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2 Oct IBET Montrose 10-1 Rusty BBs ["robirdman AT theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]" ]
02 Oct IBET North Pond Bird Walk results, Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 ["'Geoffrey A. Williamson' geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET ENSBC Field Trip to Northwestern University Saturday (NO SIGHTINGS) ["Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
01 Oct IBET Peoria area -- September week 4+ ["emcarlson8 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
2 Oct IBET skokie lagoons ["Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET 130th & Torrence (Calumet) update (No Sightings) ["Walter Marcisz wmarcisz AT att.net [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET Kane County Runaround- 10/1 ["Brendon Lake brendonlake10 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET Only Expected Birds At Chicago Botanic Garden Wed 10-1-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET BY Ovenbird ["John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" ]
1 Oct IBET Join the Chicago Ornithological Society program on Cuba, Wed. October 1, Oak Park Public Library ["Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Loyola Birds ["Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Laughing Gull et al. - Lake Shelbyville - Sept. 30 ["Travis Mahan calidris_1004 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET BY Northern cardinal ["John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Re: Montrose this a.m. ["franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Northerly Island birding and status ["Josh Engel jengel5230 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Possible Glaucous-winged Gull; Clinton Lake; De Witt Co; 09/30/14 ["frakerpovc AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South Unit Tues 9-30-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Pine Siskin Morgan co. ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Montrose this a.m. ["Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Blog on birds, bird strikes and climate change ["Christopher Cudworth cudworthfix AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
29 Sep IBET Emily Oaks, Skokie-Black Throated Blue, Mon pm ["H Blum coolasakestrel1 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
30 Sep IBET Chicago River @ Fullerton, Sep 29, 2014 - Warblers! ["Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
29 Sep IBET Jackson Park Sunday (Cook) ["Suzanne Coleman isooz AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
29 Sep IBET Nelson’s Sparrows and other birds this past week or so (long) ["sdbailey AT illinois.edu [ILbirds]" ]
29 Sep IBET DuPage County:Wood Dale Reservoir/Itasca Wetlands Mon 9-29-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
29 Sep IBET Montrose Monday morning ["Alex Bloss alex_bloss13 AT msn.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Clinton Lake: Jaeger sp. ["Matthew Winks fluidfive AT hotmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Fermilab plus highlights of a great birding weekend. ["Linda lbr6240 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Long day birding in Lake County ["scorellis AT att.net [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET DuPage Co.:83rd St. Fluddle, Fermi Lab & Some Unfinished Business Is Now Finished 9-28-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep Re: IBET From: michelle.uting@gmail.com ["Michelle uting michelle.uting AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET From: michelle.uting@gmail.com ["'michelle.uting AT gmail.com' michelle.uting@gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET COS-ILYB joint field trip: 62 species at Douglas Park ["GyllenFish AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Rollins Savanna Nelson's Sparrows ["Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Test ["Tony Ward tward3 AT mchsi.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Volo GWF Goose ["Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Bluebirds ["sfluett AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
28 Sep IBET Chautauqua 9-28-14 ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Springbrook Prairie - DuPage Co ["andremichaelpaquette AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET - Spring Brook Prairie ["andremichaelpaquette AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Chautauqua ["Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Carlyle Lake ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Sullivan Lake Snow Goose ["Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Fwd: Saturday's ENSBC trip results ["Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Unit Sat 9-27-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
27 Sep IBET Carlyle lake ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET JxP: Blackburnian W., P. Siskin, P. Finch ["rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep Re: IBET Need warbler ID ["Charles Crawford cr4d AT twc.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Need warbler ID ["John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Montrose ["robirdman AT theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Montrose, 9/26 a.m. ["'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Sparrow speculations in Grant Park ["Vera.Leopold AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Budgerigar Sighting in Wheaton ["marilyn bell marbell AT rocketmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep Re: IBET Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park ["GyllenFish AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Dark eyed junco -YES ["Caryn Hollander cjhollander21 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Low Key Birding At The Chicago Botanic Garden Fri 9-26-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Re: Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park ["Daniel Weinman idweinman1 AT me.com [ILbirds]" ]
26 Sep IBET Odd white-headed Hummer, Chicago ["pamart321 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET Two Montrose warblers taking a bath (video) ["john AT picken.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET Northern Goshawk Morgan co. ["Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET gillson park migrants ["Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday - Northwestern University (NO SIGHTINGS) ["Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET DuPage County:Wood Dale Reservoir/Itasca Wetlands Thur 9-25-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park ["Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
25 Sep IBET Montrose still birdy today ["Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET JxP Tues. 9/23/14: Black-throated Blue Warblers ["rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Waukegan & Plover Bonanza At Illinois Beach South Unit Plus Some Old Business Wed 9-24-14 ["Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Great Lakes Birding Trip: A Book Reading Post ["tvincl AT casscomm.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep Re: IBET Red Phalarope at 83rd St fluddle - no from 8 to 9 ["Paul Quintas pquintas AT alcatel-lucent.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Millennium Malar Mumblings: Lurie Garden, North Grant Park ["David Johnson djohnsoda AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Red Phalarope at 83rd St fluddle - not for me.... ["Jeffrey Corcoran jdcorcoran AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET red phalarope at 83rd - no sighting ["Fran Morel franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Quite a few birds for Arlington Gardens Apts ["prayn4pce AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
24 Sep IBET Montrose--many warblers at hedge and clump ["Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
23 Sep Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle ["John Longhenry mesquakie8 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" ]
23 Sep Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle ["Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" ]

Subject: IBET Montrose 10-1 Rusty BBs
From: "robirdman AT theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:11:16 -0500
Among other things, I took a shot of a flock of flying birds that I suspected 
were Rusty Blackbirds, but were essentially just silhouettes. On the computer I 
can see that this is confirmed. Just documentary shots, so I am deleting all 
but one, and may do with that. But just a note since I saw that someone was 
asking for records. At least 8 that are in one shot. 

Rob Curtis
Chicago
Subject: IBET North Pond Bird Walk results, Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014
From: "'Geoffrey A. Williamson' geoffrey.williamson AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:32:09 -0500
The COS group on the North Pond Bird Walk at North Pond in Chicago's 
Lincoln Park on Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 located 48 species of 
birds.  We still had eight species of warblers among the mix, but 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, WINTER WRENS, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, and 
HERMIT THRUSHES are becoming more apparent, and the big numbers of 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS have moved in (we looked for but could not 
find a Harris's Sparrow among them).  The GREAT EGRET that has been 
hanging around that part of Lincoln Park showed quite well for 
everyone on the walk.  The next walk is on Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014, at 
7:00 AM; meet on the casting pier at the south end of the 
pond.  Walks will continue on a weekly basis on Wednesday morning's 
through mid-November.

Here is the full bird list.

Graylag Goose (Domestic type)  2
Canada Goose  69
Wood Duck  19
Mallard  38
Mallard (Domestic type)  4

Double-crested Cormorant  10

Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5

Ring-billed Gull  15

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4

Chimney Swift  276

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  7
Downy Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  9

Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1

Blue-headed Vireo  1

American Crow  44

Black-capped Chickadee  4

White-breasted Nuthatch  1

Brown Creeper  3

Winter Wren  2

Golden-crowned Kinglet  8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6

Swainson's Thrush  2
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  1

European Starling  37

Cedar Waxwing  1

Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler (Eastern)  3
American Redstart  4
Cape May Warbler  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Palm Warbler (Western)  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  43

Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  111
White-crowned Sparrow  20
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  5

Northern Cardinal  6

Red-winged Blackbird  1

American Goldfinch  30

House Sparrow  89



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

IOS: http://www.illinoisbirds.org
COS: http://www.chicagobirder.org





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Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trip to Northwestern University Saturday (NO SIGHTINGS)
From: "Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:42:05 -0500
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club will have another outing to the Northwestern 
University Campus in Evanston this Saturday, October 4. The NU campus has long 
been a stopover for all kinds of migrants headed south. Park on the lakeside of 
the upper deck of the south parking lot, off of Sheridan Road and Clark Street, 
north of the Clark Street Beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill and John 
Bates. 


John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County	

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG 


Subject: IBET Peoria area -- September week 4+
From: "emcarlson8 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Oct 2014 18:57:47 -0700
September ended well though not spectacularly. I kept finding decent numbers of 
warblers until the end of the month, but sparrows still haven't started showing 
up yet. I'm staying optimistic that these birdy areas will continue to be birdy 
when the sparrows arrive. I'm 3 away from 250 this year, and at least 2 of 
those are going to be October sparrows. That's my feeling. 

 

 September 22 The "second wave" of fall migration started right away this week. 
I found Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and White-throated 
Sparrows in Cooper Park. On the river there was a Bald Eagle swooping at an 
American Coot which would dive under the water each time the eagle came by. 
When I left, the eagle was sitting in a tree nearby, but the coot was still 
swimming. In Iris Park that evening I saw my first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker of 
the year. This was the last common bird that I had somehow missed in the 
spring. 

 

 September 26 I stopped at a few places on Friday and found a few birds I 
hadn't seen in awhile. In Forest Park I ran into the flock of Wild Turkeys for 
the first time in months. In Gaylord Wildlife Area I found a flock of warblers 
that included a Blackpoll Warbler and a Palm Warbler--the first time I've seen 
either since the spring. 

 

 
 September 28 I went looking for sparrows on Sunday. Leslie Rutherford Park had 
a lot of birds but didn't have anything unusual. I did find my first Swamp 
Sparrow since spring (in Illinois anyway). Along the road to another stop 
(which had nothing) I saw an American Kestrel on a wire. This was the second 
time I've ever seen all three regular falcons in a month. 

 

 Bird of the week: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Not the rarest of birds, but any 
FOY in late September is good enough to be bird of the week. 

 

 Evan Carlson
 Peoria
 

Subject: IBET skokie lagoons
From: "Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:12:33 +0000 (UTC)
hello ibetors-- Skokie lagoons--"peninsula"1 fisherman, no booze, no 
litter.myrtle warbler----2shrp-shnd hawk--1cormorant---------4 west side of 
creekmyrtle warbler-----7palm      "       -----3broad-winged 
hwk-1coopers 
hawk------2junco-----------------2phoebe--------------1robin-----------------20+r 
b grosbeak-------1wht-thrt sparrow--5 picnic area along lagoons myrtle 
warb-----3wht-thrt sparrow-1cormorant-------6g b 
heron--------2kingfisher--------2robin------------10+ Jeffrey Sanders     
Glenview  No. cook 
Subject: IBET 130th & Torrence (Calumet) update (No Sightings)
From: "Walter Marcisz wmarcisz AT att.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:48:45 -0700
Many IBET subscribers are aware that the intersection of 130th & Torrence 
Avenue in Chicago, a major arterial connection in accessing various 
Calumet-area birding locations, has been under heavy construction for several 
years. The intersection was reconfigured in a significant way on Friday, 
September 26, 2014, as follows: 


1) Two lanes (east & west bound) of the "new" 130th Street have been opened. 
130th Street now passes underneath the Norfolk & Southern RR tracks, so there 
are no more train delays. However, since there is only one eastbound and one 
westbound lane, there are still significant traffic delays from the Ford Plant 
at the start & end of work shifts (when the project is fully completed, there 
will be two eastbound and two westbound lanes on 130th). 


2) At this time it is no longer possible to access Torrence Avenue heading 
north from 130th Street. That section of the "new" Torrence Avenue has not been 
built yet, so Torrence heading north must be accessed via another route. 
Affected birding locations (areas north of 130th that are frequently accessed 
via Torrence) include 126th St. Marsh, Indian Ridge Marsh, Deadstick Pond, & 
Big Marsh. 


3) It is now possible to access Torrence Avenue heading south from 130th Street 
(eastbound lane only - drivers are not yet allowed to turn onto Torrence from 
the westbound lane). Conversely, it is now possible to access 130th Street (in 
either direction) by heading north on Torrence from the south suburbs. Affected 
birding locations (areas south of 130th that are frequently accessed via 
Torrence) include Burnham Prairie & Hegewisch Marsh. 


Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Cook Co. 


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Subject: IBET Kane County Runaround- 10/1
From: "Brendon Lake brendonlake10 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:26:56 +0000 (UTC)
Hey everybody, ran all around northern Kane County looking for anything and 
everything I could find. Starting with the pond near my house (in Burlington), 
8 Cackling Geese couldn't have been any more obvious in a large group of 100+ 
Canada Geese at this pond. The Burlington Park was mostly quiet, with the 
exception of a fly-by Eastern Phoebe. Hampshire Forest Preserve was excellent 
birding today, with highlights including Black-Throated Green, Palm, Nashville 
and Yellow-Rumped Warblers, a Blue-Headed Vireo, Ruby and Golden-Crowned 
Kinglets, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, and my bird(s) of the day, two 
Red-Breasted Nuthatches that were foraging amongst some pines together with all 
the Kinglets, Chickadees, the Vireo and Warblers. Also of note, seven Eastern 
Towhees. Burnidge Forest Preserve was not as eventful, but still good. 
Highlights of Cooper's and Red-Tailed Hawk, three Double-Crested Cormorants, 
Wood Duck, Pied-Billed Grebe and Field Sparrow. 

Brendon LakeBurlington, Kane County
Subject: IBET Only Expected Birds At Chicago Botanic Garden Wed 10-1-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:49:47 -0500
Hello Bird People,

My last official shorebird survey here only found 2 Killdeer so maybe it's
a good thing I move on from those birds, at least at this location. Today I
was joined by Adriana R who works at the CBG & will in the future be doing
a Birding At The Botanic Garden blog so once that gets going we can all
check it out. We were not so much looking for birds but reviewing all of
what I consider to be the best birding locations by season. We found
nothing exceptional but we did end up with 31 species for the a.m. Here's
my day list:

Chicago Botanic (8-11 a.m.)

Pied Billed Grebe (1)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (1, still here!)
Green Heron (1, caught an unlucky frog)
Canada Geese (35-40)
Wood Duck (10-12 with most at the B. Brown pond)
Mallard (10-15)
Green Winged Teal (1-F at B. Brown pond)
Shoveler (1-PR at B. Brown pond, easier to see this time)
Red Tailed Hawk (1, saw on my way out)
Killdeer (2 on the mud flats, the Solitary Sandpipers have finally deserted
me)
Mourning Dove (2)
Kingfisher (1-M at B. Brown pond)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (heard 2)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Flicker (1 at McDonald Woods)
Blue Jay (6-8)
Chickadee (heard 1)
White Breasted Nuthatch (heard 1 at McDonald Woods)
Robins (10-12)
Yellow Rumped "Myrtle" Warbler (3-4)
Palm Warbler (8-9)
Cardinal (1-F)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (1-M with red on chest at McDonald Woods)
Song Sparrow (3-4)
White Throated Sparrow (4)
White Crowned Sparrow (2-3)
Red Winged Blackbird (2)
House Finch (3)
Goldfinch (20-25)
House Sparrow (8-10)

I was surprised at the small amount of migrant landbirds & the only birds
seen in large numbers were the Goldfinches forming big flocks.

Bird-Of-The-Day for Adriana is the Kingfisher.
Bird-Of-The-Day for me goes to the male Rose Breasted Grosbeak with the red
chest
& Runner-Up to the Shovelers who finally moved to the middle of the B.
Brown pond so I see them better than before. Fairly slow day.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET BY Ovenbird
From: "John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:26:08 -0400
Hi friends,
Here's one Ovenbird that's eating PB suet off the ground. Note the bubblegum 
pink legs. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/15223429398/in/photostream

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL  
Subject: IBET Join the Chicago Ornithological Society program on Cuba, Wed. October 1, Oak Park Public Library
From: "Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:16:31 -0700
Birding Cuba
 
When:
October 1, 2014  AT  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where:
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park,IL 60301
USA

Presented by  Bobbi Asher,  Chicago birder and traveler.
Birding Cuba is a multi-media presentation about the IOS-sponsored trip to Cuba 
last year. Cuba is an island full of 50’s nostalgia, enchanting scenery, rich 
culture, friendly people, spectacular architecture, alluring music and 370 (28 
endemic) recorded species of birds including the small, but spectacularly 
colorful, Cuban Tody, the elegant Cuban Trogon, and the Bee Hummingbird (the 
tiniest hummingbird in the world). Experience the sights and sounds of 
today’s Cuba, from the street scenes and music of Havana, to pastoral 
countryside. This presentation will include images of many of the birds seen on 
this trip that have been shared by several of the trip participants. 

In 2012, Bobbi went on a “bird tour” in Cuba but it was more than that by 
US regulations. learn what to expect when you go birding in Cuba – birds and 
then some. 

 
Two hours free parking is available in the library garage. The library is a 
five minute walk up Oak Park Avenue from the Oak Park stop on the CTA Green 
Line.. 
Subject: IBET Loyola Birds
From: "Steve Spitzer steven0703 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:22 -0700
Hi Birders.

Loyola had hundreds of gulls, almost all Ring-billed. The dune area had a 
Pipit, a Longspur and a Rusty Blackbird to make it worth the walk in the rain. 
Details at the link. 


Steve Spitzer

Chicago - Cook

Loyola Birds - 9/29-30/2014

  
             
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Subject: IBET Laughing Gull et al. - Lake Shelbyville - Sept. 30
From: "Travis Mahan calidris_1004 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:52:47 -0500
Hello all,

I had an adult LAUGHING GULL this evening at Lake Shelbyville (Moultrie Co) 
from the water tower access. Also present were at least eight FRANKLIN'S GULLS 
and two dark-backed gulls that were undoubtedly LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 
Details and the eBird report with a map can be viewed on the IBF: 


http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55403.0

Later,

Travis Mahan
Decatur, IL
Macon Co.

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Subject: IBET BY Northern cardinal
From: "John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:03 -0400
HI friends,
Appears to be a young bird, getting feathered.


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John Baxter
Bourbonnais,IL
Subject: IBET Re: Montrose this a.m.
From: "franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Sep 2014 15:25:14 -0700
I also saw the bittern but couldn't get the camera going, although I did get 
pics of a Sharp-shinned Hawk and Rusty Blackbirds. It was too misty to bird a 
lot, so I stayed shielded near some trees on the northern point. Pics at IBF: 


 http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55401.0 
http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55401.0 


 Fran 
 Evanston, Cook Co.
 

Subject: IBET Northerly Island birding and status
From: "Josh Engel jengel5230 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:34:14 +0000 (UTC)
I spent a little over an hour birding Northerly Island before work. There were 
a lot of birds, but the combination of dense, tall weeds and high wind made 
seeing them tricky. Highlights were two flyover Lapland Longspurs, a female 
Black-throated Blue Warbler, and three Green-winged Teal and two Redheads in 
Burnham Harbor. Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers and White-throated Sparrow were 
the most common migrants. I didn't find any Ammodramus sparrows, but they could 
easily have been hiding in there somewhere. 

Many people have asked me recently about the status of the Northerly Island 
construction. I posted an update with several photos from this morning of the 
park's current state on my Field Museum blog:  

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/blog/northerly-island-photo-update
eBird list:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19988066

Good birding,
Josh Engel
Chicago

Tour Leader, Tropical Birding / www.tropicalbirding.com
Bird Division, Field Museum / africanbirds.fieldmuseum.org
Photos / www.flickr.com/jengel5230
Subject: IBET Possible Glaucous-winged Gull; Clinton Lake; De Witt Co; 09/30/14
From: "frakerpovc AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:02:44 -0400
Greetings, everyone -- 


Unusual gulls shouldn't land in my lap, as we all know. Today Wes Kolb and I 
found a bird that does look good for a GWGull, but if anyone feels strongly 
that it is not, by all means, speak up!! 



Here is the link to some pics and a map:


http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=55400.0


Thanks, everyone!!


Matt Fraker
De Witt Co.
09/30/14
Subject: IBET Waukegan Beach & Illinois Beach South Unit Tues 9-30-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:26:16 -0500
Hello Bird People,

I wanted to add a few shorebirds to my September totals as well as get one
more survey visit done at Waukegan & IBSP. Paul S was with at Waukegan but
I did IBSP by myself. Ended with a short stay at the IBSP North Unit Hawk
Watch but conditions were bad there for hawks with a drizzle most of the
time I was there, which wasn't long. Shorebirds were mostly absent at
Waukegan but quite a few were still at IBSP & they were all north of the
river & so in the part for public access. Here are my short day lists:

Waukegan Beach & Pier (7-8:15 a.m.)

The high waves made sure no birds of any kind were on the pier & had
flooded large parts of the beach toward Greenwood. Hard to walk this area
today but the water usually sinks in quickly.

D.C. Cormorant (5 near Greenwood & a group of about 40 flew by)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
(Later Paul went inland & found another Spotted & 1 WOODCOCK, which I never
saw.)
Ring Billed (~100) & Herring (~300) Gulls
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (1 very tired bird on the beach)
AMERICAN PIPIT (1 flushed from the grasses)
White Throated Sparrow (1 near the pier)

Illinois Beach South Unit (Beach from the resort to the mouth of the Dead
River)(8:30-9:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (few fly-bys)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (6)
Killdeer (1)
Sanderling (33)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 with the Sanderlings)
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls (total of 40-45)
AMERICAN PIPIT (1 walking on the beach, a very good, close look at this one)

Illinois Beach North Unit

In Sand Pond were 2 P.B. Grebes, on the trails were Mourning Doves, Downy
Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, Chickadees, Myrtle & Palm Warblers & many
Goldfinches.
In the short time I sat at the Hawk Watch I saw (1 each) OSPREY, Sharp
Shinned Hawk &
Red Tailed Hawk. The Red Tail was in a tree & the other 2 flew by heading
south with the Osprey giving us a very good look as it circled low over
Sand Pond. The official counters also saw more Sharp Shins & a Merlin while
I was not there.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the cooperative Osprey &
Runner-Up to the equally cooperative Pipit at IBSP.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Pine Siskin Morgan co.
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:05:57 -0500
I got out of school today at 11:30. While I was playing outside with my sister, 
both me and my sister heard a PINE SISKIN flyover. This seems rather early for 
Siskins down here. 


Colin Dobson
Morgan county
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Subject: IBET Montrose this a.m.
From: "Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:08:39 -0700
There was an American Bittern at Montrose this morning. I saw it rising from 
the Maram grass on the slope by the north sidewalk, but only got a brief 
tail-on view as it flew east down the sidewalk, so wasn't absolutely sure of 
the ID. Later I ran into a couple of newer birders who had seen it in the 
meadow and showed me what they had seen in their guide that confirmed the ID. 


There were still a number of warblers, especially just in from the path that 
divides the point from the east side revetment prairie--it was dark in the area 
but there were the usual species, including Tennessee, Blackpoll, Magnolia, and 
Cape May, plus an empid species. There were a number of white crowned sparrows 
flying in the dunes but they were diving to avoid the wind; I imagine there 
were other sparrows around too. Additionally there were three hawks --all 
Cooper's although I didn't get great views-- sparring with each other. 


Jill Niland
Chicago
Subject: IBET Blog on birds, bird strikes and climate change
From: "Christopher Cudworth cudworthfix AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:49:48 -0500
http://werunandride.com/2014/09/30/what-one-small-bird-can-tell-those-of-us-who-run-and-ride/ 


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Subject: IBET Emily Oaks, Skokie-Black Throated Blue, Mon pm
From: "H Blum coolasakestrel1 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:46:36 -0700
 There were two male Black-Throated Blue
Warblers this afternoon at Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie. This was the 
most unusual species I've seen here so far for fall migration. This is a decent 
place for short visits, but it's hit or miss mostly. 

   No Sparrows today or many ground birds, but I saw:
  30+ Myrtlle Warbler's
a few Blackpoll, and Magnolia, and a Black and White. There are two Green 
Herons still present, they've been here for a few weeks now. 

 Last week, Swamp Sparrow and a Sapsucker was the best find.
   Howard Blum, Lakeview Chicago
   
Subject: IBET Chicago River @ Fullerton, Sep 29, 2014 - Warblers!
From: "Steve Huggins sjhuggins1209 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:04:35 +0000 (UTC)
This really is not much of a report with nothing special except a Wilson's 
Warbler that ebird tells me is rare for this location and date. However I just 
summarized my years sightings for the year at this area which is really just a 
few trees in a commercial / industrial stretch of the Chicago River and I was 
quite surprised to see that today I got my 24th species of warbler - not bad 
for a once or twice weekly lunchtime stroll from the office! Upon review it 
turns out that not only was the Northern Parula new for the list today but so 
was Palm Warbler!! and Cape May Warbler. The full list from today is below. 

CheersSteve HugginsChicago, IL
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 On Monday, September 29, 2014 6:53 PM, "ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu" 
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 1880 W Fullerton, Cook, US-IL
Sep 29, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  40
Herring Gull  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  20
Chimney Swift  8
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Swainson's Thrush  4
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  15
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
American Redstart  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  7
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  1    male - seen very well - possibly a continuing bird as 
seen in same area as one last week. Responded to pishing. Small - yellow 
warbler, more greenish-yellow on upperparts, black cap. 

White-throated Sparrow  8
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  6
Northern Cardinal  3
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  7

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19984354 


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


   
Subject: IBET Jackson Park Sunday (Cook)
From: "Suzanne Coleman isooz AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:29:12 -0700
Hi all,

Not really seeing large numbers of birds this season where ever I go, but had a 
couple pockets there yesterday. 


Best was a group of foraging sparrows of 3 species just south west of the 
parking lot near the museum: 


3 Lincolns
1 white-throated
2 juvenile/immature white-crowned, one poss Gambels, other not FOS

Otherwise not a lot:

one TN
lots of yellow-rumped
one palm
2 common yellowthroat females
one ruby-crowned kinglet
one song sparrow
lots of white-throated sparrows in native areas
2 chickadees or more
one black-crowned night heron, at Japanese Garden, ?juvenile from last year 
(anyone know?) 

crows
geese
large group of robins
2 swainson's thrushes
flicker
chimney swifts
mallard
2 wood ducks
one accipiter in south meadow on east side
cormorants
...

There is probably more there, I just didn't get there early enough to see them 
all I would guess. 


Disappointed at the garbage left consistently by the people playing on the 
various soccer fields. I wonder if the park district can educate these groups 
about this? 


Suzanne Coleman
Glenview, Cook
Subject: IBET Nelson’s Sparrows and other birds this past week or so (long)
From: "sdbailey AT illinois.edu [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Sep 2014 11:58:50 -0700
 
 Like Beau, I also wanted to go looking for Nelson’s Sparrows yesterday, 
since I had such good viewing opportunities there last year... and they did not 
disappoint! Sheryl and I made a late morning trip and we covered the areas 
where I had my high counts last year. I located Nelson’s in three areas and 
saw a minimum of 12 NELSONS SPARROWS in three wetland areas (6,5 & 1)! Many sat 
up nicely, giving us great looks! Other birds/highlights seen while looking for 
the Nelsons included: 

 
  
 
 1              Northern Harrier (juvenile)
 
 2              Sandhill Crane
 
 7              Great Egret
 
 2              Green-winged Teal
 
 6              Blue-winged Teal
 
 7              Marsh Wren
 
 2              Sedge Wren
 
 15+         Palm Warbler
 
 10+         Yellow-rumped Warbler
 
 12           Common Yellowthroat
 
 10+         Savannah Sparrow
 
 12           Nelson’s Sparrow
 
 15+         Song Sparrow
 
 20+         Swamp Sparrow
 
 1              Lincoln’s Sparrow
 
 6              Bobolink
 
 2              Eastern Meadowlark
 
 125 American Goldfinch (most feeding atop the numerous, tall Cup-Plant on 
it’s seeds) 

 
  
 
 On Saturday, 27 Sept., Sheryl and I went for a couple hours of birding at Dan 
Wright Woods FP (Lake Co.). The highlight here was a cooperative immature 
female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER along the trail just east of the river, 
south of the main east-west trail coming from the parking lot. It was feeding 
low in a large broken-off branch full of dead, brown leaves. Worm-eating 
Warblers also like to feed in clusters of dead leaves. We could tell it was a 
juvenile female (as opposed to an adult), by the total lack of the white wing 
spot that adult male and female BTBWs have. Both Sibley and Kaufman point this 
out in their field guides. It wasn’t real birdy otherwise, but other birds 
that we had included: 

 
 7              Wood Duck
 
 2              Barred Owl  (pair responding to my calls!)
 
 1 Great Horned Owl (juvenile also responding w/its screeches across river & we 
saw!) 

 
 2              Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
 
 3              Hairy Woodpecker
 
 3              Eastern Wood-Pewee
 
 1              Red-eyed Vireo
 
 3-4          Golden-crowned Kinglet
 
 1              Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 
 4              Swainson’s Thrush
 
 1              Tennessee Warbler
 
 1              Magnolia Warbler
 
 1              Cape May Warbler
 
 15+         Yellow-rumped Warbler
 
 1              Black-throated Green Warbler
 
 2-3          Blackpoll Warbler
 
 3              American Redstart
 
 2              Northern Waterthrush
 
 2              Common Yellowthroat
 
 15           White-throated Sparrow
 
 At home on Thursday & Friday, we had a CAPE MAY WARBLER (in the spruces of 
course), a few BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 2-3 AMERICAN REDSTARTS, 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER & 
1 WILSON’S WARBLER. We also had a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on Thursday the 
25th, but our first was on Sept. 21st. 

 
 On Friday (Sept. 26th) while playing tennis in our local park (Community Park) 
next to our subdivision, 8 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, cruised back and forth, low 
overhead! There won't be many around after early October. The week before, on 
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, Sheryl saw 75+ COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on her way home from work 
in Shaumburg, so since some of them were close to our house, we walked around 
our subdivision here in Mundelein and saw at least 75+ more, one of the best 
flights I’ve seen since I moved up here to Lake County a few years ago! 

 
 I censused Montrose and the Jarvis Park Bird Sanctuary in Chicago on Thurday, 
Sept. 25th. Highlights were 2 SEDGE WRENS, 1 MARSH WREN, 2 flyover AMERICAN 
PIPITS and 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS in the dunes/beach area at Montrose. One of 
the plovers was laying down sleeping, as I got there just before sunrise. There 
were a ton of BLACKPOLL WARBLERS around, and I had my first 2 HERMIT THRUSHES 
(lots of SWAINSON’S & one GRAY-CHEEKED) of the fall, as well as at least 5 
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS (also FOF), and probably three times as many 
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS. Probably the best birds were a late EASTERN KINGBIRD 
next to the Purple Martin nest boxes at Montrose and two DARK-EYED JUNCOS (my 
FOF) in with a flock of White-throated Sparrows in the lawn area just north of 
the Diversey Harbor mouth. I only found one CASPIAN TERN remaining, in my walk 
from Montrose to North Avenue Beach. There were lots of NORTHERN FLICKERS 
moving and I had at least 6 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at Jarvis, one feeding 
at a pokeberry “flower”! You’d probably be surprised by the number of 
birds, including warblers, in the scattered trees growing in the large mowed 
lawn areas between Jarvis and North Ave. Beach. There are a lot of Hackberries 
that have been planted or otherwise present in that stretch, which could 
support a variety of fruit-eating birds... remember that is what the Evening 
Grosbeak fed on and hung around for so long in at Rosehill Cemetery a couple 
winters ago. 

 
 Good birding!
 
  
 
 Steve Bailey
 
 Mundelein (Lake Co.)
 
 sdbailey
 
  
 
Subject: IBET DuPage County:Wood Dale Reservoir/Itasca Wetlands Mon 9-29-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:48:02 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Waited until 8 a.m. to make sure the fog was gone so I was able to do my
last regular shorebird survey visit to this location. Again the habitat is
excellent but the birds are almost all Killdeer. Still found many Herons,
Egrets, Geese & Cormorants but nothing special as expected.
Here are my day lists:

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (at least 45)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (12)
Canada Geese (159 at 8 a.m.)
Mallard (3)
COOT (1, 1st arrival here)
Killdeer (24)
Ring Billed (39) & Herring (1-AD & 1-IM) Gulls

Itasca Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (6)
Canada Geese (3 fly-bys)
Mallard (16)
Killdeer (9)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Solitary Sandpiper (2)

Middle Pond

Great Blue Heron (6)

Creek

Great Blue Heron (1)
Great Egret (1)
Mallard (1)
Kingfisher (1 calling, not seen)

Landbirds

Mourning Dove (2)
Downy Woodpecker (3)
Hairy Woodpecker (1 close fly-by)
Flicker (1)
Blue Jay (heard 2)
Chickadee (heard 2)
MARSH WREN (1 singing)
Robins (16)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (5-6)
Song Sparrow (2 with 1 singing)
White Throated Sparrow (4-5)
Junco (4)
Red Winged Blackbird (15-20 with 2 males singing)
Goldfinch (~10)

A 30 min walk at the nearby Red Wing Slough found very few birds but did
add Catbird,
Palm Warbler, Cardinal, White Crowned Sparrow (3) & House Sparrows to my
day list.

Nothing special seen today so Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the lone Coot which
kept swimming among all the Geese until they all left leaving the Coot all
by itself in the middle of the water without being able to hide among the
Geese. Runner-Up to the singing Marsh Wren which, had I seen it better,
would have been today's Top Bird. I have the rest of the week to finish up
6 more shorebird survey locations, or at least most of them.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Montrose Monday morning
From: "Alex Bloss alex_bloss13 AT msn.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:43:27 -0500
Hi all,
Montrose was interesting this morning. Along the beach there were a NELSON'S 
SPARROW, a WINTER WREN, a PEREGRINE FALCON, and one BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, plus 
the usual SANDERLINGS, warblers and sparrows. Something that sounded like a 
pipit flew overhead, but I never got on it. I flushed a rail from the grasses 
along the beach. It flew about 20 feet and dropped back into the grasses. A 
number of us searched for it but could not relocate it. It seemed larger and 
browner than a sora, but that could be wishful thinking. 

Along the hedge, there was a female MERLIN, a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, an 
EASTERN PHOEBE, and both KINGLETS. Plus the usual warblers and sparrows. 

Cheers,

Alex Bloss
Chicago 		 	   		  
Subject: IBET Clinton Lake: Jaeger sp.
From: "Matthew Winks fluidfive AT hotmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:43:34 -0500
Hi all, 

Shanin Abreu and I drove down to Clinton Lake Sunday afternoon and found a 
jaeger out on the big basin. We first saw it from the West Side Access Boat 
Launch, but never had good enough looks to determine the species. I thought 
appeared to be an intermediate morph juvenile type Parasitic/Pomarine. Shanin 
has different thoughts about the bird. 


Matthew Winks 
Normal, IL 
 		 	   		  
Subject: IBET Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Fermilab plus highlights of a great birding weekend.
From: "Linda lbr6240 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:32:55 -0700
Finally success with this species! This summer, I had been trying to see the 
Yellow-crowned Night Herons that have been seen by others. Looked for the one 
seen at Waterfall Glen, the FermiLab bird with no success. Did not make it down 
to Champaign to see the one at Kaufman Park. 


So anyway, today after attending the IOS Carlyle lake trip with friends Davida, 
Dale and Leslie, it was decided that we would go to Kaufman Park in Champaign, 
IL on the way home to check for the Yellow-crowned. We looked and saw what we 
thought was a juvenile, but after a photo was taken realized that it was a 
juvenile Black-crowned Night heron. There was an adult there also. 


Feeling somewhat disappointed, even though we had great looks at the beautiful 
Black-crowned night Herons, we left to go back to the Chicago area. 


But-- Leslie checked her e-mail updates and found that the Yellow-crowned was 
seen again today at Fermilab! 


So, we went there and the bird was right out in the open. This is the same spot 
I looked in last time and had seen nothing. A photo was taken. 

The best part for me was that I had great looks of the juveniles of both Black 
and Yellow-crowned in one day. I really got to see the differences. The 
Yellow-crowned juvenile is a beautiful bird. 


What a great way to end a weekend of birding! Thanks to Davida, Dale and 
Leslie. You are the best!!!! 


The IOS trip to Carlyle was quite enjoyable. I think that a couple of people 
have already posted the highlights. I did get to see my first Red-necked 
Phalarope, and the California Gull, plus several other new birds for the year. 
Learned a lot. Another highlight was when Bob F. mentioned to us in the hotel 
lobby this morning that he had just seen two Bobwhites right outside the 
building in the parking lot. We all ran out there to see them, but they had 
gone into the grasses. But, we did hear them calling out. 


Happy birding.

Linda Radtke
Downers Grove, IL
DuPage County

















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Subject: IBET Long day birding in Lake County
From: "scorellis AT att.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Sep 2014 15:49:07 -0700
Today my dad and I went birding at Chain o Lakes SP, then at IBSP. We started 
at chain I lakes at about 6am, but didn't bother land birding. We headed out on 
our kayaks directly out to grass lake, where we saw a bunch of wood ducks, 
about 20 coots, 8 Pied-billed Grebes, and 4 SORA, 3 adults and 1 immature who 
gave great looks and photos. Then when we finaly got to the grass lake geotube, 
but we had to turn around almost immediately do to a injured bird we found. But 
we did see 2 sandhill cranes, about 5 Killdeer, and some cormorants. After 
taking care of the bird, we headed to Illinois Beach SP to see the GWFG, my 
used-to-be #1 nemesis bird, who is now replaced by my next in line American 
Avoset. We saw the Greater White-fronted Goose on the beach parallel to the 
resort, till they swam into the water and a jettsky chased them off, and then 
we re-located the goose among some Canada geese in some grass across from the 
park office. Then we called it quits for the day. 


Ethan Ellis 
Lake County Il

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Subject: IBET DuPage Co.:83rd St. Fluddle, Fermi Lab & Some Unfinished Business Is Now Finished 9-28-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:29:17 -0500
Hello Bird People,

I had thought I'd go to Montrose today as driving there on a Sunday is much
easier than on a weekday, but the traffic reports said there was a lot of
fog on Lake Shore Dr. so I changed my mind. So my next plan was to cover 3
shorebird survey spots starting with the Wood Dale Reservoir but when
there's fog in one place it can also be elsewhere. The reservoir had so
much fog I couldn't see the water at the bottom. Drove all the way to the
83rd St. Fluddle & by then the sun was burning off the fog so I could
finally get started. Good shorebird habitat but few birds except Killdeer.
Next to Fermi which still has way too much water & way too little shorebird
habitat. After a short hello to Denis K who was leading a birding class I
ran into Wes Sadler & we decided to look for the young Yellow Crowned Night
Heron but more on that at the end.
Here are my day lists:

83rd Street Fluddle (7:45-8:45 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (1)
Canada Geese (2 fly-bys)
Mallard (33)
Shoveler (17)
Blue Winged Teal (6 for sure)
Green Winged Teal (1-F)
And a few more Teal Species?
Killdeer (67)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Ring Billed Gull (4)
AMERICAN PIPIT (3)
Starling (2 on the mud with the Pipits)

Fermi Lab (9:15-11:30 a.m.)

Dusolf Pond (Water still too high)

Great Egret (21)
Canada Geese (6 flew in)
Mallard (~20)
Shoveler (8)
Teal Species?
SORA (1 walking along the shore)
Killdeer (6)
Greater Yellowlegs (1)
(Denis K & Co. had a Lesser Yellowlegs which I missed)
Near the lot were Red Bellied Woodpecker, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow & House
Sparrow

Swan Lake By Wilson Hall (With Peter Kasper)

D.C. Cormorant (9)
Great Blue Heron (1)
YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON (1-IM, still around)(See below)
Canada Geese (~20)
Mallard (2)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (3-4)

Previously Unfinished Business Now Finished

Back on 9-8 I saw the young Yellow Crowned Night Heron in a reedy area just
S.W. of Swan Lake & decided since it was so close to Swan Lake it must be
in DuPage Co. Marion M sent me a map which seemed to show that area as
being right on the county line so I wasn't really sure where it had been.
Many Ebird reports showed the bird in both DuPage & Kane  Co's?
So thinking I had seen it in DuPage I wanted to see it today in Kane Co.
Wes S & I did not see the bird but later I saw Peter K & if anyone should
know where the county line was it would be him. Peter did know & the reed
filled area turned out to be in Kane Co., not DuPage. I would have to
change my records. Then some photographers told us the Y.C. Night Heron was
in plain sight on the far north edge of Swan Lake & sure enough there it
was fully in DuPage Co.
So now I had seen it in both counties after all & didn't have to change my
records just add it to Kane Co on 9-8 & change the date for DuPage from 9-8
to 9-28. Easy enough to do. This county listing business can be quite a
chore. If you don't do county listing I'd recommend not starting. Very
confusing!

Bird-Of-The-Day to the now double county Yellow Crowned Night Heron &
Runners-Up to the Sora & the 3 Pipits. Interesting day.

Al Stokie
Subject: Re: IBET From: michelle.uting@gmail.com
From: "Michelle uting michelle.uting AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:09:01 -0500
Do not open link. My email has been hacked. Again. Apologies.
Michelle

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> On Sep 28, 2014, at 2:54 PM, "'michelle.uting AT gmail.com' 
michelle.uting AT gmail.com [ILbirds]"  wrote: 

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> Good morning ILbirds
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> http://arvydudvaras.lt/picture.php?amount=uhvutmdp3172dw
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Subject: IBET From: michelle.uting@gmail.com
From: "'michelle.uting AT gmail.com' michelle.uting@gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:54:05 +0200


Good morning ILbirds

http://arvydudvaras.lt/picture.php?amount=uhvutmdp3172dw


michelle.uting AT gmail.com
Subject: IBET COS-ILYB joint field trip: 62 species at Douglas Park
From: "GyllenFish AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:22:14 -0400
This morning's joint Chicago Ornithological Society-Illinois Young Birders 
field trip attracted 40 birders to Douglas Park on Chicago's Westside. 
Combining eBird lists of four different birders, the group list for the trip 
stands at 62 species! 


We spent more than two and a half hours birding around with north lagoon and 
inside the fenced sanctuary (which is actually a combined mini-golf course and 
bird sanctuary -- http://douglaspark.cpdgolf.com/ ). 


Probably the three "best birds" of the trip were a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE 
WARBLER (giving good if shaded looks under some small trees north of the north 
lagoon), a female PURPLE FINCH (perched atop a dying ash tree south of the 
sanctuary lagoon), and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO (at the edge of a small woods, also 
south of the sanctuary lagoon). Our list of 14 warbler species also included 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN, CAPE MAY, and ORANGE-CROWNED. We also had a RED-BELLIED 
WOODPECKER (uncommon in the Westside parks), singing EASTERN PHOEBES, five 
species of thrush, eight species of sparrow, and a female ROSE-BREASTED 
GROSBEAK. 


For the full list of species seen today (and earlier this year), please visit 
the Douglas Park eBird Hotspot page: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L108460 


Trip participants can e-mail me if they want us to share Aaron's eBird list. 
(gyllenfish AT aol.com) 


Eric Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, Cook County
Subject: IBET Rollins Savanna Nelson's Sparrows
From: "Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:13:24 -0500
 Had a great morning birding with Mike Baum this morning at Rollins. Our 
targets were Nelsons Sparrow and American Bittern. Unfortunately the bittern 
was a no-show but we had 10! NELSONS SPARROWS all in the SW pocket just off 
the main pond. They were nowhere else. The vegetation in this area is not 
visibly different to me so Im not sure why they congregate here, but this spot 
has been great for them for at least the past 3 years. We also had 3 wren sp., 
at least 1 BOBOLINK (doing its meh call), and 8 LINCOLNS SPARROWS all on the 
east side near the "sparrow trees (3 dead trees that the sparrows like to jump 
into when flushed). 

Heres the complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19967637

Good Birding!
Beau Schaefer
round lake beach, IL
lake county
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Subject: IBET Test
From: "Tony Ward tward3 AT mchsi.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:26:23 -0500
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Subject: IBET Volo GWF Goose
From: "Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:54:11 -0500
Had a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE about an hour ago at the pond southern open 
field w/Canadas at the corner of rt. 60 and Fish Lake Rd. 

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Lake Co

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Subject: IBET Bluebirds
From: "sfluett AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Sep 2014 09:12:52 -0700
Interesting yearly occurrence, for the last 14 years that I have been living in 
the area, I have seen Bluebirds in the early Spring and in the very late Summer 
into Fall at the East side parking area of Saint James Farm F P in Warrenville, 
IL. The Bluebirds spend the breeding season directly West of this East parking 
area. The summering location now has an added new paved parking lot; it looks 
like they adapted to the change of landscape. 

 Steve

Subject: IBET Chautauqua 9-28-14
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:22:55 -0500
This morning, we went up to Chautauqua. We got there at sunrise and just left. 
There were a lot of birds. Most of the shorebirds were on the north side seen 
best from the beer can spot and the roundtree trail. There were several 
thousand in the upper pool this morning. 


Highlights include....
American Wigeon 2 on one of the spits by the Crossdike.
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
All four plovers with 15+ Black-billied Plovers
Avocet 17
Black-necked Stilt 1 
UPLAND SANDPIPER 2 straight out from the beer can spot in the tall grass, 
pooped out several times. 

Stilt Sandpiper 20
Long-billed Dowitchers 200 
Lots of birds to look through. Lots way far out. Probably missed many things. 

Colin Dobson
Mason county
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Subject: IBET Springbrook Prairie - DuPage Co
From: "andremichaelpaquette AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2014 19:37:36 -0700
Fun quick birding day this morning! Fall warblers are mind boggling but had fun 
ID'ing them among the other species: Baby on the way any day now, so have to 
get my fall birding in now. 

 
 Palm Warbler 9
 Savanah Sparrow 1
 Vesper Sparrow 2
 Goldfinch 6
 Black-capped Chickadee 1
 Mallard 14
 Kildeer 9
 Warbling Vireo 1(First one of me)
 American Robin 3
 Canada Goose 4
 Blue Jay 1
 Mourning Dove 3
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Boboling 1 (First one for me - female)
 Nashville Warbler 1 (First one for me - love the bright yellow and gray 
combination) 

 Least Flycatcher 5
 

 Andre Paquette

 

Subject: IBET - Spring Brook Prairie
From: "andremichaelpaquette AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2014 19:33:05 -0700
Fun quick birding day this morning! Fall warblers are mind boggling but had fun 
ID'ing them among the other species: Baby on the way any day now, so have to 
get my fall birding in now. 

 Palm Warbler 9
 Savanah Sparrow 1
 Vesper Sparrow 2
 Goldfinch 6
 Black-capped Chickadee 1
 Mallard 14
 Kildeer 9
 Warbling Vireo 1(First one of me)
 American Robin 3
 Canada Goose 4
 Blue Jay 1
 Mourning Dove 3
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Boboling 1 (First one for me - female)
 Nashville Warbler 1 (First one for me - love the bright yellow and gray 
combination) 

 Least Flycatcher 5
 

 Andre Paquette

Subject: IBET Chautauqua
From: "Kevin Richmond theeggman AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:21:27 -0500
A juvenile SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER flew in and landed on one of the  
little islands that are off the east side of the crossdike at  
Chautauqua Refuge (in Mason Co.) late this morning. It ran around for  
about five minutes and then flew off. It was quite a nice brightly  
colored individual, and as such, was not particularly difficult to  
identify.

The water level on the Upper Pool has been dropping and about 2000  
shorebirds were scattered around the perimeter today. The only  
location that had a concentration of PECTORAL SANDPIPERS was out from  
that Rountree Trail which is near 2250north and 2090east.

Had these highlights (from around the Upper Pool) today in a little  
more than six hours:

Snowy Egret - two
Red-shouldered Hawk - one immature
Merlin - two
Peregrine Falcon - three
Black-bellied Plover - 21
American Golden-Plover - three
American Avocet - 18
Black-necked Stilt - one
Greater Yellowlegs - 125
Least/Semi Sandpiper - 1000+
Stilt Sandpiper - 55
Long-billed Dowitcher - 110
Red-necked Phalarope - four
Franklin's Gull - four

The falcons were stirring up the shorebirds with some regularity and  
probably responsible for me getting to see the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

While not seen today, all of these were noted there within the past  
week:

Glossy Ibis - one adult
Northern Goshawk - one juvenile
Whimbrel - one
Red Knot - one
Great Black-backed Gull - one adult
Olive-sided Flycatcher - one
Pine Siskin - one


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Subject: IBET Carlyle Lake
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:11:56 -0500
Currently, from the boat, there is a EARED GREBE in the middle of the lake. 
Also 3-4 Red-necked Phalaropes and a Laughing Gull. 


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Clinton county
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Subject: IBET Sullivan Lake Snow Goose
From: "Beau Schaefer beauschaefer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:37:59 -0500
Just had a Snow Goose about an hour ago on the golf course pond east of 
Sullivan Lake in western lake co. 

Beau Schaefer
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Subject: IBET Fwd: Saturday's ENSBC trip results
From: "Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:36:27 -0500

Begin forwarded message:

> From: libbyhill AT comcast.net
> Date: September 27, 2014 at 1:19:46 PM CDT
> To: Suzanne Checchia , John Hockman 
 

> 
> Evanston North Shore Field Trip to Northwestern Sept 27, 2014
> Thirty people enjoyed as many birds on Northwestern's inland campus today. 
Species: 

> Canada Goose
> 
> Double-crested Cormorant
> 
> Herring Gull
> 
> Mourning Dove
> 
> Downy Woodpecker
> 
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> 
> Northern Flicker
> 
> Flycatcher sp
> 
> Black-capped Chickadee
> 
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> 
> Brown Creeper
> 
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> 
> Gray-cheeked Thrush
> 
> Swainsons Thrush
> 
> Brown Thrasher
> 
> European Starling
> 
> American Robin
> 
> Warblers: Tennessee, Magnolia, Cape May, Yellow-rumped, Bay-breasted, 
Blackpoll, Black-and-white, American Redstart 

> 
> White-throated Sparrow
> 
> Northern Cardinal
> 
> Red-winged Blackbird
> 
> American Goldfinch
> 
> House Sparrow
> 
> 

John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County	

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Subject: IBET Waukegan & Illinois Beach South Unit Sat 9-27-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:33:59 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Along with Bob Erickson I covered the same areas as on Wed 9-24 & saw
pretty much the same birds as on that date but the numbers varied somewhat.
Got to visit briefly with Bob H & long distant hiker Karen M for a
while. Here are my day lists:

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

P.B. Grebe (1 backwaters)
D.C. Cormorant (~500 flying out of the power plant ponds at Greenwood)
Great Blue Heron (2)
Green Heron (1)
Mallard (6-8)
Hooded Merganser (2-F)
Sanderling (7 on beach & pier)
BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (1-juv, probably the same one seen by Beau & Andy
on Thur)
Wilson's Snipe (1-probable)
Ring Billed (~80) & Herring (12) Gulls
Flicker (5)
Myrtle (1) & Palm (2) Warblers
Savannah Sparrow (2)
Red Winged Blackbird (15-20)
Goldfinch (6)

Illinois Beach South Unit (8:30-10:45 a.m.)

Beaches

D.C. Cormorant (22 fly-bys)
Redhead (10-12 in Lake Michigan, found by Bob Hughes)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (groups of 2, 6 & 6 for a total of 14, even more than
last time)
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (2)
Semipalmated Plover (1)
Killdeer (1-2)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Sanderling (28)
Ring Billed (61) & Herring (12) Gulls

Non-Beach Birds

Canada Geese (~45 on the lawns)
WHITE FRONTED GOOSE (1-AD, with the Canada's on the lawns, still around)
Crows (5)
Blue Jay (5-6)
Chickadee (heard 2)
W.B. Nuthatch (heard 1)
MARSH WREN (1)
Palm Warbler (4)
Savannah Sparrow (2)
NELSON'S SPARROW (4)
Eastern Meadowlark (4)

Not as good as the birds seen on the Carlyle field trip but not bad for the
local beaches.
Bird-Of-The-Day to yet another beach Buff Breasted Sandpiper &
Runners-Up to the White Fronted Goose, the Nelson's Sparrows & all 16 large
Plovers.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Carlyle lake
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:16:58 -0500
Highlights for the group include, both a juvenile California gull and a 1st 
winter Laughing gull found by me. Also a franklins Gull and a Common Tern. Good 
morning for water birds, also including a Ring-necked duck at Hazlet SP. 
Woodland birds weren't bad this morning with 13 Warbler sp. All for now. 


Colin Dobson
Clinton county
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Subject: IBET JxP: Blackburnian W., P. Siskin, P. Finch
From: "rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Sep 2014 19:09:55 -0700
I birded the Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow portion of Jackson Park this 
morning. The trees around the north parking lot were pretty active, especially 
on the east side of the lot, in the early morning. Most of the birds were 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS but with several other warbler species mixed in, 
including several BLACKPOLL and CAPE MAY WARBLERS. The best bird was a female 
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. While checking out the warblers two PINE SISKINS flew 
over calling (though I had to review their flight calls when I got home to be 
sure). Unfortunately, the rest of the area was a bit slow. I had ten species of 
warblers around the parking lot but only added three more in the rest of the 
area. Wooded Island was dominated by thrushes (GRAY-CHEEKED, SWAINSON'S and a 
few HERMIT THRUSHES), GRAY CATBIRDS, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS and WHITE-THROATED 
SPARROWS. Checking the trees south of the driving range on my way home, a 
calling PURPLE FINCH flew over, then turned around and landed in a nearby tree. 
It was a female. I had four finch species with A. GOLDFINCHS and a few HOUSE 
FINCHES. Paul C. had a FOX SPARROW and a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH but I didn't 
relocated them. Here's a list of highlights: 


Wood Duck 9
Hooded Merganser 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 11
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Caspian Tern 1
Chimney Swift 45
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
N. Flicker 2
Blue Jay 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 9
Swainson's Thrush 28
Hermit Thrush 3
Catharus thrush sp. 4
Gray Catbird 13
Brown Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 9
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Cape May Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 9
Black-and-white Warbler 1
A. Redstart 4
Ovenbird 1
N. Waterthrush 6
Common Yellowthroat 10
unidentified warblers 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 58
Dark-eyed Junco 5
unidentified sparrows 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 12
Indigo Bunting 2
Purple Finch 1
Pine Siskin 2

Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago 

Subject: Re: IBET Need warbler ID
From: "Charles Crawford cr4d AT twc.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:34:13 -0500
Am. Redstart

Charlie
Henderson KY


On Sep 26, 2014, at 8:09 PM, John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds] 
 wrote: 


> 
> Hi friends,
> Not sure, been seeing Yellowstart.
>  
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/15328420896/
>  
> John Baxter
> Bourbonnais, IL
> 
> 
Subject: IBET Need warbler ID
From: "John Baxter XXJB7Z AT AOL.COM [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:09:24 -0400
Hi friends,
Not sure, been seeing Yellowstart.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xxjb7z/15328420896/

John Baxter
Bourbonnais, IL
Subject: IBET Montrose
From: "robirdman AT theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:26:05 -0500
Few shots of a Winter Wren there today.
Rob Curtis
Chicago
Subject: IBET Montrose, 9/26 a.m.
From: "'Robert D. Hughes' rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:40:25 -0500
Montrose was very birdy this morning, September 26. I hadn't been there 
in over a week but I was impressed with the number of warblers around. 
Dominant among these were Tennessee, Blackpoll, Yellow-rumped, and Palm. 
I also had a couple Northern Parulas and a male Black-throated Blue 
Warbler, all in the Magic Hedge. Other birds of interest this a.m. 
include my first Hermit Thrush of the season, a flyover American Pipit 
at the beach, a calling Sedge Wren in the dunes, and 5 flyover American 
Golden-Plovers at the beach. I didn't have any Nelson's Sparrows in the 
dunes but this is prime time for them.

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 Sparrow speculations in Grant Park
From: "Vera.Leopold AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Sep 2014 14:27:20 -0700
I have a "patch" of west-central Grant Park that I often visit on my lunch 
breaks. It has been very birdy in the past week. Two days ago I had three 
Dark-eyed Juncos and a first-year CONNECTICUT WARBLER feeding in the grass. 
Today I had Swainson's, Gray-cheeked, and Hermit thrushes plus a Brown 
Thrasher. 


Today I also saw what I think was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW near the "seated 
Lincoln" statue, in the small trees south of the vegetable gardens. I don't 
have much experience with this species but observed a light-brown, finely 
streaked crown with a paler median crown stripe (not white but with paler 
streaks visible), thin white eye-ring, brown line through the eye, brown malar 
stripe, light-brown back streaked with darker brown. Breast looked plain but I 
didn't get a great look at the front. It was the size and shape of a Chipping 
Sparrow. Immediately after seeing it I felt pretty sure it was a Clay-colored 
Sparrow but looking up photos afterward, I felt less sure (didn't see a cheek 
patch, the facial pattern doesn't look quite right). Any thoughts? 


I also think I had a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW sitting on the ground in the vegetable 
garden. Although it seemed too large and strange place for it. Back to my field 
guides to review sparrows!! 


Happy fall,

Vera Miller
Downers Grove, IL


 

Subject: IBET Budgerigar Sighting in Wheaton
From: "marilyn bell marbell AT rocketmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:13:03 -0700
Dear IBETers,

I know, I know, hardly a rare bird, but someone is missing this pet. It's a 
beautiful white parakeet, with blue belly and upper and lower tail coverts and 
black-spotted white wings. It is hanging around the bird feeders on the east 
side of the entrance portico to Wynscape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 
the corner of County Farm Road and Manchester Road in Wheaton. It briefly naps 
in the small tree adjacent to the feeders. Because of the good supply of seed, 
I think it will stay around a while. 


It paid attention to me and came nearer when I held out my finger and called 
"Pretty bird," but failed to come near enough for a catch. 


Does anyone know someone who's lost this pet?

To be legal (hopefully), I still have RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDs coming every 
day to my feeder and YELLOW-RUMPED (Myrtle) Warblers in the trees nearby. 
Yesterday, McKee Marsh produced a couple of 1ST WINTER WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS. 


Marilyn Bell
Warrenville
DuPage County


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Subject: Re: IBET Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park
From: "GyllenFish AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:17:44 -0400
I did our weekly monitoring of Douglas Park this morning and found 44 species. 
There were: 


13 warbler species (including Cape May, Wilson's, lingering Northern 
Waterthrushes, and a singing Common Yellowthroat) 

7 sparrow species (including Fox and Lincoln's)
4 thrush species (including Hermit and lots of Robins eating hackberries)
4 woodpecker species (including Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Hairy)

The last of the Barn Swallow colony that nests there seems to have headed 
south, along with the flycatchers. I also did not see or hear a single gull, 
and there was only one crow while I was there. 

 
I spent most of my time in the sanctuary and around the east and north lagoons, 
leaving only a half hour for the section south of Ogden. There were lots of 
thrushes and warblers in the fruit-bearing trees there, but I did not have 
nearly enough time to identify them all. It will be great to revisit the park 
on Sunday morning with many more sharp eyes and ears, young and old. I wonder 
what we will turn up then? 


For the full list from this visit and many earlier visits, you can go to the 
Douglas Park eBird Hotspot page: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L108460 


By the way, the start time for Sunday's trip is 7:30 a.m., but we'll be 
scouting the park and birding around the field house parking lot starting a bit 
earlier than that. 


Hope to see you then!

Eric Gyllenhaal
Oak Park, Cook County
  
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds] 
 

To: ilbirds 
Sent: Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:00 am
Subject: IBET Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 
28, for a field trip to Douglas Park 



        




Douglas Park with Aaron and Eric Gyllenhaal – a COS/ILYB Field Trip 


When:
September 28, 2014  AT  7:30 am         



Aaron and Eric Gyllenhaal  Contact:  gyllenfish AT aol.com




Meet in the parking lot at the field house in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento 
Dr. Chicago 60623 



As one of the inner-city parks of Chicago, Douglas Park offers an extremely 
high diversity of birds, especially during migration. The only problem is that 
because of the neighborhood that surrounds it, people aren’t as comfortable 
birding there as some other places like Montrose. Because of this, Douglas Park 
goes severely underbirded. More than two years of weekly monitoring at Douglas 
has produced 179 species, with highlights being Cattle Egret, Worm-eating 
Warbler, Red Crossbill, Brewer’s Blackbird, and, by far the most famous one, 
a tropical flycatcher from South America which is called an Elaenia. The latter 
of those birds brought people from all over the continent to see it, and even 
though the ID was never confirmed, it is thought to be of the Small-billed 
species, which would represent a first ABA record. Who knows, maybe if you come 
on this trip, we will find another continental rarity! 


This trip will be a partnership between the Illinois Young Birders and the 
Chicago Ornithological Society. 















Jill Niland
COS










Subject: IBET Dark eyed junco -YES
From: "Caryn Hollander cjhollander21 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:25:59 -0500
On this gorgeous fall day, as I took a hike around the Buffalo Creek trail in 
Lake county Buffalo Grove, I saw my first dark eyed junco. It was bittersweet 
as the day was just so darn perfect - not that I don't love my cute little 
juncos!! 


Caryn Hollander
cjhollander21 AT yahoo.com
Buffalo Grove (Lake County)

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Subject: IBET Low Key Birding At The Chicago Botanic Garden Fri 9-26-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:11:32 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Decided to check my Winter route which includes the road that runs along
the northern lake near Lake Cook Rd. I found few birds but the cone crop is
quite good in the pines along the road so if Winter birds do come down this
year they will have lots of cones to work with. Also, there are many
berries forming on the Junipers/Cedars for the Waxwings & Robins who stay
for the Winter.
Later I checked the Rt68/Dundee Rd. mud flats & found zero shorebirds but
an hour later I saw 4 Killdeer & 2 Solitary Sandpipers so my shorebird
survey remains alive. Neither McDonald Woods or the B. Brown Preserve had
many landbirds but there were quite a few woodpeckers.
Here's my day list:

Chicago Botanic Garden (7:30-11:15 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (1)
D.C. Cormorant (3)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Great Egret (1 still at the mud flats)
Canada Geese (69 with most at the B. Brown pond)
Wood Duck (16 also with most at the B. Brown pond)
Shoveler (1-F still at the far west end of the B. Brown pond & still very
hard to see)
Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Killdeer (4)
Solitary Sandpiper (2)
Mourning Dove (2)
Kingfisher (1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (heard 1)
YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1-M & 1-F)
Downy Woodpecker (3)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-M)
Blue Jay (6-8)
Chickadee (8)
White Breasted Nuthatch (1 seen & another heard)
House Wren (1)
Swainson's Thrush (4)
Robins (10)
Gray Catbird (heard 1)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Yellow Rumped Myrtle Warbler (4)
Palm Warbler (2)
Common Yellowthroat (1-M & 1-F)
Cardinal (1-M & 2-F)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (6)
Song Sparrow (4)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Swamp Sparrow (1)
White Throated Sparrow (4-5)
White Crowned Sparrow (6, all adults)
Red Winged Blackbird (2-F)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (1)
House Finch (2-M & 1-F)
Goldfinch (20-25)
House Sparrow (6-7)

Yet another beautiful day & as a jogger said to me as he ran past me "A
great day to be alive!"
And that was true in spite of the fact that as he ran by he flushed all the
sparrows I was trying to I.D. But in spite of such little difficulties it
was indeed "A great day to be alive!"

Bird-Of-The-Day to the single Rusty Blackbird, the closest thing to a
"good" bird seen today.
Runners-Up to the 2 male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks that still had quite a bit
of red on their chests.

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Re: Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park
From: "Daniel Weinman idweinman1 AT me.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:37:15 -0500

Sent from my iPade, 


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Subject: IBET Odd white-headed Hummer, Chicago
From: "pamart321 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Sep 2014 07:35:53 -0700
Hi All-

This odd white-headed hummer has been visiting our garden the last couple of 
days- Wed 9.24 & Thur 9.25. Will check to see if still out there today. 


Here's a link to photos:
PamArt321 https://www.flickr.com/photos/89968168 AT N08/ 
 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/89968168 AT N08/ 
 
 PamArt321 https://www.flickr.com/photos/89968168 AT N08/ Explore PamArt321's 
photostream on Flickr. This user has 22 photos on Flickr. 

 
 
 
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Cheers-

Pam Karlson
Chicago
 

Subject: IBET Two Montrose warblers taking a bath (video)
From: "john AT picken.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Sep 2014 19:36:23 -0700
Lots of action at the Montrose baths this afternoon.  Here's a snippet:
 

 2014-09-25 Two warblers bathing at Montrose http://bit.ly/1vkZ2fH

 
 
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 2014-09-25 Two warblers bathing at Montrose http://bit.ly/1vkZ2fH JOHN PICKEN 
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 Cheers!
 

 John Picken
 Chicago
 www.picken.com
 

Subject: IBET Northern Goshawk Morgan co.
From: "Colin Dobson birdingboy AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:25:42 -0500
When I got home from school (about 3:15) I saw a very large accipiter flying 
north of my house and about medium level. I had my binoculars in the garage 
from the evening before so that helped! Once I got my eye on it. It was about 
straight above me. The bird was about Ospery size, huge "squared" tail, 
streaking on the belly that went all of the way through the belly and even on 
the under tail culverts, and I can see the somewhat a good sized white eye 
brawl on its head. Then I ran inside and got my camera and it was too late to 
get a pic because it was too far away at that point. Also I counted 11 Turkey 
Vultures 1 broad-winged and 1 Cooper's fly over during 1 1/2 hours after the 
sighting. 


Colin Dobson
Morgan co.
Birdingboy AT yahoo.com

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Subject: IBET gillson park migrants
From: "Jeffrey Sanders yellowstart5 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:06:06 -0700
hello ibetors:
 
gillson migrant hilites-
 
swainsons   thrush----9
hermit             "     -----1
nighthawk----------------1
chimney swift-----------15
myrtle       warbler---40+++
palm            "       ----2
blackpoll     "       ----2
magnolia    "       ----3
junco-------------------4
wht-thrtd  sparrow--3
r c kinglet-------------1
empi-------------------1
sanderling-----------3
 
Jeffrey Sanders     Glenview     no. Cook
Subject: IBET ENSBC Field Trip Saturday - Northwestern University (NO SIGHTINGS)
From: "Hockman John j.w.hockman AT sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:10:09 -0500
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club will have a field trip this Saturday, 
September 27, at the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. The campus has 
long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. 


Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of 
Sheridan Road and Clark Street, north of the Clark Street beach, at 8:30 a.m. 
Leaders: Libby Hill and Wayne Svoboda. 




John Hockman
Riverwoods
Lake County	

ENSBC website: WWW.ENSBC.ORG 


Subject: IBET DuPage County:Wood Dale Reservoir/Itasca Wetlands Thur 9-25-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:04 -0500
Hello Bird People,

Today was a day to recover from yesterday's long walks on sand which is
much harder than walking on hard surfaces. Walked a total of 7 miles
at Waukegan & Illinois Beach on Wednesday which is a lot of miles for an
"old retired guy". Today's walk was still about 3 miles but walking on a
bike path is a much easier task.

Water levels at both the reservoir & the wetlands are great for shorebirds
although there aren't that many of them still here. But when the late
arrivals (Dunlin & Long Billed Dowitchers) get here at least there's
habitat for them to use so I'll keep checking here in October. I was here
today from 8-10:15 a.m.
Here are my day lists by section:

Wood Dale Reservoir

D.C. Cormorant (81, & I thought I had a lot last time!)
Great Blue Heron (3)
Great Egret (17)
Canada Geese (3 in water & 14 leaving at 8 a.m., too late to see big
numbers)
Mallard (5-6)
Killdeer (18, the only shorebird here)
Ring Billed (31) & Herring (3-AD) Gulls
Kingfisher (1 flew in from the creek area for a short visit)

Itasca Wetlands

Great Blue Heron (2)
Great Egret (2)
Canada Goose (1 fly-by)
Mallard (14)
Green Winged Teal (1-F)
Killdeer (17)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1)

Middle Pond

Great Blue Heron (1) & Herring Gull (1-AD)

Creek

Great Blue Heron (1) & Mallards (5)

Landbirds

Red Tailed Hawk (1-AD)
Mourning Dove (3 fly-bys)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Hairy Woodpecker (1-M)
Blue Jay (4)
Crow (1 fly-by)
Chickadee (4)
Robins (20-22)
Gray Catbird (1 seen & heard another)
Starling (only 1)
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (8-10)
Palm Warbler (2)
Cardinal (1-M)
Song Sparrow (4)
Red Winged Blackbird (heard 1 singing male)
Brown Headed Cowbird (4)
Goldfinch (8)

Just to prove I don't see Red Phalaropes & Nelson's Sparrows every day
today's Bird-Of-The-Day goes to the female Green Winged Teal &
Runner-Up to the lone Lesser Yellowlegs which helped my poor shorebird
survey a little.
Every little bit helps!

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Please join COS and the Illinois Young Birders this Sunday, Sept 28, for a field trip to Douglas Park
From: "Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:00:45 -0700
Douglas Park with Aaron and Eric Gyllenhaal – a COS/ILYB Field Trip 
When:
September 28, 2014  AT  7:30 am         


Aaron and Eric Gyllenhaal  Contact:  gyllenfish AT aol.com

Meet in the parking lot at the field house in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento 
Dr. Chicago 60623 


As one of the inner-city parks of Chicago, Douglas Park offers an extremely 
high diversity of birds, especially during migration. The only problem is that 
because of the neighborhood that surrounds it, people aren’t as comfortable 
birding there as some other places like Montrose. Because of this, Douglas Park 
goes severely underbirded. More than two years of weekly monitoring at Douglas 
has produced 179 species, with highlights being Cattle Egret, Worm-eating 
Warbler, Red Crossbill, Brewer’s Blackbird, and, by far the most famous one, 
a tropical flycatcher from South America which is called an Elaenia. The latter 
of those birds brought people from all over the continent to see it, and even 
though the ID was never confirmed, it is thought to be of the Small-billed 
species, which would represent a first ABA record. Who knows, maybe if you come 
on this trip, we will find another continental rarity! 

This trip will be a partnership between the Illinois Young Birders and the 
Chicago Ornithological Society. 




Jill Niland
COS 
Subject: IBET Montrose still birdy today
From: "Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:38:33 -0700
Still tens of blackpolls, and many Tennessees, plus bay breasted, black 
throated green, among others, but perhaps overall fewer warbler species than 
the last couple of days. There were two Cooper's hawks patrolling Montrose 
Point, however. 


I got to Montrose later than I had intended, as earlier I replied to this 
posting in an online food and entertainment site: 


The top 5 places in Chicago to, y'know, do it, outdoors


 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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At least there haven't been other responses, maybe their readership is low?

When I did get to Montrose, a loud bark nearby alerted me to two men and two 
dogs camping in the magic clump. They said they were 'just traveling through' 
and 'dioyou know how hard it was to find a place to sleep?' I asked them to 
leave and called the police, who, expectedly, didn't appear, and Luis Munoz, 
who came. They did leave the clump quickly but later they crossed to the harbor 
sidewalk, saying they 'hope all the birds die'. Too bad there aren't better 
accommodations for the homeless but I think these folks wanted to sleep in the 
out of doors. 


I ran into Steve Bailey doing a point count for his job; I hope he will post 
his sightings from Montrose and points south. 


Jill Niland
Chicago   
Subject: IBET JxP Tues. 9/23/14: Black-throated Blue Warblers
From: "rlshonkw AT uchicago.edu [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Sep 2014 17:19:59 -0700
I birded Chicago's Jackson Park yesterday covering 63rd Street Beach, Wooded 
Island/Bobolink Meadow, the inner and outer harbor areas and the northwest 
corner of the golf course. It was a rather birdy day dominated by warblers and, 
to a lesser extent, sparrows. I did pretty well with 69 species with 17 species 
of warblers and 7 sparrows but Paul Clyne did a bit better. 

There was nothing but a Killdeer on the beach itself but the trees and grass 
south of the beach was full of warblers. I found 11 species with the best being 
a NORTHERN PARULA, a young male, I think. I also had my first of season 
WHITE-THROATED and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCO, SCARLET TANAGER and 
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET here. An AMERICAN KESTREL sat in a tree near the beach 
house until some crows chased it away. 

The Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area was also very birdy, although Paul had 
several species that I missed. North of Wooded Island were my FOS SWAMP 
SPARROW, HERMIT THRUSH and WINTER WREN. My best find was a male BLACK-THROATED 
BLUE WARBLER on the southwest side of Wooded Island along the main path. 
Immature SHARP-SHINNED and COOPER'S (2?) HAWKS kept all the other birds alert. 

I found another nice group of warblers in the trees south of La Rabida 
Hospital. Here I found an immature male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. Before I 
could write this bird down in my notepad I noticed another warbler just a 
couple feet above and it was a female Black-throated Blue. This is the first 
time I've seen a male and female Black-throated Blue so close together. In the 
median at the intersection of Richards Dr. and Marquette I found an immature 
MOURNING WARBLER to give me 17 warblers for the day. I know Paul had 
CONNECTICUT, ORANGE-CROWNED and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, which I missed, so there 
were at least 20 species of warblers in the park yesterday. My list of 
highlights follows. 


Abbreviations: 63rd (63rd Street Beach), WI/BM (Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow), 
I/OH (inner and outer harbors area), GC (golf course). 


Wood Duck: WI/BM (6)
Blue-winged Teal: WI/BM (4)
Hooded Merganser: WI/BM (3)
Pied-billed Grebe: WI/BM (2)
Double-crested Cormorant: 63rd (1), WI/BM (6), I/OH (1 L. Mich.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron: WI/BM (1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk: WI/BM (1)
Cooper's Hawk: WI/BM (2)
A. Kestrel: 63rd (1)
A. Coot: 63rd (1), I/OH (2 OH)
Killdeer: 63rd (1), WI/BM (1)
Chimney Swift: 63rd (34), WI/BM (1)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: WI/BM (3)
Belted Kingfisher: WI/BM (1), I/OH (1 IH, maybe same bird)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 63rd (1), WI/BM (5)
Hairy Woodpecker: WI/BM (1), GC (1)
N. Flicker: WI/BM (3)
E. Wood-Pewee: WI/BM (1)
Least Flycatcher: 63rd (1), WI/BM (2)
Red-eyed Vireo: WI/BM (1)
Blue Jay: WI/BM (2)
White-breasted Nuthatch: WI/BM (1)
Winter Wren: WI/BM (3)
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 63rd (1), WI/BM (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 63rd (1), WI/BM (6)
Gray-cheeked Thrush: WI/BM (2), I/OH (1)
Swainson's Thrush: WI/BM (21), I/OH (2), GC (5)
Hermit Thrush: WI/BM (3), GC (1)
Gray Catbird: WI/BM (7), I/OH (4)
Cedar Waxwing: WI/BM (6), I/OH (13)
Tennessee Warbler: WI/BM (5)
Nashville Warbler: 63rd (1), WI/BM (3)
N. Parula: 63rd (1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Magnolia Warbler: 63rd (3), WI/BM (13), I/OH (1), GC (1)
Cape May Warbler: 63rd (2), WI/BM (3)
Black-throated Blue Warbler: WI/BM (1), I/OH (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler: 63rd (5), WI/BM (17), I/OH (2), GC (1)
Black-throated Green Warbler: 63rd (1), WI/BM (2), I/OH (1)
Palm Warbler: 63rd (11), WI/BM (13), I/OH (5)
Blackpoll Warbler: 63rd (4), WI/BM (16), I/OH (3)
Black-and-white Warbler: 63rd (1), WI/BM (2), I/OH (1)
A. Redstart: 63rd (2), WI/BM (10), I/OH (4), GC (1)
N. Waterthrush: WI/BM (7), GC (1)
Mourning Warbler: I/OH (1)
Wilson's Warbler: WI/BM (2)
Common Yellowthroat: 63rd (2), WI/BM (6), I/OH (1)
unidentified warblers: 63rd (1), WI/BM (17), I/OH (3), GC (2)
Savannah Sparrow: 63rd (5)
Lincoln's Sparrow: 63rd (1), WI/BM (2)
Song Sparrow: WI/BM (4)
Swamp Sparrow: WI/BM (3)
White-throated Sparrow: 63rd (7), WI/BM (45), I/OH (14), GC (5)
White-crowned Sparrow: 63rd (1)
Dark-eyed Junco: 63rd (5), WI/BM (6), GC (1)
unidentified sparrows: 63rd (3), WI/BM (20)
Scarlet Tanager: 63rd (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak: WI/BM (4)
Indigo Bunting: WI/BM (5)

Randy Shonkwiler
Hyde Park/Chicago 

Subject: IBET Waukegan & Plover Bonanza At Illinois Beach South Unit Plus Some Old Business Wed 9-24-14
From: "Al Stokie alstokie99 AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:09:34 -0500
Hello Bird People,

In spite of the fact that shorebird season is winding down today Paul Sweet
& I had 11 species combined at Waukegan & IBSP South Unit. Highlights were
4 species of Plovers including 11 large Plovers. But 1st some Old Business.

Old Business

While I was keying in yesterday's IBET post on Montrose I rec'd a call from
Andy Sigler who was with Mike Madsen in Bureau County. Because of this I
was able to get to the 83rd Street Fluddle at Greene Valley F.P. by 2:30
p.m. as Bob F & Urs G were looking at the RED PHALAROPE. Soon several other
birders arrived & we all looked at the Phalarope & agreed with Leo's I.D.
So some thank you's are in order. First to Leo M for finding the bird, to
Andy & Mike for calling me,
to Greg N for posting it on IBET & elsewhere & to the other birders at the
scene for help with the I.D. work.

So Bird-Of-The-P.M. for yesterday goes to the Red Phalarope & Runners-Up to
the Pipit on the mud flats 1st seen by Urs & the Osprey who caught a fish
but dropped it as it must have been practicing "catch & release" fishing.

New Business

Waukegan Beach & Pier (6:35-8:35 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (2 on pier & 3 fly-bys)
Great Blue Heron (2 with 1 on the beach & 1 on the pier)
Canada Geese (3 on beach & 11 fly-bys)
Mallard (8)
REDHEAD (3-M & 1-F with the Coot flock)
Hooded Merganser (1-"F")
Kestrel (1 in the usual small tree)
Coots (28 in 1 group, 1st I've seen this Fall)
Semipalmated Plover (3 on swimming beach)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Greater Yellowlegs (1 calling fly-by but not seen)
Sanderling (2)
RUDDY TURNSTONE (1 on pier)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1 on long beach to the north)
Wilson's Snipe (2 in backwater area)
Ring Billed (107) & Herring (42) Gulls
Kingfisher (2 flying together)
MARSH WREN (1 still singing away)
American Pipit (1 fly-by)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (4)
Palm Warbler (6)
Swamp Sparrow (1)
(Again no Nelson's)
Red Winged Blackbird (15-18)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (1)
Goldfinch (4)

Illinois Beach South Unit (9-11:30 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (10 fly-bys)
Cooper's Hawk (2 flying together)
BLACK BELLIED PLOVER (9)
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (2)
Semipalmated Plover (4)
Killdeer (1)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Sanderling (26)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (2 with Sanderlings)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1)
Ring Billed (116) & Herring (32) Gulls

Non-Beach Birds

Kingfisher (1), Blue Jay (2), Myrtle (2) & Palm (5) Warblers, Savannah
Sparrow (2),
Eastern Meadowlark (1) & Goldfinch (8). And last, but surely not least,
were 6 NELSON'S SPARROWS, so that solves that problem.

Here's the bad news part:
All the Nelson's Sparrows & almost all the good shorebirds were seen beyond
(south) of the mouth of the Dead River which is the permit area & is not
open to the public except on days when they allow special field trips to go
in. The only reason I got in was that I had a special assignment to count
the numbers of FRINGED GENTIAN just like in July I went in to count
Grass Pink Orchids. Never thought my plant knowledge would serve me well
with seeing birds but that was the case today. But the Plovers can be seen
on all parts of the beaches & not just to the south & the Nelson's can be
seen in the reeds along the Dead River trail so look there.
The main thing is that they are in the area so keep looking at the usual
places.

Bird-Of-The-Day today to all the Nelson's Sparrows &
Runners-Up to all 11 large Plovers, the Ruddy Turnstone, the Baird's
Sandpipers & the Rusty Blackbird. A very good day today even without
anything really extraordinary!

Al Stokie
Subject: IBET Great Lakes Birding Trip: A Book Reading Post
From: "tvincl AT casscomm.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Sep 2014 12:21:07 -0700
To hear a reading from my recent book, Side Channels, about a birding trip 
around Lake Michigan, beginning in central Illinois, please follow this link to 
my blog: 

 

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then published an article that I wrote about the trip called “From a Great 
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 Tom Lerczak
 Mason County
 
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Subject: Re: IBET Red Phalarope at 83rd St fluddle - no from 8 to 9
From: "Paul Quintas pquintas AT alcatel-lucent.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:46:31 -0500
I was there a little later (left at 9 a.m.) and also had no luck finding 
the phalarope.
The people who were leaving when I arrived also did not see it.

The birds were fairly skittish; although I never saw any raptor, I 
assume that they did.
I did see a handful of non-Killdeer: Yellowlegs (2), Solitary (2), 
Spotted (1), and Least (1).

Paul Quintas
Skokie (Cook)

On 9/24/2014 9:14 AM, Jeffrey Corcoran jdcorcoran AT gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I scanned the 83rd St fluddle early this morning and had no success 
> finding the Red Phalarope (not saying it wasn't there- just that I 
> didn't see it).  The only shorebirds I saw were Killdeer, and a 
> Cooper's Hawk put them all in flight a few times, which is one of the 
> few times that was a welcomed sight.  All birds small enough to be 
> Cooper's Hawk prey took flight and circled, giving me a chance to get 
> a better look. Hopefully later visitors will have more success....
>
> Jeff Corcoran
> Streamwood
> 
Subject: IBET Millennium Malar Mumblings: Lurie Garden, North Grant Park
From: "David Johnson djohnsoda AT comcast.net [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:32:54 -0500
Fellow Ibeters,

Cape May Warblers were stars for the day! Eight Cape Mays were predominately in 
the two Cockspur Hawthornes and occasionally in the Black Locusts. Aggressive 
males would fight for dominance over this tree, standing guard atop the shrubby 
tree. There appeared to be both fruit and insects for this warbler in the 
trees. 


I recorded 16 species this morning in this small prairie area of Millennium 
Park. 


Good Birding!

David B Johnson
NE IL
djohnsoda AT comcast.net

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Subject: IBET Red Phalarope at 83rd St fluddle - not for me....
From: "Jeffrey Corcoran jdcorcoran AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:14:55 -0500
Hi all,

I scanned the 83rd St fluddle early this morning and had no success finding
the Red Phalarope (not saying it wasn't there- just that I didn't see it).
The only shorebirds I saw were Killdeer, and a Cooper's Hawk put them all
in flight a few times, which is one of the few times that was a welcomed
sight.  All birds small enough to be Cooper's Hawk prey took flight and
circled, giving me a chance to get a better look.  Hopefully later visitors
will have more success....

Jeff Corcoran
Streamwood
Subject: IBET red phalarope at 83rd - no sighting
From: "Fran Morel franmmmk AT gmail.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:09:16 -0500
If anyone was out there today, please update yay or nay.  I'm busy this
morning but would drive out there later.

Thanks!

Fran Morel
Evanston, Cook Co.
Subject: IBET Quite a few birds for Arlington Gardens Apts
From: "prayn4pce AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Sep 2014 07:07:23 -0700
Well not that many.

1 woodpecker

1 Myrtle Warbler

and the first Ive seen in 5 years. One male Blue Jay

and 4 geese flying south

Janice Lech
Arlington Heights, Il
Cook County
 

Subject: IBET Montrose--many warblers at hedge and clump
From: "Jill Niland bwwarbler AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:59:50 -0500
Someone reported a worm eating-- not seen lately but black throated blue, pine; 
good numbers of many species. 


Jill Niland
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Subject: Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle
From: "John Longhenry mesquakie8 AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:31:50 -0700
Thanks to everyone who has posted about this bird today. Should it be relocated 
tomorrow please post, hoping to get there if it reappears. 


John Longhenry
Rockford 


On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:26 PM, "Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 

  


  
A huge thanks to everyone who continued posting. 

And another huge thanks to Matt W who turned back from leaving, despite the 
mosquito problems, to show me just where it was seen last -- doubt I would have 
got on it in time without the area to scan being narrowed down -- certainly one 
of my best "got it" moments. 



Good birdings, 



Joan Norek 
Back in Chicago after out in DuPage
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: Matthew Wistrand matt AT troglodytidae.com [ILbirds] 
 

To: Dawn Smith 
Cc: ilbirds AT yahoogroups.com birders 
Sent: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 8:16 pm
Subject: Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle


  
I believe "fluddle" is a shortened version of "flooded puddle," and this 
particular fluddle is the blue "pond" on the map just west of 53. You can park 
on Carolwood, which is the first street east on 83rd. Then walk back along 
83rd, cross the street and follow the path. You will quickly see the fluddle on 
your left. 

 
Matt Wistrand 
West Chicago, DuPage

    
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On September 23, 2014 at 5:23:35 PM CDT, Dawn Smith mrssmith2 AT comcast.net 
[ILbirds]  wrote: 


  
>What is a fluddle and where is this? Looking at googlemaps and I'm just not 
clear. Thanks. 

>
> 
>dawn smith 
>chicago 
>
>
>On Sep 23, 2014, at 5:17 PM, "Scott Latimer scootylatimer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 

>
>  
>>Still here 5:15. Paddling around small pool in middle.
>>Scott Latimer DuPage
>>
>>Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle
From: "Joan Norek NorekJ AT aol.com [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:26:32 -0400
A huge thanks to everyone who continued posting.

And another huge thanks to Matt W who turned back from leaving, despite the 
mosquito problems, to show me just where it was seen last -- doubt I would have 
got on it in time without the area to scan being narrowed down -- certainly one 
of my best "got it" moments. 



Good birdings,
 
 
 

Joan Norek
Back in Chicago after out in DuPage
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: Matthew Wistrand matt AT troglodytidae.com [ILbirds] 
 

To: Dawn Smith 
Cc: ilbirds AT yahoogroups.com birders 
Sent: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 8:16 pm
Subject: Re: IBET Red Phalararope confirmed at 83rd St fluddle


 
  
    
                  
I believe "fluddle" is a shortened version of "flooded puddle," and this 
particular fluddle is the blue "pond" on the map just west of 53. You can park 
on Carolwood, which is the first street east on 83rd. Then walk back along 
83rd, cross the street and follow the path. You will quickly see the fluddle on 
your left. 



Matt Wistrand
West Chicago, DuPage




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On September 23, 2014 at 5:23:35 PM CDT, Dawn Smith mrssmith2 AT comcast.net 
[ILbirds]  wrote: 


       
                    
What is a fluddle and where is this? Looking at googlemaps and I'm just not 
clear. Thanks. 



dawn smith
chicago


On Sep 23, 2014, at 5:17 PM, "Scott Latimer scootylatimer AT yahoo.com [ILbirds]" 
 wrote: 



  
     
Still here 5:15. Paddling around small pool in middle.
Scott Latimer DuPage

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