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Marco Lips’ Weekend Report W/Photos

Marco Lips had an amazing weekend at DeKorte. He reports:

Saturday must have been my most productive an exciting birding day in my very short birding career…

Started at the Carillon Saturday morning at around ten, saw Northern Harriers, but also the Rough-legged, and Grey Ghost do a fly-by, and from here about a mile away on a mast a Peregrine all the way on top of the mast, through a scope from a friendly fellow Audubon birder Frank. It is always nice to meet nice people in the park with scopes. 🙂

_MVB5206-ssRight above the fence of the retention pool a Brown Creeper put on a show.

 In the little patch of "dried pods" alongside the road there (in the turn) Song Sparrows, White-Throated Sparrows and a Tree Sparrow were shaking the pods successfully loosening seeds, such smart birds.

Midway Disposal Road we saw a Harrier scare a Pheasant (left) close to the top of the hill.

More text and pics follow. (Thanks, Marco!)

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