Carlyle Lake Birding Report - Clinton County, Illinois - Thanksgiving Break - November 25-29, 2020 - Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Black Scoter, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Coot, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Falcon sp, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, American Pipit, House Finch, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Lapland Longspur, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rusty Blackbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting. Updated: November 29, 2020.

Tundra Swan - November 28 (2) - Point 18, November 28 (2) - Vogel Road
Black Scoter - November 26 (7) - Saddledam #2
Common Merganser - November 26 (2) - Point 18
Red-necked Grebe - November 27 - Saddledam #2, November 28 - Point 18
Western Grebe - November 27 (2) November 28 (1) - Point 18
Black Vulture - November 27 (3), November 28, November 29 (2) - City Park Baseball Fields
Red-throated Loon - November 27 (2) November 28 (3) November 29 (2) - Point 18
Northern Saw-whet Owl - November 29 - Massasauga Access
Falcon sp. - November 28 - Steins Access
Fish Crow - November 27 (flyover) - Saddledam #2

Purple Finch - November 25, November 27, November 28 - South Shore
Red Crossbill - November 27 (flyover) - South Shore 
Lapland Longspur - November 26 (++) - Sand Ridge Road, November 27 (++) - Hugo Road, November 29 (+) - Hughes Road
Spotted Towhee - November 22, November 29 - South Shore
Western Meadowlark - November 26 - Sand  Ridge Road
Rusty Blackbird - November 25 - Brinkman Road, November 29 - Massasauga Access
Indigo Bunting - November 25 - South Shore


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Red-shouldered Hawk - Carrigan Access, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.

Red-breasted Nuthatch - South Shore, Clinton County, November 27, 2020.

Spotted Towhee - South Shore, Clinton County, November 29, 2020. 
Roadside a quarter miles east of the November 22 report along the main road into the park.

Spotted Towhee - South Shore, Clinton County, November 22, 2020. 
Roadside in the wooded section between the Bluebell and White Pine parking areas.

Western Meadowlark - Sand Ridge Road, Clinton County, November 26, 2020.

Western Red-tailed Hawk - Sand Ridge Road, Clinton County, November 25, 2020.

Cooper's Hawk - Dam East Boat Ramp, Clinton County, November 26, 2020.

Short-eared Owl - Clinton County, November 27, 2020.

Peregrine Falcon - Pump Station #2, Clinton County, November 22, 2020.

Tundra Swans - Vogel Road & Brinkman Road, Clinton County, November 28, 2020. Likely the same two birds seen in flight over the lake earlier in the day.

Tundra Swans - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.

Red-throated Loons - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.  Observed Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 22, Nov. 27 (2) , Nov. 28 (3), Nov. 29 (2).

Red-necked Grebe with Ruddy Ducks - Saddledam #2, Clinton County, November 27, 2020. Present Friday (Saddledam #2) and Saturday (Point 18).

Red-necked Grebe with Ruddy Ducks - Saddledam #2, Clinton County, November 27, 2020. Present Friday (Saddledam #2) and Saturday (Point 18).

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020. Two birds present on Friday. Only one bird observed on Saturday. 

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020. The intermediate basic plumage of this genus makes for a tricky ID.

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020.

Western Grebe - Point 18, Clinton County, November 28, 2020. Quite vocal near shore. Several calls recorded by Trevor Slovick on Saturday.

Western Grebe - Dam East Boat Ramp, Clinton County,
July 19, 2009.  Reference photo of a summering bird.
Illinois Year List for 2020 - Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe*, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chuck-will's-widow, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover, Hudsonian Godwit, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, Dunlin, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Little Gull, Laughing Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Least Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Double-crested Cormorant, Neotropic Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Winter Wren, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, American Pipit, House Finch, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Lapland Longspur, Grasshopper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, LeConte's Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore, Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rusty Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Common Grackle, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel. Updated: November 29, 2020.
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