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25 Nov: @ 22:59:57 IBET White rumped Sandpipers and todays migration Lake County ['bissbirds@juno.com' bissbirds@juno.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 21:42:18 IBET Hennepin-Hopper 25 Nov [douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 18:53:05 IBET Harlequin, Old Squaw, Pipit, Cowbird [Steve Spitzer steven0703@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 18:20:04 Re: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 16:41:47 IBET Ft. Sheridan Hawk Watch Tues 11-25-14 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 16:26:08 IBET Fw: No sightings: southernmost IL CBC dates - error correction ['Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' woodthrusheola8@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 15:18:52 IBET Pine Siskins - finally [Sigrid Schmidt sigschmidt@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 15:08:28 IBET Evanston Carolina Wren, 25-Nov [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 14:24:51 IBET Long-tailed duck follow-up (no sightings) (Cook cnty) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 11:45:15 IBET Weldon Springs jaeger-no sighting [Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 11:23:45 Re: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov [malango@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 10:34:56 IBET: Mundelein Bald Eagle [Todd Anderson tcanders123@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 10:30:37 IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
25 Nov: @ 09:52:31 IBET Sandhills Coming [Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 21:37:47 IBET North Lakefront [Steve Spitzer steven0703@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 17:31:22 IBET Pine Siskins [sfluett@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 17:11:13 IBET Pine Siskins ['Anne Straight' astraight4@frontier.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 16:53:49 IBET Siskins [Jed Hertz jhh_60910@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 15:54:05 Re: IBET Pine Siskins ['Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 14:52:39 IBET Pine Siskins [bob shelby bobshelby_1956@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 13:51:38 IBET BY WT sp [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 12:04:33 IBET No sightings: southernmost IL CBC dates ['Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' woodthrusheola8@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 11:02:48 IBET Emiquon/Thompson Lake on Saturday [miking38@aol.com [ILbirds]]
24 Nov: @ 07:48:05 Re: IBET Re: Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co. [Joshua Little joshua.p.little@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 21:03:01 IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds - Harlan's Hawk [Todd Anderson tcanders123@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 20:08:09 IBET Loyola Birds - 11/23/2014 [Steve Spitzer steven0703@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 20:06:03 IBET: DuPage Birding Club Announces December Field Trips and CBCs (no sightings) [jreiter@wordsonbirds.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 19:40:28 IBET Recent updated galleries [robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 19:39:31 IBET link to pic that is like possible long-tailed I saw [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 19:17:12 IBET ?Long-tailed duck, Foster Ave. Beach (Cook cnty) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 17:58:42 IBET E N S B C field trip [Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 16:50:19 IBET North side Chicago lakefront, 23 Nov 2014 ['Geoffrey A. Williamson' geoffrey.williamson@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 16:45:50 IBET Evanston South Beach, N.U. Landfill, Lighthouse Art Center & Gillson Park Sun 11-23-14 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 14:28:58 IBET Re: Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co. ['jbirdmo@aol.com' jbirdmo@aol.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 12:25:54 IBET DeKalb County Snowy Owl [Karen Lund catbirder813@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 12:00:07 IBET Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co. ['Michael L. P. Retter' mlretter@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 11:49:36 Re: IBET RFI snowy owls, tagged? (no sighting) [djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 10:43:53 IBET RFI snowy owls, tagged? (no sighting) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 10:28:56 IBET Common Loon at Belmont Harbor, Chicago [john@picken.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 10:23:08 Re: IBET: Pom Jaeger-Yes [Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 10:03:25 IBET Third Lake Tundra Swan [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 09:10:11 IBET: Pom Jaeger-Yes [Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 08:08:21 IBET Evanston Harlequin - YES [Nick Minor nmbirder14@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
23 Nov: @ 07:49:24 Re: IBET Jaeger [Eric Gyllenhaal GyllenFish@aol.com [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 21:48:34 IBET Central Illinois 11-22 [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 20:18:57 IBET Calumet CALIFORNIA GULL, etc (11-22-14) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 17:49:41 IBET GREAT HORNED OWL - Yes [Caryn Hollander cjhollander21@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 16:39:06 IBET Harlequin Duck Male, Chicago/Evanston Border [Steve Spitzer steven0703@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 16:34:05 IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday - Seychelles Islands (NO SIGHTINGS) [Hockman John j.w.hockman@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
22 Nov: @ 16:30:16 IBET Jaeger [Colin Dobson birdingboy@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET White rumped Sandpipers and todays migration Lake County
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 22:59 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I looked at Mlodinow's  Chicago area birds and at some notes I had written in it. For White-rumped Sandpipers.  Some additional details on the Calumet Birds and the Botanic Gardens birds.  If more details were needed, I still have all the notebooks of reports I ever received while running the hotline.  If somebody is entering old data into ebirds, they might be interested in all the notebooks I have kept.  It has all the reports to the hotline and all of the hotline transcripts. Nov 26, 1982 Waukegan - Mike Mlodinow and Ken Offill2 - Nov 10, 1991 Calumet ParkNov 5, 1993 Waukegan - David JohnsonNov 6-10, 1991 Botanic Gardens Today in Lake Villa, Lake County, I had 2580 Canada Geese, 355 Sandhill Cranes, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Rough-leg Hawk, 2 Harriers, 1 adult Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 ad Coopers and 2 Red-tails.  Also at least 77 Pine Siskins.  One flock of about 45 birds that came over looked like Pipits, but I only saw them and flight and never heard them as I was in the house. Richard BissLake Villa Lake County



Subject: IBET Hennepin-Hopper 25 Nov
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 21:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
      I went to Hennepin-Hopper Lakes in Putnam County today.  I had 66
species, including 14 species of ducks. Roughly 1200 ducks, mostly
MALLARDS, but 235 RING-NECKED and 140 RUDDY. Had my first COMMON
MERGANSERS (3 females) of fall. I saw 68 swans, mostly sleeping far away
on ice. In PM some had moved close and were foraging, I identified 26 as
TUNDRA, 6 as TRUMPETERS leaving the others as swan sp. Other things of
interest included a NORTHERN SHRIKE down at the seep, 20 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS,
a flock of 60 SANDHILL CRANES flying over, FIELD, FOX and WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS.

Doug Stotz

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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 Harlequin, Old Squaw, Pipit, Cowbird
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 18:53 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Birders,
Pictures of title birds and a few others along with a bit of description can be viewed at the link. Chicago and Evanston (barely).
Steve Spitzer
Chicago - Cook
Assorted Places, Chicago-Evanston - 11/25/2014

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Subject: Re: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 18:20 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Although not quite as late as Annette's beautifully photographed photographed Lake County bird, there were a few November Cook County White-rumped Sandpipers reported during the fall of 1991. These records are not yet entered into ebird, but they were published in Meadowlark A Journal of Illinois Birds (Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 31) as follows:

11/3/91 - 11/18/91: (1) Chicago Botanic Gardens (Laurence Binford, many observers)
11/10/91: (2) Chicago Botanic Gardens (Walter Marcisz, Wes Serafin)
11/10/91: (2) Lake Calumet Area (Andy Sigler)

I am guessing there are probably other Illinois November White-rumped Sandpiper records floating around out there, but obviously they have not been entered into ebird yet.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.



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Subject: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov
To: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM
















 









Annette McClellan photographed and
reported to eBird a late White-rumped Sandpiper on the
Waukegan pier yesterday in Lake Co. This represents the only
November eBird record for the state and the latest eBird
record for the midwest.
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Sandpiper This medium sized
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and smudging on the flanks. In flight it showed a white
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Subject: IBET Ft. Sheridan Hawk Watch Tues 11-25-14
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 16:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Got a late start today so I decided not to make the long drive to the
Illinois Beach Hawk Watch & just settle for the much closer Ft Sheridan
watch area. Unlike last week when Andy Sigler was with to do all the tough
I.D. work while I counted Cranes this time I thought I'd be on my own which
would mean I'd miss a lot of raptors as I can't I.D. the far away ones. But
to my surprise official hawk watch counter Adam Sell was already there when
I arrived at about 9:45 a.m. & that meant that I'd see a lot more than I
had thought I would. I stayed until 3 p.m. & although it was pretty cold
the wind was not as hard as last week so we stood outside for the entire
time.
Here's what I saw & also what Adam had, which was more than me, up to 3
p.m.:

Raptors

BALD EAGLE (2-IM & Adam had 4)
Northern Harrier (12 & Adam had 20, a lot of Harriers for late Nov.)
Sharp Shinned Hawk (2 & Adam had 5)
Cooper's Hawk (2 & not sure of Adam's count)
RED SHOULDERED HAWK (1-AD & Adam had 2)
Red Tailed Hawk (10 & Adam had 18)
ROUGH LEGGED HAWK (1-Light phase, came late at 2:30 p.m.)

Non-Raptors Flying By

D.C. Cormorant (1 flying south & missing a lot of wing feathers)
Great Blue Heron (2 going south together)
TUNDRA SWAN (2-AD flying west to east as they should be)
Canada Goose (about 100, most in the p.m.)
Common Merganser (1-M flying west)
Unknown ducks (~50)
SANDHILL CRANE (8 groups of 2, 25, 32, 5, 54, 110, 3 & 25 for a total of
256)
(All the Cranes went through between 10 & 11:30 a.m., none seen after that.)
(Adam had one each fly-by Snipe & Mourning Dove)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (30 & 9)
Pine Siskin (at least 20)
Goldfinch (10-12 only heard & badly seen)

Nearby but not flying were Blue Jay (2), Crow (3 & 1), Chickadee (heard 1),
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1) & Tree Sparrow (10-15)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Rough Legged Hawk which was only my 2nd of the Fall &
Runners-Up to the Tundra Swans & the somewhat far away Red Shouldered Hawk.
Thanks again to Adam for his ability to see & I.D. far away flying birds.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET Fw: No sightings: southernmost IL CBC dates - error correction
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 16:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There was an error run my first post.The date for the Crab Orchard CBC is Sunday 12/21not 12/22.
(Dan W., Thanks for noticing my error!) 

Cypress Creek NWR- Monday, Dec. 15
Big Oak Tree St. Pk. (MO)- Wednesday, Dec. 17 (This is in the boot heal of Missouri but always interesting.)
Middle Mississippi NWR (Randolph & Jackson Co. in IL and some of Missouri is in it too) - Friday, Dec. 19Rend Lake- Saturday, Dec. 20
War Bluff Valley- Saturday, Dec. 20Crab Orchard NWR - Sunday, Dec. 21
Carlyle Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 23
Newton Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 23Marion County- Friday, Dec. 26 - tentative
Horseshoe Lake (Alexander Co.) - Sunday, Dec. 28Union County- Monday, Dec. 29
Mermet Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 30Arklands/Pyramid St. Pk., Wednesday, Dec. 31
Jackson County- Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Rhonda Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, IL


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Subject: IBET Pine Siskins - finally
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 15:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Now I know why I feed pounds and pounds of thistle to the house sparrows!
Just for days like this when 7 pine siskins show up for the day.

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Sigrid Schmidt
Chicago



Subject: IBET Evanston Carolina Wren, 25-Nov
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 15:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was very surprised to see a Carolina Wren investigating my children's playhouse when I exited the garage just now. It gave a "cheer" call and dropped over the fence into my neighbor's yard. A second later it was two feet from me under my grill cover, before it dove into the bushes.

Carolina Wren https://flic.kr/p/pUzGym

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Carolina Wren https://flic.kr/p/pUzGym Evanston, IL 25-Nov-2014



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Subject: IBET Long-tailed duck follow-up (no sightings) (Cook cnty)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 14:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
After seeing the duck at Foster beach a couple of days ago, I wanted to do some research on the likelihood of the species being present.  Still being relatively new to birding, I wasn't sure how likely it was to find this species here and at this time of year, so I turned to www.ebird.org to see what I could learn.
As a now-huge database that many of us have helped to build, it can be a great resource in many ways.  There is an "explore data" link which I used to do this search.  At the top you can enter your species of interest and date range and then hit enter.  On the right I learned to check the box for "show points sooner" to make it easier to use.  When I did this to search for long-tailed duck in November, I found a group of data points (or sightings) for our area by zooming in to the area I was interesting in reviewing.
From sightings entered into e-bird as data useable by everyone, "long-tailed duck" was seen November 1 (3 sightings), 6, 7 (2 s.), 8 (2 s.), 11, 13, 16, 17, 22 and 25.  These are from our overall side of Lake MI and south to southeast in our region.
And just a side-note, the bird I saw compared to the example pic I found was very similar, the exception being that I noted no pink in the bill, but white over grey in that area, and some minor differences in the facial mottling pattern.  From what I read, they go through many molts and can vary in appearance throughout the seasons.  To see more images go to www.google.com and search, then select "images."  It's a fun place to view photos.  Click on any individual image to get more info on that picture.
So after doing my additional research, I am comfortable with the ID of long-tailed duck for this sighting.
Have fun and stay warm!
Suzanne ColemanGlenview, Cook  



Subject: IBET Weldon Springs jaeger-no sighting
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 11:45 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Had appointment in Champaign this morning and decided to return to Weldon Springs just to make sure the bird did not return. It has not. Only a pair of Ring-necked Ducks, a Mallard, a Pied-billed Grebe, and 2 Ring-billed Gulls.

Ron Bradley

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Subject: Re: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 11:23 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Accepted by E-Bird.

Luis

From: mailto:ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:30 AM
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Subject: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov



Annette McClellan photographed and reported to eBird a late White-rumped Sandpiper on the Waukegan pier yesterday in Lake Co. This represents the only November eBird record for the state and the latest eBird record for the midwest.




White-Rumped Sandpiper


White-Rumped Sandpiper
This medium sized sandpiper shows grayish-brown plumage, a white supercillium and smudging on the flanks. In flight it showed a white rump. The p...
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Subject: IBET: Mundelein Bald Eagle
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 10:34 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just had a juvenile Bald Eagle flying south over our yard.

Also, thank you to folks for correcting my hawk ID over the weekend. What I
saw was a Western R-T Hawk (with the brick red tai), not a Harlans (which
would have had a white or whitish tail). That's what I get for too quick &
sloppy research on line!

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County



Subject: IBET Late Waukegan White-rumped Sandpiper, 24-Nov
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 10:30 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Annette McClellan photographed and reported to eBird a late White-rumped Sandpiper on the Waukegan pier yesterday in Lake Co. This represents the only November eBird record for the state and the latest eBird record for the midwest.


White-Rumped Sandpiper https://flic.kr/p/qbgiwc


https://flic.kr/p/qbgiwc

White-Rumped Sandpiper https://flic.kr/p/qbgiwc This medium sized sandpiper shows grayish-brown plumage, a white supercillium and smudging on the flanks. In flight it showed a white rump. The p...



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Subject: IBET Sandhills Coming
Date: Tue Nov 25 2014 9:52 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Driving to MN.

Passing 100's of cranes standing in snow covered cornfields near WI Dells.

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Craig Taylor


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Subject: IBET North Lakefront
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 21:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Birders,
I had no expectation of seeing a Harlequin today, and that's how it was. Mergansers, Goldeneyes, Mallards and a Bufflehead.  List and two pictures at the link.  Oh yeah, no picture but one Killdeer hanging on.
Steve Spitzer
Chicago - Cook
South Evanston/Rogers Park Lakefront - 11/24/2014

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Subject: IBET Pine Siskins
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 17:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Sunday at the Morton Arboretum, I counted 48 Siskins as they flew from one Alder tree to another Alder . I had figured there were 15 or 20 in the first tree, I was surprised that there were so many more and lucky that they must be communal feeders eating at one tree at a time.

This was along the East Branch of the DuPage river; I have been looking for Winter Finches in the Alders along this river here for years and finally have got to see some.

The Hemlock Hill had no birds except a few Juncos, and perhaps 10 Chickadees feeding in there own group. A Sharp Shinned Hawk was in a bare tree at the West end of the Hill, was perched there when I arrived and still there 45 minutes later when I drove off to check those Alder trees .
Steve




Subject: IBET Pine Siskins
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 17:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I also have had Pine Siskins the last couple of weeks.  Today I had as many as 20, maybe more.  Still waiting for Redpolls.  Had a couple of Am. Tree Sparrows join today and 1 White-throat and a Song Sparrow.  As many as 20 Eurasian Tree Sparrows joined the group.  Didn’t see the Purple Finches today but as many as 40 House Finches.

A Rough-legged Hawk was near Oakdale Park (Stephenson Cty.) Lots of Horned Larks. Big flock that looked like Laplands on 64. Possibly a few Snow Buntings on side roads. Lots of white. Still looking for Snowies.

Friday I had a Wilson’s Snipe at Lock and Dam 13. Tundra Swans was still in numbers at Spring Lake and South. Didn’t find a reported Long-tail at Big Slough but a variety of other ducks in a strip out towards Island there. River is pretty frozen. Scope is needed.

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)



Subject: IBET Siskins
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 16:53 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi folks,

Since were on the subject of Pine Siskins I thought I'd add my two cents from the Kankakee Region. Here's the tally to date:

10/12/20141Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO called; FOS and 14 days later than my earliest.
10/21/20141Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO called.
10/23/20141Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO called
10/24/20142Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farmh/o
10/28/20142Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farmh/o FO
10/29/20144Pine SiskinIN, Willow Slough FWAPhoto
10/31/20141Pine SiskinIL, Kankakee Dam Area/h FO
11/02/201426Pine SiskinIL, Braidwood Lake (Will Co.)One flock
11/07/20141Pine SiskinIN, Willow Slough FWAh/o in scope
11/08/20141Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO vocal
11/10/201465Pine SiskinIN, Willow Slough FWAh/o; All but one came in off the lake in one flock
11/11/20143Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm/h FO
11/14/201411Pine SiskinIL, House, KankakeeNyjer and sunflower seed feeders; Photo
11/15/20141Pine SiskinIL, House, KankakeePhoto
11/15/20142Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
11/16/20141Pine SiskinIL, House, KankakeeNyjer seed feeder; photo
11/17/20141Pine SiskinIL, House, Kankakee
11/20/20144Pine SiskinIL, House, KankakeePhoto
11/20/20142Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO called
11/21/201428Pine SiskinIL, Braidwood Lake (Will Co.)h/o; Together
11/22/20141Pine SiskinIL, House, Kankakee
11/23/20142Pine SiskinIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry FarmFO called
11/24/20141Pine SiskinIL, House, Kankakee

Looking forward to Redpolls anytime now.

Cheers,

Jed Hertz

Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL (60 mi South of Chicago)



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Subject: Re: IBET Pine Siskins
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 15:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The snow today has driven them to our feeders too.  For the last week, we
have heard them flying over, and seen 2-4 at the feeders. This morning
started with 8, but the count is up to 18 now. I hope that some redpolls
join them.

Dan Williams
Rockford



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On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM, bob shelby bobshelby_1956@hotmail.com
[ILbirds] wrote:

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>
> We have 21 Pine Siskins at our feeders today in Edwards County. A high
> count for us at our house in southeastern Illinois.
> Bob & Marcia Shelby
> West Salem, Edwards Co., IL
> bobshelby_1956@Hotmail.com
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>
>



Subject: IBET Pine Siskins
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 14:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
We have 21 Pine Siskins at our feeders today in Edwards County. A high count for us at our house in southeastern Illinois.
Bob & Marcia Shelby
West Salem, Edwards Co., IL
bobshelby_1956@Hotmail.com



Subject: IBET BY WT sp
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 13:51 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Hi friends,
This one is about to lose its last tail feather. Today it did. Now there are two WTs missing tails.
A few immatures also.

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John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET No sightings: southernmost IL CBC dates
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 12:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Always subject to change, here's what I know as of this writing:
southernmost IL CBC dates

Cypress Creek NWR- Monday, Dec. 15
Big Oak Tree St. Pk. (MO)- Wednesday, Dec. 17 (This is in the boot heal of Missouri but always interesting.)
Middle Mississippi NWR (Randolph & Jackson Co. in IL and some of Missouri is in it too) - Friday, Dec. 19Rend Lake- Saturday, Dec. 20
War Bluff Valley- Saturday, Dec. 20Crab Orchard NWR - Sunday, Dec. 22
Carlyle Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 23
Newton Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 23Marion County- Friday, Dec. 26 - tentative
Horseshoe Lake (Alexander Co.) - Sunday, Dec. 28Union County- Monday, Dec. 29
Mermet Lake- Tuesday, Dec. 30Arklands/Pyramid St. Pk., Wednesday, Dec. 31
Jackson County- Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Note the group of 5 in a row, 12/28-01/01. Set up this way in the hopes of attracting more northerners down to stay a while and up their winter species lists. :-)
In a few days, I'll follow this up with contact info. I'm assuming Urs is still keeping his website up to date with such info as well. http://home.comcast.net/~ugeis... Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, IL


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Subject: IBET Emiquon/Thompson Lake on Saturday
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 11:02 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


My apologies for the late report, but there was a 1st year glaucous gull on the ice Saturday afternoon.
Mike Ingram, Peoria







Subject: Re: IBET Re: Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co.
Date: Mon Nov 24 2014 7:48 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Still here as of 7:30 am, Monday morning, toughing out the snow and 27mph
winds!
Joshua Little

On Sunday, November 23, 2014, 'jbirdmo@aol.com' jbirdmo@aol.com [ILbirds] <
ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> The Jaeger is still present at 1:35, feeding on the gull carcass along
> the east shoreline south of the point.
>
> Jude Vickery
> Kendall County
>
> Sent from my HTC One on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
>
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Subject: IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds - Harlan's Hawk
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 21:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Had 7 Fox Sparrows and at least a dozen Pine Siskins at our feeders today.

I also saw a large, very dark bird sitting in a tree behind our house. It
was shaped like a buteo, but was so dark ... almost black, front and
back... that for a minute I thought 'Could that be a vulture?'.

It then flew to a nearby tree, and I saw that it had a brick red tail,
white primaries & secondaries, so I'm 99% sure it was a Harlan's.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County



Subject: IBET Loyola Birds - 11/23/2014
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 20:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Birders,
The only pretty male duck at Loyola, in fact the only duck at all there for me, was a Common Goldeneye. Picture of him, a few gulls and a Killdeer at the link.
Steve Spitzer
Chicago - Cook
Loyola Birds - 11/23/2014

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Subject: IBET: DuPage Birding Club Announces December Field Trips and CBCs (no sightings)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 20:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Everyone is invited to join DuPage Birding Club members on the following December bird walks, including two Christmas Bird Count opportunities. Participation is free and open to all skill levels. Appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended for each outing, plus drinking water. For additional information, birders should contact the trip leader or visit the club's website, dupagebirding.org. 

Saturday, December 6, 8:00 a.m.
Tri-County Area
The DuPage/Cook/Will Counties confluence offers outstanding birding. Chosen locations will be based on weather conditions. Meet at the Woodridge Café at 75th St and Janes. Come early (7:00 a.m.) for breakfast. Leader: Jeff Smith, 331.481.3362 or mrqmagoo13@gmail.com

Friday, December 12, 7:30 a.m.
McKee Marsh, Warrenville
Join the search for late fall migrants and resident winter, including good potential for northern shrike. Meet at the visitor parking lot on the north side of Mack Rd., located between Winfield Rd. and Rt. 59. Leader: Kyle Wiktor, 708-544-1336 or kylewiktor@msn.com

Sunday, December 14
Lisle-Arboretum Circle Christmas Bird Count
The Chicago Ornithological Society (chicagobirder.org) sponsors this Christmas Bird Count, an all-day event. Contact the compiler to be assigned to a team and birding location. Contact the compiler to be assigned to a team and birding location: Geoff Williamson, geoffrey.williamson@comcast.net or 773-935-8439

Saturday, December 20
Fermilab Circle Christmas Bird Count
The DuPage Birding Club sponsors this Christmas Bird Count, an all-day event. Thousands of birds and over 100 species have been logged in previous counts. Contact the compiler to be assigned to a team and birding location: Jeff Chapman, jeffchapman1@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, December 20, 8:30 a.m.
Cantigny Park, Wheaton
Results from the park's monthly walk will be included in the Fermilab Circle Christmas Bird Count. Enter Cantigny through the main entrance on Winfield Road, just south of Roosevelt, and tell the attendant you are birding. The parking fee will be waived. Meet at the Visitors Center. Please register in advance as group size for this walk will be limited to 20 participants. Leader: Jeff Reiter, jreiter@wordsonbirds.com

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About the DuPage Birding Club
Founded in1985, the DuPage Birding Club is one of the largest and most active birding organizations in Illinois. Its mission is to promote birding and bird conservation among its 250 members and the general public. The club's regular meetings often feature nationally known authors and speakers. A frequent field trip schedule takes advantage of the varied birding habit available in DuPage County and Greater Chicago. For more information, visit the club online at www.dupagebirding.org.

Posted by:
Jeff Reiter
DuPage Birding Club, Corresponding Secretary



Subject: IBET Recent updated galleries
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 19:40 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Stayed home and caught up on some things, with recent additions:

Red-tailed Hawk http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

American Golden Plover http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

Black-bellied Plover http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

Killdeer http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

Long-jawed Spiders http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

Jumping Spiders http://www.theearlybirder.com/...

Rob Curtis
Chicago



Subject: IBET link to pic that is like possible long-tailed I saw
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 19:39 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
To follow-up on my earlier post, I searched google images and this one is similar:
http://birdsbybaranoff.com/ima...

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Subject: IBET ?Long-tailed duck, Foster Ave. Beach (Cook cnty)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 19:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
A not-so-pleasant day as far as almost constant rain, a bit of wind, and once I got half-way to Foster beach from Oakton St., fog!  But I was already on my way, so I kept going.  I figured, I'll experience something new either way, never having been to Foster beach before.  
I was hoping to find the red-throated loon seen there earlier and reported by Geoffrey Williamson, but I didn't find it (would have been a lifer).  Oh, and I didn't find that Harlequin either (another would-be lifer!).  I did instead find a single bobbing horned grebe near the "pier?" thing.  I then walked onto the beach, it's very nice by the way, you should check it out.  Beware though, that the sand is quite saturated in areas with water though it might not seem so, so you can sink in a bit more than expected, resulting in very wet shoes.  
I was about 2/3 of the way north on the beach itself when I spotted another bird quite close to the shore, maybe 30-40 feet out, closer than the white-out wall of fog.  I was able to see it ok with the bad conditions of fog, water, and both water and steam on 3 sets of lenses.  It looked like a long-tailed duck.  I cannot be sure but I don't know what else it would have been.  
Description:  head and face was overall whitish but had about 45% covered in a light "wash" of browns and greys.  The bill appeared to be similar in coloration and a normal size.  The body was mostly a medium dark color, greyish or brownish, or mixed.  The rear (lateral rear) was pure white (dark above).  It seemed to have a bit of a scruffy tail, but not long, similar to (scruffy-wise) ruddy duck, but not kinked up.  It flew and again I did not notice any long tail (but it was also pretty dark and raining too) but the white on the rear sides was evident.  It flew southward.  It spooked when I slowly walked closer to the shore.
I say for sure what it is, but wanted to report the possibility, hopefully if it was, someone else will be able to confirm this.  I have seen pics of them several times and the live male in breeding plumage last winter (?this spring).  I guess it could have been some other duck in a transitional plumage but it seemed to be closest to a long-tailed in some sort of transitional plumage.  The only other thought is it seemed similar in size to the naked eye to a mallard which would go against long-tailed.
Otherwise, there were some extremely wet sparrows in the trees (?song, too wet to ID and too dark and backlit), and at Oakton a bunch of ring-billed gulls and some exciting house sparrows in the pine trees.
Suzanne ColemanGlenview, Cook




Subject: IBET E N S B C field trip
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 17:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

hello moist ibetors-- once again, I led todays 45th annual ensbc November lakefront trip. we started at the northwestern univ landfill, then covered the art center, then gillson harbor and the beachhouse. we finished at the Eastlake st and juneway st. parks. we saw the harlequin duck , along with his 2 companions--a female buffle and a female goldeneye--from about 10:45 until 11:30 a. m. at the 2 locations and the rocks in between the 2 parks.I believe the bird is working the rocky areas and piers between lunt and oakton, if it is still in the area. also seen---scaup---250++--1 redhead, 1 pb grebe and 6 hooded mergs in gillson harbor.  a number of redhead in the scaup flocks. red-br mergs---100+/-.  bufflehead--2+.  goldeneye--75++.  Canada geese--50+. r t hawk-- 1 at bahai. after the trip was over, I went back to the old neighborhood and birded the touhy ave and howard st. bridges on the chicago river. mallards--65+---shoveler--2----g w teal--1--blk-crn night heron---2---kingfisher--1--myrtle warbler---3--gadwall--2--r t hawk---1----robin---15---waxwing---9. Jeffrey    Sanders      Glenview     no. Cook



Subject: IBET North side Chicago lakefront, 23 Nov 2014
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 16:50 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Christine and I birded the Chicago lakefront from Montrose Harbor
north to Evanston this afternoon (Sunday, 23 Nov 2014). We did not
see very many birds but we did have a RED-THROATED LOON swimming in
Lake Michigan just a wee bit south of Foster Avenue at about 1:30
PM. We looked for but did not find the Harlequin Duck reported
earlier at the Chicago/Evanston border, checking within about 1/2
mile to a mile in each direction from the border. This was during
about 3:00 to 3:45 PM. We saw Suzanne Coleman there and a couple
other birders, but no one had had any luck at that time.

Good birding,
Geoff


Geoffrey A. Williamson

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
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Member, Illinois Ornithological Records Committee of IOS

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Subject: IBET Evanston South Beach, N.U. Landfill, Lighthouse Art Center & Gillson Park Sun 11-23-14
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 16:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

After 4 weeks of raking leaves & filling 42 bags of leaves for pickup I had
1 more major task left & that was clearing the leaves out of the gutters.
But that job requires a warm day so that the leaves are not frozen in the
ice & that warm day was today. So no long trips for year bird 300 for me
but I was glad to try for the male Harlequin reported yesterday by Steve S.
Arrived at the metal breakwall at the South Blvd Beach with Bob Erickson &
our 1st sighting was of Nick Minor who was not scanning the lake but was
looking at one spot. That's a good sign & Nick was indeed looking at the
male HARLEQUIN DUCK which was diving with the 2 female Bufflehead it was
with yesterday. One female Goldeneye was near by but not with the others.
We watched Mr. Harlequin in the light rain for about 25 min & then moved on.

Next stop for Bob & I was the N.U. Landfill area surrounding the lagoon.
Not much in the lake but in the lagoon we saw the following:

Horned Grebe (3)
BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (2-AD & 1-IM, quite a surprise, flew out of a
conifer tree)
Canada Goose (7 fly-bys)
Mallard (26)
Hooded Merganser (4-M & 3-F)
Red Breasted Merganser (4-F)
Common Merganser (7-F)
Ring Billed (12) & Herring (2) Gulls
The only landbird I recall was 1 young male Red Winged Blackbird.

Next to the Evanston Art Center Beach where the large flock of Redheads &
Scaup (~1500)
continues in the lake but we saw nothing else except 1 close by female
Goldeneye & a few gulls.
Flying away from us & heading toward Gillson Park was one adult LESSER
BLACK BACKED GULL, but we did not see it again at Gillson.

Gillson had a nice mix of water birds in the harbor & landbirds to sort
through. Here we saw:

P.B. Grebe (1)
Horned Grebe (1)
Mallard (8)
Goldeneye (1-F)
Hooded Merganser (3-PR)
More Redheads/Scaup in the lake (~300)
Ring Billed Gull 6-7)
Mourning Dove (2)
Blue Jay (2)
Crows (2)
R.C. Kinglet (3-4)
Robins (6-8)
Cedar Waxwing (~40)
Starling (~15)
Cardinal (1-PR)
Song Sparrow (1)
Junco (4-6)
Goldfinch (15-20 but no other Finches with them)

After my leaf removal project the local adult Cooper's Hawk sat in a tree
in my front yard & we stared at each other for a while. A nice ending to
the day.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the diving male Harlequin Duck &
Runners-Up to the 3 surprise Black Crowned Night Herons.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET Re: Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co.
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 14:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Jaeger is still present at 1:35, feeding on the gull carcass along the east shoreline south of the point.

Jude Vickery
Kendall County

Sent from my HTC One on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network




Subject: IBET DeKalb County Snowy Owl
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 12:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I've had a couple reports this morning that one of the  snowy owls was seen
this morning in the vicinity of Roosevelt & Hemlocks Rds. east of Genoa.
They didn't mention if it was the adult male or the sub-adult male (which
Pete Moxon saw yesterday). And the Ross's goose I reported last week is
also still around in the same spot by a pond at the t-intersection of Ward
Blvd. & Peace Rd. (the pond on the north side of Peace not the south side
pond) in Sycamore, across the street from the Jewel.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
catbirder813@gmail.com



Subject: IBET Jaeger still at Weldon Spgs, DeWitt Co.
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 12:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Bird still present 11:15-11:50, just east of Veterans Point.


Michael L. P. Retter
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Subject: Re: IBET RFI snowy owls, tagged? (no sighting)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 11:49 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Suzanne and fellow Ibeters, 
 
As you may know, last winter (2013/2014) was a super irruption of Snowy Owls into Illinois with some 260 detections or sightings in 40 counties in Illinois--yet another record irruption far surpassing the irruption of 2011/2012 (with 133 detections or sightings).
 
At least 30 Snowy Owls were banded in the state and were relocated--none of them returned to the same location where they were trapped!  To date--to my knowledge--there have been no returns of those banded owls.
 
Project Snowstorm put GPS transmitters on Snowy Owls, however, the closest state where that was done was Wisconsin.  That Snowy Owl barely moved more than a mile during the winter and was tracked with a GPS-GSM transmitter.  I do  not know where it went after the winter; perhaps Project Snowstorm has more data on that; other owls tagged with these transmitters have been shown to be great wanderers.
 
As for the ageing of the owls, many this past winter (2013/2014) were HY and SY birds (hatching year and 2nd year owls), but there also were near adult and adult owls, too, when known. 
 
As you suggest the 2013/2014 irruption was due to breeding success to the north in far northern Quebec; this past summer the same held true for Snowy Owl breeding success in Bylot Island in the Canadian Arctic during the summer of 2014.  Perhaps there will be another irruption this winter; we'll know later this winter.
 
They did not starve last winter. 
 
It is interesting that of the five Snowy Owl reports so far this fall have been of owls thought to be adult or near adult owls based on plumage noted and photographs.
 
Good owling this winter!
 
David B. Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net
 

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From: "Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]"
To: "IBET, ILbirds"
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:43:49 AM
Subject: IBET RFI snowy owls, tagged?  (no sighting)

 
Hi all,

I am curious as to whether or not snowy owls were tagged during the eruption last year and if so, are they being monitored to see whether they return this year.  Curious in one part due to the discussion last year that most of the owls who came out of their normal range were juveniles.

Thanks for any help,

Suzanne Coleman
Glenview, Cook





Subject: IBET RFI snowy owls, tagged? (no sighting)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 10:43 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
I am curious as to whether or not snowy owls were tagged during the eruption last year and if so, are they being monitored to see whether they return this year.  Curious in one part due to the discussion last year that most of the owls who came out of their normal range were juveniles.
Thanks for any help,
Suzanne ColemanGlenview, Cook



Subject: IBET Common Loon at Belmont Harbor, Chicago
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 10:28 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There's a Common Loon at the south end of Belmont Harbor.  See at 9.00am this morning.


ID photo: 2014-11-23 Common Loon in Belmont Harbor http://bit.ly/1vCcH6N


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Subject: Re: IBET: Pom Jaeger-Yes
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 10:23 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Jaeger presently feeding on what appears to be a gull carcass

Ron Bradley

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 23, 2014, at 9:10 AM, "Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]" wrote:
>
> The Pom Jaeger is currently on the water at Weldon Springs. Best viewed from south end of lake.
>
> Dan Williams, Larry Balch, Phil Doncheck-Rockford
> Ron Bradley and Bob Ballard-Charleston
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Subject: IBET Third Lake Tundra Swan
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 10:03 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
   This morning I went back to Third Lake to get some pics of the Tundra Swan at Third Lake. You should be able to view them here:
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topicU544.msg97229#msg97229

And here’s a map to access points:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zG9pUk0JnBuE.k89pFUdefsvE

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
round lake beach, IL
lake county
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Subject: IBET: Pom Jaeger-Yes
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 9:10 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Pom Jaeger is currently on the water at Weldon Springs.  Best viewed from south end of lake.

Dan Williams, Larry Balch, Phil Doncheck-Rockford
Ron Bradley and Bob Ballard-Charleston

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Subject: IBET Evanston Harlequin - YES
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 8:08 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Morning all,

The Evanston HARLEQUIN DUCK was still present and active this morning at
South Boulevard Beach. It was closely associated with 2 female Buffleheads
along the south side of the breakwater.

Also interesting, there was a lone Yellow-rumped Warbler feeding low along
an apartment building at Juneway Terrace Park, just over the border in
Chicago.

Good birding, folks!

Nick Minor
Libertyville, Lake Co./Rogers Park, Chicago
nmbirder14@gmail.com
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Subject: Re: IBET Jaeger
Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 7:49 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Jaeger just seen in flight over east side of lake opposite Veterans Point shelter for about 25 seconds. Now with geese on lake. 7:45 am

Eric and Aaron Gyllenhaal.

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> The jaeger is a POMARINE. It is best viewed from the south end of the lake. Great pictures were taken.
>
> Colin and Tony
> De Witt county
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Subject: IBET Central Illinois 11-22
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 21:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Today, we decided to go to Havana. We started at Emiquon, since it was too frozen, we decided to go to Emiquon later. We went to Sand Ridg next. When we arrived at the crossbill spot, it was extremely birdy. Within a few minutes, we had 7 Red Crossbills circle around and land. We got pictures of them. We then went to the Crossdike wear a COMMON REDPOLL was feeding on seeds just north or northwest of the gate to the Crossdike. There was a lot of sparrows here also. We decided to go take a look at Emiquon. It was little less frozen but wanted it to melt a little more. So, we decided to go to the power station pond on s. Pear street. Where 4 species of geese (100's of Canada's, 56 Cackling, 6 White-fronts, and 1 Snow). We went to Emiquon, and scoped for awhile from the canoe launch. Where we had a different female goldeneye close for about 20 minutes. That was most likely the Barrow's. We don't know if we will count it or not. There was also 16 other ducks at Emquion.

My sister had a basketball game in Springfield so we decided to go to it. On the way, we had a good blackbird flock including some Rusties. While at the basketball game, Tony got a call saying that there was a Jaeger (Pomarine) at Weldon Springs. We zoomed over there and got great looks! Great day!

Colin Dobson
Morgan county
Birdingboy@yahoo.com

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Subject: IBET Calumet CALIFORNIA GULL, etc (11-22-14)
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 20:18 pm
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Sam Burckhardt emailed me Friday asking if I wanted to do some birding at Calumet on Saturday (11/22/14). I said yes, and I sure am glad I did.

We started at Calumet Park. Nothing terribly unusual there, but there were still good numbers of RUDDY DUCKS in Illinois off the main beach (33 total). As noted, we missed the continuing Cackling Goose, but congrats to Al Stokie who picked it up later with a few more to boot. Sam picked out 1 (imm.) GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL in Indiana waters, and indeed, the biggest numbers of ducks were also in Indiana.

Our next stop was Wolf Lake (Powers Fish & Wildlife Area, Chicago), where Sam quickly spotted a juvenile RED-SHOULDERED HAWK perched in a bare tree. We then went to check on the PINE SISKINS in the alders on the northwest shore of the lake - we saw a flock of at least twenty. Then we had an Al Stokie sighting at the feeders near the new building at Indian Creek. Al was looking for Trumpeter Swans, but none of us saw any (the lake & creek were frozen over). After that we parted ways with Al.

The 126th St. Marsh had nothing out of the ordinary, so we decided to check out the Lake Calumet area wetlands to the west. While watching hawks at the Stony Island landfills, I spotted a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD in a shrub at Deadstick Pond across the street. Great views!At the Stony Island landfills, Sam noticed a light morph adult RED-TAILED HAWK with an extremely dark head, upperparts, & belly band. We entertained thoughts of a light morph calurus "Western" Red-tail, but perhaps the most likely explanation is a very dark Eastern Red-tail.

We continued along the Stony Island/Doty Avenue loop, and we noticed that the Harborside Golf Course gates were open. Birders are normally only allowed access here from April through October, but constraints on birders have relaxed considerably since Kemper Lakes took over the lease of Harborside, so we took a chance and entered. Lake Calumet viewed from the Harborside clubhouse balcony was frozen, but quite a few birds were in evidence. including 2 juvenile NORTHERN HARRIERS patrolling the grounds.

After a while, I noticed an adult Larus gull standing on the ice which had a noticeably darker mantle than nearby adult Herring & Ring-billed Gulls. California Gull? Fortunately, the bird was standing in between adult Herring Gulls (to the right) and adult Ring-billed Gulls (to the left) for easy reference. A description of the bird follows:
SIZE: Intermediate between HERG & RBGU.
STRUCTURE: Bill size intermediate between HERG & RBGU., long-winged with folded primaries projecting well beyond tail (more so than in HERG).
BILL COLOR: Yellowish with distinct blackish band (we were unable to discern any red tones at this distance).
IRIS COLOR: Appeared dark in the field, but the bird was viewed at a great distance. Sam's photos confirm that the bird had a dark iris (will post later) - nearby HERGs had pale iris.
LEG COLOR: Compared to nearby adult HERGs (pink legs) and nearby adult RBGUs (yellowish legs), the bird's legs appeared dark & colorless to me, but Sam was certain that the bird had greenish legs. Sam was right - his photos show greenish legs in direct contrast to nearby HERG & RBGU (Sam will post photos later).
HEAD COLOR: White with dusky markings on the nape.
UPPERPARTS: Mantle coloration was uniform cool (bluish) gray, consistently one or two shades darker that nearby adult HERG & RBGU. The consistent darker tone of the mantle did not change in any way relative to positioning or lighting - it clearly had an objectively darker mantle than nearby birds. The tertial & scapular crescents were very bold & white, contrasting considerably with the gray mantle, and effectively eliminating RBGU as a possibility (adult RBGU has a minimal, low-contrast tertail crescent, quite unlike the bird we saw). The folded primaries were black, but with considerably more white in the primary tips than nearby ad. HERG. Indeed, when the bird stretched its wing, we could see that the tip of P10 (as well as much of the tip of P9) was mostly white, consistent with California Gull. I briefly entertained the possibility of adult Thayer's Gull, but when the undersides of the primaries were viewed (very black with white mirrors), that
possibiity was eliminated.

All characters observed pointed to CALIFORNIA GULL. I only remained hesitant because I wanted to confirm a dark iris, greenish legs, and a reddish spot on the bill. Sam's photos definitely confirm a dark iris and greenish legs. I don't believe a reddish spot is visible in any of Sam's photos, but the preponderance of evidence clearly points to adult CALIFORNIA GULL. Unfortunately, the bird eventually flew off (headed to the east) and we lost sight of it.

After Harborside, we visited the Bend of the Little Calumet River, where we found a wide variety of birds, including 1 MALLARD X AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (hybrid), 1 (male) NORTHERN PINTAIL, 1 COMMON LOON, 1 (juv.) BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, and 1 adult PEREGRINE FALCON in pursuit of a Rock Pigeon!

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.








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Subject: IBET GREAT HORNED OWL - Yes
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 17:49 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
On our way for dinner, we just passed a GHO sitting on a sign post just off of Arlington Heights Rd. north of Lake Cook (about 1 1/2 blks) in the Buffalo Creek preserve.  I'm sure it was scoping out dinner!

Caryn Hollander
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Buffalo Grove (Lake County)

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Subject: IBET Harlequin Duck Male, Chicago/Evanston Border
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 16:39 pm
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Hi Birders,
The wife noticed a few ducks while we took our lakefront walk this afternoon. One was a male Harlequin. A few pictures at the link.
Steve Spitzer
Chicago - Cook
Harlequin Male, Evanston-Chicago - 11/22/2014

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Subject: IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday - Seychelles Islands (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 16:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The program for the Tuesday, November 25 meeting of the Evanston North Shore Bird Club will be on the Seychelles Islands.  Mary Lou Mellon, president of the Bird Conservation Network, will take us on a trip to see the birds of the islands, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean 1000 miles from everywhere: north of Madagascar, east of Kenya, west of India.  Traveling via the 290-foot sailing vessel Le Ponant, a boat that was captured by the Somali pirates and released a year before Mary Lou traveled on it, you’ll see the spectacular scenery and wonderful avifauna of islands few people have the opportunity to visit.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston, 300 Dodge Avenue - at Mulford Street, south of Oakton and north of Howard. The Levy Center phone number is 847-448-8250.


John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

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Subject: IBET Jaeger
Date: Sat Nov 22 2014 16:30 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The jaeger is a POMARINE. It is best viewed from the south end of the lake.  Great pictures were taken.

Colin and Tony
De Witt county
Birdingboy@yahoo.com

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