We had not been to Carpentersville Dam in a week and a half so I wanted to see if anything was there. At the dam, few birds were present (although we did see lots of Canada Geese). We walked down the trail finding some American Tree Sparrows, a pair of Cardinals, and some Chickadees. We headed back to our car to drive down to the Fox River in West Dundee. We scanned the river looking for the Barrow’s Goldeneye which has not been seen this year. We had no luck with the Barrow’s but we did find what appeared to be a first basic Lesser Black-backed Gull.