Yesterday, August 1, I found another Upland Sandpiper at the Rockford airport. It was in the same location as the other 2 I reported from last weekend. I was able to wait until other folks came out to see it and we all looked for it together with success.
Today, Phil Doncheck, Gary Jahnke and I stopped by the same alfalfa field about 3:30 p.m. to look for an Uppie. The light was difficult and we did not succeed in finding an Uppie, but we did find a singing male Blue Grosbeak (telescope views) and a Bell’s Vireo (heard only). I also heard a Chat sing, but it only called once. All of these birds were in the shrubbery line behind the chain link fence at the top of Bell Bowl.