ILbirds
Received From Subject
10/22/18 2:13 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach & Techny North Monday 10-22-18
10/22/18 11:35 am jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NO SIGHTING - Correction to Saturday's listing - Purple Finch
10/22/18 9:54 am Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Great Lakes Piping Plover update
10/22/18 8:55 am Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds
10/21/18 10:15 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove, Glenview Cook co.
10/21/18 6:50 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard ET sparrow
10/21/18 6:26 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Calumet Park, Chicago (10-21-18)
10/21/18 4:25 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose American White Pelican, 10/21 p.m.
10/21/18 4:19 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping Plover continues + other migrants
10/21/18 2:11 pm John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Siskins and Red Breasted Nuthatches in Big Rock
10/21/18 12:35 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Calumet Area Red Necked Grebes (2) & A Harris's Sparrow Sunday 10-21-18
10/21/18 12:15 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Columbus Park - Saturday, October 20, 2018
10/21/18 12:05 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point - Cook County - 10/21/18
10/21/18 8:06 am Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Late Yellow-billed Cuckoo today; other late birds and arriving waterfowl
10/21/18 7:51 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Northern shrike...montrose
10/21/18 6:32 am Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Coles County Prairie Falcon
10/20/18 9:39 pm jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET error in reports I just sent
10/20/18 9:33 pm jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Home, Oct 19, 2018
10/20/18 9:31 pm jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Oct 19, 2018
10/20/18 9:30 pm jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Dunes, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Oct 19, 2018
10/20/18 4:52 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lincoln Park Hawkwatch - Sat 10/20
10/20/18 2:49 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 20, 2018
10/20/18 2:43 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rth loon @ Mcginnis
10/20/18 2:34 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Birding today lake and cook counties
10/20/18 1:14 pm Keith Bowers <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lincoln Park late arrivals
10/20/18 1:06 pm JOHN HOCKMAN <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday, October 23 (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/20/18 12:29 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area-Finally A Piping Plover! Saturday 10-20-18
10/20/18 11:30 am ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET nothing rare (25 species) but still enjoyable Fwd: eBird Report - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Oct 20, 2018
10/20/18 7:20 am Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rth loon @ Mcginnis
10/19/18 5:46 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wilson's Warbler in Westchester
10/19/18 2:57 pm joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Coop or sharpie?
10/19/18 2:47 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fermi Lab & Return To Saganashkee Slough Friday 10-19-18
10/19/18 2:28 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard DE junco
10/19/18 12:29 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Harris' sparrow reported at Montrose this morning
10/19/18 8:01 am 'Hayes, Matthew A' <mhaye5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
10/19/18 6:22 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FW: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
10/19/18 6:02 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET tit galleries
10/18/18 7:38 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie lagoons + cook county
10/18/18 6:11 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Fox sparrow
10/18/18 12:30 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Necked Grebe Not Found Thur A.M.10-18-18 At Saganashkee Slough
10/18/18 7:50 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chickadee galleries updated
10/18/18 7:31 am Gary DalPonte <gdalg47...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach Franklin’s Gull & Snow Buntings
10/18/18 7:23 am <agiledogs56...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BY Chestnut-Sided Warbler
10/17/18 7:39 pm Jeff <jdkno...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
10/17/18 7:13 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fort Sheraton F'P & Hawk Watch Wed 10-17-18
10/17/18 5:20 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Harris's Sparrow - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
10/17/18 4:22 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Winter wren
10/17/18 1:31 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose, and updated galleries
10/17/18 12:12 pm Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Springbrook late warblers
10/17/18 10:48 am scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red-necked Grebe Yes
10/17/18 8:33 am Linda Padera <waterthrush...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Palos sloughs: RED-NECKED GREBE at Sag Slough
10/16/18 7:08 pm <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palos sloughs: RED-NECKED GREBE at Sag Slough
10/16/18 3:37 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET more Wren galleries
10/16/18 2:52 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:50 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:50 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:50 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:50 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:50 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:48 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 2:48 pm Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
10/16/18 1:10 pm Laura Derks <lcderks...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
10/16/18 12:58 pm Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
10/16/18 11:41 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard WC sparrow
10/16/18 11:27 am Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
10/16/18 11:02 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes & Hedge Area Tuesday 10-16-18
10/15/18 6:11 pm '<bissbirds...>' <bissbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Egret and Heron migration Lake County
10/15/18 3:37 pm <cweishaar...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
10/15/18 2:15 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach & Park & Illinois Beach North Hawk Watch Monday 10-15-18
10/15/18 2:11 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard N cardinal
10/15/18 6:36 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wren galleries updated
10/14/18 4:11 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 13, 2018
10/14/18 1:39 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nygren Wetlands Sunday 10-14-18
10/14/18 5:57 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET gnatcatchers
10/13/18 7:09 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Glenview area cook co.
10/13/18 5:35 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Southern Cook Co. Forest Preserves today 13 Oct
10/13/18 4:25 pm nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COS/Sierra Club walk along Chicago's Near Southshore Prairies
10/13/18 4:21 pm 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Connecticut warbler at Jarvis
10/13/18 3:52 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Red-necked Grebe @ Nygren Wetland
10/13/18 2:20 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Brown Pelican
10/13/18 2:16 pm 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose, 10/13 a.m.
10/13/18 1:37 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukagen Beach, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Independence Grove Sat 10-13-18
10/13/18 10:09 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET North Pond - BTBlue + other late migrants - Sat 10/13 AM
10/13/18 4:28 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET cormorants
10/12/18 7:18 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
10/12/18 2:35 pm marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Strange American Goldfinch Behavior
10/12/18 2:28 pm Lorra Rudman <lorra3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Kettle of vultures skokie
10/12/18 2:25 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kettle of vultures skokie
10/12/18 1:23 pm David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illinois Beach State Park - October 12
10/12/18 12:04 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Again At Fort Sheridan Preserve & Hawk Watch Friday 10-12-18
10/11/18 1:34 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Sangamon Co. Sept.2018 report
10/11/18 12:50 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fort Sheridan Hawk Watch Thursday 10-11-18
10/11/18 8:31 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET WT sp in the By
10/10/18 1:02 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons From Willow Road Wed 10-10-18
10/9/18 5:52 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove influx cook co
10/9/18 2:11 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RB wp
10/9/18 1:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Back To Shorebirds In The Lake Calumet Area Tuesday 10-9-18
10/9/18 7:27 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Chipping sp
10/9/18 7:15 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RB grosbeak
10/8/18 5:39 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
10/8/18 5:36 pm <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
10/8/18 2:35 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Poss broad winged hawks cook co
10/8/18 2:32 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Franklins Gull Montrose Beach, Cook County
10/8/18 1:11 pm joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Franklins Gull Montrose Beach, Cook County
10/8/18 10:45 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chevalier Woods Plus Lake Opeka & Axehead Lake Monday 10-8-18
10/7/18 5:50 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET CORRECTION COS Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch trip is OCTOBER 14!
10/7/18 5:14 pm ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve (Cook), Oct 7, 2018
10/7/18 2:26 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Join COS for Southshore Prairies Bird Walk, Saturday, 11/13
10/7/18 12:59 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS at Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch, Sunday 10/14
10/7/18 12:37 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS for Southshore Prairies Bird Walk, Saturday, 11/13
10/7/18 12:22 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cook County Palos Area COS Field Trip
10/7/18 11:36 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Murder By Merlin & Other Heart Warming Tales Sunday 10-7-18
10/6/18 3:37 pm Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET "Big Day" in Columbus Park
10/6/18 3:17 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bemis Woods field trip today, 6 October
10/6/18 3:04 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 6, 2018
10/6/18 2:23 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
10/6/18 2:12 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Southside - Whip-poor-will etc - Sat 10/6
10/6/18 11:10 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
10/6/18 10:59 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
10/6/18 10:44 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Brown Pelican still at Crab Orchard NWR
10/6/18 7:59 am <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Leconte Sparrow
10/6/18 7:39 am <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET LeConte Sparrow
10/5/18 9:00 pm <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RE: Black-legged Kittiwake on Lake Renwick
10/5/18 8:36 pm 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FW: eBird Report - Buffalo Rock State Park, Oct 5, 2018
10/5/18 3:30 pm <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Black-legged Kittiwake on Lake Renwick
10/5/18 11:14 am Steven Freed <sfreed111...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cattle Egret Rock Island Couny
10/5/18 7:26 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard N cardinal
10/5/18 6:56 am Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Backyard today - High migrant activity
10/5/18 6:47 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Oops! Wrong Date in my Report
10/5/18 6:42 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Nashville w.
10/5/18 6:26 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebird Totals For September 2019
10/4/18 9:29 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard WT sparrow
10/4/18 5:44 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
10/4/18 1:25 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nelson's Sparrow, Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Boardwalk, 4 October 2018
10/4/18 12:37 pm Diane Meiborg <dianemeiborg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Look up! Sandhills on the move 10/4
10/4/18 11:48 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach & Hedge Area Thursday 10-4-18
10/4/18 10:58 am nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
10/4/18 10:33 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
10/4/18 7:39 am Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
10/3/18 7:53 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Willamson co. Brown Pelican- CONWR
10/3/18 11:28 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Wed 10-3-18
10/3/18 11:23 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Birds cook co
10/3/18 8:46 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migrants! Cook co
10/2/18 6:39 pm Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Surf Scoter--Calumet Beach
10/2/18 1:13 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Correction no cape may (no new sighting) Cook co
10/2/18 1:01 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Two Fine Birds At Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve & Hawk Watch Tuesday 10-2-18
10/2/18 10:54 am <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET lake renwick
10/1/18 8:28 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard E. phoebe
10/1/18 6:39 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove cook co.
10/1/18 5:45 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET The Grove, cook co.
10/1/18 12:41 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #8 & Both Technys Monday 10-1-18
10/1/18 11:42 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons - Cook - yesterday morning
9/30/18 2:18 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard EW peewee
9/30/18 12:20 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-Nelson's Sparrows & Baird's Sandpiper Plus Yellow Billed Cuckoo Sunday 9-30-18
9/30/18 9:48 am Dale Bowman <outdoordb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Mandarin Duck report (relaying report)
9/29/18 6:57 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RB nuthatch
9/29/18 5:39 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Sunday, October 7 for Palos Area Bird Walk and Greene Valley Hawkwatch
9/29/18 2:39 pm Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 29, 2018
9/29/18 1:13 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
9/29/18 12:49 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South Saturday 9-29-18
9/29/18 12:05 pm beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Test
9/29/18 11:58 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Test
9/29/18 10:44 am Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
9/29/18 10:20 am Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
9/28/18 9:13 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grundy Co today 28 September
9/28/18 4:29 pm <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Audubon Society Bird Seed Sale - order deadline extended - no sightings
9/28/18 3:42 pm <p.bertoncini...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Osprey sighted at Big Rock Forest Preserve Kane County
9/28/18 10:41 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Wetlands Friday 9-28-18
9/28/18 6:18 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 3rd annual ILYB Symposium at Ryerson Oct 6th (No sightings)
9/27/18 5:35 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
9/27/18 2:56 pm Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds
9/27/18 12:15 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Thursday 9-17-18
9/27/18 9:22 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Perkins Woods this morning
9/27/18 4:57 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 26, 2018
9/26/18 7:56 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 26, 2018
9/26/18 6:20 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove lost earring plus cook co
9/26/18 6:14 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Black-throated blue
9/26/18 6:12 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
9/26/18 2:24 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fort Sheridan Hawk Watch Wed 9-26-18
9/25/18 11:32 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Tuesday 9-25-18
9/24/18 11:18 am Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET IOS Carlyle Lake trip/eBird checklists/no sightings
9/24/18 10:58 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-Shorebirds & Warblers Monday 9-24-18
9/23/18 7:43 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Water Sprinkler fun today
9/23/18 7:15 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET glenview area, cook co.
9/23/18 4:56 pm Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migrants around here
9/23/18 4:35 pm Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET E-bird issues (No sightings)
9/23/18 12:14 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
9/23/18 12:08 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White Rumped Sandpiper At Waukegan & Baird's Sandpiper At Illinois Beach South Sun 9-23-18
9/23/18 9:50 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grey cheeked plus yard birds cook co
9/23/18 7:48 am Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Springbrook Carolina Wren
9/23/18 6:09 am Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 22, 2018
9/22/18 8:14 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grove cook co
9/22/18 5:11 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
9/22/18 5:00 pm Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
9/22/18 4:25 pm Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Winter Finch forecast; Ontario Field Ornithologists
9/22/18 3:39 pm douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Southern Cook Co. Forest Preserves
9/22/18 2:38 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #7 & Both Technys Sat 9-22-18
9/22/18 2:32 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Join COS Saturday, 9/29 for a trip to Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve
9/22/18 2:22 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Grey cheeked thrush! Cook co
9/22/18 1:58 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Migrants cook co
9/22/18 11:33 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
 
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Date: 10/22/18 2:13 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach & Techny North Monday 10-22-18
Hello Bird People,

Did the 1st few places with Bob Erickson & Techny North by myself.

Waukegan Beach (7:15-8:30 a.m.)

Canada Geese (11 in the inlet)
G.W. Teal (2 in the inlet)
Mallard (4 fly-bys)
Redhead (36 in the lake)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (1 fly-by)
Merlin (1 flying up & down the beach & swales)
Dunlin (1 on the pier & 3 on the beach)
Sanderling (2 seen by Bob E being chased by the Merlin but they got away)
Ring Billed (38) & Herring (10) Gulls
SNOW BUNTING (2 on the beach, a year bird for me)
Goldfinch (a few)
(Also saw a Starling on Sea Horse Dr & 15 Pigeons by the buildings
behind the beach lot)

Seen on Pershing north of the beach were 2 Eastern Bluebirds.

Illinois Beach North Unit Hawk Watch (9:30-11 a.m.)

Didn't stay long but saw Sharp Shinned Hawks, a Cooper's Hawk, Red
Tailed Hawks & 1 Merlin.
Still had a few Chimney Swifts, many Goldfinch & 1 Tree Sparrow.

Illinois Beach South Unit/Beach & Oak Trails (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Canada Geese (62 near the resort)
Dunlin (1)
Crows (22)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (1, a very good look for a change)

BALD EAGLE (1-AD in a tree along the main road)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (2), Blue Jays & Winter Wren (1)

Techny North Of Willow (2-2:25 p.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (1)
Wood Duck (1-PR), Mallard (78) & Gadwall (6)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD seen very well at close range)
Killdeer (11) & Dunlin (2)
Kingfisher (H-1)
AMERICAN PIPIT (1)

Birds-Of-The-Day will be a 3 way tie between 3 species that like to
walk on beaches & mudflats
which are Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur & the Pipit.
Runner-Up to the very regal looking Bald Eagle at Techny North.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Alabama seen on the drive home.

Al Stokie
Mostly in Lake County today with one stop in Cook County


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Date: 10/22/18 11:35 am
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NO SIGHTING - Correction to Saturday's listing - Purple Finch
To those who were with me at the Montrose Hedge area when this bird was
sighted, it was incorrectly noted as corrected by the ebird listers. From
the pictures I took I was notified that the birds were not Purple Finches.

The birds in question were House Finches - NOT purple finches.

If you were one of the 3 to 5 people with me late morning (9:15 to 9:45
AM) around the hedge, please correct your ebird list too so we do not have
incorrect data submitted.

Thanks
Jim from Norridge
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Date: 10/22/18 9:54 am
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Great Lakes Piping Plover update
Dear IBETers,
Louise Clemency, Field Supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, just sent us the attached informal summary of this season's Great Lakes Piping Plover status.  The summary is still being finalized but it appears the plovers have had a good season.  Note that restoration efforts are mentioned as contributing greatly to this outcome.

Best regards,
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook 






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From: Cavalieri, Vincent <vincent_cavalieri...>
Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Fwd: today's Montrose Piping Plover
To: Louise Clemency <louise_clemency...>
Cc: Kim Mitchell <kim_mitchell...>, Jill Utrup <jill_utrup...>, Mike Redmer <mike_redmer...>


Hey Louise,
Very interesting on the late piper at Montrose! Could be a Great Lakes nest that we didn't find or maybe a Great Plains piper taking a bit of an easterly migration route.  I sent Georgia some info and she is working on a season summary to go out to the press and on social media and the like.
In the meantime here is some summary information for this season,
2018 Season Summaryfor Great Lakes Piping PloverIn 2018 the Great Lakes piping plover population fell to 67pairs after several years of hovering around the 75 pair mark.  After a relatively poor breeding season in2017 (1..26 chicks fledged per pair) and an unusually cold winter season inparts of the wintering range (similar to the winter that pre-staged the 2010-11population drop) a decline in population was not wholly unexpected.  Despite the population falling, 2018 wasstill a successful breeding season.  Forthe second year in a row breeding piping plovers were found on all five GreatLakes.  When this happened in 2017, itwas the first time there were breeding plovers on all five Great Lakes in 55years. The chick production in 2018 was very good at 1.84 chicksper pair fledged in the wild and 1.99 chicks fledged per pair including chicksthat fledged from the salvage captive rearing program.  This made 2018 the best breeding season since2013, and one of the best years ever. Particularly good breeding success occurred at Sleeping Bear Dunes NationalLakeshore which fledged a record 72 chicks, Wasaga beach in Ontario whichfledged 9 chicks out of 12 eggs laid and in the eastern Lakes where nests inPennsylvania and New York both fledged 4 chicks each.Habitat restoration work continued to pay dividends.  The Piping Plover habitat restored atWilderness State Park in Northern Michigan had 3 piping plover pairs thatfledged 4 chicks and the restored Cat Island chain also had 3 pairs thatfledged 3 chicks.2018 Breeding SeasonStatistics67 Pairs68 nests263 eggs laid204 eggs hatched inthe wild123 chicks fledged inthe wild10 chicks fledged incaptivity1.84 chicks per pairfledged in the wild (recovery criteria is 1.5)1.99 chicks per pairfledged counting captive chicks
Vince
On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 9:52 AM Clemency, Louise <louise_clemency...> wrote:

Hi Vince,
Please see note below - our Montrose birders are very excited about this unbanded plover that has been hanging around!  Is there a summary of this season somewhere that you can send me please?  Thanks much,Louise
Louise Clemency 
Field Supervisor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Chicago Ecological Services Office
230 South Dearborn St., Suite 2938Chicago, IL 60604
<312-216-4733louise_clemency...>
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Date: 10/22/18 8:55 am
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds
Had our first ever Rusty Blackbird in the yard today, yard bird #150!

Also Hermit Thrush, Downy, Harry & R-B Woodpeckers, W-B & R-B Nuthatch,
Juncos, Fox, Song & W-T sparrows, Sharp Shinned Hawk, and a flyover Bald
Eagle.

One regular we've missed this year is Eastern Towhee.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

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Date: 10/21/18 10:15 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove, Glenview Cook co.
Good fall migratory birds today pm.  (10/21/18)
12 or more fox sparrows, mixed in was a male towhee who I didn't even see until I reviewed my video later!
One field sparrow which is only seen in migration here.
Palm warbler, they are usually first to come through, I thought...
Only one white-crowned sparrow which is weird, adult.
Few white-throated sparrows.
One song sparrow.
2 golden and one ruby-crowned kinglets (male rc scolded me and showed his red after he flew past my legs on the path lol).
One unseen chattering bird, kinglet most likely but wren possible.
Hermit thrush, robins.
Oh, yeah, juncos.
And a very freshly plumaged pair of wood ducks scuttling off to hide, as usual, even though they were far away from me...


Suzanne ColemanCook co.


 

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Date: 10/21/18 6:50 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard ET sparrow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/45430317502/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The shy sparrow arrived on the wind from, who knows. Likes the stick pile but fearful of me at the window. JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 10/21/18 6:26 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Calumet Park, Chicago (10-21-18)
A RED-NECKED GREBE was still present during my visit to Calumet Park (Chicago) on Sunday afternoon (21 October 2018). I first observed the bird in Illinois waters near the north boat launch, but later it was disturbed (by a boat) and took refuge in Indiana waters for the remainder of my visit. There were also lots of HORNED GREBES, but the vast majority stayed in Indiana waters, with only a few occasionally wandering into Illinois. I also saw two continuing SURF SCOTERS from the beach house, and while I was looking at them, two flocks of DUNLINS flew in from the north (a tight flock of 17 flew swiftly past the beach house heading south, followed by a flock of 7 that alit on the shore near to the Coast Guard Station.) Another shorebird species was still present in the park - a flock of 18 KILLDEER at the north ball fields. At least 9 CHIMNEY SWIFTS were still lingering in the park, along with other more typical late October migrants.

RED-NECKED GREBE:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/44569383765/in/dateposted-public/

HORNED GREBES:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/44757561234/in/dateposted-public/

KILLDEER:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/45482539381/in/dateposted-public/

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/45431091452/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
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Date: 10/21/18 4:25 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose American White Pelican, 10/21 p.m.
Hardly rare in Illinois these days but still unusual along the Chicago
lakefront, I saw an American White Pelican flying south high over
Montrose Point today, October 21. I’ve seen only a handful of AWPE at
Montrose in my 40+ years birding there, so this was exciting to me.

Sometimes when you look up you see good things.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
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The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63
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Date: 10/21/18 4:19 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping Plover continues + other migrants
Dear IBETers,
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday out at Montrose Beach and Dunes, and a leisurely afternoon walk yielded some great birds.  The unbanded PIPING PLOVER, which has been here almost a week, was still present, feeding along a quiet tide pool on the main beach.  This is the latest date we have for this species at Montrose.
Three SNOW BUNTINGS foraged along the protected shoreline with a DUNLIN, the first buntings we've seen this fall. 
A NELSON'S SPARROW flew out of the wetlands at close range.  And many CHIMNEY SWIFTS were flying low overhead the whole time.
Several lovely dune wildflowers are still putting on a show, especially one of my favorites, the otherworldly Grass of Parnassus which is very robust this season: http://illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/plants/grass_parnassus..html.
Good fall birding (and botanizing),
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook It is a serious thingjust to be aliveon this fresh morningin this broken world.    -- Mary Oliver {1935 - }
 

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Date: 10/21/18 2:11 pm
From: John Heneghan <johnhens...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Siskins and Red Breasted Nuthatches in Big Rock
We had Pine Siskins show up this AM (10/21/18) at the feeders in Big Rock (Kane). Also, we still have 4 Red breasted Nuthatches. Last year, Siskins and Tree Sparrows showed up the 2nd week in September. Red Breasted Nuthatch (1), did not show up till November.
John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane cty   
 

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Date: 10/21/18 12:35 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake Calumet Area Red Necked Grebes (2) & A Harris's Sparrow Sunday 10-21-18
Hello Bird People,

If you don't at 1st succeed try, try again!
Started the day at Calumet Park to look (once again) for a Red Necked
Grebe. I was the 1st to arrive at 7:30 a.m. & was joined later by
Jayne L & Larry. Then Laurel R arrived & we all looked for the big
Grebe. After an hour & a half of looking by the boat launch area
(where it was seen yesterday) & elsewhere I gave up. There must have
been 15 or more Horned Grebes but no big guy. Decided to try
Steelworkers Park at 87th St as Red Necked Grebes have also been found
there & it's not far away. But all I found there were Cormorants & 1
each Pied Billed & Horned Grebe.

Wasn't going to try again at Calumet Park but I did so after all &
it's a good thing I did. Back to the boat launch area where I soon saw
a RED NECKED GREBE but it was a juvie not an adult. Then I looked to
the right & there was a 2nd RED NECKED GREBE, this one an adult. So
now I had to find the others if possible but then in drove Matt I & he
said the others had seen the Grebes from another angle but were coming
over for a closer look so I did not have to track them down.

Complicating our search were Cormorants & Red Breasted Mergs (females)
which, at a distance, can be confused with the Grebe. Also seen was
the SURF SCOTER best seen from the beach right were its been for quite
a while. There was one Black Duck in with some Mallards & a big flock
of Coots. While here a Spotted Sandpiper flew by so I could add that
species to my October shorebird list.

Next to Hegewisch Marsh to see if any shorebirds remained but I saw
none, Plenty of ducks though including Mallards, G.W. Teal, Shovelers,
Gadwall (lots) & 4 Pintail. Also saw the Mute Swan family but they
flew off.

Then to Burnham Prairie Marsh were I saw Andrew A who was leaving. He
got me on one Greater Yellowlegs & then I saw about 4 Killdeer to
close my shorebird list for the day. But the real highlight was when a
single sparrow flew into a small, thick tree & disappeared. But it
popped back up & gave me a good (but short) view of a HARRIS'S
SPARROW. Certainly never expected to see that bird today. But it
refused to be re-found. You can check my ebird lists if you want to
see all the birds I saw today as this post is already too long.

Bird-Of-The-Day is tie between the 2 Red Necked Grebes & the surprise
Harris's Sparrow.
Probably the Sparrow is the better bird but after missing the Grebe 3
times this week I was very glad to finally see it.

Al Stoke
Having a wonderful day in S.E. Cook County today.


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Date: 10/21/18 12:15 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Columbus Park - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Yesterday we had our usual Saturday migration season walk. We alternate
Saturdays between Columbus Park and Thatcher Woods. This Columbus Park walk
was one of great activity. The highlights were a showy Red-tailed Hawk that
persistently left its perch to circle above us, an American Kestrel
(unusual here at this point in the season, confirmed by our walk leader's
photo), several Rusty Blackbirtds, and a Clay-colored Sparrow (also
confirmed by photo).

It's interesting that Chimney Swifts remain in our area so late. They're
feeding on something up there, no matter how cold the mornings.

Canada Goose 105
Mallard 2
Chimney Swift 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 heard only
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Brown Creeper 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 16
American Robin 100
Cedar Waxwing 20
American Goldfinch 4
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-crowned Sparrow 2 1 adult, 1 juvenile
White-throated Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Rusty Blackbird 5 juvenile
Tennessee Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 14
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
House Sparrow 3

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Date: 10/21/18 12:05 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point - Cook County - 10/21/18
Hi all -
I birded Montrose this morning before the Bears game. Of note: had a
NORTHERN SHRIKE hunting in the marsh area. I had at least 4 RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS; one lone one over on the north side pavement in a puddle with
other birds and then a group of 3 passing through and landing in a tree.
Also, late migrants included an EASTERN WOOD PEWEE trying with a Phoebe to
find any available insects, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, a beautiful
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and a dazed and confused AMERICAN REDSTART. Lots of
both KINGLETS everywhere and AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS starting to move in. I
definitely heard some PINE SISKINS flying over and also had a group of
passerines flying over that I suspect were possibly LONGSPURS, but didn't
get a good enough look to be sure. Overall a great morning. Many pics
embedded: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49344855

Also - added pics to yesterday's list:
Waukegan Beach (Snow Bunting, Dunlin, Sanderling) 10/21:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49316026

Good birding.

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 21, 2018 8:57 AM - 11:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.68 mile(s)
43 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 35
Mallard 4
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 2
gull sp. X A few around, didnt not take time to ID them to sp
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Northern Shrike 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 25
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 20
Hermit Thrush 15
American Robin 9
European Starling 15
House Finch 2
Pine Siskin 5 Heard flying overhead
American Goldfinch 14
American Tree Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Rusty Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Northern Cardinal 6
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49344855

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Date: 10/21/18 8:06 am
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Late Yellow-billed Cuckoo today; other late birds and arriving waterfowl
I had a surprise/late YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at Prairie Wolf Slough in Highland Park at 8:30 this morning, at first half-hidden in a bush and then cooperatively perched at eye level in front of me.  Also of note were two EASTERN BLUEBIRDS - notable because they were in a tree cavity - one NASHVILLE WARBLER, one HERMIT THRUSH, two RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, two FOX SPARROWS and two FIELD SPARROWS all up close and personal.
On the subject of late migrants - I saw a PINE WARBLER on October 11 at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve (male adult in perfect view) and a WILSON'S WARBLER on October 12 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
As for arriving waterfowl, yesterday's Lake/Cook Chapter field trip was very sparse on sparrows and other landbirds but we had six GREATER SCAUP at McDonald Woods in Lake Villa (all female, white stripe extending the entire length of the wing in flight) and small flocks of NORTHERN SHOVELERS (first seen flying over McDonald Woods) and BLUE-WINGED TEAL at Hastings Lake in Lindenhurst.
Rena Cohen - Highland Park - Lake County 
 

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Date: 10/21/18 7:51 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Northern shrike...montrose
Hiking at Montrose right now... There was a northern shrike hunting in the
marsh area and there was a rusty blackbird over by the pavement puddle
between the marsh and the hedge.

Good birding.

 

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Date: 10/21/18 6:32 am
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Coles County Prairie Falcon
Prairie Falcon currently sitting on the magic stump. 1700n and 1300e to the
northwest of this intersection.

Tyler

 

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Date: 10/20/18 9:39 pm
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET error in reports I just sent
The date should be October 20th.

Sorry....

Jim

 

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Date: 10/20/18 9:33 pm
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Home, Oct 19, 2018
Home, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 19, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Mourning Dove 2
Ring-billed Gull 1 Flying over my yard
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Finch 5
Purple Finch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 15
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 75 one leucistic house sparrow keeps appearing in my yard

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Date: 10/20/18 9:31 pm
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Oct 19, 2018
Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 19, 2018 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: went to both the beach and the hedge area. Started at the
hedge then went to beach then back to hedge. kept separate lists for beach
and hedge areas
34 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 2
Ring-billed Gull 2 flyover the hedge area
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 square tail - streaks down chest
Cooper's Hawk 2 found with a minute or two of each other in the hedge
area
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 15
European Starling 5
Purple Finch 3
American Goldfinch 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 8
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Rusty Blackbird 1
American Redstart 1 Several of them in the magic hedge area
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 continues to be found along the path by
the hedge
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
Northern Cardinal 3
House Sparrow 7

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Date: 10/20/18 9:30 pm
From: jarojim <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Dunes, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Oct 19, 2018
Montrose Dunes, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 19, 2018 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
19 species

Canada Goose 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 1
Semipalmated Plover 1 continuing
Piping Plover 1 continuing
Killdeer 2
Dunlin 10
Ring-billed Gull 3
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 1
American Pipit 1
American Goldfinch 5
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Song Sparrow 1
Rusty Blackbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Northern Cardinal 1
House Sparrow 2

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Date: 10/20/18 4:52 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lincoln Park Hawkwatch - Sat 10/20
I hawk watched from my rooftop (Clark & Belden - Chicago) today from 8.45am to 3.45pm. It was actually quite a pleasant morning with a decent flight in the strong west winds, but the flight was virtually shutdown in the afternoon by the mid-day cold front and precipitation including snow and ice.

Hawk totals as follows:
Turkey Vulture - 7
Northern Harrier - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 77
Cooper’s Hawk - 7
Northern Goshawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 39
Merlin - 1
Peregrine - 1
American Kestrel - 2
Total - 142

Perhaps even more impressive were the Chimney Swift numbers - hard to count but somewhere close to 1000 - they are roosting in a chimney just across the street, the local hawks have found them too and I saw a Peregrine snatch at least two. Kestrel and Cooper’s Hawks also investigated the chimney but were not successful.

Full list can be viewed at:
http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-10-20 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-10-20>

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

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Date: 10/20/18 2:49 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 20, 2018
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 20, 2018
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 20, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Cold, bright, sunny and windier than we would have liked. Sparsely distributed birds but some good spots. Counts are mostly accurate or under; X = too many or too hard to count.
> 32 species
>
> Canada Goose X
> Mourning Dove 3
> Chimney Swift 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1 has been present almost every week this but only heard it today
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow X
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Brown Creeper 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet X
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
> Swainson's Thrush 1 had an eye-ring and dark tail. was ahead of us on the trail for a long time. No tail pumping observed.
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin X
> American Goldfinch X
> Fox Sparrow 1
> Dark-eyed Junco X
> White-throated Sparrow X
> Song Sparrow 1
> Swamp Sparrow 5
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
> Northern Cardinal 3
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49323036
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Date: 10/20/18 2:43 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rth loon @ Mcginnis
I searched for the Red-throated Loon from 2-3 pm in the pop-up snow
flurries with no luck. Thousands of ducks and coot!

Matt Igleski
Cook, Illinois (Hammond, IN)

On Sat, Oct 20, 2018, 9:31 AM Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello, Huge surprise right now looking at a red-throated loon at McGinnis
> Slough (Cook co)
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> Cary Hillegonds
> <Bokmakierie...>
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Date: 10/20/18 2:34 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Birding today lake and cook counties
Started my day at Waukegan Beach which was highlighted by a handful of
dunlin, a sanderling and a snow bunting on the jetty. Several pipits also
flew past while i was out there. Raptors were streaming overhead the whole
time so I would imagine Hawk Watchers did pretty well today.

After a bit, the really heavy wind and light rain sent me South to Skokie
lagoons where i hiked through the woods. I had two very large flocks of
mostly Fox sparrows in the woods, and another handful counted as I hiked,
putting me at an estimated conservative number of 50. Pretty cool to see
that many! Lots of kinglets and a couple of winter wrens were additional
highlights. A late-ish blackpoll warbler the only non yrwa. A horned grebe
and a gadwall were the interesting water fowl.

The young coyote I've been seeing there was around as well.

I'll post my photos in ebird checklists later on. Got really lucky with the
snow bunting landing so close to me.

Cold weather, good birding.

Jeff

 

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Date: 10/20/18 1:14 pm
From: Keith Bowers <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lincoln Park late arrivals
I braved the sleet and wind to walk around the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary at lunchtime today. Not as many sparrows as there were earlier in the week but nice to see a Lincoln’s and two Fox Sparrows amongst the White-throated and White-crowned.

I was surprised to see a Gray Catbird that flew into a bush in front of me and then an American Redstart feeding in the grass with the sparrows. It seemed quite late?

Keith Bowers
Chicago


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Date: 10/20/18 1:06 pm
From: JOHN HOCKMAN <j.w.hockman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday, October 23 (NO SIGHTINGS)
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club will meet next Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Boulevard in Evanston.  The program is "Chasing the Rusty-patched Bumblebee".
The rusty-patched bumblebee, Bombos affinis, has become the poster child for our dangerously declining wild native bees.  Why it was chosen, how it became endangered, and what can be done about it are the topics of Terry Miesle's beautifully illustrated talk.  Citizen scientists can help by sending observations to reporting agencies, and Terry will provide information to help you identify and photograph these bees.  Terry has been formally monitoring insects, focusing on bees, at Fermilab Natural Areas since 2014 and has photographed numerous prairies throughout the Chicago region.  He's involved with the Native Bee Awareness Initiative and reports data to Beespotter and other data collection agencies,
John HockmanENSBC website:  ENSBC.ORG

 

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Date: 10/20/18 12:29 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Area-Finally A Piping Plover! Saturday 10-20-18
Hello Bird People,

The day started off like all my other failures this week when we
couldn't find the Piping Plover that had been here for the last 2
days. The Semipalmated Plover that it was hanging out with was present
but not the Piper. Gave up at about 8 a.m. & was looking for sparrows
by the Dunes when I got called over & told that the Piping Plover was
back found by Jayne L after the rest of us left.
(Way to go Jayne!) Went back & saw the PIPING PLOVER & learned that
the Dunlin numbers had increased from 10 to 11. The other Dunes
highlight was a single RUSTY BLACKBIRD that flew in & left just as
quickly. Here's my Dunes day list:

Beach & Dunes (7-8:45 a.m.)

Canada Geese (47 only there 1st thing)
Killdeer (2)
Semipalmated Plover (1)
PIPING PLOVER (1, unbanded)
Dunlin (11 eventually)
Ring Billed (35) & Herring (2) Gulls
Mourning Dove (1 fly-by)
Brown Creeper (1 by the Willows)
Golden Crowned (1) & Ruby Crowned (2) Kinglets (Also by the Willows)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (14 on the beach feeding like shorebirds)
Palm Warbler (2)
Savannah (1), Song (3), Swamp (2) & White Crowned (3) Sparrows
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (1)
Goldfinch (2)

Hedge Area (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

Cooper's (1) & Red Tailed (1-IM) Hawks
Mourning Dove (1 fly-by)
Chimney Swift (9-10)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Chickadee (4)
Red Breasted Nuthatch (2)
Brown Creeper (1)
G.C. (1) & R.C. (2) Kinglets
Hermit Thrush (9-10)
Robins (~15)
Nashville Warbler (1)
BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLER (1-F) (I think this is a continuing bird)
Palm Warbler (2)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (6)
Cardinal (1-M & 1-F)
Eastern Towhee (H-1)
Song Sparrow (3)
White Throated Sparrow (~10)
Junco (4)
Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (6)

Other birds seen today by others but not by me were Northern Harrier,
Yellow Billed Cuckoo,
Tennessee Warbler & Purple Finch. Probably more.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Piping Plover which I finally got to see in
Cook County after many failures. Runners-Up to the female Black
Throated Blue Warbler & the lone Rusty Blackbird.
All's well ends well.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/20/18 11:30 am
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET nothing rare (25 species) but still enjoyable Fwd: eBird Report - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Oct 20, 2018

Below is the list of 25 species that our Chicago Botanic Garden bird walk group saw there this morning.

Nothing really unusual, but there were birds pretty much everywhere.

My first BROWN CREEPER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and FOX SPARROWS of the year.

We also saw an American Toad out in the open on a walking path (we made sure it made it safely into the flowers before we moved on).



Alan Anderson, Des Plaines, Cook County

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <casresearch...>
> Date: October 20, 2018 at 1:24 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Oct 20, 2018
>
> Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 20, 2018 7:15 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Transect
> 3.2 mile(s)
> Comments: seven participants plus volunteer Beryl and myself; mostly sunny until about 11:30am; bird walk from 7:35am to 10:00am then breakfast, return to take photos after breakfast until 11:45am; 50 degrees at start to 47 degrees and light rain late morning; a few gray squirrels and chipmunks; one Am. Toad found resting in path near flowers and English Walled Garden
> 25 species
>
> Canada Goose 270 minimum; likely more
> Mallard 14 ten SW of F&V Garden; 4 along bridge Evening Island to Sensory Garden
> Pied-billed Grebe 1 just north of bridge from Evening Island to east side
> Mourning Dove 1 flying over (only seen by me)
> Ring-billed Gull 6 flying west over parking lot early in the morning
> Great Blue Heron 1 far NW on grass west side of big lake north of F&V Garden
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 a couple flyovers and one heard on Sensory Garden area
> Blue Jay 8 possibly more
> Black-capped Chickadee 7 2-3 in three locations
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard north of Enabling Garden
> Brown Creeper 1 feeding along tree trunks in Naturalistic Garden by water feature
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 15 a number of places; minimum number
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Naturalistic Garden
> Hermit Thrush 2 one seen on F&V Garden and one seen west side by employee road near Spider Island
> American Robin 40 estimate, likely more
> House Finch 6 pair first on ground and later in tree feeding on berries in F&V Garden; three flying over same island; another female seen elsewhere
> American Goldfinch 5 mostly flyovers, one near bridge from Evening Island east side
> Fox Sparrow 4 possibly 5 or 6; west side Sensory Garden island along edge
> Dark-eyed Junco 8 found in at least four locations in small numbers
> White-crowned Sparrow 1 first winter bird in shrub in flower garden between conifer garden and English walled garden
> White-throated Sparrow 7 singles and pairs in a few locations, including one singing bird on F&V Island
> Swamp Sparrow 1 east side Evening Island north of bridge
> Red-winged Blackbird 8 two males early, then a group of 4 flyovers and another two males
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 8 likely more; singles or pairs
> House Sparrow 6 5 or more F&V Island and a female elsewhere
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49319327
>
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Date: 10/20/18 7:20 am
From: Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rth loon @ Mcginnis
Hello, Huge surprise right now looking at a red-throated loon at McGinnis Slough (Cook co)

Cary Hillegonds
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Orland Park

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Date: 10/19/18 5:46 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wilson's Warbler in Westchester
This morning I had a male Wilson's Warbler in a garden in our
backyard. I think of any October Wilson's as latish. Interestingly e-bird
shows about 30 records this October in NE Illinois. This compares to only
one record last October in the same region. Going back to 2010 there are
generally fewer than 10 October records each year, so this is an unusual
year. A quick check of some other warblers that are largely gone by October
doesn't suggest to me that the large number of October Wilson's this year
is echoed in other warblers.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 10/19/18 2:57 pm
From: joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Coop or sharpie?
All
Saw this juvenile accipiter last night at Montrose
My initial reaction was Coopers.
Now seeing my snapshot I believe it’s a Sharp Shinned Hawk.
Comments?
Josh Murphy
Cook County
Chicago
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Date: 10/19/18 2:47 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fermi Lab & Return To Saganashkee Slough Friday 10-19-18
Hello Bird People,

Much to my dismay there was an ebird report of the Red Necked Grebe
from Saganashkee from about 1-2 hours after the 5 of us looked &
failed. Donnie D gave a good description in an email to me & said it
was seen in the usual spot from the middle (West) parking lot. The
same place we looked for almost 2 hours with no luck. But the lighting
was pretty bad when we were there & if the Grebe was close to the
south shore then we could have just missed it. So after my Fermi Lab
visit I detoured over to Saganashkee & tried again.

But for 2 exceptions I saw exactly the same birds as yesterday with no
Red Necked Grebe.
However today the lighting was perfect & there's no doubt about the
Grebe not being there unless it was asleep somewhere. Still about 10
Cormorants, 14 P.B. Grebes, 1 Horned Grebe & 7 Great Blue Herons.
Ducks were Mallards, Bufflehead (2), Hooded Mergs (10), Common Mergs
(2-F) &
6 Ruddy Ducks. The 2 exceptions were 4 Bonaparte's Gulls instead of
yesterday's 2 & an immature Black Crowned Night Heron was new today.
Also had 1 male Kingfisher & several
Tree Swallows. I think I am done looking for this Red Necked Grebe!

Fermi Lab (8:30-10:30 a.m.)

With me today were former neighbor Danny Hecklinger & former co-worker
George Mueller. Once at Fermi we ran into local DuPage County experts
Joe Suchecki & Denis Kania. We looked for Nelson's & LeConte's
Sparrows but found none. Highlight of the day was a close by VIRGINIA
RAIL eating a fish which was found by Joe. Also heard 1 Sora Rail.
Here's my Fermi day list:

D.C. Cormorant (3-4)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (11)
Canada Geese (~20)
G.W. Teal (~15)
Mallard (8)
Shoveler (12)
Gadwall (4)
(earlier Denis & Joe saw Lesser Scaup on Lake Law)
VIRGINIA RAIL (1 well seen)
Sora Rail (1 heard only)
Coots (~25)
SANDHILL CRANE (2, close to the road)
Ring Billed Gull (8)
Tree Swallow (10)
Blue Jays (a few)
Eastern Bluebird (H-2)
Robins (lots)
Y.R. Myrtles (2)
Savannah Sparrow (1)
Red Winged Blackbird (seen & heard)
PURPLE FINCH (1-M)
Goldfinch (a few)
(It seems that large numbers of ducks are still yet to come.)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Virginia Rail & Runners-Up to the Bonaparte's
Gulls, the 2 Sandhill Cranes & the male Purple Finch.

License Plates Of The Day to one from West Virginia & one from New
Mexico both seen at Fermi Lab & Runner-Up to one from New Hampshire
seen on the way home.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/19/18 2:28 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard DE junco
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44520654385/in/dateposted-public/   Hi friends,At least 2 birds today eating seeds. A host of WT sparrows.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/19/18 12:29 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Harris' sparrow reported at Montrose this morning
A Harris' sparrow was seen at Montrose this morning... i don't have any details other than it was seen around 7:30am... it was posted on eBird and not confirmed yet... (not that i'm doubting it or anything)


if anyone else has seen one there, can you give some details, please? this would be a sweet year bird!


aerin tedesco
chicago
 

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Date: 10/19/18 8:01 am
From: 'Hayes, Matthew A' <mhaye5...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
Thanks for sharing this Keith - very interesting. Glad to hear that there is movement to help preserve the species. What confounds me is the primary reason for the lack of designation of critical habitat. Their afraid too many birders would invade the habitat to try and see the bird? Really? I honestly feel a bit insulted by this, but that's just my opinion.


Thanks again,


Matt Hayes

Post-doctoral researcher

University of Illinois-Springfield

Springfield, IL

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Subject: IBET FW: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened



Greetings Birding Friends:

Just wanted to share this news my co-workers shared with me this morning. Thought this would be of great interest.

Good birdings!

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



Subject: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened

Dear Interested Party,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We are also proposing a rule under the ESA's Section 4(d) that would tailor protections for the bird, and we have determined that critical habitat is not warranted. Please see the attached news release and frequently asked questions.

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Date: 10/19/18 6:22 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FW: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened
Greetings Birding Friends:

Just wanted to share this news my co-workers shared with me this morning. Thought this would be of great interest.

Good birdings!

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



Subject: USFWS Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened

Dear Interested Party,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We are also proposing a rule under the ESA’s Section 4(d) that would tailor protections for the bird, and we have determined that critical habitat is not warranted. Please see the attached news release and frequently asked questions.


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Date: 10/19/18 6:02 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET tit galleries
Misled by a phone message from Fedex, that my delivery would be by 8pm,
I stayed home for all day yesterday, but it never came and I have to
wait again, so I'll be doing more backlog catchup today.

Did the rest of family Paridae.

Tufted Titmouse http://theearlybirder.com/tits/tufted-titmouse/index.htm

some from farther afield:

Bridled http://theearlybirder.com/tits/bridled-tit/index.htm

Oak http://theearlybirder.com/tits/oak-titmouse/index.htm

Also, a small bird in its own family, Verdin
http://theearlybirder.com/verdin/index.htm

More aware that, I've never gotten around to shooting Carolina
Chickadees enough to have a gallery.

Rob Curtis

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Date: 10/18/18 7:38 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie lagoons + cook county
Harris' sparrow not refound today by several seekers

Had a woodcock flyby our faces at nightfall while watching several large bats.


Techny N

6 killdeer
M kestrel
Gadwall
Usual suspects

Waukegan and willow

15 chimney swifts by fountain

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Date: 10/18/18 6:11 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Fox sparrow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/45366250352/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Scratching a dirt hole this morning, seeds and suet. Had two birds.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/18/18 12:30 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Necked Grebe Not Found Thur A.M.10-18-18 At Saganashkee Slough
Hello Bird People,

Just a quick post to say there were 5 birders at Saganashkee this a.m.
looking for the big Grebe but we did not find it. Lots of Cormorants &
Pied Billed Grebes, one Horned Grebe, Hooded Mergs, Lesser Scaup, Ring
Necked (1) Duck, one Common Merg & Coots were swimming around. Also
both Herring & Ring Billed Gulls joined by 1 Bonaparte's Gull & one
Bald Eagle & several Great Blue Herons.
I have not been doing well lately to say the least!

Al Stokie
In Cook County today not having much fun


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Date: 10/18/18 7:50 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chickadee galleries updated
Have to stay home today to receive an important delivery, so more revisions.

Black-capped http://theearlybirder.com/tits/bc-chickadee/index.htm
(first update in years)

Western updates

Mountain http://theearlybirder.com/tits/mountain/index.htm

Chestnut-backed http://theearlybirder.com/tits/cb-chickadee/index.htm
photo-lifer, though I saw once before

northern

Boreal http://theearlybirder.com/tits/boreal_chickadee/index.htm

Rob Curtis

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Date: 10/18/18 7:31 am
From: Gary DalPonte <gdalg47...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach Franklin’s Gull & Snow Buntings
Seen on the breakwall were 2 Snow Buntings and 6 Dunlin   At the beach near the volleyball net was a Franklini’s Gull mixed in with all the usual gulls. Also on the beach was another grouping of 4 Dunlins .  Thanks Gary / lake county
 

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Date: 10/18/18 7:23 am
From: <agiledogs56...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BY Chestnut-Sided Warbler
There's been a Chestnut-Sided Warbler coming to our feeder the last three days. This is my best photo of her so far. https://www.flickr.com/photos/21719462@N05/45393687521/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/21719462@N05/45393687521/in/dateposted-public/


Rose Kirwan
Carroll County
 

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Date: 10/17/18 7:39 pm
From: Jeff <jdkno...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
I will be in Acadia National Park in Maine. Any suggestions as to species I should be looking for that I might not be able to see back in the Midwest?

Thanks

Jeff Kritzman

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 8, 2018, at 8:38 PM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Somehow the link didn't paste correctly. Here it is:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49063942
>
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, IL
> www.musicbyjoelill.com
>
> "We are what we practice." -- Charlie Geyer
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
> To: ILbirds <ILbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 7:35 pm
> Subject: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
>
>
> Well, I went there to pick up a year bird and I did; just not the one I expected.
> There were tons of people on the beach on this fine 80-degree evening, and many in Lake Montrose, too. There wasn't a single gull on the main beach (I did not go to the shorebird area), but I could see a shorebird on the opposite (north) side of Lake Montrose, just east of the dog beach. It had a contrasting dark cap and had an upright posture, so my immediate impression was Golden Plover, but I needed to walk all the way around to be certain (it would be a year bird, after all). By the time I got around the sun was setting, so the iPhone photos attached to my eBird report aren't great, but they're sufficient. The aspect I couldn't capture with the phone was the golden cast on the entire back.
> 15 Sanderlings and a Dunlin were working their way along the shoreline.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S49063942
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
>

 

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Date: 10/17/18 7:13 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fort Sheraton F'P & Hawk Watch Wed 10-17-18
Hello Bird People,

My eyes are finally back to normal after getting eye drops for my
yearly eye exam so I'll try this report. Spent the 1st hour at Fort
Sheridan doing land birds but hardly found any unlike last time when I
found quite a few. The only special bird was one CLAY COLORED SPARROW.

Hawk Watch (8:45-Noon)

Kept getting less & less cloudy until it was an entirely "blue sky
day" which means hawks were hard to find & I.D. Heard they had a
Goshawk late in the day but that was well after I left.

All I saw were Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagle (1-AD), Northern Harrier,
Sharp Shinned & Cooper's Hawks, Red Tailed Hawks & 1 local Kestrel.
Also lots of Cormorants (over 900 by noon), Canada Geese & Chimney
Swifts.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Clay Colored Sparrow & Runners-Up to the
adult Bald Eagle & the Northern Harrier both of which gave good looks
unlike most of today's birds.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today


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Date: 10/17/18 5:20 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Harris's Sparrow - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
I had time only for a quick trip in the waning light to Skokie Lagoons. Was
planning to check the picnic area but a big sparrow flock on the gravel
path next to the parking lot distracted me. It was predominantly Juncos but
every so often something else would catch my eye (CHIPPING, SONG,
WHITE-THROATED, WHITE-CROWNED), so I kept looking... and then an immature
HARRIS'S SPARROW jumped in to the group. It was pretty easy to stay on for
the most part - even after being flushed by occasional bikers and hikers -
it would return to feeding on the ground with the flock. I was eventually
joined by Ben Sanders and another birder whose name I didn't catch. We all
got great looks.

Some pics embedded: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49260733
More here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskGrWH4X

Good birding and good luck to anyone who looks tomorrow.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 17, 2018 5:28 PM - 6:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
12 species

Canada Goose 15
Chimney Swift 3
Great Blue Heron 1
American Robin 10
Chipping Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 40
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Harris's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49260733

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


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Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 10/17/18 4:22 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Winter wren
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/30455083757/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Winter w. came up and landed on the back window. Seeking out cobwebs for a snack no doubt.John Bourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/17/18 1:31 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose, and updated galleries
Montrose was teeming with birds today, mostly sparrows. Good numbers of
Kinglets, YR Warblers and some others.  I saw 4 Fox Sparrows at once on
the main path next to the Hedge.  An adult Red-tailed Hawk was cahsed by
crows, and I saw a Short-eared Owl.

Got shots and video of some things but won't get to that for some time,
so backed up, so:

I updated Nuthatch galleries today.

White-breasted http://theearlybirder.com/nuthatch/wbnthtch/index.htm
has nice threat display series.

Red-breasted http://theearlybirder.com/nuthatch/rbnthtch/index.htm

Some non-local  small birdupdates after trip to the west.

Pigmy Nuthatch http://theearlybirder.com/nuthatch/pigmy/index.htm

Dipper  http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/dipper/index.htm

Wrentit  http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/wrentit/index.htm A genuine
'lifer' for me!

Rob Curtis

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Date: 10/17/18 12:12 pm
From: Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Springbrook late warblers
I birded Springbrook Prairie in Naperville, DuPage County Wednesday morning and had some interesting birds including my first Juncos and Tree Sparrows for the fall.  Of note were several birds that I would consider somewhat late including a Virginia Rail and Marsh Wren in the marsh near the model aircraft parking lot.  On the east side of Plainfield-Naperville Road I had  Tennessee, Nashville, and Magnolia warblers as well as Purple Finch and Towhee.
Joe SucheckiNaperville

 

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Date: 10/17/18 10:48 am
From: scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red-necked Grebe Yes
The Grebe is still present at Saganashkee Slough as of 12:15 . Observed from Central parking lot on 107 th. It is on the south side of Lake so there is some glare issues. Sent at 12:15 10/17Scott Latimer 


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Date: 10/17/18 8:33 am
From: Linda Padera <waterthrush...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Palos sloughs: RED-NECKED GREBE at Sag Slough
Bird still present 10:15 am. Same general area. Scope views only from north central parking lot. May be hanging around with a single Ruddy Duck. Lighting from this angle terrible.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 16, 2018, at 9:07 PM, <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Dan Lory and I birded the Palos sloughs looking for waterfowl today. We checked, in order, Crawdad Slough, Maple Lake, McGinnis Slough, Bergman Slough, John Duffy/McGinty Slough and Saganashkee Slough. There weren't many ducks on the sloughs with the exception of McGinnis Slough, but the day ended with a bang at Sag Slough.
>
> There was nothing but 3 Canada Geese at Crawdad Slough and more geese and a few GADWALL at Maple Lake. There were hundreds of GADWALL and A. COOTS at McGinnis with small numbers of WOOD DUCKS, MALLARDS, AMERICAN WIGEON, N. SHOVELERS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. An adult BALD EAGLE flushed all the ducks in the southwest corner of the slough, fortunately after I had counted them! Another adult Bald Eagle was observed in a tree on the far side of the slough. There were ~150 TREE SWALLOWS, along with at least 10 BARN SWALLOWS flying low over the main part of the slough, plus 40 BONAPARTE'S GULLS. There were 3 male scaup, probably Lesser Scaup visible from the main overlook. Two adult TRUMPETER SWANS flew over trumpeting while I was at the overlook (Dan unfortunately missed them). Other birds of note were a PURPLE FINCH and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER.
>
> At the far western edge of the prairie at Bergman Slough a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER flew up into a tree as we were driving by. Best bird at John Duffy was a juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. There were a couple of Buteos that flew over. One might have been a Red-shouldered Hawk (waiting on Dan's photos).
>
> After lunch we hit Saganashkee Slough. An immature BALD EAGLE flew over as we were driving along the east side of Sag Slough. We spotted more BONEPARTE'S GULLS and a few BARN SWALLOWS and 2 more SPOTTED SANDPIPERS. There was a group of about 30 ducks in about the middle of the slough, but the light was too bad for identification. We moved to the west end of the slough for better light, but the ducks were too far, though I thought at least 1 was a male Gadwall. However, I also noticed a bird that appeared to be a large grebe, slightly smaller than the ducks, with a long neck and bill. We decided to follow the rugged trail that runs along the south side of the slough to try and find a closer and better view. This was a repetition of our attempt to see the Eared Grebe that was here in March. The trail was exhausting but, as in March, it gave us the looks we needed. Dan found an open spot down by the water right across from the grebe, which proved to be a RED-NECKED GREBE in non-breeding plumage (maybe a 1st winter bird)! With this bird I've now seen 5 grebe species at Sag Slough over the years (Western, Eared, Red-necked, Horned and Pied-billed). Most of the ducks were Gadwall but there were also 5 RUDDY DUCKS.
>
> Here is a list of the species seen today (not in present taxonomic order, but in that of the newest field guide I own: Sibley, 2nd ed.).
>
> Abbreviations: CS = Crawdad Slough, ML = Maple Lake, MS = McGinnis Slough, BS = Bergman Slough, JD = John Duffy/McGinty Slough, SS = Saganashkee Slough.
>
>
>
> Canada Goose: CS (14; 11 flying into Long John Sl.), ML (65), MS (3), BS (4), JD (1), SS (13)
>
> Trumpeter Swan: MS (2)
>
> Wood Duck: MS (9)
>
> Mallard: ML (1), MS (9)
>
> Gadwall: ML (5), MS (600), BS (20), SS (32)
>
> A. Wigeon: MS (8)
>
> N. Shoveler: MS (8), BS (4), JD (5)
>
> Green-winged Teal: MS (25)
>
> Greater/Lesser Scaup: MS (3)
>
> Ruddy Duck: SS (5)
>
> Red-necked Grebe: SS (1)
>
> Pied-billed Grebe: MS (6), BS (3), JD (3), SS (6)
>
> Double-crested Cormorant: SS (26)
>
> Great Blue Heron: MS (1), SS (2)
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron: JD (1)
>
> Turkey Vulture: MS (10), SS (1), several more along roads
>
> Cooper's Hawk: MS (1)
>
> Red-tailed Hawk: MS (1), BS (1)
>
> Buteo sp: JD (2)
>
> Bald Eagle: MS (2), SS (1)
>
> A. Coot: MS (625), SS (19)
>
> Spotted Sandpiper: MS (1), SS (2)
>
> Bonaparte's Gull: MS (40), SS (25)
>
> Ring-billed Gull: CS (3; over Long John Sl.), SS (100)
>
> Herring Gull: SS (5)
>
> Rock Pigeon: along Bell Rd
>
> Chimney Swift: SS (5)
>
> Belted Kingfisher: ML (1), BS (1), SS (2)
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker: BS (1)
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker: ML (1), MS (1), JD (1)
>
> Downy Woodpecker: MS (1)
>
> N. Flicker: CS (1)
>
> E. Phoebe: MS (1)
>
> Blue Jay: MS (1), BS (1), JD (6), SS (1)
>
> Tree Swallow: MS (150)
>
> Barn Swallow: MS (10), SS (5)
>
> Black-capped Chickadee: MS (2), JD (1), SS (4)
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch: ML (1)
>
> Brown Creeper: SS (1)
>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet: MS (2), SS (1)
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet: SS (1)
>
> A. Robin: CS (2), ML (1), MS (20), JD (5), SS (5)
>
> Euro. Starling: MS (12)
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler: ML (1), MS (8), JD (3), SS (1)
>
> Song Sparrow: MS (3)
>
> Swamp Sparrow: MS (4)
>
> N. Cardinal: SS (1)
>
> Common Grackle: ML (2)
>
> Red-winged Blackbird: CS (3), MS (5)
>
> Purple Finch: MS (1)
>
> House Finch: MS (1)
>
> A. Goldfinch: MS (2), JD (2), SS (2)
>
>
>
> Randy Shonkwiler
>
> Woodlawn/Chicago
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 10/16/18 7:08 pm
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Palos sloughs: RED-NECKED GREBE at Sag Slough
Dan Lory and I birded the Palos sloughs looking for waterfowl today. We checked, in order, Crawdad Slough, Maple Lake, McGinnis Slough, Bergman Slough, John Duffy/McGinty Slough and Saganashkee Slough. There weren't many ducks on the sloughs with the exception of McGinnis Slough, but the day ended with a bang at Sag Slough.
There was nothing but 3 Canada Geese at Crawdad Slough and more geese and a few GADWALL at Maple Lake. There were hundreds of GADWALL and A. COOTS at McGinnis with small numbers of WOOD DUCKS, MALLARDS, AMERICAN WIGEON, N. SHOVELERS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. An adult BALD EAGLE flushed all the ducks in the southwest corner of the slough, fortunately after I had counted them! Another adult Bald Eagle was observed in a tree on the far side of the slough. There were ~150 TREE SWALLOWS, along with at least 10 BARN SWALLOWS flying low over the main part of the slough, plus 40 BONAPARTE'S GULLS. There were 3 male scaup, probably Lesser Scaup visible from the main overlook. Two adult TRUMPETER SWANS flew over trumpeting while I was at the overlook (Dan unfortunately missed them). Other birds of note were a PURPLE FINCH and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER.
At the far western edge of the prairie at Bergman Slough a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER flew up into a tree as we were driving by. Best bird at John Duffy was a juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. There were a couple of Buteos that flew over. One might have been a Red-shouldered Hawk (waiting on Dan's photos).
After lunch we hit Saganashkee Slough. An immature BALD EAGLE flew over as we were driving along the east side of Sag Slough. We spotted more BONEPARTE'S GULLS and a few BARN SWALLOWS and 2 more SPOTTED SANDPIPERS. There was a group of about 30 ducks in about the middle of the slough, but the light was too bad for identification. We moved to the west end of the slough for better light, but the ducks were too far, though I thought at least 1 was a male Gadwall. However, I also noticed a bird that appeared to be a large grebe, slightly smaller than the ducks, with a long neck and bill. We decided to follow the rugged trail that runs along the south side of the slough to try and find a closer and better view. This was a repetition of our attempt to see the Eared Grebe that was here in March. The trail was exhausting but, as in March, it gave us the looks we needed. Dan found an open spot down by the water right across from the grebe, which proved to be a RED-NECKED GREBE in non-breeding plumage (maybe a 1st winter bird)! With this bird I've now seen 5 grebe species at Sag Slough over the years (Western, Eared, Red-necked, Horned and Pied-billed). Most of the ducks were Gadwall but there were also 5 RUDDY DUCKS.
Here is a list of the species seen today (not in present taxonomic order, but in that of the newest field guide I own: Sibley, 2nd ed.).
Abbreviations: CS = Crawdad Slough, ML = Maple Lake, MS = McGinnis Slough, BS = Bergman Slough, JD = John Duffy/McGinty Slough, SS = Saganashkee Slough.

Canada Goose: CS (14; 11 flying into Long John Sl.), ML (65), MS (3), BS (4), JD (1), SS (13)
Trumpeter Swan: MS (2)
Wood Duck: MS (9)
Mallard: ML (1), MS (9)
Gadwall: ML (5), MS (600), BS (20), SS (32)
A. Wigeon: MS (8)
N. Shoveler: MS (8), BS (4), JD (5)
Green-winged Teal: MS (25)
Greater/Lesser Scaup: MS (3)
Ruddy Duck: SS (5)
Red-necked Grebe: SS (1)
Pied-billed Grebe: MS (6), BS (3), JD (3), SS (6)
Double-crested Cormorant: SS (26)
Great Blue Heron: MS (1), SS (2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: JD (1)
Turkey Vulture: MS (10), SS (1), several more along roads
Cooper's Hawk: MS (1)
Red-tailed Hawk: MS (1), BS (1)
Buteo sp: JD (2)
Bald Eagle: MS (2), SS (1)
A. Coot: MS (625), SS (19)
Spotted Sandpiper: MS (1), SS (2)
Bonaparte's Gull: MS (40), SS (25)
Ring-billed Gull: CS (3; over Long John Sl.), SS (100)
Herring Gull: SS (5)
Rock Pigeon: along Bell Rd
Chimney Swift: SS (5)
Belted Kingfisher: ML (1), BS (1), SS (2)
Red-headed Woodpecker: BS (1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker: ML (1), MS (1), JD (1)
Downy Woodpecker: MS (1)
N. Flicker: CS (1)
E. Phoebe: MS (1)
Blue Jay: MS (1), BS (1), JD (6), SS (1)
Tree Swallow: MS (150)
Barn Swallow: MS (10), SS (5)
Black-capped Chickadee: MS (2), JD (1), SS (4)
White-breasted Nuthatch: ML (1)
Brown Creeper: SS (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet: MS (2), SS (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: SS (1)
A. Robin: CS (2), ML (1), MS (20), JD (5), SS (5)
Euro. Starling: MS (12)
Yellow-rumped Warbler: ML (1), MS (8), JD (3), SS (1)
Song Sparrow: MS (3)
Swamp Sparrow: MS (4)
N. Cardinal: SS (1)
Common Grackle: ML (2)
Red-winged Blackbird: CS (3), MS (5)
Purple Finch: MS (1)
House Finch: MS (1)
A. Goldfinch: MS (2), JD (2), SS (2)

Randy Shonkwiler
Woodlawn/Chicago


 

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Date: 10/16/18 3:37 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET more Wren galleries
The rest:

Winter http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/winter/index.htm

Carolina http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/carlwren/index.htm

Bewicks's http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/bewicks-wren/index.htm

Cactus http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/cactus-wren/index.htm

Pacific was split from house
http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/pacific/index.htm

Rob Curtis

Chicago

theearlybirder.com



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Date: 10/16/18 2:52 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
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Date: 10/16/18 2:50 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:50 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:50 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen

 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:50 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:50 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:48 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 2:48 pm
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Barn Owl program tonight in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state at tonight's Lake/Cook Chapter monthly meeting in Highland Park.
The meeting begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.  A full list of programs and field trips is at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org.
Rena Cohen
 

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Date: 10/16/18 1:10 pm
From: Laura Derks <lcderks...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
has anyone else seen chimney swifts in the last day or two? I thought they were gone, but I saw two up at the Botanic Gardens. Laura

> On Oct 16, 2018, at 2:58 PM, Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> To Lucy & all, I went on line to see if anyone else had seen red breasted nuthatch and low & behold this was just a few down on my e-mail. I had one or maybe two, hard to tell who was who, at the feeder on my deck 2 days ago. I had never seen them in my backyard before. Cute little guys hope to see more. Thanks for posting. Polly Wilson
> Round Lake Beach
> Lake County
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> From: "Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> <mailto:<ldelap...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>>
> To: "<cweishaar...> <mailto:<cweishaar...>" <cweishaar...> <mailto:<cweishaar...>>; "<ILbirds...> <mailto:<ILbirds...>" <ILbirds...> <mailto:<ILbirds...>>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:27 PM
> Subject: Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
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> We've had a pair of Red-Breasted Nuthatches visiting our feeders for the last week or so. We've had them in the past but haven't seen them in quite a number of years. So fun to see the red-breasts alternating with the white-breasts and the chickadees!
>
> Lucy DeLap
> East Dundee (near the Fox)
> Kane County
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> From: "<cweishaar...> <mailto:<cweishaar...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>>
> To: <ILbirds...> <mailto:<ILbirds...>
> Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 5:43 PM
> Subject: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
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> We had our first of the year red breasted nuthatch visiting our suet and tray feeders this afternoon. This is the earliest sighting in our backyard.
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> Chris Weishaar
> St. Charles, Kane County
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Laura C. Derks
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Date: 10/16/18 12:58 pm
From: Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
To Lucy & all,  I went on line to see if anyone else had seen red breasted nuthatch and low & behold this was just a few down on my e-mail.  I had one or maybe two, hard to tell who was who, at the feeder on my deck 2 days ago.  I had never seen them in my backyard before.  Cute little guys hope to see more.  Thanks for posting.   Polly Wilson                                                                                                                       Round Lake Beach                                                                                                                        Lake County 

From: "Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: "<cweishaar...>" <cweishaar...>; "<ILbirds...>" <ILbirds...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County

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We've had a pair of Red-Breasted Nuthatches visiting our feeders for the last week or so.  We've had them in the past but haven't seen them in quite a number of years. So fun to see the red-breasts alternating with the white-breasts and the chickadees!
Lucy DeLapEast Dundee (near the Fox)Kane County

From: "<cweishaar...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
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Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 5:43 PM
Subject: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County

  We had our first of the year red breasted nuthatch visiting our suet and tray feeders this afternoon. This is the earliest sighting in our backyard.
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Date: 10/16/18 11:41 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard WC sparrow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/31492666148/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Eating seeds with the sparrows, House and WT sp. An immature with bright colors. Likes the stick pile.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/16/18 11:27 am
From: Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
We've had a pair of Red-Breasted Nuthatches visiting our feeders for the last week or so.  We've had them in the past but haven't seen them in quite a number of years. So fun to see the red-breasts alternating with the white-breasts and the chickadees!
Lucy DeLapEast Dundee (near the Fox)Kane County

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Subject: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County

  We had our first of the year red breasted nuthatch visiting our suet and tray feeders this afternoon. This is the earliest sighting in our backyard.
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Date: 10/16/18 11:02 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Dunes & Hedge Area Tuesday 10-16-18
Hello Bird People,

Went to Montrose early to look for the Piping Plover seen there
yesterday by Luis M & a few others but in spite of several folks
looking hard the little Plover was not seen. But it had an equally
good replacement as a late, adult RED KNOT was found by Andrew A &
Alex B who waved me over to see it. It was flushed by 1st 1 dog & then
a 2nd. With beach season officially over there doesn't seem to be any
security folks around anymore. Michael F called the security number
but got no answer. The other highlight was two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS in the
Willows by the Dunes.

Montrose Beach & Dunes (7-8:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Mallard (only 2)
Killdeer (1)
RED KNOT (1-AD)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1 with an injured foot)
Dunlin (10 with the Knot & 3 by themselves)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1)
Ring Billed (46) & Herring (2) Gulls (only on the beach)
Mourning Dove (1)
Kingfisher (1)
Palm (2) & Y.R. Myrtle (4) Warblers
Savannah (1), Song (1) & Lincoln's (1) Sparrows
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (2 & very rusty they were!)
Goldfinch (2)

Hedge Area (8:30-10:15 a.m.)

I should mention that the Butterfly Meadow was loaded with birds but
they were very hard to
make out the I.D.'s due to looking into the sun. Would be better in
the afternoon.

Canada Geese
MERLIN (1 with prey)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (1-M)
Chickadee (3)
Red Breasted Nuthatch (4)
R.C. Kinglet (2)
Robins (10-12)
Orange Crowned Warbler (2)
PINE WARBLER (1-IM, hard to believe I've seen one 2 days in a row!)
Palm (4) & Y.R. Myrtle (8) Warblers
Cardinal (1-M)
Eastern Towhee (1-M & 1-F)
Song (3), White Throated (20) & White Crowned (3) Sparrows
Junco (2)
Goldfinch (12)
House Sparrow (20)

No Piping Plover but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the adult Red Knot &
Runner-Up to the 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today for the 1st time in several days


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Date: 10/15/18 6:11 pm
From: '<bissbirds...>' <bissbirds...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Egret and Heron migration Lake County
I wasn't surprised by the raptor migration today, but around 5 pm I saw what I assumed was going to be a flock of Cranes in the distance. But when I got them in the scope, I saw that they were Egrets! Then they kept coming and coming, and Great Blues were also migrating, and a Green Heron showed up too. I ended up with 111 Egrets, 39 Great Blue Herons and a Green Heron, all after 5 pm. I don't remember ever seeing such a consistent Heron migration in the Chicago area before. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49221662 Richard BissLake Villa Lake County
 

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Date: 10/15/18 3:37 pm
From: <cweishaar...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Backyard RBNU, Kane County
We had our first of the year red breasted nuthatch visiting our suet and tray feeders this afternoon. This is the earliest sighting in our backyard.


Chris Weishaar
St. Charles, Kane County
 

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Date: 10/15/18 2:15 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach & Park & Illinois Beach North Hawk Watch Monday 10-15-18
Hello Bird People,

Started at Waukegan Beach with Bob Erickson & then did the attached
small park by myself.
Then to the Illinois Beach Hawk Watch with all the Hawk Watch experts
who keep me supplied with info on all the far away raptors which I
have no idea as to what they are. Here's my lists:

Waukegan Beach (7-8 a.m.)

At 1st we only had fly-by shorebirds but eventually we had some on the
beach & pier.

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Canada Geese (65)
Mallard (2), Gadwall (4) & Redhead (8) (All in the inlet on the way
toward Greenwood)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 in a tree)
Semipalmated Plover (1 fly-by)
Sanderling (1 on the beach)
Dunlin (6 on the pier)
Palm Warbler (1)

Waukegan Beach Park (8-8:45 a.m.)
..
Eastern Phoebe (1)
R.C. Kinglet (3)
PINE WARBLER (1)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (6)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (2)
Goldfinch (6)
(I may have seen one Blue Headed Vireo but it got away before I could be sure.)

Illinois Beach North Hawk Watch (9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

As always I just saw a fraction of the raptors seen by the experts.
They were having a good day with over 300 raptors seen when I left at
1:30 p.m. But many were distant birds flying by which I didn't
include in my puny totals.

Great Blue Heron (1)
Turkey Vulture (~10)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD & 2-IM)
Northern Harrier (2-F)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (~35)
Cooper's Hawk (4)
Red Tailed Hawk (~30)
Merlin (5)
Canada Geese (~25)
Mallard (2)
Sandhill Crane (6-8)
Chimney Swift (4-6, still around)
Land birds were Blue Jays (6), one lone Grackle & Goldfinch (6)

A good raptor sighting was of a young Red Shouldered Hawk but I picked
the time when it flew
by to be in the outhouse. Oh well!

In spite of all the raptors seen Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Pine
Warbler seen at the park by Waukegan Beach. Runners-Up to the one
Sandhill Crane that keep flying nearby while calling for a missing
friend & the Merlins flying by.

Al Stokie
In N.E. Lake County today


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Date: 10/15/18 2:11 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard N cardinal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43525174600/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The 2 generations of cardinals are here in the Byard. One male and female and one late female.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/15/18 6:36 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wren galleries updated
Many of these hadn't been updated in 8-10 years, so many new images added.

Marsh http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/marsh/index.htm

Sedge  http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/sedge-wren/index.htm

House  http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/housewren/index.htm

Rock http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/rock-wren/index.htm (only 1
addition to the ones I had at Montrose, 10/8/1988)

Canyon http://theearlybirder.com/wrens/canyon-wren/index.htm (California
trip additions to this non-local)

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Chicago

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Date: 10/14/18 4:11 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 13, 2018

> Date: October 14, 2018 at 5:13 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 13, 2018
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 13, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Cold! In the high 30's - low 40's. The prairie area east of the Nature Center feeder stations was the birdiest area. Counts below are accurate or low, x = too many or too hard to count.
> 24 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Cooper's Hawk 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee X
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard it only
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1 same thing, heard it only
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 3
> American Goldfinch X
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> White-crowned Sparrow X
> Song Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler X
> Yellow-rumped Warbler X
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Female bird. it was briefly in a tree above us near where the trail branches left and right after the feeding stations. I and two other people with a lot of experience on these walks ID'd it. It looked like this: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-throated_Green_Warbler/media-browser/64909711
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49196004
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 10/14/18 1:39 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nygren Wetlands Sunday 10-14-18
Hello Bird People,

Bob Erickson & I went to look for the Red Necked Grebe seen yesterday
by Dan & Barbara W
at Nygren. We looked from 8-10 a.m. but didn't find it. But the
flooded area is immense & it's possible the Grebe is still here but
just out of view, however, after 2 hours of looking we gave up.
Here's what we did see:

Nygren Wetlands (8-10 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (~20)
D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (~30)
Wood Duck (2)
Mallards, Gadwall & Shovelers (Counts uncertain as numbers were high
but lighting was bad)
Pintail (~10)
American Wigeon (4)
Lesser Scaup (8)
Coots (~125)
Sandhill Crane (4)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (3)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (Combined total 22)
Kingfisher (1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (2)
Eastern Pewee (H-1)
Tree Swallow (~12)
Land birds seen or heard by me were Blue Jay, Chickadee, W.B.
Nuthatch, Robins & Y.R. Myrtles.
Bob had other land birds but I'm not sure which ones.

We made a detour to Howard's Farm but the big numbers of geese are not in yet.
All we saw there were a few Canada Geese & one Great Egret.
In a wet area along Meridian there were 100's of Tree Swallows.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Bonaparte's Gulls & Runners-Up to the Pintail &
American Wigeon.
It was a disappointing day after a long drive!

Al Stokie
In Winnebago County today


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Date: 10/14/18 5:57 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET gnatcatchers
Our species may be gone or leaving us soon, so here is a gallery to
remember them by.

Blue-gray http://theearlybirder.com/kinglet/bg-gnatchr/index.htm

Also a couple of relatives that I only had one film shot of each from
decades ago, before my trip to the west coast earlier this year.

Can compare species.

California: http://theearlybirder.com/kinglet/ca-gnatcatcher/index.htm

Black-tailed: http://theearlybirder.com/kinglet/bt-gnatcatcher/index.htm


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Date: 10/13/18 7:09 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Glenview area cook co.
Air station prairie

The water is back! And was full of ... Mallards 😊
Sparrows heard only in plants


Techny

The usual suspects:

Great egrets, blue herons
Black crowned night herons
Mallards
Song sparrows
Smaller sparrow greyish prob swamp
Yellow rumps
Cormorant


Lake Glenview

Had a surprise. Heard sparrows in the prairie. Tried to imitate them. One kept responding but wouldn't show. Then a black sparrow flew up into the shrub. Black sparrow? What sparrow is black? Thinking rare lark bunting... I look and oh, a male towhee! First one I've ever had here. It was making some cool noises. He flew to a small tree then down to the base and hid. At sunset, 5 mins later, he emerged and instead of singing he began calling from a low open branch. Then he dropped down to the path and began hopping around. He didn't stay long and flew to a low open branch in a young tree across the way and called some more. As I approached, he dove, or jumped, off into the prairie around him and hid again. Goodnight towhee.

Also seen were

Coots
Mallards
C geese
Mourning doves


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Date: 10/13/18 5:35 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Southern Cook Co. Forest Preserves today 13 Oct
I birded at Conkey Woods, Rubio Woods and Arrowhead Lake this morning. All
3 forest preserves are along 135th between Cicero and Harlem. I had a
total of 60 species, with 33 at Conkey, 33 at Rubio, and 22 at Arrowhead.
At Conkey Woods, I saw 8 species of warblers (most interesting American
Redstart, Bay-breasted and Black-throated Green), 27 Wood Ducks on Tinley
Creek, a Blue-headed Vireo, 4 Purple Finches, and a Pine Siskin. At Rubio
Woods I saw my first Fox Sparrow of fall, a Lincoln's and a Savannah
Sparrow (ended with 10 sparrows for morning), an Eastern Wood Pewee, 2 more
Purple Finches, Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. At Arrowhead
Lake, I saw an adult Red-shouldered Hawk, a Greater Yellowlegs, a House
Wren and my first Rusty Blackbird of the fall.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 10/13/18 4:25 pm
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COS/Sierra Club walk along Chicago's Near Southshore Prairies
COS/Sierra Club joint bird walk this morn...brrrr...garnered some great looks at many Golden-crowned Kinglets, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Hermit Thrushes, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, White-throated Sparrows, a few Norther Flickers and Eastern Phoebes, 2 Magnolia Warblers, 2 Cooper's Hawks and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I also had a Winter Wren while lagging behind on the last leg to the bathroom break. ; )

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Date: 10/13/18 4:21 pm
From: 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Connecticut warbler at Jarvis
Hi!
There’s currently a very tired Connecticut warbler flying in the grass by
the purple Martin houses at jarvis bird sanctuary, east by the lakeshore.
It flew right next to us on the ground and fed for a while. Got some iPhone
photos. Other warblers and sparrows present as well, will make an ebird
list tonight.

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Date: 10/13/18 3:52 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Red-necked Grebe @ Nygren Wetland
Barbara and I found a Red-necked Grebe at Nygren Wetland at Rockton (Winnebago County) around 4:20 pm. It is still being seen.

Dan Williams
Rockford

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Date: 10/13/18 2:20 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Brown Pelican
I didn't go to see the recent Brown Pelican found in Illinois, but I
just revised my gallery of that species today, adding many new shots.

http://theearlybirder.com/pelican/br-pelican/index.htm

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Date: 10/13/18 2:16 pm
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose, 10/13 a.m.
It was so cold at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, October 13,
Lake Michigan was steaming. This is a common sight in winter but rare at
this time of the year, caused by a large difference in temperature
between the water and air (about 30 degrees today early in the morning).
Birding was pretty good, with lots of expected mid fall migrants like
kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Hermit Thrushes, plus a few late
warblers and other passerines. Many insect eating passerines were
feeding on the ground or close to it because of the cold. According to
eBird, about 60 species were seen. Best for me were Semipalmated
Sandpiper, Merlin, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and
Nelson's Sparrow.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
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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: 10/13/18 1:37 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukagen Beach, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Independence Grove Sat 10-13-18
Hello Bird People,

Started at Waukegan Beach which had quite a few birds & went downhill
from there. Illinois Beach South had few birds, State Line Beach was
having work done (moving sand etc) & Independence Grove had nothing
special only P.B.Grebes & no ducks yet. Bob Erickson, Andy Stewart &
Steve Mulhall were with at Waukegan & Bob stayed with at Illinois
Beach & State Line. I was alone at Independence Grove.

Waukegan Beach & Beach Park (7-8:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 on the pier)
Canada Geese (~25 in the inlet toward Greenwood)
Mallard (6 in the inlet)
Redhead (4-M & 4-F in the inlet)
(Bob also had a couple of Gadwall in the inlet)
Bufflehead (2 in the lake)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD & 3-IM all flying south)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (1 fly-by)
MERLIN (1 fly-by)
Killdeer (1 fly-by)
Sanderling (3 on pier)
Dunlin (2 on pier)
Peep Species? (1 on the beach)
Horned Lark (1)

In the beach park were Chickadee, Red Breasted Nuthatches, Brown
Creepers, R.C. Kinglet,
Starling (2), Y.R, Myrtles, Eastern Towhee (1-F) & Junco.

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

Walked to the mouth of the Dead River (which is still flowing into the
lake) & back & did not find one single shorebird or gull & saw no
ducks in the lake. Only things there were 1 MERLIN in a tree, one
Winter Wren in the beach grass & 1 Y.R. Myrtle Warbler also in the
beach grass.
Blue Jays, Palm Warblers & Goldfinches were inland.

Independence Grove (11:40-noon)

P.B.Grebe (2-3)
Canada Geese (~30)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (a few each)
Kingfisher (1-M)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (1)

Bird-Of-The-Day to all 4 Bald Eagles & Runners-Up to the Merlins & the
Horned Lark.

License Plate Of The Day to another one from Idaho which was in Niles
& made the turn into
Golf-Mil shopping center if you want to look for it.

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Date: 10/13/18 10:09 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET North Pond - BTBlue + other late migrants - Sat 10/13 AM
North Pond, LP, Chicago was pretty birds this morning highlighted by a few late migrants that included 8 species of warbler including a gorgeous male Black-throated Blue Warbler, Northern Waterthrush & Cape May. Another wave of Red-breasted Nuthatch seems to have arrived with estimated 18 today - don’t think there was ever a moment in the 4 hours walking the pond that one was not within ear-shot. Hermit Thrush were also present in good numbers plus still 2 Swainson’s and 1 Wood Thrush. Also still plenty of Chimney Swift overhead, plus 2 Green Heron, 1 Gray Catbird and an Indigo Bunting. Sparrows were plentiful with 2 Clay-colored being the best.

Full list can be viewed at:
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Cheers
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Date: 10/13/18 4:28 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET cormorants
I have been catching up on processing things from my trip to the west
coast, earlier this spring/summer, and I updated some galleries.

Locals here might find it interesting to see the plumes of DC cormorants
that give the bird its common name, that we don't seem to see here. The
species gallery includes many closer to home such as from Montrose
Beach, North Pond, etc.

For those who might to see some relatives, a couple of Western
Cormorants had their galleries updated with many new images for the
first time in 8 or 9 years.

double crested http://theearlybirder.com/cormrant/dc-corm/index.htm

brandt's http://theearlybirder.com/cormrant/brandts-corm/index.htm

pelagic http://theearlybirder.com/cormrant/pel-corm/index.htm

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Date: 10/12/18 7:18 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
I birded Dixon Waterfowl Refuge today. I had 68 species despite temps in
the 30s, wind off the lake, and pretty much nonstop precipitation,
including drizzle, light rain, rain mixed with snow, snow and a little
sleet. Lovely October day. Birds included 12 species of ducks, Ruddy Duck
most common, including 5 Black Ducks and 7 Blue-winged Teals. Geese
included 4 Greater White-fronted Geese and a Ross's Goose on the island
directly off from the boat launch. Swans included 7 Mute Swans and a
single Tundra Swan that flew in from the east. There were plenty of
pelicans; I estimated 385. Water levels are high; the only shorebirds were
flyby Least Sandpiper and Greater Yellowlegs. .A Bonaparte's Gull was
visible from the boat launch. Lots of sparrows including my first junco of
the fall. Only warblers were a few Yellow-rumps, Palms and a female Common
Yellowthroat.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 10/12/18 2:35 pm
From: marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Strange American Goldfinch Behavior
Among the goldfinches on my nyjer seed sock was a young one who continually begged one of the adults to feed it!  Wings fluttering and following the adult bird around with seeds easily available, seems strange - as does the fact that it's October!  I know American Goldfinches don't nest until July or maybe later, but - a young one now??  Or is this just a college dropout who won't leave home - ??
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Date: 10/12/18 2:28 pm
From: Lorra Rudman <lorra3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Kettle of vultures skokie
INSANE!!

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> On Oct 12, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I just saw a kettle of turkey vultures that was at least 50 strong circling together over Oakton and gross Pointe in Skokie.. Phone pic of part of the group: https://flic.kr/p/2aAp3qv
>
> For good measure there was one Merlin with them zipping past underneath.
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Date: 10/12/18 2:25 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kettle of vultures skokie
I just saw a kettle of turkey vultures that was at least 50 strong circling
together over Oakton and gross Pointe in Skokie. Phone pic of part of the
group: https://flic.kr/p/2aAp3qv

For good measure there was one Merlin with them zipping past underneath.

 

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Date: 10/12/18 1:23 pm
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illinois Beach State Park - October 12
Dear birders,
I birded Illinois Beach State Park, this morning, with British birding buddy, Andy Pay (who now lives in Scotland). I tend to be a "better an hour early than a minute late kind of guy, so I arrived 50 minutes ahead of our agreed meeting time. During that time, I had a Greater Yellowlegs (flying north along the shore near the hotel), a Sedge Wren (across the main road from the hotel), and 2 American Robins, which were birds we didn't get on our walk. 
We attempted to walk the Dead River Trail (which is mostly submerged) and eventually linked with the Dune Trail. Highlights were 6 species of warbler (Black-and-white need documentation), 4 woodpeckers (no Red-headed or Hairy), 5 sparrows (including 6 Fox Sparrows and 3 Dark-eyed Juncos - I just had my first juncos of the fall along the Chicago River, yesterday - and 3 Eastern Towhees). We had one each Cooper's and Red-tailed Hawk. 
After our walk, we went to the hawkwatch for just about an hour and a half (believe it or not, my first time there). We were graciously welcomed by Janice and Paul Sweet and Jeff Skrentny. Vic Berardi arrived a while after we did. While there, we had small numbers of Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, and a Cooper's Hawk as we getting into our cars to leave.
Andy and I ended up with 48 species together (assuming he doesn't find something I missed when he examines the ebird lists). It was a good morning - much more pleasant than expected, probably due to the gentle winds early on.
For the birds!
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 10/12/18 12:04 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Again At Fort Sheridan Preserve & Hawk Watch Friday 10-12-18
Hello Bird People,

After a good day here yesterday where the folks who stayed all day saw
almost 200 raptors
I thought today would be good too but not when I was there. Part of
the problem was that there was almost no wind at all at 1st & then the
cloud cover was solid clouds. The wind picked up later but the solid
cloud cover continued. It may have improved after I left but until
11:15 a.m. the number of hawks were low.

Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch (9:15-11:15 a.m.)

Turkey Vulture (6)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (~10)
Cooper's Hawk (1 probably a local)
BROAD WINGED HAWK (1)
Red Tailed Hawk (6)
Kestrel (1 probably a local)

Non-Raptor Migrants Included

Mute Swans (12-AD flying north), Canada Geese, D.C. Cormorants,
Mallards, Pintail (1),
Blue Winged Teal (1), SNOW GEESE (2 with Canada's), Tree Swallow
(~40), many, many
Blue Jays, Palm & Myrtle Warblers, Crows & Eastern Bluebirds. One
highlight was an AMERICAN BITTERN seen only by Adam & Karen.

Land birds seen while in the wooded area (8:15-9:15 a.m.) included Red
Headed, Red Bellied & Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Chickadees, Red
(1) & White (3) Breasted Nuthatches, one Winter Wren (heard only),
Robins, Hermit Thrush (1), more Palm & Myrtle Warblers & White
Throated Sparrows. In the field by the Hawk Watch there were 3
Meadowlarks & 1 Swamp Sparrow.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Broad Winged Hawk which, although not close, I
was able to see it in my scope & so saw it fairly well. Runners-Up to
the 12 Mute Swans which I was close enough to hear the "swooshing"
sounds of their wings as they went by & the 2 Snow Geese although they
were far away.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/11/18 1:34 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Sangamon Co. Sept.2018 report

Birds in Sangamon County in September 2018

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*Pied-billed Grebe – *HC = 36 (Sept 28) – low #. Observed 20 days.

*Am. White Pelican* – fall arrival 40 over WP (Sept 10), w/HC = 313
(Sept 24), much harassment by boaters.

*Double-crested Cormorant* – HC = 200 (Sept 8), seen every day.

*Great Blue Heron* – HC = 11 (Sept 3), seen every day. High water leaves
few places to feed.

*Great Egret* – HC = 36 (Sept 14), roosting at the islands and seen
every day.

*Snowy Egret* – HC = 3 im at beach (Sept 6) – photo. Also im at Buckhart
(Sept 11 & 22).

*Little Blue Heron* – one adult flying by beach (Sept 4).

*Cattle Egret* – two roosting w/ Great Egrets at islands at Marine Pt
(Sept 21).

*Green Heron* – HC = 2 (Sept 1), last seen at Centennial Park (Sept 20).

*Black-crown Night-Heron* – fall arrival at Marine Pt (Sept 13).

*Mute Swan* – HC = 5 (Sept 12).

*Black-bellied Whistling-Duck* – same bird from July & August at LSpfld
(Sept 11 – 30)- photos.

*Canada Goose* – HC = 165 (Sept 30), seen every day. Several run over by
people at LSpfld.

*Wood Duck* – HC = 29 (Sept 7), seen on 15 days.

*Green-winged Teal* – fall arrival at beach (Sept 10), w/HC = 8 (Sept
28) – late & low #.

*Am. Black Duck* – same ♀ present (Sept 6 &7).

*Mallard *– HC = 160 (Sept 8), seen every day.

*N. Pintail* – fall arrival 2 at LSpfld (Sept 17), w/HC = 24 (Sept 28),
late & low #.

*Blue-winged Teal* – HC = 154 (Sept 17), seen on 19 days.

*Cinnamon Teal* – one adult ♂ at beach at LSpfld (Sept 24) - photos.
Five other ♀ teal w/this ♂, a couple of which might be ♀ Cinnamon Teal??

*N. Shoveler* – fall arrival 4 at Cinder Flats, w/ HC = 23 (Sept 28).

*Gadwall – *fall arrival 2 at LSpfld (Sept 28).

*Am. Wigeon*– fall arrival at LSpfld (Sept 28).

*Lesser Scaup – *same ♂ from August (Sept 27).

*Ruddy Duck* – fall arrival 6 at LSpfld (Sept 24), w/ HC = 27 (Sept 29).

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 59 (Sept 13), seen every day.

*Osprey *– HC = 2 (Sept 8 & 19), noted an additional 12 singles in Sept.

*Bald Eagle* – HC = 3( 2 adults & im) on (Sept 22). Eagles noted on 12
days (13 adults & 3 im).

*Sharp-shinned Hawk* – fall arrival along East Lake Dr (Sept 21), only 3
singles so far.

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 3 (Sept 20), seen on 13 days.

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – noted on 8 days, all at RSP/CP except one at
Marsh Road (Sept 23).Two were seen at CP/RSP (Sept 10 & 18).

*Broad-winged Hawk* – fall arrival one adult at Marsh Road (Sept 22)- no
others seen!

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 3 (Sept 2), seen on 16 days.

*Am. Kestrel* – HC = 3 (Sept 14), seen on 13 days.

*Peregrine Falcon* – 4 singles at LSpfld between (Sept 8 – 29).

*Ring-neck Pheasant* – 4 singles between (Sept 10 - 26).

*Turkey *– one at CP (Sept 10).

*N. Bobwhite*- one east of Spfld (Sept 25).

*Am. Coot* – fall arrival 10 at LSpfld (Sept 18), w/HC = 40 (Sept 27) –
late & low#.

*Killdeer *– HC = 64 (Sept 3), seen every day in low #.

*Greater Yellowlegs* – only 2 singles (Sept 21 - 29).

*Lesser Yellowlegs* – HC = 11 (Sept 6), seen on 7 days.

*Solitary Sandpiper* – only 2 singles (Sept 1 & 8).

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 4 (Sept 9), seen on 17 days.

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – HC = 2 (Sept 4), w/ last seen at Cinder Flats
(Sept 7).

*Least Sandpiper* – HC = 10 (Sept 4), seen on 19 days.

*Baird’s Sandpiper* – one at Cinder Flats (Sept 3).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* – HC = 7 (Sept 24).

*Stilt Sandpiper* – HC = 3 (Sept 16), seen on 6 days. Last seen 2 (one
adult gray & one im quite buffy) –photo, at Cinder Flats (Sept 21).

*Red-necked Phalarope* – one im at Buffalo Sewer Pond (Sept 25) – photo.

*Franklin’s Gull* – fall arrival 3 im at LSpfld (Sept 18), also 3 (Sept
21), plus 5 singles.

*Bonaparte’s Gull* – fall arrival 3 adults in basic at LSpfld beach
(Sept 18), w/HC = 20 (Sept 30).

*Ring-billed Gull* – HC = 450 (Sept 30) – not increasing as fast as
usual – much lower #.

*Herring Gull* – fall arrival adult at LSpfld (Sept 9), w/ HC = 12 (Sept
30).

*Lesser Black-back Gull – *fall arrival adult at LSpfld (Sept 3), w/ HC
= 2 (adults) on (Sept 30). Also a second year at LSpfld (Sept 28).

*Caspian Tern* – HC = 62 (Sept 4) seen on 26 days and last noted 8 at
LSpfld (Sept 27).

*Common Tern* – fall arrival 6 (one juvenal) at Marine Pt (Sept 2),
noted on 8 days.

*Forster’s Tern* – HC = 10 (Sept 12), seen on 12 days.

*Black Tern* – HC = 39 (Sept 2), seen on 9 days and last seen at LSpfld
(Sept 21).

*Rock Dove* - present

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* – 4 singles (Sept 6 – 27).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 62 (Sept 17), seen every day.

*Black-billed Cuckoo* – one bird at RSP (Sept 18).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – HC = 2 (Sept 9), seen on 9 days and last seen
(Sept 26).

*Great Horned Owl* – two SW of Spfld (Sept 3) and one at RSP (Sept 17).

*Barred Owl* – two at CP (Sept 10) only record this month.

*Common Nighthawk* – HC = 74 (Sept 10), seen on 7 days and last seen
(Sept 18).

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 77 (Sept 28), mostly low # seen on 28 days.

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* – HC = 5 (Sept 3 & 15), seen on 27 days.

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = only 2, seen on 16 days – low#.

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 13 (Sept 1), seen every day. Good acorn
crop this fall.

*Red- bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 12 (Sept 10), seen every day.

*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker* – fall arrival adult ♂ at Marine Pt (Sept
23), seen on 6 days.

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 9 (Sept 15 & 20), seen 29 days.

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 2, seen on 15 days.

*N. Flicker* – fall migrants arrival @ (Sept 11), w/HC = 16 (Sept 25).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 4 (Sept 5, 10 & 12), seen on 11 days.

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – one at WP (Sept 12).

*E. Wood-Pewee* – HC = 10 (Sept 1), seen on 27 days.

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* – only 2 singles, w/ % last seen (Sept 22) –
all empids very low #.

*Alder Flycatcher* – only 2 singles and last seen at Lin Gds (Sept 19).

*Willow Flycatcher* – two singles, w/ last seen at CP (Sept 15).

*Least Flycatcher* – HC = 2 (Sept 5 & 23), w / % departure at Lin Gds
(Sept 26).

*E. Phoebe* – HC = 7 (Sept 22), seen on 17 days.

*Great Crested Flycatcher* – HC = 3 (Sept 1), w/ % last seen at Lin Gds
(Sept 11).

*E. Kingbird* – HC = 3 (Sept 4), and also departure on New City Road.

*Horned Lark* – HC = 25 (Sept 23), still very scarce. Seen on 3 days.

*Tree Swallow* – fall arrival 10 at LSpfld (Sept 21), w/ HC = 450 (Sept 29).

*N.Rough-wing Swallow* – 2 singles, w/ last seen at Cinder Flats (Sept 16).

*Cliff Swallow* – HC = 30 (Sept 8), w/% last seen at LSpfld (Sept 28).

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 24 (Sept 2), w/% last seen 2 (Sept 30).

*Blue Jay* - fall migration difficult to determin, w/ HC = 20 (Sept 1 &
25), seen every day.

*Am.Crow* – HC = 26 (Sept 14), seen every day.

*Fish Crow* – a flock of 8 at Sangchris flying toward the woods calling
(Sept 14).

*Black-capped Chickadee* – HC = 11 (Sept 18), seen every day but one.

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 13 (Sept 11 & 21), seen every day.

*Red-breasted Nuthatch* – fall arrival 2 at East Lake Dr.(Sept 15),
found on 6 days.

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 11 (Sept 1), seen every day.

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 8 (Sept 25), seen every day.

*House Wren* – HC = 13 (Sept 22), seen on 20 days

*Sedge Wren* – fall arrival at Sangchris (Sept 27).

*Marsh Wren* – fall arrival at Cinder Flats (Sept 23).

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet* – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Sept 26) - late, and
only 2 others seen.

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 2 (Sept 1 & 2), seen on 8 days, w/ last
seen east of Spfld (Sept 30).

*E. Bluebird* – HC = 16 (Sept 21), seen on 18 days.

*Veery* – 3 singles, w/ % departure (Sept 9) – very low # & left early.

*Gray-cheeked Thrush* – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Sept 17), only other
was (Sept 23).

*Swainson’s Thrush* – HC = 13 (Sep 10), seen on 15 days – low #.

*Wood Thrush* – one at Southern View (Sept 22)..

*Am. Robin* – HC = 67 (Sept 10), lowest fall # I can ever remember. Not
seeing them roost in the sterile cornfields. Missed on one day!

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 17 (Sept 22), seen on 28 days.

N. Mockingbird – none

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 2 – low #, seen on 12 days.

*Cedar Waxwing* – HC = 87 (Sept 11) – flocks not large, birds seen on 25
days.

*European Starling* – present.

*White-eyed Vireo* – HC = 5 (Sept 10), seen on 5 days.

*Bell’s Vireo* – HC = two singles at Cinder Flats (Sept 2 & 9).

*Blue-headed Vireo* – fall arrival at N Pt (Sept 24) - late. Also 2
(Sept 30).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 2 (Sept 10), seen 9 days w/ % departure
(Sept 28).

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 3 (3x in Sept ) w/ % departure 2 on (Sept 23) –
low #. Seen on 12 days.

*Philadelphia Vireo* – fall arrival at CP (Sept 15), seen on 6 days and
HC = 4 (Sept 22).

*Red-eyed Vireo* – HC = 7 (Sept 10), seen on 20 days – low #.

*Blue-winged Warbler* – 4 singles, w/ departure at WP (Sept 20) = 5/5.

*Golden-winged Warbler* – HC = 2 ♂ at Lin Gds (Sept 21) and also
departure = 6/5.

*(Brewster’s Hybrid* – one at N Pt (Sept 10), yellow wings & forehead w/
white below = 1/1) .

*Tennessee Warbler* – HC = 13 (Sept 22), = 113/24.

*Orange-crowned Warbler* – fall arrival at Lin Gds (Sept 29) = 1/1.

*Nashville Warbler* – fall arrival ♂ at CP (Sept 1), w/ HC = 7 (Sept 22)
= 39/17.

*N. Parula* – HC = 4 (Sept 26), = 21/15.

*Yellow Warbler* – HC = 2 (Sept 17) and last seen on (Sept 22) = 4/3.

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* – HC = 7 (Sept 1) = 43/18.

*Magnolia Warbler* – HC = 12 (Sept 22), very few in early Sept = 55/22.

*Cape May Warbler* – fall arrival ♂ ♀ at LSpfld (Sept 8), w/ HC = 3
(Sept 14 & 16) = 14/7.

*Black-thr. Blue Warbler* – fall arrival ♂ at Lin Gds (Sept 11) = 1/1.

*Yellow-rumped Warbler* – fall arrival at East Lake Dr. (Sept 14), w/ HC
= 27 (Sept 30) =115/14.

*Black-throated Green Warbler* – HC = 9 (Sept 26) = 66/25.

*Blackburnian Warbler* – HC = 2 (4x in Sept between 8 - 27) = 17/13.

*Yellow-throated Warbler* – 6 singles (Sept 7 & 29), most at LSpfld = 6/6.

*Pine Warbler* – fall arrival ♀ at Marine Pt (Sept 16) = 1/1.

*Palm Warbler* –fall arrival 2 at Marsh Road (Sept 22), w/ HC = 9 (Sept
25) = 48/9.

*Bay-breasted Warbler* – HC = 4 (Sept 21) 18/10.

*Blackpoll *– fall arrival at Lin Gds (Sept 29) – late = 1/1.

*Cerulean Warbler* – one ♀ at Marine Pt (Sept 17) = 1/1.

*Black & white Warbler* – HC = 8 (Sept 22) = 28/13.

*Am. Redstart* – HC = 15 (Sept 22) = 92/24.

*Prothonotary Warbler* – 2 singles, one ♀ at RSP (Sept 5) and a ♂ at Lin
Gds (Sept 8) = 2/2

*Ovenbird *– HC = 21 (Sept 22) = 38/11.

*Northern Waterthrush* - fall arrival at RSP (Sept 9) – late & only one!
= 1/1.

*Mourning Warbler* – 2 singles one at Centennial Park (Sept 15) & one at
CP (Sept 20) = 2/2.

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 13 (Sept 22) = 54/17.

*Hooded Warbler* – fall arrival ♀ at CP (Sept 15) – only one all year! = 1/1

*Wilson’s Warbler* – fall arrival at CP (Sept 1), w/HC = 2 (Sept 26), w/
% last seen (Sept 29) = 8/7.

*Canada Warbler* – HC = 3 (Sept 1), and w/ departure (Sept 15) = 6/4.

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – 2 singles at CP, last seen (Sept 15) = 2/2.

*Summer Tanager* – 5 singles (Sept 4 - 21).

*Scarlet Tanager* – HC = 2 (Sept 6), recorded on 6 days.

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 17 (Sept 10 & 25), seen every day.

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – fall arrival 2 (Sept 4), w/ HC = 17 (Sept 22)
seen on 16 days.

*Blue Grosbeak* – HC = 2 (Sept 25), seen on 5 days.

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 14 (Sept 15), seen on 18 days.

*Dickcissel *– there were 3 (one adult & 2 im) at Sangchris (Sept 27).

*E. Towhee* – HC = 2 (5x in Sept), seen on 14 days.

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 29 (Sept 24), seen on 25 days.

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 10 (Sept 11), seen on 10 days.

*Vesper Sparrow* – fall arrival east of Spfld (Sept 25), also one other
(Sept 27).

*Savannah Sparrow* – fall arrival 2 east of Spfld (Sept 24).

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 4 (Sept 27) –w/ molt at least up to Sept 24, noted
on 8 days.

*Lincoln’s Sparrow* – fall arrival at Marsh Road (Sept 24), w/HC = 2.

*Swamp Sparrow* – fall arrival at Marsh Road (Sept 22), seen on 4 days.

*White-throated Sparrow* – fall arrival at Wahl Road (Sept 27).

*Red-winged Blackbird* – HC = 20 (Sept 16 & 24), seen on 12 days. Very
low #.

*Eastern Meadowlark* – HC = 6 (Sept 24) - very low #, seen on 2 days.

*Common Grackle* – HC = 125 (Sept 24), seen on 15 days.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 35 (Sept 20), seen on 6 days.

*Baltimore Oriole* – 3 singles, w/ last seen im at Sangchris (Sept 14).

*House Finch* – HC = 22 (Sept 12), seen on 22 days.

*Am. Goldfinch* – HC = 19 (Sept 30), seen on 27 days.

*House Sparrow* – present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* – HC = 3 at Centennial Park & Buckhart (Sept 20
& 30) - only records.

Total field days in September = 30

Total hours for September= 265

Total species for September 2018 = 177

Most of September was hot with 13 days 85° or over (11 days over 90°),
with a hot period (a real migration killer) the first week of September
(even the lows were high – 69° – 76°) and a prolonged hot period (Sept
11 - 21). There were two short “normal periods” (64° - 79°).The lowest
low was 43° September 27. Most of the rain occurred on September 7 and
8, with the monthly total 3.21 inches. Again shorebird and rail numbers
were dismal and maybe some species do not even come this way anymore.
Few sparrows arrived in September and vireos and thrushes were few.

The acorn crop was abundant in some areas, there were some grapes and
poison-ivy berries.

Disruption of remaining habitat by humans almost unbearable – how do the
birds function?

A TV tower kill at WICS on September 22 of 93 birds was on a night
without obvious weather to induce a kill.

H. David Bohlen,

Illinois State Museum

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Beckie Dyer
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Illinois State Museum
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Date: 10/11/18 12:50 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fort Sheridan Hawk Watch Thursday 10-11-18
Hello Bird People,

Strong NW winds today so off to the Hawk Watch I went. I stayed 4
hours & by the end of that period I was cold enough to call it a day
although plenty of others were sticking it out longer.
Remember that my totals are only a portion of what was seen. As of
1:15 p.m. we had 10 species of raptors seen but I'm sure more were
seen later. Highlight was my 2nd SWAINSON'S HAWK in the last 9 days
which flew by at about 9:30 a.m. only 15 min after I arrived. Come to
think of it the 1st one was also seen within 15-20 min of arriving.
That's cutting it pretty close!
I believe they also had a Swainson's Hawk at Illinois Beach today,
maybe the same one?

Fort Sheridan Hawk Watch (9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)

Raptors

Turkey Vulture (7)
Northern Harrier (5)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (~20)
Cooper's Hawk (4)
SWAINSON'S HAWK (1-AD) (Flew by directly overhead)
Broad Winged Hawk (1) (Also flew by directly overhead)
Red Tailed Hawk (~25)
Kestrel (2)
Merlin (3)
Peregrine (1)

Non-Raptors

Canada Geese, Sandhill Crane (7), Chimney Swifts (~15), Tree Swallow
(2) (also several
Swallow Species?), Blue Jays, Palm Warblers & Goldfinch. .

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Swainson's Hawk & Runner-Up to the Broad Winged Hawk.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/11/18 8:31 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET WT sp in the By
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/31372481618/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The sparrows arrived today along with the weather change. Hiding in the stick pile eating seeds. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/10/18 1:02 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons From Willow Road Wed 10-10-18
Hello Bird People,

Had to go somewhere close to beat the incoming rain so I picked Skokie
Lagoons. Finished at 9:45 a.m. & light rain started soon thereafter.
Didn't do as well as on Saturday when I had 40 species but I managed
28 species today. Unlike Saturday where I had my best birds in the
opening by the shelter today there were almost no birds in that area.
Every day is different.

Skokie Lagoons From Willow (7:30-9:45 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (1)
D.C.Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Geese (39)
Wood Duck (14)
Mallard (55)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Killdeer (1 flying by)
Mourning Dove (5)
Kingfisher (2)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (2-M)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-M)
Flicker (2)
Blue Jay (6-8)
Crows (4)
Chickadee (4)
W.B. Nuthatch (1)
Golden Crowned Kinglet (4)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (3)
Robins (65-70, they were everywhere!)
Starling (4)
Song Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (8-10)
Junco (8)
Red Winged Blackbird (12)
Goldfinch (H-2)

In spite of the light rain I checked Techny North where I found that a
little shorebird habitat has returned but there were no shorebirds.
With today's rain I'd bet it'll be flooded again tomorrow.

Techny North Of Willow (10:05-10:25 a.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (3)
Great Egret (1)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD & 1-IM)
Mallard (9)
Song Sparrow (1) & Goldfinch (1)

Unlike yesterday when I had many birds to pick from today's
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the
two Black Crowned Night Herons at Techny North. Runner-Up to the Hairy
Woodpecker which I saw very well.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/9/18 5:52 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove influx cook co
New birds arrived since yesterday. Mostly yellow rumps but also palm, Tennessee, Lincoln's and swamp sparrows. Others likely.

Ruby crowned kinglets, looking fine.

Bird of the day to a close up view of a nice blue headed vireo which I wasn't expecting so late in the stream of migrants.

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Date: 10/9/18 2:11 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RB wp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/30271677327/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The Red-bellied wp came after a long summer absence. Called and made some noises. Landed just over me on the covered swing set.Had Brown creeper and still an E. phoebe.Pineapple sage is getting ready to bloom, but no RT.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/9/18 1:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Back To Shorebirds In The Lake Calumet Area Tuesday 10-9-18
Hello Bird People,

Figured I'd better look for come October shorebirds as time is running
out for that group of species. Carl G, Steve H, Amanda T & Walter M
have all been getting shorebirds in the Lake Cal area but it's really
hard to get down there on a weekday. But today I "bit the bullet" &
went there on the Edens, Kennedy, Dan Ryan & Bishop Ford expressways.
Only came to a complete stop a few times but never got over 25 mph
until I got on the Dan Ryan. Here's my lists:

Big Marsh From Stony Island (7:30-7:55 a.m.)

Not easy viewing with the sun in my eyes but I could angle out the sun
part of the time.

Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (1)
Mute Swan (32) & Canada Geese (20)
Mallards, Wood Ducks, Shovelers & Gadwall
COMMON GALLINULE (2 immatures with the white coming in on the flanks)
Red Winged Blackbirds (singing)

Burnham Prairie Marsh (8:10-8:50 a.m.)

They were late opening the gate so I walked in but soon they unlocked
the gate so I could get the car in & get back to the rear body of
water.

Great Blue (1) & Great Egret (5)
Mallards, Blue & Green Winged Teal & one Pintail
Semipalmated Plover (2) & Killdeer (16)
Greater Yellowlegs (2-rear pond)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Kestrel (1-PR)
Kingfisher (1-M)
Mourning Dove (1), Blue Jays, Robins, Starlings, Red Wings & House Sparrows

Hegewisch Marsh (9-10 a.m.)

Mute Swan (1-AD & 2-IM) & Canada Geese (~10)
Mallards, Blue & Green Winged Teal, Pintail, Shovelers & Gadwall
Killdeer (1 fly-by)
Lesser Yellowlegs (5-6), STILT SANDPIPER (1 or 2) & Dunlin (2)
(Thought I saw 2 Stilts at 1st but when I went back for a closer look
I only found one?
Either I was wrong at 1st or the 2nd Stilt went undercover? Walter had
2 the last 2 days.)
MONK PARAKEET (6 very loud fly-bys)
Eastern Bluebird (1), Robins (6), Y.R. Myrtles (6) & Goldfinch (2)

Calumet Park (11:10-11:35 a.m.)

Only looked from the beach house as I figured the Scoter would be there.

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Canada Geese (52) & Mallard (4)
SURF SCOTER (1-F)(Right off the beach toward the coast guard area)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD hunting)
Coots (6)

Rainbow Beach (11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.)

Only looked at the rock wall did not look for land birds.

D.C. Cormorant (27, some looked smaller but couldn't pick out a
Neotropic for sure)
Canada Geese (~25)
Red Breasted Merganser (1-F)
Ring Billed (~60) & Herring (4) Gulls
Coots (~40)

Stopped at Montrose on the way home but only viewed the flooded beach.
Did not see yesterdays Golden Plover only 17 Sanderlings but I did not
check the "protected beach". With the warm weather many people were on
the beach.

I had 8 species of shorebirds which is pretty good for October.
Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Surf Scoter & Runners-Up to the Gallinules
& the Monk Parakeets.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/9/18 7:27 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Chipping sp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44291546205/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Didn't stay long. But also the WT sp was hiding in the stick pile and left shortly, gone south.  JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/9/18 7:15 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RB grosbeak
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/45153035212/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Eating berries and hiding in the cherry tree. Shy but called a few times.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/8/18 5:39 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
Somehow the link didn't paste correctly. Here it is:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49063942


Joe Lill
Chicago, IL
www.musicbyjoelill.com

"We are what we practice."  -- Charlie Geyer



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From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: ILbirds <ILbirds...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 7:35 pm
Subject: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)

Well, I went there to pick up a year bird and I did; just not the one I expected.
There were tons of people on the beach on this fine 80-degree evening, and many in Lake Montrose, too. There wasn't a single gull on the main beach (I did not go to the shorebird area), but I could see a shorebird on the opposite (north) side of Lake Montrose, just east of the dog beach. It had a contrasting dark cap and had an upright posture, so my immediate impression was Golden Plover, but I needed to walk all the way around to be certain (it would be a year bird, after all). By the time I got around the sun was setting, so the iPhone photos attached to my eBird report aren't great, but they're sufficient. The aspect I couldn't capture with the phone was the golden cast on the entire back.
15 Sanderlings and a Dunlin were working their way along the shoreline.

https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S49063942

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

 

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Date: 10/8/18 5:36 pm
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull (no) & American Golden Plover (yes)
Well, I went there to pick up a year bird and I did; just not the one I expected.
There were tons of people on the beach on this fine 80-degree evening, and many in Lake Montrose, too. There wasn't a single gull on the main beach (I did not go to the shorebird area), but I could see a shorebird on the opposite (north) side of Lake Montrose, just east of the dog beach. It had a contrasting dark cap and had an upright posture, so my immediate impression was Golden Plover, but I needed to walk all the way around to be certain (it would be a year bird, after all). By the time I got around the sun was setting, so the iPhone photos attached to my eBird report aren't great, but they're sufficient. The aspect I couldn't capture with the phone was the golden cast on the entire back.
15 Sanderlings and a Dunlin were working their way along the shoreline.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49063942

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 10/8/18 2:35 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Poss broad winged hawks cook co
At cumberland and higgins chicago. Two soaring low by highway.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


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Date: 10/8/18 2:32 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Franklins Gull Montrose Beach, Cook County
"Late date" almost doesn't count this season. It took a very long time for
the migration to get into gear. We're still seeing all sorts of birds that
normally would not be here.

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On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 2:56 PM joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Greetings:
> There’s currently a single ad. Franklin’s Gull in the big fluddle on
> Montrose Beach. See attachment for photo.
> The Hedge is fairly birdy
> Field Sp. White Throated, flock of Juncos, many GC Kinglets, 1 RC Kinglet,
> Yellow Rumped, Palm, Black Throated Green, Phoebes, 1 Yellow Bellied Fly.
> (Late date?)
> Josh Murphy
> Cook County
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Date: 10/8/18 1:11 pm
From: joshua murphy <birdmanmurphy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Franklins Gull Montrose Beach, Cook County
Greetings:
There’s currently a single ad. Franklin’s Gull in the big fluddle on Montrose Beach. See attachment for photo.
The Hedge is fairly birdy
Field Sp. White Throated, flock of Juncos, many GC Kinglets, 1 RC Kinglet, Yellow Rumped, Palm, Black Throated Green, Phoebes, 1 Yellow Bellied Fly. (Late date?)
Josh Murphy
Cook County

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Date: 10/8/18 10:45 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chevalier Woods Plus Lake Opeka & Axehead Lake Monday 10-8-18
Hello Bird People,

Didn't have much time for birding today so I went to Chevalier Woods
which is easy to get to & close to home. But the irritation factor was
very high as an airplane flew over every 5 min making all sorts of
noise. This was why I stopped going here last Spring but I had
forgotten that. I'll remember it now!

Only saw a few migrants & lingering birds in my 2 hours of birding but
at least I got a good walk in. I did see 4 species of warblers but
nothing special. Here's my day list:

Chevalier Woods (7:45-10:25 a.m.)

Canada Geese (6, in the river)
Wood Duck (2)
Mallard (14)
Cooper's Hawk (1 fly-by)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 in a tree)
Chimney Swift (2)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (7)
Downy Woodpecker (H-1)
Eastern Pewee (2)
Blue Jay (8)
Chickadee (8)
W.B. Nuthatch (5)
R.C. Kinglet (1)
Hermit Thrush (2)
Robins (20-25)
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Nashville Warbler (2 & 1 had a big caterpillar which it ate after a battle)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (9)
Blackpoll Warbler (1-probable?)
Song Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (2)
Goldfinch (H-2)

That's only 22 species & not much to brag about.

On my way home I stopped at Lake Opeka where I found only Canada Geese
& Mallards & at
Axehead Lake where I couldn't even find Mallards but only Gesse & 2
P.B. Grebes.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Eastern Pewees & Runner-up to the P.B. Grebes.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/7/18 5:50 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET CORRECTION COS Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch trip is OCTOBER 14!
Hi, birders,


I posted earlier about the COS Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch trip... I said it was 11/14 but that was a typo... The trip is Sunday, 10/14, as in October, this month...


Thanks and sorry for any confusion...


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Date: 10/7/18 5:14 pm
From: ALAN ANDERSON <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve (Cook), Oct 7, 2018
I thought I'd check out the birds along the Des Plaines River and restoration at Camp Pine Forest Preserve this afternoon, 10/7/18. (east side of the river, south of Lake/Euclid in Glenview/Northbrook/Des Plaines area).

There were dozens of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS along the river, most feeding low to the ground and at river's edge, but only one other warbler (a NASHVILLE) and no Palms.

Two groups of sparrows, with at least 5 species (SONG, SWAMP, FIELD, LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED) in two groups in the field/restoration area.

One smallish SHARP-SHINNED HAWK among the 25 total species I saw today.

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

eBird list below

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <casresearch...>
> Date: October 7, 2018 at 7:01 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve, Oct 7, 2018
>
> Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 7, 2018 3:05 PM - 4:50 PM
> Protocol: Transect
> 1.7 mile(s)
> Comments: 59-60 degrees and cloudy; walked south along river > 0.5 miles and back and into fields; 2 chipmunk and about 3 gray squirrels; no other mammals
> 25 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose X heard only
> Wood Duck 1 one heard flying along river
> Mallard 12 a group of 3 (2M, 1F) north and another group of 9 (mixed) farther south in river and along edges
> Mourning Dove 1 flying over field towards river
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Great Blue Heron 1 flushed along river; flew south
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flew from edge of field to woods along river; smallish - likely male
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1 female feeding in tree along edge of open picnic area west of parking lot
> Northern Flicker 7 five along river and two inland
> Eastern Phoebe 1 perched in tree just east of trail and west of field
> Blue Jay 8 4-5 along river and a group of 4 in trees in field
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> Catharus sp. 1 Swainson's or Hermit but not a great look
> American Robin 110 large numbers feeding along river; likely more
> Gray Catbird 1 possibly two; in shrubs in field (northwest area)
> Field Sparrow 2 in group of sparrows with song, swamp and lincoln's
> White-crowned Sparrow 1 with group of other sparrows in shrubs in fields (swamp, song and Lincoln's)
> Song Sparrow 4 possibly more; flushed a group of sparrows from field but not all showed themselves
> Lincoln's Sparrow 4 in two groups with other sparrows; possibly a 5th
> Swamp Sparrow 3 one along river and the other two were in two groups in field (landed in two shrubby areas); possibly more
> sparrow sp. 8 flushed a group from field and a number kept in hiding
> Nashville Warbler 1 along river with yellow-rumps
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 75 minimum; likely up to 85 or more; all over the river and feeding on ground in picnic area also; a few in field but most along river
>
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Date: 10/7/18 2:26 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Join COS for Southshore Prairies Bird Walk, Saturday, 11/13
I assume you mean 10/13 and not 11/13 as was in subject line.
Chuck Berman

On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 2:38 PM <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
>
> Join members of the Chicago Ornithological Society and Sierra Club Chicago
> Group for the latest in this joint series of beginning bird and nature
> walks.
>
> This walk will start in the prairie just south of McCormick Place to check
> for early morning migrant birds, especially around the lovely limestone
> pool. We will head south along the lake shore to check for migrant birds on
> or over the water as well as for birds in the grasslands, groves and
> scrubby habitat. Nelson’s Sparrows are not uncommon in these prairies at
> this time. There may also be migrating Monarch Butterflies and various
> species of dragonflies.
>
> The Chicago Park Nature Tours also are a great opportunity to learn more
> about Sierra Club and Chicago Ornithological Society and each group’s local
> and national conservation activities and field trips.
>
> Directions:
> Meet at the north end of the 31st Street pay parking lot east of Lake
> Shore Drive at 7:00 a.m. The parking ticket machines take quarters or
> credit cards.
>
> Special instructions:
> Be prepared for a lot of walking. You must carry water with you on the
> walk. Dress for the weather which can be changeable in October.
>
> What to bring and wear:
> Binoculars are essential if you want to watch birds, butterflies and
> wildlife (there are a few pairs available to borrow); dress for the
> weather; wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy boots or shoes; bring insect
> repellent; and carry water to drink. Bring a spotting scope if you have one
> on Chicago trips for lake watching.
>
> Trip Leader: Christine Williamson
>
> For more information, please contact Christine at <birdchris...> to
> RSVP and to get directions. If you need help on the day of the trip, call
> Christine’s cell phone at 773/415-5217.
>
>
> aerin tedesco
>
> Field Trips Chair
>
>
>
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Date: 10/7/18 12:59 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS at Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch, Sunday 10/14
The Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch in October is the best time for diversity of migrant raptors. Both Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlin are at their peak, with Osprey slowing down and Red-tailed Hawks beginning to pick up. Other migrant raptors at this time of year include Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, and American Kestrel. More unlikely, but not out of the question, are Broad-winged Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Rough-legged Hawk, and if we're REALLY lucky, Northern Goshawk! These counts can include hundreds of migrant raptors pouring over the count site. Outside of raptors, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve is an excellent location of migrant passerines, especially sparrows, in October. If the migration is not very active, we will walk around the varied habitat surrounding the watch to search for mid-October migrants.

YOU MUST RSVP for this trip! Because this stationary spot can get crowded, we are limiting it to 25 people.
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/gL42NMh3cVMt0Ig02 https://goo.gl/forms/gL42NMh3cVMt0Ig02
Be sure to dress warm for the hawkwatch. Being stationary for hawkwatching means you need to dress warmer than expected. Bring layers for twenty degrees colder than the actual temperature. If you get to warm, you can lose a layer, but you will regret not having that extra layer or gloves if you want them!
Leader: Adam Sell; <Adamwardsell...>
Sunday, October 14
9am
Ft Sheridan Hawkwatch site https://goo.gl/maps/bziRkuLMUL62 https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fmaps%2FbziRkuLMUL62&h=AT2_Wqh63khM0W5T8RPMbCqhc690tSeChwS-IaGmTon8njiyVM1vnyse6HNe5BKL8BKBN714mq1YCoAlzdH_ykgNVZZXiDckjQ2NRCLM5McOn-Y0DtLrTvdFAPvl4fNxzRhK1NzH8O1XjPvEECuUx0gk-wLXpU8uho0dXMmr
The count site is just northwest of the parking lot, about a 100 yard walk. It can't be missed. You'll see the picnic tables as you drive into the forest preserve. Parking lot holds 45 cars so carpooling could be a good idea.


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Date: 10/7/18 12:37 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS for Southshore Prairies Bird Walk, Saturday, 11/13

Join members of the Chicago Ornithological Society and Sierra Club Chicago Group for the latest in this joint series of beginning bird and nature walks.
This walk will start in the prairie just south of McCormick Place to check for early morning migrant birds, especially around the lovely limestone pool. We will head south along the lake shore to check for migrant birds on or over the water as well as for birds in the grasslands, groves and scrubby habitat. Nelson’s Sparrows are not uncommon in these prairies at this time. There may also be migrating Monarch Butterflies and various species of dragonflies.

The Chicago Park Nature Tours also are a great opportunity to learn more about Sierra Club and Chicago Ornithological Society and each group’s local and national conservation activities and field trips.
Directions:
Meet at the north end of the 31st Street pay parking lot east of Lake Shore Drive at 7:00 a.m. The parking ticket machines take quarters or credit cards.
Special instructions:
Be prepared for a lot of walking. You must carry water with you on the walk. Dress for the weather which can be changeable in October.
What to bring and wear:
Binoculars are essential if you want to watch birds, butterflies and wildlife (there are a few pairs available to borrow); dress for the weather; wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy boots or shoes; bring insect repellent; and carry water to drink. Bring a spotting scope if you have one on Chicago trips for lake watching.
Trip Leader: Christine Williamson
For more information, please contact Christine at <birdchris...> to RSVP and to get directions. If you need help on the day of the trip, call Christine’s cell phone at 773/415-5217.


aerin tedesco
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Date: 10/7/18 12:22 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cook County Palos Area COS Field Trip
A small group of us braved the weather and attended the COS field trip led
by Bob Fisher this morning in the Palos area.

Starting at McGinnis Slough, where the highlights were the good variety of
dabblers including a conservatively estimated 40 AMERICAN WIGEON and 8 or
so NORTHERN PINTAILS. 10 RING-NECKED DUCKS were the only divers that have
moved in.

At Saganashkee Slough the only highlight was a lone RUDDY DUCK

Little Red School House had a pair of sub-adult BALD EAGLES that gave us
some nice looks through scopes but really not much else notable.

Finally to a stop at Maple Lake to look for TUFTED TITMICE - which
delivered three of them along with some other birds including a
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.

Full lists for the group below. Good birding and thanks again to Bob for a
fun trip.

McGinnis Slough--East/La Grange Rd, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 7, 2018 7:55 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.63 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck X
Blue-winged Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 6
American Wigeon 40
Mallard X
American Black Duck 3
Northern Pintail 8
Green-winged Teal 14
Ring-necked Duck 10
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 50
Sora 1
American Coot X
Ring-billed Gull X
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 5
Bald Eagle 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Heard
American Robin X
American Goldfinch 2
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Common Yellowthroat 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49021294

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

Saganashkee Slough, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 7, 2018 9:39 AM - 9:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.16 mile(s)
10 species

Canada Goose X
Ruddy Duck 1
Chimney Swift X
Ring-billed Gull X
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49021352

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 7, 2018 9:46 AM - 10:16 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
6 species

Wood Duck 2
Ring-billed Gull 6
Bald Eagle 2
House Finch 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49021396

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

Maple Lake, Palos area, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 7, 2018 10:39 AM - 11:09 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 15
Cedar Waxwing 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49021451

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

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Date: 10/7/18 11:36 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Murder By Merlin & Other Heart Warming Tales Sunday 10-7-18
Hello Bird People,

Actually there are no other heart warming tales included but I liked
the title. And I got to use some alliteration with the letter M which
I like to do as well. The Merlin in question was at Waukegan Beach
flying well out over the water in the hopes of catching some small
bird flying in toward land.
This is what happened when some small sparrow or warbler flew in & was
picked off by the Merlin who then went inland with it's prey. I have
seen this happen at Gillson Park where one Merlin was stockpiling his
catches flying back out to catch another after depositing it's prey &
waiting to eat it later. Get 'em while they're hot I guess. I
understand catching & eating small birds is what Merlins do but I
can't help but feel bad for the small bird which was worn out from a
long flight over water & then had no where to escape to. I always feel
sorry for the prey species. It's an underdog thing.

Waukegan Beach (7-8 a.m.)

The only shorebirds were Sanderlings (7), the only Gulls were Ring
Billed & Herring & raptors were the previously mentioned Merlin & one
adult Bald Eagle flying south & scattering the Gulls. Also flying by
were D.C.Cormorants & 3 Red Breasted Mergansers.

Illinois Beach South Unit (8;15-9;30 a.m.)

Walked all the way to the mouth of the Dead River & saw 2 Merlins
patrolling the beach so no shorebirds were around. Only saw more Ring
Billed & Herring Gulls & flying Cormorants (35) &
Red Breasted Mergansers (4 & 7). By the way the river has broken
through & is flowing out into the lake. I have never seen such a flood
zone as at the river mouth but now it should begin to
go down.

State Line Beach (10-10:15 a.m.)

Only thing on the beach were more Ring Billed & Herring Gulls with 2
Mallards nearby & 9
D.C. Cormorants on the rock wall. Not much reward for the extra drive up here.

Didn't see many birds today but had some drama to talk about. We had
exactly 3 hours without rain as the rain stopped at 7 a.m. & started
up again at 10 a.m. when Bob Erickson & I quit
for the day.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Merlins & Runner-Up to the adult Bald Eagle.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/6/18 3:37 pm
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET "Big Day" in Columbus Park
This morning from 8 to 10 three of us walked much of Columbus Park,
spending the bulk of our time in and around the sanctuary. It was a most
productive day. Here's the list. eBird was dubious about the Kingbird and
the Bay-breasted Warbler. Don't care. It's what we saw in this unusual
migration season.

Canada Goose 400
Mallard 12
Rock Pigeon 3
Chimney Swift 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
hawk sp. 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Black-caped Chickadee 2
Brown Creeper 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 26
European Starling 50
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
House Sparrow 10

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Date: 10/6/18 3:17 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bemis Woods field trip today, 6 October
I led a trip for Lake Cook Audubon to Bemis Woods this morning and was
joied by 13 birders. We ended up spending most of our time at Bemis
South. The weather cooperated nicely. The early rain ended about 20
minutes before we met, and the midday rain didn't start until we had gone
our separate ways.
We had 45 species including 8 warblers, best being a Northern Parula;
also 2 Orange-crowned, an adult male American Redstart and 5 Black-throated
Green Warblers. Also 8 species of sparrows with 2 Vesper Sparrows the
highlight. Other birds of interest included a singing Carolina Wren,
Blue-headed and Philadelphia Vireos, and 3 Purple Finches.

Doug Stotz
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Date: 10/6/18 3:04 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 6, 2018

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 6, 2018
> Oct 6, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Another slow day following heavy rains earlier in the morning. More birds than usual were heard more than they were seen. Counts are generally accurate or low where listed; x = too hard or too many to count.
> 22 species
>
> Canada Goose X
> Wood Duck 4
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 3
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Cooper's Hawk 2
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker X heard only
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker X
> Blue Jay X mostly heard, a couple seen
> Black-capped Chickadee X heard only
> American Robin X
> European Starling X
> American Goldfinch X
> Dark-eyed Junco X
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird X heard only
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler X
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48992581
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Date: 10/6/18 2:23 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
Thank you Al and Jeff for this update.

Interesting distribution of birds, as I had 12 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warblers at Northwestern University this morning and 1 Palm Warbler, as well as 1 Hermit thrush. The Yellow-rumped Warblers were primarily by the Allen Center.

At Perkins Woods yesterday I had 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers and I know 5 were seen today there as well.

I had a Wilson's Warbler at Perkins Woods yesterday, it was seen again there today. Same for an immature Red-headed Woodpecker.

No catbirds for me either.

My yard has been remarkable the past 2 days. My lot is less than a 1/4-acre, so we are not talking vast expanses, but I converted both backyard and front yard from lawns to 100% native plants in the last 2 years and it seems to be making a big difference in attracting birds.

In aggregate, this is what has come through yesterday and today other than the year-round locals:

Chimney Swift 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Purple Finch 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Grackle 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, female and immature 2
Indigo Bunting, immature 1

Wish the light were a little bit better for ease of identification!

Tamima


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Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:09 PM
To: Al Stokie
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Subject: Re: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18



I was there as well around the same time and saw mostly similar birds. Missed Al's Wilson's, but added a TENNESSEE, a few WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS and a small group of FIELD SPARROWS. The most birdy spot for me was the trees and brush in the Northwest corner of the big field. Might try again this afternoon after the rains move through. Good birding.

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM Al Stokie <alstokie99...><mailto:<alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:


Hello Bird People,

I knew I wouldn't see as many birds as Jeff B does at this location
but that didn't stop me from going. From the Willow Rd lot I headed
north along the gravel path until it ends & then returned via the bike
path. Had a fair number of birds on the gravel section but not many
along the bike path probably due to all the bikes flying by. But I had
a big finish by the open lawn & shrub section by the shelter along the
water. I find it interesting that I didn't see or hear any Downy
Woodpeckers, Palm or Myrtle Warblers,
Hermit Thrushes nor Catbirds which I should have? Here's my day list.

Skokie Lagoons From Willow Rd (8:30-10:30 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (1)
D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (2 in the water & 11 flying by)
Wood Duck (2)
Mallard (12)
Herring Gull (1 fly-by)
Chimney Swift (12-15)
Kingfisher (2 chasing each other)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-1)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2)
Flicker (15 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
Eastern Pewee (H-1)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue Jay (2)
Chickadee (3-4)
Red Breasted Nuthatch (1)
White Breasted Nuthatch (2-3)
Brown Creeper (1)
House Wren (1, scolding)
Winter Wren (1)
R.C. Kinglet (2)
Robins (50 or more)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Starling (26 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER (1)
Nashville Warbler (2)
WILSON'S WARBLER (1)
Cardinal (1)
ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK (1)
Eastern Towhee (H-1)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (3)
Swamp Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (10-12)
Junco (17)
Red Winged Blackbird (3)
Grackle (2)
Goldfinch (4)

I had 40 species at the Lagoons & I think Bird-Of-The-Day will the
Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Runners-Up to the Orange Crowned Warbler & the Wilson's Warbler which
ebird says is a
late record.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today birding between rain showers


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Date: 10/6/18 2:12 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Southside - Whip-poor-will etc - Sat 10/6
Had a pretty fine morning of birding with President Birthday Boy Carly Giometti on the southside of Chicago today!

We started at Rainbow Beach which was extremely productive with a very late Whip-poor-will probably the standout highlight! Other highlights from here:
Horned Grebe - 3
Dunlin - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Canvasback - 1
Caspian Tern - 5
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
Sedge Wren - 4
Grasshopper Sparrow - 1
Nelson’s Sparrow - 3
Rusty Blackbird - 1
12 species of warbler - best probably Bay-breasted
Scarlet Tanager - 1

Hegewisch Marsh
Stilt Sandpiper - 1
Lesser Yellowlegs - 9
Northern Pintail - 4
Peregrine - 1

Burnham Prairie NP
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Common Merganser - 1

Calumet Park
Surf Scoter - 1

I now sort of wish we were doing an October Cook County big day - we ended up with 93 species and with a little effort and a few more sites 100 would have been easy!!

Full list of todays birding can be viewed here:
http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-10-06 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2018-10-06>


Cheers
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Date: 10/6/18 11:10 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
I was there as well around the same time and saw mostly similar birds.
Missed Al's Wilson's, but added a TENNESSEE, a few WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS
and a small group of FIELD SPARROWS. The most birdy spot for me was the
trees and brush in the Northwest corner of the big field. Might try again
this afternoon after the rains move through. Good birding.

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> I knew I wouldn't see as many birds as Jeff B does at this location
> but that didn't stop me from going. From the Willow Rd lot I headed
> north along the gravel path until it ends & then returned via the bike
> path. Had a fair number of birds on the gravel section but not many
> along the bike path probably due to all the bikes flying by. But I had
> a big finish by the open lawn & shrub section by the shelter along the
> water. I find it interesting that I didn't see or hear any Downy
> Woodpeckers, Palm or Myrtle Warblers,
> Hermit Thrushes nor Catbirds which I should have? Here's my day list.
>
> Skokie Lagoons From Willow Rd (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
>
> P.B. Grebe (1)
> D.C. Cormorant (1)
> Great Blue Heron (1)
> Canada Geese (2 in the water & 11 flying by)
> Wood Duck (2)
> Mallard (12)
> Herring Gull (1 fly-by)
> Chimney Swift (12-15)
> Kingfisher (2 chasing each other)
> Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-1)
> Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2)
> Flicker (15 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
> Eastern Pewee (H-1)
> Eastern Phoebe (2)
> Blue Jay (2)
> Chickadee (3-4)
> Red Breasted Nuthatch (1)
> White Breasted Nuthatch (2-3)
> Brown Creeper (1)
> House Wren (1, scolding)
> Winter Wren (1)
> R.C. Kinglet (2)
> Robins (50 or more)
> Brown Thrasher (1)
> Starling (26 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
> ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER (1)
> Nashville Warbler (2)
> WILSON'S WARBLER (1)
> Cardinal (1)
> ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK (1)
> Eastern Towhee (H-1)
> Chipping Sparrow (1)
> Song Sparrow (3)
> Swamp Sparrow (1)
> White Throated Sparrow (10-12)
> Junco (17)
> Red Winged Blackbird (3)
> Grackle (2)
> Goldfinch (4)
>
> I had 40 species at the Lagoons & I think Bird-Of-The-Day will the
> Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
> Runners-Up to the Orange Crowned Warbler & the Wilson's Warbler which
> ebird says is a
> late record.
>
> Al Stokie
> In Cook County today birding between rain showers
>
>


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Date: 10/6/18 10:59 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons In From Willow Road Going North Saturday 10-6-18
Hello Bird People,

I knew I wouldn't see as many birds as Jeff B does at this location
but that didn't stop me from going. From the Willow Rd lot I headed
north along the gravel path until it ends & then returned via the bike
path. Had a fair number of birds on the gravel section but not many
along the bike path probably due to all the bikes flying by. But I had
a big finish by the open lawn & shrub section by the shelter along the
water. I find it interesting that I didn't see or hear any Downy
Woodpeckers, Palm or Myrtle Warblers,
Hermit Thrushes nor Catbirds which I should have? Here's my day list.

Skokie Lagoons From Willow Rd (8:30-10:30 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (1)
D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Geese (2 in the water & 11 flying by)
Wood Duck (2)
Mallard (12)
Herring Gull (1 fly-by)
Chimney Swift (12-15)
Kingfisher (2 chasing each other)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-1)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2)
Flicker (15 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
Eastern Pewee (H-1)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Blue Jay (2)
Chickadee (3-4)
Red Breasted Nuthatch (1)
White Breasted Nuthatch (2-3)
Brown Creeper (1)
House Wren (1, scolding)
Winter Wren (1)
R.C. Kinglet (2)
Robins (50 or more)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Starling (26 with most on the lawn by the shelter)
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER (1)
Nashville Warbler (2)
WILSON'S WARBLER (1)
Cardinal (1)
ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK (1)
Eastern Towhee (H-1)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (3)
Swamp Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (10-12)
Junco (17)
Red Winged Blackbird (3)
Grackle (2)
Goldfinch (4)

I had 40 species at the Lagoons & I think Bird-Of-The-Day will the
Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Runners-Up to the Orange Crowned Warbler & the Wilson's Warbler which
ebird says is a
late record.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today birding between rain showers


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Date: 10/6/18 10:44 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Brown Pelican still at Crab Orchard NWR
Brown Pelican seen west of the Wolf Creek Levee at Crab Orchard NWR in Williamson co. early on the morning of 10/6/18.

Seen by Vickie Thursday, Rhonda this AM and also by me today.

Still off Bogart Point, at favorite roost / stump / laydown.

Sent from my cellular device

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Date: 10/6/18 7:59 am
From: <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Leconte Sparrow
I saw my first ever Leconte sparrow at Fermi lab, along sparrows hedge.
BonnieG

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Date: 10/6/18 7:39 am
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Subject: IBET LeConte Sparrow
Just saw my first Leconte sparrow at Fermi Lab. He was sitting on a stem of something along sparrow hedge.

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Date: 10/5/18 9:00 pm
From: <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RE: Black-legged Kittiwake on Lake Renwick
I have some concern about my identification of the Black-legged Kittiwake that I reported on Lake Renwick. It may have been a juvenile Bonaparte's Gull. See Illinois Rare Bird Alert on facebook for a fuller explanation.



 

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Date: 10/5/18 8:36 pm
From: 'Darrell Shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FW: eBird Report - Buffalo Rock State Park, Oct 5, 2018
I birded Buffalo Rock State Park Friday afternoon, walking the trail that runs south along the west edge of the buffalo pen. Sparrows were the birds of the day, especially Field Sparrows. I found them in three areas along the trail. They were feeding like they had just migrated into the area. While on the River Bluff Trail, a pair of Eastern Towhees popped, chasing each other through the trees.

Darrell Shambaugh
Somonauk, DeKalb County



Buffalo Rock State Park, La Salle, Illinois, US Oct 5, 2018 3:43 PM - 5:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.81 mile(s)
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 2
gull sp. 30
American White Pelican 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Immature
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 7
European Starling 1
Field Sparrow 18
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-crowned Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4 A pair plus 2 heard-only
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Indigo Bunting 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48961378

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Date: 10/5/18 3:30 pm
From: <leo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Black-legged Kittiwake on Lake Renwick
I saw a Black-legged Kittiwake on Lake Renwick today about 3:15pm. It was floating on the water near the Heron Rookery. I tried to post from my smartphone but failed. It is a Juvenile bird so should be easy to ID in flight or on the water.
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Date: 10/5/18 11:14 am
From: Steven Freed <sfreed111...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cattle Egret Rock Island Couny
This morning there was a Cattle Egret near eBird Hennepin Trail hotspot. It is at same location up to five Cattle Egret were seen about two years ago. It can be viewed on left side of Big Island Road about a mile from Hwy 67 intersection. It is in small pasture which includes some cattle, horses and dwarf horses just before the road curves.

Cheers,
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Milan IL
Rock Island County

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Date: 10/5/18 7:26 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard N cardinal
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44385635284/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The female cardinal took a bath in the pan of water I put out.Today you wouldn't need too.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 10/5/18 6:56 am
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Backyard today - High migrant activity
Good morning folks,

I looked out of my window a few minutes ago and in just 10 minutes spotted 2 Purple Finches (one female, one male, both splendid looking), an Orange-crowned Warbler, 2 Song Sparrows (I don't usually get them in my backyard), a White-throated Sparrow, what I believe is a juvenile or female Indigo Bunting and a Brown Creeper.

I thought I was going to catch up on stuff today thanks to the rain, but it looks like I will be peeled to my window instead now that I have spotted all these great migrants! Seems to be an active day.

Tamima

 

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Date: 10/5/18 6:47 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Oops! Wrong Date in my Report
Hello Again,

Hit the wrong key in my shorebird report. The report date should be
Sept 2018 not 2019 as who knows what 2019 will bring or even if there
will be such a report.

Al Stokie


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Date: 10/5/18 6:42 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Nashville w.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/31241707798/in/photostreamHi friends,The warbler I saw last evening was this one. Not Magnolia w. Might be 2 or 3 birds.JohnBourbonnais, IL  
 

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Date: 10/5/18 6:26 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebird Totals For September 2019
Hello Bird People,

I have gone birding every day in July, August & September but it looks
like today will be a "rain day" with no birding. So it's a good time
to do the Sept Shorebird Report. As in the August report I have only
looked for shorebirds in northern (N.E. actually) Illinois so my
totals will be lower than the days when I used to also cover central
Illinois. With that in mind here's my report.

Black Bellied Plover = 5

Semipalmated Plover = 20

PIPING PLOVER = 1

Killdeer = 191

AVOCET = 4

Lesser Yellowlegs = 3

Solitary Sandpiper = 5

Spotted Sandpiper = 13

WILLET = 1

RED KNOT = 4 (the same 2 birds seen twice)

Ruddy Turnstone = 2

Sanderling = 306

Semipalmated Sandpiper = 22

Least Sandpiper = 23

WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER = 1

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER = 4

Pectoral Sandpiper = 4

Dunlin = 2

Stilt Sandpiper = 2

BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER = 17 (all seen together at one time)

Wilson's Snipe = 1

And remember the totals are of sightings so a few may be repeats of
the same birds as
were the Red Knots.

Total Species = 21

Total Individuals or Sightings = 631

This was by far the lowest number of individuals seen which reflects
my lack of travelling.
For comparison purposes:
Sept 2013 = 20 species & 1110 individuals

Sept 2014 = 28 species & 1803 individuals

Sept 2015 = 22 species & 1310 individuals

Sept 2016 = 20 species & 1690 individuals

Sept 2017 = 22 species & 3092 individuals

So although the number of individuals is down this year the number of
species is about average except for 2014 which must have had a lot of
visits to central Illinois.

I'll do one more report for October 2018 but that report will feature
much lower numbers.

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Date: 10/4/18 9:29 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard WT sparrow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44387383754/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The white-throated sp came after I "seeded the area" with F&F wild bird food.Also a towhee which called a little. Had a warbler in the wind up high in the W. hawthorn tree, maybe Magnolia. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/4/18 5:44 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Two very different days at Skokie Lagoons due to the weather changes; I got
annihilated by mosquitos last night, but none today. Finally. The birds had
some turnover as well.

Wednesday was definitely highlighted by a MERLIN feasting on a CHIMNEY
SWIFT that tried frantically to flap away as the Merlin ended its chances
of heading south this year.

This evening was highlighted by two first of season birds for me - A FOX
SPARROW and a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW amongst the droves of WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS. Funny to see a couple straggling EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES looking for
insects and having some small success. A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was the warbler
highlight tonight. On the mammal side, between the last two nights I've had
a coyote, a skunk, a possum and a very impressive buck. This is probably my
last week of birding after work, so I'm savoring it.

Complete lists below or links with some photos:

10/3/18: View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48917083
10/4/18: View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48936075

Good birding.


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 4, 2018 5:34 PM - 6:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.68 mile(s)
27 species

Canada Goose 14
Mallard 2
Mourning Dove 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 150 Extremely abundant - everywhere I looked
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
House Finch 1
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 45
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48936075

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


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 3, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
26 species

Canada Goose 50
Mallard 30
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 6
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Merlin 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Winter Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 50
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 20
Tennessee Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48917083

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


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Date: 10/4/18 1:25 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nelson's Sparrow, Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Boardwalk, 4 October 2018
In the morning, I concentrated on the zoo itself and part of Nature
Boardwalk. Highlights included 2 American Wigeon (a pair) and a male
Green-winged Teal in with the zoo ducks. Still had a juvenile Red-headed
Woodpecker hanging out on the big dead tree at NBW. Some sparrows are
moving in and some warblers are still sticking around.

At lunch, I looked for, but didn't see the Cackling Goose. I did, however,
find a NELSON'S Sparrow hanging out in the grass between the parking lot
and the lagoon just east of the entrance construction. There were more
sparrows by the boat club area including a Lincoln's. Went through Caldwell
Lilypool briefly as I headed back into the zoo and there was a flurry of
bird activity. I was met with a nice diverse flock of warblers, sparrows, a
couple kinglets, and more.

Full lists below. Pictures of the Nelson's and Lincoln's in the checklist.

The most notable species missing from my lists are gulls, I really didn't
see a single gull anywhere. I thought that was pretty strange.

Happy Birding!

Matt Igleski
Cook County, Chicago, IL (Lake County, IN)

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 4, 2018 6:49 AM - 7:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.27 mile(s)
32 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 26 Swan Pond, Flamingo Side
American Wigeon 2 Swan Pond, Flamingo Side
Mallard 223 220 with zoo ducks 3 flyovers
Green-winged Teal 1 Swan Pond, Flamingo Side
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 4
American Goldfinch 8
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Palm Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 150
passerine sp. 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48924584

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


Lincoln Park, Chicago--South Lagoon, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 4, 2018 12:04 PM - 12:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.41 mile(s)
Comments: Windy! NW winds
11 species

Canada Goose 45
Mallard 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Hermit Thrush 1
European Starling 27
Nelson's Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48929560

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

Lincoln Park, Chicago--Caldwell Lilypool, Cook, Illinois, US
Oct 4, 2018 12:48 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.11 mile(s)
20 species

Wood Duck 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Swainson's Thrush 4
Gray Catbird 3
American Goldfinch 6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1 Female/immature, plain warbler, yellow underparts,
olive back and cap, dark wings
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48931008

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Date: 10/4/18 12:37 pm
From: Diane Meiborg <dianemeiborg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Look up! Sandhills on the move 10/4
From 2-2:20 pm on this beautiful day I saw my first-of-the-fall groups of migrating cranes heading southeast. Pretty high, but I estimate about 150. Eyes to the skies!

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Date: 10/4/18 11:48 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach & Hedge Area Thursday 10-4-18
Hello Bird People,

Went to Montrose to get the Baird's Sandpiper for my October shorebird
list but that bird decided not to wait for me. Still I had 4 species
of shorebirds, 3 raptors, 3 thrushes, 6 warblers & 3 sparrows & other
birders added to those totals. Seemed like everyone there had a
species or 2 that no one else had so if you could add up all of the
species seen today you would have a pretty good list.

Dunes & Beach Area (7-9:30 a.m.)

Incredibly windy on the beach causing wobbly views as you couldn't
hold the binos steady.
Shorebirds were Black Bellied Plover (2), Semipalmated Plover (2),
Sanderling (32) & Semipalmated Sandpiper (1). Raptors were 1 young Red
Tailed Hawk & 1 adult PEREGRINE both of which flushed all the
shorebirds & the gulls repeatedly. Waterbirds were 2 D.C. Cormorants,
175 Canada Geese & 53 Mallards. While looking for sparrows in the
dunes I found my 1st White Crowned Sparrow of the Fall. Dan W & Phil D
from Rockford were looking for Nelson's Sparrows but in all that wind
that was hard to do. Dan did find 1 Nelson's on a path next to the
reeds but finding them in the tall grasses proved impossible. Someone
reported a Pipit near the pier wall but I could not re-find it.

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

This was where everyone was finding birds that other birders could not
find! Birds I saw were:

Cooper's Hawk (1, after a Waterthrush but didn't get it)
Flicker (1)
Eastern Pewee (1 or 2)
Chickadee (4)
R.B. Nuthatch (H-1)
WINTER WREN (2)
G.C. Kinglet (1)
Gray Cheeked Thrush (1)
Hermit Thrush (4)
Robins (4)
Warblers seen were:Nashville (1), Magnolia (1), Black Throated Green
(2), Palms (4),
Y.R. Myrtles (6) & Northern Waterthrush (2)
Cardinal (1-M)
White Throated Sparrow (6)
White Crowned Sparrow (1)
Junco (6)

Birds seen by others but not by me in the hedge area included Eastern
Phoebe, Swainson's & Wood Thrushes, Brown Creeper, Chestnut Sided
Warbler, Ovenbird & Swamp Sparrow. There were probably many more.

With not finding the Baird's Sandpiper & not seeing the Pipit I'll go
with the Peregrine as
Bird-Of-The-Day. Runners-Up to my 1st Fall White Crowned Sparrows &
the Winter Wrens.

But best sighting of the day goes to a license plate which was one
from IDAHO seen on the way home from Montrose. This was #51 seen for
the 2nd run (July-Dec) so that run is complete.
This is only the 2nd time ever that I have finished the July-Dec run
so it's a big deal.
Now I'll have nothing to look for until next year!

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/4/18 10:58 am
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
a few Hermit Thrushes, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and White-throated Sparrows and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Millenium Park north this noon


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Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:32 PM
To: Pam Carmona
Cc: ILbirds IBET
Subject: Re: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates



No birds seen in the yard today. Hope we get a new wave. This heavy N wind is like a migration super highway.

Suzanne


On Oct 4, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...><mailto:<pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Hi IBET,
I have to work today, but would appreciate any updates about possible fall-out from the front that came through. Might be able to see some birds this evening. Thanks!

-Pam



 

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Date: 10/4/18 10:33 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
No birds seen in the yard today. Hope we get a new wave. This heavy N wind is like a migration super highway.

Suzanne


> On Oct 4, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Hi IBET,
> I have to work today, but would appreciate any updates about possible fall-out from the front that came through. Might be able to see some birds this evening. Thanks!
>
> -Pam
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Date: 10/4/18 7:39 am
From: Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET no sightings, but would appreciate updates
Hi IBET,
I have to work today, but would appreciate any updates about possible fall-out from the front that came through. Might be able to see some birds this evening. Thanks!

-Pam


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Date: 10/3/18 7:53 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Willamson co. Brown Pelican- CONWR
Hi all!

I didn't see any other emails about this bird out here, so I figured I'd
throw this out- there's an immature Brown Pelican at Crab Orchard National
Wildlife Refuge, west of the Wolf Creek levee, in Williamson county IL,
where it spent most of 10/3/18. Good views were had by many.

Jared Gorrell
Jackson co.
10/3/18

 

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Date: 10/3/18 11:28 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Wed 10-3-18
Hello Bird People,

Had 40 species today at the CBG & that's 6 less than last week but
still respectable. I saw my 1st Juncos of the season & had 5 species
of ducks so maybe ducks are starting to arrive.
Here's my list although there's nothing really special in it. Again
Adriana R from the CBG was with for the 1st hour or so.

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

Pied Billed Grebe (1)
D.C. Cormorant (8)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Geese (151 with most at the shorebird mudflats & the B.Brown Pond)
Wood Duck (26 with 22 at the B.Brown Pond)
Mallard (31)
AMERICAN WIGEON (1-M)
Blue Winged Teal (2)
Green Winged Teal (2)
Mourning Dove (4)
Chimney Swift (1)
Belted Kingfisher (1-M & 1-?)
RED HEADED WOODPECKER (1 young one)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-2)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (3)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (1)
Eastern Phoebe (3 together)
Blue Jay (8-10)
Chickadee (4)
Red Breasted Nuthatch (H-1)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (1)
VEERY (1)
Robins (~10)
Gray Catbird (H-1)
Cedar Waxwing (6)
Red Eyed Vireo (1)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Palm Warbler (4-5)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (4)
Cardinal (1-M)
Song Sparrow (2)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
White Throated Sparrow (2)
(Seems like the Sparrows all came in twos today.)
Junco (two groups of 4 each)
Red Winged Blackbird (1 group of 6)
House Finch (6)
Goldfinch (12-15)
House Sparrow (12)

There were no shorebirds today due to flooding at the mud flats.
Added Pigeon & Starling on the way home to make it 42 species for the day.

Bird-Of-The-Day today will be the Veery which was very classy looking
with a muted color.
Runner-Up to the American Wigeon although it wasn't in full breeding
plumage yet.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 10/3/18 11:23 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Birds cook co
Everywhere get out to a prairie/ meadow.

Suzanne Coleman
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Date: 10/3/18 8:46 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migrants! Cook co
Birds flying everywhere when I looked out the window today. Went outside and was able to find one sapsucker possibly two, wood thrush, unidentified thrush possibly hermit, and an ovenbird. Certainly would be a good time to go out and just look around your neighborhood or go to a preserve today.

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Date: 10/2/18 6:39 pm
From: Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Surf Scoter--Calumet Beach
The Surf Scoter at Calumet Beach this afternoon was south of the
breakwater by the beach house.

Mike McNamee
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Date: 10/2/18 1:13 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Correction no cape may (no new sighting) Cook co
Correction to yesterday's birding at the Grove. I was able to get some input on the one I thought might be a cape may warbler from a weird angle but it turned out it was a blackpoll. Sorry if that led anyone to go look for it.

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Date: 10/2/18 1:01 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Two Fine Birds At Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve & Hawk Watch Tuesday 10-2-18
Hello Bird People,

Had to go for my yearly blood test today so I couldn't get a very
early start. Decided to visit the Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch but when I
arrived there was light rain/drizzle so I 1st walked the forest
preserve trials over to the beach & then through the wooded area.

Fort Sheridan F.P. (10-11 a.m)

Saw a big flycatcher at the top of a dead tree & figured I'd never be
able to I.D. it as it was too far away. But then it showed white rump
tufts from the back & then it turned to show the white vest pattern.
The tail also seemed to be short. I other words it was a late OLIVE
SIDED FLYCATCHER which I'm not sure I have ever seen in October
before? But now I have!

Also seen were Mourning Dove (2), Red Headed (5), Red Bellied (1) &
Downy (H-1) Woodpeckers, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (2), Blue Jay (8),
both Red Breasted (1) & White Breasted (2) Nuthatches, Robins, Gray
Catbird (H-1) & Brown Thrasher (1).
Warblers were ORANGE CROWNED (1), Blackpoll (2), Palm (4) & Common
Yellowthroat.

Back to the Hawk Watch by 11 a.m. & not a moment too soon as soon
after 11 a.m. we were treated to to a SWAINSON'S HAWK flying by going
south. Not many hawks today through 1 p.m. when I left but we did have
1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine & 2 local Red Tails. Before I got there the
group saw
1 Sharp Shinned & 1 Cooper's Hawk. Also one Osprey but it was very far
away. Also lots of Chimney Swifts & 1 Song Sparrow was doing a poor
job of singing. Guess his heart wasn't in it so late in the season.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Swainson's Hawk & the Olive
Sided Flycatcher.
Of course the Swainson's is a better find but it's pretty late for the
Flycatcher so we'll call it a draw. Runner-Up to the Orange Crowned
Warbler.

Al Stokie
In Lake County for a short time today


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Date: 10/2/18 10:54 am
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET lake renwick
I’ve visited lake renwick this morning… I got here at 8:23 AM which was way too early because all the geese were still in the fields… Waited around and around 11 AM they all started showing up…

greater white-fronted goose 30 ( carefully counted )
cackling goose 11 ( probably more but it started to go blind from trying to find them! )
snow goose 2

You could only see the greater white fronted geese and snow geese from the heron rookery observation gazebo thing...

and of course hundreds of Canada geese, mallard, double-crested Cormorant, Caspian tern And gull species, probably ring-billed

aerin tedesco
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Date: 10/1/18 8:28 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard E. phoebe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44994491762/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Landed on the power line just above me this evening. Fast reaction time to the flash.Robins eating poke berries. Lots of berries left.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 10/1/18 6:39 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove cook co.
Looks like I also had a Cape May warbler.

Suzanne Coleman

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Date: 10/1/18 5:45 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET The Grove, cook co.
Finally some good stuff!  Started off really dead with almost nothing for a long time, luckily I kept at it and found an amazing pocket in the same spot I had one years ago during one spring when I led a group of newer birders in a walk here.
FOF:
hermit thrush

First in over a year:
golden-winged warbler!  Amazing that I had so many in one or more years in the past, I had no idea how uncommon they were then.  Might have been two traveling together, bad lighting.  With the sweet male chestnut sided for a bit and one other bird.


Crazy good view:
philadelphia vireo!  fuzzy, yellow bird!  Might have been two or more because one was very fuzzy and the other/s were sleek.  One came super close to me, was/were with a red-eyed vireo.


others:
chestnut sidednashvilleorange-crownedyellow-rumpedpalmredstarttennessee


swamp sparrowswainson's thrushesred-winged blackbirds

Chorus frogs singing in several spots, very rustily.
Suzanne Colemancook co.

 

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Date: 10/1/18 12:41 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #8 & Both Technys Monday 10-1-18
Welcome to October Bird People,

Gillson Park Lake Watch (7:30-9:45 a.m.)

The beach house building has been knocked down with all the rubble
just in piles. Don't know when the rubble will be removed & the new
building started? I did my Lake Watch from the old pier which is now
just rocks piled on rocks by the Dog Beach area. Not much seen as I
was alone which usually results in fewer birds seen. One person tends
to be unable to see everything.

Highlight of the watch was one COMMON LOON which flew in from the
south at 8:20 a.m., circled a bit & then went out over the lake. At a
distance were 18 duck species? (too far), 9 Scaup (probably Lesser) &
Redhead (5) in much closer in than the rest. Other than that I saw the
usual D.C. Cormorants, Canada Geese, 1 Mallard & both Ring Billed &
Herring Gulls. A flock of Chimney Swifts went by & 1 Red Breasted
Nuthatch was near to where I parked. There were about 14
dogs running on the beach.

Techny Basin (10:30-10-45 a.m.)

Once again all shorebird habitat is under water & no shorebirds were
present. Saw D.C.Cormorant (2), Great Blues (7), Great Egrets (4),
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM), Mallards (26), Wood Ducks (2) & 1
fly-by Ring Billed Gull.

Techny North Of Willow (10:55-11:20 a.m.)

Water is up here too but some habitat remains where I saw 14 Killdeer
& 1 lone Lesser Yellowlegs. Also seen were 5 D.C.Cormorants, 3 Great
Egrets, Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD), Canada Geese (2 fly-bys),
Mallards (46), Wood Ducks (6), Blue & Green Winged Teal (16 total),
Red Tailed Hawk (1), Ring Billed Gull (1), Kingfisher (1-F), Crows (3
fly-bys) & Palm Warblers (4). No Great Blues were seen here today.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the early Common Loon & Runner-Up the the lone
Lesser Yellowlegs.

No good license plates today but I forgot to mention a Quebec plate
seen yesterday at Montrose.
I usually see only 1 or none of those but I've seen 3 this year which
is the most I've ever seen in one year.

Al Stokie
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Date: 10/1/18 11:42 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons - Cook - yesterday morning
Sorry for the delayed report. Yesterday led a small field trip to Skokie
Lagoons for Chicago Audubon. Here's our list. Of note were the several
WINTER WRENS and PURPLE FINCHES. We birded both North and South of Willow.
South of Willow continues to be an under-birded, but fairly productive
area.

Good birding.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 30, 2018 7:42 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.12 mile(s)
Comments: This includes both North and south of Willow Road
47 species

Canada Goose 35 on water and flyover flocks
Mallard 10
Mourning Dove 6
Ring-billed Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 both juveniles near bridge over willow road
Belted Kingfisher 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Winter Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Swainson's Thrush 6
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 45
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 35
Cedar Waxwing 12
Purple Finch 7 5 female type and 2 male type
American Goldfinch 8
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 12
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 8
Northern Waterthrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48841131

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Date: 9/30/18 2:18 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard EW peewee
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/44996927241/in/photostream/Hi friends,Looking for bugs, also had a Least FC tail flicking in back. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 9/30/18 12:20 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-Nelson's Sparrows & Baird's Sandpiper Plus Yellow Billed Cuckoo Sunday 9-30-18
Hello Bird People,

Well if the power stays on long enough maybe I can get this report
done. After whining about missing 2 Nelson's Sparrows yesterday I saw
3 today. The 1st was just a quick look as the bird ran across a sandy
area, paused briefly when it hit the reeds & then disappeared in the
tall grass. I tried to get others to see this guy but no one else did
see it. Then about 1 hour later I
& 2 other birders did much better as 1st 1 & then 2 NELSON'S SPARROWS
sat up & gave us great looks with one bird actually sitting on the
rope fence. These birds were also seen by other birders as well.

On the beach at 1st were one BLACK BELLIED PLOVER, 34 Sanderlings & 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper. But when I returned later they had been joined
by 3 Semipalmated Plovers & one
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER so I'm glad I looked again. Again other birders also
got to see the Baird's after I told them about it.

After 2 hours on the beach I shifted to the hedge area where some of
the special birds seen included YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO, both House &
Winter Wrens, both Kinglets & Red Breasted Nuthatches (3).

I also saw 9 species of warblers which were Magnolia (2), Blackpoll
(3), Bay Breasted (1),
Redstart (1), Y.R. Myrtle (6), Palm (10, mostly in the Dunes),
Northern Waterthrush (1),
Common Yellowthroat (2-F) & Wilson's Warbler. I should mention that
the Waterthrush was the 1st "ground warbler" I have seen all Fall.
Maybe I spend too much time looking for shorebirds?

I had 41 species for the day & heard about 10 other species being seen.
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Nelson's Sparrows as that was my target for today.
Runners-Up to the Baird's Sandpiper, the Yellow Billed Cuckoo & the
Winter Wren doing "push-ups" on a fallen branch. (I love it when they
do that!)

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/30/18 9:48 am
From: Dale Bowman <outdoordb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Mandarin Duck report (relaying report)
Readers Joe and Linda Paton photographed a Mandarin duck in Orland Hills and were wondering if it was an escapee?
I will be happy to email a photo if anybody wants to check up on it.
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Date: 9/29/18 6:57 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RB nuthatch
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43186415680/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Was in the driveway and it landed in front of me to grab a morsel. Tin horn playing in the area for some time. 1st sighting in the W. hawthorn tree.Cardinal eating the ripe hawthorn berries, RT licking the raspberry flower blossums, and a GHO calling late as I slept. Like a dream I forgot, the memory came back to me of the owl hooting. Have seen a ST shrew in the Byard and this reminded me of the owl call and why it was here.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/29/18 5:39 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Sunday, October 7 for Palos Area Bird Walk and Greene Valley Hawkwatch

Join us on a journey through one of best birding areas in Cook County. We will hit some great Palos hot spots including McGinnis Slough, Saganashkee Slough, Little Red Schoolhouse and Maple Lake. Those who would like can then go to Green Valley Hawkwatch around 11am for some great views of raptors.
Beginning birders are welcome and we will have extra binoculars available.

Leaders: Bob and Karen Fisher; <bfisher928...>
You MUST RSVP to attend this walk. We will limit it to 25 participants. To sign up, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/XIiRFaPkSGDbVlib2 https://goo.gl/forms/XIiRFaPkSGDbVlib2
Sunday, October 7
8am Palos area; 11am Hawkwatch
Meet at McGinnis Slough parking lot off of S LaGrange Rd;https://goo.gl/maps/ojwbt6tAo4z https://goo.gl/maps/ojwbt6tAo4z
We will car caravan to the different locations and then on to Greene Valley Hawkwatch, which opens at 11am.


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Date: 9/29/18 2:39 pm
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 29, 2018
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 29, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: A slow start with poor lighting keeping many birds in silhouette only. Still a fairly decent number of species. Counts where noted are accurate or low; x = too many or too hard to count.
> 38 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 1
> Wood Duck 3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Least Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Phoebe X
> flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) 1 possibly an olive-sided flycatcher but only spotted by one birder
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay X
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1 observed at least one; heard calls in several places
> Brown Creeper 2
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> American Robin X
> Brown Thrasher 1
> American Goldfinch X
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Common Grackle 2
> Nashville Warbler X originally identified one as a Connecticut but having spotted a similar unidentified bird(s) earlier in different locations, revising them all to Nashville which is much more typical
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Cape May Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler X
> Yellow-rumped Warbler X
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1 bird in transitional feathers was yellow with dark wings and strong red streak on chest
> Northern Cardinal 1
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48821282
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Date: 9/29/18 1:13 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
Guess I should stick with first impressions. It is a snow goose. I didn't
have my scope, and it was pretty distant. At times the bill looked short
and stubby, and the head very rounded. Must have been the viewing angle.
It was on an incline surrounded by other geese. There were also some
cackling geese present. Here's a link to some photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/catbirder/albums/72157671791978217

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 9/29/18 12:49 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South Saturday 9-29-18
Hello Bird People,

I see that birders had Nelson's Sparrows at Montrose, Rollins Savannah
& other places today & Bob Erickson was with me today & managed to see
2 of them but I didn't see either. Some things are just not meant to
be but I'll try again. Had a few shorebirds at Waukegan Beach & Pier
before the dogs showed up & did get a good look at an AMERICAN BITTERN
while not seeing the Nelson's Sparrow at Illinois Beach. Also Bob & I
saw 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR on the beach at Illinois Beach where an
exhausted Red Breasted Nuthatch also landed on the beach having flown
in from over the lake & just sat there until we almost stepped on him.
Then it sat on a plant but only about 2 ft from the ground. Hope it
catches its breath & heads to the pines. I have never seen that
species sitting on a beach before.

Waukegan Beach & Pier (6:30-7:05 a.m.)

Canada Geese (only head them)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1)
Sanderling (16 on the pier)
Dunlin (2 on the pier)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (about 100 combined)
SEDGE WREN (1 on the pier, of all places)

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:30-11:30 a.m.)

Two or 3 Merlins were patrolling up & down the beach & so I'm not
surprised there were no shorebirds (Shorebird Shutout!) but there were
also no Gulls of any kind. The only things actually on the beach were
those Merlins, 37 Canada Geese, 1 Flicker, the tired out Nuthatch & 1
Lapland Longspur.

In the permit area Swales were one AMERICAN BITTERN flushed while
looking unsuccessfully for Nelson's Sparrows, Cooper's Hawk (2), Red
Tailed Hawk (1), another (or the same) Merlin, one Kingfisher, a
fly-by Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Blue Jays (lots), one House Wren, 2
G.C. Kinglets,
Field, Savannah, Song & White Throated Sparrows, lots of Palm Warblers
& 3 Eastern Meadowlarks.

Back by the visitor center woods I saw Swainson's & Hermit Thrushes,
more Red Breasted Nuthatches & a female Eastern Towhee. Bob E had
several more land birds as he returned a different way than I did
including Ovenbird, Winter Wren & more.

For me Bird-Of-The-Day will be the American Bittern & Runners-Up were
the Black Bellied Plover, the 2 Dunlin, the Merlins & the Sedge Wren
on the pier.. For Bob top bird was probably the Nelson's Sparrow as it
was new for the year as was the Longspur.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/29/18 12:05 pm
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Test

Test email

Beau Schaefer
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Date: 9/29/18 11:58 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Test


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Date: 9/29/18 10:44 am
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
I am getting a better look at this bird, and it's a Ross's goose.

Karen Lund

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Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 12:20 PM
Subject: IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
To: ILBIRDS <ILbirds...>




I figured with all the geese we had come through at both lakefront hawk
watches yesterday, it was time to check my go to spot for snow and Ross's
geese. Found 1 snow goose at the retention pond at the northwest corner of
Ward & Peace Rds. This is across the street from the Jewel and where I have
reported this species in past years. Photos when I get home.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 9/29/18 10:20 am
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Snow Goose - Sycamore - DeKalb County
I figured with all the geese we had come through at both lakefront hawk
watches yesterday, it was time to check my go to spot for snow and Ross's
geese. Found 1 snow goose at the retention pond at the northwest corner of
Ward & Peace Rds. This is across the street from the Jewel and where I have
reported this species in past years. Photos when I get home.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 9/28/18 9:13 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grundy Co today 28 September
I was out in grundy Co. today. I observed 67 species or so (still entering
lists in e-bird). This included 10 species of warblers. At
Mazonia-Braidwood FWA among 39 species were 5 Turkeys, a Broad-winged Hawk,
a Blue-headed Vireo, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches and 8 species of warblers.
At Carper Rd., just west of intersection with Erickson Rd. was a Northern
Mockingbird. Heidecke Lake had 5 Sanderlings, a Ruddy Duck, an adult Bald
Eagle and 93 White Pelicans.

Doug Stotz

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Date: 9/28/18 4:29 pm
From: <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Audubon Society Bird Seed Sale - order deadline extended - no sightings


CAS ANNUAL BIRD SEED SALE– ordering deadline extended



For your convenience, we've extended our deadlinefor ordering bird seed to Wednesday, October10.



You can order online or by mailing your order andcheck to ChicagoAudubon Society, 5801-C North Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60646.Orders and payment must reach us by end of day on Oct. 10.



Complete information about our seed sale is on our website,www.chicagoaudubon.org. The pickup date is still October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Nature House in Chicago or at Good Earth Greenhouse in River Forest.



We are happy to be able to offer high quality birdseed at very reasonable prices to the birding community each fall. Proceedsfrom the sale are an important source of support for our ongoing educational efforts and conservation projects.We appreciate your support.



Thankyou and good birding!



 

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Date: 9/28/18 3:42 pm
From: <p.bertoncini...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Osprey sighted at Big Rock Forest Preserve Kane County
Yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 27th, an Osprey was soaring over Seigler Lake in the Big Rock Forest Preserve, Kane County. It circled for 15-20 minutes, stooping twice and splashing into the lake each time. Unfortunately, I couldn't see whether it make a catch, but, after the second dive it flew low over the lake into the trees on the east bank.


 

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Date: 9/28/18 10:41 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Wetlands Friday 9-28-18
Hello Bird People,

I hadn't been here for about a month mostly due to high waters but
recent ebird reports said there was some shorebird habitat again at
the western wetlands so I gave it a try. But the western wetlands are
once again flooded (really flooded!) & have no shorebird habitat.
Also, the reservoir itself has much higher water than it did the last
time I was here. Wish I could know in advance if the water was too
high but that's not possible as they sometimes let more water in on a
daily basis.

Reservoir

P.B. Grebe (1)
D.C.Cormorant (8)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (4)
Canada Geese (174 early in the a.m.)
Mallard (18) & Blue Winged Teal (4)
(Didn't find the Wigeon & Shoveler that were here recently)
Killdeer (2, didn't stay long)
Solitary Sandpiper (3, also left quickly)
Ring Billed Gull (23)
Flying by were 2 Turkey Vultures & one Cooper's Hawk

Salt Creek

Two more Mallards, 1 Ring Billed Gull & some Robins bathing

Middle Pond

Great Blue Heron (1) & one Red Tailed Hawk in a tree

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (2)
Killdeer (Heard flying by)
Spotted Sandpiper (1 on a mostly submerged log)
(To show how deep the water was here it came up to the belly of the
wading Great Blue.)

Land Birds

Mourning Doves (12), Red Bellied Woodpecker (1), Flicker (4), Eastern
Phoebe (1), Blue Jays,
Crow (2), Chickadee (2), W.B. Nuthatch (1), one dark Thrush, probably
a Hermit Thrush,
Robins, Gray Catbird (3), Yellow Rumped (14) & Palm (6) Warblers,
Common Yellowthroat
(still singing), Song Sparrow (2), Cowbird (1-F) & many Goldfinches.
There was also a flock of Blackbirds numbering about 200 that I could
see included Red Wings, Grackles & Starlings but I could not get the
numbers of each species as they all flew at once.

Later on the way home I stopped at both Lake Opeka & Axehead Lake but
no migrant ducks were present although Opeka had 3 P.B. Grebes &
Axehead had 2.

As I was glad to see any shorebirds at all due to the high water
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the 3 Solitary Sandpipers even though they
left quickly. Runners-Up to the Cooper's Hawk (who chased the gulls
just for fun making me think it was a Merlin until I saw it better) &
the Spotted Sandpiper with no land to walk on only a log.

Al Stokie
Mostly in DuPage County today with 2 short stops in Cook County


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Date: 9/28/18 6:18 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 3rd annual ILYB Symposium at Ryerson Oct 6th (No sightings)
Have a young birder in your life? Why not join us on October 6th for the 3rd annual ILYB Symposium at Ryerson Conservation Area in Deerfield, IL where you'll enjoy a day of birding, presentations and art by young birders, and our keynote speaker, Jennie Duberstein. Sign up now!



https://www.illinoisyoungbirders.org/trip/third-annual-ilyb-symposium/ https://www.illinoisyoungbirders.org/trip/third-annual-ilyb-symposium/



Matthew Cvetas
Illinois Young Birders


 

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Date: 9/27/18 5:35 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Quick hike at the lagoons. Similar in many ways to last night. Complete
list below.
Good Birding.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48786364

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 27, 2018 5:29 PM - 6:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.02 mile(s)
39 species

Canada Goose 12
Chimney Swift 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
House Wren 2
Winter Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 4
American Robin 40
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 9
House Finch 4
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 20
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Common Grackle 12
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48786364

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
--
Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 9/27/18 2:56 pm
From: Todd Anderson <tcanders123...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds
Just had our first ever Blue-winged Warbler in the yard. It was sitting
near several Goldfinches, but the much brighter yellow really caught the
eye!

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County

 

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Date: 9/27/18 12:15 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Thursday 9-17-18
Hello Bird People,

Pretty good combination of water birds & land birds at the CBG today.
I had 46 species total,
10 species of warblers, 3 species of shorebirds & 3 species of
heron/egrets. I don't usually see the best bird of the day as the last
species seen but that's what happened today. I covered every single
area at the CBG & it took 4 1/2 hours to do it & I was pretty worn out
at the end of that time.
I was joined by CBG employee Adriana R for the 1st 90 min of my visit
but then she had to get to work. Here's my day list:

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

D.C.Cormorant (10)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (1)
Green Heron (2)
Canada Geese (72, all at the far south mud flats by Dundee Rd)
Wood Duck (still 28 left at the B.Brown Pond)
Mallard (18, scattered all over)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1, only the 2nd one I've ever seen here)
Killdeer (21)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Herring Gull (2-AD)
Mourning Dove (2 fly-bys)
BLACK BILLED CUCKOO (1, last bird seen & it gave a very good look in
McDonald Woods)
Chimney Swift (5-6)
Ruby Throated Hummer (1-F, by the English Garden)
Kingfisher (1 heard only)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (H-2, McDonald Woods)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (H-1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Blue Jay (8)
Chickadee (6)
RED BREASTED NUTHATCH (6)
White Breasted Nuthatch (2)
House Wren (1)
Golden Crowned Kinglet (3)
Swainson's Thrush (1, McDonald Woods)
Robins (~10)
Gray Catbird (H-1)
PHILADELPHIA VIREO (1)
Tennessee Warbler (2)
Cape May Warbler (1)
Black Throated Green (2)
Black & White Warbler (1)
Redstart (1-IM-M)
Blackpoll (1)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (6)
Palm Warbler (5)
Common Yellowthroat (1-F)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Song Sparrow (5)
White Throated Sparrow (7)
House Finch (6)
Goldfinch (35-40)
House Sparrow (6)

A nice mix of birds today & Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Black Billed Cuckoo &
Runners-Up to the Black Bellied Plover (rare at the CBG) & the
Philadelphia Vireo.
It took a long time to I.D. the B.B. Plover as at 1st it was on the
far mud flat & I had no scope.
All I could tell was that it was bigger than the Killdeer but did not
have a long bill. But eventually it flew & landed closer to me. "All
things come to he who waits." (at least sometimes)

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 9/27/18 9:22 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Perkins Woods this morning
This morning I joined Libby Hill in leading the weekly Thursday morning Perkins Woods migration bird walk for the Evanston North Shore Bird Club. We had a great outing to this tiny forest preserve in Evanston, one of the best in the several years that I've been leading them. All 14 participants had great views of Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Blue-headed Vireo, most people saw Philadelphia Vireo, and we found 11 species of warblers, including a female Black-throated Blue. 
Tamima Itani will be adding photos from the morning to the eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48777528
There will probably be another walk next Thursday, check the Evanston North-Shore Bird Club's website to be sure.
I'll be leading the Friday morning Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Migrants & Coffee field trip tomorrow morning. The weather looks promising for good birding. Details are here: https://www.redhillbirding.com/news/2018/8/22/upcoming-free-field-trips
Josh EngelChicago
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Date: 9/27/18 4:57 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 26, 2018
I have yahoo and have not received any of the duplicate emails that other IBETers have complained about.

From: "Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: <ILBIRDS...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:56 PM
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 26, 2018

  As usual I forgot some good stuff earlier. Here's the full list if anybody is interested.

By the way, I received my requested September 22nd ebird report eight times now. So I wonder if it has something to do with my having Yahoo! Mail versus being in the Yahoo group as far as our IBET posts being sent to us repeatedly.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County

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The Grove, Glenview, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 26, 2018 3:45 PM - 6:04 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Blue sky sun 66
> 34 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 7
> Mallard 7
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6 Migrants? Perching atop small trees in meadow.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> American Robin 45
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 2
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> American Goldfinch 45
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> blackbird sp. 12
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Think ad m
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 2
> Palm Warbler 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 3 More prob
>

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Date: 9/26/18 7:56 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - The Grove, Glenview, Sep 26, 2018
As usual I forgot some good stuff earlier. Here's the full list if anybody is interested.

By the way, I received my requested September 22nd ebird report eight times now. So I wonder if it has something to do with my having Yahoo! Mail versus being in the Yahoo group as far as our IBET posts being sent to us repeatedly.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



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The Grove, Glenview, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 26, 2018 3:45 PM - 6:04 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Blue sky sun 66
> 34 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 7
> Mallard 7
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6 Migrants? Perching atop small trees in meadow.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> American Robin 45
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 2
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> American Goldfinch 45
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> blackbird sp. 12
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Think ad m
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 2
> Palm Warbler 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 3 More prob
>



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Date: 9/26/18 6:20 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove lost earring plus cook co
Hi all,

I lost an earring there today can you please keep an eye out if you are there? It has a silver partial loop that attaches to the ear and a square clear fake gem that's attached to it that is about maybe half a centimeter wide. I parked in the gravel parking lot and then walked to the loop that's northwest of there along the highway and then I went back towards the lagoon area and then the Savannah to the front wetland via the side wetland ending at the back boardwalk and then back through the center area down the road.. Thanks for any help if you happen to see anything shiny could you take a look please.

Birdwise there are a couple good areas with birds including that front Savannah and then the back boardwalk. I had several warblers including first of fall Tennessees, blackpolls, a bright orange-crowned, magnolias,lots of yellow rumps, few palms, black and white.

2 grosbeaks
Grey cheeked and swainson's thrushes
Catbird
Mama and baby cardinals 1f 1m

Tons of robins

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co





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Date: 9/26/18 6:14 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Black-throated blue
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/43126414190/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Showed up under the apple tree catching bugs. Stayed for 2 hrs. in the same area where the yellow apples were rotting. What a character, jump/hopping to catch something off the ground. Not shy as I sat on the swing 15ft away.Had a Blue-winged warbler too, a very yellow male in the same spot as last year, near the red raspberries.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 9/26/18 6:12 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Frustrating that the days are getting shorter and my after work birding
adventures are coming to an end, but got a short hike in this evening. The
mosquitos are still brutal at the lagoons but the birding was pretty solid!
FOS ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER joined a nice look at a BLACK-THROATED GREEN and
a few other warbler species. Big numbers of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and a
couple more WINTER WRENS were highlights. Some photos in link:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48767034
Complete list below; good birding.

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 26, 2018 5:25 PM - 6:54 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.67 mile(s)
27 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 25
thrush sp. 2 A couple thrushes flew past and didn't allow ID
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling X Flyover flocks of grackles, black birds, and
starlings at various times
American Goldfinch 5
White-throated Sparrow 30 Lots of groups moving through the woods this
is a conservative estimate
Red-winged Blackbird X Flyover flocks of grackles, black birds, and
starlings at various times
Common Grackle X Flyover flocks of grackles, black birds, and
starlings at various times
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
American Redstart 7
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5 Some warbler flitting in the distance
unable to ID
Northern Cardinal 6

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Date: 9/26/18 2:24 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fort Sheridan Hawk Watch Wed 9-26-18
Hello Bird People,

Spent 4 hours at the Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch today & saw a fair number
of hawks although nothing like the numbers seen last Friday. Again my
counts are what I was able to see & not the official counts seen by
the count people which are higher, sometimes considerably higher.

Ft Sheridan Hawk Watch (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Turkey Vulture (10-12)
Bald Eagle (3 of which 2 were adults)
Osprey (5)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (~15)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Red Tailed Hawk (~25)
Merlin (7)
Peregrine (2, last birds seen before I left)
(No Harriers or Broad Winged Hawks were seen while I was there)

Also seen were Canada Geese (2), Sandhill Crane (2), Mourning Dove
(4), Red Headed (2) &
Red Bellied (1) Woodpeckers, Blue Jay (4), Barn Swallow (2), Eastern
Bluebird (heard 1) &
Goldfinch.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the one adult Bald Eagle which circled right
overhead to make sure we had a good look. Runners-Up to the Ospreys &
the 2 late arriving Peregrines.

Al Stokie
In Lake County today


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Date: 9/25/18 11:32 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin & Techny North Tuesday 9-25-18
Hello Bird People,

Feeling a little lazy today so when the day started out with rain I
went to the Jewel for groceries & then decided I would just stay close
to home. Since it's supposed to rain later on I went to both Technys
as they will probably both be flooded tomorrow. Still shorebird
habitat at both places but the only shorebirds were Killdeer. Mainly
saw Herons & Egrets but did see a few other species.
There is little of interest in this report unless you have an interest
in the places covered.

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

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (6) & Great Egret (7)
Canada Geese (29), Wood Duck (1-F) & Mallard (35)
Killdeer (2)
Ring Billed Gull (2)
Rock Pigeon (5) & Mourning Dove (3)
Kingfisher (1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Blue Jay (heard)
Robin (2) & Gray Catbird (heard)
Blackpoll (1)
Goldfinch (heard a few)

Techny North (10:40-11:15 a.m.)

D.C.Cormorant (4)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (2)
Black Crowned Night Heron (2-IM)
Wood Duck (8) & Mallard (3)
Blue Winged Teal (23)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Red Tailed Hawk (2-AD-fly)
Killdeer (14)
Ring Billed Gull (1-fly)
Swallow Species? (2)
Blue Jay (heard)
Goldfinch (1)

I guess Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Kingfisher as it made a lot of
noise & flew all over the place. Runner-Up can be the Eastern Phoebe
which was slightly interesting.

Al Stokie
Very close to home in Cook County today


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Date: 9/24/18 11:18 am
From: Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET IOS Carlyle Lake trip/eBird checklists/no sightings
For those that attended the IOS field trip on Saturday to Carlyle Lake and who would like to be copied on shared checklists from eBird that I've compiled, I simply need  the e-mail address you use with your eBird account so I can share them with you.
I have June's and Pat's already.
Sorry for the delay.
We ended up with 109 species. Not bad considering our weather conditions.

Thanks and good birdings!
Keith McMullenField Trip LeaderO'Fallon, IL 
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Date: 9/24/18 10:58 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-Shorebirds & Warblers Monday 9-24-18
Hello Bird People,

Spent 2 hours on the beach, 1 1/4 hours at the hedge & ended with
another 45 min on the beach.
Thought the shorebirds might change with time but what was there at 7
a.m. was what was there at 10 a.m. Had 5 species of shorebirds & only
6 species of warblers. I was with Ron Blazek most of the time &
briefly saw Andrew A & Luis M. Here's the breakdown.

Montrose Beach & Dunes

D.C. Cormorant (5 fly-bys)
Canada Geese (24) & Mallard (42)
PEREGRINE (1, chased all the shorebirds & left)
Killdeer (1) & Semipalmated Plover (4)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (1-JUV)
Sanderling (44)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (~190) & Herring (7) Gulls
Chimney Swifts (~40)
Barn Swallow (2)
Starling (2)
Common Yellowthroat (1-F)

Montrose Hedge Area

Cooper's Hawk (1)
Rock Pigeon ( a few)
Chimney Swift (~20)
Downy Woodpecker (1)
Blue Jay (4)
Chickadee (4)
RED BREASTED NUTHATCH (4-6, had 4 together at once)
Gray Catbird (2)
Warblers were Blackpoll (2), Bay Breasted (1), Y.R. Myrtle (2). Black
Throated Green (1),
BLACK THROATED BLUE (1-F) & the Common Yellowthroat mentioned earlier
on the beach.
Cardinal (1-PR)
WHITE THROATED SPARROW (2)
House Sparrow (4)

I think that's 30 species for the day. Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the
Black Bellied Plover &
Runners-Up to the Peregrine & the female Black Throated Blue which,
had I seen it longer & better would have been top bird today.

Al Stokie
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Date: 9/23/18 7:43 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Water Sprinkler fun today
Hi everyone,

With the recent dry spell we've been having, I've had to water my front yard due to some new plantings. The nearby birds have been absolutely loving the showers provided by the sprinkler. As would be expected, nearly a dozen robins took turns drinking and bathing in the puddles formed, surprisingly joined at length by a female flicker and a gray-cheeked thrush. A brown thrasher enjoyed the water on the sidewalk. A ruby-throated hummingbird stole the show - of course - by riding the wave of the sprinkler, flying into the mist up and down with the oscillations of the sprinkler, but also landing in a tree to catch additional drops. Mr. and Mrs. Cardinals had showers standing on a nearby small chinkapin oak and so did the Downys. Sparrows were everywhere catching drops as well.

I have 3 bird baths in my backyard, but turning on the sprinkler today was a huge hit with all the neighborhood birds and the migrants who happened to be around, likely because it felt more like a much wished-for rain shower. With the continuing dry spell for the next week or so, this may be something fun to do for your winged friends and for your own enjoyment as well.

Tamima

 

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Date: 9/23/18 7:15 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET glenview area, cook co.
Highlights:
Techny N
killdeergreat egretred-tailed hawkinteresting water/algal mat?

Techny
5 blue-winged teal2 phoebe togetherplaying imm great blue herons, very cool

ASP
palm warblercedar waxwing

Grove
woodpecker day, flickers, red-bellied, downy, poss. hairywarblers but dang not sticking around in the open long to idwilson'simm m common yellowthroat? nashvilleblackpollsheard many chirps, sounded like october sparrows... but not sureseveral unID/unseen birds heardred-eyed vireo
didn't see yellow-throated vireo, grosbeaks, nor red-breasted nuthatches today in same areaMOSQUITOS loving my face for some reason, very annoying...

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Date: 9/23/18 4:56 pm
From: Rhetta Jack <lotorwin4me...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migrants around here
Large flock of Chipping Sparrows at community garden, about 25,
hummingbirds everywhere-at our feeders, at both garden areas. Few hawks
overhead, redstarts in backyard everyday, and on errand today heard Red
Breasted Nuthatch in the neighborhood.
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Date: 9/23/18 4:35 pm
From: Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET E-bird issues (No sightings)
Hey Gang,
Is it just my e-mail account or is anyone else NOT receiving the eBird daily updates for hotline birds and for year birds needed?

Let me know. I received NONE of these daily e-mails yesterday or today.

Thanks in advance,
Keith McMullenO'Fallon, <ILwarbler7...>
PS: For inquiring minds, the IOS Carlyle Lake trip tallied 109 species, BUT, due to gusty winds all day, the lake was quite choppy, many white caps in fact, and based on professional advice of the marina personnel, we wisely cancelled the 3 hour pontoon rides. Instead, we ventured an hour to the W, into Missouri, where the Riverlands area rewarded us with 12 shorebird species including MARBLED GODWIT, WILLET, AG PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE and BAIRD's SANDPIPER among others.

 

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Date: 9/23/18 12:14 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
A shorter hike than I usually take at Skokie Lagoons due to time
constraints, but not too bad with a little willingness to have some
patience and get bit by voraciously determined mosquitoes. All birds seen
in the vicinity of the gravel trail or the field. I got another WINTER WREN
- gotta love these little spazzes. A migrant BROWN THRASHER was in the
thicket in the Northwest corner of the big field. A skulky first-fall type
CONNECTICUT WARBLER was the highlight of the day - initially located in one
of the thickets towards the end of the gravel trail and then again further
east of that, on the return hike (presumed to be the same bird but who
knows). An OVENBIRD briefly popped up only to be swallowed back into the
thickets as well. I have been regularly hearing and sometimes seeing MONK
PARAKEETS. Today was a day I was able to do both as I located one
individual feeding high up in a tree. Its intermittent unmistakable screech
led me to it eventually. There may've been more than one - not sure.

Complete list below - some pics embedded here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48696580

Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 23, 2018 11:25 AM - 1:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.89 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Monk Parakeet 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Winter Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 17
thrush sp. 2 A couple thrushes flew past too quickly to identify
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 9
American Goldfinch 5
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 12
Ovenbird 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Connecticut Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48696580

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Date: 9/23/18 12:08 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White Rumped Sandpiper At Waukegan & Baird's Sandpiper At Illinois Beach South Sun 9-23-18
Hello Bird People,

I see on ebird that a Whimbrel was at Montrose today but I didn't find
anything that dramatic. However, I did find a few species of
shorebirds so I'm not complaining. I was joined by Bob Erickson at
both locations today & briefly saw Annette M at Waukegan.

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

Canada Geese (7), Wood Duck (1-F) & Mallard (7)
On the beach were Semipalmated Plover (1) & Sanderling (8)
By the Gravel Lot Ponds were Killdeer (4), Least Sandpiper (7) & 1
WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER
Ring Billed (80) & Herring (20) Gulls
In the wetlands were Marsh Wren (1) & Red Winged Blackbird (2)

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

Used my permit today & walked the beach almost all the way to
Greenwood. Went in a little toward the Swales but the mosquitoes were
too fierce to continue with that.

On the beaches were D.C.Cormorant (2 fly-bys), Killdeer (1),
Sanderling (1st 1 & finally 3),
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1) & Ring Billed Gull (5).
In toward the Swales were MERLIN (1), Chimney Swift (~25), Red Bellied
Woodpecker (1),
Flicker (1), Blue Jays, Robin (2), Savannah (1) & GRASSHOPPER (1) Sparrows &
Eastern Meadowlark (5, with 1 singing).

State Line Beach had only Ring Billed & Herring Gulls although there
were a lot of them.
Also had 2-3 Palm Warblers there.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Waukegan White Rumped Sandpiper &, making
it an all Sandpiper awards day, Runner-Up will be the Illinois Beach
Baird's Sandpiper

License Plate Of The Day is one from the Mexican State of Jalisco
which is only the 2nd one from there that I have ever seen having seen
the 1st one in 2010.

Al Stokie
In N.E. Lake County today


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Date: 9/23/18 9:50 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grey cheeked plus yard birds cook co
It's a pretty great day when you look out your window and see a grey checked thrush 10 feet or less away. It's still here from yesterday or so I'm assuming since it's in the same shrubs. Also heard the red breasted nuthatch meeping at me. And saw a saddlebags dragonfly this time in the native prairie area I have planted. It still has a lot of work to do though because there's still about 100 mosquitoes waiting to be eaten.

Lost sight of the thrush a little bit ago and went outside and was standing looking and listening and turned around and there it was 6 feet away from my feet half under a different yew. Looks like it's foraging on the ground too. There aren't a lot of yew berries this fall but I don't think that'll make it into the berry report. 😄

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Date: 9/23/18 7:48 am
From: Joe Suchecki <issuesman50...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Springbrook Carolina Wren
Except for large numbers of Cedar Waxwings and Robins, birding was slow Sunday morning at Springbrook Prairie, Naperville, DuPage County.  There were only a handful of warblers present.  However, of note was a singing Carolina Wren just east of the gravel parking lot on the east side of Plainfield-Naperville Road.  This is my first record of Carolina Wren at Springbrook.
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Date: 9/23/18 6:09 am
From: Marjorie Pries <mhpries...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Sep 22, 2018

> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Sep 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Another slow Saturday here, many areas empty of birds; most birds just the usual residents. Counts are generally accurate or low; x=too many or too hard to count.
> 24 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 6
> Wood Duck 5
> Mallard 2
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
> Chimney Swift 2
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Green Heron 2
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 4
> Empidonax sp. 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow X
> Black-capped Chickadee X heard it only
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> American Robin X
> American Goldfinch 2
> Common Grackle X
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48688442
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Date: 9/22/18 8:14 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grove cook co
A beautiful day and finally some birds.

Highlights were yellow throated vireo, five grosbeaks all undetermined age and gender, two red breasted nuthatches together, it looks like they might've been caching seeds if so maybe they will be sticking around for the winter?

Huge flocks of goldfinches. First of the fall sapsucker, flickers were going crazy flying everywhere, hairy woodpecker Downey woodpecker, some warblers one looked like an orange crowned and I said heck no it's too early for that, ruby crowned kinglet, same comment, heard only probable junco darn it and I guess winter is on its way. But still today was awesome get out if you can tomorrow.

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Date: 9/22/18 5:11 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
After a productive morning at Montrose I figured I'd check out Skokie
Lagoons in the afternoon to see what I could find. Similar in many ways to
Montrose but more warblers in the woods (female BLACK-THROATED BLUE being
the personal highlight), a larger group of DARK-EYED JUNCOS and the added
bonus of a very curious WINTER WREN. Forgot to mention FOS SWAMP SPARROWS
at Montrose and another one here at the Lagoons. A group of EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEES was seemingly together in the woods - adult and at least 2
probable hatch year birds fly-catching together (and even being fed on
occasion).

A pretty good fall birding day! I was able to get some decent pics of some
of what I saw here - most notably the wren.
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48678873


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 22, 2018 3:06 PM - 5:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.41 mile(s)
52 species

Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 12
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Mourning Dove 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 5
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Goldfinch 4
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 9
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Common Grackle 3
Northern Waterthrush 1
Nashville Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3

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Date: 9/22/18 5:00 pm
From: Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Nancy Buis and I birdied Montrose this morning and missed many of these, but did see 2 WILSONS WARBLER, 1 GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET in the hedge&a CACKLING GOOSE in the harbor.

Cary Hillegonds
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From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds]
To: IBET
Sent: September 22, 2018 at 1:35 PM
Subject: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US




Fall is here with a brisk morning wind and first of season for me of the following:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN CREEPER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (2), GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (5), NELSON'S SPARROW (skulking in the lower marshy dunes), RUSTY BLACKBIRD (bushes at the edge of the lower marsh).

Other highlights included a female PURPLE FINCH, and 9 warblers (best of which was my first of season BLACK-THROATED GREEN). Shorebirds were lots of SANDERLINGS, a couple SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. I was there a long time and made several passes as well as walking the trees on the harbor edge, but I have no doubt I missed some stuff. A few photos embedded here - Good Birding: View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48668860

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 22, 2018 6:39 AM - 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.78 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose40
Mallard15
Chimney Swift10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird1
Semipalmated Plover2
Sanderling55
Semipalmated Sandpiper2
Ring-billed Gull100
Herring Gull7
Double-crested Cormorant10
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker2
Downy Woodpecker3
Northern Flicker4
Least Flycatcher2
Eastern Phoebe1
Black-capped Chickadee9
Red-breasted Nuthatch5
Brown Creeper1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Gray-cheeked Thrush5
Swainson's Thrush2
American Robin3
thrush sp.1
Gray Catbird2
Brown Thrasher2
European Starling1
Cedar Waxwing8
Purple Finch1
American Goldfinch6
Dark-eyed Junco1
White-throated Sparrow18
Nelson's Sparrow1
Song Sparrow1
Lincoln's Sparrow2
Swamp Sparrow2
Rusty Blackbird1
Tennessee Warbler1
Nashville Warbler3
Common Yellowthroat1
American Redstart2
Magnolia Warbler3
Blackpoll Warbler3
Palm Warbler2
Yellow-rumped Warbler2
Black-throated Green Warbler1
Northern Cardinal8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak2
House Sparrow12


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Date: 9/22/18 4:25 pm
From: Bob Fisher <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Winter Finch forecast; Ontario Field Ornithologists
I know its just September, and it was 90 F+ yesterday, but still...
 
Here's what Ron Pittaway and the Ontario Field Ornithologists are forecasting for the upcoming winter finch season. 
 
http://www.jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm
 
A poor cone and birch seed crop up in Ontario offers some hope that we might see a few of these wanderers in pine stands, and at our feeders this winter.
It's been 19 years since the last appearance of an Evening Grosbeak in our backyard (a female, which happily many birders got to see). That bird also brings back a great memory of Wes S - he came to our front door and rang the bell, I answered it and said 'Wes, look up over the roof into our backyard locust'. He did, and there she was! I still remember the look of joy on Wes's face.
 
Regards
Bob Fisher

Downers Grove
DuPage County
 
PS: Evening Grosbeaks, if you're reading this email, Karen and I promise a plentiful supply of black oil sunflower seeds for your winter dining pleasure. And I'm certain other Chicagoland feeders will be equally well supplied.. So come on down!
 

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Date: 9/22/18 3:39 pm
From: douglas stotz <dfstotz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Southern Cook Co. Forest Preserves
I birded 3 preserves in southern Cook Co. this morning, Conkey Woods, Rubio
Woods and Arrowhead Lake, all bordering on 135th between Central and
Harlem. I had a total of 43 species with 12 species of warblers. Numbers
of migrants were not particularly notable. The sad thing was the 2 most
common warblers were Yellow-rumped and Palm. Winter is coming. Best
warbler was a Blackburnian at Conkey where I had 10 species of warblers.
Besides warblers, I saw my first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Ruby-crowned
Kinglets of the fall, both at Arrowhead Lake.

Doug Stotz

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Chicago, IL 60605

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Date: 9/22/18 2:38 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Gillson Park Lake Watch #7 & Both Technys Sat 9-22-18
Hello Bird People,

Back to slow birding! Did another Lake Watch as the winds were fairly
hard out of the east but nothing was flying except 2 small flocks of
migrant ducks & the usual Gulls & Cormorants. I was joined by Rich
DeCoster & Jeff Sanders & we stood by the old rock pier where we could
block some of the wind. The hope for September Lake Watches is to find
a Sabine's Gull but I've never seen one in Cook or Lake County so I
should not expect one.

Gillson Park Lake Watch #7 (7:25-9:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (10 fly-bys)
Canada Geese (3 fly-bys)
Northern Pintail (6-7 fly-bys)
Redhead (6 fly-bys)
Ring Billed (~40) & Herring (20 over the lake) Gulls
Inland I heard & saw one Red Breasted Nuthatch in a conifer.

Later I checked both Techny Basin & Techny North & the good news is
both places now have shorebird habitat but the bad news is no
shorebirds are at Techny Basin & only a few are at Techny North. Saw
plenty of herons/egrets though.

Techny North

P.B.Grebe (2) & D.C.Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD & 1-IM)
Canada Geese (2 fly-bys), Wood Duck (14) & Mallard (8)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4) & Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed Gull (1)
Rock Pigeon (10 fly-bys)
Kingfisher (1-F)

Techny Basin

Great Blue Heron (5) & Great Egret (8)
Canada Geese (29), Wood Duck (1-F) & Mallard (44)
Ring Billed Gull (6)
Rock Pigeon (8 fly-bys) & Mourning Dove (2 fly-bys)
Kingfisher (1-M)
Also had a flying Flicker & some Goldfinch

I think Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Gillson Park Red Breasted Nuthatch &
Runner-Up will be the Solitary Sandpiper as I have not seen one in a few weeks.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 9/22/18 2:32 pm
From: <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 9/29 for a trip to Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve
We'll look for various marsh and grassland species, and migrating shorebirds and waders.
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Saturday, September 29
7:30 am
Burnham Prairie, 1216 E 139th St Burnham, IL, 60633
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Date: 9/22/18 2:22 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Grey cheeked thrush! Cook co
Eating yew berries! Crazy. In the yard.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co


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Date: 9/22/18 1:58 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Migrants cook co
Have a blackpoll warbler and possibly two or more other warblers locally as well as a green Darner first of the year. So I'm thinking things are moving now.

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Date: 9/22/18 11:33 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Fall is here with a brisk morning wind and first of season for me of the
following:
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN
CREEPER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (2), GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (5), NELSON'S
SPARROW (skulking in the lower marshy dunes), RUSTY BLACKBIRD (bushes at
the edge of the lower marsh).

Other highlights included a female PURPLE FINCH, and 9 warblers (best of
which was my first of season BLACK-THROATED GREEN). Shorebirds were lots of
SANDERLINGS, a couple SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. I
was there a long time and made several passes as well as walking the trees
on the harbor edge, but I have no doubt I missed some stuff. A few photos
embedded here - Good Birding: View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48668860

Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
Sep 22, 2018 6:39 AM - 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.78 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40
Mallard 15
Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Semipalmated Plover 2
Sanderling 55
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 100
Herring Gull 7
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 5
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 3
thrush sp. 1
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 8
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 18
Nelson's Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
Rusty Blackbird 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
House Sparrow 12


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