Date: 4/1/17 4:22 pm From: Lee Schoenewe <lschoe...> Subject: [ia-bird] April Fool out birding
Sometimes by the end of March I have hit 100 species for the year here in northwest Iowa but more often than not I have not. Yesterday I was at 95 species so this morning I took a long walk along the old railroad right-of-way next to the Little Sioux River south of Spencer. I added lots of Fox Sparrows, a couple of Swamp Sparrows, nine Golden-crowned Kinglets, a single Hermit Thrush and three Greater Yellowlegs to my year list. 100 species on the nose! No foolin'. Fresh air, good exercise and a nature escape from reality. Life doesn't get any better than this!