Date: 11/12/17 4:00 pm From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...> Subject: [obol] Basket Slough and Ankeny birds
I birded Basket Slough and Ankeny with Alan Contreras and Caleb Centanni (Caleb left after Basket). Best birds included a Say's Pheobe on Livermore Road, a Swamp Sparrow at the Narrows, and an Orange-crowned Warbler at Pintail Marsh (Ankeny). Other things of interest were an oddly molted Pintail with orange plumage, an apparent intergrade Green-winged Teal (had spotty horizontal and vertical stripes and partial light borders on the green head shaft; I'll link the photos when I upload them), and over seventy Tundra Swans in Basket, a high number for the area. Also had numerous Lincoln's Sparrows, a large pot of Wilson's Snipe, and a probable White-throated Sparrow at the Narrows.
Jacob Mathison jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography