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: Calumet Park, Steelworkers Park, and Rainbow Beach Park, 1/16 p.m.  ( 1173 )

Robert D. Hughes

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I checked the same three places along the south Chicago lakefront that I checked last weekend, namely Calumet Park, Steelworkers Park, and Rainbow Beach Park. I had slightly different results today. My highlights:

Cal Park

Bald Eagle - 1 adult
White-winged Scoter - 2 adult males close to shore near the Coast Guard station
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult offshore in Indiana waters

Steelworkers Park

Red-necked Grebe - The continuing bird, well inside the North Slip today
Great Black-backed Gull - 2 adults or near adults, probably in Indiana waters
Snowy Owl - 1 on the concrete wall at the mouth of Calumet Harbor

Rainbow Beach Park

Redhead - ~75
Lesser Scaup - ~75
Greater Scaup - ~20
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 adult

The Cal Park Snowy Owl is the first Snowy Owl I've seen along the Chicago lakefront this winter.

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois
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