Mayslake Vertebrate Action
May 4, 2015 at 5:47 am (birds, mammals)
Tags: Cooper's hawk, fox squirrel, Mayslake, pied-billed grebe, savannah sparrow, song sparrow
by Carl Strang
The season’s progress can be measured in many ways. One is through vertebrate activities.
A fox squirrel feeding on flowers
Song sparrows, among other birds, have been singing like crazy.
Migration is accelerating. This unusually pale savannah sparrow stopped by Mayslake Forest Preserve a couple weeks ago.
Pied-billed grebes have been regulars on Mays’ Lake.
And the Cooper’s hawks are happy to exploit the stopovers of migrants who don’t know the territory.