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AT&T Rookery

With Edward and Cristen Vincent

semi-overcast 80 °F

On Friday my friends Edward and Cristen Vincent drove me to a rookery of cormorants, egrets, and herons, out in Barrington, IL. It was very interesting with many DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, about fifteen GREAT EGRETS, two or three GREAT BLUE HERONS, and one GREEN HERON.
Here is a photo of the numerous cormorants in one of the trees in the rookery:
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Other birding around the rookery was nice, as well.

TREE SWALLOW:
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Male YELLOW WARBLER:
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EASTERN KINGBIRD:
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We stopped at Thatcher Woods on the way home to feed the 27 CANADA GEESE nesting at the pond this year. Also present was a SCARLET TANAGER and this SPOTTED SANDPIPER:
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One weird thing was that a Red Bat at one point swooped down from the trees and started flying back and forth over the pond, occasionally sipping water, in broad daylight (it was 11am at the time!).

Our last stop was at the Cooper's Hawk nest in Oak Park, where we found one bird sitting on the nest.

It was a fun outing, and thanks again Edward and Cristen Vincent!

Good birding,
Henry

Posted by skwclar 19:42 Archived in USA

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