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04 May: @ 13:25:18 IBET WORM-EATING WARBLER-LaBagh-relocated-plus-Montrose update [rjdbird1@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 12:46:46 Re: IBET Prairie Warbler - North Pond and Lilly Pond [Shawn Pfautsch pfautsch@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 12:33:04 IBET Unidentified falcon-like bird at McKee Marsh in Warrenville [peachjmc@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 12:32:45 IBET N oriole in garage [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 11:24:00 IBET Marbled Godwit at Burnham Prairie [Wes Serafin w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 10:37:10 IBET Prairie Warbler - North Pond and Lilly Pond [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 09:42:16 IBET Montrose morning [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 09:10:25 IBET DeKalb County, Wed a.m., 14 warblers [Nick Barber nbarber@niu.edu [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 08:46:20 IBET Prothonotary Warbler--Caldwell Lily Pool [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 07:51:09 IBET Montrose. 10 Avocets. 1 Willet [Wes Serafin w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 07:50:28 Re: IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh (Cook Co.) [Andrew andrewsaldrich@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 06:42:00 IBET Marbled Godwit - burnham prairie NP Cook [chicagio10@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 May: @ 00:53:29 IBET Humboldt Bittern Still Visible [insanecowstates@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 22:26:12 IBET 5-4-16 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS) [Henry Griffin hwga380@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 22:06:52 IBET N oriole in garage [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 20:33:43 Re: IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh [Fran Morel franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 20:31:01 IBET Prairie Warbler -North Pond 5/3/16 [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 17:44:24 IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh [matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 17:17:51 IBET Cerulean Warbler at Montrose [Fran Morel franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 17:12:10 IBET Re: Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach [Scott Latimer scootylatimer@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 16:20:05 IBET Tough Day Birding In DeKalb & McHenry Co's Tuesday 5-3-16 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 15:44:49 IBET Montrose [carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 15:33:07 IBET Cerulean Warbler Montrose [jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 14:58:58 Re: IBET Waukegan Avocets [Gmail miket99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 13:16:39 IBET Re: Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach [Scott Latimer scootylatimer@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 13:14:09 IBET Lark Sparrow - Chicago Botanic Gardens [John Leonard leonard@uic.edu [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 12:06:27 Re: IBET 3 Marbled Godwits Moultrie County [Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 12:02:09 IBET No Sightings - Volunteer Opportunity [denismb@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 11:51:10 IBET Waukegan Avocets [aostewart72@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 11:19:16 IBET JxP Outer Harbor - Common Loon and Willet [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 10:12:52 Re: IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park [Sonia daSilva sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 10:12:12 Re: IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park [Sonia daSilva sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 10:02:18 IBET Broad-winged hawks migrating Lake County ['bissbirds@juno.com' bissbirds@juno.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 09:57:15 IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park [Sonia daSilva sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 09:44:36 IBET Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach [Jim Solum Solum11@msn.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 09:08:52 IBET By N oriole [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 09:04:11 IBET: Mundelein N. Oriole [Todd Anderson tcanders123@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 May: @ 08:21:10 IBET Laughing Gull @ Lake Springfield [Corey Lange coreyjlange@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 22:48:34 IBET ENSBC Field Trips this Week (NO SIGHTINGS) [Hockman John j.w.hockman@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 21:38:33 IBET Exner Marsh - McHenry Co. [Eric Secker esecker@bcnbirds.org [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 21:32:31 IBET Rollins Savannah FOY Bobolink spotted at Observation Platform east of Drury Lane Lot [thomasbradleylewin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 21:30:36 IBET 5-3-16 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS) [Henry Griffin hwga380@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 21:16:04 IBET LaBagh (cook co.) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 20:37:30 IBET 3 Marbled Godwits Moultrie County [Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 20:15:31 IBET Black-Necked Stilts - DeKalb Co. [Brendon Lake brendonlake10@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 20:10:38 IBET By Brown thrasher [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 20:05:36 IBET North Pond - Monday evening 5/2/16 [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 18:24:57 IBET Big Marsh Willets (5-2-16) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 18:22:42 IBET Black-necked Stilt: Bartel/Killdeer Wetlands [markroome@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
02 May: @ 17:39:00 Re: IBET dupage - Common loon in strip mall pond in Lombard [Flint Creek Wildlife - Dawn Keller Dawn@flintcreekwildlife.org [ILbirds]]



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Subject: IBET WORM-EATING WARBLER-LaBagh-relocated-plus-Montrose update
Date: Wed May 4 2016 13:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear Birders,
The WORM-EATING WARBLER at LaBagh Woods was relocated by John X? at ~11:45 am Wednesday morning. It was subsequently seen by me and several other birders until at least as late as 12:12 pm when I had to leave. Some had not seen the bird and were still looking.
Location: Apparently where it had been seen earlier Wednesday morning. Immediately west of the Foster ST parking area, there is a trail up to the railroad bed John located the bird as it fed in the brown leaf litter next to the lawn immediately to the south of this trail. John and I saw the bird about noon as it foraged on the ground deeper within the foliage there, about 20 feet south of the path. About five minutes later I saw the bird at about 10 feet up and ten feet in front of me for ~5 seconds before it disappeared a bit to the south. At least one other birder saw the bird subsequent to this sighting.
The ~10 AMERICAN avocets and the WILLETS [4] were still at "Lake" Montrose as late as 9:30 or so. The male CERULEAN WARBLER was at eye level in the Magic Clump around 10:30 and had been photographed by many. Also at least two NORTHERN PARULAs.were in the area as well.


Rich DeCoster
Evanston
Cook County



Subject: Re: IBET Prairie Warbler - North Pond and Lilly Pond
Date: Wed May 4 2016 12:46 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A/The Prairie Warbler is now on the northwest side in some thick bushes north of the pavilion, calling infrequently and offering few views. Frankly, unless it's calling, good luck. It's very very birdy here. 

Also present are tons of palms and yellow rumps, a blue winged warbler and a white eyed vireo.

Apparently I am now a white eyed vireo whisperer as I have seen one this week at River Park, Montrose and now here at North Pond.

Shawn Pfautsch

Cook County



> On May 4, 2016, at 10:37 AM, Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> The presumably-same Prairie Warbler seen in the Caldwell Lilly Pond (just south of North Pond) last night, was, as I heard third-hand, seen there again this morning and then seen at about 10:30 on the northeast side of North Pond on the tree reaching out over the water where the black fence begins.
>
> (Prothonotary still at the Lilly Pond.)
>
>
> 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
>



Subject: IBET Unidentified falcon-like bird at McKee Marsh in Warrenville
Date: Wed May 4 2016 12:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
During a field trip at McKee Marsh this morning, four of us observed a large, all white, falcon-like bird with (minimal) black wing tips. This was NOT a gull. The bird was flying east really fast, could have been headed for the lakefront. The observation was made from the north end of McKee, in the open area.


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove/DuPage County




Subject: IBET N oriole in garage
Date: Wed May 4 2016 12:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
Drove in to see the oriole against the window, this was at Mom's, no feeding going on yet. Not sure if it came in the dog door or the sliding glass door. After opening the garage door, it still wouldn't leave. I used a push broom to hold it on the window then took it outside.
I told Mom the story later, so we made a trip to Jewel and bought some very sweet .69c/lb oranges along with grape jelly to feed any orioles that might return.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Subject: IBET Marbled Godwit at Burnham Prairie
Date: Wed May 4 2016 11:24 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
It is still here in far NW corner at 11am.Nice find Carl! 
Wes SerafinOrland pk



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Subject: IBET Prairie Warbler - North Pond and Lilly Pond
Date: Wed May 4 2016 10:37 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Hi folks,

The presumably-same Prairie Warbler seen in the Caldwell Lilly Pond (just south of North Pond) last night, was, as I heard third-hand, seen there again this morning and then seen at about 10:30 on the northeast side of North Pond on the tree reaching out over the water where the black fence begins.

(Prothonotary still at the Lilly Pond.)


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




Subject: IBET Montrose morning
Date: Wed May 4 2016 9:42 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I haven't seen details posted from Montrose this morning (4 May 2016), so here goes. The male Cerulean Warbler continued around the Magic Clump (near the main entrance to Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary), singing for most of the time I was there and offering great views. The long-staying White-eyed Vireo was in the same area. Al Stokie found a Willet on the beach which was still there when many birders rushed down to see the flock of 10 avocets that Wes Serafin found. They were nearly scared off by dogs once, and I don't know if they stuck around. Other birds at Montrose included a male Pine Warbler, at least two Clay-colored Sparrows, and a singing Northern Parula. There was a big influx of White-crowned Sparrows overnight, with over 100 on the lawn west of the Magic Hedge. Conditions were pretty brutal, especially on the beach. 
Complete eBird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29397442
Josh Engel
Chicago

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Subject: IBET DeKalb County, Wed a.m., 14 warblers
Date: Wed May 4 2016 9:10 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Big push of new birds today in DeKalb Co. including lots of warblers and other new arrivals.
Highlights at P.A. Nehring Forest Preserve were Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Parula (2), Orange-crowned (2), and a huge number of Nashvilles. Also Eastern Wood-Pewee.
On NIU's campus, Blue-winged, Am Redstart, Orange-crowned, and Chestnut-sided, plus Gray Catbird and my first hummingbird.
eBird checklists:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29396650
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29396683


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Nicholas A. Barber
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
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nbarber@niu.edu




Subject: IBET Prothonotary Warbler--Caldwell Lily Pool
Date: Wed May 4 2016 8:46 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I couldn't find the Prairie Warbler that Steve saw here yesterday, but a Prothonotary Warbler along the pond edge made up for it. This is in Chicago's Lincoln Park, on the south side of Fullerton and west of Cannon Dr., across from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Josh Engel
Chicago

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Subject: IBET Montrose. 10 Avocets. 1 Willet
Date: Wed May 4 2016 7:51 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Also Cerulean
Wes SerafinPhotos later


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Subject: Re: IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh (Cook Co.)
Date: Wed May 4 2016 7:50 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Still here this morning just north of the parking lot on the slope between the railroad tracks and the parking lot.


Andrew Aldrich
Chicago


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> On May 3, 2016, at 5:44 PM, matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> It was south of the walkway from the irene Hernandez parking lot.
>
> Matt Igleski
> Rogers park
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Subject: IBET Marbled Godwit - burnham prairie NP Cook
Date: Wed May 4 2016 6:42 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Big increase in shorebird numbers overnight.

Marbled godwit found in the West ponds. Don't even need to get out of your car!

Burnham Prairie NP, Burnham, cook county

Carl Giometti
Chicago, cook

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Subject: IBET Humboldt Bittern Still Visible
Date: Wed May 4 2016 0:53 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Five days later, there's still an American Bittern hanging out in the shallow crescent of marsh grass to the NW of Bird Island (that is, the little inaccessible island in the lagoon) at Humboldt Park. Here's http://i.imgur.com/gZEWBOc.jpg a picture from last week.


The park was otherwise a bit of a letdown today (tho admittedly, I went midday, and not for very long). Only had Palm and one Yellow Warblers; a single Wood Duck and some Blue-winged Teal; several Solitary Sandpipers, a R-w Blackbird chasing a Kestrel, and the cutest baby Killdeer imaginable.


Here's to hoping the Cerulean sticks around at Montrose for a few days...


Good birding –
Richard D



Subject: IBET 5-4-16 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Tue May 3 2016 22:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,

Today, the southern two-thirds of Illinois should be experiencing moderate to heavy migration levels due to southwesterly winds (while the northern third's migration levels should be limited due to rain showers). So tomorrow (Wednesday, May 4), expect moderate levels of turnover in the southern two-thirds of the state, increasing farther southward.

Good birding,
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)



Subject: IBET N oriole in garage
Date: Tue May 3 2016 22:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
Had to use a broom to catch the male then release outside. Mom's garage seems to always get birds stuck inside.
Later, went to Jewel and got oranges and grape jelly for her tree feeder.

John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
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Subject: Re: IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh
Date: Tue May 3 2016 20:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Great find, Matt, and thanks for flagging me down!

A crazy warbler week for me since last Thursday....Townsend's,
Prothonotary, Northern Parula, Swainson's, Cerulean, Black-throated Blue,
and Worm-eating...all in Chicago. I apologize if that sounds like I'm
bragging. I've been lucky. Right place, right time.

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 5:44 PM, matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <
ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> It was south of the walkway from the irene Hernandez parking lot.
>
> Matt Igleski
> Rogers park
>
>



Subject: IBET Prairie Warbler -North Pond 5/3/16
Date: Tue May 3 2016 20:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 



Subject: IBET Worm-eating Warbler at Labagh
Date: Tue May 3 2016 17:44 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
It was south of the walkway from the irene Hernandez parking lot.

Matt Igleski
Rogers park

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Subject: IBET Cerulean Warbler at Montrose
Date: Tue May 3 2016 17:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Highlights from Montrose this morning - heard and and then saw a Cerulean
Warbler at Montrose this morning. Many birders were able to see it. It's
still there and is constantly singing. There's also a Black-throated Blue,
and the White-eyed Vireo is in the hedge. Willets on the public beach.

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.



Subject: IBET Re: Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach
Date: Tue May 3 2016 17:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
After being flushed by metal detector guy, 3 Avocets and 9 Willets still on swimming beach oblivious to const

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Subject: IBET Tough Day Birding In DeKalb & McHenry Co's Tuesday 5-3-16
Date: Tue May 3 2016 16:20 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

I have been birding close to home for the last few days so I was due
for an adventure farther afield.
Should have stuck to local birding or gone to Waukegan where big
shorebirds were seen while I found none today except Greater
Yellowlegs. Since Brendon did so well on Monday I thought that some of
his shorebirds would still be there today & a few were but not the
ones I wanted.

1st stop were the flooded fields along Lindgren where the Black Necked
Stilts were. I knew that was a long shot but not 1 shorebird was there
at 7:30 a.m. & on my return only 1 Killdeer. I also drove more to the
east & found several other fluddles but nothing there but 3 Canada
Geese & 2 more Killdeer. So my 1st target was a miss. Strike one!

Afton F.P. was stop #2 where I think Brendon said he had 11 shorebird
species. I ended up with 7 but it seemed that migration was on as they
would fly in for a snack & then leave. And of course target #2, the
Dowitchers, were gone & did not return. That's strike #2!

What I did see while at Afton were the following:

Canada Geese, Mallards, Blue Winged Teal & the 2 male Shovelers did
remain for me to see.
Shorebirds were Killdeer (4), Spotted Sandpiper (4), Greater (1) &
Lesser (5) Yellowlegs, Dunlin (1)
& a Least Sandpiper (1 FOY). Best bird was a mud flat walking AMERICAN
PIPIT, also FOY.
Had 6 species of Sparrows of the most common kind. One Brown Thrasher
was singing. I never looked for land birds but a few came to me. Two
male Pheasants flew into the shorebird area.

After a traditional Taco Bell lunch in Huntley I drove the farm field
roads west of that city & was able to locate all the fluddles reported
by Steve H & Eric S. but unfortunately not one of those flooded places
had a single shorebird in them. I found some different wet fields but
only added 2 Killdeer,
a few Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs plus yet another mud walking AMERICAN PIPIT.
So not only did I not see the Franklin's Gull I didn't see any
shorebirds at all at the areas reported on over the weekend. Like I
said it seemed to be a day where the birds decided to move on.
So that was a very big strike #3 & I was out for the day. After that
Swainson's Warbler on Sunday my luck has taken a nose dive but these
things run in cycles so I'll hope for a turnaround & soon.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 American Pipits & Runners-Up to the 2 close
male Pheasants & a late pair of Gadwall west of Huntley. Maybe
tomorrow!

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Montrose
Date: Tue May 3 2016 15:44 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 My bad luck with warblers finally ended today at Montrose with 9 species including Cerulian, Parula, Magnolia, Nashville, Yellow, etc.  Also a beautiful Northern Oriole and Sapsucker.  Lots of Brown Thrashers and White-crowned Sparrows were everywhere.  Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowns, Towhees, Flickers, and Caspian Terns rounded out the day for me along with all the Purple Martin apartments occupied.  
Carol Nelson Chicago Cook County



Subject: IBET Cerulean Warbler Montrose
Date: Tue May 3 2016 15:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Fran Morel spotted the Cerulean on the eastern-lake side trees and then it flew to the south side and ended up over the hedge. Rob Curtis had it a few feet off the ground for a few seconds.


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Subject: Re: IBET Waukegan Avocets
Date: Tue May 3 2016 14:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
At 2:30pm to 3pm, no Avocets but 9 Willets and one Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Waukegan swimming beach. Did not see the Avocets looking north from the base of the pier to the north. 

Mike Trahan
Mundelein, Lake County

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> On May 3, 2016, at 11:51 AM, aostewart72@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:
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> Still present at 11:50 am, Willetts up to 9
>
> Andy Stewart, Lake co
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Subject: IBET Re: Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach
Date: Tue May 3 2016 13:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
At 10:40 a metal detector guy flushed big shorebirds but they have returned! 3 Avocets, 9 Willets.100 f
Scott

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Subject: IBET Lark Sparrow - Chicago Botanic Gardens
Date: Tue May 3 2016 13:14 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A Lark sparrow was foraging on ground in plantings adjacent to Butterflies
and Blooms screened building along with a White-crowned sparrow. It flew
off to tree near Martin houses on east road at 1:00.



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Subject: Re: IBET 3 Marbled Godwits Moultrie County
Date: Tue May 3 2016 12:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Unable to relocate today.
Tyler
On May 2, 2016 8:37 PM, "Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]" <
ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> A little late notice. At 5:00pm this evening three Marbled Godwits were
> seen at the boat ramp in Fishhook Waterfowl Refuge Area. The Godwits, and
> all the other shorebirds, were spooked by something just after my arrival.
> The bulk of the shorebirds remained but the Godwits traveled up the channel
> towards the Bruce/Okaw area. Willet was also still present at the Fishhook
> overlook. I may try to see if I can relocate the Godwits in the AM.
> Tyler D Funk
>
>



Subject: IBET No Sightings - Volunteer Opportunity
Date: Tue May 3 2016 12:02 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Euclid School Birding Club Volunteer School District #26 Mount Prospect  http://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/HOC__Organization_Profile_Page?Oid1A000000g8D4CIAUhttp://www.volunteerinfo.net http://www.volunteerinfo.net/

Euclid School's Birding Club is in need of a volunteer to sustain and attract bird activity during the summer from June 11, 2016 to August 18, 2016. The volunteer would fill the bird feeders once a week in two courtyards of the school. Scheduling will be coordinated with the days and time of the week when there is a school custodian in the building. Volunteer will be provided with information explaining where the bird seed and feeders are located, and contact information with the school's custodian. The work will require a short 15-30 minute time commitment each week.




Subject: IBET Waukegan Avocets
Date: Tue May 3 2016 11:51 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Still present at 11:50 am, Willetts up to 9

Andy Stewart, Lake co

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Subject: IBET JxP Outer Harbor - Common Loon and Willet
Date: Tue May 3 2016 11:19 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Randy Shonkwiler reports a somewhat late Common Loon and a right on time Willet southwest of La Rabida Children's Hospital in the Outer Harbor of Jackson Park in Chicago, Cook.


Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL



Subject: Re: IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park
Date: Tue May 3 2016 10:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Oh !  And it's* Rose *breasted !

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Sonia daSilva wrote:

> OK, that's grosbeaks .
> S
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Sonia daSilva sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds] <
> ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 3 Rose-breasted Gross beaks in Millennium Park.
>> Very south end along Monroe Street, one in a tree next to the closed of
>> south end of S. Chase Promenade (west side of the entrance). Two in the
>> middle trees, east side, of the S Boeing Gallery (now open).
>>
>> Happy Tuesday!
>> Sonia da Silva
>> Chicago
>>
>>
>>
>
>



Subject: Re: IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park
Date: Tue May 3 2016 10:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
OK, that's grosbeaks .
S

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Sonia daSilva sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds] <
ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> 3 Rose-breasted Gross beaks in Millennium Park.
> Very south end along Monroe Street, one in a tree next to the closed of
> south end of S. Chase Promenade (west side of the entrance). Two in the
> middle trees, east side, of the S Boeing Gallery (now open).
>
> Happy Tuesday!
> Sonia da Silva
> Chicago
>
>
>



Subject: IBET Broad-winged hawks migrating Lake County
Date: Tue May 3 2016 10:02 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Broad-winged Hawks are migrating today,  I've had 7 so far. The 2 baby Cranes were still here today Richard BissLake Villa Lake County



Subject: IBET Rose-breasted Gross beaks Millennium Park
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:57 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
3 Rose-breasted Gross beaks in Millennium Park.
Very south end along Monroe Street, one in a tree next to the closed of
south end of S. Chase Promenade (west side of the entrance). Two in the
middle trees, east side, of the S Boeing Gallery (now open).

Happy Tuesday!
Sonia da Silva
Chicago



Subject: IBET Avocets and Willets Waukegan beach
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:44 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just got this text from Danny Diaz....

3 Avocets and 8 willets
wkgn swimming beach hiding next to log debris
can see them from beach pier
can u report to Ibet?

Good birding!
Jim Solum on behalf of Danny Diaz
Waukegan
Lake County

Sent from my Windows Phone



Subject: IBET By N oriole
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:08 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
Two orioles feeding on grape jam. Singing and chattering. Ahhh... spring is here.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

John Baxter
xxjb7z@aol.com




Subject: IBET: Mundelein N. Oriole
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:04 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just had our FOY N. Oriole.

Yesterday afternoon, we had two Pine Siskins make a brief appearance. Other
than that, mainly loads of Blue Jays, Grackles & Red-Winged Blackbirds. The
Blackbirds even swarm our thistle feeder.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County



Subject: IBET Laughing Gull @ Lake Springfield
Date: Tue May 3 2016 8:21 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There is currently an adult Laughing Gull flying around the west side of Hickory/Marine Point on Lake Springfield, in Sangamon County. The 3 Franklin's Gulls are still present as well.

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Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trips this Week (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 22:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This weekend begins a busy month of field trips sponsored by the Evanston North Shore Bird Club.

Thursday, May 5 - Perkins Woods in Evanston - a Cook County Forest Preserve Big Year field trip. Look for warblers and other migrants, and a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 at the kiosk at the corner of Grant and Bennett. Bennett is about .8 miles east of Crawford and Grant is 4 blocks south of Central Street. Leader: John Bates.

Friday, May 6 - Fridays at Skokie Lagoons. These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 at the forest preserve parking lot on the north side of Willow Road, just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynn Carpenter.

Saturday, May 7 - Saturday mornings at Northwestern University’s campus. This area is a stopover for all kinds of migrants heading north. Meet at 8:30; park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Road and Clark Street, north of the Clark Street Beach. Leader: Nancy Halliday. At 10:30 there will be an informal “Birds and Bagels” walk at the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary.

Sunday, May 8 - Bird walk at Wilmette’s Gilson Park. Meet at 8:00 in the northwest corner of the park at Lake and Michigan Avenues. Gilson is off Sheridan Road, just south of Lake Avenue. Sponsored in cooperation with Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District. For more information, contact Karen Glennemeier, kglennemeier@gmail.com .



John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG






Subject: IBET Exner Marsh - McHenry Co.
Date: Mon May 2 2016 21:38 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
We stopped by this evening to see what was around at Exner Marsh in McHenry
Co.

Among over 100 coots there were at least two COMMON GALLINULES visible
along the middle edge of the marsh which was nice to see. We also had a
SORA working close to shore in the open, two pairs of SANDHILL CRANES,
MARSH WRENS calling, a pair of Pied-billed Grebes, a group of Blue-winged
Teal, one Northern Shoveler, and plenty of egrets and herons.

Eric Secker
Elgin, Kane Co.



Subject: IBET Rollins Savannah FOY Bobolink spotted at Observation Platform east of Drury Lane Lot
Date: Mon May 2 2016 21:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Vanessa and I took a walk at Rollins Savannah from the Drury Lane lot east to the bridge.  When we stopped at the observation post I heard the fantastic call of the Bobolink and spotted him about 20 feet from the overlook.   He was in full plumage and took off making his familiar call.


Rollins Savannah has responded to the recent rains and the grassland has completely filled in all of the prairie burn spots. Two Sandhills(breeding pair- one banded) were on-hand and the main pond was pretty active with dabblers and grebes. We are probably about a week or two away from the big uptick in birds but there is a lot to see now if you walk the entire loop early in the morning. Still not seeing any wading birds but lots of Tree Swallows are on hand and I saw my FOY Bluebird today. The Robins, Swallows, Sparrows, Coots, Geese, Mallards and Red Winged Blackbirds are numerous.


Quick review of notables:
Male Bobolink -1 Sandhill Cranes(pair) Eastern Meadowlark -1 Common Merganser-Pair Gadwall- pair Great Blue Heron- 1 flyover Great Egret-2 Song Sparrows- 5 Blue Jays- 4 flew by together about 10 feet over the trail. It was unusual for me to see all four together and flying close for about 5 minutes right off the trail.(making a racket) The 60 degree weather brought out all the joggers and everyone was smiling after putting up with that last cold snap and overcast period with rain.


Tom Lewin
Grayslake, IL



Subject: IBET 5-3-16 IL Migration Report (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 21:30 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,

Although winds are from the northwest tonight pretty much across the state, they are much lighter tonight which means that I expect there should be moderate migration statewide. It might be smart to check Lake Michigan lakefront sights such as Montrose tomorrow due to the slight westerly component to the wind which will funnel birds slightly to the shoreline because they don't want to fly out over the lake.

Good birding! So happy it's finally May!

Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)



Subject: IBET LaBagh (cook co.)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 21:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Not alot but still some nice finds.  Much of the area is under water though FYI.
FOY:
blue-headed vireonorthern waterthrushovenbirdf hooded merganserchimney swift
other:
N. warblers-3b&w palm-3yel rump, pr
pr solitary spiper5 wood duckpr tealprs mallardswrens-2hermit thrushes 3
lots of gnatcatchersfighting nuthatches, very cool to see
BOTD to ovenbird, one of the best!
Suzanne ColemanPR Cook



Subject: IBET 3 Marbled Godwits Moultrie County
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A little late notice. At 5:00pm this evening three Marbled Godwits were seen at the boat ramp in Fishhook Waterfowl Refuge Area. The Godwits, and all the other shorebirds, were spooked by something just after my arrival. The bulk of the shorebirds remained but the Godwits traveled up the channel towards the Bruce/Okaw area. Willet was also still present at the Fishhook overlook. I may try to see if I can relocate the Godwits in the AM.
Tyler D Funk

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Subject: IBET Black-Necked Stilts - DeKalb Co.
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:15 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Wow, maybe I need to get my car worked on more often! Bringing it home tonight, I drove past a fluddle with two large shorebirds on it, and they were Black-Necked Stilts!! This fluddle is on Lindgren Road, east of Plank Road in Sycamore. From Plank Road, turn onto Lindgren, and follow the curve, then take the first left, and it is directly to your left then. There is a nice big place to pull off here. The birds were first seen at 7:21pm, but I ran home and came back with my camera to find them still there at 7:46!
Brendon LakeBurlington, Kane CountyPassing Through DeKalb Co.



Subject: IBET By Brown thrasher
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
The Brown t. sang this morning, I thought there might be two now.
N. orioles are fighting over grape jam.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
xxjb7z@aol.com




Subject: IBET North Pond - Monday evening 5/2/16
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 



Subject: IBET Big Marsh Willets (5-2-16)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
On Monday afternoon (2 May 2016) I parked on the east shoulder of Stony Island Avenue at the penisinsula one mile north of 122nd Street in Chicago. I walked out on the peninsula, and between 5:30 and 6:00 pm, I watched 4 WILLETS and 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS foraging together on the mud flats at Big Marsh. A spotting scope is necessary, as the birds are very distant.

Also notable - the 122nd Street RR tracks have been repaired, so 122nd Street is no longer obstructed.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Subject: IBET Black-necked Stilt: Bartel/Killdeer Wetlands
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Still here!
New location: 20 m west of the entrance to the bridge being constructed to the berm at the parking lot north of Flossmoor road, Matteson, Cook County.

Mark Roome
Monee, Will County.

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Subject: Re: IBET dupage - Common loon in strip mall pond in Lombard
Date: Mon May 2 2016 17:39 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hubert, 

We can get someone out there if he is still there. Please contact us
offline.

Thanks,

Dawn Keller
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
www.flintcreekwildlife.org
www.facebook.com/flintcreek
847/842-8000
Cook and Lake Counties


From: "Hubert Lin hubelin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]"

Reply-To: Hubert Lin
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 17:24:40 -0500
To: Hubert Lin
Cc:
Subject: Re: IBET dupage - Common loon in strip mall pond in Lombard







It actually looks like it is injured. It is favoring one leg and there's a
red spot on the other leg. It otherwise looks comfortable.
I tried calling willowbrook wildlife center but they are closed. Anything
else I should do?

Sent from my iPhone

On May 2, 2016, at 4:46 PM, Hubert Lin hubelin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]
wrote:

>
>
>
> There's a common loon in the fountain square strip mall pond (intersection of
> butterfield and Meyer rd) right behind champps restaurant. It is very close
> and easy to see without binoculars. I spotted it on my way home. I thought
> it was a DC cormorant at first but decided to pull over to check.
>
> Hubert
> Dupage country
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>








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