Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 1, through Friday, April 7, 2017:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
House Wren (2nd earliest)
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Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species; or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully. Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details of the observation provided.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 31st.
50 SMITHS LONGSPURS were seen just south of the intersection of Highway 22 and Wapello on the 1st.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the north arm of Lake McBride on the 7th.
2 BEWICKS WRENS were seen at the Argyle junkyard on the 7th.
A PINE WARBLER was seen at the Farmington Unit of Shimek SF on the 7th.
A BLACK SCOTER was seen from the beach at Honey Creek Resort at Lake Rathbun on the 1st.
*A CINNAMON TEAL continues to be seen in the pond at Lower Ledges SP on the 1st. It was last seen on the 3rd.*
*An early HOUSE WREN was seen along the Des Moines River in Des Moines on the 1st.*
*A FISH CROW was seen flying back and forth between Oak Grove and Cherry Glen at Saylorville on the 2nd. It was last seen on the 4th .*