Date: 5/19/17 7:50 am
From: Fawn Bowden <fawnda10...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Terry Trueblood- Johnson County
Stopped by briefly this morning.......all the nice shorebird habitat is
under water :/ There were only a couple peeps there and duck.


On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:40:28 PM UTC-5, Fawn Bowden wrote:
> The last two mornings have yielded a nice variety and number of
> shorebirds.
> Today there were 4 male *Wilson's Phaloropes* (fun to watch their
> spinning)*, a Short-billed Dowitcher, Semipalmated Plovers & Sandpipers,
> White-rumped Sandpipers, Leasts, and Pectoral Sandpipers*. There is also
> a *Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird and Orioles* who likes to hang out
> at the top of the trail down to the mudflats. The Orioles love eating the
> Honey Locust blossoms there. An *Osprey* was fishing above the lake
> today. In the wooded area, many *Indigo Buntings* are singing and
> foraging.
> Fawn Bowden
> Riverside, IA

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