16 December 2017

Steelworkers Black-legged Kittiwake

On-and-off at Steelworkers Park on the southeast side of Chicago for at least 3 weeks, I finally got out to see "the" juvenile kittiwake today.

Jake Cvetas and I watched it in the water for a bit before it made a couple of passes over our heads and settled on the old wall adjacent to the defunct boat channel. I almost forgot this species is most comfortable resting on elevated rocky structures.

Black-legged Kittiwake (1st cycle). Cook County, Illinois. 16 December 2017.

On to the next one...CBC gulls beckon on the Mississippi River!