Journal archives for September 2020

September 01, 2020

2020 Birding Year List Progress.

Hey all!

As some of you may know, my friend decided to do a Cook County big year this year, and for the first part of the year I tagged along. I was 2 in the county all they way up until April, and that was when I was in lockdown for COVID. Then in May I finally was able to get out and do some secluded birding. So far, I've seen 257 species of bird in Cook County this year. A record by 10 from my previous county year high. My goal is to hit 268 for the year.

Good birding and stay safe,
Simon

Posted on September 01, 2020 08:25 PM by brdnrdr brdnrdr | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 26, 2020

Tiger Salamander!

Hey all!

After about 30 trips around Cook County, lake county and downstate IL too in search of one, and I finally got one. I was only about 20 feet from the car, and on the third log I flipped, I was getting ready to put it back when a centipede got flicked by a yellow-blotched brown tail, and I immediately knew it was a Tiger! It is debatably the best looking one I've seen pictures of from Illinois, so I'm super happy that I found it!.

Until next time,
Simon

Posted on September 26, 2020 11:54 PM by brdnrdr brdnrdr | 1 observation | 1 comment | Leave a comment

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