Date: 4/17/17 7:07 pm From: Billy Reiter-Marolf <wreiterm...> Subject: [ia-bird] Black-necked Stilt - Pool Slough - Allamakee County
Tonight I followed up on an eBird alert for a Black-necked Stilt in Pool Slough WMA that was first reported on Saturday and again on Sunday. I was able to relocate the bird ~0.5 miles down Army Road on the north side of the road. It was foraging along with several Lesser Yellowlegs and a few Greater Yellowlegs. Other highlights included 53 Sandhill Cranes, 8 continuing Ross's Geese, 2 Snow Geese, 80 Greater White-fronted Geese, and 19 Great Egrets. I also heard a Sora calling. The water level is rising on the river, so the current shorebird habitat may be underwater by the weekend.
Billy Reiter-Marolf Allamakee County New Albin, Iowa