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Whooping Crane (Grus americana)

Observer

magnetosphere

Date

November 2021

Description

Two Whoopers were sighted and photographed early in a three hour session which delivered a state-high count (per eBird) of 20,350 Sandhill Cranes.

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Observer

cecileroux

Date

April 16, 2020 10:35 AM SAST

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Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)

Observer

brdnrdr

Date

November 27, 2021 02:54 PM CST

Description

Seen by dozens of people throughout the afternoon, and photographed by many. An incredible find by Susan Z. yesterday, and an incredible refind this afternoon by Nolan K.

Arrived at 7:30 a.m. and searched until about 11 fruitlessly. Went home for 5 minutes before learning the bird was refound and we went back to find it. One of the greatest days of birding I’ve ever had.

Bird left the dark and dense cluster of yews east of the WTP just 2 times in about 3.5 hours to forage in the Scots Pines across the sidewalk both to the north and the south. Typically stuck to a couple of perches deep inside the dark corners of the yews, sometimes seen eating the yew berries or even catching an insect flying by its perches.

FIELD MARKS FAVORING SMALL-BILLED: Rounded head, grayish overall coloration, messy string of white wing bars, lesser covert wing bar extremely faint and at most times invisible, white bases of secondaries, very few white crown feathers visible when fluffed up and preening, white reaching from the primary fringes to the lower wing bar. Alvaro Jaramillo's video differentiating Small-billed v.s. Chilean was incredibly helpful both in the field and at home while writing up description. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5SAAu5iNi0)

I heard 3 vocalizations personally throughout the hours I was there, and I’m in complete agreement with Tom L. that it sounds like a pitched up, whistled RECR.

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Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)

Observer

benzerante

Date

November 2021

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What

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

Observer

willem9

Date

January 10, 2019 03:51 PM MST

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Eastern Mudsnake (Farancia abacura ssp. abacura)

Observer

travisperry

Date

May 30, 2020 06:03 PM EDT

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What

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Observer

tiluchi

Date

October 30, 2021 10:58 PM EDT

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Sora (Porzana carolina)

Observer

tiluchi

Date

October 28, 2021 10:45 PM EDT

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Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Observer

tiluchi

Date

November 9, 2021 11:15 PM EST

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North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observer

tiluchi

Date

November 9, 2021 11:24 PM EST

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Observer

ashutoshshinde

Date

September 13, 2015

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What

Clouded Yellows (Genus Colias)

Observer

micahfreedman

Date

October 9, 2021 03:38 PM EDT

Description

being eaten by Phymata sp.

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Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Observer

dennis_nyberg

Date

July 10, 2021 02:50 PM CDT

Description

Nighthawk displaying, failed to find nest

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Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Observer

adam_berkson

Date

August 1, 2021 06:10 PM UTC

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What

Western Twin Spotted Rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei ssp. pricei)

Observer

laurenneel

Date

August 2020

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Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Observer

amplex4love

Date

July 2021

Description

Subadult found once, then scared off, then found again after downpour striking a green anole and eating it (see in situ photos). Missing tail tip from old injury.

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Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Observer

mario_aguilar

Date

October 2021

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What

Saddled Leafnose Snake (Phyllorhynchus browni)

Observer

r_dobbs

Date

August 2010

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Brown Vinesnake (Oxybelis aeneus)

Observer

adventurerob

Date

August 2019

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Short-tailed Snake (Lampropeltis extenuata)

Observer

kingandy

Date

August 2020

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Yaqui Black-headed Snake (Tantilla yaquia)

Description

Courtesy of @zeldinadventure and co.

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Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake (Gyalopion quadrangulare)

Observer

jakescott

Date

August 2019

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What

Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake (Gyalopion quadrangulare)

Observer

gheaton

Description

Huge thanks to @zeldinadventure for showing us this awesome snake!

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What

Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake (Gyalopion quadrangulare)

Description

Courtesy of @zeldinadventure and co.

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Organ Pipe Shovelnose Snake (Chionactis palarostris ssp. organica)

Observer

brianhubbs

Date

May 1983

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What

Brown Vinesnake (Oxybelis aeneus)

Observer

georver

Date

April 2020

Description

Took photo of gray hawk on distant branch, was surprised to see it had an ultra-thin, long snake in it's beak! Another user recommended the ID as brown vinesnake, as we were in its territory/northern range.

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What

Long-tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)

Observer

rees

Date

October 9, 2021 12:52 AM CDT

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What

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)

Observer

stevethesnakeguy

Date

May 2018

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What

Unisexual Mole Salamander (Ambystoma 'unisexual complex')

Observer

nicholasspd

Date

October 2021

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What

Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea)

Observer

ewarden

Date

November 3, 2021 09:40 AM CDT

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What

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

Observer

lemoncul

Date

October 2021

Description

"Praying": to get ants on the wings, to then shake them so that they release formic acid to clear wings of parasites

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What

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Observer

seanchien

Date

May 26, 2021 05:30 PM CDT

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Observer

jonidenker

Date

September 23, 2021 06:23 PM CDT

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What

Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera)

Observer

nicholasspd

Date

September 30, 2021 08:44 AM CDT

Description

Large female captured as part of ongoing study.

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

ryanj85

Date

December 2018

Description

Seen crossing the road from cornfield into woodland habitat.

Kendall County, IL

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

eattaway92

Date

November 2015

Description

Individual caught passing through a deer camera trap.

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

tonyg

Date

April 2021

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What

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

Observer

nicholasspd

Date

October 2021

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What

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Observer

maureenclare

Date

October 2021

Description

Melanistic garter snake, it seems

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Western Mudsnake (Farancia abacura ssp. reinwardtii)

Observer

tonyg

Date

October 2021

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What

Western Mudsnake (Farancia abacura ssp. reinwardtii)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

October 2021

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What

Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)

Observer

jance

Date

June 2010

Description

This is a picture of a picture, from when I was still shooting with a 35 mm.

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What

Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 11, 2021 12:47 PM CDT

Description

not the way I thought I would see my first Southern Flying Squirrel at LaBagh, but someone saved this one after it accidentally fell into the river, and we happened by him just as he didn't know what to do with it. It had moved itself along when I checked on it about an hour later, so hopefully it is well.

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Variable Narrow-Wing (Magusa divaricata)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 15, 2021 10:15 PM CDT

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What

Graham's Crayfish Snake (Regina grahamii)

Observer

amacedo

Date

July 2021

Description

Severe snake fungus infection!

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What

Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus)

Observer

tonyg

Date

August 2021

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Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

Observer

bonesmith

Date

September 22, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

Place

Chicago (Google, OSM)

Description

Help me identify the home invader that woke me up at 4 AM

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What

Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

September 24, 2021 08:11 PM CDT

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What

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Observer

wildlandblogger

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What

Spotted Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus conanti)

Observer

tonyg

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What

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Observer

benzerante

Date

September 27, 2021 04:25 PM CDT

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Observer

benzerante

Date

June 7, 2019

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What

Golden-winged × Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera × cyanoptera)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

May 7, 2021 11:13 AM CDT

Description

"Brewster's Warbler" first generation hybrid, I believe between Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers. It did not call, I IDed incorrectly it as a Golden-winged in the field.

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What

Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdii)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

October 2020

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What

Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Observer

natalierivera

Date

July 27, 2019 04:37 PM UTC

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What

Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis l-album)

Observer

benzerante

Date

September 11, 2021 01:29 PM CDT

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What

California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)

Observer

illinois_joy

Date

July 22, 2021 05:30 PM CDT

Tags

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Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa)

Observer

daniel119

Date

April 18, 2017 01:26 PM MDT

Description

Saw this at Carlsbad Caverns in NM today. Book says it's a rare vagrant in south Texas only, but here it is in southeast NM.

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What

Cutleaf Groundcherry (Physalis angulata)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

August 2020

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What

Candyroot (Polygala nana)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

December 2015

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What

Featherfoil (Hottonia inflata)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

April 2021

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What

Boxwood Leaftier Moth (Galasa nigrinodis)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

August 29, 2021 10:37 PM CDT

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What

Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

August 2021

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What

Boxwood Leaftier Moth (Galasa nigrinodis)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 1, 2021 09:51 PM CDT

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What

Prairie Trillium (Trillium recurvatum)

Observer

raspberrybee

Date

April 11, 2019 05:40 PM CDT

Description

a patch of trillium with more than three leaves

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Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Observer

bouteloua

Date

December 2018

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What

Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Observer

hickory_ridge

Date

January 2019

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What

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Observer

millerbugguy

Date

August 8, 1998 02:45 PM CDT

Description

S of Alto Pass, just north of Clear Creek, hand collected on flowers

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What

American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)

Observer

hannah314

Date

January 16, 2021 10:14 AM UTC

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What

American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)

Observer

hannah314

Date

January 16, 2021 10:18 AM UTC

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

ryanj85

Date

July 17, 2015 12:19 PM CDT

Description

Green Heron with leucism/albinism.

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What

Masked Bed-bug Hunter (Reduvius personatus)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 13, 2016 10:45 PM CDT

Description

Masked Hunter - nymph (Reduvius personatus) Monticello Manor Chicago Cook County IL September 2016 Week #37 Jeff Skrentny IMG_7951

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What

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)

Observer

bouteloua

Date

July 29, 2018 07:49 PM CDT

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What

Pennsylvania Ambush Bug (Phymata pennsylvanica)

Observer

thebals

Date

August 14, 2020 02:20 PM CDT

Description

Plenty on Rudbeckia subtomentosa but this pair were on Sneezeweed

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What

Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

October 2020

Description

FINALLY! Been trying to see this Cook County mammal for 3 years now. Thanks to a little help from my birding friends in high places, I was able to visit the yard that hosts this community of these little gems almost nightly.

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What

Planthopper Parasite Moth (Fulgoraecia exigua)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 1, 2021 08:55 PM CDT

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What

Saddled Leafhopper (Colladonus clitellarius)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

September 1, 2021 09:23 PM CDT

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What

Downy Flower Gall Midge (Rhopalomyia anthophila)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

September 2, 2021 10:04 AM CDT

Description

On Solidago sp.

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What

Boehmeria Stem Gall Midge (Neolasioptera boehmeriae)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

September 2, 2021 10:45 AM CDT

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What

Banded Bullet Gall Wasp (Kokkocynips imbricariae)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

September 2, 2021 11:14 AM CDT

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Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

July 1, 2021 05:51 AM CDT

Description

on Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Another joyous iNat Illinois first... YEAH!

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Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

July 1, 2021 07:58 AM CDT

Description

on Gray Dogwood

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What

Dogwood Eyespot Gall Midge (Parallelodiplosis subtruncata)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

July 1, 2021 08:24 AM CDT

Description

on Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

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Observer

dziomber

Date

July 2, 2021 05:43 PM CDT

Description

Morainal woodland

Stems prostrate or very low arching, rooting at the tips, with curved and broad-based prickles under 3mm. Leaves not tomentose abaxially, but softly pubescent with villous hairs on the veins and lamina. Petioles and inflorescences lacking glands. Infructescences not strongly ascending, mostly with 4-5 fruit condensed into a corymb with short pedicels. Primocane leaves with mostly 5 and sometimes 3 leaflets, the terminal leaflet ovate, rounded to slightly cordate and accuminate. Floricane terminal leaflets elliptical

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Observer

briankazoo

Date

August 11, 2021 08:57 AM CDT

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What

Jade Clubtail (Arigomphus submedianus)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

July 25, 2020 06:12 PM EDT

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What

Green Bog Orchid (Platanthera huronensis)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

June 19, 2021 12:16 PM MDT

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What

Oil Beetles (Genus Meloe)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

July 30, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

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What

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

March 2010

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

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What

Flame-tailed Pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

March 23, 2010 12:15 PM EDT

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Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

March 24, 2010 07:53 AM EDT

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What

Black-mantled Tamarin (Saguinus nigricollis)

Observer

nathangoldberg

Date

March 25, 2010 11:12 AM EDT

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What

Upland Burrowing Crayfish (Cambarus dubius)

Observer

kyran2

Date

May 3, 2017 01:36 PM CDT

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What

Paper Pondshell (Utterbackia imbecillis)

Observer

fibonacci112358

Date

August 10, 2020 11:04 AM CDT

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Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon melanurus ssp. erebennus)

Observer

sydnianajones

Date

February 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

One of my favorite encounters of all time! Having dinner in a tree hanging right over the path. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/71929081

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Observer

brdnrdr

Date

June 17, 2021 06:57 PM CDT

Description

On grape honeysuckle

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What

Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)

Observer

henrygriffin

Date

June 2021

Place

Private

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What

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

December 2020

Description

This one hurts. A lot!

NOT the way I wanted to get a Cook County Barn Owl for this year, but looks like a hungry Peregrine got it first.

My sincere thanks to Greg Neise for his astute awareness that though this wouldn’t count for any birder’s Big Year, for iNaturalist, the bar is lower than “living, wild and unrestrained.” INat just requires the organism is wild, not cultivated, with proof of the organism that a peer can confidently ID.

Nice Cook County tick, sad it is such a rare bird that’s dead.

These remains were collected 12/6/2020. and are now part of the ornithology collection at The Field Museum in Chicago.

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What

Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)

Observer

nlblock

Date

June 22, 2009

Description

This female lost her wing to a male Eastern Red Damsel that tried to eat her (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2451424)!

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What

Eastern Foxsnake (Pantherophis vulpinus)

Observer

hazelgrouse4

Date

June 2021

Description

Lifer, about 4 feet!

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