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01 Jul: @ 10:44:08 IBET Black-necked Stilts - Sangamon County [Corey Lange coreyjlange@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
30 Jun: @ 21:50:49 IBET Waterfall Glen (DuPage Co.) [bokmakierie@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
30 Jun: @ 20:51:39 IBET Update on MBTA ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
30 Jun: @ 15:25:56 IBET BY A robin [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
30 Jun: @ 13:52:32 IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 6-30-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
30 Jun: @ 13:26:33 IBET: Rockford Mississippi Kites ['Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 21:48:11 IBET Sandhill Crane chick getting larger Lake county ['bissbirds@juno.com' bissbirds@juno.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 19:23:50 IBET: LaSalle County Saturday ['darrell shambaugh' d.shambaugh@mchsi.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 16:41:28 IBET Cliff Swallow nests at Northwestern's campus - Evanston [Fran Morel franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 11:27:11 IBET Sedge Wrens at Rollins ['Donnie R. Dann' donniebird@me.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 11:11:49 IBET DuPage Red-breasted Nuthatch [jeff chapman jeffchapman1@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 10:52:03 IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn Ospreys ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 09:35:53 IBET Mason Co. Hooded Warbler [Matthew Winks fluidfive@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 05:59:16 RE: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration [ntikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
29 Jun: @ 05:49:45 RE: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration [ntikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 21:18:41 IBET Tree swallow young Lake Villa Lake county ['bissbirds@juno.com' bissbirds@juno.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 20:53:13 IBET Bureau and Henry Co. Breeding Bird Surveys [douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 20:23:45 Re: IBET Black-Throated Green Warbler Rollins [malango@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 18:46:41 IBET Hawk Finding In Kane & Winnebago Co's Sunday 6-28-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 15:55:05 IBET Carolina Wren in Highland Park [Donald R Dann donniebird@me.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 15:25:10 IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration ['Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 15:00:11 IBET Black-Throated Green Warbler Rollins [Jim Solum Solum11@msn.com [ILbirds]]
28 Jun: @ 11:25:44 IBET Re: Greene Valley Loggerhead Shrike still present [Scott Latimer scootylatimer@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 22:03:17 IBET Greene Valley Loggerhead Shrike still present [Urs Geiser ugeiser@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 20:22:54 IBET Midewin east side bird tour [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 18:32:29 IBET North Pond/Diversey Harbor -- very local interest only [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 13:37:20 IBET Bad Day In S.E. Cook County Saturday 6-27-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 13:12:09 IBET Juvenile Bald Eagle, Libertyville/Lake County ['Sundberg, Jeffrey' jsundber@mx.lakeforest.edu [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 09:57:41 Re: IBET Juvenile Mocker at 87th St., Chicago ['Kenneth R. Wysocki' kwysocki@clausen.com [ILbirds]]
27 Jun: @ 09:54:08 IBET Juvenile Mocker at 87th St., Chicago [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 18:09:09 IBET Mostly Boone County With A Little DeKalb County Friday 6-26-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 17:58:55 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 17:57:18 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Fran Morel franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 17:12:15 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 16:44:21 RE: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Sebastian sebastianpatti@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 16:36:39 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [connie60625@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 16:12:52 IBET Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) RESENT with More information [connie60625@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 14:50:54 IBET Pere Marquette ['Thomas, David L' dlthomas@illinois.edu [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 13:46:49 IBET COLSP Acadian Flycatcher [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 12:50:08 Re: IBET Illinois River @ Havana [sdbailey@illinois.edu [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 12:04:13 IBET Fulton County flooding (no sightings) [miking38@aol.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 11:04:22 IBET Caspian Terns [Ron povpt93@consolidated.net [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 09:14:23 IBET RE: Migratory Bird Treaty ['Rhonda (Monroe) Rothrock' woodthrusheola8@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 Jun: @ 08:18:18 IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 22:33:00 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 21:48:21 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 21:10:53 IBET Emiquon 6-25 [miking38@aol.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 20:03:15 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty ['Donnie R. Dann' donniebird@me.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 19:54:54 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [Jeff Smith mrqmagoo13@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 Jun: @ 19:18:27 Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty [franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET Black-necked Stilts - Sangamon County
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 10:44 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I had 6 flyover Black-necked Stilts this morning about 1 mile NW of Auburn. This comes more than a week after the last time I was able to observe the pair that attempted nesting in the county only 3 miles north of this location. I had not seen that pair in over a week and I believe the heavy rain or a predator got the nest. The 6 stilts thought about landing in a flooded cornfield but continued on their way south. However they could still be in the area. I will check the original wetland where the pair tried nesting later today.

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Subject: IBET Waterfall Glen (DuPage Co.)
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 21:50 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello,

Highlights today at Waterfall Glen were a family of EASTERN PHOEBE, a singing BROAD WINGED HAWK & the best a singing CERULEAN WARBLER by the 91st street marsh between miles 8 & 9 of the loop trail.

Cary Hillegonds
bokmakierie@comcast.net
Orland Park



Subject: IBET Update on MBTA
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 20:51 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There is an impressive list re the Migratory Bird Treaty Act letter. The
deadline for the sign-on letter is July 6, 2015. (An addition not yet
listed is the Indiana Audubon Society.) For the update from the American
Bird Conservancy, please click on the Illinois Birders Forum, conservation:

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topicV024.msg98796#msg98796

.Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: IBET BY A robin
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 15:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
The robin sang loud and long at 430am today. Dueling with a FY N cardinal who sang just as loud. Later, around 10am, it gave a one note high pitch, C. waxwing like, call or song. Repeated several times. It did this last evening also but couldn't locate the bird. This was new to me. Not sure what this means, doesn't appear to be a juvenile. Looks like a male.

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday 6-30-15
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 13:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

After sitting & watching for "Hawks" on Sunday & no birding on Monday I was
ready to do some walking today but I didn't care to drive very far to do
it. So I made another visit to a "close to home" location, the CBG. Here I
found, as expected, pretty much the same birds as last week &, in fact,
even fewer species than last time. But it was a fine day for a walk & I had
the company of local birder Hans S for most of my visit. Lots of nice
looking wildflowers & garden plants to see as well. And I got a really big
surprise at the end of the visit but more on that at the end.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-10:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (1 by a pond & 3 more fly-bys)
Canada Goose (31, all in the North Lake)
Mallard (28-29)
Killdeer (10-11 on the mud flats)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the flats)
(Should start to see Lesser Yellowlegs & Least Sandpipers soon but not
today)
Herring Gull (1 fly-by)
Caspian Tern (5)
Rock Pigeon (1 fly-by)
Mourning Dove (4)
Flicker (heard 1)
Eastern Pewee (heard 1)
Purple Martin (~20 on the west side only)
Tree (10), Rough Winged (1), Cliff (2-3) & Barn (12) Swallows
Blue Jay (heard 2)
Chickadee (heard 1)
Robins (18)
Gray Catbird (1 singing)
Cedar Waxwing (2)
Cardinal (heard 1)
Indigo Bunting (4 singing)
Song Sparrow (7-8)
Red Wings, Grackles & Cowbirds (no counts)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (2-AD-Males but very far away from each other)
House Finch (4 singing)
Goldfinch (10-12)
House Sparrow (18-20)

There is a problem here in that large mounds of dirt are being pushed right
up to one of the Martin houses causing the Martins some confusion when
coming to feed the young inside.
I have emailed 2 important folks at the CBG to see if the Martin house can
keep some space between the house pole & the dirt mounds. Maybe something
can be done to help.

Not the best bird of the day but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the determined
adult Purple Martins who continue to bring in food to the young, bulldozer
or no bulldozer!
Runner-Up to the 2 adult male Orchard Orioles at opposite ends of the CBG.

Now for the surprise I mentioned earlier. By far the best sighting of the
day was of a HAWAII license plate at the CBG. I have never seen one there
before & I have seen few good plates at this spot all year. This is the 2nd
best plate I have seen at the CBG having once seen one from
Newfoundland/Labrador on 3-30-1985, the only one I've ever seen in
Illinois. Now I've got 6 months to find that still missing Wyoming plate.
On the way back from Rockford on Sunday Bob & I saw a Saskatchewan plate,
not bad either.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET: Rockford Mississippi Kites
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 13:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
On June 12, Leo Miller, Jenny Vogt and John Leonard spotted a MIKI soaring
near the intersection of Highcrest and Winthrop in Rockford. This is about
4 blocks northeast of Bloom School.

This morning around 11:00 a.m., I spotted one near that same intersection.

If you do a stake out from the Bloom School parking lot, look to the
northeast. Also soaring in the area yesterday were 7 TVs, 2 Red-tails, 1
Cooper's Hawk and 1 Broad-winged Hawk.

Dan Williams
Rockford



Subject: IBET Sandhill Crane chick getting larger Lake county
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 21:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Sandhill family was back in our yard this morning.  Here are some photos I put on ebird.   Richard BissLake VillaLake County



Subject: IBET: LaSalle County Saturday
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 19:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 




I checked the Short Horn Dairy farm south of Earlville for Upland Sandpipers
on Saturday morning. None were found. However, I did see 5 BOBOLINKS. Many
DICKCISSELS were there, and a SAVANNAH SPARROW was along the Prairie Center
Blacktop.



On North 42nd Rd I found two WESTERN MEADOWLARKS, one about a half mile east
of East 9th Rd and the other about at a ditch about a tenth of a mile east
of East 10th Road.



The wetland on North 32nd road between East 11th and East 10th road is
really full of water, more of a lake than a wetland now. I heard a SORA and
saw a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, but nothing else. This is the location of the
Black-necked Stilts a couple of years ago.



About 30 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were at the Starved Rock Lock & Dam.
Several GREAT EGRETS were in a field east of the lock & dam. Along Dee
Bennett Road west of Rt 178 six BALTIMORE ORIOLES were by the grain
elevator. It was a family, with a male, a female, and 4 babies. I heard a
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, but didn't see it.



Birds seen and heard at Matthiesenn State Park included EASTERN TOWHEE,
HENSLOW'S SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, EASTERN WOOD PEEWEE,
and EASTERN KINGBIRD.



Darrell Shambaugh

Somonauk, DeKalb County




Subject: IBET Cliff Swallow nests at Northwestern's campus - Evanston
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 16:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Good afternoon,

I posted photos of the Cliff Swallow nests at Northwestern's campus, or
what's left of them. Many have simply fallen to the ground. I included a
photo of a downed nest and dead chicks, which perished before
fledging....just giving you a heads up.

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topicV047.0

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.



Subject: IBET Sedge Wrens at Rollins
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 11:27 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I counted at least 4 loudly singing SEDGE WRENS early this morning at Rollins Savannah in Lake County, between the Drury Lane parking lot and the overlook to the east.  2 gave very good looks, one about 10 feet from the trail.  This individual not only held his tail in the usual 90 degree position, but at times bent it toward his head so it was close to parallel with his back.  Quite a striking pose.

Good birding,

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County









Subject: IBET DuPage Red-breasted Nuthatch
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 11:11 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 Yesterday I was alerted by the yanking of a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in our yard in Woodridge, DuPage. It stuck around for about 5 minutes, working its way through our white pines before flying off. We have had them in the past, usually for only a day or two in late July a couple times, but never in June. I'm assuming it was a wandering breeder from either Waterfall Glen or the Morton Arboretum, despite being a low density winter for them. It was only the second winter in 16 years that we did not have at least one hang around.
Also of note, our RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD population is off the charts (as judged by the sugar water we're going through). We have at least 3 females (seen at the same time) and 1 male, but anticipate that there could be twice that amount.
Jeff ChapmanWoodridge, DuPage



Subject: IBET Illiana Birds: Powderhorn Ospreys
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 10:52 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dave Gruver and I saw 3 Ospreys at the Powderhorn nest platform on Sunday,
28 June 2015. At 10:30 a.m., both adults were seen on and off the nest
platform and flying around sounding alarm calls. The chick was down and out
of sight. I walked to the lake and saw that two paddlers were paddling in
the lake close to the nest platform and that agitated the ospreys. The adult
male flew over and circled them in defense-offense behavior. When the
paddleboats moved further away, the adult female flew back on the nest
platform and stayed with the chick. The chick was observed stretching up and
looking around.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: IBET Mason Co. Hooded Warbler
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 9:35 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,

Shanin Abreu and I were exploring natural areas in Mason County and turned up a singing male Hooded Warbler at the Tomlin Timber Nature Preserve on Saturday (6/27/2015). There were no previous eBird records for this species in Mason County. So, I thought it was worth reporting.

Here's a map of the location.

Tomlin Timber
http://goo.gl/maps/Cxhuv

Matthew Winks
Normal, IL

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Subject: RE: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 5:59 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Oops.  My bad. That was Jackson county.  We had Black-necked Stilt, American White Pelicans and 3 Little Blue Herons at a levee area west of Hwy 3 in Union County.


Shanti,
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Zion, IL

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-------- Original message --------From: "ntikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds]" Date:06/29/2015 5:49 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Daniel & Barbara Williams ,ILbirds Subject: RE: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration

The COS group had 2 LEYE in a fluudle in Union County off Hwy 3 where 2 Black necked Stilt, 4 Least Tern and a Bald Eagle were oberved, as well, on Sunday morning.


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-------- Original message --------From: "'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]" Date:06/28/2015 3:25 PM (GMT-06:00) To: ILbirds Subject: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration

This morning, I was driving by a small fluddle in SE Ogle County when my
attention was drawn to a single long-legged shorebird that was in sleeping
posture in the middle of the fluddle. It wasn't there an hour earlier when
I first passed the fluddle. I made a U-turn and headed back to check it
out.

It was a Lesser Yellowlegs in alternate plumage. I assume that this is an
early fall migrant, since it had apparently just arrived in the fluddle
between my visits. Bohlen lists 3 records from even earlier in June-the
16th, 17th, and 22nd, from Horseshoe Lake, Springfield, and Havana,
respectively. With all of the rain, there are numerous fluidness, all of
which bear checking.

Dan Williams
Rockford



Subject: RE: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 5:49 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The COS group had 2 LEYE in a fluudle in Union County off Hwy 3 where 2 Black necked Stilt, 4 Least Tern and a Bald Eagle were oberved, as well, on Sunday morning.


Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion, IL

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-------- Original message --------From: "'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]" Date:06/28/2015 3:25 PM (GMT-06:00) To: ILbirds Subject: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration

This morning, I was driving by a small fluddle in SE Ogle County when my
attention was drawn to a single long-legged shorebird that was in sleeping
posture in the middle of the fluddle. It wasn't there an hour earlier when
I first passed the fluddle. I made a U-turn and headed back to check it
out.

It was a Lesser Yellowlegs in alternate plumage. I assume that this is an
early fall migrant, since it had apparently just arrived in the fluddle
between my visits. Bohlen lists 3 records from even earlier in June-the
16th, 17th, and 22nd, from Horseshoe Lake, Springfield, and Havana,
respectively. With all of the rain, there are numerous fluidness, all of
which bear checking.

Dan Williams
Rockford



Subject: IBET Tree swallow young Lake Villa Lake county
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 21:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I posted some cute photos of the Tree Swallow family in our yard in Lake Villa from the last two days on ebird. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24087251 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24087309  Richard Bissbissbirds@juno.comLake Villa Lake County 



Subject: IBET Bureau and Henry Co. Breeding Bird Surveys
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 20:53 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
     I did my two Breeding Bird Survey routes, Atkinson in Henry Co
(Friday) and Sheffield in Bureau Co. (Saturday). On Atkinson, I had 53
species, which is about average for that route. Highlights were an UPLAND
SANDPIPER and 2 EURASIAN TREE SPARROWS. After my BBS, I birded Rock Island
Co. and then Mercer Co. In Rock Island Co. I had 77 species, but nothing
unexpected. Most interesting were a couple of NORTHERN PARULAS at Loud
Thunder Forest Preserve west of Andalusia and a BLUE GROSBEAK just north of
the Mercer Co. line. In Mercer County I had 73 species. Best bird was a
BLACK-NECKED STILT in a flooded field east of the road into Lock 17
northwest of New Boston. I saw it on the way in, but didn't see it after I
left the lock. Most impressive to me was actually the numbers of
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (22) and LARK SPARROWS (16) that I saw as I wandered
through the agricultural land near the Mississippi River
On the Sheffield BBS route, I had 68 species, which is about average
for that route. Best bird was a singing SUMMER TANAGER. After the route I
went down to Hennepin for a couple of hours, where I saw 2 COMMON
GALLINULES, a LEAST BITTERN, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, and 2 RING-NECKED
DUCKS among the 60 species I had there.

Doug Stotz

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Subject: Re: IBET Black-Throated Green Warbler Rollins
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 20:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I had one at Jarvis singing away yesterday too. Interesting.

Luis Muoz

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Subject: IBET Black-Throated Green Warbler Rollins



Just got back from my thirty minute run around the loop at Rollins Savanna and had a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER singing his heart out in the woods just east of the bird observation path about 40 yards and on the north side of the trail.
Other birds heard/seen included several SEDGE WREN and HENSLOWS SPARROW and a pair of ORCHARD ORIOLE in one of their usual areas near where the BTGW was.
Hood birding!
Jim Solum
Gurnee
Lake County

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Subject: IBET Hawk Finding In Kane & Winnebago Co's Sunday 6-28-15
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 18:46 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday Bob & I walked all over in tall
wet grass while bugs bit us & we got soaked from the standing water. We
found no Rails & then we failed once again on the Calumet area Snowy Egret.
Today. however, everything went very well & it didn't take long to find the
targets which were Swainson's Hawk & Mississippi Kite.

I had already seen the Burlington Swainson's Hawk with Andy S a little
while ago but Bob still needed it for his year list. Arrived at the Chapman
Road pull offs by 7:45 a.m. to find that road loaded with bikes driven by
many, many folks from a bike club located on Plato Rd. This made the drive
there difficult but Bob got us safely through the heavy bike traffic & we
parked at 1 of the pull offs. Sat there a while as Turkey Vultures & Barn
Swallows flew by in good numbers. At exactly 8:30 a.m. one SWAINSON'S HAWK
flew out of the taller trees & sat in a smaller tree near the road for a
few minutes. Then it flew away from Chapman Rd & disappeared from view.
Good thing we were there when we were.

Next we drove through DeKalb & Ogle Co's & into Winnebago Co. Went into
Rockford & arrived at Bloom School a little after 10 a.m. Dan W had warned
us all that the Kites weren't as reliable here this year but within 15 min
Bob picked one out but not over the school but farther north. So we had our
2nd target bird in only 15 min. But the MISSISSIPPI KITE was somewhat
distant & we waited another hour in hopes of seeing it better. The Kite
made one more pass but only Bob saw it as it went by & then was gone again.
If you try for this bird plan on sitting on the school grounds for a while
& don't be surprised if you still don't see it. We brought our "hawk
watching" chairs & did nothing but scan the sky for over an hour & still
only had brief looks.

In terms of target finding this was great day for us.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the Mississippi Kite although I wish I had a closer look.
Runner-Up to the Swainson's Hawk which was Bird-Of-The-Day earlier this
month so today it's the Kite's turn. Share the awards!
Also, a big thank you to Mike Trahan for figuring out how to get me back on
the internet after I could not do so earlier today. Yet another case of
"It's not what you know but who you know".

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET Carolina Wren in Highland Park
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 15:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
While fast-walking at 1.30 PM the unmistakable repeated "teakettle" song of a CAROLINA WREN came from trees at the NE corner of Beech and St John is Highland Park

Donnie Dann
Highland Park/Lake County

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Subject: IBET: first Lesser Yellowlegs of migration
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 15:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This morning, I was driving by a small fluddle in SE Ogle County when my
attention was drawn to a single long-legged shorebird that was in sleeping
posture in the middle of the fluddle. It wasn't there an hour earlier when
I first passed the fluddle. I made a U-turn and headed back to check it
out.

It was a Lesser Yellowlegs in alternate plumage. I assume that this is an
early fall migrant, since it had apparently just arrived in the fluddle
between my visits. Bohlen lists 3 records from even earlier in June-the
16th, 17th, and 22nd, from Horseshoe Lake, Springfield, and Havana,
respectively. With all of the rain, there are numerous fluidness, all of
which bear checking.

Dan Williams
Rockford



Subject: IBET Black-Throated Green Warbler Rollins
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 15:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just got back from my thirty minute run around the loop at Rollins Savanna and had a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER singing his heart out in the woods just east of the bird observation path about 40 yards and on the north side of the trail.
Other birds heard/seen included several SEDGE WREN and HENSLOWS SPARROW and a pair of ORCHARD ORIOLE in one of their usual areas near where the BTGW was.
Hood birding!
Jim Solum
Gurnee
Lake County

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Subject: IBET Re: Greene Valley Loggerhead Shrike still present
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 11:25 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Shrike present at 11:00 Sunday morning. Northeast corner of fence. Thanks to all previous posters.
Scott Latimer

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Subject: IBET Greene Valley Loggerhead Shrike still present
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 22:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Since nobody else reported, I'd like to just quickly note that the
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was still on the Greene Valley F.P. (DuPage Co.)
landfill today around noon. As was reported last week, it mainly hunts
from the fence that surrounds the top, but it didn't tolerate close
approach. Please mind the Killdeer nest (still with eggs) in the middle
of the parking lot (blocked off by orange cones). The parents appear
somewhat stressed by the weekend crowds.

A few BOBOLINKS were visible from the entrance road, and I heard but
didn't see a DICKCISSEL from the top. Many swallows (4 species) were
feeding over the hill.

The landfill is open to the public on weekends from 11 am to 6 pm. The
entrance is off Greene Rd.

--
Urs Geiser (ugeiser@comcast.net)
Woodridge (DuPage Co., IL)



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Subject: IBET Midewin east side bird tour
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 20:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Hi friends,
The last Saturday tour was a good one. Lee spotted the L. shrike and we saw a total of 3 LOSH, one being a juvenile. Bobwhite called near the bunker, bobolinks still displaying, a GHO in the same spot a last time. Turkeys and turkey vultures about along with juvenile RT hawks. No Bell's vireo though. Henslow's sp calling and Grasshopper too. Dickcissel abound everywhere. Orioles, both kinds singing.
Another successful year on the bird tours..
John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET North Pond/Diversey Harbor -- very local interest only
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 18:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Walked over to Diversey Harbor to see the breeding Barn and Cliff Swallows under LSD this afternoon, and who did I run into at the north end of the harbor?

Who let those Graylags out of North Pond?

Photos (including begging Barn Swallows) at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24073412


Good Birdings,




Joan Norek
Chicago
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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 Bad Day In S.E. Cook County Saturday 6-27-15
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 13:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

We all have bad days & today was certainly one for Bob E & myself. We found
nothing that we looked for & the few birds we did see were not very
interesting. Started at Killdeer Wetlands which is so wet with standing
water you can hardly walk at all. We were looking for Rails but found none.
Did see Walter M & far in the distance I could also see Joan N but we never
got to talk to her. In addition to plenty of standing water this place also
has plenty of mosquitoes!

Birds here were Great Blue Herons, Great Egret, Killdeer, Barn Swallows,
SEDGE WREN. House Wren (heard 1 far away), HENLOW'S SPARROW (1), Song
Sparrow (2), Dickcissel (3),
Bobolinks, Red Wings, Eastern Meadowlarks & Goldfinch.

A quick stop at Powderhorn got us 1 adult OSPREY on the nest platform & at
126th St. Marsh the only Egret we saw was 1 Great Egret & not much else.

Indian Ridge had birds to look at but nothing special. Here's our list:

D.C. Cormorant (7-9)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (6)
BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON (1-AD)
Mute Swan (2-AD)
Canada Goose (12-15)
Mallard (4)
Killdeer (2)
Ring Billed Gull (4 fly-bys)
CASPIAN TERN (1 hunting)
Tree & Barn Swallows
Robins & Starlings
Song Sparrow (1)
Red Winged Blackbirds

Almost not worth doing but Bird-Of-The-Day to the close, singing SEDGE
WREN who gave great looks & was only the 3rd one I've seen this year.
Runner-Up to the nesting OSPREY.
Honorable mention to the Henslow's Sparrow & the Black Crowned Night Heron.
Can't have a good day everyday & I'll just have to hope that better days
are coming.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET Juvenile Bald Eagle, Libertyville/Lake County
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 13:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


About 8 am today, soaring over the Des Plaines River south of Independence Grove. Adults have been seen infrequently all spring, highlighted by the pair I reported doing a courtship ritual this spring. I don't know of any local nest sites, but my money is on one somewhere in east-central Lake County.


Jeff Sundberg

Libertyville/Lake County



Subject: Re: IBET Juvenile Mocker at 87th St., Chicago
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 9:57 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Wow, fantastic!  I know there have been a number of Mockingbirds that have lingered in the Chicago area over the years, but how many (if any) confirmed nestings have been reported in Cook County?

Ken Wysocki

On Jun 27, 2015, at 9:54 AM, "mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]" wrote:



I observed 3 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS at Steelworker's Park on the south side of Chicago this morning, 2 adults and one juvenile with an underdeveloped maxilla (upper mandible). The juvenile was near the intersection of South Shore and 87th; the adults chasing each other further east along the entrance road to the park.

One GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continues to sing here as well.

The BELL'S VIREO is also still singing at 88th and Mackinaw. No sign of Western Kingbird.

There are at least 3 DICKCISSELS between 81st and 84th and South Shore.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL




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Subject: IBET Juvenile Mocker at 87th St., Chicago
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 9:54 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I observed 3 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS at Steelworker's Park on the south side of Chicago this morning, 2 adults and one juvenile with an underdeveloped maxilla (upper mandible). The juvenile was near the intersection of South Shore and 87th; the adults chasing each other further east along the entrance road to the park.

One GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continues to sing here as well.

The BELL'S VIREO is also still singing at 88th and Mackinaw. No sign of Western Kingbird.

There are at least 3 DICKCISSELS between 81st and 84th and South Shore.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL

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Subject: IBET Mostly Boone County With A Little DeKalb County Friday 6-26-15
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 18:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Noticed a post from Dan W about birds he had seen in Boone County, a place
I seldom get to.
Three of the good birds he mentioned got the attention of Andy Sigler as he
did not have them for Boone County & when Andy hears about birds he is
missing then he will soon be off to try & find them. So our targets for
today were Common Gallinule, Yellow Headed Blackbird & Mockingbird.
Andy said he'd be content with 1 of the 3 & that's good as that's what we
got. Our 1 success was the COMMON GALLINULE (Moorhen) at Garden Prairie
Slough. Looked there for a long time but saw or heard no Y.H. Blackbird
which is what happened on all our previous attempts for that bird at this
location. Later at Lib C.A. we also did not find the Mockingbird. But while
at Garden Prairie Slough I did get a 2nd new Boone Co. species which was a
very well seen (finally) LEAST BITTERN. It's been a fairly long day & we
went to 5 locations so full lists are too much for me today. But here are
the highlights by location.

Garden Prairie Slough & Roadsides (6:50-7:35 a.m.)

Besides the small Bittern we saw flying Great Blue & Green Herons. In with
the Gallinule & the Wood Ducks were 4 female plumaged Hooded Mergansers. A
Pheasant was on the roadside & 1 Chimney Swift flew by. Two Marsh Wrens put
on a good show with their display flights. Among some Mourning Doves were 2
COLLARED DOVES near the grain storage area.

Lib C.A. (8-8:45 a.m.)

Had about 30 species here but didn't stay long. Mostly expected birds only
which included Eastern Bluebirds, Catbirds, Thrashers & 4 "heard only" Wood
Thrushes. Also 1 singing male Redstart & 2 pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
all in 1 leafless tree.

Ipsen Road C.A. (8:45-9:30 a.m.)

I had never been here before but it looks like it's a good place for shrub
loving birds.
Saw 2 Killdeer & more House Wrens, Catbirds & Cedar Waxwings plus 1 singing
House Finch.
Heard 1 singing Eastern Meadowlark as well.

Distillery Road C.A. (9:45-10:45 a.m.)

Mostly more of the same but here we had 5 Meadowlarks & more Bluebirds,
Catbirds, Thrashers, Waxwings & House Wrens. Had our only Baltimore Oriole
of the day as well.

After lunch we ventured into DeKalb County & stopped at the Kishwaukee
River Fish & Wildlife area. Here we added Hairy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe,
several Eastern Kingbirds, a Scarlet Tanager pair, 1 singing HENSLOW'S
SPARROW & a family of 2 adult & 6 young WILD TURKEYS & all the young were
able to fly. Also had our only Dickcissel of the day & my only seen Wood
Thrush.

In spite of seeing mostly common birds I counted 69 species for the day
including large numbers of Catbirds, House Wrens & Waxwings.
Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Least Bittern & the Common
Gallinule.
Runners-Up to the fine flying Wild Turkey family.
Best performance of powerful singing to all the House Wrens who NEVER shut
up &
Showmanship award to the Marsh Wrens doing their display flights.
Always something interesting to see even if the birds are mostly less than
rare.

Al Stokie



Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 17:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


As to wind farms, and taking a cue from ebird categories, in my opinion the more apt word is "incidental - not their primary purpose".




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




-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]
To: Sebastian
Cc: connie60625 ; Craig ; carol nelson ; Illinois Birds ; Jeff Smith
Sent: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 5:12 pm
Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty







I think if "accidental taking" is included in the language, then it needs to be explicitly defined, such as in the examples listed in this thread.




Sharon Nummer

River Forest, IL

Sent from my iPad


On Jun 26, 2015, at 4:44 PM, Sebastian < sebastianpatti@hotmail.com> wrote:





. . . and don't forget electric power transmission lines . . . one of the big killers
of raptors, particularly in the western part of North America . . .

sebastianpatti@hotmail.com
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)




To: silkart1@aol.com; tnemec1@ameritech.net
CC: carol6620@att.net; ilbirds@yahoogroups.com; mrqmagoo13@gmail.com
From: ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:36:35 +0000
Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty







I was thinking of all the possibilities that a bird can be accidently taken by; wind turbines, solar panels that cause the birds ignite when they fly over the panels, cellular towers, glass on buildings, airplanes bulldozers when clearing land, the possibilities are endless... I guess the language protects the big companies? But when a good Samaritan picks up an injured bird to get it to a rehabber they are arrested and fined. Check out this story on Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation seeking for a Good Samaritan Law in Illinois.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20...




Connie

















On Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:33 PM, "Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]" wrote:











No!!! Absolutely unacceptable. I agree with Craig, explain how an eagle is accidentally taken.




Sharon Nummer

River Forest Cook






Sent from my iPad



On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







"...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."




Dear Senator Durbin,




Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?


S ent from my iPhone




Craig Taylor



On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:




"The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only int entional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.




"We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."




Carol Nelson

Chicago

Cook County


















































Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 17:57 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
....correct, or some idiot will claim he "accidentally" shot it thinking it
was a duck...,..

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds] <
ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> I think if "accidental taking" is included in the language, then it needs
> to be explicitly defined, such as in the examples listed in this thread.
>
> Sharon Nummer
> River Forest, IL
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 26, 2015, at 4:44 PM, Sebastian wrote:
>
> . . . and don't forget electric power transmission lines . . . one of the
> big killers
> of raptors, particularly in the western part of North America . . .
>
> sebastianpatti@hotmail.com
> Sebastian T. Patti
> (Lincoln Park)
> Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
> PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
> CELL: 773/304-7488
> FAX: 312/325-9017(o)
>
>
> ------------------------------
> To: silkart1@aol.com; tnemec1@ameritech.net
> CC: carol6620@att.net; ilbirds@yahoogroups.com; mrqmagoo13@gmail.com
> From: ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:36:35 +0000
> Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
>
>
> I was thinking of all the possibilities that a bird can be accidently
> taken by; wind turbines, solar panels that cause the birds ignite when they
> fly over the panels, cellular towers, glass on buildings, airplanes
> bulldozers when clearing land, the possibilities are endless... I guess the
> language protects the big companies? But when a good Samaritan picks up an
> injured bird to get it to a rehabber they are arrested and fined. Check out
> this story on Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation seeking for a Good
> Samaritan Law in Illinois.
>
> http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20...
>
> Connie
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:33 PM, "Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]"
> wrote:
>
>
>
> No!!! Absolutely unacceptable. I agree with Craig, explain how an
> eagle is accidentally taken.
>
> Sharon Nummer
> River Forest Cook
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] <
> ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>
> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize
> permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next
> 30 years."
>
> Dear Senator Durbin,
>
> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally
> taken?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Craig Taylor
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] <
> ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as
> a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he
> has responded as follows:
>
> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy
> Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden
> Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any
> Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend
> the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on
> individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands
> Subcommittee.
>
> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will
> keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>
> Carol Nelson
> Chicago
> Cook County
>
>
>
>
>
>



Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 17:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I think if "accidental taking" is included in the language, then it needs to be explicitly defined, such as in the examples listed in this thread.  

Sharon Nummer
River Forest, IL

Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 26, 2015, at 4:44 PM, Sebastian wrote:
>
> . . . and don't forget electric power transmission lines . . . one of the big killers
> of raptors, particularly in the western part of North America . . .
>
> sebastianpatti@hotmail.com
> Sebastian T. Patti
> (Lincoln Park)
> Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
> PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
> CELL: 773/304-7488
> FAX: 312/325-9017(o)
>
>
> To: silkart1@aol.com; tnemec1@ameritech.net
> CC: carol6620@att.net; ilbirds@yahoogroups.com; mrqmagoo13@gmail.com
> From: ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:36:35 +0000
> Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
>
> I was thinking of all the possibilities that a bird can be accidently taken by; wind turbines, solar panels that cause the birds ignite when they fly over the panels, cellular towers, glass on buildings, airplanes bulldozers when clearing land, the possibilities are endless... I guess the language protects the big companies? But when a good Samaritan picks up an injured bird to get it to a rehabber they are arrested and fined. Check out this story on Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation seeking for a Good Samaritan Law in Illinois.
> http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20...
>
> Connie
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:33 PM, "Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]" wrote:
>
>
>
> No!!! Absolutely unacceptable. I agree with Craig, explain how an eagle is accidentally taken.
>
> Sharon Nummer
> River Forest Cook
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>
>
> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
>
> Dear Senator Durbin,
>
> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Craig Taylor
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:
>
> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.
>
> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>
> Carol Nelson
> Chicago
> Cook County
>
>
>
>
>



Subject: RE: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 16:44 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 . . . and don't forget electric power transmission lines . . . one of the big killers
of raptors, particularly in the western part of North America . . .

sebastianpatti@hotmail.com
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


To: silkart1@aol.com; tnemec1@ameritech.net
CC: carol6620@att.net; ilbirds@yahoogroups.com; mrqmagoo13@gmail.com
From: ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:36:35 +0000
Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty


























I was thinking of all the possibilities that a bird can be accidently taken by; wind turbines, solar panels that cause the birds ignite when they fly over the panels, cellular towers, glass on buildings, airplanes bulldozers when clearing land, the possibilities are endless... I guess the language protects the big companies? But when a good Samaritan picks up an injured bird to get it to a rehabber they are arrested and fined. Check out this story on Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation seeking for a Good Samaritan Law in Illinois.http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20...
Connie

On Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:33 PM, "Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]" wrote:










No!!! Absolutely unacceptable. I agree with Craig, explain how an eagle is accidentally taken. Sharon NummerRiver Forest CookSent from my iPadOn Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:





















"...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."Dear Senator Durbin,Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?Sent from my iPhoneCraig TaylorOn Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:













I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows: "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal
Lands Subcommittee. "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate." Carol Nelson Chicago Cook County














































Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 16:36 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was thinking of all the possibilities that a bird can be accidently taken by; wind turbines, solar panels that cause the birds ignite when they fly over the panels, cellular towers, glass on buildings, airplanes bulldozers when clearing land, the possibilities are endless... I guess the language protects the big companies? But when a good Samaritan picks up an injured bird to get it to a rehabber they are arrested and fined. Check out this story on Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation seeking for a Good Samaritan Law in Illinois.http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20...
Connie




On Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:33 PM, "Sharon silkart1@aol.com [ILbirds]" wrote:


  No!!!  Absolutely unacceptable.   I agree with Craig, explain how an eagle is accidentally taken.  
Sharon NummerRiver Forest   Cook


Sent from my iPad
On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:


  "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
Dear Senator Durbin,
Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?

Sent from my iPhone
Craig Taylor
On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:


I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached.  I wrote him and he has responded as follows:  
"The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years.  This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds.  This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee. 
"We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds.  I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."     
Carol Nelson Chicago    Cook County 


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Subject: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) RESENT with More information
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 16:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 I am resending this post because it was brought to my attention that if I do not sign my post people will think it is a hacker. This I legit I am real and this is a serious issue.--Thanks for your help Connie  
Fellow Birders!  
One of the oldest environmental laws in our country, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), is coming under attack by Members of Congress. The House of Representatives has passed a provision in a fiscal appropriations bill that would bar the Department of Justice from enforcing the MBTA - essentially declaring that it's open season on birds by entities such as large corporations!The MBTA is the primary piece of legislation in the United States established to protect over 1,000 species of migratory birds and makes it illegal to harm these birds except under very specific circumstances. If this measure is adopted by the United States Senate, it could result in the harm and or death of millions of birds with no consequences for perpetrators

For more information:
Please click or copy and paste link in your browser http://www.abcbirds.org/index....
Contact: Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152.or
http://www.durbin.senate.gov/c...
Contact: Mark Kirk (202) 224-2854. or
http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=comment_on_legislation
Copy and paste message in their website message field:
As a bird enthusiast, I urge you to vote NO on any amendments offered on the Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would prohibit the use of funds to prosecute or hold liable any person or corporation for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
Gutting the MBTA could potentially deal a lethal blow to many of the birds that Americans love and which are already in decline, like the Golden-winged Warbler. It could also affect common species that you might see in your backyard, like the Baltimore Oriole. 
Migratory birds play a key role in the U.S. economy, supporting recreational opportunities that create jobs and generate billions of dollars in revenue. They are good indicators of environmental health and safety and also provide environmental benefits, including pollination, insect and rodent control, and seed dispersal. I urge you to stand up for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and vote NO on any provisions that would allow birds to be threatened, harmed, or killed freely.Thank you for considering this request and helping to protect the millions of birds across our country.
Please put your name and address so they know you are serious.
Best 
Connie Smith Chicago,IL



Subject: IBET Pere Marquette
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 14:50 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Rob Weidenmann reported that three days ago he had two Fish Crows and a White-fronted goose at this park.  I'm not sure how far north fish crows have come in Illinois.

David


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Subject: IBET COLSP Acadian Flycatcher
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 13:46 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
  Went on my first birding excursion in Lake County in 12 days today looking for a chat or a Summer Tanager at Chain O Lakes. Unfortunately my string of awesome birds was broken, though the peet-SAH!-ing call of an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER right next to the entrance rd. past the gate at Oak Point on 173 was pretty cool. Conspicuous in their absence this morning were Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Sandhill Crane. Not getting a crane at COLSP is definitely noteworthy. They may just be spreading out. I saw 2 in a farm field on the way over this morning. Other notable birds were 5 BLACK TERNS in various parts of the park and 5 DICKCISSELS which are a rare bird at COLSP in my experience. Also 6 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS and 4 SCARLET TANAGERS.

Here’s the complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24059932

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
round lake beach, IL
lake county
beauschaefer@yahoo.com








Subject: Re: IBET Illinois River @ Havana
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 12:50 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


Per Kevin’s & Mike's recent posts, the motel manager where I am currently staying here in Havana just told me this morning that US 136 is closed on the west side of the bridge over the Illinois River. It was open just yesterday when I went across to go to Emiquon to look for the Tri-colored Heron that was recently(?) seen there… but no luck on that bird. However, the floodwaters of the Spoon River, which dumps into the Illinois River were lapping not far from the highways. From the fancy TNC shelters along the edge of Thompson Lake at Emiquon, I did see the 150+ summering AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, 3 summering (probably injured) SNOW GEESE, a pair of MUTE SWANS w/four half-grown young, 7 CASPIAN TERNS, 6 COMMON GALLINULES and 8 ad. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. I also counted a minimum of 57 active CLIFF SWALLOW nests under the shelters and photographed some of the adults and young inside the nests. Most nests contained young being fed by the adults. I also got some really close shots of muskrats eating, which will be one or more of some of the many nature and scenery photos which you will find in my blog posts later this summer.



After getting rained out of my census yesterday morning, I made a quick stop at the electrical substation just off of IL 97 along 1500N to check out the pair of WESTERN KINGBIRDS. I soon found both birds AND their nest on an I-beam inside the fenced-in substation, though I couldn’t tell if there were young yet. I then drove down to Big Lake in Brown County to see if I would be able to conduct my census there for work, but soon found that Big Lake is now REALLY BIG, as I suspected it would be… and that I wouldn’t be able to conduct my June census there as I wanted to. On the way back, I had a MARSH WREN and three COMMON NIGHTHAWKS at Beardstown Marsh, as well as three EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in town. I had another three EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in Virginia and 5 more in Havana. This is a really good and easy area to see this species in Illinois. Also in Havana last night, I did one of the many informal COMMON NIGHTHAWK surveys that I do in most of the many small towns I stay in all summer while working and had 16, my season high count, in various parts of Havana. There are CLIFF SWALLOWS nesting under most of the bridges in this general area as well.



Amazingly, I ran into a friend yesterday as well, both of us far from home, and he informed me of two pairs of nesting NORTHERN HARRIERS AND a nesting pair of SHORT-EARED OWLS with fledged young in another part of central Illinois. There must be a bumper crop of voles in the relatively small fields that they are nesting in.



I will be working on a fun “travelogue” of my work and its adventures from this summer as soon as my field season is over later in July. There will be lots of bird info, but since it will be a series on my personal blog (Word Press – Flights of Nature), there will be a lot of other nature info, as well as a lot of other things having little or nothing to do with birds or nature, including cows, horses (and hopefully bison), flowers and other plants, interesting road signs and construction tales, photos of flooding and the group of well-dressed Red Hatters ladies group that I photographed yesterday in Havana while in the process of photographing the historical old water tower in town. However, it will be a compendium of what a typical summer field season is like for me conducting the work that I do. Since the topics will be so varied, I have a feeling a lot of you will find at least some interesting things within my daily accounts of my travels. You’ll probably learn some things about Illinois (& Abe Lincoln?) that you may not have known, and even some of you well-traveled listers may learn of a new birding spot or two. I’m too busy to be working on it now after my often long 12-14 hour days each day and week, but I’m sure there are at least a few of you who have wondered exactly what it is I do for work, and these blog posts will give you an idea. Lots more bird sightings the last couple of weeks including UPLAND SANDPIPERS, BLUE GROSBEAK nests and other interesting sightings, but I will also save them for my blog. Good birding!



Steve Bailey

Mundelein (Lake County)

sdbailey@illinois.edu




Subject: IBET Fulton County flooding (no sightings)
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 12:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I just read on the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Complex (Chautauqua) Facebook page that the boat ramp area and its approaches are closed because of flooding. It also said that Rts. 78/97 are also closed per IDOT because of flooding near Emiquon. Mike Ingram, Peoria

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Subject: IBET Caspian Terns
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 11:04 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
2 individuals present at Lake Charleston, Coles County, this morning.

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Subject: IBET RE: Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 9:14 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

I personally appreciate all the discussion on this topic. When I signed the Auburn(?) petition, and was even more disturbed when I read Senator Durbin's form letter reply. I intend to either phone or email him for clarification."This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds."? 
That statement is very ominous on may levels, not the least because that leaves open the definition of "intentional" to grave misinterpretation.
And, note that " This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee. " which leads me to believe that it's the members of this subcommittee that need to be bombarded with calls and emails. http://naturalresources.house.gov/subcommittees/subcommittee/?SubcommitteeID=5063  
 Rhonda Rothrock
Pomona, Jackson County, IL

The 15th Annual Birding Blitz of Southernmost IL, April 30, 2015www.birdingblitz.org



Subject: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 8:18 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I'm glad that somebody finally remembered that it was initially Obama who gave away the lives of the Eagles to the wind turbine industry, and their "unintentional" killing.  
Carol Nelson Chicago Cook County 



Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 22:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
No!!!  Absolutely unacceptable.   I agree with Craig, explain how an eagle is accidentally taken.  

Sharon Nummer
River Forest Cook



Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
>
> Dear Senator Durbin,
>
> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Craig Taylor
>
>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:
>>
>> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
>> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.
>>
>> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>>
>> Carol Nelson
>> Chicago
>> Cook County
>
>



Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 21:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Thank you Jeff for "nailing" that issue -- I was more than a little confused about the "permit" part -- why someone would apply for a permit to accidently do anything -- and why anyone would introduce an amendment to let them do it.

The issues are now very clear -- unfortunately clear.




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




-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Smith mrqmagoo13@gmail.com [ILbirds]
To: franmmmk
Cc: Craig ; carol nelson ; ilbirds
Sent: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 7:54 pm
Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty







I guess Obama isn't the only one that wants to let the Wind Turbine people off the hook for killing eagles.




Jeff Smith

Sent from my iPad


On Jun 25, 2015, at 7:18 PM, franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Stupidest thing I ever heard.




Fran Morel

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







"...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."




Dear Senator Durbin,




Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?


S ent from my iPhone




Craig Taylor



On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:






I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:




"The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.




"We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."




Carol Nelson

Chicago

Cook County
























Subject: IBET Emiquon 6-25
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 21:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 


I took a drive down to Emiquon in Fulton County late this afternoon and found that Highway 78/97 between Thompson Lake and the Globe tracts are still drivable, but just barely. With the river predicted to crest this weekend, this opportunity may be in jeopardy, especially along Rt. 136 west of Havana. Bird-wise I found a flock of 5 Caspian terns flying around the lake compared to 9 I found on Tuesday. I found 19 black terns flying on Thompson Lake on Tuesday but did not see any today. Today at the south Globe tract the water is flooding the weedy fields and there were lots of great egrets and 4 small white herons that were really too distant to call with confidence. They abruptly got up and flew east together over the highway and presumably out over Thompson Lake and I could not find them again anywhere in the interpretive area or anywhere else. Setting up a scope up near Dickson Mounds Road (above the little parking lot) gives you a good vantage point to check the Globe tracts out as you can see the flooded fields to the north too.

Mike Ingram, Peoria





Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 20:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
All, you’ll have a lot more of an impact by making a phone call to politicians' offices than by emailing.  For Senator Kirk it’s (202) 224-2854 and Senator Durbin, (202) 224-2152.  Please make the calls.  It’s too important an issue to let slide.  All of us should do all we can.

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





> On Jun 25, 2015, at 7:54 PM, Jeff Smith mrqmagoo13@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
>
> I guess Obama isn't the only one that wants to let the Wind Turbine people off the hook for killing eagles.
>
> Jeff Smith
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 7:18 PM, franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Stupidest thing I ever heard.
>>
>> Fran Morel
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
>>>
>>> Dear Senator Durbin,
>>>
>>> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> Craig Taylor
>>>
>>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>>
>>>> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:
>>>>
>>>> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
>>>> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.
>>>>
>>>> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>>>>
>>>> Carol Nelson
>>>> Chicago
>>>> Cook County
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>




Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 19:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I guess Obama isn't the only one that wants to let the Wind Turbine people off the hook for killing eagles.

Jeff Smith

Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 7:18 PM, franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Stupidest thing I ever heard.
>
> Fran Morel
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>>
>> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
>>
>> Dear Senator Durbin,
>>
>> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> Craig Taylor
>>
>>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>>
>>> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:
>>>
>>> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
>>> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.
>>>
>>> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>>>
>>> Carol Nelson
>>> Chicago
>>> Cook County
>>>
>
>



Subject: Re: IBET Migratory Bird Treaty
Date: Thu Jun 25 2015 19:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Stupidest thing I ever heard. 

Fran Morel

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:16 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> "...would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years."
>
> Dear Senator Durbin,
>
> Please explain to the world how a Bald or Golden Eagle can be accidentally taken?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Craig Taylor
>
>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:03 PM, carol nelson carol6620@att.net [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>> I responded to the American Bird Conservancy's plea for this issue and as a result a site for Senator Durbin was also attached. I wrote him and he has responded as follows:
>>
>> "The Clarification of Legal Enforcement Against Non-criminal Energy Producers Act of 2015, introduced by
>> Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, would amend the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection act to authorize permits for the accidental taking of any Bald or Golden Eagle over the next 30 years. This bill would also amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds. This bill has been referred to the House Federal Lands Subcommittee.
>>
>> "We must continue to protect eagles and other migratory birds. I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is discussed in the Senate."
>>
>> Carol Nelson
>> Chicago
>> Cook County
>>
>
>


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