Date: 9/28/17 3:01 pm From: David Griffin <birdingnm...> Subject: [ia-bird] Kossuth County Migration
I was working in Kossuth County this week and had a number of migrants and large movement of birds.
On 9/27 at various locations I had a small group of white-throated sparrows, a single Ruby-crowned kinglet, a palm warbler, several yellow-rumped warblers, and a flyover pine siskin
Raptors - many sharp-shinned and Cooper's hawks, migrating groups of American white pelicans, double-crested cormorants, turkey vultures, Broad-winged hawks, red-tailed hawks, several northern harriers, and a couple of peregrine falcons.
Even northern (yellow-shafted) flickers are on the move with roadside groups of 3-5 scattered around. Large flocks of blue jays were impressive - anywhere from 50-150 per flock.