Skokie Lagoons Again Tuesday 4-16-24

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Al Stokie

Apr 16, 2024, 8:30:10 PMApr 16
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Hello Bird People,

Since I am limited as to where I can go birding without my
wheelchair/walker I just returned to the place I went yesterday to
make comparisons with Monday's results. Interesting how things change
in just one day. On Monday I had 28 species & today I had 34. Of the
28 species seen yesterday 5 were missing today & of today's 34 species
8 were not seen yesterday.

Skokie Lagoons (8:15-10:35 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (4)
Canada Goose (9)
Wood Duck (1-PR)
Mallard (9)
Blue Winged Teal (8)
Osprey (2, both on the nest platform)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Ring Billed Gull (1 fly-by)
Pigeon (6)
Mourning Dove (1)
Kingfisher (H-1)
Red Bellied Woodpecker (4)
Downy Woodpecker (2)
Hairy Woodpecker (a pair together)
Flicker (7)
Tree Swallow (8)
Blue Jay (4)
Chickadee (2)
W.B. Nuthatch (3)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (5)
Robin (24)
Starling (3)
Y.R. Myrtle Warbler (5)
Cardinal (H-1)
Tree Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (2)
Junco (7)
Red Wings (4)
Grackles (4)
Cowbirds (6)
House Finch (1, singing)
House Sparrow (H)

A later stop at Heritage Park in Wheeling got me one Great Egret, 2
Bufflehead & 2 Caspian Terns & at Big Bend Lake I saw 3 D.C.

So 39 species for the day & Bird-Of-The-Day will be the male Eastern Bluebird &
Runners-Up the 4 Purple Finches.

Al Stokie
Local in Cook County today
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