Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 6, through Friday, January 12, 2018:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
***NEW!**************** For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org. ************************
Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species; or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully. Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details of the observation provided.
2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a feeder in Mystic on the 9th.
*4 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a Grimes feeder on the 6th.*
*A BROWN THRASHER continues to be seen at a feeder just SE of Ames on the 10th.*
*A HOARY REDPOLL and 3 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a feeder on the east side of East Lake Okoboji on the 11th. The homeowner welcomes birders. *The homeowner resides at 25912 169 St. Call first at 715-580-0822. These birds were seen again on the 12th.