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22 Oct: @ 08:18:24 IBET falcon videos [robirdman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 13:21:31 IBET Re: Byard BC chickadees [Ann Whitney [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 12:59:45 IBET Searching For Migrant Ducks & Not Finding Many Monday 10-21-19 [Al Stokie [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 12:33:42 IBET Byard BC chickadees [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 08:03:49 IBET East Fork Lake Surf Scoters [Joe Lill [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 07:20:05 IBET Byard WC sparrow [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
21 Oct: @ 07:15:48 IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 19, 2019 [Marjorie Pries [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 20:35:46 IBET Byard Tennessee warbler [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 17:30:50 IBET Visiting from TN [JRardin [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 17:13:49 IBET: Harris's Sparrow at Nachusa ['Daniel & Barbara Williams' [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 17:11:50 IBET American Golden-Plover - Adams Co. [Phil Reyburn [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 13:35:08 IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 10-20-19 [Al Stokie [email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 12:04:32 IBET No sightings fort Sheridan [[email protected] [ILbirds]]
20 Oct: @ 11:04:32 IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/26 for Big Marsh Bird Walk [[email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 19:18:14 IBET new video [robirdman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 18:35:22 IBET Western Cook Co./Dupage today [douglas stotz [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 17:20:35 IBET Future of Ilbirds [Gerald Batsford [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 15:31:06 IBET Montrose & Techny North Saturday 10-19-19 [Al Stokie [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 14:45:50 IBET Fox sparrows cook co [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 12:10:44 IBET Any Harris's Sparrow sightings today at Jarvis? [[email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 11:26:03 IBET Columbus Park, Saturday, 10/19 [Ed McDevitt [email protected] [ILbirds]]
19 Oct: @ 00:22:17 IBET Byard RC kinglet [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 19:04:32 IBET new shorebird videos [robirdman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 17:10:55 IBET ENSBC Meeting Tuesday - (NO SIGHTINGS) [JOHN HOCKMAN [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 15:36:26 IBET Byard H. thrush [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 15:29:33 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 14:47:46 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Beryl Gersch [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 13:23:00 IBET Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Friday 10-18-19 [Al Stokie [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 11:57:51 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Ed McDevitt [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 07:01:57 IBET Great Horned Owl program in Highland Park 10/22 (NO SIGHTINGS) [Rena Cohen [email protected] [ILbirds]]
18 Oct: @ 06:58:35 IBET Kankakee Valley Christmas Bird Count: Sat Dec 28th [Jed Hertz [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 21:59:48 Re: IBET Two Harris’s Sparrows sighted at Jarvis on Oct. 17 ['jarojim .' [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 19:29:31 IBET Two Harris’s Sparrows sighted at Jarvis on Oct. 17 [Joe Lill [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 19:24:56 IBET Byard Hermit thrush [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 19:24:42 IBET Byard YB sapsucker [John Baxter [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 18:45:43 IBET Wood thrush, cook co [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 18:26:05 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 18:13:55 IBET Harris’s Sparrow sighted at North Pond Oct. 17 [Chuck Berman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 17:48:11 RE: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) ['Mike Sweeney' [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 16:12:11 IBET Illinois Beach North Unit & Techny North Thursday 10-17-19 [Al Stokie [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 15:14:03 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 15:12:56 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 14:47:28 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Pamela Carmona [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 14:28:54 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 14:24:24 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Matthew Igleski [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 13:48:19 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Karen Avery [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 13:12:55 Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]]
17 Oct: @ 03:16:49 Re: Re: IBET: Sangamon Co. Sept. 2019 report [Tamima Itani [email protected] [ILbirds]]
16 Oct: @ 22:26:12 IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday with Bill Tweit - Citizen Science (NO SIGHTINGS) [JOHN HOCKMAN [email protected] [ILbirds]]
16 Oct: @ 21:03:43 IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting) [[email protected] [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET falcon videos
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 8:18 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Peregrine w/prey https://youtu.be/5ctnDTlECI0


Merlin w/prey https://youtu.be/V7aktG7HuxM

At Montrose, recently.

Rob Curtis

Chicago



Subject: IBET Re: Byard BC chickadees
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 13:21 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Subject: IBET Searching For Migrant Ducks & Not Finding Many Monday 10-21-19
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:59 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Because of the rain or potential rain I just checked 5 local spots to
see if any migrant ducks had arrived & only 1 species had done so. The
5 places were Big Bend Lake, Beck Lake, Lake Opeka in Des Plaines,
Axehead Lake & Belleau Lake. Except for Lake Opeka all are local
forest preserve lakes in Des Plaines or Park Ridge. Nothing much worth
reporting but I want to enter a report to see if IBET is still
working.

Big Bend Lake

Only Canada Geese & Mallards in the water & 2 Great Blues beside the
water. Also one loud Kingfisher & 10 species of common land birds.

Beck Lake

Rained here so I had to watch from the car. Had 2 Canada Geese & found
my only real migrant duck species which was Ruddy Duck (4).

Lake Opeka

Only had Canada Geese (2), Mallards (22) & 10 House Sparrows.

Axehead Lake

Had Mallards (14), a fly-by Red Tailed Hawk, 2 circling Herring Gulls,
Pigeons, a Robin &
7 Y.R. Myrtle Warblers.

Belleau Lake

Just Canada Geese (15) & Mallards (31) & 3 land bird species.

Since something has to be the top bird I'll go with the Ruddy Ducks
for Bird-Of-The-Day &
the Kingfisher as Runner-Up. Slow day not helped by the rain.

Al Stokie
Birding locally in Cook County today


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Subject: IBET Byard BC chickadees
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Eats PB suet in the apple tree. Two are coming, calling, and carrying on.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET East Fork Lake Surf Scoters
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 8:03 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I rarely get to post sightings of interesting birds from the Southern Region, but after getting the Limpkin with Jeff Sundberg (he was in South Africa during the initial Limpkin frenzy; no sympathy was given) we stopped at the overlook at East Fork Lake. A flock of Coots swam past at about 30-40 yards, and they were followed by three Surf Scoters! I dont know how early this is for that region, but I was thrilled to pick up an unexpected year bird. I shot off an email to Leroy Harrison and he got them, too.

We followed that up with a stop at the Ridgway Bird Sanctuary, where it just felt right to pay homage to the most important ornithologist in Illinois history. As we walked out two Red-shouldered Hawks screamed their approval while circling above. Or they were irritated with the Red-tailed that was also up there. I prefer the former.

Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County


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Subject: IBET Byard WC sparrow
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 7:20 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,This one is here along with a DE junco. The RT is gone now.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 19, 2019
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 7:15 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
> Date: October 20, 2019 at 9:44 AM
> Subject: eBird Report - North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Oct 19, 2019
>
> North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, US
> Oct 19, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Similar to the previous two weeks, cold (high 40's) to start but clear and bright with a lot more fall color. Slow for birding through the first hour or so. Mainly just the usual birds but finally starting to see some of the spotted thrushes and migratory sparrows. Counts below are generally accurate or low, x = too many or too hard to count.
> 28 species
>
> Canada Goose 10 8 in a flyover flock, two near the parking lot
> Wood Duck 4
> Chimney Swift 4
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Cooper's Hawk 2 immature, close together, trying to grab a squirrel in a tree.
> Belted Kingfisher 1 only heard it
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 10 flyover flock
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Swainson's Thrush 1 four or five of us got a good luck at this bird and agreed it was a Swainson's as we all clearly saw an eye-ring. Also, it did not have an obvious difference in tail color and there was no tail pumping. Interestingly, an obvious Hermit Thrush was a few feet away so we had a cross-check for comparison.
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin X
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch X
> Dark-eyed Junco 3
> White-crowned Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Subject: IBET Byard Tennessee warbler
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 20:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Tennessee w. came to eat flies from the beer bait dish. Easy to catch flies when there in the soup.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Visiting from TN
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 17:30 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello all! Just in case Yahoo dissolves this listserv before my trip to Chicago on November 21st I would your opinions. Ill be traveling for work to the Rosemont area near the airport and will only have about 4 hours of birding time before I have to leave. Ive never birded up north and dont know anything about the area or movement of species. My targets simply based on birds that would be rare for the south are:
Snowy Owl (#1 pick)Snow Bunting (#2 pick)Northern GroshawkRough-Legged HawkLesser Black-backed GullGreat Black-backed GullLong-eared OwlShort-eared OwlNorthern ShrikeAmerican Tree SparrowPine GrosbeakEvening GrosbeakCommon Redpoll
Please advise,
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Subject: IBET: Harris's Sparrow at Nachusa
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 17:13 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Gary Jahnke reports that he found a Harris's Sparrow at Nachuse this morning (10/20). It was located on the trail that runs South and West of the new Visitor's Kiosk on the west side of Lowden Road. This is in portion of Nachusa that is in Lee County, south of the Bison wallow.
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Subject: IBET American Golden-Plover - Adams Co.
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 17:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This afternoon Pat and I drove up to the northern part of the county to check on the waterfowl migration and hoping to come across some late migrating shorebirds. Waterfowl migration was minimal and pretty much the same with shorebirds until we left Meyer. Just east of town we came across a field with standing water, slowing I spotted shorebirds. We were able to pull over and I immediately realized we had plovers. I got out the scope and my field identification was 3 American Golden-Plover. Checking Bohlen this is a late date by a week for central Illinois, but they can linger until November.
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Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Sunday 10-20-19
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 13:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Well let's see if this report goes through on IBET?

Only expected October birds today but a few were still interesting.
Covered all areas of the CBG today including the North Lake loop, the
B.Brown Reserve & Mary Mix McDonald Woods. Took a while to do all
those sections.

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:15-11:45 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (2)
(No Cormorants today)
Great Blue Heron (1, mud flat area)
Great Egret (2, North Lake & mud flat area)
Canada Goose (126, almost all at the mud flats)
Wood Duck (7)
Mallard (31)
Coot (1, wonder if this is the usual Winter Coot?)
BALD EAGLE (both were adults at the B.Brown Pond)
Red Tailed Hawk (1, chased to another tree by 1 of the Eagles)
Killdeer (9, mud flats)
Mourning Dove (4)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (4)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (1-F)
Eastern Phoebe (1, calling)
Blue Jay (6)
Crows (5)
Chickadee (10)
Winter Wren (1)
Golden Crowned Kinglet (3)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (5)
EASTERN BLUEBIRD (3, calling in flight)
Hermit Thrush (3)
Robins (~40, with a few singing)
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER (1)
Palm Warbler (1, in the Dixon Prairie)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (5-6)
Cardinal (2-M & 1-F)
Song Sparrow (5 with 2 singing)
Junco (1 flock of 8)
Red Winged Blackbird (8 with 3 singing)
Grackle (6-8)
House Finch (2)
Goldfinch (9)
House Sparrow (12-14)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Bald Eagle pair &
Runners-Up to the Orange Crowned Warbler & the Eastern Bluebirds.

Al Stoke
In Cook County today




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Subject: IBET No sightings fort Sheridan
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Is there migration on going there?
Can I get in?
If not another place nearby?
Thank you

> On Oct 19, 2019, at 7:18 PM, robirdman [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Chimney Swifts flying. Fast, erratic flyer is challenging.
>
> Meditative video: https://youtu.be/YU9NUEdyt9M
>
> Rob Curtis
>
> Chicago
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Subject: IBET Join COS Saturday, 10/26 for Big Marsh Bird Walk
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 11:04 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Come on a journey through one of the largest and most high quality wetlands in Chicago.


Beginning birders are welcome and we will have extra binoculars available.

To sign up, please use this link: https://forms.gle/bNmN1DqNqMsT... https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u...


Leader: Carl Giometti; [email protected]


Saturday, October 26
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Big Marsh Park, 11599 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago
Meet in parking lot off of Stony Island Ave; https://goo.gl/maps/VRqpLsfogf... https://goo.gl/maps/VRqpLsfogf...


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Subject: IBET new video
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 19:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Chimney Swifts flying. Fast, erratic flyer is challenging.

Meditative video: https://youtu.be/YU9NUEdyt9M


Rob Curtis

Chicago



Subject: IBET Western Cook Co./Dupage today
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I birded Bemis Woods North and Mount Carmel Cemetery (north of Roosevelt, west of Wolf Rd.) in Cook Co., and York Woods (west side of York, south of Roosevelt) in Dupage Co. I had a total of 43 species. Best bird by far was a late Chestnut-sided Warbler at York Woods. Other birds of interest included a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Bemis Woods, Merlin, Vesper Sparrow and Indigo Bunting at Mount Carmel. Orange-crowned Warblers were at Mount Carmel and York Woods, and a Palm was at Mount Carmel. All 3 sites had Winter Wrens.
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Subject: IBET Future of Ilbirds
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:20 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Whoever is taking the initiative to establish the new alternative to ilbirds on Yahoo, please take note of my email address and contact me with how to enroll/engage in the new process.Thanks,Gerry BatsfordLincolnshire








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Subject: IBET Montrose & Techny North Saturday 10-19-19
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 15:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Wasn't going to do a report today as I saw only the most common of
species but just in case IBET is going away I guess I should do a
short report.

Montrose (7:15-9:45 a.m.)

On the beach there were only a small number of Gulls but one Dunlin
was present even if it didn't stay long. By the Willows were both
Myrtle & Palm Warblers but only a few. Quite a few Geese were on the
beach at 1st & only 10 Mallards were present. One Cormorant flew by.

Up at the Hedge area there were Chickadees, Brown Creeper, both
Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, a few Robins, quite a few Yellow Rumped
Myrtle Warblers, Cardinals, House Finches, Goldfinches & House
Sparrows, The only true Sparrow I saw was White Throated. Other
birders reported a Phoebe & a Tennessee Warbler which I did not see.
Pretty slow day!

Techny North (10:30-11 a.m.)

Not much here either with only 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 24
Canada Geese, 1 Wood Duck, 28 Mallards, 1 flying Red Tailed Hawk, 6
Killdeer & 1 heard only Blue Jay. It's a shame that the mud flats are
back big time but it's almost too late for shorebirds. Looks like the
Mr Reliable Great Egret is really gone.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the beach Dunlin & Runner-Up to the Creeper.

License Plate Of The Day to one from Rhode Island parked at Montrose
where there was yet another of the many walk/run events going on
today. It's a rare weekend day when they is NOT some event.

Al Stokie
On the Chicago lakefront today


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Subject: IBET Fox sparrows cook co
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 14:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just wanted to let everyone know that yesterday evening I saw my FOF fox sparrows in a local preserves along the Des Plaines River here in Park Ridge. Also had white throated, white crowned, song, juncos, and three calling towhees. And some orange crowned Warblers. So it looks like it'll be a beautiful weekend to get out.

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Subject: IBET Any Harris's Sparrow sightings today at Jarvis?
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 12:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Would appreciate any updates or notifications of Harris's Sparrows today at Jarvis. (or ANYwhere in the area!)


Thanks.
Joan Campbell
DuPage County



Subject: IBET Columbus Park, Saturday, 10/19
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 11:26 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Three of us walked Columbus Park this morning. It was fairly quiet, but in our short walk we did see several species.
The highlight, of sorts, was walking off the Jens Jensen path up along the large grass plot just south of the maintenance building and seeing a clump of down feathers on the grass. We investigatedand found 3 such clumps, with one of them containing large feathers and a red bone. We guessed a coyote or fox had had a goose dinner very recently.
We collected rubbish along the way, something we suggest everyonecould do. The park deserves it.
Our sightings.
Wood Duck 7Mallard 27Blue-winged Teal 2Red-winged Blackbird 3Song Sparrow 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 1Great Blue Heron 1Canada Goose 15Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Ed McDevitt
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Subject: IBET Byard RC kinglet
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 0:22 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Small and fast. Hard to catch and pic. Kinglets are the only birds I know to not stop for a closer look.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET new shorebird videos
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 19:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
New, relatively recent.

Rob Curtis

Chicago

*video list* species link behavior
Calidris bairdii _https://youtu.be/J5NzfS3MTE0_ foraging
Calidris minutilla _https://youtu.be/XiPZihwpWzA_ foraging, bathing
Calidris pusilla _https://youtu.be/4JLLADaRtCY_ foraging



Subject: IBET ENSBC Meeting Tuesday - (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 17:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Bob Russell, who gave the program at the Evanston North Shore Bird Club's April meeting, died unexpectedly. Bob's family will be providing refreshments in his memory before the program on October 22nd, starting at 7:00. Bill Tweit's program on "Citizen Science: a Personal History" will follow.
The meeting is at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Boulevard, in Evanston.
John Hockman
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Subject: IBET Byard H. thrush
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 15:36 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Eats flies from the beer bait pan. Seems tame.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 15:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Ed, I just saw your e-mail as it went into my Spam folder. Great info.

Suzanne










On Fri Oct 18 2019 11:55:03 GMT-0500 (CDT), Ed McDevitt [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:

















Here's what one news report (https://www.theverge.com/2019/... says:Once the old content is gone, though, all youll be able to do on Yahoo Groups is browse the groups directory, request to be invited to one, and, if youre in a group, email that group.In a statement, Yahoo suggested that most people just use Groups for emailing anyway:We are tailoring Groups features to match the preferences of our Groups members. Most of our members connect and share content primarily over email, so we believe this change will streamline and improve the Groups experience. Yahoo Groups will continue to provide a way for people to connect with their communities around shared interests, and we will continue to listen to feedback to ensure we keep our users happy.This is just a bit opaque, particularly since Yahoo will no longer store a group's missives on their servers. This seems to mean that you can still have your email group as a closed list, but the various threads will reside in your own email. Or something.Here's a short article on alternatives.As for the ABA site - it has nothing to do with this Yahoo group. It's a totally separate web site.Ed McDevitt(630) 651-6227 (C)On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 9:03 PM [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:

























IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:https://www.theverge.com/2019/... see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?John LeggeChicago








































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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 14:47 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
e are several dates involved. Here is a link with details from Yahoo:https://help.yahoo.com/kb/grou... 21  revised to October 28  New content cannot be uploaded to Yahoo Groups. Old content will still be available..December 14  All content is deleted; the following content types are included:FilesPollsLinksPhotosFoldersCalendarDatabaseAttachmentsConversationsEmail UpdatesMessage DigestMessage HistoryThe Yahoo Groups site will continue to exist, however, all public groups will be made private or restricted. Any new group members will need to request an invite or be invited by an admin. Admins will still be able to manage various group settings, though some functionality will be limited.On October 28, you will no longer be able to upload any content to the site. To share info with members of your groups, you'll continue to be able to do so via email.There is plenty of time to migrate documents and files to a new solution  or at least download them to the site owners computer.Beryl

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM Ed McDevitt [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:


























Here's what one news report (https://www.theverge.com/2019/... says:

Once the old content is gone, though, all youll be able to do on Yahoo Groups is browse the groups directory, request to be invited to one, and, if youre in a group, email that group.

In a statement, Yahoo suggested that most people just use Groups for emailing anyway:
We are tailoring Groups features to match the preferences of our Groups members.. Most of our members connect and share content primarily over email, so we believe this change will streamline and improve the Groups experience. Yahoo Groups will continue to provide a way for people to connect with their communities around shared interests, and we will continue to listen to feedback to ensure we keep our users happy.
This is just a bit opaque, particularly since Yahoo will no longer store a group's missives on their servers. This seems to mean that you can still have your email group as a closed list, but the various threads will reside in your own email. Or something.
Here's a short article on alternatives.
As for the ABA site - it has nothing to do with this Yahoo group. It's a totally separate web site.
Ed McDevitt(630) 651-6227 (C)

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IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/...

I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?
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Subject: IBET Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Friday 10-18-19
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 13:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Had high hopes that when I got to Jarvis some hotshot birder would
already be there & would point out one of the Harris's Sparrows to me.
But when I arrived no one else was there. So with diminished hopes I
started to look on my own. Soon Jim L arrived & we looked in different
directions hoping thereby to increase our chances. Then after I was
there for 40 min (7:40 a.m.) up popped the young HARRIS'S SPARROW &
gave me 3 good looks while it sat on various plants. This was along
the closest path to the fence just south of the viewing deck & north
of the S.E. corner of the sanctuary. Hurried to find Jim L & I saw
that Emil B had also arrived. Took both of them to where I saw the
Sparrow. Then I walked to the next path over to the east in case the
bird had moved in that direction. It had moved that way & I saw it
again on the bunch of dead tree branches. Called to Emil & Jim & they
soon came over & all of us had good looks but brief looks at the
Harris's Sparrow. Then it dropped down in the vegetation &
disappeared. Both Emil & Jim wanted photos so they waited for the bird
to pop back up while I went to look for the adult Harris's Sparrow.
But I never did locate the adult even after 2 hours of looking. And
worse Jim & Emil never re-found the young Harris's Sparrow & when I
left no one had found it either. But many were still looking so maybe
one or both of the Harris's Sparrows will be found later.

Almost as good as the Sparrow was a CAROLINA WREN that briefly sat on
the main fence & then moved to some nearby trees. Other birds seen
were:

Mallard (2)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Downy Woodpecker (2) & Flicker (1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Blue Jays, Crows, Chickadees & W.B. Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (1)
CAROLINA (1) & Winter (1) Wrens
Golden Crowned & Ruby Crowned Kinglets
Hermit Thrush (5), Robins & Starlings
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (5)
Cardinal (4)
Eastern Towhee (a female I think?)
Song, White Crowned (8) & White Throated (18) Sparrows
HARRIS'S SPARROW (1-IM)
Junco (8)
Red Wings, Goldfinches & House Sparrow

It's really tough to check on the birds here as there are so many
walkers, joggers & dog walkers constantly going by & flushing all he
birds but that's just the way it is.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the young Harris's Sparrow & Runner-Up to the Carolina Wren.

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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 11:57 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Here's what one news report (https://www..theverge.com/2019... says:

Once the old content is gone, though, all youll be able to do on Yahoo Groups is browse the groups directory, request to be invited to one, and, if youre in a group, email that group.

In a statement, Yahoo suggested that most people just use Groups for emailing anyway:
We are tailoring Groups features to match the preferences of our Groups members. Most of our members connect and share content primarily over email, so we believe this change will streamline and improve the Groups experience. Yahoo Groups will continue to provide a way for people to connect with their communities around shared interests, and we will continue to listen to feedback to ensure we keep our users happy.
This is just a bit opaque, particularly since Yahoo will no longer store a group's missives on their servers. This seems to mean that you can still have your email group as a closed list, but the various threads will reside in your own email. Or something.
Here's a short article on alternatives.
As for the ABA site - it has nothing to do with this Yahoo group. It's a totally separate web site.
Ed McDevitt(630) 651-6227 (C)

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 9:03 PM [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:


























IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/...

I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?
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Subject: IBET Great Horned Owl program in Highland Park 10/22 (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 7:01 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Mark H.X. Glenshaw has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in a large urban park in St. Louis since 2005. At Lake/Cook Audubon's program next Tuesday, October 22, he will share the story of how he found the owls, the wide range of behavior he has seen, and what he's learned about the species in hours of observation.
The program,GREAT HORNED OWLS UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, begins at 7 pm at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. A complete list of Lake/Cook programs and field trips is at www.lakecookaudubon.org
Rena Cohen



Subject: IBET Kankakee Valley Christmas Bird Count: Sat Dec 28th
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 6:58 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
Just wanted to touch base with everyone about our upcoming Xmas Bird Count, tentatively scheduled for Sat Dec 28th. This will be our 24th count - yes hard to believe I know. I can remember, like yesterday, driving around Kankakee County with Ralph Herbst and Etta Aubertin on the icy roads trying to ID drive-by "LBBBs" (Little Biddy Brown Birds) in the road ditch vegetation. Wasn't too long before that I rode with Hazel Lory - a real old timer - on what she called a "Xmas Bird Count" and we would eek-out 20+ species on a winter morning driving around the back roads of Momence. Many fond memories and more to come.
Anyway, I hope you can give us another shot this Xmas season and keep our streak going another year.
Looking forward to our get together again.
Cheers,

Jed Hertz1000 Justine DriveKankakee, [email protected]


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Subject: Re: IBET Two Harris’s Sparrows sighted at Jarvis on Oct. 17
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 21:59 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yes, 2 Harris Sparrows at Jarvis. I saw the darker adult one on the west end before it disappeared into the brush, then saw the lighter one with Tom and Aerin on the East side a short while later. 

Timing between 3 PM and 5 PM
So Al Stokie... there is still a chance to catch one at Jarvis or North Pond (see Chuck Berman's post) tomorrow as they appear to be sticking around.
Jim JaroszNorridge

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:29 PM Joe Lill [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:

























Today there were two Harriss Sparrows at the Jarvis Sanctuary in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

An adult (jet black head with black throat and chest) seen by birders both early and late today; see Amanda Tichaceks photo on eBird. It likes the southeast corner.

A bird in winter plumage (blotchy black on the head with a black throat and a little black on the chest; the bird looked more buffy than anything) that I saw at 1:35 this afternoon in the northeast corner; see Tom Lallys photo on eBird.


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Subject: IBET Two Harris’s Sparrows sighted at Jarvis on Oct. 17
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 19:29 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Today there were two Harriss Sparrows at the Jarvis Sanctuary in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
An adult (jet black head with black throat and chest) seen by birders both early and late today; see Amanda Tichaceks photo on eBird. It likes the southeast corner.
A bird in winter plumage (blotchy black on the head with a black throat and a little black on the chest; the bird looked more buffy than anything) that I saw at 1:35 this afternoon in the northeast corner; see Tom Lallys photo on eBird.

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Subject: IBET Byard Hermit thrush
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 19:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Two birds here eating fruits and flies.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Byard YB sapsucker
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 19:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,A sapsucker came for the apple and cherry trees. Also likes the English walnut in front.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Wood thrush, cook co
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 18:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yesterday I had my first of the fall juncos in my backyard, along with white throated sparrows and a hermit thrush. It was nice to see them playing in the fall leaf litter. The best part, was when the hermit thrush who was standing on the ground leapt upward to grab one single black pokeweed berry from a group of berries hanging off of the plant. This is the biggest pokeweed plant I've had, having smaller ones the last two years in different locations in the yard. This is a good native plant, it has beautiful bright fuchsia colored stems on the berry bundles. But I was starting to worry that berries would go to waste as there were so many left. I think my local birds might not know what they are LOL.

Later I had an appointment to go to and I was able to drive by the beautiful changing leaves on Harms Road off of Golf. There are several trails in that section of woods along the river. I think it's one of the Chicago River branches. It was a really good walk, and in the first part I saw a wood thrush! I was excited to see it since I hadn't seen one in so long since before the nesting season. I figured that they were all gone and when I went to add them into e Bird today, they also thought it was unusual.

Other than that, there were quite a lot of hermit thrushes scattered throughout the area along with some white throated sparrows, kinglets, brown creeper, and local woodpeckers and jays. I'm very thankful that these preserves were set aside because most likely they would all be gone if that hadn't been the case many decades ago.

By the way speaking of the Cook County forest preserve district, I don't know if you guys have all seen that they're hoping to put a resolution to a vote, I think it will be in the upcoming elections? I'm sorry I don't know the exact details. But they're trying to get expanded funding by slightly raising taxes at $17 per household I think were the details. This would be great because we could use the funding to help fight the buckthorn invasion. At the location I was at yesterday, the local restoration volunteers have been doing an amazing job because the forest is absolutely beautiful and open in the areas they have been able to work on.

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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 18:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Mike,

I'm not sure but it looks like the ABA site is a private site so that probably won't be affected unless it is a Yahoo group site.
Good question about new people joining I'm not sure. I can't remember if the article mentions details about that. I don't know if there's a way to ask yahoo; maybe they will post something at some point on their page but in the past they haven't been very good about communicating to users.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



On Oct 17, 2019, at 5:42 PM, 'Mike Sweeney' [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:























* [E]mailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group if Im understanding this correctly, thats what most of us do on a daily basis, so thats good. Am I also correct that, as people quit and new people join, those changes will continue to be recognized?

* [I]t won't be stored on a server somewhere doe that mean that the ABA Birding News site, http://birding.aba.org/, which I sometimes check for information about places other than Illinois, will no longer work? That would be a shame.


Mike Sweeney


556 W. Roscoe


Chicago, IL 60657

[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>


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From: [email protected] <[email protected]> On Behalf Of Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]

Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:14 PM

To: Karen Avery <[email protected]>

Cc: [email protected]; [email protected]

Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)


Thanks Karen, that's very nice!


Suzanne Coleman


cook co.


On Thu Oct 17 2019 13:41:29 GMT-0500 (CDT), Karen Avery [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:


I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things birds including plants! And everyone else!


Karen Avery


Chicago


On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> [ILbirds] <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> > wrote:


John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.


Suzanne Coleman

Cook County

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IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/...


I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?


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Subject: IBET Harris’s Sparrow sighted at North Pond Oct. 17
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 18:13 pm
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I just saw a well-marked Harriss sparrow north of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at North Pond. It was feeding off the walking path with a bunch of dark-eyes juncos near the Black-eyed Susans.Then it flew into the long-stemmed plants. It had the black throat, black crown and pink bill.Also seen were white-throated and white-crowned sparrows, ruby and golden-crowned kinglets.Chuck BermanOak Park









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Subject: RE: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 17:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
*	[E]mailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group  if Im understanding this correctly, thats what most of us do on a daily basis, so thats good.  Am I also correct that, as people quit and new people join, those changes will continue to be recognized?
* [I]t won't be stored on a server somewhere doe that mean that the ABA Birding News site, http://birding.aba.org/, which I sometimes check for information about places other than Illinois, will no longer work? That would be a shame.





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556 W. Roscoe

Chicago, IL 60657

[email protected]

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Thanks Karen, that's very nice!



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cook co.





On Thu Oct 17 2019 13:41:29 GMT-0500 (CDT), Karen Avery [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:







I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things birds including plants! And everyone else!



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Chicago







On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] > wrote:



John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County



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IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:



https://www.theverge.com/2019/...



I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?



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Subject: IBET Illinois Beach North Unit & Techny North Thursday 10-17-19
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 16:12 pm
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Hello Bird People,

Harris's Sparrows were seen yesterday both at Jarvis & the North Unit
of Illinois Beach. So I picked the Illinois Beach one to search for &
failed in 4 hours of searching to find it while the Jarvis bird was
seen by many birders today. Some times you make the wrong choice!
Maybe the Jarvis bird will still be there tomorrow? I can only hope.

Illinois Beach North Unit (7:15-11:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (~20 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (~15 fly-bys)
NORTHERN HARRIER (1-F hunting)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Blue Jay (10)
Crows (12)
Chickadee (2)
W.B. Nuthatch (1)
Brown Creeper (1)
Golden Crowned (10) & Ruby Crowned (5) Kinglets
Eastern Bluebird (6)
Robins (8)
Starling (6)
Orange Crowned Warbler (2)
PINE WARBLER (1, found by Bob E.)
Palm Warbler (5)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (~20)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Field Sparrow (8)
Savannah Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (~10)
Lincoln's Sparrow (2)
White Crowned Sparrow (10)
White Throated Sparrow (7)
Junco (6)
(Bob E also had American Tree Sparrows which I missed)
Eastern Towhee (heard 1)
Red Winged Blackbird (8 with a few singing)
Eastern Meadowlark (2 with 1 singing)
Goldfinch (6-8)
House Sparrow (2)

Techny North (1:15-1:45 p.m.)

Stopped here on the way home & for the first time in 3 months the lone
Great Egret was not present. Maybe it's over in Techny Basin with the
other Egrets or maybe it's just gone.
We shall see.

D.C. Cormorant (8)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Goose (87)
Mallard (41)
Green Winged Teal (2, back again)
Killdeer (11, again lots of mud flat but only Killdeer present)
Ring Billed Gull (12)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Pine Warbler &
Runners-Up to the Harrier & the Orange Crowned Warblers.

And here's hoping Matt & Adam can keep IBET going or I am going to
have a lot of free
time in the future.

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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 15:14 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Karen, that's very nice!

Suzanne Coleman
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On Thu Oct 17 2019 13:41:29 GMT-0500 (CDT), Karen Avery [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:

















I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things birds including plants! And everyone else!Karen AveryChicagoOn Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:

























John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.Suzanne ColemanCook Countyhttps://www.vice.com/en_us/art... Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:






















IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:https://www.theverge.com/2019/... see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?John LeggeChicago




































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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 15:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Pam,

Yeah I think we can still do it the way we are now, sending an e-mail to the list serv e-mail address (like you just did) and it should go out to everyone. I think the difference is that Yahoo won't be saving the e-mails on a server somewhere anymore. I think we should keep using it and see what happens. We can also have Matt (if he is willing) or someone collect interested parties' e-mails in case we need to use another service later? This is a very helpful way to get info out to everyone who is interested quickly, much more effective than using facebook.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.



On Thu Oct 17 2019 14:47:32 GMT-0500 (CDT), Pamela Carmona [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:


I love this group for sightings especially rare birds. Can we just share our emails with each other?

-Pam

Sent from my iPhone
On Oct 17, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:




John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County
https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...




On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:





IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:




https://www.theverge.com/2019/...





I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?




John Legge

Chicago



Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 14:47 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I love this group for sightings especially rare birds. Can we just share our emails with each other?

-Pam

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 17, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.
>
> Suzanne Coleman
> Cook County
>
> https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:
>>
>>
>> IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.theverge.com/2019/...
>>
>>
>>
>> I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?
>>
>>
>>
>> John Legge
>>
>> Chicago
>>
>
>



Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 14:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
hi Matt,

Yeah not good on their part then as far as communication!

It sounds like we can still use it to communicate which is good, as long as that is what they mean by being able to use it to e-mail.

Suzanne



On Thu Oct 17 2019 14:17:21 GMT-0500 (CDT), Matthew Igleski wrote:

We're looking at options right now. This information was not sent to the admins from Yahoo! John's email was the first I'd heard of it, which is scary! Apparently, they didn't really announceit on anything. However, there is a message at the top of the group page now if you navigate to the actual yahoo message board.
We will update everyone once we figure out a plan. Adam and I can take questions and comments offline, so we don't clog up the message board.
Thanks!

Matt IgleskiLake County, IN/Cook County, IL
IBET AdministratorIllinois Ornithological Society Board Memberhttp://www.illinoisbirds.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Illin...







On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM Karen Avery [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:



I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things birds including plants! And everyone else!
Karen AveryChicago


On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:



John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County
https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...




On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:





IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:




https://www.theverge.com/2019/...





I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?




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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 14:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
We're looking at options right now. This information was not sent to the
admins from Yahoo! John's email was the first I'd heard of it, which is
scary! Apparently, they didn't really announce it on anything. However,
there is a message at the top of the group page now if you navigate to the
actual yahoo message board.

We will update everyone once we figure out a plan. Adam and I can take
questions and comments offline, so we don't clog up the message board.

Thanks!


Matt Igleski
Lake County, IN/Cook County, IL

IBET Administrator
Illinois Ornithological Society Board Member
http://www.illinoisbirds.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Illin...

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On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM Karen Avery [email protected]
[ILbirds] wrote:

>
>
> I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will
> miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts
> that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things
> birds including plants! And everyone else!
>
> Karen Avery
> Chicago
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds]
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the
>> administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all
>> stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data
>> and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm
>> going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does
>> say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others
>> in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it
>> sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo
>> would actually give groups and their users direct information on this
>> change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically
>> you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email
>> should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it
>> sounds like.
>>
>> Suzanne Coleman
>> Cook County
>>
>>
>> https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] <
>> [email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all
>> Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to
>> be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.theverge.com/2019/...
>>
>>
>> I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others
>> know about this?
>>
>>
>> John Legge
>>
>> Chicago
>>
>> --
> "Good forestry practice is not magic but the result is."
>
>
>


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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 13:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I hope that we can continue to use the email, because otherwise I will miss my vicarious birding with Al who feels like a friend, Suzannes posts that sound like my loving sister, and Tamimas knowledge of all things birds including plants! And everyone else!
Karen AveryChicago


On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM Suzanne Coleman [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:


























John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly. I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County
https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...




On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]> wrote:
























IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/...

I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?
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Subject: Re: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 13:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
John is right. I hadn't heard anything about this but I wonder if the administrators got an email? It sounds like they're going to destroy all stored data but there are ways for people to retrieve their individual data and there may be a way for someone to retrieve all the data possibly.  I'm going to post a link at the bottom of this e-mail if it'll work. It does say that emailing the group  should still work as far as emailing to others in the group but it won't be stored on a server somewhere. This is what it sounds like in two different articles I read. It would be nice if Yahoo would actually give groups and their users direct information on this change, especially since that deadline is about a week away. So basically you won't be able to post to the group page website on Yahoo but the email should go through to everyone on the group list. At least that's what it sounds like.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook County

https://www.vice.com/en_us/art...





> On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:03 PM, [email protected] [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019. Link here:
>
>
>
> https://www.theverge.com/2019/...
>
>
>
> I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?
>
>
>
> John Legge
>
> Chicago
>
>



Subject: Re: Re: IBET: Sangamon Co. Sept. 2019 report
Date: Thu Oct 17 2019 3:16 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Steve,




I am very appreciative of the time you took to provide this information. As a relatively new birder, I find these references invaluable and will definitely check them out. I checked Amazon for "The Birds Of Illinois" (1989) and indeed, there are several copies
available for sale.




Heartfeltthanksto you, Dave and all others for the work you have done and continue to do to document the state of birds in IL. I hope that the survey
to be conducted in 2056-2059 shows that we all have awakened to the strong need to make change to protect birds and reverse declining trends, and that this future survey brings pleasant surprises of increasing bird numbers and favorable trends to all.




Best regards,




Tamima Itani

Evanston, Cook County





From: [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of 'Bailey, Steven D' [email protected] [ILbirds] <[email protected]>
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Tamima,

You and others may also find a few other sources of bird information of interest concerning birds & bird populations of Illinois over time. Dave Bohlen is the author of THE book on the birds of Illinois, though it is now long out of print, The
Birds of Illinois (1989). You could still find some copies for purchase, on-line, through Amazon. Books and elsewhere very cheap, as of last year when I last checked. Though long out of print, natural history info is never really out of date, and is a good
way to learn about historical bird populations in this state. Much more recently, Dave published his monumental work on Sangamon County birds in his A Study of the Birds of Sangamon County Illinois, 1970-2010, which can be found on the Illinois State Museum
website here
http://www.illinoisstatemuseum... This two-part compilation can even be down-loaded off the museums website! As Dave is continuing (& I think adding to the web book electronically) each year, this is actually a 50-year work on the
birds of Sangamon County, where Dave has helped document over 360 species just in Sangamon County!

In addition, concerning Dr. T.J. Bensons comments on declining numbers of birds in Illinois, having worked with T.J. for many years on the Critical Trends Assessment Program at the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign-Urbana, Im sure
his comments are actually derived from yet another source on how birds have declined in Illinois. T.J., myself and a few other ornithologists (Dr. Jeffrey Walk, Dr. Michael Ward, etc.) worked on a statewide bird survey here in Illinois between 2006-2008. Our
data was part of a unique (when we started) 100-year comparative survey of Illinoiss birds. The 1st survey was conducted between 1906-1909 by Alfred O. Gross & Howard Ray (under the direction of Stephen A. Forbes),
the 1st 50 year follow-up was conducted by Dr.s Dick & Jean Graber between 1956-1959, then our 100-year follow-up conducted between 2006-2008. We actually were able to conduct our bird surveys at the same areas as the
bird surveys conducted in the early-1900s and late-1950s! So, some great comparisons could be made on a scientific basis. These comparisons, and a wealth of other bird info, were published by the Illinois Natural History Survey (through the U of I), in
2010, in the book, Illinois Birds: A Century of Change, from which T..J.s comments on declining Illinois birds were derived. Hope these books are of some interest to you and others.

Steve Bailey

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Subject: IBET ENSBC Program Tuesday with Bill Tweit - Citizen Science (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Wed Oct 16 2019 22:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club program meeting next Tuesday, October 22 features a presentation by Bill Tweit on "Citizen Science: a Personal History". 

Bill was first exposed to Citizen Science through ENSBC as a preteen growing up in Wilmette, when he met Joel Greenberg, Bob Russell and Kim Eckert, who introduced him to birding on a bigger scale. After graduating form high school, he moved to the Pacific Northwest where pelagic birding and mountains have kept him enthralled ever since. He is now responsible for managing the salmon fisheries in the Columbia river and representing Washington on the council that oversees the groundfish harvest in the rich waters off Alaska. Birding has remained a constant in his life, both as a relief valve and as a way to contribute to conservation. He is a regular contributor to a broad range of citizen science projects: Christmas Bird Counts, Breeding Bird Surveys, eBird, COASST (monitoring beached birds) Westport Seabirds (counting birds offshore since the 1970s), and he was one of three authors (including our September speaker, Steve Mlodinow) of Birds of Washington, published in 2005. Bill will compare three very different approaches to citizen science, providing an instructive overview of the benefits that it provides for conservation.
This is the fifth in a series of special programs celebrating ENSBC's 100th anniversary year.
Come at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments provided by the family of Bob Russell, who was our April speaker, in Bob's memory. Bob passed away this summer.
The meeting is held at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Boulevard (corner of Bridge Street) in Evanston.
John HockmanENSBC website: ENSBC.ORG



Subject: IBET Yahoo Groups Ending? (No Sighting)
Date: Wed Oct 16 2019 21:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
IBET community, I just heard this news item about Yahoo shutting down all Yahoo groups, including no new posts after 10/21/2019, with all content to be deleted 12/14/2019.  Link here:


https://www.theverge.com/2019/... https://www.theverge.com/2019/...



I see similar articles elsewhere, so it seems to be valid. Do others know about this?


John Legge
Chicago


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