Lake Michigan Pelagic

Cook County, IL
9 September 2017


Route:

 

Birds:

Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Canada Goose 15           25
Mallard 8            
Double-cr. Cormorant 220     7 100 17 8
American Coot             1
Ring-billed Gull 152       1 1 61
Herring Gull 3 2 1 6 7 5 7
Larus sp.   1          
Caspian Tern 1            
Rock Pigeon 1            
American Crow 1            
Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Barn Swallow 2            
European Starlings 4            
passerine sp.           1  

 

Highlights:

No avian highlights, just nice views of three of the four water intake cribs, plus also the city of Chicago.

Chicago skyline.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

 

Four Mile Crib (constructed 1891).


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

 

Wilson Avenue Crib (constructed 1918).


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

 

Remarks:

As with our trip in late September 2016, we had a hard time keeping gulls in the chum line. Whether it was because of little avian activity behind the boat, or because of a lack of birds out over the open lake, we had little activity far from shore. Basically there were only scattered Herring Gulls and Double-crested Cormorants away from land.


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