ILbirds
Received From Subject
8/19/19 7:12 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Alexander County: Willets and Western Sandpiper
8/19/19 4:43 pm Chris Traynor <ctrayn...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kendall Co. Oswego 3 Avocets
8/19/19 3:15 pm 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET piping plover footage to share for educational video?
8/19/19 1:48 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Techny North Monday 8-19-19
8/19/19 10:13 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am (UNCLASSIFIED)
8/19/19 9:30 am Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am
8/17/19 8:59 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover chicks vocalizing 8.17.19
8/17/19 7:21 am David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Roosting Common Nighthawk
8/16/19 2:11 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Pretty Slow Day At The Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin Friday 8-16-19
8/16/19 8:51 am David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am
8/15/19 12:27 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex & Techny North Thursday 8-15-19
8/14/19 2:10 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Goose Pond (Lake) Natural Area & Vander Karr Rd Fluddle Wed 8-14-19
8/14/19 11:38 am jp pontius <j_pontius...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
8/14/19 11:13 am lorra rudman <lorra3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
8/14/19 11:09 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Jackson Co. Fulvous whistling-duck still there as of 08/13 evening
8/14/19 11:03 am Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
8/14/19 10:37 am Laurel Ross <LROSS...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
8/14/19 10:36 am Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Today's Sun-Times editorial on plovers and the Endangered Species Act * No Sightings *
8/14/19 10:02 am Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Avocet continues at 83rd street
8/14/19 8:06 am 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Jackson Co. Fulvous whistling-duck still there as of 08/13 evening
8/13/19 8:53 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, plus local, cook co
8/13/19 7:16 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Survival Lessons For Montrose's Young Piping Plovers & Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 8-13-19
8/13/19 2:32 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Survival Lessons For Montrose's Young Piping Plovers & Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 8-13-19
8/13/19 1:17 pm Craig Taylor <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FYI - IL FUWD Records
8/13/19 10:52 am Styche <stycheus...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/13/19 9:53 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/13/19 9:26 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard BC chickadee
8/13/19 8:35 am Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/13/19 8:17 am Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/13/19 7:32 am JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/13/19 6:58 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck PRESENT
8/13/19 6:22 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck PRESENT
8/12/19 3:40 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
8/12/19 3:39 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck (FUWD)
8/12/19 2:34 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck (FUWD)
8/12/19 12:57 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle-Green Valley F.P.
8/12/19 11:05 am Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Naming things (No Sightings)
8/12/19 10:59 am Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Naming things (No Sightings)
8/12/19 6:20 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover video, episode 8. 3rd chick appears
8/12/19 6:05 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Catbird bathtime
8/11/19 7:30 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard G. catbird
8/11/19 2:15 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover documentary, episode 7
8/11/19 12:38 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET A Few Shorebirds At Techny North, Techny Basin & Air Station Prairie Sunday 8-11-19
8/11/19 10:05 am Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Naming things (No Sightings)
8/10/19 8:05 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Piping plover Watcher (No Sightings)
8/10/19 7:44 pm Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping plover Watcher (No Sightings)
8/10/19 6:24 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BB ready to go at Kankakee River St Pk
8/10/19 5:16 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose Piping Plovers chicks: "an amazing and improbable accomplishment"
8/10/19 4:17 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan & Illinois Beach South & North Units Saturday 8-10-19
8/10/19 11:37 am Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping Plovers chicks: "an amazing and improbable accomplishment"
8/10/19 7:24 am Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint photos from Aug 5 - no new sightings
8/9/19 11:55 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 8-9-19
8/9/19 8:25 am Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US (8/8)
8/9/19 7:27 am Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fiesty Hummingbird!
8/9/19 5:57 am Shannon Leslie <Bird692112...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Piping Plover video
8/8/19 4:51 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover video, my 6th day
8/8/19 4:41 pm Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover video
8/8/19 11:26 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-Piping Plovers & Short Billed Dowitcher Plus Air Station Prairie Thursday 8-8-19
8/8/19 9:48 am Greg Neise <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET LITTLE STINT - THURSDAY STATUS
8/8/19 5:16 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover video
8/7/19 8:22 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Observed both Little Stint and Ruff today.
8/7/19 4:30 pm John Chalmers <jpchalmers...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Short-Dilled Dowitcher
8/7/19 2:11 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Only A Few Shorebirds At Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Wed 8-7-19
8/7/19 9:58 am <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint refound at 10am
8/7/19 9:20 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT hummingbird
8/7/19 9:11 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint
8/7/19 8:09 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Merlin—West Ridge
8/7/19 7:15 am <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ruff at Chautauqua
8/7/19 6:35 am Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Merlin—West Ridge
8/6/19 10:43 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebird Totals For July 2019
8/6/19 2:12 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin Tuesday 8-6-19
8/6/19 12:19 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard G. catbird
8/6/19 12:03 pm Davida Kalina <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET LIttle Stint not seen since 9:30 this morning
8/6/19 10:30 am Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET LIttle Stint not seen since 9:30 this morning
8/6/19 5:56 am Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bird Friends and Stint (not an update)
8/5/19 9:35 pm scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Ruff Mason Co. Goofy Ridge.
8/5/19 9:26 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET South Globe, North Globe & Goofy Ridge Monday 8-5-19
8/5/19 4:51 pm scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ruff Mason Co. Goofy Ridge.
8/5/19 3:04 pm Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ruff at 3:55 on
8/5/19 11:32 am Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ruff at Goofy Ridge
8/5/19 11:23 am Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET LITTLE STINT - Yes - 1:15 PM Aug 5
8/5/19 10:54 am Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint directions?
8/5/19 6:04 am Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint Continues, Mon Aug 5
8/4/19 10:52 pm Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: [eBird Alert] ABA Rarities
8/4/19 10:25 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel at IBSP-S lake co.
8/4/19 3:14 pm Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Stint yes
8/4/19 1:28 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Sunday 8-4-19
8/4/19 10:17 am Gary Zachman <grandpazach...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
8/4/19 8:37 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET STINT relocated at North Globe, now!
8/4/19 8:26 am Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
8/4/19 8:20 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
8/4/19 8:14 am Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
8/4/19 7:45 am <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
8/3/19 1:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & North Units Saturday 8-3-19
8/2/19 12:42 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Friday 8-2-19
8/2/19 8:47 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET BB at Kankakee River St Pk
8/2/19 7:42 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Robin/catbird bath time
8/2/19 7:18 am Sherry Dunn <sherryadunn...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
8/1/19 12:25 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Thursday 8-1-19
8/1/19 9:01 am Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET info request
8/1/19 6:43 am John Cebula <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Walter's Bobwhites
8/1/19 3:10 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
8/1/19 12:55 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET FYI upcoming mtg on Jackson Park Land Development Issue (no sightings). Cook co.
7/31/19 7:45 pm <gp_arts39...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET August DuPage Birding Club Field Trips
7/31/19 5:35 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. finches
7/31/19 2:33 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & Peterson Road Fluddle Wed 7-31-19
7/31/19 1:41 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET lost parakeet in back of the yards
7/31/19 12:45 pm Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET lost parakeet in back of the yards
7/31/19 7:06 am Jon Duerr <jjduerr1331...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Walter's Bobwhites
7/31/19 5:24 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard RT on ironweed
7/30/19 9:09 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET More Byard feeding young
7/30/19 6:23 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Swifts in slow motion flying
7/30/19 5:51 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard feeding young
7/30/19 2:49 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Northern Bobwhite back at Eggers Grove, Chicago (7-30-19)
7/30/19 12:20 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach Plover Monitoring & Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 7-30-19
7/30/19 8:32 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Hairy wp.
7/30/19 7:04 am Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping plovers correction
7/30/19 2:31 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET my 4th day at Plover site
7/30/19 2:27 am Michael Sweeney <mike.sweeney2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose shorebirds
7/29/19 9:08 pm lorra rudman <lorrarudman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Montrose shorebirds
7/29/19 8:51 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel left headed East cook co
7/29/19 7:23 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel left headed East cook co
7/29/19 6:04 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Gray catbirds
7/29/19 6:03 pm Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose shorebirds
7/29/19 4:37 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard H. wren
7/29/19 2:52 pm Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin YES
7/29/19 2:24 pm <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Shorebirds at Greene Valley FP Fluddle 7-29-19
7/29/19 1:39 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Admin Reminder
7/29/19 12:56 pm William Branson <auspex4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> (No Sightings) Funding requests on IBET
7/29/19 12:28 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RE plover documentary
7/29/19 12:05 pm Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin & Common Shorebirds Seen Today Monday 7-29-19
7/29/19 12:01 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel glenview cook co. (No sighting)
7/29/19 11:37 am Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET early plover eggs
7/29/19 11:20 am 'Gerald Batsford' <batsfordg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET early plover eggs
7/29/19 11:16 am <bobdolgan...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Update on “Monty & Rose,” a documentary about the endangered piping plovers of Montrose Point (NO SIGHTINGS)
7/29/19 11:16 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin & Common Shorebirds Seen Today Monday 7-29-19
7/29/19 8:22 am beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake County Shorebirds
7/28/19 8:26 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bureau County-Black Necked Stilts & Black Tern Sunday 7-28-19
7/27/19 2:32 pm Cary <bokmakierie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: Unable to deliver your message
7/27/19 11:37 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Turnstones & Willets & Godwits, Oh My! Saturday 7-27-19
7/27/19 7:07 am Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hummingbird in Back of the Yards
7/26/19 2:32 pm Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Willet
7/26/19 12:11 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 7-16-19
7/25/19 2:16 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach Thursday 7-25-19
7/24/19 7:53 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ok, ew The Grove, cook co.
7/24/19 3:05 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard singing contest
7/24/19 2:47 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Wadsworth Wetlands Wed 7-24-19
7/24/19 10:58 am Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fabyan Forest Preserve West, Kane County - good warblers
7/24/19 8:24 am 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Laughing gull at Montrose
7/23/19 7:42 pm Candida Abrahamson <camediate...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: N cardinal feeding young in the Byard
7/23/19 7:20 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
7/23/19 4:26 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET N cardinal feeding young in the Byard
7/23/19 2:01 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Tuesday 7-23-19
7/23/19 11:45 am Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kane County Yellow Throated Warbler
7/23/19 8:50 am <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Sunday, July 28 ENSBC Calumet Marshes field trip cancelled - no sightings
7/23/19 7:57 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard C. wren singing in the thunder storm
7/22/19 10:04 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET peregrine/s Cook co.
7/22/19 7:40 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NWe are birders because of this woman No Sighting.
7/22/19 2:24 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET More Veery pics from 2016
7/22/19 2:08 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET feeding thrushes at your house
7/22/19 1:57 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET more about thrushes feeding
7/22/19 1:42 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Feeding Byard thrushes
7/22/19 1:30 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET feeding Byard thrushes
7/22/19 1:30 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover with missing leg part, the why...
7/22/19 1:29 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET feeding Byard thrushes
7/22/19 1:23 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET feeding Byard thrushes
7/22/19 11:36 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 1.5-legged piping plover, Montrose, yesterday 7/21/19
7/22/19 10:35 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose-Piping Plover Monitoring Monday 7-22-19
7/22/19 2:34 am 'D.K. Schrishuhn' <alaraarabians...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET black-crowned night heron
7/21/19 3:13 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover video
7/21/19 2:58 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard spot-breasted thrushes--Question
7/21/19 1:03 pm RITCHIE GERALD B <gerrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Score? Piping Plovers: 5 – Large Montrose Beach Concert: 0
7/21/19 12:40 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Local Locations Flooded & Report From Illinois Beach By Bob Erickson Sunday 7-21-19
7/21/19 5:25 am Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Score? Piping Plovers: 5 – Large Montrose Beach Concert: 0
 
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Date: 8/19/19 7:12 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Alexander County: Willets and Western Sandpiper
Greetings Birders,
This morning Don Mullison and I headed down to the Mississippi bottoms
surrounding East Cape Girardeau. The flooded fields are drying out,
leaving a bounty of fish and crawdads (crayfish) for waders,
shorebirds, and waterfowl. The numbers of Great Egrets were
phenomenal, easily approaching a thousand. Dozens of Black-necked
Stilt and Pectoral Sandpipers, and smaller numbers of peeps were
scattered in numerous areas. Five Black Terns, an Osprey, and 50+ Bank
Swallows were nice to see. Yesterday Don also had American Avocets.
Our best birds, however, were a flock of six Willets and a single
Western Sandpiper, both of these species were north of Highway 146.
eBird checklist with a couple of photos is at:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59105667
It's been a great week here in southern Illinois; I grew up in
Carbondale and never thought I'd see the day when I would be watching
both Fulvous and Black-bellied Whistling-ducks in my own backyard!
Good birding,Henry DetwilerYuma, AZ & Carbondale, ILwww.SouthwestBirders.com

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Date: 8/19/19 4:43 pm
From: Chris Traynor <ctrayn...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kendall Co. Oswego 3 Avocets
IBET Kendall Co. Oswego three Avocets in Prescott Mills pond south end.
6:40 pm.

210 Chapin Way

Oswego, IL 60543


Chris Traynor
Chicago

 

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Date: 8/19/19 3:15 pm
From: 'Woody G.' <gowillia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET piping plover footage to share for educational video?
Hi! I was wondering if anyone has any piping plover footage they would like
to share of Monty and Rose at Montrose this summer. I am editing together
an educational video with some interviews I did to put on my YouTube
channel. All footage will be credited of course.
Thanks!
Woody

 

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Date: 8/19/19 1:48 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir & Techny North Monday 8-19-19
Hello Bird People,

At Wood Dale Reservoir the western wetlands remains flooded & all the
shorebirds are at the reservoir mostly on the north edge. At Air
Station Prairie in spite of all the rain we had on Sunday the mud
flats have changed from dried mud to wet mud but there's no standing
water. At Techny North only about 1/3 of the mud flats remain with 2/3
under water.

Wood Dale Reservoir Complex (7:30-10 a.m.)

Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (4) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (5) & Mallard (26)
Killdeer (24)
Greater (1) & Lesser (1) Yellowlegs (Together for a while for easy I.D. work)
Solitary (6), Spotted (7), Least (10) & Semipalmated (5) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (13) & Caspian Tern (7)
Barn Swallow (6)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (2), Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (1) & Mallard (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands (Flooded)

D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (1) & Mallard (2)

I had 14 species of land birds & of some interest were Eastern
Kingbird (2) & Cedar Waxwing (8)

Techny North (12:15-12:45 p.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (5) & Black Crowned Night Heron (2-AD & 3-IM)
Wood Duck (16) & Mallard (26)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-IM flying)
Killdeer (24)
Solitary (6), Spotted (1) & Least (6) Sandpipers
Chimney Swift (1)
Barn Swallow (8)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Greater Yellowlegs & Runner-Up to the Night Herons.

Al Stokie
Close to home in DuPage & Cook Co's today


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Date: 8/19/19 10:13 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am (UNCLASSIFIED)
CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED



Hi Jeff,



To my knowledge (IBET, Facebook and personal communications with those who saw the bird Friday), that IS the last time it's been reported seen. That's not to say the bird isn't still there, but I believe a few folks were unsuccessful on Saturday.



Hope that helps!



Keith





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Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 11:21 AM

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am







Has this bird been seen since Friday?





Jeff



Sent from my iPhone



On Aug 16, 2019, at 10:37 AM, David Johnson <djohnsoda...> <mailto:<djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...> > wrote:











Fellow Ibeters, I



Basically same location!



In close row of cornstubble hunkered down 250 yards out, just SE shed.



Birding in southern Illinois



David B Johnson

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Date: 8/19/19 9:30 am
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am
Has this bird been seen since Friday?

Jeff

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 16, 2019, at 10:37 AM, David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Fellow Ibeters, I
>
> Basically same location!
>
> In close row of cornstubble hunkered down 250 yards out, just SE shed.
>
> Birding in southern Illinois
>
> David B Johnson
> NE IL
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Date: 8/17/19 8:59 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover chicks vocalizing 8.17.19
Perhaps others have heard this before, but today was the first day I heard
the two Piping Plover chicks vocalizing back and forth.

Fran Morel
Evanston

 

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Date: 8/17/19 7:21 am
From: David Antieau <dkantieau...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Roosting Common Nighthawk
Dear birders,
If you are in my Chicago neighborhood (3800 N, 3800 W), there is a Common Nighthawk roosting in a dead tree on the N side of Grace, just E of Hamlin. I saw the bird at 6 and again at 8:45.
For the birds,
Dave <Antieaudkantieau...>, Cook County
 

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Date: 8/16/19 2:11 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Pretty Slow Day At The Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin Friday 8-16-19
Hello Bird People,

Shorebird habitat is good at both the Chicago Botanic Garden & Techny
North but the water is high (still) at Techny Basin & both ponds are
completely dry at Air Station Prairie. Only had 5 shorebird species
for the day.

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

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Green Heron (2 on the mud flats)
Canada Goose (10). Wood Duck (4) & Mallard (7-AD & 16 small young)
Cooper's Hawk (1-IM flew by & scattered the shorebirds)
Killdeer (26)
Solitary (4), Spotted (1), Semipalmated (1) & Least (5) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
Chimney Swift (4)
Purple Martins & Barn Swallows
Only common land birds.

Techny North (9-10) (Was with Tamima here)

Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (2-AD & 1-IM)
Canada Goose (1), Wood Duck (21) & Mallard (27)
Red Tailed Hawk (2 flying but Tamima had 4)
Killdeer (26)
Solitary (2), Spotted (3) & Least (24) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1 hunting)
Caspian Tern (1 hunting)
Rock Pigeon (7 on the dam)
Chimney Swift (~15)
Barn (~12) & Cliff (1) Swallows
And an Indigo Bunting singing by the parking lot)

Techny Basin (10:15-11:05 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (5), Great Egret (3) & Green Heron (2)
Canada Goose (7), Wood Duck (6) & Mallard (74)
Killdeer (2), Solitary (1) & Spotted (1) Sandpipers
Kingfisher (1)
Barn Swallow (~20)
And a few common land birds.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the hard charging Cooper's Hawk & Runners-Up to
the Black Crowned Night Herons & the Kingfisher. I did say it was a
pretty slow day.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 8/16/19 8:51 am
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FUWD flew in at 10:20 am
Fellow Ibeters, I


Basically same location!

In close row of cornstubble hunkered down 250 yards out, just SE shed.

Birding in southern Illinois

David B Johnson
NE IL
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Date: 8/15/19 12:27 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex & Techny North Thursday 8-15-19
Hello Bird People,

Fewer shorebirds both in species & in individuals at Wood Dale
Complex. This is partly due to the fact that the western wetlands are
now flooded & have no shorebirds at all, not even 1 Killdeer.
But also there are fewer shorebirds at the reservoir itself. Only had
one shorebird highlight at this location which was the continuing
STILT SANDPIPER that I found last time.

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

Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (27) & Mallard (21)
Killdeer (37)
Spotted (7), Least (16) & Semiplamated (3-4) Sandpipers
STILT SANDPIPER (1 continuing)
Ring Billed Gull (13)
Caspian Tern (9)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (2) & Great Blue Heron (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (2), D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by) & Mallard (6)
(No shorebirds!)

But I should mention that another birder named Andy was sure he had
seen a Baird's Sandpiper plus 2 Lesser Yellowlegs along the eastern
edge of the reservoir. I went there on the way out & found only Least
& Semipalmated Sandpipers there but the 2 Yelowlegs were also gone so
maybe several shorebirds had all left before I got there although I
had looked there earlier with no luck.

Highlights in the land bird department were a Hairy Woodpecker (seldom
seen here) & one
Ruby Throated Hummer.

Techny North Of Willow (11:30-noon)

Not much variety here I'm afraid but I did add 2 shorebird species to
my list. Also a good number of Herons were seen.

D,C, Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (3) & Black Crowned Night Heron (4)
Canada Goose (11), Wood Duck (19) & Mallard (23)
Red Tailed Hawk (3-AD soaring)
Semipalmated Plover (1) & Killdeer (12)
Solitary (4), Spotted (2), Least (16) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers
Barn (6) & Rough Winged (1) Swallows

Bird-Of-The-Day to the continuing Stilt Sandpiper & Runner-Up to the
Night Herons.

But the day's top highlight was when a MINK ran across the path
between the creek &
the reservoir. I had seen one once before also along the creek but
that was 2 or 3 years ago.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/14/19 2:10 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Goose Pond (Lake) Natural Area & Vander Karr Rd Fluddle Wed 8-14-19
Hello Bird People,

In a normal weeks birding I take one longer drive. Usually it's to
Waukegan & Illinois Beach St Pk.
but I haven't done very well there lately so today I went to McHenry
County. This trip was only 10 more miles than a trip to Waukegan. 1st
stop was at Goose Pond/Goose Lake (take your pick)
Natural Area near Richmond. What I really wanted to see there was a
Black Tern which I failed to find on a previous visit but it was not
to be as once again I was Tern-less even though I stayed for about 1
hour in the hopes one would fly in. Maybe next year! Here's what I
did see:

Goose Pond/Lake Natural Area (8-10 a.m., includes walking in & out time)

P.B. Grebe (about 20)
LEAST BITTERN (1, just a quick in flight look)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Green Heron (4-5)
Canada Goose (17 flying by)
Wood Duck (11), Mallard (15) & Blue Winged Teal (5)
COMMON GALLINULE (6-AD & 5 Young)
Coots (I would guess there were about 40 many of which were young ones)
Killdeer (2 fly-bys)
Kingfisher (1-M)
Crows (12-15)
Marsh Wren (1 seen & 1 heard only)
Tree (1) & Barn (12) Swallows
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Red Wings (~12)
YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRD (~10 although they are done singing)
Land birds seen or heard walking in & out were Downy Woodpecker,
Chickadee (3), Catbird (3), Robin, Cardinal, Song Sparrow (4) & Indigo
Bunting (4).

Vander Karr Rd Fluddle (10:30-11:10 a.m.)

There's been a S.B. Dowitcher reported from here but as usual I failed
to find it. Also I missed the regular pair of Redheads & the Sandhill
Cranes. Here's what I did see:

Great Egret (5)
Mallard (~55) & a few Blue Winged Teal
Killdeer (~20)
Greater (~10) & Lesser (~30) Yellowlegs
Solitary (2), Spotted (1), Least (8), Semipalmated (3) & Pectoral
(~15) Sandpipers
STILT SANDPIPER (6, in breeding & non breeding plumages)
Barn Swallows (a few)
Heard only were Mourning Dove, Cardinal & Goldfinch.

I should mention that I saw one shorebird acting like a Phalarope
swimming while picking bugs off the water but after a closer look I
believe it was a Lesser Yellowlegs which also swim on occasions. Also
it was not light colored nor did it have a Phalarope bill but it
fooled me for a while.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the adult Common Gallinules with their bright red bills.
Runners-Up to the Least Bittern & the Stilt Sandpipers.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/14/19 11:38 am
From: jp pontius <j_pontius...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
What a wonderful article, thanks Pat!

Sent from my IPhone


On Aug 14, 2019, at 12:15 PM, Leslie Borns <cakile...><mailto:<cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



I sent Pat Durkin's beautiful plover message to several local newspapers and the Chicago Tribune published it in its Voice of the People section:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-081419-20190813-valhqjqenvhnriwt3ugvd67sq4-story.html

Congratulations, Pat, and thanks again!

Leslie Borns
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Date: 8/14/19 11:13 am
From: lorra rudman <lorra3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
Fantastic!

> On Aug 14, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> I sent Pat Durkin's beautiful plover message to several local newspapers and the Chicago Tribune published it in its Voice of the People section:
>
> https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-081419-20190813-valhqjqenvhnriwt3ugvd67sq4-story.html <https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-081419-20190813-valhqjqenvhnriwt3ugvd67sq4-story.html>
>
> Congratulations, Pat, and thanks again!
>
> Leslie Borns
> Chicago/Cook
>
>
>


 

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Date: 8/14/19 11:09 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Jackson Co. Fulvous whistling-duck still there as of 08/13 evening
Phil D & I are looking at Fulvous Whistling-Duck now. Same spot as previously reported from Island Rd on top of Big Muddy levee. In corn stubble about 400+ yards from road.

Dan Williams
Rockford

> On Aug 14, 2019, at 9:36 AM, 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> So sorry for this late post.
> For those folks who don't get eBird notifications, here's my submission from yesterday, 08/13, which provides map location. The bird was still at the location as of 5:30-6 p.m. last eve. I haven't gotten any updates as of this posting (9:28 am.m 08/14
>
> Fulvous whistling-duck
> - 37.571530, -89.493876; Island Rd; Grand Tower, Jackson Co, Jackson, Illinois
> - Map: 37°34'17.5"N 89°29'38.0"W
> - Map: https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2F%3Fie%3DUTF8%26t%3Dp%26z%3D13%26q%3D37.57153%2C-89.493876%26ll%3D37.57153%2C-89.493876&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9324ab32d4c140996e4a08d720351829%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637013284717190700&amp;sdata=Ih3LQUEFcVbiQ9%2F%2FKqb%2BGl%2FPZDpdPdpGWTMR718gDZ4%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> - Comments: "Very small duck, smaller than little blue heron it seemed to be following/swimming along behind. Golden orange color on head, breast, and lower sides; dark blackish back and tail feathers; white area at base of tail (rump); dark/blackish bill; striking white swoosh like feathers on it's sides along a line between the back and the belly sides/flanks?. Smaller and smooth feather color when compared to female mallard in the vicinity. Bird was first located when seen flying over this area yesterday (08/12/18).. I did not see it flap it's wings or fly."
>
>
> Rhonda Rothrock
> Pomona, Jackson County, IL
>
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Date: 8/14/19 11:03 am
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
I sent Pat Durkin's beautiful plover message to several local newspapers and the Chicago Tribune published it in its Voice of the People section:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-081419-20190813-valhqjqenvhnriwt3ugvd67sq4-story.html
Congratulations, Pat, and thanks again!
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook


 

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Date: 8/14/19 10:37 am
From: Laurel Ross <LROSS...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Pat Durkin in Chicago Tribune *No Sightings*
What a great idea Leslie! THANKS

laurel

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 12:15 PM Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I sent Pat Durkin's beautiful plover message to several local newspapers
> and the Chicago Tribune published it in its Voice of the People section:
>
>
> https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-081419-20190813-valhqjqenvhnriwt3ugvd67sq4-story.html
>
> Congratulations, Pat, and thanks again!
>
> Leslie Borns
> Chicago/Cook
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/14/19 10:36 am
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Today's Sun-Times editorial on plovers and the Endangered Species Act * No Sightings *
More good news. . .Today's Chicago Sun-Times newspaper has an excellent editorial on the Montrose plovers and the Trump administration's recent attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act.  It features one of Tamima Itani's breathtaking photos of a Piping Plover chick in flight.  Congratulations, Tamima!
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/13/20803870/endangered-species-act-great-lakes-piping-plovers-montrose-beach-sun-times-editorial
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook


 

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Date: 8/14/19 10:02 am
From: Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Avocet continues at 83rd street
The Avocet was seen today between 11:20 and 11:45 a.m. at the Greene Valley 83rd Street fluddle (DuPage). It was sleeping and then started to feed. No other migrant shorebirds were present while I was there, although a couple of yellowlegs had been there in the prior hour.

Paul Quintas
Skokie (Cook)

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Date: 8/14/19 8:06 am
From: 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Jackson Co. Fulvous whistling-duck still there as of 08/13 evening
So sorry for this late post.For those folks who don't get eBird notifications, here's my submission from yesterday, 08/13, which provides map location.. The bird was still at the location as of 5:30-6 p.m. last eve. I haven't gotten any updates as of this posting (9:28 am.m 08/14
Fulvous whistling-duck- 37.571530, -89.493876; Island Rd; Grand Tower, Jackson Co, Jackson, Illinois
- Map: 37°34'17.5"N 89°29'38.0"W- Map: https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2F%3Fie%3DUTF8%26t%3Dp%26z%3D13%26q%3D37.57153%2C-89.493876%26ll%3D37.57153%2C-89.493876&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9324ab32d4c140996e4a08d720351829%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637013284717190700&amp;sdata=Ih3LQUEFcVbiQ9%2F%2FKqb%2BGl%2FPZDpdPdpGWTMR718gDZ4%3D&amp;reserved=0

- Comments: "Very small duck, smaller than little blue heron it seemed to be following/swimming along behind. Golden orange color on head, breast, and lower sides; dark blackish back and tail feathers; white area at base of tail (rump); dark/blackish bill; striking white swoosh like feathers on it's sides along a line between the back and the belly sides/flanks?. Smaller and smooth feather color when compared to female mallard in the vicinity. Bird was first located when seen flying over this area yesterday (08/12/18). I did not see it flap it's wings or fly."

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Pomona, Jackson County, IL


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Date: 8/13/19 8:53 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, plus local, cook co
Most of the water is gone.  There were:

2 lesser yellowlegs being awesome
2 solitaries
2 black fluffy virginia rail and 2 immatures
4 killdeer
200 house finches!  a likely record, yes it's fall, if the changing trees I saw on my way there weren't proof enough!
50 swallows, 12 or more barn, 1 unsure
2 goldfinches
1 f adult mallard and 3 chicks
1 hummingbird!
3 song sparrows
1 unknown sparrow-like song
12 starlings
1 blackbird
2 mourning doves
13 humans

Home, the red-breasted nuthatch (or more than one) has been meeping at me this week again after a long break (2-3 months?).  I wish I knew where they were nesting/if they are nesting nearby!

Suzanne Coleman
cook co.

 

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Date: 8/13/19 7:16 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Survival Lessons For Montrose's Young Piping Plovers & Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 8-13-19
Dear all,

If you find yourselves at Montrose faced with a similar situation of a Peregrine Falcon being in the vicinity of the plovers, the best approach is to make sure human presence is not causing the chicks to fly away. When they are immobile on the sand, they are safer. If they have to fly away because of human disturbance while a falcon or Merlin is around, they become an easy target.

Thanks,

Tamima Itani
Piping Plover Guardian (thank you Al for my lovely new title!)

On Aug 13, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...><mailto:<alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...><mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Hello Bird People,

Today was the last day for the official monitoring of the Piping
Plovers at Montrose although I am sure that unofficially every birder
there will continue watching over the Plovers. I arrived at 6 a.m. &
already Piping Plover Guardian Tamima I & Tuesday Monitor Michael F
were on duty along with another 5 or 6 birders. But there was another
visitor which wasn't a welcome one. A Peregrine landed in the tall
tower near the beach house & later moved to it's usual spot in the
tower on the fisherman's pier. The 2 young Piping Plovers did what
they were supposed to do by standing motionless on the sand & crouched
low. In the cloudy conditions they were almost impossible to see & I
had to have them pointed out to me by others even though I was fairly
close. Of course a Peregrine can see much better than I can. All the
birders stayed close to the young Plovers to try & make sure the
Peregrine stayed away & eventually the Peregrine flew off. So maybe it
was a "lesson learned"or just instinct but the young Plovers seemed to
pass their 1st test with a major predator. The young Piping Plovers
then spent most of their time on the "protected beach" where they
could hide in the dunes more easily. Monty was also present but not
close to the young ones so all 3 are doing fine. Size wise all are the
same size & the only way you can tell the adult from the young is the
dark breast band on the adult. .

Montrose Beach (6-8 a.m.)

D,C. Cormorant (a few fly-bys)
Black Crowned Night Heron (3 young ones flew across the beach on their
way to the trees)
Canada Goose (~160 early on) & Mallard (5)
PEREGRINE (1)
Semipalmated Plover (5)
PIPING PLOVER (1-AD & 2 Young)
Killdeer (12 in the beach vegetation)
Sanderling (only 1 & soon gone)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 but not together)
Least Sandpiper (1 picked out by Andrew A.)
Ring Billed (75) & Herring (4) Gulls
Caspian Tern (4)
Chimney Swift (5)
Purple Martin, Bank & Barn Swallows

Next to the Chicago Botanic Garden where I had been rained out on Sunday.

As I walked up to the mud flat area a beautiful adult OSPREY was
circling over the ponds.
Herons were Great Blue Heron (1) & Green Heron (1)
Canada Goose (15) & Mallard (6)
Wood Duck (1)
Shorebirds were Killdeer (12 & 2 more on the lawns) & Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Also Solitary (3) & Least (7) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (3)
Barn Swallow (8)
Only common land birds were on the way to the flats.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the flying Osprey which I did not expect to see &
Runners-Up to the continuing star power Piping Plovers & the Peregrine
which fortunately
has been uncommon at Montrose so far. May it continue to be uncommon!

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


 

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Date: 8/13/19 2:32 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Survival Lessons For Montrose's Young Piping Plovers & Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 8-13-19
Hello Bird People,

Today was the last day for the official monitoring of the Piping
Plovers at Montrose although I am sure that unofficially every birder
there will continue watching over the Plovers. I arrived at 6 a.m. &
already Piping Plover Guardian Tamima I & Tuesday Monitor Michael F
were on duty along with another 5 or 6 birders. But there was another
visitor which wasn't a welcome one. A Peregrine landed in the tall
tower near the beach house & later moved to it's usual spot in the
tower on the fisherman's pier. The 2 young Piping Plovers did what
they were supposed to do by standing motionless on the sand & crouched
low. In the cloudy conditions they were almost impossible to see & I
had to have them pointed out to me by others even though I was fairly
close. Of course a Peregrine can see much better than I can. All the
birders stayed close to the young Plovers to try & make sure the
Peregrine stayed away & eventually the Peregrine flew off. So maybe it
was a "lesson learned"or just instinct but the young Plovers seemed to
pass their 1st test with a major predator. The young Piping Plovers
then spent most of their time on the "protected beach" where they
could hide in the dunes more easily. Monty was also present but not
close to the young ones so all 3 are doing fine. Size wise all are the
same size & the only way you can tell the adult from the young is the
dark breast band on the adult. .

Montrose Beach (6-8 a.m.)

D,C. Cormorant (a few fly-bys)
Black Crowned Night Heron (3 young ones flew across the beach on their
way to the trees)
Canada Goose (~160 early on) & Mallard (5)
PEREGRINE (1)
Semipalmated Plover (5)
PIPING PLOVER (1-AD & 2 Young)
Killdeer (12 in the beach vegetation)
Sanderling (only 1 & soon gone)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 but not together)
Least Sandpiper (1 picked out by Andrew A.)
Ring Billed (75) & Herring (4) Gulls
Caspian Tern (4)
Chimney Swift (5)
Purple Martin, Bank & Barn Swallows

Next to the Chicago Botanic Garden where I had been rained out on Sunday.

As I walked up to the mud flat area a beautiful adult OSPREY was
circling over the ponds.
Herons were Great Blue Heron (1) & Green Heron (1)
Canada Goose (15) & Mallard (6)
Wood Duck (1)
Shorebirds were Killdeer (12 & 2 more on the lawns) & Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Also Solitary (3) & Least (7) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (3)
Barn Swallow (8)
Only common land birds were on the way to the flats.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the flying Osprey which I did not expect to see &
Runners-Up to the continuing star power Piping Plovers & the Peregrine
which fortunately
has been uncommon at Montrose so far. May it continue to be uncommon!

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 8/13/19 1:17 pm
From: Craig Taylor <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FYI - IL FUWD Records

Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor

northern Illinois
April 3, 2006, Independence Grove FP, Lake County (Sue Murray) (IORC 2006.004; SM) (MJIB 15:2:58) (MJIB 15:4:141) (NAB 60:3:376-377)
May 17, 1979, Max McGraw WF, Kane County (25/26) (Bob Montgomery) (IORC 1979.001; RAM, BT) (IBB 6:1:10)
     (IAB 190:25-27) (Mlodinow 1984) (Bohlen 1989) (IBB 7:4:86-87)
June 19, 1991, Kankakee County (Harry Parkhill) (IORC Doc. Form)
December 4, 1884, Chicago, Cook County (specimen - CAS) (Benjamin Gault) (Bohlen 1989) (IBB 7:4:86)
December 7, 1919, Navy Pier, Cook County (specimen) (Auk 48:258) (Ford, Sanborn and Coursen 1934)
     (Smith and Parmalee 1955) (Ford 1956) (Smith 1972) (Bohlen 1978) (Mlodinow 1984) (Bohlen 1989) (IBB 7:4:86-87) (MJIB 12:2:59)

southern Illinois
May 13-15, 1990, Rend Lake, Jefferson County (Bob Danley) (IORC 1990.014; WDR, TEF) (MJIB 7:2:55)
     May 13, 1990, Rend Lake, Jefferson County (2) (Bob Danley) (IBB 6:4:84) (IBB 7:4:86-87) (Robinson 1996)
     May 15, 1990, Rend Lake, Jefferson County (2) (Judy DeNeal, Kathy Phelps)
June 21-29, 2003, Crab Orchard NWR, Williamson County (Refuge staff) (IORC 2003.028; TAM) (MJIB 13:1:25) (MJIB 14:2:60)
     June 21, 2003, Crab Orchard NWR, Williamson County (Refuge staff, later Dan Kassebaum - photos)
     June 22, 2003, Crab Orchard NWR, Williamson County (Travis Mahan - photos)
August 8-9, 1996, Chouteau Island, Madison County (David Bohlen) (IORC 1996.068; HDB, DMK) (MJIB 6:2:70) (MJIB 7:2:55) (WGNSS 1998)
     August 8, 1996, Chouteau Island, Madison County (David Bohlen)
     August 9, 1996, Chouteau Island, Madison County (Dan Kassebaum, Louise Augustine, Albert Seppi - photos)
August 24-31, 1974, Big Muddy River, Jackson County (Randy Madding) (IORC 1974.001; RM, VMK, CTC, LGB) (IBB 6:1:10)
     August 24, 1974, Big Muddy River, Jackson County (Randy Madding, John Bell, Kay Bell, Grace Hosterman) (IAB 172:5) (IAB 172:25) (AB 29:1:65)
     August 25, 1974, Big Muddy River, Jackson County (Randy Madding, John Bell) (Bohlen 1978) (Bohlen 1989) (IBB 7:4:86-87) (Binford 1992)
     August 29, 1974, Big Muddy River, Jackson County (Charles Clark, David Bohlen, Vern Kleen) (MJIB 2:1:38-39) (Robinson 1996)
September 2, 1933, Horseshoe Lake, Madison County (2) (L. R. Ernst) (NN 6:63) (Anderson and Bauer 1968) (Bohlen 1989) (IBB 7:4:86-87)
November - December 1993, Fairview Heights, St. Clair County (Albert Seppi) (MJIB 3:2:59)
     November 18, 1993, Fairview Heights, St. Clair County (2) (Dennis Oehmke)
     This pair mixed with a group of feral Mallards for eight weeks at a small pond at an apartment complex in suburban Fairview Heights. The birds survived into December as the local ponds began to freeze. In late December I observed one of the Whistling-Ducks dead on the ice as the other stood tucked at the shore. On my next visit the ice had melted and the specimen was lost. The surviving bird could not be relocated. At the time of the observation, the consensus was that these birds were very tame and likely not wild.

Unaccepted records:
August 3, 1988, Rice Lake CA, Fulton County (IORC 1988.071; unaccepted) (IBB 6:1:13)
August 21, 1997, Lake Villa, Lake County (20) (IORC 1997.038; unaccepted) (MJIB 8:2:60)

Corrections:
April 29, 1909, Lewis County, MO (Evers) (Widmann 1907) (Auk 26:304) (Smith and Parmalee 1955) (Bohlen 1978) (Bohlen 1989) (Robbins and Easterla 1992)
     Bohlen (1978) corrects the record listed in Smith and Parmalee (1955) as Adams County, IL (1915) to Lewis County, MO (1909).



"Do you eBird?"

Craig Taylor
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Cook County
 

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Date: 8/13/19 10:52 am
From: Styche <stycheus...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
Mosquito buffet....that’s what I was 10 days ago at the fluddle. I had long sleeve shirt and pants on, put my hoody on and sprayed bug spray over my clothes and I still had a dozen mosquito bites, I could only stand 10 minutes and I bugged out.

Ian
Cook Cty

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> On Aug 13, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> There are two ways to access the fluddle. You can park on a side street off of 83rd. (Do not park at apartment complex) and walk the bike path down the hill and cross Rt 53. Or park in Greene Valley FP lot on Greene Rd. and follow trail to the fluddle. The east side of the fluddle has a couple of beaten down foot paths that lead to the edge. The west side has a two track (overgrown) but is really buggy and you can’t reach flats but can view the majority of the fluddle. The east side is easier but lighting could be an issue later in the day.
>
>
> JeffSmith
> Woodridge, DuPage Co.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 13, 2019, at 9:30 AM, JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> For those of us newer birders that might go out to try to see the Avocet and Stilt.... what is the best way to bird the 83rd st. fluddle? The map, and a quick drive by, makes it look like there is very little access, or convenient observation area. Is it best to off-road it through the grasses, or is there a better way I haven't seen?
>>
>> Any help is appreciated.
>>
>> Jeff
>
>

 

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Date: 8/13/19 9:53 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
And if you walk along the path there is a very visible, trampled down,
narrow path through the vegetation down right to the fluddle area. I serve
my warning about ticks and other bugs, along with vegetation scratches.

Saw it there yesterday in the rain

Jim Jarosz from Norridge


On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:29 AM Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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>
>
>
>
>
>
>>
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>
>
>
> * Jeff,There is a path (labeled on Google Maps as "Greene Trail") that
> starts at 83rd/IL-53, so I usually park on one of the residential streets
> off of 83rd, and then cross IL-53 at the light. The fluddle is very visible
> from the path, so once you're there it should be easy to find a viewing
> spot.Matt WistrandWest Chicago, DuPageOn Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:55 AM
> JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...> <j.t.boland...> [ILbirds]
> <ILbirds-noreply...> <ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
> For those of us newer birders that might go out to try to see the Avocet
> and Stilt.... what is the best way to bird the 83rd st. fluddle? The map,
> and a quick drive by, makes it look like there is very little access, or
> convenient observation area. Is it best to off-road it through the
> grasses, or is there a better way I haven't seen?Any help is
> appreciated.Jeff *

 

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Date: 8/13/19 9:26 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard BC chickadee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48528727137/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Not a very common bird here, but 2 birds showed up singing and calling. Reflection in the window caused a reaction to attack.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/13/19 8:35 am
From: Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
Jeff,

There is a path (labeled on Google Maps as "Greene Trail") that starts at
83rd/IL-53, so I usually park on one of the residential streets off of
83rd, and then cross IL-53 at the light. The fluddle is very visible from
the path, so once you're there it should be easy to find a viewing spot.

Matt Wistrand
West Chicago, DuPage

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:55 AM JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> For those of us newer birders that might go out to try to see the Avocet
> and Stilt.... what is the best way to bird the 83rd st. fluddle? The map,
> and a quick drive by, makes it look like there is very little access, or
> convenient observation area. Is it best to off-road it through the
> grasses, or is there a better way I haven't seen?
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Jeff
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/13/19 8:17 am
From: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
There are two ways to access the fluddle. You can park on a side street off of 83rd. (Do not park at apartment complex) and walk the bike path down the hill and cross Rt 53. Or park in Greene Valley FP lot on Greene Rd. and follow trail to the fluddle. The east side of the fluddle has a couple of beaten down foot paths that lead to the edge. The west side has a two track (overgrown) but is really buggy and you can’t reach flats but can view the majority of the fluddle. The east side is easier but lighting could be an issue later in the day.

JeffSmith
Woodridge, DuPage Co.

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> On Aug 13, 2019, at 9:30 AM, JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> For those of us newer birders that might go out to try to see the Avocet and Stilt.... what is the best way to bird the 83rd st. fluddle? The map, and a quick drive by, makes it look like there is very little access, or convenient observation area. Is it best to off-road it through the grasses, or is there a better way I haven't seen?
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Jeff
>

 

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Date: 8/13/19 7:32 am
From: JEFFREY BOLAND <j.t.boland...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
For those of us newer birders that might go out to try to see the Avocet and Stilt.... what is the best way to bird the 83rd st. fluddle?  The map, and a quick drive by, makes it look like there is very little access, or convenient observation area.  Is it best to off-road it through the grasses, or is there a better way I haven't seen?
Any help is appreciated.
Jeff
 

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Date: 8/13/19 6:58 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck PRESENT
Andy reports “In corn stubble in the flooded field north of the levee road.”

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Aug 13, 2019, at 8:22 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Andy Sigler reports The FUWD is present this morning.
>
> Exact spot where Don Mullison dropped the pin on his eBird map.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
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> Craig Taylor
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Date: 8/13/19 6:22 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck PRESENT
Andy Sigler reports The FUWD is present this morning.

Exact spot where Don Mullison dropped the pin on his eBird map.

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Date: 8/12/19 3:40 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle & Stilt Sandpiper At Wood Dale Reservoir Monday 8-12-19
Hello Bird People,

We all check IBET & ebird & other places I know nothing about for a
sighting of a rare bird & then sometimes chase after that sighting. If
we are successful we are happy to have gone & seen it.
But much better than chasing is when you actually find the rare bird
yourself although that seldom happens. However, today I did find a
rare bird which was an AVOCET at the 83rd Street Fluddle at Green
Valley F.P. Since he lives near there I called Mike Madsen who I think
called some of the other folks from there. Now I see on ebird that
several others did get to see the Avocet so at least some folks got
the info. The only other time I found a rare bird by myself this year
was when I had the Whimbrel at Techny Basin & again others did get to
see it. Once in a while we all do something special so enjoy it when
it happens. Here are my day lists:

Wood Dale Reservoir Complex (6:55-9:15 a.m.)

The water is disappearing at the Western Wetlands section & most of
the shorebirds have moved to the actual reservoir along the northern
edge. I had 89 shorebirds at the reservoir & only 21 at the western
wetlands. Maybe the new rain coming in will help the habitat at the
western area.

Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (1 & 1 fly-by)
Great Egret (3) (No Great Blue Herons here today)
Canada Goose (19 plus the one with only one foot that never hangs out
with the rest)
Mallard (7)
Semipalmated Plover (1) & Killdeer (37)
Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (2), Spotted (10), Least (27), Semipalmated 3) & Pectoral (2)
Sandpipers
STILT SANDPIPER (1, not in breeding plumage but had the down curved
bill & the white eye line)
Turkey Vulture (1 in a tree resting)
Ring Billed Gull (12)
Caspian Tern (22)
Barn Swallow (~6)

Middle Pond

D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (3)
Mallard (4)
Killdeer (12), Spotted (5) & Least (4) Sandpipers
Kingfisher (1)
More Barn Swallows

Had 11 species of land birds but none were very interesting.

Greene Valley F.P./83rd Street Fluddle (10:20-10:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1)
Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (2) & Mallard (7)
Killdeer (31)
AMERICAN AVOCET (1, probably a young one)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (1), Spotted (3), Least (4), Semipalmated (2) & Pectoral (6) Sandpipers
(Had a slight mosquito problem here but not too bad.)

Peacock Marsh/Will County (11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (27)
Mallard (~111)
Semipalmated Plover (1) & Killdeer (19)
Greater (at least 4) & Lesser (~6) Yellowlegs
Solitary (1), Spotted (2), Least (4) & Pectoral (2) Sandpipers
Red Wings (~10)
(Not easy to do these shorebird I.D.'s as the remaining water areas
are now far away
with the nearer areas being just drying mud.)

I had 9 species of shorebirds at the reservoir, 8 at the 83rd St
Fluddle & 8 at Peacock.
For the day I had 11 species of shorebirds altogether.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Avocet & Runner-Up to the Stilt Sandpiper.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/12/19 3:39 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck (FUWD)
FUWD photographed last week. Seen today.

Just off of route 3 near Muntz Rd area and flying in lower chutes area.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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Date: 8/12/19 2:34 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fulvous Whistling-Duck (FUWD)
This from Keith McMullen:

I received a report, good details, of a FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK just W of IL 3, along the Big Muddy Levee in Jackson County. Bird flew N so is still likely in area

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Date: 8/12/19 12:57 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Avocet At 83rd Street Fluddle-Green Valley F.P.
Hello Bird People,

I'll do my full report later but I wanted to let folks in the area
know I saw an Avocet at the 83rd St
Fluddle this a.m. at about 10:30 or 10:45 a.m. Not in breeding plumage.
Good luck if you go.

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Date: 8/12/19 11:05 am
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Naming things (No Sightings)
Or worse, two-letter mysteries.

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On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM Mia Majetschak <majetschak.mia...>
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> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBl/manual/speclist.cfm
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> This is a list with the 4-letter Alpha codes for the birds in the USA. Use
> these or the full name.
> Hope this helps.
> Any 3-letter abbreviations are simply wrong and lazy.
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Date: 8/12/19 10:59 am
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Subject: IBET Re: Naming things (No Sightings)
https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBl/manual/speclist.cfm

This is a list with the 4-letter Alpha codes for the birds in the USA. Use
these or the full name.
Hope this helps.
Any 3-letter abbreviations are simply wrong and lazy.
Good birding,

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Date: 8/12/19 6:20 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover video, episode 8. 3rd chick appears
I made a mistake in discussing the contents of the previous video, as
Monty does not approach me in that one, but at the end of this one.

This is the same day as the previous 7/18, but 78 clips were too much
for one video, so I split into 3.

While watching the nest without a parent sitting, I saw an egg move.  I
was wondering if either of the other 2 chicks had pushed it, and so kept
watching carefully.  A little later I saw that there was a 3rd chick,
dark, unlike the other light ones.  I looked over to where the
volunteers and other observers were, and no one appeared be currently
looking that way or to notice. I told a man who had stopped by me and
suggested he notify that group and he did.

I subsequent saw the chick roll out of the nest and the parents had a
difficult decision for a while and went back and forth between covering
the new chick and the remaining egg.  The video also shows 2 slowed
sequences of removing egg shells from the nest. Shortly after that,
while I was alone, Monty approached much more closely.

This exclusive footage, as with all of mine, is excluded from a $5000
video, but may be viewed here for free.

https://youtu.be/HHy05lJZ3D4

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Date: 8/12/19 6:05 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Catbird bathtime
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48519515547/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Loves a splash bath. Seems to be immature with a crossed bill tip. Can't see the rusty patch.
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From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard G. catbird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48516275211/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Likes the apple tree and looking at the bath water below.Wants PB suet, but I ran out.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/11/19 2:15 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover documentary, episode 7
I mentioned before how I had to get another larger hard drive, and
shuffle things around among drives.  It was somewhat of a shock when I
was ready to do the next video with chicks and the videos were not in
the archive.  I was wondering if I accidentally deleted hundreds of
shots and video in my moves and deletions. They were in my database,
which meant I had taken the steps of weeding, adding data and giving
permanent ID numbers.  But I finally found still on another hard drive,
still in the original day folder, not yet moved to their more permanent
location. Such a relief. After moving them and a lot of other stuff, I
did a lot of double backing up of stuff before doing anything else.

It had been a long time since visiting again, and now there was the new
nesting site with 2 chicks in the enclosure, when I went on July 18. 
Since, I had so many clips (78) I decided it was too many for one day
and so am breaking into 3 parts, now called episodes. So episode 7 shows
the chicks in the enclosure, venturing out, parental exchanges.  At the
end, when I was left by myself in the viewing area behind the rocks,
Monty seemed very curious and approached much closer seemingly checking
me out.

Free viewing is at https://youtu.be/ohDZ5vq9_-Q

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Date: 8/11/19 12:38 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET A Few Shorebirds At Techny North, Techny Basin & Air Station Prairie Sunday 8-11-19
Hello Bird People,

I tried to beat the early a.m. rain & got to Techny North before 7
a.m. but I had to hurry as light rain started by 7:30 a.m. Then the
rain stopped so next to Techny Basin but after about 15 min there it
started raining again & this time harder. Put my scope back in the car
& walked in the rain for another 30 min. Stopped raining again so my
last stop was at Air Station Prairie where the sun came out.

The big news at Techny North is that they have finally mowed the path
so now we don't have to fight head high vegetation that included that
scratchy Teasel plant. Had 65 shorebirds but nothing special. Fewer
shorebirds at Techny Basin (only 2 species) as the water is still too
high but many Herons/Egrets were there. The opposite is true at Air
Station Prairie where the east pond is dried up & the west side pond
only has a little water. Here are my lists:

Techny North (6:55-7:30 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (3), Green Heron (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (3-AD)
Canada Goose (3). Wood Duck (18) & Mallard (17)
Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Killdeer (19) & Semipalmated Plover (only 1)
Lesser Yellowlegs (4)
Solitary (5), Spotted (7), Semipalmated (1) & Least (28) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by)
Caspian Tern (3 fly-bys)
Chimney Swift (12)
Barn Swallow (10, didn't look hard for other Swallows)
Song Sparrow, Red Wings & Goldfinch

Techny Basin (7:40-8:45 a.m. partly in the rain)

Great Blue Heron (9), Great Egret (8), Green Heron (2) & Black Crowned
Night Heron (2)
Mallard (46)
Killdeer (1 & 5 fly-bys) & Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed Gull (2 fly-bys) & Caspian Tern (2 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (2)
Kingfisher (2)
Cliff (1) & Barn (12) Swallows
B.G. Gnatcatchers (2), Robins, Song Sparrows, Red Wings, House Finch
(1) & Goldfinch (8)
On & beneath the light poles across the street at the mall were 2 Canada Geese,
39 Ring Billed Gulls, 2 Caspian Terns & 14 Pigeons.

Air Station Prairie (9-9:55 a.m.)

West Pond

Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (1-F with one small young, 1-F with 2 small young & 1-F with 5
larger young)
VIRGINIA RAIL (1-AD with 2 tiny young & 3 "teenagers" which are still
fairly dark)
(Again I found no Sora Rails)
Killdeer (1) & Lesser Yellowlegs (4)
Solitary (5), Spotted (1) & Least (5) Sandpipers
Barn Swallow (2)
Land birds were Song Sparrow, Red Wings, 1 Grackle & Goldfinch
(To show how things can change as I was leaving the 4 Lesser Yellowlegs
& 4 more Least Sandpipers flew in so 5 more min & I would not have seen them.)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the adult Virginia Rail with the 2 tiny babies &
Runners-Up to the the Black Crowned Night Herons & the 2 Kingfishers.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/11/19 10:05 am
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Naming things (No Sightings)
Hello, all.

It becomes mysterious and frustrating to follow some threads on IBET
because we tend to abbreviate the names of birds we are seeing, which
assumes that everyone knows what we're talking about.

Might I suggest that we refrain from WWS and RTH and ABCD when we refer to
the species we're talking about, especially when it's a continuing thread
that someone is just coming upon for the first time?

Thanks.

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Date: 8/10/19 8:05 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Piping plover Watcher (No Sightings)
Pat -
Thank you so much for this beautiful, heartfelt message.  It's been wonderful getting to know you this summer.

Best regards,
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook



On Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:41:31 PM CDT, Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 
From the first call for Piping Plover Watchers, I knew this is where I needed to be. I booked a shift for Tuesday early afternoon. I have been with Monty and Rose before their first nesting site was washed out.

We and the Plovers have been through a lot. The birding clubs in Chicago and the National Audubon have been through a lot. The USFWS and IDNR have been through a lot. The editorial boards of the Chicago Tribune and the SunTimes have been through a lot. And there are so many more individuals and small groups have been through a lot.

Why? Why all the days of careful watching over a family of Piping Plovers? Why have we as humans, cleared the decks so that the small family of an endangered species be given a slim chance to survive and carry on? Why would a die hard South Sider risk nose bleeds to venture across Madison Avenue every week to be in the company of a family of Piping Plovers, hoping to intervene at just the right moment, to escape a danger?

Why? Because if their survival is not important to us, then nothing is important.

During my weekly shift I have met so many wonderful people, bonded together to enhance the survival of an endangered, beautiful, enchanting pair of lovers who instinctively gave all that they have to continue their species into a next generation. Humans felt a kinship with the instinct to persevere, survive and thrive. We root for those that face enormous and outnumbered challenges and extend a helping hand.

As my Piping Plover Watcher duties near an end I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the North Siders and government officials, the Chicago Police, and to all the locals who strolled by our watch site and shared a view of Monty or Rose and the chicks through my scope and experienced that moment of realization and awe; that moment when an AAH! WOW! was knocked out of them; the realization that there is something beyond our small scope of the world that is so vastly amazing; so vastly important and momentous, beyond our own existence, that we must protect for the next generation, ours and these other amazing species that only know Earth as their home.

Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all.

Pat ( Patricia) Durkin
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Date: 8/10/19 7:44 pm
From: Pat Durkin <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping plover Watcher (No Sightings)
From the first call for Piping Plover Watchers, I knew this is where I needed to be. I booked a shift for Tuesday early afternoon. I have been with Monty and Rose before their first nesting site was washed out.

We and the Plovers have been through a lot. The birding clubs in Chicago and the National Audubon have been through a lot. The USFWS and IDNR have been through a lot. The editorial boards of the Chicago Tribune and the SunTimes have been through a lot. And there are so many more individuals and small groups have been through a lot.

Why? Why all the days of careful watching over a family of Piping Plovers? Why have we as humans, cleared the decks so that the small family of an endangered species be given a slim chance to survive and carry on? Why would a die hard South Sider risk nose bleeds to venture across Madison Avenue every week to be in the company of a family of Piping Plovers, hoping to intervene at just the right moment, to escape a danger?

Why? Because if their survival is not important to us, then nothing is important.

During my weekly shift I have met so many wonderful people, bonded together to enhance the survival of an endangered, beautiful, enchanting pair of lovers who instinctively gave all that they have to continue their species into a next generation. Humans felt a kinship with the instinct to persevere, survive and thrive. We root for those that face enormous and outnumbered challenges and extend a helping hand.

As my Piping Plover Watcher duties near an end I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the North Siders and government officials, the Chicago Police, and to all the locals who strolled by our watch site and shared a view of Monty or Rose and the chicks through my scope and experienced that moment of realization and awe; that moment when an AAH! WOW! was knocked out of them; the realization that there is something beyond our small scope of the world that is so vastly amazing; so vastly important and momentous, beyond our own existence, that we must protect for the next generation, ours and these other amazing species that only know Earth as their home.

Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all.

Pat ( Patricia) Durkin
Chicago
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Date: 8/10/19 6:24 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BB ready to go at Kankakee River St Pk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48506619731/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,This brood looks about 14 days. One box had three broods. Very unusual. JohnBourbonnais, IL  
 

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Date: 8/10/19 5:16 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Piping Plovers chicks: "an amazing and improbable accomplishment"
I am excited to see them Monday. This is great news. They were just doing
small flight hops when I saw them Friday.
Chuck Berman

On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 1:37 PM Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Dear all,
>
> I received the following text this morning from Brad Semel with IDNR and
> thought many of you would enjoy it as much as I did:
>
> "Both chicks have reached 23 days. The plover recovery program will record
> Chicago as officially fledging two chicks!"
>
> You bet I teared up and am still tearing up.
>
> The chicks are now big enough to be confused with their Dad from the
> back. They are venturing further and further out, well past their
> enclosure. They can also fly distances of 20-30 ft. Soon Monty will be
> leaving, then the two chicks a few days to a week later.
>
> I'd like to echo the words posted by Chicago Audubon Society:
>
> "We did it, Chicago! Congratulations to all the monitors, stewards
> (especially Leslie Borns) and stewardship volunteers; public landowner Chicago
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> <https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisOrnithologicalSociety/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCp5Q_zuB384WuMvVlTBUfnv3yD2hkJWoM2WrhIrx_gNzdWQtqcyTyEIVtpY24iykH1x7HiTZTqLu20&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>;
> and all who graciously shared the beach, most especially Kayak Chicago
> and the volleyball teams - what an amazing and improbable accomplishment
> for these two chicks to fledge on a busy beach in the nation’s third
> largest city! Special congratulations to the core team of Tamima Itani
> <https://www.facebook.com/tamima.itani?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARC4061pv_W5Nu0d0ufhWNDjqwDEvjUvBMr2W2J6yMlXwcfXGOnClk0btc7jE-e8n67QiYvBj0twl-y8&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>,
> Carl Giometti, Matt Igleski
> <https://www.facebook.com/matt.igleski.3?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCmMDbT90O8Rvox-EaXLbCvQQEMDmEVER243I9QemF-aQiY66f409Vgtpn_AZkMdNT_5oA7xr40vZoi&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>,
> Louise Clemency, Kris Lah and Brad Semel."
>
> Thank you to every single person who has made this possible. The next big
> milestone will be their departure.
>
> Tamima Itani
> Evanston, Cook County
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/10/19 4:17 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan & Illinois Beach South & North Units Saturday 8-10-19
Hello Bird People,

Well today was truly a big migration day but unfortunately not for
birds. At Waukegan there were
100's & at Illinois Beach South there were at least 2000 migrating
Green Darner Dragonflies heading south group after group after group.
Other Dragonflies seen were Black & Red Saddlebags, 12 Spotted
Skimmer, one of the Red Meadowhawks, Common Whitetail, Widow Skimmer,
Eastern Pondhawk & 1 Wandering Glider. Quite a day for Dragonflies!
Also of note was one Question Mark butterfly & 1 Viceroy.

Wish I could say the same for shorebirds but all we saw today were
Spotted & Semipalmated Sandpipers on the pier at Waukegan & 1 each
Killdeer at Illinois Beach South & on the lawns at Waukegan.

As usual we had Least Bitterns (1 male & 1 female) at Waukegan where
we also saw 1 young
Black Crowned Night Heron. Gull numbers were low & so were Caspian
Tern numbers. Still had 2 Marsh Wrens singing at Waukegan.

Of some interest at Illinois Beach South were one Kestrel & one male
Kingfisher.
Andy Stewart again had the Blue Grosbeak inland but Bob E & I didn't get that.

Near Sand Pond we had one singing Yellow Throated Vireo, an adult Red
Headed Woodpecker & Swallows were 1 each Tree, Bank & Cliff with many
Barn Swallows.

Annette M told me that there had been Yellowlegs. Short Billed
Dowitchers & a Pectoral at the Manville Ponds but all that remained
when I got there were Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Least Bitterns (again) & Runner-Up to the Night Heron.
Best sighting of the day to all those Green Darner Dragonflies.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Rhode Island, my 3rd of the year.

Al Srokie
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Date: 8/10/19 11:37 am
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping Plovers chicks: "an amazing and improbable accomplishment"
Dear all,

I received the following text this morning from Brad Semel with IDNR and thought many of you would enjoy it as much as I did:

"Both chicks have reached 23 days. The plover recovery program will record Chicago as officially fledging two chicks!"

You bet I teared up and am still tearing up.

The chicks are now big enough to be confused with their Dad from the back. They are venturing further and further out, well past their enclosure. They can also fly distances of 20-30 ft. Soon Monty will be leaving, then the two chicks a few days to a week later.

I'd like to echo the words posted by Chicago Audubon Society:

"We did it, Chicago! Congratulations to all the monitors, stewards (especially Leslie Borns) and stewardship volunteers; public landowner Chicago Park District<https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoParkDistrict/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCWm-g4vYdPuqzYE0G3O-WBbeukVYfkL8PHcgbJ4wzz6qRC2kZeDqUGc2MHl2xQL1Ob_J6lk-8CW8dX&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>; staff from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Police Department, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services; organizers of the monitoring effort Chicago Ornithological Society<https://www.facebook.com/chicagobirder/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARDW5Dgen-bkjcav7zOQuIcjAJATf4g2O9ikuZGCoLV4i-IO0vwUjcOlVGBeSQb6K6DJZ-E_fg3ws3WQ&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU> and The Illinois Ornithological Society<https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisOrnithologicalSociety/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCp5Q_zuB384WuMvVlTBUfnv3yD2hkJWoM2WrhIrx_gNzdWQtqcyTyEIVtpY24iykH1x7HiTZTqLu20&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>; and all who graciously shared the beach, most especially Kayak Chicago and the volleyball teams - what an amazing and improbable accomplishment for these two chicks to fledge on a busy beach in the nations third largest city! Special congratulations to the core team of Tamima Itani<https://www.facebook.com/tamima.itani?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARC4061pv_W5Nu0d0ufhWNDjqwDEvjUvBMr2W2J6yMlXwcfXGOnClk0btc7jE-e8n67QiYvBj0twl-y8&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>, Carl Giometti, Matt Igleski<https://www.facebook.com/matt.igleski.3?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCmMDbT90O8Rvox-EaXLbCvQQEMDmEVER243I9QemF-aQiY66f409Vgtpn_AZkMdNT_5oA7xr40vZoi&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>, Louise Clemency, Kris Lah and Brad Semel."

Thank you to every single person who has made this possible. The next big milestone will be their departure.

Tamima Itani
Evanston, Cook County





 

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Date: 8/10/19 7:24 am
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint photos from Aug 5 - no new sightings
Hello all,

It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t had a chance to post any of the photos I got Monday of the Little Stint until now. They are on my eBird checklist for the North Globe on August 5:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58879131

In reference to a post Tyler Funk write earlier in the week, I want to thank Tyler for his kind words and friendship over the years. I also appreciate everyone for the updates on this bird and for the camaraderie on these chases. It was great to see everyone, especially several I haven’t seen in years.

All the best,

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/9/19 11:55 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 8-9-19
Hello Bird People,

You would think if you saw a total of 140 individual shorebirds you
would find at least 1 interesting species but that was not the case
today at the Reservoir & Western Wetlands at Wood Dale/Itasca. The
best I could do was 1 Semipalmated Plover at the Western Wetlands. I
was sure I would see at least one Stilt Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper
or Short Billed Dowitcher but not today.
Seems like I should have done a bit better. I was there from
6:45-10:15 a.m. Here's my lists:

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (2 & 2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (16) & Mallard (2)
Turkey Vulture (3 hunting)
Killdeer (53)
Lesser Yellowlegs (6)
Solitary (7) & Spotted (6) Sandpipers
Least (11), Semipalmated (3) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (Max = 31)
Caspian Tern (Max = 27)
Mourning Dove (1 on the mud flats)
Barn Swallow (6)
Red Wings

Middle Pond & Creek

Great Blue Heron (1) & Killdeer (1)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (9) & Mallard (11)
Semipalmated Plover (1) & Killdeer (30)
Lesser Yellowlegs (5)
Solitary (2), Spotted (7) & Least (8) Sandpipers
Barn Swallow (~10)

Had the usual land birds (17 species) but only 1 species was worthy of
mentioning which
was a Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Semipalmated Plover & Runner-Up to the Hummingbird.

License Plate Of The Day to one from New Hampshire seen on my way to
the reservoir.

Al Stokie
In DuPage County today


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Date: 8/9/19 8:25 am
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US (8/8)
Hi all –

I’ve been regularly stopping by Techny Basin - North of Willow - to scan
for shorebirds. If I find anything rare, I’ll certainly report it. But for
the most part, it’s been the expected stuff. Yesterday, the deck shuffled a
bit, so thought I’d do a report here. Probably the highlight for me was a
WILSON’S SNIPE feeding at the far (North end) with a SORA in the vicinity
as well. A few GREAT EGRETS were there as well – haven’t seen them for a
while. Continued huge numbers of young WOOD DUCKS and Mallards – prolific
breeding success for both. SAVANNAH SPARROWS clearly had success as well –
always find a couple on the path. Good numbers of SOLITARY & SPOTTED
SANDPIPERS continue – the latter being likely part of the local breeding
population. A few SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS and a bunch of LEAST SANDPIPERS.
Good Birding.
Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Aug 8, 2019 4:54 PM - 5:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.28 mile(s)
21 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 30
Mallard 25
Mourning Dove 1
Sora 1
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 13
Least Sandpiper 14
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 15
Solitary Sandpiper 8
Herring Gull 2
Caspian Tern 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 27
American Goldfinch 4
Savannah Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58846993

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
--
Jeff Bilsky
<jbilsky...>

 

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Date: 8/9/19 7:27 am
From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fiesty Hummingbird!
So I have sugar feeders nearby a peanut crack corn feeders by about eight
feet you would think that would be a sufficient distance for neighborhood
peace but no. Instead wow the hummingbird was humming about the sugar
feeder a black-capped chickadee came in to hang on the peanut feeder. Well
that's not tolerable says the hummingbird and went after the chickadee and
in the nearby vicinity chased it with his pointy beak about and around and
followed it up through the pine tree and away.

Identifying and logging bird sightings is useful and I'm sure a wonderful
pastime. but in my mind I mostly catalog interesting behaviors.

Northwest County of Cook.
Cheers! Paul Stensvaag

 

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Date: 8/9/19 5:57 am
From: Shannon Leslie <Bird692112...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Piping Plover video
Thanks for sharing the great video! :)
*Shannon Leslie*

 

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Date: 8/8/19 4:51 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover video, my 6th day
Unlike the others which were pretty much on successive days, this was
weeks later, as I skipped many days.

It is short, at the new nest site with the enclosure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYktYaE1xi8

Next one will be with chicks, I think.

Rob Curtis

Chicago

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Date: 8/8/19 4:41 pm
From: Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover video
This video is absolutely amazing, Rob. I will be watching it fondly well after the plover family leaves; it brings back so many good memories!

Thank you for capturing their stay at Montrose so beautifully.

Tamima Itani
Evanston

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Subject: IBET Piping Plover video



There was a hiatus while I had to get a larger hard drive and shuffle
things around for about a week, but here is a video compiled from my 5th
day of observation. Closeups, nest sitting and exchanges and area
maintenance, mating.

Free viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNWgG94yOL8

Rob Curtis

Chicago




 

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Date: 8/8/19 11:26 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-Piping Plovers & Short Billed Dowitcher Plus Air Station Prairie Thursday 8-8-19
Hello Bird People,

Got to Montrose at 5:45 a.m. to beat the traffic. Laurel R was already
on duty as a Plover Monitor. Monty & the 2 chicks were doing fine & I
was surprised at how big the chicks have become. At one point a baby
Piping Plover was right next to a Least Sandpiper & the young Plover
was actually bigger than the Least. But you can tell Monty from the
chicks by Monty's black breast band which the 2 chicks do not have.
Also, I finally got my Cook County Short Billed Dowitcher for the year
as the one from yesterday was still present feeding like crazy until
at about 8 a.m. it started calling & then took off, went very high in
the sky & headed south.

Montrose Beach (5:45-8:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 in the lake)
Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (~80 early but all walked out on the lawns)
Mallard (14)
SHOVELER (1-F, a bit of a surprise)
Semipalmated Plover (5. together)
PIPING PLOVER (1-AD & 2 YOUNG)
Killdeer (~12)
Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (5)
Least Sandpiper (7)
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (1)
Ring Billed (~75) & Herring (12) Gulls
Caspian Terns (only 3)
Rough Winged, Bank & Barn Swallows (no counts)
Song Sparrow (2), Red Wings (3) & House Sparrow (2)

Up by the Hedge Area I had 13 species but all were of the most common variety.

Air Station Prairie (10-10:30 a.m.)

West Pond

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by, far away)
Mallard (1-F with one very small young one)
VIRGINIA RAIL (2 young but full size birds)
(No Sora Rails seen today at either pond)
Killdeer (3), Solitary Sandpiper (6) & Least Sandpiper (6)
Barn Swallow (2) & Red Wings (2-IM)

East Pond

Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (1-F with 5 larger young)
VIRGINIA RAIL (1)
Killdeer (1)
Solitary (1), Spotted (1) & Least (5) Sandpipers

Bird-Of-The-Day to my finally seen Cook Co Short Billed Dowitcher &
Runners-Up to the 3 Piping Plovers & the female Shoveler.

Forgot to mention it but yesterday's License Plate Of The Day went to
a Wyoming plate
which was the 2nd seen this year by me.

Al Stokie
In Cook County today


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Date: 8/8/19 9:48 am
From: Greg Neise <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET LITTLE STINT - THURSDAY STATUS
Several people have reported that the Little Stint at Emiquon is present this morning.

Apparently several people were fooled by a very fresh juvenile Least Sandpiper. I’ve been sent a few photos and video, and the bird in question today is definitely not a/the Little Stint.

So far the Little Stint has NOT been seen Thursday.

Greg Neise
Berwyn, IL




 

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Date: 8/8/19 5:16 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover video
There was a hiatus while I had to get a larger hard drive and shuffle
things around for about a week, but here is a video compiled from my 5th
day of observation.  Closeups, nest sitting and exchanges and area
maintenance, mating.

Free viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNWgG94yOL8

Rob Curtis

Chicago



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Date: 8/7/19 8:22 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Observed both Little Stint and Ruff today.
Bonnie Graham and I left home a little after 6AM this morning and arrived at Emiquon (North Globe) at 9:30AM. About 5 mintues later, a birder (I think his name was Scott Terry) waved to us as we were heading to search for the Little Stint to say "We have it!". We found it immediately and had long looks. What a pretty little bird!! Then after briefly visiting the South Globe for Black-necked Stilts, we headed to Eagle Bluff (around 12:20PM) and thanks to Pete Moxon, got to see the (very far off) Ruff as well. Two Lifers for us in a very short time.
There was a man there that had driven 7 hours from Sioux City, Iowa and another man who flew all the way from Arizona--both for the Little Stint. Quite the celebrity. Thanks to Geoff Williamson and Jenn for being such fun birding companions. Finally called it a day around 4PM and made it back home just after 7PM. I hope these birds hang around so that a lot of other birders have as much fun as we did today!!


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove, but in Fulton & Mason Counties today.
 

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Date: 8/7/19 4:30 pm
From: John Chalmers <jpchalmers...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Short-Dilled Dowitcher
Signed in the shallows along the Montrose Point pier in Chicago at 8 am today, Wednesday 7 August 2019. It flew back into the dunes.

John P Chalmers
County of Cook



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Date: 8/7/19 2:11 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Only A Few Shorebirds At Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Wed 8-7-19
Hello Bird People,

Not much to report today as Andy Stewart, Annette Mc & I found no
shorebirds on Waukegan Beach but did find a few on the 2 piers. At
Illinois Beach South Andy & I only had 2 Spotted Sandpipers on the
beach plus one unknown shorebird that flew before we could I.D. it.
Later had 2 Killdeer on the lawns near State Line Beach. Very few
Gulls also at most locations as well. Did see one Kestrel & one MERLIN
at Illinois Beach. Here's my lists:

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

As mentioned not one beach shorebird but on the Fisherman's &
Government Piers were 3 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Semiplamated Sandpiper &
2 Sanderlings. The regular LEAST BITTERNS (3) & Marsh Wrens (3
singing) were by the inlet. One Coot was swimming off the Fisherman's
Pier. Gull numbers were low.

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

Saw the usual land birds on the way to the beach & Andy Stewart found
the singing BLUE GROSBEAK on one of the wood land trails but I did not
take that trail. Flying by on the beach were many Swallows of several
species. One Kestrel was flying somewhat inland & one MERLIN went by
very close to the beach giving a good view.

State Line Beach had no birds on the beach but had 2 Killdeer on the
lawns near there. The Manville Ponds had some shorebirds but in the
a.m. you are looking directly into the sun & all we made out were 1
Pectoral, 3 Spotted & 1 Killdeer among some unknown Peeps. Also there
were 2 young Hooded Mergs & lots of Mallards.

Andy was surprised to see the Coot in the lake & saw the Blue Grosbeak
or 2 of them.
But for me Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Merlin with Runner-Up going to
the 3 Least Bitterns.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/7/19 9:58 am
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint refound at 10am
That's all I know.
Joe


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Date: 8/7/19 9:20 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT hummingbird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48473889257/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The birds are chasing including a male. Dry here, filling water stations. C. wren and House w. both singing still. Cardinal slowing down.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/7/19 9:11 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint
Seen by many beginning about 10 o’clock on the North Side where it was seen last evening.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 7, 2019, at 8:19 AM, Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Found a Merlin at West Ridge Nature Preserve this morning, atop a dead tree just inside the entrance.
>
>
>
> Peter Quagliana
> Currently reading "Toujours Provence” by Peter Mayle
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Date: 8/7/19 8:09 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Merlin—West Ridge
As of 9:05 tat of us of been here since about 6 o’clock looking for the Little Stint. it has not been seen we are going to the north side of the northside to give that location a shot

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> On Aug 7, 2019, at 8:19 AM, Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Found a Merlin at West Ridge Nature Preserve this morning, atop a dead tree just inside the entrance.
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> Peter Quagliana
> Currently reading "Toujours Provence” by Peter Mayle
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Date: 8/7/19 7:15 am
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ruff at Chautauqua
Per Colin Dobson:Kevin Richmond refound the Ruff on the south pool at Chautauqua, way west looking from the west end of the crossdike on the mudflats.
I've not seen any updates on the Little Stint.

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 8/7/19 6:35 am
From: Peter Quagliana <pq609...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Merlin—West Ridge
Found a Merlin at West Ridge Nature Preserve this morning, atop a dead tree just inside the entrance.


Peter Quagliana
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Date: 8/6/19 10:43 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebird Totals For July 2019
Hello Bird People,

I know I've already posted once today but I need to report the July
totals before we get to August. I also know there aren't many folks
interested in these totals but for the few that are
here are the figures.

Most of the totals were from the Chicago region with the only
exception being the one trip I made to Bureau County with Mike Madsen
& Jeff Smith. No trips to Central Illinois in July. It seemed to me
that overall numbers were lower but numbers of the big shorebirds were
high what with seeing Avocet, Willet, Whimbrel & Marbled Godwit all in
July. Here's my list:

Semipalmated Plover = 9

Piping Plover = 24 (Mostly sightings of the Montrose family group)

Killdeer = 829

AMERICAN AVOCET = 1 (Montrose)

BLACK NECKED STILT = 4 (Bureau Co)

Greater Yellowlegs = 4

Lesser Yellowlegs = 71

Solitary Sandpiper = 60

Spotted Sandpiper = 235

WILLET = 2 (Illinois Beach)

WHIMBREL = 1 (Techny Basin)

MARBLED GODWIT = 2 (Illinois Beach)

Ruddy Turnstone = 4

Sanderling = 24

Semipalmated Sandpiper = 31

Least Sandpiper = 168

Pectoral Sandpiper = 25

Stilt Sandpiper = 1

Short Billed Dowitcher = 8

Wilson's Snipe = 1

So that's 20 shorebird species & 1504 individuals sighted.
Turns out 20 species is the highest number of species I've ever had in
a July since i have kept these records. And the 1504 individual
sightings is about average for the last few years.

Here for comparison purposes are the totals for the other July lists:

2013 = 16 species & 2089 individuals

2014 = 13 species & 1254 individuals

2015 = 15 species & 1380 individuals

2016 = 18 species & 3987 individuals

2017 = 19 species & 1368 individuals

2018 = 18 species & 2757 individuals

That's it for July & I'll do another report for August which will
include some "good stuff"
seen in Central Illinois.

Al Stokie


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Date: 8/6/19 2:12 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden, Techny North & Techny Basin Tuesday 8-6-19
Hello Bird People,

Following my usual routine of birding close to home after a long trip
I just went locally today.
I had 8 species of shorebirds for the day with all 8 seen at the
Botanic Garden, 6 seen at Techny North & only 3 at Techny Basin. Got
worse with every stop! Here are my lists:

Chicago Botanic Garden/Mud Flats Only (7:15-9 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Canada Goose (13), Wood Duck (6) & Mallard (5)
Semipalmated Plover (1) & Killdeer (27)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (7), Spotted (2), Semipalmated (4), Least (9) & Pectoral (2) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (1-AD)
Mourning Dove (2 on the mud)
Barn Swallows, Red Wings & Goldfinch

On the way back to the car I saw one female Ruby Throated Hummer &
most of the young
Purple Martins are out of the nest boxes although not all of them.

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

Canada Goose (9), Wood Duck (18) & Mallard (42)
Semipalmated Plover (3) & Killdeer (29)
Solitary (8), Spotted (6). Semipalmated (2) & Least (16) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1)
Pigeons (12) & Mourning Doves (2)
Chimney Swift (2)
Tree & Barn Swallows

Techny Basin (10:30-11:15 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (6), Great Egret (7) & Green Heron (2 fly-bys)
Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (61)
Killdeer (5), Solitary (2) & Spotted (4) Sandpipers
Flicker, Robins, Song Sparrows, Red Wings & Goldfinches

I think Bird-Of-The-Day will be the female R.T. Hummingbird as I saw
it very well.
Runner-Up to all 4 Semipalmated Plovers.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/6/19 12:19 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard G. catbird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48474270756/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Hiding in the poke weed. Fruits not ripe yet. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/6/19 12:03 pm
From: Davida Kalina <davidakalina...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET LIttle Stint not seen since 9:30 this morning
The Little Stint was relocated in the North Globe before 12:30 by Luke M
(from the Forbes Research Stn at Chautauqua) and was also seen by several
other birders there. Luke posted on the Facebook IL Rare Bird Alert page
under an existing thread, and I rec'd a txt msg from Vicky Sroczynski, who
had been viewing the bird with Luke and Bob Fisher. I do not have any
further details about location.

Davida Kalina
DuPage County


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 1:16 PM Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Bonnie Duman and Valerie Maragos are reporting that the Little Stint was
> seen at the South Globe of Emiquon early this morning, but has not been
> seen since about 9:30 am when a small private plane flushed all the
> shorebirds. Birders had not relocated the bird by noon.
>
> Rena Cohen
> Highland Park
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Date: 8/6/19 10:30 am
From: Rena Cohen <rena1729...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET LIttle Stint not seen since 9:30 this morning
Bonnie Duman and Valerie Maragos are reporting that the Little Stint was seen at the South Globe of Emiquon early this morning, but has not been seen since about 9:30 am when a small private plane flushed all the shorebirds. Birders had not relocated the bird by noon.
Rena CohenHighland Park 
 

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Date: 8/6/19 5:56 am
From: Tyler Funk <fftfunk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bird Friends and Stint (not an update)
Hello,

I have met many birders over the years through my association with IOS, and
have been grateful for the friendships and the camaraderie which has
resulted out of this involvement.

One of my closest connections through the years has been with Travis Mahan,
and yesterday was a perfect example of why I appreciate him and his
expertise, but most of all his friendship. I had a work function which kept
me occupied till 1pm. He got up there much earlier in the day. I called
when I was freed up, and ready to make a run at the Little Stint. He stated
that, "he was on the bird, and would keep an eye on it for me". I said he
didn't really need to to sit around and baby sit the bird for me, as I
would be 2 hours in travel time. He waited just the same, and quickly got
me and several others on to the bird as we trickled in through the late
afternoon.

We later took a hike along the dike at Goofy Ridge and picked up the Ruff,
a Marbled Godwit, Avocet, and a few other nice birds to add to the day
list. A great day.

Mostly, I just wanted to give a shout-out to Travis.

Thanks,
Tyler

 

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Date: 8/5/19 9:35 pm
From: scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Ruff Mason Co. Goofy Ridge.
FYI, I thought I sent this message as soon as I saw the Ruff, and it just went through now, Apologies for poor grammar as I was trying to
get message out before my phone ran out of juice.Good Birding, and fun to see so many other birders today.Scott LatimerDuPage

 

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Date: 8/5/19 9:26 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET South Globe, North Globe & Goofy Ridge Monday 8-5-19
Hello Bird People,

The general rule for seeing rare birds is to do it as quickly as
possible. So when the probable
Little Stint was reported on Saturday the best move would have been to
get there on Saturday or if that wasn't possible try & do it on Sunday
the next day. After 2 days you are taking a chance.
But for those of us who waited until that 3rd not only saw the
probable Little Stint but we also got a big time bonus by seeing the
Ruff which had moved over to Goofy Ridge.

It's been a long day so I will just mention how things worked out as
others have already reported on both big time sightings. I was able to
go along with Leo Miller & John Leonard & we got there at 9 a.m. after
a 3 hour trip. Kevin Richmond had already found the Stint by 8 a.m. or
slightly earlier so that meant we didn't have to waste hours looking
for the bird. Other shorebirds seen were Black Necked Stilts, 3 Buff
Breasted Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs,
Least. Semiplamated & Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer & Semipalmated
Plovers. We stayed about 2 hours taking everything in. Really large
numbers of White Pelicans, Turkey Vultures & Tree Swallows were also
seen.

Then to the Havana Electrical Station to look for Western Kingbirds
but Kevin had warned us that all the young were out of the nest &
flying around. And sure enough neither we or Joe Lill & Jeff Sundburg
could find any. The others went to lunch but we kept looking. Found
plenty of Eastern Kingbirds but no Western's. But finally we found one
young Western Kingbird with a pale yellow wash on the breast & no
white at the tail tip.

This was followed by lunch at Hardee's where I was very disappointed
to learn that their Red Burrito section no longer had chicken tacos
which I had been looking forward to all mourning!
Had to settle for a beef burrito. But this was our only failure of the
day as while there we got 2 phone calls telling us a Ruff was at Goofy
Ridge. Off we went.

Turns out Scott Latimer had found the Ruff previously seen at The
Globes about a week ago.
Walked out there & Colin Dobson, Joe Lill & Jeff Sundburg made sure we
knew where to look.
Imagine seeing a Ruff & it's only the 2nd best bird of the day! Also
there was one Avocet & other common shorebirds.

So we may have gone late to see the Stint but see it we did plus also the Ruff.
Sometimes you delay but still get the prize. Thanks go to Kevin for
finding the Stint & Colin. Joe & Jeff for making sure we saw the Ruff.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the probable Little Stint, 2nd place to the Ruff &
3rd place to the Avocet.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Manitoba seen on a big Chevy
Suburban in Des Plaines.
on the way home.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/5/19 4:51 pm
From: scott latimer <scootylatimer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ruff Mason Co. Goofy Ridge.
I’m looking st a male Ruff form Goify Ridge crossdike. North of duke second sandbar about 1/3 mile west of water control feature.Scott Latimer


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Date: 8/5/19 3:04 pm
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ruff at 3:55 on
The Ruff is present right NOW from the levee at Goofy Ridge looking N towards the smokestacks and on the mudflat working it’s way W from the area of the duck blind that is due N of the gull roost!
I sure hate leaving this bird and not being able to pass it on as Colin did for me! Thanks, Colin!
Good birdings!
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Date: 8/5/19 11:32 am
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ruff at Goofy Ridge
Scott Latimer refound the Ruff at Goofy Ridge, in the Chautauqua area. It was a good way out on the dike, and it was to the north. It’s the same bird found a few days ago at Emiquon: all white head down to the breast.

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Date: 8/5/19 11:23 am
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET LITTLE STINT - Yes - 1:15 PM Aug 5
Currently in view at North Globe on the mudflat just north of Dixon Mounds Road and around 100 yards west of the north-going levee.

Travis Mahan
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Date: 8/5/19 10:54 am
From: Travis Mahan <calidris_1004...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint directions?
Can someone please provide more details to this list as to where at the North Globe the stint was observed this morning? Was it way north, far west, through 3 feet of mud to some obscure spot? Any details would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Date: 8/5/19 6:04 am
From: Matt Wistrand <mwistrand...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint Continues, Mon Aug 5
Several of us are on the bird now at the North Globe Unit. Thanks to Kevin
Richmond for relocating it. For those not familiar with the area, Google
Maps marks the location off Prairie, but you want to be one street to the
south (looking north): Dickson Mounds Rd.

Best of luck!
Matt Wistrand
West Chicago, IL

 

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Date: 8/4/19 10:52 pm
From: Keith Mcmullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: [eBird Alert] ABA Rarities
Greetings IBET friends:
Not sure if this is allowed, but I'm forwarding the eBird alert for ABA Rarities.
Of note, LITTLE STINT accepted in California, found by Paul Lehman, big-time, well-known, well-respected NA birder. I've met Paul and he's super good, super nice guy, super careful with his ID's.
Check it out. The photos attached to the checklists sure look like the bird I found at Emiquon, South Globe yesterday (and seen by many today at the North Globe Unit at Emiquon), although, the Emiquon bird had a little more coppery-orange plumage than the California bird. Could be lighting, distance and/or a combination.
Enjoy!
Keith McMullenO'Fallon, IL
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----- Forwarded Message ----- From: <ebird-alert...> <ebird-alert...>Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 12:53:14 PM CDTSubject: [eBird Alert] ABA Rarities <daily>
*** Species Summary:

White-cheeked Pintail (1 Florida)
Tufted Duck (4 New Hampshire, 1 Newfoundland and Labrador)
Smooth-billed Ani (1 Florida)
Buff-collared Nightjar (2 Arizona)
Mexican Violetear (4 Texas)
Ruff (2 California, 2 Florida)
Little Stint (3 California)
White-winged Tern (1 Minnesota)
Red-billed Tropicbird (2 Maine)
Nazca Booby (3 California)
Red-footed Booby (2 California)
Little Egret (1 Maine)
Rose-throated Becard (6 Arizona)
Yellow-green Vireo (2 Texas)
Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4 Arizona)
Five-striped Sparrow (9 Arizona)
Tropical Parula (1 Texas)
Rufous-capped Warbler (3 Arizona)
Black-faced Grassquit (1 Florida)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) (1)
- Reported Aug 01, 2019 11:00 by Anne Ruben
- Tamarac Exotic Duck Pond, Broward, Florida
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=26.1916997,-80.2488828&ll=26.1916997,-80.2488828
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58712148
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "heavily cropped and distant-bird on right on the wall"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 09:19 by Sam / Damaris Stoddard
- Exeter WTP (CLOSED WEEKDAYS), Rockingham, New Hampshire
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9975063,-70.941712&ll=42.9975063,-70.941712
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58708739
- Comments: "Continuing.  Very small tuft."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 09:02 by Ed Norton
- Exeter WTP (CLOSED WEEKDAYS), Rockingham, New Hampshire
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9975063,-70.941712&ll=42.9975063,-70.941712
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58707299
- Comments: "Eclipse plumage, minimal tuft, found by Leo M last weekend.  "

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 09:00 by Roger and Kathryn Frieden
- Exeter WTP (CLOSED WEEKDAYS), Rockingham, New Hampshire
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9975063,-70.941712&ll=42.9975063,-70.941712
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58708358
- Comments: "Small duck with grayish white sides, dark back and head. Gray beak with black on tip. Tiny bump on back of head without plume"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 06:58 by Chris Duffy
- Exeter WTP (CLOSED WEEKDAYS), Rockingham, New Hampshire
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9975063,-70.941712&ll=42.9975063,-70.941712
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58705524
- Comments: "Observed 1st by Leo McKillop on 7/27, then by many others. Diving duck with dark head and back white belly, yellow eye. Very little of tuft showing."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 20:04 by Alvan Buckley
- St. John's--Kenny's Pond, Avalon Peninsula-St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.5904477,-52.7150784&ll=47.5904477,-52.7150784
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58696441
- Comments: "Ongoing"

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 12:30 by Richard Waters
- Loxahatchee Road, Tamarac, Florida, US (26.357, -80.304), Palm Beach, Florida
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=26.357189,-80.3036401&ll=26.357189,-80.3036401
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58700170
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird on left, in scrub between path and canal, 100 feet before the white weed raft warning sign."

Buff-collared Nightjar (Antrostomus ridgwayi) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 19:06 by Ryan Sanderson
- stakeout Buff-collared Nightjar, Buenos Aires NWR (2018-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7547259,-111.5222416&ll=31.7547259,-111.5222416
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58702026
- Comments: "At least two birds heard near third gate, one from either side of road. Birds seemed to be 50-75 yards from the road. I left almost as soon as I heard them so I suspect this really would be an undercount. Vocalized around 1740-1745. They were singing when I left just a couple minutes later. "

Buff-collared Nightjar (Antrostomus ridgwayi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 28, 2019 by John Oshlick
- stakeout Buff-collared Nightjar, Buenos Aires NWR (2018-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7547259,-111.5222416&ll=31.7547259,-111.5222416
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58695881
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird

The bird started calling at around 7:50pm. It was about 100 yards east of the gate."

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 07:59 by Ryan Shaw
- Deep Creek Ranch, Uvalde, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=29.428022,-99.753344&ll=29.428022,-99.753344
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58711016
- Comments: "Continuing rare. Photographed."

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:30 by Richard Dean
- Deep Creek Ranch (private property), Uvalde, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=29.4452463,-99.7607255&ll=29.4452463,-99.7607255
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58690173
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Low and right of center"

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:30 by Gaylee Dean
- Deep Creek Ranch (private property), Uvalde, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=29.4452463,-99.7607255&ll=29.4452463,-99.7607255
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58690067
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Low and right of center"

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:21 by Nick Glover
- U.S. 83, Uvalde, Texas, US (29.426, -99.756), Uvalde, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=29.4279992,-99.7534756&ll=29.4279992,-99.7534756
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58696518
- Comments: "Bright green and blue hummingbird larger than the BCHUs. "

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 12:21 by Richard Waters
- 30901–31599 Airport Rd, Belle Glade US-FL (26.6965,-80.5395), Palm Beach, Florida
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=26.696541,-80.539465&ll=26.696541,-80.539465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58713378
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On the inside of the bend in the road. Video and additional photos available!"

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 12:21 by Mario  Botros
- 30901–31599 Airport Rd, Belle Glade US-FL (26.6965,-80.5395), Palm Beach, Florida
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=26.696541,-80.539465&ll=26.696541,-80.539465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58711541
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo to come. "

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 10:14 by Trish Gussler
- Upper Santa Ana River--Lakeview Ave. to Imperial Hwy, Orange, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8557214,-117.8016289&ll=33.8557214,-117.8016289
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58713235
- Comments: "Returns again. Found by Mike Huang this year."

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 10:05 by Jeff Bray
- Upper Santa Ana River--Lakeview Ave. to Imperial Hwy, Orange, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8557214,-117.8016289&ll=33.8557214,-117.8016289
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58712741
- Comments: "33.855845
-117.807703
Altitude: 266 ft
Accuracy: 16 ft

https://maps.apple.com/?q=33.85584,-117.8077
https://maps.google.com/?q=33.85584,-117.8077

33.85585,-117.80770"

Little Stint (Calidris minuta) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 09:31 by Dan Jehl
- Bayshore Bikeway--13th St., San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.5881394,-117.1062365&ll=32.5881394,-117.1062365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58693882
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Paul Lehman this morning. Presumably a returning bird from last winter. Noticeably smaller than the WESA, with much shorter, finer Bill. Male of head, upper back and a bit of a partial collar had a reddish cast. White supercillium with a split. Poor distant photos."

Little Stint (Calidris minuta) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 09:31 by Nancy Christensen
- Bayshore Bikeway--13th St., San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.5881394,-117.1062365&ll=32.5881394,-117.1062365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58693823
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Paul Lehman this morning. Presumably a returning bird from last winter. Noticeably smaller than the WESA, with much shorter, finer Bill. Nape of head, upper back and a bit of a partial collar had a reddish cast. White supercillium with a split. Poor distant photos."

Little Stint (Calidris minuta) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 09:31 by Max Leibowitz
- Bayshore Bikeway--13th St., San Diego, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.5881394,-117.1062365&ll=32.5881394,-117.1062365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58694421
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Paul Lehman this morning. Presumably a returning bird from last winter. Seen with Paul, Nancy, Dan, and Guy. Noticeably smaller than the WESA, with much shorter, finer Bill. Male of head, upper back and a bit of a partial collar had a reddish cast. White supercillium with a split. Poor distant photos. I didn't get any successful photos, but Nancy did."

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 11:45 by Dave Cieslak
- near end of Prairie Edge Wildlife Dr, Sherburne, Minnesota
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.466983,-93.7186343&ll=45.466983,-93.7186343
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58696285
- Media: 1 Photo

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 06:54 by Keenan Yakola
- Seal Island NWR ("island only" - restricted access), Knox, Maine
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.8847406,-68.7494119&ll=43.8847406,-68.7494119
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58704472
- Comments: "."

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2019 14:15 by Rick Thornton
- Vinalhaven--Seal Island trip, Knox, Maine
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.9464043,-68.7812717&ll=43.9464043,-68.7812717
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58713034
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Missing a tail feather plume. Continuing bird. Identified by John Drury."

Nazca Booby (Sula granti) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 08:33 by Robert Scrimger
- Dana Point Harbor, Orange, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.459802,-117.6989365&ll=33.459802,-117.6989365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58711878
- Comments: "End of jetty"

Nazca Booby (Sula granti) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 08:31 by Christiane Shannon
- Dana Point Harbor, Orange, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.459802,-117.6989365&ll=33.459802,-117.6989365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58711916
- Comments: "Reported by many other birders "

Nazca Booby (Sula granti) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 08:12 by Joyce Brady
- Dana Point Harbor--Jetties, Orange, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.456733,-117.699496&ll=33.456733,-117.699496
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58700899
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird.  Flew in at 8:23 and sat on rock near the end of the jetty for at least 40 min before leaving.  Long pinkish bill, black and white wings."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 18:15 by Todd McGrath
- Seacliff SB, Santa Cruz, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=36.9709125,-121.9131804&ll=36.9709125,-121.9131804
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58709007
- Comments: "Continuing at the Bench just past the closed off area. Was not present when I arrived but flew in at 735PM. Photos will be added later"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 10:33 by Gil Ewing
- Seacliff SB, Santa Cruz, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=36.9709125,-121.9131804&ll=36.9709125,-121.9131804
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58702257
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing rarity.  Flew in from somewhere and landed on the bench, preened, then rested."

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 08:32 by Tom Foley
- Scarborough Marsh--Eastern Rd., Cumberland, Maine
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5649691,-70.3639502&ll=43.5649691,-70.3639502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58707282
- Comments: "Continuing. Dark lores, no plumes. Bill color and shape wrong for LBHE."

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (2)
- Reported Aug 01, 2019 12:34 by Deb Ford
- 97 Bridge Rd, Tubac US-AZ (31.6138,-111.0406), Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.613778,-111.040642&ll=31.613778,-111.040642
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58703561
- Comments: "One female seen. Two separate birds heard. Photo. "

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 12:10 by Robert Mocko
- De Anza Trail--Tubac, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.6128313,-111.040829&ll=31.6128313,-111.040829
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58693194
- Comments: "Continuing. Female was on top of nest. Too hot to stay long at the second nest.  Kind of hard to find the trail, the nests are in the forested area, between the golf course and the bridge."

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:00 by Susan Atkisson
- De Anza Trail--Tubac, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.6128313,-111.040829&ll=31.6128313,-111.040829
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58695201
- Comments: "Continuing birds - female only between nest #1 and #2 foraging around. Never saw her at a nest."

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 09:30 by Susan Atkisson
- De Anza Trail--Tumacacori, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.5694771,-111.0472888&ll=31.5694771,-111.0472888
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58695467
- Comments: "Active nest with male RTBE circling around the nest area while foraging. (Seen by m.ob.)"

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:48 by Teri Martine
- De Anza Trail--Tumacacori, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.5694771,-111.0472888&ll=31.5694771,-111.0472888
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58702021
- Comments: "Continuing bird at known nest area (large nest is visible and, according to locals at the site, was active recently but any young may have fledged; we never saw a bird go to the nest, which is across and back from the river, and very high). Nice views of the perched male, who turned his head and showed pink throat patch."

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 10:12 by Ryan Sanderson
- Tumacacori NHP, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.5683867,-111.0506648&ll=31.5683867,-111.0506648
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58702043
- Comments: "Adult male flew through and perched briefly. Continued upstream. Calls heard separately several minutes before, unsure if same bird. "

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 13:32 by Greg Hall
- Avenue D, Marathon, Texas, US (30.175, -103.254), Brewster, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=30.1746581,-103.253645&ll=30.1746581,-103.253645
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58692671
- Comments: "have photos will add later, continuing bird at park"

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 08:35 by Mary Gustafson
- National Butterfly Center--South of levee, Hidalgo, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=26.1738318,-98.3657885&ll=26.1738318,-98.3657885
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58712840
- Comments: "Heard only, Upriver US side.  Short clipped phrases like a REVI crossed with a HOSP.  Obs very familiar with the species and other options. "

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 12:53 by Marc Chelemer
- Florida Canyon west access, Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.775075,-110.868522&ll=31.775075,-110.868522
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58701352
- Comments: "Five feet away.  Unmistakable.  Full black cap, eye ring."

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) (2)
- Reported Jul 29, 2019 15:45 by Gabriel Gonzalez
- Guindani Canyon, Cochise, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.8417065,-110.3665028&ll=31.8417065,-110.3665028
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58711476
- Comments: "Heard scolding call and saw briefly. Lacked brown-gray lower back of BTGN."

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) (1)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 08:26 by Jack Connelly
- Las Cienegas NCA--Empire Gulch, Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7878465,-110.6365728&ll=31.7878465,-110.6365728
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58700988
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Photos, sound recording. Appears to be the first record for Las Cienegas"

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 29, 2019 10:47 by Stefan Schlick
- Patagonia Lake SP--Birding Trail, Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.4967181,-110.8489448&ll=31.4967181,-110.8489448
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58701829
- Comments: "Will add photos by Stefan Schlick. The bird moved around but we had several minutes to get it in the scope and see the length of bill and the graduated undertail coverts."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 10:53 by Richard Fray
- Box Canyon, Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7974086,-110.7868486&ll=31.7974086,-110.7868486
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58700730
- Comments: "Continuing "

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 10:53 by Jack Connelly
- Box Canyon, Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7974086,-110.7868486&ll=31.7974086,-110.7868486
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58701003
- Comments: "Continuing "

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 01, 2019 06:37 by Robert Mocko
- Box Canyon, Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.7974086,-110.7868486&ll=31.7974086,-110.7868486
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58702169
- Comments: "Continuing, at same location about .25 miles south of the damn.. Medium sparrow with dark, gray brown upperparts. Black and white throat stripes. Pics didn’t turn out well. "

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 13:30 by Teri Martine
- Montosa Canyon--km 1 (culvert area), Santa Cruz, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.6714585,-110.941082&ll=31.6714585,-110.941082
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58701906
- Comments: "Excellent views (through bins and scopes) of singing birds, cooperatively perched up in clear view. May be able to add a photo from one of our photographers."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 11:05 by Marc Chelemer
- stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.79839,-110.78478&ll=31.79839,-110.78478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58701428
- Comments: "All three seen in different places.  Dark red back, nearly black head, white eye stripe, white malar stripe, white throat separated from malar by back.  All singing.  Photo."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 09:30 by Raymond S. Thompson
- stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.79839,-110.78478&ll=31.79839,-110.78478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58690439
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing.  Seen on both sides of road.  Photos."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 07:20 by Gordon & Jody Bills
- stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.79839,-110.78478&ll=31.79839,-110.78478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58695603
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird was seen at location described by previous observers.  Approximately 0.8 miles past bridge off Box Canyon Rd.  One individual was observed singing from two exposed high perches for approximately 15 minutes in the canyon below the road.  Photo attached."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 01, 2019 15:52 by Randy Morgan
- stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.79839,-110.78478&ll=31.79839,-110.78478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58707982
- Comments: "Excellent view of bird perched high in vegetation and singing about 50 ft down slope from road edge; our observations were made very close to a stacked rock marker.  Distinct white throat bordered by black and white stripes, dark breast spot on gray breast, white belly and darker brown above.  Closely
watched and listened to bird for about 10 minutes.  Got good photos that will be uploaded."

Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 01, 2019 12:15 by Eric Sibbald
- stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-9), Pima, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.79839,-110.78478&ll=31.79839,-110.78478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58700714
- Comments: "Continuing. Pair below road, moving about in Ocotillos. Singing. Terrible photos."

Tropical Parula (Setophaga pitiayumi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 11:20 by Laura Keene
- Castroville Regional Pk (HOTE 113), Medina, Texas
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=29.3424773,-98.8826299&ll=29.3424773,-98.8826299
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58690937
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Singing at picnic table 44 (by the tent camping sign)"

Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) (3)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 06:37 by Ken Blankenship
- Upper Hunter Canyon Trail, Cochise, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.4024435,-110.2696245&ll=31.4024435,-110.2696245
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58707168
- Comments: "Singing diagnostic chipping-buzzy songs; could hear 2 birds exchanging chip notes in the first section of the “grove” with water above ground; had another (possibly 2) farther uphill near trail. Never could get eyes on them!"

Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) (3)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 06:37 by Josh Bock
- Upper Hunter Canyon Trail, Cochise, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.4024435,-110.2696245&ll=31.4024435,-110.2696245
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58707316
- Comments: "Singing diagnostic chipping-buzzy songs; could hear 2 birds exchanging chip notes in the first section of the “grove” with water above ground; had another (possibly 2) farther uphill near trail. Never could get eyes on them!"

Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) (3)
- Reported Aug 02, 2019 06:37 by Phoenix Kwan
- Upper Hunter Canyon Trail, Cochise, Arizona
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=31.4024435,-110.2696245&ll=31.4024435,-110.2696245
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58712585
- Comments: "Singing diagnostic chipping-buzzy songs; could hear 2 birds exchanging chip notes in the first section of the “grove” with water above ground; had another (possibly 2) farther uphill near trail. Never could get eyes on them!"

Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2019 09:44 by Amy Grimm
- Big Pine Key--Blue Hole, Monroe, Florida
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=24.705893,-81.380295&ll=24.705893,-81.380295
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58708130
- Comments: "In Buttonwood tree over Viewing platform, singing and eating buttonwood seeds. Flew to area south of platform, then flew across Key Deer Blvd, carrying nesting materials. Photos and video taken. "

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Date: 8/4/19 10:25 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel at IBSP-S lake co.
Posted in fb il RBA group by Kryz K. He states it was at the mouth of the "no-name river" this pm, I'm not sure what that means though.

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Date: 8/4/19 3:14 pm
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Stint yes
Little Stint relocated at North Globe at 4:30 pm. Still present. Being viewed by Ben M, Leroy H, others.

Dan Williams
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Date: 8/4/19 1:28 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Sunday 8-4-19
Hello Bird People,

I must admit that I would have much rather have been looking for the
Little Stint downstate but I am no longer able to drive that far due
to leg problems & long dives & I didn't know of anyone to go with so
that was out. So I made the best of it & after checking ebird I
decided to try the Reservoir at Wood Dale as a report from Saturday
showed some shorebird activity. I did re-find the Semipalmated Plover
seen before but not the Dowitcher, again. I was there for 3 hours in
the a.m.

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (2) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (16) & Mallard (3)
Semipalmated Plover (1)
Killdeer (16)
Greater (2) & Lesser (1) Yellowlegs (neither stayed long)
Solitary (2) & Spotted (5) Sandpipers
Least (7) & Pectoral (2) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (Max = 61) & Herring (1) Gulls
Caspian Tern (Max = 41)
Bank Swallow (4)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (3) & Green Heron (2)
Mallard (23)
Killdeer (31)
Solitary (1), Spotted (7), Least (6) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers
Barn Swallows

Had about 16 species of land birds today but all were common types.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Semipalmated Plover & Runner-Up to the Greater
Yellowlegs.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/4/19 10:17 am
From: Gary Zachman <grandpazach...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
I’ve had two Catbirds all summer enjoying grape jelly and mixed nuts. Also coming to drink at a bird bath about ten feet from our bay window.First time in 45 years of feeding birds have the Catbirds come out in the open like this - just commented because it seems to be happening to others.I might add - been a great year for local nesting species. Peace,Gary


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Date: 8/4/19 8:37 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET STINT relocated at North Globe, now!
This just in from the group text.

STINT just relocated at North Globe!

Good luck everyone who's going!

Keith McMullen
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Date: 8/4/19 8:26 am
From: Colin Dobson <birdingboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
The bird hasn’t been seen since 3:30pm Yesterday. Some possible saw a bird last night but from what I’m hearing this morning is that it likely wasn’t the same bird that was seen most of yesterday. No luck from anyone this morning.
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For the multitudes of birders who don't get immediate text alerts (I do, but many, many birders don't), could someone please post to IBET about the status of the Little Stint at South Globe today?
Thanks!

Joe Lill
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Date: 8/4/19 8:20 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
Joe and others:



Ted Wolff texted "not seen as of 10 AM...multiple observers".



That's the latest scoop!



Good birdings,



Keith McMullen

O'Fallon, IL

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Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2019 9:46 AM

To: <ILbirds...>

Subject: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)







For the multitudes of birders who don't get immediate text alerts (I do, but many, many birders don't), could someone please post to IBET about the status of the Little Stint at South Globe today?



Thanks!



Joe Lill



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Date: 8/4/19 8:14 am
From: Pam Carmona <pamcarmonak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
We just arrived at Emiquon. The birders that are here (at the south globe, south berm) did not see the Stint again.

-Pam Carmona
at Emiquon 10:13am Sun 8/4/19

> On Aug 4, 2019, at 9:45 AM, <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> For the multitudes of birders who don't get immediate text alerts (I do, but many, many birders don't), could someone please post to IBET about the status of the Little Stint at South Globe today?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
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Date: 8/4/19 7:45 am
From: <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Little Stint at Emiquon (no sightings yet today)
For the multitudes of birders who don't get immediate text alerts (I do, but many, many birders don't), could someone please post to IBET about the status of the Little Stint at South Globe today?
Thanks!

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County
 

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Date: 8/3/19 1:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & North Units Saturday 8-3-19
Hello Bird People,

Not much of interest today except for at Waukegan. I think I'll do a
full list from Waukegan & then just highlights for elsewhere. Bob
Erickson was with at all 3 locations.

Waukegan Beach (5:50-7:10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (49)
LEAST BITTERN (At least 3)
Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM but Bob saw several as he was present
earlier than I was)
Canada Goose (86) & Mallard (3)
Killdeer (2), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Spotted (4) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (~150) & Herring (~20) Gulls
Caspian Tern (4)
Kingfisher (1-M)
Tree (1), Bank (6), Cliff (1) & Barn (12) Swallows
Marsh Wren (4 singing, 2 seen)

Bob also saw the AMERICAN BITTERN twice as it flew around the area
around 5:30 a.m.

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

Andy Stewart & Steve M saw 2 Semipalmated Plovers by the mouth of the
Dead River but when we were about 50 yards away 2 park trucks zipped
by heading for the far south near Greenwood. So much for seeing
anything in that area.

In some trees along the main road were Great Blues (2), a Great Egret
(1) & earlier 2 Green Herons. The only shorebirds were Killdeer (2) &
Spotted Sandpiper (2). The highlight here were 2 SANDHILL CRANES
walking along the beach until the workers rushed by. Had 22 species of
land birds including Eastern Kingbirds, Cedar Waxwings, Eastern
Bluebirds & Baltimore Orioles (3).

Illinois Beach North Unit/Sand Pond Area (9:45-10:45 a.m.)

The only highlights here were 2 Purple Martins in with the Swallows &
1 adult Red Headed Woodpecker near Sand Pond.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob E is the American Bittern
Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the 2 beach walking Sandhill Cranes.
Runners-Up to all the Least Bitterns & the Red Headed Woodpecker.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Utah seen in Morton Grove on the way home.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/2/19 12:42 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Of Willow Friday 8-2-19
Hello Bird People,.

Day #2 of August & I had 7 species of shorebirds only 1 of which was a
surprise although not a big surprise. Started at Air Station Prairie,
then Techny Basin & then Techny North followed by a return to Air
Station Prairie in case something new had come in. It didn't or if it
had I did not see it.

Air Station Prairie (7-7:45 a.m.)

West Pond Area

Great Blue Heron (1)
SORA (6) & VIRGINIA (4) RAILS
Killdeer (4), Spotted (1) & Least (3) Sandpipers
Pigeons (24 fly-bys) & Mourning Dove (2)
Barn Swallow (4) & Red Wings (~10)

East Pond Area

Mallard (1-F with 5 large young & 1-F with 1 small young)
SORA (2) & VIRGINIA (2) RAILS
Killdeer (3),& Solitary (1), Spotted (1) & Least (1) Sandpipers
AMERICAN WOODCOCK (1 probing in the mud with it's long bill)
(I was surprised to find it but if you think about it they do nest
here & so not a big surprise)
Flicker (A family group of 3)
Barn Swallow, Song Sparrow, Red Wings, Grackles & Goldfinch

Techny Basin (8-9:10 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (8), Great Egret (3) & Green Heron (2)
(Birder Duane also had Black Crowned Night Heron but I missed that)
Canada Goose (5) & Mallard (44)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4) & Spotted Sandpiper (2)
(Mud flats are under water but there is a little mud edge in the stream)
Ring Billed Gull (1)
Pigeon (2) & Mourning Dove (2)
Eastern Kingbird (1) & Barn Swallows (12-15)
Robins, Cedar Waxwings, Warbling Vireo, Song Sparrows, Red Wings & Goldfinch

Techny North Of Willow (9:25-10 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (2)
Canada Goose (12), Wood Duck (26) & Mallard (only 5)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-flying) & Kestrel (1)
Killdeer (28) & Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary (9), Spotted (8), Semipalmated (1) & Least (4) Sandpipers
(finally found the 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper found earlier by Duane)
Tree, Rough Winged & Barn Swallows
Song Sparrow, Red Wing & Goldfinch

Went back to Air Station Prairie to try again for the Dowitcher seen
before by Jeff S & birder
Mike C said he may have seen it fly behind some cattails in the east
pond but in spite of hard looking we could not re-find it. I'll find
one yet in Cook County!

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Woodcock & Runners-Up to both the Sora & Virginia Rails.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/2/19 8:47 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET BB at Kankakee River St Pk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48439530846/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Getting late in the season for young ones. JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/2/19 7:42 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Robin/catbird bath time
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48417965547/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Sharing the bath. Robin gets 1st dip.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 8/2/19 7:18 am
From: Sherry Dunn <sherryadunn...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
I have Catbirds eating suet as well. This year is the first time I’ve seen them doing that.

Sherry

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Date: 8/1/19 12:25 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Thursday 8-1-19
Hello Bird People & Welcome To August,

August is the peak month for numbers of shorebirds but I guess the
shorebirds didn't get that memo as today's shorebirds were only of the
most common variety. But August is a long month so we should many more
chances to see them. Only had 6 species of shorebirds as opposed to 9
yesterday in Lake County. Today I was joined by former co-worker Al
Wege & Luis Munoz who is now a DuPage County resident. Luis works much
harder with the land birds than I do & an example of this is that
today he found a Prothonotary Warbler which I did not see. Here's my
day list:

Wood Dale Reservoir Complex (6:45-10:15 a,m,)

Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (4-5)
Great Blue Heron (3) & Great Egret (2)
BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (2 adult fly-bys)
Canada Goose (34) & Mallard (12)
Killdeer (28) & Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Solitary (2), Semipalmated (3), Least (8) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (Max = 51)
Caspian Tern (19-AD & 1-IM)
Tree (2) & Rough Winged (4) Swallows

Middle Pond

Finally saw something here but only one Great Blue Heron & one Mallard

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (1)
Mallard (7)
Killdeer (27) & Spotted Sandpiper (6)
Solitary (5), Semipalmated (2) & Least (4) Sandpipers
Mourning Dove (2 on the mud flats)
Barn Swallow (4)

Land Birds

I saw 25 species today including 2 Red Tailed Hawks, 1 Kestrel & 3
Chimney Swifts.
Still singing were Warbling Vireo (only 1 singing), Common
Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler &
Song Sparrow although all singers are singing less than they had been.
Of some interest were a silent Willow Flycatcher, young Cedar Waxwings
& 5 Crows which are not that common here.

Best bird here today was Luis's Prothonotary Warbler but as I didn't
see that one then
Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the 2 adult Black Crowned Night Herons
& Runner-Up to
the flying Kestrel.

Al Stokie
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Date: 8/1/19 9:01 am
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET info request
I am looking to get in touch with

Mark Bowman

Ryan Sanderson

Bonnie a.k.a. "bluewarbler7" on the old ilbirds.com bulletin board site

C.A. Bridge


These individuals all posted photos of the Chicago elaenia to the
ilbirds.com site, and I want to ask if those photographs may be included
in the records committee archive.

I hope each will contact me. If anyone is willing to share contact
information with me, I'd appreciate that, too.

Sincerely,
Geoff Williamson (IORC Secretary)
Chicago (Cook County)
<geoffrey.williamson.21...>

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Date: 8/1/19 6:43 am
From: John Cebula <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Walter's Bobwhites
Several years ago I had a female Bobwhite at my feeders for two days (many years ago, another birder and I heard Bobwhite calling from Herrick Lake Forest Preserve). Another local birder who lives just a few blocks from me saw a quail, probably the same bird, in his yard a few days earlier.

I checked with the DuPage Forest Preserve, the DNR, and USFWS. I learned that there are no licensed or registered quail breeders in the county, and that dog training with quail is illegal on district land. And for anyone not familiar with DuPage County, especially Glen Ellyn, let me assure you there is not much open space that is not district-owned. So how the quail landed among my juncos and House Sparrows is a mystery.

I was interested in learning that quail are used to train dogs in Kane County. If that is where my bird came from, it is an impressive translocation!

John Cebula (DuPage)

 

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Date: 8/1/19 3:10 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard suet eater the Gray Catbird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48408777231/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,I spoke with the BWD folks about catbirds eating suet. They seemed skeptical that was true. My assertion that all the spot-breasted thrushes eat suet as well, came with more skepticism. Thrushes start to return for the fall migration in August. I hope to feed more of these beauties.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 8/1/19 12:55 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET FYI upcoming mtg on Jackson Park Land Development Issue (no sightings). Cook co.
https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/7/30/20746916/chicago-obama-center-jackson-park-federal-review?fbclid=IwAR0S5niOw3MDJbI8J_1JDRYRezei_EquqT3DUvWFdGfcrJQstfdiUP6lDF4

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Date: 7/31/19 7:45 pm
From: <gp_arts39...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET August DuPage Birding Club Field Trips
Please note: Last-minute changes are posted on dupagebirding.org/field-trips.

Now is the time for birds to nest, raise their young, molt feathers, and prepare for the fall migration. There are opportunities for all types of birders to participate and enjoy the season. Participants, please remember that the weather and trail conditions can be variable. Many times biting insects are present and temperatures are high. Please dress accordingly and bring insect repellent and water. We expect everyone to enjoy birding in a safe manner.

Saturday, August 10, 7:30 am
St. James Farm Forest Preserve, Warrenville
The monthly Cantigny walk is migrating to adjacent St. James Farm due to park construction. Like Cantigny, St. James was once a McCormick family property. Please bear in mind that Cantigny walks are often attended by 25 or more birders! Meet in the main parking lot of St. James. Enter off Winfield Rd., just north of Butterfield.
Leader: Jeff Reiter, <jreiter...> mailto:<jreiter...>

Sunday, August 11, 7:00 am
Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve, Westchester
This can be a very birdy site! Uncommon target birds include: Pileated Woodpecker, Orchard Oriole and Wood Thrush. The walk is mainly on dirt and grass trails and there will also be paved portions. Wear protective clothing and boots for weather and ticks. We will meet at the parking off Brainard Ave. south of 31st Street.
Leader: Alan Seely-James, 954-708-4804, <alan_seelyejames...> mailto:<alan_seelyejames...>
[Note the underscore between the first and last name in the email].

Friday, August 16, 6:00 pm
Know Your Neighborhood: Wood Dale/Itasca
The seventh of twelve ‘Know Your Neighborhood’ trips, exploring hidden gems, odd and under-birded hot spots in DuPage County, we will explore Salt Creek Marsh and the Wood Dale Reservoir, looking for shorebird species. Meet at the parking lot at the end of School St. off of Wood Dale Rd. between Thorndale and Irving Park Rd. We will be walking on paved trails. Be sure to bring a spotting scope if you have one.
Leader: Glenn Perricone, 630-687-2921, <gp_arts39...> mailto:<gp_arts39...>

Sunday, August 18, 7:30 am
Birding and Breakfast! Hidden Lake Forest Preserve
Join us for the return of one of DBC’s fun traditions, Birding and Breakfast. We will begin at 7:30 am with a walk through the woods and around the lake. Then at 9:00 am, breakfast will be served in the picnic shelter. The club will provide bananas, bagels, donuts, juice and coffee. Come for the walk and breakfast or just join us for the breakfast; all are welcome. It is a great opportunity to socialize and get to know your fellow birders. (If you’re a cook and would like to bring something to share, feel free to do so.)
Hidden Lake is located at the southeast corner of HWY 56 (Butterfield Rd.) and HWY 53, just north of the Morton Arboretum. The entrance is on the east side of HWY 53, less than a 1/4 mile south of Butterfield Rd. across the street from the Walmart. Meet in the parking lot near the shelter.
Leader: Natalie McFaul, <natcatcher7...> mailto:<natcatcher7...>

Friday, August 23, 7:30 am
Morton Arboretum, Lisle
This time of year you never know what you may find at the Arboretum. Let’s meet at parking lot #13 on the east side. Parking lot #13 is across the main road from Big Rock. The Arboretum is located just north of I-88 off Rte. 53 in Lisle. The Arboretum has a per person charge for non-members. Note: the Arboretum does not open its gates until 7:00 am.
Leaders: Marcia & Lee Nye, 630-605-6374, <mnye...> mailto:<mnye...>

Sunday, August 25, 6:00 am
Momence Sod Farms and Nearby Sites, Kankakee County
The sod farms outside of Momence are a stopping point for shorebird species such as American Golden, Black-bellied, and Buff-breasted Plovers during migration. We will check these fields and other surrounding agricultural fields (Western Meadowlark, Vesper Sparrow, etc.) and possibly the nearby Pembroke area.
Spotting scopes would be useful. Bring plenty of snacks and drinks. We will stop for lunch in Momence. Pre-registration required by August 24.
Please pre-register with Jeff, who will then give you meeting and carpool information.
Leader: Jeff Smith, Cell: 331-481-3362, <mrqmagoo13...> mailto:<mrqmagoo13...>

Saturday, August 31, 7:00 am
McKee Marsh, Warrenville
Join another morning walk to the marsh. We may focus on the Bobolink Trail to look for the nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers, as well as (we hope) early migrating shorebirds and nesting birds. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. Meet at the visitor parking lot on the north side of Mack Rd., located between Winfield Rd. and Rt. 59 in Warrenville. Most of our walk will be on Preserve limestone and earthen trails; wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
Leaders: Kathy and Steve Mineck, Cell, day of: 630-254-4077, <kmineck...> mailto:<kmineck...>


For additional birding opportunities check out the Illinois Birding Calendar at:
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/calendar-2/

Call us if you have questions about the trips or if you would like to lead a trip. Leaders do not have to be
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indicated. Visitors are always welcome. We do not charge fees for birding trips. Field trip information is
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Date: 7/31/19 5:35 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. finches
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48426655977/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,The thirsty birds came for a drink on a dry day. Birds are hurting for watering spots now.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/31/19 2:33 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & Peterson Road Fluddle Wed 7-31-19
Hello Bird People,

Decided I would like to end July by seeing the Wilson's Phalarope at
the Peterson Rd Fluddle but that was not meant to be. But July was a
fine month for rare, large shorebirds for me so I can't feel bad about
missing the Phalarope. Maybe I can find another one?

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

Here I was joined by Andy Stewart & Annette M & Andy stayed with for
all 3 places covered today.

The pond in the stone filled parking lot is rapidly diminishing but
still there today were:

Killdeer (10), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Solitary (1) & Spotted (1) Sandpipers.
Also in the lot were Ring Billed & Herring Gulls plus a few Caspian Terns.

On the beach were the following:

D.C. Cormorant (4-5)
Great Egret (1 fly-by) & LEAST BITTERN (3-4)
Canada Goose (14 & 17) & Mallard (3)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls plus Caspian Terns (4)
A male Kingfisher flew by & Swallows were Bank & Barn.
Still 3 or 4 Marsh Wrens singing.

Illinois Beach South Unit (7:45-9:15 a.m.)

I only did the beach to the Dead River mouth & back & saw:

D.C. Cormorant (11)
Mallard (1-F)
Kestrel (2)
Killdeer (1) & Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (~150) & Herring (7) Gulls with more flying by
Caspian Tern (8)
Crow (1) & Barn Swallows (6)

Andy Stewart also covered the trails & saw many more species than I
did with his best sighting
being the resident Blue Grosbeak.

Peterson Road Fluddle (10-10:25 a.m.)

No Wilson's Phalarope found by us but we did see the following:

Semipalmated Plover (1)
Killdeer (6-AD & 2 young)
Lesser Yellowlegs (3)
Solitary (1) & Spotted (4) Sandpipers
Semipalmated (4), Least (2) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (1)
Horned Lark (1)

Maybe the Least Bitterns were the best bird today but Bird-Of-The-Day
goes to the
Short Billed Dowitcher. Runners-Up to the frequently seen Least
Bitterns & the Kingfisher.
Top Bird for Andy will be the Blue Grosbeak.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/31/19 1:41 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET lost parakeet in back of the yards
Check if you or anyone else has a bird cage. If the bird is frightened it might fly in if you put the cage near it.

Fran Morel

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 31, 2019, at 2:33 PM, Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> This bird showed up in my garden this afternoon. Lost parakeet?
> Roland Kulla
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Date: 7/31/19 12:45 pm
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET lost parakeet in back of the yards
This bird showed up in my garden this afternoon.  Lost parakeet?
Roland Kulla

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Date: 7/31/19 7:06 am
From: Jon Duerr <jjduerr1331...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Walter's Bobwhites
I can't speak specifically to Walter's situation but I have encountered
Quail in Kane Co. For Pres. that were released by folks training their
hunting dogs. Apparently there are game birds for sale somewhere. The
covey's last about a month! Jon Duerr Kane Co.

 

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Date: 7/31/19 5:24 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard RT on ironweed
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48417923657/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Starting to bloom now the ironweed attracts butterflies and the RT.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/30/19 9:09 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET More Byard feeding young
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48418059602/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Red bird feeding young one.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/30/19 6:23 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Swifts in slow motion flying
I spent about 3 hours  shooting these and then about 3 hours distilling
down what I had, to a 3 minute video.

https://youtu.be/rXMv8cYH2QA

Rob Curtis

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Date: 7/30/19 5:51 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard feeding young
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48417983672/in/dateposted-public/https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48417983672/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Red birds feeding young.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/30/19 2:49 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Northern Bobwhite back at Eggers Grove, Chicago (7-30-19)
I heard a NORTHERN BOBWHITE give its clear "Bob-white" call ten times in succession from the Burnham Greenway bike path south of Eggers Grove this afternoon (Tuesday, 30 July 2019). This is the exact same location where this species has been heard, seen & photographed previously, but it's been a couple years since it has been reported there. My last personal record was on 8 July 2017 (Andrew Aldrich photographed it the previous day, 7/7/17). Eggers Grove is located in southeast Chicago close to the state line. The wooded portion of Eggers extends from 112th Street to 118th Street, and the Burnham Greenway Bicycle Trail runs along the entire west edge of the woods, then continues south toward Wolf Lake. I heard the Bobwhite calling from the Burnham Greenway about 1 block south of where the wooded area ends at 118th Street (slag flats). There is a big green forest preserve trash can at the spot where I heard it calling. It started calling (without prompting) at 3:03 pm and stopped calling by 3:05 pm. I have no idea why it started & stopped calling when it did, or why it hasn't been reported for a couple years at this heavily birded location.
Walter MarciszChicago, Cook Co.
 

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Date: 7/30/19 12:20 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach Plover Monitoring & Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 7-30-19
Hello Bird People,

Montrose Beach (5:45-8:45 a.m.)

Took a turn with Michael Ferguson as Piping Plover monitors between 6
& 8 a.m. today, Tuesday.
The 2 chicks continue alive & well & feeding almost constantly. Monty
remains close to the chicks to supervise things. I had heard that Rose
had left but she was back today although at some distance from the
rest of the family. Other beach birds here today included:

D.C. Cormorant (a few fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1, we watched it closely but it did not approach the Plovers)
Canada Goose (19)
Mallard (14)
HOODED MERGANSER (1 young one, continuing)
Semipalmated Plover (2)
PIPING PLOVER (Monty & Rose & 2 chicks)
Killdeer (12)
Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper (4)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (~150) & Herring (2) Gulls
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1-AD with an all black head)
Caspian Tern (7-8)
Bank & Barn Swallows
Red Wings (2)

Chicago Botanic Garden (9:45-11 a.m.) (Only covered the mud flat area
by RT68/Dundee Rd)

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Green Heron (1)
Canada Goose (8)
(Surprisingly no Mallards were seen)
BALD EAGLE (2-AD flew in together & 1 landed for good scope views for
about 12 people)
Killdeer (19)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary Sandpiper (5)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Least Sandpiper (13)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
Pectoral Sandpiper (3)
Barn Swallow (~10)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the visiting Bald Eagles which are probably the
nesting pair from Skokie Lagoons. The young from that nest should be
flying soon if they made it.
Runners-Up to the adult Bonaparte's Gull & of course the Piping Plovers.

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Date: 7/30/19 8:32 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Hairy wp.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48414563516/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Hairy woodpecker female eating PB suet. Not very common here. Called some. "PIEEK". Cardinal singing in the morning along with C. wren and A. robin.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/30/19 7:04 am
From: Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping plovers correction
IBETors
Thanks for many helpful comments re. piping plovers on Montrose beach last night. I believe I must have misidentified the birds.
Apologies!
Josh Murphy
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Date: 7/30/19 2:31 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET my 4th day at Plover site
I have had a hiatus, while I purchased a 6T hard drive as my 4T with
video was running out of room.  Copied some to it and had to wait a
couple of days for that to finish.  Compiled this video before copying
more and making the drive temporarily unavailable again.

June 7, I observed for about 3 hours.  Spent about 3 hours reducing
video clips to under 8 minutes.  Not much new here. Clearing the nest
area, and incomplete mating attempts.  While Monty was ardent several
times, it seemed that the larger crowd of observers, with lots of
talking was a distraction, and Rose was very reluctant and kept moving
away.  It really could get to be a zoo-like atmosphere with lots of
commotion and loud talking, despite the fact that these birds haven't
lived their whole lives in such circumstances, as with confined
creatures.  At one point, Monty actually flies up to the rocks, seeming
to check out what's with all this attention.   3rd time there is a
mounting but after much stimulation, I don't see the final contact, and
it looks incomplete. He seems to plop down, frustrated and then voice
discontent in that direction.

https://youtu.be/DD9sjlWVj28

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Date: 7/30/19 2:27 am
From: Michael Sweeney <mike.sweeney2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose shorebirds
I believe Rose has departed, but I wasn’t there when five were seen..

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 29, 2019, at 8:33 PM, lorra rudman <lorrarudman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Regarding the Piping Plovers, I take it 5 included Monty, Rose, the two surviving chicks and the other adult visitor with the injured (or was it missing?) leg.
>
> Is that right?
> Thanks!
> Lorra Rudman
> Lincolnshire
>
>> On Jul 29, 2019, at 4:27 PM, Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> IBETors
>> Seen just now at Montrose
>> 5(!) piping plovers
>> 2 lesser yellowlegs
>> 5 least sandpipers
>> 2 semipalmated sandpipers
>> 1 pectoral sandpiper
>> 3 killdeer
>> All in the corner by the volleyballs
>> Josh Murphy
>> Cook county
>> Chicago
>>
>
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Date: 7/29/19 9:08 pm
From: lorra rudman <lorrarudman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose shorebirds
Regarding the Piping Plovers, I take it 5 included Monty, Rose, the two surviving chicks and the other adult visitor with the injured (or was it missing?) leg.
Is that right?
Thanks!
Lorra Rudman
Lincolnshire

> On Jul 29, 2019, at 4:27 PM, Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> IBETors
> Seen just now at Montrose
> 5(!) piping plovers
> 2 lesser yellowlegs
> 5 least sandpipers
> 2 semipalmated sandpipers
> 1 pectoral sandpiper
> 3 killdeer
> All in the corner by the volleyballs
> Josh Murphy
> Cook county
> Chicago
>
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Date: 7/29/19 8:51 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel left headed East cook co
Hi everyone,

Thanks to Al S. for the original sighting and posting of this bird and Tom L. And Amanda T. and Jeff B. For additional help on site. It was a lifer. Pretty awesome huge bird. I was going to leave after looking for a couple hours and not finding it when another bird scared it out in the open and I was able to watch it walk around and eat something and drink a few times and then it started calling it flew off headed in the direction of Skokie lagoons.

While here it was at the northernmost end of the large lower retention basin somewhere in the brush and then started walking north along the small wetland area where there's currently still a little bit a water but it may be gone by tomorrow. In case anyone else is looking tomorrow.

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Date: 7/29/19 7:23 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel left headed East cook co
Hi everyone,

Thanks to Al S. for the original sighting and posting of this bird and Tom L. And Amanda T. and Jeff B. For additional help on site. It was a lifer. Pretty awesome huge bird. I was going to leave after looking for a couple hours and not finding it when another bird scared it out in the open and I was able to watch it walk around and eat something and drink a few times and then it started calling it flew off headed in the direction of Skokie lagoons.

While here it was at the northernmost end of the large lower retention basin somewhere in the brush and then started walking north along the small wetland area where there's currently still a little bit a water but it may be gone by tomorrow. In case anyone else is looking tomorrow.

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Date: 7/29/19 6:04 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Gray catbirds
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48409128382/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Bath time in the garbage can lid. Been quiet for awhile. Nesting maybe.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 7/29/19 6:03 pm
From: Josh Murphy <Sigmurph...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose shorebirds
IBETors
Seen just now at Montrose
5(!) piping plovers
2 lesser yellowlegs
5 least sandpipers
2 semipalmated sandpipers
1 pectoral sandpiper
3 killdeer
All in the corner by the volleyballs
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Date: 7/29/19 4:37 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard H. wren
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48408775287/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,Mr. Brown came in the stick pile for some food. Hearing in the neighborhood but not here.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/29/19 2:52 pm
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin YES
4PM July 29 Tom Lally has relocated the Whimbrel at the main Techny basin south of Willow Road, Glenview, Cook County.

Amanda T

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> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:57 PM, Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> wrote:
>
> I checked the Techny Basin during lunch but was not able to relocate the Whimbrel. Quite possibly the bird is still there, but the area is expansive, distant, and covered in tall grasses,dirt, and mud. I ran out of time but with patience somebody might be able to find it.
>
> Amanda T
> Cook Co
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:05 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Bird People,
>>
>> Looked like another all common shorebird day until a big WHIMBREL
>> walked out of the tall grass at Techny Basin's lower level area. This
>> is where the main deep water basin meets the puddle area just north of
>> the basin. But it will be tough to re-find as it soon re-entered the
>> tall grass & was lost to view. I tried again 15 min later on my way
>> back & could not find it. But I talked to Amanda T
>> who is currently looking for it & she should post if she finds it. You
>> may want to wait to see if she finds the bird as finding it is a low
>> odds business. I saw it at 8:30 a.m. In other news:
>>
>> Techny North (6:55-7:25 a.m. in the rain)
>> Some mud flats are back but not at full mud flat status. Hope it
>> doesn't rain too much here.
>>
>> Great Blue (1)
>> Canada Goose (17)
>> Wood Duck (22) & Mallard (61) (Both totals include many young)
>> Killdeer (8), Spotted (4) & Solitary (3) Sandpipers
>> Greater (1) & Lesser (5) Yellowlegs
>> Ring Billed Gull (2) & Caspian Tern (11)
>> Willow Flycatcher (1 calling)
>> Barn Swallow (3)
>> Robin (1) & Red Wings (2)
>>
>> Techny Basin (7:35-9 a.m.)
>>
>> Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (7), Green Heron (3) & Black Crowned
>> Night Heron (2)
>> Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (23)
>> Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
>> Killdeer (4)
>> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (5) Sandpipers
>> WHIMBREL (1)
>> Ring Billed (2) & Herring (2) Gulls
>> Caspian Tern (2)
>> Kingfisher (1-F)
>> Flicker (2)
>> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (12) Swallows
>> Robins (5) & Song Sparrow (4)
>> Red Wings (5) & Grackle (2)
>> House Finch (5, a family group) & Goldfinch (4)
>>
>> Air Station Prairie (9:15-10 a.m. with David A from California)
>> (David had a Black Billed Cuckoo today at The Grove.)
>>
>> D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
>> Killdeer (3-AD & 1 big young one)
>> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (1) Sandpipers
>> Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by) & Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
>> Mourning Dove (2)
>> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (4) Swallows
>> Song Sparrow (1), Red Wings (3), Grackle (1) & Goldfinch (2)
>>
>> I have surely done very well with big shorebirds in the last 3 days
>> seeing Willets &
>> Marbled Godwits on Saturday, Black Necked Stilts on Sunday & the
>> Whimbrel today.
>> I need to remember this the next time I think about complaining about
>> a lack of shorebirds.
>>
>> Bird-Of-The-Day to the big Whimbrel & Runner-Up to the Greater
>> Yellowlegs making it an all
>> big shorebird awards day.
>>
>> Al Stokie
>> Birding locally in Cook County & dodging raindrops
>>
>>

 

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Date: 7/29/19 2:24 pm
From: <kelagory...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Shorebirds at Greene Valley FP Fluddle 7-29-19
There was a nice mix of shorebirds at the Greene Valley FP fluddle today. I had 5 Stilt Sandpipers, 10 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Spotted Sandpipers, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 9 Least Sandpipers, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, and 63 Killdeer. There was also a raucous group of Caspian Terns hanging out there. Most birds were on the rock and mud spit that projects into the water.


I haven't been to the fluddle in a while, but was intrigued by recent posts from a number of other birders. I'm glad I went. It was even worth getting a drenching from one of today's downpours! Good views from the east side, but a scope is needed.


Kirk LaGory
Downers Grove
DuPage County
 

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Date: 7/29/19 1:39 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Admin Reminder
Hey Everyone,

A friendly admin reminder that this group is dedicated to Ilinois birding
and any posts that include personal attacks aren't tolerated and will be
deleted. Further attacks could lead to being banned from IBET.

Bob specifically reached out to us regarding this post and got admin
permission to post on IBET. We felt it was an appropriate exception. If
you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to me backchannel.

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Date: 7/29/19 12:56 pm
From: William Branson <auspex4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: (No Sightings) Funding requests on IBET
My two cents worth on the rapidly escalating Plover Video discussion is: I
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Date: 7/29/19 12:28 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RE plover documentary
Still interesting that after the initial post about the project and my
subsequent email to Bob, showing that based on the preview, I had the
best footage in 4K video, it did not even merit a response or any
interest. Couldn't be because my 'rate' was too high, as I didn't even
suggest a value on my time or footage, which is why I expressed my
skeptical opinion about it.

But it seems that marketing skills or not being in the right circle are
factors as to why excerpts of these and subsequent videos, that I have
yet to edit, won't be in such a documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQek9egjVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65iC5qeLixQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GFyPQ0pl0E

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Date: 7/29/19 12:05 pm
From: Amanda Tichacek <amanda.tichacek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin & Common Shorebirds Seen Today Monday 7-29-19
I checked the Techny Basin during lunch but was not able to relocate the Whimbrel. Quite possibly the bird is still there, but the area is expansive, distant, and covered in tall grasses,dirt, and mud. I ran out of time but with patience somebody might be able to find it.

Amanda T
Cook Co

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:05 PM, Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hello Bird People,
>
> Looked like another all common shorebird day until a big WHIMBREL
> walked out of the tall grass at Techny Basin's lower level area. This
> is where the main deep water basin meets the puddle area just north of
> the basin. But it will be tough to re-find as it soon re-entered the
> tall grass & was lost to view. I tried again 15 min later on my way
> back & could not find it. But I talked to Amanda T
> who is currently looking for it & she should post if she finds it. You
> may want to wait to see if she finds the bird as finding it is a low
> odds business. I saw it at 8:30 a.m. In other news:
>
> Techny North (6:55-7:25 a.m. in the rain)
> Some mud flats are back but not at full mud flat status. Hope it
> doesn't rain too much here.
>
> Great Blue (1)
> Canada Goose (17)
> Wood Duck (22) & Mallard (61) (Both totals include many young)
> Killdeer (8), Spotted (4) & Solitary (3) Sandpipers
> Greater (1) & Lesser (5) Yellowlegs
> Ring Billed Gull (2) & Caspian Tern (11)
> Willow Flycatcher (1 calling)
> Barn Swallow (3)
> Robin (1) & Red Wings (2)
>
> Techny Basin (7:35-9 a.m.)
>
> Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (7), Green Heron (3) & Black Crowned
> Night Heron (2)
> Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (23)
> Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
> Killdeer (4)
> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (5) Sandpipers
> WHIMBREL (1)
> Ring Billed (2) & Herring (2) Gulls
> Caspian Tern (2)
> Kingfisher (1-F)
> Flicker (2)
> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (12) Swallows
> Robins (5) & Song Sparrow (4)
> Red Wings (5) & Grackle (2)
> House Finch (5, a family group) & Goldfinch (4)
>
> Air Station Prairie (9:15-10 a.m. with David A from California)
> (David had a Black Billed Cuckoo today at The Grove.)
>
> D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
> Killdeer (3-AD & 1 big young one)
> Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (1) Sandpipers
> Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by) & Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
> Mourning Dove (2)
> Rough Winged (2) & Barn (4) Swallows
> Song Sparrow (1), Red Wings (3), Grackle (1) & Goldfinch (2)
>
> I have surely done very well with big shorebirds in the last 3 days
> seeing Willets &
> Marbled Godwits on Saturday, Black Necked Stilts on Sunday & the
> Whimbrel today.
> I need to remember this the next time I think about complaining about
> a lack of shorebirds.
>
> Bird-Of-The-Day to the big Whimbrel & Runner-Up to the Greater
> Yellowlegs making it an all
> big shorebird awards day.
>
> Al Stokie
> Birding locally in Cook County & dodging raindrops
>
>

 

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Date: 7/29/19 12:01 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel glenview cook co. (No sighting)
I wanted to ask if anybody does see the whimbrel again would you please post to IBET? Thx

Suzanne Coleman


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Date: 7/29/19 11:37 am
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET early plover eggs
They were brought the the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery
<https://www.greatlakespipingplover.org/overview>captive rearing facility
at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Unfortunately, they
stopped developing.


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On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 1:25 PM 'Gerald Batsford' <batsfordg...>
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>
>
> What ever happened to the egg(s) that were removed initially from the
> Piping Plover nest?
>
>
>
> Gerry Batsford
>
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>
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Date: 7/29/19 11:20 am
From: 'Gerald Batsford' <batsfordg...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET early plover eggs
What ever happened to the egg(s) that were removed initially from the Piping
Plover nest?



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Date: 7/29/19 11:16 am
From: <bobdolgan...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Update on “Monty & Rose,” a documentary about the endangered piping plovers of Montrose Point (NO SIGHTINGS)
To the members of IBET:


I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. I wanted to provide an update on the effort to create a documentary about Monty & Rose, the endangered piping plovers that have nested at Montrose Beach Dunes in Chicago, the first piping plovers to nest in the city in 64 years. I have met many of you at the beach as we have monitored the birds and their chicks. It’s been inspiring to see Illinois’ birders come together to protect these birds.



The effort to fund a short documentary is making progress — 61 backers to date — but this project will not happen unless we reach our goal by next Monday, Aug. 5, at noon. The purpose of the film is to capture this momentous occasion--and the outpouring of support for these birds--and create something lasting for bird conservation. Funds will be used for additional cinematography, editing and production. I am not benefiting financially from this project as it is purely to raise awareness of piping plovers and birding in general.


View the initial clip reel and pledge to the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montyandrose/monty-and-rose?ref=creator_nav https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montyandrose/monty-and-rose?ref=creator_nav


Pledges of all amounts are welcome, and we have some wonderful rewards including a tour of Montrose, happy hour with the filmmakers, a commemorative sticker and more.


Thank you,
Bob Dolgan
Chicago
Cook County




 

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Date: 7/29/19 11:16 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Whimbrel At Techny Basin & Common Shorebirds Seen Today Monday 7-29-19
Hello Bird People,

Looked like another all common shorebird day until a big WHIMBREL
walked out of the tall grass at Techny Basin's lower level area. This
is where the main deep water basin meets the puddle area just north of
the basin. But it will be tough to re-find as it soon re-entered the
tall grass & was lost to view. I tried again 15 min later on my way
back & could not find it. But I talked to Amanda T
who is currently looking for it & she should post if she finds it. You
may want to wait to see if she finds the bird as finding it is a low
odds business. I saw it at 8:30 a.m. In other news:

Techny North (6:55-7:25 a.m. in the rain)
Some mud flats are back but not at full mud flat status. Hope it
doesn't rain too much here.

Great Blue (1)
Canada Goose (17)
Wood Duck (22) & Mallard (61) (Both totals include many young)
Killdeer (8), Spotted (4) & Solitary (3) Sandpipers
Greater (1) & Lesser (5) Yellowlegs
Ring Billed Gull (2) & Caspian Tern (11)
Willow Flycatcher (1 calling)
Barn Swallow (3)
Robin (1) & Red Wings (2)

Techny Basin (7:35-9 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (7), Green Heron (3) & Black Crowned
Night Heron (2)
Wood Duck (2) & Mallard (23)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4)
Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (5) Sandpipers
WHIMBREL (1)
Ring Billed (2) & Herring (2) Gulls
Caspian Tern (2)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Flicker (2)
Rough Winged (2) & Barn (12) Swallows
Robins (5) & Song Sparrow (4)
Red Wings (5) & Grackle (2)
House Finch (5, a family group) & Goldfinch (4)

Air Station Prairie (9:15-10 a.m. with David A from California)
(David had a Black Billed Cuckoo today at The Grove.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Killdeer (3-AD & 1 big young one)
Spotted (2), Solitary (3) & Least (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by) & Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
Mourning Dove (2)
Rough Winged (2) & Barn (4) Swallows
Song Sparrow (1), Red Wings (3), Grackle (1) & Goldfinch (2)

I have surely done very well with big shorebirds in the last 3 days
seeing Willets &
Marbled Godwits on Saturday, Black Necked Stilts on Sunday & the
Whimbrel today.
I need to remember this the next time I think about complaining about
a lack of shorebirds.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the big Whimbrel & Runner-Up to the Greater
Yellowlegs making it an all
big shorebird awards day.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/29/19 8:22 am
From: beau schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake County Shorebirds
Well, it finally happened. Shorebirds actually showed up in the fluddles of western Lake County. Praise the Lord. I had 8 species of shorebirds out west and 4 SANDERLINGS at Waukegan this morning to make it a 9 sp. shorebird day today. My best of the year so far. Nothing unusual but I had:

1 Semipalmated Plover
6 Semipalmated Sandpiper
13 Lesser Yellowlegs
19 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (FOY)
4 Least Sandpiper
3 Solitary Sandpiper
6 Spotted Sandpiper
21 Killdeer

Fremont/60 fluddle is good tho it many dry soon. The Peterson Fluddle just east of Alleghany also is looking good. As always, be careful of traffic. One good thing is that Fremont Center Rd is closed beginning tomorrow for a week, so that should cut down some on traffic.

Good Shorebirding!
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Date: 7/28/19 8:26 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bureau County-Black Necked Stilts & Black Tern Sunday 7-28-19
Hello Bird People,

It's getting late & I've had a long day in Bureau County with Mike
Madsen & Jeff Smith so I think this will be a report with just
highlights. Also, don't ask for directions to my birds as I have no
idea how to get to any of them! Mike knew how to get to all the places
with no help from me.
However, you can check Jeff Smith's map on his ebird report for the
B.N. Stilts.

Arlington Marsh (8:15-8:45 a.m.)

Great Blues (5-7), B.W. Teal (1), Coots, Sora (H-1) & Collared Dove
(2) (more in nearby Arlington)
Shorebirds were Semiplamated Plover (2), Killdeer (~35), Lesser
Yellowlegs (2-3), Solitary (8),
Semipalmated (1), Least (8) & Pectoral (7) Sandpipers.

Nearby is Mike's sister's place which had D.C. Cormorant (2) & Great Egret (1)

Next to a marsh on 850E, south of Rt 92 & west of Rt 40.

P.B.Grebe (1-AD & 2-3 young), one female Ruddy Duck, more young & adult Coots
Shorebirds were BLACK NECKED STILT (at 1st just 2 but later we saw all
4), Killdeer (~30),
Semiplamated Plover (3), Lesser Yellowlegs (6), Semipalmated (10),
Least (8) & Pectorals 8).
A big surprise was when a single BLACK TERN started hunting the wetlands.

New Bedford Marsh

Heard only birds were Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Song & Swamp
Sparrows & Dickcissel On a nearby road were House Sparrows & EURASIAN
TREE SPARROWS.

Among the birds at or near the McCure Sand Prairie were Bobwhite
(H-1), Purple Martin (2), Sedge Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow (2), Lark
Sparrow (H-1) & a nice looking male adult BLUE GROSBEAK.

Arispie Lake had nothing but Arispie Marsh had a Great Blue, Canada
Geese & 3 Sandhill Cranes.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 4 Black Necked Stilts & a close 2nd to the Black Tern.
Runners-Up to the Blue Grosbeak & the 2 Eurasian Tree Sparrows. A busy day!

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Date: 7/27/19 2:32 pm
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Subject: IBET Fwd: Unable to deliver your message


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I noticed Colin D.’s ebird reports so headed over to Emiquon yesterday for shorebirds. The best spot was the South Globe Unit, which had 13 STILTS, 1 SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER, both YELLOWLEGS, KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and SOLITARY, LEAST, PECTORAL, SEMIPALMATED&STILT (about25) SANDPIPERS.. The North Globe Unit had SPOTTED SANDPIPER and a FORSTER’S TERN. Bottom Lane had 1 WILSON’S PHALAROPE and 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. There were 9 SNOW GOOSE on the lake.

I also checked I Havana and found the WESTERN KINGBIRD in it’s usual spot. There were several EURASIAN TREE SPARROWS there as well.

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Date: 7/27/19 11:37 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Turnstones & Willets & Godwits, Oh My! Saturday 7-27-19
Hello Bird People,

Until today shorebird finding has been a little slow this July with
only one Avocet at Montrose being my only highlight. But today Bob
Erickson & I warmed up with a few common shorebirds at Waukegan Beach
& then we hit the jackpot at Illinois Beach South Unit. Adam Sell was
with for part of the Waukegan visit & he impressed me with his ability
to I.D. shorebirds by their calls something I can't do with very many
species. Then Andy Stewart gave us a call about 2 Willets on the beach
at Illinois Beach South which led to all of us finding something even
better than the Willets. Here's my lists:

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

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys & 20 by Greenwood)
Great Blue Heron & Great Egret (1 each flying by)
LEAST BITTERN (6 sightings of perhaps 3 individuals)
(No sign of the flying American Bittern today.)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-IM, but Bob saw more)
Canada Goose (~30)
Wood Duck (4) & Mallard (8)
Kestrel (1 fly-by)
Killdeer (1) & Spotted Sandpiper (4 on the pier)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 on the pier)
Least Sandpiper (1 by the rocky parking lot pond)
Solitary Sandpiper (4 flying by, Adam knew their calls)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls
Caspian Terns (4)
Bank & Barn Swallows
Marsh Wren (5) & Red Wings

Illinois Beach South Unit (Beach only) (7:45-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (a few fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron & Great Egret (1 each flying by)
Kestrel (2)
Sandhill Crane (5)
Killdeer (2 on the beach)
WILLET (2 feeding on the beach, stayed a while)
Ruddy Turnstone (2-AD & 2-IM flying by)
Sanderling (groups of 6 & 10)
MARBLED GODWIT (2 flew in, briefly landed & within 5 min took off
again toward the west)
(As they flew in Andy called out that a big billed shorebird was
coming in which we thought might be a Whimbrel but the bills were
up-curved not down-curved so we changed our I.D. to Godwits which
became obvious when they got closer & then landed.)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 with one group of Sanderlings)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (flying by)
Caspian Tern (7 hunting)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the "big boy" Marbled Godwits & Runners-Up to the
Willets & Least Bitterns

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/27/19 7:07 am
From: Roland Kulla <kulla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hummingbird in Back of the Yards
Spotted a hummingbird this morning feasting on the trumpet vine in my Back of the Yards garden.
Roland Kulla
 

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Date: 7/26/19 2:32 pm
From: Paul Quintas <pzquintas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Willet
My daughter and I made a quick stop on our way downtown to see the piping plover family (1 adult, 3 young) this afternoon. They are very cute!

We also were treated to a Willet walking towards them at 1:45 pm. But it was flushed and I did not see it again (although I did not try very hard to find it).

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Date: 7/26/19 12:11 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Friday 7-16-19
Hello Bird People,

I was just here on Tuesday & the western wetlands were so flooded I
thought it would be at least a week before mud flats would be seen
again but I guess they can control water levels here to some extent as
today wonderful mud flats have returned. However, wonderful shorebirds
still are NOT back yet. But keep looking as mud flats this good will
surely result in some good stuff in the near future.

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

Reservoir Only

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (25) & Mallard (2-F)
Killdeer (11) & Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed (21) & Herring (2-IM) Gulls
Caspian Tern (13 adults & 2 immature)
Tree Swallow (8)

Western (Itasca) Wetlands

D.C. Cormorant (1 fly-by)
Great Blue Heron (1) & Great Egret (2)
Green Heron (2)
Killdeer (28)
Spotted (5), Semiplamated (2) & Least (6) Sandpipers
Tree & Barn Swallows

I had 24 species of land birds which were all common ones but of some
interest were
Red Bellied Woodpecker (1), Flicker (3), Willow Flycatcher (2
singing), Eastern Kingbird (1),
W.B. Nuthatch (1) & Baltimore Oriole (1-M). (Check my ebird checklist
if you want to see
the rest.)

Not much to choose from but Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 singing Willow
Flycatchers as I usually only hear them & Runners-Up to the Red
Bellied Woodpecker & the Eastern Kingbird.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/25/19 2:16 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach Thursday 7-25-19
Hello Bird People,

Been busy with cutting branches off shrubs & trees lately so birding
time has been curtailed. . All I did today was check on Montrose to
look in on the Piping Plovers & see if the Laughing Gull returned. The
Piping Plovers are doing fine but the Laughing Gull was a no show at
least when I was there. Here's my short list:

Montrose Beach (5:45-8:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (a few fly-bys)
Canada Goose (16)
Mallard (17)
Hooded Merganser (1 young one by the pier)
Killdeer (8)
PIPING PLOVER (2 adults & 3 small ones)
Spotted Sandpiper (2-AD & 2 young)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (~80) & Herring (2) Gulls
Caspian Tern (7)
Chimney Swift (8)
Tree (1), Bank (~20), Rough Winged (10) & Barn (12) Swallows
Purple Martin (2)
Red Wings & Grackles
House Finch (1-F)
House Sparrow (12)
While I was checking the outer beach others had 1 or 2 Great Blue
Herons by the Plovers.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Piping Plover family & Runner-Up to the young
Hooded Merganser.

But sighting of the day goes to a license plate. On the way in to
Montrose I saw the plate with the cowboy riding a bucking bronco which
was Wyoming. Haven't had a new plate since March but this Wyoming
plate was #49 leaving me missing Hawaii & Vermont. Hope to get them
soon.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/24/19 7:53 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ok, ew The Grove, cook co.
So today I found my very first cedar waxwing nest!  It was exciting since I've been on the lookout for a few years now.  Much to my surprise it wasn't more hidden than other nests, or in a special hard-to-see location, it was just a nest in a tree!

While I filmed the babies, a parent arrived to feed them which was nice.  After the close-to-fledging birds ate, you know what came next, they had to poop.  If you've been lucky enough to observe a nest of birds closely, you know that the parents will often (species-dependent to a degree, link with info attached) grab the poop sac that the babies excrete, and carry it away from the nest.

Well, I had observed that for the first time 2 years ago while following a nest of gnatcatchers, but what I didn't know, is what happened next.

The adult took the poop sac in its beak, and ate it.  Yep, it ate the poop!  (Kids saw "EW!" now... and maybe some adults too :) ).  At first I thought I was imaging it, cause, you know, ew... gross, and, no way!  But then the second baby gave up a sac and "EW!" it happened again! 

So I came home and looked it up.  It wasn't my imagination!  Some species of birds DO eat the poop sac (aka fecal sac)! 

Hope you aren't eating when you read this lol.

Here's some info on this behavior from audubon:

https://www.audubon.org/news/what-are-fecal-sacs-bird-diapers-basically

Otherwise a pretty good day out, first one in a while, the Grove this year hasn't been great for me.

Lots of flickers, goldfinches, indigo buntings loudly singing, song sparrows, grackles, but no green herons or other heron species.  One immature red-bellied woodpecker, one of my targets.  Probably others I am forgetting.  Oh yeah a very loud house wren!  Apparently there were babies in the nest which I wasn't even near, but now I know why she/he makes that noise!  (Loud harsh sound and doesn't stop.)

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.

 

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Date: 7/24/19 3:05 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard singing contest
https://www.facebook.com/100010285603808/videos/pcb.1047403332124617/887294804956698/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
Hi friends,Loud morning songs of C. wren and N. cardinal.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/24/19 2:47 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan, Illinois Beach South, State Line Beach & Wadsworth Wetlands Wed 7-24-19
Hello Bird People,

Seems that entirely too often when I go to the Lake County lakefront
others find a rare bird at Montrose today it being a Laughing Gull. I
really have to pick my days & locations a little better than I have
been doing. And then once again I found almost no shorebirds in Lake
County.
One of these days I'll hit it right, I hope! Did Waukegan & Illinois
Beach with Andy Stewart & all other places by myself.

Waukegan Beach (6-7 a.m)

D.C. Cormorant (37 at Greenwood)
LEAST BITTERN (1 continuing)
Canada Goose (2 groups-45 Geese)
Mallard (2)
Killdeer (7 in the gravel parking lot)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 in the gravel parking lot by the water)
Ring Billed (~200) & Herring (8) Gulls
Caspian Tern (8)
Kingfisher (1-M flying with a captured fish)
Flicker (H-1)
Rough Winged (1), Cliff (2), Bank (2) & Barn (8) Swallows
Marsh Wren (6 singing)
Among the expected land birds was 1 unexpected Cedar Waxwing on a wire
along the road.

Before I arrived a Big Day group of Beau S, Adam S & Gustavo U had
seen an American Bittern, a Semipalmated Plover & a Common Tern none
of which was seen by me.

Illinois Beach South (7:15-9 a.m.)

I only covered the beach to the mouth of the Dead River & back but
Andy took the land trails on his return trip. All that beach walking
did not get me much as no shorebirds were found giving me the dreaded
Shorebird Shutout. It didn't help that 2 Kestrels & 1 Peregrine were
flying near the beach.

D.C. Cormorant (~50 in the lake)
Great Egret (1 mouth of the river)
Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (24 in the lake)
Kestrel (2) & PEREGRINE (1 fly-by)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (a few fly-bys each with a big group of
Gulls toward Greenwood)
Caspian Tern (6 hunting)
Barn Swallows
Some interesting land birds along the trails were Eastern Phoebe &
Eastern Bluebird.

An interesting sight was a small boat which had been washed up on the
beach toward Greenwood. I have seen that a few times before. They
usually use a cable attached to another boat to pull the stranded
boat.

State Line Beach

Only birds of interest here were 2 Spotted Sandpipers & 2 EUROPEAN GOLDFINCHES.

Wadsworth Wetlands (The old name)

Saw 1 Great Egret & a fly-by Green Heron, 1 female wood duck with
young & I heard
one singing Marsh Wren. There are 2 Killdeer here with a nest in the
parking lot wood chips.

Not much today but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the continuing Least Bittern &
Runner-Up to the European Goldfinches, very colorful!

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/24/19 10:58 am
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fabyan Forest Preserve West, Kane County - good warblers
Between noon and 12:30 on Wednesday:
The previously reported Yellow Throated Warbler was seen and heard in the Sycamore trees east of the old abandoned staff residence, north of the Japanese Garden.
A Cerulean Warbler was seen and heard in the thicket north of, and slightly downhill from, the Fabyan Villa.
A Northern Parula was heard (only) in the Sycamore trees east of the new staff residence, near the Preserve entrance.
Mike BilyBatavia

 

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Date: 7/24/19 8:24 am
From: 'jarojim .' <jimjarosz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Laughing gull at Montrose
First chance I had to report this.

Amanda T and Ted W saw a Laughing Gull just as I arrived at Montrose this
morning. A man passing by flushed it off the beach. I stuck around to see
if I could find it again for a good picture. I saw it an hour or so later
by the fishing pier with a flock of gulls that were flushed by a fisherman
walking out to the end of the pier.

I was busy taking a pic of the Hooded Merganser in the fluddle or I would
have gotten my picture before it was flushed. The fisherman who flushed it
walked past me as I took pics of the Merganser.

If you are going down there today to monitor the Plovers - keep your eyes
open for it.

Jim Jarosz
Norridge

 

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Date: 7/23/19 7:42 pm
From: Candida Abrahamson <camediate...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: N cardinal feeding young in the Byard
I fear that's a cowbird.



Candida


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Date: 7/23/19 7:20 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Birded Techny basin after work. Water is much too high for shorebirds -
other than a couple of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS on the rocks - but I walked the
perimeter and found some good stuff nonetheless. Lots of SAVANNAH SPARROWS
were obvious successful breeders. Also picked up a couple of WILLOW
FLYCATCHERS. Best sighting is a tie between the 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES - adult
female feeding a fledging and a flyover OSPREY (it came from the south and
headed north without stopping).

Pics of a few embedded: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58405284

Good Birding.

Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Jul 23, 2019 5:49 PM - 6:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.78 mile(s)
27 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 9
Mallard 10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 2
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 24
Tree Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 8
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
Savannah Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 10
Orchard Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 32
Common Yellowthroat 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58405284

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

--
Jeff Bilsky
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Date: 7/23/19 4:26 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET N cardinal feeding young in the Byard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48360520477/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,N. Cardinal has its work cut out for it, feeding this young one.JohnBourbonnais, IL 

 

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Date: 7/23/19 2:01 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir Complex Tuesday 7-23-19
Hello Bird People,

Didn't have much time for birding today with chores to do & errands to
run so I limited myself to a 2 hour visit to the Wood Dale Reservoir.
Ebird reports from here show a few shorebird species in the last 2
days including a S.B. Dowitcher but I found that the western wetlands
were completely flooded with no shorebird habitat at all & the
reservoir itself only had 4 species of shorebirds which were all
common ones. Here's my list:

Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (4) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (24) & Mallard (11)
Killdeer (28), Spotted (1), Least (3) & Pectoral (1) Sandpipers
Ring Billed (9) & Herring (1-IM) Gulls
Caspian Tern (5-AD & 1 young one)
Tree Swallows

Middle Pond had 1 Great Egret & the Creek had 2 Wood Ducks.

Western (Itasca) Wetlands (no mud flats at all)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1 in a tree) & Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (4) & Mallard (heard 1)
Killdeer (1 fly-by) & Spotted Sandpiper (2 on some rocks)
Caspian Tern (1 fly-by)
Barn Swallows

Saw 17 species of land birds of which the most interesting were Willow
Flycatcher (2),
Eastern Phoebe (1), B.G. Gnatcatcher (1) & Savannah Sparrow (2).

I guess Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Pectoral Sandpiper & Runner-Up to the noisy
Caspian Terns one of which was a young one who refused a fish from one
adult so the adult
ate it. That's what you get if you refuse a gift.

Al Stokie
Spending only 2 hours in DuPage County today


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Date: 7/23/19 11:45 am
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kane County Yellow Throated Warbler
Yellow Throated Warbler continues at Fabyan Forest Preserve, in the vicinity of the Japanese Garden, ranging from the sycamore trees on the bluff (north of the villa) to the pine trees east of the Garden (by the river).
The periods of repeated song are less frequent and shorter in duration than earlier in the year, but it is usually no more than 10 minutes between performances.

In years past these birds have emigrated by mid-August.
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Date: 7/23/19 8:50 am
From: <Smchecchia...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Sunday, July 28 ENSBC Calumet Marshes field trip cancelled - no sightings
ENSBC was very pleased tobe able to offer this special outing with Walter Marcisz this summer, so it iswith much regret that water conditions have led us to cancel. We hope to beable to offer it again next year. Below is background and information oncurrent conditions provided by Walter. "The marsh birdseason had an auspicious start this year with lots of marsh birds at Big Marshin spring of 2019. Marsh bird presence at Big Marsh continued into June, with 2Least Bitterns, 5 Common Gallinules, 6 Virginia Rails, & 5 Soras beingdetected there on a June 7th survey. Much has changed since then.. Water levelis way up, so high that the water level gauge is completely under water andunreadable. The high water is the result of higher than average precipitationin winter, spring & summer, combined with near record Lake Michigan water levels - all that water simply has nowhere todrain.  "Big Marsh is thebest Calumet marsh bird spot, but the waterlevel there is currently too high for most marsh birds. I birded all of BigMarsh for about 3 hours on Monday July 22nd, but I found no Least Bitterns, nogallinules, and no rails at all despite much searching. All of these species wererelatively easy to detect at Big Marsh at this time last year. Furthermore, thesituation is the same everywhere this year at Calumet.Shorebird habitat is essentially nonexistent in the wetlands."
Suzanne Checchia
Evanston

 

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Date: 7/23/19 7:57 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard C. wren singing in the thunder storm
https://www.facebook.com/100010285603808/videos/pcb.1052686611596289/892720401080805/?type=3&theater&ifg=1Hi friends,From Sunday, a real singer in all seasons. Carolina wrens are a pair here. I hear them now as the window is open.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 10:04 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET peregrine/s Cook co.
So irony can be good.

Just the other day I was telling someone how I haven't seen any peregrines in what seems like forever. 

Today I finally got up to a new local park (Prospect Park, Park Ridge) that has some new (well not so new now, 1-2 years old?) prairie and created wetland (satellite shows it is likely a legally-mandated creation as the site had natural wetland on it that is gone now, not a fan of this myself, keep the original...).  Anyway, I went to see the spot, what is there, and maybe get some cool insect photos/videos.

I got my stuff together and as I got out of the car and literally said to myself, "I don't need my birding stuff, there's nothing here."  Then I locked the car and walked a few feet and a bird burst into view overhead flying like a crazy thing!  I knew it wasn't something common right away but couldn't ID it at first.  Then I noticed the falcon style of flight/body and as it turned I saw the facial pattern to ID it as a peregrine!  I was so blown away.  Maybe a record for my town?  I don't know.  It flew E (seems like they all fly east towards the Lake) and out of sight too quickly.

But wait, there's more...

So then I wandered up to Glenview, shocking I know.  At air station prairie I was lamenting the lack of birds due to high water when can you believe it I saw probably the same bird or one with the same coloration flying over and away from there!?!  Ridiculous and cool at the same time.  I only ask that one day I actually be able to observe one not flying away (or at me, though that is pretty much unbeatable birding!), and get some video, especially one of the striking patterned young ones.  Can anyone arrange that? :)

Hope you had a good and not as hot day.

Suzanne Coleman
cook co.

Oh and for any locals, the little wetland is nice but little (and mostly filled with plants and I fear I see phragmites in there).  It has pretty angled sides so not sure any rails would nest here, but the red-wingeds have already.  The prairie is also small but happy to have any natives.  They also planted 3? oaks and 2 tamaracks that I noticed (not sure those are appropriate for a prairie but they're still a cool tree).  Would love to see them expand the prairie to fill the grass around it and beyond up the park edges etc.  Then the oaks would become an oak savannah :)  Love it!



 

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Date: 7/22/19 7:40 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NWe are birders because of this woman No Sighting.
We should all know about this remarkable woman.
This is from the New York Times today.
Enjoy.
Chuck Berman

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/obituaries/florence-merriam-bailey-overlooked.amp.html

 

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Date: 7/22/19 2:24 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET More Veery pics from 2016
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/48350830531/in/dateposted-public/Hi friends,This one eats as the others, a little skittsh. less seen than the others.JohnBourbonnais, IL 
 

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Date: 7/22/19 2:08 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET feeding thrushes at your house
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/28631872973/in/photolist-THtdT5-2esLBnr-25f9qse-2esN514-THtFt9-2fMa3mG-26kX9Ay-26kXR9N-MxwZ8B-M6zgNC-M6zipy-Mxx38e-LA7Zod-LA7WUW-MutAsG-LA8k7m-M6A2fs-LA8i9U-MnvuwC-MnvvCq-MxxKsi-G6b7oe-GUzkVp-G6bgTX-H1wDC2-GUzbU8-GXBkho-G6534L-GXCsq9-GApEyU-G65m67-GAfG4q-GS6JDE-M6A4UA-MppDAP-KC6Qji-H1yzbx-H1woRt-GS5kWh-GUnp4c-GUn4vp-GAgKaU-GS6uF9-GSdGqh-GUwAax-G5ZtQz-nmwMDX-nCKjfZ-nAYUNh-nENFmF/Hi friends,The Veery will stop and eat grapes or whatever you have in the fall.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:57 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET more about thrushes feeding
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/40853463203/in/photolist-S69Hk6-2fM57S5-2fRFXBK-S6aCQH-2fM6b9U-25f5Fie-25f6LfB-S69Bir-2enMwir-25abMG4-2fG8bxq-2fLLnVr-TCvus7-2fLLovK-2fG8dvo-2enMvmX-2fLLkjp-S1gKTP-TDQtAm-THqPUF-TvVUwX-StAT3p-SqUqEC-TtwTTm-TvVWVe-TDQoxL-T8pCb1-StADFz-TDQ97w-StAkQp-TDPXuQ-T8ps5Q-TtwsG9-SqUy9q-StAHcx-StAytR-T8pyAL-zLgzsp-zsMyrS-zsKEWG-zJgqx3-zH3WkW-yNm74f-zH4fub-zLh21D-zsSKeV-zsT4kz-zsLyDj-zJgTju-zsTcRn/Hi friends,Thrushes are declining. How they survive might depend on you....and me. During migration they are hungry, tired, wary and need a little help. I would like to hear from other Byard bird watchers to respond and post pics of thrushes feeding in your yard.John  Bourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:42 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Feeding Byard thrushes
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/33943482858/in/photolist-THtdT5-2esLBnr-25f9qse-2esN514-THtFt9-2fMa3mG-26kX9Ay-26kXR9N-MxwZ8B-M6zgNC-M6zipy-Mxx38e-LA7Zod-LA7WUW-MutAsG-LA8k7m-M6A2fs-LA8i9U-MnvuwC-MnvvCq-MxxKsi-G6b7oe-GUzkVp-G6bgTX-H1wDC2-GUzbU8-GXBkho-G6534L-GXCsq9-GApEyU-G65m67-GAfG4q-GS6JDE-M6A4UA-MppDAP-KC6Qji-H1yzbx-H1woRt-GS5kWh-GUnp4c-GUn4vp-GAgKaU-GS6uF9-GSdGqh-GUwAax-G5ZtQz-nmwMDX-nCKjfZ-nAYUNh-nENFmF/Hi friends,The GC thrush also eats off the ground. Likes bugs, fruits, and suet.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:30 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET feeding Byard thrushes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/32876120807/in/photolist-S69Hk6-2fM57S5-2fRFXBK-S6aCQH-2fM6b9U-25f5Fie-25f6LfB-S69Bir-2enMwir-25abMG4-2fG8bxq-2fLLnVr-TCvus7-2fLLovK-2fG8dvo-2enMvmX-2fLLkjp-S1gKTP-TDQtAm-THqPUF-TvVUwX-StAT3p-SqUqEC-TtwTTm-TvVWVe-TDQoxL-T8pCb1-StADFz-TDQ97w-StAkQp-TDPXuQ-T8ps5Q-TtwsG9-SqUy9q-StAHcx-StAytR-T8pyAL-zLgzsp-zsMyrS-zsKEWG-zJgqx3-zH3WkW-yNm74f-zH4fub-zLh21D-zsSKeV-zsT4kz-zsLyDj-zJgTju-zsTcRn/Hi friends,The Hermit thrush is a ground feeder. And will accept suet on the ground. No seeds in the suet please.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:30 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover with missing leg part, the why...
Hi again,

So Vince C. was kind enough to field my inquiries about this little plover.  I was trying to imagine what type of predator might have gotten it and taken off a part of a leg.  He said that they can see this type of injury from entanglement with filamentous lines, like fishing lines for example.  If an animal gets twisted up in one, it could then lead to loss of a limb (I assume like in other animals due to loss of blood flow over time, or if strong enough, it might cut it off since the leg on a plover is so very tiny!).

So it's a good reminder for fisherpeople and their friends to be sure to take out whatever line they bring in to an area so it doesn't get left behind and accidentally harm an animal.  I know some areas put in line disposal containers around here which is cool.  Maybe we can mention it to our local fishing area entities so they can consider adding containers more often.  He said with the piping plovers these injuries seem to happen on their wintering grounds in Florida for example.  Hope others also find this info useful  :)

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.

 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:29 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET feeding Byard thrushes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/27967993388/in/photolist-26FfGjy-JBrh3y-sbSchv-rwjuVo-H62HuF-JBnJbo-26JVF4F-23ZekaW-H65Nxv-H62AaR-H628Z4-26F9HfJ-25DBAoW-25nyqB4-25DyhVq-H62DFi-H62cpa-HHeoMM-GS757h-GuexZu-FGWBij-Gu66hC-Gu6ZWL-Gdc7ju-GwwyHr-rwecfc-st398m-sbBRdu-rwcHHG-sbD5zj-sa1jZ8-stjXvZ-stk4ec-rwkykY-sa2L2F-rwmZBs-staqjW-sr3FVW-rwmiB7-sbTmUp-sbS5tk-stbfAL-stbaMC-rwxj2H-s/Hi friends,This Wood thrush ate a nightcrawler just under the window. The ground was hard and dry that spring but, I dumped water in that spot all winter and spring from the heated bird bath. Anyway, that's where the thrush found the meal.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 1:23 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET feeding Byard thrushes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/41240674514/in/photolist-JN2ces-25QieJj-25bXcbw-26RgxqS-26GxeGL-26EjbxN-26EkjWQ-26HZ5CK-26EiKss-25CGZFo-26J15nT-26J2wFc-25mC3LP-H5dfY8-26J2p5F-25mBthe-25X4B9Q-25X4APw-26zagXg-26za4P8-Y2JmE3-Z4GJ6w-XQdMjD-XLGUkm-XQdCUn-Z51PmP-XP1u6S-YPwVqU-XyDpD1-Yzn4oC-XAJFxT-YC24oD-Yzo9js-YC1jnZ-YC1EbB-YC1Hza-Yzn7pC-YuCj5b-XvSrf8-XtNbyL-XvSAhM-XvSCwMHi friends,This Swainson's thrush likes suet on the ground, no seed in it. They will be returning soon and they stop here to fill up.JohnBourbonnais, IL
 

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Date: 7/22/19 11:36 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 1.5-legged piping plover, Montrose, yesterday 7/21/19
Hi all,

I was able to get down to Montrose yesterday to see the little piping plover babies, very cute and healthy!  Running very fast around their protected space, carefully guarded and occasionally warmed by one or both of their parents.  The killdeer is also sitting on a nest which appears to be made of little stones in the sand, very cool, my first killdeer nest!

I was looking for other birds when I saw an adult piping plover who didn't appear to be in breeding plumage wandering the inland water's edge.  Immediately I could see that it had only one leg!  Observing for a while, to be sure the leg wasn't tucked, though I have never seen any species of plovers do that, I finally observed it use what was left of that limb to scratch itself.  It has lost the lower 1/3 or more of the left leg.  I wasn't sure if it was one of our nesting adults as it stayed alone that I saw and didn't seem to communicate with any other birds.  I was able to get photos to find its banding information and sent it off to Vince C. with the plover team for the Great Lakes Piping Plovers.  He got back to me and said this bird is a male who nested up in Sleeping Bear Dunes Park in MI. 

I only saw one other adult piping plover yesterday that I know of.  Most likely the other of the pair was wandering the dunes which are completely inaccessible to humans for now, including the shoreline, FYI for any shorebird seekers.

What I found most wonderful was that the newly protected area of the beach is where all of the gulls in the area chose to stay and rest with their multitudes of grey-hued young (all ring-billed I believe while I was there).  I would like the park district/whomever to consider expanding the protected area to permanently include this small extra area of beach to provide additional habitat to the many shorebirds who need it for nesting, resting, and feeding.  Look what happened in such a short time, not only do we have nesting bank swallows and piping plovers, but also a nesting killdeer and many gulls, least sandpipers, spotted sandpipers, and possibly more using that area in just a couple of hours time that I saw.  Something to consider.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.

 

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Date: 7/22/19 10:35 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose-Piping Plover Monitoring Monday 7-22-19
Hello Bird People,

Today I took a turn as a Piping Plover Monitor at Montrose Beach. 1st
time I did this but Tamima was also there to make sure every thing was
done correctly. A few folks were unhappy with not being able to get
closer for photos but everyone stood behind the wall for their
observations.
Kris from U.S. Fish & Wildlife was there for a while & also kept track
of things. All 3 chicks were dong o.k. but didn't seem to like all
that wind. After taking short feeding sessions they would retreat to
mama Rose where they would hide under the mother bird. Monty was
present too but the babies never ran to him to hide under.

Other birds on or near the beach included D.C. Cormorant (4 fly-bys),
Canada Goose (29),
Mallard (4), Killdeer (7), Spotted Sandpiper (2-AD & 2 young),
Sanderling (eventually 7) &
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1). Gulls were Ring Billed (lots), Herring (a
few) & 1 BONAPARTE'S.
About 15 Caspian Terns were there early in the a.m. The only Swallows
I noticed were Bank & Barn.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 3 tiny Piping Plover chicks & Runner-Up to the
Bonaparte's Gull.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/22/19 2:34 am
From: 'D.K. Schrishuhn' <alaraarabians...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET black-crowned night heron
Good morning.

I was delighted to see my first black-crowned night heron of the year
yesterday. They usually inhabit creeks and a pond on the west side of
Champaign, and sure enough a breeding adult was lurking in the
bank-side underbrush while several people fished on the opposite bank
in a local park. There have been a couple of previous sightings, but
not as numerous as last year.

Last year two youngsters were fledged here and stayed late into the
fall before heading south. Hope there is a nest somewhere around again
this year.

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Date: 7/21/19 3:13 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover video
This is from the 1st site, on my 3rd day, June 6, which was short
because of so much fog.  I was amazed how using contrast control was
able to bring out detail in what was very hazy.  I also notice that
there are apparently spots on the sensor.  Still got nesting and mating
behavior.

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Today's highlight was some guy running full out with his off-leash dog
near where the plover family was. Detail and pix on 'Birding Illinois;
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Date: 7/21/19 2:58 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard spot-breasted thrushes--Question
Hi friends,Has anyone else fed these birds and have them return during migration? This also goes for Catbird, Brown thrasher, or Mockingbirds. Bourbonnais, ILJohn

 

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Date: 7/21/19 1:03 pm
From: RITCHIE GERALD B <gerrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Score? Piping Plovers: 5 – Large Montrose Beach Concert: 0
A good winner is modest in victory and prone to be considerate of the loser.. I can understand that other people have different views. I thought that the statement by John was very thoughtful and considerate.
RITCHIE GERALD
<gerrich...>
Chicago


> On Jul 21, 2019, at 7:24 AM, Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> I think people have differences of opinion on this. Personally, I can speak for myself, and I find it a bit weird that you choose to publicly speak for everyone.
>
> It's a nice letter, but had this been handled properly from the beginning, it could and should have had a happy ending for everyone. I'm not sure I disagree with what you wrote; on the other hand, I'm not sure I totally agree, either. My point is, I'd rather speak for myself. Your letter isn't signed, so I'm not sure who you are representing.
>
> Fran Morel
> Evanston
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 12:45 AM <johnviramontes...> <mailto:<johnviramontes...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<ILbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>
>
> Greetings,
>
>
> A small but upbeat crowd of Piping Plover Watch enthusiasts were on hand today, Saturday, to witness the three plover chicks scurrying around and poking the sand for nourishment.
>
>
> We are relieved, but we also feel sympathy for everyone who passionately wanted the large Mamby music festival to be sited at Montrose Beach. We know there is a lot of disappointment in the city now that this process ended in the way it did, and in no way are we taking any sort of pleasure in this disappointment. Those Chicagoans who are for large Montrose Beach concerts and those who are against them are committed to the same goal: working hard for what they thought would be best for Montrose Beach in the coming decades. The Illinois conservation community had a very different vision than those who wanted the concert; we are glad the local volunteers won't now be burdened by the distraction of the concert at the expense of ongoing Montrose Beach protection initiatives on which the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District needs to be focused. But we understand that many people had an honest difference of opinion of what would be best for Montrose Beach, and we are honestly sympathetic about their disappointment.
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 7/21/19 12:40 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Local Locations Flooded & Report From Illinois Beach By Bob Erickson Sunday 7-21-19
Hello Bird People,

I often go to Montrose on Sundays but as I have Piping Plover
Monitoring there on Monday
6-8 a.m. I did not go there today. As it was raining 1st thing I did
some chores & by then it was too late to go very far so I just checked
on water levels at 3 local locations.

To no ones surprise I found that all shorebird habitat at Techny
Basin, Techny North &
Air Station Prairie has been obliterated by very high waters. No
shorebirds there for a few days
I'd say. I've only seen such high water at Techny Basin once before &
the only birds seen were one Great Blue Heron & one each flying Green
Heron & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD) & the usual regulars such as
the nesting Barn Swallows. At Techny North all branches in the water
where perched birds would sit are under water. Seen in the trees were
1 Great Blue & 2 Great Egrets. Lots of Swallows though. At Air Station
Prairie there were a few Killdeer at the edge of the east side pond.

On a day without many birds Bird-Of-The-Day will be the adult Black
Crowned Night Heron seen at Techny Basin & Runner-Up to the Green
Heron at the same place.

License Plate Of The Day to one from British Columbia seen in Glenview.

Special Report From Bob Erickson From Illinois Beach South

Bob did what you should do when inland areas are flooded & that is to
cover beach areas.
Seen along the beach on the way to the mouth of the Dead River were
the following species:

Killdeer & Spotted Sandpiper
RUDDY TURNSTONE (2)
Sanderling (4)
PIPING PLOVER (1) (This is the 2nd migrant Piping Plover seen this July)

Bob again saw Least Bitterns at Waukegan plus 1 Sanderling & 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers
which were probably the birds we saw flying by at Illinois Beach yesterday.

My advice is to look for shorebirds on the beaches for a while anyway.

Al Stokie
Checking water levels in Cook County today


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Date: 7/21/19 5:25 am
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Score? Piping Plovers: 5 – Large Montrose Beach Concert: 0
I think people have differences of opinion on this. Personally, I can speak
for myself, and I find it a bit weird that you choose to publicly speak for
everyone.

It's a nice letter, but had this been handled properly from the beginning,
it could and should have had a happy ending for everyone. I'm not sure I
disagree with what you wrote; on the other hand, I'm not sure I totally
agree, either. My point is, I'd rather speak for myself. Your letter isn't
signed, so I'm not sure who you are representing.

Fran Morel
Evanston



On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 12:45 AM <johnviramontes...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Greetings,
>
>
>
> A small but upbeat crowd of Piping Plover Watch enthusiasts were on hand
> today, Saturday, to witness the three plover chicks scurrying around and
> poking the sand for nourishment.
>
>
>
> We are relieved, but we also feel sympathy for everyone who passionately
> wanted the large Mamby music festival to be sited at Montrose Beach. We
> know there is a lot of disappointment in the city now that this process
> ended in the way it did, and in no way are we taking any sort of pleasure
> in this disappointment. Those Chicagoans who are for large Montrose Beach
> concerts and those who are against them are committed to the same goal:
> working hard for what they thought would be best for Montrose Beach in the
> coming decades. The Illinois conservation community had a very different
> vision than those who wanted the concert; we are glad the local volunteers
> won't now be burdened by the distraction of the concert at the expense of
> ongoing Montrose Beach protection initiatives on which the City of Chicago
> and Chicago Park District needs to be focused. But we understand that many
> people had an honest difference of opinion of what would be best for
> Montrose Beach, and we are honestly sympathetic about their disappointment.
>
>
>

 

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