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27 Jun: @ 13:17:33 IBET Cook County-Paul Douglas/Grassy Meadows & Baker's Lake Monday 6-27-16 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 13:05:20 IBET Illinois Beach SP, 6/26 p.m. [Sulli Gibson sulli.gibson@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 10:29:03 IBET JCW Chestnut-sided w. [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 09:08:12 IBET 1st Illinois Young Birders Symposium at Ryerson Woods (No Sightings) [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 08:18:47 IBET Vesper Sparrow Morgan county 6-27-16 [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 00:05:42 IBET ASP (cook) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 18:12:14 IBET COS Eggers Woods Nesting Birds field trip results (6-26-16) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 11:40:34 IBET a few more warbler gallery updates [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 10:39:46 IBET TUNDRA SWAN continues at Sag Quarries ['Donnie R. Dann' donniebird@me.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 10:26:36 IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull, 6/26 a.m. ['Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 09:44:02 IBET Re: Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins [ericwalters7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 08:34:16 IBET Grant woods Chats [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 08:12:43 IBET Re: Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins [ericwalters7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 08:03:46 IBET IORC News, 4th Installment for 2016 [Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 23:44:33 IBET Young Red-tailed hawk tackles large rat! [Rhetta Jack lotorwin4me@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 18:41:13 IBET warbler galleries -C [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 17:27:39 Fwd: IBET updated warbler galleries A-B [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 15:38:06 IBET updated warbler galleries A-B [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 15:08:02 Re: IBET Cook County-Cal Sag Ponds, Orland Grasslands South & Killdeer Wetlands Sat 6-25-16 [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 14:55:38 IBET Grove, ASP (yesterday and day before) Cook [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 13:56:21 IBET Cook County-Cal Sag Ponds, Orland Grasslands South & Killdeer Wetlands Sat 6-25-16 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 13:11:31 IBET Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 23:12:01 IBET Fy Cooper's h. [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 20:16:10 IBET Jubilee State Park June Surveys, part 4: Interactive Map Report [emcarlson8@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 18:22:04 IBET recent videos and revised/updated galleries [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 17:13:37 IBET Cook County-Steelworkers Park/87th Street Area Friday 6-24-16 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 16:35:41 IBET Lakefront saved from Lucas vanity museum ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
24 Jun: @ 16:27:46 IBET Air Station Prairie - 062416 Wilsons Snipe Virginia Rail Sora's with Chicks [S J stevejner@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 23:20:01 IBET Air station Prairie cook co. [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 22:05:58 IBET FW: Orland Grassland Butterflies ['Wes Serafin' w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 17:41:01 IBET Lucas lakefront Museum opinions (no sightings) ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 15:42:22 IBET Northern Bobwhites persist in Eggers Grove area (6-23-16) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 14:12:45 IBET Snipe etc. Video UP (no sightings) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 13:55:15 IBET Burnham Wildlife Corridor grassland birds [douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 12:38:37 IBET Chicago Botanic Garden-Resident Birds & Wildflowers Thursday 6-23-16 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 09:22:55 IBET By G. catbird [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 08:51:48 IBET, No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, St. Louis metro area, Sat. 6/25 [Mark Glenshaw mglenshaw@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Jun: @ 05:54:32 IBET Video of snipe at ASP from yesterday (cook co., no new sightings) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 19:31:06 IBET Glossy Ibis report from McHenry County [Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 18:14:49 IBET Unread Message from Joe Lill [Joe Lill trptjoe@aol.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 14:32:28 IBET Montrose [malango@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 14:17:35 IBET Possible Le Conte's Douglas county [Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 13:54:10 IBET Nighthawk [Robert Morgan rmorga222@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 13:40:32 IBET Air Station Prairie - Sora and Wilson's Snipe [nal1212@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 12:10:49 IBET Montrose Canada Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat, 6/22 a.m. ['Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 11:39:31 IBET Summering Tundra Swan in Cook County [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 10:13:24 Re: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS) [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 09:21:27 IBET BB Whistling Duck Springfield 6-22-16 [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 09:12:10 Re: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
22 Jun: @ 08:56:58 IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS) [andrew aldrich andrewsaldrich@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET Cook County-Paul Douglas/Grassy Meadows & Baker's Lake Monday 6-27-16
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 13:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Another low key birding day with nothing reported that you'll want to
chase so read on only if you are interested in the expected nesting
birds at these locations. Two species have been reported here this
year that I need for my Cook County Year List which are Least Bittern
(Matthew C) & Common
Gallinule/Moorhen (Andrew A) both reported on ebird, not IBET. But
both are tough to find & I had looked before without finding them &
today I again did not find them. Oh well, at least it gave me
something to do for part of the a.m.

Paul Douglas/Grassy Meadows (7:15-10 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (5-6)
Great Blue Heron (18 on the nest platforms & a few more flying by)
Great Egret (2 flying by)
GREEN HERON (1 flew by)
Wood Duck (3-4)
Mallard (6)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 hunting)
Killdeer (2 flying back & forth)
Flicker (heard 1)
Willow Flycatcher (1)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Tree Swallow (20-25 including young ones)
Blue Jay (2)
MARSH WREN (4 still singing & 1 seen well)
Robins & Starlings
Cedar Waxwing (1)
Warbling Vireo (heard 1)
Yellow Warbler (1-M & 1-F)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Indigo Bunting (heard 1)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (2 singing with 1 seen very well)
Song Sparrow (4-5)
Bobolinks (8-10)
Red Wings, Grackles & Cowbirds
Eastern Meadowlark (3-4)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (1-PR)
(I seem to recall finding Orchard Orioles here most years but not so
far this year & there was no sign of any Yellow Headed Blackbirds
today. The Cattails are now so high it's very hard to view the marsh &
it's open water.)

Baker's Lake (10:15-10:35 a.m.)

The 5 Pelicans & the Dowitcher seen last time were no shows today. Not
only do the Cormorants fill up the nesting island & all the mud flats
but many more are resting in the trees on the east side of the lake.
There is no way to count them! Great Egrets are also in the 100's but
only 6
Great Blue Herons were around & all were on the mud flats. Also on the
mud flats were Canada Geese (10), Killdeer (8), Spotted Sandpiper (2),
Ring Billed (6) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls plus
9 Caspian Terns.

Nothing really special seen today but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the well
seen, singing
Henslow's Sparrow & Runners-Up to the close Marsh Wren & the Green Heron.

Al Stokie
Cook County


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Subject: IBET Illinois Beach SP, 6/26 p.m.
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 13:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Fellow Illinois Birders,

Christian Hagenlocher and I ventured north to Illinois Beach State Park in
Zion yesterday evening for Eastern Whip-poor-will. It was a year bird for
him on his Big Year and we had a great time going to the same spot where I
got my lifer with Joel Greenberg and Andy Sigler many years ago. Ever
since, I've tried to see them there at least once per summer. We also had
another Eastern Whip near the nature center, but it was getting late and
they were pretty quiet. Make sure to check out Christian's blog at
thebirdingproject.com.

21st St.
Least Bittern - 3
Eastern Whip-poor-will - 5 (started calling 9:06pm)
Common Nighthawk - 2 (pair flew from the power plant heading north)
Marsh Wren - 1
Wood Thrush - 1
Field Sparrow - 9
Swamp Sparrow - 3
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Sulli Gibson
Northfield, Illinois



Subject: IBET JCW Chestnut-sided w.
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 10:29 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Hi friends,
Most of this month I've hearing the Yellow warbler which also has a type II song similar to C-S warbler. This past Saturday I got to see two C-S warblers chasing, I think there were more than two. In old Oak woods on the Midewin site. A 1st for this site. Also had Blue-wing warbler on two occasions singing. "BEEE-Buuzzzzzz". Last year had Kentucky w. and Prothonatary w.
Thanks to Mary Bernat for ID ing the C-S warblers, "Please to meet you".

JCW pics https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


John Baxter
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Subject: IBET 1st Illinois Young Birders Symposium at Ryerson Woods (No Sightings)
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 9:08 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Registration for this summer's 1st Illinois Young Birders Symposium at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods, Illiois is now open. Youth members, families, and non-members alike can enjoy a day of birding, presentations, and art by our members. Our keynote speaker is non other than our own, Josh Engel of The Field Museum. We hope you can join us on Saturday, August 27th.


To find out more and register, click the link to our home page below.


Matthew Cvetas, Adult Coordinator for ILYB
Illinois Young Birders is a special project of Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS).


Illinois Young Birders - An Illinois birding club for young people ages 9 to 18 http://illinoisyoungbirders.or...



Illinois Young Birders - An Illinois birding club for young people ages 9 to 18 http://illinoisyoungbirders.org/ Welcome to Illinois Young Birders! This is the official site of the birding club for Illinois Young Birders.



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Subject: IBET Vesper Sparrow Morgan county 6-27-16
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 8:18 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; }  This morning while playing golf at the Links in Jacksonville I heard a Vesper Sparrow singing  along 2. I've only seen them at the course 2 other times in the spring. Also hearing Willow Flycatchers. 

Colin DobsonMorgan county Birdingboy@yahoo.com 

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Subject: IBET ASP (cook)
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 0:05 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
ASP was good this evening, mud flats re-appeared and the birds were active.  Saw several young and immature rails.  Surprise guest was a mature female hooded merganser who didn't stay.  Green heron was hunting.  Yellow warbler was singing.  One spotted sandpiper baby was still seen, and two adults.  Teal were not visible x 2 days.  Pair of goldfinch.  Killdeer are multiplying.  Baby muskrat was out as were baby rabbits, all too cute.  Wilson's snipe was easily visible feeding at far edge of western wetland across from the wooden platform.  Haven't seen more than one since the day I had four I think.  Other unusual birds for here were downy woodpecker and cardinal.  
Suzanne ColemanPR Cook



Subject: IBET COS Eggers Woods Nesting Birds field trip results (6-26-16)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 18:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Eleven observers attended the Chicago Ornithological Society sponsored Eggers Woods Nesting Birds field trip on Sunday morning (26 June 2016). When the group first met at 8:00 am it was raining buckets, but fortunately the rain tapered off quickly and we had beautiful weather for the remainder of the morning. All told, members of our group observed at least 53 bird species at Eggers. The trip had many highlights, with breeding behaviors observed for many species. We had great views of the continuing YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, & ORCHARD ORIOLE, and we heard the continuing singing male YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, but none of us were able to catch a view of it. The Common Gallinule again did not make an appearance, but very large numbers of BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (at least 27) were still present. It will be very interesting to see what develops with this bunch – all of the BCNH we saw were either foraging or loafing, but none exhibited nesting behaviors. Our most disturbing sighting was a dead GREAT HORNED OWL found at the Eggers slag flats by Ted Wolff. It appeared to have died recently, possibly the victim of some sort of collision. This was a joint field trip with the Field Museum – perhaps museum personnel will be able to determine the cause of death. A Great Horned Owl nest at Eggers fledged two young this year – seems likely that this was one of the birds from that nest.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Subject: IBET a few more warbler gallery updates
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 11:40 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
B&W Warbler. I'd skipped before, but then found I had added a number of
new ones in the last couple of years, that I'd forgot about

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Golden-winged Warbler mainly new females added:

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Hooded Warbler, also was skipping till I saw that I hadn't updated since
2012 and had some newer ones to add:

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

So time-consuming trying to keep current!

Rob Curtis

Chicago

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Subject: IBET TUNDRA SWAN continues at Sag Quarries
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 10:39 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just before the rain this morning the adult TUNDRA SWAN gave great naked eye views, yellow lores and all, just east of the parking lot off Rte 83.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County









Subject: IBET Montrose Franklin's Gull, 6/26 a.m.
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 10:26 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I had an immature Franklin's Gull at Montrose Beach in Chicago this
morning, June 26. The bird flew off after a few minutes and I never saw
it again. I also had a flyover Great Egret.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
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The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordp...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhug...


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Subject: IBET Re: Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 9:44 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
... and Joe Lill reminded me that "The Grove" (Kennicott's home) was in northern Cook County, so Beau's swan family would seem to be the first ever for Lake County.  They probably breed in various lakes pre-Civil War times up in that region, but don't think there is an official written up record.... have to relook at Pere Marquette and Fr. Joliet, to see if their travels went up there and if they document these swans.

Eric Walters
Kansas City, MO/Zion, IL



Subject: IBET Grant woods Chats
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 8:34 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I went for a brief ride at Grant Woods South this morning in Fox Lake prior to being chased off the trails by rain. Most notable were 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS still chuckling and whirring. Gotta think they’re breeding but haven’t been able to really see them lately to confirm.

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




Subject: IBET Re: Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 8:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Robert Kennicott had them breeding in Lake County the area of what is now called "The Grove". This would have been around year 1855. From what I understand, that would be the last breeding record in Lake County (and only one of 3 counties they've breed in IL since that time). Obviously an awesome find and hopefully a future ongoing breeding occurrence. 160 years since the last Lake County breeding? That's worth a story in some newspaper/magazine. Nice job Beau!


Eric Walters
Kansas City, MO/Zion, IL


---In ILbirds@yahoogroups.com, wrote :
The most exciting of which was 2 TRUMPETER SWAN cygnets! Since I’ve been keeping track and birding extensively circa 2007, this is my first recollection of a breeding Trumpeter in Lake County. Others who have been birding longer may know more.
Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
Round Lake Beach, IL
Lake County









Subject: IBET IORC News, 4th Installment for 2016
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 8:03 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This is an update on recent news and actions of the Illinois Ornithological
Records Committee (IORC), the fourth for 2016. IORC is a standing committee
of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS - http://www.illinoisbirds.org)
whose major purposes are to

1. evaluate evidence of records of rare occurrences of birds in the
state;

2. maintain permanently the original bird records;

3. maintain the official Illinois State List of Birds.
The Review List of species for which IORC requests documentation of
sightings, documentation forms (both written and electronic), and
information about IORC can be found on IORC's web page (
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/i....

*Recent Decisions on Records*:
IORC recently completed its evaluation of eight records, accepting five and
not accepting three. The decisions are posted at IORC's web page (see URL
above) in the bottom section, below the listing of IORC publications.
Scroll down to "Update on 26 June 2016." For each record, we indicate the
species or form, with number of individuals in parentheses if greater than
one, followed by date or date range, location, and county. At the end, the
record number is indicated in parentheses, followed by, for accepted
records, names of the documenters. IORC thanks all the documenters, for
accepted and unaccepted records alike, for their submissions. All
documentation is maintained in the IORC archives so that there is a
permanent record of all these observations. Documentation, regardless of
the Committee's decision, is a valuable part of the record of bird life in
Illinois.

*Remarks*:

- One of the challenges for IORC is getting documentation submitted for
all observations of species on the Review List. For many occurrences of
rare birds, the bird is seen by dozens of people, but only one individual
submits documentation. In some cases IORC receives no unsolicited
documentation, in which case the secretary must contact individuals to
solicit submission of details or photographs. IORC encourages all observers
to submit details and/or photographs for all review list observations.
- Details submitted to eBird do not automatically enter into the review
process for IORC. IORC supports the reporting of rare birds to eBird but
would like also to receive completed documentation forms and direct
submission of photographs in these cases. The documentation form
facilitates collection of observational details that often are not part of
the eBird record. Furthermore, an observer's submission to eBird does not
connote permission for IORC to use details and physical evidence (e.g.
photographs) in support of IORC's mission. It is always helpful for direct
submission to IORC in addition to entering information into eBird.

IORC appreciates all documenters and their efforts in obtaining and
submitting details. Without them, IORC can't fulfill its mission.

Sincerely,
Geoff Williamson
IORC Secretary

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Subject: IBET Young Red-tailed hawk tackles large rat!
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 23:44 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thursday eve June 23 I was at our plots in community garden. When I arrived
another gardener told me a small bird was on our hawk perch. Then I noticed
an immature born this spring Red-tailed Hawk sitting on the roof of a house
there. This bird spent about a half hour grooming then moved to edge of
north side of the house. Then flew down to the ground and caught something.
It struggled a bit with the prey. When another gardener drove in, the hawk
flew off with the prey-it was a rat! Pretty good haul for a young bird.

Rhetta Jack, Springfield, IL



Subject: IBET warbler galleries -C
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 18:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I updated some more older galleries with recent additions:

Canada Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Cape May Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Common Yellowthroat http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Chestnut-sided Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Connecticut Warbler
http://theearlybirder.com/warb... had an especially
cooperative female to add

As far as I've gotten

Rob Curtis

Chicago

www.theearlybirder.com




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Subject: Fwd: IBET updated warbler galleries A-B
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 17:27 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Corrected Blackburnian link that I was informed went to Bay-breasted

I updated, adding images to some that hadn't been revised in a couple of

years:

American Redstart http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Bay-breasted Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Blackburnian Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Black-throated Green http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Black-throated Blue had been revised in May, but then I got some more to
add http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

If gallery page is too big or small for screen, using Control and - or +
will size it as desired.

Rob Curtis

Chicago

www.theearlybirder.com





Subject: IBET updated warbler galleries A-B
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 15:38 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I updated, adding images to some that hadn't been revised in a couple of
years:

American Redstart http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Bay-breasted Warbler http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

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Subject: Re: IBET Cook County-Cal Sag Ponds, Orland Grasslands South & Killdeer Wetlands Sat 6-25-16
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 15:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Al,

FYI, I birded the NE corner of Killdeer Wetlands for an hour and a half yesterday (Friday morning, 6/24/16), but I did not hear the pheasant call at all during my visit. This is the same location where I heard one calling repeatedly on 6/16/16. Fickle bird.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.



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Subject: IBET Cook County-Cal Sag Ponds, Orland Grasslands South & Killdeer Wetlands Sat 6-25-16
To: "ilbirds"
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:56 PM


 









Hello Bird People,



Late June is a tough time to add to your bird lists for the
year but I

had 3 targets for today.

The 3 were Tundra Swan at the Cal Sag Ponds, the heard
Pheasant at

Killdeer Wetlands &, although it was only reported once
a few weeks

ago, a Gallinule/Moorhen at Orland Grasslands South but I
had no idea

if that one had stayed or not. Although it was hard to find
at 1st I

did see the adult TUNDRA SWAN (yellow lores & all) but
that was my

only success of the day.



Cal Sag Ponds (off Rt 83)



Only stayed 15-20 min & after I saw the Swan I
didn't look for much

else. Birds there included lots of Geese, a few Mallards,
Killdeer

(6-8), Tree & Barn Swallows, a male Baltimore Oriole
& a

"heard only House Wren. I am sure more species were
here had I looked harder.



Orland Grasslands South (7:45-9 a.m.)



Most of the Spring shorebird spots have dried up but plenty
of water

remains in the 2 or 3 main ponds. No Gallinule/Moorhen for
me & the

only shorebirds were the nesting Killdeer (20-22) &
Spotted Sandpiper

(14). Three R.B. Gulls & 2 Caspian Terns flew by but did
not stop for

a visit.

Tree Swallows flew over the ponds & about 4 Marsh Wrens
were singing

away. In the grasslands were Horned Larks (2), Dickcissels
(4) plus

Song & Savannah Sparrows (2 each).



Killdeer Wetlands (9:30-10:40 a.m.)



Even though both Walter M & Joan N heard the Pheasant
here in the last

few days & I listened for 70 min I did not hear one
myself. In the

"old days" I'd come here in the Summer looking
for Upland Sandpipers &

Pheasants would be calling all over Bartell Grasslands which
is what

the whole place was called in those days. But now days they
are hard

to find. A Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawk & a Ring
Billed Gull flew

by & Barn Swallows were hunting the grasslands but the
most common

birds were Bobolinks, Red Wings, Eastern Meadowlarks &
Dickcissels. I

also did hear a couple of Song & Savannah Sparrows here
just like at

Orland Grasslands.



Not much to brag about today but Bird-Of-The-Day will go the
Summer

Tundra Swan who will join the Botanic Garden Bufflehead in
the "What

The Heck Are You Doing Here In June?" department.

Runners-Up to the always fun to watch & hear Bobolinks
& the very

close Horned Larks.



Al Stokie

Struggling In Cook County











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Subject: IBET Grove, ASP (yesterday and day before) Cook
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 14:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
Just some brief notes, at ASP I had two singing savannah sparrows which is not the norm there.  Usually there are none, or none that I know of.
The Grove had the usual suspects plus, shockingly, only a few mosquitos!  I was growled at by a cougar, or that's what I first thought, as I watched two young raccoons in the wetland near the boardwalk.  That's one of those things you don't forget, as nature intended.  My instincts kicked in.  Scary.  Interestingly, though the adult raccoon was three feet from me under the boardwalk, the sounds it made did not get captured on the video I was taking at the time.
Also had a rabbit run up to me, got video of that too.  Not as many baltimore orioles as I expected, but it was late in the day.
Suzanne ColemanPR Cook



Subject: IBET Cook County-Cal Sag Ponds, Orland Grasslands South & Killdeer Wetlands Sat 6-25-16
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 13:56 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Late June is a tough time to add to your bird lists for the year but I
had 3 targets for today.
The 3 were Tundra Swan at the Cal Sag Ponds, the heard Pheasant at
Killdeer Wetlands &, although it was only reported once a few weeks
ago, a Gallinule/Moorhen at Orland Grasslands South but I had no idea
if that one had stayed or not. Although it was hard to find at 1st I
did see the adult TUNDRA SWAN (yellow lores & all) but that was my
only success of the day.

Cal Sag Ponds (off Rt 83)

Only stayed 15-20 min & after I saw the Swan I didn't look for much
else. Birds there included lots of Geese, a few Mallards, Killdeer
(6-8), Tree & Barn Swallows, a male Baltimore Oriole & a
"heard only House Wren. I am sure more species were here had I looked harder.

Orland Grasslands South (7:45-9 a.m.)

Most of the Spring shorebird spots have dried up but plenty of water
remains in the 2 or 3 main ponds. No Gallinule/Moorhen for me & the
only shorebirds were the nesting Killdeer (20-22) & Spotted Sandpiper
(14). Three R.B. Gulls & 2 Caspian Terns flew by but did not stop for
a visit.
Tree Swallows flew over the ponds & about 4 Marsh Wrens were singing
away. In the grasslands were Horned Larks (2), Dickcissels (4) plus
Song & Savannah Sparrows (2 each).

Killdeer Wetlands (9:30-10:40 a.m.)

Even though both Walter M & Joan N heard the Pheasant here in the last
few days & I listened for 70 min I did not hear one myself. In the
"old days" I'd come here in the Summer looking for Upland Sandpipers &
Pheasants would be calling all over Bartell Grasslands which is what
the whole place was called in those days. But now days they are hard
to find. A Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawk & a Ring Billed Gull flew
by & Barn Swallows were hunting the grasslands but the most common
birds were Bobolinks, Red Wings, Eastern Meadowlarks & Dickcissels. I
also did hear a couple of Song & Savannah Sparrows here just like at
Orland Grasslands.

Not much to brag about today but Bird-Of-The-Day will go the Summer
Tundra Swan who will join the Botanic Garden Bufflehead in the "What
The Heck Are You Doing Here In June?" department.
Runners-Up to the always fun to watch & hear Bobolinks & the very
close Horned Larks.

Al Stokie
Struggling In Cook County


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Subject: IBET Breeding Trumpeters at Rollins
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 13:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
  Took my bike for a spin at Rollins today and had some nice waterfowl broods. The most exciting of which was 2 TRUMPETER SWAN cygnets! Since I’ve been keeping track and birding extensively circa 2007, this is my first recollection of a breeding Trumpeter in Lake County. Others who have been birding longer may know more. Also had a nice brood of 6 HOODED MERGANSERS and 14 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, which were nice.
On the other end of the spectrum is the dearth of sparrows. I had only 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS and 0 Savannah Sparrows. I can’t recall a worse year for Savannah Sparrows at Rollins. I’ve had them in numerous other spots, but their numbers definitely are down at Rollins unless they’re all just sequestered on the interior of the grassland. This has never been the case in the past, however.

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




Subject: IBET Fy Cooper's h.
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 23:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Hi friends,
I decided to sit in the front yard and both Cooper's hawks put on a show in the silver maple trees. The smaller male caught a bird and transferred it to the female through much calling and drama. It dropped the bird on the ground and the female grabbed it up and flew across the street. Kek, Kek, Kek was the loud begging call.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Jubilee State Park June Surveys, part 4: Interactive Map Report
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 20:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I finished up my final full surveys this morning. If it isn't raining Sunday morning I'll go in and clean up a couple spots that I'm not satisfied with, but the map is basically finished. This week I filled in the rest of the northwestern part of the park. I found fewer Kentucky Warblers out here than in the rest of the park, but the area is loaded with American Redstarts--even more than I mentioned in my last report. I found Redstarts in 19 spots in the northwest. They seem to be expanding along the roads and the creeks each year.


My favorite find this week was a trio of juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks on the edge of a meadow. I've also had juvenile Red-tailed Hawks in a few places and what I think was Cooper's Hawks on a nest, though they were too far into the woods to be sure. This morning I had some juvenile Orchard Orioles near Brimfield Jubilee Rd., heard my first ever Northern Bobwhite in the park (species #148 all-time for me and #86 in June), found a new Cerulean Warbler (and was able to watch it feeding out in the open for a few minutes), and *maybe* heard a Veery singing. I only heard it twice and had too many noisy birds around me to be certain of what it was.


You can check out the map here: Jubilee June 2016 https://goo.gl/1mmTs9. I'll probably make some sort of overall summary report after this weekend.


Evan Carlson
Peoria





Subject: IBET recent videos and revised/updated galleries
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 18:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hudsonian Godwit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da0mL0KjeE

http://theearlybirder.com/sand...

galleries are indented

Pectoral Sandpiper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2_NdPOkGA

http://theearlybirder.com/sand...

Short-billed Dowitcher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZwdQ_Xv_Q

http://theearlybirder.com/sand...

Red-headed Woodpecker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcow4aCDBkg

Downy Woodpecker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q5cI_8UZY

Pileated Woodpecker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udz-774eL4w

http://theearlybirder.com/wdpe...

Barred Owl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeS68LCwRzc

Tree Swallow http://theearlybirder.com/swal...

Indigo Bunting - note the comparison with Blue Grosbeak in 3rd
picture http://theearlybirder.com/gros...

Orchard Oriole http://theearlybirder.com/icte...

short video of male Cardinal feeding female:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vvArvkOvGk

Rob Curtis

Chicago

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Subject: IBET Cook County-Steelworkers Park/87th Street Area Friday 6-24-16
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 17:13 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Today Jeff Sanders & I looked for some of the good birds reported from
here recently by Aaron & Eric G. Jeff got some directions from Eric G
& we arrived at about 10:30 having left late to avoid the rush hour
traffic. Took quite a bit of time but we got both the Bell's Vireo
(singing constantly just east of South Shore Drive between 89th St &
where 88th St would be if that street made it to South Shore which it
doesn't do) & the Mockingbird (singing at where Mackinaw & 88th St
intersect a block west of South Shore Drive). Took most of our time
looking for the Mocker & so did not look for some of the other good
stuff like the Clay Colored Sparrow. I was not overly happy as both
the Vireo & the Mocker where "heard only" birds but as both had been
well seen more than once this year by me I guess I'm not too upset. I
now have even more directions from Aaron G so I can again try to see
the Mocker in the near future.

Along 87th Street heading toward Lake Michigan Jeff had a 1st year
Orchard Oriole but it left before I could see it. I did see 1 each
Catbird & Brown Thrasher & near the Bell's Vireo we saw a Warbling
Vireo for Vireo #2. Several Dickcissels were in Steelworkers Park with
Field & Song Sparrows.

After lunch Jeff & I saw 15-20 Monk Parakeets across Ewing from
Calumet Park under the Skyway bridge where they nest most years.

Since "heard only" birds don't qualify for top bird awards
Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the very green & very loud gang of Monk
Parakeets. Runner-Up to the singing & seen Dickcissels.& Cedar
Waxwings. Best we could do today. And again traffic was terrible going
home from the end of the Dan Ryan & most of the Kennedy until we
passed North Ave although not as bad as on Sunday coming back from
Plum Creek F.P.

Al Stokie
In S.E. Cook County for a short time today


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Subject: IBET Lakefront saved from Lucas vanity museum
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 16:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Victory! Prime lakefront saved from Lucas vanity museum location.
Independent political action protects state law and city ordinance for
public open space.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/...
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Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie - 062416 Wilsons Snipe Virginia Rail Sora's with Chicks
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 16:27 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 Hi all.
I was at Air Station Prairie from 6:15am to 9:15am today. In the West Pond, I had multiple Sora (adult and chicks), one Virginia Rail (immature) and one adult Wilson's Snipe. Many adult and young Kildeer and Tree Swallows are present. The Wilsons and Virginia were Lifers! Thanks to Suzanne, Nolan, Al and Ted for their reports over this past week. Picture of Virginia Rail at https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Happy BirdingSteve JnerCook County



Subject: IBET Air station Prairie cook co.
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 23:20 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,

I was able to get back out to this location this evening, but it wasn't nearly as exciting as the last couple of times. The weather was quite cold, it was about 66°, and there was a bit of wind. The water levels are a lot higher after the rains and the mud flats have diminished quite a bit though there is still a little bit of it left.

I saw the pair of blue-winged teal, the three spotted Sandpiper babies seem double their size already in just a couple of days and one adult, pretty sure one of the birds I saw in the dark shadows of the edge of the reeds was a Wilsons snipe. The ducklings are literally three times the size they were two days ago, I don't know how they do that. I didn't see or hear any sora or rails. But the Marsh wrens continue to sing. The tree swallows seem to be increasing in number all of the time.

If you're heading out there just keep in mind, it seems like the water level and the weather can impact the birds you might see.

Suzanne Coleman

PR cook



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Subject: IBET FW: Orland Grassland Butterflies
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 22:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I feel that IBETERS will appreciate this good info.



Wes serafin

Orland Pk





From: Gary Clinkman [mailto:gclnkmn@aol.com]


































Subject: Orland Grassland Butterflies



Hi,

I was at Orland Grassland last Tuesday and last Friday. I was looking for butterflies both days
and other things too. There were a lot of species Friday ( 22 ). One was a Long dash. I saw one
of these nine years ago here in 2007. The one Friday was the second one I've seen here. It is an
uncommon skipper. At a couple of other sites it is seen every year. Here it is very uncommon.
Maybe I'll find a Black dash this year. The last one I've seen here was also in 2007. I saw 3 Great
spangled fritillaries both days. They are being seen here more. Tuesday I found two Coral hairstreaks
in the Chat Room. Every year I find these in or near the Chat Room. Their host plant is Wild plum
and there must be some growing in or close to the Chat room. The Coral hairstreaks might be seen
by the new shrubs that were planted. With these two days the butterfly species total is at 39 this
year. Below are lists of butterflies and other species.


BUTTERFLIES 6--17--16 10:45--2:15 TEMP. 83 SUNNY, WINDY

1. Zabulon skipper-- 1
2. Long dash-- 1
3. Peck's skipper-- 1
4. Tawny edge-- 1
5. Least skipper-- 4
6. European skipper-- 1
7. Black swallowtail-- 1
8. Cabbage white-- 18
9. Common sulfur-- 2
10. Orange sulfur-- 7
11. Eastern tailed blue-- 2
12. Spring azure-- 3
13. Viceroy-- 3
14. Red admiral-- 1
15. Painted lady-- 1
16. American painted lady-- 3
17. Buckeye-- 1
18. Pearl crescent-- 7
19. Meadow fritillary-- 10
20. Great spangled fritillary-- 3
21. Question mark-- 1
22. Monarch-- 2

BUTTERFLIES 6--21--16 TEMP. 77 SUNNY, MODERATELY WINDY

1. Delaware skipper-- 1
2. Least skipper-- 7
3. Cabbage white-- 13
4. Checkered white-- 1
5. Orange sulfur-- 2
6. Common sulfur-- 2
7. Coral hairstreak-- 2
8. Viceroy-- 1
9. Red admiral-- 4
10. American painted lady-- 2
11. Pearl crescent-- 2
12. Great spangled fritillary-- 3
13. Meadow fritillary-- 2
14. Wood nymph-- 1
15. Monarch-- 4

DRAGONFLIES 6--21--16

Green darner--2
Twelve spotted skimmer-- 5
Common whitetail-- 2
Widow skimmer-- 3
Black saddlebags-- 7
Halloween pennant-- 2, seen on 6--17--16
Eastern amberwing-- 1, seen on 6--17--16
Blue dasher-- 1

FLOWERS BLOOMING 6--21--16

Scurfy pea
Prairie coreopsis
Pale purple coneflower
White wild indigo
Spiderwort
Foxglove beard tongue
Purple meadowrue
Pale spiked lobelia-- one still blooming
False sunflower
Yarrow
Daisy fleabane
Black eyed Susan
Purple prairie clover
White prairie clover
Hedge bindweed-- 2 colors: white, pink
Winged loosestrife
Flowering spurge
Marsh hedge nettle-- by 175th entrance, north side
Rough cinquefoil
Wild garlic-- these have faded, the small bulbs at the top of the are still purple.
Horse nettle
Prairie rose-- quite a few blooming along bike path north of 175th. Some are taller, by shrubs.
The flowers open dark pink.
Pasture rose
Common milkweed
Short green milkweed
Dogbane
Unidentified dogbane-- dozens in Phoenix, all two feet high or less, hairy, 2 blooming
Prairie milkweed-- budding, Phoenix South ditch
Tall green milkweed-- several budding
Pale Indian plantain-- several budding
Elderberry

GRASSES

Dudley's rush-- many
Small yellow fox sedge-- quite a few
Old field panic grass-- many in the prairies along the bike path going north from 175th

OTHER SPECIES 6--21--16

Bullfrog-- a juvenile, with spots, by the big culvert by the bike path north of 175th
Fish-- at least 5, about 3 inches long, in the big culvert pond. 6--17--16
Confused haploa moths-- many, both days
Black and yellow muddauber-- 2, by big culvert, 6--17--16
Carpenter bees
Bumble bees
Paper wasps-- both days

BIRDS

This past Tuesday some of the birds seen or heard along the bike path north of 175th were:
a Downy woodpecker, Chickadees, a Willow flycatcher, a Blue gray gnatcatcher, a Brown
thrasher, an Indigo bunting, Song sparrows, a Cardinal, Common yellowthroats, a Catbird,
and Cedar waxwings. Last Friday I counted 12 Cedar waxwings. They like berries and the
honeysuckles are covered with red berries. Robins and many other birds are enjoying these
berries. The Yellow breasted chat still sings from the shrubs in Phoenix North. A Green heron
was by the big culvert pond last Friday. In the prairie Meadowlarks, Dickcissels, Henslow's
sparrows, and Field sparrows are numerous. Chimney swifts, Tree swallows, and Goldfinches
were flying both days. Red winged blackbirds and Grackles can be seen in many places. House
wrens are singing from brushy places. A Kingbird and an Orchard oriole were heard last Friday.
Other birds that were singing more earlier in June are: Peewee, Flicker, Towhee, Baltimore oriole,
Yellow warbler, and Warbling vireo.

Gary







Subject: IBET Lucas lakefront Museum opinions (no sightings)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 17:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
John Kass and editorial board Chicago Tribune.

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN



http://www.chicagotribune.com/...
m-lakefront-friends-parks-edit-0623-md-20160622-story.html

Editorial Board Chicago Tribune

Emanuel's problem isn't Friends. This is about the lakefront and the law.

As City Hall
and various Chicago boldface names wage a
war of blame to trash the advocacy group Friends of the Parks, we can point
to three certainties in the fight over a proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative
Art
:



http://www.chicagotribune.com/...
-met-0623-20160622-column.html

John Kass, featured columnist

George 'Star Wars' Lucas, please release the mind of Rahm

Most everyone in America has heard the saying that a mind is a terrible
thing to waste. But there's something even worse:




Subject: IBET Northern Bobwhites persist in Eggers Grove area (6-23-16)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 15:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I birded Eggers Grove Forest Preserve (112th & Avenue E, Chicago) Thursday morning & early afternoon (23 June 2016). Although I unfortunately missed the Common Gallinule that has recently been reported at this location, I did have some interesting finds. I heard a NORTHERN BOBWHITE giving its clear "Bob-white" whistle over & over from the Burnham Greenway bicycle trail just south of 118th Street at about 12:15 pm. I don't really expect this bird to be validated (sorry, Josh) but I will leave that for the other IL ebird reviewers to decide. Previous recent NOBO records from this area include 4 walking across Burnham Greenway Bicycle Trail on 8/23/13; and 5 or more seen at Wolf Lake Overlook close to Eggers & Burnham Greenway Trail on 1/2/16.

Other birds of interest seen or heard Thursday included 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (apparently a very early fall migrant), 1 (singing) YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 1 (singing) ORCHARD ORIOLE, lots of WOOD DUCKS, and lots of BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. I had a total of 53 species (including the N. Bobwhite), my ebird checklist may be viewed at the following link:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

I am leading a Chicago Ornithological Society field trip at Eggers at 8:00 am on Sunday morning, 6/26/16. Meet at the Caretakers’ Building at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve. The entrance to the preserve is at 112th St. and Avenue E in Chicago. Follow the entrance to the caretaker’s building and meet there.

On Sunday's trip we will carefully check the marsh for Common Gallinule and hopefully it will make an appearance this time. One person who will be attending the trip is a visiting birder from New Brunswick, so we will work extra hard (Common Gallinules are even rarer in New Brunswick than they are in Chicago).

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Subject: IBET Snipe etc. Video UP (no sightings)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 14:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
I think I fixed the video link so it should hopefully work for you now, thanks for letting me know it wasn't.
Wilson's Snipe at Air Station Prairie 6 21 16


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Subject: IBET Burnham Wildlife Corridor grassland birds
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 13:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I went to the Burnham Wildlife Corridor (east of Lake Shore Dr. between
31st and 39th) just before noon. I parked at 39th and walked north, taking
the wood chip trail that goes off east of the bike trail from the south end
of the restored area. The highlight among 26 species in 40 minutes was a
singing Henslow's Sparrow, east of the woodchip trail about 200 yards north
of the south end of the restored area. Also had 10 Dickcissels and 7
Savannah Sparrows.

Doug Stotz

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

Phone: (312)-665-7438
Fax: (312)-665-7433
e-mail: dstotz@fieldmuseum.org



Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden-Resident Birds & Wildflowers Thursday 6-23-16
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 12:38 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

I have been skipping birding quite a bit in June so today I decided to
check on the CBG in case anything out of the ordinary was around but,
with 1 big exception, the only birds were regular nesting residents.
Since my bird list is neither very long nor very interesting I'll
mention a few of the wildflowers in bloom today. I feel I am expected
to make my reports annoyingly long so the wildflowers will help with
that.

Chicago Botanic Garden (8-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1 flying west)
Great Blue Heron (1 feeding & 2 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (78, all in North Lake)
Wood Duck (8-AD & 18 young in 3 family groups)
BUFFLEHEAD (1-AD male, the exception I mentioned above)
Killdeer (6 on the mud flats & 2 by the Trellis Bridge)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the mud flats)
Caspian Tern (Max=7but they come & go)
Mourning Dove (3)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-F in McDonald Woods)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Purple Martin (7 by the 2 west side boxes & 4 in the east side box,
probably more inside)
Tree (6), Rough Winged (3) & Barn (~12) Swallows
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 2)
House Wren (heard 1)
Robins (~24)
Starling (4 fly-bys)
Warbling Vireo (heard 5)
Yellow Warbler (heard 2)
Common Yellowthroat (4-5)
Indigo Bunting (2 in B. Brown Woods)
Song Sparrow (9 including 2 young being fed by an adult)
Red Wings (~10), Grackles (6) & Cowbirds (3)
Baltimore Oriole (1 fly-by)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-M, a singing adult)
House Finch (1-M)
Goldfinch (8-10)
House Sparrow (10-12)

For Wildflower Fans

Quite a few wildflowers blooming today with most in the Dixon Prairie
but a few I'll mention were in other areas. I'll use common names but
the common name I use may not be the name others use. I'll just
mention some that are my favorites.

In Dixon Prairie were Butterflyweed, Purple Coneflower, Black (or
Brown) Eyed Susan, Spiderwort, Deptford Pink (small pink flowers),
White Penstemon, Wild False Indigo, the early Sunflower & one big
Compass Plant had 1 flower at the top. Soon there will be many more.
Jewelweed was flowering in the wooded areas & Water Willow (the one
with an orchid like flower) is starting to bloom by the bridge to the
wet prairie boardwalk. As usual I saw flowers I have seen for years
but can't recall their names so it's time for a review of my plant
guides.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Buflfehead who is not only confused about where
he should be in June but also about how to feed as it was eating like
a dabbling duck & not a diving duck.
Runner-Up to the singing adult male Orchard Oriole.

Wildflower-Of-The-Day to the Purple Coneflowers & Runner-Up to the
Butterflyweeds.

Al Stokie
Cook County & Close To Home Today


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Subject: IBET By G. catbird
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 9:22 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Hi friends,
Singing catbird this morning in the humid By. It continued from last night. Mate is nearby.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
xxjb7z@aol.com




Subject: IBET, No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, St. Louis metro area, Sat. 6/25
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 8:51 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Morning, all.

I return to Festus, MO and the Festus Public Library this Saturday, 6/25 to
present on the nesting and owlets of the Great Horned Owls I study in
Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. Having seen 23 owlets fledged in 10
consecutive nesting seasons, there is much to discuss and with many videos
and pictures to illustrate behaviors. The talk is for all ages and is free
and open to the public. Here are the details.

"Owls of Forest Park: Mating, Nesting and Owlets"
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00pm
Festus Public Library
400 W. Main Street
Festus, MO 63028
636-937-2017

Festus, MO is just a short hop from IL across the Mighty Mississippi. I
hope to see you there-thank you!

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark H.X. Glenshaw
St. Louis, MO
Forest Park Owls
http://forestparkowls.blogspot...
mglenshaw@gmail.com
@forestparkowls



Subject: IBET Video of snipe at ASP from yesterday (cook co., no new sightings)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 5:54 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
Here is a little video I patched together showing the snipe and some other goodies.  If you can tell if these are young ones (the ones in the day time), let me know.
Suzanne ColemanPR Cook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL8LUcwjKRs



Subject: IBET Glossy Ibis report from McHenry County
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 19:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I received a report of two GLOSSY IBIS seen 17 June 2016 in a storm water
basin along Blue Ridge Parkway in Algonquin in McHenry County.

Looking at google maps, it seems that if these birds are still in the area,
there are a variety of ponds in the general vicinity where they may be.

The report came from an individual self-described as "not a professional
bird watcher," but the description seems pretty reasonable for a dark ibis.

Good birding,
Geoff

--
Geoff Williamson
Chicago, Cook County
geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com



Subject: IBET Unread Message from Joe Lill
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 18:14 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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Joe Lill
Chicago, IL
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Subject: IBET Montrose
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 14:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


Hello Everyone,

Bob Hughes must be tied up but he alerted me to a Yellow-breasted Chat and a Canada Warbler in the hedge. Both birds were in the northern part of the hedge. I was with  Leslie B. when we saw the Canada and heard the Chat. The bird sang for at least a half hour but we never saw it. It couldn't have been more than 20 feet away from us. Cool to hear its song though.

I also saw the female Orchard Oriole in the same area. Lots of Killdeer chicks on the beach. Good birding all.

Luis Muñoz
malango@rcn.com
Chicago



Subject: IBET Possible Le Conte's Douglas county
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 14:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was at Larry Closson habitat area (aka Hickory Ridge) listening for
Grasshopper Sparrows and such this morning when I heard what I am certain
was a Le Conte's Sparrow giving an a abbreviated song. "Chic a zit". I was
not able to see the bird, and I am always reluctant to march around in the
habitat during nesting season. The call was heard maybe 8 times along the
road on south side of the habitat area. Does anyone have any other possible
solutions to that call than Le Conte's? I realize that this is a bit far
south for breeding Le Conte's.

Tyler D Funk



Subject: IBET Nighthawk
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 13:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A nighthawk was calling over River Forest, Cook co., at 8.40 p.m.Tuesday.
Bob MorganRiver ForestCook co.



Subject: IBET Air Station Prairie - Sora and Wilson's Snipe
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 13:40 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
    Following up on the reports of Al Stokie and Suzanne Coleman on Air Station Prairie, I went there this morning.  I did get photos of the Sora, both juvenile and adult, some within 10 feet of me.  The Wilson's Snipe were further out, maybe 30 yards and the Virginia Rail over 60 yards.


Some photos at: https://nal1212.smugmug.com/ https://nal1212.smugmug.com/




Nolan Lameka
Cook County




Subject: IBET Montrose Canada Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat, 6/22 a.m.
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I walked around Montrose this morning, June 22, and had a couple nice
surprises, notably a female Canada Warbler and a male Yellow-breasted
Chat. The Canada Warbler was in the Magic Hedge and moving around quite
a bit. I heard the chat singing in the peripheral plantings just
west-southwest of the water feature and with a little effort also saw
it. Both birds are rare at this time of the year at Montrose. I also saw
an immature male Orchard Oriole.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point:
http://theorniphile.info/birdi...
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordp...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhug...


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Subject: IBET Summering Tundra Swan in Cook County
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 11:39 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A Tundra Swan photographed at McGinty Slough in Cook County in early May more than likely is still in the area. Linda Padera photographed one at Sag Quarries this past weekend.


McGinty Slough - 131st Street Pull off Horse Trail
Fri May 06, 2016
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


Sag Quarries, Cook County, Illinois, US
Sat Jun 18, 2016

http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/vie... http://ebird.org/ebird/bcn/view/checklist/S30343018


I could find no other June record for this species in eBird, Meadowlark, or Bohlen.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL



Subject: Re: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 10:13 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

I also say "Congratulations Mike",

But add what incredible happenstance -- a veteran birder with countless achievements becoming "a worldwide household name" on a Song Sparrow (possibly while doing one of his breeding-season surveys at Greene Valley). Love it ;-)


Good birdings,




Joan Norek
Chicago
norekj@aol.com
Hope is the thing with feathers - that perches in the soul - and sings the tune without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson




-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]
To: yahoogroups
Sent: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 9:12 am
Subject: Re: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)






Congratulations, Mike!

EBird is certainly doing very well, although I guess it still has a ways to go before it catches up with McDonald's...

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.

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On Wed, 6/22/16, andrew aldrich andrewsaldrich@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:

Subject: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)
To: "yahoogroups"
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 8:54 AM



Hello!

If
you check the eBird homepage today, you'll see that they
have have now passed 1/3 of a billion sightings. While
this is an amazing milestone, of special interest to
Illinois birders is that the 333,333,333rd record was
entered by our own Mike Madsen in DuPage county who gets a
special shout-out. Read the full article here:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird...




Song
Sparrow by Davey
Walters/Macaulay
Library
This
past weekend, on June 17, eBird crossed a big milestone: a
third of a billion bird sightings—contributed by 316,586
eBirders
across every country in the world. Record #333,333,333 was
added by Mike
Madsen: an everyday sighting of a Song Sparrow in DuPage
County,
Illinois. See
the checklist here;
complete with excellent breeding codes! This milestone is
much more
than a number; it is a real testament to what is
possible when we work
together as a global birding community. The birds that you
see and
report make a genuine
difference
in our shared global understanding of bird population and
abundance. By
providing an outlet for people’s avian interests, those
of us at eBird
and the Cornell Lab strive to provide a place to encourage
and support
those who share a passion for birds and the natural world.
Everything
that we do is powered by the loyal eBird community:
anyone who has ever
entered an eBird checklist has made a
valuable contribution. eBirders
entered 11.8 million bird sightings in May 2016,
more than in the first five years of eBird’s
existence. Thank you. May was our first month over
10 million observations—check out the chart below for more
details!
Good
birding!
Andrew
AldrichCook
County
Chicago Ornithological
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Subject: IBET BB Whistling Duck Springfield 6-22-16
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 9:21 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; }  YThe 1 Whistling Duck was seen again today at the pond behind the farm and home in the western part of Springfield (along the rocky shore in the southeast part of the pond). I didn't see the reported Ruddy Duck but the molting Wood Duck looks a little different. 
Tony Ward and Colin DobsonCurrently in Sangamon countyBirdingboy@yahoo.com 


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Subject: Re: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 9:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Congratulations, Mike!

EBird is certainly doing very well, although I guess it still has a ways to go before it catches up with McDonald's...

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.



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On Wed, 6/22/16, andrew aldrich andrewsaldrich@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:

Subject: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)
To: "yahoogroups"
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 8:54 AM 



Hello!

If
you check the eBird homepage today, you'll see that they
have have now passed 1/3 of a billion sightings.  While
this is an amazing milestone, of special interest to
Illinois birders is that the 333,333,333rd record was
entered by our own Mike Madsen in DuPage county who gets a
special shout-out.  Read the full article here:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird...




Song
Sparrow by Davey
Walters/Macaulay
Library
This
past weekend, on June 17, eBird crossed a big milestone: a
third of a billion bird sightings—contributed by 316,586
eBirders
across every country in the world. Record #333,333,333 was
added by Mike
Madsen: an everyday sighting of a Song Sparrow in DuPage
County,
Illinois. See
the checklist here;
complete with excellent breeding codes! This milestone is
much more
than a number; it is a real testament to what is
possible when we work
together as a global birding community. The birds that you
see and
report make a genuine
difference
in our shared global understanding of bird population and
abundance. By
providing an outlet for people’s avian interests, those
of us at eBird
and the Cornell Lab strive to provide a place to encourage
and support
those who share a passion for birds and the natural world.
Everything
that we do is powered by the loyal eBird community:
anyone who has ever
entered an eBird checklist has made a
valuable contribution. eBirders
entered 11.8 million bird sightings in May 2016,
more than in the first five years of eBird’s
existence. Thank you. May was our first month over
10 million observations—check out the chart below for more
details!
Good
birding!
Andrew
AldrichCook
County
 Chicago Ornithological
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Subject: IBET eBird surpasses 333 Million Sightings (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 8:56 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello!

If you check the eBird homepage today, you'll see that they have have now passed 1/3 of a billion sightings.  While this is an amazing milestone, of special interest to Illinois birders is that the 333,333,333rd record was entered by our own Mike Madsen in DuPage county who gets a special shout-out.  Read the full article here: http://ebird.org/content/ebird...
eBirders have now entered 1/3 billion bird records
22 June 2016 Song Sparrow by Davey Walters/Macaulay Library This past weekend, on June 17, eBird crossed a big milestone: a third of a billion bird sightings—contributed by 316,586 eBirders across every country in the world. Record #333,333,333 was added by Mike Madsen: an everyday sighting of a Song Sparrow in DuPage County, Illinois. See the checklist here; complete with excellent breeding codes! This milestone is much more than a number; it is a real testament to what is possible when we work together as a global birding community. The birds that you see and report make a genuine difference in our shared global understanding of bird population and abundance. By providing an outlet for people’s avian interests, those of us at eBird and the Cornell Lab strive to provide a place to encourage and support those who share a passion for birds and the natural world. Everything that we do is powered by the loyal eBird community: anyone who has ever entered an eBird checklist has made a valuable contribution. eBirders entered 11.8 million bird sightings in May 2016, more than in the first five years of eBird’s existence. Thank you. May was our first month over 10 million observations—check out the chart below for more details!
Good birding!
Andrew AldrichCook County
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