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Sulli Gibson

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Illinois RBA - October 7, 2010
« : October 07, 2010, 09:10:12 PM »
* Illinois
* Statewide
* October 7, 2010
* ILST1010.07

- Species Mentioned (Caps denote a review list species):

Harris's Sparrow

This is the Rare Bird Report for October 7, 2010.
Compiler: Sulli Gibson. Email: sulli.gibson AT gmail.com

Species in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE REVIEW LIST SPECIES. Details of these sightings are desired by the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee. Careful observation, not ornithological expertise, is the only requirement for submitting data. For details and pointers, see:

Rare Bird Alert Archives:

ANHINGA: Richland Co (South) - One was seen soaring over East Fork Lake on 10/4/10 (Leroy Harrison, Bob Shelby).

SANDWICH TERN: Cook Co (North) - The bird showed up at Montrose Point on 9/30/10 (Sam Burckhardt) after not being seen since 9/15/10. It hasn't been relocated again.

PARASITIC JAEGER: Cook Co (North) - An immature bird was seen at Montrose Point and actually landed on a revetment on 10/3/10. On 10/5/10, likely the same bird landed on the beach, it was later captured for rehabilitation. One was also seen flying by at Ardmore Beach on 10/3/10 (Kosh).

BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER: DuPage Co (North) - One was found at Elsen's Hill on 9/18/10 (Pete Moxon). It has been seen quite regularly, last on 10/5/10 in the oaks in the old homstead area at the northeast edge of the loop trail (Pete Moxon).

Harris's Sparrow: Cook Co (North) - One has been seen near the pines south the Montrose Sanctuary along the drive. It was seen on both 10/3/10 and 10/4/10 (Bob Hughes). One was also spotted in the northwest portion of Oz Park in Lincoln Park on 10/4/10 (Sebastian Patti). Winnebago Co (North) - One was mist netted on 10/2/10 at Sand Bluff.

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Sulli Gibson
Illinois Ornithological Society
Rare Bird Alert


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