Wooded Island 2014

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report December 13, 2014

Event date

Saturday, December 13, 2014 -
8:00am to 10:00am

Location

Wooded Island

Hello to All,

It was great to have Mark Webster join us this morning after a long absence. As a skillful and attentive birder, Mark always boosts our group species count.

We met Paul Clyne among the tall grasses in Bobolink Meadow. Paul was able to confirm that it was a Cooper’s Hawk that flew out from the Meadow, and that the large woodpecker was a Hairy.

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report

Event date

Saturday, November 15, 2014 -
9:30am to 11:15am

Location

Jackson Park, Chicago -- Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area, Cook, US - IL
Jackson Park, Chicago -- Inner/Outer Harbors, Cook, US - IL Nov 15, 2014

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.

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