Date: 11/23/17 6:58 pm From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Subject: [NEBirds] Wed and Thur 11.22 and 11.23
In Council Bluffs for Thanksgiving so took opportunity to work on some county birding in Douglas and Cass counties. Yesterday added the Long-tailed ducks, common golden-eye, and a Lesser Scaup to my Douglas county list and 21 in Cass--best being Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, and Reb-breated Nuthatch.
Needed 4 more species to make the Brogie 125 list so head back to Douglas today needing 4 species. NP Dodge yielded 2 Carolina Wren and 10 Harris's Sparrow. Lonegan Lake yielded Gadwall 1 and 2 Ruddy Duck. Lake Cunningham was pretty much a bird desert except for 85 Canada Goose.
Standing Bear Lake was pretty much full of dickie birds but I did not have enough time to cover the area well. Did get 2 Fox Sparrow moving my total for Douglas to 126. Cass (yesterday) moved to a massive 46 species.
The day was 59 degrees by noon and no wind. Wish I could have stayed out all day.
God Bless and hoping you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving.--I ate just the right amount at the Thanksgiving Dinner table but the pie (way to much) later put me in a coma and a pair of tums was necessary.
*Paul O. Roisen* *Woodbury County, IA* *Mobile 712-301-2817*