We started the day off at rainbow beach with 13 people The first 30 minutes were spent looking by the parking lot there was not much there other than a hundred Coots, Red-breasted Mergansers and Horned Grebes. After that we started to hike in the grasses to if there was anything hiding in the Coots and flushed a song sparrow. Once we got the best viewing spot of the coots we saw a few hundred ducks that were directly in the sun. We started to head back to our cars to try to get to the other side of ducks along the way we flushed a swamp sparrow and saw a very cooperative SNOW BUNTING on the beach.
Once we got the other side of the ducks we saw Redhead, Bufflehead, two SURF SCOTERS found by me, Greater Scaup, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Megansers, Horned Grebe, and Canada Geese. Then we went to calumet park and saw a few hundred Canada Geese in the baseball diamond and a raft of Coots in Indiana not much else there. after that we drove Steelworkers Park along the way we found about 50 MONK PARAKEETS at 88th St.
After stopping there for a while we went up to steelworkers park and found that was very quiet with the best bird there being a Kestrel.
This post was written by Oliver Burros.