May 20, 2010

Almond Marsh

Today I went out to Almond Marsh a little late in the morning for birds (9 AM...geez!) hoping to find a Common Moorhen. Common Moorhens are a threatened bird out here in Illinois and last year a pair bred successfully at Almond Marsh. A very good and local photographer, Carol Freeman, is hoping to photograph all of the threatened and endangered species in Illinois!  What an amazing project!  One look at her photos and you'll understand why I'm excited about her finding this bird.

Well, today I went out to find the pair in hopes that Carol can get some photos.  Of course they weren't there!  I know someone reported them early in the month, so I hope they'll show up soon.
  I'm going to continue to check and will keep you guys updated with regular posts of the bird sightings around Almond Marsh.

Until Moorhen mania, here is a small clip I shot this morning at Almond.  Can you ID all the birds that are singing?

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this place. The Heron rookery caught my eye driving by a few years ago. I am glad I saw this post because last year I was here and photographed (unfortunately poorly/hard sunlight) what is probably a Moorhen. I had forgotten about that sighting until reading this post today. Good luck to you in finding and photographing one this season!