Alex Bloss, Sam Burckhardt, Jill Niland, Marcus Roening (from Washington state) and I roamed around a waterlogged Montrose Point for a while, this morning, under the auspices of the Chicago Ornithological Society.  The actual walk had few highlights, perhaps the best being an American Redstart.

Prior to the walk, Sam, Alex and I had Dunlin (breeding plumage), Mourning Warbler (singing at eye level at the north end of the Magic Hedge), and a possible 2nd cycle Greater Black-Backed Gull that was noticed by Sam as it was flying in place (the wind was rather strong) over the lake just off the fishhook pier.

Sam's ebird list for the morning is attached, below my signature, for your interest.

Marcus and I went on to Jarvis, where our only two new birds for the morning were American Crow and Red-eyed Vireo.

For the birds,
Dave Antieaud - Chicago, Cook County

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  25
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  4
Sanderling (Calidris alba)  3
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)  1
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)  1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  60
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  10
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  14
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's) (Empidonax alnorum/traillii)  1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus)  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  5
Purple Martin (Progne subis)  11
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  7
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  30
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  13
Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)  1  -   singing
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  6
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  30
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  20
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  8
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  7

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