Yesterday I was hitting some of the sites that I have been watching this summer along the Kishwaukee river from Belvidere to the county line. I managed to find most of birds that I have been checking, including one of the Bobolinks, the Grasshopper Sparrows, Bell’s Vireos, Sedge Wren, Henslow’s Sparrow, and one of the Brewer’s Blackbirds.
On Tuesday I found an adult male Summer Tanager in Kinnikinnick Creek CA in Boone Cty. He was in the NE part of the site on the Green Trail. A young male was seen back in May in the general area, so there is the possibility that this is the same one.