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27 May: @ 16:34:18 IBET QUESTION-NO SIGHTING [w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 16:08:00 IBET Trumpeter Swan Rollins Savanna [Richard Bisbee richard.bisbee@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 14:04:24 IBET Montrose Laughing Gull - 5/27/15 [David Antieau dkantieau@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 13:02:25 IBET FW: biologist needed in Indiana (no sighting) ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 12:34:55 Re: IBET Bird Kills at Wilson and Sheridan: Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Solitary Sandpiper [Eric Clayton eclayton711@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 11:38:21 IBET Dredging ponds 5-27-15 [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 10:35:28 IBET Bird Kills at Wilson and Sheridan: Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Solitary Sandpiper [Eric Clayton eclayton711@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 09:40:47 IBET Morning walk through Grant Park [Vera.Leopold@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 09:31:30 Re: IBET Black-necked Stilt [Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 09:29:12 Re: IBET JxP Loggerhead Shrike, Willet [Paul Clyne paulclyne2000@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 08:40:00 IBET Bird ID much easier with a picture! [RICHARD MILLER integratee@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 08:34:15 IBET Bird ID please [RICHARD MILLER integratee@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 18:25:20 IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday to Palos Area (NO SIGHTINGS) [Hockman John j.w.hockman@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 17:08:35 IBET Monday Montrose Whimbrel [David Antieau dkantieau@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:07:49 IBET JxP, 26 May, 2015: Loggerhead Shrike, Acadian Flycatcher, Willet [rlshonkw@uchicago.edu [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:05:53 IBET Re: Will County Ruddy Turnstone [davidakalina@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 15:31:18 IBET McHenry County-Coral Woods & Marengo Ridge Tues 5-26-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 15:29:03 Re: IBET Yesterday's Whimbrel at Montrose (No Sightings) ['Donnie R. Dann' donniebird@me.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 15:02:06 IBET Black-necked Stilt [Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 15:01:49 IBET Tazewell County [Kevin Richmond theeggman@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 14:37:23 IBET AVOCET dredging ponds right now [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 14:29:34 IBET Emiquon [Kevin Richmond theeggman@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 14:07:45 IBET Will County Ruddy Turnstone [mmadsen48@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 13:04:22 IBET Odd Sighting [Jeff Smith mrqmagoo13@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 11:44:13 IBET IBSP Fycatchers and Blue Grosbeak, Lake Co [aostewart72@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 11:28:05 Re: IBET Chicago 63rd St Beach Loggerhead Shrike Continues [Tom L tlally98@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 09:49:16 IBET Yesterday's Whimbrel at Montrose (No Sightings) [Mike Trahan miket99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 09:38:00 IBET Montrose: CONNECTICUT, MOURNING & more ... [David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 08:15:37 IBET Chicago 63rd St Beach Loggerhead Shrike Continues [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 00:26:35 IBET scarlet tanagers in lake county [birdsperminute@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 22:45:48 IBET Grove; Olive-sided Flycatcher (COOK) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 22:32:23 IBET 5/25 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS) [Nick Minor nmbirder14@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 17:54:59 IBET Orchard Oriole yard bird [Eric's Email brewbird1@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 16:11:54 IBET Red Knots Montrose [Richard Bisbee richard.bisbee@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 15:26:13 IBET Montrose Migration May, 2015 [msodic@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 14:37:10 Re: IBET Loggerhead Shrike YES [Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 14:29:15 Re: IBET Cook County-Montrose Flycatchers, Warblers & 2 Very Large Raptors Monday 5-25-15 [w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 13:50:21 IBET Cook County-Montrose Flycatchers, Warblers & 2 Very Large Raptors Monday 5-25-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 13:01:25 IBET 2 Red Knots at 11:15A-Montrose-Also a Bobolink [raptorhal3@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 12:41:09 IBET Loggerhead Shrike YES [Aaron Gyllenhaal aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 12:05:11 IBET JxP Loggerhead Shrike, Willet [Paul Clyne paulclyne2000@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 11:26:51 IBET Mourning and Prothonotary w's Lake County [wcsaylor@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 11:20:32 IBET Swallow Cliff [Andre Paquette andremichaelpaquette@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 09:48:04 IBET American White Pelican Indian Ridge Marsh [Aaron Gyllenhaal aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 08:48:47 IBET AVOCET dredging ponds [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 08:42:47 Re: FLUSHED Re: IBET Montrose whimbrel [Gmail miket99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 07:18:00 FLUSHED Re: IBET Montrose whimbrel [Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 05:39:17 IBET Montrose whimbrel [Michelle Devlin michelledevlin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 May: @ 22:28:24 Re: IBET Of local breeding bird interest [Eric's Email brewbird1@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 May: @ 22:17:05 IBET 5/24 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS) [Nick Minor nmbirder14@gmail.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET QUESTION-NO SIGHTING
Date: Wed May 27 2015 16:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I am asking on behalf of a friend who gets ibet in digest format. He says there is no option for 'respond to all’. Is that correct? Does anyone have an answer? I get individual mail so cannot help him.


Thanks

Wes Serafin






Sent from Surface



Subject: IBET Trumpeter Swan Rollins Savanna
Date: Wed May 27 2015 16:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There is currently a Trumpeter Swan at Rollins Savanna in Lake Co. in the main pond near the Drury Lane parking lot. It is hanging out with 2 Mute Swans.

Richard Bisbee
Round Lake, Lake Co.



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Subject: IBET Montrose Laughing Gull - 5/27/15
Date: Wed May 27 2015 14:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear birders,
I believe only Fran Morel and I saw it, but there was a breeding plumage Laughing Gull at Montrose this morning.  I found it on the beach twice, and both times it spooked when a big bulldozer came near.  The bulldozer was making channels to the lake to drain the huge fluddle.
Here's a link to my photo on facebook: David Antieau - Photos from David Antieau's post | Facebook
For the birds!
Dave Antieaudkantieau@sbcglobal.netChicago, Cook County

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Subject: IBET FW: biologist needed in Indiana (no sighting)
Date: Wed May 27 2015 13:02 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
FYI.

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN



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From: Kearns, Amy [mailto:AKearns@dnr.IN.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:40 AM
To: in-bird-l@indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Nongame Bird Biologist postion has been posted
(NO SIGHTINGS)



The Indiana Nongame Bird Biologist position has been posted. Please
distribute far and wide to whomever you think might be interested. Thank
you!




Job Description




Job Title:
















Nongame Bird Biologist




Job ID:




596481




Apply Before:




06/18/2015




Location:

Monroe County




Full/Part Time:




















Full-Time




Regular/Temporary:






Salary:



$34,320.00




Regular




City/County/St:




Bloomington, Monroe County, IN




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Job Description:

Incumbent functions at a professional level as a field research/management
biologist within the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and
Wildlife, responsible for ensuring the scientific validity of the statewide
management of non-game bird populations. Incumbent coordinates, designs and
conducts scientific investigations that address wildlife ecology and
management of non-game birds. Incumbent administers and coordinates
statewide species-specific management programs and identifies research
needs. Incumbent provides scientific analysis and interpretation of
statistically reliable data to develop recommendations for statewide
non-game bird regulations and other management programs to ensure
technically sound resource protection and utilization. Incumbent collects,
analyzes and prepares technical information pertaining to the understanding
and management of non-game birds for written or oral presentation to
administrators, legislators and, as requested, court depositions. Position
provides technical advice on local, regional and statewide issues that
impact non-game birds and the environment. Position keeps abreast of
species-specific advances in the scientific management of wildlife, public
and wildlife interactions with implications to the resource, in public
health and safety. Incumbent prepares technical reports and manuscripts on
non-game bird ecology and management subject to nationwide peer review for
publication in scientific journals. Incumbent serves as the Indiana's
representative to state, regional, national and international working groups
or private conservation organizations. Position routinely provides non-game
bird information to the general public, media and academic institutions.




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Responsibilities:

* Design, budget, and conduct or coordinate statewide research
projects on the status, demographics and distribution of wildlife
populations, their habitat associations, and the population response to
changing habitat conditions, habitat management, and harvest.
* Evaluate statewide wildlife population trends and determine of
annual statewide game harvests and hunter participation.
* Direct data collection, data entry, data transfer, archiving,
quality control, and quality assurance.
* Requisition supplies and equipment necessary for conducting assigned
studies.
* Supervise, administer, and coordinate activities of personnel on
research projects, Secretarial personnel, and intermittent employees.
* Develop and conduct special training programs to support research
and survey activities.
* Compile, analyze, synthesize, and interpret information derived from
research projects and surveys as the basis for resource management
recommendations.
* Prepare recommendations for developing or modifying Indiana
Administrative Code, other legal statutes, or policies pertaining to
wildlife resources.
* Maintain and expand knowledge of wildlife population ecology,
management, scientific procedure and the principals of technical writing and
oral presentations.
* Prepare scientific manuscripts and popular articles to communicate
research results, including Federal Aid performance and final reports, peer
reviewed papers, Wildlife Management and Research Notes, popular articles
(Focus, Outdoor Indiana, DNR news releases), periodic newsletters,
proceedings of symposia and workshops.
* Prepare and give oral presentations at scientific meetings at
national, regional, and state levels.
* Prepare draft correspondence on issues requiring the signature of
the Governor, DNR Director, Division Director, Wildlife Chief, or Wildlife
Research Supervisor.
* Incumbent may be required to appear before the Natural Resources
Advisory Council, Commission, or Legislative Studies Committees to present
technical data regarding wildlife management and public resource concerns.
* Participate in Department strategic and Division operational
planning.
* Prepare multi-year grant proposals (federal and private) to augment
project funding.
* Write and implement work plans for directing statewide wildlife
research and management activities.
* Author species management plans and assists with area management
planning upon request.
* Represent the Department on state, regional, and national technical
committees charged with wildlife population management (e.g. Mississippi
Flyway Nongame Bird Technical Committee)
* Assist other biologists with large-scale research and management
projects or programs.
* Collaborate with university faculty and guide students on
cooperative research efforts.
* Cooperatively participate in designing, implementing and evaluating
interstate and international research and management programs.




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Preferred Experience:

* Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Graduate degree
plus related work experience (M.S. or PhD. in wildlife science, wildlife
biology, wildlife ecology, wildlife management, or a related natural
sciences). Background and experience should meet the professional
certification requirements of an Associate Wildlife Biologist through The
Wildlife Society, Washington, DC.
* Specialized knowledge of biological principles, ecological variables
and interactions, water and land management, and the life histories and
population dynamics of fish and wildlife species.
* Specialized knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and
theories, flora and fauna identification, and the ability to apply them in
the management and study of fish and wildlife populations.
* Specialized knowledge of college level statistics, biometrics, and
mathematics.
* Specialized knowledge personal computers and relevant software (word
processing, spreadsheets, database management, statistical packages, and
population modeling).
* Working knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to fish and
wildlife.
* Working knowledge of sporting firearms, weaponry, and other methods
used to harvest game species.
* Working knowledge of animal care protocols, handling, and
immobilization techniques.
* Ability to operate and maintain research equipment and sampling
devices such as radio-telemetry equipment, nets, traps, tagging and banding
equipment, tranquilizer guns, microscopes, quantitative scales, dial
calipers, planimeter, binoculars, and ocular stereoscopes.
* Ability to read and understand basic remote sensing information,
topographic maps, other planimetric and watershed maps, plat books, aerial
photos, other cartographic products, and land survey descriptions.
* Ability to operate and maintain a variety of work, shop, office,
motorized equipment including trucks, trailers, boats, outboard motors,
power tools, chainsaws, directional compasses, and other hand tools.
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
* Ability to learn and utilize new PC software with minimal training.
* Ability to improvise and adapt methods and equipment for specialized
tasks.
* Ability to budget and allocate existing money and personnel
resources.
* Ability to supervise and organize volunteers.
* Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of resource
professionals and the public.




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Additional Comments:

The incumbent performs duties in a variety of different environments,
including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and
various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet,
etc.). The incumbent is required to do occasional heavy lifting of
equipment, tools, or materials. The incumbent may be required to work
around potentially dangerous heavy construction equipment and farm equipment
(e.g. bull dozer, excavators, dump trucks, graders, back hoes, tractors,
disks, mowers, planters, plows, tree cutters, etc.). The incumbent may be
required to travel occasionally statewide and/or out-of-state to attend
conferences, or assist with projects away from his assigned region.




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Benefits:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.




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Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.













If you are a current state employee, select this link:

https://hr85.gmis.in.gov/psp/h...
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Subject: Re: IBET Bird Kills at Wilson and Sheridan: Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Solitary Sandpiper
Date: Wed May 27 2015 12:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks so much everybody, I have the specimens bagged in separate bags and
labeled and in the freezer. I will take them Friday, and who knows, I
might have more birds then, but hopefully not.
-Eric Clayton

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:07 AM, Eric Clayton eclayton711@gmail.com
[ILbirds] wrote:

>
>
> Hi, it's been a few years since I've posted, but I check in from time to
> time. The reason I'm posting is this morning there were 5 dead
> Yellow-billed Cuckoos and a Solitary Sandpiper on the northeast corner of
> Sheridan and Wilson. One bird actually fell while I was standing there
> looking at the others. The birds were on the sidewalk by the Sheridan Plaza
> hotel, a 14? story building. There was also one Cuckoo across the Street
> on Wilson by the bus stop missing it's head.
>
> I took pictures and gathered the birds in a bag and wondered if I should
> take them to the Field Museum or Pegge Notebaert or just dispose of them.
> I was able to tell a few passersby about bird migration, buildings, lights,
> etc, and everybody thought they were very beautiful birds.
>
> A week or so ago we found a Woodcock at this same location, but I didn't
> have time to deal with it properly at the moment and it was gone when I
> went back.
>
> If you'd like to text me at 773 eight 5 eight 9 eight 7 one to give me
> advice, or you can reply here and I'll try to check in.
>
> Thanks,
> -Eric Clayton, Chicago, Cook County
>
>
>



Subject: IBET Dredging ponds 5-27-15
Date: Wed May 27 2015 11:38 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A WHIMBREL always seen for about 15 minutes before it disappeared and was never found again. Tony got here in time to see it before it disappeared! I have a few pics also of the Whimbrel. 2 SANDERLINGS (1 in each pool), one was in breeding plumage and one was in between plumages. The AVOCET and 3 BN STILTS were still here. Also 10 White-rumps and 1-2 Baird's were within 150 semi sands. A female GADWALL and 2 BW TEAL were there also! Great day!

Colin Dobson
Morgan county
Birdingboy@yahoo.com

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: IBET Bird Kills at Wilson and Sheridan: Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Solitary Sandpiper
Date: Wed May 27 2015 10:35 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi, it's been a few years since I've posted, but I check in from time to
time. The reason I'm posting is this morning there were 5 dead
Yellow-billed Cuckoos and a Solitary Sandpiper on the northeast corner of
Sheridan and Wilson. One bird actually fell while I was standing there
looking at the others. The birds were on the sidewalk by the Sheridan Plaza
hotel, a 14? story building. There was also one Cuckoo across the Street
on Wilson by the bus stop missing it's head.

I took pictures and gathered the birds in a bag and wondered if I should
take them to the Field Museum or Pegge Notebaert or just dispose of them.
I was able to tell a few passersby about bird migration, buildings, lights,
etc, and everybody thought they were very beautiful birds.

A week or so ago we found a Woodcock at this same location, but I didn't
have time to deal with it properly at the moment and it was gone when I
went back.

If you'd like to text me at 773 eight 5 eight 9 eight 7 one to give me
advice, or you can reply here and I'll try to check in.

Thanks,
-Eric Clayton, Chicago, Cook County



Subject: IBET Morning walk through Grant Park
Date: Wed May 27 2015 9:40 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I spent about an hour at Grant Park this morning, where the flycatcher parade was on with many swooping flights visible in the leafy tops of trees. Most that I saw were Eastern Wood-Pewees, and the others were pretty silent. I also saw 3 Great Crested Flycatchers and a Swainson's Thrush. The only warblers in evidence were two singing Yellow Warblers and a singing young male redstart. I had a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW near Jackson, which were nice surprises.

Good birding!

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL





Subject: Re: IBET Black-necked Stilt
Date: Wed May 27 2015 9:31 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Stilt continues to be present this morning.

Ron Bradley

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 26, 2015, at 3:01 PM, Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Gordon Tucker reported the subject bird at the Charleston Wastewater Treatment plant, Coles County. The bird is currently present.
>
> Ron Bradley
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>



Subject: Re: IBET JxP Loggerhead Shrike, Willet
Date: Wed May 27 2015 9:29 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Both birds still present this morning (Wed., 27 May), same sites.
Paul ClyneHyde Park, Chicago paulclyne2000@yahoo.com
From: "Paul Clyne paulclyne2000@yahoo.com [ILbirds]"
To: IBET
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2015 12:05 PM
Subject: IBET JxP Loggerhead Shrike, Willet

  I found a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at 9:00 this morning at the far north end of the 63rd St. Beach in Jackson Park, Chicago. The shrike was perched on the wire fence surrounding the dune restoration area and made a couple short flights to nearby trees, then to the trees west of the beach pavilion, where I lost it. Today strikes me as close to a month late for this species to be showing up here.
The WILLET noted yesterday at the East Lagoon of Wooded Island continued this morning, on the temporary mudflat off the Japanese Garden.
Paul ClyneHyde Park, Chicago
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Subject: much easier with a picture!
Date: Wed May 27 2015 8:40 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Seen this critter along the roadside in Pomona, IL



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Subject:
Date: Wed May 27 2015 8:34 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Seen this critter along the roadside in Pomona, IL



Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday to Palos Area (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Tue May 26 2015 18:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club will have a field trip this Saturday, May 30, going to McClaughry Springs and Swallow Cliff Woods  This half-day walk will target late spring migrants and summer breeding birds, including Hooded, Blue-winged, and Chestnut-sided Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Summer Tanagers.

Meet at 7:00 a.m. at McClaughry Springs on Kean Avenue. The parking lot is one block south of Route 83. Leader: John Elliot. 708-567-4363


John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

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Subject: IBET Monday Montrose Whimbrel
Date: Tue May 26 2015 17:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear birders,
I am the one Donnie Dann was referring to in his post.  I was trying to sneak through the tall grasses near the roped area at the west end of the beach.  When I moved up the incline, still at least 40 yards from the bird, it spooked and flew west down the beach.  I was sorry that occurred, but thankful the Whimbrel stayed.  Another birder was actually closer to the bird than I, but he was not moving.  I have been quite careful about approaching shorebirds, but misjudged this bird's comfort zone.  I'll be more cautious in the future.
The Whimbrel later landed a similar distance from me as my first approach, but I was not moving at the time.  It stayed put while I lay down to try to prop my arms to keep my camera still.
For the birds!
Dave Antieaudkantieau@sbcglobal.netChicago, Cook County



Subject: IBET JxP, 26 May, 2015: Loggerhead Shrike, Acadian Flycatcher, Willet
Date: Tue May 26 2015 16:07 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park today, covering 63rd Street Beach and the Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area. The morning started with disappointment but this was changed due to a couple good birds and a great one thanks to Paul Clyne.
As usual, I was working when a potential park/county lifer was found in Jackson Park! I've missed all of those this year, except for the Wilson's Phalarope. Thanks to Jeff Skrentny for calling me at work. He knew I was working but didn't realize I work a double shift on Mondays (9 am to 10 pm)! So this morning I got up before dawn and rode my bike directly to 63rd Street Beach. I walked around the protected area where the bird had been found but no shrike! The WILLET, which has alternated between this area and the east lagoon by Wooded Island flushed from the protected area when I was on the beach. I had not seen it. It evidently flew to the east lagoon as that's where Paul later found it. I headed towards Bobolink Meadow thinking the shrike might be there, but no luck. I saw Paul near the parking lot. We chatted about me missing the bird as we walked towards the woods. I heard a CONNECTICUT WARBLER sing briefly here when I passed through earlier and decided to try and find it. Paul decided to check out the lake front and do the woods and meadow after, which was fortunate for me. The Connecticut sang briefly a couple times but I couldn't track it down. I heard a bird on the outer edge of the woods giving a repeated loud call that sounded like "pweest." I was pretty sure this was a flycatcher. I stepped out on the east side of the woods expecting that the flycatcher would show itself by sorties to grab flying insects as flycatchers tend to do. But this bird kept hidden under the canopy of a couple trees. It slowly dawned on me that the only flycatcher in our area that does this and has a similar call is ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. I finally moved in closer and got a look at it and it did have the long primary extension, pale throat and breast, pale malar and eye-ring typical of Acadians. Listening to recordings confirmed the id. This is only my second Acadian Flycatcher in Jackson Park. I was pleased with this find and when I saw Paul in the meadow I said "I found an Acadian Flycatcher in the woods!" Paul said "I had a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at 63rd Street Beach!" Off we went to the beach! At first scan we didn't see it, but then it flew up from the ground straight in front of us and landed on the fence. Yeah!! Maybe my luck is changing!
After enjoying this Cook County and Jackson Park lifer for several minutes I headed back to the Wooded Island area to finish my usual route and to try again for the Connecticut and find an Alder Flycatcher for the regular Empid slam. I heard an ALDER FLYCATCHER sing from the north end of the driving range. Later I realized that some of the other calls I heard in the woods were actually a couple of Alders. Another male was north of Wooded Island. I had already heard a singing WILLOW FLYCATCHER in the meadow, a singing LEAST FLYCATCHER east of the woods and a couple of calling YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS (one in the meadow and one by the parking lot). I didn't find the male Connecticut warbler but a female flew up onto a branch for a good viewing. There were not a lot of migrants in the park but more than enough to make me happy! A list of highlights follows.

Wood Duck: WI/BM (6)
Blue-winged Teal: WI/BM (1)
Double-crested Cormorant: WI/BM (1)
Green Heron: WI/BM (2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: WI/BM (6)
Semipalmated Plover: WI/BM (1)
Killdeer: 63rd (1), WI/BM (5)
Willet: 63rd (and WI/BM) (1)
Spotted Sandpiper: 63rd ( 8 ), WI/BM (1)
Caspian Tern: 63rd (4), WI/BM(1)
Chimney Swift: 63rd (1), WI/BM (10)
N. Flicker: WI/BM (1)
E. Wood-Pewee: WI/BM (7)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher: WI/BM (2)
Acadian Flycatcher: WI/BM (1)
Willow Flycatcher: WI/BM (1)
Alder Flycatcher: WI/BM (4)
Least Flycatcher: WI/BM (1)
Empidonax flycatcher sp: WI/BM (1; "wit" call=Willow or Least)
E. Phoebe: WI/BM (2; both north of Wooded Island and possibly mates)
E. KIngbird: WI/BM (10)
Loggerhead Shrike: 63rd (1)
Warbling Vireo: WI/BM (7)
Red-eyed Vireo: WI/BM (3)
Purple Martin: WI/BM (14)
Tree Swallow: WI/BM (1)
N. Rough-winged Swallow: WI/BM ( 8 )
Cliff Swallow: 63rd (53), WI/BM (15)
Barn Swallow: 63rd (5), WI/BM (20)
House Wren: WI/BM (1)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: WI/BM (7)
Gray Catbird: WI/BM (6)
Brown Thrasher: WI/BM (1)
Cedar Waxwing: WI/BM (25)
Connecticut Warbler: WI/BM (2; FOY)
Common Yellowthroat: WI/BM (2)
A. Redstart: WI/BM (4)
Yellow Warbler: WI/BM (10)
Blackpoll Warbler: WI/BM (5)
Wilson's Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Chipping Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Savannah Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Song Sparrow: WI/BM (3)
Scarlet Tanager: WI/BM (1)
Indigo Bunting: WI/BM (2)
Baltimore Oriole: WI/BM (6)

Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago




Subject: IBET Re: Will County Ruddy Turnstone
Date: Tue May 26 2015 16:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Ruddy Turnstone still present at 4 pm with Dunlin, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Caspian Terns, all on tiny island. Could not find the Northern Pintail viewing from the boat ramp.  Great Egret rookery in tree on larger rocky island.

Davida Kalina
Naperville
DuPage County

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Subject: IBET McHenry County-Coral Woods & Marengo Ridge Tues 5-26-15
Date: Tue May 26 2015 15:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Went with Andy Sigler as he searched for McHenry County birds for his
county list. Only found one although another 2 were heard but since they
weren't seen Andy won't count them. Very cloudy & there were many
mosquitoes at Coral Woods. By 11 a.m. the rain started & soon became very
heavy ending our birding day. Here are some highlights.

Coral Woods (7:30-9:30 a.m.)

Saw a flying Cooper's Hawk & Flycatchers included Eastern Pewee, Great
Crested & ACADIAN.
There were 2 Eastern Bluebirds & both Catbirds & Brown Thrashers kept up
the noise level.
Two very good birds were heard but refused to show themselves which were
CONNECTICUT WARBLER & WHITE EYED VIREO. Did have good looks at a
singing male SCARLET TANAGER.

Marengo Ridge (10-11:15 a.m.)

Up with the Turkey Vultures was another flying Cooper's Hawk. The only
Flycatchers here were Eastern Pewee & Great Crested. Andy picked out a
singing Nashville Warbler & 1 nice looking Eastern Towhee gave great looks.
Here we had a flock of 6 Cedar Waxwings & we had an even larger flock
earlier at Coral Woods. Heard Bobolinks but never saw them as the grassy
area was behind many shrubs & it was too wet to walk in far enough to see
them.

Not a very exciting day cut short by the rain. Had 46 species for the day.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the well seen, singing Acadian Flycatcher which took
care of one of my ebird "heard only" species. Two more to change from heard
to seen. I'm working on it!
Runner-Up & Fancy-Pants-Bird-Of-The-Day to the extremely red Scarlet
Tanager. Best I can do.

Al Stokie



Subject: Re: IBET Yesterday's Whimbrel at Montrose (No Sightings)
Date: Tue May 26 2015 15:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was at Montrose quite early on Saturday, well before Mike Trahan arrived.  I was standing with a well-known Montrose birder looking at the Whimbrel when he said to me "I’ll get little closer, but don’t worry, I won’t flush the bird.”  He proceeded to get closer and closer to take a photo until sure enough, he flushed it.  It did return until it had enough harassment and it left.  I won’t disclose the birder’s name but he certainly knows who he is and it would be nice if he were to fess up just as Mike, to his credit, did.  Hopefully, this serves as a reminder to us all that the welfare of the birds comes first.

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County
donniebird@me.com





> On May 26, 2015, at 9:49 AM, Mike Trahan miket99@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
>
> Hi all.
> Yesterday a Whimbrel at Montrose flew to the south from the pier. Earlier the bird moved from the beach to the pier.
>
> I've since learned more about when I was walking down the beach. At the time, I had thought I was far enough away and wasn't at all sure that the bird flew because of me. But in retrospect and with conversations with others, I was moving too quickly and wasn't sensitive enough to the bird and the situation.
>
> To those affected, my apologies.
>
> Mike Trahan
>
>
>




Subject: IBET Black-necked Stilt
Date: Tue May 26 2015 15:02 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Gordon Tucker reported the subject bird at the Charleston Wastewater Treatment plant, Coles County. The bird is currently present.

Ron Bradley

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Subject: IBET Tazewell County
Date: Tue May 26 2015 15:01 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A RUDDY TURNSTONE and what appeared to be a late BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were out on the sandbars where Farm Creek flows into the Illinois River across from the north end of the Riverplex in downtown Peoria this afternoon.

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Subject: IBET AVOCET dredging ponds right now
Date: Tue May 26 2015 14:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The AVOCET is still here. Also 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, a Bairds, and 2 White-rumps. The RING-NECKED DUCK is still around.

Colin Dobson
Morgan county
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Subject: IBET Emiquon
Date: Tue May 26 2015 14:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Observed an immature ROSEATE SPOONBILL flying north up the middle of Thompson Lake (in Fulton Co.) just before 9:30am today. It was flap-flying but would occasionally stall and bank at which time(s) the pink coloration and spoonbill were apparent. I lost sight of it toward the north end of the lake. This was just after a wave of heavy rain had rolled through and it seemed kind of like the bird might have been piggybacking on the backside of the storm.

Earlier this morning, spotted a female GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE perched atop a snag in the slough off the east side of the highway just south of Clark Road. Checked back there twice later, but did not see it again either time.

LEAST BITTERNS are being seen along the west side of the interpretive area.

Kevin Richmond
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Subject: IBET Will County Ruddy Turnstone
Date: Tue May 26 2015 14:07 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Following up on an eBird report from yesterday, I stopped at the Widewaters near Channahon in Will County this morning.  On a small island due south of the boat ramp there was a beautiful breeding plumage RUDDY TURNSTONE feeding in the company of 5 CASPIAN TERNS (this was at about 10 a.m.)  The long-present AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was also nearby.  Scanning to the bay to the west of the boat ramp, I was also able to see 3 DUNLIN, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 10 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and a lovely breeding plumage male NORTHERN PINTAIL.


Mike Madsen
mmadsen48 AT comcast.net
Woodridge, IL (Du Page Co.)



Subject: IBET Odd Sighting
Date: Tue May 26 2015 13:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Working on the golf course this morning I spotted a bird flying away from
me which I thought was a cuckoo. Slender, long tailed, etc. It was being
harassed by a blackbird. I grabbed my binos for a better look and saw that
the bird was green. Its tail was long and pointed. I never got a view of
the head. Possibly a lost parrot? Though I thought it too thin bodied for
parrot. Any other suggestions? I reported the bird to animal control in
case someone is looking for it.

Jeff Smith
Woodridge. DuPage Co.



Subject: IBET IBSP Fycatchers and Blue Grosbeak, Lake Co
Date: Tue May 26 2015 11:44 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Lots of Empidonax flycatchers with Least, Willow and Alder singing at the south unit dead river trail. More Willow and Alder at the North Unit.  As Al S. reported last week, the Blue Grosbeak appears to be back at the North Unit, a male was singing by the weather station east of Sand Pond today, same area as last year. If it is the same bird as last year and that appears to be the case, he has full blue adult plumage this year. Also a male Mourning Warbler at Sand Pond.

Andy Stewart
Lake Co



Subject: Re: IBET Chicago 63rd St Beach Loggerhead Shrike Continues
Date: Tue May 26 2015 11:28 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Loggerhead Shrike was still present at 11 AM this morning. 
I also counted 36 active Cliff Swallow nests located inside the alcoves for the beach house.

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> On May 26, 2015, at 8:15 AM, "mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]" wrote:
>
> Randy Shonkwiler reports the return of the Loggerhead Shrike this morning to Chicago 63rd St Beach. If you go today, please provide updates. Note that the shrike was seen making hunting forays west of LSD yesterday.
>
>
>
> Matthew Cvetas
>
> Evanston, IL
>
>



Subject: IBET Yesterday's Whimbrel at Montrose (No Sightings)
Date: Tue May 26 2015 9:49 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all.
Yesterday a Whimbrel at Montrose flew to the south from the pier. Earlier
the bird moved from the beach to the pier.

I've since learned more about when I was walking down the beach. At the
time, I had thought I was far enough away and wasn't at all sure that the
bird flew because of me. But in retrospect and with conversations with
others, I was moving too quickly and wasn't sensitive enough to the bird
and the situation.

To those affected, my apologies.

Mike Trahan



Subject: IBET Montrose: CONNECTICUT, MOURNING & more ...
Date: Tue May 26 2015 9:38 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
7:00 am 26 May 2015

Fellow Ibeters,

Stopped by Montrose on my way into work and the hedge was still busy with warblers inc at least two singing Connecticuts(2-3) Mournings(2)Canada(2)Wilson's Warblers(4-5) were also present as well as many American Restarts.

A Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and several Yellow-bellied Flycatchers were about.

Knots and other shorebirds were KNOT on the beach.

Too bad I had to leave. Others I'm sure will chime in later...

The In and Out Birder

David B Johnson
NE IL
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Subject: IBET Chicago 63rd St Beach Loggerhead Shrike Continues
Date: Tue May 26 2015 8:15 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Randy Shonkwiler reports the return of the Loggerhead Shrike this morning to Chicago 63rd St Beach. If you go today, please provide updates. Note that the shrike was seen making hunting forays west of LSD yesterday.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL



Subject: IBET scarlet tanagers in lake county
Date: Tue May 26 2015 0:26 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I saw a female & a male scarlet tanager at cuba marsh (lake county) today.
Larry Garascia




Subject: IBET Grove; Olive-sided Flycatcher (COOK)
Date: Mon May 25 2015 22:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hey all,
I know some like this bird so I thought I'd report it, though it flew north while being observed and I did not see it return.  I have seen one in this location each migration I believe over the last three years.  It showed me the best view of the white rump I've had ever and also interestingly had a lighter vest than others I have seen.  
Suzanne ColemanGlenview, Cook



Subject: IBET 5/25 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Mon May 25 2015 22:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Evening everyone!

*(Note that this is a long email without embedded images. Get the full
experience here: http://ilmigration.blogspot.co...
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Tonight, to our delight, the forecast has held true. Strong, southerly
tailwinds dominate Illinoisan skies (http://goo.gl/LnWegh), facilitating
some of this spring's last avian migration. Overhead, light to moderate
concentrations are moving en masse throughout the state (
http://goo.gl/Rd9E4E)) So, regardless of where you are, some influx should
be visible tomorrow morning. Will you be out there to see it?

The forecast, however, seems to have shifted ahead of today (
https://goo.gl/zjuPMl).. Whereas yesterday predicted a shift of northerly
winds into Northern Illinois, such an occurrence is no longer predicted.
Instead, northern Illinois is set to receive westerly winds tomorrow, while
the rest of the state remains within the realm of southerly winds. From
there, southerlies are forecast to predominate throughout the state at
least until Friday. So to any migrants still waiting to move northward, the
door is open in Illinois.

That's that about that. For any of you wondering just what you may see
tomorrow, check out this eBird Page for an Illinois focus (
http://goo.gl/mD8zav), or the latest BirdCast National Forecast for a
regional focus (http://goo.gl/pTPVFj)..

Good luck to all those birding tomorrow! Until tomorrow, I bid you adieu.

Nick Minor
Libertyville, Lake Co.,
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Subject: IBET Orchard Oriole yard bird
Date: Mon May 25 2015 17:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
All-

Just had a singing Orchard Oriole in my yard, a first in the yard for me.

Eric Lundquist
Mundelein, IL

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Subject: IBET Red Knots Montrose
Date: Mon May 25 2015 16:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Red Knots are here now. There are 6 of them including the nice dark one with the flag tag I've heard about.  They are about in the middle of the fluddle. There are also 50 peeps (almost all Semis, gotta pick through them) and 7 Dunlin nearby.

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Subject: IBET Montrose Migration May, 2015
Date: Mon May 25 2015 15:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
It has been a wonderful Spring migration at Montrose this May. Thanks to all the helpful, generous birders who have made sure that we have seen so many beautiful birds, including the Kirtland's Warbler. A belated but sincere thanks to Josh L. who made Mother's Day a magical experience with 18 species of warblers, along with a Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole , flycatchers and many other birds. And thank you to the patient birders who would not let rain, wind, or many tree roots stand in the way of helping us see the Connecticut Warbler today. Truly it is a Magic Hedge made special not only by the birds but also by the birding community who happily share their knowledge and enjoyment.
Happy Memorial Day,
Mike and Liz Sodic
Joliet, Illinois





Subject: Re: IBET Loggerhead Shrike YES
Date: Mon May 25 2015 14:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Stopped briefly at 63rd St Beach at 2:15-2:30pm but did not see the shrike.

Good birding,
Geoff
On May 25, 2015 12:41 PM, "Aaron Gyllenhaal aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com
[ILbirds]" wrote:

>
>
> My dad and I are watching it at 63rd St. beach in the dunes previously
> described by Paul Clyne.
>
> Aaron Gyllenhaal
> Oak Park, IL
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: IBET Cook County-Montrose Flycatchers, Warblers & 2 Very Large Raptors Monday 5-25-15
Date: Mon May 25 2015 14:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I wanted to add a few birds to Al's list. Semi Palmated Sandpiper numbers increased to 27 by 10:12am but Dunlin were down to 3-4. I saw at least 6 Mourning Warblers. Bob H thought there were at least 8. I saw at least 3 Connecticut but I know there were more. YB Cuckoo, Orchard Oriole and two large flocks of Cedar Waxwings added to the excitement. I heard some say they thought the number was near 150 waxwings. I saw 16 specie of warbler which seems pretty good for May 25. I want to echo Bob H comment on this being on of the best migrations in a long time if one considers rarities and numbers of days with over 20 specie of warblers per day. 

Wes Serafin
Orland Pk
SW Cook County


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From: "Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]"
To: "ilbirds"
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2015 1:45:10 PM
Subject: IBET Cook County-Montrose Flycatchers, Warblers & 2 Very Large Raptors Monday 5-25-15




Hello Bird People,

Arrived at Montrose with Bob E at about 7 a.m. & we were informed that 7 a.m. was 15-20 min too late to see the Whimbrel which had been flushed from the pier by a passing bike rider. I waited on the beach for a long time but it did not return. Nor did it return after the later downpour which I had hoped would cause shorebirds to land but it did not.

Shorebirds seen were Killdeer (2), Spotted Sandpiper (6-8), Semipalmated (10) & Least (1) Sandpipers & Dunlin (max=23).

While on the beach early in the visit an OSPREY was pointed out by Andy Sigler & later, just before we left & the big rain was over, Bob E picked out a 1st/2nd year BALD EAGLE flying by.
Interestingly both were heading south.

Hal C has mentioned Warblers & here's my list for today.
Yellow (1), Chestnut Sided (1), Magnolia (3), Blackpoll (1-M), Black & White (1), Redstart (8-10),
Northern Waterthrush (1), CONNECTICUT (2), MOURNING (4), Common Yellowthroat (4-5),
Wilson's (4) & Canada (1 or 2).

Flycatchers seen & heard were Eastern Pewee (2), Yellow Bellied (3), Least (1) & Alder (1).
Bob added a Great Crested which I missed.

Other birds of interest included one active RUBY THROATED HUMMER & a fly-by Cuckoo which I could not I.D. to species.

For the 2nd day in a row Joan N has seen the top bird being reported & I have missed both by less than an half hour. This has to stop & I'll have to avoid any area where she has arrived before I do or beat her to it.

Had 51 species for the day. Not a lot but always nice to see the ground Warblers.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the CONNECTICUT WARBLERS & Runners-Up to the Osprey & Bald Eagle.
Bob E wants the Yellow Bellied Flycatchers to be Runner-Up for him.

Al Stokie













Subject: IBET Cook County-Montrose Flycatchers, Warblers & 2 Very Large Raptors Monday 5-25-15
Date: Mon May 25 2015 13:50 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Arrived at Montrose with Bob E at about 7 a.m. & we were informed that 7
a.m. was 15-20 min too late to see the Whimbrel which had been flushed from
the pier by a passing bike rider. I waited on the beach for a long time but
it did not return. Nor did it return after the later downpour which I had
hoped would cause shorebirds to land but it did not.

Shorebirds seen were Killdeer (2), Spotted Sandpiper (6-8), Semipalmated
(10) & Least (1) Sandpipers & Dunlin (max#).

While on the beach early in the visit an OSPREY was pointed out by Andy
Sigler & later, just before we left & the big rain was over, Bob E picked
out a 1st/2nd year BALD EAGLE flying by.
Interestingly both were heading south.

Hal C has mentioned Warblers & here's my list for today.
Yellow (1), Chestnut Sided (1), Magnolia (3), Blackpoll (1-M), Black &
White (1), Redstart (8-10),
Northern Waterthrush (1), CONNECTICUT (2), MOURNING (4), Common
Yellowthroat (4-5),
Wilson's (4) & Canada (1 or 2).

Flycatchers seen & heard were Eastern Pewee (2), Yellow Bellied (3), Least
(1) & Alder (1).
Bob added a Great Crested which I missed.

Other birds of interest included one active RUBY THROATED HUMMER & a fly-by
Cuckoo which I could not I.D. to species.

For the 2nd day in a row Joan N has seen the top bird being reported & I
have missed both by less than an half hour. This has to stop & I'll have to
avoid any area where she has arrived before I do or beat her to it.

Had 51 species for the day. Not a lot but always nice to see the ground
Warblers.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the CONNECTICUT WARBLERS & Runners-Up to the Osprey &
Bald Eagle.
Bob E wants the Yellow Bellied Flycatchers to be Runner-Up for him.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET 2 Red Knots at 11:15A-Montrose-Also a Bobolink
Date: Mon May 25 2015 13:01 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Two Red Knots finally showed up on the beach in the most western floodle. A Bobolink was located in the most northerly protected area near the pier. A very active warbler count including at least 3 Connecticuts and 4 or more Mourning Warblers.
Hal Cohen
Raptorhal3@gmail.com



Subject: IBET Loggerhead Shrike YES
Date: Mon May 25 2015 12:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
My dad and I are watching it at 63rd St. beach in the dunes previously described by Paul Clyne.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Subject: IBET JxP Loggerhead Shrike, Willet
Date: Mon May 25 2015 12:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I found a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at 9:00 this morning at the far north end of the 63rd St. Beach in Jackson Park, Chicago. The shrike was perched on the wire fence surrounding the dune restoration area and made a couple short flights to nearby trees, then to the trees west of the beach pavilion, where I lost it. Today strikes me as close to a month late for this species to be showing up here.
The WILLET noted yesterday at the East Lagoon of Wooded Island continued this morning, on the temporary mudflat off the Japanese Garden.
Paul ClyneHyde Park, Chicago
 paulclyne2000@yahoo.com



Subject: IBET Mourning and Prothonotary w's Lake County
Date: Mon May 25 2015 11:26 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

There was a male Mourning Warbler at Ryerson this morning (5/25 @0900)and a Prothonotary Warbler at Dan Wright Woods. The Mourning W. was seen by the path leading toward the river
just out of the main parking lot.  The Prothonotary W. was seen by the bridge at the Des Plaines River. I also heard a Hooded Warbler singing along the path going to the river at Dan Wright but did not get a sighting.
 
Thanks to the two birders who told me of the Prothonotary W. at Dan Wright as I might not have stopped there after a slow morning at Ryerson.
 
 
Bill Saylor
Mundelein
Lake Cty



Subject: IBET Swallow Cliff
Date: Mon May 25 2015 11:20 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Swallow Cliff was pretty quiet this morning. My highest count bird was the Indigo Bunting! Perhaps 3 or 4 were following me but when you count more than 10 of these guys it is going to be a fun day.

The highlight was my FOS Rose-breasted Grosbeak which lasted 8 seconds; and a very close runner up was the 3ft encounter with a Chestnut-sided Warbler that lasted 10 minutes in song of course!

There was a hummer flying about too! And the last encounter was a flock of Cedar Waxwings that paused for a brief rest Oman old Ash tree!

Other species were the typical!

Thanks
Andre Paquettee




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Subject: IBET American White Pelican Indian Ridge Marsh
Date: Mon May 25 2015 9:48 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Sitting on a log north of 122nd St.  No stilts.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
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Subject: IBET AVOCET dredging ponds
Date: Mon May 25 2015 8:48 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There is currently an AVOCET in the east pool at the dredging ponds with a few shorebirds. The RING-NECKED DUCK is also still here!

Colin and Tony
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Subject: Re: FLUSHED Re: IBET Montrose whimbrel
Date: Mon May 25 2015 8:42 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I'm hearing stories at Montrose that I'm the photographer. This story is total crap. 

I along with a couple of others was relatively far away from the bird who was sitting on the pier. A bicyclist rode by and flushed the Whimbrel which flew to the south.

I did not flush it, period, and would appreciate learning who started that story.

Mike Trahan

Mike Trahan

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> Flushed by photographer.
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Subject: FLUSHED Re: IBET Montrose whimbrel
Date: Mon May 25 2015 7:18 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Flushed by photographer.

Currently not here.

Sent from my iPhone

Craig Taylor

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Subject: IBET Montrose whimbrel
Date: Mon May 25 2015 5:39 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Landed in protected area of beach around 5:30 am.

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Subject: Re: IBET Of local breeding bird interest
Date: Sun May 24 2015 22:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Sorry folks,

The mama Hooded Merg was in Lake County, IL.

Eric Lundquist

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> There was a female Hooded Merganser proudly swimming with her younguns today in the pond on US 45 between Winchester and Peterson Rds on the east side of US 45. She had 4-5 babies that looked to be over a week old.
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Subject: IBET 5/24 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Sun May 24 2015 22:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Greetings birders,

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As predicted, tonight has brought powerful southerly winds over Illinois (
http://goo.gl/LnWegh).. Perhaps even more significant, precipitation has
entered the Prairie State in a variety of places. A combination of these
factors has allowed only light to moderate concentrations overhead, with
nothing moving where it's raining (http://goo.gl/Rd9E4E).. As storms systems
pass over Illinois tonight, they will block any migration they encounter.
Luckily, most of the storm systems on the radar right now are limited in
size, so some influxes should be apparent tomorrow regardless of where you
are.

As migration continues to wind down in the next few days, let's look at how
the winds will affect them (https://goo.gl/zjuPMl).. Tomorrow night, winds
are forecast to remain favorably southerly, so migration should again be
visible Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, a front from the north is set to enter
Northern Illinois, bringing unfavorably northerlies with it. By Wednesday
night, these winds are forecast to block off the northern half of the
state, restricting any migratory remnants to Southern Illinois. But fear
not! Winds are then forecast to become southerly again by Thursday night.

Good stuff, Illinois. Predict which migrants are still out there using this
eBird Page for an Illinois focus (http://goo.gl/mD8zav), or the latest
BirdCast National Migration Forecast for a regional focus (
http://goo.gl/pTPVFj)..

As always, thanks for the read, and good birding!

Nick Minor
Libertyville, Lake Co.,
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