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Kankakee Region: August 2010

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  • Jed Hertz
    Hi all, Here s a few items of note for August 2010 from the Kankakee Region (including some IN sightings): A hot and dry August 2010 saw my 1st summer sighting
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      Hi all,
      Here's a few items of note for August 2010 from the Kankakee Region (including some IN sightings):

      A hot and dry August 2010 saw my 1st summer sighting of Ring-necked Duck, a continuation of July birds found in both IL and IN. 
      My highest August count of American White Pelican (58 - previous high of 48 on 8/8/08) was set on the 21st, and 2nd highest August count of Double-crested Cormorant (310) (my highest was 330 on 8/17/08).
      A Peregrine Falcon (adult) remained along the Kankakee River for almost a month (7/29 to 8/25), usually sighted with a full crop, indicating good presence of prey species in the city of Kankakee.
      I photographed another immature Sandhill Crane, a continuation of a young bird recorded in June at Willow Slough FWA, IN. and an indication of continued breeding success in this area.
      A good variety of shorebird (16 species) were sighted with Sanderling being the most uncommon.  
      My 3rd highest count of Caspian Tern (86) (my highest August count was 90 on 8/1/08) was set on the 15th of the month.
      Four species of dove is a bit unusual with African Collared-Dove making it's 1st August appearance and Eurasian Collared-Dove setting a new high count (18) at the end of July.
      Warblers have been trickling into the area, mostly about a week later then my earliest records, except for Yellow-rumped which tied my earliest record of August 24th.
      Here's the run-down on Kankakee Region sightings, including some IN birds (Earliest sightings shown):

      Anatidae 8

      9 Canada Goose 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      1 Mute Swan 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co young; photo

      8 Wood Duck 08/01/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

      9 Mallard 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      1 Blue-winged Teal 08/03/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      3 Northern Shoveler 08/14/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co FOS and 6 days later then my earliest;
      photo

      1 Green-winged Teal 08/11/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      1 Ring-necked Duck 08/06/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Molting male at 0610H; confirmation of
      7/30/10 sighting in same location; photo

       

      Phasianidae 1

      2 Ring-necked Pheasant 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

       

      Melagrididae 1

      1 Wild Turkey 08/07/2010 IN, LaSalle FWA, Newton Co

       

      Odontophoridae 1

      2 Northern Bobwhite 08/07/2010 IN, LaSalle FWA, Newton Co  

       

      Podicipedidae 1

      2 Pied-billed Grebe 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Calling

       

      Pelecanidae 1

      28 American White Pelican 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co Eastside count

       

      Phalacrocoracidae 1

      162 Double-crested Cormorant 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co
      0605H ->S

       

      Ardeidae 5

      9 Great Blue Heron 08/01/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

      2 Great Egret 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 0900-0945H(6 D)_Sun_73_Calm.


      1 *Little Blue Heron 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Probable; white immature with flock of
      GreEgr at 0535H ->N.

      1 Green Heron 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Black-crowned Night-Heron 08/23/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 0545H ->N

       

      Cathartidae 1

      2 Turkey Vulture 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

       

      Accipitridae 6

      1 Osprey 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co ad at 0710H

      3 Bald Eagle 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 1 imm + 2 ad at 0530H

      1 Northern Harrier 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co Female perched on snag from 0925 -
      0950H; photo

      1 Cooper's Hawk 08/01/2010 IL, Beckman Park, Kankakee, Kankakee Co 0630H atop tree at boat harbor

      1 Red-shouldered Hawk 08/07/2010 IN, LaSalle FWA, Newton Co calling

      1 Red-tailed Hawk 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co ad

       

      Falconidae 2

      2 American Kestrel 08/01/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co 1010-1120H (8D)_Sun_77_Calm.


      1 Peregrine Falcon 08/05/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
      adult; perched from 0725-0945H
      and then flew to N; full crop; photo

       

      Rallidae 2

      1 Virginia Rail 08/06/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co imm; photo

      1 Sora 08/06/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co ad; photo

       

      Gruidae 1

      2 Sandhill Crane 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

       

      Charadriidae 3

      1 American Golden-Plover 08/25/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co photo

      1 Semipalmated Plover 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      2 Killdeer 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Scolopacidae 13

      2 Greater Yellowlegs 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      5 Lesser Yellowlegs 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co 1 imm

      3 Solitary Sandpiper 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      7 Spotted Sandpiper 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co 6 imm

      1 Sanderling 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Molting adult; Plump shape; black legs
      and bill; black sploches on grayish uppers; white-white under body;
      grayish/brownish head and bib; active in chasing off nearby shorebirds; FOS and
      18 days later then my earliest; photo from last year confirmed my ID.


      4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co ad

      5 Least Sandpiper 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co 1 imm

      1 Baird's Sandpiper 08/20/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co imm; FOS and 15 days later then my
      earliest; photo

      5 Pectoral Sandpiper 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      1 Stilt Sandpiper 08/12/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co molting adult; photo

      1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 08/12/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co molting ad; FOS and 9 days later then
      my earliest; photo

      1 Short-billed Dowitcher 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

      1 Wilson's Snipe 08/06/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co photo

       

      Laridae 3

      2 *Bonaparte's Gull 08/22/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee Prob; Basic adult; 1850H


      305 Ring-billed Gull 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co 0530H ->S; At least 24 @ 1C


      1 Herring Gull 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co ad

       

      Sternidae 2

      22 Caspian Tern 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co 1 juv

      1 Black Tern 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co imm at 0950H; FOS and 22 Days later
      then my earliest.

       

      Columbidae 4

      2 Rock Pigeon 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      2 African Collared-Dove 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 0630H; smalle pale doves with short
      square tails

      8 Eurasian Collared-Dove 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      10 Mourning Dove 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

       

      Coccyzidae 2

      1 Black-billed Cuckoo 08/13/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co called from woodland

      1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 08/05/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
       

       

      Strigidae 3

      1 Eastern Screech-Owl 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Great Horned Owl 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Barred Owl 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

       

      Caprimulgidae 2

      3 Common Nighthawk 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee 1805H migrating?

      3 Whip-poor-will 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Apodidae 1

      62 Chimney Swift 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee Migrating?

       

      Trochilidae 1

      2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee M + F: male performing swooping aeriel
      display.

       

      Cerylidae 1

      1 Belted Kingfisher 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Picidae 6

      2 Red-headed Woodpecker 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      3 Downy Woodpecker 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Hairy Woodpecker 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      2 Northern Flicker 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      2 Pileated Woodpecker 08/07/2010 IN, LaSalle FWA, Newton Co

       

      Tyrannidae 8

      1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 08/29/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co FOS and 25 days later then my
      earliest.

      1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      1 Acadian Flycatcher 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Willow/Alder Flycatcher 08/11/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co 

      1 Least Flycatcher 08/11/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
       

      1 Eastern Phoebe 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Great Crested Flycatcher 08/05/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm,
      Kankakee Co  


      1 Eastern Kingbird 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

       

      Vireonidae 5

      2 White-eyed Vireo 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      2 Bell's Vireo 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Yellow-throated Vireo 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Warbling Vireo 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Red-eyed Vireo 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

       

      Corvidae 2

      2 Blue Jay 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 American Crow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Alaudidae 1

      6 Horned Lark 08/01/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co

        


      Hirundinidae 6

      76 Purple Martin 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      11 Tree Swallow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee
      Co  


      2 Bank Swallow 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      2 Cliff Swallow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Barn Swallow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Paridae 2

      1 Black-capped Chickadee 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Tufted Titmouse 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

        

      Sittidae 1

      1 White-breasted Nuthatch 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee

       

      Troglodytidae 4

      1 Carolina Wren 08/01/2010 IL, Cobb Park, Kankakee Co  

      1 House Wren 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      1 Sedge Wren 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      1 Marsh Wren 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

       

      Sylviidae 1

      1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

       

      Turdidae 5

      1 Eastern Bluebird 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Veery 08/27/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Sighted

      3 Swainson's Thrush 08/27/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co FOS and 4 days later then my earliest.


      2 Wood Thrush 08/06/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      26 American Robin 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee

        

      Mimidae 3

      2 Gray Catbird 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee Pair?

      1 Northern Mockingbird 08/01/2010 IN, Newton Co  

      1 Brown Thrasher 08/23/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co

       

      Sturnidae 1

      1 European Starling 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

       

      Bombycillidae 1

      24 Cedar Waxwing 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

       

      Parulidae 16

      1 Tennessee Warbler 08/23/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Imm female; FOS and 6 days later then
      my earliest.

      1 Northern Parula 08/29/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 1YF

      4 Yellow Warbler 08/04/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 08/17/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
      imm female; FOS and one day
      later then earliest.

      1 Magnolia Warbler 08/22/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee imm; FOS and 5 days later then my
      earliest.

      1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 08/24/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
      juvenile plumage - unusual to
      see one so young; FOS and ties my earliest.

      1 Black-throated Green Warbler 08/29/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co 1YF; FOS and 6 days later then my
      earliest.

      2 Blackburnian Warbler 08/19/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Imm Female + Female; FOS and 3 days
      later then my earliest.

      1 Blackpoll Warbler 08/27/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Black-and-white Warbler 08/16/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee Female at 1840H in top of Siberian
      Elm; Migrant

      1 American Redstart 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co FT

      1 Ovenbird 08/29/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Common Yellowthroat 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      2 Wilson's Warbler 08/27/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co FOS and 5 days later then my earliest.


      1 Canada Warbler 08/22/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co imm; FOS and 7 days later then my
      earliest.

      1 Yellow-breasted Chat 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

       

       

      Emberizidae 9

      1 Eastern Towhee 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Chipping Sparrow 08/01/2010 IN, Newton Co  

      2 Field Sparrow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Vesper Sparrow 08/01/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      2 Savannah Sparrow 08/16/2010 IL, Whispering Willows Area, Kankakee Co  

      1 Grasshopper Sparrow 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co  

      4 Henslow's Sparrow 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

      1 Song Sparrow 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Swamp Sparrow 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

       

      Cardinalidae 6

      1 Scarlet Tanager 08/25/2010 IL, LeVasseur Park-Perry Farm, Kankakee Co
      M

      2 Northern Cardinal 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co F

      1 Blue Grosbeak 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co Tritium field

      3 Indigo Bunting 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      1 Dickcissel 08/01/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

       

      Icteridae 8

      2 Bobolink 08/04/2010 IN, TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton Co  

      2 Red-winged Blackbird 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co  

      10 Eastern Meadowlark 08/01/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co  

      1 Western Meadowlark 08/01/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co  

      4 Common Grackle 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

      12 Brown-headed Cowbird 08/01/2010 IN, Willow Slough FWA, Newton Co Grain bins

      1 Orchard Oriole 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co F

      2 Baltimore Oriole 08/02/2010 IL, Braidwood (Cooling) Lake, Will Co F

       

      Fringillidae 2

      2 House Finch 08/01/2010 IL, Momence Sod Farms, Kankakee Co  

      5 American Goldfinch 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  

       

      Passeridae 1

      11 House Sparrow 08/01/2010 IL, Justine Drive House, Kankakee  
      Jed Hertz

      Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL (60 mi South of Chicago)



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