Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jackson Reservoir and Northeast of Barr Lake

April 27, 2014

Richard Stevens:

I accompanied two Illinois birders to Jackson Reservoir in search of Long-eared Owls.  Eventually we found three of them in the western Campgrounds.

A Cassin's Vireo and Black-and-white Warbler were seen between the Pelican and Cove Campgrounds.  Dozens of Marbled Godwit were along the western shore.

After dropping my birding companions off at the airport, I picked up Rebecca Kosten and we returned to Broomley Lane (152nd avenue).  Glossy Ibis had been reported earlier in the day just east of Picadilly Road.

A flock of 100+ White-faced Ibis was feeding quite close to 152nd avenue (just east of the old tree nursery at Picadilly Road).

Among the White-faced Ibis, I picked out at least three Glossy Ibis.  Two possible hybrid White-faced X Glossy Ibis were interesting also.

Other birds around the flooded field included a male Great-tailed Grackle and four Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

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