Hi all! Here’s a quick update on bandings.
5821 N Broadway – Three chicks, two females and one male, were banded on May 28th.
Evanston Library – Four chicks, three females and one male, were banded on May 30th.
Waukegan – Five chicks, three females and two males, were banded on June 2nd.
125 S. Wacker – Banding to take place this week.
Uptown Theater – Banding to take place next week.
University of Illinois at Chicago – Banding to take place next week.
Metropolitan Correctional Center – Nesting confirmed. Banding not possible unless chicks ground during fledging.
St. Michael’s – Pending. Female still brooding eggs. Likely a renest.
Field Museum – No banding, nest failed.
Pilsen – No banding, nest failed.
River Birds – No banding, nest failed.
Lakeview – Nesting not confirmed, likely neg.
Lawndale – Nesting not confirmed, likely neg.
This lines up nicely with what we had last year. We had chicks at eight nests: 125 South Wacker, 5821 North Broadway, Metropolitan Correctional Center, Pilsen Park, University of Illinois at Chicago, Uptown Theater, Evanston Library and Waukegan.
So, everything is right on track!