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20 Jul: @ 20:05:05 IBET Byard Brown t. still here [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
20 Jul: @ 19:33:45 IBET Ragweed/Elliot and Tower Island [Keith McMullen warbler7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
20 Jul: @ 12:16:39 IBET Neotropic Cormorant YES 7-20-17 [Chuck Berman cberman129@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
20 Jul: @ 11:12:11 IBET Yellow Warbler gallery [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
20 Jul: @ 10:46:56 Re: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20 [Keith McMullen warbler7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
20 Jul: @ 10:38:44 IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20 [Keith McMullen warbler7@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 22:19:31 IBET Techny pied-billed grebe immature (cook co) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 21:45:42 IBET Greene Valley shorebirds [mmadsen48@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 14:26:37 IBET Anhinga overflight in DuPage [Robert Olson bob@rdolson.org [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 13:34:36 IBET Byard A. robin [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 11:03:08 IBET Montrose Beach-A Day Late & A Piping Plover Short Wed 7-19-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 07:48:24 IBET YR Warbler gallery updated [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 06:05:21 IBET NO Piping Plover [Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 21:16:11 Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017) [Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 21:14:21 Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017) [Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 21:08:02 IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 18, 2017 (Cook County) [Jeff Bilsky jbilsky@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 18:01:16 IBET Worm-eating Warbler gallery updated [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 18:00:18 IBET Bell's Vireo--Orland Grassland [Michael McNamee mmcnamee.eec@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 17:02:17 Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017) [Leslie Borns cakile@att.net [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 16:25:59 IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017) [Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson.21@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 16:09:18 IBET N.E. Lake County-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Tuesday 7-18-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 15:09:06 IBET Byard Brown thrasher [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 01:06:43 IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-17-17) [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 00:29:45 IBET Rend Lake wood stork ['Sundberg, Jeffrey' jsundber@mx.lakeforest.edu [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 22:24:34 IBET Rollins Savannah, Lake co. [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 16:02:51 IBET Neotropic Cormorant [trekfan917@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 13:03:52 IBET White-winged Dove No Sightings [Donald R Dann donniebird@icloud.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 12:45:09 IBET Local Spots Remain Flooded Monday 7-17-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 11:22:02 IBET DuPage Neotropic Cormorant [mmadsen48@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 10:12:49 IBET Am Kestrels [Sonia sds847@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 08:52:34 Re: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated [Sebastian sebastianpatti@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 08:12:11 IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 13:55:39 IBET White-winged Dove [Jim Tezak jjtezak@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 13:26:55 IBET Neotropic Cormorant (NO SIGHTING) [Chuck Berman cberman129@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 12:35:31 Re: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co. [Donald R Dann donniebird@icloud.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 12:09:53 IBET Kaneland White Winged Dove Continues Sunday 7-16-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 11:18:02 IBET JxP, Saturday, 15 July (with a little from Tuesday the 11th): A few notable birds and some good butterflies [rlshonkw@uchicago.edu [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 10:04:28 IBET RE Neotropic Cormorant at LP High [peachjmc@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 09:55:08 IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co. [Adam Sell adamwardsell@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 08:25:33 IBET Neotropical cormorant [trekfan917@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 05:07:08 IBET Common Yellowthroat & Prothonotary galleries updated [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 23:05:01 IBET Baird's Sandpiper at Montrose Beach - Sat PM (local) [Michael Miller michaelmiller12001@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 22:11:48 IBET shorebird ID? cook co [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 20:59:17 IBET Peregrine on Chicago Lakefront [keefeeb@prodigy.net [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 16:28:26 IBET Red Neck Phalarope [KFisher928@aol.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 15:17:02 Re: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula? [Walter Marcisz wmarcisz@att.net [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 14:42:55 IBET Cerulean or N. Parula? [Michael Bily mqbily@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 12:26:50 IBET By BC chickadee [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 12:18:46 IBET Not Many Birds Today But A Great Day For License Plates! Saturday 7-15-17 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 12:15:28 IBET Yellow Throated Warbler [Michael Bily mqbily@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]





Subject: IBET Byard Brown t. still here
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 20:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
The storm knocked over the swing and minor limbs, the Brown thrasher is still here though.
John
Bourbonnais,IL

John Baxter
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Subject: IBET Ragweed/Elliot and Tower Island
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 19:33 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Spent 6 hours in Jackson Co  this afternoon.
Arrived at 1. Found the White Ibis at 3:50, but in MO along Tower Island Chute. At 4:20 he flew and I lost him!
In the meantime I had Least Tern, Black-necked Stilt and all the waders in both states. At 5:35 an Anhinga flew right over the levee! Soared several times allowing me decent photos! I watched him soar E and he headed directly to the Big Muddy/ Muntz Road area giving me another 2-state specie for the day!
Finally at 7 pm, thanks to Craig's advice I relocated the White Ibis just SE of Ragweed Lane just off of Rt 3!
6 hours in the area, but well worth it!
Good birdings!
Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
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Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant YES 7-20-17
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 12:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I am watching the neotropic cormorant swimming in the pond by the Lake Park West High School (Roselle) parking lot. I saw it as soon as I got here.12:15 pm
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Subject: IBET Yellow Warbler gallery
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 11:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
much needed after several years without upgrading additions.

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

After this, only one more warbler gallery left to update, but the most
drastic improvement.

I wonder who can figure which.

rob curtis

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Subject: Re: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 10:46 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The stork is now feeding with six great egrets in the little marsh to the north east of the tower.I'm not sure if others who have seen this bird paid much attention to his behavior But watching him now is very interesting as he rotates between his left leg and right leg to scratch the surface for prey items!Pretty cool bird! It's very difficult to leave him!I guess everyone else has already seen this bird so it's not big news˜Good birdings,Keith

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Greetings friends!

I'm happy to report the wood stork is still present at Rend lake, Nason Point observation tower.

Watched him soar from 1016 through 1025 before he landed. Then something spooked him and a great egret and a great blue heron; they all flushed.Within a minute or two the stork reappeared only to land directly east behind the trees and I cannot see him but I am certain he is out there.

Good birdings!


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Subject: IBET Wood Stork....YES, 7-20
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 10:38 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Greetings friends!
I'm happy to report the wood stork is still present at Rend lake, Nason Point observation tower.
Watched him soar from 1016 through 1025 before he landed. Then something spooked him and a great egret and a great blue heron; they all flushed.Within a minute or two the stork reappeared only to land directly east behind the trees and I cannot see him but I am certain he is out there.
Good birdings!

Keith McMullen
O'Fallon, IL
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Subject: IBET Techny pied-billed grebe immature (cook co)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 22:19 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was surprised when I reviewed video from Techny that the lone grebe I saw (which appeared rather large) was an immature pied-billed grebe! I don't know if they can already fly, if not, it must have been born there. Has anyone seen any grebes there this summer? This is my first. Interesting.
There was again a really, really bad smell there. I don't know what it is, it seems like the water is sewage and is being pumped into the river and basin, but I hope that isn't the case. Second time I've smelled this in two visits, never before in years that I recall.
Otherwise rather quiet there, the n rough-winged swallows are getting bigger, the barn swallows are still visiting the nesting area, and I saw no tree swallows at all.
Small mallard family, one great blue heron, one adult night-crowned heron grabbing fish from the water successfully.
ASP, if you go, bring a helmet, the nesting barn swallows by the entrance have become very aggressive. I've never had that happen before even when standing right under nests in other locations. I wonder if someone provoked this behavior and now they are generalizing it to all humans? Either way, watch your eyes.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.7/19/17



Subject: IBET Greene Valley shorebirds
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 21:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Shorebirds were present this morning at the 83rd street fluddle at Greene Valley Forest Preserve (Du Page County).  Since I was bicycle birding, I had to do the best I could with binoculars and came up with the following totals:  43 KILLDEER, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 13 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, and 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS.  A total of 18 CASPIAN TERNS (including 4 immatures) were present.  Swallow species flying over the fluddle included NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED, TREE, BANK, and BARN.  Near the Greene Road parking lot, a WHITE-EYED VIREO was singing - my first of the summer at GV.  Some of the other species (among the 57 species I recorded) that were more notable were a calling YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, a singing WOOD THRUSH, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, and a couple of SCARLET TANAGERS.


Although I did not do any monitoring on the landfill today, the grassland species have generally been good there this summer. On my most recent monitoring session on the landfill I recorded 19 DICKCISSELS, 49 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 6 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, 22 BOBOLINKS, and 5 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. Sedge Wrens have been the one species that has been conspicuously absent. I have not found that species anywhere at Greene Valley this summer.


Mike Madsen
Woodridge (Du Page County)



Subject: IBET Anhinga overflight in DuPage
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 14:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
My wife saw a probable Anhinga near the Arboretum today about 11:40am:

The bird was soaring at a high altitude on a thermal and I saw it flap exactly twice in the several minutes I was watching it. Binoculars narrowed it down to cormorant or anhinga and to the best of my knowledge, behavior eliminated cormorant. It was last seen drifting a bit east by south east near Hidden Lake and the Morton Arboretum. Long neck, long, wedge-shaped tail, very dark.



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Subject: IBET Byard A. robin
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 13:34 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
Very humid, robin is liking the bird bath. Mouth open because of the heat.
Catbird singing, RT hawk sailing over, BC chickadee calling.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Montrose Beach-A Day Late & A Piping Plover Short Wed 7-19-17
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 11:03 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Craig has already mentioned that the Piping Plover was a "no show"
until 6 a.m. but I will add that it was also a "no show" until 9 a.m.
when I left. Arrived at about 5:30 a.m. (sunrise) to find that Craig
had already been looking for the Plover. Craig continued to monitor
the area along the pier where the Piping Plover was seen during the
afternoon & until dark yesterday while I took the long walk along the
public swimming beach down to the Dog Beach. While doing so I also
checked the flooded area near the Dog Beach. The only shorebirds in
the protected beach area were Killdeer (5-6) & Spotted Sandpiper
(3-AD, 3 large young & 2 small young). No shorebirds of any kind on
the public beach nor the flooded beach area.

Later Craig & I saw a Pectoral Sandpiper in the wet area along the
pier but it didn't stay long. Later still when by myself I saw 1
Semiplamated Sandpiper. Since Matt's post yesterday said the Piping
Plover was hanging out with that species I thought maybe it would show
up & join it's pal from yesterday but that did not happen. Later I
again saw a single Semipalmated Sandpiper (probably the same one) but
it was always by itself or with a young Spotted Sandpiper.

On the beach were Ring Billed Gulls (~100) & flying by were a few
Herring Gulls, Caspian Terns, Great Blue Heron (2) & Cormorants. In
the lake near the beach were Canada Goose (3) & Mallard (3). Good
numbers of Barn & Rough Winged Swallows were flying around with Cliff
(3) & Bank (1) Swallows in smaller numbers.

Maybe I should mention that yesterday's Willets were not seen today either.
Those visiting Montrose later in the day (if you can actually find a
parking space) should check again as the little Plover may only work a
later shift & show up then.

Most of those looking today wanted the Plover as a "year bird" but I
have already seen both Willet & Piping Plover this year. I only went
as any good shorebird sighting makes me look for that bird as looking
for shorebirds is what I do in July-Sept. I hope to have better luck
next time, if there is a next time for Piping Plover.

Not much to pick from but Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Pectoral
Sandpiper, not common on the lakefront, & Runner-Up to the
Semipalmated Sandpiper. At least both were migrants.

Al Stokie


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Subject: IBET YR Warbler gallery updated
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 7:48 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yellow-rumped (or Myrtle) Warbler galley is updated.  Many new shots
this spring migration, and hadn't been in revised in years.

Only 2 Warblers left after this.

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

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Subject: IBET NO Piping Plover
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 6:05 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
5 - 6 am not seen yet

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Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 21:16 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Sorry I meant *Semipalmated Sandpiper
Matt IgleskiChicago, IL
On Jul 18, 2017 9:14 PM, "Matthew Igleski" <matt.igleski@gmail.com> wrote:
Piping plover still present at dark, around 8:40 pm. It was running around with a Semipalmated Plover. No sign of the Willets.
Matt IgleskiChicago, IL

On Jul 18, 2017 5:02 PM, "Leslie Borns cakile@att.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

























The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There is signage posted as well.


Thank you

Leslie Borns

Chicago/cook


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Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)

To: "IL-Birds" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM














Leslie Borns reports a PIPING

PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on

Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's

Lincoln Park (Cook County).

Good birding,Geoff


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Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 21:14 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Piping plover still present at dark, around 8:40 pm. It was running around with a Semipalmated Plover. No sign of the Willets.
Matt IgleskiChicago, IL

On Jul 18, 2017 5:02 PM, "Leslie Borns cakile@att.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

























The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There is signage posted as well.


Thank you

Leslie Borns

Chicago/cook


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Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)

To: "IL-Birds" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM














Leslie Borns reports a PIPING

PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on

Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's

Lincoln Park (Cook County).

Good birding,Geoff


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Subject: IBET Fwd: eBird Report - Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Jul 18, 2017 (Cook County)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 21:08 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hiked Skokie Lagoons from Willow Road side this evening. The cowbirds have really done well in infiltrating as I saw an AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHERS and SONG SPARROWS all feeding cowbirds unfortunately. Best bird seen was a BROWN CREEPER (flagged in ebird, seemingly sparse sightings in Cook County in summer, bad photo embedded on ebird list) and a good look at one of the few PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS that presumably breed there. The mosquitos were merciless. Complete list below. Good birding.


Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd., Cook, Illinois, US

Jul 18, 2017 6:02 PM - 7:46 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

35 species


Great Blue Heron 1

Ring-billed Gull 5

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 4

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 4

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

Brown Creeper 1 Typical creeper behavior creeping up trees, small brown bird, gave high pitched creeper call. Bad photo to come.

House Wren 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 Observed one feeding two cowbirds

American Robin 31

Gray Catbird 5

European Starling 100

Cedar Waxwing 2

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 1 Female feeding a cowbird

Song Sparrow 2 Observed one feeding two cowbirds

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 2

Red-winged Blackbird 75

Common Grackle 55

Brown-headed Cowbird 25

Baltimore Oriole 2

House Finch 1

American Goldfinch 8


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Subject: IBET Worm-eating Warbler gallery updated
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 18:01 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

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Subject: IBET Bell's Vireo--Orland Grassland
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 18:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
At Orland Grassland this morning there was for the second day a possibly
continuing Bell's Vireo at the big pond with trees in it, halfway down
the east side of the preserve; I heard it from the bike path, and then
walked along the willows to see it. Photos and audio in eBird. There was
also a possibly continuing juvenile American Bittern in the marshy bit
at the west end of the same pond.

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Subject: Re: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 17:02 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The piping plover is currently resting on the shells along the pier pond with several other shore birds. The dunes shoreline is a protected shoreline. Please feel free to tell beach goers to walk at a distance away from the shoreline and the pier pond so as not to disturb the birds. There is signage posted as well.  

Thank you
Leslie Borns
Chicago/cook



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Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
To: "IL-Birds"
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:25 PM












Leslie Borns reports a PIPING
PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on
Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Montrose Beach is in Chicago's
Lincoln Park (Cook County).
Good birding,Geoff

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Subject: IBET Piping Plover and Willets on Montrose Beach (4:20pm, 18 July 2017)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 16:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Leslie Borns reports a PIPING PLOVER and some WILLETS on Montrose Beach, 4:20PM on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.  Montrose Beach is in Chicago's Lincoln Park (Cook County).
Good birding,Geoff
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Subject: IBET N.E. Lake County-Waukegan, Illinois Beach South & State Line Beach Tuesday 7-18-17
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 16:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

After struggling to find any shorebirds in my usual local inland ponds
which are now flooded today I switched to beaches which, if nothing
else, are not flooded. But my luck remained poor as the 1st 2 places I
checked had only resident shorebirds, Killdeer & Spotted Sandpiper.
Saw Andy Stewart as I was leaving Waukegan & he said only Spotted were
at State Line Beach so I went there last & found Spotted & 2 migrant
shorebird species but both were common migrants.

Waukegan Beach (6:30-8 a.m.)

Had 2 Killdeer in the parking lot area & 6 Spotted Sandpipers on the
beaches & the pier. On the main beach & the gravel area were Ring
Billed (~300) & Herring (~20, mostly young ones) Gulls plus Caspian
Terns (20-22). I am sad to report that the Common Terns seem to have
deserted the nesting colony as not 1 was present today. The state
biologist told me that something (probably Skunks) had destroyed some
of the nests & high water drowned other nests. Without an electric
fence there's no way to keep out animals. The Terns may try to re-nest
but it seems too late for that. We'll see what happens. However, I saw
John Leonard at IBSP & he said he had seen 2 Common Terns flying over
the old nest spot but they were not there when I looked on my way home
at noon. There were 2
D.C. Cormorants resting on the fishing pier but no sign of a Laughing
Gull seen yesterday by Andy Stewart.

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:30-10:15 a.m.)

Walked the beach south to the Dead River & the only shorebirds were
(again) Killdeer (3) & much farther south Spotted Sandpiper (2). The
most common birds on the beach were BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS which numbered
12-15 including young so it looks like nesting was successful for that
species. Most interesting species on the beach was HORNED LARK (3-AD)
unlike last time when I saw a juvenile. There have been up to 4 female
Red Breasted Mergansers here since May & today I saw 2 after only
seeing 1 last time. Among the many Gulls were 16 Caspian Terns. Inland
I saw a pair of Kestrels along the Dunes Trail & had good looks at a
singing male Eastern Bluebird. No Summer Tanager nor Grosbeak seen by
me today.

State Line Beach (10:35-11:05 a.m.)

Actually had 4 species of shorebirds including 2 migrants which
arrived after Andy's earlier visit.
They were Killdeer (heard 1), Spotted (1) & Semiplamted (3) Sandpipers
& Sanderlings (9). Again large Gull numbers including Ring Billed
(~250) & Herring (4-AD) plus 14 Caspian Terns.

So nothing special today but at least a few shorebirds to count & lots
of Gulls to sort through even though nothing special there either.
Bird-Of-The-Day to the 3 adult Horned Larks, the best beach birds of
the day. Runners-Up to the continuing R.B. Mergansers & the
successfully nesting Brewer's Blackbirds. Fancy Pants Bird Of The Day
to the very nice looking male Bluebird.

Department Of Plate Chasing

Added 2 new plates to my July-Dec run which were Massachusetts &
Connecticut, not top level plates but fairly good ones. And yesterday
on my way back from seeing the Roselle Neotropic Cormorant & in almost
the exact same spot in Itasca I again saw that orange version Alaska
plate with the big flag in the middle. The owner must be going home
via Itasca often enough for me to see it twice.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Byard Brown thrasher
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 15:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Hi friends,
The Brown t. was under the cherry tree as I watered plants, then flew. Found again near the purple raspberry patch.
Gray catbird sang a little after not heard for 2 wks.
Robins chased a Cooper's h. and young robin is now coming to the bird bath.
House finch and cardinals are singing, H. wrens still here.
John
Bourbonnais, IL
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Subject: IBET Hegewisch Marsh breeding birds (7-17-17)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 1:06 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Breeding birds in evidence at Hegewisch Marsh on Chicago's southeast side on Monday morning (17 July 2017) included at least two PIED-BILLED GREBE broods, 1 MUTE SWAN brood, 1 fledged juvenile DOWNY WOODPECKER, and an agitated adult WILLOW FLYCATCHER.

Pied-billed Grebes:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

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

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

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

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Subject: IBET Rend Lake wood stork
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 0:29 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Seen today, Monday at 8:32 pm after a 5:03 hour vigil. Entire time spent on the observation platform.  And at 8:32 there was much rejoicing.

Jeff Sundberg
Libertyville
Lake County



Subject: IBET Rollins Savannah, Lake co.
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 22:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to the other adult trumpeter swan? This is my second time not seeing it. This is very sad and disappointing. The 6 young and other adult appear to be doing well. The young are close to or are fully-grown now but are still a beautiful silvery grey color. They are all very well-behaved, lining up for their naps and bedtime.
Otherwise, pied-billed grebes still have their funny faces. Two sets of gadwall with lots of young again seen. Blue-winged teal adult females, 2 or more. Many unIDd ducks at far end, got video will try and see if there's anything else special. Bunches of mallards too, two sets with young. Coyote howled twice from not far away!
Otherwise, common yellowthroats and song sparrows are still everywhere singing and calling. May be a handful of other species in there but not sure what was singing on occasion. Also several unseen marsh wrens sang by the wetlands.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.7/17/17



Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 16:02 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Neotropic cormorant is at LP pond right now at 1600 hours. Sitting beneath an overhanging branch on right side of pond. Al S. Brought out his scope and we had a great view of the cormorant.

Bonnie Graham
DuPage County

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Subject: IBET White-winged Dove No Sightings
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 13:03 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
If anyone has a report on this bird today, Monday 7-17, positive or negative, posting would be appreciated.

Donnie Dann
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Subject: IBET Local Spots Remain Flooded Monday 7-17-17
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 12:45 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

This report is not to list birds but only to tell you that Air Station
Prairie, Techny Basin & Techny North all are still flooded with no
shorebird habitat at all.

At Air Station Prairie both ponds have very high water & the only
birds around were Great Blue Heron (1), 2 family groups of Mallards &
Tree, Barn & Rough Winged Swallows. A killdeer flew by but finding no
place to land kept going.

Techny North had 3 Great Blue Herons, 2 Great Egrets, a D.C.
Cormorant, 3 families of Wood Ducks & a few Tree & Barn Swallows. And,
like at the last place, 1 Killdeer flew by but but could not find land
to walk on.

Techny Basin (only viewed from the road) also appeared to be
completely flooded as well.

Not sure when there will be any improvement with more rain expected
later in the week but I'll check again next week & report on what I
find.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the one hunting & diving Caspian Tern seen at Techny Basin.

Hoping for better local conditions for shorebirds

Al Stokie


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Subject: IBET DuPage Neotropic Cormorant
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 11:22 am
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The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was present at Lake Park West High School (pond at the northeast corner) when I arrived at 6:43 this morning.


Mike Madsen
Du Page Co.
Woodridge, IL



Subject: IBET Am Kestrels
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 10:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
3 Am Kestrels visited the water tower near Chicago and Wood at about 9:15 this morning, then flew off.

Sonia da Silva
Chicago

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Subject: Re: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 8:52 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
your pix are all so wonderful . . . thanks for sharing!


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Subject: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated



http://theearlybirder.com/warb...

Several new added, including somewhat orange faced migrant at Montrose puddle.

Rob Curtis

Chicago



Subject: IBET Tennessee Warbler gallery udated
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 8:12 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
http://theearlybirder.com/warb...


Several new added, including somewhat orange faced migrant at Montrose
puddle.

Rob Curtis

Chicago



Subject: IBET White-winged Dove
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 13:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Al S already filed a report on the White-winged Dove in Kaneville, IL today 7/16/17.



Few photos including Eurasian Collared Dove at the link below:

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


Jim Tezak Shorewood, ILin Kane County



Subject: IBET Neotropic Cormorant (NO SIGHTING)
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 13:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
No luck finding the neotropic cormorant who was a no show at the Lake Park High School pond in Roselle. I had a pleasant but fruitless wait between 11:15 am to 1:15 pm.Chuck BermanOak Park








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Subject: Re: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 12:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
12:30 PM. My daughter and I scoured the fluddle and the edges of the surrounding soybean fields but we did not see the juv. Wilson's Phalarope found this morning by Adam Sell.

Donnie Dann
Lake County

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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 9:55 AM, Adam Sell adamwardsell@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
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> I observed a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope this morning in a fluddle on the north side of Peterson Road just East of Alleghany Road. There is ample room to pull off, but the road can be busy.
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> Location: https://goo.gl/maps/1bQfitQuSz...
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> Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
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> Good Birding!
>
> Adam Sell
> Gurnee, Lake Co.
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Subject: IBET Kaneland White Winged Dove Continues Sunday 7-16-17
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 12:09 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

This has been reported on ebird but I'll do the same here for those
interested & those who may not look at ebird. I have put off this
Dove search for a few days but today Bob Erickson & I went to Kaneland
to look for the White Winged Dove. Arrived at the west end of the
cemetery & saw that Leo M & Walt were already there. Leo said that the
person who fills the feeders had seen the Dove earlier but it was not
present at 7:15 a.m. when Bob & I got there. Mourning Doves & other
birds were either at or under the feeders while more Mourning Doves
were on the wires along Main. Then Jim T arrived having already
checked the grain storage area but did not see the Dove there either.

Bob then took a walk toward the grain area & soon thereafter the WHITE
WINGED DOVE came in to the feeder area & landed on one of the feeders
which was interesting as none of the Mourning Doves ate from the
actual feeders but looked for seeds on the ground. Leo called Bob & he
hurried back in time to see the W.W. Dove which was present at the
feeders & the tree by the feeders from 7:45 until about 7:55 a.m.
after which we could no longer find it. It may have flown out the
"back door" where we could not see it leave or was hidden in a nearby
tree?

Thanks to Leo & another birder who saw the Dove fly in & called the
rest of us over to see it from where we had been checking elsewhere.
Also, thanks to Bob for leaving which made the Dove fly in although
Leo's quick call got Bob back in plenty of time.

Next Bob & I went to Afton F.P. but water levels were still low & the
only shorebirds seen were
Killdeer (4), Spotted Sandpiper (4-AD & 1 small young), Solitary
Sandpiper (1) & Least Sandpiper (5)

Bird-Of-The-Day to the White Winged Dove which was a new Illinois
"lifer" for Bob & so a big deal.
Runner-Up to the Collared Dove seen along Main just west of the
feeders by the cemetery.
It was a 4 Dove species day (also saw Rock Pigeons) which I doubt has
ever happened to me before in Illinois.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET JxP, Saturday, 15 July (with a little from Tuesday the 11th): A few notable birds and some good butterflies
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 11:18 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, the north lake front to 59th, Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow, the inner harbor and the west golf course.  The time of year I visit the park mostly for insects but also check on the breeding birds and look for any strays showing up at unexpected times.
First the birds. I birded on Tuesday but didn't get around to making a report on IBET. The most noticeable sighting on Tuesday was a female DICKCISSEL at 63rd Street Beach, though I didn't realize that that's what it was until I got home. There was an adult male and 2 juvenile BALTIMORE ORIOLES feeding at the top of a tree among some dead branches and some with leaves. I started taking pictures of the birds when they would appear in the open. I took one shot of the male and a yellowish bird to its right, which I thought was a one of the juveniles (I could only see its underside). I didn't look real close at the shot when I cropped it and put it in my eBird report but when I looked at it again I noted that the beak was completely wrong for an oriole and the faint facial markings indicated that I had a Dickcissel instead. The male that was in the meadow, btw, hasn't been heard for a while now. I also had my FOY BANK SWALLOW in the Wooded Island area Tuesday. There were at least 2 at the beach yesterday. The male and female EASTERN BLUEBIRDS that are trying to nest in the crossbar of one of the soccer goals are still present. Last year the big loud music festival held on the soccer fields in July scared off a pair trying to nest in one of the goals. It was feared that the same thing happened this year as they weren't seen or heard right after the fest, but they were seen by the Audubon group last Saturday and I saw the female and heard the male on Tuesday. I didn't have them yesterday but I got to that area late in the afternoon. A BELTED KINGFISHER showed up Tuesday around Wooded Island and was still present yesterday. Yesterday I found a Trail's type flycatcher feeding among fallen branches and vegetation along the shore just southwest of the Darrow Bridge. One expects a Willow Flycatcher but the habitat doesn't really seem right. There are a lot of juvenile swallows in the park, including some BARN SWALLOWS still in the nest that are visible under the west side of the Darrow Bridge. Watching some juvenile ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS perched on a fence by the museum was entertaining. A few were figuring out how to get food on their own, making short flights to grab something flying by but most were waiting for mom or dad. Whenever another juvenile would land next to one it would momentarily beg it for food until it saw that it was another juvenile. A House Sparrow landed by one and the juvenile swallow begged it too! There are many juvenile BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS in the park. Most are feeding on their own but I saw one being fed by a RED-EYED VIREO. There are at least 7 male INDIGO BUNTINGS singing in the park. I had 5 in the Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area and 2 on the golf course yesterday. There may be more, since in the recent past I've had a couple around the inner harbor. The SWAMP SPARROW continues in the meadow.
Yesterday was a good day for butterflies in quality if not in variety/quantity. I only had 16 species but there were some good ones including a lifer. At 63rd street Beach I saw a flying butterfly that looked brown in flight. I assumed it would be a buckeye. Fortunately it landed near by and I could see it was a BRONZED COPPER. This is only the second one that I've seen. My lifer was near the woods north of the meadow last summer. This one gave me good shots both closed and opened winged. My best dragonfly was at the beach: my first HALLOWEEN PENNANT in the park this year. I also had a WILD INDIGO DUSKYWING at the beach and another on Wooded Island. There were 4 AMERICAN SNOUTS on Wooded Island, too. Last summer I had big yellow butterflies zoom by me without stopping on two occasions. They looked way too big to be Clouded Sulphurs but I couldn't be sure what they were. Yesterday, as I approached the north end of Bobolink meadow I saw two big yellow butterflies flying around just south of the woods. Then one went left and the other right and disappeared. I was very frustrated! I walked back south to see if the one that went right headed that way. No luck. So I went back north and there was one flying around. I saw it go down and not come back up, so I headed that way. I knew the general area. Part way there I saw an Indigo Bunting singing out in the open in sun light. I had to stop for that shot; my best ever of this species! Moving on I was a bit worried that I would flush the butterfly, but then I noticed a greenish-yellow patch among the grass and there it was. I didn't have a field guide along to spare my back but I knew I hadn't seen it before. It was a CLOUDLESS SULPHUR. Though it was late afternoon/early evening by the time I finished covering Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow I continued on to the inner harbor and golf course in hopes of adding some butterflies. I haven't seen a Hackberry Emperor this year and they are often found at the berm on the west course. I didn't find any but I found a nice fresh COMMON SOOTYWING there that aloud good photos. I'll give my complete insect list from yesterday below. The butterfly bushes are just beginning to bloom.


Butterflies:
Black Swallowtail: 10
Cabbage White: 135
Clouded Sulphur: 6
Cloudless Sulphur: 2
Bronze Copper: 1
Summer Azure: 6
Pearl Crescent: 2
Question Mark: 1
Red Admiral: 4
American Lady: 3
Painted Lady: 1
lady sp: 1 (hind wings too chewed up to tell what it was!)
Common Buckeye: 20
American Snout: 4
Monarch: 23
Wild Indigo Duskywing: 2
Common Sootywing: 1
grass skipper sp: 1


Moths:
Raspberry Pyrausta (Pyrausta signatalis): 1
Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria): 1
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe): 1
Clover Looper (Caenurgina crassiuscula: 1


Damselflies:
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing: 14
Familiar Bluet: 1
Tule Bluet: 4
Stream Bluet: 20
Eastern Forktail: 14
Fragile Forktail: 2
Blue-fronted Dancer: 9


Dragonflies:
Common Green Darner: 30
Prince Baskettail: 2
Common Whitetail: 10
Twelve-spotted Skimmer: 9
Widow Skimmer: 46
Eastern Amberwing: 3
Halloween Pennant: 1
Eastern Pondhawk: 9
Blue Dasher: 29
Red/Carolina Saddlebags: 1
Black Saddlebags: 27
Wandering Glider: 1
Spot-winged Glider: 2


Randy Shonkwiler
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Subject: IBET RE Neotropic Cormorant at LP High
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 10:04 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The Corm is not here at the moment. It's 10:05 and I've been here since 9:30. Just lots of Mallards and a Great Egret.

Joan Campbell
DuPage County

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Subject: IBET Wilson's Phalarope Lake Co.
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 9:55 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I observed a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope this morning in a fluddle on the north side of Peterson Road just East of Alleghany Road. There is ample room to pull off, but the road can be busy. 
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/1bQfitQuSz...
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Subject: IBET Neotropical cormorant
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 8:25 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Looking at the Neotropical cormorant at the Lake Park high school right now. 7/16/17 @ 0825 hrs.

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Subject: IBET Common Yellowthroat & Prothonotary galleries updated
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 5:07 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Added a lot since this, as many hadn't been updated since 2014.

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...


Prothonotary also needed updating

http://theearlybirder.com/warb...


Almost done with Warblers.

Rob Curtis

Chicago



Subject: IBET Baird's Sandpiper at Montrose Beach - Sat PM (local)
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 23:05 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Looking for shorebirds, I took a walk in the protected area around 7:30 PM, Saturday. Saw four peeps along the break wall: 2 Semipalmated, 1 Least and 1 Baird's, all post breeding adults. An adult Sanderling  was on the beach when I walked back. The adult Baird's was a real treat, only my third there in over 15 years.The coming juvenile Baird's there are very easy finds in comparison.

Hopefully, the Baird's will still be there in the morning!

Mike Miller
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Subject: IBET shorebird ID? cook co
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 22:11 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Does anyone know what these birds are? Notice there is a spot next to the eye. I thought they might be immature least sandpipers but in Sibley's it doesn't show this. Thanks!
ID help needed for these small shorebirds NE IL summer migration


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Subject: IBET Peregrine on Chicago Lakefront
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 20:59 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I was walking along the lakefront this afternoon from Diversey to Belmont and what I assumed was a Peregrine was making repeated attacks against swallows flying along the lakefront. It kept failing but it tried repeatedly. I watched it for more than 10 minutes before it eventually flew off. Would it really have much chance of catching a swallow?


Keith Bowers
Chicago



Subject: IBET Red Neck Phalarope
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 16:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Everyone,
The RN Phalarope found this AM by Tom Lally, is still present at the El
Paso Sewage Ponds at 4:15 pm.
Several birders there.
Bob Fisher



Subject: Re: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 15:17 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Michael,

Several observers reported an apparent Cerulean Warbler X Northern Parula (hybrid) singing a Parula-like song at Fabyan Woods during May of 2017. Stoil Ivanov obtained spectacular photos of the bird, so I am providing a link to Ivanov's ebird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Walter Marcisz
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On Sat, 7/15/17, Michael Bily mqbily@ameritech.net [ILbirds] wrote:

Subject: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
To: "ilbirds@yahoogroups.com"
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:42 PM












This bird at Fabyan Woodshas been taunting me
all week. He sings a lot but is very shy about being
seen. I finally got a few glimpses today, and it looked
more like a Cerulean than anything else. The song is more
Parula-like.

Can anyone distinguish from the song what species this is?
The song is at 0:15 and 1:08 on this recording.

Mike BilyKane County



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Subject: IBET Cerulean or N. Parula?
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 14:42 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
This bird at Fabyan Woodshas been taunting me all week. He sings a lot but is very shy about being seen. I finally got a few glimpses today, and it looked more like a Cerulean than anything else. The song is more Parula-like.
Can anyone distinguish from the song what species this is? The song is at 0:15 and 1:08 on this recording.
Mike BilyKane County



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Subject: IBET By BC chickadee
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 12:26 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
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Hi friends,
The chickadee is rare in the Byard. Surprised to hear and see this one.
John
Bourbonnais, IL

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Subject: IBET Not Many Birds Today But A Great Day For License Plates! Saturday 7-15-17
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 12:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

When you go to Montrose in July it's in the hope that some large, long
legged shorebird will show up as you have almost no chance for a
migrant land bird. And although the odds are against you picking the
right day to visit we try anyway & so I did today. Some big event was
gearing up & the only entrance that wasn't gated was Montrose &
parking filled up fast. Another problem on big event days is if you
can get out after the event begins but that did not happen this time.

Saw Bob Hughes who said only Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers were
present but the numbers of Swallows were impressive. Before I left I
saw Martins, Rough Winged, Tree, Bank, Cliff & Barn Swallows plus
Chimney Swifts. And after a while I added 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper to
the Killdeer & Spotted Sandpipers seen earlier. Singing up by the
Magic Hedge area were Yellow Billed Cuckoo, Warbling Vireo, one
Catbird & Yellow Warbler.

Escaped without being blocked in & made a Gillson Park stop to see if
any shorebirds were on the beach there but all I found were people
using the beach & walking dogs. No shorebirds but some Ring Billed
Gulls were there. Highlights were a female RUBY THROATED HUMMER
feeding in the Jewelweed & 3 young Sparrows which proved to be (I
think) Chipping Sparrows. Loudly singing were a House Wren & 2 House
Finches.

Top bird would have been the Cuckoo had I seen it but since I did not
see it Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the Jewelweed feeding R.T. Hummingbird
at Gillson. Runner-Up to the lone Semipalmated Sandpiper which I had
expected to be a Least Sandpiper when I 1st saw it. Not a good birding
day.

If you aren't a fan of License Plate chasing you can skip the rest
even though today was maybe my best single day of finding plates. Did
not find Hawaii or Alaska but along Sheridan Rd in Chicago I did see 1
each IDAHO, UTAH & MONTANA. Still on Sheridan but in Evanston I saw
WEST VIRGINIA & when pulling into a store parking lot on Touhy the 1st
plate I saw was from MAINE.
Since I had just seen plates from Utah & Montana recently Plate Of The
Day will be a 3 way tie between Idaho, Maine & West Virginia. I did
not start my July-Dec plates run very well but my mid month sightings
have been excellent.

Also a good day for the baby Prius C as it went 30 miles & got 64.7 mpg!

Al Stokie
Close to home in Cook County today


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Subject: IBET Yellow Throated Warbler
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 12:15 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Continues at Fabyan Woods in the vicinity of the Japanese Garden.

Mike Bily
Kane County



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