NCIOS field trip to Rochelle ponds

On Sunday Sept. 25 Easter Schippers lead a field trip to various ponds around the Rochelle area.  The group found 45 species of birds.  Notable birds were Great Egret, Greater White-Fronted Goose, both Blue-winged and Green-winged teal, Osprey, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Yellow-throated Vireo, Black-throated Green warbler, American Redstart, Yellow-Rumped warbler, and Palm Warbler.  It was a very warm day for this time of the year- 85 degrees.  Phil Doncheck, Mary Kisamore, Joyce and Jack Armstrong and Easter participated.

Jack Armstrong