Lake Michigan Pelagic

Cook County, IL
7 September 2020


Route:

 

Birds:

Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Canada Goose     1    

20

           
Northern Pintail           2            
Parasitic Jaeger   1 1 1                
Little Gull                 2      
Ring-billed Gull 1 5 2 1 2 2   5   1    
Herring Gull 12 12 17 26 34 18 6 22 28 11 4 1
gull sp.   9                    
Black Tern   2 2                  
Double-cr. Cormorant 367                     1
passerine sp. 1             3        

 

Highlights:

Parasitic Jaeger. An immature bird was seen on three different occasions, likely the same individual.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Little Gulls. Two immature birds were seen together.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

 


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Remarks:

Nathan Goldberg and Steve Huggins brought a lot of fish parts that we used for chum. This was very effective at bringing gulls near to the boat, even when there were few birds visible at the time that we started to chum.


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