Lake Michigan Pelagic

Cook County, IL
25 October 2020


Route:

 

Birds:

Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Canada Goose                 4
Long-tailed Duck   10 1 27 1 1 1    
Red-breasted Merganser         99 94 5    
duck sp. 90 18 85 3          
Parasitic Jaeger           1      
Long-tailed Jaeger           1      
Bonaparte's Gull     4 4 9        
Ring-billed Gull   1   7 5 5 3 2 35
Herring Gull 1 3 30 38 41 35 90 70 40
gull sp.     3            
Red-throated Loon           1      
Common Loon     1     1      
Peregrine Falcon                 1

 

Highlights:

Parasitic Jaeger. An immature bird was seen.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Long-tailed Jaeger. An immature bird was seen.


(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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