Date: 4/20/17 11:30 am
From: Tom Schilke <tom.schilke...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Prairie Lakes, avocet, yellow warbler, etc.
Prairie Lakes -Cedar Falls
Tom Stone found an Avocet and 2 Franklins Gulls this morning - still there at noon.
On the small point near the shelter on the south end, the size of my living room.
Herring Gulls - 3 - third cycle
Pectoral - 1
Least Sandpiper - 1
Spotted - 2
Gr. Yellow legs - 11
20 oz. Pepsi bottle - 1

In the plums - now in full bloom
Yellow warbler - early

Big Woods Lake
Common Loon

Geo. Wyth in the plums
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Palm - 1

Greenbelt Lake
Solitary Sandpiper - FOY

Wednesday - Hickory Hills
Pine Warbler and Palm warbler
Osprey fishing - 2
about 50 bird species from a group bird walk

Cedar Hills Sand Prairie - Monday after dusk
Henslow’s Sparrow
Woodcock - at least 10 from the road, 4 in the burned area
Wilson’s snipe - winnowing
Coyotes howling
E. Gray tree frogs - 3

Beaver Valley Wetland
The regional airport for Pelicans
Sit on the deck in the morning and watch them circle for a landing, approach, take off, eject waste, sit on the tarmac.
Blandings turtle - hit by a car
Bullfrog - ironed out on the highway.

Tom Schilke - Waterloo

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