Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

What to expect in January

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To figure out what we might see in January 2013, we though it might be worth a look to see what we saw in January 2012 — including this Bald eagle shot posted a year ago today.

Here are some highlights (click on the text to link to the post):IMG_0916-2

Jan. 2: DeKorte Bald Eagle (photo by Ron Shields)

Jan. 6: Falconer's Redtail with Jesses

Jan. 6: Another Day, Another Awesome Sunset

Jan. 18: Disposal Road Raptor Action

Jan. 23: Common Goldeneye @ DeKorte

Jan. 26: Interview with "Meadowlands" author/illustrator Tom Yezerski.

Jan. 28: American Bittern @ DeKorte

Our First Walk of the Year Is Sunday!

We are happy to kick off 2013 with a three-pronged guided walk:

* We'll meet in the visitor's lot at DeKorte Park by 10 a.m. and check out the Shorebird Pool for duckage.

* We'll drive to Disposal Road and check out the bird action, which has been heating up as temperatures have cooled down — Am. Pipits, Horned Larks, Am. Kestrels, Northern Harriers, Red-tails and a Rough-legged Hawk have been seen in recent days.

* We'll check out Harrier Meadow (above), where Com. Redpolls and an Orange-crowned Warbler have been recently seen. The wrack and flotsam has been pretty much removed, and the birds have remained.

Dress warmly (if the weather is cold), beginning with comfy waterproof boots and warm gloves.

Details follow.

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