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Vist to Mt. Prospect, Chicago, IL, USA
14th-21st May, 2017
Copyright (C) 2017 - Alec Earnshaw

Here is a collection of photos taken during a business (training) trip to Chicago.
I was lucky to have a free Sunday before the work week, and a again on Saturday after the training, as well as two quick mid-week visits to the Des Plains river near Mt. Prospect, and even some wildlife to see on the grounds around the company I was visiting.


I wish to especially thank Nan Buckardt, and her son Lucas for having kindly showed me around many of the beautiful nature preserves in Lake County on Sunday 14th.

The places I visited are:

Sunday 14:
- Edward L. Rierson Conservation Area, run by Lake County Forest Preserves
- Middlefork Preserve
- Middlefork Savanna, run by Lake County Forest Preserves
- Fort Sheridan, run by Lake County Forest Preserves

Tuesday 16th:
- Des Plaines river near Camp Pine, in Mt. Prospect.

Thursday 18th:
- Des Plaines river near Camp Pine, in Mt. Prospect, as well as Cummins-Allison Corp. HQalso in Mt. Prospect

Saturday 20th:
- Busse Forest / Ned Brown preserves

Below is a selection of the best photos I took during this trip. This page has 95 photos including:
-
55 species of birds
- 3 species of mammals
- 3 species of reptiles
- 1 species of amphibian
- 1 species of b
utterfly

Thanks for visiting this page - Alec Earnshaw
Site gateway: www.fotosaves.com.ar



PHOTOS
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1. Rierson Conservation Area

A view of the spectacular trails through the forest

Wood Duck
Aix sponsa

Downy Woodpecker (male)
Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker (male)
Picoides pubescens


Downy Woodpecker (female)
Picoides pubescens

Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Melanerpes carolinus

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Melanerpes carolinus

Pileated Woodpecker (male)
Dryocopus pileatus

Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata

Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor

Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile atricapillus

White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis

House Wren
Troglodytes aedon

Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis

American Redstart
Setophaga ruticilla

Palm Warbler
Dendroica palmarum

Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea

Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina

Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia

Indigo Bunting (male)
Passerina cyanea

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Agelaius phoenicurus

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Icterus galbula

American Goldfinch (male)
Carduelis tristis

Red-eared Slider
Trachemys scripta




2. Middlefork Preserve and Middlefork Savanna Forest PreserveArea

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis

Savana Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis

White-crowned Sparrow (male)
Zonotrichia leucophrys

Bobolink (male)
Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink (male)
Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink (male)
Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Common Grackle (male)
Quiscalus quiscula

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Agelaius phoenicurus

Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Agelaius phoenicurus

North American Green Frog
Lithobates clamitans

Northern Crescent
Phycioides cocyta




3. Fort Sheridan

Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus

Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis

Caspian Tern
Sterna caspia

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura

Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus

Least Flycatcher
Empidonax Minimus

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (male)
Polioptila cearulea

Chestnut-sided Warbler (male)
Dendroica pensylvanica

Yellow-rumped Warbler (male)
Dendroica coronata

Yellow Warbler (male)
Dendroica petechia

Savana Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Icterus galbula

Orchard Oriole (male)
Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole (female)
Icterus spurius

 

4. Des Plains River in Mt- Prospect

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla

Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus

House Finch (male)
Carpodacus mexicanus

White-tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis

Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina

 

5. Lagoon next to Cummins-Allison HQ

American Robin
Turdus migratorius

Northern Water Snake (male, mating with much larger female)
Nerodia sipedon

Northern Water Snake (female)
Nerodia sipedon


6. Busse Foresst / Ned Brown Preserve

Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax

Mallard (male)
Anas platyrhynchus

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Melanerpes carolinus

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

American Robin
Turdus migratorius

American Robin
Turdus migratorius

Gray-cheecked Thrush
Catharus minimus

Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis

Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis

Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica striata

Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica striata

Black-throated Green Warbler
Dendroica virens

Black-throated Green Warbler
Dendroica virens

Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus

White-crowned Sparrow (male)
Zonotrichia leucophrys

Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater

Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus

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