Date: 10/7/17 11:34 am From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> Subject: [ia-bird] FOS Lincoln's Sparrow
Harney and I walked at Red Feather Prairie this morning hoping for some LeConte's Sparrows. No luck on those, and not many migrants in general. Were they washed away by last night's rains? Did see two flocks of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, a few SWAMP SPARROWS and my FOS LINCOLN'S SPARROW. A few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS made an appearance, and a subadult BALD EAGLE seemed to be joining a small kettle of vultures.
Also seen were about a dozen Monarchs and a few Painted Ladies and Sulfurs. Finally, near the end of our walk we encountered a tiny (3") Common snapping turtle. Cute at that age!
Finally, two days ago Karen and I saw eight COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flying over at Beaver Creek Greenbelt in Johnston. They looked ready to depart for warmer climes. .