A particularly good birding day at the North Pond on Wednesday October 3. Around the North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park: I forget to put Swainson's Thrush and Rusty Blackbird on the list, so the species count went up to 59 from the 57 I reported yesterday.

Lincoln Park--North Pond (Chicago), Cook, US-IL
Oct 2, 2013 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Comments:

Chicago Ornithological Society's North Pond Bird Walk, led by Geoff Williamson with 28 other participants; 7:00-10:00am, 64 deg F, winds NE 7 mph, partly cloudy skies.

58 species (+3 other taxa)

Graylag Goose (Domestic type) 2
Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 36
Mallard 57
Mallard (Domestic type) 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 101
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 35
Chimney Swift 30
Belted Kingfisher 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 37
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 43
Peregrine Falcon 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 11
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 5
Marsh Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 28
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Swainson's Thrush 1
Hermit Thrush 23
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 7
Brown Thrasher 4
European Starling 29
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 33
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 8
White-throated Sparrow 237
White-crowned Sparrow 12
Dark-eyed Junco 11
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Rusty Blackbird 1
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 48---------------------------

MAMMALS
Bat sp. 1
Eastern Gray Squirrel 28
Beaver 1
Eastern Cottontail 2
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BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 2
Clouded/Orange Sulphur 3
Monarch 1

Geoffrey A. Williamson
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois