JUNE 2006 SIGHTINGS
Nancy Bent and Roger Reason on 6/29 reported via IBET: Birds seen at Nelson Lake Marsh on 29 June included: Sedge Wrens - trail between parking lot and east overlook; Yellow-billed Cuckoo - near east overlook; Henslow's Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, Bobolinks - trail through west side grassland.
Chris Cudworth on 6/23 reported via IBET: Yesterday outside Chipotle in east St. Charles I was surprised, frankly, to hear a nighthawk. I looked up in to the sun and watched the bird, which proceeded to do a buzz dive over the building. Perhaps they have used the "old" roofing method and this bird has a mate and might be nesting?
Jon Duerr on 6/15 reported via e-mail: Five of us met at Teckakwitha and found 45 bird species. Jack Pomatto got us on a very vocal Hooded Warbler just north of the Nature Center. Red-headed Wood on the bridge island and many Balt. Orioles.
Julie Long on 6/12 reported via e-mail: Ginny Widrick and I had a singing veery at Leroy Oakes FP today, Mon. It was on the far south end path, which is south of the biking pavilion on Dean St. and east of the prairie "platform"
Roger Hotham on 6/09 reported via e-mail: Margaret Mechtenberg saw a Broadwing Hawk at the J.J. Duerr F.P. today.
Pete Moxon on 6/04 reported via IBET: On Sat. 06-03-06, Eric Walters & I covered several areas around Kane county, so he could see firsthand that not all the good birds have left Kane & Dupage counties for Lake county. The two most interesting & most fulfilling sightings were a pair of BARRED OWLS, & a family of VIRGINIA RAILS with chicks.
At Big Rock we encountered a pair of
OWLS that had silently snuck in behind us as we passed through. Their
cover was soon to be blown by a ruckus of Robins that gave them away. As we were
returning via the same route, we curiously approached the ruckus along the
trail. One of the BARREDS gave away his presence, moving off to another perch.
Shortly thereafter another made its presence known as well.
Steve Smith on 6/01 reported via IBET: Monday morning (5/29) there were 3 BAIRDS SANDPIPERS at the Kaneville Fluddle by the corner of Keslinger Road and Dauberman. This afternoon there were 3 WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 2 BAIRDS SANDPIPERS in the fluddle. There were 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS both days. Also this afternoon at Peck Farms there were 10 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS. Peck Farms is at the south end of Peck Road west of Geneva.
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