Carlyle Lake Birding Report - Clinton County, Illinois - May 22, 2022 - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Northern Bobwhite, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Stilt Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Eastern Bluebird, Wood Thrush, American Robin, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow,  Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Eastern Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Prothonotary Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Summer Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel. Updated: May 22, 2022.

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Empidonax sp. - Chenot Place, St. Clair County, May 21, 2022. A yellowish Empidonax in my backyard on Saturday, 7:21 pm.

Empidonax sp. - Chenot Place, St. Clair County, May 21, 2022.

Empidonax sp. - Chenot Place, St. Clair County, May 21, 2022.

Empidonax sp. - Chenot Place, St. Clair County, May 21, 2022. A little earlier at 5:32 pm. This bird appeared to be worn or just so wet to give that impression.

Empidonax sp. - Chenot Place, St. Clair County, May 21, 2022. In the pouring rain at 5:23 pm. In this light the wing-bars and tertial edges look buff more so than white.

Eastern Kingbird - Coles Creek Boat Ramp, Clinton County, May 15, 2022.

Orchard Oriole - Eldon Hazlet State Park, Clinton County, May 8, 2022.

Hooded Warbler - South Shore, Clinton County, May 8, 2022. 

Northern Waterthrush - Santa Fe Bottoms, Clinton County, May 7, 2022.

Cape May Warbler - Dam East Boat Ramp, Clinton County, May 7, 2022.

Summer Tanager - South Shore, Clinton County, May 14, 2022.

Willet - Coles Creek Boat Ramp, Clinton County, May 8, 2022.

Snow Goose - Frontage Road, Clinton County, May 7, 2022. An injured bird and unable to migrate. Now at the Hawn roost as of May 22, 2022.

Green Heron - Eldon Hazlet State Park, Clinton County, May 8, 2022.

Cox's Bridge - Fayette County, May 15, 2022. Finally! A new bridge deck after years of waiting to access the subs from the east side.
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