The 425th edition of the Chicago Ornithological Society's North Pond Bird Walk took place Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park. We tallied 43 species.
There are still a few lingering migrants in thepark. Some that we recorded were EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, YELLOW-BELLIEDFLYCATCHER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, andSWAINSON'S THRUSH. Late migrating warblers included a MOURNING WARBLER, a nice male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (singing his head off, too), and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, plus also three COMMON YELLOWTHROATS and two YELLOW WARBLERS. There was also one PINE SISKIN.
The CANADA GEESE, WOOD DUCKS, and MALLARDS have all produced young, and there are still a few fresh broods showing up. Juvenile EUROPEAN STARLINGS are filling the air with their begging calls. A couple of us heard what sounded like Fish Crows; we presume these were likely young American Crows, but we weren't able to track down the source.
After this week's walk I found an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at the AlfredCaldwell Lily Pool just across Fullerton Ave from North
Pond. Just after, I bumped into Ward Boulton and Rob Wells, who had also located the same bird.
The species list appears below.
Chicago (Cook County)
Lincoln Park--North Pond (Chicago), Cook, US-IL
Jun 5, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Comments: North Pond Bird Walk (sponsored by Chicago Ornithological Society), 7:00 - 8:45am, 60 deg F, winds ECE at 15
kilometers per hour, partly cloudy skies, 28 participants, 0.8 miles walked.
43 species ( 2 other taxa)
Graylag Goose (Domestic type) 2
Canada Goose119 with groups of 5 and 4 young
Wood Duck14 with groups of 2 and 4 young
Mallard16 with two groups of 1 young each
Mallard (Domestic type) 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron5 4 adults, one SY bird
American Kestrel1 male
Great Crested Flycatcher1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow3
European Starling50 including many juveniles
Bay-breasted Warbler1 male
Black-throated Green Warbler1
House Finch2 males