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04 Sep: @ 18:49:37  REPOST: Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting. [John Pohl]
04 Sep: @ 18:49:25 IBET REPOST: Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting. [John Pohl japohlvin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 18:37:14 IBET Western Kingbird 87th St Steel Mills [aarongyllenhaal@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 18:33:21  Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting. [John Pohl]
04 Sep: @ 18:32:37 IBET Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting. [John Pohl japohlvin@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 16:04:10 IBET Swallow-tailed Kite YES [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 15:04:41 IBET Wood Dale/Itasca, Heritage Pk., Techny Basin & Air Station Prairie Friday 9-4-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 14:32:05 IBET: Sangamon Co. Aug. 2015 [Beckie Dyer dyer@museum.state.il.us [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 12:12:20 Re: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [Marion Miller tlcbyrnme@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 10:35:59 IBET Northerly Island is open! [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 10:01:02 Re: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite [Keith McMullen warbler7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 09:40:14 Re: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite [Keith McMullen warbler7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 09:32:20 IBET Connecticut Warbler, YB Cuckoo at Ryerson [Rena Cohen rena1729@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
04 Sep: @ 09:19:18 IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite [Allen Yow ayow@rblawyers.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 22:05:08 IBET 9-4-15 IL Migration Report (No Sightings) Moderate - Heavy Migration! [Henry Griffin hwga380@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 21:37:27 IBET Photos & Video Nighthawks [jerrygoldner@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 20:19:36 IBET 4615 Nighthawks in 1 hour over Fort Sheridan [Michal Furmanek mifur2@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 20:16:01 IBET Re: Another Big Common Nighthawk movement in Chicagoland [justinwrinn@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 19:10:47 IBET STILT SANDPIPERS [David Farber raptorfoto@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 19:06:59 IBET Another Big Common Nighthawk movement in Chicagoland [mcvetas@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 18:32:30 IBET ENSBC Field Trip Monday - Chicago Botanic Garden (NO SIGHTINGS) [Hockman John j.w.hockman@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 16:15:24 IBET N.E. Lake County Beaches Resulting In 9 Shorebird Species Including RED KNOTS 9-3-15 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 15:04:08 IBET REGIONAL RBA: BROWN BOOBY - Iowa [gregneise@ilbirds.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 14:22:56 IBET Re: White-winged Dove specimen [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 12:54:49 IBET Chautauqua 9/3 ( Mason County) [miking38@aol.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 12:19:10 Re: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [Jim Funk jfunk@fossna.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 11:31:25 IBET LARK SPARROW-Montrose Pt-Cook [rjdbird1@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 10:47:56 RE: IBET Champaign Swallow-tailed Kite directions [Allen Yow ayow@rblawyers.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 10:12:50 RE: IBET Champaign Swallow-tailed Kite directions [gregneise@ilbirds.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 10:12:44 Re: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [norekj@aol.com NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 09:57:30 RE: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [Allen Yow ayow@rblawyers.net [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 09:38:03 IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [norekj@aol.com NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 08:56:08 IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday [franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 07:19:45 IBET Test - no msg [Eric's Email brewbird1@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 04:02:23 IBET Trip Saturday to Champaign (No Sightings) [synspectrum@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
03 Sep: @ 03:49:36 IBET Nighthawks [synspectrum@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 21:42:03 IBET 9-3-15 IL Migration Report (No Sightings) [Henry Griffin hwga380@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 21:19:51 IBET Swallow Tailed Kite Info [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 20:46:38 IBET Re: Dunteman Sod Farm, Kane Co - Red Knot RFI (no sighting by me) [justinwrinn@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 20:25:56 Re: IBET Nighthawks [trptjoe@aol.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 19:52:17 IBET Nighthawks [David Antieau dkantieau@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 19:41:53 6000 + Re: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight! [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 18:58:31 Re: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight! [Joan Norek NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 18:37:14 IBET Hey everybody I made the front page of the local news [David Farber raptorfoto@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 18:37:00 IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight! [Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 17:09:50 IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite in Champaign still there [Wayne Hochstetler wayne.hochstetler@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 16:30:08 IBET BY Swainson's t. [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 15:34:13 IBET Dunteman Sod Farm, Kane Co - Red Knot RFI (no sighting by me) [justinwrinn@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 15:22:27 IBET Upcoming Field Museum bird seminars [Josh Engel jengel5230@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
02 Sep: @ 15:18:56 Re: IBET Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES [w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]





Subject: REPOST: Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting.
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 18:49 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Stooopid email and editor :( Maybe this one will send you to thecorrect site.

  The September edition of the Eastern Crane Bulletin containing a wealth of info is now available @http://kyc4sandhillcranes.com/...
Scroll down to the September 2015 issue and click on the "click here"John Pohl Vincennes, Indiana - volunteer Whooping Crane Tracker.





Subject: IBET REPOST: Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting.
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 18:49 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Stooopid email and editor :( Maybe this one will send you to thecorrect site.

  The September edition of the Eastern Crane Bulletin containing a wealth of info is now available @http://kyc4sandhillcranes.com/...
Scroll down to the September 2015 issue and click on the "click here"John Pohl Vincennes, Indiana - volunteer Whooping Crane Tracker.





Subject: IBET Western Kingbird 87th St Steel Mills
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 18:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,

After getting great views of the Swallow-tailed Kite in Champaign, my dad and I headed up to 87th St Steel Mills. It took all of 1 minute to find the Western Kingbird. It was flycatching on the powerlines north of 87th St and west of Lake Shore Drive. Also had 28 Sanderlings, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, and 1 Mourning Warbler at other places in the steel mills.

Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Subject: Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting.
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 18:33 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  The September edition of the Eastern Crane Bulletin containing a wealth of info is now available @http://kyc4sandhillcranes.com/... down to the September 2015 issue and click on the "click here"John Pohl Vincennes, Indiana - volunteer Whooping Crane Tracker.



Subject: IBET Whooping/Sandhill Crane info NO sighting.
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 18:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
  The September edition of the Eastern Crane Bulletin containing a wealth of info is now available @http://kyc4sandhillcranes.com/... down to the September 2015 issue and click on the "click here"John Pohl Vincennes, Indiana - volunteer Whooping Crane Tracker.



Subject: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite YES
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 16:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Showing well (off-and-on) at Brookshire and Windsor. Just lost sight of it (4pm) very high in the sky to the north.

Park on Brookshire just north of Windsor.

Josh Engel
In Champaign

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Subject: IBET Wood Dale/Itasca, Heritage Pk., Techny Basin & Air Station Prairie Friday 9-4-15
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 15:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Unless you have an interest in the above mentioned locations you may want
to skip this report as it contains almost nothing but the most common of
birds. But for those who like to bird these areas here are my day lists:

Wood Dale/Itasca Complex (7:30-9:30 a.m.)

Reservoir Only

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (4 plus 12 more in the pond across from the library)
Canada Goose (2 & 11 fly-bys)
Mallard (7)
Killdeer (4)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Ring Billed (7) & Herring (1-AD) Gulls
Mourning Dove (2)

Salt Creek

Mallard (2) & one Eastern Kingbird chasing insects

Middle Pond

Great Blue Heron (1)

Itasca Wetlands By Prospect

Great Blue Heron (1)
Mallard (27)
Killdeer (16)
Spotted (2), Solitary (5), Least (6) & Semipalmated (2) Sandpipers

Four Warbling Vireo's continue to sing all the time & I actually saw one
today. There was a small Buteo that may have been a Broad Winged Hawk but
it flew off before I could get a good look. Water levels at the reservoir
are now too high for any mud edges to be found.

Heritage Park In Wheeling (10:10-10:40 a.m.)

In the overflow channel were Great Egret (1), Mallard (63), Killdeer (15) &
Spotted Sandpiper (1). In the large pond west of the soccer field were D.C.
Cormorant (2) & P.B. Grebe (8) besides many Canada Geese & Mallards. There
were 11 more Killdeer on the soccer field.

Techny Basin

Great Blue Heron (3), Great Egret (1), Canada Goose (15), Mallard (56),
Killdeer (6), Spotted (2) & Solitary (4) Sandpipers

North Of Techny along the river were more of the same shorebirds as already
mentioned plus one Green Heron & some Wood Ducks.

Air Station Prairie remains the same as when Suzanne C told us that the wet
areas has dried up. All I saw here were 1 Red Tailed Hawk & a few
Goldfinches. It may be "wait until next year" for this place unless some
good sparrows arrive.

Tough to pick a top bird today but I'll go with the P.B. Grebes at Heritage
Pk. They must have nested there this year. If I had been able to I.D. the
probable Broad Winged Hawk it would have been top bird but as a "Mystery"
Hawk it can be Runner-Up for today.
Hoping for better birds tomorrow.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET: Sangamon Co. Aug. 2015
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 14:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Birds in Sangamon County in August, 2015

Abbreviations :
CP = Carpenter Park
HC = High count
HY = Hatch year
RSP = Riverside Park
WP = Washington Park

*Pied-billed Grebe* ? HC = 5 (Aug 24).

*Double-crested Cormorant* ? HC = 32 (Aug 29).

*Great Blue Heron* ? HC = 27 (Aug 2).

*Great Egret* ? HC = 13 (Aug 4).

*Green Heron* ? HC = 4 (Aug 1 & 14).

*Black-crowned Night-Heron* ? HC = 3 (Aug 3).

*Snow Goose* ? two white at Marine Pt (Aug 2 ? 5) and then one (Aug 8 ? 31).

*Canada Goose* ? HC = 260 (Aug 29).

*Wood Duck* ? HC = 18 (Aug 4).

*Green-winged Teal* ? fall arrival 4 at Sangchris (Aug 20) ? late, w/ HC
= 10 (Aug 26).

*Mallard* ? HC = 130 (Aug 1).

*N. Pintail* ? fall arrival 3 at Sangchris (Aug 20).

*Blue-winged Teal* ? fall arrival 2 at Sangchris (Aug 3), w/ HC = 120
(Aug 24).

*N. Shoveler* ? fall arrival at Beach (Aug 9), w/ HC = 15 (Aug 26).

*Ring-necked Duck* ? the one ? from June seen until (Aug 22).

*Hooded Merganser ? *HC = 2 (Aug 19).

*Ruddy Duck* ? the ? continued at Sangchris until (Aug 22) and a ? was
at LSpfld (Aug 16)

*Turkey Vulture* ? HC = 47 (Aug 18). First HY noted at LSpfld (Aug 9).

*Osprey *? HC = 2 (Aug 19).

*Bald Eagle* ? only 2 immatures: at LSpfld (Aug 15) & Sangchris (Aug 22).

*Cooper?s Hawk* ? HC = 3 (Aug 17, 27 & 28).

*Red-shouldered Hawk* ? HC = 2 at CP (Aug 24).

*Broad-winged Hawk* ? fall arrival? at WP (Aug 7), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 17).

*Red-tailed Hawk* ? HC = 4 (Aug 3).

*Am. Kestrel* ? HC = 10 (Aug 28).

*Peregrine Falcon* ? fall migrant adult at Sangchris (Aug 29) ? chasing
the few shorebirds.

*Ring-neck Pheasant* ? only 2 at Marsh Road (Aug 28).

*Turkey***? HC = 2 (Aug 19).

*N. Bobwhite* ? HC = 4 (Aug 3), still calling (Aug 28).

*Sora *? fall arrival immature at LSpfld (Aug 25) ? hit wire (specimen).

*Am. Coot* ? fall arrival at Beach (Aug 5), w/ HC = 4 (Aug 25).

*Semipalmated Plover* ? fall arrival adult at Sangchris (Aug 3), w/ HC =
3 (Aug 17 - 28).

*Killdeer *? HC = 125 (Aug 1).

*Am. Avocet* ? a flock of 12 at Marine Pt (Aug 19).

*Greater Yellowlegs* ? fall arrival 4 at Sangchris (Aug 3).

*Lesser Yellowlegs* ? HC 6 (Aug 9).

*Solitary Sandpiper* ? HC = 6 (Aug 11 & 17).

*Spotted Sandpiper* ? HC = 8 (Aug 19).

*Upland Sandpiper* ? one north of Auburn (Aug 23).

*Semipalmated Sandpiper* ? HC = 16 (Aug 19).

*Western Sandpiper* ? fall arrival 2 at Beach (Aug 17) - photo.

*Least Sandpiper* ? HC = 37 (Aug 25).

*Baird?s Sandpiper* ? fall arrival 2 at Cinder Flats (Aug 13).

*Pectoral Sandpiper* ? HC = 40 (Aug 29).

*Stilt Sandpiper* ? fall arrival adult at Sangchris (Aug 4), w/ HC = 10
(Aug 25).

*Buff-breasted Sandpiper* = fall arrival at Sangchris(Aug 26).

*Short-billed Dowitcher* ? two adults at Sangchris (Aug 6).

*Wilson?s Snipe* ? fall arrival 3 at Sangchris (Aug 25).

*Am. Woodcock* ? one at Carpenter Park (Aug 27) was a SR.

*Wilson?s Phalarope* ? fall arrival 3 at Sangchris (Aug 21), w/ HC =
4(Aug 22).

*Red-necked Phalarope* ? fall arrival an adult ?? in alternate plumage
(Aug 7) ? photo.

*Ring-billed Gull* ? HC = 500 (August 30).

*Herring Gull* ? one immature (Aug 1) and the first HY (Aug 3).

*Caspian Tern* ? HC = 75 (Aug 1), and observed every day of the month.

*Forster?s Tern* ? HC = 9 (Aug 24).

*Black Tern* ? HC = 36 (Aug 23).

Rock Dove - present

*Eurasian Collared-Dove* ? HC = 8 (Aug 22).

*Mourning Dove* ? HC = 174 (Aug 29).

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* ? HC = 7 (Aug 10).

*Barred Owl* ? HC = 2 (Aug 10).

*Common Nighthawk* - fall migrants 3 at Spfld (Aug 18), w/ HC = 30 (Aug 31).

*Chimney Swift* ? HC = 13 (Aug 17).

*Ruby-throated Hummingbird* ? HC = 9 (Aug 24).

*Belted Kingfisher* ? HC = 3 (Aug 4 & 10).

*Red-headed Woodpecker* ? HC = 6 (Aug 7 & 31).

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* ? HC = 8 (Aug 30).

*Downy Woodpecker* ? HC = 6 (Aug 10).

*Hairy Woodpecker* ? HC = 4 (Aug 25 & 31).

*N. Flicker* ? HC = 6 (Aug 14).

*Pileated Woodpecker* ? HC = 4 (Aug 26).

*Olive-sided Flycatcher* ? fall arrival at Washington Park (Aug 18).

*E. Wood-Pewee* ? HC = 14 (Aug 24).

*Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* ? fall arrival 2 at Lincoln Gds & WP (Aug 18).

*Alder Flycatcher* ? fall arrival at CP (Aug 10).

*Willow Flycatcher* ? HC = 2 (Aug 1 & 6).

*Least Flycatcher* ? HC = 2 (Aug 20 & 26).

*E. Phoebe* ? HC = 9 (Aug 27).

*Great Crested Flycatcher* ? HC = 5 (Aug 6).

*E. Kingbird* ? HC = 14 (Aug 27).

*Horned Lark* ? HC = 11 (Aug 25).

*Purple Martin* ? HC = 274 at LSpfld (Aug 5).

*Tree Swallow* ? SR, but fall arrivals 40 near Sangchris (Aug 22) and HC
= 60 (Aug 25).

*N. Rough-winged Swallow* ? HC = 7 at RSP (Aug 26).

*Bank Swallow* ? HC = 45 (Aug 19), w/ most gone after (Aug 24).

*Cliff Swallow* ? HC = 115 (Aug 23).

*Barn Swallow* ? HC = 77 (Aug 23).

*Blue Jay* ? HC = 12 (Aug 4 & 30).

*Am. Crow* ? HC = 17 (Aug 28).

*Fish Crow* ? one at RSP and calling on (Aug 30).

*Black-capped Chickadee* ? HC  (Aug 25 & 30).

*Tufted Titmouse* ? HC = 13 (Aug 27 & 30).

*White-breasted Nuthatch* ? HC = 8 (Aug 7, 21 & 31).

*Carolina**Wren* ? HC = 9 (Aug 10).

*House Wren* ? HC = 11 (Aug 4).

*Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* ? HC = 8 (Aug 20 & 26).

*E. Bluebird* ? HC = 8 (Aug 3 & 10).

*Veery *? fall arrival at Lincoln Gds (Aug 25).

*Swainson?s Thrush* ? fall arrival at Lincoln Gds (Aug 25).

*Wood Thrush* ? HC = 2 (Aug 22).

*Am. Robin* ? HC = 60 (Aug 19).

*Gray Catbird* ? HC = 14 (Aug 27).

*N. Mockingbird* ? HC = 2 (Aug 20), and only one other seen.

*Brown Thrasher* ? HC = 4 (Aug 27 & 28).

*Cedar Waxwing* ? fall migrants 10 at Sangchris (Aug 23), w/ HC = 15
(Aug 24).

Eur Starling ? present.

*White-eyed Vireo* ? HC = 2 (Aug 28).

*Bell**?s Vireo* ? HC = 5 (Aug 1).

*Yellow-throated Vireo* ? HC = 2 (Aug 5 & 29), this species definitely
declining.

*Warbling Vireo* ? HC = 7 (Aug 22).

*Red-eyed Vireo* ? HC = 5 (Aug 20).

*Blue-winged Warbler* ? fall arrival at Lincoln Gds (Aug 11), w/ HC = 3
(Aug 20 & 27).

*Golden-winged Warbler* ? fall arrival ? at Center Park (Aug 18), w/ HC
= 4? (Aug 26). The first ? was August 30.

*Tennessee Warbler* ? fall arrival at Lincoln Gardens (Aug 12).

*Nashville**Warbler* ? fall arrival ? at RSP (Aug 26).

*N. Parula* ? HC = 2 (Aug 7), nesting population low.

*Yellow Warbler* ? HC = 4 (Aug 3).

*Chestnut-sided Warbler* ? fall arrival 2 at WP (Aug 16), w/ HC = 10
(Aug 26).

*Magnolia Warbler* ? fall arrival 2 at RSP & WP (Aug 26).

*Black throated Green Warbler* ? one at WP (Aug 25)

*Blackburnian Warbler*- fall arrival at WP (Aug 19), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 26).

*Yellow-throated Warbler* ? an adult & HY were along LSpfld (Aug 9) and
one was at WP (Aug 14).

*Bay-breasted Warbler* ? fall arrival at Marine Pt. (Aug 28).

*Black & white Warbler* ? fall arrival at Lincoln Gardens (Aug 21), w/HC
= 4 (Aug 30).

*Am. Redstart* ? fall arrival im. at WP (Aug 18), w/HC = 5 (Aug 26) and
first adult ? (Aug 26).

*Prothonotary Warbler* ? HY at Lincoln Gds (Aug 12).

*Ovenbird* ? fall arrival at CP (Aug 25).

*Northern Waterthrush* ? fall arrival at WP (Aug 3), w/ HC = 2 (Aug 24 &
26).

*Louisiana**Waterthrush* ? one at Sangchris, % a migrant (Aug 6).

*Mourning Warbler* ? fall arrival immature at RSP (Aug 27).

*Common Yellowthroat* ? HC = 8 (Aug 4), SR dropped off after August 28.

*Wilson?s Warbler* ? fall arrival at WP (Aug 24).

*Canada**Warbler* ? fall arrival 2 at RSP (Aug 20), w/ HC = 3 (Aug 30).

*Yellow-breasted Chat* ? singing ?at Sangchris (Aug 4), a ? and HY at CP
(Aug 17) and one in molt at CP (Aug 27).

*Summer Tanager* ? HC = 2 (Aug 21).

*Scarlet Tanager* ? 7 singles, very few.

*N. Cardinal* ? HC = 15 (Aug 5).

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak* ? possible fall migrants by (Aug 22)

*Blue Grosbeak* ? HC = 4 (Aug 11 & 17), found on 22 days in August.

*Indigo Bunting* ? HC = 17 (Aug 5).

*Dickcissel* ? HC = 11 (Aug 8), with # dropping after August 15.

*E. Towhee* ? HC = 4 (Aug 5 & 22).

*Chipping Sparrow* ? HC = 10 (Aug 14 & 29).

*Field Sparrow* ? HC = 7 (Aug 27).

*Vesper Sparrow* ? one on (Aug 26).

*Savannah**Sparrow* ? fall arrival at Sangchris (Aug 31).

*Song Sparrow* ? HC = 7 (Aug 1), with # dropping due to molt after
August 26.

*Bobolink *? fall arrival at Sangchris (Aug 7) ? only one in August.

*Red-winged Blackbird* ? HC = 40 (Aug 24).

*E. Meadowlark* ? HC = 5 (Aug 12), fewer and fewer.

*Common Grackle* ? HC = 200 (Aug 24).

*Brown-headed Cowbird* ? HC = 50 (Aug 8).

*Baltimore Oriole* ? HC = 6 (Aug 7 & 14).

*House Finch* ? HC = 8 (Aug 30).

*Am. Goldfinch* - HC = 10 (Aug 7).

House Sparrow ? present.

*Eurasian Tree Sparrow* ? HC = 5 (Aug 5).

Total field days = 31

Total hours for August 2015 = 244

Total species for August 2015 = 157.

No mudflats for shorebirds in the county, except a puddle at Sangchris
that dried at the end of August.
Black Cherry Trees without much fruit. Many areas damaged by early
mowing and cutting of trees and brush.
Lots of disturbance from boaters and people with dogs. Very dry the last
half of August.

H. David Bohlen
1011 East Ash
Springfield, IL
bohlen@museum.state.il.us

Illinois State Museum

--
Beckie Dyer
Museum Technician
Illinois State Museum
Research & Collections Center
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703-3500
Phone: 217-782-7475
Fax: 217-785-2857




Subject: Re: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 12:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Currently flying high south of Windsor.  Here at noon. Great looks when it flew low over Windsor. Spending time flying high North and South of Windsor in the last hour we have been here. 

Marion Miller
Kane County

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> On Sep 3, 2015, at 12:19 PM, Jim Funk jfunk@fossna.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> Windsor Road location at 12:18 pm
>
> Jim Funk
> Liberty. adams County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliot
>
> On Sep 3, 2015, at 8:56 AM, franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
>>
>> Thursday 845 am. Swallow-tailed Kite is back at the Windsor location.
>>
>> Fran
>> Evanston, Cook Co.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>
>



Subject: IBET Northerly Island is open!
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 10:35 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Birding was very slow this morning at Northerly Island, but I had a nice walk around the beautifully renovated park. I wrote about my impression of its birding potential:
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sci...

Josh EngelChicago

Photos / www.flickr.com/jengel5230
Bird Division, Field Museum / http://www.fieldmuseum.org/abo... leader, Tropical Birding / www.tropicalbirding.com



Subject: Re: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 10:01 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Present right now, pretty high, S of Windsor/Brookshire viewing spot

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Subject: Re: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 9:40 am
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None as of 9:30 am

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Subject: IBET Connecticut Warbler, YB Cuckoo at Ryerson
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 9:32 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There was a CONNECTICUT WARBLER (probably a first-year male) on Warbler Alley at Ryerson this morning, out in the open for a good 3 minutes (lucky me).  I also saw BLACKPOLL and WILSONS warblers and heard a lot of warbler chips but overall there wasn't much activity. There was also a Great-horned Owl in flight there.
On the Brushwood side, where I only spent a few minutes, there was a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER in the low trees near the house, and a group of very busy SWAINSONS and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES in the meadow seen from the parking lot.
Good birding - Rena CohenHighland ParkLake County



Subject: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite
Date: Fri Sep 4 2015 9:19 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Any sightings of the bird this morning?

H. Allen Yow
Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.
232 West State Street
P.O. Box 550
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Subject: IBET 9-4-15 IL Migration Report (No Sightings) Moderate - Heavy Migration!
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 22:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,

To view this report in blog format with imbedded images, please visit "Arrivals and Influxes:"
ilmigration.blogspot.com

HEAVY MIGRATION tonight for CHICAGO & NORTHEAST Illinois as evidenced by green radar noise on the current national composite radar, indicating 300 - 3000 migrant birds per cubic kilometer - that's a lot of birds. Get out to Montrose Point, North Pond, Jackson Park, or other lakefront "migrant traps" tomorrow morning.
http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/ra...

MODERATE to HEAVY MIGRATION for the entire northern 1/5 (one fifth) of Illinois because of large green areas of radar noise on the radar in Wisconsin just north of much of the IL-WI border.

LIGHT to MODERATE MIGRATION for the rest of the state; that is, the southern 4/5 (four fifths) of Illinois.

Surprise northerly winds have come into much of Illinois briefly tonight, spurring on a wealth of bird migration, especially in northern areas of the state.

I learned that I will be leaving for Michigan on Saturday, so I will make one longer post tomorrow (Friday) night for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings. Then, I will start posting regularly again on Monday night.

Changes in the wind forecast call for possible moderate migration with easterly winds tomorrow (Friday) night and then a lull in migration setting in with the return of southerly winds and high temperatures for a few days. Tuesday morning looks like it should be good with regards to new arrivals and influxes. Here is the run-down for the next few days in Illinois:

Friday morning: Birders in northern, especially northeastern Illinois should GO BIRDING!
Saturday morning: Another favorable morning; go birding again!
Sunday morning: should be quieter
Monday morning: also quiet
Tuesday morning: possibly productive morning; go birding!

I really hope birders in the Chicagoland area as well as much of northern Illinois get out and go birding tomorrow (Friday) morning!

To predict which species you are likely to find and exactly when, please reference:
Birdcast's regional migration forecast: http://birdcast.info/forecast/...
and
eBird's Illinois species occurrence map: http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?src=changeDate&getLocations=states&states=US-IL&parentState=US-IL&reportType=location&monthRadio=on&bMonth=01&eMonth=12&bYear=1900&eYear=2014&continue.x=76&continue.y=13&continue=Continue

Go birding!

Henry (Oak Park, Cook County)
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Henry Griffin



Subject: IBET Photos & Video Nighthawks
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 21:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Good evening, I also spotted over 3,000 common nighthawks in Evanston. They were non-stop, until my neck gave out from 4:30-5:30 near Ridge & Howard.  Matt C. must have seen some of the same birds.


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Subject: IBET 4615 Nighthawks in 1 hour over Fort Sheridan
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 20:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
 There was a huge migration of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS over Fort Sheridan this afternoon. Between 4:05 and 5:05 PM I counted 30 groups, loose flocks and kettles between 35 and 490 birds in each one of them. It was almost like one big stream of nighthawks, with a total of 4615 birds. 
Many groups were kettling high in the sky, others flew south in long, stretched groups of 100-200 birds, low over the tree lines. The largest flocks were 490 and 355 birds.
I managed to find one BROAD-WINGED HAWK flying south below one of the nighthawk kettles. Otherwise the only raptors were a COOPER'S HAWK and an immature RED-TAIL hunting over the prairie, both likely resident birds.
I had to leave at 5:05 to go to a post office, since they were closing at 5:30. The migration was absolutely awesome when I was leaving, and even in the post office parking lot in Highland Park, I still had large flocks of nighthawks flying overhead. I thought of coming back to Fort Sheridan to count more but the weather drastically changed around 5:40 when I was on my way back. The wind picked up and started blowing off the lake, quickly covering the area with low, fog-like clouds! The migration (or at least visibility) was over at that point.
I'm uploading some pictures on Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch Facebook page, if someone is interested in seeing them (no close-ups, just a few flocks).
Michal FurmanekLake Bluff, Lake Co.



Subject: IBET Re: Another Big Common Nighthawk movement in Chicagoland
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 20:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Quite impressive. Way inland, I only managed 155 nighthawks at Burnidge FP (Kane Co) this evening, but they were still coming in singles and small groups every minute or two when I left about 20 minutes after sunset.

Good birding,
Justin Wrinn
Elgin, Kane Co

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Subject: IBET STILT SANDPIPERS
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 19:10 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Greetings birders;Has anyone been out to Crystal Lake today to see the stilt sandpipers? I forgot the name of the park.I am going to try tomorrow afternoon around three so that the sun will be to my back.Thanks
Take care and God Bless;   David Farber www.naturallyfarberphotos.com raptorfoto@sbcglobal.net http://theworldfromachair.blog...



Subject: IBET Another Big Common Nighthawk movement in Chicagoland
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 19:06 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
After getting off the Metra in Evanston (Cook) after work, I noticed a few large kettles of Common Nighthawks in the sky. I quickly drove to a park and counted 3600 in 45 minutes with many more coming. I had to pick up my son at that point. Steve Huggins reported seeing nearly 9000!

Matthew Cvetas
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Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trip Monday - Chicago Botanic Garden (NO SIGHTINGS)
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 18:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club has a field trip scheduled to the Chicago Botanic Garden for Monday, September 7 - Labor Day.  Expect fall passerine migrants, particularly warblers, vireos and thrushes, plus anything else we can find.  The waterfall and McDonald Woods can be magnets for warbler migrants at this time of year.  

Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the Garden Visitor Center Building entrance near parking lot #1. Please RSVP with leader: Dave Johnson: djohnsoda@comcast.net .


John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG






Subject: IBET N.E. Lake County Beaches Resulting In 9 Shorebird Species Including RED KNOTS 9-3-15
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 16:15 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Had to push back my Lake County shorebird surveys one day as I went to see
the Kite yesterday.
So back to work with Paul Sweet along & that was a good thing as we saw
several species of raptors & who better to I.D. them than a Hawk Watch
expert.

Started at Waukegan & had 8 species of shorebirds all of which were seen on
the fisherman's pier & not the beach. Highlights were Semipalmated Plover,
Baird's Sandpiper & 2 RED KNOTS. But when we returned to the pier 40 min
later the Knots were gone.

A very long hike at Illinois Beach South Unit lead to few shorebirds but we
did see 5 species of raptors with the best being a very dark MERLIN at the
top of a tree. See the lists below for the details.

Waukegan Beach, Pier & Backwater (6:30-7:45 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (1 in backwater)
D.C. Cormorant (1 on pier & more flying by)
Great Blue Heron (1 fly-by)
Mallard (14)
Green Winged Teal (2)
Kestrel (1 fly-by)
Killdeer (1 heard only fly-by)
Semipalmated Plover (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
RED KNOT (2-JUV, feeding from 1 end of the pier to the other)
Sanderling (11)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2)
Least Sandpiper (4)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1)
Ring Billed (~175) & Herring (~80) Gulls
Caspian Tern (4 fly-bys)
Barn Swallow (~10 fly-bys)
Cedar Waxwing (small flocks flying south)
Red Winged Blackbird (only 1 today)

Illinois Beach South Unit (8-10:30 a.m.)

On Or From The Beaches

D.C. Cormorant (~50 fly-bys)
Canada Goose (17 in lake by the resort & 1 way to the south on the beach)
OSPREY (2 flying south at a high level)
NORTHERN HARRIER (1-IM hunting the swales & being bothered by 2 Kestrels)
Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Kestrel (3)
MERLIN (1, very dark bird)
Killdeer (2)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (1, a good find for this area)
Sanderling (2)
Least Sandpiper (1-Juv)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1)
Barn Swallow (8-9 fly-bys)
Cedar Waxwing (many flying by in groups)

Didn't pay much attention to land birds but did hear Blue Jays, Eastern
Pewees & Chickadees. Saw Mourning Doves, a Downy Woodpecker & some
Goldfinches.

After lunch I stopped briefly at the State Line Beach which had plenty of
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls but they were in the water & not on the beach
so no counts. Also saw a group or 4 Killdeer & a male Kingfisher was on the
channel wall at the Wisconsin border. Again no people or dogs today.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the 2 Red Knots & Runner-Up to the early Merlin.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET REGIONAL RBA: BROWN BOOBY - Iowa
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 15:04 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
A BROWN BOOBY was photographed this morning at Red Rock Reservoir near Pella IA:


https://groups.google.com/foru...

Cheers,

-greg neise
Berwyn, IL

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Subject: IBET Re: White-winged Dove specimen
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 14:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I've added photos and a short blog post about the White-winged Dove specimen here:
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sci...

Enjoy. 
Josh EngelChicago

Photos / www.flickr.com/jengel5230
Bird Division, Field Museum / africanbirds.fieldmuseum.comTour leader, Tropical Birding / www.tropicalbirding.com


On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:29 PM, Josh Engel wrote:


Hi all,
Dave Willard was in the Field Museum's prep lab this morning, logging in window-collided birds that came in from the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors this past spring. Among the birds was a White-winged Dove, found on 12 May 2015 at Chicago City Hall in downtown Chicago. The specimen won't be prepared for a couple of weeks yet, but I'll try to post photos when it is. I'll also submit documentation to IORC at that time.

Josh EngelChicago

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Bird Division, Field Museum / http://www.fieldmuseum.org/abo... leader, Tropical Birding / www.tropicalbirding.com





Subject: IBET Chautauqua 9/3 ( Mason County)
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 12:54 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
From the cross dike looking north I saw 4 distant godwits in with a flock of other shorebirds including 10 black-necked stilts. After about ten minutes I drove up to other spotting locations along the southeastern shore but could not find the godwits again. In fact, I could not immediately find the black-necked stilts either but I did see them flying later. I never did find the godwits again. The best location for shorebirds today by far is from the "beer can spot" just southwest of Goofy Ridge along the road where a small path leads to the lake. Here were three red knots, 19 American golden plovers, a willet, three sanderlings and assorted other common shorebirds. I did not walk to the end of either the cross dike or the Goofy Ridge levee as it looks awfully hot out there. I made a brief stop at the North Globe tract in Fulton County long enough to find the HUdsonian godwit still in the same gull flock as last weekend. I did not find anything else unusual. Mike Ingram, Peoria

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Subject: Re: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 12:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Windsor Road location at 12:18 pm

Jim Funk
Liberty. adams County

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On Sep 3, 2015, at 8:56 AM, franmmmk franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:



Thursday 845 am. Swallow-tailed Kite is back at the Windsor location.

Fran
Evanston, Cook Co.

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Subject: IBET LARK SPARROW-Montrose Pt-Cook
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 11:31 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
I observed a LARK SPARROW in the lawns immediately west of the Magic Hedge at Montrose Pt, Cook Co this morning from 8:58-9:10. It was searched for by at lest 4 other birders, only the first of whom saw a bird with a tail pattern consistent with Lark Sparrow fly off across the East-West path to the north.
While trying to relocate this bird, which seemed to be hanging out with a small group of thrushes, three of us [John P] also observed a female-plumaged PURPLE FINCH.
I sat on the beach for half an hour 8:15 and saw no waders, other than three off-leash dogs. There were a few reports of warblers but I saw only a redstart in my short observation at the Hedge.
Good birding!
Rich DeCoster
Rjdbird1ATyahoo
Evanston

Cook





Subject: RE: IBET Champaign Swallow-tailed Kite directions
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 10:47 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello:

I truly appreciate all of the responses to my request.

Allen

H. Allen Yow
Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.

From: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ILbirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of gregneise@ilbirds.com [ILbirds]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:13 AM
To: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: IBET Champaign Swallow-tailed Kite directions



Here is the location of the tree it appears to be roosting in, and a Google Map set up dso that all you have to do is enter your start address for driving directions:

https://goo.gl/maps/mWJEY

Note that the people in the neighborhood are very friendly and accommodating, but also that there is no parking on Windsor, and the pull-offs on that street are private driveways.

Park on Brookshire. The best viewing is from the sidewalk on the south side of Windsor, about 300 feet west of Brookshire -- and please be very careful crossing Windsor...it is very busy (one birder almost got smacked by a car yesterday morning).

Cheers,

-greg neise
Berwyn, IL




Subject: RE: IBET Champaign Swallow-tailed Kite directions
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 10:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Here is the location of the tree it appears to be roosting in, and a Google Map set up dso that all you have to do is enter your start address for driving directions:

https://goo.gl/maps/mWJEY

Note that the people in the neighborhood are very friendly and accommodating, but also that there is no parking on Windsor, and the pull-offs on that street are private driveways.

Park on Brookshire. The best viewing is from the sidewalk on the south side of Windsor, about 300 feet west of Brookshire -- and please be very careful crossing Windsor...it is very busy (one birder almost got smacked by a car yesterday morning).

Cheers,

-greg neise
Berwyn, IL

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Subject: Re: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 10:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 






Take i57 rcot 232. Curtis. East to 3nd light. Matt is. North on Matt is to Windsor. And east 3 blocks
Joan. Norek
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------ Original message------From: Allen Yow ayow@rblawyers.net [IL...Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 9:57 AMTo: 'norekj@aol.com';ILbirds@yahoogroups.com;Subject:RE: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
  Hello: Would greatly appreciate driving directions to the spot where the bird has been seen. Many thanks. Allen (Morgan County) H. Allen YowRammelkamp Bradney, P.C. From: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ILbirds@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of norekj@aol.com NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:38 AM
To: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday   Continues to just sit on that tree on Windsor  Joan Norek  Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone



Subject: RE: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 9:57 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello:

Would greatly appreciate driving directions to the spot where the bird has been seen. Many thanks.

Allen (Morgan County)

H. Allen Yow
Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.

From: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ILbirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of norekj@aol.com NorekJ@aol.com [ILbirds]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:38 AM
To: ILbirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday



Continues to just sit on that tree on Windsor





Joan Norek




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Subject: IBET Re: Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 9:38 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 






Continues to just sit on that tree on Windsor

Joan Norek

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone





Subject: IBET Swallow-tailed Kite back on Thursday
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 8:56 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thursday 845 am. Swallow-tailed Kite is back at the Windsor location.

Fran
Evanston, Cook Co.

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Subject: IBET Test - no msg
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 7:19 am
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Subject: IBET Trip Saturday to Champaign (No Sightings)
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 4:02 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I'm planning an afternoon trip downstate around the university on Saturday about 1 pm til about 7-8, and will have at least a couple of free hours. Other than seeking the swallow-tailed kite, any suggestions of good parks especially for warblers, red headed or other woodpeckers, or shorebirds?

Beth Pector
Naperville IL


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Subject: IBET Nighthawks
Date: Thu Sep 3 2015 3:49 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I saw one nighthawk at 6:40 pm in Oakhurst Forest Preserve, Aurora, Kane County, realized only after going through my photos from a walk around the lake. Lots of swallows but no other definite nighthawks through 7:30.

Beth Pector
Naperville IL

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Subject: IBET 9-3-15 IL Migration Report (No Sightings)
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 21:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello birding friends,

Sorry about some copy/pasting and link issues I have had recently with these migration reports. To view this report in blog format with imbedded images, please visit "Arrivals and Influxes:"
ilmigration.blogspot.com

As evidenced by the current national composite radar, Illinois is once again experiencing only marginal avian movements over our skies tonight. It appears that roughly the eastern half of Illinois is receiving slightly more movement than the western half tonight, but wherever you are in the state tomorrow, bird movement should not be that evident.
http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/ra...

Here is what we should be expecting in the near future: winds will remain southerly, as evidenced by all of the hot temperatures in our forecast, until Monday night. Next Tuesday morning should receive a big push of migrants.

I will be reporting again tomorrow and then I will take Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights off because I will be in Michigan over Labor Day weekend and without internet access for posting. I will make sure to post Monday night so that I can update everyone on what is looking to be a very productive next Tuesday morning.

As evidenced by recent IBET and IBF reports, new species are coming into our area. Stilt Sandpipers are more "common" (relatively speaking) than some other of the more uncommon shorebirds typical of early migration, warblers are slowly but surely increasing and spreading southward throughout Illinois, and some rarities like the Swallow-tailed Kite have even been appearing! To predict exactly which species you will see, please visit:
Birdcast's regional migration forecast: http://birdcast.info/forecast/...
and
eBird's Illinois species occurrence chart: http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?src=changeDate&getLocations=states&states=US-IL&parentState=US-IL&reportType=location&monthRadio=on&bMonth=01&eMonth=12&bYear=1900&eYear=2014&continue.x=76&continue.y=13&continue=Continue

Good birding!

Henry (Oak Park, Cook)
trumpetswan@comcast.net
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sites.google.com/site/opbirdwalks/

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Henry Griffin



Subject: IBET Swallow Tailed Kite Info
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 21:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

I wasn't going to report on the Kite as others have done so but keep one
thing in mind if you will be going later in the week. Remember that Kites
eat flying insects & the flying insects, like dragonflies, don't become
active until it starts to heat up. So the Kites don't fly right away either.
When Dave J & John L found the Kite at 8:30 a.m. (& I was lucky to be with
Dave) it was just resting at the top of the half dead Spruce at the address
mentioned by Larry B. The Kite didn't actually fly until about 9 a.m. or so
& at 1st it was a fairly low flight & the Kite was actually skimming the
crops & picking off insects on the leaves as well as low flying
dragonflies. After this 1st hunting foray it returned to it's Spruce were
it rested again. It's next flight was a much higher flight probably as the
dragonflies were by then flying much higher & so did the Kite.

As to Nighthawks tonight I am with Joe Lill as I looked for over a half
hour & found zero.
Steve H definitely had the best seat in the house tonight as he did last
night too.

Bird-Of-The-Day (& probably of the month & maybe of the year as well) to
the impressive looking & flying Swallow Tailed Kite (Illinois Life Bird
#390 for me).
Runners-Up to a distant Buff Breasted Sandpiper found by Dave J at a nearby
sod farm & to the continuing Yellow Crowned Night Heron (1-IM) at Kaufman
Park. Thanks here to Greg N for info on Night Heron I.D. which finally
convinced me that's what it was.

Al Stokie



Subject: IBET Re: Dunteman Sod Farm, Kane Co - Red Knot RFI (no sighting by me)
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 20:46 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
All, I ran into Pete Moxon on my way to Dunteman this evening. I found out the Red Knot had been seen in the small fluddle along Bateman Rd. just south of the semi-abandoned farm buildings. He had gotten there around 2:30 I believe.  And apparently shortly thereafter a Peregrine Falcon flushed all the birds in the fluddle including what may have been the knot before he got a good look at it.  Long story short, it did not return from then until when I left around sunset (there was at least one person there the whole time).  Hopefully it will turn up again tomorrow.


As a consolation prize, I saw 9 American Golden-Plovers and 4 Buff-breasted Sandpipers (thanks to Jason Newton for pointing them out right after I arrived) in the far NE field between Bateman Rd. and I-88. All of the Golden-Plovers were still largely in breeding plumage, and none of them looked like a good candidate for the Black-bellied Plover that was seen earlier today.


Good Birding,
Justin Wrinn
Elgin, Kane Co.



Subject: Re: IBET Nighthawks
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 20:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I guess I'll have to move closer to Dave's neighborhood (where I used to live). Zero nighthawks in Norwood Park and Park Ridge!


Joe Lill
Chicago, Cook County



-----Original Message-----
From: David Antieau dkantieau@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]
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Subject: IBET Nighthawks








I guess I'll have to move closer to the lake: from 7-7:45 I had 32 Common Nighthawks from my yard at 3800 North and 3800 West in Chicago.




For the birds,




Dave Antieau

dkantieau@sbcglobal.net

Chicago, Cook County










Subject: IBET Nighthawks
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 19:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I guess I'll have to move closer to the lake: from 7-7:45 I had 32 Common Nighthawks from my yard at 3800 North and 3800 West in Chicago.
For the birds,
Dave Antieaudkantieau@sbcglobal.netChicago, Cook County



Subject: 6000 + Re: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight!
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 19:41 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Finished up at 7.35pm with a total of 6140 Nighthawks!! Give or take a few :) they are still coming too but I gotta leave.

The birds were much higher tonight and slightly more spread out than last night but still mostly coming down Clark St easy to the Lake!

Another amazing evening!

Cheers
Steve

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 2, 2015, at 6:34 PM, Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds] wrote:
>
> 1500 through in 40 minutes so far! Much higher up tonight!
>
> Cheers
> Steve Huggins
> Chicago IL
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>



Subject: Re: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight!
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 18:58 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

Hi folks,

I can't contribute anything to Steve's number count but I did estimate during 20 minutes or so watching from my building's courtyard that the Nighthawks flying south to the east (over Lincoln Park) seemed to outnumber those to the west (Clark street area) about two to one.

Whatever - if you have any view of the sky around either area, a lot of Nighthawks can easily be seen from the ground with binocs -- even naked eye. (My views either way were only sky sections between the long lengths of the building.)

Good birdings,



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




-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209@yahoo.com [ILbirds]
To: IBET
Sent: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 6:37 pm
Subject: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight!






1500 through in 40 minutes so far! Much higher up tonight!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

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Subject: IBET Hey everybody I made the front page of the local news
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 18:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Greetings birders;  I realize that this is not about birds but I am excited to say that I made the front page of the local news section of the Northwest Herald the other day.Here is a link to the story:http://www.nwherald.com/2015/0... and I look forward to meeting more of you in the field sometime.
Take care and God Bless;   David Farber www.naturallyfarberphotos.com raptorfoto@sbcglobal.net http://theworldfromachair.blog...



Subject: IBET Big Nighthawk Chicago again tonight!
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 18:37 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
1500 through in 40 minutes so far! Much higher up tonight!

Cheers
Steve Huggins
Chicago IL

Sent from my iPhone


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Subject: IBET Swallow-Tailed Kite in Champaign still there
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 17:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I (12:58) saw the kite soaring south over the housing development on the east side of the intersection of Mattis and Windsor, Champaign. It was a beauty.

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Subject: IBET BY Swainson's t.
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 16:30 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 

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

Hi friends,
Date on the camera was the 26th of August. Might still be around, some song phrases but haven't seen. Last year, the Swainson's t. ate suet and hung around for awhile in September.

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Dunteman Sod Farm, Kane Co - Red Knot RFI (no sighting by me)
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 15:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Julie Long reported  on eBird a Red Knot at Dunteman Sod Farm in Kaneville early this afternoon (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24861459) which would be the first eBird record for Kane County.


Was anyone else able to locate this bird or know the exact location?
I think I'll stop by after work, and I'd like to know specifically where to look.


Thanks and Good Birding,
Justin Wrinn
Elgin, Kane Co



Subject: IBET Upcoming Field Museum bird seminars
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 15:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
There are two scientific seminars--free and open to the public--coming up this month at the Field Museum that might be of interest to birders.The seminars are on Wednesdays at noon and are part of the A. Watson Armour III Seminar Series. The September 23 seminar is also the Field Museum Women in Science Yearly Symposium.  If you are interested in attending, please let me know by the morning of the seminar so that I can meet you at the museum's west entrance (at 11:45) and sign you in. 
September 16Dr. Kevin Burns, San Diego State UniversityDiversification in Tanagers, the Largest Radiation of Neotropical Songbirds[In which you might learn that you've never actually seen a tanager!]Burns lab website: http://kevinburnslab.com/

September 23Dr. Rosemary Grant, Princeton UniversityIn Search of the Causes of EvolutionRosemary Grant is best known for her long-term studies of Galapagos finches with her husband Peter Grant. Google her for much more information.
I hope to see some of you there.
Josh EngelChicago

Photos / www.flickr.com/jengel5230
Bird Division, Field Museum / http://www.fieldmuseum.org/abo... leader, Tropical Birding / www.tropicalbirding.com





Subject: Re: IBET Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES
Date: Wed Sep 2 2015 15:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Today Ann H, Sue F, Cindy A and myself set out for the Swallow Tailed Kite in Champaign Il. What a target bird. I have salivated seeing this kite in Illinois for a long time. We drove around circling the area mentioned for at least 20 minutes and checked out all the tops of trees. Sue F spotted it over the corn fields which had a lot of dragonflies. It flew east and we drove east also. We pulled over in a subdivision and the kite circled overhead numerous times. It really put on a show for a short time diving on the dragonflies. We noticed it bending over while in flight eating from one of its feet which held a dragonfly. Quite a thrill! Enjoy a few photos at:

http://wesserafin.smugmug.com/...

Wes Serafin
Orland Pk
SW Cook County

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From: "'w.serafin' w.serafin@comcast.net [ILbirds]"
To: "David Johnson" , "IBET"
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:08:39 PM
Subject: RE: Fwd: IBET Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES




Seen at 10:50am at Windward Pt & Windward Blvd. This is about two blocks south of Windsor about a half mile east of Matt is. Photos later.

Wes Serafin
Orland pk
Southwest Cook



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "David Johnson djohnsoda@comcast.net [ILbirds]"
Date:09/02/2015 8:58 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: IBET
Subject: Fwd: IBET Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES




Tuesday 8:55 am Swallow-tailed Kite still present at Brookshire E of Mattis atop a dead spruce snag N of Windsor next to road (Windsor) across cornfield

David B Johnson
NE IL
djohmsoda@comcast.net


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From: "Tony Ward tward3@mchsi.com [ILbirds]" < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
Date: September 1, 2015 at 3:23:26 PM CDT
To: Craig < tnemec1@ameritech.net >
Cc: IBET < ILbirds@yahoogroups.com >
Subject: Re: IBET Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES
Reply-To: Tony Ward < tward3@mchsi.com >









Mike Ward ask me to post that Kite is still present at Windsor location as of 3:10
Tony Ward
Tward3@mchsi.com

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 1, 2015, at 2:06 PM, Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds] < ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:







Last seen North of Windsor, East of Mattis, soaring low over houses.

About 15 minutes ago.

S ent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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From: Craig < tnemec1@ameritech.net >
Date: September 1, 2015 at 1:35:50 PM CDT
To: IBET < ILbirds@yahoogroups.com >
Subject: Fwd: Swallow-tailed Kite YES






Soaring low over Kenny & Jordan Sts. 5 minutes ago.

S ent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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From: Craig < tnemec1@ameritech.net >
Date: September 1, 2015 at 12:29:31 PM CDT
To: IBET < ILbirds@yahoogroups.com >
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite YES






Present now soaring over cornfield, S of Windsor, E of Mattis.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

























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