Date: 4/12/17 11:59 am From: Jim Forde <jimforde...> Subject: [ia-bird] American Avocet and Robin in Johnson Co.
This morning shorebird numbers were a bit down at Twin View Heights/Sandy Beach but a couple FOYs were present.
1 American Avocet 1 Sanderling (2nd earliest) Long-billed Dowitchers Dunlins Baird's Sandpipers 0 Killdeer (now rare on the flats)
Earlier I got a tip from Tom Billerbeck of a partial albino Robin along Hwy. 965 (south of Iowa River bridge and just south of where 380 crosses overhead). I had no trouble spotting it on the power lines to the west and it reminded me of a male Snow Bunting with its white head and breast. Not a bad look.