ILbirds
Received From Subject
7/25/17 4:49 am 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping Plover - NO SIGHTINGS
7/24/17 7:58 pm Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/24/17 5:05 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
7/24/17 2:37 pm Nuthatch75 <nuthatch75...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
7/24/17 2:32 pm Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
7/24/17 1:53 pm Janet Haugen <janeth13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
7/24/17 11:54 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Poplar Creek S.W. Equestrian Area & Paul Douglas Grassy Ridge Monday 7-24-17
7/24/17 9:43 am 'John Chalmers' <jpchalmers...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover at Montrose YES
7/24/17 8:37 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard yellow bird-no feathers
7/23/17 6:35 pm Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COS Calumet bird walk with Walter Marcisz, July 30 at 8 a.m.
7/23/17 6:20 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard G. catbird
7/23/17 5:44 pm John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping Plover continues
7/23/17 4:55 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red-breasted nuthatch again! Cook co
7/23/17 4:40 pm Scott Judd <scottmjudd...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Piping Plover (photo link included)
7/23/17 2:47 pm Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Continuing Neotropic Cormorant
7/23/17 1:26 pm <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NEOTROPIC CORMORANT still here
7/23/17 11:51 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Finding The Montrose Piping Plover & Moving South Sunday 7-23-17
7/23/17 7:03 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose
7/23/17 5:27 am Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 87th St Steel Mills Blue Grosbeak, American Avocet
7/22/17 8:55 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Short story about piping plover at Montrose this evening (cook co.)
7/22/17 8:12 pm Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach Piping Plover bands
7/22/17 6:25 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping plover Montrose
7/22/17 5:24 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
7/22/17 3:27 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
7/22/17 3:23 pm <birdingfaun...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET piping plover YES 5:23pm
7/22/17 3:06 pm Laurel Ross <LROSS...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover YES at 3:55
7/22/17 1:57 pm Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover YES at 3:55
7/22/17 11:57 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan & State Line Beach Plus Illinois Beach South Saturday 7-22-17
7/22/17 11:29 am Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Chicago Southside - Sat AM 7/22 (plus China trip pics)
7/22/17 10:56 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Register for IOS Shorebirding Weekend - Aug 19 and 20 (no sightings)
7/22/17 10:31 am Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Roselle Neotropic Cormorant
7/22/17 9:22 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
7/22/17 7:25 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
7/22/17 6:29 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
7/22/17 5:18 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
7/22/17 3:56 am marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fermilab Bittern Observers
7/21/17 7:54 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
7/21/17 6:25 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cooper's in yard
7/21/17 4:59 pm marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET THREE Least Bitterns at Fermilab today, 7/21/17
7/21/17 1:16 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 83rd Street Fluddle Under Water Like Almost Everywhere Else! Friday 7-21-17
7/20/17 6:05 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Brown t. still here
7/20/17 5:33 pm Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ragweed/Elliot and Tower Island
7/20/17 10:16 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant YES 7-20-17
7/20/17 9:06 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow Warbler gallery
7/20/17 8:46 am Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
7/20/17 8:38 am Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
7/19/17 8:19 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Techny pied-billed grebe immature (cook co)
7/19/17 7:45 pm <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Greene Valley shorebirds
7/19/17 12:26 pm Robert Olson <bob...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Anhinga overflight in DuPage
7/19/17 11:34 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard A. robin
7/19/17 9:03 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Montrose Beach-A Day Late & A Piping Plover Short Wed 7-19-17
7/19/17 5:48 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET YR Warbler gallery updated
7/19/17 4:05 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET NO Piping Plover
7/18/17 7:16 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
7/18/17 7:14 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
7/18/17 7:05 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 18, 2017 (Cook County)
7/18/17 4:01 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Worm-eating Warbler gallery updated
7/18/17 3:55 pm Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bell's Vireo--Orland Grassland
7/18/17 3:02 pm Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
7/18/17 2:26 pm Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
7/18/17 2:09 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET N.E. Lake County-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Tuesday 7-18-17
7/18/17 1:09 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Byard Brown thrasher
7/17/17 11:06 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-17-17)
7/17/17 10:26 pm 'Sundberg, Jeffrey' <jsundber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rend Lake wood stork
7/17/17 8:24 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rollins Savannah, Lake co.
7/17/17 2:02 pm <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant
7/17/17 11:03 am Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White-winged Dove No Sightings
7/17/17 10:45 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Local Spots Remain Flooded Monday 7-17-17
7/17/17 9:20 am <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET DuPage Neotropic Cormorant
7/17/17 8:12 am Sonia <sds847...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Am Kestrels
7/17/17 6:52 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
7/17/17 6:12 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
7/16/17 12:33 pm Evan Carlson <emcarlson8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: White-winged Doove
7/16/17 11:55 am Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White-winged Dove
7/16/17 11:26 am Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant (NO SIGHTING)
7/16/17 10:35 am Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
7/16/17 10:10 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kaneland White Winged Dove Continues Sunday 7-16-17
7/16/17 9:18 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Saturday, 15 July (with a little from Tuesday the 11th): A few notable birds and some good butterflies
7/16/17 8:04 am <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RE Neotropic Cormorant at LP High
7/16/17 7:55 am Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
7/16/17 6:25 am <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropical cormorant
7/16/17 3:06 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Common Yellowthroat & Prothonotary galleries updated
7/15/17 9:05 pm Michael Miller <michaelmiller12001...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Baird's Sandpiper at Montrose Beach - Sat PM (local)
7/15/17 8:11 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET shorebird ID? cook co
7/15/17 6:59 pm <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Peregrine on Chicago Lakefront
7/15/17 2:28 pm <KFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red Neck Phalarope
7/15/17 1:16 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
7/15/17 12:42 pm Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
7/15/17 10:26 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By BC chickadee
7/15/17 10:18 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Not Many Birds Today But A Great Day For License Plates! Saturday 7-15-17
7/15/17 10:15 am Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow Throated Warbler
7/15/17 9:08 am Tom <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Red-necked Phalarope- El Paso Sewage Pond, Woodford County
7/15/17 7:33 am Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
7/14/17 8:42 pm Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
7/14/17 7:01 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET McLean County Northern Harrier
7/14/17 5:44 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By N. cardinal
7/14/17 5:07 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET prairie warbler gallery revisd
7/14/17 11:34 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Waukegan Beach, State Line Beach & Illinois Beach South Friday 7-14-17
7/14/17 6:24 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren
7/14/17 5:10 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ovenbird gallery update
7/13/17 3:35 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork
7/13/17 2:50 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Pine Warbler gallery updated
7/13/17 1:46 pm Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Yellow-crowned Night-heron - Afton Forest Preserve - DeKalb County
7/13/17 1:14 pm Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET:Sangamon Co. June 2017 report
7/13/17 12:09 pm Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Stork
7/13/17 9:26 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie Flooded Thursday 7-13-17
7/13/17 8:31 am 'darrell shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET; LaSalle County shorebirds
7/13/17 5:10 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palm Warbler gallery revised
7/12/17 4:19 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Orange Crowned Warbler gallery
7/12/17 5:06 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By A. robin
7/11/17 5:43 pm Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
7/11/17 2:53 pm Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
7/11/17 2:41 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Merlin nesting
7/11/17 2:28 pm <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RE: White-winged Dove: NO
7/11/17 1:28 pm Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
7/11/17 12:49 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie Dowitchers Continue 7-11-2017
7/11/17 12:14 pm John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
7/11/17 10:22 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Deer Grove East F.P. (Of Local Interest Only)
7/11/17 9:57 am John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White-winged Dove in Kaneville, YES
7/11/17 9:33 am John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Any White-winged Dove updates this morning?
7/11/17 9:08 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood stork gallery (no sighting, but...)
7/11/17 6:43 am <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Any White-winged Dove updates this morning?
7/10/17 5:59 pm <jreiter...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Meet renowned conservationist Dr. George Archibald July 25 (no sightings)
7/10/17 5:53 pm <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Possible Magnificent Frigatebird Chicago July 9th
7/10/17 4:00 pm Jason Newton <jasonmichaelnewton...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White-winged Dove (Kane) - YES
7/10/17 3:48 pm 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Any wood stork updates?
7/10/17 1:46 pm John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Radio Program on Bird Migration
7/10/17 12:58 pm 'Sundberg, Jeffrey' <jsundber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Any wood stork updates?
7/10/17 12:56 pm Ryan Jones <ryanj120...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant - Kane Co. YES
7/10/17 11:29 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Monday 7-10-17
7/10/17 6:17 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White Ibis NO Anhinga YES
7/9/17 10:49 pm John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET White-winged Dove
7/9/17 5:01 pm <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
7/9/17 4:03 pm 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Illiana Birds: Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017
7/9/17 3:29 pm Brendon Lake <brendonlake10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Neotropic Cormorant - Kane Co.
7/9/17 3:14 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET more warbler gallery updates
7/9/17 2:09 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Burnham Prairie, Indian Ridge & Eggers Grove F.P.'s Sunday 7-9-17
7/9/17 1:39 pm Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Bonapartes gull at Whalon Lake
7/9/17 11:29 am Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET White-winged Dove
7/9/17 9:58 am Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rend Lake Wood Stork- YES!!!
7/9/17 8:24 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Saturday, 8 July: Osprey
7/9/17 8:14 am Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET ILYB Goose Lake (McHenry) field trip report Saturday
7/8/17 7:31 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Eggers Grove (Cook Co., 7-8-17)
7/8/17 6:10 pm 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: IBET Calumet Osprey nest #2 (7-8-17)
7/8/17 3:04 pm Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Duck x Hooded Merganser hybrid
7/8/17 2:03 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Calumet Osprey nest #2 (7-8-17)
7/8/17 12:19 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET 83rd St Fluddle, Whalon Lake & Fermi Lab Saturday 7-8-17
7/8/17 10:30 am Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fox River (Kane County)
7/8/17 9:32 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
7/8/17 8:47 am Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spotted Redshank NO
7/8/17 8:14 am <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Snowy egrets at Burnham Prairie
7/8/17 5:20 am Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET red-breasted nuthatch (cook co) 7/5/17 sighting
7/7/17 8:16 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET red-breasted nuthatch (cook co) 7/5/17 sighting
7/7/17 5:34 pm John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
7/7/17 3:26 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Louisiana Waterthrush gallery revised.
7/7/17 11:36 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
7/7/17 10:59 am Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Dale/Itasca Reservoir Complex Friday 7-7-17
7/7/17 10:50 am Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
7/7/17 9:00 am Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spotted Redshank
7/7/17 8:51 am Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
7/7/17 8:33 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wood Stork. NOT. (Yet)
7/6/17 7:15 pm <tvincl...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Essay with bird list from Quiver Lake (Mason County)
7/6/17 5:28 pm Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Deer Grove Bird Conservation Success Story Saturday
7/6/17 5:13 pm Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
7/6/17 4:15 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET more warbler galleries
7/6/17 2:22 pm <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
7/6/17 12:53 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET N.E. Lake County Shorebird Survey Catch Up Thursday 7-6-17
7/6/17 12:32 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Interesting grants list for IL conservation projects (no bird sightings)
7/6/17 9:24 am Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No Spotted Redshank@ Emiquon
7/6/17 8:00 am Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Osprey
7/6/17 6:36 am Jeff <jdkno...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Kestrel
7/6/17 6:05 am David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Birding Fox River Shores
7/6/17 4:57 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET more recently revived warbler galleries
7/6/17 3:29 am Allen Gathman <agathman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Ospreys in Illinois
7/5/17 7:55 pm Corey Lange <coreyjlange...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/5/17 7:37 pm Craig Stettner <cstettne...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Ospreys in Illinois
7/5/17 7:28 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: RFI - William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park (no sightings)
7/5/17 6:41 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By N cardinal
7/5/17 2:46 pm 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
7/5/17 1:38 pm Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
7/5/17 12:26 pm Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fw: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
7/5/17 7:12 am Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spotted Redshank
7/5/17 6:26 am Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/5/17 4:19 am 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RFI - William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park (no sightings)
7/4/17 8:43 pm 'Anne Straight' <astraight4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/4/17 7:11 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/4/17 7:03 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/4/17 5:24 pm Lizz Morris <lizzm93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Middle Fork Savannah
7/4/17 4:17 pm <ccooley...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ospreys in Illinois
7/4/17 2:51 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lake Calumet Area Birds & Exploration Tuesday 7-4-17
7/4/17 10:23 am David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/4/17 9:02 am dan nick <dannick63...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/4/17 8:23 am Eric Secker <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Carpentersville Area - American Redstarts
7/3/17 6:44 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-3-17)
7/3/17 6:12 pm Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ring-billed Gull Nesting Colony - Murder Mystery Whodunnit
7/3/17 5:50 pm Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 3, 2017 (GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER)
7/3/17 5:35 pm Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Morton Arboretum July 1st
7/3/17 5:25 pm Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: Recent IBET Misunderstandings (NO SIGHTINGS)
7/3/17 4:55 pm <amarayyash...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Recent IBET Misunderstandings (NO SIGHTINGS)
7/3/17 4:49 pm Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET DuPage Comorant
7/3/17 4:36 pm Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET No sightings..Response to T&E species thread and Whimbrel Bird Clubber comment
7/3/17 4:32 pm Leslie Yoshitani <leslieyosh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET DuPage Comorant
7/3/17 4:06 pm Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings..Response to T&E species thread and Whimbrel Bird Clubber comment
7/3/17 4:02 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Western Meadowlarks expanding eastward in Illinois?
7/3/17 3:55 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Morton Arboretum July 1st
7/3/17 3:45 pm <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Ne. Lake County uncommon/rare species
7/3/17 2:27 pm Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/3/17 1:51 pm Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/3/17 1:30 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Local Shorebird Search Shot Down By High Water Monday 7-3-17
7/3/17 1:08 pm Sharon <silkart1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: King Rail at Bartel Grassland
7/3/17 10:54 am Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Morton Arboretum 7/3/2017
7/3/17 10:29 am <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: King Rail at Bartel Grassland
7/3/17 10:11 am Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/3/17 9:18 am 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/3/17 8:44 am 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
7/3/17 5:45 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET updated warbler galleries
7/3/17 5:08 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren
7/2/17 9:47 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17
7/2/17 7:35 pm Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Havana Electrical Substation & Emiquon North & South Globe Areas Sunday 7-2-17
7/2/17 4:33 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Havana Electrical Substation & Emiquon North & South Globe Areas Sunday 7-2-17
7/2/17 12:02 am Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rollins lake co.
7/1/17 5:13 pm John Dongas <madzosiii...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET J Dongas
7/1/17 4:57 pm John Dongas <madzosiii...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET I forgot to sign : J Dongas, MD
7/1/17 4:56 pm John Dongas <madzosiii...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET King Rail and Am Bittern
7/1/17 4:29 pm Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
7/1/17 1:21 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET A Few DeKalb & Kane County Stops Saturday 7-1-17
7/1/17 11:24 am 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
7/1/17 8:25 am Amar Ayyash <amarayyash...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Thayer's Iceland Gull (No Sightings)
6/30/17 11:12 pm Melinda Morgan <chimel23...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re Wild turkeys in Chicago
6/30/17 7:34 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
6/30/17 6:18 pm 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
6/30/17 4:07 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET some more updated Warbler galleries
6/30/17 2:52 pm Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET More Dickcissels (6-30-17)
6/30/17 12:47 pm Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Re: Wild Turkeys in Chicago? (no sightings)
6/30/17 11:28 am Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
6/30/17 10:47 am Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
6/30/17 10:06 am David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
6/30/17 9:13 am John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren sings
6/30/17 7:58 am <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Wild Turkeys in Chicago? (no sightings)
6/30/17 7:45 am Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Havana
6/30/17 6:47 am 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Unknown bird song/call
6/30/17 6:16 am robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET UPDATED WARBLER GALLERIES
6/29/17 8:30 pm ERIC GINSBURG <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET No sightings - Jackson Park survey
6/29/17 8:27 pm <rjk_540i...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Wild Turkeys in Chicago?
6/29/17 7:45 pm Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
6/29/17 7:16 pm Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
6/29/17 4:26 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/29/17 3:21 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET updated Warbler galleries
6/29/17 3:13 pm 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/29/17 12:33 pm Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Rollins Trumpeters
6/29/17 12:32 pm Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET King Rail
6/29/17 11:25 am 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Victory for Migratory Birds on Lake Erie!
6/29/17 11:06 am 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET COMMON TERNS, attempting to re-nest at Waukegan Beach
6/29/17 11:01 am Jim Mountjoy <jmountjo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Unknown bird song
6/28/17 7:51 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/28/17 7:15 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/28/17 6:33 pm 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/28/17 5:50 pm Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/28/17 4:28 pm <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Unknown bird song/call
6/28/17 4:03 pm robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET shorebird galleries added to
6/28/17 12:21 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Looking For Early Shorebirds While Trying To Beat The Rain Wed 6-28-17
6/28/17 7:42 am Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET King Rail
6/27/17 6:43 pm Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nighthawk mistake fix
6/27/17 3:56 pm Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Nighthawk Heard resident
6/27/17 1:47 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Spring 2017 Shorebird Survey Totals
6/27/17 12:54 pm Evan Graff <egraff89...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET RFI - Northern Bobwhites
6/26/17 7:16 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By A. robin
6/26/17 6:51 pm Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Almond Marsh Neotropic
6/26/17 3:57 pm 'Tammie Rogers ' <tammie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> FW: IBET Is this a Dickcissel?
6/26/17 2:43 pm John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET By Carolina wren singing
6/26/17 2:40 pm 'Tammie Rogers ' <tammie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Is this a Dickcissel?
6/26/17 1:50 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Palos Area-Acadian Flycatcher, Prairie & Hooded Warblers & Summer Tanager Monday 6-26-17
6/26/17 9:20 am Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET, Great Horned Owl Lecture and Barred Owl Bonus, Forest Park, MO
6/26/17 9:20 am Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Hudsonian
6/26/17 5:38 am Jaculin Bowman <jaculinb4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET (No sightings) Alaska adventure
6/26/17 5:36 am H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Re: Emiquon NWR and Havana area,. H. Godwit andL SB Dowitcher insame photo
6/25/17 9:47 pm <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: correction on last paragraph IBET Elk Grove Village nighthawk
6/25/17 9:39 pm <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Elk Grove Village nighthawk
6/25/17 6:20 pm H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Emiquon NWR and Havana area,. H. Godwit andL SB Dowitcher insame photo
6/25/17 5:19 pm <johnduran34...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Portage
6/25/17 3:21 pm 'Pat Durkin' <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET The Eagle Who Tried to Check-in to a Chicago Hotel
6/25/17 1:09 pm <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prairie Warbler update 1:49pm
6/25/17 12:43 pm Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Goose Lake Prairie In Grundy County Sunday 6-25-17
6/25/17 11:51 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Fwd: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
6/25/17 11:38 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Anhinga-Jackson Co.
6/25/17 11:10 am <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Prairie Warbler Little Red Schoolhouse 6-25
6/25/17 10:47 am Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Re: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
6/25/17 8:20 am <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET JxP, Saturday, 24 June: Dickcissel, Swamp Sparrow, Monk Parakeets, Leps and Odes
6/25/17 6:42 am Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
6/25/17 6:36 am Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET McHenry Dam Warblers
6/25/17 5:45 am <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> IBET Lincoln Marsh (DuPage County)
 
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Date: 7/25/17 4:49 am
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping Plover - NO SIGHTINGS
Prompt posting of sightings of this bird this morning, 7-25 would be appreciated. Thanks.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County







 

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Date: 7/24/17 7:58 pm
From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
There are at least two Osprey nesting platforms in the Palos area: one in
the middle of Longjohn Slough by Little Red Schoolhouse & at least one at
the water's edge at the SW corner of Saganashkee Slough by the dam. I
believe that the only successful nest this year was the one at Saganashkee.
(Still miss you Wes!)

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 6:17 PM, <ccooley...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I am curious to know if anyone has seen an active Osprey nest this
> season? I have not heard of any.
>
>
> Carol Cooley
>
> Will County - Joliet
>
>
>

 

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Date: 7/24/17 5:05 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
Piping plover still present at the protected beach, west of the pier. If
you don't see him right away stay back from the point and just wait.

Matt Igleski
Chicago, IL

On Jul 24, 2017 4:37 PM, "Nuthatch75 <nuthatch75...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



The Piping Plover was seen this morning at 9:30, it was in the protected
area near the pier.

Larry Krutulis
Chicago, Cook

Sent by Carrier Pigeon.

On Jul 24, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Janet Haugen <janeth13...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



If anyone sees the Piping Plover at Montrose today, will you please post
your sighting?

I was at Montrose yesterday and failed to see the bird. I'm willing to
make the drive again after rush hour traffic clears. It would be very
encouraging to hear that someone else had seen it there today.

Thank you!

Janet Haugen
Palatine, Cook County



 

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Date: 7/24/17 2:37 pm
From: Nuthatch75 <nuthatch75...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
The Piping Plover was seen this morning at 9:30, it was in the protected area near the pier.

Larry Krutulis
Chicago, Cook

Sent by Carrier Pigeon.

> On Jul 24, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Janet Haugen <janeth13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> If anyone sees the Piping Plover at Montrose today, will you please post your sighting?
>
> I was at Montrose yesterday and failed to see the bird. I'm willing to make the drive again after rush hour traffic clears. It would be very encouraging to hear that someone else had seen it there today.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Janet Haugen
> Palatine, Cook County
>

 

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Date: 7/24/17 2:32 pm
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
Currently watching it the protected area of the beach!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 24, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Janet Haugen <janeth13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> If anyone sees the Piping Plover at Montrose today, will you please post your sighting?
>
> I was at Montrose yesterday and failed to see the bird. I'm willing to make the drive again after rush hour traffic clears. It would be very encouraging to hear that someone else had seen it there today.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Janet Haugen
> Palatine, Cook County
>

 

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Date: 7/24/17 1:53 pm
From: Janet Haugen <janeth13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose today? (no sightings)
If anyone sees the Piping Plover at Montrose today, will you please post your sighting?
I was at Montrose yesterday and failed to see the bird.  I'm willing to make the drive again after rush hour traffic clears.  It would be very encouraging to hear that someone else had seen it there today.
Thank you!
Janet HaugenPalatine, Cook County
 

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Date: 7/24/17 11:54 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Poplar Creek S.W. Equestrian Area & Paul Douglas Grassy Ridge Monday 7-24-17
Hello Bird People,

Over the last 2 days I covered lakefront beaches & my inland shorebird
spots are flooded so I needed something else to do today. The Ebird
Alert mentioned a singing Clay Colored Sparrow at Poplar Creek seen by
Leslie Y & before that by Jenny V. That's a good July record so I
decided to try for that bird as well as explore an area I have never
been to before although I have been in other sections of Poplar Creek
previously. Did NOT see or hear the Clay Colored but many field birds
were around giving me birds to look at & I learned about the trail
system here for future reference.
Here's my list:

Poplar Creek S.W. Equestrian Area From Schaumburg Rd (6:55-9:25 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (3 fly-bys)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1 in the wooded edge area)
Eastern Kingbird (2)
Barn Swallow (10-12)
Blue Jay (heard 2)
House Wren (2 singing from the wooded area)
SEDGE WREN (heard 1 sing briefly but did not see it)
Common Yellowthroat (4-M & 1-F)
Robins (6-8)
Field Sparrow (10-11)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (9-10, all singing constantly)
Song Sparrow (7-8)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (1 for sure & maybe 1 more)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Indigo Bunting (2 singing males)
Red Winged Blackbird (only 4)
Eastern Meadowlark (2 singing but far apart)
House Finch (1-F)
Goldfinch (8-10)

Paul Douglas Grassy Ridge (10-10:30 a.m.)

There was a little wind at Poplar Creek but by the time I got to
Grassy Ridge the wind was really blowing making it hard to see the
birds as they would not sit up high enough to see! So I saw few birds
but the following were new day birds.

SANDHILL CRANE (1-PR), Great Blue Heron (1), Mourning Dove (2), Flicker (1),
Marsh Wren (heard 3) & Chimney Swift (2). Saw 2 more Henslow's
Sparrows which were not new.

Summer wildflowers are in full swing & some nice ones were Wild
Bergamot, Prairie Coneflower, Compass Plant, Rattlesnake Master, Mt
Mint &, to add some blue color, Chicory. Just starting to bloom is
Blazing Star which should be in top form by another week or so.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very close, well seen Grasshopper Sparrow which
has to be close as I don't really hear them any more. Runners-Up to
the 2 Sandhill Cranes, the still nice looking male Bobolink & all the
Henslow's Sparrows.

Al Stokie
In N.W. Cook County today


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Date: 7/24/17 9:43 am
From: 'John Chalmers' <jpchalmers...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover at Montrose YES
Larry and I sighted the bird at 9:30 this morning in the area along the
west side of the hook as it leaves Montrose beach.



John P. Chalmers

Chicago


 

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Date: 7/24/17 8:37 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard yellow bird-no feathers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35741850010/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
As the wind storm approached yesterday, a crop sprayer raced by to outrun the dark clouds. I wonder how it looked in his rearview mirror?
Today the RT hummingbird is chasing other birds. Nesting?
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 7/23/17 6:35 pm
From: Jill Niland <bwwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COS Calumet bird walk with Walter Marcisz, July 30 at 8 a.m.
Join the Chicago Ornithological Society for a trip to the Calumet marshes, Sunday, July 30 at 8 a.m.. Explore the extensive marshes and wetlands of the Lake Calumet area with local expert Walter Marcisz.  We will look for breeding summer residents like Common Gallinules and Monk Parakeets, early migrant shorebirds, and wandering waders like Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, and Yellow-crowned Night Herons.
We will meet at O'Brien Lock & Dam at 8:00 am. From there we can visit
various wetlands like Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge, Big Marsh, and Burnham Prairie.Beginner birders are welcome, and a limited number of binoculars will be available for those who need them.
 Directions to O'Brien Lock & Dam:Take I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) to 130th Street and exit
eastbound on 130th. As you head east on 130th Street, you
will pass one stoplight. After the stoplight, turn right
(south) into the O'Brien Lock & Dam entrance
immediately west of the Calumet River bridge. Follow the
entrance road south along the west bank of the Calumet
River. The entrance road terminates at a parking lot with
bathrooms on the west side of the river & locks. We will
meet there.Contact Walter Marcisz with questions: <wmarcisz...> or 312-206-9889
 

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Date: 7/23/17 6:20 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard G. catbird

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35310334533/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Silent but active in the bird bath. Gray catbird likes his bath time.
John


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Date: 7/23/17 5:44 pm
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping Plover continues
The imperturbable banded juvenile PIPING PLOVER was still present at the flooded area behind the public beach at Montrose at 3:40 PM today Sunday 7/23.

There were hundreds of beach-goers and even sand castles under construction in the middle of the pond as many other people sloshed around in the pond. Even so, a couple of Sandpipers and the young Plover were undeterred. I am not sure where else the Plover goes, but it did not appear to be at that pond at 3:00, so I took a walk to the fishhook pier and on my return it was there with the 2 peeps previously present.

The Piping Plover has two bands on each leg. Orange over green on Left leg, with Silver over green bands on Right leg.

in Cook county..

Cheers, John P. Leonard
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Date: 7/23/17 4:55 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red-breasted nuthatch again! Cook co
A Red-breasted nuthatch visited our ponderosa pine again! There might of been a second one but I didn't get a chance to check that bird. The one I saw well flew around pretty quickly, and then they both left, unfortunately I couldn't get any pictures. I tried to get video and it moved and kept moving and then flew away.

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Date: 7/23/17 4:40 pm
From: Scott Judd <scottmjudd...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Piping Plover (photo link included)
Thanks to all who have posted previously about the Piping Plover at
Montrose.

My wife and I located it after a brief search today, feeding in "Lake
Montrose," just south of the dog beach around 3:25 PM.

There were thousands of people on the beach and lots of kids frolicking
nearby in the flooded area where the Plover was feeding. The bird seemed
pretty nonplussed about it all, often tolerating the beach-goers walking
within 5-10 feet of it without flushing.

My photos from our brief outing are here (the Plover shots are in the back
half of the album, including a short video clip. I did my best to get good
looks at the four bands).

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gb1MMpixMwMZ3Yu53

I also sent the pictures to <plover...> in case they might be of any
help to their monitoring efforts (thanks to Geoff Williamson for sharing
this link earlier today):

https://www.waterbirds.umn.edu/piping-plovers/reporting

Good birding,

Scott Judd
Chicago, Cook County, IL

 

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Date: 7/23/17 2:47 pm
From: Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Continuing Neotropic Cormorant
I set out this morning with two target birds. I ended up with one of the two (not bad) plus a few extra bonus birds. 
Before I got 3 blocks from home a beautiful juvenile Cooper's Hawk was perched on top of the street light so I had to stop and get a couple of photos.
Fermilab - I was looking for the Least Bittern but had to settle for some great photos of Sandhill Cranes and a very friendly Green Heron. 
Lake Park HS Vera M. already posted that the juvenile Neotropic Cormorant is there and giving excellent looks. 
The Least Bittern will remain on my "Lifer" target list.




Jim Tezak <jjtezak...>

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Date: 7/23/17 1:26 pm
From: <Vera.Leopold...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NEOTROPIC CORMORANT still here
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT is still present at Lake Park High School - West lake (Roselle) at 3:20 pm. Took a swim a couple times diving and now standing on the bank in the sun gular fluttering near some Mallards in eclipse plumage. Cooperative bird!

Good birding!

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Downers Grove

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Date: 7/23/17 11:51 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Finding The Montrose Piping Plover & Moving South Sunday 7-23-17
Hello Bird People,

Josh E has posted on IBET about the little Plover being present &
looking at Ebird you will see that many birders saw it as well. So you
may think that it was an easy find but that was not the case at 1st.
Arrived on the beach at 5:40 a.m. & Bob H was already scanning the
flooded beach area. He said he saw nothing but Killdeer & when I
looked that's all I saw as well. Bob left to look elsewhere but I
decided to wait a while before doing the same. Looked everywhere in &
around the flooded beach area & I did find 1 Spotted & 1 Semipalmated
Sandpiper. That was good as I hadn't seen those 2 before. Kept looking
for another 15-20 min but what I had before was all I still had. Very
discouraged by again missing a Montrose Piping Plover I started to
walk back toward the Protected Area & then running on the eastern end
of the flooded beach was the previously missing PIPING PLOVER! Next to
arrive were Scott L & Phil D & for them the Plover was indeed an easy
find. Depends on when you got there I guess. Then Christopher B,
Howard B & Tom L arrived & more after that. All got the bird right
away without the worrying I went through for almost half an hour
before finally seeing the bird. Sometimes it's easy & sometimes you
get to worry.
And Bob H also got to see the Plover later on.

I had pretty close bino looks before the others arrived when the
Plover walked up to within 15 ft of me so I thought I had the leg band
colors down but Tom L has a fine scope & better eyesight than I do
(most folks have better eyesight than I do) so I asked him to check
the legs bands. He agreed with me that the left leg had an orange band
at the top, the right leg had a silver band at the top & both legs had
a green band at the bottom. Sometimes they use multiple colored bands
lower on the legs but the 2 green bands seemed to be green & only
green.

From my time monitoring the Illinois Beach Piping Plovers 3 years ago
I knew that the upper orange band means it's from the Great Lakes
population (green at the top means it's from farther west) & the top
silver band is, as Josh mentioned, the U.S. Wildlife band which has a
number on it but you'll never be able to read it in the field as the
numbers are very small. The 2 lower green bands will tell you where
the bird hatched & was banded.

After Montrose it was all downhill for me. Went south to look for Carl
& Steve's Short Billed Dowitcher at Burnham Prairie but just like the
last time I looked for one there I failed to find it although the
other shorebirds reported by Steve H were present. Then to Big Marsh
where many good birds have been reported lately but the new parking
lot was gated & locked, not sure why? Could have parked & walked in
but having once had my car towed away for such behavior I decided not
to try it again. This lot was open the last 2 times I was there to
walk the wood chip path but for some reason not today. Maybe Carl G or
Walter M know what's going on there & can tell us.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the finally seen Piping Plover & Runner-Up to a
Green Heron at Burnham.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/23/17 7:03 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover still at Montrose
The banded Piping Plover is still on Montrose Beach, in the flooded area near the dog beach. There are four Least and three Semipalmated Sandpipers in the same area.

It's going to be a busy day at the beach, so be prepared for crowds if you go.

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Chicago

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Date: 7/23/17 5:27 am
From: Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 87th St Steel Mills Blue Grosbeak, American Avocet
Hey all,

A Blue Grosbeak was singing on the south side of 87th St a couple hundred feet west of Steelworker's Park. An American Avocet was sitting on the pier but it took off and headed south. Also have had two Pectoral Sandpipers and a good amount of Killdeer fly past. Good numbers of Sanderlings out on the pier too.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Date: 7/22/17 8:55 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Short story about piping plover at Montrose this evening (cook co.)
I just wanted to share this since it was so cool.  I was filming the little (?immature) piping plover and it wandered around the sandflats for quite a while.  As I was filming, some people came close to it so it moved away from them and ended up about 4 feet away from my feet twice!  It was pretty awesome.  Another birder, Andy, was there and also got a close treat.  Maybe a lifetime experience?  Only time will tell.
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Date: 7/22/17 8:12 pm
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach Piping Plover bands
As best I could tell, the PIPING PLOVER at Montrose Beach (Chicago, Cook
County) today (Sat., 22 July 2017) had an orange band on top of a green
band on the left leg, and a metal band on top of green on the right leg. I
am curious if anyone else tried to determine the band combination on this
bird so that it can be accurately reported (
https://www.waterbirds.umn.edu/piping-plovers/reporting)

Good birding,
Geoff

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Date: 7/22/17 6:25 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping plover Montrose
The non-breeding plumaged piping plover continues by the large fluddle thing along with two other shorebirds I think are semi palmated sandpipers, one other person thought they might be sanderlings. You guys can come and find out which ever ones they are. 😜

Suzanne,

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Date: 7/22/17 5:24 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
After 3 hours, flew in, white upper wing, black underwing, grey head, orange bill. Circled and landed back in slough out of sight.

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> Cindy & Ethan Brown just found a BB Whistling Duck on Army Depot Rd in Carroll County. This is the entry road to Lost Mound.
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Date: 7/22/17 3:27 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
NOT being seen.

Water levels rising rapidly, BBWD flew behind house about 1 hour ago and has not been seen since.

Original perch is now under water.

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Date: 7/22/17 3:23 pm
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Subject: IBET piping plover YES 5:23pm
lake montrose, 2/3 way toward dog beach, opposite big cottonwoods... not shy! tons of people!

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Date: 7/22/17 3:06 pm
From: Laurel Ross <LROSS...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover YES at 3:55
Still here at 5 05 pm. Same place

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Date: 7/22/17 1:57 pm
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover YES at 3:55
It's on the north side of "Lake Montrose" (the ephemeral lake on Montrose Beach). A Pectoral Sandpiper is also here.

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Date: 7/22/17 11:57 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan & State Line Beach Plus Illinois Beach South Saturday 7-22-17
Hello Bird People,

Covered the usual Lake County beaches & although I saw nothing as good
as the Montrose Piping Plover at least I did have several species of
shorebirds & Sanderling numbers were pretty high. Bob Erickson & Beau
S were with at State Line & IBSP South & I did Waukegan by myself.

Waukegan Beach (6:10-7:10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 on the pier)
Canada Goose (15)
Mallard (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the pier & 3 on the beach)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 on the pier)
Ring Billed (~200) & Herring (15) Gulls
Caspian Tern (6-AD & 2-IM)
Barn & Bank Swallows
Marsh Wren (heard 3)
Song Sparrow (2)
Red Winged Blackbirds (10)

State Line Beach (7:45-8:15 a.m.)(Also at 11:15 a.m.)

Sanderling (9 at 8 a.m. & 24 at 11 a.m.)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (1-AD with all black head)
Ring Billed (220) & Herring (10) Gulls
Caspian Tern (26 at 8 a.m & 34 at 11 a.m.)
FORSTER'S TERN (3-AD)
(Beau gets the credit for these Terns as I had only glanced at 2 of
them & assumed they were part of the dispersed Common Tern colony
whereas Beau checked them out carefully & said they were Forster's
which indeed they were.)
Barn Swallows

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:30-10 a.m.)
(Andy Stewart had a Ruddy Turnstone near the Dead River but the 3 of
us did not find it later.)

D.C. Cormorant (6 in the lake)
Canada Goose (2)
RED BREASTED MERGANSER (2-F continuing)
Sanderling (34 total after 2 groups combined into one)
Ring Billed (~100) & Herring (4) Gulls
Caspian Tern (8)
Barn Swallows (a few)
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD (~7)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the fine looking adult Bonaparte's Gull with the
full black hood.
Runners-Up to the small Terns that proved to be Forster's & all those
Sanderlings.

License Plate Of The Day to one from North Dakota seen on Rt 41 in Lake County.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/22/17 11:29 am
From: Steve Huggins <sjhuggins1209...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Chicago Southside - Sat AM 7/22 (plus China trip pics)
This morning Carl & Leo Giometti and myself hit a few southside spots during and after the rain - was hoping for more shorebird action - didn’t find much but here are the highlights:

63rd St Beach - Not one shorebird despite us being the 1st on the beach for the day! Lots of Cliff Swallows.
Rainbow Beach - 7 Sanderling
Burnham Prairie FP - Short-billed Dowitcher, Solitary Sandpiper, 2 Bank Swallow
Big Marsh - Least Bittern, Willow Flycatchers everywhere!

The Full list can be seen here: http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-07-22 <http://www.igoterra.com/rs.asp?userid=283&d=2017-07-22>

For the last two weeks of June I was in Qinghai (Tibetan Plateau), China on a trip with Glenn Giacinto - I’ve finally uploaded most of my photos including iconic birds such as Ibisbill, Rubythroat, Tibetan Sandgrouse etc - they can be viewed here: http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins/root <http://www.pbase.com/sjhuggins/root> (pics are best viewed by clicking ‘original’ underneath the photo)

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Date: 7/22/17 10:56 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Register for IOS Shorebirding Weekend - Aug 19 and 20 (no sightings)
Now open to the public for registration.


Join us next month for IOS Shorebirding Weekend in central Illinois with Kevin Karlson, co-author of The Shorebird Guide, August 19-20. On both Saturday and Sunday, we'll offer expert led field trips to Chautauqua and Emiquon National Wildlife Refuges. (Despite road closures, we will be able to access Emiquon.) The event will also feature social activities and a presentation by Kevin at the Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds. Interested attendees can purchase a 25th anniversary IOS t-shirt. Book a room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Pekin near by and receive a group discount.


For more information and to register, visit the IOS Web site.



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We hope to see you there!


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Date: 7/22/17 10:31 am
From: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Roselle Neotropic Cormorant
The Neotropic Cormorant is still at the Lake Park High School pond in Roselle (DuPage Co.) as of right now, Saturday 12:30.

Urs

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Date: 7/22/17 9:22 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Cindy & Ethan Brown just found a BB Whistling Duck on Army Depot Rd in Carroll County. This is the entry road to Lost Mound.

The duck is in the marsh on the right just before the bridge.

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Date: 7/22/17 7:25 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
Ted Wolf having trouble posting.

He refound PIPL on main beach near dog beach at approx 8:30.

Bird then flew to main beach fluddle.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jul 22, 2017, at 8:29 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> It quit raining so I walked back from car with camera.
>
> Did NOT relocate as of 8:30 am.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>
>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 7:18 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Present this am.
>>
>> This bird is banded.
>>
>> Sent from my cellular device
>>
>> Craig Taylor
>>
>>> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:53 PM, Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Birders,
>>>
>>> At about 4:30 p.m. today Montrose Beach Dunes volunteer Ted Jindrich (a marathon runner) was jogging on the fishing pier and saw a small, pale bird about halfway out, feeding on insects on the concrete and fence posts. He approached and saw that it was a Piping Plover, the second at Montrose in the past three days. The plover did not have leg bands like the first one.
>>>
>>> The bird may spend the night in the dunes and still be at Montrose Beach tomorrow morning, so if you're there please keep an eye out for it.
>>>
>>> Good birding,
>>>
>>> Leslie Borns
>>> Chicago/Cook
>
>
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Date: 7/22/17 6:29 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
It quit raining so I walked back from car with camera.

Did NOT relocate as of 8:30 am.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jul 22, 2017, at 7:18 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Present this am.
>
> This bird is banded.
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
>
>> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:53 PM, Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Birders,
>>
>> At about 4:30 p.m. today Montrose Beach Dunes volunteer Ted Jindrich (a marathon runner) was jogging on the fishing pier and saw a small, pale bird about halfway out, feeding on insects on the concrete and fence posts. He approached and saw that it was a Piping Plover, the second at Montrose in the past three days. The plover did not have leg bands like the first one.
>>
>> The bird may spend the night in the dunes and still be at Montrose Beach tomorrow morning, so if you're there please keep an eye out for it.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Leslie Borns
>> Chicago/Cook
>
>
>

 

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Date: 7/22/17 5:18 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
Present this am.

This bird is banded.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:53 PM, Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Dear Birders,
>
> At about 4:30 p.m. today Montrose Beach Dunes volunteer Ted Jindrich (a marathon runner) was jogging on the fishing pier and saw a small, pale bird about halfway out, feeding on insects on the concrete and fence posts. He approached and saw that it was a Piping Plover, the second at Montrose in the past three days. The plover did not have leg bands like the first one.
>
> The bird may spend the night in the dunes and still be at Montrose Beach tomorrow morning, so if you're there please keep an eye out for it.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Leslie Borns
> Chicago/Cook
>
>
>

 

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Date: 7/22/17 3:56 am
From: marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fermilab Bittern Observers
Oops! Marscha Chenoweth was also in the group who saw the three LEAST BITTERNS and other assorted water birds, etc. at Fermilab. BTW Fermi doesn't open until 8 a.m.

Marilyn Bell
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Date: 7/21/17 7:54 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Another Montrose Piping Plover
Dear Birders,
At about 4:30 p.m. today Montrose Beach Dunes volunteer Ted Jindrich (a marathon runner) was jogging on the fishing pier and saw a small, pale bird about halfway out, feeding on insects on the concrete and fence posts.  He approached and saw that it was a Piping Plover, the second at Montrose in the past three days.  The plover did not have leg bands like the first one.
The bird may spend the night in the dunes and still be at Montrose Beach tomorrow morning, so if you're there please keep an eye out for it.
Good birding,
Leslie BornsChicago/Cook 

 

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Date: 7/21/17 6:25 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cooper's in yard
I was about to head out to shoot insects, when I looked in my wild,
overgrown yard and saw a Cooper's Hawk on the sidewalk. Then I saw
another in the water feature, and then a 3rd! As I watched with binocs,
I realized that they were all fledglings and could only flutter a few
feet. I had seen a nest in my yard last year, but it appeared empty, and
I never saw anything on it after the first time. I think there must a
another nest hidden by the leaves. I would've watched longer, but
realized I had to move my vehicle or get a ticket, and there was no more
parking, so I went with the original insect plan and left.

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Date: 7/21/17 4:59 pm
From: marilyn bell <marbell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET THREE Least Bitterns at Fermilab today, 7/21/17
IBETers,

Along with four others (listed below), I observed three Least Bitterns, at least one a juvenile, in a double channel that's been cut in the cattails on the north edge of A.E.Sea, right next to Batavia Road. Also in the channels were several Green Herons, some juveniles, numerous Mallards, a couple of Wood Ducks, etc. Singing lustily from the adjacent cattails, occasionally popping up and even singing in the air, were several Marsh Wrens.

Please note that we arrived there at 8:30 a.m. I returned at 11:30 a.m. and among the "goodies", only one juvenile Green Heron was seen. Mallards remained and a Great-Blue Heron, plus a couple of Great Egrets. Patience certainly might reward you.

We parked in the temporary Dog Training Park just east of the above area, on the south side of Batavia Road.

Marilyn Bell
Warrenville
DuPage County

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Date: 7/21/17 1:16 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 83rd Street Fluddle Under Water Like Almost Everywhere Else! Friday 7-21-17
Hello Bird People,

If you where thinking of checking on the shorebirds reported by Mike M
a couple of days ago think again as the Fluddle is as much under water
as I've ever seen it. My home area had some rain but there must have
been a lot more rain here to have filled up this place. Adding to that
water problem there was also a mosquito problem which I solved by
using Deep Woods Off but that led to a Gnat problem as they seem to
like that bug spray. (You have to decide which insect you'd rather
have visiting you.) Nothing like a fairly long drive to find no
shorebirds but plenty of annoying insects.

Greene Valley/83rd St Fluddle (6:50-8:50 a.m.)

The flooded area had Great Blue Heron (1), Mallard (~15), Spotted
Sandpiper (1 fly-by) & Caspian Tern (also 1 fly-by). Some land bird
highlights included Willow Flycatcher (3), Eastern Phoebe (H-1),
House Wren (4), B.G. Gnatcatcher (2), Catbird (3), Brown Thrasher (1),
Cedar Waxwing (3), heard only Warbling & Yellow Throated Vireo's,
Eastern Towhee (2) &, best of all, a female ORCHARD ORIOLE. I did NOT
see or hear Mike's White Eyed Vireo near the parking area either.

Whalon Lake F.P. (9-9:40 a.m.)

High water at the marsh area but along the edges were Killdeer (4) &
Solitary Sandpiper (1).
Big Waders were well represented by Great Blues (6) & Great Egrets (26
in the water & the trees).
Ducks were Wood Ducks & Mallards plus 23 Canada Geese. Three D.C.
Cormorants flew by as did Barn Swallows. In the main lake were more
Cormorants & Geese plus Ring Billed (2) & Herring (1) Gulls. A
Dickcissel was singing by the lot.

Wood Dale Reservoir

A quick stop here found the water level as high as I have seen it here
which was not a surprise as high water seems to be everywhere. Only
birds in the water were about 6 D.C. Cormorants & 1 Caspian Tern was
hunting the area.

With more rain predicted tonight & Saturday I think I will forget
about inland pond areas for a while. I will direct my shorebird
searches to lake front beaches & perhaps I'll begin to look at sod
farms, if there are any sod farms left.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the nice looking female Orchard Oriole at Greene
Valley & Runner-Up to the small army of Great Egrets even if I could
not find any small white Heron/Egrets among them.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/20/17 6:05 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Brown t. still here

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Hi friends,
The storm knocked over the swing and minor limbs, the Brown thrasher is still here though.
John
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Date: 7/20/17 5:33 pm
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ragweed/Elliot and Tower Island
Spent 6 hours in Jackson Co this afternoon.
Arrived at 1. Found the White Ibis at 3:50, but in MO along Tower Island Chute. At 4:20 he flew and I lost him!
In the meantime I had Least Tern, Black-necked Stilt and all the waders in both states. At 5:35 an Anhinga flew right over the levee! Soared several times allowing me decent photos! I watched him soar E and he headed directly to the Big Muddy/ Muntz Road area giving me another 2-state specie for the day!
Finally at 7 pm, thanks to Craig's advice I relocated the White Ibis just SE of Ragweed Lane just off of Rt 3!
6 hours in the area, but well worth it!
Good birdings!
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O'Fallon, IL
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Date: 7/20/17 10:16 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant YES 7-20-17
I am watching the neotropic cormorant swimming in the pond by the Lake Park
West High School (Roselle) parking lot. I saw it as soon as I got here.
12:15 pm

Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

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Date: 7/20/17 9:06 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow Warbler gallery
much needed after several years without upgrading additions.

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

After this, only one more warbler gallery left to update, but the most
drastic improvement.

I wonder who can figure which.

rob curtis

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Date: 7/20/17 8:46 am
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
The stork is now feeding with six great egrets in the little marsh to the north east of the tower.
I'm not sure if others who have seen this bird paid much attention to his behavior… But watching him now is very interesting as he rotates between his left leg and right leg to scratch the surface for prey items!
Pretty cool bird! It's very difficult to leave him!
I guess everyone else has already seen this bird so it's not big news😄
Good birdings,
Keith

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> On Jul 20, 2017, at 10:38 AM, Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Greetings friends!
> I'm happy to report the wood stork is still present at Rend lake, Nason Point observation tower.
> Watched him soar from 1016 through 1025 before he landed. Then something spooked him and a great egret and a great blue heron; they all flushed.Within a minute or two the stork reappeared only to land directly east behind the trees and I cannot see him but I am certain he is out there.
> Good birdings!
>
> Keith McMullen
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Date: 7/20/17 8:38 am
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
Greetings friends!
I'm happy to report the wood stork is still present at Rend lake, Nason Point observation tower.
Watched him soar from 1016 through 1025 before he landed. Then something spooked him and a great egret and a great blue heron; they all flushed.Within a minute or two the stork reappeared only to land directly east behind the trees and I cannot see him but I am certain he is out there.
Good birdings!

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Date: 7/19/17 8:19 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Techny pied-billed grebe immature (cook co)
I was surprised when I reviewed video from Techny that the lone grebe I saw (which appeared rather large) was an immature pied-billed grebe!  I don't know if they can already fly, if not, it must have been born there.  Has anyone seen any grebes there this summer?  This is my first.  Interesting.
There was again a really, really bad smell there.  I don't know what it is, it seems like the water is sewage and is being pumped into the river and basin, but I hope that isn't the case.  Second time I've smelled this in two visits, never before in years that I recall.
Otherwise rather quiet there, the n rough-winged swallows are getting bigger, the barn swallows are still visiting the nesting area, and I saw no tree swallows at all.
Small mallard family, one great blue heron, one adult night-crowned heron grabbing fish from the water successfully.
ASP, if you go, bring a helmet, the nesting barn swallows by the entrance have become very aggressive.  I've never had that happen before even when standing right under nests in other locations.  I wonder if someone provoked this behavior and now they are generalizing it to all humans?  Either way, watch your eyes.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.7/19/17
 

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Date: 7/19/17 7:45 pm
From: <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Greene Valley shorebirds
Shorebirds were present this morning at the 83rd street fluddle at Greene Valley Forest Preserve (Du Page County). Since I was bicycle birding, I had to do the best I could with binoculars and came up with the following totals: 43 KILLDEER, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 13 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, and 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A total of 18 CASPIAN TERNS (including 4 immatures) were present. Swallow species flying over the fluddle included NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED, TREE, BANK, and BARN. Near the Greene Road parking lot, a WHITE-EYED VIREO was singing - my first of the summer at GV. Some of the other species (among the 57 species I recorded) that were more notable were a calling YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, a singing WOOD THRUSH, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, and a couple of SCARLET TANAGERS.


Although I did not do any monitoring on the landfill today, the grassland species have generally been good there this summer. On my most recent monitoring session on the landfill I recorded 19 DICKCISSELS, 49 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 6 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, 22 BOBOLINKS, and 5 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. Sedge Wrens have been the one species that has been conspicuously absent. I have not found that species anywhere at Greene Valley this summer.


Mike Madsen
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Date: 7/19/17 12:26 pm
From: Robert Olson <bob...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Anhinga overflight in DuPage
My wife saw a probable Anhinga near the Arboretum today about 11:40am:

The bird was soaring at a high altitude on a thermal and I saw it flap exactly twice in the several minutes I was watching it. Binoculars narrowed it down to cormorant or anhinga and to the best of my knowledge, behavior eliminated cormorant. It was last seen drifting a bit east by south east near Hidden Lake and the Morton Arboretum. Long neck, long, wedge-shaped tail, very dark.



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Date: 7/19/17 11:34 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard A. robin

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Hi friends,
Very humid, robin is liking the bird bath. Mouth open because of the heat.
Catbird singing, RT hawk sailing over, BC chickadee calling.
John
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Date: 7/19/17 9:03 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Montrose Beach-A Day Late & A Piping Plover Short Wed 7-19-17
Hello Bird People,

Craig has already mentioned that the Piping Plover was a "no show"
until 6 a.m. but I will add that it was also a "no show" until 9 a.m.
when I left. Arrived at about 5:30 a.m. (sunrise) to find that Craig
had already been looking for the Plover. Craig continued to monitor
the area along the pier where the Piping Plover was seen during the
afternoon & until dark yesterday while I took the long walk along the
public swimming beach down to the Dog Beach. While doing so I also
checked the flooded area near the Dog Beach. The only shorebirds in
the protected beach area were Killdeer (5-6) & Spotted Sandpiper
(3-AD, 3 large young & 2 small young). No shorebirds of any kind on
the public beach nor the flooded beach area.

Later Craig & I saw a Pectoral Sandpiper in the wet area along the
pier but it didn't stay long. Later still when by myself I saw 1
Semiplamated Sandpiper. Since Matt's post yesterday said the Piping
Plover was hanging out with that species I thought maybe it would show
up & join it's pal from yesterday but that did not happen. Later I
again saw a single Semipalmated Sandpiper (probably the same one) but
it was always by itself or with a young Spotted Sandpiper.

On the beach were Ring Billed Gulls (~100) & flying by were a few
Herring Gulls, Caspian Terns, Great Blue Heron (2) & Cormorants. In
the lake near the beach were Canada Goose (3) & Mallard (3). Good
numbers of Barn & Rough Winged Swallows were flying around with Cliff
(3) & Bank (1) Swallows in smaller numbers.

Maybe I should mention that yesterday's Willets were not seen today either.
Those visiting Montrose later in the day (if you can actually find a
parking space) should check again as the little Plover may only work a
later shift & show up then.

Most of those looking today wanted the Plover as a "year bird" but I
have already seen both Willet & Piping Plover this year. I only went
as any good shorebird sighting makes me look for that bird as looking
for shorebirds is what I do in July-Sept. I hope to have better luck
next time, if there is a next time for Piping Plover.

Not much to pick from but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Pectoral
Sandpiper, not common on the lakefront, & Runner-Up to the
Semipalmated Sandpiper. At least both were migrants.

Al Stokie


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Date: 7/19/17 5:48 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET YR Warbler gallery updated
Yellow-rumped (or Myrtle) Warbler galley is updated. Many new shots
this spring migration, and hadn't been in revised in years.

Only 2 Warblers left after this.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/yr-warbler/index.htm

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Date: 7/19/17 4:05 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET NO Piping Plover
5 - 6 am not seen yet

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Date: 7/18/17 7:16 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Sorry I meant *Semipalmated Sandpiper

Matt Igleski
Chicago, IL

On Jul 18, 2017 9:14 PM, "Matthew Igleski" <matt.igleski...> wrote:

> Piping plover still present at dark, around 8:40 pm. It was running around
> with a Semipalmated Plover. No sign of the Willets.
>
> Matt Igleski
> Chicago, IL
>
> On Jul 18, 2017 5:02 PM, "Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds]" <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond
> with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected
> shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away
> from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There
> is signage posted as well.
>
> Thank you
> Leslie Borns
> Chicago/cook
>
> --------------------------------------------
>
> On Tue, 7/18/17, Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July
> 2017)
> To: "IL-Birds" <ILbirds...>
> Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM
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> Leslie Borns reports a PIPING
> PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on
> Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's
> Lincoln Park (Cook County).
> Good birding,Geoff
>
> --
> Geoff Williamson
> <geoffrey.williamson.21...>
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Date: 7/18/17 7:14 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Piping plover still present at dark, around 8:40 pm. It was running around
with a Semipalmated Plover. No sign of the Willets.

Matt Igleski
Chicago, IL

On Jul 18, 2017 5:02 PM, "Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond
with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected
shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away
from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There
is signage posted as well.

Thank you
Leslie Borns
Chicago/cook

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On Tue, 7/18/17, Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July
2017)
To: "IL-Birds" <ILbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM













Leslie Borns reports a PIPING
PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on
Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's
Lincoln Park (Cook County).
Good birding,Geoff

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Geoff Williamson
<geoffrey.williamson.21...>












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Date: 7/18/17 7:05 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 18, 2017 (Cook County)
Hiked Skokie Lagoons from Willow Road side this evening. The cowbirds have
really done well in infiltrating as I saw an AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE GRAY
GNATCATCHERS and SONG SPARROWS all feeding cowbirds unfortunately. Best
bird seen was a BROWN CREEPER (flagged in ebird, seemingly sparse sightings
in Cook County in summer, bad photo embedded on ebird list) and a good look
at one of the few PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS that presumably breed there. The
mosquitos were merciless. Complete list below. Good birding.


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Jul 18, 2017 6:02 PM - 7:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
35 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1 Typical creeper behavior creeping up trees, small
brown bird, gave high pitched creeper call. Bad photo to come.
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 Observed one feeding two cowbirds
American Robin 31
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 100
Cedar Waxwing 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1 Female feeding a cowbird
Song Sparrow 2 Observed one feeding two cowbirds
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Common Grackle 55
Brown-headed Cowbird 25
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S38211371

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



--
Jeff Bilsky
801-842-4013
<jbilsky...>

 

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Date: 7/18/17 4:01 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Worm-eating Warbler gallery updated
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/we-warbler/index.htm

Rob Curtis

chicago



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Date: 7/18/17 3:55 pm
From: Michael McNamee <mmcnamee.eec...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bell's Vireo--Orland Grassland
At Orland Grassland this morning there was for the second day a possibly
continuing Bell's Vireo at the big pond with trees in it, halfway down
the east side of the preserve; I heard it from the bike path, and then
walked along the willows to see it. Photos and audio in eBird. There was
also a possibly continuing juvenile American Bittern in the marshy bit
at the west end of the same pond.

Mike McNamee
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 7/18/17 3:02 pm
From: Leslie Borns <cakile...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There is signage posted as well.

Thank you
Leslie Borns
Chicago/cook



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On Tue, 7/18/17, Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
To: "IL-Birds" <ILbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM


 









Leslie Borns reports a PIPING
PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on
Tuesday, 18 July 2017.   Montrose Beach is in Chicago's
Lincoln Park (Cook County).
Good birding,Geoff

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Date: 7/18/17 2:26 pm
From: Geoffrey Williamson <geoffrey.williamson.21...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Leslie Borns reports a PIPING PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach,
4:20PM on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's Lincoln
Park (Cook County).

Good birding,
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Date: 7/18/17 2:09 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET N.E. Lake County-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Tuesday 7-18-17
Hello Bird People,

After struggling to find any shorebirds in my usual local inland ponds
which are now flooded today I switched to beaches which, if nothing
else, are not flooded. But my luck remained poor as the 1st 2 places I
checked had only resident shorebirds, Killdeer & Spotted Sandpiper.
Saw Andy Stewart as I was leaving Waukegan & he said only Spotted were
at State Line Beach so I went there last & found Spotted & 2 migrant
shorebird species but both were common migrants.

Waukegan Beach (6:30-8 a.m.)

Had 2 Killdeer in the parking lot area & 6 Spotted Sandpipers on the
beaches & the pier. On the main beach & the gravel area were Ring
Billed (~300) & Herring (~20, mostly young ones) Gulls plus Caspian
Terns (20-22). I am sad to report that the Common Terns seem to have
deserted the nesting colony as not 1 was present today. The state
biologist told me that something (probably Skunks) had destroyed some
of the nests & high water drowned other nests. Without an electric
fence there's no way to keep out animals. The Terns may try to re-nest
but it seems too late for that. We'll see what happens. However, I saw
John Leonard at IBSP & he said he had seen 2 Common Terns flying over
the old nest spot but they were not there when I looked on my way home
at noon. There were 2
D.C. Cormorants resting on the fishing pier but no sign of a Laughing
Gull seen yesterday by Andy Stewart.

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:30-10:15 a.m.)

Walked the beach south to the Dead River & the only shorebirds were
(again) Killdeer (3) & much farther south Spotted Sandpiper (2). The
most common birds on the beach were BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS which numbered
12-15 including young so it looks like nesting was successful for that
species. Most interesting species on the beach was HORNED LARK (3-AD)
unlike last time when I saw a juvenile. There have been up to 4 female
Red Breasted Mergansers here since May & today I saw 2 after only
seeing 1 last time. Among the many Gulls were 16 Caspian Terns. Inland
I saw a pair of Kestrels along the Dunes Trail & had good looks at a
singing male Eastern Bluebird. No Summer Tanager nor Grosbeak seen by
me today.

State Line Beach (10:35-11:05 a.m.)

Actually had 4 species of shorebirds including 2 migrants which
arrived after Andy's earlier visit.
They were Killdeer (heard 1), Spotted (1) & Semiplamted (3) Sandpipers
& Sanderlings (9). Again large Gull numbers including Ring Billed
(~250) & Herring (4-AD) plus 14 Caspian Terns.

So nothing special today but at least a few shorebirds to count & lots
of Gulls to sort through even though nothing special there either.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the 3 adult Horned Larks, the best beach birds of
the day. Runners-Up to the continuing R.B. Mergansers & the
successfully nesting Brewer's Blackbirds. Fancy Pants Bird Of The Day
to the very nice looking male Bluebird.

Department Of Plate Chasing

Added 2 new plates to my July-Dec run which were Massachusetts &
Connecticut, not top level plates but fairly good ones. And yesterday
on my way back from seeing the Roselle Neotropic Cormorant & in almost
the exact same spot in Itasca I again saw that orange version Alaska
plate with the big flag in the middle. The owner must be going home
via Itasca often enough for me to see it twice.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/18/17 1:09 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Byard Brown thrasher

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35839833932/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The Brown t. was under the cherry tree as I watered plants, then flew. Found again near the purple raspberry patch.
Gray catbird sang a little after not heard for 2 wks.
Robins chased a Cooper's h. and young robin is now coming to the bird bath.
House finch and cardinals are singing, H. wrens still here.
John
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Date: 7/17/17 11:06 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-17-17)
Breeding birds in evidence at Hegewisch Marsh on Chicago's southeast side on Monday morning (17 July 2017) included at least two PIED-BILLED GREBE broods, 1 MUTE SWAN brood, 1 fledged juvenile DOWNY WOODPECKER, and an agitated adult WILLOW FLYCATCHER.

Pied-billed Grebes:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35608314990/in/dateposted-public/

Mutes Swans:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35826149192/in/dateposted-public/

Downy Woodpecker:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35157333024/in/dateposted-public/

Willow Flycatcher:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35157368394/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 7/17/17 10:26 pm
From: 'Sundberg, Jeffrey' <jsundber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rend Lake wood stork
Seen today, Monday at 8:32 pm after a 5:03 hour vigil. Entire time spent on the observation platform. And at 8:32 there was much rejoicing.

Jeff Sundberg
Libertyville
Lake County

 

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Date: 7/17/17 8:24 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rollins Savannah, Lake co.
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to the other adult trumpeter swan?  This is my second time not seeing it.  This is very sad and disappointing.  The 6 young and other adult appear to be doing well.  The young are close to or are fully-grown now but are still a beautiful silvery grey color.  They are all very well-behaved, lining up for their naps and bedtime.  
Otherwise, pied-billed grebes still have their funny faces.  Two sets of gadwall with lots of young again seen.  Blue-winged teal adult females, 2 or more.  Many unIDd ducks at far end, got video will try and see if there's anything else special.  Bunches of mallards too, two sets with young.  Coyote howled twice from not far away!
Otherwise, common yellowthroats and song sparrows are still everywhere singing and calling.  May be a handful of other species in there but not sure what was singing on occasion.  Also several unseen marsh wrens sang by the wetlands.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.7/17/17
 

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Date: 7/17/17 2:02 pm
From: <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant
The Neotropic cormorant is at LP pond right now at 1600 hours. Sitting beneath an overhanging branch on right side of pond. Al S. Brought out his scope and we had a great view of the cormorant.

Bonnie Graham
DuPage County

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Date: 7/17/17 11:03 am
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White-winged Dove No Sightings
If anyone has a report on this bird today, Monday 7-17, positive or negative, posting would be appreciated.

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Lake County

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Date: 7/17/17 10:45 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Local Spots Remain Flooded Monday 7-17-17
Hello Bird People,

This report is not to list birds but only to tell you that Air Station
Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North all are still flooded with no
shorebird habitat at all.

At Air Station Prairie both ponds have very high water & the only
birds around were Great Blue Heron (1), 2 family groups of Mallards &
Tree, Barn & Rough Winged Swallows. A killdeer flew by but finding no
place to land kept going.

Techny North had 3 Great Blue Herons, 2 Great Egrets, a D.C.
Cormorant, 3 families of Wood Ducks & a few Tree & Barn Swallows. And,
like at the last place, 1 Killdeer flew by but but could not find land
to walk on.

Techny Basin (only viewed from the road) also appeared to be
completely flooded as well.

Not sure when there will be any improvement with more rain expected
later in the week but I'll check again next week & report on what I
find.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the one hunting & diving Caspian Tern seen at Techny Basin.

Hoping for better local conditions for shorebirds

Al Stokie


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Date: 7/17/17 9:20 am
From: <mmadsen48...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET DuPage Neotropic Cormorant
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was present at Lake Park West High School (pond at the northeast corner) when I arrived at 6:43 this morning.


Mike Madsen
Du Page Co.
Woodridge, IL
 

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Date: 7/17/17 8:12 am
From: Sonia <sds847...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Am Kestrels
3 Am Kestrels visited the water tower near Chicago and Wood at about 9:15 this morning, then flew off.

Sonia da Silva
Chicago

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Date: 7/17/17 6:52 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
your pix are all so wonderful . . . thanks for sharing!


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Subject: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated



http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/tennessee/index.htm<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/tennessee/index.htm#>

Several new added, including somewhat orange faced migrant at Montrose puddle.

Rob Curtis

Chicago



 

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Date: 7/17/17 6:12 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/tennessee/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/tennessee/index.htm#>

Several new added, including somewhat orange faced migrant at Montrose
puddle.

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Date: 7/16/17 12:33 pm
From: Evan Carlson <emcarlson8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: White-winged Doove
oo

 

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Date: 7/16/17 11:55 am
From: Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White-winged Dove
Al S already filed a report on the White-winged Dove in Kaneville, IL today 7/16/17.



Few photos including Eurasian Collared Dove at the link below:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/122136942@N02/35831875281/in/dateposted/


Jim Tezak Shorewood, ILin Kane County


 

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Date: 7/16/17 11:26 am
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant (NO SIGHTING)
No luck finding the neotropic cormorant who was a no show at the Lake Park
High School pond in Roselle. I had a pleasant but fruitless wait between
11:15 am to 1:15 pm.
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

 

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Date: 7/16/17 10:35 am
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
12:30 PM. My daughter and I scoured the fluddle and the edges of the surrounding soybean fields but we did not see the juv. Wilson's Phalarope found this morning by Adam Sell.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 16, 2017, at 9:55 AM, Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I observed a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope this morning in a fluddle on the north side of Peterson Road just East of Alleghany Road. There is ample room to pull off, but the road can be busy.
>
> Location: https://goo.gl/maps/1bQfitQuSzu
>
> Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38162199
>
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Adam Sell
> Gurnee, Lake Co.
>

 

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Date: 7/16/17 10:10 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kaneland White Winged Dove Continues Sunday 7-16-17
Hello Bird People,

This has been reported on ebird but I'll do the same here for those
interested & those who may not look at ebird. I have put off this
Dove search for a few days but today Bob Erickson & I went to Kaneland
to look for the White Winged Dove. Arrived at the west end of the
cemetery & saw that Leo M & Walt were already there. Leo said that the
person who fills the feeders had seen the Dove earlier but it was not
present at 7:15 a.m. when Bob & I got there. Mourning Doves & other
birds were either at or under the feeders while more Mourning Doves
were on the wires along Main. Then Jim T arrived having already
checked the grain storage area but did not see the Dove there either.

Bob then took a walk toward the grain area & soon thereafter the WHITE
WINGED DOVE came in to the feeder area & landed on one of the feeders
which was interesting as none of the Mourning Doves ate from the
actual feeders but looked for seeds on the ground. Leo called Bob & he
hurried back in time to see the W.W. Dove which was present at the
feeders & the tree by the feeders from 7:45 until about 7:55 a.m.
after which we could no longer find it. It may have flown out the
"back door" where we could not see it leave or was hidden in a nearby
tree?

Thanks to Leo & another birder who saw the Dove fly in & called the
rest of us over to see it from where we had been checking elsewhere.
Also, thanks to Bob for leaving which made the Dove fly in although
Leo's quick call got Bob back in plenty of time.

Next Bob & I went to Afton F.P. but water levels were still low & the
only shorebirds seen were
Killdeer (4), Spotted Sandpiper (4-AD & 1 small young), Solitary
Sandpiper (1) & Least Sandpiper (5)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the White Winged Dove which was a new Illinois
"lifer" for Bob & so a big deal.
Runner-Up to the Collared Dove seen along Main just west of the
feeders by the cemetery.
It was a 4 Dove species day (also saw Rock Pigeons) which I doubt has
ever happened to me before in Illinois.

Al Stokie
In Kane & DeKalb Co's today although not for very long


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Date: 7/16/17 9:18 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 15 July (with a little from Tuesday the 11th): A few notable birds and some good butterflies
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th, Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, the inner harbor and the west golf course. The time of year I visit the park mostly for insects but also check on the breeding birds and look for any strays showing up at unexpected times.
First the birds. I birded on Tuesday but didn't get around to making a report on IBET. The most noticeable sighting on Tuesday was a female DICKCISSEL at 63rd Street Beach, though I didn't realize that that's what it was until I got home. There was an adult male and 2 juvenile BALTIMORE ORIOLES feeding at the top of a tree among some dead branches and some with leaves. I started taking pictures of the birds when they would appear in the open. I took one shot of the male and a yellowish bird to its right, which I thought was a one of the juveniles (I could only see its underside). I didn't look real close at the shot when I cropped it and put it in my eBird report but when I looked at it again I noted that the beak was completely wrong for an oriole and the faint facial markings indicated that I had a Dickcissel instead. The male that was in the meadow, btw, hasn't been heard for a while now. I also had my FOY BANK SWALLOW in the Wooded Island area Tuesday. There were at least 2 at the beach yesterday. The male and female EASTERN BLUEBIRDS that are trying to nest in the crossbar of one of the soccer goals are still present. Last year the big loud music festival held on the soccer fields in July scared off a pair trying to nest in one of the goals. It was feared that the same thing happened this year as they weren't seen or heard right after the fest, but they were seen by the Audubon group last Saturday and I saw the female and heard the male on Tuesday. I didn't have them yesterday but I got to that area late in the afternoon. A BELTED KINGFISHER showed up Tuesday around Wooded Island and was still present yesterday. Yesterday I found a Trail's type flycatcher feeding among fallen branches and vegetation along the shore just southwest of the Darrow Bridge. One expects a Willow Flycatcher but the habitat doesn't really seem right. There are a lot of juvenile swallows in the park, including some BARN SWALLOWS still in the nest that are visible under the west side of the Darrow Bridge. Watching some juvenile ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS perched on a fence by the museum was entertaining. A few were figuring out how to get food on their own, making short flights to grab something flying by but most were waiting for mom or dad. Whenever another juvenile would land next to one it would momentarily beg it for food until it saw that it was another juvenile. A House Sparrow landed by one and the juvenile swallow begged it too! There are many juvenile BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS in the park. Most are feeding on their own but I saw one being fed by a RED-EYED VIREO. There are at least 7 male INDIGO BUNTINGS singing in the park. I had 5 in the Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area and 2 on the golf course yesterday. There may be more, since in the recent past I've had a couple around the inner harbor. The SWAMP SPARROW continues in the meadow.
Yesterday was a good day for butterflies in quality if not in variety/quantity. I only had 16 species but there were some good ones including a lifer. At 63rd street Beach I saw a flying butterfly that looked brown in flight. I assumed it would be a buckeye. Fortunately it landed near by and I could see it was a BRONZED COPPER. This is only the second one that I've seen. My lifer was near the woods north of the meadow last summer. This one gave me good shots both closed and opened winged. My best dragonfly was at the beach: my first HALLOWEEN PENNANT in the park this year. I also had a WILD INDIGO DUSKYWING at the beach and another on Wooded Island. There were 4 AMERICAN SNOUTS on Wooded Island, too. Last summer I had big yellow butterflies zoom by me without stopping on two occasions. They looked way too big to be Clouded Sulphurs but I couldn't be sure what they were. Yesterday, as I approached the north end of Bobolink meadow I saw two big yellow butterflies flying around just south of the woods. Then one went left and the other right and disappeared. I was very frustrated! I walked back south to see if the one that went right headed that way. No luck. So I went back north and there was one flying around. I saw it go down and not come back up, so I headed that way. I knew the general area. Part way there I saw an Indigo Bunting singing out in the open in sun light. I had to stop for that shot; my best ever of this species! Moving on I was a bit worried that I would flush the butterfly, but then I noticed a greenish-yellow patch among the grass and there it was. I didn't have a field guide along to spare my back but I knew I hadn't seen it before. It was a CLOUDLESS SULPHUR. Though it was late afternoon/early evening by the time I finished covering Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow I continued on to the inner harbor and golf course in hopes of adding some butterflies. I haven't seen a Hackberry Emperor this year and they are often found at the berm on the west course. I didn't find any but I found a nice fresh COMMON SOOTYWING there that aloud good photos. I'll give my complete insect list from yesterday below. The butterfly bushes are just beginning to bloom.


Butterflies:
Black Swallowtail: 10
Cabbage White: 135
Clouded Sulphur: 6
Cloudless Sulphur: 2
Bronze Copper: 1
Summer Azure: 6
Pearl Crescent: 2
Question Mark: 1
Red Admiral: 4
American Lady: 3
Painted Lady: 1
lady sp: 1 (hind wings too chewed up to tell what it was!)
Common Buckeye: 20
American Snout: 4
Monarch: 23
Wild Indigo Duskywing: 2
Common Sootywing: 1
grass skipper sp: 1


Moths:
Raspberry Pyrausta (Pyrausta signatalis): 1
Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria): 1
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe): 1
Clover Looper (Caenurgina crassiuscula: 1


Damselflies:
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing: 14
Familiar Bluet: 1
Tule Bluet: 4
Stream Bluet: 20
Eastern Forktail: 14
Fragile Forktail: 2
Blue-fronted Dancer: 9


Dragonflies:
Common Green Darner: 30
Prince Baskettail: 2
Common Whitetail: 10
Twelve-spotted Skimmer: 9
Widow Skimmer: 46
Eastern Amberwing: 3
Halloween Pennant: 1
Eastern Pondhawk: 9
Blue Dasher: 29
Red/Carolina Saddlebags: 1
Black Saddlebags: 27
Wandering Glider: 1
Spot-winged Glider: 2


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago


 

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Date: 7/16/17 8:04 am
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RE Neotropic Cormorant at LP High
The Corm is not here at the moment. It's 10:05 and I've been here since 9:30. Just lots of Mallards and a Great Egret.

Joan Campbell
DuPage County

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Date: 7/16/17 7:55 am
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
I observed a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope this morning in a fluddle on the
north side of Peterson Road just East of Alleghany Road. There is ample
room to pull off, but the road can be busy.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/1bQfitQuSzu

Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38162199


Good Birding!

Adam Sell
Gurnee, Lake Co.

 

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Date: 7/16/17 6:25 am
From: <trekfan917...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropical cormorant
Looking at the Neotropical cormorant at the Lake Park high school right now. 7/16/17 @ 0825 hrs.

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Date: 7/16/17 3:06 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Common Yellowthroat & Prothonotary galleries updated
Added a lot since this, as many hadn't been updated since 2014.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/com-ythroat/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/com-ythroat/index.htm#>

Prothonotary also needed updating

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/com-ythroat/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/com-ythroat/index.htm#>

Almost done with Warblers.

Rob Curtis

Chicago


 

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Date: 7/15/17 9:05 pm
From: Michael Miller <michaelmiller12001...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Baird's Sandpiper at Montrose Beach - Sat PM (local)
Looking for shorebirds, I took a walk in the protected area around 7:30 PM, Saturday. Saw four peeps along the break wall: 2 Semipalmated, 1 Least and 1 Baird's, all post breeding adults. An adult Sanderling was on the beach when I walked back. The adult Baird's was a real treat, only my third there in over 15 years.The coming juvenile Baird's there are very easy finds in comparison.

Hopefully, the Baird's will still be there in the morning!

Mike Miller
Cook


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Date: 7/15/17 8:11 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET shorebird ID? cook co
Does anyone know what these birds are?  Notice there is a spot next to the eye.  I thought they might be immature least sandpipers but in Sibley's it doesn't show this.  Thanks!
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Date: 7/15/17 6:59 pm
From: <keefeeb...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Peregrine on Chicago Lakefront
I was walking along the lakefront this afternoon from Diversey to Belmont and what I assumed was a Peregrine was making repeated attacks against swallows flying along the lakefront. It kept failing but it tried repeatedly. I watched it for more than 10 minutes before it eventually flew off. Would it really have much chance of catching a swallow?


Keith Bowers
Chicago
 

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Date: 7/15/17 2:28 pm
From: <KFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Neck Phalarope
Hi Everyone,
The RN Phalarope found this AM by Tom Lally, is still present at the El
Paso Sewage Ponds at 4:15 pm.
Several birders there.
Bob Fisher
 

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Date: 7/15/17 1:16 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
Michael,

Several observers reported an apparent Cerulean Warbler X Northern Parula (hybrid) singing a Parula-like song at Fabyan Woods during May of 2017. Stoil Ivanov obtained spectacular photos of the bird, so I am providing a link to Ivanov's ebird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36898811

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.




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On Sat, 7/15/17, Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
To: "<ilbirds...>" <ilbirds...>
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:42 PM


 









This bird at Fabyan Woods has been taunting me
all week.  He sings a lot but is very shy about being
seen.  I finally got a few glimpses today, and it looked
more like a Cerulean than anything else.  The song is more
Parula-like.

Can anyone distinguish from the song what species this is? 
The song is at 0:15 and 1:08 on this recording.

Mike BilyKane County



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Date: 7/15/17 12:42 pm
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
This bird at Fabyan Woods has been taunting me all week.  He sings a lot but is very shy about being seen.  I finally got a few glimpses today, and it looked more like a Cerulean than anything else.  The song is more Parula-like.
Can anyone distinguish from the song what species this is?  The song is at 0:15 and 1:08 on this recording.
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Date: 7/15/17 10:26 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By BC chickadee

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35131002733/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The chickadee is rare in the Byard. Surprised to hear and see this one.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/15/17 10:18 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Not Many Birds Today But A Great Day For License Plates! Saturday 7-15-17
Hello Bird People,

When you go to Montrose in July it's in the hope that some large, long
legged shorebird will show up as you have almost no chance for a
migrant land bird. And although the odds are against you picking the
right day to visit we try anyway & so I did today. Some big event was
gearing up & the only entrance that wasn't gated was Montrose &
parking filled up fast. Another problem on big event days is if you
can get out after the event begins but that did not happen this time.

Saw Bob Hughes who said only Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers were
present but the numbers of Swallows were impressive. Before I left I
saw Martins, Rough Winged, Tree, Bank, Cliff & Barn Swallows plus
Chimney Swifts. And after a while I added 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper to
the Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers seen earlier. Singing up by the
Magic Hedge area were Yellow Billed Cuckoo, Warbling Vireo, one
Catbird & Yellow Warbler.

Escaped without being blocked in & made a Gillson Park stop to see if
any shorebirds were on the beach there but all I found were people
using the beach & walking dogs. No shorebirds but some Ring Billed
Gulls were there. Highlights were a female RUBY THROATED HUMMER
feeding in the Jewelweed & 3 young Sparrows which proved to be (I
think) Chipping Sparrows. Loudly singing were a House Wren & 2 House
Finches.

Top bird would have been the Cuckoo had I seen it but since I did not
see it Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Jewelweed feeding R.T. Hummingbird
at Gillson. Runner-Up to the lone Semipalmated Sandpiper which I had
expected to be a Least Sandpiper when I 1st saw it. Not a good birding
day.

If you aren't a fan of License Plate chasing you can skip the rest
even though today was maybe my best single day of finding plates. Did
not find Hawaii or Alaska but along Sheridan Rd in Chicago I did see 1
each IDAHO, UTAH & MONTANA. Still on Sheridan but in Evanston I saw
WEST VIRGINIA & when pulling into a store parking lot on Touhy the 1st
plate I saw was from MAINE.
Since I had just seen plates from Utah & Montana recently Plate Of The
Day will be a 3 way tie between Idaho, Maine & West Virginia. I did
not start my July-Dec plates run very well but my mid month sightings
have been excellent.

Also a good day for the baby Prius C as it went 30 miles & got 64.7 mpg!

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/15/17 10:15 am
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow Throated Warbler
Continues at Fabyan Woods in the vicinity of the Japanese Garden.

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Date: 7/15/17 9:08 am
From: Tom <tlally98...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red-necked Phalarope- El Paso Sewage Pond, Woodford County
I am currently looking at an alternate plumaged female Red-necked Phalarope at the El Paso Sewage ponds in Woodford County. She is swimming in the center pond near the south edge.

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Date: 7/15/17 7:33 am
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
White Ibis still present as of 9:30 AM same location. Water leaves dropping fast.

Susan Zelek
Cook co

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> On Jul 14, 2017, at 10:39 PM, Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> The White Ibis continued today at 6PM on Rt 3 just west of Elliot Road in Grand Tower.
>
> Susan Zelek
> Cook county
>
> Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone
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>> On Jul 9, 2017, at 7:01 PM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Don Mullison reports an immature WHITE IBIS along Highway 3 in Jackson County today near Grand Tower.
>>
>> Matthew Cvetas
>> Evanston, IL
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Date: 7/14/17 8:42 pm
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
The White Ibis continued today at 6PM on Rt 3 just west of Elliot Road in Grand Tower.

Susan Zelek
Cook county

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> On Jul 9, 2017, at 7:01 PM, <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Don Mullison reports an immature WHITE IBIS along Highway 3 in Jackson County today near Grand Tower.
>
> Matthew Cvetas
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Date: 7/14/17 7:01 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET McLean County Northern Harrier
Hi all!
While looking for Upland Sandpipers south of the M&M Turf Farm near
Towanda, Illinois, I spotted a Northern Harrier female flying over a
soybean field to the east of County Road 2300E, north of County Road
1900N, around 8:45 AM. As it's July, I find that sighting a bit odd. I
don't have pictures, but between the long tail, bent, V-ed, black tipped
wings, extremely low-to-the-ground flight, and owlish face, it could be
nothing else. Also found a single lifer Upland Sandpiper, 20 feet up on
top of a telephone pole, in the same area.

I then went to Goose Lake Prairie and did NOT see the King Rails. Getting
to the site at 11:30 AM probably didn't help. However, a small flock of
Least Sandpipers and at least a dozen Caspian Terns flew overhead,
randomly. I also got a look at a male Northern Harrier, which further
confirmed my earlier bird as a female Northern Harrier.

All in all, a very odd if very fun day out and about.

Jared Gorrell
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Date: 7/14/17 5:44 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By N. cardinal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35107967803/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Singing with gusto from the hi-power line. Looks like its shocking. Or just cheap thrills.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/14/17 5:07 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET prairie warbler gallery revisd
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/prairie/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/prairie/index.htm#>

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Date: 7/14/17 11:34 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach, State Line Beach & Illinois Beach South Friday 7-14-17
Happy Bastille Day Bird People,

With every one of my inland shorebird spots under water I decided to
check a few N.E. Lake County beaches. Only found 4 shorebird species &
none were very interesting but at least I could hunt for shorebirds.
Adam S was with at Waukegan & Illinois Beach & I did State Line Beach
by myself.

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

I am glad to report that the COMMON TERN nesting colony seems to still
be functional with the same number of Terns flying over the area as I
saw last time (11-12). Any Gull that flies by over the colony is
chased away.

D.C. Cormorant (29 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (2 in the backwaters)
Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (8) & Mallard (12)(also in the backwaters)
Spotted Sandpiper (6)
Sanderling (3, my 1st southbound migrants of that species)
Ring Billed (~80) & Herring (~8) Gulls
Caspian Tern (4-AD & 2-YG)
Bank & Barn Swallows
Marsh Wren (3 singing)
Red Winged Blackbirds

State Line Beach (7:50-8:10 a.m.)

COOPER'S HAWK (1-AD flew by chased by blackbirds)
Killdeer (4)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Least Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (~250) & Herring (6) Gulls
Caspian Tern (3)
Barn Swallows
Crow (1 fly-by), Robin (2) & Red Wings

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:30-9:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (6 in lake)
RED BREASTED MERGANSER (1-F in the lake, wonder where the other 3 went?)
Kestrel (1-M & 1-F along the beach but not together)
Killdeer (2)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls
Caspian Tern (15)
Tree, Bank & Barn Swallows
Brewer's Blackbird (4 feeding on the beach)

Some of the land birds were Yellow Billed Cuckoo (heard 1), Eastern
Towhee (heard 1),
Summer Tanager (heard 1) & ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-M).

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Common Terns guarding their nests &
Runner-Up to my 1st Summer/Fall Sanderlings.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Wyoming parked in Zion &
Runner-Up to one from Utah seen on the Tri-State Tollway.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/14/17 6:24 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35876599576/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Still around but not singing. Cardinals are though. Loud and often. Phoebe sang briefly.
Robin still doing the faint whistle.
John
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Date: 7/14/17 5:10 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ovenbird gallery update
Realized I'd forgotten this when I moved on to the 'P's.

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

Revised and updated.

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Date: 7/13/17 3:35 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork
Jefferson County

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> On Jul 13, 2017, at 2:02 PM, Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> At Nason observation tower. Just flew in from east, circled, and headed back east
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Date: 7/13/17 2:50 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Pine Warbler gallery updated
Spent a lot of time on one in the woods at Montrose, this spring, with
Josh Feeney - difficult with all the traffic.

Added to revised gallery.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/pine-warbler/index.htm

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Date: 7/13/17 1:46 pm
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Yellow-crowned Night-heron - Afton Forest Preserve - DeKalb County
While walking my butterfly route this afternoon, I flushed an immature
yellow-crowned night-heron. Unfortunately he saw me before I saw him so I
wasn't able to get any photos. From the Mcgirr Rd parking lot walk east to
the trail on the east side of the water. Go north on this trail past the
spillway to a now unmowed path that overlooks the north section of the
water. The trail is still obvious even though it hasn't been mowed. As soon
as I cleared the bushes the heron flushed on the right. It perched in
profile for 10 seconds or so in the bushes across the way. Then it flew
into thicker trees.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Date: 7/13/17 1:14 pm
From: Beckie Dyer <dyer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET:Sangamon Co. June 2017 report

Birds in Sangamon County in June 2017

*Pied-billed Grebe* – one calling in a flooded field NW of Spfld (June 1).

*Am.White Pelican *– one at beach (June 2 - 4).

*Double cr. Cormorants* – small flock summering, with dwindling #, w/ HC
= 18 (June 3).

*Neotropic Cormorant* – one adult at LSpfld Dam (June 3- 6) showed the
white line around gular patch and white on the side of the head -
distant photo

*Great Blue Heron* – HC = 83 (June 2) most below dam, only one nesting
colony at HL.

*Great Egret* – High count 5 (June 1) and last seen at LSpfld June 22.

*Green Heron* – HC = 4 (June 27), rather scarce.

*Mute Swan* – HC = 6 (June 6), and two adults & a young on the west side
of Spfld June 24.

*Snow Goose* – one white at Sangchris (June 3) and one blue north LSpfld
(June 10).

*Canada Goose* - # at LSpfld & some at Sangchris w/ many young seen, w/
HC = 145 (June 21).

*Wood Duck* – HC = 36 (June 28), 12 broods seen (w/ 1 –15 yg) in June,
especially at WP.

*Mallard *– HC = 148 (June 28), w/ 11 broods seen (w/ 2 – 10 yg) in June.

*N. Shoveler* – a ♂ at Cinder Flats (June 1 & 2).

*Hooded Merganser* – HC = 16(HY &adults) on (June 17) an HY at LSpfld
(June 12) and 3 at Sangchris (June 18).

*Turkey Vulture* – HC = 93 (June 17), LSpfld roost still present.

*Osprey *– one at LSpfld near the beach (June 29).

*Bald Eagle* – adults singles at Hawk Valley at nest (June 1 – 18), and
a single im at LSpfld (June 24).

*Cooper’s Hawk* – HC = 3 (June 9).

*Red-shouldered Hawk* – HC = 2 (June 19) + 3 singles June 3 – 17, %
nests at Sangchris, Churchill Road, near Airport, CP & RSP.

*Red-tailed Hawk* – HC = 5 (June 30), w/ % nests at Cinder Flats,
Beamington Corner, CP, Nipper Prairie and Sangchris.

*Am. Kestrel* – HC = 4 (June 26) w/ 3 fledged yg and adult at RCC –B Dyer.

*Ring-neck Pheasant*- HC = 3 (June 15).

*Turkey *– HC = 7 (June 10) w/ adult & one yg at CP June 26.

*N. Bobwhite* – HC = 7 (June 1) – very spotty distribution.

*Am. Coot* – one at LSpfld Dam (June 20 – 23).

*Am Golden Plover *– fall arrival adult ♂ at beach LSpfld (June 29).

*Killdeer *– HC = 47 (June 30), a few young seen.

*Solitary Sandpiper – *fall arrival at Nipper Prairie (June 30).

*Willet* – a late spring migrant at Marine Pt (June 2) – photo.

*Spotted Sandpiper* – HC = 6 (June 10), w/ nest and 4 eggs at Cinder
Flats (June 6) – eggs hatched June 20 (one egg addled) and two yg seen
June 24 + 3 yg from another pair also seen June 24. Conditions and
nesting habitat deteriorating at the Cinder Flats.

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* – last spring migrant at Cinder Flats (June
19), w/HC = 7 (June 3).

*Least Sandpiper* – fall arrival 2 adults at Cinder Flats (June 25).

*White-rumped Sandpiper – *a late spring flight occurred with 16 birds
at the Cinder Flats (June 11) and there were 11 the next day (June 12).
Also a very late or summering bird there June 23.

*Laughing Gull* – one adult at LSpfld (June 6), two adults there (June
11), and one there (June 18) – all photo.

*Franklin’s Gull* – two second year birds at LSpfld (June 1 & 2) and im
there (June 16).

*Ring-billed Gull* – low #& all non-breeding birds, w/ HC = 55 (June 30).

*Caspian Tern* – fall arrival? 2 at LSpfld (June 15).

*Black Tern* – at LSpfld, last seen & HC = 3(June 5).

Rock Dove - *present*

*Eurasian Collared Dove *– HC = 2 (June 15).

*Mourning Dove* – HC = 32 (June 15).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* – HC = 6 (June 19).

*Great Horned Owl* – 3 singles (June 7 & 24) and HY SW of Loami (June 15).

*Barred Owl* – two singles RSP (June 17 & 26).

*Common Nighthawk* – 7 singles (June 1 - 27).

*Chimney Swift* – HC = 5 (June 24) - # greatly declined.

*Ruby-thr. Hummingbird* – HC = 3 (June 19) low # and ♂ missing from
known perches.

*Belted Kingfisher* – HC = 4 (June 26), w/ one HY at RSP on that date.

*Red-headed Woodpecker* – HC = 10 (June 25).

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* – HC = 14(June 17), first HY seen June 16.

*Downy Woodpecker* – HC = 7(3x in June) HY seen June 1.

*Hairy Woodpecker* – HC = 4 (June 17).

*N. Flicker* – HC = 6 (June 17 & 25).

*Pileated Woodpecker* – HC = 3 (June 17 & 21), w/ HY at CP June 19.

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* – late spring migrant south of Airport (June 5)

*E. Wood-Pewee* – HC = 5 (June 17) - # very low.

*Acadian Flycatcher* – low #, 3 singles(June 1 – 17).

*Willow Flycatcher* – 2 singles (June 2 & 5).

*E. Phoebe* – HC =(June 21).

*Great crested Flycatcher* – HC = 6 (June 5 & 28).

*Eastern Kingbird* – HC = 9 (June 30), w/ nest seen located usually near
other species see waxwing and Orchard Oriole.

*Horned Lark* – HC = 3 (June 15) – very low #.

*Purple Martin* – HC = 12 (June 25), w/ HY seen June 14.

*Tree Swallow* – nesting in a few places, HC = 4 (June 8).

*N. Rough-winged Swallow* – nesting in several places, w/ HC = 10 (June
25) and several fledged yg (June 18) .

*Bank Swallow* – nesting at the Cinder Flats, fewer birds and some nests
destroyed. HC = 50 (June 17). At least 135 nest holes at the Cinder
Flats June 17.

*Cliff Swallow* – nesting in several areas, especially Lindsay Bridge.
HC = 175 (June 27), w/ young seen by June 5 and # of yg on June 13.

*Barn Swallow* – HC = 20 (June 15), w/ young seen June 25.

*Blue Jay* – HC = 20 (June 17).

*Am. Crow* – HC = 17 (June 18), w/ several family groups seen.

*Fish Crow* – one at Sangchris (June 18).

*Black-cap Chickadee* – HC = 7 (June 19), w/ fledged yg at CP June 25.

*Tufted Titmouse* – HC = 13 (June 3 & 4), and HY by June 3

*White-breasted Nuthatch* – HC = 9 (June 19).

*Carolina Wren* – HC = 11 (June 17).

*House Wren* – HC = 19 (June 15).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* – HC = 2 (3x in June), w/ feeding young in nest
June 9.

*E. Bluebird* – HC = 7 (June 1) - # low, but some yg seen.

*Wood Thrush* – HC = 3(June 27).

*Am. Robin* – HC = 35 (June 17) and some young seen.

*Gray Catbird* – HC = 11 (June 4, 24 & 30).

*N. Mockingbird* – HC = 3 (June 18), seen on 10 days.

*Brown Thrasher* – HC = 4 (June 21 & 24), adult w/ fledged yg June 21.

*Cedar Waxwing* – a few all June, w/ HC = 7 (June 1 & 25). A nest at
LSpfld Dam June 1 and another nest at Center Park June 24 were both in
elm trees and near E. Kingbird nests.

*Eurasian Starling - *present . There was a flock of 100 HY (June 7).

*White-eyed Vireo* – low #, HC = 2 (June 24 - 27).

*Bell’s Vireo* – HC = 3 (June 8).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* – HC = 2 (June 5), this species declining.

*Warbling Vireo* – HC = 9 (June 2).

*Red-eyed Vireo* – HC = 3(3x in June ).

*N. Parula* – HC = 2 (June 18) - low #.

*Yellow Warbler* – HC = 3 (June 24).

*Cape May Warbler – *a first spring ♀ was at Marine Pt (June 22) – odd
time of year. Warbler had dull greenish yellow rump and thin streaking.

*Black & white Warbler* – adult ♀ showing molt at HL (June 27).

*Am. Redstart* - ♀ at HL (June 27).

*Prothonotary Warbler* – HC = 3 (June 17).

*Kentucky Warbler* – HC = 4 at CP (June 19).

*Common Yellowthroat* – HC = 8 (June 1).

*Yellow-breasted Chat* – HC = 5 (June 8 & 26).

*Summer Tanager* – HC = 2 (June 12 & 19), seen on 12 days – rather scarce.

*Scarlet Tanager* – HC = 2 (4x in June).

*N. Cardinal* – HC = 19 (June 18).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* – HC = 7 (June 8).

*Blue Grosbeak* - 5 singles (4 ♂ 1♀) – low #.

*Indigo Bunting* – HC = 16 (June 15) - # low especially near row crops
and very few seen singing along roadsides.

*Dickcissel *– HC = 25 (June 15).

*Eastern Towhee* – HC = 5 (June 7).

*Chipping Sparrow* – HC = 9 (June 15), fledged yg seen June 26.

*Field Sparrow* – HC = 8 (June 8).

*Vesper Sparrow* – 3 singles, (June 2, 18 & 30).

*Lark Sparrow* – one ♂ at Wahl Road (June 18).

*Grasshopper Sparrow* – HC = 3(June 10).

*Henslow’s Sparrow* – one ♂ at Marsh Road (June 2).

*Song Sparrow* – HC = 11 (June 15).

*Red-wing Blackbird* – HC = 54 (June 15), fledged young seen June 11.

*Eastern Meadowlark* – HC = 18 (June 11), fledged young seen June 8 - #
low in most areas.

*Common Grackle* – HC = 54 (June1 18) – lower #. Some young seen.

*Brown-headed Cowbird* – HC = 20 (June 15). Several HY seen in June.

*Orchard Oriole* – HC = 5(June 12), nest in elm at Dam w/ E. Kingbird
and waxwing.

*Baltimore Oriole* – HC = 7 (June 1 & 16) – lower #. Adult w/ fledge yg
(June 25).

*House Finch* – HC = 7 (June 21 & 25), some young seen on June 25.

*Am. Goldfinch* – HC = 8 (June 18).

*House Sparrow *- present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* – HC = 2 (June 10), # still low.

Total Species = 124 (102 species breeding and 22 non-breeding)

Total field days = 30

Total hours for June 2017 = 175

June was very warm with 9 days with 90º or above (3 days were 95º) and
13 days with 85º or above. The lowest high was 75ºJune 26. The lowest
low was 50º June 27, but there were 7 lows in the 70s. It was fairly
dry, but sloughs had some water.At Lake Springfield most birds sitting
on the lake were chased off. Numbers of songbirds were low and many were
half the usual numbers. I feel some species were impacted by spraying of
insecticides (especially small insectivores). The use of neonicotinoids
in row crops has made those areas sterile, and birds like the Horned
Lark have reached a new low. Also habitat continued to be destroyed even
during the nesting season, either by bulldozer or excessive mowing.
There were few if any shorebird areas.

H. David Bohlen

Illinois State Museum

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Date: 7/13/17 12:09 pm
From: Ron Bradley <povpt93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Stork
At Nason observation tower. Just flew in from east, circled, and headed back east

Ron Bradley

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Date: 7/13/17 9:26 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie Flooded Thursday 7-13-17
Hello Bird People,

This should come as no surprise but both ponds (east & west of the
nature center building) are flooded with no shorebird habitat
remaining. If you were considering a visit to look for the previously
seen Short Billed Dowitchers you should reconsider & delay your visit.
I will check again early next week & report on the water levels at
that time. If anyone checks before I do please report as well.

The only birds I saw today were Great Blue Heron (1), Mallard (1-AD &
1-young), many hunting & resting Tree, Rough Winged & Barn Swallows &
1 young Spotted Sandpiper flew by trying to figure out where to land.

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Date: 7/13/17 8:31 am
From: 'darrell shambaugh' <d.shambaugh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET; LaSalle County shorebirds
Wednesday afternoon there was an assortment of shorebirds on N. 46th Road
between Meridan and Earlville. Species seen:



Semipalmated Sandpiper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Short-billed Dowitcher

Killdeer



They were in a flooded field and ditch along the road. It looks like a
drainage culvert is blocked and the water can't go down. North 46th road is
the second road north of the BNSF railroad. The flooded area is between E
9th and E 1175th roads. E 9th is the road that goes north at Moyer's Curve,
the big curve in Route 34 west of Earleville) and 1175th is the road that
goes north at the far west end of Earlville by the old factory north of
Dayes 34 drive in movie theater.



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonuak, DeKalb County


 

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Date: 7/13/17 5:10 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Palm Warbler gallery revised
On of the most common at times, varying so much in brightness and pattern.

Reorganized with new spring migrants added.

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

Rob Curtis

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Date: 7/12/17 4:19 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Orange Crowned Warbler gallery
Another updated and revised gallery with some recent spring migrants added.

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

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Date: 7/12/17 5:06 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By A. robin

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35066558493/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The robin whistled for 20min. or so. Not sure what that means, but video couldn't pick up the high pitched whistle. Maybe young in a nearby nest.
Japanese beetles are making skeleton leaves in the cherry trees, also the grape leaves.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/11/17 5:43 pm
From: Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
Dowitchers out in the open at Air Station Prairie now.

Adam

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> On Jul 11, 2017, at 4:53 PM, Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> And the 3 are still here at 4:30PM.
>
> Donnie Dann
> Lake County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 11, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> The three Short-billed Dowitchers were still present at 3:00. Thanks, John!
>>
>> Joe Lill
>> Chicago, Cook County
>>
>>> On Jul 11, 2017, at 12:21 PM, John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> There are 3 Short-billed Dowitchers at the west pond by the nature center of the Air Station Prairie at Lehigh and Compass streets in Glenview, Cook county this morning.
>>> They were making their gentle tu-tu-tu calls during short repositioning flights. Photos on ebird.
>>> Among 5 other species of shorebirds, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs made a brief appearance.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> John P. Leonard
>>> in
>>> Gl enview, Cook county
>
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Date: 7/11/17 2:53 pm
From: Donald R Dann <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
And the 3 are still here at 4:30PM.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

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> On Jul 11, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> The three Short-billed Dowitchers were still present at 3:00. Thanks, John!
>
> Joe Lill
> Chicago, Cook County
>
>> On Jul 11, 2017, at 12:21 PM, John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> There are 3 Short-billed Dowitchers at the west pond by the nature center of the Air Station Prairie at Lehigh and Compass streets in Glenview, Cook county this morning.
>> They were making their gentle tu-tu-tu calls during short repositioning flights. Photos on ebird.
>> Among 5 other species of shorebirds, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs made a brief appearance.
>>
>> --
>> Cheers,
>>
>> John P. Leonard
>> in
>> Gl enview, Cook county
>
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Date: 7/11/17 2:41 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Merlin nesting
Back in early April, I made a post about a pair of Merlins setting up a territory in Illinois, which could lead to the first nest found. If interested, the April/May update on this situation has been posted to the IOS webpage, which can be reached here:
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/merlins-nesting-in-illinois/ http://www.illinoisbirds.org/merlins-nesting-in-illinois/



Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL


 

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Date: 7/11/17 2:28 pm
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RE: White-winged Dove: NO
I spent an hour and a half with Scott Latimer searching for the dove at the feeders west of Kaneville Cemetery. We saw some Mourning Doves and possibly a Eurasion Collared-Dove but no White-winged. Carolyn & Chuck Fields stopped by and were searching the area as well. When I left at 3:30, they were all still there but since I didn't hear from them, I'm guessing it never showed. "Greg" is a super nice man that keeps the feeders filled as a hobby and he said he's seen the dove off and on for the past few days. If anyone else looks for it, please continue to keep the information updated.


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove/DuPage County -- in Kane Cty today
 

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Date: 7/11/17 1:28 pm
From: Joe Lill <trptjoe...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
The three Short-billed Dowitchers were still present at 3:00. Thanks, John!

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County

> On Jul 11, 2017, at 12:21 PM, John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> There are 3 Short-billed Dowitchers at the west pond by the nature center of the Air Station Prairie at Lehigh and Compass streets in Glenview, Cook county this morning.
> They were making their gentle tu-tu-tu calls during short repositioning flights. Photos on ebird.
> Among 5 other species of shorebirds, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs made a brief appearance.
>
> --
> Cheers,
>
> John P. Leonard
> in
> Gl enview, Cook county
>

 

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Date: 7/11/17 12:49 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie Dowitchers Continue 7-11-2017
Hello Again Bird People,

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the 3 Short Billed
Dowitchers seen & reported by John L were still present in the pond
just west of the nature center building between 1:30 & 2 p.m. today.
However, they did their best to make seeing them difficult! Found 1
sleeping behind a clump of vegetation but all Jeff Sanders & I could
see was a Dowitcher butt & not the bill. Not my idea of a
"year bird quality" look! Moved to another position & got a look at
the entire Dowitcher & not just it's posterior. Much better! Then it
started feeding & we saw it very well.

Fifteen min later I picked out the other 2 Dowitchers at the south end
of the pond. Best viewing was from the sidewalk near where you park.
We did not see John's Lesser Yellowlegs but did also see Killdeer (9
including 1 young one), Solitary Sandpiper (2), Spotted Sandpiper (4),
Least Sandpiper (16) & Pectoral Sandpiper (1, also had one here
yesterday).

Thanks to John for finding these Dowitchers & the report on IBET. This
was the species I was looking for here yesterday but did not find.
Guess I was a day early & a Dowitcher short. No matter, as seeing them
today was just as good.

Keep those shorebirds coming!

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Date: 7/11/17 12:14 pm
From: John Leonard <leonard...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Short-billed Dowitchers Air Station Prairie
There are 3 Short-billed Dowitchers at the west pond by the nature center
of the Air Station Prairie at Lehigh and Compass streets in Glenview, Cook
county this morning.
They were making their gentle tu-tu-tu calls during short repositioning
flights. Photos on ebird.
Among 5 other species of shorebirds, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs made a brief
appearance.

--
Cheers,

John P. Leonard
in
Glenview, Cook county

 

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Date: 7/11/17 10:22 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Deer Grove East F.P. (Of Local Interest Only)
Hello Bird People,

Tried a forest area along the Des Plaines River 1st but as I started
to walk from the parking lot a very large (& loud) mowing machine
arrived making so much noise all the birds that had been singing then
shut up. Also, with no breeze at all the forest was filled with biting
mosquito's, This project will have to wait for another day. Decided to
avoid the forest & get to a more open area to avoid bugs.

Deer Grove East F.P. (8-10 a.m.)

Only expected nesting birds here today & I saw nothing that anyone
would be excited about so read on only if interested in this location.

D.C. Cormorant (3 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (5)
Great Egret (7)
Green Heron (1)
Wood Duck (4)
Mallard (4)
SANDHILL CRANE (1-AD)
Rock Pigeon (1 flock of 13 flew by)
RED HEADED WOODPECKER (1-AD)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (6)
Tree (~20) & Barn (10-12) Swallows
Blue Jay (heard 2)
W.B. Nuthatch (also heard 2)
Robins (12-15)
Gray Catbird (3)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Starling (6)
Warbling Vireo (heard 1 or 2)
Common Yellowthroat (9-10)
Cardinal (2 singing males)
Indigo Bunting (1-M)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Field Sparrow (heard 2)
Song Sparrow (~10)
Red Wings (~10), Grackles (4) & Cowbirds (4)
Goldfinch (6)

Not much of interest seen today but Bird-Of-The-Day will be the single
Sandhill Crane walking in a field & Runner-Up will be the adult Red
Headed Woodpecker.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/11/17 9:57 am
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White-winged Dove in Kaneville, YES
I want to thank everyone who continued to provide updates on the White-winged Dove currently being observed in Kaneville, Illinois.  This morning at 9:15 am Ron from Orland Park, Steve Gent, and I had good but brief looks at this bird as it came to a feeder just west of the cemetery in Kaneville.
An ID picture of this bird may be seen on my Flickr page; https://www.flickr.com/photos/mesquakie8/35691207532/in/dateposted-public/


Thanks again, and I must continue to thank people who take the opportunity to post when vagrants or rarities show up in the state.  The continual updates help those folks who may not be able to make it out during the first or second opportunities to see the bird.
Happy Birding,
John LonghenryRockford

 

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Date: 7/11/17 9:33 am
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Any White-winged Dove updates this morning?
The White-winged Dove was observed at 9:15 this morning at a feeder just west of the cemetery.  Did not stay long and was not relocated during the time we watched the area, left at 9:50 am.
John Longhenry/Steve GentRockford


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  Wondered if anyone has relocated the White-winged Dove this morning.
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Date: 7/11/17 9:08 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood stork gallery (no sighting, but...)
I haven't photographed one since 2000, and have no digital photos. Back
in the days of film, besides the extra expense of film and processing,
you didn't know for sure how the shots would turn out, and usually I
didn't for about a week. When I happened to be in Florida related to
another business, I bought camera equipment and started taking pictures
of the birds that I saw, to show friends and relatives. I remember the
Wood Stork was particularly difficult because of the contrast of black
and white that film didn't have the kind of tolerance that digital does.
Starting photography from scratch, while down there, and buying some
books on the subject, I made data chart sheets to write down all my
settings.

When my first Wood Stork shots didn't turn out well, I reviewed the
settings and adjusted things and the next came out with a better balance
from the two extremes of light and dark.

I'd been shooting about a year, when some shots, including a Wood Stork
were used in a portfolio of my shots in Birding Magazine.

So all these gallery shots are actually scans from slides. I would have
far more if I was shooting digitally. I reviewed what I had and tweaked
some to improve a little over the scanning process which doesn't always
do so well with such high contrast subjects.

It doesn't sound like many are getting great views of the Rend Lake one,
so doubtful of getting any good shots, and not being a locality lister,
I am skipping an attempt to see.

For those who missed or got poor looks or haven't seen in their more
usual range, here is a revised gallery with a few shots.

/http://theearlybirder.com/herons/wood-stork/index.htm/

/Rob Curtis/

/Chicago
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Date: 7/11/17 6:43 am
From: <peachjmc...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Any White-winged Dove updates this morning?
Wondered if anyone has relocated the White-winged Dove this morning.


Thanks.


Joan Campbell
 

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Date: 7/10/17 5:59 pm
From: <jreiter...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Meet renowned conservationist Dr. George Archibald July 25 (no sightings)
Passing along an email from the Internation Crane Foundation . . . For those who love cranes, a great opportunity. The evening is co-sponsored by Cantigny Park and the DuPage Birding Club. All are welcome! (And parking for this event is actually free, not $5 as it says below.)

Jeff Reiter
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Read "Words on Birds" in the Daily Herald, at www.dailyherald.com or visit my blog
Meet renowned ornithologist and conservationist Dr. George Archibald Tuesday, July 25, at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL



Calling All Craniacs!
Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will be giving a presentation at Cantigny Park on Tuesday, July 25, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., entitled My Life with Cranes.
As an International Crane Foundation member, you are invited to attend the DuPage Birding Club's free evening presentation at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, with parking available for $5.
Dr. Archibald is a legendary conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people around the world. He lives, breathes and dances with cranes! George's visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 45 years has given flight to grass-roots conservation worldwide. Today, the International Crane Foundation has over 90 staff and supports conservation projects in 45 countries.
Dr. Archibald's new book, My Life with Cranes, will be available for sale after the presentation, or you may order a copy here. The new memoir includes the charming account of George's famous pair-bond with a very rare whooping crane named Tex.
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Date: 7/10/17 5:53 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Possible Magnificent Frigatebird Chicago July 9th
A fairly convincing report of a Magnificent Frigatebird was submitted to eBird today. The bird was observed by a non-birder near Diversey Harbor in Chicago, Cook County, yesterday July 9th. It was suggested to him to enter the sighting into eBird.

The observer was aware of the sighting's significance, but unaware of the presence of a female Frigatebird at Point Pelee at the beginning of this month. In other words, he was not influenced by that information. He has never seen this species before.

These are the observer's notes. You be the judge.

For me, I have typically seen this species soaring at altitude. Other than that, I don't see much wrong with the description.

"It was a very large black seabird with a white stomach. I'm very familiar with cormorants and it was certainly not one. It was much larger. It was also not a great blue heron. It had distinctively narrow, sharply-angled wings.

I called it a female because as I understand male frigatebirds have red throats. The white was sort of a smallish area around the throat. Its head was black. I don't recall much about the beak but it was long, I guess similar in shape to a seagull. I have never seen a frigatebird before. The most noteable thing about it was its size. There were gulls flying with it and it was obvious that it was much larger than them. It was flying somewhat slowly and its wings flapped slowly. It was very close to us since it was following the lake shore closely and we were maybe 15-20 feet from the water. It was at a fairly low altitude. There doesn't seem to be any bird of similar size and coloration."

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL

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Date: 7/10/17 4:00 pm
From: Jason Newton <jasonmichaelnewton...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White-winged Dove (Kane) - YES
Denny Jones refound the White-winged dove visiting some feeders on the west
side of the Kaneville Cemetery on Main St. I watched it with him for a few
minutes before it flew to a tree in the cemetery, sang a couple times, and
then flew southwest over town. That was at around 5:30 PM. I'm currently
watching the feeders but it hasn't returned yet.

Jason Newton
Aurora, Kane Co.

 

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Date: 7/10/17 3:48 pm
From: 'Andrew S. Aldrich' <andrewsaldrich...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Any wood stork updates?
No sightings yet today but hopefully others will have better luck! Davida Kalina and I scoured the area around the tower from 8-10am then again from 4-5ish unsuccessfully.

Andrew Aldrich
Chicago (Cook Co.)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 10, 2017, at 2:43 PM, 'Sundberg, Jeffrey' <jsundber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Some of us laggards would appreciate any updates from people looking for, or better yet AT, the wood stork. Thank you.
>
>
> On a totally unrelated note, a friend showed me a picture of a female Mallard sitting on a nest in the crotch of a silver maple tree in her yard in Grayslake. Apparently it takes her a while to get in there but she manages. An earlier ground nest was predated and the homeowner wonders if this might be the same bird trying again with a different technique.
>
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> Jeff Sundberg
> Lake County
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Date: 7/10/17 1:46 pm
From: John Picken <john...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Radio Program on Bird Migration
Here's an interesting BBC radio program in which the host talks to 3 scientists about bird migration:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wmk5j

Cheers.

John Picken
Chicago

 

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Date: 7/10/17 12:58 pm
From: 'Sundberg, Jeffrey' <jsundber...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Any wood stork updates?
Some of us laggards would appreciate any updates from people looking for, or better yet AT, the wood stork. Thank you.


On a totally unrelated note, a friend showed me a picture of a female Mallard sitting on a nest in the crotch of a silver maple tree in her yard in Grayslake. Apparently it takes her a while to get in there but she manages. An earlier ground nest was predated and the homeowner wonders if this might be the same bird trying again with a different technique.



Jeff Sundberg

Lake County

 

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Date: 7/10/17 12:56 pm
From: Ryan Jones <ryanj120...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant - Kane Co. YES
The North Aurora Neotropic Cormorant flew in from the north around 2:00pm today and landed in a dead tree on the west side of the river about 300yds north of the dam. Poor quality and distant photos obtained. Only had time to view for about 10-15 min but it was still there when I left. There were 4 Double-crested Cormorants sitting on a log up by the first island and one fishing in the river nearby.

Ryan Jones
Kendall County

 

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Date: 7/10/17 11:29 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North Monday 7-10-17
Hello Bird People,

Thought it might be a "rain out" today but it turned to be just a
"rain delay" as the rain was done by 8:30 a.m. So off I went to see if
the rain had flooded my local, close to home shorebird spots. Only had
time to check the 3 above mentioned places.

Air Station Prairie still has mud flats but only a little in the pond
west of the building & better mud flats in the pond east of the
building. Had 5 shorebird species there. But both Techny Basin &
Techny North have a stream flowing through them which had completely
flooded those 2 places & with more rain, some heavy, expected through
Thursday I'd skip them for the rest of this week anyway, at least for
shorebirds. I'll do a full day list for Air Station Prairie but not
the other places.

Air Station Prairie (8:55-10 a.m.)

West Pond

Great Egret (1)
Mallard (1-F plus 1-F with 7 young plus 1-F with only 1 young)
Killdeer (5)
Spotted Sandpiper (2-AD & 2 large young)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (5)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
SORA (1, only a fast look as it ran out from the reeds onto the mud
flat & ran back to the reeds)

East Pond

Great Blue Heron (1)
Killdeer (3)
Spotted Sandpiper (1-AD & 4 large young)
Solitary Sandpiper (3)
Least Sandpiper (4)
Flicker (3 together in a tree on the mud flat)
Grackle (4 on the mud flats)
Red Wings (a few at both ponds)

Flying over both ponds were Tree (6), Rough Winged (2), Cliff (1) &
Barn Swallows.
Flying by were Mourning Dove (2) & 1 raptor flew in & past carrying
it's prey which seemed to be a small shorebird. At 1st I thought it
was a Cooper's Hawk but it had pointed Falcon wings & the size made it
certain that it was a PEREGRINE flying toward the Lake Glenview area.
"Heard only" were a Willow Flycatcher & a Common Yellowthroat.

The only birds I saw at Techny Basin were a few Barn Swallows where
deep water is everywhere
At Techny North 3 Spotted Sandpipers were on the rock wall banks.
Flying were Great Egret (1), Ring Billed Gull (2) & Caspian Tern (1).
Two Black Crowned Night Herons were in trees along the banks. Only a
few Wood Ducks, Mallards & Canada Geese were swimming in the flooded
stream.
Like last year all the vegetation in the fields has been cut down
completely. This is a once a year project it seems.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between 2 birds only giving brief views,
the Sora & the Peregrine.

License Plate Of The Day for yesterday goes to one from Rhode Island
seen on the Dan Ryan & 2 days before that to one from Alaska seen
locally. Better plates than birds lately!

Al Stokie
Working around the rain in close to home Cook County today


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Date: 7/10/17 6:17 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White Ibis NO Anhinga YES
No imm. White Ibis yet this morning.

But I did get some poor photos of a flyover Anhinga that can be viewed at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38065414

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor
 

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Date: 7/9/17 10:49 pm
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET White-winged Dove
If anyone happens to relocate the White-winged Dove tomorrow, Monday, would appreciate any updates positive or negative.  Thanks, made a run later in the day and failed to locate the bird.
John LonghenryRockford


On Sunday, July 9, 2017 1:29 PM, "Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  The White-winged Dove is currently in a dead evergreen across from the fire station on Lovell Street in Kaneville, Kane County.

Thanks, Bob for the heads-up.

Urs Geiser
Currently in Kane Co.

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Date: 7/9/17 5:01 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RBA - White Ibis Jackson County
Don Mullison reports an immature WHITE IBIS along Highway 3 in Jackson County today near Grand Tower.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL

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Date: 7/9/17 4:03 pm
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017
07 and 09 July 2017 - This is the 2017 nesting report on the Chicago Skyway
Monk Parakeet colony in SE Chicago. From the Picosito Mexican Grill I
counted 47 stick nests (5 under the bridge and 42 on the southwest side of
the bridge) along 10000 S. Ewing Ave. and Avenues "L" "M" and "N." Some
nests are small with one perfectly round entrance hole and others are very
large with many connecting compartment entrance holes.



There is much more traffic in this area than in previous years, but the
intersection has been improved and greened so one can actually sit under a
nest in the small East Side Memorial parkway that has four benches near the
army tank monument.



The 2016 count was a high of 50+ nests. Possibly the lower number is because
workers maintain and paint the bridge and remove nests accessible on the
underside of the bridge. Workers were working July 7 under the bridge at
100th and Ewing. However, the established southwest outer stick nests jammed
between sections of pipes are active with nestlings.



The nests are destroyed by the city and state and utility companies as
non-native birds with the approval of institutions and non-government
organizations including bird organizations. However, the Chicago Skyway is
leased private property and the Monks are accepted in the community as a
novelty. This is a neighborhood near the heavy industrial developed Calumet
River and the Monk's competitors are House Sparrows and European Starlings
that succeed in the harsh environment. They nested in the "hidden" lakefront
Calumet Park on light posts and electric transmission boxes in alleyways.
New nests are regularly removed. Large colonies of Monk Parakeets once
existed in Hyde Park in Chicago and the Village of Burnham on Greenbay Ave.
Monk nests on public property and on utility polls are usually removed in NW
Indiana as well.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN

I wrote the article Monk Parakeet: First State Breeding Records and
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Date: 7/9/17 3:29 pm
From: Brendon Lake <brendonlake10...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant - Kane Co.
The Neotropic Cormorant found at the North Aurora Dam this morning is still here. Scope is a must, the bird is visible north of the dam, from the pavilion on the east side of the river. It is sitting with 2 DCCO in a dead tree along the West bank.
Brendon LakeBurlington, Kane Co.

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Date: 7/9/17 3:14 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET more warbler gallery updates
got through those starting with N

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

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

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/n-wtrthrush/index.htm

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Date: 7/9/17 2:09 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Burnham Prairie, Indian Ridge & Eggers Grove F.P.'s Sunday 7-9-17
Hello Bird People,

I hope you all did better than I did today but it would be hard to not
do better than I did today!
Except for 1 negative bit of info I would not have bothered to do a
report today. But some may be interested to know that I looked twice
for the 2 Snowy Egrets seen by Ted W yesterday at Burnham Prairie
without seeing them. Plenty of other Heron/Egrets there though.

My original plan was to make a quick stop at Montrose to check on
shorebirds but only found Killdeer (8), Spotted Sandpipers (4) &, by
the flooded beach, Least Sandpipers (2). Not a good start!

Then I wanted to look for Ted's Snowy Egrets which I already mentioned
that I did not find. Then I wanted to look for the Bobwhite reported
by both Walter M & Andrew A yesterday but I could not only not find
the Bobwhite I could not even figure out where to look! Tried the bike
path mentioned by Walter but could not measure where I was so finding
"south of 18th St" was not possible. That's what I get for not getting
location details from those who knew. My final search was going to be
for the Hegewisch Gallinule which I heard last week but did not see
but I could see by how things were going it was time to quit & try
again some other day.

I'll just give 1 day list & it's from Burnham Prairie (7:30-8:30 a.m.
& noon-12:20 p.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (7)
Great Blue Heron (4-5)
Great Egret (6-7)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Goose (33)
Mallard (4)
Turkey Vulture (1 soaring)
Killdeer (18)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper (only 1)
Ring Billed Gull (3-4)
Caspian Tern (2)
Mourning Dove (4)

Land birds included Red Bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pewee, Eastern
Kingbird, Crows, House Wren, Tree & Barn Swallows, Robins, Catbirds,
Starlings, Song Sparrows, Cardinal, Dicksissel,
Red Wings, Grackles, House Finch, Goldfinch & House Sparrows.

Eggers Grove

The marsh had more Cormorants, Great Blues, Great Egrets & 3 Black
Crowned Night Herons & I heard 2 Marsh Wrens. The woods had both
Yellow Warbler & Common Yellowthroat plus House Wrens.

Indian Ridge (Just a quick look)

The Mute Swan family is doing well & the 2 young ones are getting
bigger although only 1/2 the size of the adults.

In fact Bird-Of-The-Day will go to the Swan family & Runner-Up to the
Black Crowned Night Herons. I hope my next try (if there is a next
try) for the Snowy Egrets, Bobwhite & Gallinule will go better than
today's attempts.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/9/17 1:39 pm
From: Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Bonapartes gull at Whalon Lake
Looked for the sandpipers at the Whalon Lake mudflats only found 13 killdeer, 2 eastern Kingbirds, Lots of red winged blackbirds and heard some yellow warblers and common yellowthroat.
After continuing on to the Lake saw a Dickcissel and 1 more kingbird. In the lake on the sunken tree there was a Ring-billed gull next to a Cormorant that was next to the Bonapartes gull. The Bonapartes had pink legs black edged wings and a black spot one the head so a juvenile.



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Date: 7/9/17 11:29 am
From: Urs Geiser <ugeiser...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET White-winged Dove
The White-winged Dove is currently in a dead evergreen across from the fire station on Lovell Street in Kaneville, Kane County.

Thanks, Bob for the heads-up.

Urs Geiser
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Date: 7/9/17 9:58 am
From: Ethan Gyllenhaal <ethannatureboy...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rend Lake Wood Stork- YES!!!
Hey all,

After only being almost absent since yesterday around noon, the Wood Stork finally showed up in the pond viewed from the Nason Obvservation Tower.

It wasn't seen flying in, but I first saw it at 11:21am after scanning the pond constantly for the past 5 hours. Sometimes it ducks behind reeds, but is visible from along the road to the N of there.

Sadly, my brother Aaron had to leave for work before it showed up. If anyone is headed down there from Chicago tomorrow, my brother would love to come along as a navigator/ebirder/gas co-payer. If you'd like to take him up on it, his email is <aarongyllenhaal...>, and phone is (708)-203-7921.

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Date: 7/9/17 8:24 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 8 July: Osprey
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th, Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow and the inner harbor. Nothing too exciting but I had a few notable sightings, at least locally notable.
At 63rd Street Beach several juvenile CLIFF SWALLOWS are peering out of their nests looking for mom and dad to bring them food. There is one juvenile in a Cliff Swallow nest with a widened opening that I assume is a House Sparrow. There was 1 each juvenile SPOTTED SANDPIPER at each end of the beach. Tuesday an area along the path to the pier where I often am able to find moths and other insects hiding in the vegetation was bulldozed. It was mostly non-native vegetation and I held out hope that they would redo the area with native plantings but instead it has been turned into a lawn. I guess we just don't have enough of that in the park! There are several recently fledged juvenile BARN SWALLOWS at the 59th Street promontory and in the Wooded Island area still expecting to be fed. I haven't seen any young Rough-winged Swallows yet. I heard the clear calls of a BLUE JAY coming from north of the Museum of Science and Industry, which is not a bird expected in the park at this time of year. I didn't hear any other calls from the area that would indicate a starling mimicking a jay. When I was in the Japanese Garden I saw a large bird with a distinctive profile flying across the meadow heading west then flying right over the island. It was an OSPREY, another bird not usually seen here in the summer. A male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD has perched in a dead tree where the old rose garden used to be. If this is the same bird I saw in May he always perches out in the open but, it seems, always in bad light so that my photos are always silhouettes! Somewhere on the island there is a hummingbird nest that others have seen. I guess this is dad. Of course all male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are dead-beat dads. I haven't heard or seen the Dickcissel in the meadow since 24 June but the SWAMP SPARROW is still singing away. A WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH was in the area of the north parking lot. This is my first in the park since 18 April. Nothing exciting on the insect front. Butterfly numbers have been low, especially for sulphurs, although there were a lot of Monarchs around yesterday (16). Moth numbers and diversity have been worse, though I did find a lifer yesterday, if identified correctly: Angelic Crocidiphora Moth (Crocidiphora serratissimalis). Perhaps this is due to the dry conditions. Much of the vegetation in the meadow is dying from lack of rain.


Randy Shonkwiler
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Date: 7/9/17 8:14 am
From: Josh Engel <jengel5230...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET ILYB Goose Lake (McHenry) field trip report Saturday
Jake Cvetas wrote up a nice report about the Illinois Young Birders outing yesterday (Saturday, 8 July) to Goose Lake Natural Area and North Branch Conservation Area in McHenry County. You can find photos on the group's Facebook page: 

Three young birders joined us for our July field trip to Goose Lake Natural Area in search of uncommon marsh breeding birds. Josh Engel led us down the long trail that led to the marsh where we were greeted by a Gray Catbird and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Emerging from the forest, we immediately saw dozens of Yellow-headed Blackbirds foraging on the path in front of us, and interestingly enough, most of them were immature birds. [Zach and Josh also got a brief view of a Common Gallinule rushing into the reeds on the west side of the lake.] We scanned the area and found a few Black Terns foraging gracefully across the surface of the marsh. Continuing on, we enjoyed the songs and calls of both Marsh Wrens and Pied-billed Grebes. A Green Heron flew by and landed in a nearby tree. Hearing the call notes of shorebirds, we look up to see Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, and Solitary Sandpipers descending on a small flooded section of a nearby farm field. Satisfied, we moved on to our next spot: North Branch Conservation Area.
At North Branch, we encountered a nice diversity of grassland birds including Dickcissel, Bobolink, Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, and Sedge Wren. Turkey Vultures and a Red-tailed Hawk soared overhead. A Ring-necked Pheasant was heard crowing off in the distance. On the walk back to the parking lot, we were treated to the alternate song of a Grasshopper Sparrow.

In total, we saw 57 species, a nice total for the month of July in Illinois.
We hope that you will join us for our next event, our 2nd Annual Illinois Young Birder Symposium held at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods! Join us and keynote speaker Jen Brumfield for a day of birding, talks, and celebration of art and photography!
Thanks to Jake for the report and for keeping eBird lists at each location.
Josh EngelChicago
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Date: 7/8/17 7:31 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Eggers Grove (Cook Co., 7-8-17)
I visited Eggers Grove Forest Preserve (entrance at 112th & Avenue "E," Chicago) on Saturday morning (8 July 2017). A continuing NORTHERN BOBWHITE was heard giving its unmistakable “Bob-White” call at the regular slag flats location (Burnham Greenway Bicycle Trail just south of 118th Street). Birds I was able to photograph included BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, GRAY CATBIRD, and a pair of MUTE SWANS. I also took some photos of a WHITE-TAILED DEER doe, and a nearby buck with 2 fawns.

Black-crowned Night-Heron photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35766021806/in/dateposted-public/

Red-headed Woodpecker photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35674621891/in/dateposted-public/

Gray Catbird photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35417966140/in/dateposted-public/

Mute Swan photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35765949906/in/dateposted-public/

White-tailed Deer (doe):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35765828126/in/dateposted-public/

White-tailed Deer (buck w/2 fawns):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35806503065/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 7/8/17 6:10 pm
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: IBET Calumet Osprey nest #2 (7-8-17)
In the past, Osprey nests in cell towers didn't fair well for various
reasons I won't mention in SE Chicago (Torrence Ave. & 116th St. and Avenue
"O" and the rail yard next to Powderhorn). Maybe it is time for Cook County
FP and/or Chicago Park District to install another nesting platform in a
safe, appropriate place at the correct height near water in SE Chicago.



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Date: 7/8/17 3:04 pm
From: Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Duck x Hooded Merganser hybrid
A female Wood Duck x Hooded Merganser was seen this morning at Goose Lake Prairie SP. I will post the full trip report later.

Oliver Burrus
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Date: 7/8/17 2:03 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Calumet Osprey nest #2 (7-8-17)
Hidden in plain sight. I stumbled upon a second Calumet area OSPREY nest by accident on Saturday morning, 8 July 2017 (the other Calumet Osprey nest is at the traditional Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve location, active since about 2002). The nest I discovered on Saturday morning was on a cell tower along the Doty Avenue East frontage road just north of 130th Street and east of I-94 in Chicago. A pair of adult Ospreys was present – one (presumed male) was perched on a separate nearby cell tower, the other (presumed female) was on the cell tower nest. The female was actively & busily tending the contents of the nest. Although I didn’t see any young in the nest during my brief visit, I strongly believe they were there based on the female’s behavior.

Oddly, the male’s eyes were closed in the vast majority of photos I took, even though it seemed (pretended?) to be alert. I was finally able to get one photo of the male with its eyes open. On the other hand, the busy female’s eyes were always open. I wondered if there might be something wrong with the male, such as Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis – but I have never heard of that disease occurring in any birds other than Fringillid finches (certainly not in Ospreys). Finally, after doing an online search, I found that Ospreys have white eyelids (like the male in my photos), and that they close their eyelids from the bottom up (again, just like my photo bird). So it seems the male Osprey in my photo was not sick (just snoozing). And I actually learned two new things today!

But I do need to comment that every time I encounter a pair of raptors the female always seems to be busy doing something really important, but the male always seems to prefer the Dagwood Bumstead approach (that is, asleep on the sofa). Wired into the genes, I guess.

Male Osprey (eyes closed):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35671352591/in/dateposted-public/

Female Osprey on nest:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35762694926/in/dateposted-public/

Male osprey (eyes open):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/34993281733/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 7/8/17 12:19 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET 83rd St Fluddle, Whalon Lake & Fermi Lab Saturday 7-8-17
Hello Bird People,

Thanks to some info from my friend Mike Madsen I started at the Greene
Valley 83rd St Fluddle where as Mike said the shorebird habitat is
good at least until the next batch of rain comes in.
Mostly I saw Killdeer but there were 5 other shorebird species present
as well. With 1 exception all were what you'd expect to see in
mid-July. Here's my site list:

83rd Street Fluddle (Greene Valley F.P.) (7:15-9 a.m. including the
walk to & from the parking lot)

D.C. Cormorant (1-AD)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Goose (16-AD & 1 small young one)
Mallard (15-AD & 8 young)
Killdeer (69)
Spotted Sandpiper (11)
Lesser Yellowlegs (4)
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (16-18)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (1, for sure)
(Usually don't find 1 of these until the end of July but in with the
Least's was 1 peep with black legs, a short, stubby bill & without the
brownish back with white stripes as on the Least's.)
Ring Billed Gull (1-AD)
Caspian Tern (2-AD)
Mourning Dove (2)
Tree (2) & Barn (3) Swallows
Goldfinch (1)
(All the above were in the water or on the mud flats)

Along the edges were Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Catbird,
Cardinal & Red Wings.
Away from the Fluddle were Red Bellied Woodpecker (a young one),
Eastern Kingbird, Chickadee, House Wrens, Robins, Warbling Vireo,
Field & Song Sparrows & a singing Eastern Towhee.

Then a stop at the wetlands part of Whalon Lake where the water is
fairly high with only small mud edges where the land & water meet. In
the water were Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (10),
Canada Goose (17) & Mallard (4-AD & 12 young in 2 groups), Flying over
the water were Tree & Barn Swallows & on the mud edges were Killdeer
(6) & Spotted Sandpiper (1).

Then to Fermi Lab where I found out why none of the recent ebird
reports have included any shorebirds except for a few Killdeer. The
water is very, very high with no sign of any shorebird habitat at A.E.
Sea or Lake Law. Didn't check the far south lake as I didn't have much
hope it would be any better.

I am running into the same problem at all my shorebird areas & that is
even when you find a fairly good shorebird spot (83rd St Fluddle,
Burnham Prairie Marsh) there's no other nearby place to also find
shorebirds. If I am going to drive that far it seems to me that I need
more than 1 location to make it worth driving such a distance.
Otherwise it's not very efficient birding. Need to work on that.

Bird-Of-The-Day (probably for the 1st time ever) to the somewhat early
Semipalmated Sandpiper
&, keeping it an all shorebird awards day, Runner-Up to the finally
seen Solitary Sandpiper.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/8/17 10:30 am
From: Michael Bily <mqbily...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fox River (Kane County)
The glorious weather Saturday morning was exhilarating to both humans and birds.  Humans were out in droves, walking, jogging and biking on the Fox River Trail.  Birds everywhere were loudly singing.
At Fabyan Woods Japanese Garden, the resident Yellow Throated Warbler could be seen and heard singing from the top of the tallest pine all morning.  In the thicket west of the Bear Cage (yes, there is a Bear Cage), I consistently heard what I took to be a Black Throated Blue Warbler.
At Les Arends Forest Preserve, the two adult Red Headed Woodpeckers continue to defend their nest from the lurking starlings and Red Bellied Woodpeckers.  Heard singing nearby were a Wood Thrush and a Yellow Throated Vireo.
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Date: 7/8/17 9:32 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
Wood Stork still here. Flew into tree not visible from platform. Is visible from road by cement culvert

Dan Williams
Rockford

> On Jul 7, 2017, at 7:33 PM, John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Thanks to all who keep posting on the Wood Stork, hoping that people continue to post yay or nay on this bird for the weekend. Much thanks, hoping to see it tomorrow, Saturday.
>
> John Longhenry
> Rockford
>
>
> On Friday, July 7, 2017 12:50 PM, "Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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>
>
> The Woodstock is still present at 12:50PM in the marshy area east of the lookout tower next to rend lake.
>
> Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone
>
>> On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:33 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Nothing since 9:48 am
>>
>> Sent from my cellular device
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>> Craig Taylor
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Date: 7/8/17 8:47 am
From: Aaron G <aarongyllenhaal...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spotted Redshank NO
Hey all,

My brother, dad and I went looking for the Redshank this morning at the North and South Globe Units of Emiquon. We had no luck with the Redshank but we did manage to get 14 shorebird species. The highlights included the continuing Hudsonian Godwit, 3 American Avocets, 5 Stilt Sandpipers and huge numbers of yellowlegs. Many shorebirds were left unidentified due to distance and backlighting, so the Redshank could feasibly still be there. Off to the Wood Stork now!

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Date: 7/8/17 8:14 am
From: <landscape.arch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Snowy egrets at Burnham Prairie
There are two snowy egrets at Burnham Prairie. Originally seen in the first pond south of the parking lot. My approach flushed them before I saw them, but had good flight views. Now perched on dead wood in the south end of the pond south of the entry drive, best accessed on the gravel trail that leaves the parking lot, then through grass to pond edge.

Ted Wolff
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Date: 7/8/17 5:20 am
From: Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET red-breasted nuthatch (cook co) 7/5/17 sighting
Where on Cook County are you? I had at least 2 in Glenview on 1 July.

Adam

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> On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:15 PM, Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> I can't freaking believe this. I heard a "nuthatch" that "sounded weird" but I couldn't find it so I let it go. Later there were a family (presumed) of chickadees in our ponderosa pine so I was watching them. Then I thought there was a nuthatch, but it was "too small," and it didn't "act right" (more like a foraging chickadee) so I figured it was one of the chickadees (no bins). I took some video of said nuthatch and I'm just watching it now and it's a freaking red-breasted nuthatch. O.M.G.
>
> We had two here this fall but they didn't stay for the winter. This is crazy. Crazy I tell you!
>
> Going to add a data point to the shifting range of birds to e-bird now.
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> Suzanne Coleman
> Cook co.
> 7/7/17
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Date: 7/7/17 8:16 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET red-breasted nuthatch (cook co) 7/5/17 sighting
I can't freaking believe this.  I heard a "nuthatch" that "sounded weird" but I couldn't find it so I let it go.  Later there were a family (presumed) of chickadees in our ponderosa pine so I was watching them.  Then I thought there was a nuthatch, but it was "too small," and it didn't "act right" (more like a foraging chickadee) so I figured it was one of the chickadees (no bins).  I took some video of said nuthatch and I'm just watching it now and it's a freaking red-breasted nuthatch.  O.M.G.
We had two here this fall but they didn't stay for the winter.  This is crazy.  Crazy I tell you!
Going to add a data point to the shifting range of birds to e-bird now.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.7/7/17
 

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Date: 7/7/17 5:34 pm
From: John Longhenry <mesquakie8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
Thanks to all who keep posting on the Wood Stork, hoping that people continue to post yay or nay on this bird for the weekend.  Much thanks, hoping to see it tomorrow, Saturday.
John LonghenryRockford


On Friday, July 7, 2017 12:50 PM, "Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  The Woodstock is still present at 12:50PM in the marshy area east of the lookout tower next to rend lake. 

Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone
On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:33 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Nothing since 9:48 am

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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Date: 7/7/17 3:26 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Louisiana Waterthrush gallery revised.
I rearranged this gallery in order somewhat of a life history.

I had periodically spent days in a blind, and shooting behavior such as
singing, foraging, flying, gathering nesting material, bringing food to
the nest, removing faecal pellets. that was very interesting as the
bird would bring it to the water and let the stream carry it away, so
there would be no evidence.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/la-waterthrush/index.htm



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Date: 7/7/17 11:36 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
Still present 1:36 pm

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jul 7, 2017, at 12:50 PM, Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> The Woodstock is still present at 12:50PM in the marshy area east of the lookout tower next to rend lake.
>
> Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone
>
>> On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:33 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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>> Nothing since 9:48 am
>>
>> Sent from my cellular device
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Date: 7/7/17 10:59 am
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Dale/Itasca Reservoir Complex Friday 7-7-17
Hello Bird People,

This is mainly to let others know that all sections of this place are
suffering from an overabundance of water & almost no shorebird habitat
is present. Only along the banks of Salt Creek was there a bit of mud
edge & there I saw 3 Spotted Sandpipers, my only shorebirds of the
day. I do not think I'll be back here for a while as the outlook for
shorebird habitat is poor. Maybe by August if the rains ever slow
down.

The only water birds seen today were in the main reservoir & included
D.C. Cormorant (11), Great Egret (2), Green Heron (1), Canada Goose
(14), Mallard (4), Ring Billed Gull (3) & Caspian Tern (2 hunting).

The middle Pond had 2 Cormorants & 1 Caspian Tern & the Creek area had
18 Rough Winged Swallows on a mud flat besides the above mentioned
Spotted Sandpipers. Absolutely no birds at all at the western wetlands
which is as flooded as I've ever seen it. All land areas completely
under water.

Later I made a stop at the nearby Song Bird Slough where all I saw
were nesting birds including Warbling Vireo (3), Yellow Warbler (2),
Common Yellowthroat (6), Field (5) & Song (4) Sparrows.
One Great Blue Heron flew by & 3 Great Egrets were resting in a bare
tree. In contrast to the shortage of birds there were plenty of Deer
Flies but I managed to avoid being bitten this time.

Bird-Of-The-Day & "Good Dad Award" goes to a male Baltimore Oriole
picking & feeding berries to a young Oriole. Runner-Up to the
reservoir Green Heron which I didn't expect to see.
I did not see either Wood Stork or Redshank today. Must be looking in
the wrong places!

Al Stokie
In DuPage County today dodging Deer Flies


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Date: 7/7/17 10:50 am
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork. YES
The Woodstock is still present at 12:50PM in the marshy area east of the lookout tower next to rend lake.

Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone

> On Jul 7, 2017, at 10:33 AM, Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Nothing since 9:48 am
>
> Sent from my cellular device
>
> Craig Taylor
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Date: 7/7/17 9:00 am
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spotted Redshank
A SPOTTED REDSHANK (in alternate plumage) was observed flying from the South Globe Tract over toward the North Globe Tract at Emiquon Refuge (in Fulton Co.) at 5:40am today (July 7). It was in a flock of about twenty LESSER YELLOWLEGS.

A thin spit of land runs east/west out in the water about half way down the east side of the South Globe Tract. The Redshank was spotted out on that spit at around 7:30am. It remained there for about thirty minutes - when it then flew off out of sight - toward the southwest corner of the South Globe Tract.

A RED KNOT was out in the middle of the South Globe Tract early - but was not seen again after that.

A WILLET was at the south end of the South Globe Tract.

Many shorebirds are present there. Most of them are distant and moving around a lot.


Kevin Richmond
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Date: 7/7/17 8:51 am
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
Any reports positive or negative about the wood stork would be greatly appreciated.

Susan Zelek
Cook county

Sent from Sue Zelek's iPhone

> On Jul 6, 2017, at 7:09 PM, Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> When I was visiting my brother down in Florida he showed me a small group of Wood storks, but that was near the Everglades in Florida. I think that Wood Stork at Rend Lake is either really lost, or it is an ominous sign of Global Warming. Polly Wilson-R.L. Beach
> .
>
> From: "<gregneise...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
> To: <ILbirds...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:24 PM
> Subject: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
>
> CONFIRMED WOOD STORK at Rend Lake today, via eBird:
> *** Species Summary:
> Wood Stork (1 Jefferson)
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> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Needs Alert for Illinois.The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in Illinois, based on your eBird observations. View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN10358 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN10358
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
>
> Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) (1)
> - Reported Jul 06, 2017 06:11 by Bob Gulledge
> - Rend Lake--Nason Observation Tower (Jefferson Co.), Jefferson, Illinois
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/ http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.174854,-88.94828&ll=38.174854,-88.94828
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252
> - Comments: "solitary bird, feeding in the marshes. Very unusual sighting. Had another photographer with me"
>
>
> Relocated and photographed by Whitney Gregge ... up to the minute details at the Illinois RBA Facebook Group:
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Date: 7/7/17 8:33 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wood Stork. NOT. (Yet)
Nothing since 9:48 am

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Craig Taylor


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Date: 7/6/17 7:15 pm
From: <tvincl...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Essay with bird list from Quiver Lake (Mason County)
An essay titled "Backwater Morning -- A Season in Transition" has just been posted at The River Landing http://theriverlanding.typepad.com/the_river_landing/2017/07/backwater-morning-a-season-in-transition.html blog. The essay, with a bird list, is about the morning of July 3rd that I spent birding (part of the time) at Quiver Lake, just south of Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge.


http://theriverlanding.typepad.com/the_river_landing/2017/07/backwater-morning-a-season-in-transition.html http://theriverlanding.typepad.com/the_river_landing/2017/07/backwater-morning-a-season-in-transition.html
http://theriverlanding.typepad.com/the_river_landing/2017/07/backwater-morning-a-season-in-transition.html
Tom Lerczak
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Date: 7/6/17 5:28 pm
From: Judith Pollock <jpbobolink...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Deer Grove Bird Conservation Success Story Saturday
The forecast Saturday is for a nice cool day - perfect for a walk in a big, beautiful grassland/wetland/shrubland/savanna complex - Deer Grove East in Palatine. Come learn about the large-scale restoration at this new Land and Water Reserve with representatives from Openlands, the stewards group and the FPCC. http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story-2/ <http://fpdcc.com/event/bird-conservation-success-story-2/>July 8; 8-10 am.


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Evanston
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Date: 7/6/17 5:13 pm
From: Polly Wilson <kdithoopla...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
When I was visiting my brother down in Florida he showed me a small group of Wood storks, but that was near the Everglades in Florida.  I think that Wood Stork at Rend Lake  is either really lost, or it is an ominous sign of Global Warming.  Polly Wilson-R.L. Beach .

From: "<gregneise...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: <ILbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake

CONFIRMED WOOD STORK at Rend Lake today, via eBird:
*** Species Summary:
Wood Stork (1 Jefferson)
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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Needs Alert for Illinois.The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in Illinois, based on your eBird observations. View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN10358 http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN10358
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) (1)
- Reported Jul 06, 2017 06:11 by Bob Gulledge
- Rend Lake--Nason Observation Tower (Jefferson Co.), Jefferson, Illinois
- Map: http://maps.google.com/ http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.174854,-88.94828&ll=38.174854,-88.94828
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252
- Comments: "solitary bird, feeding in the marshes. Very unusual sighting. Had another photographer with me"


Relocated and photographed by Whitney Gregge ... up to the minute details at the Illinois RBA Facebook Group:

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Date: 7/6/17 4:15 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET more warbler galleries
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/mourn-warb/index.htm many more of
these from this spring

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/magnolia/index.htm many added here too

Rob Curtis
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Date: 7/6/17 2:22 pm
From: <gregneise...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RBA- WOOD STORK at Rend Lake
CONFIRMED WOOD STORK at Rend Lake today, via eBird:
*** Species Summary:
Wood Stork (1 Jefferson)
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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) (1)
- Reported Jul 06, 2017 06:11 by Bob Gulledge
- Rend Lake--Nason Observation Tower (Jefferson Co.), Jefferson, Illinois
- Map: http://maps.google.com/ http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.174854,-88.94828&ll=38.174854,-88.94828
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38002252
- Comments: "solitary bird, feeding in the marshes. Very unusual sighting. Had another photographer with me"


Relocated and photographed by Whitney Gregge ... up to the minute details at the Illinois RBA Facebook Group:

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Date: 7/6/17 12:53 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET N.E. Lake County Shorebird Survey Catch Up Thursday 7-6-17
Hello Bird People,

Did 3 more Summer/Fall shorebird survey locations today & now I have
at least 1 visit at all my 2017 survey spots except for Wood Dale
Reservoir & Big Marsh both of which remain flooded & may have to left
out this year unless things change at both places. I may have to find
a substitute location or 2? Here's what I saw today & it's mainly
beach birds & not land birds.

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

Not 1 other person here today & that's fine with me. I am pleased to
report that the COMMON TERN colony mentioned by Donnie D & biologist
Brad S is still in business with a max count of 12 flying above the
nest site when I walked by although a few more may have been on nests.
Looks like the 4th of July crowds & the big storm did not drive them
out at least so far. Biggest threat will be dogs running freely as the
area is roped off but that won't stop the dogs & dogs there are.

D.C. Cormorant (7)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (1)
Canada Goose (86)
Mallard (2 in the lake & a family group of 7 in the backwaters)
Killdeer (2 on the main swimming beach)
Spotted Sandpiper (10-11)
Ring Billed (~75) & Herring (20) Gulls
Caspian Tern (7 on the beaches)
COMMON TERN (Max=12)
Purple Martin (2 hunting)
Bank & Barn Swallows
Marsh Wren (4 singing with 1 well seen for a change)
Dicksissel (2 singing)
Song Sparrow (also 2 singing)
Red Wings (~10) & Grackle (2)

No dive bombing by the Common Terns today but I walked on the beach
edge closest to the water as far from them as possible. See to it that
you do the same as this is a VERY important nesting site.

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

Birds Seen & Heard From The Beach Only

D.C. Cormorant (7 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (6 at the river mouth)
Killdeer (6)
Spotted Sandpiper (1-AD & 1 young)
Ring Billed Gull (220 & 40)
Herring Gull (few fly-bys)
Caspian Tern (4 fly-bys)
Tree, Bank & Barn Swallows
Crow (1 on the beach)
Brown Thrasher (1 singing near the beach)
HORNED LARK (1 Juvenile)
(This time I was ready for this bird & when I saw it I thought of the
song by The Who called
"Won't Get Fooled Again!" & I was NOT fooled. Check your Field Guide
for a juvenile & you'll see why you just might get fooled.)
Eastern Meadowlark (3-4 singing)
BREWERS BLACKBIRD (7-8 feeding on the beach as always)

Inland birds included a still singing Yellow Warbler & 3 singing
Common Yellowthroats.
Best bird here was a singing but hard to see male SUMMER TANAGER 1st
just south of the Nature Center lot & then in the lot area. Glad I
actually found this one by myself unlike last time when Adam S did the
finding.

State Line Beach (10:30-10:45 a.m.)

Arrived to see over 300 Gulls & Terns at the north end of the beach
but within 5 min a family showed up with 1 little monster who ran into
any group of Gulls that formed or reformed. Before the kid onslaught
I noticed a few shorebirds on the green glop at the north end. By some
miracle they did not fly away with the Gulls & being small the kid did
not notice them. Turned out to be 7 Least Sandpipers, my only migrant
shorebirds of the day. Also present were 17 Caspian Terns but all flew
away. This will be a tough place to cover during Summer beach season.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the juvenile Horned Lark which seem to show up on
these beaches every year. Wonder where they come from?
Runners-Up to the Summer Tanager & the Common Terns. May they survive
& prosper although I have my doubts if the dogs show up as they
usually do.

Al Stokie
In N.E. Lake County today


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Date: 7/6/17 12:32 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Interesting grants list for IL conservation projects (no bird sightings)
Hi, 
I just found this info and thought it was interesting, and encouraging to see this restoration/conservation movement continue.  
Current and Previous Grantees


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Date: 7/6/17 9:24 am
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No Spotted Redshank@ Emiquon
Hi all,
No red-legged sandpipers of any kind today, despite several birders
looking, but plenty of Yellowlegs, the continuing North Globe Hudsonian
Godwit (lifer for me), peeps (Least w/ a few Semi) a Wilson's Phalarope far
out on the North Globe, a Semipalmated Plover seen by others on the South
Globe, and the usual Black-necked Stilts, Killdeer, Spotted, etc. Other
good birds included Caspian and alternative plumage Forster's tern, a few
hundred American White Pelicans, and a male Bobolink and a Grasshopper
Sparrow in the wet/mesic prairie on the North Globe.

Jared Gorrell
Fulton county

 

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Date: 7/6/17 8:00 am
From: Jeff Smith <mrqmagoo13...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Osprey
Two nests a little over a mile apart along the canals can be seen from the Centennial Trail in far southern DuPage Co. The western nest is in DuPage Co. and has two chicks. The eastern nest may be in Cook Co. and has at least one chick. I haven't pinpointed which tower the nest is located on to compare on satellite map. The DuPage/Cook line runs between towers on private land.


Jeff Smith
Woodridge, DuPage Co.

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Date: 7/6/17 6:36 am
From: Jeff <jdkno...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Kestrel
It's not a great picture, but this was taken on the roof of my daughter's apartment in Chicago (North Ave & Western).

This Kestrel was about 30 ft away and perched there for about 30 minutes

Beautifully colored in the afternoon sun. A real treat!

Jeff Kritzman

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Date: 7/6/17 6:05 am
From: David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Birding Fox River Shores
 Would the person who posted about birding the Fox River Shores Please contact me at <raptorfoto...>   I meant to reply to you but forgot and deleted the post.  I have a few questions to ask if I may.  Thank you
Take care and God Bless;   David Farber www.naturallyfarberphotos.com <raptorfoto...> http://theworldfromachair.blogspot.com/
 

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Date: 7/6/17 4:57 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET more recently revived warbler galleries
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/cswrbler/index
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/cswrbler/index#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/kentucky/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/kentucky/index.htm#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/kirtland/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/kirtland/index.htm#>

Rob Curtis <http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/kirtland/index.htm#>

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Date: 7/6/17 3:29 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Ospreys in Illinois
We saw a nest in use on the railroad bridge at Thebes in May.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO

 

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Date: 7/5/17 7:55 pm
From: Corey Lange <coreyjlange...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
As part of a project through the University of Illinois Springfield and the
Illinois DNR, I tracked all known Osprey nests within Illinois. In 2015 &
2016 there were 37 active Osprey nests across the state. I would expect
that number to be the same or slightly higher this year. Breeding Osprey
are making a comeback in Illinois, and besides their relatively small
population, suitable nesting locations appear to be a limiting factor.
Breeding Osprey have the densest population in the Chicago Region, and the
University of Illinois Springfield and the Illinois DNR are hacking
juvenile Osprey in central Illinois, in order to create/bolster a breeding
population there. I would like to encourage people to report Osprey nests
that they find to the Illinois DNR/Illinois Natural Heritage Database,
which tracks Osprey nests across the state (as well as all other threatened
and endangered species).

http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160708/osprey-chicks-from-virginia-introduced-to-central-illinois-in-translocation-project

https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/naturalheritage/pages/naturalheritagedatabase.aspx




On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 6:26 AM, Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> There is a platform at Chain O Lakes SP that is used annually.
>
>
>
> Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* "<ccooley...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
> >
> *To:* <ILbirds...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:17 PM
> *Subject:* IBET Ospreys in Illinois
>
>
> I am curious to know if anyone has seen an active Osprey nest this
> season? I have not heard of any.
>
> Carol Cooley
> Will County - Joliet
>
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>
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Date: 7/5/17 7:37 pm
From: Craig Stettner <cstettne...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Ospreys in Illinois
The platform at Penny Road Pond (Spring Creek Forest Preserve - South Barrington) appears active. During the course of our restoration workday a week ago, I observed adults regularly bringing fish to the nest.

Craig

 

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Date: 7/5/17 7:28 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: RFI - William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park (no sightings)
That went out of print some 50+ years ago. Back prior to when CAS was in the building across the street fro the Lincoln Park Zoo, I had visited Vicki Byre, asking for a copy of that book. There happened to be a box that had about 10-15 copies left, so I offered to buy them all, which CAS decided to sell. I then distributed them to various active birders, especially the Chicago lakefront ones.

Since out of print more than a generation ago, the only way to get a personal copy is to buy one from someone who has a copy they want to give up. Alternatively, if you're just looking to review info, I'd bet the Field Museum and CAS has at least one copy in their library. CAS (not at Peggy Notebaert, but at their archive storage library) would likely be willing to photocopy you a copy, if you visit them.


Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL


---In <ILbirds...>, <rhughes.enteract@...> wrote :

Does anyone know where to obtain copies of William Dreuth's study of
bird migration in Lincoln Park? Does Notebaert carry it? The Field
Museum bookstore?

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Date: 7/5/17 6:41 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By N cardinal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34926433683/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The N cardinal is very active, not seen any young yet. Catbirds are nesting, I think, and the A. robin too. Carolina wren about and singing.
Camouflaged young raccoon in the s. maple above the driveway and opossums about. Not sure what the loud fireworks did to local critters, couldn't be good.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 7/5/17 2:46 pm
From: 'Daniel & Barbara Williams' <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
I heartily agree with Sebastian's recommendation. Barbara and I did a road
trip to those places in the summer of 2009. We incorporated birding at the
refuges with visits to a number of prairies for wildflowers and
butterflies, etc. The shorebird migration was in full swing at the refuges
and we had a great time. Even visited Chase County, which is the focus of
William Least Heat Moon's history titled "Prairy Erth." Good read, too.

Dan Williams
Rockford

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 2:36 PM, Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> BTW . . . I should have mentioned . . . If you have never been to Kansas,
> Quivira NWR (federal) and Cheyenne Bottoms WA (state), offer two
>
> areas relatively close to Illinois that are true birding gems!
>
>
> <sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> (Lincoln Park)
> Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
> PHONE: 312/325-9555 <(312)%20325-9555> (o)
> CELL: 773/304-7488 <(773)%20304-7488>
> FAX: 312/325-9017 <(312)%20325-9017>(o)
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 5, 2017 2:26 PM
> *To:* Illinois Birds
> *Cc:* Barry Jones
> *Subject:* Fw: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
>
>
> Since King Rail was the (ahem) *topic *of some discussion, I thought that
> these pix might be of some interest . . . To my knowledge,
>
> sightings of baby rails are rare, and pix are scarcer than hens' teeth!
>
>
> <sebastianpatti...>
> Sebastian T. Patti
> (Lincoln Park)
> Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
> PHONE: 312/325-9555 <(312)%20325-9555> (o)
> CELL: 773/304-7488 <(773)%20304-7488>
> FAX: 312/325-9017 <(312)%20325-9017>(o)
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas <KSBIRD-L...> on
> behalf of Barry Jones <barjones78...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:06 PM
> *To:* <KSBIRD-L...>
> *Subject:* Quivira breeding records
>
> Great photos taken in the last week at Quivira by staff:
> King Rail, adults with a brood of 10 (27 June 2017)
> Wilson's Phalarope, adult male with brood of 3 (5 July 2017)
>
> The Rail photo is posted on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/
> Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/), and the Phalarope
> photo will follow later.
>
>
> <https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>
> Quivira National Wildlife Refuge - Home | Facebook
> <https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>
> www.facebook.com
> I love Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. When I lived in Stafford I went
> there two or three times a week, just to clear my head and meditate.
>
>
>
>
> The Wildlife Drive/NE 170th areas have shown considerable drying.
> Shorebirds are present in pretty good numbers, but viewing is a challenge.
> Probably the best area is the far west side of the Wildlife Drive,
> especially in the morning (better sun angle).
>
> Barry Jones
>
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
>
> KSBIRD-L Guidelines - dedicated to birds in Kansas
> <http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm>
> www.ksbirds.org
> Although this seems like a lot of stuff to remember, it won't take long
> for it to become second nature for you. In fact, if you participate in
> other listservs, you ...
>
>
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Date: 7/5/17 1:38 pm
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
BTW . . . I should have mentioned . . . If you have never been to Kansas, Quivira NWR (federal) and Cheyenne Bottoms WA (state), offer two

areas relatively close to Illinois that are true birding gems!


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


________________________________
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 2:26 PM
To: Illinois Birds
Cc: Barry Jones
Subject: Fw: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)


Since King Rail was the (ahem) topic of some discussion, I thought that these pix might be of some interest . . . To my knowledge,

sightings of baby rails are rare, and pix are scarcer than hens' teeth!


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas <KSBIRD-L...> on behalf of Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:06 PM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Quivira breeding records

Great photos taken in the last week at Quivira by staff:
King Rail, adults with a brood of 10 (27 June 2017)
Wilson's Phalarope, adult male with brood of 3 (5 July 2017)

The Rail photo is posted on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/), and the Phalarope photo will follow later.

[https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/316281_252970628093434_790481987_n.jpg?oh=bb50d907d3f635929e75f3eebfe4b9a0&oe=59D1074D]<https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge - Home | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>
www.facebook.com
I love Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. When I lived in Stafford I went there two or three times a week, just to clear my head and meditate.




The Wildlife Drive/NE 170th areas have shown considerable drying. Shorebirds are present in pretty good numbers, but viewing is a challenge. Probably the best area is the far west side of the Wildlife Drive, especially in the morning (better sun angle).

Barry Jones

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
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For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
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KSBIRD-L Guidelines - dedicated to birds in Kansas<http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm>
www.ksbirds.org
Although this seems like a lot of stuff to remember, it won't take long for it to become second nature for you. In fact, if you participate in other listservs, you ...



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Date: 7/5/17 12:26 pm
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fw: Quivira breeding records (NO ILLINOIS SIGHTINGS)
Since King Rail was the (ahem) topic of some discussion, I thought that these pix might be of some interest . . . To my knowledge,

sightings of baby rails are rare, and pix are scarcer than hens' teeth!


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


________________________________
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas <KSBIRD-L...> on behalf of Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:06 PM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Quivira breeding records

Great photos taken in the last week at Quivira by staff:
King Rail, adults with a brood of 10 (27 June 2017)
Wilson's Phalarope, adult male with brood of 3 (5 July 2017)

The Rail photo is posted on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/), and the Phalarope photo will follow later.

[https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/316281_252970628093434_790481987_n.jpg?oh=bb50d907d3f635929e75f3eebfe4b9a0&oe=59D1074D]<https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge - Home | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge-249437258446771/>
www.facebook.com
I love Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. When I lived in Stafford I went there two or three times a week, just to clear my head and meditate.




The Wildlife Drive/NE 170th areas have shown considerable drying. Shorebirds are present in pretty good numbers, but viewing is a challenge. Probably the best area is the far west side of the Wildlife Drive, especially in the morning (better sun angle).

Barry Jones

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
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Date: 7/5/17 7:12 am
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spotted Redshank
A SPOTTED REDSHANK (in alternate plumage) was standing way out in the middle of the North Globe Tract at Emiquon Refuge (in Fulton Co.) at 5:45am today (July 5). After preening briefly - it flew south up and over County 9 and headed out over the South Globe Tract. It had NOT been relocated as of 7:15am - but there is a lot of habitat and it could still be present. Got quite a nice close look at it as it flew slowly across the road (County 9).

The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues out on the North Globe Tract.

One WILLET was out on the South Globe Tract - but then flew over to the North Globe Tract.


Kevin Richmond
Morton, Illinois




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Date: 7/5/17 6:26 am
From: Eric Lundquist <brewbird1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
There is a platform at Chain O Lakes SP that is used annually.

 Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com

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  I am curious to know if anyone has seen an active Osprey nest this season?  I have not heard of any.
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Date: 7/5/17 4:19 am
From: 'Robert D. Hughes' <rhughes.enteract...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RFI - William Dreuth's Study of Bird Migration in Lincoln Park (no sightings)
Does anyone know where to obtain copies of William Dreuth's study of
bird migration in Lincoln Park? Does Notebaert carry it? The Field
Museum bookstore?

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Date: 7/4/17 8:43 pm
From: 'Anne Straight' <astraight4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
Rock Cut State Park, Rockford, Illinois (Winnebago County).

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)

From: <ccooley...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 6:17 PM
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Subject: IBET Ospreys in Illinois



I am curious to know if anyone has seen an active Osprey nest this season? I have not heard of any.




Carol Cooley

Will County - Joliet


 

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Date: 7/4/17 7:11 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge comes to mind for downstate sights.

Jared Gorrell
Sangamon County

On Jul 4, 2017 9:02 PM, "Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds]" <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



There are many. Fermilab immediately comes to mind, but you will probably
be flooded with responses.

A photo of the nest at Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve (Cook Co.) taken
yesterday, may be seen at the following link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35313946990/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.

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Subject: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
To: <ILbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:17 PM

I am curious to know if anyone has
seen an active Osprey nest this season? I have not heard
of any.
Carol
CooleyWill County - Joliet









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Date: 7/4/17 7:03 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
There are many. Fermilab immediately comes to mind, but you will probably be flooded with responses.

A photo of the nest at Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve (Cook Co.) taken yesterday, may be seen at the following link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35313946990/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.





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On Tue, 7/4/17, <ccooley...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Subject: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
To: <ILbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:17 PM




I am curious to know if anyone has
seen an active Osprey nest this season?  I have not heard
of any.
Carol
CooleyWill County - Joliet









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Date: 7/4/17 5:24 pm
From: Lizz Morris <lizzm93...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Middle Fork Savannah
Good evening

After taking a long walk on path to the south at Middle Fork this afternoon we were heading back to the parking lot when Shawn noticed some birds in a smaller tree top, a group of birds we had not seen before. After getting a decent look before 3 of the original 5 took off we both ID them as European Gold Finches. A week this Sunday past, we ran into Jeff S at Almond Marsh and had a discussion on this bird, now a week later we see them at Middle Fork. I can not say for sure but I also saw from behind a dark winged bird with white spots on the wings going after the local kestrel, as if it were chasing it away from a nest? (Same size as the birds we had just been watching) This all was happening in the area just to the right of the path from the parking lot. We had seen the original group just to the south on main path, I have not read that this bird has been seen out at Middle Fork. Other highlights include watching a Great Crested Flycatcher feed it’s young, same goes for the Orchard Oriole family. Watched a Yellow Warbler Juvie making its way in a tree, just starting to get his yellow on! This was a lifer for both of us, here’s hoping they are nesting at Middle Fork, we never did see any Bob-O Links ……

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Date: 7/4/17 4:17 pm
From: <ccooley...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ospreys in Illinois
I am curious to know if anyone has seen an active Osprey nest this season? I have not heard of any.


Carol Cooley
Will County - Joliet
 

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Date: 7/4/17 2:51 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lake Calumet Area Birds & Exploration Tuesday 7-4-17
Happy 4th Of July Bird People,

This is a long post even by my standards so read on only if you are up to it.

Inspired by Walter's recent posts on a couple Lake Calumet locations I
decided to go there myself.
(Actually I already planned to visit there but Walter's reports are
always inspiring & made me hurry up.) The places I checked on were
Burnham Prairie, Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge, Big Marsh & Eggers
Grove. I will give a full list for Burnham Prairie & a list for the
marsh part of Eggers but will limit myself to comments on the other
places.

Started at Hegewisch Marsh but the gate was half locked & half broken
with the central post laying across the entrance way. Decided to wait
& see if the gate would be open later although a little of my
inspiration was lost by being kept out.

Burnham Prairie Marsh (7:25-8:30 a.m.)

This proved to be my best stop of the day as there is good shorebird
habitat on both sides of the road in. Carl G had seen a Dowitcher a
few days ago & Walter had had a Yellow Crowned Night Heron previously
as well. Didn't see either of those birds but here's my list:

D.C. Cormorant (1 diving & another flying by)
Great Blue Heron (5)
Great Egret (6)
Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD flying by)
Canada Goose (groups of 22 & 23)
Mallard (12)
Killdeer (22-AD & 4 young along the road & 9-AD & 2 young in the rear
area wetlands)
Spotted Sandpiper (9-AD & 1 fairly large young)
Lesser Yellowlegs (4)
Least Sandpiper (21)
Caspian Tern (Max=5)
Tree, Rough Winged & Barn Swallows
Some of the land birds were Flicker, Crow, House Wren, Warbling Vireo,
Common Yellowthroat,
Dickcissel & Song Sparrow.

Indian Ridge (8:40-9 a.m.)

Did not cover this place carefully but did walk both sides of 122nd St
from Torrence to the RR tracks.
Here I had Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Black Crowned Night Heron
(3), Mute Swan (2-AD with 2 young), Wood Ducks, a Kingfisher, an
Eastern Kingbird & more Dickcissels.

Big Marsh (Exploring the new trail only)

I was NOT happy to see a big sign posted at the walk in path to the
old observation point for shorebirds that said NO ENTRY. I have walked
in to that that viewing point for about 100 years &, new trail or no
new trail, I STILL think access to that point would be helpful as
parts can only be seen from that point. (This lowered my inspiration
level some more.)

Parked in the new gravel lot & walked in on the new wood chip path
until the path disappears in a jumble of vegetation, rocks & broken
branches. The trick here is to get close to the water for shorebird &
wader viewing although the water remains way too high for shorebirds &
may stay that way for quite a while.

There's also a gravel road north of the wood chip trail but it goes
only as far as a group of NO ENTRY signs which makes this a "road to
NO ENTRY" rather than a "road to nowhere".
Didn't pay attention to the few birds here but on the way out of the
lot I encountered my best bird of the day acting in a most interesting
way. See Bird-Of-The-Day for details.

Hegewisch Marsh

Gate still not open so I parked where I could & walked in on the path
to the sign that talks about the marsh. Spent all my time here
listening to the Gallinule/Moorhen which was willing to talk to me but
did not allow viewing other than see it slithering through the reeds.
Wanted a red bill sighting but did not get it.

Eggers Grove

Walked the length of the Marsh on both the west & east sides of the
marsh but again found no Gallinule/Moorhens. And although there were 5
adult Black Crowned Night Herons I did not find the previously seen
Yellow Crowned version.

Did see more Mute Swans, Great Blues, Egrets, a Caspian Tern & heard 3
Marsh Wrens. Land birds included Eastern Pewee's, Cedar Waxwings, many
Catbirds & Yellow Warblers were still singing.

Bird-Of-The-Day as well as Award for the Best Performance By A Bird
goes to the American Woodcock on Stony Island just outside the new Big
Marsh parking lot. It was sort of walking across the road while
bobbing it's entire body sort of like walking while doing knee bends.
Practically walking while standing in place. Finally with a car coming
I yelled at the bird & made it fly across the road as such a talented
bird should not be run over by a car.
He who shuffles & flies away lives to shuffle another day. An
interesting day for sure.

Al Stokie
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Date: 7/4/17 10:23 am
From: David Farber <raptorfoto...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
Greetings everyone;  I have posted here only a very few times.  I enjoy reading all the posts because it still gives me dreams of getting out there to look for these birds that I long to photograph so I can share them with others.  Unfortunately I can no longer even see most of the birds.  The point I'm trying to make is you can not let the ravings of idiots ruin your enjoyment of posting your findings so you can share with others the rare, or common birds you see.  The real birding world needs everyone to post their findings, so everyone gets the chance of seeing the good findings..  Young birders learn from your posts.  Young birders grow o be ecologists, conservationists, old birders, etc. Keep the cycle going don't let the fools ruin it for everyone.  The politicians are already trying to do that.  Please keep posting what you see.  If it is a particularly endangered species, just don't give the exact location, except privately to a few that you know will respect the birds sensitive nature.
Take care and God Bless;   David Farber www.naturallyfarberphotos.com <raptorfoto...> http://theworldfromachair.blogspot.com/

From: "dan nick <dannick63...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
To: Chuck Berman <cberman129...>
Cc: "Bailey, Steven D" <sdbailey...>; "IBET (<ILbirds...>)" <ILbirds...>; Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...>; <trumpetswan...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)

  In regards to this King rail thing. This is why I stopped posting almost three years ago. There are some pretentious blowhards out there who like to throw around their expertise, or lack of it, in public, and belittle others (so as to build up their own egos?). I had people, who assume they are experts and others are not, publicly doubting whether I really saw what I reported. I had people questioning whether I was trespassing on private property. (???). My point is it that it is not fun to interact with pretentious people and people who publicly demean others in order to boost their own credentials in public (In politics this how you see who the idiots are). I still read the posts to see if there is something I can use but, IBET has lost my resources because of a few people who can't seem to get past their own self-importance. How many other birders are lost to IBET because some jerk  publicly called them out for some perceived mistake (WAH!).

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

  Everyone chant "Come back Henry. Come back Henry."Chuck BermanOak Park
On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups. com> wrote:

  I personally know Henry is a great birder and everyone makes mistakes sometimes (including Steve B. For not contacting Henry directly). I hope that when/if Steve B. sees this that he will realize that we have lost an amazing birder because of his actions. And to Henry: you are a well respected birder and an inspiration to many young birders (including myself). I am sure that whole birding community wants you to come back. 
Although posting a state endangered species is unethical, EVERYONE makes mistakes and Henry had no clue that King Rails are state endangered.
Oliver Burrus
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 3, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups. com> wrote:


  I appreciate reading Steve's and Keith's posts. I just want to say that posting on IBET exactly where an endangered species is located is not necessary for scientists who are looking for information  -- you can report that information directly to the scientists themselves. Maybe i can put together a list sometime of some of those folks, for example, the head of the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, etc., and hey, you've got Steve's and Keith's emails right here.
That might be beneficial information for all to have as well as the list Steve included of all the T&E species in the state. 

All best 

 Sheryl De VoreMundelein, <Illinoissheryl_1956...>

On Monday, July 3, 2017 11:19 AM, "'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> mil [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups. com> wrote:


  Steve,

All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail, call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.

I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds (plug for ABA)!

If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example, hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's the best we can hope for!

I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.

Good birdings,

Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
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Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)

Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species, below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.

Illinois T&E bird species

24 Endangered, 7 Threatened

Endangered

Short-eared Owl

Upland Sandpiper

American Bittern

Swainson's Hawk

** Piping Plover

Black Tern

Northern Harrier

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Common Gallinule

Loggerhead Shrike

Black Rail

Swainson's Warbler

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Osprey

Wilson's Phalarope

King Rail

Forster's Tern

Common Tern

** Least Tern

Bewick's Wren

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Threatened

* Rufa Red Knot

Chuck-will's-widow

Black-billed Cuckoo

Cerulean Warbler

Mississippi Kite

Least Bittern

Barn Owl

** = State & Federally Endangered

* = State & Federally Threatened

Steve Bailey

Mundelein (Lake County)

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Date: 7/4/17 9:02 am
From: dan nick <dannick63...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
In regards to this King rail thing. This is why I stopped posting almost
three years ago. There are some pretentious blowhards out there who like to
throw around their expertise, or lack of it, in public, and belittle others
(so as to build up their own egos?). I had people, who assume they are
experts and others are not, *publicly* doubting whether I really saw what I
reported. I had people questioning whether I was trespassing on private
property. (???). My point is it that it is not fun to interact with
pretentious people and people who publicly demean others in order to boost
their own credentials in public (In politics this how you see who the
idiots are). I still read the posts to see if there is something I can use
but, IBET has lost my resources because of a few people who can't seem to
get past their own self-importance. How many other birders are lost to IBET
because some jerk *publicly* called them out for some perceived mistake
(WAH!).

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds]
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Everyone chant "Come back Henry. Come back Henry."
> Chuck Berman
> Oak Park
>
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM Whimbrel Birders Club
> <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I personally know Henry is a great birder and everyone makes mistakes
>> sometimes (including Steve B. For not contacting Henry directly). I hope
>> that when/if Steve B. sees this that he will realize that we have lost an
>> amazing birder because of his actions. And to Henry: you are a well
>> respected birder and an inspiration to many young birders (including
>> myself). I am sure that whole birding community wants you to come back.
>>
>> Although posting a state endangered species is unethical, EVERYONE makes
>> mistakes and Henry had no clue that King Rails are state endangered.
>>
>> Oliver Burrus
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>
>> On Jul 3, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...>
>> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> I appreciate reading Steve's and Keith's posts. I just want to say that
>> posting on IBET exactly where an endangered species is located is not
>> necessary for scientists who are looking for information -- you can report
>> that information directly to the scientists themselves. Maybe i can put
>> together a list sometime of some of those folks, for example, the head of
>> the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, etc., and hey, you've got
>> Steve's and Keith's emails right here.
>>
>> That might be beneficial information for all to have as well as the list
>> Steve included of all the T&E species in the state.
>>
>>
>> All best
>>
>>
>>
>> Sheryl De Vore
>> Mundelein, Illinois
>> <sheryl_1956...>
>>
>>
>> On Monday, July 3, 2017 11:19 AM, "'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS
>> (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds]" <
>> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve,
>>
>> All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail,
>> call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still
>> won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as
>> well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and
>> even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I
>> don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS
>> are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and
>> IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.
>>
>> I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if
>> ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is
>> withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even
>> know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but
>> the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news
>> and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the
>> community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting
>> information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to
>> seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds
>> (plug for ABA)!
>>
>> If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example,
>> hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's
>> the best we can hope for!
>>
>> I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the
>> rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.
>>
>> Good birdings,
>>
>> Keith McMullen
>> O'Fallon, IL
>> <Warbler7...>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>
>> <ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of 'Bailey, Steven D'
>> <sdbailey...> [ILbirds]
>> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
>> To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
>> Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17
>> (No sighting)
>>
>> Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the
>> morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding
>> threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post
>> giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small
>> young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know
>> that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make
>> another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or
>> learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but
>> the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state
>> threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've
>> found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to
>> learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species
>> on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species,
>> below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and
>> endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.
>>
>> Illinois T&E bird species
>>
>> 24 Endangered, 7 Threatened
>>
>> Endangered
>>
>> Short-eared Owl
>>
>> Upland Sandpiper
>>
>> American Bittern
>>
>> Swainson's Hawk
>>
>> ** Piping Plover
>>
>> Black Tern
>>
>> Northern Harrier
>>
>> Little Blue Heron
>>
>> Snowy Egret
>>
>> Common Gallinule
>>
>> Loggerhead Shrike
>>
>> Black Rail
>>
>> Swainson's Warbler
>>
>> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
>>
>> Black-crowned Night-Heron
>>
>> Osprey
>>
>> Wilson's Phalarope
>>
>> King Rail
>>
>> Forster's Tern
>>
>> Common Tern
>>
>> ** Least Tern
>>
>> Bewick's Wren
>>
>> Greater Prairie-Chicken
>>
>> Yellow-headed Blackbird
>>
>> Threatened
>>
>> * Rufa Red Knot
>>
>> Chuck-will's-widow
>>
>> Black-billed Cuckoo
>>
>> Cerulean Warbler
>>
>> Mississippi Kite
>>
>> Least Bittern
>>
>> Barn Owl
>>
>> ** = State & Federally Endangered
>>
>> * = State & Federally Threatened
>>
>> Steve Bailey
>>
>> Mundelein (Lake County)
>>
>> <sdbailey...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 7/4/17 8:23 am
From: Eric Secker <esecker...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Carpentersville Area - American Redstarts
This summer I have had nine AMERICAN REDSTARTS along the river including
five between Jack Hill Park near South St. and the OTTO factory plus four
more along stretches of Carpentersville Dam F.P.

There have also been at least six more birds at Raceway Woods F.P.

In past years I have also had up to 5 or 6 at Fox River Shores F.P.

This is one of the biggest concentrations of these birds I've seen in N.E.
Illinois. If the birds from last year are still present all told there may
be up to 20+ singing males in this relatively small area near the Fox River.

Other good breeders have included Red-headed Woodpeckers along the river by
OTTO Park and Broad-winged Hawks which return every year to breed in Fox
River Shores F.P.

Common Nighthawks also have returned to their usual areas by Springhill
Mall (at least two pairs) and a third pair west of Rt. 31 just north of
I-90 in an industrial area as well as one or two potential additional pairs
in downtown Dundee though I haven't confirmed for sure those ones aren't
wandering from the mall.

Eric Secker
West Dundee, Kane Co.




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Date: 7/3/17 6:44 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-3-17)
I birded Hegewisch Marsh on Chicago’s southeast side from 10:00 am–12:30 pm on Monday (3 July 2017). Breeding birds were in evidence for the most part. I found at least two YELLOW WARBLER family groups, and I was able to get decent photos of one of the families (adult female attending young). The active RED-TAILED HAWK nest at Hegewisch Marsh evidently fledged at least one young – an agitated adult valiantly defended a fledged juvenile (with flight feathers still growing in) during my visit. Various marsh birds were observed during my visit- a COMMON GALLINULE called a couple of times (I was never able to see the bird), but I had good views of an adult PIED-BILLED GREBE (surprisingly, no young yet). A summering HOODED MERGANSER was also present. Waterfowl with obvious nesting success included the MUTE SWAN pair with at least 3 large gray downy young, and an adult female MALLARD with a family of 8 juveniles.

Female Yellow Warbler attending young:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35665001526/in/dateposted-public/

Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35573424111/in/dateposted-public/

Mallards (family group):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35535183122/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 7/3/17 6:12 pm
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ring-billed Gull Nesting Colony - Murder Mystery Whodunnit
Good afternoon and Happy Fourth (almost!)


I work at the courthouse that is on the corner of Harrison and Clinton on the near-southwest side of the Chicago loop.

For the past several years, there's been a RBGU nesting colony on the roof on an adjacent commercial building that is

bounded by Harrison on the north, Polk to the south, and Jefferson and Desplaines on the east and west, respectively.


The colony has been expanding over the last 5 years that I've been here, and at present during the morning hours I'd guesstimate

that there are about 150 individuals on the top of the building; a very rough count of nesting mounds in the range of 25-30

nests. Right now there are two sizes of birds of the year: very large juvies (almost adult-sized) and young chicks. The chicks are

not even the size of a small pigeon, and are clearly incapable of anything close to sustained flight. The older juveniles are just

starting to practice short flights.


Here's the mystery: this afternoon on my walk around the building I discovered 15 of the chicks on the public sidewalk on the

east (Jefferson St.) side of the structure. So, whodunit?? I have never seen a human on the roof of the building. So, I guess the

question is whether the adults are killing off neighbor's chicks, or whether it's the older (young) birds that are doing the deed.

(Given the size of the chicks, and their inability to fly, this is not a mass suicide event). I don't have access to the BNA species account,

but I'll get that access in a couple days. In the meantime I'll keep a closer eye on what's going on, and invite any comments from the list-serve!




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Date: 7/3/17 5:50 pm
From: Jeff Bilsky <jbilsky...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 3, 2017 (GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER)
Surprised to find an apparent female type GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at Skokie
Lagoons (from Willow Road side) this afternoon/evening. Photos, heavily
cropped, and embedded in the list. Ebird seems to suggest this may be only
the second Illinois sighting ever in July with the other being a 1960 list
from Ryerson Woods.

Other than that, nothing unusual - continuing PROTHONOTARY and AMERICAN
REDSTART breeders.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37954374


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US
Jul 3, 2017 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
40 species

Canada Goose 55
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 12
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 5
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 3 Continuing presumed breeder. Confident in at
least 3-4 individual males heard singing. Blackish wings and tails,
brilliant contrasting white under-tail with yellow stomach/chest/body/head.
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 4
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 7
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37954374

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



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Date: 7/3/17 5:35 pm
From: Adam Welz <adamwelz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Morton Arboretum July 1st
I had a noisy pair of Red-breasted Nuthatch in Glenview (Chicago suburbs) on 1 July. I don't recall seeing them in summer here before, but since I live in South Africa and don't spend much time here, I have no idea if this is unusual or not. White-breasted are common here.

Adam Welz

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 3, 2017, at 5:55 PM, <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I stopped by the Arb to check up on status of potential rare Illinois breeding species and had a nice experience.
>
>
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch:
>
> Adult seen being followed by 2 loud fledglings, begging for food. I love this species, so have kept notes on their breeding cycle for a couple decades now. Currently, I have this as the 18th confirmed breeding record for this species in Illinois, although 9 other records of pairs were very likely breeding attempts, thus most likely 27 breeding records.
>
> Of the 18, 7 were actual nests found and 11 were of adult(s) with fledgling(s). Including the summering pair reports as likely breeders, there have been 21 breeding attempts in the last 33 years for Illinois. However, they've now been annually recorded 1-2 times every year since 2011. Perhaps they've been slowly expanding their range. More likely is that birders are getting better skilled along with spending the time reporting their findings. It seems like Lyons Woods F.P. (Lake Co.), Morton Arboretum (DuPage Co.) and Big River S.P. (Henderson Co.) are the best breeding sites for this species.
>
>
>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet:
>
> 2 adults seen, but wasn't sure if I actually had a young bird (very active species in the dark spruce forest with some bright light streaking down doesn't help with the ID process). As well, the adults stop feeding the young once they leave the nest (unlike nearly all other passerines), so it makes it harder to confirm breeding since the fledglings don't follow the adults around.
>
> Regardless, its likely they nested here. There's only been 6 breeding records of this species in Illinois (Lyons Woods once, the other 5 here at the Arb). Thus, just the presence of a pair of adults that no doubt at least attempted to breed is excellent news.
>
>
>
> Brown Creeper:
>
> Not as rare statewide as a breeder as the above two, but the most surprising bird at the Arb (appears to be only the 2nd ever summer record for it). It was at Spruce Hill, feeding on the Spruce trunks. Photos showed it was an adult, but it makes me wonder if this species also nested herein. Great bird at this site nonetheless.
>
>
>
>
>
> Eric Walters
>
> Grandview, MO/Zion, IL
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/3/17 5:25 pm
From: Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: Recent IBET Misunderstandings (NO SIGHTINGS)
Amen

Gene,
Sent from my iPhone 7+


On Jul 3, 2017, at 7:55 PM, <amarayyash...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

All, the "King Rail" and "T & E" threads have been deleted. It's always best to contact someone first and get their perspective before publicly firing off comments. I hope all parties involved can sort out their differences.



If anyone wishes to continue on with the cheering and bickering, then please do it off the list.



Thanks,

Amar Ayyash

IBET - Admin


 

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Date: 7/3/17 4:55 pm
From: <amarayyash...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Recent IBET Misunderstandings (NO SIGHTINGS)
All, the "King Rail" and "T & E" threads have been deleted. It's always best to contact someone first and get their perspective before publicly firing off comments. I hope all parties involved can sort out their differences.


If anyone wishes to continue on with the cheering and bickering, then please do it off the list.



Thanks,
Amar Ayyash
IBET - Admin
 

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Date: 7/3/17 4:49 pm
From: Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET DuPage Comorant
Hi all!
During all the King Rail drama, someone found a Neotropic Cormorant at
Fulmer Pond in DuPage County. I don't think that has been posted here yet.
The location is in Roselle, roughly along 225 West End Road, near Lake Park
High School. The school's parking lot borders the lake. Hopefully the
fireworks don't drive the Neotropic Cormorant away!

Jared Gorrell
Lake County, Indiana

On Jul 3, 2017 6:39 PM, "Leslie Yoshitani <leslieyosh...>
[ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
>
> Fireworks are setting up at the HS. Big confusing mess!
>
> Leslie Yoshitani
> DuPage
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

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Date: 7/3/17 4:36 pm
From: Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET No sightings..Response to T&E species thread and Whimbrel Bird Clubber comment
First of all, Henry was referring to Steve's post when he said "Also in the future, with regards to birding ethics, it would certainly be more ethical to contact the person who you have a problem with directly (me, in this case) BEFORE embarrassing them in front of the entire birding community. I therefore do not wish to be a part of this community anymore if people are willing to shame other birders without knowing the entire story. I will not be posting any more reports on IBET (including migration reports) and this email from now one will be inactive."
Secondly, he was obviously referring to Henry.
Thirdly, why not contact him personally?

So therefore his actions did make Henry leave the community.

Oliver

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 3, 2017, at 6:06 PM, Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I find it necessary to comment to the recent post pointing a huge finger at Steve Bailey blaming him for a birder leaving the list serv.
>
> Steve just pointed out about not revealing locations of endangered species and reminding him, and he didn't mention him by name. We have not lost an amazing birder because of Steve's actions. That's just a simply ridiculous and rude statement.
>
> I know Steve and there was absolutely no harmful or ill-willed intent on his part in reminding people not to post locations of endangered species.
>
> And yet now someone is hurling rude remarks directly at Steve on IBET.
>
> Steve was asked to do something by others who are afraid to stand up for what's right and now Steve gets chided.
>
> WAH!!! I'm going to quit IBET -- I don't like what Whimbrel Birder said about my husband, so Wah, Wah Wah, I'm going to quit. Not that any of you would even care.
>
> Ok, I'm ready -- send some rude comments my way now. Might as well spread them around.
>
>
> Sheryl De Vore
> Mundelein, Illinois
> <sheryl_1956...>
>

 

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Date: 7/3/17 4:32 pm
From: Leslie Yoshitani <leslieyosh...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET DuPage Comorant

Fireworks are setting up at the HS. Big confusing mess!

Leslie Yoshitani
DuPage
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Date: 7/3/17 4:06 pm
From: Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings..Response to T&E species thread and Whimbrel Bird Clubber comment
 I find it necessary to  comment to the recent post pointing a huge finger at Steve Bailey blaming him for a birder leaving the list serv.
Steve just pointed out about not revealing locations of endangered species and reminding him, and he didn't mention him by name.  We have not lost an amazing birder because of Steve's actions. That's just a simply ridiculous and rude statement.  
I know Steve and there was absolutely no harmful or ill-willed intent on his part in reminding people not to post locations of endangered species. 
And yet now someone is hurling rude remarks directly at Steve on IBET.

Steve was asked to do something by others who are afraid to stand up for what's right and now Steve gets chided. 
WAH!!! I'm going to quit IBET -- I don't like what Whimbrel Birder said about my husband, so Wah, Wah Wah, I'm going to quit. Not that any of you would even care.
Ok, I'm ready -- send some rude comments my way now. Might as well spread them around.

Sheryl De Vore
Mundelein, <Illinoissheryl_1956...>
 

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Date: 7/3/17 4:02 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Western Meadowlarks expanding eastward in Illinois?
Speculative title, but I wonder if there could be some merit to this.


In late May, while passing through Iroquois County, I was surprised to hear/see a Western Meadowlark, obviously on a territory being so late in Spring, only 10 miles from the Indiana state line. I later looked at eBird and found that Doug Stotz had a singing male in early Spring almost directly east of my sighting, but only 2 miles from the Indiana state line!
Further investigation and I noticed there was an unconfirmed report of a group of 10 last Fall, which was less than two miles north of my sighting! I can understand why that report was unconfirmed, as it seems crazy to think there could be that many Western's so far east, so late in Fall. However, a group of 10 could easily be just two family groups and if my bird in late May ended up being a successful breeder this year, then that could be a nice sized group... and since meadowlarks do join up together in the Fall, if indeed there are a few breeders in this area, then a group of 10 would make sense.


Overall, it appears Western Meadowlarks have secretly made it over near the Indiana state line in Iroquois County and I wonder if this is a growing trend, as well as something representative of what could already be occurring in a number of eastern IL counties, all mostly hidden to IL birders to this point.




Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL
 

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Date: 7/3/17 3:55 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Morton Arboretum July 1st
I stopped by the Arb to check up on status of potential rare Illinois breeding species and had a nice experience.


Red-breasted Nuthatch:
Adult seen being followed by 2 loud fledglings, begging for food. I love this species, so have kept notes on their breeding cycle for a couple decades now. Currently, I have this as the 18th confirmed breeding record for this species in Illinois, although 9 other records of pairs were very likely breeding attempts, thus most likely 27 breeding records.
Of the 18, 7 were actual nests found and 11 were of adult(s) with fledgling(s). Including the summering pair reports as likely breeders, there have been 21 breeding attempts in the last 33 years for Illinois. However, they've now been annually recorded 1-2 times every year since 2011. Perhaps they've been slowly expanding their range. More likely is that birders are getting better skilled along with spending the time reporting their findings. It seems like Lyons Woods F.P. (Lake Co.), Morton Arboretum (DuPage Co.) and Big River S.P. (Henderson Co.) are the best breeding sites for this species.


Golden-crowned Kinglet:
2 adults seen, but wasn't sure if I actually had a young bird (very active species in the dark spruce forest with some bright light streaking down doesn't help with the ID process). As well, the adults stop feeding the young once they leave the nest (unlike nearly all other passerines), so it makes it harder to confirm breeding since the fledglings don't follow the adults around.
Regardless, its likely they nested here. There's only been 6 breeding records of this species in Illinois (Lyons Woods once, the other 5 here at the Arb). Thus, just the presence of a pair of adults that no doubt at least attempted to breed is excellent news.


Brown Creeper:
Not as rare statewide as a breeder as the above two, but the most surprising bird at the Arb (appears to be only the 2nd ever summer record for it). It was at Spruce Hill, feeding on the Spruce trunks. Photos showed it was an adult, but it makes me wonder if this species also nested herein. Great bird at this site nonetheless.




Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL




 

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Date: 7/3/17 3:45 pm
From: <ericwalters7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Ne. Lake County uncommon/rare species
Highlights from the top of the state the last two days:


IBSP North Unit:
A male Hooded Warbler was singing up a storm in the wet woods on south side of the entrance road this morning (before the entrance gate). It sang its typical breeding song, then went into a variation that had recognizable components, but if I had hear that first, I would have been alittle confused. It ultimately did return to its regular song when I came back 10 minutes later.
Also in the fields around the Hawkwatch pavilion were 2 Henslow's and a single Sedge Wren. Whip-poor-wills still singing post-sunset at the very northern side of north unit.


Zion Shiloh Park:
American Black Duck adult male continues. Has been seen more often than not, ever since the Fall of 2015. Not sure why it has stayed and none of the Mallards there appear to be hybrids, so its not like its crossbreeding.


Lyons Woods F.P.:
A Veery was singing in the Spruce woods area.


North Point Marina:
Least Sandpiper early migrant, 5 Caspian Terns and the first of year juvenile Ring-billed Gull (nearest colony is at Waukegan).


Spring Bluff F.P.:
Evening survey had one unexpected sighting among the other species. A family group of 4 Wilson's Snipe were noted, among the minimum 7 total counted here. It's not surprising they were confirmed as nesting, as snipe have been doing their aerial courtship dance here for a number of years during Spring. However, nests are nearly impossible to find, not to mention family groups.
Also present were American Woodcock, ongoing pair of Sandhill Cranes, 11 Swamp Sparrows, 11 Willow Flycatchers, 3 Marsh Wren and a female Robin putting the finishing touches on a new nest situation 7 feet up in the entrance road Bur Oak tree. I don't remember that species going thru another breeding cycle in the second half of Summer....


Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL


 

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Date: 7/3/17 2:27 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
Everyone chant "Come back Henry. Come back Henry."
Chuck Berman
Oak Park

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM Whimbrel Birders Club
<whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I personally know Henry is a great birder and everyone makes mistakes
> sometimes (including Steve B. For not contacting Henry directly). I hope
> that when/if Steve B. sees this that he will realize that we have lost an
> amazing birder because of his actions. And to Henry: you are a well
> respected birder and an inspiration to many young birders (including
> myself). I am sure that whole birding community wants you to come back.
>
> Although posting a state endangered species is unethical, EVERYONE makes
> mistakes and Henry had no clue that King Rails are state endangered.
>
> Oliver Burrus
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Jul 3, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I appreciate reading Steve's and Keith's posts. I just want to say that
> posting on IBET exactly where an endangered species is located is not
> necessary for scientists who are looking for information -- you can report
> that information directly to the scientists themselves. Maybe i can put
> together a list sometime of some of those folks, for example, the head of
> the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, etc., and hey, you've got
> Steve's and Keith's emails right here.
>
> That might be beneficial information for all to have as well as the list
> Steve included of all the T&E species in the state.
>
>
> All best
>
>
>
> Sheryl De Vore
> Mundelein, Illinois
> <sheryl_1956...>
>
>
> On Monday, July 3, 2017 11:19 AM, "'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS
> (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds]" <
> <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Steve,
>
> All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail,
> call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still
> won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as
> well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and
> even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I
> don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS
> are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and
> IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.
>
> I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if
> ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is
> withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even
> know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but
> the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news
> and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the
> community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting
> information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to
> seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds
> (plug for ABA)!
>
> If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example,
> hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's
> the best we can hope for!
>
> I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the
> rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.
>
> Good birdings,
>
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>
> <ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of 'Bailey, Steven D'
> <sdbailey...> [ILbirds]
> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
> To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
> Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No
> sighting)
>
> Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the
> morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding
> threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post
> giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small
> young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know
> that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make
> another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or
> learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but
> the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state
> threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've
> found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to
> learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species
> on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species,
> below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and
> endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.
>
> Illinois T&E bird species
>
> 24 Endangered, 7 Threatened
>
> Endangered
>
> Short-eared Owl
>
> Upland Sandpiper
>
> American Bittern
>
> Swainson's Hawk
>
> ** Piping Plover
>
> Black Tern
>
> Northern Harrier
>
> Little Blue Heron
>
> Snowy Egret
>
> Common Gallinule
>
> Loggerhead Shrike
>
> Black Rail
>
> Swainson's Warbler
>
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
>
> Osprey
>
> Wilson's Phalarope
>
> King Rail
>
> Forster's Tern
>
> Common Tern
>
> ** Least Tern
>
> Bewick's Wren
>
> Greater Prairie-Chicken
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
>
> Threatened
>
> * Rufa Red Knot
>
> Chuck-will's-widow
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo
>
> Cerulean Warbler
>
> Mississippi Kite
>
> Least Bittern
>
> Barn Owl
>
> ** = State & Federally Endangered
>
> * = State & Federally Threatened
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein (Lake County)
>
> <sdbailey...>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 7/3/17 1:51 pm
From: Whimbrel Birders Club <whimbrelbirders...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
I personally know Henry is a great birder and everyone makes mistakes sometimes (including Steve B. For not contacting Henry directly). I hope that when/if Steve B. sees this that he will realize that we have lost an amazing birder because of his actions. And to Henry: you are a well respected birder and an inspiration to many young birders (including myself). I am sure that whole birding community wants you to come back.

Although posting a state endangered species is unethical, EVERYONE makes mistakes and Henry had no clue that King Rails are state endangered.

Oliver Burrus

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 3, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I appreciate reading Steve's and Keith's posts. I just want to say that posting on IBET exactly where an endangered species is located is not necessary for scientists who are looking for information -- you can report that information directly to the scientists themselves. Maybe i can put together a list sometime of some of those folks, for example, the head of the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, etc., and hey, you've got Steve's and Keith's emails right here.
>
> That might be beneficial information for all to have as well as the list Steve included of all the T&E species in the state.
>
>
> All best
>
>
>
> Sheryl De Vore
> Mundelein, Illinois
> <sheryl_1956...>
>
>
> On Monday, July 3, 2017 11:19 AM, "'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Steve,
>
> All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail, call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.
>
> I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds (plug for ABA)!
>
> If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example, hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's the best we can hope for!
>
> I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.
>
> Good birdings,
>
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds]
> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
> To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
> Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
>
> Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species, below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.
>
> Illinois T&E bird species
>
> 24 Endangered, 7 Threatened
>
> Endangered
>
> Short-eared Owl
>
> Upland Sandpiper
>
> American Bittern
>
> Swainson's Hawk
>
> ** Piping Plover
>
> Black Tern
>
> Northern Harrier
>
> Little Blue Heron
>
> Snowy Egret
>
> Common Gallinule
>
> Loggerhead Shrike
>
> Black Rail
>
> Swainson's Warbler
>
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
>
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
>
> Osprey
>
> Wilson's Phalarope
>
> King Rail
>
> Forster's Tern
>
> Common Tern
>
> ** Least Tern
>
> Bewick's Wren
>
> Greater Prairie-Chicken
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird
>
> Threatened
>
> * Rufa Red Knot
>
> Chuck-will's-widow
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo
>
> Cerulean Warbler
>
> Mississippi Kite
>
> Least Bittern
>
> Barn Owl
>
> ** = State & Federally Endangered
>
> * = State & Federally Threatened
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein (Lake County)
>
> <sdbailey...>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 7/3/17 1:30 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Local Shorebird Search Shot Down By High Water Monday 7-3-17
Hello Bird People,

As usual I decided to follow a long trip day (Havana/Emiquon) with a
close to home day as I felt I could use a day without getting up early
& the Prius C needed a rest as well after all the work it had to do
yesterday. So both the car & I took it easy today.

Wanted to make survey #2 visits to 4 places I covered last week but I
was done in by higher water than I expected based on recent rains. At
the Chicago Botanic Garden some mud flats remain but not much. At both
Techny Basin & Techny Basin North NO mud flats are left & so no
shorebirds either. At Air Station Prairie the water is higher but some
mud areas continue although not much & again shorebirds are few & only
of the nesting variety.

WARNING!

On 2 of my last 3 visits to Techny North (including today) I have
found 1 tick hitchhiker so keep that in mind if you plan to visit
after the water level drops, which will take probably a week or so.

So to keep a short story short here are a few highlights of a not very
productive day:

Chicago Botanic Garden (8-10 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (2 fly-bys), Great Egret (1) & BLACK CROWNED NIGHT
HERON (1-AD fly-by)
The only shorebirds were Killdeer (6) & Spotted Sandpiper (2) &
Caspian Terns are up to 5 adults.
Interesting land birds included Cedar Waxwings (2 or 3) & the Purple
Martin houses on both the east & west sides had about a total of 20
Martins. The adult Bald Eagle did NOT visit the backwater area today.

Techny North is flooded!

Only birds here were one Great Blue Heron, 6 Mallards, 4 Barn Swallows
& a singing Diccissel on the golf course hill. Also 1 female Wood Duck
with 5 young.

Techny Basin Proper

The small pond is flooded & the stream has no mud edges for
shorebirds. Along the stream were 2 Great Blue Herons, one Great Egret
& 19 Mallards. The actual basin itself has doubled in size & extends
well to the north of it's normal size.

Air Station Prairie

Mallard (1-F), Killdeer (5), Spotted Sandpiper (1) along with Rough
Winged (1), Tree & Barn Swallows. One adult Red Tailed Hawk was
hunting overhead.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the adult Black Crowned Night Heron even if it did
not stop to visit & I guess
Runner-Up will go to the growing number of Caspian Terns. Those
numbers should continue to increase & later the adults will bring the
young ones along for "on the job training".

Al Stokie
In Cook County with few birds to look at today


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Date: 7/3/17 1:08 pm
From: Sharon <silkart1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: King Rail at Bartel Grassland
Hello everyone,
I'm responding to both posts on this subject. I understand both sides of the issue. I think to all of us who love and enjoy birds, when we come across actions either in the field or in this group that may call into question birding ethics, let's take a step back and think about it before posting. Let's think about approaching how we deal with it on a case by case situation. I'm not sure there is one solution to fix all situations. But, I think being careful how we approach dealing with it might help. I don't want to turn this into an argument of one person over another. But, I would really like Henry to stay.

Here's a situation I dealt with and the result. I have no idea if the woman will have some respect next time or not. I want to hope she will.

I know the Fabyan Woods issue has been discussed over and over, yet, there seems to be those intent on stepping over the boundary year after year. I ran into it this year. It was one woman with a 600mm lens and she was far too close to the nest. Without question, this was wrong. As I was leaving I walked over to her and as nicely as possible told her she was too close and to move now. I told her she was stressing the owls. My tone was firm but kind. From the shelter, I took a couple photos of her to document it. After I walked away she packed up and left.

Regards,
Sharon
River Forest. Cook Co

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Date: 7/3/17 10:54 am
From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Morton Arboretum 7/3/2017
Walked various parts of the Arb today from 10-11:30 AM, but observed birds
only along Joy Path.

Joy Path/Fragrance Garden

Seen:
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1 in flight
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 (Fragrance Garden)

Heard:
Red-eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird
Northern Cardnal
Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Date: 7/3/17 10:29 am
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: King Rail at Bartel Grassland
Hello Steve,


I apologize for posting directions to the king rail! I have not been checking ibet posts until I checked today and I didn't realize King Rail was state endangered! Matthew Cvetas actually just informed me that the young rails are Virginia, not king rails though.


Also in the future, with regards to birding ethics, it would certainly be more ethical to contact the person who you have a problem with directly (me, in this case) BEFORE embarrassing them in front of the entire birding community. I therefore do not wish to be a part of this community anymore if people are willing to shame other birders without knowing the entire story. I will not be posting any more reports on IBET (including migration reports) and this email from now one will be inactive.


If you wish to contact me, please do so at: <trumpetswan...>


Cordially,
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)
 

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Date: 7/3/17 10:11 am
From: Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
I appreciate reading Steve's and Keith's posts. I just want to say that posting on IBET exactly where an endangered species is located is not necessary for scientists who are looking for information  -- you can report that information directly to the scientists themselves. Maybe i can put together a list sometime of some of those folks, for example, the head of the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, etc., and hey, you've got Steve's and Keith's emails right here.
That might be beneficial information for all to have as well as the list Steve included of all the T&E species in the state. 

All best 

 Sheryl De VoreMundelein, <Illinoissheryl_1956...>

On Monday, July 3, 2017 11:19 AM, "'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Steve,

All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail, call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.

I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds (plug for ABA)!

If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example, hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's the best we can hope for!

I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.

Good birdings,

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

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From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)

Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species, below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.

Illinois T&E bird species

24 Endangered, 7 Threatened

Endangered

Short-eared Owl

Upland Sandpiper

American Bittern

Swainson's Hawk

** Piping Plover

Black Tern

Northern Harrier

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Common Gallinule

Loggerhead Shrike

Black Rail

Swainson's Warbler

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Osprey

Wilson's Phalarope

King Rail

Forster's Tern

Common Tern

** Least Tern

Bewick's Wren

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Threatened

* Rufa Red Knot

Chuck-will's-widow

Black-billed Cuckoo

Cerulean Warbler

Mississippi Kite

Least Bittern

Barn Owl

** = State & Federally Endangered

* = State & Federally Threatened

Steve Bailey

Mundelein (Lake County)

<sdbailey...>

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Date: 7/3/17 9:18 am
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
Steve,

All valid points and thanks for sharing. I know you know, we can e-mail, call, write, shout, however we wish to communicate and many folks still won't get it. I know the T & E species in Illinois as part of my job as well, but despite that, many of those on the list are safely observed and even photographed by many birders without causing any harm. For example, I don't plan on NOT telling people where LITTLE BLUE HERONS and SNOWY EGRETS are foraging. I really don't have any intel on where they are nesting and IF I did, yes, I would not post the location of the nests.

I'm not disagreeing with anything you've stated, I'm just stating that if ALL information about the location of these T & E species in Illinois is withheld then how would researchers and avid birders like you and I even know about them? Some information shouldn't be shared with some people, but the great thing about IBET, eBIRD, and IBF (when we had it) is that news and information about the birds we all love is being shared by the community for all of us to enjoy, no matter what our purpose. The sighting information, the photographs, all of that, is essential to eBIRD data, to seasonal reports in Meadowlark (plug for IOS!) and North American Birds (plug for ABA)!

If we all practice good ethics in our birding endeavors, our example, hopefully, is emulated in the newer generation of birders we lead. That's the best we can hope for!

I'm just curious if we can expect an "after-the-fact" story about the rarity in Chicago? I would love to hear more about it.

Good birdings,

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







-----Original Message-----
From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 10:44 AM
To: IBET (<ILbirds...>) <ILbirds...>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)



Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species, below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.



Illinois T&E bird species

24 Endangered, 7 Threatened

Endangered

Short-eared Owl

Upland Sandpiper

American Bittern

Swainson's Hawk

** Piping Plover

Black Tern

Northern Harrier

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Common Gallinule

Loggerhead Shrike

Black Rail

Swainson's Warbler

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Osprey

Wilson's Phalarope

King Rail

Forster's Tern

Common Tern

** Least Tern

Bewick's Wren

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Threatened

* Rufa Red Knot

Chuck-will's-widow

Black-billed Cuckoo

Cerulean Warbler

Mississippi Kite

Least Bittern

Barn Owl





** = State & Federally Endangered

* = State & Federally Threatened



Steve Bailey

Mundelein (Lake County)

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Date: 7/3/17 8:44 am
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17 (No sighting)
Amazingly, after putting a post up on IBET just two days ago on the morals, ethics (& laws) in relation to birders actions with breeding threatened and endangered species in Illinois, someone puts up a post giving exact directions to a state endangered King Rail AND their small young! Seriously! Just the kind of thing that you DON'T want to do. I know that there are a lot of birders in this state that just want to make another check mark on their life lists, and don't really want to know or learn much of anything else about the birds that they seemingly enjoy, but the least that they could do, would be to learn the 31 species of state threatened and endangered birds... and act appropriately after they've found one. That's not much to have to ask for is it? You might also want to learn a little more care and ethical behavior when discussing such species on a public forum like IBET. So, I've taken the time to list those species, below. And please don't give out exact directions to another threatened and endangered species and their young. Good ethical/moral birding.


Illinois T&E bird species

24 Endangered, 7 Threatened

Endangered

Short-eared Owl

Upland Sandpiper

American Bittern

Swainson's Hawk

** Piping Plover

Black Tern

Northern Harrier

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Common Gallinule

Loggerhead Shrike

Black Rail

Swainson's Warbler

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Osprey

Wilson's Phalarope

King Rail

Forster's Tern

Common Tern

** Least Tern

Bewick's Wren

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Threatened

* Rufa Red Knot

Chuck-will's-widow

Black-billed Cuckoo

Cerulean Warbler

Mississippi Kite

Least Bittern

Barn Owl





** = State & Federally Endangered
* = State & Federally Threatened

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


 

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Date: 7/3/17 5:45 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET updated warbler galleries
A couple with many new additions:

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/gw-warbler/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/gw-warbler/index.htm#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/hooded/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/hooded/index.htm#>

Rob Curtis <http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/hooded/index.htm#>

Chicago <http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/hooded/index.htm#>


<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/hooded/index.htm#>


 

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Date: 7/3/17 5:08 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/34841285644/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Chattering and singing still. Active at late hours. Nesting ?
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Date: 7/2/17 9:47 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET King Rail @ Bartel Grassland 7-2-17
Hello birding friends,


Found a KING RAIL adult and chicks, as well as an adult VIRGINIA RAIL in the ditch that runs along the east side of Central Avenue in Bartel Grassland, south of Flossmoor Road. They were all seen in the ditch between the area of a wooden bridge that spans the ditch to a little bit past a roped off section (a bit south of the bridge) of grass between the bridge and the road. They tended to pop into and out of view quite quickly but regularly in this stretch of the ditch. King Rail was quite a treat!


Also in the area were HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, an American Toad, and a Beaver.


Good birding!
Henry Griffin
Oak Park, Cook County
 

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Date: 7/2/17 7:35 pm
From: Susan Zelek <susanzelek...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Havana Electrical Substation & Emiquon North & South Globe Areas Sunday 7-2-17
To Al,Yes that was me, I really hate going places where a scope is needed, but I can't help it, got to go birding. Thanks for the help with the Hudsonian Godwit, I hope to get my scope fixed (waiting on insurance) or replaced soon. To all, I waited around the Havana Electric station an extra 2 hours after Al left, hoping the Scissor Tailed would show up, but to no avail. I also drove to the location from last years sightings but still no luck.

Susan ZelekCook County

On Sunday, July 2, 2017 6:33 PM, "Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  Hello Bird People,

Long day's birding equals a short report at least by my standards.
Went with Andy Sigler & Bob Erickson & Bob & I had 3 targets which
were Hudsonian Godwit, Bobwhite & Scissor Tailed Flycatcher. Andy was
only interested in the Godwit. All 3 were seen almost every day
through June 30th but I saw on ebird that the Scissor Tailed Fly was
not reported on July 1st. Turns out we did not find it either although
we looked for quite a while both before & after lunch as did another
birder who, looking at ebird reports, was probably Susan Zelek who
also joined us at North Globe & got to view the Godwit through my
scope as her scope is not feeling well.

Here are some highlights from the substation & along the road.

Northern Bobwhite (1 seen & 3 more heard)
Yellow Billed Cuckoo (1)
Eastern (2) & WESTERN (2) Kingbirds
Northern Mockingbird (1 doing 1st class versions of a Bobwhite & a Blue Jay)
Blue Grosbeak (1 singing but not seen)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2)

Emiquon North Globe (9:25-10 a.m.)

Highlights included White Pelican (97), AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (1),
Black Necked Stilt (15), Greater Yellowlegs (1) & the continuing
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, nice of it to stay!

Emiquon South Globe (10-11 a.m.)

Lots of shorebirds here but most were too far to deal with especially
with the "heat wave" situation.
Only highlights here were Pelicans (2), more Black Necked Stilts & 4
Forster's Terns with their black masks. Too bad we could not see the
shorebirds any better than we could.

Drove the baby Prius C today but it "only" managed 51 mpg as it
doesn't do as well as normal when it's driven at 70 mph or more. It
prefers 55-60 mph when it gives 60 or more mpg. I should mention that
gas cost $1.979 per gallon at all the Havana gas stations which was
the 1st time in a long time I bought gas for under $2 per gallon.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Hudsonian Godwit & Runners-Up to all those fine
looking Black Necked Stilts & the 1 Bobwhite we saw although not for
long.

Entertainer Of The Day to the wildly singing Mockingbird.

Al Stokie
In Mason & Fulton Co's today
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Date: 7/2/17 4:33 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Havana Electrical Substation & Emiquon North & South Globe Areas Sunday 7-2-17
Hello Bird People,

Long day's birding equals a short report at least by my standards.
Went with Andy Sigler & Bob Erickson & Bob & I had 3 targets which
were Hudsonian Godwit, Bobwhite & Scissor Tailed Flycatcher. Andy was
only interested in the Godwit. All 3 were seen almost every day
through June 30th but I saw on ebird that the Scissor Tailed Fly was
not reported on July 1st. Turns out we did not find it either although
we looked for quite a while both before & after lunch as did another
birder who, looking at ebird reports, was probably Susan Zelek who
also joined us at North Globe & got to view the Godwit through my
scope as her scope is not feeling well.

Here are some highlights from the substation & along the road.

Northern Bobwhite (1 seen & 3 more heard)
Yellow Billed Cuckoo (1)
Eastern (2) & WESTERN (2) Kingbirds
Northern Mockingbird (1 doing 1st class versions of a Bobwhite & a Blue Jay)
Blue Grosbeak (1 singing but not seen)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2)

Emiquon North Globe (9:25-10 a.m.)

Highlights included White Pelican (97), AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (1),
Black Necked Stilt (15), Greater Yellowlegs (1) & the continuing
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, nice of it to stay!

Emiquon South Globe (10-11 a.m.)

Lots of shorebirds here but most were too far to deal with especially
with the "heat wave" situation.
Only highlights here were Pelicans (2), more Black Necked Stilts & 4
Forster's Terns with their black masks. Too bad we could not see the
shorebirds any better than we could.

Drove the baby Prius C today but it "only" managed 51 mpg as it
doesn't do as well as normal when it's driven at 70 mph or more. It
prefers 55-60 mph when it gives 60 or more mpg. I should mention that
gas cost $1.979 per gallon at all the Havana gas stations which was
the 1st time in a long time I bought gas for under $2 per gallon.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Hudsonian Godwit & Runners-Up to all those fine
looking Black Necked Stilts & the 1 Bobwhite we saw although not for
long.

Entertainer Of The Day to the wildly singing Mockingbird.

Al Stokie
In Mason & Fulton Co's today


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Date: 7/2/17 12:02 am
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rollins lake co.
Went up to see the trumpeter Swans this afternoon at Rollins. I wasn't able to see the swans so I went for a walk around the loop for the first time ever and boy that thing is long! Be ready for that. I was excited to find three different sets of pied billed Grebe offspring which are already in the immature stage. There have a very cool look with the pattern on their face. They're in three different wetland areas throughout the park.

Also I believe that there are two sets of gadwall Young in the main wetland area. That's my first time seeing them ever. I suspected that might be a possibility when I saw couples hanging around earlier in the season. I also suspected the grebes but I didn't know they bred there for sure; now I know. There are also tons of common yellowthroat so I feel like those are literally common there where they are not literally common anywhere else that I normally go.

Also a ton of song sparrows, a few bobolinks, A couple eastern kingbirds, and then the normal stuff Redwing blackbirds, egrets, cormorants, Great blue herons, wood ducks. I'm sure I'm forgetting something but you get the point. It's a fun place, check it out.

Suzanne Coleman

Lake County

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Date: 7/1/17 5:13 pm
From: John Dongas <madzosiii...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET J Dongas


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Almost forgot. I also got very nice video of Blanding's Turtle. In the same pond as the Rail

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Date: 7/1/17 4:57 pm
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Subject: IBET I forgot to sign : J Dongas, MD


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Date: 7/1/17 4:56 pm
From: John Dongas <madzosiii...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET King Rail and Am Bittern


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Thanks to blogs by Al Stokie and others my wife and I got very good looks and some nice video of the King Rail at Goose Lake Prairie today. We sat by the bench that overlooks the broken causeway pond. After five minutes the Rail could be seen along the opposite shore feeding in the pond close to the edge and in the adjacent grasses. He went in and out of the grass frequently. We observed for about 45 minutes and just as we were getting ready to leave, packing away the scope and all the lately sighted American Bittern flew across our view and landed in the reeds out of sight. My nemesis bird!! My only other possible sighting of this species was last year at Orland Grasslands. After much consideration I decided I couldn't count it because the look was too far and brief to be sure but today was definite. Two lifers in one day. That surely doesn't happen often this close to home anymore. Anyway thanks again to Al for telling me where to look. There were several singing Henslow's Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissel, and sedge wrens.

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Date: 7/1/17 4:29 pm
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law


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Craig Taylor

> On Jul 1, 2017, at 1:24 PM, 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Fran & all,
> Actually, no, that isn’t what I meant to say. I meant to say I have used tapes to attract my fair share of birds (in general). I thought I had looked this over well enough to edit/correct something like that. However, with that being said, I have called in quite a number of threatened and endangered species during the breeding season while playing the recordings that I must play at all of my wetland study sites for work as a scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Standard protocol for conducting such wetland bird surveys for breeding wetland birds calls for playing the species call for one minute, then listening (in silence) for one minute, for each of about 9 wetland bird species. These surveys are conducted at randomly chosen sites (by a computer), so virtually all of them are conducted on private property or in areas where there is virtually no birding, and definitely in areas with little to no birding “pressure”. Thanks for catching that faux pas though. Good birding!
>
> Steve Bailey
> Mundelein (Lake Co.)
> <sdbailey...>
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Date: 7/1/17 1:21 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET A Few DeKalb & Kane County Stops Saturday 7-1-17
Hello Bird People,

Along with Bob Erickson I made a few stops in the above mentioned 2
Co's but I'll only report on 2 locations which are Afton F.P. in
DeKalb Co & the undeveloped Stonegate subdivision in northern Kane Co.

Afton F.P. (8-9:30 a.m.)

Ended up staying here longer than expected as we heard a Western
Meadowlark singing but could not see it. Determined to see it we kept
looking, then looked for shorebirds & finally went back to looking &
listening for the Meadowlark. But our hard work did not pay off as we
never heard & saw it after the 1st singing we heard.

Great Blue Heron (1 or 2)
Mallard (2)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD in the shorebird area)
Killdeer (8)
Least Sandpiper (9-10)
Mourning Dove (4)
Chimney Swift (2 hunting)
Willow Flycatcher (heard 1)
Eastern Kingbird (2)
Barn (4) & Cliff (1) Swallows
Crow (2)
Horned Lark (2)
Robin (10)
Common Yellowthroat (5)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Dickcissel (5-6)
Song Sparrow (6)
Red Wings (12), Grackles (2) & Cowbirds (4)
Eastern Meadowlark (3)
WESTERN MEADOWLARK (heard 1)
House Finch (1-PR)
Goldfinch (2-3)

Stonegate Subdivision (Undeveloped) Near Hampshire/Kane Co. (10:45-11 a.m.)

Since Bob was still in need of a seen Western Meadowlark for his year
list I thought we'd try here as I had one here back in early March.
Drove around a bit but no Meadowlarks of any kind were singing. Then
we saw a Meadowlark fly into a tree with few leaves & as we went
toward it it began to sing loudly & it was a WESTERN MEADOWLARK after
all. Had good looks so "all's well, ends well". Only other singing
birds here were Dickcissels, Common Yellowthroats & Song Sparows & a
few Barn Swallows were flying around. If they ever fill up this place
with houses we will lose a good spot for Western Meadowlarks. Hope
that doesn't happen for a while.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be the well seen Kane Co Western Meadowlark &
Runner-Up to the adult Bald Eagle at Afton.

Al Stokie
In Dekalb Co & briefly in Kane Co today


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Date: 7/1/17 11:24 am
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
Fran & all,
Actually, no, that isn't what I meant to say. I meant to say I have used tapes to attract my fair share of birds (in general). I thought I had looked this over well enough to edit/correct something like that. However, with that being said, I have called in quite a number of threatened and endangered species during the breeding season while playing the recordings that I must play at all of my wetland study sites for work as a scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Standard protocol for conducting such wetland bird surveys for breeding wetland birds calls for playing the species call for one minute, then listening (in silence) for one minute, for each of about 9 wetland bird species. These surveys are conducted at randomly chosen sites (by a computer), so virtually all of them are conducted on private property or in areas where there is virtually no birding, and definitely in areas with little to no birding "pressure". Thanks for catching that faux pas though. Good birding!

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Date: 7/1/17 8:25 am
From: Amar Ayyash <amarayyash...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Thayer's Iceland Gull (No Sightings)
Happy July, everyone! A quick update on Thayer's Gull. This taxon is "officially" a subspecies of Iceland Gull.
Although the latest AOS supplement isn't available yet, the checklist has been updated.

Iceland Gull now consists of 3 subspecies:
Iceland Gull (L.glaucoides glaucoides)
Kumlien's Iceland Gull (L.g. kumlieni)
Thayer's Iceland Gull (L.g. thayeri)

The latter two are our expected and regularly occurring subspecies in Illinois.

Kindest regards,
Amar Ayyash
Orland Park - Cook

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Date: 6/30/17 11:12 pm
From: Melinda Morgan <chimel23...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re Wild turkeys in Chicago
I'm in the south suburbs but spotted one a couple years back in the Glenwood area forest preserve.

Mel

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Date: 6/30/17 7:34 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
"No tapes/recordings were played to bring the bird in closer to view or
photograph… though* I have used my fair share of recordings to attract some
of these rare birds*, both *as a birder*, and as a biologist sanctioned to
use playbacks of such birds to discover if they are present, for detection
in the work I do."

This is confusing. You use recordings to attract rare birds as a birder? Is
this what you meant to say?

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:18 PM, 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> It has come to my attention that some recent actions of a number of
> Illinois birders, including experienced birders have resulted in the
> harassment of one of Illinois’s rarest breeding birds, in an area where it
> may be breeding or attempting to breed. I have been asked by respected
> biologists and naturalists to comment on the situation. I’ve been an active
> birder in Illinois for more than 45 years, and have conducted
> ornithological research with Illinois’s oldest scientific organization, the
> Illinois Natural History Survey for almost 35 years.
>
>
>
> Over those years, I have been lucky enough to see and hear some of the
> state’s rarest resident bird species, as well as some of its rarest
> migrants and vagrant species. A large majority of these uncommon to rare
> birds were seen and heard simply by careful stalking of the bird in the
> areas they were originally found, or where I lucked upon them. No
> tapes/recordings were played to bring the bird in closer to view or
> photograph… though I have used my fair share of recordings to attract some
> of these rare birds, both as a birder, and as a biologist sanctioned to use
> playbacks of such birds to discover if they are present, for detection in
> the work I do. For my work, these recordings are most often used during the
> breeding season, as that is when much of my field research occurs. Such use
> of recorded playbacks of both common and state threatened and endangered
> species is limited, done with the permission I have through the work I need
> to do.
>
>
>
> Limited playback of most bird species songs and calls has become a regular
> item in the avid birders’ “arsenal” of ways to attract and see the large
> variety of birds that can be found in Illinois and elsewhere. However,
> there are some ethical/moral considerations to be observed by anyone who
> wants to be a conscientious birder.
>
>
>
> Let’s start with the more moral/ethical considerations, and for birders,
> maybe the best place to look is in the American Birding Association’s (ABA)
> stated ABA Code of Ethics – specifically
>
>
>
> “1(b) To avoid stressing birds or exposing them to danger, exercise
> restraint and caution during
>
> observation, photography, sound recording or filming.
>
>
>
> Limit the use of recordings and other methods of attracting birds, and
> never use such methods in *heavily birded areas* (my underscore) or for
> attracting any species that is *Threatened, Endangered, of Special
> Concern, or is rare in your local area* (again, my underscore).
>
>
>
> *1(c)* Before advertising the presence of a rare bird, evaluate the
> potential for disturbance to the bird, its surroundings, and other people
> in the area, and proceed only if access can be controlled, disturbance
> minimized, and permission has been obtained from private landowners. *The
> sites of rare nesting birds should be divulged only to the proper
> conservation authorities* (again my underscore).”
>
>
>
> Though David Sibley seems to be more pro than con on the issue of using
> playback calls of birds, even he states that, “It is also illegal to
> disturb any endangered or threatened species (and playback can be
> interpreted as disturbance). Any potential negative impacts of playback are
> more likely to occur in areas with a lot of birding pressure, so avoiding
> playback entirely in those places is a good idea.”
>
>
>
>
>
> Birders need to remember that from May through August (some species even
> earlier or a little later), much of the Illinois birds are in the process
> of breeding… whether that be courting a partner, building a nest, laying
> and incubating eggs or feeding nestlings or fledglings. Many birds at these
> times need to be treated with even more respect and consideration than the
> rest of the year… such that playing a tape/recording for that rare vagrant
> that just showed up does not usually require the caution and care needed in
> trying to get the same kind of view of a rare, state threatened or state
> endangered breeding bird species. Additionally, an obvious migratory flock
> of state endangered Wilson’s Phalaropes at a local fluddle, or that
> wintering Short-eared Owl in a large alfalfa field, doesn’t need the same
> kind of caution that a breeding pair of either species would necessitate.
>
> Just the act of using a playback call of any Illinois state threatened or
> endangered bird species is illegal. The "taking" of a listed species
> is considered breaking the law, and "harassing" is defined within the
> parameters of an illegal "taking. From state law:
>
>
>
> (520 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 331)
> Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois
> Endangered Species Protection Act". "Take" means, in reference to animals
> and animal products, to harm, hunt, shoot, pursue, lure, wound, kill,
> destroy, *harass,* gig, spear, ensnare, trap, capture, collect, or to
> attempt to engage in such conduct.
>
>
>
> I hope that Illinois’ birding community can find it within themselves to
> exhibit good ethical and moral behavior when trying to add that new lifer
> to their lists, especially for the next couple of months when birds are
> raising their young to fledging. It is already a very stressful period for
> rare, threatened and endangered birds.
>
> Borrowing from a line I read: Remember, when a bird responds to a
> recording, it is no longer foraging, caring for eggs or chicks, preening,
> resting or otherwise doing the activities it needs to survive – all because
> it is chasing a fake bird.
>
> Constantly chasing competitors stresses the bird, and unlimited recording
> use can dramatically impact birds. Let’s not let our own selfish
> wants/needs override the safe and successful outcome of some rare Illinois
> breeding bird’s attempt. We don’t want to become another hindrance or
> challenge that such rare species must overcome. Good birding!
>
>
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein (Lake County)
>
> <sdbailey...>
>
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Date: 6/30/17 6:18 pm
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rare Illinois breeding birds, birding ethics and the law
It has come to my attention that some recent actions of a number of Illinois birders, including experienced birders have resulted in the harassment of one of Illinois's rarest breeding birds, in an area where it may be breeding or attempting to breed. I have been asked by respected biologists and naturalists to comment on the situation. I've been an active birder in Illinois for more than 45 years, and have conducted ornithological research with Illinois's oldest scientific organization, the Illinois Natural History Survey for almost 35 years.

Over those years, I have been lucky enough to see and hear some of the state's rarest resident bird species, as well as some of its rarest migrants and vagrant species. A large majority of these uncommon to rare birds were seen and heard simply by careful stalking of the bird in the areas they were originally found, or where I lucked upon them. No tapes/recordings were played to bring the bird in closer to view or photograph... though I have used my fair share of recordings to attract some of these rare birds, both as a birder, and as a biologist sanctioned to use playbacks of such birds to discover if they are present, for detection in the work I do. For my work, these recordings are most often used during the breeding season, as that is when much of my field research occurs. Such use of recorded playbacks of both common and state threatened and endangered species is limited, done with the permission I have through the work I need to do.

Limited playback of most bird species songs and calls has become a regular item in the avid birders' "arsenal" of ways to attract and see the large variety of birds that can be found in Illinois and elsewhere. However, there are some ethical/moral considerations to be observed by anyone who wants to be a conscientious birder.

Let's start with the more moral/ethical considerations, and for birders, maybe the best place to look is in the American Birding Association's (ABA) stated ABA Code of Ethics - specifically

"1(b) To avoid stressing birds or exposing them to danger, exercise restraint and caution during
observation, photography, sound recording or filming.

Limit the use of recordings and other methods of attracting birds, and never use such methods in heavily birded areas (my underscore) or for attracting any species that is Threatened, Endangered, of Special Concern, or is rare in your local area (again, my underscore).

1(c) Before advertising the presence of a rare bird, evaluate the potential for disturbance to the bird, its surroundings, and other people in the area, and proceed only if access can be controlled, disturbance minimized, and permission has been obtained from private landowners. The sites of rare nesting birds should be divulged only to the proper conservation authorities (again my underscore)."

Though David Sibley seems to be more pro than con on the issue of using playback calls of birds, even he states that, "It is also illegal to disturb any endangered or threatened species (and playback can be interpreted as disturbance). Any potential negative impacts of playback are more likely to occur in areas with a lot of birding pressure, so avoiding playback entirely in those places is a good idea."


Birders need to remember that from May through August (some species even earlier or a little later), much of the Illinois birds are in the process of breeding... whether that be courting a partner, building a nest, laying and incubating eggs or feeding nestlings or fledglings. Many birds at these times need to be treated with even more respect and consideration than the rest of the year... such that playing a tape/recording for that rare vagrant that just showed up does not usually require the caution and care needed in trying to get the same kind of view of a rare, state threatened or state endangered breeding bird species. Additionally, an obvious migratory flock of state endangered Wilson's Phalaropes at a local fluddle, or that wintering Short-eared Owl in a large alfalfa field, doesn't need the same kind of caution that a breeding pair of either species would necessitate.
Just the act of using a playback call of any Illinois state threatened or endangered bird species is illegal. The "taking" of a listed species is considered breaking the law, and "harassing" is defined within the parameters of an illegal "taking. From state law:

(520 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 331)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act". "Take" means, in reference to animals and animal products, to harm, hunt, shoot, pursue, lure, wound, kill, destroy, harass, gig, spear, ensnare, trap, capture, collect, or to attempt to engage in such conduct.

I hope that Illinois' birding community can find it within themselves to exhibit good ethical and moral behavior when trying to add that new lifer to their lists, especially for the next couple of months when birds are raising their young to fledging. It is already a very stressful period for rare, threatened and endangered birds.
Borrowing from a line I read: Remember, when a bird responds to a recording, it is no longer foraging, caring for eggs or chicks, preening, resting or otherwise doing the activities it needs to survive - all because it is chasing a fake bird.
Constantly chasing competitors stresses the bird, and unlimited recording use can dramatically impact birds. Let's not let our own selfish wants/needs override the safe and successful outcome of some rare Illinois breeding bird's attempt. We don't want to become another hindrance or challenge that such rare species must overcome. Good birding!

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

 

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Date: 6/30/17 4:07 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET some more updated Warbler galleries
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/bw-warbler/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/bw-warbler/index.htm#> many added here

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/canadaw/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/canadaw/index.htm#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/capemayw/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/capemayw/index.htm#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/capemayw/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/capemayw/index.htm#>

Rob Curtis

Chicago


 

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Date: 6/30/17 2:52 pm
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET More Dickcissels (6-30-17)
DICKCISSELS continue to invade the Chicago area (this year, anyway). I found lots of DICKCISSELS, along with other breeding birds such as ORCHARD ORIOLES, SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, & AMERICAN WOODCOCK at Indian Ridge Marsh in southeast Chicago on Friday morning (30 June 2017). There are two public parking lots for Indian Ridge - one at 118th & Torrence Avenue, the other on 122nd Street just west of Torrence (both in Chicago). Photos at the links-

Dickcissel:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35250091600/in/dateposted-public/

Spotted Sandpiper:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35505925991/in/dateposted-public/

Red-winged Blackbird:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38600858@N06/35596923516/in/dateposted-public/

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Date: 6/30/17 12:47 pm
From: Suzanne Coleman <isooz...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Wild Turkeys in Chicago? (no sightings)
Yes, and there were the two sightings by others that I posted to IBET last year as well in the Des Plaines area.  Cook co.
Suzanne ColemanCook Co. 6/30/17

From: "<mcvetas...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...>
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Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:58 AM
Subject: IBET Re: Wild Turkeys in Chicago? (no sightings)

  Not commenting on this sighting, but on the advance of Wild Turkeys into Cook County in general.
Over the years, there have been several sightings of individual Wild Turkeys in Cook County. These usually get dismissed by the birding community as birds of unknown provenance. That's understandable. Group sightings, however, are more difficult to deny in my opinion.
In September 2014, Lisa Rest reported a small group of Turkeys in Lyons along the Des Plaines River. I followed up on that sightings and observed 5 turkeys (or more - they quickly scurried out of view) at Chicago Portage Woods Forest Preserve. Those birds easily could have made their way up the canal from Will County. To be honest, I am a bit surprised that there are not more frequent sightings in Palos.
This year in April 2017, Scott Gustafson reported four turkeys at Plum Creek Forest Preserve in extreme SE Cook County. These birds could have easily dispersed again from Will County where they are resident.
Cook County birders looking to add this to their county lists should check areas like this.

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Date: 6/30/17 11:28 am
From: Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
Thank you, David and Isoo, for confirming the Blackpoll Warbler in
Millennium Park. As he is continuing to sing I wonder if there is a female
and that they are breeding? Or is he a bachelor calling out in vain?
According to the maps I've seen, he should, by now, be some 500 miles to
the north in the boreal forest established in breeding.

Tony Phillips
Professor Emeritus
Department of Painting & Drawing
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
807 West 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60608-2222
(312)733-0581; cell (312)375-9315
<aphillips...>
http://www.tonyphillipsart.com


On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM, David Johnson <djohnsoda...>
wrote:

> 30 June 2017
>
> Fellow Ibeters--
>
> I heard and observed the same Blackpoll Warbler in Millennium Park at the
> "Bean" and Madison St, 30 June 2017 8:15 - 8:20 am (this morning).
>
> David B Johnson
> NE IL
> <djohnsoda...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Thanks, Vicky. For years Chippy's lived in my yard. I've heard them fast
> and I've heard them slow, but never like this one.....rather much like the
> many Blackpolls I have seen and heard over the years I wonder if he bumped
> his head on a nearby tower in migration and called off the trip?
>
> Tony
>
> Tony Phillips
> <aphillips...>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...>
> > wrote:
>
>> Hi Tony, there is a slow-pulse version of a Chipping Sparrow's song,
>> which could be what you heard. I don't have experience with dispersal
>> patterns of Pine Warblers or Wormies in Grant Park, but maybe some other
>> birders will chime in.
>>
>> Vicky
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...>
>> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan
>> Ave and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row
>> of modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the
>> winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly modulated *seep,
>> seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep *of what, 5 weeks ago, I would
>> have assumed was a* Blackpoll Warbler*. I hung out for 10 minutes,
>> trying to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice,
>> but without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and
>> listened to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the
>> song I heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been?
>> Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
>> What else could it be?
>>
>>
>>
>> Tony Phillips
>> Chicago, IL 60608-2222
>> <aphillips...>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/30/17 10:47 am
From: Isoo O'Brien <isooman22...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
Someone actually reported seeing a blackpoll there a few days ago. If it was high up in a tree and behaving like a warbler, I bet that was it. Glad I could help!

Isoo O'Brien

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 29, 2017, at 7:16 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan Ave and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row of modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly modulated seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep of what, 5 weeks ago, I would have assumed was a Blackpoll Warbler. I hung out for 10 minutes, trying to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice, but without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and listened to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the song I heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been? Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
> What else could it be?
>
>
>
> Tony Phillips
> Chicago, IL 60608-2222
> <aphillips...>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/30/17 10:06 am
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
30 June 2017

Fellow Ibeters--

I heard and observed the same Blackpoll Warbler in Millennium Park at the "Bean" and Madison St, 30 June 2017 8:15 - 8:20 am (this morning).

David B Johnson
NE IL
<djohnsoda...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:45 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Vicky. For years Chippy's lived in my yard. I've heard them fast and I've heard them slow, but never like this one.....rather much like the many Blackpolls I have seen and heard over the years I wonder if he bumped his head on a nearby tower in migration and called off the trip?
>
> Tony
>
> Tony Phillips
> <aphillips...>
>
>
>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...> wrote:
>> Hi Tony, there is a slow-pulse version of a Chipping Sparrow's song, which could be what you heard. I don't have experience with dispersal patterns of Pine Warblers or Wormies in Grant Park, but maybe some other birders will chime in.
>>
>> Vicky
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan Ave and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row of modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly modulated seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep of what, 5 weeks ago, I would have assumed was a Blackpoll Warbler. I hung out for 10 minutes, trying to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice, but without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and listened to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the song I heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been? Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
>>> What else could it be?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tony Phillips
>>> Chicago, IL 60608-2222
>>> <aphillips...>
>>>
>>>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/30/17 9:13 am
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren sings

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35631243655/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The 2 wrens were calling and singing here. Looking for PB suet on the apple tree.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
<xxjb7z...>


 

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Date: 6/30/17 7:58 am
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Wild Turkeys in Chicago? (no sightings)
Not commenting on this sighting, but on the advance of Wild Turkeys into Cook County in general.


Over the years, there have been several sightings of individual Wild Turkeys in Cook County. These usually get dismissed by the birding community as birds of unknown provenance. That's understandable. Group sightings, however, are more difficult to deny in my opinion.


In September 2014, Lisa Rest reported a small group of Turkeys in Lyons along the Des Plaines River. I followed up on that sightings and observed 5 turkeys (or more - they quickly scurried out of view) at Chicago Portage Woods Forest Preserve. Those birds easily could have made their way up the canal from Will County. To be honest, I am a bit surprised that there are not more frequent sightings in Palos.


This year in April 2017, Scott Gustafson reported four turkeys at Plum Creek Forest Preserve in extreme SE Cook County. These birds could have easily dispersed again from Will County where they are resident.


Cook County birders looking to add this to their county lists should check areas like this.



Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
 

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Date: 6/30/17 7:45 am
From: Kevin Richmond <theeggman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Havana
Two WILLETS were way out in the middle of the South Globe Tract at Emiquon Refuge (in Fulton Co.) early this morning (June 30). The HUDSONIAN GODWIT that had recently been on the South Globe Tract was out in the middle of the North Globe Tract today.

A male SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was south of Havana (in Mason Co.) this morning. It was perched along 1600east about three-tenths of a mile south of 1500north.

Kevin Richmond
Morton, Illinois

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Date: 6/30/17 6:47 am
From: 'Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' <woodthrusheola8...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Unknown bird song/call
I was going to join the Tufted Titmouse group but, as someone who is fairly familiar with both non-native pet bird species and farm species, I'd like to add Nymphicus hollandicus / cockatiel to the possibilities. It does have the right tone and volume of a cockatiel and although it doesn't match their typical vocalization, it could be a mimic of something the bird heard repeatedly...or a hybrid between a cockatiel's normal whistle and something it has heard repeatedly  Rhonda Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, IL

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Date: 6/30/17 6:16 am
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET UPDATED WARBLER GALLERIES
http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/baybrwrb/index.htm

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blkbrwrb/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blkbrwrb/index.htm#>

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blktgrn/index.htm
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blktgrn/index.htm#>

Rob Curtis <http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blktgrn/index.htm#>

Chicago
<http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/blktgrn/index.htm#>


 

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Date: 6/29/17 8:30 pm
From: ERIC GINSBURG <ejgins...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET No sightings - Jackson Park survey

If you have an opinion on the importance of Jackson Park's bird habitat, please let the Obama Foundation know via their short survey at

https://go.obama.org/landscape-survey


And I added a comment in response to question #19 which asked how important it was to provide opportunities for experiencing nature, for example through birding or boating. I think it's important to point out that there will be many fewer birds to see if the lagoons are filled with boats.

Eric Ginsburg
Chicago
 

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Date: 6/29/17 8:27 pm
From: <rjk_540i...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Wild Turkeys in Chicago?
I did a double take on Tuesday as a Female Wild Turkey showed up in my backyard (see attached).


I live in the heart of the Beverly neighborhood (Chicago) and started to question how or why the bird chose my yard to hang out for about 5 minutes only to fly over my neighbors fence into their backyard—and then flying up the shade of the roof of their garage, preening itself for the next 30 minutes.


Question to the group.


Has anyone seen or heard reports of Wild Turkeys in Chicago lately?


I'm about 2 miles due south of the Dan Ryan Woods and the only thing I'm thinking is that they may have taken up residence in there.



Just wondering.


 

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Date: 6/29/17 7:45 pm
From: Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
Thanks, Vicky. For years Chippy's lived in my yard. I've heard them fast
and I've heard them slow, but never like this one.....rather much like the
many Blackpolls I have seen and heard over the years I wonder if he bumped
his head on a nearby tower in migration and called off the trip?

Tony

Tony Phillips
<aphillips...>


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Vicky Sroczynski <vsroczynski...>
wrote:

> Hi Tony, there is a slow-pulse version of a Chipping Sparrow's song, which
> could be what you heard. I don't have experience with dispersal patterns of
> Pine Warblers or Wormies in Grant Park, but maybe some other birders will
> chime in.
>
> Vicky
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Anthony Phillips <aphillips...>
> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan
> Ave and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row
> of modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the
> winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly modulated *seep,
> seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep *of what, 5 weeks ago, I would
> have assumed was a* Blackpoll Warbler*. I hung out for 10 minutes,
> trying to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice,
> but without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and
> listened to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the
> song I heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been?
> Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
> What else could it be?
>
>
>
> Tony Phillips
> Chicago, IL 60608-2222
> <aphillips...>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/29/17 7:16 pm
From: Anthony Phillips <aphillips...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Song sung today in Millennium Park
At noon today I walked into Millennium Park by the entrance at Michigan Ave
and Washington St. About 60 feet in from the street, high in the row of
modest trees that line the south of the walkway, north of what in the
winter is the skating rink. I heard the Johnny-one-note, slowly
modulated *seep,
seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep, seep *of what, 5 weeks ago, I would
have assumed was a* Blackpoll Warbler*. I hung out for 10 minutes, trying
to see it as the singing continued. I saw it move once or twice, but
without binoculars, I could not visually I.D. it. I went home and listened
to The Blackpolls on my Sibley's app and they were all like the song I
heard in the Park. What other johnny-one-notes could it have been?
Certainly not a Chipping Sparrow, Pine or Worm-eating Warbler.
What else could it be?



Tony Phillips
Chicago, IL 60608-2222
<aphillips...>

 

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Date: 6/29/17 4:26 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
OK, Steve, any opinion on what the bird is instead of isn't?


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:12 PM, 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Having conducted many hundreds of bird surveys for my job over 35+ years,
> I can safely say that the bird recorded in Champaign-Urbana was definitely
> NOT a Carolina Wren or a Baltimore Oriole. My opinion was going to be to
> say that the bird making the call was probably an escaped cage bird, though
> the call that Adam posted, did sound fairly similar to the ending couple of
> notes of the Champaign song. However, having lived in and birded the
> Champaign area for decades, I also know that though present in the area,
> Tufted Titmice are exceptionally rare in the area. Our party was often the
> only ones to turn up a Tufted Titmouse on the Christmas Bird Count there
> over the years… usually just one but occasionally two birds. Interestingly,
> just 30 miles down the road in Vermilion County, Tufted Titmice are quite
> common. It is an interesting anomaly in east Central Illinois. Good birding.
>
>
>
> Steve Bailey
>
> Mundelein
>
> <sdbailey...>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/29/17 3:21 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET updated Warbler galleries
Finally caught up on over 4000 new bird images and videos shot during
migration, and starting to incorporate into revised galleries.

Concentrating on Warblers, here are some A-B.

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/am-redstart/index.htm

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

http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/bt-blue/index.htm

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

Rob Curtis

Chicago



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Date: 6/29/17 3:13 pm
From: 'Bailey, Steven D' <sdbailey...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
Having conducted many hundreds of bird surveys for my job over 35+ years, I can safely say that the bird recorded in Champaign-Urbana was definitely NOT a Carolina Wren or a Baltimore Oriole. My opinion was going to be to say that the bird making the call was probably an escaped cage bird, though the call that Adam posted, did sound fairly similar to the ending couple of notes of the Champaign song. However, having lived in and birded the Champaign area for decades, I also know that though present in the area, Tufted Titmice are exceptionally rare in the area. Our party was often the only ones to turn up a Tufted Titmouse on the Christmas Bird Count there over the years... usually just one but occasionally two birds. Interestingly, just 30 miles down the road in Vermilion County, Tufted Titmice are quite common. It is an interesting anomaly in east Central Illinois. Good birding.

Steve Bailey
Mundelein
<sdbailey...>

 

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Date: 6/29/17 12:33 pm
From: Beau Schaefer <beauschaefer...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Rollins Trumpeters
For those who are interested, the Trumpeter Swans at Rollins have 6 cygnets which John Leonard and I were able to view briefly from the observation deck on Tuesday morning. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they are often hanging out in the south and western areas of the main pond and are not visible from the deck. Just an FYI in case people are hoping to see them in the pond near the Discovery trail that they were in last year.

Here’s a map for reference: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r2sbX1Fam1G3nrkjkDZcZGhQS5U&usp=sharing <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r2sbX1Fam1G3nrkjkDZcZGhQS5U&usp=sharing>

Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County


 

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Date: 6/29/17 12:32 pm
From: Jim Tezak <jjtezak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET King Rail
6/29/2017
Saw two of the King Rails this morning at Goose Lake Prairie (Grundy County) in Morris, IL. Thanks to everyone who posted a lifer for me.


Jim TezakShorewood Will County







A few photos at the link below



https://www.flickr.com/photos/122136942@N02/35485158171/in/dateposted/

 

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Date: 6/29/17 11:25 am
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Victory for Migratory Birds on Lake Erie!
Hi everyone,



This is from Michael Hutchins, Ph.D. Director, Bird Smart Wind Energy
Campaign, American Bird Conservancy

[<info...>]

We just scored a huge win for migratory birds.

The Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) announced this morning that it has halted
plans to install a large turbine at its Camp Perry facility near Lake Erie
that would have threatened migratory birds, including Endangered species
such as Kirtland's Warbler, in one of the most important migratory corridors
in the country.

ANG has made the right decision for birds. And our five-year fight to defeat
this dangerous project is over because you and other ABC supporters stood
with us. We're also indebted to the hard work and leadership of our Ohio
partner Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

ABC supports wind energy, but we won't stand by when irresponsibly placed
turbines endanger America's birds.

Despite this great step forward, threats from wind turbines in the Great
Lakes region aren't going away. The area has become a prime target for wind
developers, and hundreds-if not thousands-of new turbines have been
proposed.

Take <http://support.abcbirds.org/site/R?i=VSIoomciQJmBrglpna4aqg> the next
step for migratory birds and tell wildlife agencies and lawmakers to keep
wind turbines out of the Great Lakes and away from their shores!

The vital importance of Great Lakes shorelines for birds was recently
confirmed by advanced radar studies, which documented vast numbers of birds
and bats flying through these areas at heights that would place them within
the deadly rotor-sweep of wind turbines.

Great Lakes shorelines should not be a gauntlet for migrating birds. But
pressure to develop these sensitive areas is intensifying rapidly, and we
need to act now if we want them to continue providing safe passage for
migratory birds.

That means sending a loud message to officials, making sure they put strong
regulations in place to keep Great Lakes waters and their shores free of
large commercial wind turbines.

Raise <http://support.abcbirds.org/site/R?i=G7wKmOSYI1oYWIr9XW8U1A> your
voice for birds: Ask wildlife agencies and elected officials to protect
migratory birds in the Great Lakes region from wind development!

Our victory at Camp Perry sends a powerful signal to wind energy companies
that we won't let the safety and survival of America's migratory birds take
a back seat to poorly-sited wind turbines.

Let's <http://support.abcbirds.org/site/R?i=8q-11HKuoAfUlsv_U_rHMA> keep
the momentum going-and make sure that all Great Lakes waters and shorelines
remain secure for migratory birds.

Thank you for standing with us!

Sincerely,

Michael Hutchins, Ph.D. Director, Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign



Posted by Carolyn Marsh

Bistate birder

Whiting, IN




 

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Date: 6/29/17 11:06 am
From: 'Donnie R. Dann' <donniebird...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET COMMON TERNS, attempting to re-nest at Waukegan Beach
IBET folks,

As most of you know, the colony of COMMON TERNS that for years nested at the harbor at Great Lakes, abandoned that site a few years ago because of high lake levels, breaching of the breakwater and the resultant flooding of any available habitat.

However, beginning last year they attempted to establish a colony in the dunal area of Waukegan Beach, although nesting was unsuccessful. The good news is that they have done so again this year and at least 4 or 5 nests and eggs have been found. Problematically, as desirable as the site may be, because it is essentially unfenced and unprotected, it is potentially subject to a high-level of mammalian depredation and human disturbance. Brad Semel, the IDNR Natural Heritage biologist asked me to post this notification to birders for a few reasons. First, if you go to Waukegan Beach, please keep outside the area in the dunes that is surrounded by rope and signs, which is where the nests are. Secondly, if you see anyone approaching the area respectfully explain that these birds are a state endangered species, and especially now, while they are nesting, shouldn’t be driven off their nests. As the colony is mostly at the top of the high dune, it can be seen without getting close. Hopefully, this will be a good chance to witness this rare species while helping to monitor the nesting site.

Lastly, and of no less importance, please send a short note of thanks to Mayor Sam Cunningham <mayor.cunningham...> <mailto:<mayor.cunningham...> for his and the other city officials earnest cooperation in doing what they can to protect this unique site and its flora and fauna.

Good birding,

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County

 

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Date: 6/29/17 11:01 am
From: Jim Mountjoy <jmountjo...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Unknown bird song
Put me down in the Carolina Wren camp. The multiple syllables in the song
and somewhat 'sputtery' quality at the end seem to fit. It does sound a
bit thin and 'half-hearted', and I suspect this could point to a young bird
whose song is not fully developed yet. Carolina Wrens start trying to sing
at 40 days of age, so the timeline probably fits for that.

Jim Mountjoy
Galesburg IL



D. James Mountjoy

Associate Professor

(on Sabbatical Spring and Fall Terms 2017)

Knox College

Department of Biology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999

309-341-7086
www.knox.edu

 

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Date: 6/28/17 7:51 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that this is a Tufted Titmouse. They
can do some crazy sounding songs/calls. The repetitive nature and some of
the quality seem to fit that species, as well. Here's a recording from
xeno-canto that has a similar sound/cadence.

http://www.xeno-canto.org/368804

Adam Sell
Lake Co.
On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 18:28 <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <
<ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> From a birder on the Champaign Audubon birding listserv, comes this
> interesting recording. It was recorded in a backyard near downtown Urbana
> on June
> 18 by a friend of the birder.
>
> https://soundcloud.com/user-723431088/bird
>
> Any thoughts on the species ID? Karen and I were struck by the very
> repetitive nature of the 'song'. Feel free to post your thoughts on IBET,
> or if
> you wish, send them to me back channel and I'll compile the responses.
>
> Regards
> Bob Fisher
> Downers Grove
> Dupage county
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/28/17 7:15 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call
I agree with Keith. Tone is Carolina Wren; I'll move that up from #2 to #1.

Fran

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:29 PM, 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)'
<Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
wrote:

>
>
> Thanks for sharing, Bob.
>
> Strange, but does have the tone of a CAROLINA WREN to my ear.
>
> I'd be surprised if it was anything other than that.
>
> Good birdings!
>
> Keith McMullen
> O'Fallon, IL
> <Warbler7...>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf
> Of <BFisher928...> [ILbirds]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:29 PM
> To: <ILbirds...>
> Subject: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call
>
> From a birder on the Champaign Audubon birding listserv, comes this
> interesting recording. It was recorded in a backyard near downtown Urbana
> on June
> 18 by a friend of the birder.
>
> Blocked
>
> https://soundcloud.com/user-723431088/bird
>
> Any thoughts on the species ID? Karen and I were struck by the very
> repetitive nature of the 'song'. Feel free to post your thoughts on IBET,
> or if
> you wish, send them to me back channel and I'll compile the responses.
>
> Regards
> Bob Fisher
> Downers Grove
> Dupage county
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/28/17 6:33 pm
From: 'Mcmullen, Keith A CIV USARMY CEMVS (US)' <Keith.A.Mcmullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call
Thanks for sharing, Bob.

Strange, but does have the tone of a CAROLINA WREN to my ear.

I'd be surprised if it was anything other than that.

Good birdings!

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

-----Original Message-----
From: <ILbirds...> [mailto:<ILbirds...>] On Behalf Of <BFisher928...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:29 PM
To: <ILbirds...>
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] IBET Unknown bird song/call



From a birder on the Champaign Audubon birding listserv, comes this
interesting recording. It was recorded in a backyard near downtown Urbana on June
18 by a friend of the birder.

Blocked

https://soundcloud.com/user-723431088/bird

Any thoughts on the species ID? Karen and I were struck by the very
repetitive nature of the 'song'. Feel free to post your thoughts on IBET, or if
you wish, send them to me back channel and I'll compile the responses.

Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
Dupage county







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Date: 6/28/17 5:50 pm
From: Fran M <franmmmk...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Unknown bird song/call
Tough one, Bob.

My choices are Baltimore Oriole, a species that has many individual variations; Carolina Wren, just do to the tonality; or an escaped pet bird.

Final vote: Baltimore Oriole - but not certain. The flute like sound and repetitive song has me leaning that way.

Fran Morel
Cook Co.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 28, 2017, at 6:28 PM, <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> From a birder on the Champaign Audubon birding listserv, comes this
> interesting recording. It was recorded in a backyard near downtown Urbana on June
> 18 by a friend of the birder.
>
> https://soundcloud.com/user-723431088/bird
>
> Any thoughts on the species ID? Karen and I were struck by the very
> repetitive nature of the 'song'. Feel free to post your thoughts on IBET, or if
> you wish, send them to me back channel and I'll compile the responses.
>
> Regards
> Bob Fisher
> Downers Grove
> Dupage county
>
>

 

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Date: 6/28/17 4:28 pm
From: <BFisher928...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Unknown bird song/call
From a birder on the Champaign Audubon birding listserv, comes this
interesting recording. It was recorded in a backyard near downtown Urbana on June
18 by a friend of the birder.

https://soundcloud.com/user-723431088/bird

Any thoughts on the species ID? Karen and I were struck by the very
repetitive nature of the 'song'. Feel free to post your thoughts on IBET, or if
you wish, send them to me back channel and I'll compile the responses.

Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers Grove
Dupage county





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Date: 6/28/17 4:03 pm
From: robirdman <robirdman...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET shorebird galleries added to
http://theearlybirder.com/sandprs/sanderling/index.htm

http://theearlybirder.com/sandprs/bairdspr/index.htm

Some birders were requesting seeing the recent Montrose Baird's shot on
5/27/2017. Those have numbers starting with 9046

Rob Curtis

Chicago



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Date: 6/28/17 12:21 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Looking For Early Shorebirds While Trying To Beat The Rain Wed 6-28-17
Hello Bird People,

Some years I will find the 1st southbound shorebirds even before July
1st so I thought I'd try. Besides I wanted to check on the mud flats
before today's rains arrived in case they end up flooded. Actually did
find my 1st two migrating shorebirds but the rain arrived by 10 a.m.
putting me out of business early.

Chicago Botanic Garden (6:45-8:30 a.m.)

Only covered the backwater mud flats & did none of the wooded areas.
This will be my routine here for July & August. Mud flats look great
but only resident shorebirds here along with a VERY large friend.

Great Blue Heron (3 fly-bys)
Great Egret (2 fly-bys)
Green Heron (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (1 but 21 more elsewhere)
Mallard (12-AD & 6 young)
BALD EAGLE (1-AD, resting on fallen branches on the mud flats but
bothered by angry Red Wings)
Killdeer (14 on the mud flats & 4 more on the lawns)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Herring Gull (1-AD flying by)
Caspian Tern (1 hunting)
Mourning Dove (2 fly-bys)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Purple Martins (12 by the Martin houses)
Tree (4), Bank (1), Cliff (2) & Barn (3) Swallows
Robins (~14)
Warbling Vireo (4)
Common Yellowthroat (heard 2)
Cardinal (1-M)
Song Sparrow (3-4)
Red Wings & Grackles
Goldfinch (6)

Techny Basin North (8:55-9:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1-AD)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (29)
Wood Duck (15 including young)
Mallard (24 -AD & 15 young)
Killdeer (26)
Spotted Sandpiper (3-4)
LEAST SANDPIPER (1)
PECTORAL SANDPIPER (1)
Caspian Tern (3)
Mourning Dove (1)
Tree (6), Barn (2) & Rough Winged (1) Swallows
Robin (2)
Starling (1 group of 15)
DICKCISSEL (1 or 2 singing on the golf course hill)
Song Sparrow (2)
Red Wings (4-5)

One of the Caspian Terns went "crazy" suddenly taking off & attacking
the other 2 Caspian Terns until they left & then dive bombing one
Egret & then the Great Blue Heron. Then the Tern calmed down & went
back to resting on the flats like nothing had happened. Very strange
indeed!

Air Station Prairie (9:45-10:15 a.m.)

In the west pond were Mallard (4), Killdeer (11), Spotted Sandpiper
(1-AD & 2 small downy young), Tree, Barn & Rough Winged Swallows & a
loud Flicker.

In the east pond were Great Egret (1), Killdeer (1) & many Robins &
Grackles & a few Red Wings

Techny Basin South (10:30-10:40 a.m./rained out in 10 min)

Mallard (8), Killdeer (6) & Spotted Sandpiper (1) plus 1 Chimney
Swift, Robins & Red Wings.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the great big Bald Eagle & Runners-Up to the much smaller
Least & Pectoral Sandpipers, my 1st true shorebird migrants going south.

Al Stokie
Done in by the rain in Cook County today


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Date: 6/28/17 7:42 am
From: Gene Rothgery <erothgery...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET King Rail
Just got some great pictures of the king rail at Goose Lake Prairie

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Date: 6/27/17 6:43 pm
From: Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nighthawk mistake fix
Sorry I have actually just heard it sorry again for the mistake
and sounds like a pair of them




Aidan cullen Chicago Cook county


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Date: 6/27/17 3:56 pm
From: Aidan Cullen <aidanfcullen...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Nighthawk Heard resident
NO SIGHTING THIS WEEK

Nighthawk calling recent in the area last year had a pair so assuming this one is breeding
Location W Eastwood
ravenswood manor park and surrounding areas been hearing it on and off lately
Sunnyside
whipple street
Chicago river
Kendzie street



Aidan Cullen Chicago Cook County

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Date: 6/27/17 1:47 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Spring 2017 Shorebird Survey Totals
Hello Bird People,

As we approach July 1st when I begin my Summer/Fall shorebird survey
it will be a good time to show my Spring survey results. Unlike some
years this year, except for 1 visit to the Arcola Marsh area to see
the Cinnamon Teal, & a few Black Necked Stilts in southern Illinois
includes only local shorebirds seen in N.E. Illinois. So my totals of
both species & individuals are lower than usual. I hope to offset
those low totals with some high totals of southbound shorebirds later
in the year.
We shall see if that does indeed happen. Here's my Spring list:

2017 Spring Shorebirds

Black Bellied Plover (only 1 & at the Chicago Botanic Garden of all places!)

American Golden Plover (3)

Semipalmated Plover (22)

PIPING PLOVER (only 1)

Killdeer (210)

AMERICAN AVOCET (22, of which 21 were in 1 group at Baker's Lake)

Black Necked Stilt (5 way down south)

Greater Yellowlegs (40)

Lesser Yellowlegs (39)

Solitary Sandpiper (17)

Spotted Sandpiper (177)

WILLET (4)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1 & also at the Chicago Botanic Garden & also a big surprise)

Ruddy Turnstone (28)

Sanderling (121)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (80)

Least Sandpiper (only 15)

White Rumped Sandpiper (3)

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1, hardly ever seen in N.E. Illinois in the Spring)

Pectoral Sandpiper (58)

Dunlin (7)

Long Billed Dowitcher (5 in Will County)

Wilson's Snipe (36)

American Woodcock (3)

WILSON'S PHALAROPE (1-F, in Kane County)

That's 25 species & 900 individuals for this Spring of which 880 were
local birds in N.E. Illinois.

Time to get ready for southbound migration with Lesser Yellowlegs &
Least Sandpipers usually leading that movement. I am ready & you
should be too.

Al Stokie
(Hoping for a Whimbrel this year after not seeing any for far too long!)


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Date: 6/27/17 12:54 pm
From: Evan Graff <egraff89...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET RFI - Northern Bobwhites
Hi All,
I'd be very interested to hear any suggestions for where I can reliably hear (and ideally see) Northern Bobwhites.  The shorter the drive from Chicago and/or Michigan City IN, the better. Any thoughts on locations/times/etc. would be most appreciated. I was thinking I might give it a try in the next week or so if I can get a suggestion on a reliable site/strategy.

Please feel free to reply offline if you'd prefer. Thanks very much!
Best,Evan GraffChicago

 

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Date: 6/26/17 7:16 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By A. robin

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35429102081/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
The robin sang just after sunset. Last call. No other birds singing.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/26/17 6:51 pm
From: Adam Sell <adamwardsell...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Almond Marsh Neotropic
For the curious, at least one of the Neotropic Cormorants continues at
Almond Marsh this evening. It's being seen still sitting on the first
A-Frame closest to the entrance gate.

Good Birding!

Adam Sell
Lake Co.

 

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Date: 6/26/17 3:57 pm
From: 'Tammie Rogers ' <tammie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: FW: IBET Is this a Dickcissel?




Seven out of seven concur that the bird in the photo is a Dickcissel. Thank you all for promptly getting back to me.

For some reason I thought it was going to be a larger bird, so although the patterns /colors were accurate to the description, I was surprised by the size.

Thanks again so much for your help!

Tammie

Fayette Co

Brownstown, IL


On Jun 26, 2017, at 4:40 PM, 'Tammie Rogers ' <tammie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:



If anyone has the time to quickly check the photo I have posted under Dickcissel at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37817848 to confirm that is the species (I think it’s a female) I would appreciate it.



Thank you so much.



Quick update: the Bluebirds that were contemplating a nest box we offered (but were seemingly in competition with Tree swallows) have settled in after a long absence. The female is incubating.

The Tree Swallows were offered an alternate next box, and currently have four babies that are just getting pin feathers.



Regards,


Tammie Rogers

Fayette Co

Brownstown, IL 62418






 

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Date: 6/26/17 2:43 pm
From: John Baxter <XXJB7Z...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET By Carolina wren singing

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/35509555816/in/dateposted-public/
Hi friends,
Still hanging out in the yard and singing. Very active and curious.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Date: 6/26/17 2:40 pm
From: 'Tammie Rogers ' <tammie...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Is this a Dickcissel?
If anyone has the time to quickly check the photo I have posted under
Dickcissel at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37817848 to confirm
that is the species (I think it's a female) I would appreciate it.



Thank you so much.



Quick update: the Bluebirds that were contemplating a nest box we offered
(but were seemingly in competition with Tree swallows) have settled in after
a long absence. The female is incubating.

The Tree Swallows were offered an alternate next box, and currently have
four babies that are just getting pin feathers.



Regards,


Tammie Rogers

Fayette Co

Brownstown, IL 62418




 

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Date: 6/26/17 1:50 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Palos Area-Acadian Flycatcher, Prairie & Hooded Warblers & Summer Tanager Monday 6-26-17
Hello Bird People,

After 2 days of birding locations (Plum Creek & Goose Lake Prairie)
rather than birds today I went back to looking for specific birds. I
did fairly well for local birding although I could have used a better
look at one of the target species. Only covered 2 places today which
were McClaughrey Springs & the Little Red Schoolhouse area. Thought
I'd also cover Swallow Cliff but spent too much time chasing the
Prairie Warbler for a better look which never happened. Here are my 2
site lists:

McClaughrey Springs (7-8:20 a.m.)

Last time I was here I complained about missing an Acadian Flycatcher
but today 1 was back & I heard it a few times & then finally had great
looks as well. Then I heard a very distinctive call that I should have
recognized right away but did not. Then it dawned on me that it was a
Summer Tanager. But when I saw the singing bird fly it did not appear
red to me? Mystery solved when I got a better look & saw the head was
completely red with the rest of the bird still in the yellow/green
color. Glad I finally figured that out!

Red Bellied (heard 1) & Downy (1) Woodpeckers
Eastern Pewee (heard 2)
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER (1, calling)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard 1)
Blue Jay (2)
Chickadee (4)
TUFTED TITMOUSE (1)
W.B. Nuthatch (4)
House Wren (heard 1)
Robins (8)
Gray Catbird (heard 1)
YELLOW THROATED VIREO (heard 1)
Red Eyed Vireo (heard 3)
OVENBIRD (heard 1, same place as last time)
Indigo Bunting (heard 2)
SUMMER TANAGER (1-M singing & calling, described above)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)

Little Red Schoolhouse Area (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Started at the beehive area where the Prairie Warbler was found at 1st
but did not hear it. Then on my way to the place near Willow Springs
Rd mentioned by Henry G & another birder on Sunday I heard the PRAIRIE
WARBLER sing 3 times just south of the main parking lot. All I then
had to do was see it & how hard could that be as it was singing? Turns
out it was very hard indeed. Sang once more slightly to the left in
fairly thick vegetation & then nothing. Could NOT find it! Twenty min
later it sang one more time but near the actual Red Schoolhouse
building but I could not find it there & singing time was over as I
heard it no more. I did get a quick look as it flew from singing spot
#1 to singing spot #2 but that was it. Guess I should be glad I did
that well as many have had worse luck. Ran into Michael G at the place
the Warbler was found on Sunday but he had not even heard it there.
Being rather stubborn sometimes I continued to look for 2 more hours
but no Prairie Warbler for me after the original encounter. The 1st
singing was at 8:55 & the 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

P.B. Grebe (1 in the slough)
D.C. Cormorant (4 on the old Osprey nest)
Great Blue Heron (2 fly-bys)
RUBY THROATED HUMMER (1-F)
Red Bellied (3) & Downy (2) Woodpeckers
Eastern Pewee (heard 2)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard 2)
Chickadee (2)
W.B. Nuthatch (3)
House Wren (4)
Robins (~10)
Gray Catbird (2, eating in a berry tree)
YELLOW THROATED VIREO (2-3)
Warbling Vireo (1 singing)
Yellow Warbler (1)
PRAIRIE WARBLER (1 well heard but poorly seen)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
HOODED WARBLER (1-M singing while 1 female went by carrying food, must
have a nest)
Cardinal (2-M)
SUMMER TANAGER (1, another confusing color combo with most of the bird
being yellow/green with the only red being on part of the tail & the
undertail coverts)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (1-M & 1-F)
Indigo Bunting (4-5)
Dickcissel (1 singing across Willow Springs road where the Prairie was
yesterday)
Chipping (2) & Song (2) Sparrows
Red Wings (a few) & Cowbirds (6)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-F feeding a young one)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (5-6)

Michael & I checked a trail where Pileated's have been seen but with
my usual luck with that species in Cook County we found none.

Top bird would have been the Prairie Warbler had I seen it better but
as I did not
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Hooded Warbler pair which we saw well &
Runners-Up to the strangely colored Summer Tanagers & the Acadian
Flycatcher, a good find in northern Illinois.

Al Stokie
In S.W. Cook County today


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Date: 6/26/17 9:20 am
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET, Great Horned Owl Lecture and Barred Owl Bonus, Forest Park, MO
Hello!

This Thursday, June 29, I am giving a free, public, all-ages on the mating,
nesting and owlets of the Great Horned Owls I have studied in Forest Park
since 2005. This talk will feature many photos and videos of these
behaviors with abundant footage of crazy cute owlets. The details of the
talk are below. I hope to see you there-thank you!

"Great Horned Owls: "Mating,, Nesting and Owlets"
Thursday, June 29, 2017,6:30pm
Morrison-Talbott Library
215 Park Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
618-939-623
waterloolibrary.org

Last night, for the second time this summer, I heard Barred Owls calling in
an area of Forest Park in St. Louis, MO where I had previously never
observed or heard of Barred Owls being. They were calling from an area
between Forest Park Parkway (which is closed for renovation) and the gravel
path/boardwalk that goes through the north side of the Steinberg Prairie.
I managed to see one when I heard them earlier this summer. A few winters
ago I saw a Barred Owl a few times on the same side (east) of the park but
that spot is roughly a third of a mile from where I have observed these
Barred Owls this summer. Great to see more owls in more parts of Forest
Park!

Sincerely,
Mark

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Date: 6/26/17 9:20 am
From: Keith McMullen <warbler7...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Hudsonian
Bird is still present. Currently being seen at 11:20 AM
I'm surprised as it's a chilly 62 and raining. A front obviously came through but I guess this GODWIT isn't interested in leaving!

Good birdings!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
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Date: 6/26/17 5:38 am
From: Jaculin Bowman <jaculinb4...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET (No sightings) Alaska adventure
Good morning Illinois Birder friends! Have you birded in Alaska yet? If
it's a trip you are even remotely thinking about, I suggest you go all in
and "just do it!" Chris spent an entire year planning and studying our
own personal visit and tour of #49. Using prior reports of fellow IBETers
and eBird, he plotted our tour of Seward, Anchorage and Nome perfectly. We
tallied 109 species, which included 24 lifers. Each city was diverse in
landscape, terrain and wildlife. We started our journey at the Iditarod
Mile Marker Zero in Seward , and ended at the final Mile Marker 1049 in
Nome. For those of you wondering if you need to use a tour guide service
to explore Alaska birds....absolutley not, just get out there and start
exploring. Here's a link to some photos you might enjoy from our Alaskan
Adventure! Alaska June 1-7, 2017
<http://www.naturesjoyphotography.com/Birds/Alaska-June-17-2017/>

Now time to start imagining our next stop of this tour of life.

Jackie & Chris Bowman
Geneva, IL

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*He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
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Date: 6/26/17 5:36 am
From: H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Re: Emiquon NWR and Havana area,. H. Godwit andL SB Dowitcher insame photo
Please forgive the mistakes with some spelling and in the words , (Emiquon)I was using Siri to type and it didn't work out very well on my iPhone.
Howard. , if somebody's going to Emiquon,.please post about the shorebirds.,thanks

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Subject: Emiquon NWR and Havana area,.  H. Godwit andL SB Dowitcher insame photo
To: <Ilbirds...>
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8:10 PM

Hello birdwatchers;  ,..after seeing the
SCiISSOR-TAILED Flycatcher and a WESTERN KINGBIRD at the
Havana Power Station, I went to the Emotion NWR South Globe
Unit to find the HUDSONIAN GODWIT and a bonus SHORT BILLEDk
DOWITCHER,(3:00 pm) that eventually moved over and landed
right next to the  H Godwit, which I was able to get them
both in the same picture, but not very good shots,..what an
awesome day of birds. Thanks to the other birders I saw at
Havana who helped find a few birds,.which one was a Eurasian
Tree Sparrow. The complete lists will be on eBird. A short
post after a long day of birding is all I got left!
   Howard Blum , In Mason and
Fulton Counties
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Date: 6/25/17 9:47 pm
From: <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: correction on last paragraph IBET Elk Grove Village nighthawk
sorry ... the last paragraph should have read 'flushed two WOODCOCKS" by accident (nighthawks on my mind instead I guess!)
 
Alan Anderson, <casresearch...> , Des Pliaines

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Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:39:24 PM
Subject: IBET Elk Grove Village nighthawk

 
I stopped to get gas at the Thornton's at Elmhurst/York Road and Devon Avenue tonight, in Elk Grove Village, after doing some frog monitoring in DuPage County, and heard a Common Nighthawk constantly calling overhead.  Too dark to see it though.
I've also heard them this summer in the Albany Park area of Chicago (near our former neighbor's house) and in Schiller Park (near Lawrence and 25th), and a friend of mine has heard them in Palatine.   I've already heard more this summer than most recent summers.   Hope that's a positive trend.
 
Jackie Hulina and I also ended up flushing two AMERICAN WOODCOCK [not nighthawks} by accident while doing our monitoring tonight, at a different section of the preserve we monitor at than we saw one doing a courtship flight twice in the spring.
 
Alan  Anderson,  Des Plaines, Cook Co., <casresearch...>






 

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Date: 6/25/17 9:39 pm
From: <casresearch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Elk Grove Village nighthawk
I stopped to get gas at the Thornton's at Elmhurst/York Road and Devon Avenue tonight, in Elk Grove Village, after doing some frog monitoring in DuPage County, and heard a Common Nighthawk constantly calling overhead.  Too dark to see it though.
I've also heard them this summer in the Albany Park area of Chicago (near our former neighbor's house) and in Schiller Park (near Lawrence and 25th), and a friend of mine has heard them in Palatine.   I've already heard more this summer than most recent summers.   Hope that's a positive trend.
 
Jackie Hulina and I also ended up flushing two nighthawks by accident while doing our monitoring tonight, at a different section of the preserve we monitor at than we saw one doing a courtship flight twice in the spring.
 
Alan  Anderson,  Des Plaines, Cook Co., <casresearch...>




 

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Date: 6/25/17 6:20 pm
From: H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Emiquon NWR and Havana area,. H. Godwit andL SB Dowitcher insame photo
Hello birdwatchers;  ,..after seeing the SCiISSOR-TAILED Flycatcher and a WESTERN KINGBIRD at the Havana Power Station, I went to the Emotion NWR South Globe Unit to find the HUDSONIAN GODWIT and a bonus SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER,(3:00 pm) that eventually moved over and landed right next to the  H Godwit, which I was able to get them both in the same picture, but not very good shots,..what an awesome day of birds. Thanks to the other birders I saw at Havana who helped find a few birds,.which one was a Eurasian Tree Sparrow. The complete lists will be on eBird. A short post after a long day of birding is all I got left!
  Howard Blum , In Mason and Fulton Counties
Sunday, June 25


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Date: 6/25/17 5:19 pm
From: <johnduran34...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Portage
Sunday, June 25 evening: 4 Baltimore orioles, 1 blackburnian warbler, 3 warbling vireos, 2 vultures, 2 indigo buntings.

 

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Date: 6/25/17 3:21 pm
From: 'Pat Durkin' <pat.durkin...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET The Eagle Who Tried to Check-in to a Chicago Hotel
Hello to All,



Remember the first year, female, American Bald Eagle who tried to check into
the Sofitel Hotel, along Chicago's downtown lakefront, in the middle of
June, without a reservation?



I thought that you may be interested in a Facebook post by the great folks
at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located near Chicago, in
Barrington, IL who are providing care to Herself, and hoping for a release
back into the wild, but not back into Wild Chicago.



This is their Facebook Post dated June 14, 2017:



"UPDATE: As we suspected, the test results from the Bald Eagle confirm that
she has an underlying health condition called aspergillosis, which is a
fungal infection of the respiratory system. She also has elevated liver
enzymes.



Upon admission, she displayed no symptoms consistent with head trauma from a
building or window collision so we had our doubts regarding the accuracy of
the original report. She probably grounded initially solely due to her
compromised respiratory condition but bystanders understandably assumed that
she had hit the building.



We are treating her for her underlying medical conditions and we expect her
medical care to take at least 1-2 months. Please keep her in your thoughts!



ORIGINAL POST: The Bald Eagle that reportedly crashed into a hotel in
downtown Chicago is alert this morning. We treated her for an extremely high
ectoparasite load and are running some blood work that will enable us to
assess her overall health. We want to make sure that there are no underlying
health issues that may have contributed to the extremely high ectoparasite
load."



Patricia Durkin

Chicago






 

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Date: 6/25/17 1:09 pm
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prairie Warbler update 1:49pm
From Jon Evans:


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Thanks so much! Just found.

I can't post to IBET from my phone but the PAWA is across the street now on the east side of willowbrook in the last tree huge on the north side before the entrance to the trail management gated facility.

Thanks again never would have found this bird without your help.

Feel free to post this to IBET.
-Jon.



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Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)


 

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Date: 6/25/17 12:43 pm
From: Al Stokie <alstokie99...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Goose Lake Prairie In Grundy County Sunday 6-25-17
Hello Bird People,

Yesterday I did my yearly June trip to Plum Creek F.P. & today I did
my yearly June trip to Goose Lake Prairie in Grundy County. Bob
Erickson was with to help with the bird finding chores. We had about
50 species for 4 hours of walking every trail I could think of. Saw no
other birders all day but while on the long trail going toward the
hill by Lorenzo Rd we got to meet 2 very large & strong dogs named
Oliver & Otis which, lucky for us, proved to be friendly. Here's our
day list.

Goose Lake Prairie (6:30-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (2 fly-bys)
Great Egret (3)
AMERICAN BITTERN (1 flew out of some reeds)
Canada Goose (1-PR)
Mallard (2-PR)
HOODED MERGANSER (1-F)
Turkey Vulture (1 soaring)
Cooper's Hawk (1 fly-by)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 hunting)
NORTHERN HARRIER (1-AD-F hunting)
Ring Necked Pheasant (heard twice)
Sandhill Crane (1-PR)
Killdeer (1-PR with a fairly large young one)
Ring Billed Gull (1 group of 7 flying by)
Mourning Dove (1)
Chimney Swift (1 fly-by)
Kingfisher (1-M fly-by)
Flicker (heard 1)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1)
Willow Flycatcher (3)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Tree & Barn Swallows
House Wren (heard 4)
SEDGE WREN (7-8 singing, easy to hear but some hard to see)
Eastern Bluebird (4)
Robins (14)
Gray Catbird (heard 2)
Brown Thrasher (heard 1)
Cedar Waxwing (2)
Warbling Vireo (heard 1)
Yellow Warbler (3)
Common Yellowthroat (14-16)
YELLOW BREASTED CHAT (3)
Cardinal (2-M)
Indigo Bunting (4-5)
Dickcissel (10-12)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Field Sparrow (6)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (8-9)
Song Sparrow (4)
Red Wings (~16) & Cowbirds (2-3)
Eastern Meadowlark (6)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-PR)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (2 by an old Martin house)

Bird-Of-The-Day for Bob E will be the American Bittern as he had been
hoping for a better view of that species seen poorly here previously.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the hunting Northern Harrier as I did
not know any were hanging around this location this Summer.
Runner-Up to all those Sedge Wrens as that species has been hard for
me to find so far.

Al Stokie
In Grundy County today


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Date: 6/25/17 11:51 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
Still present at 1:50 pm.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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> Date: June 25, 2017 at 12:47:02 PM CDT
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> Subject: Re: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
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> Still present at 12:15.
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>> On Jun 25, 2017, at 8:42 AM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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>> Hudwit still present at Emiquon South Globe this morning.
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>> Dan Williams
>> Rockford
>> but today in Fulton
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Date: 6/25/17 11:38 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Anhinga-Jackson Co.
Spent part of Friday and most of Saturday on the Big Muddy Levee in Jackson County searching for Anhinga (and BBWD).

Was rewarded with an Anhinga in flight on Saturday at 2:30.

I was following up on the most recent report; Dan Kassebaum on 6/18 (photograph). One was also seen earlier this year along the Big Muddy by Jim...????

There was one photographed in Union Co. in April (?) and other reports earlier this spring along the Post Creek Cutoff near Heron Pond in Johnson Co.

It was tedious birding, checking logs and low branches for sunning birds, checking soaring birds and looking for a "snake head" swimming in the water. I really didn't expect to find one......

Dan's bird was on the Levee east of Rt. 3. Around 2 Saturday afternoon I decided to look west of Rt. 3.

Caution: West of Rt 3 on levee (at Union Co. line, in Jackson Co.), levee goes into Missouri, then back into Illinois. Levee is called Island Rd. on Google maps. After my Great Googly Moogly(!!!) moment I had an "aw crap where am I" moment.

But Google Maps had me just inside Illinois as did eBird. The Anhinga flew north towards Grand Tower.

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Date: 6/25/17 11:10 am
From: <hgriffinwarbler...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Prairie Warbler Little Red Schoolhouse 6-25
PAWA was actively singing at the first pull off alongside the west side of Willow Springs Road to the south of the entrance to little red schoolhouse, opposite of a road. Found from ground level all the way up to treetops. Singing constantly this morning in 9 o'clock hour. This is about 200 feet south of the entrance to little red schoolhouse on Willow springs road. Beautiful bird.
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook)
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Date: 6/25/17 10:47 am
From: Craig <tnemec1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
Still present at 12:15.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jun 25, 2017, at 8:42 AM, Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Hudwit still present at Emiquon South Globe this morning.
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Date: 6/25/17 8:20 am
From: <rlshonkw...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 24 June: Dickcissel, Swamp Sparrow, Monk Parakeets, Leps and Odes
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th, Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, the inner harbor and the west part of the golf course. I was mostly looking for insects but there were a few notable birds.
The DICKCISSEL continues to sing in Bobolink Meadow. I was hoping to find out if there was a female but I couldn't even find the singing male hidden in the bushes. There was also a SWAMP SPARROW singing at the south end of the meadow where one was singing in the spring. While looking for damselflies at the inner harbor I heard at least 2 calling MONK PARAKEETS flying through the area. These are my first of the year for this species in Jackson Park. Otherwise it was just the usual breeding birds. There is only 1 pair of SAVANNAH SPARROWS this year at 63rd Street Beach and I know of only 1 singing CHIPPING SPARROW in the park; there are usually 2 or 3.
As I stated above, my main focus was insects. It was decent day with 16 butterfly species (not all identified to species), but only 1 identified moth, 7 damselfly species including several Lyre-tipped Spreadwings that photographed well and some Orange Bluets, and 15 species of dragonflies (not all identified to species), including a couple of impressive looking Swamp Darners with big blue eyes and a lot of Spot-winged Gliders. I was able to photograph all but a few species. I had a beautiful golden Wandering Glider briefly land in front of me but it flew before I could get a picture. I'll just give my full list of Leps and Odes below.


Butterflies:
E. Tiger Swallowtail: 6
swallowtail sp: 1
Cabbage White: 22
Orange Sulphur: 1
Summer Azure: 5
Pearl Crescent: 2
Question Mark: 1
Red Admiral: 11
American Lady: 2
Painted Lady: 2
Common Buckeye: 2
Red-spotted Purple: 1
Monarch: 3 (1 cat. and 2 ad.)
Silver-spotted Skipper: 2
Least Skipper: 2
Peck's Skipper: 1


Moths:
Oblique-banded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana): 1


Damselflies:
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing: 30
Familiar Bluet: 2
Tule Bluet: 5
Stream Bluet: 16
Orange Bluet: 3
Eastern Forktail: 32
Blue-fronted Dancer: 1


Dragonflies:
Swamp Darner: 2
Common Green Darner: 19
Unicorn Clubtail: 2
Jade Clubtail: 1
Prince Baskettail: 4
Common Whitetail: 17
Twelve-spotted Skimmer: 16
Widow Skimmer: 13
Eastern Amberwing: 2
Eastern Pondhawk: 13
Blue Dasher: 16
Red/Carolina Saddlebags: 1
Black Saddlebags: 21
Wandering Glider: 5
Spot-winged Glider: 20


Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago
 

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Date: 6/25/17 6:42 am
From: Daniel Williams <twotringas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET: Hudsonian Godwit-yes
Hudwit still present at Emiquon South Globe this morning.

Dan Williams
Rockford
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Date: 6/25/17 6:36 am
From: Jeff Aufmann <jaufmann...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET McHenry Dam Warblers
You can still find 7 singing Warblers at McHenry Dam.

Yellow
Yellowthroat
Redstart
Pine
Prothonotary
Parula
Yellow-throated

Jeff Aufmann
McHenry County

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Date: 6/25/17 5:45 am
From: <joceb2005...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Lincoln Marsh (DuPage County)
Fifteen birders participated in DuPage Birding Club's trip to Lincoln Marsh Nature Preserve in Wheaton (DuPage County) on Saturday. The weather was beautiful for June, and there were almost no flies and mosquitoes! Highlights of the trip included a male Red-headed Woodpecker in the woods just north of the path running along the north side of the biggest marsh, a singing Marsh Wren, and a mulberry tree filled with robins, orioles, grosbeaks, and woodpeckers. Several participants said they say lifers on this walk.

Since I wasn't sure how many species we would see, I had the group look for breeding behaviors, using the codes used on eBird. We saw everything from flyovers to adults feeding young.

Conspicuous by their absence were Canada Geese, Hairy Woodpeckers, Flickers, Eastern Bluebirds, and House Wrens. All of these species have been seen or heard on previous trips to this site in previous years or on trips earlier in the month.

Here is a list of what was seen:

IL-DuPage: Lincoln Marsh Natural Area (Wheaton), DuPage, Illinois, US

Jun 24, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Partly cloudy; air temp. ca. 65°F.

39 species



Wood Duck 5

Mallard 4

Great Blue Heron 3

Green Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Cooper's Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Killdeer 2

Ring-billed Gull 1

Mourning Dove 3

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 5

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Warbling Vireo 4

Blue Jay 2

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 6

Black-capped Chickadee 3

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Marsh Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3

American Robin 17

Gray Catbird 4

European Starling 6

Cedar Waxwing 1

Common Yellowthroat 4

Yellow Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 4

Northern Cardinal 4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Indigo Bunting 3

Red-winged Blackbird X

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Baltimore Oriole 7

American Goldfinch 3

House Sparrow 5

Unfortunately, eBird does not show the breeding codes that were recorded.

John Cebula (DuPage County)


 

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