Axehead Lake. Lake Opeka & Beck Lake In The Rain Thursday 4-11-24

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Al Stokie

Apr 11, 2024, 4:06:13 PMApr 11
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Hello Bird People,

Don't much like birding in the rain so I just checked out 3 small
local lakes from the car or from a shelter near to the car.

Axehead Lake (9:20-9:40 a.m.)

Common Loon (up to 4 today with 3 of the 4 in breeding plumage)
D.C. Cormorant (2, but later they flew away)
Mallard (2-M)
Rock Pigeon (11)
Robin (3)
Starling (1)
Cardinal (H-1)
Red Wing (H-1)

Lake Opeka (10:20-10:40 a.m.)

Horned Grebe (1)
P.B. Grebe (also 1)
Canada Goose (3)
Mallard (9)
Ring Necked Duck (1-PR)
Bufflehead (2-PR)
Common (1-F) & Red Breasted (1-F) Mergansers
Ruddy Duck (1-M & 2-F)
Ring Billed (6) & Herring (1) Gulls
Robin (4), Cardinal (1) & House Sparrow (6)

Beck Lake (11-11:20 a.m.)

P.B. Grebe (2)
Great Blue Heron (1)
Canada Goose (29)
Red Breasted Merganser (3)
Coot (1)
Flicker (H-1)
Tree Swallow (10)
Blue Jay (2)
Red Wings (3) & Grackles (10)

So only 25 species for this rainy day. Bird-Of-The-Day to the Common
Loons who are enjoying all the stocked fish at Axehead Lake.
Runners-Up to both Grebes & the Cormorants.

Al Stokie
Local in Cook County today.
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