Kishwaukee Christmas Bird Count

The day isn’t over yet, but I can safely say that this has been some of the worst weather for finding birds that I’ve ever seen on a CBC. Many, many thanks to all of you who went out and counted. If the rain slacks off Dan and I will probably get out again late in the day, but the steady rain and dense fog make for tough bird-finding. Of note was a Peregrine Falcon perched in a large oak between the park drive and the bank of the Rock River in Blackhawk Park. It may sit there until the weather improves if anyone wants to go look.


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  1. Barbara and I went back out after she posted this report. It was still foggy, but around 4:00 p.m. the fog lefted. We were around the airport and added Am. Kestrel and Wild Turkey to our day list. Then, with the wind down and the rain stopped, we did a little owling and found an Eastern Screech-owl.

    At the 15th Avenue bridge, the gravel bar north of the bridge was under water at 4:30 p.m., but there were over 75 Common Mergansers there and a small (14) flock of Common Goldeneyes.


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