Date: 3/4/17 11:12 am From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> Subject: [ia-bird] Tundra Swans, Johnson County
This morning at Round Pond at Hawkeye Wildlife Area there were still 30 swans including at least 12 TUNDRA SWANS. As Jim Forde mentioned, the road to Round Pond is barricaded, and it's a one-mile walk from the barricade to Round Pond. But they were Johnson County bird #313 for me, so the walk was worth it! Also present there were 3 SANDHILL CRANES and several hundred ducks including REDHEADS and RUDDY DUCKS.
Scattered around the south side of Hawkeye I found 16 duck species including COMMON MERGANSERS, COMMON GOLDENEYES, and BUFFLEHEADS at Half Moon Lake a.k.a. Crescent Pond, HOODED MERGANSERS and 580 GADWALL at Swan Lake, and FOY WOOD DUCKS along James Avenue. Half a dozen flocks of 20-50 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE passed overhead. My FOY GREAT BLUE HERON was also along James Avenue.