Wooded Island 2017

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report May 20, 2017

Event date

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am

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Hello to All,

It was great to have Mark and Sandra and their friend Curt join us on the Walk this morning. All are missed and remembered by the Wooded Island Regulars.  Now they bird in Central Park and find the birders there have huge cameras and are more aggressive.  A fellow named Bob gives paid bird walks and uses tape recordings liberally. Birders are never quite sure at the first sound of a call or song, if it originates from a bird on sight or a recording from Bob. We are purist. No recordings. Birds’ welfare, not ticks on a checklist, comes first.

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report April 22, 2017

Event date

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00am

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Hello to All,

We had a fun morning of birding, sharing tips on identification of birds and plants.

Our regular rendezvous with “Copper” and Doug took place. Copper loves birders more than birds.  Below are a portrait of Copper and a photo of Pat instructing Kiersten on how to give a treat to Copper, under Copper’s direct supervision. 

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report April 15, 2017

Event date

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00am

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Hello to All,

It was a great day for birding. The temperature was warm and the winds were moderate.  Many new and long lost birders returned. 

For those that could stay to the third hour, a very rare bird was found on a small tree in the center of Bobolink Meadow, near the water’s edge.  A Loggerhead Shrike perched for all the remaining birders to see.  Paul Clyne classified this bird with a Code 5 meaning it is a very rare find and not found in most years. 

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report April 8, 2017

Event date

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00am

Location

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Hello to All,

Spring is on the buds and birders have returned to Wooded Island and the Saturday morning bird walks.  The Green Heron was a nice surprise. The single bird flew onto branches hanging over the East Lagoon in front of the SW corner of the east parking lot.

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report April 1, 2017

Event date

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Location

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Hello to All,

BIRDERS:        13      (1) Mark W., (2) Eric G., (3) Tobias G., (4) Randy S., (5) Bruce McC., (6) Gary M., (7) Jordan V., (8) Mary Nell M., (9) Eddie N., (10) Jennie S. (11) Karin C., (12) Karin D.,  (13) Pat D.

TIME:               8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.        

PLACES:          Wooded Island, Bobolink Meadow, Inner and Outer Harbors.

DISTANCE:     2.25 miles

WEATHER:     Partly cloudy. Temperature 36– 47 F., Winds NNE 5 - 10 mph

Once again, Randy did the recording and storytelling of our full morning of birding.

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report March 11, 2017

Event date

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00am

Location

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Hello to All,

Once again Randy Shonkwiler has written a complete report of the birding adventures on this day. Randy posted the report on IBET and I will copy and paste his report here for all to read.

BIRDERS:      7. (1) Gary M.,(2) Jennie  S., (3) Mark W., (4) Eric G., (5) Randy S., (6) Karin D., (7) Karin C., (8) Marian N., (9) Pat D.

TIME:             8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Jackson Park       

PLACES:        Jackson Park, Wolf Lake, Big Marsh, Roxanna Marsh (IN) Gibson Woods (IN)

DISTANCE:    2.5 miles in Jackson Park. 1 mile in Gibson Woods

Wooded Island Bird Walk Report March 4, 2017

Event date

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00am

Location

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Hello to All,

You might wonder why we would bother to get up and go out in the cold windy morning. Aside from the birds, some of us awaited the delivery of our Girl Scouts Cookies that Mark Webster brought in behalf of his daughter Emma. 

Wooded Island, the lagoons are soccer field were bereft of birds. Bobolink Meadow and the harbors were worth the outing.

BIRDERS:      8.  (1) Jennie S., (2) Randy S., (3) Mark W., (4)Raman S., (5) Renate G., (6) Marian N., (7) Rick R., (8) Pat D.

TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 11: 04 a.m.

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