Date: 10/8/17 12:36 pm From: Stuart Sparkman <jacamar29...> Subject: [ia-bird] Des Moines River migrants
It was very birdy along the Des Moines River this morning. I saw at least 15 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and about half that many NASHVILLE WARBLERS. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were present in good numbers, and both RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were also around, and a BROWN CREEPER (FOS) put in an appearance as well. GRAY CATBIRDS and BROWN THRASHERS are still hanging around, and a CAROLINA WREN sang from inside the woods. Two COOPER'S HAWKS buzzed by, and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and I had about a five minute stare down. I had no camera on hand, naturally. A BELTED KINGFISHER perched over the water, pondering the small fish it had just caught. Beautiful morning to be birding. Hope you made it outside.