In Allamakee County on Army Road in the New Albin Marsh for the last two weeks there have been roughly 100 Great White-breasted Geese accompanied by around 20 Snow Geese. Sometimes they go roaming but have always been back by sunset. Other species are dwindling but go north down the road to where the curve is to see Green-winged Teal and Blue-winged Teal. Have been eight Lesser Yellowlegs. Many shovelers and coots with a couple Ring necks and scattered Canada geese are in the large areas of open water. Much less variety than two weeks ago. One solitary Sandhill Crane today at the marsh where three weeks ago there were swarms. Haven't heard any at all for the last two weeks. The Trumpeter Swans are nest building between New Albin and Lansing in their usual place. Saw three Great Egrets there too. Great Blue Heron is staying put just south of Lansing city limits. A wee Red-breasted Nuthatch remains at our river feeders south of Lansing. He is not a "regular" visitor. Paula Rehahn-Hill, Lansing, IA, Allamakee County Have seen an adult eagle once on the old nest but only once.
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