Monarch Adult Sighted

Date: 09/13/2020

Number: 50

Around 8:30 am. Consistent stream of singles and pairs flying over lake michigan near the shore. I only watched for about 20 minutes, but saw at least 50 at that time.

They were heading south. I was at the southeast tip of Promontory Point, a park that juts out into the lake. It seemed for the most part that they were flying along the shoreline, coming around the far eastern tip of the Point. They traveled often in groups of two, and were between 20 - 49 feet above the water.

It wasn't very windy, probably coming from the east. There was a steady stream of them. Not crowded, not a "flock" but like every minute or two, you'd see another one or two. I think they were catching breezes and gusts of wind. They moved surprisingly fast for seeking to simply "flit". Too fast to get a decent photo with my phone!

It was very beautiful!

We see them occasionally outside our 15th floor window along the lakefront too.

Chicago, IL

Latitude: 41.8 Longitude: -87.6

Observed by: Barbara
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