Jackson Park, Chicago -- Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area, Cook, US - IL
Hello to All,
The weather report was worse than the actual experience, thanks to the sunny skies. We did feel the cold blowing over the water of the Outer Harbor, but the Island provided shelter.
Following on the luck of finding an owl last week, we tried very hard to make a sleeping juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron, with its head tucked into its feathers, into an owl, but Eric ventured closer to the bird and the owl idea was dismissed.
It was still nice to have two species of herons around the lagoons. Hawks were working the Island. There were at least two Cooper’s Hawks. We saw one being chased by crows. It glided to the ground on the center footpath, just a few yards from the north entrance. We figured that it had nabbed a bird. But Edith and Karl went down the path to check. They discovered the hawk perched on a ground log, with plenty of whitewash on it. This must be the roost for the Wooded Island Cooper’s Hawk.