Bird observation miscellany

A few species of interest to report:

The Eurasian Collared-doves first reported by Sam and Patty Oliveri in May are still present. They are located on Tate Road just north of its intersection with Halley Road. Look for them on the telephone poles and wires on the west side of the road by the houses.

Two Yellow-throated Warblers were heard calling in their usual locations at Sugar River Forest Preserve on Wednesday morning.

Although most of the flooded spots have dried up, there are a couple of places in Winnebago County which still have water and a few shorebirds. One of them is on Oliver Road. There were 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Solitary and 2 Least Sandpipers there on Wednesday morning. All the fluddles that were on Moody Road have dried up.

Barbara and I found a male Blue Grosbeak at Nachusa Grasslands on Wednesday morning, 7/17. It was west of the red barn near the driveway to the manager’s residence, on the north side of the sand road. It has been seen subsequently as reported on IBET.