Date: 4/1/17 12:31 pm From: Tyler Grant <tgrant77...> Subject: [ia-bird] Horned Grebe continues Ada Hayden Park
I birded all morning and added 34 species to my yearly list.
Added Cinnamon Teal, both kinglets, brown creeper, Eastern Phoebe and fox sparrows at Ledge SP.
Checked Harrier Marsh, Slater treatment ponds, Sandpiper Rec Area. Got some Red-breasted Mergansers at the dam pullouts.
All the way back at Roland Wildlife Area, the vegetation seems too high for longspurs this year, but Savannah Sparrows are a dime a dozen. Saw some sandpipers that were probably pectoral, but couldn't get a good look.
A pair of horned grebes continues at Ada Hayden Park in Story County, right in front of the all the fishermen at the parking lot. Got great views.