Kishwaukee Christmas Bird Count

Thanks to all who counted birds today,

This time, the weather was great, and the birds thought so, too!
For now, we have reports of a Hoary Redpoll in with a group of ninety or so Common Redpolls, a Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrushes and Fox Sparrows all at the Klehm Arboretum. We’ve also recorded a Ross’s Goose along Condon Road, Rough-legged Hawk just east of the intersection of Centerville Road and Simpson Road. Two groups of three Sandhill Cranes perked up the day, as did a few Northern Harriers.
In addition to the group in Holcomb a second group of Eurasian Collared Doves has been found in Davis Junction.
Carolina Wrens were along the Rock River by the 15th Avenue Bridge and Blackhawk Park.

The Rufous Hummingbird at Anderson’s feeder was seen by Sue Anderson at 7:00 a.m. and thereafter by several others who stopped by to check the feeder, so it was well-recorded for the count, a new Kishwaukee count species!

I’ll report more on the Kishwaukee Count as the reports come in from all the teams.

Thanks again,


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