 9, 2017 12:57:52 PM
CDT, "marilyn bell <marbell...>
[ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
wrote:





 









Take the Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail to
Marker 5 ) and continue to Marker 7. Continue further south
on the Regional Trail across Green Heron Trail to the 4.0
mile marker. From that marker, it is ~0.2 miles to a
"gap" (small clearing) in the woods on the west
side of the trail. There, maybe, some 70 feet directly west,
there is a large gray-bark tree, massive trunk with at least
two burls on it a couple of feet above the ground. Both
birds seemed to hang around that tree, up in the many
branches (no leaves). Be patient, they eventually show up.
We did not hear the male singing.



Marscha Chenoweth, Pat Eggleston and I observed both birds
several times, good views both perched and flying. I am a
bit uncertain about the "female" as there is a
rosy cast around the face and neck and a somewhat orangy
breast on that bird and I'm wondering if it could be a
young bird. We observed the two birds alone and together.



Marilyn Bell

Warrenville

DuPage County















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Date: 6/9/17 5:41 pm
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET middlefork
Still there, at the small pond south of and very close to the grassy trail as the trail begins turning north, at 4:30 PM.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County
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> On Jun 9, 2017, at 4:19 PM, <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> hello ibetors--
>
>
>
> i observed the snowy egret from 8:00 --8:15 a.m. today.
>
> i tried to get a different and closer angle, but as i moved to another location and blocked by trees, the bird disappeared.
>
>
>
> Jeffrey Sanders Glenview no. Cook
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Date: 6/9/17 3:47 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least Bittern - North Pond - Fri 6/9/17
The Least Bittern remains in the same area at North Pond this evening 6/9/17.

Still yet to see it though - could see the reeds moving where it was calling from but that's about it - this guy is not a performer!!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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> On Jun 8, 2017, at 7:44 PM, Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> This evening a Least Bittern was 'singing' from the reeds at the north end of North Pond, Lincoln Park. It was pretty buried in the reeds. In the 40+ minutes I stood and watched I did not get a visual at any stage though it was calling constantly. It was singing from the area close to the outlet pipe that fills the pond on occasion.
>
> A Swainson's Thrush was the only migrant except for a few possible breeders, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos etc.
>
> Full list at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-06-08
>
> Cheers
> Steve Huggins
> Chicago, IL
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/9/17 3:33 pm
From: Lance Vinsel <lancevinsel...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
Great description Marilyn. Saw male at 5:15 in tree. I'd put the tree at 125 feet west of trail. Thanks. Lifer!!

On June 9, 2017 12:57:52 PM CDT, "marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>Take the Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail to Marker 5 ) and continue
>to Marker 7. Continue further south on the Regional Trail across Green
>Heron Trail to the 4.0 mile marker. From that marker, it is ~0.2 miles
>to a "gap" (small clearing) in the woods on the west side of the trail.
>There, maybe, some 70 feet directly west, there is a large gray-bark
>tree, massive trunk with at least two burls on it a couple of feet
>above the ground. Both birds seemed to hang around that tree, up in the
>many branches (no leaves). Be patient, they eventually show up. We did
>not hear the male singing.
>
>Marscha Chenoweth, Pat Eggleston and I observed both birds several
>times, good views both perched and flying. I am a bit uncertain about
>the "female" as there is a rosy cast around the face and neck and a
>somewhat orangy breast on that bird and I'm wondering if it could be a
>young bird. We observed the two birds alone and together.
>
>Marilyn Bell
>Warrenville
>DuPage County

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Date: 6/9/17 3:20 pm
From: Lance Vinsel <lancevinsel...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
Great description Marilyn. Saw male at 5:15. I'd put the tree at 125 feet west of trail. Thanks. Lifer.!!

Lance Vinsel
Elwood, IL

On June 9, 2017 12:57:52 PM CDT, "marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>Take the Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail to Marker 5 ) and continue
>to Marker 7. Continue further south on the Regional Trail across Green
>Heron Trail to the 4.0 mile marker. From that marker, it is ~0.2 miles
>to a "gap" (small clearing) in the woods on the west side of the trail.
>There, maybe, some 70 feet directly west, there is a large gray-bark
>tree, massive trunk with at least two burls on it a couple of feet
>above the ground. Both birds seemed to hang around that tree, up in the
>many branches (no leaves). Be patient, they eventually show up. We did
>not hear the male singing.
>
>Marscha Chenoweth, Pat Eggleston and I observed both birds several
>times, good views both perched and flying. I am a bit uncertain about
>the "female" as there is a rosy cast around the face and neck and a
>somewhat orangy breast on that bird and I'm wondering if it could be a
>young bird. We observed the two birds alone and together.
>
>Marilyn Bell
>Warrenville
>DuPage County

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Date: 6/9/17 2:54 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:
I resent the correct Sangamon Co. May 2017 report but it did not
post--not sure why but will resend again.

Beckie


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Date: 6/9/17 2:34 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET SORRY.
Sorry that the real Sangamon Co. May 2017 posted twice--not sure what
happened.


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Date: 6/9/17 2:24 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Sangamon Co. May 2017--REALLY!
Please disregard that first Sangamon Co. May 2017 report as files were
mixed up.

Thank you Colin for the notice.

Here is the real May 2017 report. So sorry for the error.


Birds in Sangamon County in May 2017

**

*Pied-billed Grebe* – last seen at LSpfld (May 2) – an early summer got
rid of most water birds because of disruption by humans.

*Am. White Pelican* – HC = 118 (May 23) w/still 42 at LSpfld (May 31).

*Double-cr. Cormorant* – HC = 100 (May 5), 4 still present(May 31).

*Great Blue Heron* –.HC = 74 (May 30).

*Great Egret* – HC = 17 (May 25), w/ some still present at the end of May.

*Snowy Egret* – spring arrival adult below the Dam (May 19).

*Cattle Egret* – adults on 3 days (May 11, 17, & 22).

*Green Heron* – saw 9 singles in May, scarce.

*Black-cr. Night-Heron* – an immature (May 18) and adult & imm (May 22).

Mute Swan – present .

*Snow Goose* – stragglers 2 (blue & white) at UIS (May 3).

*Ross’s Goose* – one adult at WP (May 1) – photo.

*Canada Goose* – HC = 125 (May 19) – lots of young seen.

*Wood Duck* – HC = 9 (May 17) – some young seen.

*Mallard *– HC = 20 (May 1 & 5), young first seen ♀/w 10yg (May 10).

*Blue-winged Teal* – HC = 11 (May 3), last seen ♂ (May 23)- left early.

*N. Shoveler* – HC = 16 (May 11), w/still present 5 ♂ & ♀ at Cinder
Flats (May 31).

*Gadwall* – last seen 2 ♂ at LSpfld (May 7).

*Am. Wigeon* – last seen ♂ ♀ at Hawk Valley (May 3).

*Ring-necked Duck* – straggler ♂ at LSpfld (May 10).

*Lesser Scaup* – HC = 3 (May 2), w/ last seen ♂ at LSpfld (May 26).

*Bufflehead *– one ♀ seen at Cinder Flats (May 7 & 8).

*Hooded Merganser* – a ♀ w/ 2 downy yg at Rt 29 Bridge north (May 25).

*Red-breasted Merganser*- HC = 5 (May 7), w/ last seen♀at LSpfld (May 27).

*Ruddy Duck* – eleven singles and last seen at LSpfld (May 22).

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 77 (May 10).

*Osprey* – last seen at LSpfld (May 25).

*Bald Eagle* – HC = 4 on (May 22& 24). Adults at Hawk Valley at nest in May.

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 2 (May 7).

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – one adult at nest west end of Spfld (May 12) and
one at CP (May 13).

*Broad-winged Hawk*- 3 singles- poor #, w/ last seen immat CP(May 11).

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 4 (May 3).

*Am. Kestrel – *HC = 2 (3x in May ).

*Peregrine Falcon *– one adult at LSpfld (May 12).

*Ring-neck Pheasant* – HC = 3 (May 6 & 13).

*Turkey – *HC = 5 (May 7) seen on 7 days.**

*N. Bobwhite* – HC = 3 (May 13).

*Sora *– HC = 3 singles, w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 14).

*Am.Coot* – HC = 10 (May 1), w/ decreasing # and last seen (May 21).

*Black-bellied Plover* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 8) - photo

*Am. Golden – Plover* – last seen, adult in alternate plumage, at
Sangchris (May 18).

*Semipalmated Plover* – two singles in May, w/last seen (May 23).

*Killdeer *– HC = 9 (May 6), first yg was DOR (May 13).

*Greater Yellowlegs* – HC = 7 (May 8), w/ last seen (May 9) – left very
early.

*Lesser Yellowlegs* – HC = 44 (May 6), w/ last seen 3 (May 11).

*Solitary Sandpiper* – HC = 8 (May 9), w/ last seen 4 (May 13).

*Willett* – one at Cinder Flats (May 1) – only bird for May.

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 22 (May 14), a few SR in June.

*Marbled Godwit* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 10), w/ last seen
May 12.

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 8), w/ HC
= 164 (May 31) and seen into June.

*Least Sandpiper* – HC = 30 (May 8), w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 23).

*White-rumped Sandpiper* – spring arrival 3 at Hawk Valley (May 7), and
last seen 9 at Cinder Flats & north of New City (May 31).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* – HC = 148 (May 9), w/ last seen (May 14) – left early.

*Dunlin* – spring arrival at Marine Pt.(May 2) – photo, w/ HC = 4 (May
8)and w/ last seen(May 22).

*Short-billed Dowitcher* – spring arrival 3 at Hawk Valley (May 8), w/ 2
(May 10) and departure (May 23).

*Laughing Gull* – spring arrival of near adult at Hawk Valley (May 11).
Also an adult non-breeding was seen (May 15) and another adult (s) were
seen (May 23 - 30) - photos.

*Franklin’s Gull* – HC = 10 (May 4), seen on 17 days, w/ some immatures
into June.

*Bonaparte’s Gull* – HC = 30 (May 1), w/ last seen immatures at LSpfld
(May 12). One immature illegally killed at Marine Pt (May 9) – specimen
in ISM collection.

*Ring-billed Gull* – HC = 140 (May 7), # drop to summer population by
(May 15) and only second year non-breeding gulls, w/ @ 50 - 60 at end of
May.

*Herring Gull* – one adult (May 12), w/ last seen immature (May 15).

*Caspian Tern*- HC = 9 (May 13), w/ last seen (May 26) – low # due to no
resting area and harassment by humans.

*Common Tern* – HC = 60 (May 8) and 36 (May 9), w/ last seen 3 (May 25).

*Forster’s Tern* – HC = 25 (May 4), w/ last seen imm (May 28).

*Black Tern* – spring arrival adult at LSpfld (May 18), w/ HC = 7 (May
26)- late & low #.

Rock Dove – present.

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* – HC = 2 (May 6).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 22 (May 7).

*Black-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at Beamington (May 18), and
another at Southern View (May 21).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at CP (May 15), w/ HC = 3 (May 31).

*Barred Owl* – 5 singles (May 1 - 18).

*Common Nighthawk* – spring arrival at Southern View (May 8), -no flocks.

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 18 (May 11), no kill this spring!

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* – spring arrival at Sangchris (May 4), w/ HC
= 3 (May 24) – rather scarce.

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = 2 (May 2 & 24) – only seen on 7 days.

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 8 (May 10) – seen every day.

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 9 (May 18 & 19) – seen every day.

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 10 (May 1) – seen every day.

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 2 (May 5 & 26).

*N. Flicker* – HC = 7 (May 24).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 5 (May 13).

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – spring arrivalat CP (May 13), w/HC = 3 (May
25) – see June.

*E. Wood Pewee* – spring arrival at WP (May 1), w/ HC = 13 (May 23).

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* – spring arrival at WP (May 10), w/ HC = 6
(May 19) and last seen at WP (May 29).

*Acadian Flycatcher* – spring arrival at WP (May 12), w/ HC = 2 (May 18).

*Alder Flycatcher* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 12), w/ HC = 5
(May 23) andlast seen (May 28).

*Willow Flycatcher* – spring arrival at Cinder Flats (May 14 ), w/ HC
only 2.

*Least Flycatcher* – HC = 4 (May 8), and last seen 2 LSpfld (May 24).
One ♂ found dead on trail at CP May 15 was% killed by insecticide –
specimen at ISM.

*E. Phoebe* – HC = 5 (May 24).

*Gr. crested Flycatcher* – HC = 8 (May 16, 18 & 21).

*E. Kingbird* – HC = 26 (May 13) – seen every day.

*Horned Lark* – HC only 2 – found on only 5 days – fields of row crops
sterile!

*Purple Martin* – HC = 22 (May 23).

*Tree Swallow* – HC = 430 (May 1), w/ # dropping after May 20, a few
staying to nest.

*N. Rough-wing Swallow* – HC = 20 (May 4).

*Bank Swallow* – HC = 40 (May 19), colony at Cinder Flats with much
fewer birds.

*Cliff Swallow* – HC = 100 (3x in May) – seen every day.

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 135 (May 4), w/ # dropping to SR @ May 21.

*Blue Jay* – HC = 14 (May 6).

*Am. Crow* – HC = 8 (May 22).

*Fish Crow* – 4 singles from Lincoln Gds (2), CP, and north of Sangchris.

*Black-cap Chickadee* – HC = 8 (May 6) – seen every day.

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 13 (May 2) – seen every day.

*Red-breasted Nuthatch* – 2 singles, one last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 8).

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 8 (May 6) – seen every day.

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 9 (May 13) – seen every day.

*House Wren* – HC = 11 (May 13) – seen every day. One ♂at CP singing
like a Carolina Wren on May 6 & 13.

*Sedge Wren*- spring arrival at CP (May 13) – only one.

*Marsh Wren* – 2 singles, w/ last seen (May 5).

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet* – HC = 12 (May 1), last seen at WP (May 17).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 9 (May 1).

*Eastern Bluebird* – HC = 5 (May 12 & 27) – rather scarce.

*Veery* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 7), w/ HC = 2, and last
seen (May 25) – very low #.

*Gray-cheek Thrush* – spring arrival 2 at WP (May 2), w/HC = 5 (May 10),
and last seen at (May 15) - low # and left early.

*Swainson’s Thrush* – HC = 12 (May 13), last seen 2 (May 29) – all
thrushes seemedto have left early.

*Hermit Thrush* – 3 singles, w/ last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 8).

*Wood Thrush* – HC = 6 (May 13).

*Am. Robin* – HC = 30 (May 13).

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 23 (May 1), w/ # dropping @ May 25.

*N. Mockingbird* – still scarce, w/HC = 2 (May 24 & 31).

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 6 (4x in May) – seen every day.

*American Pipit* - last seen 2 at Berry (May 9).

*Cedar Waxwing* – spring arrival of second group 2 (May 7), % ended w/ 7
in June and HC = 60 (May 11)- low #.

European Starling – present.

*White-eye Vireo* – HC = 6 ( May 7).

*Bell’s Vireo* – spring arrival ♂ at Cinder Flats (May 2), w/HC = 3 (May
27).

*Blue-headed Vireo* – HC = 3 (May 2 & 10), w/ departure (May 19).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 5 (May 10)

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 9 (May 29).

*Philadelphia Vireo* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 17), w/ HC =
2, and last seen 2(May 26)- late & few birds

*Red-eyed Vireo* – HC = 28 (May 23), w/ migrant # dropping @ May 28.

*Blue-wing Warbler* – HC = 3 (May 2), and last seen (May 8).

*Golden-wing Warbler* – spring arrival ♂at Lincoln Gds (May 1), w/no HC
and last seen ♀ at Lincoln Gds (May16) – poor #.

*Tennessee Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 1),w/HC = 9
(May 14) and last seen (May 27) – arrived late and low #.

*Orange-crowned Warbler* – HC = 2(May 8 & 9), w/last seen (May 9) – poor #.

*Nashville Warbler* –HC = 7 (May 8), w/ last seen(May 19) – low #.

*N. Parula* – HC = 3 (May 1) – low #.

*Yellow Warbler* – HC = 7 (May 8). First ♀ May 1.

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* – spring arrival 2 at Lincoln Gds (May 8), w/HC
= 4 (May 23 & 25) and departure (May 25) – late arrival & poor #. First
♀ May 14.

*Magnolia Warbler* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 8), w/HC = 9
(May 24) and last seen (May 26)- low #.

*Cape May Warbler* – two singles at Lincoln Gds ♂ (May 13) and ♀ (May 17).

*Yellow-rump Warbler* – HC = 39 (May 3), and last seen (May 16) – low #.

*Black-throated Green Warbler* – HC = 4 (May 2), w/ last seen 2 (May 14)
– low # & left early..

*Blackburnian Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 8)- late,
w/ HC = 3 (May 19 & 24) and last seen ♀ (May 27).

*Yellow-throated Warbler* – only one (May 1) bottomlands flooded.

*Palm Warbler* –HC = 11 (May 12), and last seen 3 (May 19) – low #. One
possible Palm x Yellow-rump hybrid at Lincoln Gds May 1?

*Bay-breasted Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 2), w/ HC = 3 (May
19) and last seen ♀ at LSpfld (May 19)- low # & left early.

*Blackpoll *– HC = 9 (May 16 & 17) and last seen 3 (May 26) – left
early. First ♀ May 12.

*Cerulean Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 2) and last seen ♀ at
Lincoln Gds (May 10)

*Black & white Warbler* – HC = 2 (3x in May), w/ last seen ♀ (May 25).
First ♀ May 14.

*Am. Redstart* –spring arrival 2 ♂ at WP (May 1), w/HC = 16 (May 23) and
last seen(May 26) – low # & left early. First ♀ May 8.

*Prothonotary Warbler* – scarce all spring, w/HC = 2(May 8).

*Worm-eating Warbler* – spring arrival at CP (May 2) – only one.

*Ovenbird *– HC = 12 (May 2) and last seen (May 23) - low #.

*N. Waterthrush* –HC = 4 (May 3) w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 25) –
low #.

*Kentucky Warbler* – HC = 3(May 8), not many away from breeding areas.

*Mourning Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 24) – only one
& latest arrival ever.

*Connecticut Warbler* – spring arrival ♀ at WP (May 19), w/ HC = 2 (May
20), and last seen (May 25).

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 8 (May 13 & 24).

*Hooded Warbler* – another ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 10).

*Wilson’s Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at WP (May 10), w/ HC = 6 (May 17)
and last seen 2 (May 26).

*Canada Warbler* – spring arrival of ♂ at North Pt (May 12), w/ HC = 8
(May 19) and last seen 2 (May 23) – left early.

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – spring arrival ♂ at Beamington (May 8), w/HC =
8 (May 13).

*Summer Tanager* – HC = 7 (May 2). First ♀ May 21.

*Scarlet Tanager* - HC = 5 (May 8 &15). First ♀ May 17.

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 20 (May 22).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – HC = 10 (May 2), migrants drop @ May 15.
First ♀ May 1.

*Blue Grosbeak* – spring arrival ♂ at Dam Park (May 4), only 6 singles
seen. First ♀ May 9.

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 15 (May 13), # continue dropping in this once
abundant species. First ♀ May 4.

*Dickcissel* – spring arrival ♂ at Hawk Valley (May 1), w/HC = 14 (May
27). First ♀ May 12.

*E. Towhee* – HC = 7 (May 13).

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 10 (May 13), rather low #.

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 12 (May 13).

*Vesper Sparrow* – only one (May 7)- fields are sterile.

*Savannah Sparrow* – HC = 13 (May 3), last seen (May 27) – low #.

*Grasshopper Sparrow* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 4) – arrival
late & only one bird!

*Henslow’s Sparrow* – spring arrival ♂ at Marsh Road (May 27) – area
flooded most of May.

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 5 (May 7).

*Lincoln’s Sparrow* –HC = 3 (May 8), last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 22).

*Swamp Sparrow* – HC = 4 (May 3), w/ last seen(May 8).

*White-throated Sparrow* –HC = 47 (May 2), last seen at CP (May 15) –
low # and left early.

*White-crown Sparrow* – HC = 39 (May 6), and**last seen at Southern View
(May 16) –left early.

*Bobolink –* spring arrival 6 ♂ at Hawk Valley, w/HC = 8 (May 11), last
seen♀ at Sangchris (May 18). First ♀ May 11.

*Red-wing Blackbird* – HC = 50 (May 13 & 29), mostly SR #.

*Eastern Meadowlark* – HC = 7 ( May 16) – critically low #.

*Rusty Blackbird* – last seen a ♀ at Dam Park (May 4).

*Common Grackle* – HC = 40 (May 1 & 9), no big flocks & mostly SR.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 14 (May 13).

*Orchard Oriole* – HC = 5 (May 8), low #.

*Baltimore Oriole* – HC = 12 (May 8) - # low, but seen every day. First
♀ May 16.

*Purple Finch* – last seen at Beckie’s feeder (May 7).

*House Finch* – HC = 4 (May 7 & 23).

*Am. Goldfinch* – HC = 13 (May 3)- low #.

House Sparrow – present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* – 7 singles (May 5 – 13) – most were a ♀ mated
w/ a ♂ House Sparrow in Hawk Valley nesting in a bluebird box.

May weather was nearly half cool and half warm (May 1-8 & 19 – 25 cool
in the 50ºs – 70ºs and May 9 – 18 & 26 – 31 warm in the 80ºs). The
precipitation total was 4.07 inches, which caused some flooding
especially in Hawk Valley (just east of Lake Springfield).

Due to the varible habitat or to none at all, shorebirds, rails, and
other waterbirds were in low numbers or during flooding very spread out.
Most waterfowl had left in April.

The passerine migration was late arriving even though the vegetation was
already very thick. So, they were surely using day length to initiate
migration. Plus, the migrants left early (dropped off after May 27), and
apparently some warblers, sparrows and flycatchers over-flew Sangamon
County. Grassland birds were few because most land that was in CRP was
converted to row crops, making 80% of Sangamon County with virtually no
birds.

This was a very dull spring migration, with this observer digging out
every bird from the thick vegetation. I found few if any rare or
uncommon migrants, but some that seemed out of sync in timing.

Total species = 194

Total field days = 31

Total hours for May 2017 = 259


H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

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


 

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Date: 6/9/17 2:21 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Sangamon Co. May 2017--REALLY!
Please disregard that first Sangamon Co. May 2017 report as files were
mixed up.

Thank you Colin for the notice.

Here is the real May 2017 report. So sorry for the error.


Birds in Sangamon County in May 2017

**

*Pied-billed Grebe* – last seen at LSpfld (May 2) – an early summer got
rid of most water birds because of disruption by humans.

*Am. White Pelican* – HC = 118 (May 23) w/still 42 at LSpfld (May 31).

*Double-cr. Cormorant* – HC = 100 (May 5), 4 still present(May 31).

*Great Blue Heron* –.HC = 74 (May 30).

*Great Egret* – HC = 17 (May 25), w/ some still present at the end of May.

*Snowy Egret* – spring arrival adult below the Dam (May 19).

*Cattle Egret* – adults on 3 days (May 11, 17, & 22).

*Green Heron* – saw 9 singles in May, scarce.

*Black-cr. Night-Heron* – an immature (May 18) and adult & imm (May 22).

Mute Swan – present .

*Snow Goose* – stragglers 2 (blue & white) at UIS (May 3).

*Ross’s Goose* – one adult at WP (May 1) – photo.

*Canada Goose* – HC = 125 (May 19) – lots of young seen.

*Wood Duck* – HC = 9 (May 17) – some young seen.

*Mallard *– HC = 20 (May 1 & 5), young first seen ♀/w 10yg (May 10).

*Blue-winged Teal* – HC = 11 (May 3), last seen ♂ (May 23)- left early.

*N. Shoveler* – HC = 16 (May 11), w/still present 5 ♂ & ♀ at Cinder
Flats (May 31).

*Gadwall* – last seen 2 ♂ at LSpfld (May 7).

*Am. Wigeon* – last seen ♂ ♀ at Hawk Valley (May 3).

*Ring-necked Duck* – straggler ♂ at LSpfld (May 10).

*Lesser Scaup* – HC = 3 (May 2), w/ last seen ♂ at LSpfld (May 26).

*Bufflehead *– one ♀ seen at Cinder Flats (May 7 & 8).

*Hooded Merganser* – a ♀ w/ 2 downy yg at Rt 29 Bridge north (May 25).

*Red-breasted Merganser*- HC = 5 (May 7), w/ last seen♀at LSpfld (May 27).

*Ruddy Duck* – eleven singles and last seen at LSpfld (May 22).

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 77 (May 10).

*Osprey* – last seen at LSpfld (May 25).

*Bald Eagle* – HC = 4 on (May 22& 24). Adults at Hawk Valley at nest in May.

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 2 (May 7).

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – one adult at nest west end of Spfld (May 12) and
one at CP (May 13).

*Broad-winged Hawk*- 3 singles- poor #, w/ last seen immat CP(May 11).

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 4 (May 3).

*Am. Kestrel – *HC = 2 (3x in May ).

*Peregrine Falcon *– one adult at LSpfld (May 12).

*Ring-neck Pheasant* – HC = 3 (May 6 & 13).

*Turkey – *HC = 5 (May 7) seen on 7 days.**

*N. Bobwhite* – HC = 3 (May 13).

*Sora *– HC = 3 singles, w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 14).

*Am.Coot* – HC = 10 (May 1), w/ decreasing # and last seen (May 21).

*Black-bellied Plover* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 8) - photo

*Am. Golden – Plover* – last seen, adult in alternate plumage, at
Sangchris (May 18).

*Semipalmated Plover* – two singles in May, w/last seen (May 23).

*Killdeer *– HC = 9 (May 6), first yg was DOR (May 13).

*Greater Yellowlegs* – HC = 7 (May 8), w/ last seen (May 9) – left very
early.

*Lesser Yellowlegs* – HC = 44 (May 6), w/ last seen 3 (May 11).

*Solitary Sandpiper* – HC = 8 (May 9), w/ last seen 4 (May 13).

*Willett* – one at Cinder Flats (May 1) – only bird for May.

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 22 (May 14), a few SR in June.

*Marbled Godwit* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 10), w/ last seen
May 12.

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 8), w/ HC
= 164 (May 31) and seen into June.

*Least Sandpiper* – HC = 30 (May 8), w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 23).

*White-rumped Sandpiper* – spring arrival 3 at Hawk Valley (May 7), and
last seen 9 at Cinder Flats & north of New City (May 31).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* – HC = 148 (May 9), w/ last seen (May 14) – left early.

*Dunlin* – spring arrival at Marine Pt.(May 2) – photo, w/ HC = 4 (May
8)and w/ last seen(May 22).

*Short-billed Dowitcher* – spring arrival 3 at Hawk Valley (May 8), w/ 2
(May 10) and departure (May 23).

*Laughing Gull* – spring arrival of near adult at Hawk Valley (May 11).
Also an adult non-breeding was seen (May 15) and another adult (s) were
seen (May 23 - 30) - photos.

*Franklin’s Gull* – HC = 10 (May 4), seen on 17 days, w/ some immatures
into June.

*Bonaparte’s Gull* – HC = 30 (May 1), w/ last seen immatures at LSpfld
(May 12). One immature illegally killed at Marine Pt (May 9) – specimen
in ISM collection.

*Ring-billed Gull* – HC = 140 (May 7), # drop to summer population by
(May 15) and only second year non-breeding gulls, w/ @ 50 - 60 at end of
May.

*Herring Gull* – one adult (May 12), w/ last seen immature (May 15).

*Caspian Tern*- HC = 9 (May 13), w/ last seen (May 26) – low # due to no
resting area and harassment by humans.

*Common Tern* – HC = 60 (May 8) and 36 (May 9), w/ last seen 3 (May 25).

*Forster’s Tern* – HC = 25 (May 4), w/ last seen imm (May 28).

*Black Tern* – spring arrival adult at LSpfld (May 18), w/ HC = 7 (May
26)- late & low #.

Rock Dove – present.

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* – HC = 2 (May 6).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 22 (May 7).

*Black-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at Beamington (May 18), and
another at Southern View (May 21).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at CP (May 15), w/ HC = 3 (May 31).

*Barred Owl* – 5 singles (May 1 - 18).

*Common Nighthawk* – spring arrival at Southern View (May 8), -no flocks.

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 18 (May 11), no kill this spring!

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* – spring arrival at Sangchris (May 4), w/ HC
= 3 (May 24) – rather scarce.

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = 2 (May 2 & 24) – only seen on 7 days.

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 8 (May 10) – seen every day.

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 9 (May 18 & 19) – seen every day.

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 10 (May 1) – seen every day.

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 2 (May 5 & 26).

*N. Flicker* – HC = 7 (May 24).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 5 (May 13).

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – spring arrivalat CP (May 13), w/HC = 3 (May
25) – see June.

*E. Wood Pewee* – spring arrival at WP (May 1), w/ HC = 13 (May 23).

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* – spring arrival at WP (May 10), w/ HC = 6
(May 19) and last seen at WP (May 29).

*Acadian Flycatcher* – spring arrival at WP (May 12), w/ HC = 2 (May 18).

*Alder Flycatcher* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 12), w/ HC = 5
(May 23) andlast seen (May 28).

*Willow Flycatcher* – spring arrival at Cinder Flats (May 14 ), w/ HC
only 2.

*Least Flycatcher* – HC = 4 (May 8), and last seen 2 LSpfld (May 24).
One ♂ found dead on trail at CP May 15 was% killed by insecticide –
specimen at ISM.

*E. Phoebe* – HC = 5 (May 24).

*Gr. crested Flycatcher* – HC = 8 (May 16, 18 & 21).

*E. Kingbird* – HC = 26 (May 13) – seen every day.

*Horned Lark* – HC only 2 – found on only 5 days – fields of row crops
sterile!

*Purple Martin* – HC = 22 (May 23).

*Tree Swallow* – HC = 430 (May 1), w/ # dropping after May 20, a few
staying to nest.

*N. Rough-wing Swallow* – HC = 20 (May 4).

*Bank Swallow* – HC = 40 (May 19), colony at Cinder Flats with much
fewer birds.

*Cliff Swallow* – HC = 100 (3x in May) – seen every day.

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 135 (May 4), w/ # dropping to SR @ May 21.

*Blue Jay* – HC = 14 (May 6).

*Am. Crow* – HC = 8 (May 22).

*Fish Crow* – 4 singles from Lincoln Gds (2), CP, and north of Sangchris.

*Black-cap Chickadee* – HC = 8 (May 6) – seen every day.

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 13 (May 2) – seen every day.

*Red-breasted Nuthatch* – 2 singles, one last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 8).

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 8 (May 6) – seen every day.

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 9 (May 13) – seen every day.

*House Wren* – HC = 11 (May 13) – seen every day. One ♂at CP singing
like a Carolina Wren on May 6 & 13.

*Sedge Wren*- spring arrival at CP (May 13) – only one.

*Marsh Wren* – 2 singles, w/ last seen (May 5).

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet* – HC = 12 (May 1), last seen at WP (May 17).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 9 (May 1).

*Eastern Bluebird* – HC = 5 (May 12 & 27) – rather scarce.

*Veery* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 7), w/ HC = 2, and last
seen (May 25) – very low #.

*Gray-cheek Thrush* – spring arrival 2 at WP (May 2), w/HC = 5 (May 10),
and last seen at (May 15) - low # and left early.

*Swainson’s Thrush* – HC = 12 (May 13), last seen 2 (May 29) – all
thrushes seemedto have left early.

*Hermit Thrush* – 3 singles, w/ last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 8).

*Wood Thrush* – HC = 6 (May 13).

*Am. Robin* – HC = 30 (May 13).

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 23 (May 1), w/ # dropping @ May 25.

*N. Mockingbird* – still scarce, w/HC = 2 (May 24 & 31).

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 6 (4x in May) – seen every day.

*American Pipit* - last seen 2 at Berry (May 9).

*Cedar Waxwing* – spring arrival of second group 2 (May 7), % ended w/ 7
in June and HC = 60 (May 11)- low #.

European Starling – present.

*White-eye Vireo* – HC = 6 ( May 7).

*Bell’s Vireo* – spring arrival ♂ at Cinder Flats (May 2), w/HC = 3 (May
27).

*Blue-headed Vireo* – HC = 3 (May 2 & 10), w/ departure (May 19).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 5 (May 10)

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 9 (May 29).

*Philadelphia Vireo* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 17), w/ HC =
2, and last seen 2(May 26)- late & few birds

*Red-eyed Vireo* – HC = 28 (May 23), w/ migrant # dropping @ May 28.

*Blue-wing Warbler* – HC = 3 (May 2), and last seen (May 8).

*Golden-wing Warbler* – spring arrival ♂at Lincoln Gds (May 1), w/no HC
and last seen ♀ at Lincoln Gds (May16) – poor #.

*Tennessee Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 1),w/HC = 9
(May 14) and last seen (May 27) – arrived late and low #.

*Orange-crowned Warbler* – HC = 2(May 8 & 9), w/last seen (May 9) – poor #.

*Nashville Warbler* –HC = 7 (May 8), w/ last seen(May 19) – low #.

*N. Parula* – HC = 3 (May 1) – low #.

*Yellow Warbler* – HC = 7 (May 8). First ♀ May 1.

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* – spring arrival 2 at Lincoln Gds (May 8), w/HC
= 4 (May 23 & 25) and departure (May 25) – late arrival & poor #. First
♀ May 14.

*Magnolia Warbler* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 8), w/HC = 9
(May 24) and last seen (May 26)- low #.

*Cape May Warbler* – two singles at Lincoln Gds ♂ (May 13) and ♀ (May 17).

*Yellow-rump Warbler* – HC = 39 (May 3), and last seen (May 16) – low #.

*Black-throated Green Warbler* – HC = 4 (May 2), w/ last seen 2 (May 14)
– low # & left early..

*Blackburnian Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 8)- late,
w/ HC = 3 (May 19 & 24) and last seen ♀ (May 27).

*Yellow-throated Warbler* – only one (May 1) bottomlands flooded.

*Palm Warbler* –HC = 11 (May 12), and last seen 3 (May 19) – low #. One
possible Palm x Yellow-rump hybrid at Lincoln Gds May 1?

*Bay-breasted Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 2), w/ HC = 3 (May
19) and last seen ♀ at LSpfld (May 19)- low # & left early.

*Blackpoll *– HC = 9 (May 16 & 17) and last seen 3 (May 26) – left
early. First ♀ May 12.

*Cerulean Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 2) and last seen ♀ at
Lincoln Gds (May 10)

*Black & white Warbler* – HC = 2 (3x in May), w/ last seen ♀ (May 25).
First ♀ May 14.

*Am. Redstart* –spring arrival 2 ♂ at WP (May 1), w/HC = 16 (May 23) and
last seen(May 26) – low # & left early. First ♀ May 8.

*Prothonotary Warbler* – scarce all spring, w/HC = 2(May 8).

*Worm-eating Warbler* – spring arrival at CP (May 2) – only one.

*Ovenbird *– HC = 12 (May 2) and last seen (May 23) - low #.

*N. Waterthrush* –HC = 4 (May 3) w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 25) –
low #.

*Kentucky Warbler* – HC = 3(May 8), not many away from breeding areas.

*Mourning Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 24) – only one
& latest arrival ever.

*Connecticut Warbler* – spring arrival ♀ at WP (May 19), w/ HC = 2 (May
20), and last seen (May 25).

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 8 (May 13 & 24).

*Hooded Warbler* – another ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 10).

*Wilson’s Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at WP (May 10), w/ HC = 6 (May 17)
and last seen 2 (May 26).

*Canada Warbler* – spring arrival of ♂ at North Pt (May 12), w/ HC = 8
(May 19) and last seen 2 (May 23) – left early.

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – spring arrival ♂ at Beamington (May 8), w/HC =
8 (May 13).

*Summer Tanager* – HC = 7 (May 2). First ♀ May 21.

*Scarlet Tanager* - HC = 5 (May 8 &15). First ♀ May 17.

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 20 (May 22).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – HC = 10 (May 2), migrants drop @ May 15.
First ♀ May 1.

*Blue Grosbeak* – spring arrival ♂ at Dam Park (May 4), only 6 singles
seen. First ♀ May 9.

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 15 (May 13), # continue dropping in this once
abundant species. First ♀ May 4.

*Dickcissel* – spring arrival ♂ at Hawk Valley (May 1), w/HC = 14 (May
27). First ♀ May 12.

*E. Towhee* – HC = 7 (May 13).

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 10 (May 13), rather low #.

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 12 (May 13).

*Vesper Sparrow* – only one (May 7)- fields are sterile.

*Savannah Sparrow* – HC = 13 (May 3), last seen (May 27) – low #.

*Grasshopper Sparrow* – spring arrival at Hawk Valley (May 4) – arrival
late & only one bird!

*Henslow’s Sparrow* – spring arrival ♂ at Marsh Road (May 27) – area
flooded most of May.

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 5 (May 7).

*Lincoln’s Sparrow* –HC = 3 (May 8), last seen at Lincoln Gds (May 22).

*Swamp Sparrow* – HC = 4 (May 3), w/ last seen(May 8).

*White-throated Sparrow* –HC = 47 (May 2), last seen at CP (May 15) –
low # and left early.

*White-crown Sparrow* – HC = 39 (May 6), and**last seen at Southern View
(May 16) –left early.

*Bobolink –* spring arrival 6 ♂ at Hawk Valley, w/HC = 8 (May 11), last
seen♀ at Sangchris (May 18). First ♀ May 11.

*Red-wing Blackbird* – HC = 50 (May 13 & 29), mostly SR #.

*Eastern Meadowlark* – HC = 7 ( May 16) – critically low #.

*Rusty Blackbird* – last seen a ♀ at Dam Park (May 4).

*Common Grackle* – HC = 40 (May 1 & 9), no big flocks & mostly SR.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 14 (May 13).

*Orchard Oriole* – HC = 5 (May 8), low #.

*Baltimore Oriole* – HC = 12 (May 8) - # low, but seen every day. First
♀ May 16.

*Purple Finch* – last seen at Beckie’s feeder (May 7).

*House Finch* – HC = 4 (May 7 & 23).

*Am. Goldfinch* – HC = 13 (May 3)- low #.

House Sparrow – present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* – 7 singles (May 5 – 13) – most were a ♀ mated
w/ a ♂ House Sparrow in Hawk Valley nesting in a bluebird box.

May weather was nearly half cool and half warm (May 1-8 & 19 – 25 cool
in the 50ºs – 70ºs and May 9 – 18 & 26 – 31 warm in the 80ºs). The
precipitation total was 4.07 inches, which caused some flooding
especially in Hawk Valley (just east of Lake Springfield).

Due to the varible habitat or to none at all, shorebirds, rails, and
other waterbirds were in low numbers or during flooding very spread out.
Most waterfowl had left in April.

The passerine migration was late arriving even though the vegetation was
already very thick. So, they were surely using day length to initiate
migration. Plus, the migrants left early (dropped off after May 27), and
apparently some warblers, sparrows and flycatchers over-flew Sangamon
County. Grassland birds were few because most land that was in CRP was
converted to row crops, making 80% of Sangamon County with virtually no
birds.

This was a very dull spring migration, with this observer digging out
every bird from the thick vegetation. I found few if any rare or
uncommon migrants, but some that seemed out of sync in timing.

Total species = 194

Total field days = 31

Total hours for May 2017 = 259


H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

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Date: 6/9/17 2:19 pm
From: <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET middlefork
hello ibetors--


i observed the snowy egret from 8:00 --8:15 a.m. today.
i tried to get a different and closer angle, but as i moved to another location and blocked by trees, the bird disappeared.


Jeffrey Sanders Glenview no. Cook
 

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Date: 6/9/17 1:49 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Some Quality Time With Wood Ticks At Orland Grasslands (North) Friday 6-9-17
Hello Bird People,

Somewhat tired of chasing after other birders sightings I decided to
skip going for the Middlefork Snowy Egret & just pick out a location &
see what birds were there. Went to the old (north) section of Orland
Grassland to see if the birds were still the same as in previous years
when I would make a yearly trip with Wes S. The newer south part of
Orland Grasslands is closed while construction continues on the eroded
trail system.

Orland Grasslands North Section (7:15-11:15 a.m.)

Cool to start with but up to the mid 80's when I left. Another plus 3
mile walking day on some newly cut trails going south from the 167th
St lot. Yellow signs call this new & old trail system the Songbird
Trail & this is the best way to see all the Grassland birds whereas
the easier to walk bike trail does the edges of the place & is better
for shrub/scrub land birds so my list will include both types.

Got about 1/2 way south on Songbird Trail tick free & then as I hit
the newer section (with cut tall grass all over the trail) things
changed & not for the better. In the next half hour I pulled off 27
ticks & hopefully missed none but that's unlikely. The "trick with
tick" removal is to check every few minutes & remove all tick hitch
hikers before they get inside clothing & on the skin. I've had lots of
practice at this game & it appears I caught them all before they
attached themselves to my skin.
A more pleasant visitor was Michael M, site steward, who told me where
to look for certain species.
Here's my day list in full:

P.B. Grebe (3 in 3 different ponds with 2 calling)
D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (2 in ponds & 2 fly-bys including 1 carrying a large snake)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (11 flying north)
Mallard (29 scattered in the ponds)
Blue Winged Teal (2-M)
Red Tailed Hawk (2-AD soaring together)
RING NECKED PHEASANT (1 called 4 times from 1 spot, gave up on trying
to see it in tick city)
Killdeer (1 or 2 flying back & forth a few times)
Ring Billed Gull (3 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (4 fly-bys)
Flicker (2)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1 in tall trees)
Willow Flycatcher (4 calling)
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard 1)
Eastern Kingbird (6)
Rough Winged, Tree & Barn Swallows
Blue Jay (2)
House Wren (4-5 singing, saw none)
Robins (10-12)
Gray Catbird (2)
Brown Thrasher (1 singing while 2 others chased each other)
Starling (2-3)
Warbling Vireo (also 4-5 singing, saw none)
Yellow Warbler (heard 1)
Common Yellowthroat (Who knows how many? At least 20)
Cardinal (heard 1)
DICKCISSEL (15-16 with all singing)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Field (11) & Song (8) Sparrows (all singing)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (9 singing & I was able to see 5 of them, better
than usual for me)
Bobolink (5-6, easy to hear not easy to see)
Red Wings (at least 15), Grackles (~12) & Cowbirds (6-8)
Eastern Meadowlark (15-20)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1 singing adult male)
Goldfinch (3-4)
House Sparrow (6, along the bike path close to the houses across the street)

Nice day & except for all the ticks, nice place too.
Bird-Of-The-Day to all the Dickcissels which are really nice looking
birds with their black bib on the yellow chest. Don't think much of
their singing though.
Runner-Up to the singing adult Orchard Oriole.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today with no targets to look for except ticks


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Date: 6/9/17 1:26 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. May 2017 report

Birds in Sangamon County in May 2017

**

*Pied-billed Grebe* – last seen at LSpfld (May 2) – an early summer got
rid of most water birds and disruption by humans.

*Am. White Pelican* – HC = 118 (May 23) w/ departure 15 at LSpfld (May 27).

*Double-cr. Cormorant* – HC = 100 (May 5), two still present(May 29).

*Great Blue Heron* –.HC = 89 (May 26).

*Great Egret* – HC = 9 (May 26), w/ 2 still present (May 31).

*Green Heron* – HC = 3 (May 7), scarce.

*Black-cr. Night-Heron* – spring arrival 3 adults at LSpfld (May 4), w/
only other an immature (May 22).

*White-faced Ibis* – spring arrival adult at Cinder Flats (May 26) photo
– 4^th record for the Study.

*Black-bellied Whistling-Duck* – spring arrival 6 at LSpfld near the Dam
(May 28) - distant photo and 2^nd county record.

*Mute Swan* – present (2 pair w/young on west side of Spfld on May 24).

*Snow Goose* – stragglers 1 to 2 most of May and last seen one white
adult (May 29).

*Canada Goose* – HC = 130 (May 7) – lots of young seen.

*Wood Duck* – HC = 11 (May 7) – many young seen especially at WP.

*Black Duck – *a *♀ *at the beach on (May 8 & 10).

*Mallard *– HC = 30 (May 28), many young seen.

*Blue-winged Teal* – HC = 16 (May 3 & 10), last seen 3 ♂ (May 29).

*N. Shoveler* – HC = 11 (May 7), w/ last seen♂ at LSpfld (May 21).

*Gadwall* – HC = 3 (May 2), w/ last seen ♂ at LSpfld (May 26).

*Am. Wigeon* – 3 singles in May, last seen♀ at LSpfld (May 28)

*Redhead* – a pair at LSpfld (May 6 & 7), w/a straggler♂ at LSpfld (May 24).

*Ring-necked Duck* – straggler ♂ at LSpfld (May 20).

*Lesser Scaup* – HC = 20 (May 2), w/ last seen 2 at LSpfld (May 19) and
a ♂ into June.

*Common Goldeneye* – a straggling ♀ at LSpfld (May 28) – photo, and into
June.

*Hooded Merganser* – HC = 3(May 29), plus other SR seen.

*Red-breasted Merganser*- HC = 4♀ (May 7), w/ last seen♀at LSpfld (May 13).

*Ruddy Duck* – HC = 4 (May 1 - 8), w/ last seen at LSpfld into June.

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 60 (May 7).

*Osprey* – last seen at LSpfld (May 30).

*Bald Eagle* – HC = 3 (adult 2 immatures) on (May 4). Adults at Hawk
Valley and Rt 29 nests in May.

*N. Harrier* - ♀ at Sangchris (May 2).

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 2 (May 9 & 18).

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – one adult north of Spfld (May 6).

*Broad-winged Hawk*- spring arrival 3 at CP (May 3), poor #, no flocks,
w/ last seen at WP(May 24).

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 5 (May 29).

*Am. Kestrel – *HC = 3 (May 2).

*Peregrine Falcon *– spring arrival? adult at LSpfld (May 1).

*Ring-neck Pheasant* – HC = 4 (May 24).

*Turkey – *1-2 birds on 6 days.**

*N. Bobwhite* – one at CP (May 1) – very scarce!

*Sora *– HC = 3 (May 15), w/ last seen(May 20).

*Am.Coot* – HC = 40 (May 1), w/ decreasing # and last seen (May 28).

Am. Golden – Plover – none all spring!!.

*Black-bellied Plover* – spring arrival adult at Cinder Flats (May 22) –
photo, only bird.

*Snowy Plover* – one worn adult at Marine Pt (May 30) – photos. Third
county record.

*Semipalmated Plover* – HC = 5 (May 7), w/last seen (May 24).

*Killdeer *– HC = 15 (May 7), a few young noted.

*Am. Avocet* – spring arrival 3 at Cinder Flats (May 3) – photo, only
record.

*Black-necked Stilt* – spring arrival 5 at Cinder Flats (May 9), also
one (May 10), 3 at Sangchris (May 11) and last seen ♂♀ at Cinder Flats
(May 23).

*Greater Yellowlegs* – HC = 4 (May 2), w/ last seen (May 8) – left very
early.

*Lesser Yellowlegs* – HC = 43 (May 7), w/ one into June.

*Solitary Sandpiper* – HC = 17 (May 5 & 7), w/ last seen (May 23).

*Willett* – spring arrival at Marine Pt (May 2) – only bird.

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 20 (May 12), a few SR in June.

*Sanderling *– spring arrival one at beach (May 23) – photo, only one.

*Ruddy Turnstone* – spring arrival 2 at LSpfld Dam (May 13), and last
seen one (May 14)..

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – spring arrival at Cinder Flats (May 3), w/ HC
= 24 (May 22) and seen into June.

*Least Sandpiper* – HC = 167 (May 7), w/ last seen 2 at Cinder Flats
(May 30).

*White-rumped Sandpiper* – spring arrival at Cinder Flats (May 7), and
last seen 2 at Cinder Flats (May 29).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* – HC = 28 (May 7), w/ last seen (May 9) – left early.

*Dunlin* – HC = 11 (May 8), w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (May 22).

*Short-billed Dowitcher* – spring arrival10 at Cinder Flats (May 7), w/
HC = 11 (May 14) and departure also.

*Long-billed Dowitcher* – spring arrival 2 at Cinder Flats (May 7), and
last seen (May 14).

*Wilson’s Phalarope* – spring arrival 3 at Cinder Flats (May 12) – only
record.

*Laughing Gull* – spring arrival of adult at Marine Pt (May 2) – photo.
Also an adult non-breeding was seen (May 23) and another adult was seen
(May 28 & 29).

*Franklin’s Gull* – HC = 5 (May 10), w/ one immature into June.

*Bonaparte’s Gull* – HC = 25 (May 1 & 2), w/ last seen immatures at
LSpfld (May 23).

*Ring-billed Gull* – HC = 100 up to (May 7), # drop to summer population
by (May 11) and mostly non-breeding gulls, w/ @ 45-50 at end of May.

*California Gull* – one adult at Cinder Flats (May 16)- photo.

*Herring Gull* – HC = 2 (May 9), w/ last seen immature (May 11).

*Caspian Tern*- HC = 10 (May 9), w/ last seen (May 31).

*Common Tern* – HC = 25 (May 8), 29 (May 16) and 22 (May 26) - also last
seen.

*Forster’s Tern* – HC = 22 (May 4), w/ last seen 4 (May 22).

*Black Tern* – spring arrival 4 at LSpfld (May 8), w/ HC = 15 (May 15)
and last seen at LSpfld (May 31).

Rock Dove – present.

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* – HC = 3 (3x in May ).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 22 (May 7).

*Black-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at Lincoln Gds (May 8), only 5
singles, with the last one at Marsh Road (May 29).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – spring arrival at CP (May 1), w/ HC = 5 (May 10).

*Barn Owl* – one in nest box west of Spfld (May 24).

*Great Horned Owl* – one single (May 1).

*Barred Owl* – HC = 3 (May 1 & 23).

*Common Nighthawk* – spring arrival west side of Spfld (May 6), 15 seen
– no flocks.

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 47 (May 2), no kill this spring!

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* – HC = 3 (May 9 & 15).

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = 2 (May 30) – only 7 birds seen.

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 5 (May 24 & 28).

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 9 (May 7 & 20).

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 5 (May 27).

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 4 (May 3).

*N. Flicker* – HC = 5 (May 29).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 4 (May 3).

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – spring arrival 2 at WP (May 9), w/ last seen
(May 21)- left early.

*E. Wood Pewee* – HC = 7 (3x in May), low # may indicate they went
straight to breeding areas.

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* – spring arrival at CP (May 13) was the only
one seen!

*Acadian Flycatcher* – spring arrival at N PT (May 14), late and only 4
birds seen.

*Alder Flycatcher* – spring arrival at CP (May 12), w/ only 4 birds seen
and last seen (May 24) –left early.

*Willow Flycatcher* – spring arrival at Cinder Flats (May 21), w/ HC = 3
(May 24 & 29).

*Least Flycatcher* – spring arrival ♂ at WP (May 4)- late, w/HC = 6 (May
10), and last seen(May 26).

*E. Phoebe* – HC = 4 (May 25).

*Gr. crested Flycatcher* – HC = 10 (May 10 & 21).

*E. Kingbird* – HC = 12 (May 20), no flocks.

*Horned Lark* – Only 6 singles seen!

*Purple Martin* – HC = 36 (May 1).

*Tree Swallow* – HC = 600 (May 2), w/ # dropping after May 16, some
staying to nest.

*N. Rough-wing Swallow* – HC = 11 (May 2).

*Bank Swallow* – HC = 82 (May 16).

*Cliff Swallow* – HC = 350 (May 18).

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 51 (May 2).

*Blue Jay* – HC = 15 (May 4).

*Am. Crow* – HC = 11 (May 20), # lower in late May.

*Fish Crow* – HC = 12 in CP/RSP area (May 21) – record high count.

*Black-cap Chickadee* – HC = 9 (May 14).

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 11 (May 4).

*Red-breasted Nuthatch* - ♀ at Oak Ridge Cemetery (May 5) was the first
one in 2 years, the last one was seen May 6,2014!

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 7 (May 3 & 19).

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 9 (May 25).

*House Wren* – HC = 11 (May 7).

*Sedge Wren* – HC = 2 (May 10)& last seen.

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet* – HC = 12 (May 5), last seen at CP (May 13).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 9 (May 1).

*Eastern Bluebird* – HC = 6 (May 3) – rather scarce.

*Veery* – HC = 5 (May 9), and last seen (May 25).

*Gray-cheek Thrush* – HC = 3 (May 10 & 13), and last seen at CP (May 21).

*Swainson’s Thrush* – HC = 21 (May 15), last seen (May 25) – all
thrushes seemedto have left early.

*Hermit Thrush* – last seen at CP (May 6).

*Wood Thrush* – HC = 7 (May 6).

*Am. Robin* – HC = 25 (May 7).

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 23 (May 9).

*N. Mockingbird* – still scarce, w/HC = 2 (May 5 & 29).

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 4 (3x in May). A pale bird photo north of
Sangchris (May 20).

*American Pipit* - last seen 2 at Cinder Flats (May 4).

*Cedar Waxwing* – spring arrival of second group 6 (May 6), % ended w/
10 (May 28) and HC = 75 (May 14)- low # .

European Starling – present.

*White-eye Vireo* – HC = 2 (6x in May).

*Bell’s Vireo* – HC = 2 (May 15, 20 & 21).

*Blue-headed Vireo* – HC = 4 (May 9), w/ departure 2 (May 18).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 4 (May 5, 7 & 13)

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 10 (May 30).

*Philadelphia Vireo* – spring arrival at WP (May 9), and last seen at CP
(May 13) only records!

*Red-eye Vireo* – HC = 11 (May 10 & 21)- low #.

*Blue-wing Warbler* – last seen (May 6) – lost in the heavy foliage!

*Golden-wing Warbler* – HC = 11 (May 9)& last seen at WP ♀ (May18). Sex
ratio = 15 ♂♂ : 5 ♀♀:. First ♀ (May 9).

*Tennessee Warbler* –HC = 19 (May 10), w/ last seen 5 (May 21) – left
very early.

*Orange-crowned Warbler* – HC = 2 (3x in May), w/last seen 2 (May 10).

*Nashville Warbler* –HC = 17 (May 10), w/ last seen(May 19).

*N. Parula* – HC = 3 (May 3 & 10).

*Yellow Warbler* – HC = 6 (May 8).

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* – HC = 18 (May10) and departure (May 26).

*Magnolia Warbler* – spring arrival at CP (May 1), w/HC = 10 (May 9) and
last seen 4(May 21)- left abruptly.

*Cape May Warbler* – spring arrival 3 ♂ at CP (May 10) and last seen ♂
at CP (May 15).

*Yellow-rump Warbler* – HC = 26 (May 8), and last seen at N Pt (May 22)
– low #.

*Black-throated Green Warbler* – HC = 8 (May 9), w/ last seen (May 22).

*Blackburnian Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at WP (May 11)- very late, w/no
HC and last seen (May 21), no ♀ seen.

*Yellow-throated Warbler* – only 2 singles ( May 7 & 8).

*Prairie Warbler* – spring arrival ♂ at CP ( May 9).

*Palm Warbler* –HC = 11 (May 5), and last seen at CP (May 16) – low #.

*Bay-breasted Warbler* –spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 9), w/ HC = 4 (May
10) and last seen at CP (May 19)- low # & left early.

*Blackpoll *– HC = 5 (May 13) and last seen 4 at CP (May 22) – low # &
left early.

*Black & white Warbler* –HC = 8 (May 10), w/ last seen 2 (May 18).

*Am. Redstart* –spring arrival ♂ at CP (May 3), w/HC = 10 (May 10) and
last seen 3 at CP (May 21) – very low # & left early.

*Prothonotary Warbler* – scarce all spring, w/ only one in May (May 8).

*Ovenbird *– spring arrival at CP (May 1), w/ HC = 12 (May 10) and last
seen (May 26) arrived very late & low #.

*N. Waterthrush* –HC = 5 (May 9) w/ last seen at CP (May 17) –left early.

*Kentucky Warbler* – HC = 3(6x in May ).

*Mourning Warbler* – spring arrival 2 at CP (May 9), w/ HC = 3 (May 21)
& last seen(May 22).

*Connecticut Warbler* – spring arrival♂ at CP (May 19), and last seen
(May 22), only 3 found.

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 12 (May 10).

*Hooded Warbler* – 2 singles (May 3 & 4).

*Wilson’s Warbler* – spring arrival 4 at WP (May 12), and last seen 2 at
WP (May 21).

*Canada Warbler* – spring arrival of ♂ at Lincoln Gds (May 4), w/ HC = 3
(May 13) and last seen ♀at WP (May 24).

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – HC = 2 (4x in May).

*Summer Tanager* – HC = 3 (May 1, 16 & 21).

*Scarlet Tanager* - HC = 6 (May 9 &10).

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 24 (May 7).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – HC = 20 (May 9), migrants drop @ May 16.

*Blue Grosbeak* – spring arrival ♀ NW of Spfld (May 7), w/ HC = 2 (May 16).

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 16 (May 21), # continue dropping in this once
abundant species.

*Dickcissel* – HC = 13 (May 25 & 29).

*E. Towhee* – HC = 6 (May 25).

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 9 (May 7), rather low #.

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 5 (May 16).

*Vesper Sparrow* – only 2 singles (May 2 & 11).

*Lark Sparrow* – only one SE of Spfld (May 17).

*Savannah Sparrow* – HC = 8 (May 5 & 7), last seen (May 14) – low #.

*Grasshopper Sparrow* – spring arrival 2 NW of Spfld (May 7) – arrival late.

*Henslow’s Sparrow* – spring arrival ♂ at Marsh Road (May 22).

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 7 (May 22).

*Lincoln’s Sparrow* –HC = 11 (May 10), last seen at CP (May 21).

*Swamp Sparrow* – HC = 6 (May 5), w/ last seen 2 (May 12).

*White-throated Sparrow* –HC = 8 (May 1 & 9), last seen at CP (May 15) –
very low # and left early.

*White-crown Sparrow* – HC = 34 (May 10), and**last seen at Sangchris
(May 14) –left very early.

*Bobolink –* HC = 25 (May 7), last seen 2 ♀ at Marsh Road (May 22).

*Red-wing Blackbird* – HC = 150 (May 2), # dropped after May 16.

*Eastern Meadowlark* – HC = 6 (4x in May) – very low #.

*Rusty Blackbird* – last seen a ♀ on a mudflat SE of Spfld (May 7).

*Common Grackle* – HC = 40 (May 7 & 27), no big flocks & nesting well
under way.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 18 (May 27).

*Orchard Oriole* – HC = 3 (May 7 & 20), low #.

*Baltimore Oriole* – HC = 16 (May 9) - # low.

*House Finch* – HC = 4 (May 7 & 23).

*Am. Goldfinch* – HC = 14 (May 7).

House Sparrow - present

May weather started out cool until the 6^th & 7^th when it was 85º &
87º, but then another front cooled it down from the 8^th to the 20^th .
However, on the 21^st it went back up to 80º and stayed there until the
end of May, with a high of 88º May 30. The lowest lows were 42º May 5 &
15. The precipitation was scattered and only 4 days had around half inch
rains.

Due to no habitat, shorebirds, rails, and other waterbirds were in very
low numbers. It was dry, with no flooded fields (many have been drained)
and dry sloughs, while both Lake Springfield and Lake Sangchris were
kept full and had no edges or flats.

The passerine migration was late arriving even though the vegetation was
already very thick. So, they were surely using day length to initiate
migration. Plus, the migrants left very early (dropped off drastically
after May 22), and apparently many late warblers and especially
flycatchers over flew Sangamon County.

This would have been a dull spring migration, but for the surprise at
the end of southern birds moving north.

Total species = 202

Total field days = 31

Total hours for May 2016 = 262

Thanks to Ken Bohlen for help in the field.


H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

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Beckie Dyer
Museum Technician
Illinois State Museum
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Date: 6/9/17 12:31 pm
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Phalarope
A RED PHALAROPE was observed as a flyby at Thompson Lake (in Fulton Co.) this morning. It was already in flight when I spotted it, but was probably flushed off the water by a research boat that was speeding across the lake at the time. It was in alternate plumage and appeared to be a male.

Kevin Richmond
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Date: 6/9/17 10:57 am
From: marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Summer Tanager Pair at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
Take the Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail to Marker 5 ) and continue to Marker 7. Continue further south on the Regional Trail across Green Heron Trail to the 4.0 mile marker. From that marker, it is ~0.2 miles to a "gap" (small clearing) in the woods on the west side of the trail. There, maybe, some 70 feet directly west, there is a large gray-bark tree, massive trunk with at least two burls on it a couple of feet above the ground. Both birds seemed to hang around that tree, up in the many branches (no leaves). Be patient, they eventually show up. We did not hear the male singing.

Marscha Chenoweth, Pat Eggleston and I observed both birds several times, good views both perched and flying. I am a bit uncertain about the "female" as there is a rosy cast around the face and neck and a somewhat orangy breast on that bird and I'm wondering if it could be a young bird. We observed the two birds alone and together.

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Date: 6/9/17 10:34 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By G. catbird anger solved

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35160565796/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Put the screen from the shed on the outside of the window. Came back later and it looked like blood running down the screen, and a piece of red solid at the end. Cherry pieces.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 6/9/17 7:41 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By G. catbird anger

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Hi friends,
5am it started. So I just put the window down and watch as the catbird perches on the edge of the lowered pane.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/8/17 8:46 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET A bit of IBSP North & South 6-8-17
Hello birding friends,


Today I birded a bit of both sides of Illinois Beach State Park and came up with some goodies.


I had a vociferous beautiful adult male SUMMER TANAGER piping away just south of the parking lot for the Dead River Trail. Along the Dead River Trail, a LEAST BITTERN flew up in the marsh right across from the first observation deck south from the parking lot. Life bird!


At Sand Pond, I had a nice assortment of birds including a territorial male YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT found by fellow birder and trumpet player Joe Lill in the trees and shrubs on the northeast side of the pond, where the trail and the maintenance road meet near the bridge. Also in the area was a pair of bill-snapping YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS working the trees along the maintenance road and a beautiful male BLUE GROSBEAK singing in the oaks near the maintenance road opposite Sand Pond across the large shrubby clearing. A calling RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was in the dead trees near the parking lot for Sand Pond and a SWAMP SPARROW sang deep in the shrubs east of the pond. Overall, a wonderful day!


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Good birding!
Henry (Oak Park, Cook County)
 

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Date: 6/8/17 7:38 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Red Bellied Woodpecker predates Wren nest (no sightings)
Let's hope it was just a cowbird it grabbed.


Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL

 

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Date: 6/8/17 6:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By G. catbird anger management

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Hi friends,
My wife said the catbird was hitting the back window over and over. She sprayed water on the window to get rid of bugs and lowered it to scare off the catbird. No go. I added more decals and a sheet of newsprint taped on the outside. Left and came back 2 hours later to see the catbird sitting on the folded paper which was pulled 1/3 of the way down.
Pics show an angry bird. They are paired up and going in the neighbor's bushes.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 6/8/17 5:44 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least Bittern - North Pond - Thurs 6/8/17
This evening a Least Bittern was 'singing' from the reeds at the north end of North Pond, Lincoln Park. It was pretty buried in the reeds. In the 40+ minutes I stood and watched I did not get a visual at any stage though it was calling constantly. It was singing from the area close to the outlet pipe that fills the pond on occasion.

A Swainson's Thrush was the only migrant except for a few possible breeders, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos etc.

Full list at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-06-08

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL

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Date: 6/8/17 5:22 pm
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Middlefork Savanna (Lake) Snowy Egret
This afternoon, Maureen Marsh found a SNOWY EGRET with the Great Egrets at Middlefork. Andy Stewart, Steve Mulhall, and I were able to get out there and see the bird as it was flushed by a train into the top of an oak tree. We had some good scope looks before it flew off to the west over the oaks. We had good looks at the yellow feet and yellow lores, though the bill was more dark gray than black.
There are a number of ponds in the area but checking back would probably be worth it since the ponds are drying a bit, the habitat is great for herons, and there are decent numbers of Great Egrets.

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 6/8/17 2:37 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County-N.T. Cormorant & Rollins Savannah Thur 6-8-17
Hello Bird People,

I did not do a report yesterday as I saw nothing noteworthy while at 3
Palos area locations which were McClaughrey, Swallow Cliff & the part
of Cap Sauer's off Ford Rd. Highlight at McClaughrey was a singing
Yellow Throated Vireo by the parking lot. I expected to find an
Acadian Flycatcher as I do so almost every year but not this year. The
only warbler was a "heard only" Ovenbird & the most fancy looking bird
was a male Scarlet Tanager.

Swallow Cliff was over run with joggers including an entire bus load
of high school runners. Here I did find an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER but it
kept going deeper into the woods & I could not stay with it to get a
visual sighting. Another rare sighting was Doug Stotz doing a bird
survey. I'll bet he had more species than I did! The 3 most common
species were Eastern Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher & House Wren.

The woods by Ford Rd also had many of those same 3 common species as
at Swallow Cliff.
Highlight was another fancy looking male Scarlet Tanager although it
was Summer Tanager I was looking for but did not find.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Wed to the Yellow Throated Vireo & Runner-Up to
the 2 Scarlet Tanagers.
No award for the Acadian Flycatcher as it would not let me see it.

License Plate Of The Day for Wed to one from South Dakota near
Saganashkee Slough.

Thursday 6-8-17

The N.T. Cormorant at Almond Marsh would be a "lifer" for former
co-worker Al W so that's where we started arriving at 7:30 to be told
by birders Diane & Roger M that it had been there but had left 10 min
ago. Not what you want to hear on arrival! But we all scanned anyway &
in flew 1 of the
NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS which sat in the same area I saw it in 2 days
ago. Good recovery!
And thanks to Diane & Roger for helping us look.

Rollins Savannah (8-10:30 a.m.)

Gave Al W the chance to walk the entire 3 1/2-4 miles loop trail & we
didn't do it very fast but we did survive. Expected to see or at least
hear Henslow's & Sedge Wrens but did not although others have seen
them both. Also wanted to see the Trumpeter Swan family but they must
have been in a side pond & out of view. On the other hand we did not
expect to see a BALD EAGLE (2nd year) & a hunting Black Tern but we
did so. Things even out over time. Here's my complete list:

Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (3)
Mallard (6 adults & 7 small young)
Blue Winged Teal (3)
D.C. Cormorant (6 but too far without a scope to see if a N.T.
Cormorant was in the group)
BALD EAGLE (1 2nd year flying by)
Kestrel (1-M hover hunting)
Sora (heard only, called once)
Gull Species? (heard 1 calling as it flew by but could not see it)
BLACK TERN (1)
Mourning Dove (2)
Cuckoo Species? (flew by but not seen well, probably Yellow Billed)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-M)
Flicker (2)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1)
Willow Flycatcher (4)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Tree (6) & Barn (4) Swallows
House Wren (heard 2)
Robins & Starlings
Gray Catbird (1)
Warbling Vireo (4)
Yellow Warbler (heard 1)
Common Yellowthroat (6-8)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Savannah (1), Song (7) & Swamp (3) Sparrows
BOBOLINKS (10-12, putting on a good show as always)
Red Wings, Grackles & Cowbirds
Baltimore Oriole (1)
Goldfinch (2)

Bird-Of-The-Day for Al W is the Neotropic Cormorant but I just gave it
that award 2 days ago so

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the Black Tern (one of my favorites) &
Runner-Up to the Bald Eagle. Award for showmanship to the Bobolinks.
Who puts on a better show in our area?

But biggest news of the day was that on the way home in Itasca on the
front of a car coming at me was an ALASKA plate although it was the
old version orange one & not the fine looking new one with the
standing bear. Checked the back plate as it went by to be sure & it
was also an orange plate so I guess it's a valid sighting. That's U.S.
plate #51 completing Plates Run #1 for 2017. Run #2 starts on July 1st
so you aren't done yet with hearing about plate sightings. Sorry.

Al Stokie
Mostly in Lake County today


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Date: 6/8/17 9:19 am
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Recent decisions of IORC
You can read an update from the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee
(IORC) about a number of recently evaluated records of rare birds in
Illinois at http://www.illinoisbirds.org/category/iorc/

Founded in 1985, IORC evaluates the evidence for records of birds that are
rare or unusual in Illinois. As a standing committee of the Illinois
Ornithological Society, IORC's purposes are

- To evaluate the evidence for records of birds that are accidental,
rare, or unusual in Illinois.
- To maintain permanently the original bird records and all Committee
votes and comments for use by future bird students.
- To publish at least minimal data on all records receiving a decision.
- To maintain the official Illinois State List of Birds.
- To review, revise and coordinate the distribution of the forms used in
recording data on Illinois birds when determined necessary by the
Committee.
- To strive to improve the quality of submitted ornithological field
data in Illinois both through example and through the dissemination of
pertinent information and suggested techniques.

You can read more about IORC at
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/illinois-ornithological-records-committee/

Good birding,

Geoff Williamson (IORC secretary)
Chicago, Cook County
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Date: 6/8/17 8:23 am
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Bellied Woodpecker predates Wren nest (no sightings)
I heard an alarmed House Wren calling outside. I looked out the window to check the nest box. There was a male Red Bellied Woodpecker perched on the front of the box, probing through the opening with its bill. It then grabbed a young and flew off with the wren following. I knew Blue Jays would do this, surprised to see a Red Bellied do this.John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane cty

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Date: 6/8/17 7:14 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Nygren Neotropic Cormorant update
Brad Grover reports that he saw the Neotropic Cormorant at Nygren Wetlands at 9:00 am. It was back near the dead oak, which is along the SE edge of the big marsh. He said that it flew off again.

Dan Williams
Rockford

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Date: 6/8/17 6:21 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh 8:15
One Neo is on the closest tripod at 8:15 this fine Thursday morning.

Joe Lill
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Date: 6/8/17 5:16 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Neotropic Cormorant @ Nygren
A Neotropic Cormorant continues at Nygren Wetland by Rockton (Winnebago County) this morning. Thanks to Steve Gent for the alert. It just picked up and flew away at 7:05 am.

This bird has apparently been present but not identified correctly, until yesterday when Steve Gent and John Longhenry saw it and John took photos and identified it as Neotropic.

It was seen briefly by Ed Cope, the NLI Restoration Ecologist at Nygren, around 6:30pm last night but the bird was flushed by a hiker shortly after.

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Rockford

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Date: 6/7/17 8:46 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Baby downy woodpecker
You can call Willowbrook Wildlife Center (rehab) in Glen Ellyn or drop the
bird off after 8:30 am.
Ph. (630) 942-6211
525 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn IL

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>
> My daughter just found a baby downy woodpecker that fell out of the tree
> and can't fly. She picked it up do it won't get run over in the street. Now
> what do we do?
>
> Paul Quintas (Cook)
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Date: 6/7/17 6:34 pm
From: Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Baby downy woodpecker
My daughter just found a baby downy woodpecker that fell out of the tree and can't fly. She picked it up do it won't get run over in the street. Now what do we do?

Paul Quintas (Cook)

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Date: 6/7/17 4:57 pm
From: Jon Sleger <j.sleger...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Henslow's Sparrows
Also, there are a half dozen or more Henslow's making Deer Run Forest Preserve (Cherry Valley, IL) their summer home.


> On June 7, 2017 at 8:49 AM "Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> This morning during my run through Dick Young Forest Preserve/Batavia/Kane County, I cut through the combination prairie grassland. From the Audubon Bridge, the two-track limestone path arcs toward an intersection with a mowed trail system. There is a post sign there that says 17, and from that spot there were two Henslow's Sparrows to be heard singing.
>
> On that trail north there were also:
> Eastern Meadowlark (5)
> Bobolink (4) --male
> Yellowthroat (9)
> Song Sparrow (1)
> Dickcissel (5)
>
> interestingly, did not yet hear any grasshopper sparrows singing, nor sedge wrens. These are usually found on territory in this section of the preserve.
>
> Yesterday afternoon while doing photos for work I witnessed a Cooper's hawk fly into a dense area of swallows and martins next to the Fox River in Batavia. It came away with a bird that I could not identify.
>
> There is also an osprey rather regularly working the Depot Pond. It flies from the direction of Fermi, so it is likely the pair there.
>
> The Bald Eagles at Mooseheart have two large young still at the nest. Last night a county sheriff had some people pulled over with his lights on, so perhaps be judicious about where and how you park. It could have been a traffic stop or accident, but be smart people.
>
> --
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> 3C Creative Marketing
> 630.621.8520
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>
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Date: 6/7/17 3:45 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Adult bald eagle Skokie lagoons cook co
Just flew over me going N. :D

Suzanne Coleman
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Date: 6/7/17 2:20 pm
From: Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Springbrook Sightings
Migration is definitely over with only potentially nesting birds at Springbrook Prairie, Naperville, DuPage County, seen this week.  I began my breeding bird surveys this week and have come across the usual grassland birds for Springbrook including Yellowthroats, Henslow's, Savannah, Song and Swamp sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Willow Flycatchers, and Red-winged Blackbirds.  I also saw my first Dickcissel of the year this morning - they always seem to come in late at Springbrook. 
 Conspicuously absent so far has been any Sedge Wrens.  They have not returned  - even to areas where they have normally been seen for years.
Of interest this year are a least two Yellow-throated Vireos that appear to be on territory in the wooded areas as well as the return of Orchard Orioles, Bell's Vireo and Clay-colored Sparrow.  In the wetlands there seem to be more Blue-winged Teal than usual, both Sora and Virginia Rails including two fledgling Virginia, a Pied-billed Grebe pair, as well as a couple of Northern Shoveler. 
Joe SucheckiNaperville
 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:18 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET American White Pelican - Pingree Grove - Kane County
At 3:00 an American white pelican was flying around a field on the north
side of 72 just east of 47 across from the Cambridge Lakes subdivision.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 6/7/17 6:49 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Henslow's Sparrows
This morning during my run through Dick Young Forest Preserve/Batavia/Kane
County, I cut through the combination prairie grassland. From the Audubon
Bridge, the two-track limestone path arcs toward an intersection with a
mowed trail system. There is a post sign there that says 17, and from that
spot there were two Henslow's Sparrows to be heard singing.

On that trail north there were also:
Eastern Meadowlark (5)
Bobolink (4) --male
Yellowthroat (9)
Song Sparrow (1)
Dickcissel (5)

interestingly, did not yet hear any grasshopper sparrows singing, nor sedge
wrens. These are usually found on territory in this section of the
preserve.

Yesterday afternoon while doing photos for work I witnessed a Cooper's hawk
fly into a dense area of swallows and martins next to the Fox River in
Batavia. It came away with a bird that I could not identify.

There is also an osprey rather regularly working the Depot Pond. It flies
from the direction of Fermi, so it is likely the pair there.

The Bald Eagles at Mooseheart have two large young still at the nest. Last
night a county sheriff had some people pulled over with his lights on, so
perhaps be judicious about where and how you park. It could have been a
traffic stop or accident, but be smart people.

--
Christopher Cudworth
3C Creative Marketing
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Date: 6/7/17 5:52 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Western Kingbird Havana (No Sightings)
Giant bug zappers!

LOL

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL

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Date: 6/7/17 5:08 am
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
The Neotropic Cormorants continue this morning. This first has flown off
and the second is sitting on a log next to the first A-Frame.

Adam Sell
Lake Co.
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 19:22 Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <
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>
>
> There are now two sitting on the closest A frame at 7:00PM.
>
> Jeff Aufmann
> McHenry County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Jun 6, 2017, at 7:59 AM, 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> It was still there this morning. Made the trip there at first light.
> Still hanging around the nest structure by the gate.
>
> Add another bird to my life list and FOY.
>
> Thanks for sharing!
>
> Jim Jarosz
> Norridge, IL
>
> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> This Neotropic Cormorant seems to be following a schedule. It didn't
>> just show up in the same preserve, it was back in the exact same location
>> as the previous night. It was the far right cormorant using the bottom
>> supports of a metal A-frame GB Heron nest. This A-frame nest is the one
>> closest to the entrance gate. It was still present when I left at 8:30
>> PM. Looks like I just missed a Donnie Dann sighting!
>>
>> If you're hoping to see this bird, the best times to go are early in the
>> morning before it leaves to feed and in the evening after 6PM when it comes
>> in to roost.
>>
>> Adam Sell
>> Lake Co.
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Donald R Dann <donniebird...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Still present at 6:15PM on 6/5/17. It was apparently on the same log as
>>> in Adam Sell's photo, next to a Double-crested.
>>>
>>> Donnie Dann
>>> Lake County
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <
>>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good
>>> scope views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v"
>>> bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert
>>> Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby
>>> Double-crested Cormorants.
>>>
>>> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base
>>> of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the
>>> entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully
>>> better photos.
>>>
>>> Good Birding!
>>>
>>> Adam Sell
>>> Lake Co.
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/6/17 5:22 pm
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
There are now two sitting on the closest A frame at 7:00PM.

Jeff Aufmann
McHenry County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 6, 2017, at 7:59 AM, 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> It was still there this morning. Made the trip there at first light. Still hanging around the nest structure by the gate.
>
> Add another bird to my life list and FOY.
>
> Thanks for sharing!
>
> Jim Jarosz
> Norridge, IL
>
>> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> This Neotropic Cormorant seems to be following a schedule. It didn't just show up in the same preserve, it was back in the exact same location as the previous night. It was the far right cormorant using the bottom supports of a metal A-frame GB Heron nest. This A-frame nest is the one closest to the entrance gate. It was still present when I left at 8:30 PM. Looks like I just missed a Donnie Dann sighting!
>>
>> If you're hoping to see this bird, the best times to go are early in the morning before it leaves to feed and in the evening after 6PM when it comes in to roost.
>>
>> Adam Sell
>> Lake Co.
>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Donald R Dann <donniebird...> wrote:
>>> Still present at 6:15PM on 6/5/17. It was apparently on the same log as in Adam Sell's photo, next to a Double-crested.
>>>
>>> Donnie Dann
>>> Lake County
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good scope views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v" bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby Double-crested Cormorants.
>>>>
>>>> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully better photos.
>>>>
>>>> Good Birding!
>>>>
>>>> Adam Sell
>>>> Lake Co.
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/6/17 4:37 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Western Kingbird Havana
I think at some point someone should drive around all the electrical
substations in the Havana area and see how many have Western Kingbirds
present. They really like electrical substations for some reason!

Jared Gorrell
Sangamon County

On Jun 6, 2017 4:59 PM, "Andy Gilbert <agilb849...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> While driving through Havana today a Western Kingbird chased a butterfly
> across the road in front of me. The bird was located along Schrader street
> at the electrical substation across from the Ford dealership. I then
> observed the bird pick up nesting material so it may be nesting at this
> loaction. I'm assuming it's an offspring of the nesting pair at the
> electrical substation just south of Havana.
>
> Andy Gilbert
> Havana
> Mason Co
>
>

 

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Date: 6/6/17 4:28 pm
From: <thompson1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Black Necked Stilt Macon County
A black Necked stilt was found in a corn field pond near Forsyth, Macon County IL. Location is east on Orenea BT from US 51. First side road turn south. 2 ponds in sight Stilt was on first pond.
Ross Thompson
Macon County
 

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Date: 6/6/17 3:59 pm
From: Andy Gilbert <agilb849...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Kingbird Havana
While driving through Havana today a Western Kingbird chased a butterfly
across the road in front of me. The bird was located along Schrader street
at the electrical substation across from the Ford dealership. I then
observed the bird pick up nesting material so it may be nesting at this
loaction. I'm assuming it's an offspring of the nesting pair at the
electrical substation just south of Havana.

Andy Gilbert
Havana
Mason Co

 

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Date: 6/6/17 11:41 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-A Few Late Shorebirds & 2 Interesting Singers Tuesday 6-6-17
Hello Bird People,

The "Beach Lake" is back on the main swimming beach but it is only
being used by a few shorebirds although many R.B. Gulls & Caspian
Terns are enjoying it. The 2 beach groomer machines were going full
tilt & also a "front loader" was scooping up water from the lake &
dumping on the beach house sidewalk to seemingly clean the sand off
the walkway. Half the water would spill on every trip but there's
plenty more where the water came from.

The only birder/photographers here today were Kanae H, Fran M, Emery &
myself. Another photographer arrived much later. Fewer birds as well
as would be expected by now. The only warblers I could find were
singing (& nesting) Yellow Warblers & Common Yellowthroats, 3 each. To
made it interesting an OVENBIRD was singing loudly in the main hedge &
also interesting was one FIELD SPARROW singing by the new Butterfly
area. Wonder if either will try & stay?

On the beach were the following shorebirds:

Killdeer (1)
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (1 by the "beach lake" with 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers)
Spotted Sandpiper (6 on the beach & in the dunes)
WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER (1 on the "protected beach" with 5 Semipalmated
Sandpipers)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (5 on the "protected beach" & 3 by the "beach lake")

Also on the beach were 123 Ring Billed Gulls & 27 Caspian Terns. Only
had 2 Herring Gulls & they were on the lawn near the harbor.

The only swallows on the beaches were Rough Winged & Tree with a few
Purple Martins as well.
The Barn Swallows are now few in number & only found over the lawns.
Vireo's are down to nesting Warbling (3) & Red Eyed (1). Several Gray
Catbirds & Baltimore Orioles continue.

Since today was probably my last Spring visit to the Chicago lakefront
I also checked (briefly) the North Pond area as I have hardly been
there this Spring. Found over 80 Canada Geese of all ages & ducks were
Mallards & Wood Ducks. Herons were Great Blue (1), Green (2) & Black
Crowned Night (1-AD & 1-IM). Saw a few Chimney Swifts & Barn Swallows
& singing birds were Warbling Vireo (1) & Common Yellowthroat.

Time to move on to other areas for the breeding season but soon it
will be mid-July & time to start to look for those early southbound
shorebird migrants back at Montrose.

I'll give Bird-Of-The-Day honors to my finally seen Cook County White
Rumped Sandpiper & keeping it an all shorebird awards day Runner-Up
will be the Semipalmated Plover.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Utah seen on Oakton St on the way home.

Al Stokie
Searching for the last migrants in Cook County today


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Date: 6/6/17 6:46 am
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant yes Almond Marsh
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues to roost near the metal A frame nest
platform nearest the entrance gate to Almond Marsh as posted and found by
Adam Sell. It was alone on a double stump below this platform asleep 7-7:25
this morning then briefly showed its throat and then did not fully wake up
until 7:50 at which time docu photos were taken.
--
Cheers,

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University of Illinois at Chicago
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Date: 6/6/17 6:00 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
It was still there this morning. Made the trip there at first light.
Still hanging around the nest structure by the gate.

Add another bird to my life list and FOY.

Thanks for sharing!

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> This Neotropic Cormorant seems to be following a schedule. It didn't just
> show up in the same preserve, it was back in the exact same location as the
> previous night. It was the far right cormorant using the bottom supports
> of a metal A-frame GB Heron nest. This A-frame nest is the one closest to
> the entrance gate. It was still present when I left at 8:30 PM. Looks
> like I just missed a Donnie Dann sighting!
>
> If you're hoping to see this bird, the best times to go are early in the
> morning before it leaves to feed and in the evening after 6PM when it comes
> in to roost.
>
> Adam Sell
> Lake Co.
>
> On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Donald R Dann <donniebird...>
> wrote:
>
>> Still present at 6:15PM on 6/5/17. It was apparently on the same log as
>> in Adam Sell's photo, next to a Double-crested.
>>
>> Donnie Dann
>> Lake County
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good
>> scope views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v"
>> bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert
>> Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby
>> Double-crested Cormorants.
>>
>> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base
>> of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the
>> entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully
>> better photos.
>>
>> Good Birding!
>>
>> Adam Sell
>> Lake Co.
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/5/17 7:48 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jun 5, 2017
Birded my local spot after work. Highlight was a WILSON'S WARBLER (pic at
link) and a handful of CEDAR WAXWINGS starting to move in. Good Birding.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Jun 5, 2017 5:21 PM - 6:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 11
Cedar Waxwing 10
Prothonotary Warbler 2
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 5
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at c

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



--
Jeff Bilsky
801-842-4013
<jbilsky...>

 

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Date: 6/5/17 7:29 pm
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose - White-rumped Sandpipers
Dear birders,
Sorry for the late report, but there were 3 White-rumped Sandpipers at Montrose today. Luis Munoz and Rich DeCoster also saw them. This is rather late for them - Luis said it was his latest for Montrose.
Here's a link to my ebird list with photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37400986
For the birds,
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 6/5/17 6:53 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
This Neotropic Cormorant seems to be following a schedule. It didn't just
show up in the same preserve, it was back in the exact same location as the
previous night. It was the far right cormorant using the bottom supports
of a metal A-frame GB Heron nest. This A-frame nest is the one closest to
the entrance gate. It was still present when I left at 8:30 PM. Looks
like I just missed a Donnie Dann sighting!

If you're hoping to see this bird, the best times to go are early in the
morning before it leaves to feed and in the evening after 6PM when it comes
in to roost.

Adam Sell
Lake Co.

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Donald R Dann <donniebird...> wrote:

> Still present at 6:15PM on 6/5/17. It was apparently on the same log as in
> Adam Sell's photo, next to a Double-crested.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Lake County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good scope
> views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v"
> bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert
> Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby
> Double-crested Cormorants.
>
> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base
> of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the
> entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully
> better photos.
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Adam Sell
> Lake Co.
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/5/17 6:27 pm
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
Still present at 6:15PM on 6/5/17. It was apparently on the same log as in Adam Sell's photo, next to a Double-crested.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good scope views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v" bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby Double-crested Cormorants.
>
> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully better photos.
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Adam Sell
> Lake Co.
>

 

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Date: 6/5/17 5:30 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Saw-whet owl gallery
I am only starting to catch up with images shot earlier in the year.

Preparing for WTTW Chicago Tonight show kept me busy also.

For those who missed that show, it is on their website at:

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration

and has a link to my page.

One updated gallery not related to the show is a Saw-whet Owl.

http://theearlybirder.com/owls/saw-whet/index.htm

Rob Curtis

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Date: 6/5/17 10:34 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Almond Marsh N.T. Cormorant & McHenry Co Greenwood Avocet (Both Yes) Mon 6-5-17
Hello Bird People,

Didn't really go birding today but did go "listing" instead. This
happens once in a while.
Arrived at the locked entrance gate at Almond Marsh in Lake County at
about 8:10 a.m. & already there was Steve M who was scanning for the
small Cormorant. I got my scope to help scan but before I really
started Steve said he had a good candidate size-wise but it was asleep
with it's face unseen. Eventually I figured out where to look & then
the bird decided to wake up & the white face markings were easily
seen. The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was bumped from it's favorite stump by a
bigger D.C.Cormorant but went back there later. It would fly around at
times & acted like it wanted to land with the bigger Cormorants but
the big ones were with family groups & would not allow the N.T.
Cormorant to land with them. Later Scott L arrived & also had good
looks at the little Cormorant until a worker arrived & all 3 of us had
to move our cars so she could unlock & open the gate. Remember if you
go that there is no public access as in the old days & you must view
the marsh from the entrance gate. But you can see almost the entire
marsh from there.

As traffic was almost stopped on the Tri-State going back south I
decided to spend some time at the nearby Rollins Savannah until the
rush hour traffic ended. But on arrival I found the wind was so hard
there would be no land birds up on the vegetation for viewing. So I
had 1 look at a male BOBOLINK & gave up.

Wasn't going to chase another bird but with Rollins out I changed my
mind & went to look for the Greenwood Avocet in McHenry County as I
knew Andy Sigler had seen it there yesterday. I knew it was on the
east side of Greenwood near Howe Rd but I did not know in which
direction to go from Howe. Went north & found a small flooded area by
a dirt entrance road but there was no Avocet just one Killdeer. Went
the other was (south) on Greenwood past Howe & found a flooded field
again on the east side which covered a much larger area. And there was
the AMERICAN AVOCET feeding with that side to side bill motion that
they use.

WARNING!

There is almost no shoulder to pull off at the Avocet spot so pray for
no traffic when you stop. I had to quit looking twice & come back when
traffic got heavy.

Just like yesterday when I had a good year bird (Prairie Warbler) & a
new county bird (Bell's Vireo for Lake County) today I had another
good year bird (Neotropic Cormorant) & a new county bird (Avocet for
McHenry County). I admit I did a lot of wasteful gas using driving but
the baby Prius C was up to the task giving me 64.5 miles per gallon
for the day' s driving. Less guilt that way.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Neotropic Cormorant which was my 2nd in Lake Co
with the 1st one being seen in exactly the same place many years ago.
Runner-Up to the new McHenry Co addition, the Avocet making this one
of the very few times I have seen an Avocet in N.E. Illinois & it
wasn't the top bird.

Al Stokie
Briefly in Lake & McHenry Co's today


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Date: 6/5/17 9:33 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By A. robin

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35077806186/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Robin chowing down on cherries. Very sweet this year. Picked a few for eating or cooking.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/5/17 4:25 am
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
Bird is continuing this AM

Adam Sell
Lake Co.
On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 21:26 Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good scope
> views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v"
> bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert
> Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby
> Double-crested Cormorants.
>
> The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base
> of one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the
> entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully
> better photos.
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Adam Sell
> Lake Co.
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/4/17 8:56 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Downy wp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34295394923/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
At least 3 Downy wp eating bugs on the Washington h. tree. The flying ants are everywhere but the Downy likes to feed in the tree.
A Scarlet tanager sang in the Fy yesterday afternoon about 3pm. Couldn't see him but enjoyed the song from my Bedroom.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/4/17 7:26 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant at Almond Marsh (Lake Co.)
An adult Neotropic Cormorant was at Almond Marsh this evening. Good scope
views obtained to see diagnostic field marks, such as the white "v"
bordering the gular area. One photo is up on Illinois Rare Bird Alert
Facebook page which gives a good size/structure comparison to nearby
Double-crested Cormorants.

The bird was associating with some Double-crested Cormorants on the base of
one of the man-made Great Blue Heron nesting structures closest to the
entrance gate. I will be heading out in the morning for some hopefully
better photos.

Good Birding!

Adam Sell
Lake Co.

 

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Date: 6/4/17 6:49 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET DBC Lyman Woods Walk - 6/4/17

In view of the fact that the May event was canceled due to heavy rains, I was pretty happy that we had such beautiful weather for our DBC Field Trip this morning at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove. Despite migration being pretty much over, we came up with 55 species, including ORCHARD ORIOLES, plenty of BALTIMORE ORIOLES & WOOD DUCKS, cooperative YELLOW WARBLERS & RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, lots of INDIGO BUNTINGS, and a late SWAINSON’S THRUSH spotted by Andy S. The Lyman property, which is fairly muddy in all seasons, was shockingly dry, to the point that we were all able to travel the entire loop, including the trail through the Oak Woods on the south side of the marsh, where we observed a CASPIAN TERN, several singing MARSH WRENS, and the expected herons, egrets and cormorants. Earlier in the walk, Joe S spotted a fly-over BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Great turnout of 25 birders, most of whom stayed through the entire 3 ½ hours. Thank you to all participants who made this such a fun event with your cheerful enthusiasm and keen observation that resulted is a very satisfying list of birds! The complete list is below.


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove/DuPage County


Lyman Woods Forest Preserve, DuPage, Illinois, US
Jun 4, 2017 7:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: DBC Field Trip led by Joan Campbell (me). 74 mostly sunny degrees at start, rising to 85 degrees at finish. This is the dryest I have ever seen the Lyman property, and the group was able to travel the entire loop, including the trail through the Oak woods, south of the marsh.
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 11
Mallard (Domestic type) 4
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 F-O
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 6
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
Blue Jay 12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 15
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
House Wren 13
Marsh Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 1 Slender thrush observed at length by about 15 birders. Dull olive overall with spectacles and buffy wash on face and upper breast. Bold spotting on upper breast.
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 7
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 5
Common Yellowthroat 10
Yellow Warbler 8
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 10
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 35
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 19
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist/S37388461 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37388461



 

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Date: 6/4/17 6:23 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - Sun 6/4/17
After a very nice morning birding the southside with Carl Giometti (he's reported the good stuff already!) this afternoon (4pm) I decided to walk the dog around North Pond, Lincoln Park - I wasn't expecting much given the time of the day but immediately I found an incessantly singing Bay-breasted Warbler at the southwest corner of the pond. I ended up with 6 species of Warbler with Canada, Mourning, Redstart, Yellow and Yellowthroat! Also at least one each of Alder and Willow Flycatcher. Not bad for a dog walk!!

All for now :)

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL

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Date: 6/4/17 5:58 pm
From: <chicagio10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago South Side and more south - Morning 6/4
Steve Huggins & I made it a quick morning of birding today, mostly focusing on breeding birds.


We glanced at Rainbow Beach and found no non-spotted sandpiper shorebirds. On our way southward, we did a quick drive-by at indian ridge marsh. There is a decent looking mudflat on the south side of the road, just north of the small wooded area. This will definitely be a spot to watch this summer.
We then made a celebratory crossing of the new torrence ave bridge over the calumet river. This will shave at least 20 minutes off the big marsh-burnham prairie connection. As Dave G. reported, the north side is now pretty much bone dry at Burnham Prairie. It seems like they're getting ready for some planting. Besides one semipalmated sandpiper, nothing else of interest.


Our main stop of the day was Plum Creek FP. Our targets were breeders: Hooded Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, and my lifer Acadian Flycatcher. In about 90 minutes we were able to find all except for the Hooded and good views to boot. We were a bit shocked to find a Barred Owl lurking roadside but it quickly took off. We also picked up the many Henslow's Sparrows in the grass field to the west of Torrence. The Acadian Flycatcher is state bird #298 for me. So if I can finally get the Loggerhead Shrike monkey off my back (don't even tell me about the Midewin birds), i might have a shot at getting #300 this year.


After an uninspiring stop at the Eagle Lake rd fluddle (intersection at 394) we decided to make one quick stop at Big Marsh, and it was worth it. Clearly the restoration is working splendidly... we had a dozen Sora, loads of Marsh Wren, a few Virginia Rail, a calling Common Gallinule, and 2 Least Bittern with one (barely) seen carrying nesting material. At the same time, there were about a half-dozen bikers behind us including one who brought her binoculars and joined us for a few minutes. The bikers were unnoticeable except for one guy who had squeaky brakes that i kept trying to ID as some sort of rail. It really seems like Yellow-headed Blackbirds would love this area, if they can find it (Black Tern, too?). If only we could get some shorebird habitat somewhere... a birder can dream.


Anyways, a perfectly nice June morning with some nice birds. Checklists with pictures here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37376672 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37376672

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37375142 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37375142



Cheers!
Carl Giometti
Chicago


 

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Date: 6/4/17 5:08 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Help with hawk and shorebird IDs (old sightings NE IL)
Two hawks and one shorebird.  Would appreciate anyone who can say what they are for sure.  The first one is in flight, looked grey, thought maybe a N. harrier, but not sure.  Second one is perched, looks like red-tailed but it has markings on underside more extensively than a belly band, so could it be a red-shouldered?  Shorebird is probably a semipalmated sandpiper, but I'm wondering if it could be a Baird's?
Thanks for any help!
Suzanne ColemanCook co. May 2017 I think
Unknown hawks and sandpiper NE IL spring summer 2017


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Date: 6/4/17 2:42 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends" & Their Cell Phones! Sunday 6-4-17
Hello Bird People,

Although none of this info has appeared on IBET it is starting so show
up on the Ebird Alert. And my right hand has decided to not work as to
holding a pen & writing down my sightings so I can't do complete lists
so therefore I will just give some N.E. Lake County highlights for
today. This as I can tap away on a keyboard if not write stuff down.

Today Bob Erickson & I went looking for late shorebirds & found only a
few but 1 was a good one.
And thanks to cell phone calls from Andy Stewart we heard about some
good sightings seen by Andy & Beau S after the original discoveries
by, I am told, Carolyn & Chuck Fields. If that is not correct someone
please correct me!

Waukegan Beach (6-7 a.m.)

At 1st the only shorebirds we had were 2 Sanderlings, 1 Semipalmated
Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Sandpipers & a "heard only" Killdeer. But as we
walked back from the fisherman's pier I spotted a lone WILLET on the
beach near the base of the pier. Later it moved to the main swimming
beach & was still there when we left at 7 a.m. There were 11 Caspian
Terns on the main swimming beach &, found by Bob,
2 COMMON TERNS (which are anything BUT common this year) flew by over the lake.

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

Saw Andy's & Beau's cars in the lot & Bob checked with Andy via phone
who said he & Beau were looking at the sometimes elusive Lark Sparrow
along the Dunes Trail. Bob & I hurried over but the Sparrow was once
again being elusive & we did not find it. Next to the beach & the
mouth of the Dead River where we only found 1 pair of Killdeer but the
baby Killdeer count is now up to 4 bundles of downy feathers running
on the beach. Using my scope we could see no shorebirds to the north
or the south but we later learned that Andy & Beau had a GOLDEN PLOVER
in breeding plumage which I wish I had seen. Went back via the center
small oaks trail were Bob had seen hidden Whip-Poor-Wills earlier but
they were too well hidden today. Back to the Sparrow location & this
time we did get to see 1 of the LARK SPARROWS.

Illinois Beach North Unit Sand Pond Area (9:15-10 a.m.)

Again ran into Andy & Beau & they had found a Chat which Bob wanted to
see. We may have heard it once but never heard it again nor see it.
Did have a male Orchard Oriole & heard 3 Willow & 1 Alder Flycatchers.
Back to the cars at Sand Pond in time for more cell phone magic.
Andy's message said that there was a Prairie Warbler on the Long Loop
Trail near the old ranger's house. Also heard that a Bell's Vireo was
singing near the Hawk Watch shelter. Parked in the "ice fisherman's"
lot & hurried over to the unused house. There Bob heard the warbler &
then I did too. But seeing it was another thing. Took a while but I
finally saw small bird movement in the middle of a small tree & then
the PRAIRIE WARBLER flew into an open area & gave great looks. The
combo of black marks on a yellow body was very impressive.

Next to the Hawk Watch area where we found Beau & Andy with Joel G &
another birder watching & listening to the BELL'S VIREO flitting among
many small shrubs. This species is almost never seen in Lake County
with the only 2 previous sightings that I know of being at Half Day
F.P. Now today's Vireo was well to the north of those previous
sightings (by Danny D & others for the 1st one & by Sheryl D & Steve B
for the 2nd) & almost in Wisconsin. This was not only a 1st Lake Co
sighting for Beau & Andy but a 1st for me in 35 years & for Joel in
even more years. So after a fairly slow start to the day it was a slam
bang finish!

Thanks go as always to Bob E for help in finding birds, to Beau & Andy
for info & updates & to Carolyn & Chuck Fields for the original finds.
They may have had a 3rd good find but I am not sure about that.
Perhaps Carolyn will tell the story later on IBET?

Hard to decide so I'll say Bird-Of-The-Day for today is a tie between
the rare (up here) Prairie Warbler & the less exciting visually Bell's
Vireo which was nonetheless a new county bird whereas the Prairie
Warbler was sighting #3 for Lake County.

Al Stokie
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Date: 6/4/17 1:21 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Orchard Orioles increasing in cook co.?
I wanted to see if others are having this same experience. It seems like they are becoming more common this year. Is anyone else finding them in new places, or overall seeing more of them?

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co
6/4/17 re. The last couple of weeks.


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Date: 6/4/17 12:14 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose, 6/4 a.m. - Just a Trickle
I spent about 3 hours at Montrose this morning, June 4. I ended up with
52 species (including 10 warblers) for my effort, which I consider
decent considering the date. Migration is down to a trickle but at least
there were still migrants. My highlights include

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2
Alder Flycatcher - 2
Willow Flycatcher - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Northern Waterthrush - 1
American Redstart - 2
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 1
Blackburnian Warbler - 1
Blackpoll Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 3
Dickcissel - 2

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37373416

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


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Date: 6/4/17 9:15 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP (and Calumet area), Saturday, 3 June: Ruddy Duck, Y.-b. Chat
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th St. promontory and Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow. Later I joined Pat D. and Karen C. for brunch and visited Burnham Prairie Marsh, then did drive by visits to Indian Ridge Marsh and Big Marsh.
Originally I was supposed to do bird monitoring in Palos with Jeff S., getting up way before dawn, but Jeff wasn't feeling well, so I took a 30 minute nap then got up at 5 and headed for the park. I was hoping my early arrival at the beach would find some shorebirds there before people scared them off. I had a bit of luck. There were 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS (FOY). I had the sun at my back and the birds started walking my way, so I was thinking I would get some decent photos. Instead they took off and landed behind me in the light of the rising sun near the nature area at far end of the beach. I could also see some small shorebirds farther down and thought I could work my way into a better position to see them but they all flushed, the 2 Leasts and ~7 other peeps and never came back! A little while later I looked back at the beach from the nature area and noticed ~15 medium sized shorebirds flying along the water's edge but they never landed.
At the Columbia Basin I started to count the geese hanging out near the steps to the museum and noticed a small duck near them in the water. It was a female RUDDY DUCK. There was a lingering GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and an E. WOOD-PEWEE east of the C. Basin. There were 2 more of the latter elsewhere in the area. On Wooded Island on the southeast side I heard, then saw a 1st spring male ORCHARD ORIOLE, which was singing up a storm and gave great looks. Almost immediately after observing the oriole I heard the familiar hoots and whistles of a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. The calls were coming from a small group of bushes on what used to be the south edge of the old rose garden. I walked along the gravel path just north of the bushes but couldn't see it, so I went south and walked into the open area south of the bushes but still couldn't see it! I guess it was in the middle of one of the bushes just sitting there singing. Last Tuesday I found the male and a female EASTERN BLUEBIRD at one of the soccer goals. The female was sitting inside the hole at the end of the crossbar and the male was sitting beside her. Saturday they probably had to rethink their choice of a nest site with all the goals in use for soccer matches. The male was still in the area singing away. I didn't hear the male that has been singing in the north parking lot area. There was a WILLOW FLYCATCHER singing on one of the islands near Bobolink Meadow. West of the woods we were surprised to see a GREAT BLUE HERON in juvenile plumage, when the local rookery in a cemetery still has downy young in the nests.
At Turnham Prairie Marsh we didn't see the Snowy Egret seen a couple of days ago but there were ~35 GREAT EGRETS. There was an adult SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER on the mud flats close to the entry driveway. Its plumage was quite beautiful in the sunlights. While walking through the grass to view the marsh I accidentally flushed a SPOTTED SANDPIPER off its nest, which had 4 eggs. An OSPREY flew over as we were driving out. We also saw an adult Osprey on the nest platform at Powderhorn Lake. Nothing too exciting at Indian Ridge Marsh and Big Marsh; a family of MUTE SWANS at the former with 5 little ones and 2 adults at the latter. There was a beautiful golden retriever sitting in a water puddle cooling off in a ditch along Stony Island. It didn't have tags or collar and all we could do was call Animal Control. Hope it finds a home! My full list is below.


Abbreviations: 63rd = 63rd Street Beach, NLF=north lake front, WI/BM=Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, BPM=Burnham Prairie Marsh, IRM=Indian Ridge Marsh, BM=Big Marsh.


Canada Goose: 63rd (4), NLF (2), WI/BM (80), BPM (13)
Mute Swan: IRM (7), BM (2)
Wood Duck: WI/BM (2)
Mallard: 63rd (7), NLF (3), WI/BM (18), BPM (4)
Ruddy Duck: WI/BM (1)
Great Blue Heron: WI/BM (2), BPM (1), IRM (2), BM (1)
Great Egret: BPM (35)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: WI/BM (3)
Osprey: BPM (1), Powderhorn Lake (1)
Red-tailed Hawk: IRM (1)
Killdeer: WI/BM (2), BPM (3)
Spotted Sandpiper: 63rd (8), NLF (1), BPM (4)
Semipalmated Sandpiper: BPM (1)
Least Sandpiper: 63rd (2)
peep sp: 63rd (7)
shorebird sp: 63rd (15)
Ring-billed Gull: 63rd (87), NLF (65), WI/BM (3), BPM (40)
Herring Gull: 63rd (2), NLF (1)
Caspian Tern: 63rd (3), NLF (1), WI/BM (3), BPM (2), IRM (1)
Mourning Dove: BPM (4)
Chimney Swift: 63rd (1), WI/BM (13)
Downy Woodpecker: WI/BM (2)
N. Flicker: BPM (1), IRM (1)
E. Wood-Pewee: WI/BM (3), BPM (1)
Willow Flycatcher: WI/BM (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher: WI/BM (1)
E. Kingbird: 63rd (1), WI/BM (7)
Warbling Vireo: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (8), BPM (2), IRM (1)
Red-eyed Vireo: WI/BM (4), BPM (1)
A. Crow: WI/BM (5), BPM (1)
Purple Martin: WI/BM (15)
Tree Swallow: 63rd (1), BPM (1), IRM (1)
N. Rough-winged Swallow: 63rd (3), NLF (4), WI/BM (2), BPM (1)
Cliff Swallow: 63rd (108), WI/BM (42)
Barn Swallow: 63rd (8), NLF (6), WI/BM (12), BPM (3)
Black-capped Chickadee: WI/BM (1)
House Wren: WI/BM (3), BPM (2)
Marsh Wren: BPM (4)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: WI/BM (6), BPM (1)
E. Bluebird: WI/BM (1), BPM (1)
A. Robin: WI/BM (10), BPM (1), IRM (1), BM (1)
Gray Catbird: 63rd (1), WI/BM (5), IRM (1)
Euro. Starling: 63rd (7), WI/BM (17), BPM (9)
Cedar Waxwing: 63rd (8), WI/BM (13)
Common Yellowthroat: WI/BM (4), BPM (2)
Yellow Warbler: NLF (1), WI/BM (13), BPM (4), IRM (1), BM (1)
Yellow-breasted Chat: WI/BM (1)
Chipping Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Savannah Sparrow: 63rd (2)
Song Sparrow: WI/BM (8), BPM (4), IRM (1), BM (1)
N. Cardinal: WI/BM (2), BPM (1)
Indigo Bunting: WI/BM (4), BPM (1), BM (1)
Common Grackle: BPM (4), IRM (2)
Red-winged Blackbird: 63rd (23), NLF (1), WI/BM (5), BPM (9), IRM (2), BM (4)
Brown-headed Cowbird: NLF (1), WI/BM (6), BPM (1), IRM (1)
Orchard Oriole: WI/BM (1), BPM (1)
Baltimore Oriole: 63rd (1), WI/BM (6), BPM (1)
House Finch: 63rd (1)
A. Goldfinch: NLF (1), WI/BM (7)
House Sparrow: 63rd (8), NLF (2), WI/BM (6), BPM (2), IRM (1)


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago
 

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Date: 6/4/17 7:34 am
From: <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Avocet at Greenwood Road fluddle
Continuing, present at 9:30 am, Sunday, June 4

Ted Wolff
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Date: 6/3/17 9:29 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: eBird Report - Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Jun 3, 2017
Hi all - just a quick note. It was brought to my attention that a TUFTED
TITMOUSE would be a notable sighting for IBSP and Lake County in general. I
believe I heard one singing as I walked through the woods (I heard them a
lot living in Ohio the last 2 years but am new to this area's birding and
bird distributions). Since I didn't visually see the species or document
it, I have revised that sighting to zero with a note on further
documentation needed. As this is a frequented spot, I'm confident if there
is one singing there, it will be found by others and if not, I was likely
mistaken. Thanks and good birding.

Jeff

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 9:29 PM, Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> wrote:

> I spent a great afternoon at the south unit of Illinois Beach State Park.
> I hiked the Dead River trail until it intersected with the dunes trail and
> then took that back with a stop at the beach where the river and the lake
> converge. Highlights included a couple of SANDHILL CRANES right by the Dead
> River platform - they were initially seen in the woods adjacent to the
> river, so that was kind of an odd/surprising sight at first. Several MARSH
> WRENS chattered nearby and a pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and a VEERY were a
> nice addition in the woods. A very vocal GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the
> river/lake merge. While I was trying to track down where the sparrow was
> (never got eyes on it, but it sang the whole time I was in the area), a
> PEREGRINE FALCON flew by, made a couple passes over the freaked out
> killdeer and then continued south along the lakefront. Lots of BREWER'S
> BLACKBIRDS in the brush including a few M+F pairs and a couple of males
> displaying/singing. A lone LARK SPARROW was seen singing. A few BANK
> SWALLOWS appeared to be inspecting/tending to a home along the dunes as
> well. Pics of the Cranes, Lark Sparrow, Peregrine, Brewer's and a few other
> species embedded in my ebird list. I briefly stopped at Wadsworth Wetlands
> afterwards and found zero rails but had a lot of the other typical
> marshland species - highlight for me was probably a WOOD DUCK, several
> ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS and CEDAR WAXWINGS.
>
> Good Birding.
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/
> view/checklist/S37360236
>
> Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, US
> Jun 3, 2017 1:40 PM - 4:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> 45 species
>
> Canada Goose 10
> Mallard 4
> Double-crested Cormorant 2
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Sandhill Crane 2
> Killdeer 5
> Ring-billed Gull 17
> Caspian Tern 4
> Mourning Dove 4
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Peregrine Falcon 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 4
> Bank Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow 5
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> House Wren 4
> Marsh Wren 3
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 1
> American Robin 8
> Brown Thrasher 3
> European Starling 11
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Grasshopper Sparrow 1
> Lark Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Eastern Towhee 3
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 26
> Eastern Meadowlark 2
> Brewer's Blackbird 20
> Common Grackle 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 10
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
> ecklist/S37360236
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
>
>
> --
> Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 6/3/17 7:53 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Midewin K3 Audubon trip today

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34675585940/in/photostream/
catbird eating cherries in the By.

Hi friends,
We had 52 species total. Including the L. shrike which had a photo pic by Greg Dubois.
He also got nice pics of a Grasshopper sp, and Indigo b. It was a warm day but we still got some of the nesting birds that inhabit the woods and wetlands at Midewin.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 6/3/17 7:29 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Jun 3, 2017
I spent a great afternoon at the south unit of Illinois Beach State Park. I
hiked the Dead River trail until it intersected with the dunes trail and
then took that back with a stop at the beach where the river and the lake
converge. Highlights included a couple of SANDHILL CRANES right by the Dead
River platform - they were initially seen in the woods adjacent to the
river, so that was kind of an odd/surprising sight at first. Several MARSH
WRENS chattered nearby and a pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and a VEERY were a
nice addition in the woods. A very vocal GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the
river/lake merge. While I was trying to track down where the sparrow was
(never got eyes on it, but it sang the whole time I was in the area), a
PEREGRINE FALCON flew by, made a couple passes over the freaked out
killdeer and then continued south along the lakefront. Lots of BREWER'S
BLACKBIRDS in the brush including a few M+F pairs and a couple of males
displaying/singing. A lone LARK SPARROW was seen singing. A few BANK
SWALLOWS appeared to be inspecting/tending to a home along the dunes as
well. Pics of the Cranes, Lark Sparrow, Peregrine, Brewer's and a few other
species embedded in my ebird list. I briefly stopped at Wadsworth Wetlands
afterwards and found zero rails but had a lot of the other typical
marshland species - highlight for me was probably a WOOD DUCK, several
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS and CEDAR WAXWINGS.

Good Birding.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
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Illinois Beach SP--South Unit, Lake, Illinois, US
Jun 3, 2017 1:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
45 species

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 5
Ring-billed Gull 17
Caspian Tern 4
Mourning Dove 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 4
Marsh Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
American Robin 8
Brown Thrasher 3
European Starling 11
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 3
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 26
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Brewer's Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
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Date: 6/3/17 6:37 pm
From: 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rock Cut State Park Saturday 6-3-17
Al and all,

6 minutes ago, I received news from a reliable observer that a Mississippi
Kite was spotted flying over the Rock River about 2 blocks north of the
Auburn/Spring Creek Road bridge around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

The only other report I have is a 3rd hand relay of a sighting by someone
(?) about a bird near the UI Rockford School of Medicine sometime between
May 13 and May 31. I have no idea if the report is accurate, but the
School of Medicine is 5 blocks WNW of Bloom School and about 1/2 mile, or
less, in a straight line, to the spot over the Rock River.

I suggest that folks coming to Rockford to look for the kite(s?) expand
their search area to include areas near the Rock River in the vicinity of
the bridge. There is parking along Harlem Blvd. north of the Auburn St.
bridge in the area where the bird was seen today, plus there is public open
space along the river there with some benches for ease of a sky watch. Or,
there is a large parking lot at the east side of the School of Medicine
from which a wide swath of the sky can be seen. The lot is normally pretty
empty on weekends.

I'm sorry that Al and Bob missed the kite today, but I'm glad that there is
still one in the area.

Dan Williams
Rockford

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> Well if the migrant warblers are about done with passing through then
> we can look for those warblers that are staying to nest in our area.
> Today Bob Erickson & I looked for such warblers plus other nesting
> birds in the Rockford area's Rock Cut State Park. Walked the trails
> west of Pierce Lake in the company of the mosquito's & gnats. Targets
> for new year birds were Acadian Flycatcher & Cerulean Warbler both of
> which usually nest here. But other warblers also stay & we wanted to
> see some of them as well. After that we thought we'd do a Mississippi
> Kite watch at Bloom School even though that hasn't worked too well in
> the last 2 years.
>
> Rock Cut State Park (6:45-9 a.m.)
>
> My day list for this site had 48 species on it & Bob E had a few more
> that I missed.
>
> Warblers were:
>
> Yellow (2-3), Common Yellowthroat (2), YELLOW THROATED (2), HOODED (2)
> & CERULEAN (1).
> Only the Cerulean proved hard to see as it was singing in the middle
> of a very thick wooded area that was very, very hard to enter. And
> entering was necessary as although there were trails on 3 sides of the
> birds singing area none of those trails got us close enough to see it
> & if you know anything about singing Cerulean's you should know that
> they need to be seen as Paula's can do a fine imitation of that song.
> Walked in very slowly & carefully so as to not make noise which might
> scare it away. Lucky for us it kept singing until Bob could see it &
> then get me to see it as well. I doubt I'd have seen that bird on my
> own although I certainly would have heard it.
>
> Flycatchers were:
>
> Eastern Pewee (3), Willow (2), Least (1), Great Crested (3), Eastern
> Phoebe (2),
> Eastern Kingbird (2) & our target ACADIAN (1 seen calling & another heard
> only).
>
> Vireo's were Warbling & Red Eyed & Sparrows were Chipping, Field & Song.
>
> Other highlights were a calling but unseen Yellow Billed Cuckoo, a
> heard only Wild Turkey,
> a resting R.T. Hummingbird, 2 Eastern Bluebirds & a heard only Wood Thrush.
>
> Bloom School/Rockford (9:30-11:30 a.m.)
>
> Always interesting birds flying by but as it was last year we found
> zero Kites in 2 hours of scanning the sky. We did see Turkey Vulture
> (4) & Red Tailed Hawk (2) soaring above. Two Mallards flew by & 8-10
> Chimney Swifts were hunting above us. Also many common land birds flew
> from 1 part of the grounds to another.
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day to the Cerulean Warbler which really made us work to see
> it.
> Runners-Up to the Yellow Throated Warbler that we saw & the seen
> Acadian Flycatcher.
>
> Al Stokie
> Working hard with insects for company in Winnebago County today
>
>

 

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Date: 6/3/17 4:44 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rock Cut State Park Saturday 6-3-17
Hello Bird People,

Well if the migrant warblers are about done with passing through then
we can look for those warblers that are staying to nest in our area.
Today Bob Erickson & I looked for such warblers plus other nesting
birds in the Rockford area's Rock Cut State Park. Walked the trails
west of Pierce Lake in the company of the mosquito's & gnats. Targets
for new year birds were Acadian Flycatcher & Cerulean Warbler both of
which usually nest here. But other warblers also stay & we wanted to
see some of them as well. After that we thought we'd do a Mississippi
Kite watch at Bloom School even though that hasn't worked too well in
the last 2 years.

Rock Cut State Park (6:45-9 a.m.)

My day list for this site had 48 species on it & Bob E had a few more
that I missed.

Warblers were:

Yellow (2-3), Common Yellowthroat (2), YELLOW THROATED (2), HOODED (2)
& CERULEAN (1).
Only the Cerulean proved hard to see as it was singing in the middle
of a very thick wooded area that was very, very hard to enter. And
entering was necessary as although there were trails on 3 sides of the
birds singing area none of those trails got us close enough to see it
& if you know anything about singing Cerulean's you should know that
they need to be seen as Paula's can do a fine imitation of that song.
Walked in very slowly & carefully so as to not make noise which might
scare it away. Lucky for us it kept singing until Bob could see it &
then get me to see it as well. I doubt I'd have seen that bird on my
own although I certainly would have heard it.

Flycatchers were:

Eastern Pewee (3), Willow (2), Least (1), Great Crested (3), Eastern
Phoebe (2),
Eastern Kingbird (2) & our target ACADIAN (1 seen calling & another heard only).

Vireo's were Warbling & Red Eyed & Sparrows were Chipping, Field & Song.

Other highlights were a calling but unseen Yellow Billed Cuckoo, a
heard only Wild Turkey,
a resting R.T. Hummingbird, 2 Eastern Bluebirds & a heard only Wood Thrush.

Bloom School/Rockford (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

Always interesting birds flying by but as it was last year we found
zero Kites in 2 hours of scanning the sky. We did see Turkey Vulture
(4) & Red Tailed Hawk (2) soaring above. Two Mallards flew by & 8-10
Chimney Swifts were hunting above us. Also many common land birds flew
from 1 part of the grounds to another.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Cerulean Warbler which really made us work to see it.
Runners-Up to the Yellow Throated Warbler that we saw & the seen
Acadian Flycatcher.

Al Stokie
Working hard with insects for company in Winnebago County today


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Date: 6/3/17 4:24 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Cook County Big Day Help
2,3,5,9,10 and probably 6 are all in the Palos area. good luck.

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 10:06 PM, <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello birders,
>
>
> On Sunday I will be doing a Cook County big day, and as I was reviewing my
> schedule I realized that there are still many outstanding birds on my
> itinerary. If you know of any good spots in Cook County to find any the
> following birds listed below, please let me know!
>
>
> Red Shouldered Hawk
>
> Summer Tanager
>
> Orchard Oriole
>
> Eurasian Collared Dove (Irving Park???)
>
> Carolina Wren
>
> Hooded Warbler
>
> Eastern Whip Poor Whill
>
> Least Bittern
>
> Yellow and Black Billed Cuckoos
>
> Red Headed Woodpecker
>
>
> Also, does anyone know which locations will likely hold the largest
> concentrations of lingering migrants? Shorebirds? Any suggestions are
> greatly appreciated!
>
>
> Isoo O'Brien, Evanston, IL
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/2/17 8:06 pm
From: <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cook County Big Day Help
Hello birders,


On Sunday I will be doing a Cook County big day, and as I was reviewing my schedule I realized that there are still many outstanding birds on my itinerary. If you know of any good spots in Cook County to find any the following birds listed below, please let me know!


Red Shouldered Hawk
Summer Tanager
Orchard Oriole
Eurasian Collared Dove (Irving Park???)
Carolina Wren
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Whip Poor Whill
Least Bittern
Yellow and Black Billed Cuckoos
Red Headed Woodpecker


Also, does anyone know which locations will likely hold the largest concentrations of lingering migrants? Shorebirds? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Isoo O'Brien, Evanston, IL


 

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Date: 6/2/17 2:05 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Slowdown At Montrose Friday 6-2-17
Hello Bird People,

I seem to have acquired the knack for missing White Rumped Sandpipers
at Montrose. One was seen here yesterday (Thursday) & I was there on
Wed & Friday. Last week same thing as I was there the day before & the
day after 3 were seen. I don't much care for the way this is playing
out with this species!

Today the bird numbers were down & the numbers of birder/photographers
were WAY down. I did the dunes/beach for 1 hour & the hedge area for 2
hours. I did no where as good as Steve H did at North Pond as I only
found 5 species of Warblers of which 2 (Yellow & Common Yellowthroat)
nest here. The other 3 were Redstart (4-F), Wilson's (3) & MOURNING
(1-F) which I saw fairly well.

Flycatchers were Eastern Pewee (2), YELLOW BELLIED (1), Willow (heard
1) & Least (heard 1).
Also saw 2-3 "Trails" Willow/Alder which were silent.

Arrived on the beach at 6 a.m. to find that the beach grooming
machines (2) had been busy before that as all areas of the beach by
the water had been done & if shorebirds were there earlier they were
chased away. Also I was told a body was found in the Dog Beach & that
place was roped off with many police looking for clues. All the dogs
were kept out & so many ended up on the public beach until the Dog
Beach opened later. In the protected beach area I saw 1 Killdeer,
several Spotted Sandpipers & later 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers which
left quickly.

Many Summer residents were singing including House Wren, Warbling
Vireo, Catbirds, Cardinals,
Yellow Warblers,Common Yellowthroats & 1 Baltimore Oriole. Two Great
Egrets flew by going south over the beach house.

Techny Basin North

Checked here on the way home & the mud flats look great but not many
shorebirds were using them. Here I saw 4 Killdeer, 6-8 Spotted
Sandpipers (plus 1 baby), 3 Semipalmated & 1 late LEAST Sandpipers.
Also working the mud flats were 3 Eastern Kingbirds & 4 Robins.
Singing birds were Warbling Vireo, Willow Flycatcher & House Finch.
The usual Caspian Tern had a few Gulls for company today.

Air Station Prairie has a little mud flat area but the only shorebirds
were 1 Killdeer & 1 Spotted Sandpiper. Water is pretty high so no sign
of any Rails yet. Singing birds here were Yellow Warbler, Warbling
Vireo & Song Sparrow. May have heard a Marsh Wren sing once? Swallows
were Tree, Rough Winged (1) & Barn (a few).

Today offered more proof that migration is almost over although I'm
sure a few more goodies will still show up somewhere. I had 47 species
for the day.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the well seen Mourning Warbler & Runner-Up to the
Yellow Bellied Flycatcher

License Plate Of The Day to one from Wyoming seen on Touhy Ave in
Niles & for yesterday to one from North Dakota seen on the Tri-State.
Where is that Alaska plate I still need?

Al Stokie
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Date: 6/2/17 1:25 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET IBSP-S lake co.
Yesterday I visited IBSP for the first time this year.

I finally got the lark sparrow, observing a pair interacting. I can't remember if anyone noted breeding or not in the past but it looks promising.

Brewer's blackbirds were friendly as usual, finding no less than four in the dunes area.

Significant was a total lack of the previously common towhees. I'm not sure why that is. I also had none at another breeding location in cook county vs. 2 pairs likely last year.

Also no red headed woodpeckers.

The only bird at the mouth of the river was the ultra rare mallard, exciting.

Migrants (probably) were chestnut sided warbler, least flycatcher.

Good birds were m adult orchard oriole, PR great created flycatchers, nesting field sparrows and gnatcatchers, PR e kingbirds flying around twittering, singing brown thrasher.

I nicknamed the walk back thru the dunes the billion bug march. I'm sure I am slightly overestimating but you get the idea. Swarms everywhere, which was quite cool to see. They seemed to adorn each tree as they moved above them. They were also along the path and would have made life easy if I was a flycatcher in need of sustenance.

Oh yeah, as I was getting ready to leave a different bird flew over calling. Pik Tuk. It landed somewhere nearby and continued to call, once or twice adding a short extra few sounds at the end. I thought "summer tanager?" I am not a bird sound expert but I have seen a few of those calling out of state and since it's one of my favorite birds I've listened to the recordings a few times so I was happy to see it was correct for summer tanager. Not so happy though that I was not able to go and look for the bird as I had to leave as the park was closing. Dang.

There's always next time.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.
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Date: 6/2/17 12:24 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sangamon County Marine Point Willet
There is a Willet, right now, 2:21 PM, on the east side of Marine Point.
First great June bird for me!

Dark legs, clearly seen black and white wings. May fly soon, lots of
people here.

Jared Gorrell
Sangamon County

 

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Date: 6/2/17 12:21 pm
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cattle Egret Will county
I was just informed of the presence of a Cattle Egret on Eagle Lake Road in Beecher.
It is sitting on the edge of a Fluddle in an AG field on the south side of Eagle Lake Road and Route 1.

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Date: 6/2/17 11:20 am
From: David Gruver <dpgruve...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great Egrets at Burnham Prairie
There were 44 GREG's working the, soon to be dry, north entrance pond at Burnham Prairie this AM. Equally exciting is the fact that the new bridge on Torrence at 138th over the Grand Calumet River is now open.

Dave Gruver
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Date: 6/2/17 10:38 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET June Big Day
Sorry. The list:

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Date: 6/2/17 10:35 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET June Lake County Big Day
So yesterday Joe Gasick and I did my June Big Day together. It was truly an awesome day, which generally means there was very little wind. Hearing birds was easy and there was a lot of singing yesterday. The sun was nice as well. Joe and I found some pretty nice birds and we had my 2nd highest June total of 132 which was pretty decent. Highlights:

Summer Warblers- We had a shocking 17 sp.! of warblers yesterday, which is my record high for June. Pretty amazing. The best I think was a wheezy-wheezy-wheezy-wheezying Black-and-White Warbler at Lyons Woods where we also had a Wilson’s, multiple Chestnut-sided, a Mourning, and a Black-throated Green. Also this spot has now become the most reliable for Red-headed Woodpecker in the county since access has been denied at Ft. Sheridan. All warblers were in the first 3 stops save for 3 (chat, Pine, Ovenbird).

Shorebird First- My first ever White-rumped Sandpiper and Baird’s Sandpiper on the same day, and, I believe, my first Baird’s in the spring.

Weirdest shorebird- We had a peenting Am. Woodcock at 4:00pm in the afternoon. We both just looked at each other and said “woodcock????”

Favorite Sound of the Day- The muffled coo-coo-coo of a Least Bittern from a cattail pocket along the east end of the Dead River nowhere near the previous spot where one has been seen/heard. I haven’t heard this bird in at LEAST 3 years (pun intended). Honorable Mention- The Yellow-breasted Chat whirring and chuckling across the bridge at Sand Pond Rd.

Best Bird Missed While Others Were Looking at It- Lark Sparrow. So Joe and I stumbled upon Phil Donchek, Dan Williams, and Al Stokie as they were looking for the Lark Sparrow. I honestly don’t know if they were looking at it WHILE I was talking with them, but we probably would have found it if Joe and I had checked it out a little. Not even sure why we didn’t except that I wanted to check the Dead River for shorebirds. Point taken.

Birds ID’d While Driving- Cooper’s Hawk, Green Heron, and, my favorite, a Red-shouldered Hawk sitting on a wire at the intersection of Rt. 60 and St. Mary’s Rd. In Vernon Hills not far from MacArthur Woods. My first roadside RS Hawk in Lake County.

Birds In High Numbers That I Wouldn’t Predict in High Numbers- Brown Thrashers 5, Chimney Swifts 13, Wilson’s Warblers 4.

Birds In Low Numbers that Were Not Expected- Yellow-throated Vireo 2 (I’ve had 7 in one morning at COLSP last year) and Downy Woodpecker 2.

FOY (First of Year) Birds- Baird’s, Dickcissel, Least Bittern

First bird- Marsh Wren at Wadsworth at 0325 hrs.

Last Bird- Horned Lark at 2043 hrs.

Favorite Location- Lyons Woods. See above.

Birds We Missed- aforementioned Lark Sparrow, BOTH cuckoos, RB Nuthatch, Peregrine Falcon, fowl, YB Flycatcher

Horned Lark Harassment- Apparently Wed 5/31 was the day that all of Lake County plowed under the corn stubble, so all the Horned Lark habitat was obliterated in one fell swoop. Surely made for an interesting end of the day scamper to nab a Horned Lark at Alleghany ballfields..

It was a great day to be out and the birds were pretty cooperative yesterday which is always nice. Thanks again to Joe for joining me yesterday.

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 6/2/17 8:17 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 10sp Warbler - North Pond - Fri 6/2/17
There were still plenty of migrants at North Pond, Lincoln Park this morning including 10 species of Warbler with Northern Parula and Mourning Warbler probably the best of the bunch.

Also still a few flycatchers, 2 Swainson's Thrush and a Lincoln's Sparrow.

Activity and song seemed to stop after about 8.15am as the temps got warmer.

Full list can be view here:
http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-06-02

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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Date: 6/2/17 7:01 am
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Eggers Grove, Chicago (6-2-17)
Shortly after 5:30 am on Friday (2 June 2017) I saw an adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON several times from the trail that runs along the west end of the marsh at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve in southeast Chicago. The bird was at the west end of the marsh about halfway up the trail. It moved around quite a bit, but I had some fairly close views – at one point the bird was perched on a snag less than 50 feet away. Be aware that there are also several adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at this location.

The entrance to Eggers Grove Forest Preserve is located at 112th & Avenue “E” in Chicago. To view the marsh, follow the entrance road south all the way until it dead-ends at a turnaround. Park there and walk the trail south from the turnaround, then follow the trail east & north to the marsh.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 6/1/17 8:16 pm
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Subject: IBET cormorant in bubbly creek


 

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Date: 6/1/17 8:09 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least Bittern Chicago Botanic Garden
We went to the Chicago Botanic Gardens to check out the Titan arum which
was cool! We then walked around a little bit. As we walked towards the
"Great Basin" I saw a very small heron fly towards the rushes along the NW
edge of the basin. I said to my wife, that looked pretty small it might
have been a Least Bittern. So we walked over to the path on that side of
the water and looked for about 10 minutes without any movement. As we were
almost ready to give up I spotted something in a clump of rushes and moved
to get a better look. Sure enough it was a small heron with a yellow bill
and a dark cap, right then it started to walk and we could see the light
tan on it's sides... Least Bittern!

Happy Birding!
Matt

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Date: 6/1/17 8:03 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County-Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Unit Thursday 6-1-17
Hello Bird People,

Goodbye to Warbler Month & hello to Breeding Bird Month! Another very
late report. Today along with Rockford's finest Dan W & Phil D I
looked for shorebirds at Waukegan Beach & then Illinois Beach South.
Found 7 or maybe 8 species although numbers of individuals were low.
Here are some highlights:

Waukegan Beach (6:45-8 a.m.)

Shorebirds were Semipalmated Plover (1 on the pier), Killdeer (1),
Sanderling (13),
Spotted (8) & Semipalmated (1 on the pier) Sandpipers. The only Gulls
were Ring Billed & Herring & there was only only 1 Caspian Tern. On
the way out I picked out 1 EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH which was not a colorful
adult but 1 of last year's younger birds. Still looked impressive
though.

Illinois Beach South (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Here I did my usual long beach walk & then thanks to a find by Bicycle
Beau S I did an extra mile of mostly beach walking. But 2 birds seen
on that extra walk made it worth doing. Checked the beach from about
the resort to south of the Dead River (permit area) finding 2 pair of
Killdeer of which 1 pair was with 2 small young ones. Also saw 18-19
Sanderlings flying by to the north & at the mouth of the river was a
good find of 1 WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER. It had the wing extension, lots
of flank markings &, best of all, a white rump. Also was a bit larger
than the small Peeps with a longer slightly down curved bill. This
description becomes important later so keep it in mind. The other
highlight on the way south was a singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROW found
only because Dan W can still hear them while Phil & I, as "old retired
guys" did not. Saw it well though.
On the way back north I saw an adult BALD EAGLE in a tree west of the
beach & it was being watched closely by 2 Crows. The Eagle flew west
before I could point it out to the others.

Since shorebirds were few we walked back via the Dunes trail where we
saw several BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS, 2 Savannah & 5 Field Sparrows. Also
heard & saw an adult ORCHARD ORIOLE.
Once again Dan came through when he saw the LARK SPARROW I missed 2
days ago when it was so windy I couldn't find many birds up high
enough to see.

Enter Bicycle Beau S

While walking on the Dunes trail we encountered Beau S & another bike
birder who continued to the river mouth. Beau contacted Dan on his
cell phone to say he had a Baird's Sandpiper. This when we were almost
to where you turn west to get back to the lot. Dan & Phil decided an
extra mile of beach walking was too much for a Baird's but I have
hardly ever seen a Spring Baird's so back I went. If I saw a Baird's
that would be fine & if I didn't think it was a Baird's I could give
Beau some grief & that would be fun too.

Took a while & when I arrived Beau & friend were already gone & worse
yet the Sandpiper was also gone! But while looking nearby I saw way to
the south a much larger shorebird. That was great but it meant another
city block length of walking on sand. Still you HAVE to check on large
shorebirds don't you? Made the walk but no matter how far I walked I
got no closer as the big shorebird kept walking farther away & into
the sunlight. Looked like it was a WILLET so if it flew I should see
the wing pattern & be positive. Then it flew but directly into the
sunlight so all I could see was an outline with a white rump most of
the wings. It was a Willet but the dark parts of the wing could not be
made out due to the sunlight. Best I could do.

Then as I went back north of the river there was (probably) Beau's
candidate for a Baird's. It was White Rumped size with the required
wing extension & when it flew it did NOT have a white rump so that
makes it a Baird's doesn't it? Well maybe. The problem was that it had
none of that beige wash on the throat & chest? The Geo guide shows it
must have that & that is what I always look for on Fall birds. But
looking at 3 other shorebird guides I see that in the Spring they
don't always show that beige color. Maybe this is what Joe L was
talking about on his probable Baird's? Perhaps because I seldom see
one in the Spring I expected more beige than they may have. Or maybe I
have seen some in the Spring but didn't know that's what it was.
Anyway, it was a fine learning experience & thanks to Beau for making
me go through it although I wish it had been a bit closer!

Bird-Of-The-Day to the White Rumped Sandpiper of which there was no confusion.
Runners-Up to the difficult Willet & the well seen Lark Sparrow.
Hardest bird to deal with to the tough to I.D. Baird's which is what I
think it was although I am still thinking about it. Interesting day to
say the least.

Al Stokie
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Date: 6/1/17 6:40 pm
From: Mark Wallner <wingitwildlife...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Loon, Lake County
A Loon still in its Winter plumage was near the fishing pier on the north end of Sterling Lake in the Van Patten Woods and was still there when I left at sunset.
Mark Wallner,   Pleasant Prairie, WI
 

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Date: 6/1/17 5:27 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By A robin

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Hi friends,
Juvenile Robin eating cherries. A learning curve here.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 6/1/17 1:51 pm
From: scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fun with State Lines
I spent a couple of days in southern and western Illinois trying to find some of the specialties for
that region. Yesterday I was excited to find a White-faced Ibis from the levee road just south of
Grand Tower, IL, especially since I have struck out with the Emiquon Ibis in two attempts.
However, even though I was on the East side of the Mississippi, the crescent of land I was looking
at is actually part of Missouri! I waited an hour for that Ibis to fly in any direction but west and it never did.
Ironically, a few hours earlier I had seen the continuing Kaskaskia Whooping Crane, which was on the west side
of the Mississippi, yet firmly in Illinois territory. The great river giveth and taketh away!
There are many flooded ag field in the area, and plenty of Snowy Egrets and Little Blue Herons along
with the more common waders. Least Terns were in the fluddles along rte 3 south of Grand Tower. The highlight for
me was a non bird- a large Timber Rattlesnake which crept across a levee road- giving me great safe looks.
Lifer Snake.
Good Birding,
Scott Latimer
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Date: 6/1/17 11:06 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Gray cheeked thrush

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Hi friends,
This one not so sure of sp. 2 pics only from the Stealthcam. My guess GC thrush.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/1/17 10:26 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Yellowstart w/spots

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Hi friends,
This one had black spots. A migrant from last week not seen since.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/1/17 7:40 am
From: Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve, 6/1 -- BBCuckoo, Olive-sided flycatcher

Highlights today at West Ridge NP included BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, SCARLET TANAGER (f), and WOOD THRUSH.

The complete eBird list is available at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S37306602




Peter Quagliana
Chicago, IL (Cook Co.)


 

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Date: 6/1/17 5:24 am
From: Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Blue Grosbeak @ 87th street near South Lakeshore Drive
We just found a singing male BLUE GROSBEAK along 87th street just E of south lakeshore drive. It was probably about halfway between S lakeshore and steelworkers when we left it. It's pretty skittish, so be careful. Also, please don't tape it.

Ethan, Aaron, and Eric Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Date: 5/31/17 10:05 pm
From: <yellowstart5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET north end of skokie lagoons
hello ibetors--


hi lites from the north end of skokie lagoons--


nighthawk--4-6-- 2 or 3 pairs peenting, hunting and cavorting 8:15---8:45 pm.
bald eagle--1 adult flying north
wood duck ----14 adults
mosquitos---lots.


Jeffrey Sanders Glenview no. Cook
 

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Date: 5/31/17 8:41 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Meredosia NWR, Morgan County Birding (LONG)
Hi all!

I don't often write report-like posts like this, but today, May 31, was
good enough for me to write a report. I suppose one or two of these birds
could be considered rare for the area in which they were found, though many
of the birds in this area are considered rare in other parts of Illinois.
This will be long.

Basically, I was going to visit Emiquon and look for Ibis and Western
Kingbirds, but the Ibis had left and the Western Kingbirds will wait for
now. So, after 17 Dunlin and two Red-necked Pharalopes were reported at
Four Corners in Morgan County, I decided to go looking, as I'd never seen
either species.

I drove over there, spotting Wood Ducks on the way. Four Corners is a
series of large fluddles around a four-way intersection of two county
roads. I met up with Vaughn Suhling here, and we birded from about 4:45 to
7:15 PM.

(These are only the highlights) Sandpipers were great: 25 lifer Dunlin, ~
300 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 8 FOY Stilt Sandpipers, 4 FOY White-rumped
Sandpipers, a lifer Red-necked Pharalope, 2 FOY Wilson's Pharalopes, and
~20 Black-necked Stilts, some of which were aggressive towards other birds
and thus were likely breeding.

Ternwise, I saw 32 FOY Black Terns, 6 Forster's Terns, and a Common Tern
that flew off before Vaughn arrived. No gulls were seen, though a
Franklin's Gull seen here earlier would be my only real miss of the day.

Duckwise, I saw 5 Blue-winged Teal, 2 late Northern Shovelers, and 2
(breeding) Hooded Mergansers, which with Mallards and Wood Ducks makes 5
species- not bad for the end of May!

In the grebe, heron, and rail department, I had 3 heard-only Pied-billed
Grebes, 1 FOY Common Gallinule, 1 heard-only Sora, 8 American Coots, and a
Green Heron, a Great Blue Heron, a Great Egret, and a FOY Black-crowned
Night Heron, which gave us great looks as it flew down, landed in the open,
hid, then flew out again right past us.

As for land birds, the Dickcissels were almost past counting, and Indigo
Buntings were also fairly numerous, ~10. Bobwhites called everywhere, and
three Pheasants joined in.
We went looking for a Blue Grosbeak in Meredosia NWR itself, where I found
~25 Cedar Waxwings, 3 Northern Mockingbirds, 2 Yellow-breasted Chats, a
Common Yellowthroat that actually posed for the camera, a Grasshopper
Sparrow, a state-lifer Orchard Oriole, 3 Bell's Vireos, and, just as we
were leaving, a female Blue Grosbeak... and then a lifer Black-billed
Cuckoo!

I drove back home along the scenic bluffside roads an extremely happy man.
Three lifers is a very good day, and with all the other birds on top, today
was probably my best birding day of this spring. And I wasn't even
expecting to go to Meredosia as of this morning!

Bird of the day, among so many good birds, would have to be the
Black-billed Cuckoo, followed by the show-stealing Black-crowned Night
Heron and the Red-necked Pharalope.

However, over half of the birds I saw today would be the highlights of any
other average day. Heck, six of these birds are state-listed as threatened
or endangered. (To be fair, the Black and Forster's Terns and the Wilson's
Pharalope are kind of cheating on that, since they're fairly common
migrants.) Seeing the state-listed Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Gallinule,
and Black-crowned Night Heron made my day just as much as the lifer
shorebirds. Thanks to Vaughn for showing me around!

Happy birding!

Jared Gorrell
Was in Morgan County

P.S. Further details of this trip and photos will be up on my blog in a
few days. My blog is Wild Land of Lincoln (lincolnlandnature.blogspot.com)

 

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Date: 5/31/17 6:23 pm
From: Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cattle Egrets
5/31/2017
All three Cattle Egrets still present at 7:00 pm along McKinley Woods Rd. in Channahon, IL Will County.
Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> / Will County
 

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Date: 5/31/17 1:59 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Still Migrants At Montrose Wed 5-31-17
Hello Bird People,

Today's project was to find Al Wege a few new "lifer" Warblers which
should have been relatively easy as he has few on his life list. But
as he has 1 problem eye & Warblers don't sit very still it wasn't easy
after all. Especially as Warblers are on the downswing this late in
May. I was able to come up with 10 Warbler species of which Al W saw 4
well enough to add to his list & 2 more he saw but not well enough to
count. We will try again around Labor Day.

Warblers Seen By Me

Yellow (3), Chestnut Sided (1), Magnolia (4-F), Black Throated Green
(1-F), Blackburnian (1-F),
Black & White (1-F), Redstart (6-F), Common Yellowthroat (2-M & 1-F),
Wilson's (4-M) &
Canada (1-M & 2-F). As you can see most were females. Ebird required
description lines for Magnolia, Blackburnian & Canada Warblers.

Flycatchers

Quite a few around today including OLIVE SIDED (1 giving very good
views), Eastern Pewee (4),
YELLOW BELLIED (2-3), Alder (1 calling), "Trail's" (2-3 not calling),
Least (2) & Eastern Kingbird (1).

Shorebirds On the Beach

Except for the Spotted Sandpipers all shorebirds arrived & then left
very quickly.
They included Semipalmated Plover (7 & 1), Semipalmated Sandpiper (10
& 4) & Spotted (8).
Better yet were a couple White Rumped seen by Andrew A but they never
landed & I think Andrew was the only one to see them as they moved on
by. Also Alex B & Ron B had good views of a WILLET (photo's too) which
landed toward the Dog Beach where 4 of us saw it but only as a
"large shorebird" which escaped before we could hurry down for a
better look. That will cost the Willet Bird-Of-The-Day honors which
serves it right!

Not much else seems worthy of mentioning. I had 51 species for the day.

By myself after lunch I checked Techny Basin North where I saw
Killdeer (2), Semipalmated Plover
(3), Semipalmated Sandpiper (14) & Spotted Sandpiper (8 adults & 1
small young one.

Also there were Great Blue Heron (1) & Caspian Tern (3) plus Rough
Winged, Tree & Cliff Swallows.
And as always many Mallards & a few Wood Ducks.

Better day than yesterday & Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the very well seen
by many Olive Sided Flycatcher. I guess I'll make it an all Flycatcher
awards day with Runner-Up going to the
Yellow Bellied Flycatchers. Take that Mr/Ms Willet!

Al Stokie
Still digging up a few Warblers in Cook County


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Date: 5/31/17 12:30 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cattle Egrets continue in Will County
Hi All:
The 3 Cattle Egrets were still at the location on McKinley Woods Road in Will County today. They were not there when I arrived at 12:15 pm but 5 minutes later, one flew in and shortly thereafter, in came the other two. They stayed from 12:20 till 12:55, at which time all three flew off to the north. They never perched on the hay racks while I was there, just kept running back and forth under and around the cattle, grabbing insects.
US-Illinois-Channahon-26641 South McKinley Woods Road - 41.399x-88.242, Will, Illinois



Joan Campbell
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Date: 5/31/17 11:42 am
From: Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve, Chicago, May 31, 2017
Highlights today at West Ridge (Cook Co.) included MOURNING WARBLER, a pair of OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS, and a female WOOD DUCK with 9 ducklings.

Complete eBird list below.






Peter Quagliana
Chicago, IL






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Subject: eBird Report - West Ridge Nature Preserve, Chicago, May 31, 2017

West Ridge Nature Preserve, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
May 31, 2017 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
29 species

Wood Duck 10 female with 9 ducklings
Mallard 8 3 ducklings
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 2
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Chimney Swift 8
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Willow Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 4
Mourning Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 15

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Date: 5/31/17 10:11 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Kingbird, Arb
Hi again, the Western Kingbird moved to the east edge of the meadow and may have kept going, towards Big Rock or Hidden Lake-without my scope, i am unable to re-find. There is an Eastern Kingbird here that chased the Western once...

Vicky Sroczynski😪

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Date: 5/31/17 9:46 am
From: Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Kingbird, Morton Arboretum
Hi all, i just had two quick sightings of a Western Kingbird on the east side of the Arb, DuPage Co. I parked at Parking 14 and walked up the gravel road to pond with dead trees-it is moving around a lot in the meadow next to gravel road, perching intermittently in small dead trees here. No pic yet

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Dupage Co

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Date: 5/31/17 7:22 am
From: Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Willet
Hi all,

A WILLET flew onto Montrose Beach this morning at around 6 am. It hung around for about ten minutes and then flew off to the north. Also on the beach were eight SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and three or four SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.

There were a few warblers and flycatchers in the hedge area, but it was otherwise pretty quiet while I was there.

Cheers,

Alex Bloss
Chicago

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Date: 5/31/17 6:24 am
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prairie warbler
There is a prairie warbler singing in the tall willows off New Mooseheart
Road in North Aurora. The wetland has a bike path around it and the bird is
on the east side of the u shaped loop. Kane County.
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Date: 5/31/17 5:57 am
From: Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
Ditto!

Thanks Henry!
Your reports are always an excellent read!

Al Kostyniak
Elk Grove Village
Cook County

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> On May 31, 2017, at 12:35 AM, Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Thank you for your diligence and your clear reports, Henry!
>
> Ed McDevitt
>
> Ed McDevitt
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>
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:24 PM, <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hello birding friends,
> >
> > As spring migration is winding down throughout northern Illinois,
> > migration accordingly is quite light tonight. While northern Illinois
> > birders may still find lingingering flycatchers and shorebirds over the
> > next few days, I do encourage birders to get out there and enjoy to wonders
> > of summer breeding season! I certainly will! It has been my pleasure
> > writing these reports this spring, hope they've been helpful, and I will
> > resume this August!
> >
> >
> > Reply to: <trumpetswan...>
> >
> >
> > Good birding!
> >
> > Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)
> >
> > MIGRATION RADAR: http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif
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Date: 5/31/17 4:24 am
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grey catbird in back of the yards.


 

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Date: 5/30/17 10:36 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
Thank you for your diligence and your clear reports, Henry!

Ed McDevitt

Ed McDevitt
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<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello birding friends,
>
> As spring migration is winding down throughout northern Illinois,
> migration accordingly is quite light tonight. While northern Illinois
> birders may still find lingingering flycatchers and shorebirds over the
> next few days, I do encourage birders to get out there and enjoy to wonders
> of summer breeding season! I certainly will! It has been my pleasure
> writing these reports this spring, hope they've been helpful, and I will
> resume this August!
>
>
> Reply to: <trumpetswan...>
>
>
> Good birding!
>
> Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)
>
> MIGRATION RADAR: http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif
> [image: image] <http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif>
> http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif
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Date: 5/30/17 9:24 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-31-17: Last IL 2017 Spring Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,
As spring migration is winding down throughout northern Illinois, migration accordingly is quite light tonight. While northern Illinois birders may still find lingingering flycatchers and shorebirds over the next few days, I do encourage birders to get out there and enjoy to wonders of summer breeding season! I certainly will! It has been my pleasure writing these reports this spring, hope they've been helpful, and I will resume this August!


Reply to: <trumpetswan...>


Good birding!
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Date: 5/30/17 8:29 pm
From: <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Deadline CAS Photo Contest
Thanks to all the birders/photographers for sharing their beautiful photos! You still have till midnight on Wednesday to post 4 times per day with as many images as you like per post.


To enter the contest you will be required to Repost your One favorite photo with the tag #CAS https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/cas?source=feed_text&story_id=1913604578877111 from June 1st to June 4th. Multiple entries will be passed over.


The winning photos will be announced on the CAS Facebook pages on Monday, June 12th.



1st Place - The Museum of Science & Industry "Household Membership"

2nd Place - 6 daily passes to the Morton Arboretum's Passes
3rd Place - Chicago Botanic Garden's "Day in the Garden Package"


We will be featuring the top images throughout the month of June on the Chicago Audubon Society Homepage and our two Facebook pages.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467626873474886/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467626873474886/



https://www.facebook.com/Chicago-Audubon-Society-42764072370/ https://www.facebook.com/Chicago-Audubon-Society-42764072370/



https://www.chicagoaudubon.org/ https://www.chicagoaudubon.org/





Good luck!
Jerry Goldner

Evanston


 

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Date: 5/30/17 6:31 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Cedar waxwings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34191231063/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
About 8 or so waxwings trilling and cherry eating here. Also Imm. A robin and grackle eating cherries.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 5/30/17 3:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County-Sedge Meadows/Wadsworth Wetlands & Illinois Beach South Unit Tues 5-30-17
Tough day today bird people,

I wanted to look for Rails at the former Wadsworth Wetlands as they
have been reported from there lately. Besides I have not been there
much in the last couple of years after visiting there many times
before then. Then I thought I'd walk the river at IBSP South Unit to
search for a Least Bittern that has been there. Probably a good plan
but it did not work out very well.

Sedge Meadows/Wadsworth Wetlands (7-9:15 a.m.)

Conditions weren't the best for Rails with full sunshine & the wind
was picking up but I hoped it would my lucky day anyway. It was NOT my
lucky day! Saw birders Brian S & Steve M early on & toward the end of
my visit the McClellan's arrived but we were "rail-less in Wadsworth"
today.
The best I could do was one "heard only" Sora which only called once.
Then Steve & I heard a Coot like call but that was it. Raptors were
Turkey Vultures (3), Cooper's (1) & Red Tailed Hawk (2).
Big waders were Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1). The only
shorebird was 1 Killdeer & Flycatchers were Eastern Pewee, Willow (1),
Great Crested (1) & Eastern Kingbird (1). Swallows were Tree, Rough
Winged, Cliff & Barn & Warblers were only Yellow (2) & Common
Yellowthroat (3).
Not off to a good start but there's always the next stop.

Illinois Beach South (10-11:30 a.m.)

The plan was to walk the river but upon arriving in the parking lot
the Tuesday Morning Birders Group was returning & I was told by Chuck
W & Tony S that they had found a Lark Sparrow on the Dunes Trail. That
sounded good so that's where I went but again I did not find that
target. In that area there were several Eastern Meadowlarks & about 9
BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS so they continue to do well here.

Then I headed to the river but that trail was flooded causing a wet
detour to reach the Dead River Trail. Walked south to north but saw
little along the river except Swallows & one Brown Thrasher & heard 3
Towhee's. Thought I'd stand on the viewing platform & watch for a
Bittern but no sooner was I up there than a group of over 60 school
kids arrived & they all wanted to stand on the platform & yell at each
other. Didn't look good for Bittern finding so I retreated.

So it was another 3 strikes & you're out for me (Rails, Bittern & Lark
Sparrow) but maybe it was good to get all my bad luck over with &
start over next time. Not only did I miss all my targets but I found
not one interesting bird all day except, perhaps, the Brewer's
Blackbirds.

In honor of my truly bad outing today Bird-Of-The-Day will go to the 3
Turkey Vultures which best exemplify what kind of a day it was.
Runner-Up to the Brewer's Blackbirds.

Al Stokie
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Date: 5/30/17 1:23 pm
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COS field trip to Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, Saturday, June 3
Join COS for a field trip to Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, Saturday, June 3, 7:30-10:30Eggers Grove is a 240 acre wet woodland just west of the Indiana border. Rare wetland species have been seen here in recent years including Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Gallinule, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Least Bittern, and Virginia Rail.We will also search the woods for late migrants and breeding warblers. Monk Parakeets, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-shouldered Hawk, Hooded Warbler, and Nothern Mockingbird are other possibilities. Trails can get wet so bring boots.Meet at Eggers Grove's southernmost parking lot at 7:30 am. Beginners are encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those without them. 11201 S Ave B, Chicago, IL 60617For questions or directions, contact Andrew at <andrewsaldrich...>
 

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Date: 5/30/17 8:49 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings - Door County correction.......
RELIABLE SOURCES SAY GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER.

Part of the reason I posted this pic versus the hundreds of others I took
this weekend was my unsure ID of this flycatcher. I always carry a camera
to help me ID birds. I shoot first and ask questions later. I try to
shoot different angles to help me in making an ID. Sometimes my bins never
make to my face.

Thanks to you all for your input. We are all trying to master this
wonderful hobby. I am thankful for the one's who already are masters for
helping us learn to be better.

This year's bird count up to 200 species and rising........

Jim Jarosz

Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 5/30/17 8:44 am
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Learn how you can help protect migrating birds - June 7 and June 13, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Both programs take place at
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL, 60614

Masses of Migrants:Monitoring Migrationin the Great Lakes 
JUNE 7 
6:00PM MUSEUM ACCESS + REFRESHMENTS6:30PM PROGRAM 
Every spring and fall, millions of birds and bats migratethrough the Great Lakes region as they travel between theirwintering and breeding grounds. Using Avian Radar Unitsstationed in Chicago and around the Great Lakes, scientistsfrom the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been studyingthese migrations since 2011.Join us as we discuss the findings of this study and how thedata can inform conservation decisions such as stopoverhabitat, wind energy, and other forms of development. Register at: naturemuseum.org/oforms/bird-talk-registration
Building aBird Safe Chicago 
JUNE 13 
6:00PM MUSEUM ACCESS + REFRESHMENTS 6:30PM PROGRAM An amazing migration of bird life takes place through theUnited States every year. However, up to a billion birds arekilled every year in window collisions.Join Annette Prince, Director of Chicago Bird CollisionMonitors and Carl Giometti, architect and President of theChicago Ornithological Society, as they discuss the bird-safebuilding laws that are currently being developed in Chicagoand around the region as well as how to become a birdsafebuilding advocate. 
Register at: naturemuseum.org/oforms/bird-safe-chicago 
Registration is required for these free events – reserve your spot today!


 

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Date: 5/30/17 5:35 am
From: David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Goose Lake/prairie
 Good Morning Birders;Sorry for the late post.  I went up to Goose Lake/prairie yesterday, not thinking about the high winds.  The plus side of that was there were no mosquitoes.  The very first bird I saw after breaking out into the clearing was a male yellow-headed blackbird desperately trying to stay upright on a branch in high winds.  I was able to get two very poor shots off before he took off.  Both shots were very backlit, so they bit the dust.  I have only been to goose lake a few times and I have never seen it  with this much water, it comes within 75 feet of the small observation deck.  There were whitecaps on the water but not a single bird.  I saw swallows blowing by but mostly all I saw other than the single yellow-headed blackbird were RWBB.  Sorry nothing better to report.Good birding everyone.
Take care and God Bless;   David Farber: Kane county www.naturallyfarberphotos.com <raptorfoto...> http://theworldfromachair.blogspot.com/
 

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Date: 5/29/17 11:05 pm
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings - Door County - Yellow Bellied Flycatcher pic
Spent the weekend in Door County. I was walking early in the morning while
others slept in and happened upon this, what I believe is, yellow bellied
flycatcher in a tree right in front of me.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zo7S3-6mO8TVlRQWVZa3RodE0/view?usp=
sharing

Saw numerous warblers. Was hoping for the

Stopped in Manitowoc WI on the way back. For shore birds and white
pelicans this is a place to visit. The new containment area by the harbor
off of State Street is fantastic area they hope to turn into their
equivalent of Montrose.

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 5/29/17 9:01 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-30-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,


Migration is really ramping down - this will be the second-to-last migration report of the spring season. Tonight, radar is picking up very light movements of birds, but really, there are fewer and fewer birds actually moving over the state - if any, maybe watch for some shorebirds or flycatchers in northern Illinois the next couple of days, plus your Connecticut or mourning Warbler if very lucky.


Reply to: <trumpetswan...>


Good birding!
Henry (Oak Park, Cook)
MIGRATION RADAR: http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif


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Date: 5/29/17 5:30 pm
From: joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Oh deer
Hello
I just watched a deer at the magic shrub Montrose
She was hunkered down for a minute then strolled across the meadow
Josh Murphy
Chicago
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Date: 5/29/17 2:49 pm
From: Richard Stevenson <chinband4241...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Ruddy Turnstone (2 photos)





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> On May 29, 2017, at 1:28 PM, 'John Picken' <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Here are 2 photos of the Montrose Ruddy Turnstone. Taken this morning.
>
> http://bit.ly/2qsWW5I
>
> http://bit.ly/2qsOMtO
>
> Cheers!
>
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Date: 5/29/17 1:41 pm
From: <julie19571...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ohare airport chgo
Bald Eagle 🦅
Soaring in the wind over car rentals


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Date: 5/29/17 12:37 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose - nesting Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
Where would that deer have come from?
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 11:19 AM David Antieau <dkantieau...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Dear birders,
>
> My main highlight at Montrose, this morning, beside seeing friends, was
> finding a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher pair with a nest. I obtained photos with
> one bird on the nest and then right next to the nest (I'll probably post
> them on my facebook page and ebird list later today. The other bird was
> nearby. Fran Morel got an excellent photo of the empty nest. This may be a
> Montrose first.
>
> The other main highlight was the White-tailed Deer in the Magic Hedge. I
> wish I'd seen it fly in.
>
> For the birds!
>
> Dave
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/29/17 11:46 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons - Willow Road - Cook County - Prothonotary Warblers
Not too much in terms of migrants at Skokie Lagoons this morning during a
quick hike. However, a great opportunity to look at PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS
as I had at least 3 singing along a short distance - they were all on the
lagoon side of the bike path. Park at Willow road, hike the dirt trail
north x north west until you reach the paved bike trail. Then hike east and
listen for their song.

Video of singing Prothonotary: https://flic.kr/p/TZPqbf

Full checklist from this morning:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37235188

Good birding.
--
Jeff Bilsky
801-842-4013
<jbilsky...>

 

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Date: 5/29/17 11:28 am
From: 'John Picken' <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Ruddy Turnstone (2 photos)
Here are 2 photos of the Montrose Ruddy Turnstone. Taken this morning.

http://bit.ly/2qsWW5I

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/picken/34808007982/in/photostream/>
http://bit.ly/2qsOMtO

Cheers!

John Picken
Chicago
www.picken.com

 

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Date: 5/29/17 11:19 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET More Montrose Stuff Monday 5-29-17
Hello Bird People,

Today Bob Erickson & I visited Montrose in the hopes of adding a few
more year birds. Bob wanted Philly Vireo & Connecticut Warbler & I was
hoping for a White Rumped Sandpiper. But as we all know only too well
"you don't always get what you want!" & so we missed all 3 targets.
Still quite a few birds & birders but not as many as previously. Bob &
I had a total of 12 warbler species today & I know of at least 3 or 4
more seen by others so at least 15 species of warblers were there
today.

Warblers Today

Seen by me were Yellow (3), Chestnut Sided (3), Magnolia (4-F), Black
Throated Green (1-M),
Palm (1 late), Blackpoll (2-F), Black & White (1), Redstart (3-4),
Mourning (1-M & 2-F & the male never sang), Common Yellowthroat (3) &
Wilson's (5). Added to my list was Canada Warbler seen by Bob E.

There were a few species of Flycatchers which were Eastern Pewee,
Yellow Bellied (2), Alder (2), Willow (1), Least (1) & Eastern
Kingbird (1). The only non-Robin Thrush was Swainson's (1), the only
Sparrows were Song (2) & White Crowned (1), both singing. The only
Vireo's were Warbling &
Red Eyed. Hard to see was 1 BLACK BILLED CUCKOO but some of us did
finally see it hidden in the leaves of a fairly tall tree thanks to 3
birders who found it & called the rest of us over. Earlier I saw
(thanks to Geoff W) a singing 1st Spring male ORCHARD ORIOLE.

On the beach the star was one RUDDY TURNSTONE which stayed on the
beach & pier for over 2 hours. And a fine looking bird was he/she! The
only other shorebirds I saw were about 8 Spotted Sandpipers although
Geoff W saw a few Semipalmated Sandpipers that soon moved on.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the hard to find Black Billed Cuckoo &
Runners-Up to the fine looking Ruddy Turnstone & the young singing
Orchard Oriole.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob E will be the Ruddy Turnstone, a new year bird for him.

Al Stokie
In Cook County watching the end of the migration


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Date: 5/29/17 11:10 am
From: H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point , Mon am
    Hello birders;  Happy Memorial Day;
More signs of migration winding down, however still some good finds. I had a late or vagrant GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET (female)  in the north clump. Also quite a few Flycatchers  remaining,..Yellow Bellied, Least, both Trails Flycatchers, Willow and Alder and Pewee,
A  BB Cuckoo was reported but I didn't see it.
About 12 species of Warblers were reported ,I had nine though.  Best was Mourning and  Canada.  A high-level very interesting birder will probably have a more detailed report coming.
  Howard Blum ,  Lakeview, Chicago


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Date: 5/29/17 9:23 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By migrants/locals

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Hi friends,
The Yellowstart and Peewee were here this morning. Gray catbird eating grape jelly, Blue jay seeds along with House sp feeding young. Cooper's h. is a regular but the Brown thrasher seems to be cryptic, seldom scene. N cardinals active and WB nuthatch and Cedar waxwings coming for food.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 5/29/17 9:18 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose - nesting Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
Dear birders,
My main highlight at Montrose, this morning, beside seeing friends, was finding a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher pair with a nest. I obtained photos with one bird on the nest and then right next to the nest (I'll probably post them on my facebook page and ebird list later today. The other bird was nearby. Fran Morel got an excellent photo of the empty nest. This may be a Montrose first.
The other main highlight was the White-tailed Deer in the Magic Hedge. I wish I'd seen it fly in.
For the birds!
Dave
 

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Date: 5/29/17 8:24 am
From: Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET West Ridge Nature Preserve
A few straggling migrants were present at West Ridge Nature Preserve Monday morning including single BLACKBURNIAN, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and CHESTNUT-SIDED warblers.

This preserve, located at 5801 N. Western (@ Ardmore) adjacent to the northwest corner of Rosehill Cemetery, is less than 2 years old. It has a small pond and other habitats that make it worth a stop by particularly if you are traveling from Montrose to LaBagh Woods. (Green and black-crowned herons often are present, but not this morning.)

list from eBird:
Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Chimney Swift 25
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1 female blackburnian warbler was feeding between the middle to the upper story of tall trees. good, extended binocular views of the bird and its field marks including distinctive (white) wing bars, yellow midway down breast and in eyeline
Yellow Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 10



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Date: 5/29/17 7:57 am
From: Alex Bloss <alex_bloss13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose today
And there is one today, lounging in the Magic Hedge.


Alex Bloss
Chicago


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The most unusual migrant at Montrose today was Odocoileus virginanus.

I have only seen there twice before, though there were 3 present one time.

Rob Curtis

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Date: 5/28/17 11:16 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Thoughts on breeding birds cook co.
It seems like birds are moving really quickly to breed, but maybe I blinked and this month went by too fast.  I haven't really studied the timing of most species so this year it seems interesting to see how some like c geese are done very early, then others, like goldfinch, are very late, but the others, that is what I'm thinking about today, the in-betweeners.
I saw a peewee carrying food today at skokie lagoons.  I feel like they just got back less than 10 or so days ago.  It seems so quick to build a nest and lay eggs, but maybe that food is for the sitter (on the eggs) and not for young yet.  That may explain it.
Also, two people posted pics of newly fledged brown thrashers yesterday in our area migration-wise.  I saw a pair of adults 13 days ago and hoped, like I do every year, that they might stay and nest.  I looked up the timing of young being seen like this and it says a minimum of 18 days.  So, that encourages me that they might be nesting there.  But again, I wonder, how greatly can nesting vary in the same species in the same area, time-wise?
Right after I heard the warbling vireos come back, I saw one with what seemed to be an almost completed nest!  Now THAT is FAST.  That was 10-14 days ago I think.
Are there any resources for normal nesting and fledging dates for our area (NE IL)? If you have any suggestions, let me know thanks.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.
5/28/17
 

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Date: 5/28/17 11:07 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-29-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,


As we get down to our last few migration reports, bird migration is definitely nearing its close for the spring season here in Illinois. Tonight, there is very little movement statewide so I would actually suggest for those of us in northern Illinois to get out there and savor any late migrants who are still with us - since there shouldn't be a huge amount of departures tonight. The southern half of the state, as many of us know, is pretty much in the thick of the breeding season by now.


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Date: 5/28/17 8:45 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Schuyler county family reunion

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Hi friends,
The Summer tanager sang in the walnut tree while we ate dinner in the yard. A good singer and calls of "picky tucky tuck". Cousins were oblivious to birds singing all through the farm yard. Couldn't record this one for all the talking. Oh well, I don't see them but once a year, its hard to shush them.
The cousins I mean.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Date: 5/28/17 8:23 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Emiquon NWR
Today at Emiquon NWR (Fulton County), the White-faced Ibis and Glossy Ibis continue... but they were joined by 7 more WF's, so there's a large group of 10 Ibis present here. Last nights storm front and fairly strong southwest winds were perfect conditions to help bring these extra ibis to Illinois, they either arriving late evening yesterday ahead of the front or early this morning behind it.


It took over an hour to find this group. The pullover entrance road on the southwest side of Emiquon brings you closest to the group, foraging on the south-central side of the refuge. However, I couldn't see them from there due to vegetation. Nor could I see them from the 3rd and 4th one car pullout spots further up the road. But at the 2nd one car pulloff, maybe .3 mile north of the aforementioned southwest side pulloff game the right angle for the birds. I would guess these guys could move around that whole southern section and adjacent edge along the edge of Hwy 78. The area is so flooded, there really is no habitat anywhere else for these ibis to hang out.


Also of significance were 2 female Black-necked Stilts on nests, with males protecting. In the northern section by the visitor overlook was another pair copulating and doing courtship routines, so a 3rd nest is on the way soon.


Other highlights were 4 Common Moorhen (one pair) scattered around the southern area, the ongoing late Snow Goose, a late Blue-winged Teal, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Prothonotary Warbler and many Mute Swans and even more White Pelicans.




I found out today that it was Joy Morton, he that founded the Morton Arboretum and creator of Arbor Day, the goal of which was to encourage folks to plants trees (thus expanding nature)... was the same guy who bought and then gutted the original pristine river valley of what is now Emiquon, draining the whole site and converting it into sterile farmlands. His decisions over this great area led to the destruction of approximately
300,000 trees (!), which were finally replanted about 90 years after his 'scorched earth' policy. He singlehandedly destroyed more trees in this valley than he planted over the whole rest of the planet during his lifetime!


I guess planting trees and enhancing nature only applied to certain areas in the mind of Joy Morton.


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Date: 5/28/17 8:18 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cook Co. FP
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Date: 5/28/17 8:16 pm
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Subject: IBET Montrose today
The most unusual migrant at Montrose today was Odocoileus virginanus.

I have only seen there twice before, though there were 3 present one time.

Rob Curtis

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Date: 5/28/17 4:47 pm
From: Christopher Cudworth <cudworthfix...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Alder and willow flycatchers
While running through the West Aurora Forest Preserve in Kane County this
morning at the juncture of the east-west Limestone path and the north south
path that goes by the model airplane field I heard an alder flycatcher
singing from the edge of the woods while a willow sang from the lower
shrubs. Rare to hear them both so close together. Fee-bee-o and fitz-bew!
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Date: 5/28/17 3:08 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose, 5/28 a.m. - Slowing Down But Still Going
I spent about 4 hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, May 28.
Things have definitely slowed down, as would be expected for the date. I
found only 10 species of warblers, 2 unidentified Catharus thrushes, and
no sparrows others than Song and Chipping. There were also a few
shorebirds at the beach early, but none stayed long. Still, I managed to
find 67 species in that time. My highlights include:

Sanderling - ~20
White-rumped Sandpiper - 4, early at the beach
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
Alder Flycatcher - 2
All 6 regularly occurring swallows
Eastern Bluebird - 1 female. Late.
Mourning Warbler - 6
Dickcissel - 1
Bobolink - 1 male

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Robert D. Hughes
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The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
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Montrose on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161180


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Date: 5/28/17 1:16 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd. Fluddle - Kane County
One of the baird's sandpipers continues at this site. The dunlin have
gone, but many more spotted sandpipers today - at least 6. The
semipalmated sandpipers also remain. Other species of note: song and
savannah sparrows, dickcissels, northern rough-winged swallows.

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Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 5/28/17 11:42 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - Sun 5/28/17
As others have reported from north IL today migrants were harder to find. I ended up with 10 species of Warbler at North Pond, Lincoln Park this morning with Mourning, Canada's and a late Northern Waterthrush being the highlights. A few flycatchers and Red-eyed Vireos were around but virtually no other migrants were located including zero catharus thrushes and zero Sparrows!

Full list can be viewed at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-05-28

I still think we'll have at least one more push!! I hope :)

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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Date: 5/28/17 11:06 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Almost No Migrants At The Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 5-28-17
Hello Bird People,

For quite a while it looked like I would find zero migrants at the CBG
today but eventually I did find a couple migrant flycatchers & 1
shorebird. Last time I was here (5-15) I found 17 species of warblers
but today I found 2 (Yellow & Common Yellowthroat) & both nest here.
The only Vireo's were Warbling & Red Eyed & the only thrush was Robin.
Did fairly well with Swallows & Flycatchers though. An ebird report
from yesterday showed warblers were still present but I found none of
those on that list. More must have moved out over night. Here's my
less than exciting list:

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

Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (21)
Wood Duck (14 at the B.Brown Pond)
Mallard (6)
HOODED MERGANSER (3-F, also on the B.Brown Pond)
Killdeer (2 on the lawns & 2 on the mud flats)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the mud flats)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (5 on the mud flats)
Herring Gull (1-AD)
Caspian Tern (7 on the mud flats)
Rock Pigeon (2 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (5-6)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (3)
Eastern Pewee (3-4)
YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER (1)
Willow Flycatcher (2 calling)
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard 1)
Eastern Kingbird (3)
Purple Martin (18 all at the east side Martin house, still none at the
2 new west side houses)
Tree Swallow (6)
Rough Winged Swallow (2)
Cliff Swallow (4)
Barn Swallow (~15)
(I seem to almost never find Bank Swallows here although others do?)
Blue Jay (4)
Chickadee (6)
W.B.Nuthatch (heard 2)
House Wren (1 singing just north of Lake Cook Rd)
B.G. Gnatcatcher (1)
Robins (20-25)
Warbling Vireo (5-6 singing)
Red Eyed Vireo (4 in M.M. McDonald Woods)
Yellow Warbler (1 singing B.Brown Preserve)
Common Yellowthroat (1 singing near the mud flat area)
Cardinal (3-M & 1-F)
Indigo Bunting (2-M)
Song Sparrow (4 singing)
Red Wing Blackbird (6-8)
Grackle (8-10)
Baltimore Oriole (2-M)
House Finch (2 singing males)
Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (4-6)

One good thing about visiting the CBG on a Sunday is that there are no
hordes of workers out with their loud equipment. One bad thing is that
the numbers of visitors make up for the fewer workers! On a Sunday go
early & get out early if it's birds you want to see & not people.,

On a day on the weak side of finding birds Bird-Of-The-Day will go to
the Yellow Bellied Flycatcher & Runner-Up to more of those late
Spring/early Summer Hooded Mergansers that seem to show up every year
at this time.

Al Stokie
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Date: 5/28/17 10:52 am
From: Sue Friscia <q4birds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Meadowlarks
Hi all,
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Date: 5/28/17 9:05 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 27 May: Dunlin, Olive-sided Flycatchers
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering all areas. As others have noted, migration is winding down but there were enough migrants in the park to make it interesting, especially on such a beautiful day.
The best birds for me on the day were at its beginning at 63rd Street Beach. As I came along the beach from the west I saw a peep ahead but had to maneuver around it to get the sun at my back. I managed to get around it without flushing it and approached close enough to tell it was a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (FOY). I saw a larger shorebird at the far end of the beach. In the the sun it appeared to have a black belly. I was able to go into the nature area and maneuver around it to confirm it as a DUNLIN (FOY). These were my only year birds on the day. I counted 53 CLIFF SWALLOW nests at the beach house either complete or under construction. According to what I've read both the male and female build the nest, so there are 106 Cliff Swallows at 63rd Street Beach! I, and others, found that Cliff Swallows are building nests on the south "porch" of the Museum of Science and Industry where I've never seen them nest before.
I was hoping for a Golden-winged Warbler for the year but will have to wait until fall I guess. But, as I said, there were plenty of migrants to look through, or hear in the rest of the park. Many vocal birds were heard and not seen due to the leaves and a few staying high in tall trees. There was a singing BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER in the tall trees by the Lake Shore Drive entrance. I'd move to where I thought I heard it and then it would sound like it was somewhere else and I never found it. There was a SCARLET TANAGER singing at the top of a stand of cottonwoods just northwest of the north bridge of Wooded Island but it must have been sitting hidden in one place. I did see a female Scarlet Tanager at the south end of the island. I did get good looks at a CANADA WARBLER near the Darrow Bridge and 3 male and 1 female MOURNING WARBLERS (1 male at the southwest corner of the Columbia Basin, another just south of the island and a male and the female in the woods by the meadow). By the way Jay Pitocchelli, a professor at Saint Anselm College is doing a study on Mourning Warbler vocalizations and would like any recordings made. Unfortunately I don't have a smart phone or anything that records sound well but if you have any, or will have any recordings of Mourning Warblers I can pass on his contact info. One warbler that was not hard to find yesterday, if you know their song, was WILSON'S WARBLER. I had 22 in the park yesterday! They were scattered out enough that I know I didn't double count any. It has been a good spring for OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS in the park. I had 1 at each end of Wooded Island and heard another singing at the inner harbor. A slightly unexpected find at the outer harbor was a male RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, which I have not seen for a couple weeks. Concerning potential breeding birds, I finally heard the SWAMP SPARROW on territory in the meadow, singing SAVANNAH SPARROWS continue at the beach and soccer fields and there appear to be 3 male EASTERN BLUEBIRDS on territory in the park. There was one singing at the top of the willow north of the soccer fields where they nested last year, another was singing in the north parking lot area and a third along Marquette at the golf course. My full list follows.


Abbreviations: 63rd = 63rd St. Beach, NLF=north lake front to 59th, WI/BM=Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, IH=inner harbor, OH=outer harbor, LM=Lake Michigan and immediate shore east of OH, GC=golf course.


Canada Goose: 63rd (17), WI/BM (28), IH (2), GC (34)
Wood Duck: WI/BM (2)
Mallard: 63rd (8), NLF (1), WI/BM (10), IH (2), OH (7), GC (1)
Double-crested Cormorant: WI/BM (1), IH (1)
Great Blue Heron: WI/BM (2)
Green Heron: WI/BM (2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: WI/BM (3)
Cooper's Hawk: GC (1)
Killdeer: WI/BM (2)
Spotted Sandpiper: 63rd (8), WI/BM (3)
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 63rd (1)
Dunlin: 63rd (1)
Ring-billed Gull: 63rd (23), NLF (1), WI/BM (7), IH (4), OH (7), LM (92), GC (1)
Herring Gull: 63rd (3), WI/BM (1), IH (1), OH (3), LM (1)
Caspian Tern: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3), IH (2), OH (1)
Chimney Swift: WI/BM (3), IH (6), OH (4), GC (4)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: WI/BM (1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker: WI/BM (1)
Downy Woodpecker: WI/BM (1)
N. Flicker: WI/BM (1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher: WI/BM (2), IH (1)
E. Wood-Pewee: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (6), IH (1)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher: WI/BM (4)
Alder Flycatcher: WI/BM (3)
Trail's flycatcher sp: WI/BM (1)
Least Flycatcher: 63rd (1), WI/BM (6)
Empidonax flycatcher sp: WI/BM (3), IH (2), GC (1)
E. Phoebe: WI/BM (2), IH (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher: WI/BM (4), GC (1)
E. Kingbird: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3), IH (2), OH (1)
Yellow-throated Vireo: WI/BM (1)
Warbling Vireo: 63rd (1), WI/BM (10), IH (4), GC (1)
Red-eyed Vireo: WI/BM (7), IH (1), OH (1), GC (1)
Blue Jay: 63rd (8; reverse migrating)
A. Crow: WI/BM (6), IH (1), OH (2), GC (3)
Purple Martin: 63rd (1), WI/BM (16)
Tree Swallow: IH (1)
N. Rough-winged Swallow: 63rd (2), NLF (6), WI/BM (3), IH (4), OH (2)
Cliff Swallow: 63rd (106), WI/BM (40), IH (1)
Barn Swallow: 63rd (4), NLF (4), WI/BM (22), IH (6), OH (4)
Black-capped Chickadee: WI/BM (4), IH (2), GC (2)
House Wren: WI/BM (3)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: WI/BM (11), IH (1), OH (1), GC (3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: OH (1)
E. Bluebird: WI/BM (2), GC (1)
Swanson's Thrush: WI/BM (1)
Catharus thrush sp: WI/BM (1)
A. Robin: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (15), IH (1)
Gray Catbird: NLF (2), WI/BM (14), IH (2), GC (7)
Euro. Starling: 63rd (4), WI/BM (16), IH (4), OH (7)
Cedar Waxwing: 63rd (1), WI/BM (25)
Black-and-white Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Mourning Warbler: WI/BM (4)
Common Yellowthroat: 63rd (2), NLF (2), WI/BM (13), GC (1)
A. Redstart: 63rd (1), WI/BM (8), GC (1)
Magnolia Warbler: WI/BM (7), GC (1)
Blackburnian Warbler: WI/BM (1)
Yellow Warbler: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (27), IH (3)
Chestnut-sided Warbler: WI/BM (2), GC (2)
Blackpoll Warbler: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3)
Black-throated Green Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Wilson's Warbler: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (18), GC (2)
Canada Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Chipping Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Savannah Sparrow: 63rd (1), WI/BM (1)
Song Sparrow: WI/BM (9), IH (3)
Swamp Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Scarlet Tanager: WI/BM (2)
N. Cardinal: WI/BM (12), IH (1), OH (1), GC (4)
Indigo Bunting: WI/BM (2), IH (1), GC (5)
Red-winged Blackbird: 63rd (3), NLF (2), WI/BM (12), IH (6)
Brown-headed Cowbird: WI/BM (7), IH (2), OH (1)
Baltimore Oriole: NLF (1), WI/BM (11), IH (4)
House Finch: WI/BM (1)
A. Goldfinch: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (7), IH (2), GC (3)
House Sparrow: 63rd (10), NLF (2), WI/BM (10), OH (14)


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago




 

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Date: 5/27/17 10:10 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-28-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,


The northern two-thirds of the state are receiving light migration tonight as the season is winding down. Northern Illinois birders, I suggest you get there tomorrow and relish the flycatchers and other last few migrants as you can before all of the migrants find their ways to their breeding grounds for the summer, which we have already seen so much of as we are in that transition state between migration and the summer breeding season (which I find to also be an incredibly pleasant season in which to go birding).


Reply to: <trumpetswan...>


Good birding!
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)
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Date: 5/27/17 8:11 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kankakee Valley Audubon trip to Aubertin's farm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34085629253/in/photostream
Hi friends,
Our annual trip along the Iroquois River did not disappoint. A Pileated wp called in the river bottom loud and echoing down the island banks. Stories of the area from Civil War days speak of horses kept on the island. N parula sang along with a G. catbird and RE vireo. The YB flycatcher buzzed us and landed just a few feet away at eye level. Called out "per-wee". One warbler escaped naming, only a song to go by. After reviewing the song later a Mourning warbler was what sang in the thick bushes. We remember Tom and Etta from the past trips to their farm and thanked their sons, Jeremy and Jim for a good birding trip.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 5/27/17 1:41 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migration Winding Down At Ryerson, Half Day & Dan Wright Preserves Saturday 5-27-17
Hello Bird People,

Went with Bob Erickson today to the above mentioned locations & we
could tell migration is winding down but is not over yet. Plenty of
Flycatchers (5 species) to look at but Warbler's were down & most of
them were "heard only" with the leaf cover hard to look through &
mosquito's a problem if you went off trail. I'll settle for just
highlights today.

Ryerson (6:30-8:30 a.m.)

Saw a GREAT HORNED OWL fly from 1 side of the river to the other side.
Heard several Pewee's & Great Crested Flycatchers & along the river
was a fairly close OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER which was my 3rd seen in 3
days. In the field by the Brushwood lot an ALDER FLYCATCHER was heard
& then seen. The only non-Robin Thrush was a Swainson's & the only
Vireo's were Red Eyed. I had 6 species of Warblers with the best being
a BLUE WINGED (seen) & 2 MOURNING (heard).
Bob also saw a GOLDEN WINGED which I missed. The non-bird highlight
was a big BEAVER munching on stalks & then swimming down the river.

Half Day/Dan Wright (8:45-10:45 a.m.)

Had a male Ruby Throated Hummer at the top of a tree & heard a
Pileated Woodpecker & Bob had a bad look as it flew away, Along with
more Pewee's & Great Crested Flycatchers we saw 1 YELLOW BELLIED
FLYCATCHER. A Wood Thrush sang for us but we never saw it. Two Cedar
Waxwings were in the trees along the river. Had a few more Warblers
with the best being a well seen PROTHONOTARY & a less well seen (by
me) MOURNING. Two Hawks flew by & Bob thought they might be Broad
Winged but the trees got in the way before he was sure.

After lunch I stopped by myself at Techny Basin North & as I mentioned
in my last post the new rain has covered 90% of the mud flats with
only 2 Killdeer & 4 Spotted Sandpipers on the remnant
flats. Also, for the 1st time this Spring an adult Black Crowned Night
Heron was back toward the dam. There should be more soon.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the well seen, close Blue Winged
Warbler & Runner-Up will be the also well seen Olive Sided Flycatcher.

Bob's Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Alder Flycatcher as it was a new
year bird for him.

Al Stokie
In Lake County watching the beginning of the end of Warbler migration


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Date: 5/27/17 12:28 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Baird's Sandpiper
Among the shorebirds at Montrose during the late morning (@10:30) was a Baird's Sandpiper in the non-buffy adult plumage. It was at the shorebird fence along with the continuing Least and a handful of Semipalmated Sandpipers. It provided many direct comparisons with the Semis in terms of body size (almost as big as the Sanderlings) and length (much longer than the Semis). The ID issue was Baird's vs. White-rumped. The bird flushed twice (not because of any birders, just because) along with the rest, and settled back down immediately. The upper tail coverts were NOT white. There was no streaking on the sides at all, and the bird stretched a number of times. The big question had more to do with the non-buffy plumage, as every Baird's I'd ever seen were obviously Bairds due to the size, length and buffiness. Even though I was sure that it wasn't a White-rumped I needed to do a touch of research. In my car I keep Kaufman & National Geographic. NGS was no help, but one of Kaufman's photos closely matched the bird. Arriving home, Sibley's was no help (actually, even the buffy drawings in Sibley don't look like the Bairds we get.).
This was the most helpful site:
http://www.waderquest.org/2014/06/separating-bairds-and-white-rumped.html

The photo at the bottom of the page, showing both species, best showed the plumage of the Montrose bird, I thought. 
Rob Curtis got a photo of the Montrose bird; I look forward to seeing it and to any discussion about the bird.


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 5/27/17 10:53 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rollins trip 5/27
Sorry. Here’s the complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37182796 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37182796>


Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 5/27/17 10:53 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rollins trip 5/27
Sorry. Here’s the complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37182796 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37182796>


Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 5/27/17 10:51 am
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake-Cook Audubon Rollins Savanna Trip
43 people joined Rena and Sonny Cohen and myself for a nice trip down the north trail leg near the observation deck and then a walk both east and west of the Washington St. lot for a few other targets. Couldn’t have a better day. It was beautiful and the birds came out to play. Group members found some real nice birds including an AMERICAN WOODCOCK in a trailside ditch, a stunning male ORCHARD ORIOLE and his mate, and my personal favorite, a somewhat cooperative YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Also the 2nd consecutive year that the TRUMPETER SWANS have successfully bred in Lake County. The pair has 6 cygnets which we all had nice looks at. Other highlights (some of which I had when I scouted from 5:45- 6:30):

1 Hooded Merganser male
2 Yellow-throated Vireos
8 warbler sp. (yellow, yellowthroat, magnolia, redstart, blackpoll, canada, bt green, wilson’s)
3 Sedge Wrens (very nice looks at one)
5 Henslow’s Sparrows (including good scope looks at probably the most cooperative bird ever. I think everyone in the group got nice looks)
3 flycatchers (alder, nice looks at a singing willow, and least)

Thanks to all who came out. It was a great morning birding!

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 5/27/17 7:59 am
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nachusa Grasslands Highlights - Ogle/Lee County
I just completed the May bird survey (I do one in June too), specifically
the wooded west end of Stone Barn Rd. The birds were super active this
morning; it took 30 minutes just to drive from Lowden Rd. to the end of
Stone Barn. Highlights include: male blue grosbeak, Eurasian tree sparrow,
lark, henslow's and grasshopper sparrows, bobolink, pileated and
red-headed woodpeckers.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 5/26/17 10:56 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-27-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,
Tonight is another night with a moderately large flight over our skies due to favorable winds & conditions BUT we are nearing the end of passerine migration now, so the important thing to keep in mind is that this late in the main, a good night for flying might mean more migrants departing rather than arriving. :(
But it means that summer's almost here!


Reply to: <trumpetswan...>


Good birding,
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)
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Date: 5/26/17 10:36 pm
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose on Friday
After reading from all of you about the abundance of migrants at Montrose I
took the day off and visited this morning. I was there early enough to
watch a beautiful sunrise. There are many FOY birds for me on this list.

Warblers continue, but apparently not as many as earlier in the week.

Sightings include

Wilson's
Canada
Mourning
Chestnut-sided
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll
Black and White
Yellow
American Redstart

Others:

Brown Thrasher
Swainson's Thrush
Marsh Wren
Red Eyed Vireo
A very human friendly Cardinal that would sit within arm's reach of you
Robin on her nest just west of the water feature
Alder Flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Spotted Sandpiper in the Dunes
Cedar Waxwing
Killdeer
And the various gulls on the beach.


Thanks to the many Montrose regulars who helped me find my FOY's and were
so congenial to this Montrose visitor. As I am visiting Hawaii later this
year, and I have already been to Arizona, Mississippi, Wisconsin, and
Missouri, I am hoping to make this my biggest year ever. I appreciate your
help in reaching my objective. Currently I am at 189 and counting.

Happy Birding and enjoy the Holiday!

Jim Jarosz
Norridge, IL

 

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Date: 5/26/17 8:33 pm
From: <malango...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

The Grace's Warbler was found by Kanae H. and photographed by her. She then went and found John P. and they called over Bob H. who verified the sighting.

I can't tell you who found the Townsend Warbler.

Luis


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

From: "Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: "IBET" <ILBirds...>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 7:38:09 PM
Subject: Fwd: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

 








--------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Kathy Noerenberg < <klnrbnut...> >
Date: Fri, May 26, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
To: David Johnson < <djohnsoda...> >



Thanks David! I thought I was doing well to figure out a Night Heron, but having looked again at the video link from Nancy Tikalsky which I can wonderfully stop whenever I want I see that you are correct. I learned something so thanks a bunch!


I just saw that September 8, 2003 is the date listed on eBird as the date for the Grace's Warbler sighting by Jim Landing.


With my newfound eBird detective skills, I just saw that the Townsend's Warbler was seen on October 12, 2002 by Rich DeCoster, Glenn Giacinto, Bob Hughes & Geoff Williamson.


Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to respond to improve my knowledge! Have a great & safe holiday weekend,




Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:08 PM, David Johnson < <djohnsoda...> > wrote:




#1.  The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.




#2.  One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler.  Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.


I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler.  I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.


Good Birding!


DBJ
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>



Sent from my iPhone

On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:


<blockquote>

 




I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:


1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?


2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?


Many thanks,




Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:

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Here's the video link:   http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration





Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake



On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:

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Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice!  Other images were superb!  Montrose is that special place during migration!  


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>





Sent from my iPhone

On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:


<blockquote>

 


Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert  Judy Pollock  and photographer  Rob Curtis . 
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on  Chicago Tonight  on  WTTW - Chicago PBS .



Jerry Goldner
Evanston






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Date: 5/26/17 7:09 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Magnolia w.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34873363686/in/photostream/
Hi friends,
This one came yesterday. Most warblers are gone. Still worth looking though.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:45 pm
From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...>
Date: Fri, May 26, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @
Montrose
To: David Johnson <djohnsoda...>


Thanks David! I thought I was doing well to figure out a Night Heron, but
having looked again at the video link from Nancy Tikalsky which I can
wonderfully stop whenever I want I see that you are correct. I learned
something so thanks a bunch!

I just saw that September 8, 2003 is the date listed on eBird as the date
for the Grace's Warbler sighting by Jim Landing.

With my newfound eBird detective skills, I just saw that the Townsend's
Warbler was seen on October 12, 2002 by Rich DeCoster, Glenn Giacinto, Bob
Hughes & Geoff Williamson.

Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to respond to
improve my knowledge! Have a great & safe holiday weekend,

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:08 PM, David Johnson <djohnsoda...>
wrote:

> #1. The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned
> Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.
>
>
> #2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes
> would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.
>
> I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's
> Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though
> extremely rare.
>
> Good Birding!
>
> DBJ
> NE IL
> <djohnsoda...>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
>
> 1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet &
> the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
>
> 2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess
> the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's
> Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that
> don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Kathy Noerenberg
> Western Springs, Cook County
>
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.co
>> m/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration
>>
>>
>>
>> Shanti,
>> Nancy Tikalsky
>> Zion/Lake
>>
>> On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]"
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Fellow Ibeters--
>>
>> Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's
>> Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place
>> during migration!
>>
>> Loved the old Nike base photos.
>>
>> Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
>>
>> Rob Curtis's photos were great.
>>
>> We need more news like this!
>>
>> David B Johnson
>> NE IL
>> <djohnsoda...>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring
>> Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>>
>> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock
>> <https://www.facebook.com/judy.pollock?fref=mentions> and photographer Rob
>> Curtis <https://www.facebook.com/rob.curtis.180?fref=mentions>.
>> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight
>> <https://www.facebook.com/chicagotonight/?fref=mentions> on WTTW -
>> Chicago PBS <https://www.facebook.com/wttw11/?fref=mentions>.
>>
>> Jerry Goldner
>> Evanston
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:09 pm
From: Paul Clyne <paulclyne2000...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
An extremely useful and easy starting point for answering questions like this is to check the eBird catalog of Montrose Point species. You won't find all species that have been reported, but Townsend's Warbler has been previously documented and validated.
Paul ClyneChicago <paulclyne2000...>

From: "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...>
Cc: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>; "ilbirds@yahoogroups com" <ilbirds...>; "<jerrygoldner...>" <jerrygoldner...>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

  #1.  The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.

#2.  One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler.  Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.
I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler.  I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.
Good Birding!
DBJNE <ILdjohnsoda...>

Sent from my iPhone
On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
Many thanks,
Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

  Here's the video link:  http://chicagotonight.wttw. com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird- sanctuary-best-place-state- see-spring-migration


Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups. com> wrote:

 Fellow Ibeters--
Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice!  Other images were superb!  Montrose is that special place during migration!  
Loved the old Nike base photos.
Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
Rob Curtis's photos were great.
We need more news like this!
David B JohnsonNE <ILdjohnsoda...>


Sent from my iPhone
On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups. com> wrote:


 Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis. Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.

Jerry GoldnerEvanston






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Date: 5/26/17 5:08 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By YB flycatcher

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34782782351/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Yellow-bellied flycatcher, saw it from the back window but not sure if it was a warbler, although it sat for a time in one place.
Moved to the swing looking up into the W. hawthorn tree. Set the EOS XS to flash and was not disappointed with the results. The last flycatcher of the migration season is usually this one. A regular during this time in the By.
The Cooper's invaded and landed close but retreated quickly after seeing me on the swing.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 5/26/17 4:08 pm
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
#1. The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.


#2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.

I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.

Good Birding!

DBJ
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>


Sent from my iPhone

> On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
>
> 1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
>
> 2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Kathy Noerenberg
> Western Springs, Cook County
>
>> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration
>>
>>
>>
>> Shanti,
>> Nancy Tikalsky
>> Zion/Lake
>>
>> On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Fellow Ibeters--
>>
>> Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!
>>
>> Loved the old Nike base photos.
>>
>> Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
>>
>> Rob Curtis's photos were great.
>>
>> We need more news like this!
>>
>> David B Johnson
>> NE IL
>> <djohnsoda...>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>>
>> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis.
>> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.
>>
>> Jerry Goldner
>> Evanston
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 4:01 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Two N.E. Lake County Beaches & Lyons Woods Friday 5-26-17
Hello Bird People,

Although I had just covered this area 2 days ago I wanted to try for
the Franklin's Gull seen by Craig T & the Prairie Warbler found by
Andy Stewart & seen by the Lake Co regulars plus Leo M. But as usually
happens lately I found neither even with help at Lyons by Andy
Stewart. But I found a better gull than a Franklin's & settled for a
good warbler instead of the better Prairie. I'll give highlights for
the 2 beaches 1st & then for Lyons Woods.

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

I had 5 species of shorebirds but all were of the smaller more common
kinds I have been seeing.

Spotted (4) & Semipalmated (4) Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstone (2),
Sanderling (14) & Dunlin(1).

On the beaches where I looked in vain for the Franklin's Gull all I
found were Ring Billed & Herring Gulls & 14 Caspian Terns. But back at
the car I decided to scan the gulls on the gravel flat where the
buildings have all been torn down & there with the regular gulls was 1
dark mantled adult LAUGHING GULL which may (or may not) be the one
that I saw from a distance at Montrose a few days ago. I was actually
disappointed it wasn't a Franklin's as I need one for my year list but
I'll have chances for that species in Oct/Nov & Laughing Gull is
harder to find here anyway.

Lots of Cormorants flying by & the Swallows were Bank & Barn.

State Line Beach (11:15-11:25 a.m.)

Didn't stay long as not many birds were there & workers were starting
to plow under some of the beach plants to enlarge the bathing beach
area. I noticed they do have "no dogs" signs up now.

The only shorebirds were 2 Killdeer & with the Ring Billed & Herring
Gulls were another 14 Caspian Terns. Swallows were Tree, Barn & 1
Rough Winged. Not much else.

Lyons Woods (8:15-10:30 a.m.)

Ran into Andy Stewart who showed me where the Prairie Warbler had been
& helped me look for it.
Had a little excitement when we heard a "buzzy" warbler song but it
turned out to be a male BLACK THROATED BLUE, my best warbler of the
day. After Andy left I kept at it for quite a while & ended up with 10
warbler species for my 2 hours of searching.

Warblers were:Nashville (1), Yellow (3), Chestnut Sided (5), Magnolia
(6), Bay Breasted (1),
Black & White (2), Redstart (~12-14), Common Yellowthroat (4), Canada
(2) & the above mentioned
Black Throated Blue (1-M).

Other nice finds were OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER (1), Red Breasted
Nuthatch (2 calling to each other-may be staying), 1 Eastern Bluebird,
Scarlet Tanager (1-M) & the Orioles were represented by 1 Baltimore
(male) & 1 loudly singing ORCHARD (male). The only Sparrows were Field
& Song & I saw 2 male Eastern Towhee's. So I had plenty to sort
through while not finding the Prairie Warbler.

On the way home I made a quick stop at Techny Basin North where the
mud flats are much increased in size although with this weekend's rain
they will probably flood again. Only Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers
were there with 1 continuing Semipalmated Sandpiper & 1 Semipalmeted
Plover for company. I should mention that I had another visit from
Sandhill Cranes when 6 flew over & then went N.E. Why 6 are flying as
a group when it's almost June is beyond me.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen adult Laughing Gull although it
didn't stay long.
Runners-Up to the also well seen Olive Sided Flycatcher, the Black
Throated Blue & the singing Orchard Oriole.

Al Stokie
Mostly in N.E. Lake County today missing some birds & finding others
as usually happens


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Date: 5/26/17 2:40 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
In answer to the first question, I believe that would the lovely Sage Thrasher.

Joe


Joe Lill
Chicago, IL
www.musicbyjoelill.com

"We are what we practice."  -- Charlie Geyer



-----Original Message-----
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...>
Cc: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>; Dave Johnson <djohnsoda...>; ilbirds@yahoogroups com <ilbirds...>; jerrygoldner <jerrygoldner...>
Sent: Fri, May 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

The other two warblers from Montrose are Grace's and Townsend's.

Doug Stotz

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
 
I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:

1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?

2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?

Many thanks,

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
 
Here's the video link:  http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration



Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
 
Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice!  Other images were superb!  Montrose is that special place during migration!  

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>



Sent from my iPhone

On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.

The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis. 
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.

Jerry Goldner
Evanston






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

Phone: (312)-665-7438
Fax:      (312)-665-7433
e-mail:  <dstotz...>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 2:34 pm
From: <malango...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

Grace's Warbler and Townsend Warbler.

Luis Muñoz
<malango...>
Chicago


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

From: "Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: "nancy tikalsky" <ntikalsky...>
Cc: "Dave Johnson" <djohnsoda...>, "ilbirds@yahoogroups com" <ilbirds...>, <jerrygoldner...>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 4:07:01 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

 




I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:


1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?


2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?


Many thanks,




Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:



 





Here's the video link:   http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration





Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake



On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:

<blockquote>

 




Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice!  Other images were superb!  Montrose is that special place during migration!  


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>





Sent from my iPhone

On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] < <ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:


<blockquote>

 


Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert  Judy Pollock  and photographer  Rob Curtis . 
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on  Chicago Tonight  on  WTTW - Chicago PBS .



Jerry Goldner
Evanston






</blockquote>




</blockquote>





 

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Date: 5/26/17 2:32 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
The other two warblers from Montrose are Grace's and Townsend's.

Doug Stotz

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
>
> 1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet &
> the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
>
> 2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess
> the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's
> Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that
> don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Kathy Noerenberg
> Western Springs, Cook County
>
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.co
>> m/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration
>>
>>
>>
>> Shanti,
>> Nancy Tikalsky
>> Zion/Lake
>>
>> On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]"
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Fellow Ibeters--
>>
>> Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's
>> Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place
>> during migration!
>>
>> Loved the old Nike base photos.
>>
>> Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
>>
>> Rob Curtis's photos were great.
>>
>> We need more news like this!
>>
>> David B Johnson
>> NE IL
>> <djohnsoda...>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring
>> Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>>
>> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock
>> <https://www.facebook.com/judy.pollock?fref=mentions> and photographer Rob
>> Curtis <https://www.facebook.com/rob.curtis.180?fref=mentions>.
>> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight
>> <https://www.facebook.com/chicagotonight/?fref=mentions> on WTTW -
>> Chicago PBS <https://www.facebook.com/wttw11/?fref=mentions>.
>>
>> Jerry Goldner
>> Evanston
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>



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

Phone: (312)-665-7438
Fax: (312)-665-7433
e-mail: <dstotz...>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 2:07 pm
From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:

1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the
maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?

2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess
the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's
Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that
don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?

Many thanks,

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.
> com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-
> see-spring-migration
>
>
>
> Shanti,
> Nancy Tikalsky
> Zion/Lake
>
> On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Fellow Ibeters--
>
> Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's
> Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place
> during migration!
>
> Loved the old Nike base photos.
>
> Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
>
> Rob Curtis's photos were great.
>
> We need more news like this!
>
> David B Johnson
> NE IL
> <djohnsoda...>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring
> Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>
> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock
> <https://www.facebook.com/judy.pollock?fref=mentions> and photographer Rob
> Curtis <https://www.facebook.com/rob.curtis.180?fref=mentions>.
> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight
> <https://www.facebook.com/chicagotonight/?fref=mentions> on WTTW -
> Chicago PBS <https://www.facebook.com/wttw11/?fref=mentions>.
>
> Jerry Goldner
> Evanston
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Date: 5/26/17 12:13 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle - Kane County
The 2 Baird's sandpipers continue, along with 3 dunlin, 9 semipalmated
sandpipers, 1 spotted, 3 lesser yellowlegs. No sign of the sanderling or
semipalmated plover. Most of the birds are in the second pond a little
farther north on O'Brien.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 5/26/17 11:46 am
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Blue Grosbeak at St. James Farm, DuPage County
This morning Kyle Wiktor and I stopped at St. James Farm following the McKee Marsh walk to search for a Philadelphia Vireo. We struck out on the vireo. But we did find a 1st spring male Blue Grosbeak at around 12:50PM . It was singing and moving around but the last spot we saw it was in an oak tree at the intersection of the main entrance road and the limestone path. We watched it for about 10 minutes and it seemed to be hanging out in that general area.


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove/DuPage County


 

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Date: 5/26/17 11:30 am
From: Timothy Huizenga <thuizenga...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Least bittern --- ISBP South
I saw a least bittern at noon today from the observation platform on the trail from the nature center. It flew up from the marsh and flew about 100 feet before disappearing into the marsh grass. Not a lot of bird activity otherwise.

Tim Huizenga
Cook


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Date: 5/26/17 10:56 am
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FW: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
FYI, Carolyn



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From: Carolyn A. Marsh [mailto:<cmarshbird...>]
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Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret



26 May 2017, 11:30 a.m. to noon - The Snowy Egret reappeared at Hammond's
129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake. Andrew Slager and I saw it standing
on one leg when we arrived and departed. It is usually seen looking at the
wetland from along the IN Toll Road side if it is not disturbed. The Gadwall
looks like its wing was injured since Tuesday. The Northern Shoveler
continues.



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Date: 5/26/17 10:43 am
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Snowy Egret saga at Burnham Prairie (Cook Co.) (5-26-17)
On Friday morning (26 May 2017) I spotted an adult SNOWY EGRET at the pond/wetland north of the entrance road at Burnham Prairie, apparently the same bird first located by Dave Gruver on 5/21/17. But it was a bittersweet sighting, at least at first – the bird had apparently snagged its leg on something that wouldn’t let go. It flapped its wings valiantly, but it simply could not get free. My worst fear was that a snapping turtle might have it by the leg, or maybe it was snagged on some fishing line. I phoned Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitators, but I only got a message saying that they were extremely booked up and it might be a considerable amount of time before I heard back. What to do?

Well, it turns out that a landscaping crew was nearby planting wetland plant plugs as part of the ongoing rehabilitation at the site. They had seen the egret as well, so they offered to retrieve the bird as it was in fairly shallow water. Seemed like the best idea we had going, so one of the crew walked into the water. He caught the egret and freed its leg – it turns out it was only snagged in some thick algae. It didn’t look like it had damaged its legs or wings, but its wings were pretty wet from all of the flapping. The crew member put the bird back in the water. I did not fly, instead it walked through belly deep water to a small island and rested there for a while. Then it walked through more shallow water to a nearby mudflat. Then it walked through more water and finally settled on a spot where it tucked one leg under its body and rested.

At this point Dawn Keller from Flint Creek phoned me back. I told her the bird had already been rescued, and it looked to be in OK shape, resting and walking around a bit. She was relieved – she was glad to know the bird was alright, and she just said to let her know if anything changes for the worse. So, I walked back to my car and pulled up on the entrance road near the egret. I remember looking at my watch – it was 10:20 am, and the Snowy was still standing in the same spot. I took my boots off, emptied some water out of them, and put them back on. I looked up and the Snowy Egret was gone!

The bottom line is that the Snowy Egret was apparently just resting and letting its wings dry off. And when I took my eyes off it to deal with my shoes it flew off. All good news in the end!

Epilogue – this bird apparently does have some fidelity to this spot even though it flew off for now. But it is worth noting that as of today the pond north of the entrance road has fairly extensive mudflats. Shorebirds I saw there throughout the course of morning included 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, & 3 DUNLINS.

Walter Marcisz
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Date: 5/25/17 9:55 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-26-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,


Tonight there is a good amount of migration over our state. Winds with a southerly component are acting as a tailwind for our avian friends and the radar is indeed picking up a good amount of movement tonight. Tomorrow would be a GREAT day to get out and go birding!!


In other non-birding news - if you want to be inspired tomorrow, please come out and see either FREE concert of my choir, the Chicago Children's Choir's annual Paint the Town Red concert series at Pritzker Pavilion. The 11:00am concert includes all 4,600 kids in the program and the 6:30pm concert highlights my level, the highest level of the choir, the Voice of Chicago. Would love to see you there! I will be singing solos in "Chichester Psalms" and in a jazz piece called "Love Wins."


Reply to: <trumpetswan...>


Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)
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Date: 5/25/17 8:07 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Suburban warblers
Landbird migration still going strong here in late May. Yesterday morning I
had 20 species of warblers, mostly at Bemis Woods North. Today, I had 15
species at York Woods in eastern DuPage County.
Warbler highlights at Bemis included male Golden-winged,
Connecticut, 2 Mourning, and 2 Hooded (singing males, on just east of last
parking area, one by stream crossing along bike trail west of parking area)
. Good numbers of Bay-breasted (10), Chestnut-sided (10) and Canada (7).
Tennessee (28) and Am. Redstart (15) were most common. Other migrants of
interest included a Black-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and 2
Philadelphia Vireos. I also saw the Yellow-throated Warbler near our house
in Westchester still. Again seems to have taken up residence in area.
Mostly hearing it singing along Boeger, around Windsor or Hastings.
At York Woods today, warblers included a Cape May, Parula, and what
e-bird thought was the most unusual bird of the day, a bright male
Yellow-rumped Warbler. Other birds of interest included another
Black-billed Cuckoo, Least and Alder Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, and
Carolina Wren.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 5/25/17 6:58 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Late night catbird By

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34072826443/in/dateposted-public/
This won was early more than late according to the clock. Singing and fighting with a E. starling. Catbirds are tough.
John

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Date: 5/25/17 6:42 pm
From: Sulli Gibson <sulli.gibson...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake Glenview Trumpeter Swan, 5/25 p.m.
Hi everyone,

There was a seemingly out of place, immature Trumpeter Swan at Lake
Glenview this evening. Thanks to Carol Freeman for both finding this bird
and texting me about it earlier today. There is a good chance it will hang
around for a little bit.

Of note to local birders, the mudflats look pretty good at North Techny,
although I only found small numbers of 4 shorebird species. The two
transient species being Semipalmated and Least Sandpiper.

Sulli Gibson
Northfield, Illinois

 

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Date: 5/25/17 6:23 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Perkins Woods, Skokie Lagoons & Techny Basin North Thursday 5-25-17
Hello Bird People,

Pretty worn out after a.m. birding followed by purchasing a new lawn
mover, putting it together & finally cutting the lawn both front &
back. Works fine but I can't figure out how to adjust the height level
for the handle so I'm mowing slightly bent over. This must be fixed
for next time.

Went along on the ENSBSC trip to Perkins Woods & as Josh has posted it
was fairly slow going but we did have a few species of warblers
although views were not close. I had hoped they would re-find last
weeks Y.C. Night Heron or see an Olive Sided Flycatcher but we saw
neither. Our excitement was when 3 Crows were after a large but hidden
owl or hawk but when it flew opinions differed as to which is was. I,
of course, didn't even see it when it flew.

Skokie Lagoons From Willow Road (9:30-noon)

Spent a lot of time here as I kept running into pockets of warblers
although it was the same species over & over again. Kept me busy
though.

Great Blue Heron (1 feeding & 3 fly-bys)
Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (2)
Mallard (4-M)
Cooper's Hawk (1 flying)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 flying)
Red Bellied (2) & Downy (1) Woodpeckers
OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER (1 with the nice long white vest)
Eastern Pewee (5)
Great Crested Flycatcher (2)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Tree (4) & Barn (2) Swallows
Blue Jay (1) & Crows (2)
Chickadee (1), W.B.Nuthatch (2), House Wren (2) & B.G. Gnatcatcher (2)
Gray Cheeked (1) & Swainson's (3) Thrushes
Robins & Starlings
Gray Catbird (4)
Warbling (2) & Red Eyed (4) Vireo's

Warblers were:
Tennessee (2), N. Parula (2-F), Yellow (1), Chestnut Sided (8),
Magnolia (10), Blackburnian (3),
Bay Breasted (4), Blackpoll (2), Black & White (2), Redstart (~15),
Prothonotary (1 or 2),
N. Waterthrush (H-1), Common Yellowthroat (1), Wilson's (6) & Canada (3)

Cardinal (2)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (2)
Indigo Bunting (4)
Song (2) & White Throated (1-late) Sparrows
Red Wings, Grackles & Cowbirds (4)
Baltimore Oriole (2)
Goldfinch (2)

Techny Basin North

Not much here as most of the mud flats remain under water. Shorebirds
were Killdeer (1),
Spotted (4). Least (1) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers. Also 1 Cormorant
& 1 Caspian Tern.

I ended up with 65 species for the day including 17 species of
warblers although 2 of them were "heard only" Bird-Of-The-Day to the
Olive Sided Flycatcher & Runner-Up to the female Parula's.

Special Award today for the best use of color goes to the Prothonotary
Warbler's golden color & the Indigo Bunting's different shades of
blue. Next time you see an Indigo Bunting in good lighting check out
the overall blue color & the more purple/blue of the head. I had
forgotten about the different shades of blue on that species.

Al Stokie
In Cook County trying to see as many warblers as I can while they are
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Date: 5/25/17 5:48 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rainbow Beach - Thurs 5/24/17
A quick visit to Rainbow Beach early this evening yielded some nice birds:

Horned Grebe -1
Greater Scaup -1 fem
Red-breasted Merganser-69
Sanderling -12
Semipalmated Sandpiper-1
Semipalmated Plover -3
Sedge Wren -1

All that in a 10 minutes visit! Nice!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL


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Date: 5/25/17 5:22 pm
From: Brendon Lake <brendonlake10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET O'Brien Road Sanderling - Kane Co.
There is currently a Sanderling at the fluddle on O'Brien Road, north of Melms in Hampshire. Also a Baird's Sandpiper, among other common shorebirds.
Brendon Lake Burlington, Kane County 

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Date: 5/25/17 4:10 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Swan lake Glenview cook co
Carol Freeman found a swan at the south end of Lake Glenview it's currently at the East End of the southernmost island which is just east of the stick thing. Either immature trumpeter or tundra.

Suzanne Coleman
5/25/17


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Date: 5/25/17 3:43 pm
From: <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prairie and Cerulean Warblers in Lake County
With the indispensable help of the Lake County dynamic duo Andy Stewart and Beau Schaefer I was able to hear and then get good views of the Prairie Warbler at Lyons Woods and the Cerulean Warbler at Chain of Lakes State park as posted by Beau earlier today. Beau found the Cerulean this morning and when I saw him at Lyons Woods he gave me excellent directions for the Cerulean's location. I finally found it singing (after about 1.5 hr of listening around the area) near the Fox Den Camping area not far from where Beau found it. I had trouble locating it once I heard it singing, but it magically popped into view when Andy Stewart came by.The exact location was at 42.443510, -88.187219.


The Prairie Warbler found by Andy Stewart and Bill and Annette McClellan was located (with Donnie Dann and Beau) by following the trail north from the Lyons Woods parking lot to the junction where one trail goes W and one to the NE. It was singing loudly in that area (42.405002, -87.829957).


Thanks again to Andy and Beau for their excellent directions and for finding these rare Lake County birds.


Leo Miller
Riverside, Cook County

 

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Date: 5/25/17 3:32 pm
From: 'Anne Straight' <astraight4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Great program!! enjoyed it, great photos!

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)

From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:10 AM
To: <jerrygoldner...>
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Subject: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose



Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
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On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.



Jerry Goldner
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Date: 5/25/17 3:21 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle Shorebirds - Hampshire - Kane County
The fluddle now has:

5 semipalmated plover
2 Baird's sandpiper
1 dunlin
6 semipalmated sandpiper
1 lesser yellowlegs
3 spotted sandpiper
1 stilt sandpiper

Also singing adjacent fields: bobolinks, savannah sparrow, horned larks,
common yellow-throat.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 5/25/17 2:41 pm
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Les Arends Forest Preserve (Kane County)

Good news: The Red Headed Woodpecker that I first observed excavating a cavity on April 22 is still there.  Better news: It has been joined by a second bird.  We apparently have a breeding pair, the first such occurrence at this site in at least four years.
While observing the pair of woodpeckers this afternoon, I heard the repeated ascending song of a Swainson's Thrush in the nearby shrubbery.
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Date: 5/25/17 1:24 pm
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
No longer there at 3:10. I got there just in time to snap a few pictures (see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37140202) from the far shoulder when he took off. He circled the pond about 5 times than headed NNW.

Jeff Aufmann
McHenry County

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> On May 25, 2017, at 3:04 PM, Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Still there as of 3:00.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
> Date: Thu, May 25, 2017 at 1:37 PM
> Subject: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
> To: yahoogroups <ilbirds...>
>
>
>
> At rt 83 fluddle near Winchester rd. Found by Stewart. Appears to be either non-breeding or juvenile.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake co
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/25/17 1:04 pm
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
Still there as of 3:00.

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Date: Thu, May 25, 2017 at 1:37 PM
Subject: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
To: yahoogroups <ilbirds...>




At rt 83 fluddle near Winchester rd. Found by Stewart. Appears to be either
non-breeding or juvenile.

Beau Schaefer
Lake co

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Date: 5/25/17 11:37 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake county PLEGADIS IBIS
At rt 83 fluddle near Winchester rd. Found by Stewart. Appears to be either non-breeding or juvenile.

Beau Schaefer
Lake co

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Date: 5/25/17 10:34 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow-throated Wabler at Northwestern
After a fairly slow Perkins Woods bird walk with the Evanston North Shore Bird Club, I stopped by Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary, immediately south of the Northwestern University Lakefill in Evanston. As soon as I got out of my car, I noticed a lot of activity in the tall oaks on the lawn of the John Evans Alumni Center across Sheridan Rd. from the sanctuary. Among the birds was a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER. I lost it when it flew into the maples than line Sheridan Road north of the building. The bird was just 1/4 mile south of where the Yellow-throated Warbler was hanging out on campus from April 29 until at least May 12, so it may be the same bird.
Josh EngelChicago
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Date: 5/25/17 7:52 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Short-billed or Long-billed?
Jeff,

Definitely Short-billed - Hendersoni subspecies

Nice pics!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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> On May 25, 2017, at 9:47 AM, Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Please see the pictures attached to the following checklist.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37134063
>
> I know what I think they were, but I want to see what others have to say.
>
> Sighting was on Peterson Rd. Lake Co.
> One was in the large pond near the Terns and two were in the smaller east pond.
>
> Jeff Aufmann
> McHenry County
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/25/17 7:47 am
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Short-billed or Long-billed?
Please see the pictures attached to the following checklist.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37134063

I know what I think they were, but I want to see what others have to say.

Sighting was on Peterson Rd. Lake Co.
One was in the large pond near the Terns and two were in the smaller east pond.

Jeff Aufmann
McHenry County

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Date: 5/25/17 7:35 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COLSP Cerulean Warbler
Also a singing Cerulean giving nice looks at mud lake rd. At COLSP.

Beau Schaefer
Lake co

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Date: 5/25/17 7:24 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prairie warbler Lyons Woods
Per Andy Stewart there is s singing prairie warbler at Lyons Woods.

Beau Schaefer
Lake co

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Date: 5/25/17 7:00 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird-sanctuary-best-place-state-see-spring-migration



Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...><mailto:<djohnsoda...>



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On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...><mailto:<jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.

The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock<https://www.facebook.com/judy.pollock?fref=mentions> and photographer Rob Curtis<https://www.facebook.com/rob.curtis.180?fref=mentions>.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight<https://www.facebook.com/chicagotonight/?fref=mentions> on WTTW - Chicago PBS<https://www.facebook.com/wttw11/?fref=mentions>.

Jerry Goldner
Evanston




 

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Date: 5/25/17 6:11 am
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>



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> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>
> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis.
> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.
>
> Jerry Goldner
> Evanston
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 5:15 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET South Loop unusual day
THURSDAY AM . . . VERY birdy near southwest side of the Loop . . .


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
555W. Harrison Street
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60607
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


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Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:35 PM
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Subject: IBET South Loop unusual day



Some odds and ends warblers today, but topped that off with an Indigo Bunting, a Red-Headed Woodpecker, and first time ever in our backyard Eastern Blue-Birds.


Paul Wasserman

South Loop, Chicago




 

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Date: 5/25/17 5:12 am
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Connecticut Warbler Douglas County
At 7am this morning I heard a Connecticut Warbler singing in Walnut Point
State Park. Bird was located along left fork of road .25 miles past office
on left side of road. This is just past a portion of the road that crosses
a creek like area.

Tyler D Funk

 

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Date: 5/24/17 9:25 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 5-25-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Hello birding friends,
With northerly winds tonight, the radar is picking up negligible migration over our skies. I still would reccomend getting out, tomorrow, though, as migration in many parts of the state is winding down and it's always great to relish these last few migrants before they finally depart. :(
Good birding,
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)
MIGRATION RADAR: http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif


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Date: 5/24/17 8:37 pm
From: Kirk LaGory <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Help with ID'ing this bird - Robinson woods list
Looks like a gray-cheeked to me. Plain gray face without eye ring or
spectacles. Great brown back and tail.

 

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Date: 5/24/17 7:35 pm
From: <paul...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET South Loop unusual day

Some odds and ends warblers today, but topped that off with an Indigo Bunting, a Red-Headed Woodpecker, and first time ever in our backyard Eastern Blue-Birds.


Paul Wasserman
South Loop, Chicago


 

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Date: 5/24/17 6:53 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - Wed PM 5/24/17
Despite the cold north winds I was able to locate 19 species of Warbler at North Pond, Lincoln Park this evening highlight for me were my first Morning Warblers of the year! (Finally!)

Highlight for me though tonight were my first ever Purple Martins at North Pond - I've literally scanned the skies through 1000's of hirundines throughout the years for these guys so it was great joy to finally find not just one but two!! Amazing considering they breed as close as Jarvis and Montrose.

Full list from this evening can be viewed at: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-05-24

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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Date: 5/24/17 3:11 pm
From: Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Bird ID help
Eastern wood pewee

Isoo O'Brien, Evanston

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> On May 24, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I personally did not see this bird at Montrose but a couple others in our group did.
>
> View the photo at https://whimbrelyoungbirders.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/dsc_0899.jpg
>
> Oliver Burrus
> Carpentersville, Kane co.
>

 

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Date: 5/24/17 2:55 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Counting Shorebirds At Waukegan & State Line Beaches & Illinois Beach S.Unit Wed 5-24-17
Hello Bird People,

Once again winds changed from favorable for migration to out of the
north which should stop or at least slow down migration. If correct
then shorebirds on the move should plunk down for a rest & food
gathering session. But there are other factors (there are ALWAYS other
factors) to consider.
Waited for the predicted time for the rain to be over & arrived at
Waukegan just before it was supposed to end. It did NOT end! And the
winds were harder than I expected so that even using an umbrella did
not make things a whole lot better.

Walked north into the headwind with the umbrella in front of me which
blocked the rain & some wind but also blocked my seeing anything in
front of me. This was not working very well. Once I reached the inlet
I could turn around & now with the wind at my back I could at least
see what was on the beach, however, what was on the beach was
practically nothing. All I saw there were 4 Spotted Sandpipers & 7
Sanderlings. But back on the fisherman's pier I saw 1 RUDDY TURNSTONE
& another shorebird which looked like a possible Dunlin but there was
no walking out to find out with the waves crashing over the pier while
the rain continued. Besides the lone Ruddy T the only other highlight
was the 4 COMMON TERNS flying north over the water. About 10 Caspian
Tern were on the beach. My last sighting here was of Donnie D who had
already checked for the 4 Avocets seen yesterday at the Manville area
by Craig T. Donnie found none today.

Next we both went to State Line Beach but the rain & wind continued &
all I saw were 6 Caspian Terns, 2 Sanderlings, 2 Killdeer & 1 Spotted
Sandpiper. Lots of Swallows but I ignored them as I was unhappy about
the shorebird situation.

Then by myself to the South Unit of Illinois Beach were my plan
finally started to work partly as the rain stopped although the winds
continued. Here I had 6 species of shorebirds & 2 of the species were
in fairly good numbers or at least Ebird thought so as they flagged
both. Here's my list of birds seen on or from the beach as that's all
I looked at today.

Illinois Beach South Unit Beach Only (9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

This was a long visit but the state biologist wanted a check of the
entire beach from the resort all the way to just short of Greenwood &
the older I get the longer it takes to do this run. Remember that
public access stops at the mouth of the Dead River so stop there or
take a chance on getting a $100 fine if caught.

D.C. Cormorant (10 flying north headwind or not)
Turkey Vulture (1 hunting just inland)
Killdeer (4 north of the river & 2 south)
RUDDY TURNSTONE (16 in 1 group all north of the river, very colorful group)
Sanderling (32 north of the river & 14 south)
DUNLIN (3 north of the river)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 north of the river & 2 more south)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 north of the river & 5 south)
(Everything seen in the permit area was also seen in the public area)
Eastern Kingbird (1 in a shrub on the beach)
Eastern Meadowlark (4-5 singing in the dunes by the beach)
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD (4 north of the river & 2 south)
Heard from the parking lot were Eastern Phoebe & House Wren (1 each)

So none of those fancy large shorebirds that others (but not me) seem
to find along these beaches but I was kept very busy counting all
these small shorebirds & that will have to do.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Ruddy Turnstones all 16 of them. They showed
why they have their name as they were constantly "turning stones over"
on the pebble beach. Runner-Up to the few Common Terns flying north.
Best I can do.

Al Stokie
Counting small shorebirds & wishing for large shorebirds. Maybe next time?


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Date: 5/24/17 2:28 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird ID help
I personally did not see this bird at Montrose but a couple others in our group did.
View the photo at https://whimbrelyoungbirders.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/dsc_0899.jpg
Oliver BurrusCarpentersville, Kane co.
 

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Date: 5/24/17 1:33 pm
From: Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red-headed woodpecker - YES
Hi All,

I can barely contain myself, but I just had a Red-Headed Woodpecker in my backyard. Got lousy photos. We are very un-wooded and I am just shocked!! I spread a bird peanut butter on our trees and that is what it was eating.

Caryn Hollander
Buffalo Grove (Lake)


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Date: 5/24/17 1:28 pm
From: Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Springbrook Sightings - Bald Eagle, Mix of Warblers
For the second day in a row I noted an adult Bald Eagle at Springbrook Prairie, Naperville, DuPage County this morning.  Yesterday, the Eagle was sitting in a tree on the east side of the preserve and today it was cruising about treetop level along the creek.
There continues to be a mix of warblers at Springbrook with a many now being females.  Redstarts continue to be the most common species, but I also saw Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow, Yellowthroat, Wilson's, Mourning, and Connecticut.  Empidonax flycatchers also continue to be quite common.  A Gray-cheeked Thrush was present by the parking lot.
Joe SucheckiNaperville


 

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Date: 5/24/17 1:09 pm
From: <jerrygoldner...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tonight WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock https://www.facebook.com/judy.pollock?fref=mentions and photographer Rob Curtis https://www.facebook.com/rob.curtis.180?fref=mentions.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight https://www.facebook.com/chicagotonight/?fref=mentions on WTTW - Chicago PBS https://www.facebook.com/wttw11/?fref=mentions.



Jerry Goldner
Evanston


 

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Date: 5/24/17 9:39 am
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET house wren in back of the yards


 

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Date: 5/24/17 9:01 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By ID on warbler

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34056757163/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Maybe Common Yellowthroat. Or female Wilson's.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Date: 5/24/17 8:54 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Tuesday, 23 May: Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, the 59th Street promontory/north lake front, the inner harbor and the west part of the golf course. It was a wet outing but I managed to find 81 species, with 19 warbler species, 9 flycatcher species, 3 year birds and 1 year bird for the park.
There were several silent Empidonax flycatchers but a few were vocal and I was able to id 3 YELLOW-BELLIED (FOY JxP; had one on the way to work Monday), 1 WILLOW (FOY), 1 ALDER and 2 LEAST FLYCATCHERS. I had 2 and maybe 3 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS on Wooded Island. I saw one just south of the Japanese garden, then I later had 2 males chasing each other and counter singing where the old rose garden used to be. This was the first time I've ever heard 2 Olive-sideds singing at the same time. I found MOURNING WARBLERS in the Perennial Garden, on Wooded Island and in the woods north of the meadow. There was a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER singing northeast of the Darrow Bridge when I was west of it, so I climbed over the bridge to get a look at it, then went back to bird the island. I heard Blackburnian at both the inner harbor and golf course, as well. I got my first visual id of a male SCARLET TANAGER east of the bridge, too. At the southeast corner of the island I found a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (FOY) in a tree that hangs over the lagoon. A SAVANNAH SPARROW was singing on the soccer fields. One sang there last year but I don't think it nest; this is the first heard there this year that I know of. When I entered Bobolink Meadow I thought I heard a distant chat but then it stopped singing. When I was in about the middle of the meadow I stopped to look at and Empid and the YELLOW-BREASTED CH