It seems like only yesterday that no one asked me if I was taking my occasionally annual trip to Tongueinshiek County. Well, today I did just that, focusing on the NE quadrant of the SW section, ie, the central portion of the county.
As has become the norm, I found an unbelievable group of birds, each of them a first state record for Iowa.
--- White-crowned Pigeon --- Red-crowned Parrot --- Violet-crowned Hummingbird --- Gray-crowned Yellowthroat--- Golden-crowned Warbler --- Rufous-crowned Sparrow
As always, documentations will be forwarded to the IOU Bird Records Committee. Because I'm on the committee, I will of course recuse myself and enjoy an adult beverage.
Happy April to all Iowa birders.
Bill Scheible Cedar Rapids