Beau Schaefer led a COS group of 10 birders on April 22nd  at Rollins Savanna. It was a little chilly but the wind held off until the last part of the trip. Had some nice birds including great looks at one of 5 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS. Beau was able to get a male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in the scope atop a cattail for all of about 2 sec. before it dove back into the mass. Only 1 other birder had a chance to see it then, but three others who went back after the group dispersed did also find it. We also had FOY BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and WARBLING VIREO.

Report:
Rollins Savanna FP--South/Washington St. (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IL
Apr 22, 2012 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling -- 2.0 mile(s)

> 56 species:

> Canada Goose 6
> Mute Swan 4
> Wood Duck 8
> Gadwall 12
> Mallard 7
> Blue-winged Teal 16
> Northern Shoveler 6
> Green-winged Teal 6
> Ring-necked Duck 8
> Bufflehead 1
> Ruddy Duck 2
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 3
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 2
> Turkey Vulture 3
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 2
> American Kestrel 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Sora 1
> Sandhill Crane 2
> Killdeer 1
> Wilson's Snipe 1
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 21
> Barn Swallow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
> Brown Creeper 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> American Robin 15
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Palm Warbler 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
> Field Sparrow 5
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Henslow's Sparrow 5
> Song Sparrow 9
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 35
> Eastern Meadowlark 6
> Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 11
> Brown-headed Cowbird 14
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 13
> House Sparrow 1