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Southwestern IL.

1. Divers new this fall:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09f.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09f2.jpg
2. Specklebelly:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09c.jpg

Wedge-tailed Waxwing:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09e2.jpg

3. When a flying Loon was announced some of IL Top Birders,
not only "got on" and tracked the bird, they ID'ed it in flight:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09b.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09b2.jpg
Some Looners:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09a.jpg
More of same loon landing:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09b3.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09b4.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09b5.jpg

NON-BIRD. Common Snapping Turtle. 76 degree day
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09d.jpg
Don't let those wet/panda eyes fool you. 
It's head/neck is retracted and strikes lightning fast. 
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/42009/11-8-09d2.jpg

LBIMO
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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1. Common Goldeneye
2. Greater White-fronted
3. Red-throated

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