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in McHenry County, Illinois.
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Wild Birding in Nature Photos
This Wildlife Crossing sign was seen at Glacier Park, McHenry County,
Ringwood, Illinois. Photograph by Mary Wehmhoefer (10/23/04).
6/11/05 & 6/12/05 Trip to Galena, IL (Jo Davies county)
Estimated cumulative time you watched:
1 to 4 hours
Low: (70- 80 degrees F)
High: (50 to 70 degrees F)
Daylight precipitation: Shows and Thunder
Total depth of snow cover: None
In Galena, IL (Jo Davies county) for a relaxing weekend and here's what I saw on
Saturday and Sunday
At the Chestnut Mountain ski resort breakfast area - 2 Swainson Hawks flying
overhead and landing on the ski
light posts oblivious to all the people on the ground walking about! 6 other
Swainson Hawks spotted
on the way to the resort.
On a boat trip on the Mississippi near lock 12 in Iowa (?) 6 Bald Eagles so
obvious that the boat
captain pointed them out so everyone got a great look.
Also thought I saw a Raven near the water at the bottom of the Chestnut
Mountain ski resort. I had the
binoculars on it for about 5 minutes and it was looking for food along the
Also seen in limited birding time in Galena on Blackjack Road near the
Goldmoor and Chestnut resorts:
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