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16 Sep IBET Loyola and Montrose Beaches ["Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET North Pond Kingfisher (photos) ["john AT picken.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep Re: IBET Lincoln Park (Chgo) South Pond Great Egret ["Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Lincoln Park (Chgo) South Pond Great Egret ["John Purcell purc AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird? ["'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Rufous Hummer present Tues PM ["Jon Duerr jjduerr1331 AT att.net [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird? ["Marion Miller tlcbyrnme AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird? ["Chuck Berman cberman129 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 9-16-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird? ["Marion Miller tlcbyrnme AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird? ["'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Prairie Falcon migrating over Greene Valley ["Vicky Sroczynski vsroczynski AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Late post Kankakee State park (PHOTOS) ["'Wildlife' garysoper AT wildlifeinnature.com [ILbirds]" ]
16 Sep IBET Re: RFI - Photo of "Rufous" Hummingbird tail (No Sightings) ["mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Sabine's Gulls: Mississippi River (Iowa/Illinois Sighting) ["Amar Ayyash amarayyash AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET link ["Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Emiquon ["Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET September Big Day Lake County ["Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Montrose Mon . early afternoon- Peregrine vs. Gulls ["H Blum coolasakestrel1 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds ["Todd Anderson tcanders123 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET North Pond - local interest only ["Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Lake Springfield Plus Kendall & Kane Counties Mon 9-15-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Evanston North Shore Bird Club Program -- Native Bees 101 - Sept 23 ["Smchecchia AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET RFI - Photo of "Rufous" Hummingbird tail (No Sightings) ["mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Re: St. Charles Rufous ["mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Montrose Shorebird Pictures - Sunday ["Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET Montrose Red Knot ["Alex Bloss alex_bloss13 AT msn.com [ILbirds]" ]
15 Sep IBET St. Charles Rufous ["franmmmk franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep Re: IBET Injured Warbler--No sightings ["Chuck Berman cberman129 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET JxP, Sat. 9/13/14: Red-shouldered Hawk ["rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET BY ovenbird ["John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET pelagic trips out of Chicago, 13 & 14 Sep 2014 ["'Geoffrey A. Williamson' geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles - address correction ["BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep Re: IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles. ["julie long mayhill10 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles. ["BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Injured Warbler--No sightings ["Mary Lou Mellon marylou.mellon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Injured Warbler Question ["Ed McDevitt mcdevitt.ed AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Cook County:Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Sun 9-14-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET McDowell Grove and Fermilab ["Urs Geiser ugeiser AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Elsen's Hill (West Dupage Woods FP) teaming with warblers this morning ... ["spadgaon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET: Rock Cut SP this AM and an Update on Rockford's Mississippi Kites ["mesquakie8 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Common Tern and Chimney Swift pics - Sunday 9.14.14 Montrose ["franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep Re: IBET Re: Yellow crowned night heron at Fermi ["Urs Geiser ugeiser AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Sabine's Gull at Lake Springfield ["Tony Ward tward3 AT mchsi.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET LAUGHING GULL at Lake Springfield ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Oak Park Bird Walk 9-14 ["Henry Griffin hwga380 AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
14 Sep IBET Possible Goshawk at Elsen's Hill ["Matthew Wistrand matt AT troglodytidae.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET skokie lagoons 8:00 am to 11:20 am ["Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Greene Valley hawkwatch on Saturday, 33 Raptors + ["BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at Bowen Park, Waukegan, IL ["annettemcclellan AT ameritech.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Pics from Dupage Birding Club Field Trip to Cantigny Park, IL ["spadgaon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET COS field trip to Columbus Park 9/13/14 AM ["rawsbb AT mac.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Ryerson Woods 13 Sep ["douglas stotz dfstotz AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Waukegan Beach Add-On's Sat 9-13-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Emiquon ["Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Montrose, 9/13 a.m. ["'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET SABINE'S GULL Park 566 Cook County ["Aaron Gyllenhaal aarongyllenhaal AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Red Knot at Montrose ["Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Waukegan Beach this morning ["'Eric Secker' esecker AT bcnbirds.org [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Red Knot, Evanston - Yes! ["mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Plegadis ibis north over Greene Valley ["Vicky Sroczynski vsroczynski AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET DuPage Birding Club at Tricounty State Park ["joceb2005 AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Prairie Chicken program Tues 9/16 in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS) ["Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Northern Waterthrush -Oak Spring canoe launch-Lake county ["Tom Terrien tinkandtom AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
13 Sep IBET Red Knot-Lighthouse Beach, Evanston ["Christopher Warneke christopherwarneke2015 AT u.northwestern.edu [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Five Turkey Vultures ["Carol Cooley ccooley AT earthlink.net [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET BY RT at the feeder tonight ["John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Kankakee Region: August 2014 ["Jed Hertz jhh_60910 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET IL Prairie Chicken presentation (no sightings) ["John Heneghan johnhens AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Montrose Black Tern, 9/12 p.m. ["'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET FW: No sighting: Question about O'Brien Lock & Dam near Lake Calumet ["'Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird AT prodigy.net [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Cook County Gillson Park Lake Watch Becomes A Shorebird Watch Fri 9-12-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Whimbrel touchdown at Gillson Park beach ["Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep IBET Red Knot on Gillson Park beach (Wilmette) ["Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: IBET Kendall County Shorebirds ["Andrew andrewsaldrich AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
11 Sep IBET - Black Crowned Night Heron at East Branch Preserve in Carol Stream ["Christine Kelly tomchriskelly AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]

Subject: IBET Loyola and Montrose Beaches
From: "Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:35:26 -0700
Hi Birders,

Link will take you to a report with pictures fro the two title beaches, one 
yesterday, one today. 


Steve Spitzer

Chicago - Cook

Loyola Yesterday, Montrose Today - 9/15,16/2014

  
             
Loyola Yesterday, Montrose Today - 9/15,16/2014
Loyola Yesterday, Montrose Today - 9/15,16/2014  
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Subject: IBET North Pond Kingfisher (photos)
From: "john AT picken.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Sep 2014 15:02:15 -0700
I got a few shots of the Belted Kingfisher at North Pond this afternoon.
 

 Photos:  2014-09-16 Belted Kingfisher at North Pond http://bit.ly/1t99N6b
 
 
 http://bit.ly/1t99N6b 
 
 2014-09-16 Belted Kingfisher at North Pond http://bit.ly/1t99N6b JOHN PICKEN 
PHOTOGRAPHY 

 
 
 
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 Cheers.
 

 John Picken
 Chicago
 www.picken.com
Subject: Re: IBET Lincoln Park (Chgo) South Pond Great Egret
From: "Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:56:46 -0400
Likely the same bird I reported at North Pond last night -- this morning it was 
in the same tree as late yesterday, then flew to the north-west corner and was 
last seen at the south-east corner. 

 
Good birdings,
 
 

Joan Norek
Chicago
norekj AT 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: John Purcell purc AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds] 
 

To: ILbirds 
Sent: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:35 pm
Subject: IBET Lincoln Park (Chgo) South Pond Great Egret


 
  
    
                  
Ibeters . . .
Leslie Borns just called (4:30 PM) to tell me that a Great Egret is in a tree 
on the west side of the island at the south pond in Lincoln Park. 


John Purcell/Chicago
    
             

  
Subject: IBET Lincoln Park (Chgo) South Pond Great Egret
From: "John Purcell purc AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:35:46 -0500
Ibeters . . .
Leslie Borns just called (4:30 PM) to tell me that a Great Egret is in a tree 
on the west side of the island at the south pond in Lincoln Park. 


John Purcell/Chicago

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Subject: Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird?
From: "'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:16:38 -0500
Thanks, everyone!

Dan Williams

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Marion Miller tlcbyrnme AT sbcglobal.net
[ILbirds]  wrote:

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>
> Rufous Hummingbird is still present this afternoon.
>
> Marion Miller
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: IBET Rufous Hummer present Tues PM
From: "Jon Duerr jjduerr1331 AT att.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:59:04 -0700
St.Charles Hummer continues. at 513 S. 13 Ave (east side of Fox River)
Subject: Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird?
From: "Marion Miller tlcbyrnme AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:48:30 -0500
Rufous Hummingbird is still present this afternoon.

Marion Miller

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Subject: Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird?
From: "Chuck Berman cberman129 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:36:26 -0500
Yes. I got there 9 am and I saw it three times at the feeder and in the
trees, along with a ruby-throated. I joined four other birders and others
were filtering in in a very comfy backyard. Chuck Berman[image: Inline
image 1]

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM, 'Daniel & Barbara Williams'
twotringas AT gmail.com [ILbirds]  wrote:

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> Has anyone seen, or looked and not seen, the Rufous hummingbird today?
>
> Thanks,
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Subject: IBET Chicago Botanic Garden Tue 9-16-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:14:58 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Since early July I have been only checking out the Rt68 mud flat area at
the CBG as shorebirds were the only migrants to be seen. But today I did
full coverage in addition to looking at the mud flats. This included the
wooded areas of the B. Brown Preserve & McDonald Woods. Found some warblers
but not many & they were hard to see in the fully leafed out trees.
Shorebird numbers continue to dwindle but I will keep at my survey areas
until the end of September & longer in a few places. Here's my day list:

Chicago Botanic Garden (8:15-11:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 in ponds & 3 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (5)
Great Egret (1, old reliable at the mud flats)
Green Heron (1 also at the mud flats)
Canada Geese (3 groups of 12, 14 & 8)
Wood Duck (9, most at the B. Brown pond)
Mallard (26)
Shoveler (1 in B. Brown pond)
N. PINTAIL (1, maybe a young male rather than a female based on color, at
mud flat area)
Blue Winged Teal (4 in B. Brown pond)
Cooper's Hawk (1 flushed birds at the mud flats)
Killdeer (4 on the mud flats & 1 on the lawns)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1 flew in & left right away, did not like the water
level)
Solitary Sandpiper (3 but 1 did not stay)
Spotted Sandpiper (1 not at the mud flats)
Herring Gull (1-AD & 1-IM)
Mourning Dove (2)
Chimney Swift (group of 4)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (heard 1)
Downy Woodpecker (1-M)
Flicker (2)
Barn Swallow (15-18)
Blue Jay (4)
Chickadee (7-8)
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1)
Robins (6)
Swainson's Thrush (5)
Gray Cheeked Thrush (1)
Starling (2 fly-bys)
YELLOW THROATED VIREO (1, very colorful)
Tennessee Warbler (2)
Magnolia Warbler (2)
Palm Warbler (2-3)
Blackpoll (1)
Black & White Warbler (1)
Redstart (5)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Song Sparrow (3-4)
White Throated Sparrow (6, my 1st ones of the season)
Red Winged Blackbird (2-M, both decided to sing a little as it seemed like
a nice Spring day)
Goldfinch (20-22)
House Sparrow (6-8)

Made a quick visit to the Air Station Prairie but both ponds by the
building are still flooded.
I think I am done checking this place for shorebirds until next year.

Bird-Of-The-Day not up to yesterday's Sabine's Gull & Rufous Hummer but
today it goes to the nice looking Yellow Throated Vireo. Runner-Up to the
Pintail, not an easy duck to find in Cook County except sometimes at Palos
& as a lake front migrant. A sign of Ducks to come!
License Plate Of The Day to the Utah plate on a car parked in the CBG.

Al Stokie
Subject: Re: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird?
From: "Marion Miller tlcbyrnme AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:05 -0500
Dan and all interested,  

I know the Rufous Hummingbird was seen 7am this morning by Bob Andrini. May 
have been seen even later but it wasn't passed on. I can texted Bob and ask if 
needed. 


Marion Miller
Kane County

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Subject: IBET: Updates on the Andrini humminbird?
From: "'Daniel & Barbara Williams' twotringas AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:52:16 -0500
Has anyone seen, or looked and not seen, the Rufous hummingbird today?

Thanks,

Dan Williams
Rockford
Subject: IBET Prairie Falcon migrating over Greene Valley
From: "Vicky Sroczynski vsroczynski AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:54:54 -0500
we had a Prairie Falcon migrate over Greene Valley FP hawkwatch DuPage Co
circled several times and headed south
if you live in counties south of dupage keep your eyes peeled!

Vicky Sroczynski

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Subject: IBET Late post Kankakee State park (PHOTOS)
From: "'Wildlife' garysoper AT wildlifeinnature.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:48:41 -0500
Sunday September 14, 2014 I spent over an hour in the morning at the edge of 
the woods at the Kankkakee river state park watching a number of Natcatchers, 
Wrens, Warblers feeding in the trees and on the wildflowers on insects. 


PHOTOS: http://www.wildlifeinnature.com/html/sept_14__2014.html

Gary Soper
Kankakee county IL
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Subject: IBET Re: RFI - Photo of "Rufous" Hummingbird tail (No Sightings)
From: "mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Sep 2014 08:14:15 -0700
Gordon Garcia, a member of Kane Co. Audubon, provided a photo of the tail and I 
have posted it on IBF with some additional information for identification 
purposes. 


 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, Monday 9.15.2014 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 

 
 http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 
 
 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, Monday 9.15.2014 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, 
Monday 9.15.2014 

 
 
 
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 Matthew Cvetas,
 Evanston, IL
 

Subject: IBET Sabine's Gulls: Mississippi River (Iowa/Illinois Sighting)
From: "Amar Ayyash amarayyash AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:34:41 -0700
I received a report today from Iowa birder Kenneth Spey informing me of 2 
(possibly 3) juvenile Sabine's Gulls on the Mississippi River, roughly 1 mile 
east of I-74 (outside of Moline; Rock Island County). The best vantage point 
from the Illinois side of the river is from the Ben Butterworth Parkway. The 
birds have been there for at least two days now, between Iowa and Illinois 
waters. 


The Great Lakes region is experiencing an above average season for this species 
with multiple inland and lakefront sightings. It goes without saying that we 
should be on the lookout for Sabine's pretty much anywhere there's a body of 
water. 


Thanks,
Amar Ayyash
Frankfort IL
Subject: IBET link
From: "Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:06:57 -0500
Sorry. Wrong link. Try this:

http://wildcatbirding.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-september-challenge.html

Beau Schaefer
round lake beach, IL
lake county
beauschaefer AT yahoo.com




Subject: IBET Emiquon
From: "Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:10 -0500
A juvenile ARCTIC TERN was out on Thompson Lake (in Fulton Co.) east  
of the observation platform this afternoon. I had been there for about  
90 minutes before spotting it. A juvenile COMMON TERN was out there at  
about the same time - for a nice comparison. Also saw an adult COMMON  
TERN and about a dozen each of FORSTER'S, CASPIAN, and BLACK TERNS.

Also briefly saw what was probably a LEAST TERN at a great distance -  
looking south from the boat ramp.

Kevin Richmond
Morton, Illinois


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Subject: IBET September Big Day Lake County
From: "Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:59:00 -0500
Hi All,
 Yesterday Steve Bailey, Andy Stewart, and I did our September Big Day in Lake 
County. We had some struggles but finished with 120 species. Check it out at 

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8350694313561700090#allposts/postNum=0

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
round lake beach, IL
lake county
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Subject: IBET Montrose Mon . early afternoon- Peregrine vs. Gulls
From: "H Blum coolasakestrel1 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:21:20 -0700
Hello birders:  Montrose was rather active this early afternoon. 
When I arrived there seemed to be Warblers everywhere., but the main attraction 
was on the beach. While I was looking for shorebirds I noticed the Gulls making 
a commotion. I then noticed a juvenile peregrine flying over the middle part of 
the beach. If first went after a Sanderling, but the lucky little bird had 
escaped, but the peregrine had bigger things on its mind, as it started to 
circle low over the water attacking any Ringed Billed Gull that was close 
enough. This relentless attack went on for about five minutes. The Falcon was 
flying very low almost skimming the top of the water but then it landed on the 
main part of the beach where I was able to get some nice pictures. The unbanned 
Falcon I believe is a juvenile, but it could be a second fall, or it's a 
Tundras variety? 

 Round two begins as the fearless Peregrine continued its attack on the Gulls, 
flying very low like a Harrier,. but was also under return attack by the Gulls. 
I couldn't help but being somewhat amused! After about 5 to 7 more minutes, the 
unsuccessful Falcon disappeared from my range. Definitely worth the price of 
admission! 

 In the protected area I got close and personal with a Red Knot, three Black 
Bellied Plovers, and about five Sanderlings. 

 I saw at least 11 species of warblers;
Including a Golden Winged,. also
 Tennessee, Black and White, Orange Crowned, Nashville, Redstarts, Chestnut 
sided. Magnolia, Wilson"s, Bay Breasted, 

and Northern Waterthrush.
 Also seen;  Rose Breasted Grosbeak,
Brown Thrasher, House Wren, and many 
Swanson"s Thrushes and Downy Woodpeckers,. Could not relocate a 
Hairy Woodpecker or a Myrtle Warbler from Sunday morning.
  Okay I guess I was due for a long report!
  
Good birding;  Howard Blum, Lakeview Chicago
    
Subject: IBET: Mundelein Yard Birds
From: "Todd Anderson tcanders123 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:29:57 -0500
Today aside from the usual suspects (and a ton of House Sparrows), we had;

Green Heron
Chimney Swifts
Scarlet Tanager (F)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (heard one in Spring, but first time we've seen one in
the yard)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Gray Catbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Wilson Warbler
American Redstart

Heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch, but couldn't spot him/her.

Todd Anderson
Mundelein, Lake County
Subject: IBET North Pond - local interest only
From: "Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:15:11 -0400
Great Egret flew into one of the trees on the north east side -- could have 
changing positions along the pond -- the second I have seen at the site and 
only two other reports of this species by others that I know of in five years. 

 
 
Good birdings,
 
 
 

Joan Norek
Chicago
norekj AT 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 

Subject: IBET Lake Springfield Plus Kendall & Kane Counties Mon 9-15-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:43:44 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Unlike my usual half day birding today was a long day as I left home at 4
a.m. with Andy Sigler so that we could get to Lake Springfield before the
rains came to look for Colin & Tony's Sabine's & Laughing Gulls seen
yesterday. Arrived at a little before 8 a.m. & started scanning the lake
from the Lincoln's Memorial Garden area. Within 15 min Andy had a good
candidate across the lake & lucky for us it flew closer, circled & landed
on the lake not all that far away. In flight it was obvious that we had the
SABINE'S GULL. We saw it looking to the N.W. from the path along the shore.
Soon the gull lifted off & flew more to the west & eventually landed on the
water again but this time it was so far away that unless you knew what it
was from seeing it before there was no way it could be I.D.ed at that
distance. Checked out the landbirds & then made 2 more stops to scan the
lake but we did NOT find the Laughing Gull. Here is my day list from here
without counts for some species:

White Pelican (32)
D.C. Cormorant (8-9)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (10-12)
Canada Geese (~20)
Mallards
Gadwall
Blue Winged Teal
Turkey Vulture (8-10)
Ring Billed Gull (40-50)
SABINE'S GULL (1-JUV)
Caspian Tern (3)
Chimney Swift (15-20)
Kingfisher (1-F)
Red Headed Woodpecker (heard 1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (heard 1)
Downy Woodpecker (1-M)
Cliff Swallow (~40)
Barn Swallow (~15)
Blue Jay (2)
Crows (2)
Chickadee (2)
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1)
Carolina Wren (2 with 1 singing)
House Wren (1)
Gray Catbird (4)
Tennessee Warbler (5-6)
Black Throated Green Warbler (1)
Blackpoll (1)
Black & White Warbler (1)
Redstart (3-4)
Cardinal (1-2)

Checked out Kendall County on the way home but all we saw at the Helmar &
Lisbon sod farms were Killdeer & 1 male BREWER'S BLACKBIRD. At the Lisbon
Rd Fluddle all we had were Mallards (4) & Killdeer (7). A new place to look
for me was at the Kendall Marketplace Shopping Center where behind the
Dick's Sporting Goods store we saw one WHITE PELICAN,
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (19) & Mallards & Blue Winged Teal.

Last stop was at the Andrini's yard in St. Charles to see the Hummingbirds
& along with 2 female looking Ruby Throated Hummers was the probable RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRD which has been around for a few days. Although the throat &
flanks look good for Rufous the back looks all green to me which means that
the I.D. is not positive but it's the best bet by far.
Thanks to the Andrini's for allowing birders to visit their yard.

Bird-Of-The-Day will be a tie between the Sabine's Gull & the probable
Rufous Hummingbird.
Runner-Up to the Kendall Co White Pelican which was new for that county for
me.
Tomorrow will be a short birding day to allow for some recovery time for me.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Evanston North Shore Bird Club Program -- Native Bees 101 - Sept 23
From: "Smchecchia AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:16:51 -0400
EVANSTON NORTH SHORE BIRD CLUB PROGRAM -- NATIVE BEES 101
 
Native Bees 101                   Tuesday, September 23
Levy Senior Center              300Dodge Avenue              Evanston
Gather at 7:00 p.m. to socialize.  The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
 
Speaker: Sam Droege, head of the beeinventory and monitoring program at the 
U.S. Geological Survey in Patuxent,Maryland 

 
Theintroduced colonial honeybee has become our model for what we think bees 
areand what they do. The honeybee inreality is more a commodity than a wild 
animal. Think chickens are to birds as honeybees are to native bees. This 
program features our wild bees, most ofwhich are solitary and come in sizes 
from the burly Carpenter Bee to the manyspecies that are smaller than a grain 
of rice. Sam's talk will highlight our native bees’beauty, their diversity of 
life styles, and their intrinsic role in nativeplant pollination – all 
illustrated with new high definition photography. 

 
NOTE LOCATIONCHANGE!
ENSBC'sfirst program of the year will be held in the Linden Room at the Levy 
Senior Center in Evanston. 
http://cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/levy-senior-center 

Freeparking on site.

Suzanne Checchia
Evanston, Cook County
Subject: IBET RFI - Photo of "Rufous" Hummingbird tail (No Sightings)
From: "mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 13:13:39 -0700
Hi,
 

 If anyone is lucky enough to obtain a photo of the spread tail on the Kane 
County hummer, please contact me offline or post it to to IBF here. 

 

 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, Monday 9.15.2014 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 

 
 
 http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 
 
 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, Monday 9.15.2014 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 Rufous Hummingbird - St. Charles, 
Monday 9.15.2014 

 
 
 
 View on www.ilbirds.com http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55348 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 An example of a diagnostic tail ID shot is at the link showing a notched inner 
tail feather. 

 

 http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/immfemRUHU7.jpg 
http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/immfemRUHU7.jpg 

 
 
 http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/immfemRUHU7.jpg 
 
 http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/imm... 
http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/immfemRUHU7.jpg 

 
 
 View on www.schmoker.org 
http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Hummingbirds/immfemRUHU7.jpg 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 Given the pattern of vagrancy, it is most likely a Rufous, but it's worth the 
exercise. 

 

 Thanks,
 

 Matthew Cvetas
 Evanston, IL
Subject: IBET Re: St. Charles Rufous
From: "mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 09:18:44 -0700
Joe Lill reports the hummingbird continues at the St. Charles, Kane location as 
of 11am. 


 Matthew Cvetas
 Evanston, IL
Subject: IBET Montrose Shorebird Pictures - Sunday
From: "Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:48:10 -0700
Hi Birders,

Link is to a few pictures of a Red Knot, Plover and some Sanderlings from a 
walk on the beach Sunday. 


Steve Spitzer

Chicago - Cook

A few Sunday Shorebirds from Montrose - 9/14/2014

  
             
A few Sunday Shorebirds from Montrose - 9/14/2014
A few Sunday Shorebirds from Montrose - 9/14/2014  
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Subject: IBET Montrose Red Knot
From: "Alex Bloss alex_bloss13 AT msn.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:26:08 -0500
Hi all,
There was a RED KNOT on the protected beach this morning at Montrose.
Other birds of interest included a PIED-BILLED GREBE in the puddle along the 
breakwater (later moving into the fishhook). On the public beach first thing 
were a PECTORAL SANDPIPER, two LESSER YELLOWLEGS, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, and a 
very aggressive SANDERLING. 

Among the trees along the beach I found a MARSH WREN and an EASTERN PHOEBE. The 
usual warblers were about, the best being a CAPE MAY and a CHESTNUT-SIDED 
WARBLER. 

Cheers,

Alex Bloss
Chicago 		 	   		  
Subject: IBET St. Charles Rufous
From: "franmmmk franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:28:54 -0500
Monday morning 9.15.14
I arrived at 7:15am. Bird appeared at 7:20. It has sat in a nearby bush but not 
yet hit the feeders. Also at least 1 Ruby-throated. 


Thanks Bob, for letting us visit your yard. 

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co. 

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Subject: Re: IBET Injured Warbler--No sightings
From: "Chuck Berman cberman129 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:09:50 -0500
You can take injured wildlife (not dogs or cats) directly to The
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn every day of the week. They care
for hundreds of animals a year. It is
part of the DuPage Forest Preserve Dist.


   1. Willowbrook Wildlife Center
   2. Animal Protection Organization
   3. 525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
   4. (630) 942-6200
   5.
   Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pmTuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pmWednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
   Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pmFriday9:00 am - 5:00 pmSaturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
   Sunday9:00 am - 5:00 pm


On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Mary Lou Mellon marylou.mellon AT gmail.com
[ILbirds]  wrote:

>
>
> To get help for an injured warbler or any injured bird, please call
> Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at 773 988-1867. This is a constantly
> monitored hotline.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mary Lou Mellon
> Northfield, IL
>
>  
>
Subject: IBET JxP, Sat. 9/13/14: Red-shouldered Hawk
From: "rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 18:27:35 -0700
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park on Saturday covering 63rd Street Beach, Wooded 
Island/Bobolink Meadow, the inner harbor area and the northwest part of the 
golf course. It was another day with good winds the night before but not much 
in the way of migrants. However, I did have some good finds. 

I only had 10 species of warblers with the best being 3 CANADA WARBLERS (1 in 
the cove between the bridges and 2 together at the back side of the woods by 
the meadow), a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER south of the Japanese Garden 
and an adult male CAPE MAY WARBLER on the east side of the inner harbor. 
Stepping into the open on the west side of the woods I saw a large raptor in a 
tall tree on Wooded Island. I couldn't really tell what it was but fortunately 
it decided to take off. I could see the pale crescents at the base of the 
primaries and the barred tail of an immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. On a non-bird 
note, at the south end of Wooded Island I found a Meadow Vole in the paved 
trail that was suffering from some ailment. See my post on it here: 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55342.0 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55342.0 

After getting home and cleaning up Jeff Skrentny called me about Aaron's 
Sabine's Gull. We did an hour or so long lake watch at Park 566 but didn't see 
it. Our best birds were several COMMON TERNS and a flock of 7 SANDERLINGS. My 
list of sightings from Jackson Park (combined) follows. 


Wood Duck 6
Hooded Merganser 2
Double-crested Cormorant 52
Great Blue Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Monk Parakeet 3
Chimney Swift 20
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
N. Flicker 3
E. Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 1
unidentified Empidonax flycatcher sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 13
unidentified Catharus thrush sp. 6
Gray Catbird 22
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 15
Magnolia Warbler 4
Cape May Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 11
A. Redstart 14
N. Waterthrush 3
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 11
unidentified warbler sp. 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2

Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago 

Subject: IBET BY ovenbird
From: "John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:50:30 -0400
Hi friends,
The Ovenbird is here doing the chicken walk. Feeding on the ground, PB suet 
pieces. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/15217791936/in/photostream/

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL
Subject: IBET pelagic trips out of Chicago, 13 & 14 Sep 2014
From: "'Geoffrey A. Williamson' geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:12:55 -0500
I organized a pelagic trip on board the Many Times II out of 
Chicago's Burnham Harbor.  The original date for the trip was 
Saturday, 13 Sep 2014, and we were hoping for Sabine's Gulls and 
Long-tailed Jaegers.  That morning, 12 of us heading out at 7:00 AM 
from the harbor, but the rough waters forced us to turn back after 
only 45 minutes.  The swells were up to 9 feet in height, and getting 
worse.  We rescheduled for the next day, while birders along the 
Indiana lakefront of Lake Michigan saw 50 Sabine's Gulls and 16 jaegers.

On Sunday the 14th, Lake Michigan was far more conducive to a 
comfortable journey. We were able to head out no problem, and our 
route covered a good swath of southern Cook County, Illinois 
waters.  However, no Sabine's Gulls or jaegers.  We did see a number 
of COMMON TERNS, a COMMON LOON, three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and two 
SANDERLINGS out on the lake. Seemingly most out-of-place was a 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.  And the viewing was good, the scenery nice.

Below are listed totals for the trip on the 14th.  (Note that the 
totals for Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, and Herring 
Gull are the maximum numbers on a single leg.)  At 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55341.0 you can see the route 
taken, together with the bird tallies for each leg of the trip.

Totals:

Canada Goose - 54 (in harbor)
Mallard - 11 (in harbor)
White-winged Scoter - 3 (between points 4 and 5 on the map)
Common Loon - 1 (between pts 3 & 4)
Double-crested Cormorant - 175+ (most at Four Mile Crib)
Great Blue Heron - 1 (in harbor)
Osprey - 1 (spotted by Jeff Skrentny)
Sanderling - 2 (between pts 8 and 9)
Bonaparte's Gull - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 77+
Herring Gull - 130+
Caspian Tern - 4
Common Tern - 82
Chimney Swift - 14 (in harbor)
Red-headed Woodpecker -1 (between pts 2 & 3)
Barn Swallow - 4 (on return to harbor)
European Starling - 2 (in harbor)
Cedar Waxwing - 7 (in harbor)

Thanks to Steve Huggins for coordinating the chumming of popcorn, and 
to Dave Johnson for helping with radio communications between the 
upper and lower decks, and for all the participants for keen eyes and 
bird spotting.



The numbers for the (brief) outing on 13 Sep 2014, from 7:00 - 8:15 
AM, were the following.

Canada Goose - 3 (in harbor)
Mallard - 13 (in harbor)
Double-crested Cormorant - 254 (mostly at Four Mile Crib)
Cooper's Hawk - 1 (in harbor)
Ring-billed Gull - 62
Herring Gull - 6
Caspian Tern - 1
Common Tern - 11
Common/Forster's Tern - 1
Palm Warbler - 1 (in harbor)
House Sparrow - 17 (in harbor)


Good birding,
Geoff




Geoffrey A. Williamson

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net

Chair, IOS Ornithological Research and Data Committee
Member, Illinois Ornithological Records Committee of IOS

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Subject: IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles - address correction
From: "BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:00:41 -0400
See the corrected  address below
Bob and Kathy Andrini are currently  hosting a Rufous Hummingbird at their 
backyard nectar feeders, and are welcoming  birders who want to see it.They 
are at;
513 S 13th Ave in St Charles

Karen and I saw it about 3 PM today (Sunday).

Thanks, Bob & Kathy for opening your yard to birders who hope to see  this 
great bird!

Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers  Grove
DuPage County  









Subject: Re: IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles.
From: "julie long mayhill10 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:54:50 -0700
It is very generous of the Andrini's to open their yard to all of us, however 
their address is 513 S 13th Ave. STC I was there this morning and just double 
checked the address in the phone book. Julie Long,stc 



On Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:50 PM, "BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 

 


  
Bob and Kathy Andrini are currently hosting a Rufous Hummingbird at their 
backyard nectar feeders, and are welcoming birders who want to see it.They are 
at;
517 S 13th Ave in St Charles
 
Karen and I saw it about 3 PM today (Sunday).
 
Thanks, Bob & Kathy for opening your yard to birders who hope to 
see this great bird!
 
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers 
Grove
DuPage 
County 








 
Subject: IBET Rufous Hummingbird in St Charles.
From: "BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:50:07 -0400
Bob and Kathy Andrini are currently hosting a Rufous Hummingbird at their  
backyard nectar feeders, and are welcoming birders who want to see it.They 
are  at;
517 S 13th Ave in St Charles
 
Karen and I saw it about 3 PM today (Sunday).
 
Thanks, Bob & Kathy for opening your yard to birders who hope to  see this 
great bird!
 
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers  Grove
DuPage  County 







Subject: IBET Injured Warbler--No sightings
From: "Mary Lou Mellon marylou.mellon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:52:06 -0500
To get help for an injured warbler or any injured bird, please call Chicago 
Bird Collision Monitors at 773 988-1867. This is a constantly monitored 
hotline. 


Regards,

Mary Lou Mellon
Northfield, IL




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Subject: IBET Injured Warbler Question
From: "Ed McDevitt mcdevitt.ed AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:23:08 -0500
Right near our condo building in River Forest just a few minutes ago we
came across a Tennessee Warbler hunkered down on the sidewalk, awake and
alert, but not moving around. I did reach down with a pen to lift it
slightly to see if it was stuck in the sidewalk crack and it flew about 5
feet into the street gutter, and there it stayed.

My question: should we just leave the bird alone or should we try to assist
it in some way?

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Subject: IBET Cook County:Montrose Beach, Dunes & Hedge Areas Sun 9-14-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:15:35 -0500
Hello Bird People,

I spent about 90 min checking the beach, then looked for landbirds for the
1st time this Fall & finished with another hour on the beach & the dunes
where although I found no Nelson's Sparrows I did get to see some nice
Dunes plants such as Nodding Ladies Tresses, Fringed Gentian, False Purple
Foxglove, Obedient Plant, Grass Of Parnassus, Great Lobelia & a plant I'm
not sure of but I think is Riddell's Goldenrod although I didn't get close
enough to rule out Ohio Goldenrod. Here are my area lists:

Beach & Dunes

P.B. Grebe (1 in the water by the pier, it's deeper than I thought, found
by Kanae)
D.C. Cormorant (80-90 fly-bys)
Canada Geese (10 fly-bys)
Mallard (9)
Blue Winged Teal (7 on the flooded part of the public beach)
Peregrine (1)
Black Bellied Plover (1 at 1st & later 2)
Killdeer (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (2 mostly on the pier)
RED KNOT (another juvenile but not the same bird we saw at Gillson on
Friday, not seen early)
Sanderling (10)
(Joan N also saw a Semipalmated Sandpiper but it was gone when I looked for
it.)
Ring Billed (68) & Herring (6) Gulls
COMMON TERN (2 for sure but never positive about the 3rd small Sterna Tern)
Savannah Sparrow (3)
Song Sparrow (2)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)

Hedge Area Landbirds

Mourning Dove (2)
Chimney Swift (50-60 just over the hedges)
Downy Woodpecker (1-F)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-F)(Chased the Downy away. I don't see many Hairy
Woodpeckers here)
Flicker (1)
Eastern Pewee (1)
Trail's (Willow/Alder) Flycatcher (1)
Barn Swallow (few)
Blue Jays & Chickadees (heard only)
Swainson's Thrush (3-4)
Robin (only 1)
Gray Catbird (heard 1)
Starlings (few)
Tennessee Warbler (6)
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER (1)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Magnolia Warbler (3-4)
Cape May Warbler (1 of those terrible drab young females found by Andrew A.)
Palm Warbler (~10 in hedge & dunes areas)
BAY BREASTED WARBLER (1 with some proper coloring, also found by Andrew A.)
Blackpoll (10-12)
Black & White Warbler (2)
Redstart (4)
Common Yellowthroat (1-M)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
House Finches, Goldfinches & House Sparrows

Bird Interaction Event Of The Day (I've noticed a few of these lately)

The Peregrine flew from the tall tower on the pier & landed just west of
the protected area fence & then splashed around in the lake for "bath
time". Then while it was standing on the beach minding it's own business a
Ring Billed Gull walked up from behind & gave the Peregrine either a head
butt or poked it with it's bill, I couldn't tell which but it was
unexpected behavior just like the Kestrel going after the Merlin a few days
ago. This rude action by the gull made the Peregrine fly off to the west &
land in the trees where rude gulls aren't a problem.
I doubt the gull would have acted like it did had the Peregrine been in
flight.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Red Knot (Knot sighting #6) who arrived in the late
a.m.
Runners-Up to the Orange Crowned Warbler & the Black Bellied Plovers.
Heroism award to the Ring Billed Gull who bugged the Peregrine & lived to
tell the story.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET McDowell Grove and Fermilab
From: "Urs Geiser ugeiser AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:02:21 -0500
After having been out of the country for a while (more on that below), I 
wanted to see warblers today.  I managed to find 9 species at McDowell 
Grove F.P. in Naperville (DuPage Co.).  Best of them was a CONNECTICUT 
WARBLER, the others were common species.  Also of interest were a 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, a YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER, and numerous immature RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS guarding 
the jewelweed patches.

I then went to Fermilab looking for the immature Yellow-crowned 
Night-heron reported by others during the last week.  At first I didn't 
find it, so I went along the trail toward the education center.  At the 
wooden bridge there was a lot of warbler activity, but the birds were 
flighty, and I was able to identify only a small portion of them 
(OVENBIRD was the only one new for the day).  I soon found out why the 
warblers were nervous, when I spotted a MERLIN perched in a tree top 
(photo on my Flickr site, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ugeiser).  I 
returned to the car on the Wilson Hall parking lot and started to take 
some field notes, when I noticed a commotion by the pond: with much 
squawking, two largish birds flew out of the trees, followed by a 
COOPER'S HAWK. One of the two birds was a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, 
which joined its kind on the pond, but the other was the immature 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, which landed on a low branch over the water 
(digiscoped poor photo also on Flickr).  While leaving the area, I 
noticed an OSPREY cruising southward.  Dusaf Pond held a few NORTHERN 
SHOVELERS and 4 LESSER YELLOWLEGS.  Nothing of interest was noted on 
Lake Law and A.E.Sea.

P.S. If you don't want to hear from outside Illinois, stop right here.  
The secondmost unexpected sighting during my recent trip to Switzerland 
was seeing fellow IBETer Sam Burckhardt getting off the same plane in 
Zürich.  However, the best experience was watching a group of three 
juvenile EURASIAN DOTTERELS (life bird) from as close as 10-12 feet on a 
mountaintop meadow (photos on Flickr).  Other interesting birds were 
SPOTTED REDSHANK, CURLEW SANDPIPER (8 shorebird species total), BARN 
OWL, HOOPOE,  COMMON KINGFISHER, and RED-BACKED SHRIKE, along with a 
good variety of more common birds. I was able to join a field trip, 
where I obtained a valuable lesson in telling Tree and Meadow Pipits 
apart by call notes.

-- 
Urs Geiser (ugeiser AT comcast.net)
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Subject: IBET Elsen's Hill (West Dupage Woods FP) teaming with warblers this morning ...
From: "spadgaon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 11:09:35 -0700
I attended a field trip with Dupage Birding Club at Elsen's Hill (Dupage Cty) 
this morning. Got a few warblers but beware of mosquito bites. They were low 
early on when it was very cold, but got active as soon as the sun came out. 

 

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Subject: IBET: Rock Cut SP this AM and an Update on Rockford's Mississippi Kites
From: "mesquakie8 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 10:55:18 -0700
Went out this morning to bird Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County hoping to 
pick up and photograph a few migrating warblers. Little did I realize that I 
was going to end up with a mini-hawk watch. At 8:45 am saw a Broad-winged Hawk 
flying low over the tree tops and followed its movements with the binoculars, 
then saw my first kettle of the morning. By 10 am, I had 5 different sizable 
kettles, with the largest 140 BWHAs and the second with 74, for a total of 771 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS flying from a NE direction to a South/SW direction in 1.25 
hours. An awesome experience to watch the kettling of these beautiful raptors, 
other raptors observed; RED-TAILED HAWK (4), COOPER'S HAWK (2) and TURKEY 
VULTURE (12) 

 

 Other migrants observed this morning at RCSP; BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, a 
number of RED-EYED VIREO, flycatchers are still moving through, as are the 
thrushes with scores of AMERICAN ROBIN. 

 

 UPDATE: Rockford's MISSISSIPPI KITEs have successfully fledged 2 juveniles 
this breeding year 2014. Both appeared to be healthy, have been photographed, 
and were successfully feeding themselves the first part of September. Last day 
that I was able to see any adult MIKIs was September 5th and the last day that 
one of the juveniles was seen was September 11th. I have not seen the MIKIs for 
a few days and therefore believe that they too have migrated for the year. 
While at the school this morning I did find a dead American Crow at the edge of 
the arboretum so bagged it and will give it to the public health department to 
test for West Nile Virus which has been already recorded in the county this 
year. 
Subject: IBET Common Tern and Chimney Swift pics - Sunday 9.14.14 Montrose
From: "franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 10:53:30 -0700
A few pics from Montrose today at the link:
 

 Common Tern and Chimney Swift pics - Montrose, Sunday 9.14.14 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55338.0 


 

 

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 Evanston, Cook Co.
Subject: Re: IBET Re: Yellow crowned night heron at Fermi
From: "Urs Geiser ugeiser AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:34 -0500
Yellow-crowned Night-heron still there on Sunday, Sep. 14, ca. 11:30.

Urs Geiser (DuPage Co.)

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> On Sep 8, 2014, at 9:39 PM, "Chuck Berman cberman129 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> 
> Still there this afternoon at 2pm. Same spot and very close. 
> 
>> On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Jackie jaculinb4 AT gmail.com [ILbirds] 
 wrote: 

>>  
>> The Fermi Lab YCNH continues at 6:00pm. It is wading in the pond northwest 
of Wilson Hall's parking lot. Great looks!! 

>> 
>> Jackie Bowman
>> Geneva,Il
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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> 
> 
> 
Subject: IBET Sabine's Gull at Lake Springfield
From: "Tony Ward tward3 AT mchsi.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:17:55 -0500
Colin just spotted a juvenile Sabine's Gull sitting and now flying from Lincoln 
Gardens at Lake Springfield. This bird is way out from here and is difficult to 
see. Also Lesser-black backed Gull and Orange-crowned Warbler here also. 


Colin and Tony
Currently in Sangamon county 
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Subject: IBET LAUGHING GULL at Lake Springfield
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:44:56 -0500
Tony, Dennis O., and I are currently looking at a juvenile Laughing Gull in a 
flock of gulls at the lake Springfield beach/beach house. 


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Subject: IBET Oak Park Bird Walk 9-14
From: "Henry Griffin hwga380 AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:28:54 -0500
Hello birding friends,

This morning I led one birder, Ed McDevitt, on the second Oak Park Bird Walk of 
the autumn season. It was moderately productive with 29 avian species 
identified, the best of which were VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED, and SWAINSON'S THRUSH 
as well as 7 warbler species including ORANGE-CROWNED, CAPE MAY, and BLACKPOLL. 


Here is the schedule for upcoming bird walks:
7:00am Sunday, September 21
7:00am Sunday, October 5

Email me to reserve your space on these walks, and to learn more, visit the new 
Oak Park Bird Walk website: 

sites.google.com/site/opbirdwalks

As always, it was great to see Ed and it was great to finally see a moderate 
number of good warblers & thrushes. 


I will post later today on what I find at Independence Grove Forest Preserve 
this afternoon! 


Good birding,

Henry
Oak Park (Cook)

29 species at the bird walk this morning:

Canada Goose  2
Cooper's Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  8
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Veery  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  15
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  2
American Redstart  8
Cape May Warbler  4
Magnolia Warbler  12
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Common Grackle  1
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  30

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Subject: IBET Possible Goshawk at Elsen's Hill
From: "Matthew Wistrand matt AT troglodytidae.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:13:20 -0500
Hi All, This morning I had a possible Northern Goshawk at the top of Elsen's 
Hill. It was a bulky, juvenile accipiter with bulging secondaries and was 
easily twice the size of the Sharp-shinned Hawk it was chasing around. Good 
birding! Matt Wistrand West Chicago, DuPage 


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Subject: IBET skokie lagoons 8:00 am to 11:20 am
From: "Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:43:07 -0700
hello ibetors--
 
here are some hi-lites from the lagoons at willow rd.-
 
p b grebe------------1
g b heron-----------12
Yellow-crned nt heron--adult--1  --for 5 minutes north of the the dam.
r t hawk-------------1
wood duck---------2
b w teal-------------1
kingfisher----------2
empi----------------10
peweee------------4
robin----------------30+
swainson's thrush-23
r c kinglet-----------1
warbling vireo-----2
yell-thrt     "   -----1
red-eyed  "   ------1
black & white  warbler---3
blue winged        "      ---1
golden winged    "     ----3
Tennessee        "     -----10
ornge-crned      "    ------1
Nashville          "   -------4
parula              "   -------1
magnolia        "   --------3
cape may      "   --------2
myrtle          "    --------3
chestnut-sided " -------5
bay-breasted  "  ------9
blackpoll        "  -------11
palm             "  --------1
north waterthrush-----8
Connecticut  warbler--1
Wilson's           "       ---1
yellowstart--------------17
redstart-------------------1
rose-br grosbeak------14
hairy woodpckr--------2
wht-thrtd sparrow-----4
 
 
Jeffrey Sanders     Glenview    no. cook            
Subject: IBET Greene Valley hawkwatch on Saturday, 33 Raptors +
From: "BFisher928 AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:19:12 -0400
Saturday's Greene Valley hawk watch had a nice variety of raptors, see the  
table below. But the non raptor sightings were also interesting, and 
surprising. 
 
The day's show stealer was probably the two dark (plegadis)  ibises, that 
flew overhead, heading North, directly into what was a pretty stiff  N wind 
at the time. But we also had 1 Cackling Goose mixed in with a small flock  of 
Canadas.  50 Am. White Pelicans circled off to the West as we were  
studying a distant Osprey. Our first Sandhill Cranes of the season - 4 in all, 

flew by in the afternoon. A Black-bellied Plover flew by early. 
 
Among the various passerines passing by, a highlight was 10 Brewer's  
Blackbirds. An occasional hummingbird sped by, one stopping briefly to harass a 

circling raptor. 
 
As we are all fond of saying to each other, while waiting for a raptor to  
appear on a slow day, 'you just never know what might fly by!'

Members of the DuPage Birding Club who were part of a Club field trip to  
the hawkwatch also got to see our current collection of juvenile Redtails  
put on their aerial show, giving them looks just like in the book - Hawks from 
 Every Angle. 
 
A prolonged aerial duel between a Coop and a kestrel was fascinating; it  
looked very much like the Coop was making a serious attempt to pluck the 
kestrel out of the air. Just like fighter pilots, each bird was always striving 

to be  above and behind the other.
Regards
Bob Fisher
Downers  Grove
DuPage  County



Species            Day's  Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------  ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture       4           37              37
Osprey                   6             20   20
Bald Eagle       3         15              15
Northern Harrier             0   3           3
Sharp-shinned Hawk            2              7         7
Cooper's Hawk             3              9     9
Northern Goshawk       0               0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk   0               0              0
Broad-winged Hawk   2           30             30
Red-tailed  Hawk             12       48              48
Rough-legged Hawk            0     0             0
Golden Eagle               0              0     0
American Kestrel       0               4              4
Merlin     0   1           1
Peregrine Falcon           1              3     3
Unknown Accipiter       0              0   0
Unknown Buteo       0             1              1
Unknown  Eagle                0     0             0
Unknown Falcon                0              0         0
Unknown Raptor           0              0   0

Total:       33       178             178
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Subject: IBET Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at Bowen Park, Waukegan, IL
From: "annettemcclellan AT ameritech.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 14:17:54 -0700
Hi, All, 
 The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were very active this morning at Bowen Park. 
There were about 6 birds feeding in the large flower garden just south of the 
picnic shelter. 

 I put a photo in the Illinois Birder's Forum Flickr group. The pictured bird 
shows a streaked throat and I assume it is a juvenile male. 

 
 
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Subject: IBET Pics from Dupage Birding Club Field Trip to Cantigny Park, IL
From: "spadgaon AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 13:33:20 -0700
Cantigny Park, Dupage County, IL
 

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Subject: IBET COS field trip to Columbus Park 9/13/14 AM
From: "rawsbb AT mac.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 12:58:11 -0700
A group of 11 birders, one from as far away as Israel, showed up for the COS 
field trip originally planned for Humboldt Park but relocated to Columbus Park 
due to the appropriately named Riot Fest in the former park which probably 
scared off even the hardiest birds. 


We started the field trip around the refectory and found thrushes (mostly 
Swainson's, and one Gray-cheeked), a Warbling Vireo and warblers (many 
Blackpoll, and Magnolia, Tennesse, and Redstart) in the crabapple trees. A 
juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron was fishing at the edge of the little pond, 
and about 30 Double-crested Cormorants, an unusually large number, were fishing 
in the lagoon. Wood Ducks were in the water, and we heard their whistling 
calls. An American Kestrel, a Belted Kingfisher, and later a juvenile Cooper's 
Hawk sat prominently on the dead Ash Tree by the water's edge. 


Moving on, we encountered another group of warblers, adding Northern 
Waterthrush, Black-and-white, Nashville, Cape May, Bay-breasted (nice 
comparisons with Blackpoll), Palm, and a male Black-throated Green. A 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird made an appearance, and a juvenile Cooper's Hawk 
provoked all the present birds to sound their alarm calls. 


Out in the open, we observed two Cooper's Hawks flying from the peninsula to 
the little hill with the water feature, followed by three juveniles flying and 
circling in the air above us. On the water we discovered a Pied-billed Grebe. 
The trees on the peninsula were in full sun and attracted a bunch of warblers, 
of the same species previously seen. Farther down the path, by the flowers 
along the lagoon, we added Common Yellowthroat, Chimney Swifts, and Barn 
Swallows. Along the way, we heard both Downy and Hairy Woodpecker. 


We finished the trip shortly before 10 A.M. with 37 species. For a complete 
list of birds seen and heard go 
tohttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19816948 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19816948 


Two species were seen before the group arrived, namely a Least Flycatcher and a 
Pine Warbler. 


Sam Burckhardt

 Chicago
 Cook County
 

Subject: IBET Ryerson Woods 13 Sep
From: "douglas stotz dfstotz AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:25:39 -0500
I went to Ryerson Woods in southern Lake Co. this morning and spent about
2.5 Hours there.  It good in terms of diversity, but warblers were not
exactly dripping from the trees.  I had 20 species of warblers among my 62
species..  I don't manage a fall day with 20 species every fall, so that is
pretty good.  Highlights were one male each of BLUE-WINGED, GOLDEN-WINGED
and BLACK-THROATED BLUE.  Also 4 NORTHERN PARULAS, of which 1 was an adult
male.  Most commeon were AMERICAN REDSTART with 31, TENNESSEE with13, Palm
with 12, and BLACKPOLL with 10.  Full warbler list is below.  On the
non-warbler front, highlights were a NELSON'S SPARROW in the gassy field
west of the Welcome Center, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and 8 ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAKS.  Spotted thrushes consided of 41 SWAINSON'S and 3 GRAY-CHEEKED.

Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 4
Blue-winged 1
Golden-winged 1
Black-and-white 3

Tennessee 13
Nashville 1
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 31
Northern Parula 4

Magnolia 7
Bay-breasted 1
Blackburnian 1
Chestnut-sided 3
Blackpoll 10

Black-throated Blue 1
Black-throated Green 3
Palm 12
Yellow-rumped 1
Wilson's 2

Doug Stotz


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Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach Add-On's Sat 9-13-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:02:58 -0500
Hello Bird People,

This was one day where the early birders did NOT find the birds! Covered
Waukegan Beach all the way to Greenwood with Bob Erickson & Andy
Stewart from 6:15-7:45 a.m. & saw almost none of the birds seen later by
Eric & Sally S as reported in Eric's post. About the only birds we can add
to Eric's list were 4 Spotted Sandpipers & 1 Semipalmated Plover all of
which were well to the north end of the beach. The only sparrows we saw
were Song & Savannah so we missed the Nelson's Sparrow & the Ruddy
Turnstone & were in a hurry to move on & did not look for warblers & other
landbirds.

Then Andy & I did a beach check at the South Unit of Illinois Beach & found
zero shorebirds & the only birds seen were Ring Billed & Herring Gulls &
fly-by Barn Swallows. A visit to the North Unit Hawk Watch resulted in
distant looks at Cooper's & Broad Winged (2) Hawks which meant that I
only knew what they were because the experts told me. Only the Turkey
Vultures & Red Tailed Hawks were close enough for me to deal with. One
Merlin did go by close enough to enjoy the looks but even that was not
close. Finally I see that Aaron & his dad just had a fly-by Sabine's Gull
which I looked for hours for yesterday & have never seen in 30 years in
Cook or Lake Counties.
I guess this was payback for the good shorebird day yesterday & you must
take the bad with the good in the birding game. Maybe it will be better
next time which is like saying "wait until next year".

The nearest thing to a Bird-Of-The-Day for me was the fly-by Merlin at the
Hawk Watch.
Runners-Up to the Waukegan Kestrel & the Semipalmated Plover. Oh well.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Emiquon
From: "Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:58:12 -0500
Saw two juvenile JAEGERS flying (north) out in the middle of Thompson  
Lake (in Fulton Co.) late this morning. I stayed there thinking that  
they might circle back around and fly by again, but I gave up after an  
hour.

Watched what was probably a juvenile ARCTIC TERN out there (for about  
twenty minutes) on Thursday.

Kevin Richmond
Morton, Illinois




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Subject: IBET Montrose, 9/13 a.m.
From: "'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:27:59 -0500
I spent a couple hours at Montrose this morning, September 13. Given the 
cold air and northwest winds I was expecting a great day but the birding 
was fair at best. I ended up with 14 species of warbler, the most common 
of which were Tennessee, Blackpoll, Palm, Magnolia, and American 
Redstart. Thrushes, flycatchers, and sparrows were scarce. Here's my 
partial list:

Black-bellied Plover - 2
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Baird's Sandpiper - 1
Sanderling - ~50
Black Tern - 1, the juvenile from yesterday. Seen early in the morning only.
Least Flycatcher - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Philadelphia Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1, singing
Tree Swallow - 2
Barn Swallow - ~6
Purple Martin - 2
Cliff Swallow - ~20
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1, FOS
Swainson's Thrush - 3
Tennessee Warbler - ~10
Nashville Warbler - ~5
Cape May Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - ~12
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2
Blackpoll Warbler - ~8
Palm Warbler - ~12
Connecticut Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - ~5
Northern Waterthrush - 2
Common Yellowthroat - ~4
American Redstart - ~12
Savannah Sparrow - ~6
White-throated Sparrow - 2
Bobolink - 1

All of the swallows were seen together. They were feeding over and 
around the pine trees near the lake.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point: 
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
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Subject: IBET SABINE'S GULL Park 566 Cook County
From: "Aaron Gyllenhaal aarongyllenhaal AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:26:43 -0500
My dad and I just had a young Sabine's Gull fly past us while lake watching 
from Park 566. This is in between Rainbow Beach and 87th St Steel Mills. Even 
though it is park district land, we did check with police and park security 
before coming here and they said it was ok to come. There is a small berm 
running right alongside the lake that you can walk in on. Make sure to stay on 
park land though. The gull made a few passes while I was writing this post and 
was last seen heading east along the shore. Also about 50 Common Terns hanging 
around in little groups of 5 or so. 


Aaron Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, IL

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Subject: IBET Red Knot at Montrose
From: "Geoffrey Williamson geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:15:27 -0500
There is a juv. RED KNOT at the west end of Montrose Beach right now (12:15pm 
on 13 Sep 2014).  Also 50+ SANDERLINGS. 



Geoffrey A. Williamson
Chicago, Cook County
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Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach this morning
From: "'Eric Secker' esecker AT bcnbirds.org [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:49:28 -0500




Subject: IBET Red Knot, Evanston - Yes!
From: "mcvetas AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 09:08:59 -0700
Jake and I hustled up to Lighthouse Beach and found the Red Knot. It was 
standing in a puddle right by the boardwalk. It was the only shorebird there. 
As we walked down from the parking lot, we got our binoculars on it just before 
someone walked by and flushed it into the air. It flew south toward 
Northwestern University then out over the lake on its way toward Montrose about 
10 AM. 


 From there we continued to Northwestern and birded the point briefly. With 
some pishing, we pulled eight species of warblers out of the bushes and trees 
including Cape May, Wilson's, Magnolia, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, 
Yellow-rumped, Blackpoll and Palm. 


 The Red Knot was Evanston life bird number 222.

 Matthew Cvetas
 Evanston, Cook, IL
Subject: IBET Plegadis ibis north over Greene Valley
From: "Vicky Sroczynski vsroczynski AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:58:45 -0500
hi all fyi we had two ibis overhead flying north over green valley headed 
slightly northwest ten minutes ago 


vicky sroczynski
greene valley hawk watch
dupage county



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Subject: IBET DuPage Birding Club at Tricounty State Park
From: "joceb2005 AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 08:54:25 -0700
Last Saturday (9/6) eight birders participated in DuPage Birding Club's trip to 
Tricounty (Pate Phillips) State Park. 


It was a beautiful day, but things were quiet. Vegetation was lush, which made 
leaving the trails to bird challenging and uninviting. Water levels along the 
stream were high, which may explain why two Killdeer, seen on a mowed area by 
the picnic shelter, were the only two shorebirds found. The best birding, in 
terms of numbers and diversity, was along the trail paralleling the trees along 
the stream by the footbridge. 


John Cebula (DuPage)

IL-DuPage: Tri-County State Park, DuPage, US-IL
Sep 6, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  48
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  5
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  6
vireo sp.  1
Blue Jay  1
Barn Swallow  14
Black-capped Chickadee  5
House Wren  2
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  33
Cedar Waxwing  7
Palm Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  24
Common Grackle  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  26 

Subject: IBET Prairie Chicken program Tues 9/16 in Highland Park (NO SIGHTINGS)
From: "Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:16:31 -0700
Following up on John Heneghan's post (thanks John) - there will be a program 
about Illinois' Prairie Chicken recovery project as well as decades of other 
conservation efforts to protect this state-endangered species at 7 pm Tuesday 
at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, brought to you by Illinois Audubon 
Society's Lake/Cook Chapter. 


Illinois Natural History Survey's Bob Gillespie, who is coordinating the 
current recovery project, will talk about the "airlift" that is transplanting 
300 Greater Prairie Chickens from Kansas to the Prairie Ridge State Natural 
Area in central Illinois. The population at Prairie Ridge was decimated in a 
hailstorm a few years ago and had declined to about 60 birds. The current 
initiative is a joint project of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 
Illinois Natural History Survey and Illinois Audubon Society and is already 
showing some signs of breeding success. 


Heller Nature Center is located at 2821 Ridge Road in Highland Park. Directions 
are at http://www.lakecookaudubon.org/ . 


Rena Cohen
Highland Park 
Lake County
Subject: IBET Northern Waterthrush -Oak Spring canoe launch-Lake county
From: "Tom Terrien tinkandtom AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:35:24 -0700
Good morning birders!
I had a wonderful close look at a Northern Waterthrush this morning in some 
flooded woodlands by the DesPlaines River trail. Another one called on the 
other side of the path. Near the parking lot I heard what I believe to be 
Swainson's thrushes that I saw a couple days ago. The Great Blue Heron was 
hunkered down and not looking too happy with the cold temps this morning. The 
warblers were too hard to identify with only fleeting glimpses, but a female 
Redstart was more accomodating. A noisy Kingfisher flew down the river. 

Instead of the dozen or two Cedar Waxwings there were only six that I saw 
today. 


I have not seen the adult Black Crowned Night Heron and the juvenile since 
taking a photo of them last Sunday side by side on a log over the water. 


Good birding, everyone!
Sue Tinkle
Libertyville 
Subject: IBET Red Knot-Lighthouse Beach, Evanston
From: "Christopher Warneke christopherwarneke2015 AT u.northwestern.edu [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:03:20 -0500
This morning I biked over to Gillson Park Beach to see if the knot reported
yesterday was still there and had no luck, with ~20 Sanderlings being the
only shorebird present. I decided to stop at Lighthouse Beach to see if
there were any shorebirds there. When I got there, there were three dogs on
the beach, and there were no shorebirds. I focused on a nice mixed flock of
warblers for a while and checked the beach again before I left. There was a
flock of ~15 Sanderlings and one RED KNOT! I was surprised to see it and
figured I should post here so others can check if they are interested. It
was still there when I left at 8:30, but this beach is popular with dog
walkers, so I'm not sure how long it will stick around.

-Christopher Warneke
Evanston, Cook County
Subject: IBET Five Turkey Vultures
From: "Carol Cooley ccooley AT earthlink.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:25:15 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
This morning I spotted five turkey vultures circling and heading southeast over 
Lemont, Illinois. They could be migrating in view of the cold weather we are 
continuing with. 


Carol Cooley


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Subject: IBET BY RT at the feeder tonight
From: "John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:26:10 -0400
Hi friends,
The Ruby throat is feeding non-stop into the evening. Fighting off a rival and 
stopping for a rest, otherwise sipping sugar water. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/15034029338/in/photostream/

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL
Subject: IBET Kankakee Region: August 2014
From: "Jed Hertz jhh_60910 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:29:59 -0700
Hi folks,

Some August 2014 sightings from the Kankakee Region (incl Newton Co., IN) with 
the following records of note: 


**** Wood Duck (970): 8/7 LaSalle FWA, IN; My 2nd highest total (2070 HC on 
8/15/11 same location). 


**** Merlin: 8/21; H&E Sod Farm, Momence, IL

**** King Rail(M & F)_8/4 + 15; Newton Co IN; Photo

**** Canada Warbler (Female): 8/16; Braidwood Lake, IL; My 2nd earliest.

**** Total species count: 140 (147 average with 160 HC and 132 low count)

**** 3.55" Rain in Kankakee (3.31 historical average for August)

Here's the run-down of species (Earliest sightings only):

Anatidae6
2Canada Goose08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Wood Duck08/02/2014PondIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
34Mallard08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Blue-winged Teal08/05/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
1Green-winged Teal08/04/2014Molting Male ; photoIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton 
Co. 

2Hooded Merganser08/18/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
Phasianidae1
1Ring-necked Pheasant08/02/2014FIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Melagrididae1
1Wild Turkey08/16/2014/hIL, Braidwood Lake (Will Co.)
Odontophoridae1
1Northern Bobwhite08/04/2014/hIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Podicipedidae1
1Pied-billed Grebe08/04/2014/hIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Pelecanidae1
4American White Pelican08/16/2014Fog hindered view.IL, Braidwood Lake (Will 
Co.) 

Phalacrocoracidae1
5Double-crested Cormorant08/07/2014adIN, LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area
Ardeidae5
3American Bittern08/04/2014photoIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
1Least Bittern08/04/2014juv flushed along path from equisetum.IN, TNC Kankakee 
Sands, Newton Co. 

5Great Blue Heron08/01/20142 high moving northIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Great Egret08/03/20140927-0943H_Sun_76_CalmIL, Aroma Park Area, Kankakee Co.
5Green Heron08/04/2014MoltingIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Cathartidae1
6Turkey Vulture08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Accipitridae7
1Osprey08/01/2014PhotoIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Bald Eagle08/05/2014Adults at 0540HIN, Willow Slough FWA
1Northern Harrier08/30/2014FIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co.
1Cooper's Hawk08/02/2014Adult female (by size) at 0927HIL, LeVasseur Park / 
Perry Farm 

1Red-shouldered Hawk08/07/2014Adult on perch early AMIN, LaSalle Fish & 
Wildlife Area 

1Broad-winged Hawk08/25/2014adult at 1000H; photoIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry 
Farm 

1Red-tailed Hawk08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Falconidae2
1American Kestrel08/06/2014 IL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co.
1Merlin08/21/20140840H power flapping and gliding over sod fields flushing 
shorebirds.IL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co. 

Rallidae2
1King Rail08/04/2014Adult Male briefly appeared on the edge of the cattails; 
photoIN, Newton Co. 

1Virginia Rail08/15/2014Adult sighted on edge of cattail marsh.IN, Newton Co.
Gruidae1
6Sandhill Crane08/04/2014PhotoIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Charadriidae4
4Black-bellied Plover08/13/2014Mostly breeding plumage; photoIL, Momence H & E 
Sod Farm, Kankakee Co. 

9American Golden-Plover08/10/2014Molting adults; photoIL, Momence H & E Sod 
Farm, Kankakee Co. 

2Semipalmated Plover08/10/2014juv?; photoIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee 
Co. 

5Killdeer08/02/2014 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co (676 on 8/21 at H& 
E Sod Momence, IL) 

Scolopacidae13
1Greater Yellowlegs08/15/2014juvIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
1Lesser Yellowlegs08/03/2014AdIL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co
1Solitary Sandpiper08/02/2014adIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Spotted Sandpiper08/01/2014juvIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Upland Sandpiper08/21/2014Adult?; Flushed just before photo.IL, Momence H & E 
Sod Farm, Kankakee Co. 

1Semipalmated Sandpiper08/13/2014juv; photoIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee 
Co. 

1Least Sandpiper08/02/2014ad; photoIL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co
2Baird's Sandpiper08/21/2014juv; photoIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co.
1Pectoral Sandpiper08/03/2014adIL, Aroma Park Area, Kankakee Co.
1Stilt Sandpiper08/24/2014juv feeding in typical 'sewing maching' motion; FOS 
and 

1.5 month later than my earliest.IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co
1Buff-breasted Sandpiper08/21/2014juv; photosIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, 
Kankakee Co. 

1Wilson's Snipe08/04/2014h/o FOIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
1Wilson's Phalarope08/20/2014Molting juvenile; thin black bill, white face with 
post- ocular dark eyeline, yellow legs, buffy on sides of neck/breast; smaller 
than LesYel and larger than SpoSan; picking prey off the water surface.IL, 
Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co 

Laridae1
1Ring-billed Gull08/10/2014 IL, Kankakee Dam Area
Sternidae1
2Caspian Tern08/02/2014h/o Adult FO on prairie.IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Columbidae3
24Rock Pigeon08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
22Eurasian Collared-Dove08/16/2014Same location as past yrs.IL, Braidwood Lake 
(Will Co.) 

8Mourning Dove08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Psittacidae1
1Budgerigar08/18/2014;IL, St. Anne Sewage Pond
Coccyzidae1
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo08/01/2014Continues across riverIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry 
Farm 

Strigidae2
1Eastern Screech-Owl08/22/2014vocalIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Great Horned Owl08/11/2014fide Sarah at 0100HIL, House, Kankakee
Caprimulgidae1
2Common Nighthawk08/14/20140545HIL, House, Kankakee (104 on 8/25)
Apodidae1
9Chimney Swift08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Trochilidae1
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird08/02/2014 IL, House, Kankakee
Cerylidae1
2Belted Kingfisher08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Picidae6
1Red-headed Woodpecker08/01/2014h/oIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Red-bellied Woodpecker08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Downy Woodpecker08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Hairy Woodpecker08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
3Northern Flicker08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Pileated Woodpecker08/05/2014DrumIN, Willow Slough FWA
Tyrannidae7
2Eastern Wood-Pewee08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Acadian Flycatcher08/05/2014/h twiceIN, Willow Slough FWA
1Willow Flycatcher08/04/2014h/oIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
1Least Flycatcher08/18/2014 IL, House, Kankakee
2Eastern Phoebe08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Great Crested Flycatcher08/02/2014/hIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Eastern Kingbird08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Vireonidae5
1White-eyed Vireo08/05/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
1Bell's Vireo08/04/2014/hIL, Stateline x 4500S Rd
2Yellow-throated Vireo08/07/2014h/o; photoIN, LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area
2Warbling Vireo08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Red-eyed Vireo08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Corvidae2
3Blue Jay08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
3American Crow08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Alaudidae1
8Horned Lark08/06/2014some juvIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co.
Hirundinidae6
2Purple Martin08/04/2014h/o; Perched on utility wireIL, Stateline x 4500S Rd 
(430 on 8/7 at LaSalle FWA, IN) 

1Tree Swallow08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
32Northern Rough-winged Swallow08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Bank Swallow08/03/2014 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co
1Cliff Swallow08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
4Barn Swallow08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Paridae2
2Black-capped Chickadee08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Tufted Titmouse08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Sittidae1
2White-breasted Nuthatch08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Troglodytidae4
2Carolina Wren08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1House Wren08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Sedge Wren08/02/2014/h on prairieIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Marsh Wren08/04/2014 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Sylviidae1
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher08/02/2014h/oIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Turdidae3
1Eastern Bluebird08/04/2014Male h/oIL, Stateline x 4500S Rd
5Wood Thrush08/05/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
28American Robin08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Mimidae3
4Gray Catbird08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Northern Mockingbird08/04/2014 IL, Stateline x 4500S Rd
1Brown Thrasher08/05/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
Sturnidae1
2European Starling08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Bombycillidae1
20Cedar Waxwing08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Parulidae13
2Tennessee Warbler08/20/2014imm/F; FOS and 23 days later than my earliest.IL, 
LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm 

1Northern Parula08/05/2014Singing maleIN, Willow Slough FWA
1Yellow Warbler08/02/2014juvIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Chestnut-sided Warbler08/22/2014IF togetherIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Magnolia Warbler08/26/2014IF; ; My FOS and 9 days later than my ealiest.IL, 
House, Kankakee 

1Blackburnian Warbler08/20/2014Female; FOS and 4 days later than my 
earliest.IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm 

1Black-and-white Warbler08/20/2014Imm/FIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
5American Redstart08/07/2014h/oIN, LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area
3Prothonotary Warbler08/07/2014h/o; 1 pair; PhotoIN, LaSalle Fish & Wildlife 
Area 

1Northern Waterthrush08/20/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
10Common Yellowthroat08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Canada Warbler08/16/2014I/F; FOS and 1 day later than my earliest; photo;IL, 
Braidwood Lake (Will Co.) 

2Yellow-breasted Chat08/05/2014/hIN, Willow Slough FWA

Emberizidae7
1Eastern Towhee08/04/2014 IL, Stateline x 4500S Rd
1Chipping Sparrow08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
6Field Sparrow08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Vesper Sparrow08/06/2014photoIL, Momence H & E Sod Farm, Kankakee Co.
2Henslow's Sparrow08/04/2014/hIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
3Song Sparrow08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
2Swamp Sparrow08/04/2014 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Cardinalidae7

2Summer Tanager08/05/2014/hIN, Willow Slough FWA
2Scarlet Tanager08/05/2014h/oIN, Willow Slough FWA
5Northern Cardinal08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Rose-breasted Grosbeak08/18/2014 IN, Willow Slough FWA
1Blue Grosbeak08/04/2014Singing MaleIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
1Indigo Bunting08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
8Dickcissel08/04/2014h/o; photoIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
Icteridae8
3Bobolink08/04/2014Molting; photoIN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
4Red-winged Blackbird08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Eastern Meadowlark08/02/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Western Meadowlark08/04/2014 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co.
7Common Grackle08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
1Brown-headed Cowbird08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
10Orchard Oriole08/02/20142 M + 8 IM/FIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
3Baltimore Oriole08/01/2014h/oIL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Fringillidae2
4House Finch08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
5American Goldfinch08/01/2014 IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm
Passeridae1
26House Sparrow08/01/2014
IL, LeVasseur Park / Perry Farm 


PS: Excuse the outdated taxonomic order.

Cheers,
 
Jed Hertz 

Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL (60 mi South of Chicago) 



Photos/Videos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhertz/ 



Data: http://ebird.org/content/ebird 



Birdscaping: http://bringingnaturehome.net/
Subject: IBET IL Prairie Chicken presentation (no sightings)
From: "John Heneghan johnhens AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:21:52 -0700
Bob Gillespie, IL Natural Heritage biologist and IL Prairie Chicken program 
director at downstate Prairie Ridge, will be doing a presentation in Highland 
Park tuesday evening. Bob did a presentation at the Grassland Restoration 
Network conference this past week at Nachusa Grasslands. Bob is a good speaker 
and gave insight into the controversey this past Spring about the 
transportation of Praire Chickens from KS. 

Good article and more info here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park-deerfield/ct-prairie-chickens-project-met-20140910-story.html 


John Heneghan
Big Rock, Kane Cty 
Subject: IBET Montrose Black Tern, 9/12 p.m.
From: "'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:56:00 -0500
I had a juvenile Black Tern at Montrose Beach this afternoon, September 
12. The bird was standing on the beach a couple hundred yards west of 
the protected area. Black Terns are rare at Montrose and I don't know if 
I've ever seen one standing on the beach. I also had about 50 
Sanderlings, 3 Black-bellied Plovers, and a Spotted Sandpiper. I posted 
a photo of the Black Tern on Illinois Birders' Forum, URL below.

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55332.msg96593#new

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
Birding Montrose Point: 
http://theorniphile.info/birding-montrose-point/index.html
The Montrose Birding Blog: http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdhughes63


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Subject: IBET FW: No sighting: Question about O'Brien Lock & Dam near Lake Calumet
From: "'Carolyn A. Marsh' cmarshbird AT prodigy.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:30:29 -0500
I don't know if anyone replied to Richard's email privately. I believe, in
addition to the expansion of the Waste Management landfills, the
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Cook County's Deep Tunnel Project
had a great deal to do with causing damage to the bird habitat. The tunnel
runs on the south side of the existing remnant wetland (next to the Army
Corp of Engineers lock and dam station). That wetland is trapped between the
tunnel and the road (and landfill) that leads to the private fence and gate
behind which is a service road that leads to the MWRD's tunnel check
station.

 

The MWRD owns all of the land south of the wetland that is split into two
sections by a fence. One section is a wooded wetland rookery next to the
Calumet River that currently supports a heron rookery with an average of
20-15 nests used by either Great Egrets or Great Blue Herons or both. The
isolation of the rookery helps the historic rookery to survive. The other
section is open space with spoils from the tunnel construction spread over
it.

 

In 2011-12, the City of Chicago and MWRD approved a law enforcement gun
range for training regional swat and city police teams 24/7 in the open
space section. The discovery of the existing rookery did not stop the
Illinois Department of Natural Resources from approving the gun range
stating the activity and noise wouldn't bother the nesting herons. It took
the finding, in the month of February, of a Bald Eagle's nest in one of the
heron nests from the previous season to stop the construction of the gun
range. 

 

The MWRD then cancelled the lease to the City of Chicago for the gun range
and leased the area to the Chicago Park District. Today CPD refuses public
access to the area even by appointment. I was refused access by the CPD's
legal department though previously the MWRD permitted access with an
appointment. 

 

Please see the Illinois Birders blog: SE Chicago Eagle Watch at

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=41565.0 for the real time posts on
the struggle to save the area from further degradation.

 

 Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN

 

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From: ILbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ILbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Payne richardpayne07 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 3:16 PM
To: ILbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: IBET Question about O'Brien Lock & Dam near Lake Calumet - no
sightings

 

  

Dear all,

I have a question about a spot I used to bird long ago. Back in the 1980s I
was a teenager growing up in Chicago, and went on many trips around the
region with the late great Dale Pontius, who introduced me to the wetlands
by the O'Brien Lock and Dam, south of Lake Calumet. Saw my lifer Baird's
Sandpiper and a number of other great shorebirds there. 

I drove back there maybe a year ago and found the large sign posted at the
entrance to the road leading to the wetland, NO Trespassing, Private
Property, etc. My question is basically, what happened to that place? I see
it's an eBird hotspot, so presumably you can still go there without getting
arrested for trespassing, but from the checklists submitted it doesn't look
like there is anything close to the shorebird diversity now as there was 30
years ago. Just a return visitor to the area, curious to know if anyone can
share the history of what once was a great wetland habitat. Thanks!

Richard Payne 


Subject: IBET Cook County Gillson Park Lake Watch Becomes A Shorebird Watch Fri 9-12-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:11:20 -0500
Hello Bird People,

I have never seen a Sabine's Gull or Long Tailed Jaeger in N.E. Illinois &
one reason may be that I almost never do a Gillson Park Lake Watch in
September usually waiting to do that in October & November while looking
for Kittiwakes & Parasitic Jaegers. So when I saw that the winds would be
N.E. & fairly hard on Friday I decided I should give it a try. Called Jeff
Sanders & Andy Sigler Thursday night & they agreed to join me.

Arrived at 7:10 a.m. & saw a few Sanderlings on the beach & since
shorebirds have not been good at this spot recently I decided to walk down
to the edge of the beach in spite of the light rain & make sure I wasn't
missing anything. That was a good idea as right away I found a RED KNOT to
the south & it kept walking toward me so that I had a fine look indeed. A
jogger went by but the Knot just moved a little but stayed. Jeff then
showed up & he got to see it too. Even later Andy also saw the bird. This
in spite of several joggers running right next to the Knot & later several
folks with free running dogs which is the main reason Gillson's beach is
usually shorebird free.
The Knot was around until some time around 10:30 when the rain got harder &
I lost track of it as it had moved toward the north.

Sometime about 10:15 as the rain got worse Jeff spotted a large brown
shorebird flying in & even before I saw it I heard that same strange call I
had heard at Illinois Beach a few days ago & I knew the large shorebird was
a WHIMBREL. It flew in right in front of us but landed just to the north
where it was very hard to see. Only stayed a few minutes unlike the Red
Knot. Andy walked way to the north but could not re-find the Whimbrel so
this was another of those short stops by that species. The only other
shorebird of note was one BAIRD'S SANDPIPER which I picked out while
counting & recounting the Sanderlings. We had a group of 7-8 small Sterna
Terns of which we thought 3-4 were FORSTER'S for sure & the rest probably
were as well although we could not prove it. BY 11:30 the rain kept coming
down & nothing was arriving or flying by so we gave up.
Here's my small day list:

D.C. Cormorant (~100)
Canada Geese (10-12 fly-bys)
Blue Winged Teal (8-10 fly-bys)
WHIMBREL (1, didn't stay long)
RED KNOT (1-JUV, did stay long)
Sanderling (ever changing numbers with a max count of 52)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1 with the Sanderlings for a short time)
Ring Billed (50-60) & Herring (10-12) Gulls
(The Ring Billed were mostly on or near the beach but the Herring were
farther out)
FORSTER'S TERN (3-4 plus another 4-5 Sterna Terns probably also Forster's)

I am still in need of a Sabine's Gull & a L.T. Jaeger but am more than
happy with what I did see. Bird-Of-The-Day to the Whimbrel found by Jeff &
Runner-Up to the Red Knot which was Knot #5 for me this year. Quite a good
year for that species. Thanks to Rena's IBET report John L was able to stop
on his way to work & see the Knot, a species he had missed previously.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Whimbrel touchdown at Gillson Park beach
From: "Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:27:58 -0700
Breaking news from Jeff Sanders and Al Stokie - a WHIMBREL flew in at about 
10:15, stopped and apparently flew on - it hasn't been relocated. The RED KNOT 
is still there on and off, plus about 40 SANDERLINGS and a BAIRDS SANDPIPER. 
The consensus is that this is the best shorebird day at Gillson ever. It's good 
Jaeger weather so they're sticking around in the hopes that they'll hit the 
jackpot. (Dream on?) 



Rena Cohen
Highland Park
Lake County
Subject: IBET Red Knot on Gillson Park beach (Wilmette)
From: "Rena Cohen rena1729 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:09:42 -0700
Jeff Sanders and Al Stokie just called to report a Red Knot on the beach at 
Gillson Park in Wilmette. The bird was first seen at 7:15 and was still there 
at 8 am. 


Rena Cohen
Highland Park
Lake County
Subject: Re: IBET Kendall County Shorebirds
From: "Andrew andrewsaldrich AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:42:33 -0500
Sanderling, Bairds and Golden-plovers still present this am. Best vantage from 
shoulder on east side of Lisbon road just north of Helmar. 


Great finds, Jude!

Andrew Aldrich
(Cook Co.)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2014, at 4:52 PM, "'jbirdmo AT aol.com' jbirdmo AT aol.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi All,
> The sod farms looked like they were going to be dead until I scanned to the 
area where they've started harvesting the sod. In amongst the many Killdeer on 
the dirt were 40 or so American Golden Plovers, and 6 Buff Breasted Sandpipers! 

> Also present were 8 Brewers Blackbirds, 1 Bairds Sandpiper, 4 Pectoral 
Sandpipers, and surprise bird of the day a juvenile Sanderling. I guess the 
dirt just had to do since there is very little beach in Kendall County! 

> 
> Jude Vickery
> Kendall County
> 
> Sent from my HTC One on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
> 
> 
Subject: IBET - Black Crowned Night Heron at East Branch Preserve in Carol Stream
From: "Christine Kelly tomchriskelly AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:55:40 -0500
Husband saw a black-crowned night heron at DuPage Forest Preserve called 
East Branch off Swift Road this morning.  We have a photo, but I forgot 
how or where to post it in case anyone wants to see it.

Chris Kelly
Lombard
DuPage


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