MAY 2011 SIGHTINGS
Marion Miller on 5/31 reported via e-mail: Both eaglets were viewed in the new Mooseheart nest approximately 15 minutes after reading Flint Creek Rehabs facebook notification about the eaglets return to the nest. They where moving about, perching on the side of the nest and stretching their wings. Rich and I viewed both adult Eagles flying above, behind and in front of the nest and perching a few trees away from the nest. The eaglets were tracking the adult Eagles as they flew by. As of 8:30pm when we left Hawk's Bluff we did not view an adult Eagle on the nest, hope that changes soon.
on 5/31 reported via e-mail: The Eaglets are back and safe in their new nest that was put up for them today by Flint Creek and
on 5/31 reported via e-mail: Rich and I spotted a Channel 7HD
Helicopter above the Mooseheart Pines near Randall road around 5:15pm. We
went to Hawk’s Bluff to check it out and was able to see the Flint Creek
Wildlife Rehab working on the nest. We were able to get a scope’s view of
Dawn Keller at the base of the tree with other workers. Sticks were being
hauled up on a pulley system to a man in the bucket of a “cherry picker”
who would place them down on a mesh looking structure in the tree. What an
effort by Dawn and the Rehab center workers. No adult eagles were seen at
on 5/30 reported via e-mail: I'm sorry to report that sometime during
the storms yesterday the [Bald Eagle] nest came down out of the
tree. The two adults are hanging around the nest area very close so I
think that the two Eaglets are there some were in the tall grass
hopefully! Here are some pictures from this morning. [Editor's note:
Please see the updated info on our
on 5/30 reported via e-mail: I'm happy to report that "Sandy," our
resident back yard/field sandhill crane, no longer comes alone to
knock on my office windows...now he brings his family.
on 5/29 reported via e-mail: In the right place, at the right time: As
Marion and I were heading off to church this morning (before the rain), I
happened to notice a family of Sandhill Cranes on the west side of
Randall Rd by Mooseheart. It pays to have a camera in your car. Sorry for
the quality – It was very foggy out.
on 5/27 reported via e-mail: A picture from the Mooseheart Eagle nest
Cudworth on 5/27 reported via IBET: Came out to walk the dog this
morning to the sound of a NORTHERN PARULA singing in the
ash/sycamore canopy of our yard in Batavia.
on 5/24 reported via e-mail: We did get to see the Peregrine Falcon
on our ramble up in Elgin today - he gave us a 'fly-by'. This was the
200th bird for the KCA year list this year.
on 5/24 reported via e-mail: While drinking a cup of coffee today at a
picnic table at Bliss Woods, I enjoyed the music of the birds. A Wood
Thrush was filling the air with his magical flutelike notes while a
House Wren was making a bubbling chatter. A Wood-Pewee added
his whistled “beeeeee” to the bird concert. Also, yesterday got my FOY
Dickcissel. Thought my birding was finished for the day but now I'm
off to Aurora West to try and locate Sue's Vireo!
on 5/24 reported via e-mail: This Bell's Vireo is singing at
Aurora West Forest Preserve- take the trail on the right and keep to the
right past the parking lot. He will most likely be heard- this was a lifer
for me, and his song was very unusual, which drew my attention to him. Not
much else on my short hike- Yellow Warblers, Indigo Buntings, Eastern
Meadowlarks, Song Sparrows, Field Sparrows, Catbirds and too many
Julie Long on 5/23 reported via e-mail: There was a pair of orchard orioles squabbling yesterday with a pair of Baltimore orioles in the Fabyan Japanese garden in the Fabyan forest preserve. The orchard orioles were going in and out of the very large old yew in the southwest corner of the garden. The garden is only open on Wed and Sun afternoons, but I will be there tomorrow, Tues afternoon with some other master gardeners pulling weeds. It will be interesting to see if all of the orioles are still there. Stop by if you want
Ari Shavit on 5/23 reported via IBET: Yesterday there were a few shore birds at the Sauer Prairie. Wilsons Phalarope, several Dunlins, Semipalmated Plovers, Yellowlegs, Semi Sandpipers. The water was lower but it probably filled up again from last nights rain.
Christopher Cudworth on 5/22 reported via IBET: Nothing remarkable at Les Arends Forest Preserve south of Batavia. But one Olive-sided flycatcher was singing along the trail at the south end of the parking lot.
on 5/22 reported via e-mail: All this week Spotted Sandpipers have
been singing in the vacant lot in front of our North Aurora condo.
Yesterday I saw one atop a pile of rubble near the edge of our street, so
I stopped there this morning, using the car as a blind, hoping to
photograph them from only about 20 feet. A Horned Lark was there
when I arrived, so I moved the car slowly into position, opened the
windows, raised my camera-- and the lark flew off! After about 10 minutes
a Spotted Sandpiper began moving between rock piles and suddenly
was right in front of me.
Myers on 5/22 reported via e-mail: Looks like we will be having a
"empty nest" soon.
on 5/21 reported via e-mail: On Friday May 20th at 5:00pm Chris and I
visited Prairie Green in Geneva. Best sightings at the pond were two
Dowitchers and one breeding plumage Stilt Sandpiper. Also
present were many Semi-Palmated and Least Sandpiper and
Yellowlegs. There were three Semi-Palmated Plovers and two
Dunlins. North of the pond was one Vesper Sparrow. In the
fields south of the pond, extending to the RR tracks were a surprising
number of many Grasshopper Sparrows.
Karen Land on 5/20 again reported via IBET: A first ever sighting for me! Staring out my family room window [in Batavia] and watching all my usual suspects coming in to visit something unusual flew into my little white oak tree, a scarlet tanager! A first for me, hard to miss the bright red with the black wings. He hung around for a while moving between my trees.
Karen Land on 5/20 reported via IBET: We have always had hummers come to fuchsia hanging baskets. We finally got out and bought 2 on Tuesday and about 3 hours after they were hung up, we had a hummingbird! Now we have seen them several times a day.
on 5/19 reported via e-mail: Made a quick stop by Tyler Creek Forest
Preserve in Elgin around 5pm. Walked over the second bridge and along the
path to the left and within minutes found a Wilson’s Warbler in the
bushy trees near the creek. He gave me a great look of his black cap
before he actively moved behind leaves from one tree to another. Saw a
Baltimore Oriole, Blue Jays, Catbirds, Robins, Red-bellied Woodpecker
and White-breasted Nuthatch as I walked back. After crossing the
bridge to return to the parking lot saw a Black-and-White Warbler
and an American Restart on the trees in front of my car. The whole
area was very "birdy" and I am guessing there was much more to be
discovered if I had more time to explore.
Aldrich on 5/18 reported via IBET: I went looking yesterday for the
Cerulean Warbler that was reported the other day at Norris Woods in St.
Charles but was unable to relocate it. However, I did find: RED-EYED,
YELLOW-THROATED, & PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, VEERY, HERMIT THRUSH, ALDER &
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, & BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, & A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
Just to name a few!
on 5/18 reported via e-mail: Our yard (in Aurora township) has seen a
bunch of new birds in the past several days. We have had two male (one of
them juvenile) Baltimore Orioles at our feeder several times a day
for the last 10 days. On Monday we had our first ever Scarlet Tanager
in our yard, and Tuesday we had our first ever Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.
on 5/17 reported via e-mail: Sightings from J.J. Duerr and Tekakwitha
F.P. on Tuesday 5/17/11: Today I had a moderate variety of warblers, but
an unusual number ( 10 ) of Cape May Warblers. Also at J.J. Duerr
there was a Red-headed Woodpecker. The bird that cooperated the
best later in the day was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo that a whole class
of First Graders got to see on a scheduled hike at Tekakwitha.
on 5/17 reported via IBET: Felt slow (and cold) at Norris Woods this
morning, but I had some good birds in the pockets that I encountered. Best
bird was probably a Cerulean Warbler encountered along the bike
trail. It was found north along the paved path, parallel to the north end
of the Anderson buildings. The path jogs slightly at this spot, and a
metal culvert runs underneath. The bird was singing very quietly and
infrequently (probably cold!), and I would have probably missed it had I
not stopped for a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher that was at the same
Weishaar on 5/17 reported via IBET: Spent a couple of hours at teh
Japanese Gardens in Batavia late yesterday afternoon. Did the short loop
starting from the south parking lot moving north along the river,
following the path west toward the museum and back south along the west
side of the park.
on 5/16 reported via IBET: At Fox River Shores this afternoon, along
the bike trail south of the parking lot we had a few good warblers. Most
of them weren't very active considering the time of day, but we did see a
WILSON'S WARBLER and hear a CANADA WARBLER and a
WORM-EATING WARBLER. All three birds were in the bushes just north of
the benches and open area overlooking the river.
Myers on 5/15 reported via e-mail: Two female Ruby-Throated
Hummingbirds spent the afternoon 5/15 in a bush by our deck.
on 5/15 reported via e-mail: Marion and I were near one of the known
nesting spots for Great Horned Owls on Rt 25 near Montgomery. We
decided to see how the little ones some time ago were progressing. After
only a few minutes of tree scanning I spotted one juvenile and one adult.
She even smiled for the camera - can't you tell?
on 5/15 reported via IBET: Despite the conditions I was able to find a
few things today. The best bird was a single Willet at Braeburn
Marsh around 10 this morning. It was easily viewed from the movie theatre
parking lot on Randall, though the wind almost knocked my scope over
twice. There were also several Short-billed Dowicthers, peeps
and Lesser Yellowlegs scattered around.
on 5/15 reported via e-mail: Sunday A.M. 5/15 Tyler Creek F.P. Very
birdy at the lower section by the creek. Notables include:
Chestnut-sided warbler, Magnolia warbler
on 5/14 reported via e-mail: Saw what looked to be two Peregrine
Falcons flying around the Tower Building in downtown Elgin on Friday
(May 13, 2011). It looked like one landed on the building’s roof. Went
back today and photographed one roosting near the top of the building.
Pete Moxon on 5/14 reported via phone: Early morning at Braeburn Marsh in Batavia there were 7 Short-billed Dowitchers, a few Semipalmated Plovers, several Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a few Lesser Yellowlegs.
Bryan Hix on
5/11 reported via e-mail: I took a walk through Burnidge FP late this
morning as it was really starting to heat up and found some new FOY birds
had arrived. I saw 7 Scarlet Tanagers feeding in the treetops, one
Blackpoll Warbler male, 2 American Redstart males, 1
Bay-breasted Warbler, 2 Great-Crested Flycatchers, 4 Eastern
Towhees, 5 Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles
(males and females), 1 Orchard Oriole, 1 Indigo Bunting,
numerous Gray Catbirds and several Brown Thrashers, as well
as 2 Bobolinks. We are moving right into the peak of the May
migration and I would guess with these warm southerly winds, it should
bring in a lot more birds this week.
on 5/11 reported via e-mail: While birding the east side of Aurora
West Forest Preserve this morning, Mary Lou and I heard an unfamiliar
series of loud harsh calls that almost sounded chicken-like. Then there
were sets of three short quiet coos. We finally found the source of the
noise, a Black-billed Cuckoo. It was located next to the trail,
just SW of where Indian Trail dead-ends at the edge of the preserve. We
also saw and photographed a Willow Flycatcher and a Swainson's
Thrush near the model airplane field. I'm pretty sure I also heard an
Alder Flycatcher in the Cottonwood grove in the SE section of the
preserve, but could not confirm with a sighting. Yellow Warblers
were abundant and were gathering nesting material, and several Field
Sparrows were singing. Had a Tennessee and an Orange-crowned
Warbler, a Northern Waterthrush and two redstarts. We
tallied 32 species.
on 5/10 reported via e-mail: At Nelson Lake this morning, Mary Lou and
I saw our FOS Indigo Bunting and a late (?) White-crowned
Sparrow. We saw at least 5 Warbling and one Red-eyed Vireo.
Warblers included Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Northern
Waterthrush (heard), Nashville, Orange-crowned and Magnolia
Warblers. Again saw a male Bobolink over the east prairie. Saw
one Great-crested Flycatcher and watched two Eastern Kingbirds
that appeared to be fighting over a mate, as a third kingbird sat
passively watching. One of the (presumed) males exhibited its red crown.
on 5/10 reported via e-mail: Here's an update picture of one of the
Mooseheart Bald Eagles with the eaglets.
on 5/10 reported via IBET: [Big Rock Forest Preserve] was good to me
this AM. Among birds seen were a Golden Winged Warbler, Black and White
Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Canadian Warbler, Myrtles Warbler, Redstart,
Scarlet Tanager, House Wrens building a nest, Indigo Buntings, Rose
Breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Blue Winged Warbler, Kingfisher
(heard not seen), Wood Ducks, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows.
on 5/10 reported via IBET: What a brilliant morning at Bliss Woods
(both weather-wise and bird-wise!) Wonderful looks at MOST of the species
on this list along the bike path portion of the preserve, and many were
singing as well.
Notably ABSENT were the tanagers, which in previous years have been quite abundant at this FP.
on 5/10 reported via e-mail: Got this Virginia Rail a few days
ago at Nelson Lake.
on 5/10 reported via e-mail: Rich and I visited Otter Creek Bend
Wetland Park early this morning. We heard multiple Soras and
Virginia Rails near and an American Bittern far off. While we
sat and waited, hoping to view the birds, an American Toad ambled by us as
an unidentified snake slithered further down the path. A Common Yellow
Throat jumped along the dried marshy vegetation 5 feet in front of us.
Within a half an hour both a Sora and Virginia Rail walked out of the
marshy cover for us to view. It was a great way to start our day!
on 5/9 reported via e-mail: Notable birds seen 5/8 at Prairie Green in
Geneva: 20 Yellowlegs, 1 male Wilson's Phalarope, 1
Long-Billed Dowitcher, 2 American Pipits.
on 5/9 reported via e-mail: Mary Lou and I visited Lippold Park this
morning. Heard a Northern Waterthrush singing near south pond, but
did not see it. The only warblers we ID'd were Yellow-rumped, Palm,
Black-and-White, Nashville and the first Blackburnian that I
have ever photographed. Overcast skies and distance contributed to soft
images. We watched a Baltimore Oriole in the early stages of
building its nest, and saw four Eastern Bluebirds and two pairs of
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. More images may be seen at
on 5/9 reported via e-mail: Today 5/9/11 South of Quarry Park in
Batavia the wind was blowing and all the warblers were feeding very low so
I could see them at/or below eye level. The highlights were:
Cudworth on 5/9 reported via IBET: In a short trip the morning of May
9 was able to sift through the wind and find the following species
Worked hard to
find the Prothonotary warblers at Les Arends but no sign, no
on 5/9 reported via e-mail: Two weeks ago we put out an oriole feeder
for the first time. It turns out on Sunday we had our first visitor to the
feeder (Aurora township). It was a male Baltimore Oriole. He left
the oranges alone, but spent a good amount of time eating the grape jelly.
He seemed completely at home, and we are hoping he makes a daily visit.
This morning I noticed our first Ruby-Throated Hummingbird of the
year. It was a young male, and he made a brief stop at our hummingbird
on 5/8 reported via e-mail: Among the more interesting birds Yeanette
Johnson and I saw on our Spring Count at Bliss Woods and Hannaford Woods
were a Blue-Headed Vireo and this pair of Red-Headed Woodpeckers
setting up housekeeping.
Karen Land on 5/8 reported via IBET: Saturday morning we went out for breakfast to Harner's in North Aurora which is right on the bike trail and the Fox River. Harner's has always been bird friendly and maintains feeders outside the large windows all along the east side of the building. The entire dining area where we were seated was entertained by a male and female Baltimore Oriole who flitzed between the bushes and a flowering tree. It was so cool to see that everyone there, patrons, the owner and wait staff noticed and stopped to watch and discuss what they saw!
Bryan Hix on
5/8 reported via e-mail: I made a quick run around my usual spots as
it was starting to rain yesterday. I drove by some mud puddles near my
house off Randall Rd. and found 5 Least Sandpipers with 3
Spotted Sandpipers and 2 Kildeer in a puddle the size of a
bathtub. I checked another industrial pond and found a whole flock of
Double-Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, a Green
Heron (FOY), a pair of Blue-Winged Teal, and a nesting
Pied-Billed Grebe. There were huge numbers of Tree and Barn Swallow
grabbing insects off the surface of the water.
on 5/8 reported via e-mail: This morning the feeders were very active
with the WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH, CARDINALS, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER,
PINE SISKINS and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.
on 5/8 again reported via e-mail: At about 8:30 AM this morning, I
happened to look out the upstairs bedroom window of our condo (off Orchard
& Comisky) in North Aurora and saw the white head of a "Blue" morph
Snow Goose among the 9 Canada Geese that were foraging in and
around a fluddle in the undeveloped lot in front of our home. The Snow
Goose tended to associate with one of the Canada geese, and the two spent
much of their time apart from the rest of the flock. A couple of weeks
ago, a neighbor who lives on the lake at Jones Meadow Park sent me photos
of a similar Snow Goose that also was associated with one Canada Goose,
suggesting that they may be bonded. The far northern edge of the breeding
range of Canada geese overlaps with that of the Snow Goose. The latter
species is known for "dumping" its eggs in neighboring nests. Is it
possible that this Canada Goose raised this particular bird? (I once saw a
Long-tailed Duck in Dallas, Texas that appeared to be similarly bonded
with a scaup, probably for the same reason). I photographed the geese
through the window glass.
on 5/8 reported via e-mail: During the KCAS ramble at Lippold Park and
Red Oak Nature Center this Friday, we saw close to 50 species, including a
water-logged Black-throated Green Warbler and both Solitary and
on 5/6 reported via e-mail: Here's the latest from the Mooseheart
Aldrich on 5/5 reported via IBET: Birded Phillip's Park & Oakhurst in
Aurora yesterday morning and had lots of new and recent arrivals. Here are
some of the highlights:
Bryan Hix on
5/4 reported via e-mail: Did some bushwacking at Burnidge today and
came across a nice little flock of Eastern Towhees. There were at
least 8-10 individuals. I also saw many Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Eastern
Bluebirds, Indigo Bunting, Northern Waterthrush, Catbird, Brown Thrashers,
Cooper's Hawk, Broad-Winged Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat,
Yellow Warbler, a glimpse of a Blue or Golden-Winged Warbler (moving
too quickly in the underbrush), Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Palm
Warbler, and Nashville Warblers.
on 5/4 reported via e-mail: yesterday I had a PURPLE FINCH at
the feeder and saw the NORTHERN PARULA at Fabyan. I just want to
say that everyone is sending in really neat pictures, so fun to see all of
them on the reports
Johnson on 5/4 reported via IBET: The birds were fabulous today! Here
is a list of some of the highlights:
on 5/4 reported via e-mail: This Blue-Winged Warbler is one of
two Yeanette Johnson and I saw at Quarry Park Wednesday 5-4. Other
warblers we saw: Yellow, Northern Parula, Black-Throated Green,
Nashville, Tennessee, Black and White, Palm, Yellow-Rump and female
Pine. Had a good look at the mouthy Carolina Wren also.
on 5/4 reported via e-mail: Mary Lou and I arrived in Illinois from
Florida yesterday before noon and we were out into Batavia's Hawks Bluff
Park within minutes after we unpacked. It was in the low 40s with a heavy
overcast. The wind picked up and it dropped into the high 30s before the
rain started. We saw flocks of warblers near the tops of the tall oak
trees but could hardly discern colors against the glare of the clouds. We
recognized many Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, as well as a few
Nashville, one Yellow Warbler, and lots of Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers, but did not get any presentable photos.
on 5/3 reported via e-mail: This Orchard Oriole was at Les
Arends Forest Preserve today, Tuesday, working the little white flowers on
this bush for at least a half an hour.
on 5/3 reported via e-mail: These will be the last photos until I have
a new subject, but I thought I should give you one more look at how
persistent the sandhill crane (we're now calling him Sandy) has
become. He came to see us every day Monday through Friday last week and
has begun daily visits again this week, starting Monday. Maybe the lawn
tractors over the weekend dissuaded him.
on 5/3 reported via e-mail: Tuesday morning’s Sauer Family Prairie
ramble was exciting and the group got great views of 3 female Wilson’s
Phalarope and a Western Meadowlark. Grasshopper Sparrows,
a Sora, Bobolink and 2 Northern Harriers were also
among the 35 species seen.
Angela A. on 5/3 reported via e-mail: At Nelson Lake yesterday, we spotted 2 Sandhill Cranes, a number of Northern Shovelers, and some Coots.
on 5/2 reported via e-mail: Got rewarded for creating a brush pile
near the fence line in our backyard. Had our first ever, White-crowned
Sparrows flitting in and out of the brush and perching on the
branches. Also a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Chipping Sparrows
were at the feeders today.
Aldrich on 5/2 reported via IBET: Hello! Went to Hawk's Bluff in
Batavia this morning and was greeted by many FOY birds. Some of the
highlights include: BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, GRAY
CATBIRD, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLER, OVENBIRD, PALM WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, AND YELLOW
WARBLER. All in addition to the usual suspects. (42 species total)
Bryan Hix on
5/2 reported via e-mail: Another outstanding morning by the river! I
headed to Voyageur Landing in Elgin just north of 90 around 10 am. As soon
as I got out of the car, I heard numerous Baltimore Orioles and
Warblers of many varieties. I spent an hour and a half there and was very
happy to finally be chasing warblers all over the place once again. If
anyone goes to this park, there is actually a great little trail that runs
along a burm/ridge just west of the road. Just walk up on one of the
trails and when you get to the top, there is another trail that runs along
the entire ridge. You can basically come face to face with many birds that
you otherwise would have to look straight up at from the road. My advice
is to stand still and look for activity then walk up to it and stand still
and let them come to you versus walking all over the place. They seem to
really like the wild cherry trees. There's a short window of time to get
out there before the leaves burst out and block the view.
on 5/2 reported via IBET: Things were pretty quiet at [Bliss Woods]
forest preserve, but I did see the following notables this morning:
Kurt Frieders on 5/2 reported via e-mail: Yesterday my wife and I walked Oakhurst FP for an hour, and came up with most of the usual suspects. However we did spot our first ever Kentucky Warbler. It was a single bird, and was very vocal. A lot of Palm Warblers have recently arrived at Oakhurst, and were present in big numbers yesterday. We also spotted a Northern Harrier which we had seen there before.
on 5/1 reported: Wow! 24 first-of-year species this weekend. Nine
yesterday in an unnamed county to our east. Today Carla and I birded the
bikepath in Batavia from the quarry to Les Arends Forest Preserve. Today's
on 5/1 reported via IBET: With the South wind yesterday, we have new
arrivals at the house [in Big Rock]. Seen today were the bluebirds,
that have already taken posession of the birdhouse we put up last year. I
had to add a new front as the hole had been enlarged. The Male ruby
throated hummer is back and a rose breasted grosbeak arrived
this AM. No orioles yet, but we put the oriole feeder out. The white
crowned sparrows continue to frequent the feeders and I saw a
redbreasted nuthatch the other day as well as a titmouse.
Hairy, downy and red bellied woodpeckers continue to come around. We
had a red headed woodpecker last year for a few weeks, hoping for it
Jon Duerr on 5/1 reported via IBET: A beautiful Mourning Warbler is in my yard as I am typing. I first noticed it around 11:00 AM when I returned from birding! It got within 8 feet of me as I sat in the living room watching out the window. If it is still here in the morning, I'll post for any Fox Valley birders to come over. I live in an old neighborhood in St. Charles where we have a lot of wildflowers and groundcover for the bird to work. Also, Saturday (Apr 30) a Yellow-throated Flycatcher spent the afternoon in the yard. It was great to sit in my easy chair with all the books spread out and sort through all the characteristic marks. No vocalization from either bird.
Kim Girard on
5/1 reported via e-mail: It was a great day for backyard birding here
in Campton Township (Wasco area):
Angela A. on 5/1 again reported via e-mail: Today, I saw 2 wood ducks and 2 orioles and a black-throated green warbler between 56 and Mooseheart on the west side of the river on the Fox River Trail.
Bryan Hix on
5/1 reported via e-mail: Spent 3 hours this morning at Burnidge FP.
The sunny morning had many birds out singing and chasing each other
around. The warblers are beginning to trickle in this week. Birds seen:
Angela A. on 5/1 reported via e-mail: This morning, I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak. It was along the Fox River Trail, west of the river, about a half mile north of 56/State St.
on 5/1 reported via e-mail: Found this fisherman in a small marsh in
on 5/1 reported via e-mail: Highlights of Sightings 5/1/11 at Les
Arends F.P. and Quarry Park:
Myers on 5/1 reported via e-mail: Photos taken by Steve Myers Friday
4/29/2011 from Hawks Bluff Batavia. Two Eaglets were seen in the
nest as Mom watched from above.
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