Date: 4/8/17 5:05 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] Raptors, Salem area 4/8
I looked at Ankeny NWR and Duckflat Rd. after the freak storm we had yesterday.
I saw nothing other than standard birds and ducks. Of raptors there was a PEREGRINE FALCON at Ankeny, and a beautiful adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK SE of Turner in Marion Co a mile (a new location for the species, that I know), and a pale sandy brown MERLIN at the 37th Ave shorebird spot near the Humane Society in SE Salem. That bird matches what I have seen for the prairie race. A single GREATER YELLOWLEGS was there too. 100 or more DUNLIN flew around Duckflat in unison all the time, for no reason.