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29 May: @ 01:16:15 IBET Thoughts on breeding birds cook co. [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
29 May: @ 01:07:28 IBET 5-29-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings) [hgriffinwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 22:45:27 IBET Schuyler county family reunion [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 22:23:44 IBET Emiquon NWR [ericwalters7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 22:21:02 IBET Cook Co. FP [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 22:16:47 IBET Montrose today [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 18:47:24 IBET Alder and willow flycatchers [Christopher Cudworth cudworthfix@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 17:08:01 IBET Montrose, 5/28 a.m. - Slowing Down But Still Going ['Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 15:16:49 IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd. Fluddle - Kane County [Karen Lund catbirder813@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 13:42:24 IBET North Pond - Sun 5/28/17 [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 13:06:06 IBET Almost No Migrants At The Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 5-28-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 12:52:43 IBET Meadowlarks [Sue Friscia q4birds@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 11:11:00 IBET JxP, Saturday, 27 May: Dunlin, Olive-sided Flycatchers [rlshonkw@uchicago.edu [ILbirds]]
28 May: @ 00:10:01 IBET 5-28-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings) [hgriffinwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 22:11:47 IBET Kankakee Valley Audubon trip to Aubertin's farm [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 15:41:57 IBET Migration Winding Down At Ryerson, Half Day & Dan Wright Preserves Saturday 5-27-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 14:28:03 IBET Montrose Baird's Sandpiper [trptjoe@aol.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 12:53:52 IBET Rollins trip 5/27 [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 12:51:54 IBET Lake-Cook Audubon Rollins Savanna Trip [Beau Schaefer beauschaefer@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 09:59:26 IBET Nachusa Grasslands Highlights - Ogle/Lee County [Karen Lund catbirder813@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 00:56:54 IBET 5-27-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings) [hgriffinwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
27 May: @ 00:36:34 IBET Montrose on Friday ['jarojim .' jimjarosz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 22:33:10 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [malango@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 21:10:03 IBET By Magnolia w. [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 19:45:03 Fwd: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 19:09:43 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [Paul Clyne paulclyne2000@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 19:08:31 IBET By YB flycatcher [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 18:08:36 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 18:01:26 IBET Two N.E. Lake County Beaches & Lyons Woods Friday 5-26-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:40:39 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [trptjoe@aol.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:34:38 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [malango@rcn.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:32:36 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 16:07:33 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose [Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 14:13:15 IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle - Kane County [Karen Lund catbirder813@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 13:46:38 IBET Blue Grosbeak at St. James Farm, DuPage County [peachjmc@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 13:29:58 IBET Least bittern --- ISBP South [Timothy Huizenga thuizenga@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 12:58:31 IBET FW: Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret ['Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
26 May: @ 12:45:57 IBET Snowy Egret saga at Burnham Prairie (Cook Co.) (5-26-17) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 23:55:56 IBET 5-26-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings) [hgriffinwarbler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 22:10:04 IBET Suburban warblers [douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 20:58:58 IBET Late night catbird By [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 20:42:18 IBET Lake Glenview Trumpeter Swan, 5/25 p.m. [Sulli Gibson sulli.gibson@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 20:23:29 IBET Perkins Woods, Skokie Lagoons & Techny Basin North Thursday 5-25-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 19:48:45 IBET Rainbow Beach - Thurs 5/24/17 [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 19:22:01 IBET O'Brien Road Sanderling - Kane Co. [Brendon Lake brendonlake10@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 18:10:25 IBET Swan lake Glenview cook co [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 17:43:41 IBET Prairie and Cerulean Warblers in Lake County [leo@uic.edu [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 17:32:32 Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose ['Anne Straight' astraight4@frontier.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 17:21:02 IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle Shorebirds - Hampshire - Kane County [Karen Lund catbirder813@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
25 May: @ 16:41:51 IBET Les Arends Forest Preserve (Kane County) [Michael Bily mqbily@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET Thoughts on breeding birds cook co.
Date: Mon May 29 2017 1:16 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
It seems like birds are moving really quickly to breed, but maybe I blinked and this month went by too fast. I haven't really studied the timing of most species so this year it seems interesting to see how some like c geese are done very early, then others, like goldfinch, are very late, but the others, that is what I'm thinking about today, the in-betweeners.
I saw a peewee carrying food today at skokie lagoons. I feel like they just got back less than 10 or so days ago. It seems so quick to build a nest and lay eggs, but maybe that food is for the sitter (on the eggs) and not for young yet. That may explain it.
Also, two people posted pics of newly fledged brown thrashers yesterday in our area migration-wise. I saw a pair of adults 13 days ago and hoped, like I do every year, that they might stay and nest. I looked up the timing of young being seen like this and it says a minimum of 18 days. So, that encourages me that they might be nesting there. But again, I wonder, how greatly can nesting vary in the same species in the same area, time-wise?
Right after I heard the warbling vireos come back, I saw one with what seemed to be an almost completed nest! Now THAT is FAST. That was 10-14 days ago I think.
Are there any resources for normal nesting and fledging dates for our area (NE IL)? If you have any suggestions, let me know thanks.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.
5/28/17



Subject: IBET 5-29-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Date: Mon May 29 2017 1:07 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,


As we get down to our last few migration reports, bird migration is definitely nearing its close for the spring season here in Illinois. Tonight, there is very little movement statewide so I would actually suggest for those of us in northern Illinois to get out there and savor any late migrants who are still with us - since there shouldn't be a huge amount of departures tonight. The southern half of the state, as many of us know, is pretty much in the thick of the breeding season by now.


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Subject: IBET Schuyler county family reunion
Date: Sun May 28 2017 22:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
The Summer tanager sang in the walnut tree while we ate dinner in the yard. A good singer and calls of "picky tucky tuck". Cousins were oblivious to birds singing all through the farm yard. Couldn't record this one for all the talking. Oh well, I don't see them but once a year, its hard to shush them.
The cousins I mean.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Subject: IBET Emiquon NWR
Date: Sun May 28 2017 22:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Today at Emiquon NWR (Fulton County), the White-faced Ibis and Glossy Ibis continue... but they were joined by 7 more WF's, so there's a large group of 10 Ibis present here.  Last nights storm front and fairly strong southwest winds were perfect conditions to help bring these extra ibis to Illinois, they either arriving late evening yesterday ahead of the front or early this morning behind it.


It took over an hour to find this group. The pullover entrance road on the southwest side of Emiquon brings you closest to the group, foraging on the south-central side of the refuge. However, I couldn't see them from there due to vegetation. Nor could I see them from the 3rd and 4th one car pullout spots further up the road. But at the 2nd one car pulloff, maybe .3 mile north of the aforementioned southwest side pulloff game the right angle for the birds. I would guess these guys could move around that whole southern section and adjacent edge along the edge of Hwy 78. The area is so flooded, there really is no habitat anywhere else for these ibis to hang out.


Also of significance were 2 female Black-necked Stilts on nests, with males protecting. In the northern section by the visitor overlook was another pair copulating and doing courtship routines, so a 3rd nest is on the way soon.


Other highlights were 4 Common Moorhen (one pair) scattered around the southern area, the ongoing late Snow Goose, a late Blue-winged Teal, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Prothonotary Warbler and many Mute Swans and even more White Pelicans.




I found out today that it was Joy Morton, he that founded the Morton Arboretum and creator of Arbor Day, the goal of which was to encourage folks to plants trees (thus expanding nature)... was the same guy who bought and then gutted the original pristine river valley of what is now Emiquon, draining the whole site and converting it into sterile farmlands. His decisions over this great area led to the destruction of approximately
300,000 trees (!), which were finally replanted about 90 years after his 'scorched earth' policy. He singlehandedly destroyed more trees in this valley than he planted over the whole rest of the planet during his lifetime!


I guess planting trees and enhancing nature only applied to certain areas in the mind of Joy Morton.


Eric Walters
Grandview, MO/Zion, IL



Subject: IBET Cook Co. FP
Date: Sun May 28 2017 22:21 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Program on about this now at 10pm channel 20.1




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Subject: IBET Montrose today
Date: Sun May 28 2017 22:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The most unusual migrant at Montrose today was Odocoileus virginanus.

I have only seen there twice before, though there were 3 present one time.

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Subject: IBET Alder and willow flycatchers
Date: Sun May 28 2017 18:47 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
While running through the West Aurora Forest Preserve in Kane County this
morning at the juncture of the east-west Limestone path and the north south
path that goes by the model airplane field I heard an alder flycatcher
singing from the edge of the woods while a willow sang from the lower
shrubs. Rare to hear them both so close together. Fee-bee-o and fitz-bew!
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Subject: IBET Montrose, 5/28 a.m. - Slowing Down But Still Going
Date: Sun May 28 2017 17:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I spent about 4 hours at Montrose Point in Chicago this morning, May 28.
Things have definitely slowed down, as would be expected for the date. I
found only 10 species of warblers, 2 unidentified Catharus thrushes, and
no sparrows others than Song and Chipping. There were also a few
shorebirds at the beach early, but none stayed long. Still, I managed to
find 67 species in that time. My highlights include:

Sanderling - ~20
White-rumped Sandpiper - 4, early at the beach
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
Alder Flycatcher - 2
All 6 regularly occurring swallows
Eastern Bluebird - 1 female. Late.
Mourning Warbler - 6
Dickcissel - 1
Bobolink - 1 male

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Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd. Fluddle - Kane County
Date: Sun May 28 2017 15:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
One of the baird's sandpipers continues at this site. The dunlin have gone, but many more spotted sandpipers today - at least 6. The semipalmated sandpipers also remain. Other species of note: song and savannah sparrows, dickcissels, northern rough-winged swallows.

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Subject: IBET North Pond - Sun 5/28/17
Date: Sun May 28 2017 13:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
As others have reported from north IL today migrants were harder to find. I ended up with 10 species of Warbler at North Pond, Lincoln Park this morning with Mourning, Canada's and a late Northern Waterthrush being the highlights. A few flycatchers and Red-eyed Vireos were around but virtually no other migrants were located including zero catharus thrushes and zero Sparrows!

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I still think we'll have at least one more push!! I hope :)

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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Subject: IBET Almost No Migrants At The Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 5-28-17
Date: Sun May 28 2017 13:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

For quite a while it looked like I would find zero migrants at the CBG
today but eventually I did find a couple migrant flycatchers & 1
shorebird. Last time I was here (5-15) I found 17 species of warblers
but today I found 2 (Yellow & Common Yellowthroat) & both nest here.
The only Vireo's were Warbling & Red Eyed & the only thrush was Robin.
Did fairly well with Swallows & Flycatchers though. An ebird report
from yesterday showed warblers were still present but I found none of
those on that list. More must have moved out over night. Here's my
less than exciting list:

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

Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (21)
Wood Duck (14 at the B.Brown Pond)
Mallard (6)
HOODED MERGANSER (3-F, also on the B.Brown Pond)
Killdeer (2 on the lawns & 2 on the mud flats)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 on the mud flats)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (5 on the mud flats)
Herring Gull (1-AD)
Caspian Tern (7 on the mud flats)
Rock Pigeon (2 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (5-6)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (3)
Eastern Pewee (3-4)
YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER (1)
Willow Flycatcher (2 calling)
Great Crested Flycatcher (heard 1)
Eastern Kingbird (3)
Purple Martin (18 all at the east side Martin house, still none at the
2 new west side houses)
Tree Swallow (6)
Rough Winged Swallow (2)
Cliff Swallow (4)
Barn Swallow (~15)
(I seem to almost never find Bank Swallows here although others do?)
Blue Jay (4)
Chickadee (6)
W.B.Nuthatch (heard 2)
House Wren (1 singing just north of Lake Cook Rd)
B.G. Gnatcatcher (1)
Robins (20-25)
Warbling Vireo (5-6 singing)
Red Eyed Vireo (4 in M.M. McDonald Woods)
Yellow Warbler (1 singing B.Brown Preserve)
Common Yellowthroat (1 singing near the mud flat area)
Cardinal (3-M & 1-F)
Indigo Bunting (2-M)
Song Sparrow (4 singing)
Red Wing Blackbird (6-8)
Grackle (8-10)
Baltimore Oriole (2-M)
House Finch (2 singing males)
Goldfinch (4)
House Sparrow (4-6)

One good thing about visiting the CBG on a Sunday is that there are no
hordes of workers out with their loud equipment. One bad thing is that
the numbers of visitors make up for the fewer workers! On a Sunday go
early & get out early if it's birds you want to see & not people.,

On a day on the weak side of finding birds Bird-Of-The-Day will go to
the Yellow Bellied Flycatcher & Runner-Up to more of those late
Spring/early Summer Hooded Mergansers that seem to show up every year
at this time.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Meadowlarks
Date: Sun May 28 2017 12:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 27 May: Dunlin, Olive-sided Flycatchers
Date: Sun May 28 2017 11:11 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering all areas.  As others have noted, migration is winding down but there were enough migrants in the park to make it interesting, especially on such a beautiful day.
The best birds for me on the day were at its beginning at 63rd Street Beach. As I came along the beach from the west I saw a peep ahead but had to maneuver around it to get the sun at my back. I managed to get around it without flushing it and approached close enough to tell it was a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (FOY). I saw a larger shorebird at the far end of the beach. In the the sun it appeared to have a black belly. I was able to go into the nature area and maneuver around it to confirm it as a DUNLIN (FOY). These were my only year birds on the day. I counted 53 CLIFF SWALLOW nests at the beach house either complete or under construction. According to what I've read both the male and female build the nest, so there are 106 Cliff Swallows at 63rd Street Beach! I, and others, found that Cliff Swallows are building nests on the south "porch" of the Museum of Science and Industry where I've never seen them nest before.
I was hoping for a Golden-winged Warbler for the year but will have to wait until fall I guess. But, as I said, there were plenty of migrants to look through, or hear in the rest of the park. Many vocal birds were heard and not seen due to the leaves and a few staying high in tall trees. There was a singing BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER in the tall trees by the Lake Shore Drive entrance. I'd move to where I thought I heard it and then it would sound like it was somewhere else and I never found it. There was a SCARLET TANAGER singing at the top of a stand of cottonwoods just northwest of the north bridge of Wooded Island but it must have been sitting hidden in one place. I did see a female Scarlet Tanager at the south end of the island. I did get good looks at a CANADA WARBLER near the Darrow Bridge and 3 male and 1 female MOURNING WARBLERS (1 male at the southwest corner of the Columbia Basin, another just south of the island and a male and the female in the woods by the meadow). By the way Jay Pitocchelli, a professor at Saint Anselm College is doing a study on Mourning Warbler vocalizations and would like any recordings made. Unfortunately I don't have a smart phone or anything that records sound well but if you have any, or will have any recordings of Mourning Warblers I can pass on his contact info. One warbler that was not hard to find yesterday, if you know their song, was WILSON'S WARBLER. I had 22 in the park yesterday! They were scattered out enough that I know I didn't double count any. It has been a good spring for OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS in the park. I had 1 at each end of Wooded Island and heard another singing at the inner harbor. A slightly unexpected find at the outer harbor was a male RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, which I have not seen for a couple weeks. Concerning potential breeding birds, I finally heard the SWAMP SPARROW on territory in the meadow, singing SAVANNAH SPARROWS continue at the beach and soccer fields and there appear to be 3 male EASTERN BLUEBIRDS on territory in the park. There was one singing at the top of the willow north of the soccer fields where they nested last year, another was singing in the north parking lot area and a third along Marquette at the golf course. My full list follows.


Abbreviations: 63rd = 63rd St. Beach, NLF=north lake front to 59th, WI/BM=Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, IH=inner harbor, OH=outer harbor, LM=Lake Michigan and immediate shore east of OH, GC=golf course.


Canada Goose: 63rd (17), WI/BM (28), IH (2), GC (34)
Wood Duck: WI/BM (2)
Mallard: 63rd (8), NLF (1), WI/BM (10), IH (2), OH (7), GC (1)
Double-crested Cormorant: WI/BM (1), IH (1)
Great Blue Heron: WI/BM (2)
Green Heron: WI/BM (2)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: WI/BM (3)
Cooper's Hawk: GC (1)
Killdeer: WI/BM (2)
Spotted Sandpiper: 63rd (8), WI/BM (3)
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 63rd (1)
Dunlin: 63rd (1)
Ring-billed Gull: 63rd (23), NLF (1), WI/BM (7), IH (4), OH (7), LM (92), GC (1)
Herring Gull: 63rd (3), WI/BM (1), IH (1), OH (3), LM (1)
Caspian Tern: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3), IH (2), OH (1)
Chimney Swift: WI/BM (3), IH (6), OH (4), GC (4)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: WI/BM (1)
Red-bellied Woodpecker: WI/BM (1)
Downy Woodpecker: WI/BM (1)
N. Flicker: WI/BM (1)
Olive-sided Flycatcher: WI/BM (2), IH (1)
E. Wood-Pewee: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (6), IH (1)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher: WI/BM (4)
Alder Flycatcher: WI/BM (3)
Trail's flycatcher sp: WI/BM (1)
Least Flycatcher: 63rd (1), WI/BM (6)
Empidonax flycatcher sp: WI/BM (3), IH (2), GC (1)
E. Phoebe: WI/BM (2), IH (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher: WI/BM (4), GC (1)
E. Kingbird: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3), IH (2), OH (1)
Yellow-throated Vireo: WI/BM (1)
Warbling Vireo: 63rd (1), WI/BM (10), IH (4), GC (1)
Red-eyed Vireo: WI/BM (7), IH (1), OH (1), GC (1)
Blue Jay: 63rd (8; reverse migrating)
A. Crow: WI/BM (6), IH (1), OH (2), GC (3)
Purple Martin: 63rd (1), WI/BM (16)
Tree Swallow: IH (1)
N. Rough-winged Swallow: 63rd (2), NLF (6), WI/BM (3), IH (4), OH (2)
Cliff Swallow: 63rd (106), WI/BM (40), IH (1)
Barn Swallow: 63rd (4), NLF (4), WI/BM (22), IH (6), OH (4)
Black-capped Chickadee: WI/BM (4), IH (2), GC (2)
House Wren: WI/BM (3)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: WI/BM (11), IH (1), OH (1), GC (3)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: OH (1)
E. Bluebird: WI/BM (2), GC (1)
Swanson's Thrush: WI/BM (1)
Catharus thrush sp: WI/BM (1)
A. Robin: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (15), IH (1)
Gray Catbird: NLF (2), WI/BM (14), IH (2), GC (7)
Euro. Starling: 63rd (4), WI/BM (16), IH (4), OH (7)
Cedar Waxwing: 63rd (1), WI/BM (25)
Black-and-white Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Mourning Warbler: WI/BM (4)
Common Yellowthroat: 63rd (2), NLF (2), WI/BM (13), GC (1)
A. Redstart: 63rd (1), WI/BM (8), GC (1)
Magnolia Warbler: WI/BM (7), GC (1)
Blackburnian Warbler: WI/BM (1)
Yellow Warbler: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (27), IH (3)
Chestnut-sided Warbler: WI/BM (2), GC (2)
Blackpoll Warbler: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3)
Black-throated Green Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Wilson's Warbler: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (18), GC (2)
Canada Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Chipping Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Savannah Sparrow: 63rd (1), WI/BM (1)
Song Sparrow: WI/BM (9), IH (3)
Swamp Sparrow: WI/BM (1)
Scarlet Tanager: WI/BM (2)
N. Cardinal: WI/BM (12), IH (1), OH (1), GC (4)
Indigo Bunting: WI/BM (2), IH (1), GC (5)
Red-winged Blackbird: 63rd (3), NLF (2), WI/BM (12), IH (6)
Brown-headed Cowbird: WI/BM (7), IH (2), OH (1)
Baltimore Oriole: NLF (1), WI/BM (11), IH (4)
House Finch: WI/BM (1)
A. Goldfinch: 63rd (1), NLF (1), WI/BM (7), IH (2), GC (3)
House Sparrow: 63rd (10), NLF (2), WI/BM (10), OH (14)


Randy Shonkwiler
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Subject: IBET 5-28-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Date: Sun May 28 2017 0:10 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,


The northern two-thirds of the state are receiving light migration tonight as the season is winding down. Northern Illinois birders, I suggest you get there tomorrow and relish the flycatchers and other last few migrants as you can before all of the migrants find their ways to their breeding grounds for the summer, which we have already seen so much of as we are in that transition state between migration and the summer breeding season (which I find to also be an incredibly pleasant season in which to go birding).


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Subject: IBET Kankakee Valley Audubon trip to Aubertin's farm
Date: Sat May 27 2017 22:11 pm
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Hi friends,
Our annual trip along the Iroquois River did not disappoint. A Pileated wp called in the river bottom loud and echoing down the island banks. Stories of the area from Civil War days speak of horses kept on the island. N parula sang along with a G. catbird and RE vireo. The YB flycatcher buzzed us and landed just a few feet away at eye level. Called out "per-wee". One warbler escaped naming, only a song to go by. After reviewing the song later a Mourning warbler was what sang in the thick bushes. We remember Tom and Etta from the past trips to their farm and thanked their sons, Jeremy and Jim for a good birding trip.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Migration Winding Down At Ryerson, Half Day & Dan Wright Preserves Saturday 5-27-17
Date: Sat May 27 2017 15:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Went with Bob Erickson today to the above mentioned locations & we
could tell migration is winding down but is not over yet. Plenty of
Flycatchers (5 species) to look at but Warbler's were down & most of
them were "heard only" with the leaf cover hard to look through &
mosquito's a problem if you went off trail. I'll settle for just
highlights today.

Ryerson (6:30-8:30 a.m.)

Saw a GREAT HORNED OWL fly from 1 side of the river to the other side.
Heard several Pewee's & Great Crested Flycatchers & along the river
was a fairly close OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER which was my 3rd seen in 3
days. In the field by the Brushwood lot an ALDER FLYCATCHER was heard
& then seen. The only non-Robin Thrush was a Swainson's & the only
Vireo's were Red Eyed. I had 6 species of Warblers with the best being
a BLUE WINGED (seen) & 2 MOURNING (heard).
Bob also saw a GOLDEN WINGED which I missed. The non-bird highlight
was a big BEAVER munching on stalks & then swimming down the river.

Half Day/Dan Wright (8:45-10:45 a.m.)

Had a male Ruby Throated Hummer at the top of a tree & heard a
Pileated Woodpecker & Bob had a bad look as it flew away, Along with
more Pewee's & Great Crested Flycatchers we saw 1 YELLOW BELLIED
FLYCATCHER. A Wood Thrush sang for us but we never saw it. Two Cedar
Waxwings were in the trees along the river. Had a few more Warblers
with the best being a well seen PROTHONOTARY & a less well seen (by
me) MOURNING. Two Hawks flew by & Bob thought they might be Broad
Winged but the trees got in the way before he was sure.

After lunch I stopped by myself at Techny Basin North & as I mentioned
in my last post the new rain has covered 90% of the mud flats with
only 2 Killdeer & 4 Spotted Sandpipers on the remnant
flats. Also, for the 1st time this Spring an adult Black Crowned Night
Heron was back toward the dam. There should be more soon.

Bird-Of-The-Day for me will be the well seen, close Blue Winged
Warbler & Runner-Up will be the also well seen Olive Sided Flycatcher.

Bob's Bird-Of-The-Day will be the Alder Flycatcher as it was a new
year bird for him.

Al Stokie
In Lake County watching the beginning of the end of Warbler migration


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Subject: IBET Montrose Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Sat May 27 2017 14:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Among the shorebirds at Montrose during the late morning (@10:30) was a Baird's Sandpiper in the non-buffy adult plumage. It was at the shorebird fence along with the continuing Least and a handful of Semipalmated Sandpipers. It provided many direct comparisons with the Semis in terms of body size (almost as big as the Sanderlings) and length (much longer than the Semis). The ID issue was Baird's vs. White-rumped. The bird flushed twice (not because of any birders, just because) along with the rest, and settled back down immediately. The upper tail coverts were NOT white. There was no streaking on the sides at all, and the bird stretched a number of times. The big question had more to do with the non-buffy plumage, as every Baird's I'd ever seen were obviously Bairds due to the size, length and buffiness. Even though I was sure that it wasn't a White-rumped I needed to do a touch of research. In my car I keep Kaufman & National Geographic. NGS was no help, but one of Kaufman's photos closely matched the bird. Arriving home, Sibley's was no help (actually, even the buffy drawings in Sibley don't look like the Bairds we get.).
This was the most helpful site:
http://www.waderquest.org/2014...

The photo at the bottom of the page, showing both species, best showed the plumage of the Montrose bird, I thought.
Rob Curtis got a photo of the Montrosebird; I look forward to seeing it and to any discussion about the bird.


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County



Subject: IBET Rollins trip 5/27
Date: Sat May 27 2017 12:53 pm
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Subject: IBET Lake-Cook Audubon Rollins Savanna Trip
Date: Sat May 27 2017 12:51 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
43 people joined Rena and Sonny Cohen and myself for a nice trip down the north trail leg near the observation deck and then a walk both east and west of the Washington St. lot for a few other targets. Couldn™t have a better day. It was beautiful and the birds came out to play. Group members found some real nice birds including an AMERICAN WOODCOCK in a trailside ditch, a stunning male ORCHARD ORIOLE and his mate, and my personal favorite, a somewhat cooperative YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Also the 2nd consecutive year that the TRUMPETER SWANS have successfully bred in Lake County. The pair has 6 cygnets which we all had nice looks at. Other highlights (some of which I had when I scouted from 5:45- 6:30):
1 Hooded Merganser male2 Yellow-throated Vireos8 warbler sp. (yellow, yellowthroat, magnolia, redstart, blackpoll, canada, bt green, wilson™s)3 Sedge Wrens (very nice looks at one)5 Henslow™s Sparrows (including good scope looks at probably the most cooperative bird ever. I think everyone in the group got nice looks)3 flycatchers (alder, nice looks at a singing willow, and least)
Thanks to all who came out. It was a great morning birding!
Good Birding!

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Subject: IBET Nachusa Grasslands Highlights - Ogle/Lee County
Date: Sat May 27 2017 9:59 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I just completed the May bird survey (I do one in June too), specifically the wooded west end of Stone Barn Rd. The birds were super active this morning; it took 30 minutes just to drive from Lowden Rd. to the end of Stone Barn. Highlights include: male blue grosbeak, Eurasian tree sparrow, lark, henslow's and grasshopper sparrows, bobolink, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers.
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Subject: IBET 5-27-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Date: Sat May 27 2017 0:56 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,
Tonight is another night with a moderately large flight over our skies due to favorable winds & conditions BUT we are nearing the end of passerine migration now, so the important thing to keep in mind is that this late in the main, a good night for flying might mean more migrants departing rather than arriving. :(
But it means that summer's almost here!


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Subject: IBET Montrose on Friday
Date: Sat May 27 2017 0:36 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
After reading from all of you about the abundance of migrants at Montrose I took the day off and visited this morning. I was there early enough to watch a beautiful sunrise. There are many FOY birds for me on this list. 

Warblers continue, but apparently not as many as earlier in the week.

Sightings include

Wilson's
Canada
Mourning
Chestnut-sided
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll
Black and White
Yellow
American Redstart

Others:

Brown Thrasher
Swainson's Thrush
Marsh Wren
Red Eyed Vireo
A very human friendly Cardinal that would sit within arm's reach of you
Robin on her nest just west of the water feature
Alder Flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Spotted Sandpiper in the Dunes
Cedar Waxwing
Killdeer
And the various gulls on the beach.


Thanks to the many Montrose regulars who helped me find my FOY's and were so congenial to this Montrose visitor. As I am visiting Hawaii later this year, and I have already been to Arizona, Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Missouri, I am hoping to make this my biggest year ever. I appreciate your help in reaching my objective. Currently I am at 189 and counting.

Happy Birding and enjoy the Holiday!

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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 22:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Grace's Warbler was found by Kanae H. and photographed by her. She then went and found John P. and they called over Bob H. who verified the sighting. 

I can't tell you who found the Townsend Warbler.

Luis


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From: Kathy Noerenberg < klnrbnut@gmail.com >
Date: Fri, May 26, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
To: David Johnson < djohnsoda@comcast.net >



Thanks David! I thought I was doing well to figure out a Night Heron, but having looked again at the video link from Nancy Tikalsky which I can wonderfully stop whenever I want I see that you are correct. I learned something so thanks a bunch!


I just saw that September 8, 2003 is the date listed on eBird as the date for the Grace's Warbler sighting by Jim Landing.


With my newfound eBird detective skills, I just saw that the Townsend's Warbler was seen on October 12, 2002 by Rich DeCoster, Glenn Giacinto, Bob Hughes & Geoff Williamson.


Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to respond to improve my knowledge! Have a great & safe holiday weekend,




Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:08 PM, David Johnson < djohnsoda@comcast.net > wrote:




#1. The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.




#2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.


I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.


Good Birding!


DBJ
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net



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On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:









I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:


1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?


2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?


Many thanks,




Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:









Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...





Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake



On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:








Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net





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On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:







Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis .
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS .



Jerry Goldner
Evanston



Subject: IBET By Magnolia w.
Date: Fri May 26 2017 21:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Hi friends,
This one came yesterday. Most warblers are gone. Still worth looking though.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: Fwd: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 19:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Date: Fri, May 26, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
To: David Johnson <djohnsoda@comcast.net>


Thanks David! I thought I was doing well to figure out a Night Heron, but having looked again at the video link from Nancy Tikalsky which I can wonderfully stop whenever I want I see that you are correct. I learned something so thanks a bunch!
I just saw that September 8, 2003 is the date listed on eBird as the date for the Grace's Warbler sighting by Jim Landing.
With my newfound eBird detective skills, I just saw that the Townsend's Warbler was seen on October 12, 2002 by Rich DeCoster, Glenn Giacinto, Bob Hughes & Geoff Williamson.
Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to respond to improve my knowledge! Have a great & safe holiday weekend,Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:08 PM, David Johnson <djohnsoda@comcast.net> wrote:
#1. The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.

#2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.
I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.
Good Birding!
DBJNE ILdjohnsoda@comcast.net

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On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



























I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
Many thanks,Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





























Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...




Shanti,

Nancy Tikalsky

Zion/Lake


On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net






Sent from my iPhone


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Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.




The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand
photographerRob Curtis.

Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW
- Chicago PBS.





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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 19:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
An extremely useful and easy starting point for answering questions like this is to check the eBird catalog of Montrose Point species. You won't find all species that have been reported, but Townsend's Warbler has been previously documented and validated.
Paul ClyneChicagopaulclyne2000@yahoo.com

From: "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]"
To: Kathy Noerenberg
Cc: nancy tikalsky ; "ilbirds@yahoogroups com" ; "jerrygoldner@yahoo.com"
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

#1. The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.

#2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.
I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.
Good Birding!
DBJNE ILdjohnsoda@comcast.net

Sent from my iPhone
On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:


I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
Many thanks,
Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:

Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw. com/2017/05/24/chicago-bird- sanctuary-best-place-state- see-spring-migration


Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" wrote:

Fellow Ibeters--
Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!
Loved the old Nike base photos.
Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
Rob Curtis's photos were great.
We need more news like this!
David B JohnsonNE ILdjohnsoda@comcast.net


Sent from my iPhone
On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:


Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand photographerRob Curtis.Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW - Chicago PBS.

Jerry GoldnerEvanston









Subject: IBET By YB flycatcher
Date: Fri May 26 2017 19:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Hi friends,
Yellow-bellied flycatcher, saw it from the back window but not sure if it was a warbler, although it sat for a time in one place.
Moved to the swing looking up into the W. hawthorn tree. Set the EOS XS to flash and was not disappointed with the results. The last flycatcher of the migration season is usually this one. A regular during this time in the By.
The Cooper's invaded and landed close but retreated quickly after seeing me on the swing.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
John Baxter
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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 18:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
#1.  The view is quick but it looks like an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron with all that yellowish in the bill.


#2. One is the only IL state record of Grace's Warbler. Robert Hughes would know the answer to this question or Geoff Williamson.

I'm not sure Montrose has ever had a Black-throated Gray or Townsend's Warbler. I know both have been seen close by in Cook County though extremely rare.

Good Birding!

DBJ
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net


Sent from my iPhone

> On May 26, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
>
> 1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
>
> 2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Kathy Noerenberg
> Western Springs, Cook County
>
>> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>> Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...
>>
>>
>>
>> Shanti,
>> Nancy Tikalsky
>> Zion/Lake
>>
>> On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" wrote:
>>
>> Fellow Ibeters--
>>
>> Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!
>>
>> Loved the old Nike base photos.
>>
>> Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.
>>
>> Rob Curtis's photos were great.
>>
>> We need more news like this!
>>
>> David B Johnson
>> NE IL
>> djohnsoda@comcast.net
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>>
>> Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.
>>
>> The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis.
>> Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.
>>
>> Jerry Goldner
>> Evanston
>>
>>
>
>



Subject: IBET Two N.E. Lake County Beaches & Lyons Woods Friday 5-26-17
Date: Fri May 26 2017 18:01 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Although I had just covered this area 2 days ago I wanted to try for
the Franklin's Gull seen by Craig T & the Prairie Warbler found by
Andy Stewart & seen by the Lake Co regulars plus Leo M. But as usually
happens lately I found neither even with help at Lyons by Andy
Stewart. But I found a better gull than a Franklin's & settled for a
good warbler instead of the better Prairie. I'll give highlights for
the 2 beaches 1st & then for Lyons Woods.

Waukegan Beach (6:30- a.m.)

I had 5 species of shorebirds but all were of the smaller more common
kinds I have been seeing.

Spotted (4) & Semipalmated (4) Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstone (2),
Sanderling (14) & Dunlin(1).

On the beaches where I looked in vain for the Franklin's Gull all I
found were Ring Billed & Herring Gulls & 14 Caspian Terns. But back at
the car I decided to scan the gulls on the gravel flat where the
buildings have all been torn down & there with the regular gulls was 1
dark mantled adult LAUGHING GULL which may (or may not) be the one
that I saw from a distance at Montrose a few days ago. I was actually
disappointed it wasn't a Franklin's as I need one for my year list but
I'll have chances for that species in Oct/Nov & Laughing Gull is
harder to find here anyway.

Lots of Cormorants flying by & the Swallows were Bank & Barn.

State Line Beach (11:15-11:25 a.m.)

Didn't stay long as not many birds were there & workers were starting
to plow under some of the beach plants to enlarge the bathing beach
area. I noticed they do have "no dogs" signs up now.

The only shorebirds were 2 Killdeer & with the Ring Billed & Herring
Gulls were another 14 Caspian Terns. Swallows were Tree, Barn & 1
Rough Winged. Not much else.

Lyons Woods (8:15-10:30 a.m.)

Ran into Andy Stewart who showed me where the Prairie Warbler had been
& helped me look for it.
Had a little excitement when we heard a "buzzy" warbler song but it
turned out to be a male BLACK THROATED BLUE, my best warbler of the
day. After Andy left I kept at it for quite a while & ended up with 10
warbler species for my 2 hours of searching.

Warblers were:Nashville (1), Yellow (3), Chestnut Sided (5), Magnolia
(6), Bay Breasted (1),
Black & White (2), Redstart (~12-14), Common Yellowthroat (4), Canada
(2) & the above mentioned
Black Throated Blue (1-M).

Other nice finds were OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER (1), Red Breasted
Nuthatch (2 calling to each other-may be staying), 1 Eastern Bluebird,
Scarlet Tanager (1-M) & the Orioles were represented by 1 Baltimore
(male) & 1 loudly singing ORCHARD (male). The only Sparrows were Field
& Song & I saw 2 male Eastern Towhee's. So I had plenty to sort
through while not finding the Prairie Warbler.

On the way home I made a quick stop at Techny Basin North where the
mud flats are much increased in size although with this weekend's rain
they will probably flood again. Only Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers
were there with 1 continuing Semipalmated Sandpiper & 1 Semipalmeted
Plover for company. I should mention that I had another visit from
Sandhill Cranes when 6 flew over & then went N.E. Why 6 are flying as
a group when it's almost June is beyond me.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the very well seen adult Laughing Gull although it
didn't stay long.
Runners-Up to the also well seen Olive Sided Flycatcher, the Black
Throated Blue & the singing Orchard Oriole.

Al Stokie
Mostly in N.E. Lake County today missing some birds & finding others
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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 16:40 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
In answer to the first question, I believe that would the lovely Sage Thrasher.

Joe


Joe Lill
Chicago, IL
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From: douglas stotz dfstotz@gmail.com [ILbirds]
To: Kathy Noerenberg
Cc: nancy tikalsky ; Dave Johnson ; ilbirds@yahoogroups com ; jerrygoldner
Sent: Fri, May 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose

The other two warblers from Montrose are Grace's and Townsend's.

Doug Stotz

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:

I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:

1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?

2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?

Many thanks,

Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:

Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...



Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake

On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" wrote:

Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net



Sent from my iPhone

On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:


Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.

The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand photographerRob Curtis.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW - Chicago PBS.

Jerry Goldner
Evanston






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Environmental and Conservation Programs
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Fax: (312)-665-7433
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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 16:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Grace's Warbler and Townsend Warbler.

Luis Muoz
malango@rcn.com
Chicago



From: "Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
To: "nancy tikalsky" <ntikalsky@hotmail.com>
Cc: "Dave Johnson" <djohnsoda@comcast.net>, "ilbirds@yahoogroups com" <ilbirds@yahoogroups.com>, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 4:07:01 PM
Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose






I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:


1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?


2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?


Many thanks,



Kathy Noerenberg
Western Springs, Cook County
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:








Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...




Shanti,
Nancy Tikalsky
Zion/Lake


On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net





Sent from my iPhone

On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand photographerRob Curtis.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW - Chicago PBS.



Jerry Goldner
Evanston






















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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 16:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The other two warblers from Montrose are Grace's and Townsend's.

Doug Stotz

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Kathy Noerenberg klnrbnut@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
Many thanks,Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





























Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...




Shanti,

Nancy Tikalsky

Zion/Lake


On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net






Sent from my iPhone


On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:








Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.




The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand
photographerRob Curtis.

Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW
- Chicago PBS.





Jerry Goldner

Evanston
































































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Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Fri May 26 2017 16:07 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I have two questions about this fantastic WTTW story:
1. What is the bird at the 1:49 mark after the Golden-crowned Kinglet & the maybe immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron?
2. It is mentioned that Montrose has a record of 39 warblers. I can guess the 36 possible in this area annually plus the very rare Kirtland's Warbler. However, I have no clue what the other 2 warblers would be that don't occur here, so anyone know what those 2 warblers are?
Many thanks,Kathy NoerenbergWestern Springs, Cook County

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM, nancy tikalsky ntikalsky@hotmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





























Here's the video link: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com...




Shanti,

Nancy Tikalsky

Zion/Lake


On May 25, 2017 8:10 AM, "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:







Fellow Ibeters--


Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!


Loved the old Nike base photos.


Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.


Rob Curtis's photos were great.


We need more news like this!


David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda@comcast.net






Sent from my iPhone


On May 24, 2017, at 3:09 PM, jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:








Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.




The story will be feature bird habitat expertJudy Pollockand
photographerRob Curtis.

Tonight at 7:00-8:00 onChicago TonightonWTTW
- Chicago PBS.





Jerry Goldner

Evanston

















































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Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle - Kane County
Date: Fri May 26 2017 14:13 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The 2 Baird's sandpipers continue, along with 3 dunlin, 9 semipalmated
sandpipers, 1 spotted, 3 lesser yellowlegs. No sign of the sanderling or
semipalmated plover. Most of the birds are in the second pond a little
farther north on O'Brien.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
catbirder813@gmail.com



Subject: IBET Blue Grosbeak at St. James Farm, DuPage County
Date: Fri May 26 2017 13:46 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This morning Kyle Wiktor and I stopped at St. James Farm following the McKee Marsh walk to search for a Philadelphia Vireo.  We struck out on the vireo.  But we did find a 1st spring male Blue Grosbeak at around 12:50PM .  It was singing and moving around but the last spot we saw it was in an oak tree at the intersection of the main entrance road and the limestone path.  We watched it for about 10 minutes and it seemed to be hanging out in that general area.


Joan Campbell
Downers Grove/DuPage County



Subject: IBET Least bittern --- ISBP South
Date: Fri May 26 2017 13:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I saw a least bittern at noon today from the observation platform on the trail from the nature center.  It flew up from the marsh and flew about 100 feet before disappearing into the marsh grass.  Not a lot of bird activity otherwise.

Tim Huizenga
Cook


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Subject: Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
Date: Fri May 26 2017 12:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
FYI, Carolyn



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Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret



26 May 2017, 11:30 a.m. to noon - The Snowy Egret reappeared at Hammond's
129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake. Andrew Slager and I saw it standing
on one leg when we arrived and departed. It is usually seen looking at the
wetland from along the IN Toll Road side if it is not disturbed. The Gadwall
looks like its wing was injured since Tuesday. The Northern Shoveler
continues.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County



Subject: IBET Snowy Egret saga at Burnham Prairie (Cook Co.) (5-26-17)
Date: Fri May 26 2017 12:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
On Friday morning (26 May 2017) I spotted an adult SNOWY EGRET at the pond/wetland north of the entrance road at Burnham Prairie, apparently the same bird first located by Dave Gruver on 5/21/17. But it was a bittersweet sighting, at least at first “ the bird had apparently snagged its leg on something that wouldn™t let go. It flapped its wings valiantly, but it simply could not get free. My worst fear was that a snapping turtle might have it by the leg, or maybe it was snagged on some fishing line. I phoned Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitators, but I only got a message saying that they were extremely booked up and it might be a considerable amount of time before I heard back. What to do?

Well, it turns out that a landscaping crew was nearby planting wetland plant plugs as part of the ongoing rehabilitation at the site. They had seen the egret as well, so they offered to retrieve the bird as it was in fairly shallow water. Seemed like the best idea we had going, so one of the crew walked into the water. He caught the egret and freed its leg “ it turns out it was only snagged in some thick algae. It didn™t look like it had damaged its legs or wings, but its wings were pretty wet from all of the flapping. The crew member put the bird back in the water. I did not fly, instead it walked through belly deep water to a small island and rested there for a while. Then it walked through more shallow water to a nearby mudflat. Then it walked through more water and finally settled on a spot where it tucked one leg under its body and rested.

At this point Dawn Keller from Flint Creek phoned me back. I told her the bird had already been rescued, and it looked to be in OK shape, resting and walking around a bit. She was relieved “ she was glad to know the bird was alright, and she just said to let her know if anything changes for the worse. So, I walked back to my car and pulled up on the entrance road near the egret. I remember looking at my watch “ it was 10:20 am, and the Snowy was still standing in the same spot. I took my boots off, emptied some water out of them, and put them back on. I looked up and the Snowy Egret was gone!

The bottom line is that the Snowy Egret was apparently just resting and letting its wings dry off. And when I took my eyes off it to deal with my shoes it flew off. All good news in the end!

Epilogue “ this bird apparently does have some fidelity to this spot even though it flew off for now. But it is worth noting that as of today the pond north of the entrance road has fairly extensive mudflats. Shorebirds I saw there throughout the course of morning included 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, & 3 DUNLINS.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co.


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Subject: IBET 5-26-17 IL Migration Report (no sightings)
Date: Thu May 25 2017 23:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,


Tonight there is a good amount of migration over our state. Winds with a southerly component are acting as a tailwind for our avian friends and the radar is indeed picking up a good amount of movement tonight. Tomorrow would be a GREAT day to get out and go birding!!


In other non-birding news - if you want to be inspired tomorrow, please come out and see either FREE concert of my choir, the Chicago Children's Choir's annual Paint the Town Red concert series at Pritzker Pavilion. The 11:00am concert includes all 4,600 kids in the program and the 6:30pm concert highlights my level, the highest level of the choir, the Voice of Chicago. Would love to see you there! I will be singing solos in "Chichester Psalms" and in a jazz piece called "Love Wins."


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Subject: IBET Suburban warblers
Date: Thu May 25 2017 22:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Landbird migration still going strong here in late May. Yesterday morning I had 20 species of warblers, mostly at Bemis Woods North. Today, I had 15 species at York Woods in eastern DuPage County. 
Warbler highlights at Bemis included male Golden-winged, Connecticut, 2 Mourning, and 2 Hooded (singing males, on just east of last parking area, one by stream crossing along bike trail west of parking area) . Good numbers of Bay-breasted (10), Chestnut-sided (10) and Canada (7). Tennessee (28) and Am. Redstart (15) were most common. Other migrants of interest included a Black-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and 2 Philadelphia Vireos. I also saw the Yellow-throated Warbler near our house in Westchester still. Again seems to have taken up residence in area. Mostly hearing it singing along Boeger, around Windsor or Hastings.
At York Woods today, warblers included a Cape May, Parula, and what e-bird thought was the most unusual bird of the day, a bright male Yellow-rumped Warbler. Other birds of interest included another Black-billed Cuckoo, Least and Alder Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, and Carolina Wren.

Doug Stotz
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Subject: IBET Late night catbird By
Date: Thu May 25 2017 20:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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This won was early more than late according to the clock. Singing and fighting with a E. starling. Catbirds are tough.
John

John Baxter
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Subject: IBET Lake Glenview Trumpeter Swan, 5/25 p.m.
Date: Thu May 25 2017 20:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi everyone,

There was a seemingly out of place, immature Trumpeter Swan at Lake
Glenview this evening. Thanks to Carol Freeman for both finding this bird
and texting me about it earlier today. There is a good chance it will hang
around for a little bit.

Of note to local birders, the mudflats look pretty good at North Techny,
although I only found small numbers of 4 shorebird species. The two
transient species being Semipalmated and Least Sandpiper.

Sulli Gibson
Northfield, Illinois



Subject: IBET Perkins Woods, Skokie Lagoons & Techny Basin North Thursday 5-25-17
Date: Thu May 25 2017 20:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Pretty worn out after a.m. birding followed by purchasing a new lawn
mover, putting it together & finally cutting the lawn both front &
back. Works fine but I can't figure out how to adjust the height level
for the handle so I'm mowing slightly bent over. This must be fixed
for next time.

Went along on the ENSBSC trip to Perkins Woods & as Josh has posted it
was fairly slow going but we did have a few species of warblers
although views were not close. I had hoped they would re-find last
weeks Y.C. Night Heron or see an Olive Sided Flycatcher but we saw
neither. Our excitement was when 3 Crows were after a large but hidden
owl or hawk but when it flew opinions differed as to which is was. I,
of course, didn't even see it when it flew.

Skokie Lagoons From Willow Road (9:30-noon)

Spent a lot of time here as I kept running into pockets of warblers
although it was the same species over & over again. Kept me busy
though.

Great Blue Heron (1 feeding & 3 fly-bys)
Great Egret (1 fly-by)
Canada Goose (2)
Mallard (4-M)
Cooper's Hawk (1 flying)
Red Tailed Hawk (1 flying)
Red Bellied (2) & Downy (1) Woodpeckers
OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER (1 with the nice long white vest)
Eastern Pewee (5)
Great Crested Flycatcher (2)
Eastern Kingbird (1)
Tree (4) & Barn (2) Swallows
Blue Jay (1) & Crows (2)
Chickadee (1), W.B.Nuthatch (2), House Wren (2) & B.G. Gnatcatcher (2)
Gray Cheeked (1) & Swainson's (3) Thrushes
Robins & Starlings
Gray Catbird (4)
Warbling (2) & Red Eyed (4) Vireo's

Warblers were:
Tennessee (2), N. Parula (2-F), Yellow (1), Chestnut Sided (8),
Magnolia (10), Blackburnian (3),
Bay Breasted (4), Blackpoll (2), Black & White (2), Redstart (~15),
Prothonotary (1 or 2),
N. Waterthrush (H-1), Common Yellowthroat (1), Wilson's (6) & Canada (3)

Cardinal (2)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (2)
Indigo Bunting (4)
Song (2) & White Throated (1-late) Sparrows
Red Wings, Grackles & Cowbirds (4)
Baltimore Oriole (2)
Goldfinch (2)

Techny Basin North

Not much here as most of the mud flats remain under water. Shorebirds
were Killdeer (1),
Spotted (4). Least (1) & Semipalmated (1) Sandpipers. Also 1 Cormorant
& 1 Caspian Tern.

I ended up with 65 species for the day including 17 species of
warblers although 2 of them were "heard only" Bird-Of-The-Day to the
Olive Sided Flycatcher & Runner-Up to the female Parula's.

Special Award today for the best use of color goes to the Prothonotary
Warbler's golden color & the Indigo Bunting's different shades of
blue. Next time you see an Indigo Bunting in good lighting check out
the overall blue color & the more purple/blue of the head. I had
forgotten about the different shades of blue on that species.

Al Stokie
In Cook County trying to see as many warblers as I can while they are
still around


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Subject: IBET Rainbow Beach - Thurs 5/24/17
Date: Thu May 25 2017 19:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A quick visit to Rainbow Beach early this evening yielded some nice birds:

Horned Grebe -1
Greater Scaup -1 fem
Red-breasted Merganser-69
Sanderling -12
Semipalmated Sandpiper-1
Semipalmated Plover -3
Sedge Wren -1

All that in a 10 minutes visit! Nice!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago, IL


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Subject: IBET O'Brien Road Sanderling - Kane Co.
Date: Thu May 25 2017 19:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There is currently a Sanderling at the fluddle on O'Brien Road, north of Melms in Hampshire. Also a Baird's Sandpiper, among other common shorebirds.
Brendon LakeBurlington, Kane County

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Subject: IBET Swan lake Glenview cook co
Date: Thu May 25 2017 18:10 pm
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Carol Freeman found a swan at the south end of Lake Glenview it's currently at the East End of the southernmost island which is just east of the stick thing. Either immature trumpeter or tundra.

Suzanne Coleman
5/25/17


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Subject: IBET Prairie and Cerulean Warblers in Lake County
Date: Thu May 25 2017 17:43 pm
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With the indispensable help of the Lake County dynamic duo Andy Stewart and Beau Schaefer I was able to hear and then get good views of the Prairie Warbler at Lyons Woods and the Cerulean Warbler at Chain of Lakes State park as posted by Beau earlier today. Beau found the Cerulean this morning and when I saw him at Lyons Woods he gave me excellent directions for the Cerulean's location. I finally found it singing (after about 1.5 hr of listening around the area) near the Fox Den Camping area not far from where Beau found it. I had trouble locating it once I heard it singing, but it magically popped into view when Andy Stewart came by.The exact location was at 42.443510, -88.187219.


The Prairie Warbler found by Andy Stewart and Bill and Annette McClellan was located (with Donnie Dann and Beau) by following the trail north from the Lyons Woods parking lot to the junction where one trail goes W and one to the NE. It was singing loudly in that area (42.405002, -87.829957).


Thanks again to Andy and Beau for their excellent directions and for finding these rare Lake County birds.


Leo Miller
Riverside, Cook County



Subject: Re: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose
Date: Thu May 25 2017 17:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Great program!!  enjoyed it, great photos!  

Anne Straight
Forreston, IL (Ogle County)

From: David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]
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Subject: IBET No Sightings Re: 5/24/2017 WTTW: Spring Migration @ Montrose



Fellow Ibeters--

Nice Montrose overview. Enjoyed the video of the Kirtland's Warbler--twice! Other images were superb! Montrose is that special place during migration!

Loved the old Nike base photos.

Homer Esbaugh named the "Magic Hedge" back in the late 70s.

Rob Curtis's photos were great.

We need more news like this!

David B Johnson
NE IL
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Chicago Tonight's Senior Producer Jay Shefsky shares the magic of Spring Migration at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary.


The story will be feature bird habitat expert Judy Pollock and photographer Rob Curtis.
Tonight at 7:00-8:00 on Chicago Tonight on WTTW - Chicago PBS.



Jerry Goldner
Evanston



Subject: IBET O'Brien/Melms Rd Fluddle Shorebirds - Hampshire - Kane County
Date: Thu May 25 2017 17:21 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The fluddle now has:

5 semipalmated plover
2 Baird's sandpiper
1 dunlin
6 semipalmated sandpiper
1 lesser yellowlegs
3 spotted sandpiper
1 stilt sandpiper

Also singing adjacent fields: bobolinks, savannah sparrow, horned larks,
common yellow-throat.

Karen Lund
Genoa, DeKalb County
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Subject: IBET Les Arends Forest Preserve (Kane County)
Date: Thu May 25 2017 16:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Good news: The Red Headed Woodpecker that I first observed excavating a cavity on April 22 is still there. Better news: It has been joined by a second bird. We apparently have a breeding pair, the first such occurrence at this site in at least four years.
While observing the pair of woodpeckers this afternoon, I heard the repeated ascending song of a Swainson's Thrush in the nearby shrubbery.
Mike BilyBatavia


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