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IL BIRD
CORRECTION:
Bird had DARK WINGS (not dark all over)
Dan Kassebaum is maybe thinking a LONG-BILLED MURRELET but he needs to see 
it better.
Originally seen from Dam East Boat Access (formerly Green Meadows and still 
in birder speak) about 7 AM-ish, only 200 yards or so out and the bird then 
flew toward the Saddle Dam where he lost sight of it.

UPDATE:
It MAY have been seen ~11:00 AM or so by another IL birder and he noted some 
white in the wings..... but no one else had any other sightings as of 2:30 
PM when we lost contact with the group.
I have not received any other info as of yet.
Conditions were very windy but not too terribly cold, but that is all going 
to change shortly tonight.

Side note:
Ian Hunt found a 2W LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL from Dam East/Green Meadows

DIRECTIONS TO THE SADDLE DAM (provided by Travis Mahan from the IL 
listserve)

IL DeLorme Reference: pg. 77: C/D - 7

In the DeLorme Atlas, look at the town of Carlyle. Follow Rt. 50 east
out of town. There is a tepee just above and to the right of the Rt.
50 marking on the map. This is the location of the Saddle Dam.

As you travel east from Carlyle on Rt. 50, take a left (north) at the
first brown sign indicating South Shore State Park. This road will go
north a short distance to a small 4-way intersection. Take a right
(east). Soon the lake will be visible to the left and it will be
obvious you are on the Saddle Dam. There is a small marshy area on the
south side of the Saddle Dam, which is where the Say's Phoebe was
found in recent years.

This link gives directions to the Saddle Dam.

http://home.insightbb.com/~shorebird/ALCIDmap.html

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 9:57 AM
Subject: ALCID at Carlyle Lake 11/12/05


> ILLINOIS bird
> Call from Travis Mahan:
> Dan Kassebaum has found a yet specifically IDed ALCID (all black bird) at 
> Carlyle Lake.
> It was seen initially from the Saddle Dam in the SE corner of Carlyle (see 
> www.carlylelake.com for the map)
> It is not IDed yet due to WINDY and choppy conditions (dress accordingly).
> This bird is behaving much like the Ancient Murrelet of last year (about 
> this time).
>
> That's all the info I have at this time.
>
> Good birding,
> Charlene Malone
> St. L co.
>
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