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Wooded Island Bird Walk

  • Wooded Island, Jackson Park MSI South Parking Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Greetings everyone,

It's spring, so our highlights of the day all relate to nests and babies.  

There was no activity in or around the nuthatch nest so we assume that the kids fledged in the last week. Although last Saturday was the first time we saw the chicks, their heads looked pretty large so they must have been just about ready to fly.

Eric discovered a common grackle nest in the Osaka garden, with mom or dad arriving with food. We couldn't see any chicks but we'll keep an eye on the nest.

And last but not least, there was a mallard mom with about 10 tiny ducklings trailing her.  They were adorable and the mallard is still my favorite duck.

Birders:  Marian, Steve, Jennie, Eric, Karin, Brendan, Jenna, David, Naomi, and of course, Doug with Copper.

Weather:  60s and cloudy, but we were lucky and the rain didn't begin until the end of the walk.

Many thanks to Eric for sharing his eBird list.

Jackson Park, Chicago--Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area

Jun 15, 2019

64 Canada Goose

17 Mallard -- At least 10 chicks 
3 Chimney Swift

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

8 Ring-billed Gull

1 Caspian Tern

2 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Great Blue Heron

4 Black-crowned Night-Heron

1 Downy Woodpecker

2 Eastern Wood-Pewee

2 Willow Flycatcher

1 Eastern Phoebe

3 Eastern Kingbird

6 Warbling Vireo

3 American Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

10 Purple Martin

X Barn Swallow

4 Cliff Swallow

1 Brown Creeper -- Seen by several. Not a nuthatch. Curved beak. 

4 House Wren

3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

7 American Robin

3 Gray Catbird

7 European Starling

7 Cedar Waxwing

3 House Finch

8 American Goldfinch

6 Song Sparrow

1 Orchard Oriole -- Young male

4 Baltimore Oriole

6 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Brown-headed Cowbird

2 Common Grackle

2 Common Yellowthroat

8 Yellow Warbler

2 Northern Cardinal

7 Indigo Bunting

3 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 40

Good birding everyone!