Date: 1/12/18 3:47 pm From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...> Subject: [ia-bird] more Red-shouldered Hawks in Johnson County
This afternoon I was unable to relocate the adult Red-shouldered Hawk reported by Fawn and Gail last Wednesday and seen this morning at the Coralville Dam. Luckily, since I was headed home to Marion, I decided to take Newport Road. I was delighted to see both an adult and a juvenile within half a mile after turning east onto Newport Rd NE from Prairie Du Chien Rd NE. I'm not sure if the adult is the same bird from the dam area. It could be the bird reported on January 7th by Chris Edwards. These two birds effectively doubled the number of individuals I've seen of this species in Johnson County within the last five years or so!