Date: 9/8/17 1:16 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-8-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, September 2, through Friday,
September 8, 2017:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



-Additional Species Mentioned

Ruddy Turnstone

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Red Crossbill

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Central)

For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at

Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of
Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species;
or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species
with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for
Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully.
Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either
ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be
documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details
of the observation provided.



6 RED CROSSBILLS were seen flying over Elk Creek Marsh on the 1st.



A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at the “magic corner” of Hickory
Hill Park on the 8th.



A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Pinchey Bottoms on the 5th. 2 were present on
the 7th.



*A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at Ledges SP on the 2nd.*


*A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was seen at a feeder in Ames on the 5th.*



*2 FERRUGINOUS HAWKS were seen near Cayler Prairie on the 4th. *



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
September 15, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or
ACCIDENTAL species be reported, an update will be posted.

John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

<john.annabissell...> <jabissell...>


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