Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve (DuPage Co.)

On another not-so-birdy day, Lisa Hipes led a great group of seven birders at this very pretty preserve.  We were able to help a brand new birder, who joined the group toward the end of the trip, find his life male black throated blue warbler, a showy red-breasted grosbeak, a great crested flycatcher, and a very vocal song sparrow. 

~ post contributed by Jill Niland

Bird List:

Mallard 6 (one pair)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 - one at nest hole
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1 singing
Red-eyed Vireo 5 - two together interacting in tree
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1 - singing
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 1 - singing
American Robin 10 -- one robin at nest feeding two young
Gray Catbird 7
American Redstart 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 - very good looks at this singing male!
Song Sparrow 4 - three singing
Scarlet Tanager 1 - maybe a second one
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 -- This bird gave great looks!
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2